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Presidents Report – 4th to 10th June

Last Monday, the handing out of the cheques took place.  The selected charities were nominated by each of the 5 Rotary Clubs of the upper Illawarra.  The money came from the event managers of Wings over the Illawarra, Kerry and Mark Bright.  The Bright’s have been generous to Rotary for a number of years. This generosity was extended to this year as the Bright’s gave to Rotary $10,000 to distribute to our chosen charities.  The…

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President’s report – 28th May to 3rd June

June and July are the changeover months.  Monday 29th May was Rotary Club of Fairy Meadows Presentation night.  The Presentation dinner was held at Collegians Club at Balgownie.  President Jenny Godin will continue as President of the club for the next 12 months and this Rotary year will share the presidency with Rotarian Beverly Reardon. Rotarian PP David Guillaume gave the toast to Rotary International and the response was given by District Governor Stephen Humphreys. …

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President’s report – 21st to 27th May

Ride4Rotary was held on a beautiful day as the sun shone.  It was a warm day and little wind.  There were a number of Rotarians thereto support the event.  Members from Rotary Clubs of Corrimal, Illawarra Sunrise and West Wollongong. District Governor Stephen Humphries and wife Judith were there in support as well.  PP David Swan reported at our Club meeting the event raised over $14, 000, to be distributed to Southern Youth and Family. …

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President’s report – 14th to 20th May

Last Wednesday, 17th May was a busy day.  John Bilboe had organised a packing day at his home.  Stephen and I were joined by Rotarians from Rotary Club of Glenhaven as we sorted and packed boxes with electronic goods.  Over the course of time John had collected some 35 computers and 35 computers CPU for the Philippines. These computers will be sent to Bacolod City where our partner club, Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod will…

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Presidents report – 7th to 13th May 2017-05-15

As this week was a little slow, I have had an opportunity to prepare for: Changeover luncheon 25th June starting at 12:00pm. Guest list, Awards, Program Upcoming board meeting – 17th May at 6:00pm for 6:15pm start, Review our Swing into Wings, over 200 people attended on Saturday 6th It was a good evening as the ambiance of the hanger with military aircraft of yesterday and modern. Parked either inside or just outside the hanger…

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President’s Report – 30th April to 6th May

A big week, New Generations committee met on Wednesday night 3rd May at Bernadette’s home.  Besides Bernie, there was Rowan and I.  The agenda of the meeting focussed on Youth Exchange.  The committee was in accord with the fact that our youth exchange program in the past has been of value to both the club and youth involved. A number of points were raised and we focussed on two important points.  Firstly as a club,…

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Presidents Report – 23rd to 29th April

Collette and I took our previous exchange student Jan-Uwe Schmidt and his twin brother Sven Schmidt to see the sights of Sydney.  This was Sven’s first time in Australia and to Sydney.  We stayed near the Rocks for 2 nights and took full advantage of this great location. Jan told me that he and his brother wanted to do the bridge climb, tour the Opera House and visit botanical gardens. Easy enough as all three…

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Meeting Minutes – 28th April 2017

Minutes of Rotary meeting 28 April 2017 Sergeant of Arms:  Rowan Huxtable. Apologies:                  Betsy Lilley, Carol Jeffs, Elaine Hart, Janice Pettitt-Gray, and Rob Edwards Extended Leave:     John Bilboe and Tony McAdam Guests:                        Jan-Uwe Schmidt and Sven Schmidt. Jan was a past exchange student from Germany. Jan and his twin brother Sven are in Australia for…

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President’s report – 16th to 22nd April 2017

Congratulations to Di North who has been elected District Governor 2019/2020. Three great meetings were held during the week.  Firstly the Board of the Club met on Wednesday Night with the following highlighted discussions. Dress standard, club members to wear appropriate clothes to suit the situation where they represent the club. Where possible to wear our Rotary polo shirt in the community.  Wear our name badge when representing our club in the community. Christmas Raffle,…

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President’s report – 2nd to 8th April

  Mission Australia has 5 op Shops and have a number of clothing bins within the Illawarra.  Our guest speaker Jenny Hirst, Business Development Manager explained that Op shops have come a long way in recent years. They’ve had makeovers. They’ve embraced the dark art of visual merchandising. They’ve even got their own social media account. Jenny said “you still need stamina to trawl through the racks, but op shopping is affordable, ethical and fun….

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