During a recent trip to Malta by a group of Rotarians and other participants, President Rod Verduyn of the Rotary Club of Toronto - Forest Hill presented a cheque for $1 000 to the President of Malta, His Excellency George Abela. The donation will be used to support the Community Chest, a charity that resembles our United Way. The visiting group was received by His Excellency in the same magnificent room in which heads of state are received. This was followed by a private tour of the palace as well as a tour of the summer residence.
This event was organized by former Consul General of Malta and Past President of the Rotary Club of Toronto - Forest Hill, Milo Vassallo.
Milo, an enthusiastic promoter of all things Maltese, hosted the group throughout the week as ancient temples, museums, churches and galleries were visited. Two local Rotary clubs hosted the group at their meetings and friends of Milo's received them at their beautiful Maltese homes - for high tea on one occasion and a spectacular dinner on another.
All in all, this was a very memorable trip - and one that may be repeated in the future!