There was a gathering - High Tea - at a members home last week to celebrate with the chosen candidates for the Community Committee's initial "Community Caring Awards" . The event was attended by the Community Committee members and President Janelle Speight and PE Peter Kirkwood.
Jo Karaolis reports as follows:
"One of the many challenges of our Club’s Zoom meetings is the difficulty of presenting awards in a meaningful fashion. 
Our July Community Award recipients are both volunteers with Cavalcade, the organisation that preserves and parades treasured clothes and accessories from Australia’s past. Our wonderful Jo-Ann Moffat offered to hold a celebratory High Tea at her place complete with delicate china, a collection of beautiful teapots and delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes made by Community Committee members. 
Jo-Ann’s house provided the perfect setting for a colonial tea party and allowed the required social distancing, completed by Jo’s assiduous collection of personal details for contact tracing. It could have been 1918-19 when similar rituals were required to ward off the ‘Spanish’ flu. Members of the Community Committee attended in their best finery to honour the Cavalcade volunteers and their work.
Lucy Dahill, as the Community Committee Chair, and Janelle Speight as President of our Club,  presented the Awards, one to Mary Green who founded Cavalcade and who has led the team of enthusiastic volunteers over many years, and the other to Jenny Watsford who was recognised for her lifetime of volunteering in the Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai area including at Meals on Wheels, St Lucy’s and Cavalcade and for her creative and varied support of her local community especially during the Covid-19 shut-down. 
We are enormously grateful to Jo-Ann for creating such an appropriate period event for our Awardees. It will be so good when we can meet in person as a Club once more and honour Award recipients all together. Our Zoom meeting the following week focused on the work of Cavalcade and members learnt all about its work from Sue Sweeney, a dedicated Cavalcade volunteer.
Jo Karaolis
Rotary Club of Wahroonga
July 2020
Community Caring Awards