Dave Reed, the Director of Community Engagement at Hale School has proposed that Hale School enter into a partnering with the Rotary Club of Osborne Park to encourage their students to participate in our charitable projects.  The Club has welcomed the offer and will work with Dave to progress this.  This could be a win/win arrangement, with the school gaining an opportunity for the students to participate in a meaningful way in projects that will be of invaluable assistance to those in need, and the Club gaining needed manpower to collect and packing the hospital equipment that is donated to us for shipment to Cambodia. 
At our final meeting of the year, two Hale School students, Arun and Matt presented to our members their plans for the Skydive for Five fund raising event which they will be holding on 5 May 2018.  The presentation was very professional and Dave Reed provided further information on the marketing program envisaged which will utilise the considerable reach of Hale School old boy’s network. 
During the course of the meeting, Dave advised us that he had organised a number of student to assist us with the collection of hospital equipment for our Cambodia Project.  On Wednesday 19 December, Hale School students Jordan Alabakis, Hudson Delves, Robert Molkenthin, Harry Clape, Jake Thompson, Andrew Parker (Year 11), Egan Brooks (year 11) together with Mike Bando and Pip Asphar, collected 40 beds from St John of God Hospital in Subiaco.  These will be packed into container number 29 for shipment to Cambodia early in the New Year.  The help provided was greatly appreciated, we could not have collected the 40 beds in one day without their contribution.
The proposed association also offers us the opportunities to have Hale students participate in one of the excellent youth development programs available through the Rotary organisation, which other schools have been slow to take up.  These include leadership training through the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment programs, science inspiration through the National Youth Science Forum and The Science Experience and political knowledge through the Adventures in Citizenship programs.
We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Hale School.