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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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President’s report – 26th March to 1st April

The Illawarra Pipe Band has been a significant part of our Australia Day March.  Not only does the pipe band supply both the Australian National Anthem and the British National Anthem of the early 1900’s “God save the King”.  The Pipe Band marches with us as well. Mervin Riuslton gave an account of the difficulties of playing the bag pipes and marching as well as playing the Australian National anthem.  On behalf of our club,…

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President’s report – 19th to 25th March

How exciting to walk the most popular Camino pilgrimage route in Spain the Camino Frances.  This route starts in St Jean Pied de Port, France. It is the busiest and best-supported route and Santiago de Compostela, Spain is the destination. Our guest speaker, Dr John Montagner said “there are many Camino routes; you can walk, cycle, or even ride these walking paths, but most pilgrims walk”.  John’s talk was one to inspire us to walk…

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President’s report – 12th to 18th March

What stars that shone brightly last Friday morning as we developed our first video for club membership.  Elaine Hart was the interviewer and interviewees were John Pearman, Carol Jeffs and Peter Rixon. Elaine employed an informal approach as the three interviewees sat on the couch and were asked questions regarding their reason for joining Rotary.  As expected three people gave three different reasons.  Yet the underlying theme was to be of service to those who…

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Presidents report – 5th to 11th February

An adventure of a life time, expressed energetically and with a heap of enthusiasm was Rowan as he detailed his walk along Larapinta Trail. The Larapinta trail adventure was presented with vibrant energy and heaps of enthusiasm supported with striking photos.  Rowan Huxtable gave a great description of his walk of a lifetime along this beautiful track. The Larapinta Trail follows the spine of the West MacDonnell range and has some challenging stages, passing over…

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Presidents report – 26th February to 4th March

Jean Thompson is a member of the Rotary club of Corrimal.  Jean along with her colleagues has recently returned from a visit to Nepal to review the progress of the financial support given to the poor after the earthquake 2015. With dismay we listened to Jean with dismay of the terrible effects from the earthquake that rocked Nepal’s remote area.  A sense of hardship that these effected people can be seen from several photos presented. …

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President’s Report – 19th to 25th February

WOW Philippines Mission The report presented by members of the Philippines team is of a land of contrast in all aspect The obvious contrast is wealth and the implications it has.  The population of the Philippines is 103 Million people.  According to official figures from National Statistical Coordination Board, 27.5 million live below the poverty line. You can hear, smell and see poverty within a community and there is no relief from poverty as well. …

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