MINUTES: Club Meeting of 15.9.17


Apologies: Isla Bowen, Michael Yabsley, Wyn Janssen, Ian Fargher
Sergeant At Arms: David Swan
Guests: Robyn and Michael Allan
Birthdays: Bernadette McNamara, Colette Rixon, Mary Fargher, Tess McMaugh

Upcoming Events:
Tue 19 Sep; Raffle meeting at Casa Huxtable. 7.00 pm. All welcome.
Sat 7 Oct: Social BBQ lunch. Family event. Venue t.b.a.
Fri 13 Oct: Mad Hat Day for Mental Health Day (everyone will be fined for the cause, those without hats will be fined even more). Wed 25 Oct: Halloween Night at TAFE. Tony McAdam to send Bulletin to members
Fri 27 Oct: DG visit
Fri 8 Dec: AGM

ROMAC Raffle Tickets (Sue Clarke). Club has purchased 5 tickets @ $20 each. If one of these tickets is the winner, the prize (3 nights at new Sofitel Hotel In Sydney) will be donated to a worthy community member.
Clean Up Australia Rowan Huxtable provided a report on Clean Up Day at Puckeys Estate. Plenty of plastic was removed from the environment.
Nordonfelt Gun; The engineer working on the gun has advised that there has been no further progress due to his business commitments. The club has been advised that there is funds of approx $1500 to come to the club to go towards costs. (Please note: the restoration costs are in the vicinity of $80K – $100K however the club is only going to be charged about $1500. An extremely generous gesture from the gun restorer).
Race Day: Elaine Devries advised that club members need to go to website and make their bookings ASAP. To date there are 3 sponsors confirmed with a 4th sponsor possibly coming on board. More sponsors needed.
Rotary Foundations: Stephen Swan advised that the Philippines Dental/Medical Mission is to proceed 28 Jan to 11 Feb 2018. An MOU has been signed by Philippines parties and will be reviewed at a meeting to take place following our 22 September Club Meeting.
Bunnings BBQ: Kicks off Sat 9 December. This needs a Project Manager. Any member who needs to increase their Rotary involvement is requested to make a prompt application to Brian Ashe (or via Acting Secretary Stephen Swan).
Interact: No further meetings until after school holidays as students focus on exams.

Guest Speaker: Robyn Allen spoke the Club about the Kairos, a local community-based Christian ministry that serves both those in prison and the families and friends of those in prison.
Kairos is a ‘hands on’ activity helping to bring;

  • Rehabilitation to the incarcerated through the possibility of hope and positive choices, and
  • Support and encouragement to those affected

Kairos, through over 2000 volunteers around Australia, reaches out to:

  • Male and female inmates, saying ‘You have a choice”
  • Family and Friends of those inmates, saying “You are not alone”
  • Juvenile Offenders, saying “There is a better way ahead”

Kairos conducts a 40 hour program, both inside prisons and weekend outside programs. There are also ongoing visits and reunion days.


Raffle:Was won by somebody but I didn’t record their name as I was too upset that it wasn’t me. The Joker was not drawn.

The meeting concluded with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem

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