Posted by Sam McCurdy:
At our Wednesday meeting, we were treated to interesting "Behind the Badge" presentations by Marta Faithful, Louise Carter and Louise Jackel.  All three transferred from the Rotary Club of Pakenham to Berwick last year.
Louise Carter, Marta Faithful & Louise Jackel
Marta Faithful grew up on a farm in Dandenong. 
For many years, she worked as a Travel Adviser with several international airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, and Emirates.  This had the benefit of free air travel, so she got to visit many foreign cities.  One of her favourite destinations was New York.
Marta joined Rotary ten years ago looking for fellowship after her husband died, and this helped her through a tough and emotional time in her life.
Currently she lives on a farm in Tynong North with her partner Warren and nine horses.
Louise Carter is the eldest of three children.  She has a brother and sister, as well as two daughters and two grandsons. 
When she was younger, she played as a goalie in hockey, and as a spin bowler and opening bat in cricket.
Louise worked in various positions within the Information Technology field before becoming a Technical Writer.  In this role, she has written Standard Operating Procedures, manuals, policies and procedures etc.  She also assists a Japanese friend with her English translations via emails, as she lives in Japan.
Louise was a member of the Clyde CFA Brigade and has a 10-year service award.
Now retired, she volunteers at the Salvos shop in Pakenham, three afternoons a week.
Louise Jackel was born in in Wangaratta as the second youngest of six children.  She grew up in a Rotary family, as her father was a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.
When she was younger, Louise played netball, tennis and golf.
She completed a Diploma of Art & Design (Pottery) that entailed one year of industrial experience, which she completed at Arita in Japan near Nagasaki.
In 1976 she joined the Rotaract Club of Wangaratta.  In 1977, she was a member of the Rotaract team that went to Chiba in Japan, further strenthening her ties with that country.
Eventually Louise moved to Clyde, where she was a member of the Clyde CFA for five years.  She moved to Pakenham in 2019 and is now rebuilding her pottery studio called, Ohani Yaki.