Posted by Sandra Matz on Apr 13, 2019

Hyde Park Rotary Sponsors Five Students

Each year, Women in Rotary celebrate International Women's day by telling the story of a woman who through her life, work and experiences makes a difference
On the 6th March 2019, Megan McLoughlin,  SA’s Local Hero, told her story of hope and inspiration.
 
“Quite simply, Megan McLoughlin says she is filled with hope each time she reflects on the greatest gift she has ever received – life.
 
The 37-year-old Tanunda woman is a double transplant recipient following medical conditions which left her legally blind. Her desire to live a full and rewarding life was strengthened after she was named the 2019 South Australian Local Hero for her advocacy work towards organ donation”.
 
Sandra Matz and Colleen Ragghianti represented the Club and five sponsored students from Scotch College's Yalari program and two of Sandra's grandchildren made up a table of ten for the breakfast. 
 
Patron, Mrs Lan Le, Wife of the Governor of South Australia opened and closed the event and our guest students from Scotch College, from the Yalari Indigenous Program, were interested in the topic and also delighted to meet with Mrs Lan Le.  This is the second time that the Hyde Park Rotary Club have sponsored these students and the Women in Rotary were once again delighted to see them participate.
 
Sandra and the Mrs Lan Le with the Ilara students and Sandy's granddaughters.
The Ilara Students are Delaney Dagg, Cheree Whyman, Kyila Pepperill, Billy Austin, Imani Austin, and Sandys granddaughters Grace Shearer and Isla Mitchell.