RCBN Welcomes Florida Guests

In October The Rotary Club of Bournemouth North welcomed Rotarians Tom and Susan Zisk from the Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches in Florida, USA.

Tom and Susan Zisk from the Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches in Florida

By the wonders of modern technology Tom and Susan were able to join our meeting using Zoom and although 4,500 miles away it was just as though they were here in Britain, apart from the sunshine that we could see through their window and the fact that they were enjoying a very pleasant 89˚F. A little different to the UK at the end of October.

Tom and Susan were invited to join as Guest Speakers at our fellowship meeting by Rotarian John Spurgeon. John and his wife Robbie first met Tom and Susan when travelling in the US in 2016 and decided to try to visit a Rotary Club along the way. Tom was President of the Gulf Beaches Club at the time and he and Susan made them so welcome that they have remained friend and kept in contact ever since.

Tom and Susan talked about life in the Sunshine State during the current Covid Crisis and how they are adapting to living with the pandemic. They also spoke about the work that Rotary is doing in the Community at the present time and gave a little insight into how Rotary clubs in the area are structured and provide help where needed.

Past President John Spurgeon was welcomed by President Tom Zisk at the Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches in 2016

This was an excellent opportunity to make contact with a Rotary Club in another country and to learn from each other how we can all work together to make the world a better place.

Tom and Susan fielded a number of questions from our members during and after their talk and a Vote of Thanks was proposed by Rotarian David Scott.