Many of the activities that Rotary undertakes do not produce immediate outcomes.  Often, particularly in the case of some of our youth exchange and training activities,the fruit of the investment can take some time to become evident.  Sometimes we can see the benefits in a shorter timeframe.
This week at our club meeting we heard from Fiona, a student that the club sponsored for a year long international exchange program in Europe about 2 years ago (see for more information).  During her time in Europe, Fiona became quite involved with her hosting Rotary club, which has ignited a desire to support those less fortunate than herself, and an active interest in Rotary.  She has joined Interact, and in July, joined the Interact Club of Yass in a trip to provide a range of support to Amed (North West Bali) at the Batuskeni Medical Centre.  During the short trip the team of high school aged students provided a range of services, including supplying and installing laptops to the vocational training classrooms within the Medical Centre, conducting classes in the use of computers to students; conducting school visits and delivering school equipment and clothing and general hands on maintenance / gardening at the Medical Centre.  
It was wonderful to hear from Fiona of her service in Bali and passion for supporting those less fortunate than herself.