President’s report – 4th to 10th December

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President’s report – 4th to 10th December

Another successful week for our club with our Annual General Meeting was held last Friday.  There were 16 members in attendance and 1 Rotary friend.  The meeting went to program with the minutes from the previous AGM being accepted.  The meeting unanimously elected Brian Ash as President Elect and Peter Hill as the nominated President Elect for 2017/2018, congratulations to both Rotarians.

Brian’s board for 2017/2018 was also elected and they are:

  • Immediate Past President – Peter Rixon
  • President Elect – Peter Hill,
  • Club Secretary – Isla Bowen,
  • Club Treasurer – Elaine De Vries,
  • Director of Administration – Michael Yabsley,
  • Director of Community/Vocational services – Peter Rixon,
  • Director of Membership – Rowan Huxtable,
  • Director of Rotary Foundation – John Bilboe,
  • Director of New Generations – Elaine Hart

The Club finances were presented by Elaine De Vries and were unanimously accepted and the AGM was closed.  After the AGM I mentioned that it will be my intention to hold a special AGM at our third meeting in March.  Our club constitution needs attention in two areas.  Firstly, holding general meeting, as I notice we are out of step with Department of Fair Trading NSW model constitution.

Apologies:           Wyn Jansen

Second, we need to address the dues we collect as part of our membership fees.  There is a need for a comprehensive income/expenditure report.  This will allow us as a club to make an informed decision on the amount collected per annum.

Our Christmas party was held at your club president’s residence, there were about 30 or more people there.  It was an enjoyable evening and thank you to all who attended as you made the evening a success.

Thank you to those who helped with setting up, bringing food and cleaning up after our party.  The true spirit of rotary shines through at events such as our Christmas party.  The only suggestion for next year is for a warmer evening, it was a tad chilly.

Race day Christmas raffle ticket sales were fantastic.  The report I received from Tony was a pleasing surprise.  It was a busy time out at Kembla Grange for Club members and thank you to those who attended and gave their support.

Well done to our Christmas raffle sellers at the different locations.

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