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Minutes of 9 March, 2018 : Chris Boddington

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. 

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News from Rob Edwards in Fiji

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…

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Update on New Generations

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

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Dreams to Dance and Dine under Historic Wings

“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.

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President Brian’s Report : No 18

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

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