Attendance at our own meeting is still a very strong concern with only 10 members at our last meeting. We must be able to do better than this, having some 35 members in the club. When each of us joined there was a commitment from us to serve and be a good Rotarian. A part of that commitment was to attend the meetings each week.
Secretary Isla who is busy tramping the Queen Charlotte Track in NZ with our IT guru Michael sent out a please be there reminder to members because we had an interesting morning coming up with a trio of guest speakers. And for those who read the fine print it was a most interesting morning because we learnt the Novotel is planning to turn the Windjammers into a Function Centre.
My last week was all about District Conference. We made a bit of a trip of it staying one night in Bathurst then one at Orange, three nights in Mudgee and one night in Cowra on the return trip. The conference was of equal standing with the previous conference at Wollongong with excellent speakers from a wide range of people
A big 20 days in Fiji, but kicked some good goals. The house is base for the women’s project I set up – solar to start pearl jewellery business. That women’s project suddenly has 6 other women wanting to take the concept to their communities all round Fiji – pretty powerful stuff for the small group of women who kicked this off with a little mentoring and support from here http://healthyresilient.com Also relocated one solar system on…
District Primary School Literacy Project. Rotarians and partners were able to support two projects for a small donation of $2. We were able to hand over 50 books to one primary school in each AG Group these books were secured from the donations. School recipients in our area were: Tarrawanna Public School and Warilla Public School
ROTARIANS from across the Illawarra attended the recent Queen’s Baton Relay, hosted recently by Kiama Council, to support and celebrate their fellow Rotarian John Chaplin, who was chosen as one of the Baton bearers.
“Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or not it will be a fabulous evening.” This year’s dinner will pay tribute to VH-OJA, the “City of Canberra” jumbo jet which is now on display at the HARS Aviation Museum. This was the first Qantas Boeing 747-400 which still holds the record for the longest non-stop flight, from London to Sydney in 1989, and also the shortest flight, from Sydney to Albion Park in 2015.
What is costs to be a member of Rotary
Brian led an extensive discussion about the future of the club, membership and membership costs. We have 35 financial members but an average meeting attendance of only about 12-15. Our annual costs (eg dues to district and international) are $326/member.
The second part of the Rotary year has begun with a social theme to begin (First meeting at my house as a social gathering, then Breakfast at the Lagoon Restaurant) then getting to the business at hand with our first meeting at the Novotel on Friday 9 January. Friday 5 December saw Peter, Collette and myself dressed up in period costume to launch Council’s Australia Day Celebrations at Belmore Basin at 10.00am