Our club hosted an early Christmas Lunch for some of the senior members of Darebin RSL this week. It was a very pleasant vibe with  much laughter and shared stories.
A great “Good NEWS story” for the week. Darebin RSL Ladies Auxillary- seemingly in their twilight years,-  have been visiting residents of Ward 17 at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital for quite some time. The  in- patients of Ward 17 are Veterans who are suffering from Mental Illness. Many of them diagnosed with PTSD. The Darebin RSL Auxillary ( & one gentleman) go regularly, taking  hand- knitted gifts, books, puzzles, and most of all, stay and chat with the Veterans.
Offering kindness and care out of their own hearts is apparently openly received by the Ward 17 community. In a climate  of so much tension and violence, ( globally, nationally & locally) it is really inspiring to meet and talk with “good” people!
Preston Rotary are grateful to the auxillary and committee  of Darebin RSL for their connectedness to community and beyond.