Well last week's meeting was another successful one. Our stand in sergeant did a great job on short notice. It was great to welcome back Vern D'Souza and thanks must go to him for immediately stepping into the Secretary's role seeing as Lloyd is heading off for a long vacation.
Thanks to all those who put their names on the volunteer lists that floated around the room we will run the list around again to ensure that all those not present last week can register their interests.
On behalf of the Club I would like to offer our condolences to DG Geoff James following the sudden death of his brother Colin.
Remember to let the right people know if you won't be able to get to a meeting so that Lorraine (the Caterer) can get the numbers right each week. See you tonight
Last Monday Night was Members Night when we discussed many of the projects for this Rotary year. Members were invited to nominate the projects and activities that they are most interested in participating in so as to provide Club Directors a team with which to work.
Greg Plumridge gave an update on the "Ride the Bellerine", one of the potential projects that our club will be involved in.
If you were unable to attend last weeks meeting then please be sure to get your name on the list at a coming meeting when it will again be circulated.
Amanda Hough provided one of the inspiring "Ted Talks" from Ed Gavagan: "A story about knots and surgeons"
If you missed last weeks meeting you can view Eds talk by following the link below
Rotary's International Day of Peace on 21 September
Millions of individuals and organizations will mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September by creating practical acts of peace, advocating for peace, and building public awareness. Here are five ways you can commemorate the annual day of global ceasefire and nonviolence:
1. Engage co-workers, students, and your community in Peace Day events. Check out The Pocket Book of Peace and International Day of Peace websites.
2. Watch the inspiring Ted talk by Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley.
3. Organize friends, co-workers, or your community to observe one minute of silence at noon local time on 21 September, uniting in solidarity with millions around the world.
4. Learn about the important work of these peace groups: Rotarian Action Group for Peace, Peace Direct, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Peace and Collaborative Development Network, Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, Institute for Economics and Peace.
5. Share photos of, or thoughts about, your peace work and your plan for commemorating Peace Day to this post; use hashtags #Peaceday and #Rotarypeace.
For more information and resources CLICK HERE to read the entire pdf.
Notifying someone about changes to your meeting attendance is your responsibility!
Our meetings have catered dinners, so if you are unable to attend a meeting, or if your partner is unable to attend a designated Partner's Night, YOU MUST ADVISE us of your or your partner’s absence. This also applies if you are attending the meeting but not dining.
There are two ways to do this, either record the information in advance in the "Apology Book" that is available at each meeting or telephone 03-5222-2022. An answering service operates out of hours.
All apologies must be made no later than 9.00AM on the Monday of the meeting (unless other arrangements were addressed in the Bulletin).
If no apology is recorded by that time, the absentee member will be issued with an invoice to pay the Club the dinner fee of $25 for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
REMEMBER on "Partners Nights" it is assumed that you partner IS attending unless you apologise for them!
Remember if you are bringing guests or your partner (to a non-partner night) you need to notify us of the extra number of persons who will be attending.
Absence on travel is not an excuse. It must be recorded beforehand in the “Apology Book”.
Are you interested in volunteering for a District Committee?
Would you like to join the District Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (aka RYLA) Committee? You would only have to attend 4 meetings per year. If the answer is yes then please contact PP Barry Burnett by email email@example.com
Our Vocational Service Director, Trevor Pickles, is looking for those RETIRED members who have an interesting hobby, what he calls your 'Retiree Vocation'.
It could be anything - Underwater Basket Weaving, Duct Tape Art, Handcuff Collecting or even Javelin Catching (see attached pic), doesn't matter.
Talk to Trev so he can book you in!
A presentation of say 1/2 hour would be ideal.
If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, Please contact Jill Evans to advise.
The duty team should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. Besides the below duties, the assigned team is responsible for Room Setup, Greeting Members and Guests, and Room Tidy at the end of our meeting - see checklist in storeroom or click here .
See Events for details
Mon 1 Sep
Lyn Grech - Winchelsea Primary School
Mon 8 Sep
Catherine Brooks – Surfcoast Shire Young Person of the Year.
Mon 15 Sep
CFA – update on fire protection.
Mon 22 Sep
Please note: The assigned Chairperson for the evening is responsible for writing a short review on the topic presented by the guest speaker of the night and for emailing the review to the Bulletin editor by noon of the following Wednesday
Not all of us were able to make the trek to District Changeover in June, however I am sure that members of our Club would prefer not to have to wait until DG Geoff's Club visit on 6th October to get to know more about him and his vision for District 9780.
........well thanks to District Media Guru Tony Stewart and modern technology you can hear DG Geoff James acceptance speech by CLICK HERE or follow the link below (Please Note:- you may need to view this bulletin in your web browser to see the link below)
Our new District Governor Geoff James & his wife Meryl, are members of the Rotary Club of Maryborough. To read about their background and learn a little more about them, click on GET TO KNOW YOUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR in the section below
Here are some links where you can find all of the Latest news from District 9780
District 9780 is now on facebook to view the facebook page "Click" the icon