Race Day 2018 was yet again an outstanding success raising over $13,000 for our local charities : INTERCHANGE ILLAWARRA, PHILIPPINES AID PROJECT, IRT FOUNDATION’S SOCIAL IMPACT PROGRAM and ROTARY NEW GENERATION. The raffle for the key to the Wine Bar ( stocked with wine,) was again the big drawcard and in fact $4000 was made just on the indoor raffles and events. Looking forwards to our next RACE DAY in 2019 COSTS 2018 Tickets are $110 pp and…
Carol shared her passion for playing “Duplicate Bridge” at The Bridge Association Club of Wollongong which is among the very few clubs these days, that are actually growing their memberships. There are other local clubs at Thirroul and Kiama.
The Bridge Association is also are making inroads into introducing Bridge into high schools, a nomination has also been prepared for it to be included in the Olympic program.
Interact has new members and on 3rd August , will host a ‘Murder Night”. Tickets will be $8pp and the dress theme will be ‘Hollywood”. Money raised will go towards the “Adopt a Cow” campaign, to help our local farmers. Their cow is called Maisey.
NOTE: A male voice was heard to add “I married one” but unfortunately the voice was not identified, so every male was fined.
Elaine Hart and Elaine De Vires attended and met with Aimee. Explained our clubs current position of trialing 3 breakfast per month. Aimee expressed that our club was part of Novotel community and they would like the club to stay at Novotel. Agreed to drop the price for breakfast to $25.00, immediately. Prepared to discuss cheaper option of a continental breakfast instead of a buffet breakfast. Members agreed to the suggested recommendations. Vote of thanks to both Elaine De Vries and Elaine Hart for their report and willingness to meet with the Novotel management.
Brian opened the meeting and welcomed members. It was accepted that Betty Hassen (as a not-voting member) would act as Minutes Secretary for the meeting. Brian outlined that the meeting would proceed with discussions on each of the motions presented, which had previously been emailed to members and the meeting would close at 7.30pm.
There have been two important events this past week, the first was the special meeting about the future of the club and the second was the presentation of cheques gained from Wings Over Illawarra.
SURVEY. Michael outlined the results of our survey. All details are on the website and were also included in last week’s
newsletter. It was proposed that the Extraordinary Meeting to address the survey results, should not be delayed and
so 24th May was accepted (pending confirmation of venue) and it will replace the Fri 25th Breakfast Meeting.
President Brian opened the meeting with final updates for Wings, 252 tickets were sold, workers were ready to ‘man’ their stalls, assist with parking and set up for the Swing into Wings Dinner. Elaine then added to the excitement, announcing that $22,000 has been sent to UNI Research, from Race Day proceeds. Then Peter introduced our Guest Speaker, Dr Michael Davey. Michael rode a pushbike 14,000 kms around Australia (Including Tasmania) to help children suffering…
Our Guest Speaker, Lisa Norman flew the first new Dreamliner that Qantas has and gave an excellent talk about aviation. I also had the enormous pleasure of presenting a memento to each of the Captains of Qantas involved in the record breaking first flight of a Boing 747-400 registered VH OJA from London to Sydney, the world’s longest flight and also the Captains of the last flight also a record of the shortest flight on the same plane. That flight was 11 minutes. To have all those who flew those two epic flights in the one room at the same time was a great coup for Tony. As well as that HARS has the aircraft that flew those flights, and many more, at Albion Park.