Rotary Club of South Launceston District D9830
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Club Meetings:
Thursday for fellowship at 6pm followed by Dinner at 6:30pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania

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My trip up to summit of Mt Everest - John Zeckendorf

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018

We were privilege to welcome John Zeckendorf to speak to us at the meeting this week on his adventures at mountaineering.
John, according to the Himalayan Climbing Database, last year was the first Tasmanian to summit the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest
He explained that climbing Everest is a staged approach through a series of four camps with a final assault, the timing of which depends on the weather.
He said that “Climbing Mount Everest is arduous at the best of times but even more so when you're enduring a bout of high-altitude gastro. It's tremendously inconvenient when you've got a onesie on and a harness and you are on a 45-degree ice slope,"
He told that help from the Sherpa people made a big difference on Mount Everest, who set up the team’s camp at the end of each day. John stressed, they do absolutely everything
I would say that this talk was that best received from all our Rotarians and John’s hope to inspire people to challenge themselves to try new things was evident in the numerous questions he received from all in attendance.
If you get a chance to hear John speak in the future grab that chance or go to his Facebook page...

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National Youth Science Forum- Fraser Sutton

Wednesday, 07 Mar 2018

At the last meeting our sponsored student Fraser Sutton spoke to us about his adventures at the National Youth Science Forum in January this year.
He gave us a brief overview of some of the informative and entertaining talks that he attended during the program. He spoke very highly of all aspects of his experiences and came away with a better idea of his future aims.
Great talk Fraser and we wish you all the best for the future.
This is an incredible opportunity for young people going into year 12 to get awesome experience and see a lifetime of opportunities.
Rotary is the Founding Partner of NYSF and today the 21 local Rotary districts across Australia continue to conduct selections for the NYSF Year 12 Program on behalf of the NYSF.
2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program
Apply now for NYSF 2019

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A visit to the Rotary Community Men’s Shed

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018

he Rotary Community Men's Shed Project is a joint project between the Youngtown and Kings Meadows Rotary Club, The shed was opened on 19th Nov 2016 and has been a success since that day. Our club paid a visit on Monday 19 Feb and were taken on a tour in small groups and were impressed by the work that is being down at this Shed. After the tour we strolled over to the Kings Meadows golf club for a Rotary meeting and a very nice meal.

Thank you to all the volunteers for showing us through this great project.

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