Pat Seymour on behalf of Life Education National Office presented President Ray with an Outstanding Community Award for the amount of support Rotary has provided since it was started in Gisborne.
Gisborne West was highly involved with getting it off the ground providing funding and expertise with ongoing support with management.
Rotary has continued to provide donations towards costs since this time with them being the major recipient of money raised in the Duck Race.
Pat then presented a Distinguished Service Award to Julian as a long-serving board trustee.
Not often is Julian speechless. Well deserved Julian.
Beau Harrison is the new educator in the mobile classroom. He started at the beginning of the year and again thanked the club for our support. He feels passionate about Gisborne, East Coast and Wairoa area. They will see around 5,000 students this year. They provide sills to navigate a hard life. They work with schools about what they want. The most common requests are around Resilience, Identity, Relationships, Food & Nutrition and substances. They are trying not to be a one-off provider so give pre and post-learning activities for teachers to do with their class – have had positive feedback.
Life Ed is bringing out two new programs – SMARTS about financial literacy and SMASH the effects of alcohol.