Work... and Play
On 29th October Bev Watkinson, Sammy Muga and I were the center of attention at the Edmund Rice Foundation 500 Supporters Luncheon at the Melbourne cricket ground.
This is the second of their annual fund raisers for Ruben Centre. This one is timed around the season of horse racing and in particular the Melbourne cup. A strong and very loyal committee put a lot of work into these events and I always love to participate and offer them a hand.
Over 450 people attended the lunch and several racing identities spoke. The Melbourne Cup even adorned the room. The spirit of the luncheon was great and people really enjoyed it and hopefully they rose around AUD 300,000 for Ruben Centre.
Bev our great 3 year volunteer greets everyone and is doing well and looks forward to returning sometime in 2020. It was great to catch up again with her and she was able to meet many Australians who have visited Ruben in recent years.
TO PATRICK, LOUISE AND THE TEAM; ON BEHALF OF ALL THE BENEFICIARIES OF RUBEN, I SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH.
The day before this, my friend Dr. Peter Stratmann fired up his fighter jet for me and I enjoyed the flight of a life time over Melbourne and doing air rolls and maneuvers over Port Phillip Bay. It was sensational experience and I even came back with my lunch.
On the 31st of October I am visiting Emmanuel College in Warrnambool and should meet with Brian Brown who wants to return to Ruben again in 2020. Let me see what this coming week brings. Thanks everyone at Ruben who is actually working.