I must comment on our Vocational Visit this week, in writing, and again thank Paul and his staff for the breakfast, informative talks by his staff from various disciplines and the tour of the hospital. I think it was one of our best visits done since I have been a member. To cap it off we were able to induct Paul officially into our club, with some of his staff present, at his work site. This worked well.
Last week was a light week with only emails and no meetings to attend. Included in the emails was one to Andrew Griffiths about the Nordonfelt Gun. I will advise members of the current situation as soon as I get a reply. I have also been busy trying to get members to say whether they are coming to Figtree Private Hospital or not. At this late stage I have only half of our members responding….
As our two guest speakers and teachers had a big day at school and had to leave early, the meeting opened with the guest speakers. The two girls, Mikayala and Isabella gave a full report of the activities undertaken at the recent RYLA weekend they had attended. Both commented that they had improved in self confidence from the weekend and felt able to tackle more things with that invigorated confidence
Xmas Raffle: Rowan Huxtable will be taking over running the Xmas raffle the plan is the run a “lite raffle” Only sell at the lifeline book fair and a number of race days plus what member can sell. Budget for prizes $3000 and based on 3 days at the races and one at the book fair the club should make between $3000 to $5000. Need to have volunteers to acquire prizes. Isla Bowen very quick of the mark to approach Simons Jewellery (Michael somewhat concerned !! ) …
This week in review was dominated by a Board Meeting and then the following discussion, at our Club Assembly of two very important matters that were raised.
The first matter raised was the Annual Christmas Raffle and if it was supported to run this year this year or not. Tony who has been responsible for the raffle stepped aside this year so a coordinator was to be found….
Tony McAdam was our guest speaker and he spoke about the challenges that he has been facing over the past year and advised the members that he has been suffering from “Depression” and as a result, he had take a short leave of absence from the club and to taper off the activities that he was involved in.
Tony spoke about his family life and how money and inheritance issues can divide a family.
Council on Legislation The Council on Legislation is the legislative body of Rotary International that has the authority to amend its constitutional documents. As members we have a responsibility to ensure our organisations viability and we are fortunate that through our club membership we can contribute in shaping Rotary to be fit for the future. The legislative process is the vehicle in which we can do this.
Friday night was our first social night for the year. There were 14 people who attended, which was made up of members, partners and friends. There was ample food, in fact we could not eat all that came to the table. After Pizza then Pasta came then the main meal, Chicken or Veal. For all of this the cost was reasonable. I believe all enjoyed the chance to catch up with other club members and the social aspect of the night. There was no morning meeting on the 28 July because of the night out.
May I take this opportunity to say what a wonderful changeover lunch we had at the Novotel on Sunday25 June 2017. Everybody I spoke to was relaxed and happy and was enjoying the fellowship of all the company present.. There was no stress in the room, even when I called our Lord Mayor, Stephen, all was taken in good humour