Minutes 6th Oct Meeting : Chris Boddington

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Apologies:
  Isla Bowen & Michael Yabsley,  Carol Jeffs, Elaine Hart, Wyn Janssen, Paul McKenna, Peter Rixon, Edith & Ian Wilson.
Birthdays:  Peter DeVries
Dates for the Diary:
1.  TAFE Halloween Dinner (tickets $40p/p from www.wollongongtickets.com.au) – Wed 25 October (Contact Tony McAdam)
2.  Christmas Raffle 2017 (Coordinator Rowan Huxtable).  Rowan announce that raffle ticket books are printed & available for
members.  This year we have two main venues The Lifeline Book Fair & Kembla Grange Races.  The Raffle sellers roster is now
out & all help from members & friends is appreciated.
3.  Sellers needed for :
Life Line Book Fair Friday 20, Sat 21 & Sun 22 October 2017.  Kembla Races selling dates Sat 28 October, Sat 18 November, Sat 2 December & Sat 16 December 2017
Raffle drawn in the Mall by the Lord Mayor on Sun 17 December. All club members encouraged to come & support this major      club fundraiser.
4.  Illawarra Sunrise Annual Race Day @ Kembla Grange  Saturday 18 November 2017.  Tickets from Elaine DeVries

Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker was club member Rob Edwards on his ‘Building Resilient Women in Fiji’ Project.  Rob is actually busy with his main project which is putting solar in remote villages in Fiji but then an opportunity presented itself. He is now mentoring a group of Fijian women led by Kathy to set up this resilience project. The women are involved in farming, small business & health initiatives.
Check out the website www.healthyresilience.com for a delightful short video.

Hat Day
Friday 6 October was also Hat Day.   Elaine DeVries awarded best hat to this little number by David Swan & another by Rowan Huxtable.

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