President’s Report : Brian Ashe


May I take this opportunity to say what a wonderful changeover lunch we had at the Novotel on Sunday25 June 2017. Everybody I spoke to was relaxed and happy and was enjoying the fellowship of all the company present.. There was no stress in the room, even when I called our Lord Mayor, Stephen, all was taken in good humour. Congratulations to all recipients of awards on the day. It was great to see Tony McAdam receive his Paul Harris Membership, Dream Big Dancers receive the Community Service Award, and Isla Bowen, Edith & Ian Wilson share the Best Club Member for the year.
Since then I have been to District, Wollongong and Corrimal’s changeovers and whilst I might be biased we did very well on our day.
Since taking over as President I have attended a Membership Meeting, A Board Meeting and have coming up another Membership Meeting and Race Day Meeting. We are planning a social dinner at Gambino’s on Friday 28 June which I hope to see many members and partners there on the night.
There will be another Movie Premier Night on18 August which we support and I hope as many as possible can get there. The Movie is Hamstead and further information will come through closer to the event. Monies raised will go to the Imagination Library.
I am extremely pleased to say that on Friday 7 meeting we welcomed two Guests to our meeting who are thinking strongly about joining our club.  Our Guests were Paul McKenna and Larry Ciccarello. I have my fingers and toes crossed because both men I believe would bring a lot to the club. Later in the meeting we were discussing a vocational visit and where we could go. Without hesitation Paul offered the Figtree Private Hospital complete with breakfast, and he is not even a member as yet. I hope this first Report catches me up and I will diligently try to write each week to keep members informed.
Thanks and have a great week.

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