Tamar River History Excursion Combined Boat and Bus Tour
As recognition of such a successful trip and thoroughly enjoyed by all that attended.
On Sunday 11 November Rotarians from the Rotary Club of George Town who had organised the Historical Tamar River Cruise to raise money for RAM in Timor-Leste were invited to attend a lunch with Timorese workers from the Hillwood Berry Farm and Mr. Juliao da Silva Secretary of State of Vocational Training and Employment of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste at The Lodge in George Town.
Mr da Silva had been brief on our Tamar River Cruise fund raiser and that the money raised would go to the RAM project in Timor-Leste.
Rotarians Ron Riley, Peter Cox and Craig Stringer were presented a Tais from Mr. Da Silva from the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
Tais cloth is a form of traditional weaving created by the women of East Timor. Tais weavings are used for ceremonial adornment, sign of respect and appreciation towards guests, friends and relatives.
This was a humbling event to be honoured in this way by a member of a foreign government given that Rotarians work to make the world and their local community a better place and not for reward.
Craig Stringer presented Mr da Silva with a RAM badge.