Alex Rotary Welcomes Joy Ungers

Joy was formally inducted in to the club at Fridays meeting, although she has attended all of our functions and working bee's so you could be forgiven for thinking that she was already recognised as a member. 
Joy has had an amazing history with Rotary, and I have curated it below. Welcome Joy and look fiorward to you continued involvement with outr club community projects. Y
Joy initiated some projects particularly when I was a President of St Marys Rotary Club, she is at pains to note that this could not have been done without the Sister club of Mount Druitt  and  from many Rotarians and community members.  .

Biography of Joy Unger’s Rotary Experiences 

Joy was inducted as the first female member of St Mary’s Rotary Club in the Met. West Region of Sydney under President John McGann in 2001. The Club had being going for 46 years. Joy was a member of St Mary’s Rotary Club from 2001-2008.

in 2003/3 Joy accepted a Presidential Citation in 2002-03 from the International President Bhichai Rattakul on his visit to Sydney on behalf of St Marys Rotary club.

Highlights of St Mary’s Rotary Club during Joy’s term as President and membership was fundraising events to raise the profile of Rotary Clubs throughout the Rotary district of St Marys, Penrith and Wallacia  Polio Plus and the Provision of shelter boxes for third world countries was a big part of this activity. 

Activities included Fashion Shows in conjunction with the owner of Vicary’s winery in Wallacia ,where the event was being held. Models were chosen from the wives, friends and grandchildren of Rotarians. 

Joy also initiated sponsored hire of a local Cinema for a lunch and viewing as a good money raiser for Shelter Boxes.  The money raised from the Cinema entry fee and lunch covered the cost of two Shelter Boxes, that were on display within the adjoining lunch room.

Another fundraiser was the yearly garage sale for the Don Bosco Centre for Youth in The Neigbourhood , that provided necessary funds to help the Salean Brothers keep this centre running for disadvantaged youth.

Internationally, Joy and St Marys Rotary club supported the Incoming team of GSE Taiwanese Professionals  from  Rotary International district 3470 who visited an aboriginal education centre.  Tranby College for Indigenous Students opened up their college for the GSE team. A great example of Rotary networking. 

St Marys Rotary club gave Joy a Paul Harris Fellowship before she left to take up residence in the Sunshine Coast

Joy joined Buderim rotary and helped them with logistics to the International convention in Sydney, as well as organising guest speakers before transferring to Mooloolaba Rotary where she acted as Community Service Director  and continued the tradition of gaining local Council funding for two yearly Christmas Lunches at the Sports recreational Centre for residents in Homes throughout Mooloolaba and Kawana. 

Many Rotarians who went to Orange Sky's first presentation on the coast may not know that this was organised by Joy & Mooloolaba Rotary. 

So Wendy put on the "jewellery" to formally induct Joy into the club at last meeting and here Wendy is all "dolled" up..