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Guest Speaker GLENDA PEARCE

Glenda Pearce is the CEO of INTERCHANGE which was conceived in 1980 and since then has provided a comprehensive list programs for disability carers and families for our locals in our local area. Her introduction clearly established that they are quiet achievers, not big fund raisers and do not want to be headlined particularly as a charity.

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Minutes : 21st October Meeting

President Peter opened the meeting with updates on our new website. Most people opened the 2nd e-Newsletter Issue. The post about last week’s Pilgrimage walk brought up 323 hits on the FB page, and so word is getting around.
Members are invited to complete the survey on the website (remember you must be ‘LOGGED IN” to access this.) on whether we should meet regularly…either weekly, fortnightly etc). Results will be reported at future meetings.

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Guest Speaker : John Montagner

As President Peter introduced in his report, John Montagner is no doubt an Adventure Traveller. His kind of holiday was not quite what most of the breakfast audience were accustomed to, walking 25kms per day, often for 33 days or even 100 days. Armed with a backpack that is usually 1/7th of your body weight, toilet habits controlled by signage stating “no shitting” ( or did it mean “sitting”) here, and blister stories that you could relate for decades, we were in awe that John not only does these walks but enjoys them also.

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Minutes of 14th October

President Peter displayed his burgeoning skills with technology with a screen display of upcoming events as background to our breakfasting – great idea. Perhaps we can have some soft background music to accompany the calendar for the next development – wow- now that would be something! Up on the screen were also “Pearls of Wisdom” from Bob Laing and one in particular was “The Senager” (a Senior Teenager)…worth a read.

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Presidents Report for 14 Oct Meeting

Members and friends of Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise are great people. Three events took place this week; each event was enthusiastically supported along with fun. So what happened? A newsletter sub-committee meeting was held on Tuesday night 4th October. You will see a little change in the delivery of the newsletter. Presently, it comes as an attachment to an email. In the future it will be the email. The difference being is in the…

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Minutes of Fri 7 Oct Meeting

Today was HAT DAY, in support of Mental Illness and most of our members were resplendent in quality headwear, however, some members came in wigs, which was of course not an acceptable “hat”, others resorted to stealing other members cycling helmets, using paper napkins from the table and one has to single out the President, who came in a combined dreadlocks wig with a strange bonnet attachment. However money raised was for a great cause.

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Guest Speaker 7.10.16 TOM HUNT

  Tom is not an unknown to Rotary having been President of Rotary Clubs in the past and even earlier a Rotaract member. He is now based at UOW in the field of Project Management and spoke with us today about the Climate Change debate. He addressed his audience with a show of hands of who was a climate change advocate and it seemed to be a 50/50 response. His ‘Interest” in the CC debate…

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Minutes: Meeting of 26 Feb 2016

Apologies Betsy Lilley, Bernadette McNamara, John Pearman, John Bilboe, Janice Pettitt Guests  Neil Webster Visiting Rotarians Yusufali Khalfan, Peter Leiner International Toast No International Toast was given. REPORTS Tony spoke of the Board vacancies and the timetable for the election.  There is to be a wash up meeting for the Christmas Raffle Monday 29 February at the Novotel beginning at 6.00pm.  Next Thursday 3 March a meeting will be held at Lee’s house for Swing…

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The Imagination Library

From the desk of Di North IMAGINATION LIBRARY Preschool children in disadvantaged areas are sent a book through the mail each month until they turn 5 years old. Warrawong-Cringila was the first area targeted. The Warrawong-Cringila area has 143 children registered but they have just had 46 children graduate as they started school, so there is room for more enrolments. Distribution to the Bellambi area was started in November 2015. A Rotary District Grant of…

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Post from Rotary Friend No 1

Just thought I would be the first  “ Illawarra Sunrise Friend of Rotary” to post on the our new website. Looking forward to reading everyone’s blogs, posts and even holiday pics when we are all away. My job will be, to now produce the weekly newsletter simply by extracting data from posts and reports.  If this post appears where it should I will then experiment with a mock newsletter. Let’s see if this is uploaded?

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