National AGM Tamworth October 2016
Lucy Haslam made a promise to her son, Dan. She aimed to achieve legal access of Medicinal Cannabis for all Australians. On the first anniversary of his death from cancer in February 2015, the Federal Government passed legislation which would allow Medicinal Cannabis use by sick Australians.
The National AGM of the Recreational Vehicles Fellowship of Rotarians (RVFR) held in Tamworth included a dinner with Lucy Haslam as guest speaker. She captivated her audience, from three States, with her story of courage and persistence to realise Dan’s legacy to us. Dan is the reason for “not for profit” UNITED IN COMPASSION which has established a scientific advisory council. UIC, through education and patient support, hopes to promote Medicinal Cannabis as an acceptable treatment option. The Hummingbird “symbolises great courage, determination and is a totem of fearlessness and represents lightness of being. The Hummingbird is a symbol of all things good.” This logo honours Daniel Haslam.
The RVFR attendees were so impressed with Lucy Haslam, she was invited to return to receive some thousands of dollars, collected among the members and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, a very prestigious honour.
Rotary Past District Governor, Barry Hacker, RVFR National Secretary, John Spath, pinning on Lucy Haslam’s Paul Harris Fellow badge, watched by Lucy’s husband Lou.
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Well here we are in Bathurst at our National Muster. Bathurst incidently are celebrating their 200th Anniversary. A great program has been organised by the Central West Zone, headed up by Boss Drover Brian Burke. Yesterday we headed off to Orange. We all met at the "Two Fat Ladies" Cafe at Lucknow, then headed off on a Tag-Along Tour of Orange, visiting their beautiful Botanic Gardens and A.B. Pattersons bitrh home, which has recently been restored. From there we headed through town to Lake Canobolas for a picnic lunch. We then headed up Mt Canobolas to see the wonderful view of the surrounding country and photo shoot. See photo above.
From there home via Millthorpe where most of us enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves though one well travelled Rotarian seems to be having trouble with his plumbing. Though with the help of numerous other travellers he seems to be getting on top of it. Ask him about "Gardenias"!
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On Friday 30 May 2014 prior to the Rotary International Convention over 100 Rotarians and partners, all members of RVFR or their guests undertook a dinner cruise aboard Captain Cook Cruise's John Cadman. As well as having a wonderful meal we also enjoyed the spectacular Sydney Vivid Lights Display. Sydney's buildings including the Opera House and Harbour bridge and Pylons were illuminated in startling changing colours.
Above is a picture of the Opera House in one of its many transformations with a yacht coming into view, taken by our own member Peter Hamilton.