Saturday was our first Bunnings BBQ with members on hand to begin. We started selling at about 8.30am and went until about 4.15pm. The whole day raised about $2,300, with close to $1,650 clear profit. Raffle ticket sales at the Sausage sizzle were just over $1,000.
David Swan has been elected as the Returning Officer for our Annual General meeting so that all nominations should be sent to him directly. David will also run the election of office bearers on the day. Please support your club by thinking about what you might do. The election is 8 December, next meeting so time is ticking away.
The Philippines Medical & Dental Mission (John Bilboe). Dates: 28 January to 13 February 2018. At this stage we have 16 going including 3 dentists & 2 dental assistants, 2 doctors & 2 RN’s plus a team of enthusiastic volunteers. The mission is a joint project with assistance from RC Illawarra Sunrise, RC Glenhaven & RC Seaton in Devon U.K.
The Gala Cinema in Warrawong hosted the early release of the movie “Murder on the Orient Express” for Rotary on Wednesday 8 November where we had 13 Members and Partners from our club attend. The night seemed to be very successful with the attendance figures, the finger food provided by members and the film. Congratulations to the organisers of this event.
The Gala polio plus movie night – Murder on the Orient Express, was a wonderful Kenneth Branagh production with all the usual suspects – Judy Dench & Derek Jacobi & Kenneth Branagh himself (Hercule Poirot) representing the venerable Shakespearean actor set. Then, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Ton Bateman & Penelope Cruz representing those a tad younger. In all a great night, thank you to ADG our own Peter Rixon for rounding us up with our contributions…
Director of New Generations, Elaine Hart attended St Mary’s and listened to an absolutely marvelous presentation by our Ryla student, Isabella Martin, to the whole assembly. Very well done. Rotary Race Day at Kembla Grange: We currently have 290 attending & have our MC available again. Prizes are coming in to help fundraising on the day
It was very encouraging to welcome two new guests this morning to our meeting. I spoke with both and one seems keen to be a member and the other to become a friend. I hope this works out well and we have four more hands to help out in our club. Our meeting this morning was fairly relaxed as there was no guest speaker and we could not organise another speaker with that short notice.
Halloween at TAFE on Wednesday evening was to be enjoyed by all who attended and there was a good roll out. Thirty six members and their guests were treated to a three course meal with wine, beer or soft drink in a dining room dripping with cob webs and all sorts of other spooky stuff. Bloodless mocktails were served to all, which added to the evening. Well done TAFE.
We all awoke to some rain this morning and despite the fact that it would have been very easy to roll over and snuggle in, we had a meeting of 19 members and 3 guests. I thank all of the members who attended and I would like to see that many members, if not more, each week. Congratulations