Tonight we welcomed one of more experienced Rotarians to talk with the club about their life.
The giver to the community no matter where he has lived is David Ashford
David spoke about his life growing up on the land and what first started with his family collecting donated wool in old orange netting sacks, from the local sheds as a donation, that went to auction to raise funds for the youth, with an education scholarship.
He then went off to university to become a teacher and as that career grew, ending in a director of education for the South East Area, so did his country postings and a love of community. David started with local APEX clubs where he lived. Joining service clubs was a way to socialise and meet like-minded people in your local area, and to give back.
Always with his wife Mi by his side supporting him, He watched his family grow. As they moved to settle in Batemans Bay. David has now lived here for over 20 years and has always contributed back. David is currently our Community Director of Batemans Bay Rotary.
He has also been lucky enough to be able to travel to some most interesting places throughout the world, with his lovely wife Mi. His accomplishments have been walking the Kokoda track with his son Wade (who also maintains our Rotary Clock). And a working trip on the tall ship The Endeavour. (as he has a love of model ship building).
We are also wishing our former member John all the best at this time, as he sent us a reply to our well wishes.
Thank you to you and the club for the lovely card. It means so much to me that people are thinking of me and Mary at this time.
Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to the club and I hope one day to come and visit and do so in person!