Rotarians on Holidays
Travelling in Japan, Jim and Lorraine McAlpine could not escape Rotary as these images that Jim captured show. As Jim writes:
Travelling might broaden the mind for some, for others it might reinforce prejudice, and for others it might just be an enjoyable variation to routine. For Lorraine and me, the trip to Japan was a wonderful three week experience with so much History, culture and geography to be absorbed, as well as raw fish and fine Japanese single malt whiskies. But we couldn't entirely escape Rotary, and these two signs reminded us of the Rotary Club of Moss Vale. I didn't do a makeup though as our days and nights were full.
The first photo is of a car park sign in Nagoya at the Noritake museum. The Rotary word indicates the round area where cars can go around, a bit like a roundabout. I worked that out after taking the photo!
The second photo is of a sign along a bush walk near Matsumoto. The area had been cleared so I guess the local club had had a working bee in 2014. No doubt Japanese Rotarians have a word for 'working bee'.
Moss Vale Rotary Youth Exchange student, Sofia Castelli, on Safari, 2019.
The photograph was taken in front of Uluru, just before sunset. The atmosphere was really special and quite magical and we (the other RYE students and I) could feel the spiritual attachment that Aboriginal people have with this rock. The changing of colours was an amazing view and a perfect background for all our photos. The day after, we also had the opportunity to walk around the rock and listen the several stories about it.