Islander editorial - achievements overseas and home

I am back from a two-week holiday that was more moving house than vacation, but at least I have my own house in Kingscote now and should be around for a while.

Over my break, I was fed constant updates from the KI Gymnastics team at the World Gymnaestrada in Austria thanks to team member and dad Luca Lovison.

I enjoyed posting the photos to our Facebook page and you all seemed to enjoy getting the updates. It looked like a fabulous trip, not only for the kids (pictured left) but also the adults, who went along and participated. What a great sport where parents and kids can compete together.

The team as we speak is jetting their way back to KI and we hope to have an wrap-up of their performance in an upcoming edition.

Speaking of all inclusive sport, well done to the KI Netball Association and its president Alana Hinton for organising the recent Adelaide Thunderbirds coaching clinics - it was great to see all ages "from tots to mums" involved.

Well done also the Lions Club volunteers for their magnificent effort of raising yet more funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Another $10,000 was donated but thanks to the donation of goods by this community, a grand total of $46,000 has been donated to RFDS in the past five years.

Make sure to mark in your diaries to attend Settlement Day next Saturday, July 27 with all the details on this week's Council Matters page in this edition. Don't forget there is also the Settlement Day dinner at the Shed at American River - book your table now.

Well done to this year's young achievers - Ryan Turner, Joshua Keenan and Tarryn Putland - we look forward to sitting down with them and bringing you their stories.

Finally we hope you all enjoyed your school holidays. Football and netball is back this Saturday and we hope to see you around the grounds. - Stan Gorton