We bid a fond farewell to Keika Fukuyama
We had a very good turnout for our Exchange Student, Keika Fukuyama’s farewell speech, and what a good job she did! Many members of the Scarborough Rotary Club attended, as well as Keika’s current and recent host family members, Joanne Bowen from the Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, and our ADG, Dave Taylor. Our Don Holywell introduced Keika by explaining that she  likes sweets, pasta, seafood, and animals, and that she is a very good runner and soccer player! Keika opened her address with the words “G’Day Guys”, and she supported her talk with a slide show and a short video, all of which gave us a good idea about what she has done and where she has been – albeit having been restricted by the Covid-19 situation. Keika paid tribute to her host families and she clearly appreciates all the care that they have given her. Keika is looking forward to going home, but she will miss Australia very much and she invited us to visit her in Japan some time! Rob Thompson from the Scarborough Club proposed a vote of thanks, and Pres. Jim Joseph presented Keika with an Akubra and a flag. Pres. Peter Pearse followed with a banner and a pair of Ugg boots, and Jeanette thanked the host families on behalf of us all.