Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lorne Lions Club

On Thursday I was invited to the Lorne Lions Club Mid Year Dinner as the Guest Speaker. I was really happy to have this opportunity to share the story of my Alice 2 Antarctica event. The Mid-year dinner was held at the Lorne Golf Club, which I am told has picturesque views of the ocean and while I did have a window seat the night time darkness obscured the view!

There were 70 people at the dinner, including Lorne Lions Club members, Lorne Lioness Members, Lions Club members from surrounding districts and local community members. After the formalities and a lovely roast dinner I had the chance to talk about my event. My talk was well received and there were many questions - particularly in regard to undertaking a marathon challenge in the extreme cold of the Antarctic interior and being the first Australian woman to do so!

At the end of my presentation the Lorne Lions Club presented me with a generous donation and a beautiful bunch of flowers. We took some photos and an article about the event will be published in the 'Lorne Independent'. I am immensely grateful for the financial support that the Lorne Lions Club provided which will go in part towards the cost of my Antarctic marathon and part towards fundraising for research into Indigenous cardiovascular disease.

It was a lovely evening and I spoke to many interested people and I was particularly pleased to hear such warm and positive feedback at the end of the night. In fact I was so encouraged by the genuine enthusiasm of the Lorne Lions Club that I promised to return after completing the two desert marathons and talk about my adventures.

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