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Bathurst Rotarian Bev Cooney, OAM tells in her own words, of her amazing volunteering in Peru over the past few years.
 
"Firstly, let me say it is thanks to Bryce Courtenay and his amazing book and movie. They are the reason I do what I do in my life. The book has travelled across the Pacific with me 24 times on all of my trips."
 
In 2003 I received a call from my middle daughter Kerri, who said ‘Mum it’s time for you to go on your holiday to Peru that you have been wanting to do all your life.’ Within an hour I had my trip booked and paid for and then spent 6 months getting fit and preparing for a month of walking where the Inca’s walked. After spending a lifetime, and I do mean that literally, it was an incredibly exciting time. If only I had known what was about to happen. In August 2003, at 55 years of age, I hopped on a plane and headed off to Peru to fulfil my dream. 
 
 
Bathurst Rotary Club congratulates Lachlan Smith, Josh McInerney and Nicholas Brouggy on their success in gaining acceptance to the National Youth Science Forum to held in January 2017. For more information on NYSF please click on the following link. https://www.nysf.edu.au/about
Bathurst Rotary Club has relied upon the participation of members in the Bathurst to Blayney Cycle Event to raise money to for our local charities.  This year the event was organised by Bathurst Regional Council and although members spent many hours assisting with the running of the event, the money received by the club from Council, to distribute to our charities, was disappointing low - well below that received in previous years.  In reducing the amount received by the club, it has denied local charities well deserved support from our club. It is hoped that Bathurst Council is not using the event to raise council funds.
2BS and Rotary Youth of the Month for May is Emily Waru. Emily comes from Lithgow and attends Kelso High. Emily won the award for May for her comnunity service and compassion for those less fortunate than herself. Emily was a participant in the Relay for Life and has been Captain for 3 years of the Relay for Life Team from Denison College.  She is a member for the 2016 Year 12 Student Leadership Team, A helper with Healthy Harold at the Bathurst Show and volunteers at the school Ag plot.  Emily assists in fundraising activities at Denison College and assists teachers with her peers in many extra curricular activities.  Congratulations Emily. 
Dr Jesse Middleton from The Bathurst Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre, was introduced to the club by Rotarian David Nicholl.  Jesse spoke about the relationship between stress and disease and how stress impacts on health. In Australia, 90 % of diseases are related to stress. Dr Middleton urged everyone to take care of their health stating that 'Procrastination is the greatest thief of health.' In an attempt to stop Rotarians procrastinating about their health, he offered a full health assessment to members at a reduced fee that would be donated to Cancer Research.  Well done Dr Jesse Middleton.
 
On TuesdPresident Brendan presented Sarah with a cheque.ay May 10th, Enrolled Nursing Student, Sarah Drury, spoke to the club about her upcoming travels to China with a scholarship from the Outbound Mobility Program.  Sarah will be in China for 3 weeks visiting the American Sino Hospital and the Redleaf Hospitial for Women and Children, both in Shanghai.  While at the hospitals Sarah will be involved in the birthing units.  It won’t be all work for Sarah and her fellow students, who will be visiting the Shanghai Acrobat Circus, doing cooking and calligraphy courses.  Sarah is a mature age student, who, before beginning her studies to be an enrolled nurse, worked in Aged Care Services and Disability Services.  After graduating, Sarah hopes to work in Emergency and Intensive Care.  The Bathurst Rotary Club presented Sarah with a cheque to assist her in financing her trip.

On Saturday May 8, our annual Duck Race has held on the Macquarie River, Bathurst. The race, held as a fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Bathurst, had 330 yellow rubber ducks competing for race honours as they floated down the river. This was the largest number of ducks ever sold by Rotary Club members prior to the day. Organised by Bathurst Rotarian, David Weekes, and supported by club members, some of whom were in the river on the day to grab the winners and and assist in the running of the event. Combined with great weather and a wonderfully supportive crowd, the race raised valuable funds that the club will use to assist local charities, youth programs and Rotary Projects. The winner, Duck 234 made it over the rapids and over the winning line in just 4 minutes, followed closely by the rest of the field during the next 60 seconds. Well done to all concerned.
 
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