The Philippines Medical & Dental Mission (John Bilboe). Dates: 28 January to 13 February 2018. At this stage we have 16 going including 3 dentists & 2 dental assistants, 2 doctors & 2 RN’s plus a team of enthusiastic volunteers. The mission is a joint project with assistance from RC Illawarra Sunrise, RC Glenhaven & RC Seaton in Devon U.K.
The Gala Cinema in Warrawong hosted the early release of the movie “Murder on the Orient Express” for Rotary on Wednesday 8 November where we had 13 Members and Partners from our club attend. The night seemed to be very successful with the attendance figures, the finger food provided by members and the film. Congratulations to the organisers of this event.
The Gala polio plus movie night – Murder on the Orient Express, was a wonderful Kenneth Branagh production with all the usual suspects – Judy Dench & Derek Jacobi & Kenneth Branagh himself (Hercule Poirot) representing the venerable Shakespearean actor set. Then, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Ton Bateman & Penelope Cruz representing those a tad younger. In all a great night, thank you to ADG our own Peter Rixon for rounding us up with our contributions…
Director of New Generations, Elaine Hart attended St Mary’s and listened to an absolutely marvelous presentation by our Ryla student, Isabella Martin, to the whole assembly. Very well done. Rotary Race Day at Kembla Grange: We currently have 290 attending & have our MC available again. Prizes are coming in to help fundraising on the day
It was very encouraging to welcome two new guests this morning to our meeting. I spoke with both and one seems keen to be a member and the other to become a friend. I hope this works out well and we have four more hands to help out in our club. Our meeting this morning was fairly relaxed as there was no guest speaker and we could not organise another speaker with that short notice.
We all awoke to some rain this morning and despite the fact that it would have been very easy to roll over and snuggle in, we had a meeting of 19 members and 3 guests. I thank all of the members who attended and I would like to see that many members, if not more, each week. Congratulations
Our tickets sellers did a wonderful job. On Friday Bill, Chris , Betsy, Peter Rixon, Brian, Michael and Isla broke the drought somehow (GOOD WORK !) but carried on through the rain . Amazing they are still alive really. Bill, Chris and Peter Rixon did the hard yards by backing up on Sat and Sunday as well.
Club Assembly this week was a busy one with reports from Directors & Project Coordinators.
1 Australia Day Update (President Brian Ashe attended WCC Meeting).
Lord Mayor paying for a better PA System. Lee Kramer & Howard & Sons Fireworks contractors using local contractor to ensure both timely & loud firing of the guns. Illawarra Pipe Band confirmed. Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery also lined up. Michael Howe will speak. Battery Park booked & Police application for Australia Day March in progress.
President’s Report No 11 I was impressed by the enthusiasm shown by the Board Members at the meeting on Tuesday evening. There was a lot of commitment to take on some new carefully chosen projects, but more of that later. Elaine DeVries has accepted responsibility for our first Bunnings BBQ and with help from our members. I am sure it will go well. Information has been sent through to Kevin Browning to organise for a…