Newsletters starting from July 2018, will be issued bi-monthly on the Monday following the 1st Breakfast Meeting of the Month and the 3rd Breakfast Meeting of the Month. This is a consequence of moving to only 3 Breakfast Meetings a month, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday of the month. Click on the latest newsletter 2018 Sep #1.pub August #1 4th August July #2.pub July #1
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.
Apologies Chris & Bill, Peter, John, Bernie, Norm, Ian W, Mark, Elaine DeV, Stephen Birthdays Edith acknowledged birthdays of Marion Pearman & Ian McMaugh. Matters Arising Flowers were not sent to Marion, since she was in IC but a card has been sent by Elaine. Peter H announced that our next Guest Speaker will be Horrie Howard. Renee Burton (UOW) will also be present at next meeting: re scholarships. Reminder about the “Murder Mystery Night”…
This has been the week of changeovers in that I have now attended Corrimal’s, on the 13th June, Illawarra Sunrise’s on 24 June and last Saturday the District Changeover so that I have had sufficient changeovers for the year. All changeovers were pleasant and friendly and all were run to time or close to it. Corrimal’s new President is Kay Mireylees and our new District Governor is Sue Haywood.
Meeting with Novotel
They have accepted only 3 breakfast meetings per month And have lowered the price for the buffet to $19pp.
MOTION That we accept the Novotel offer for the next 6 months (Moved Elaine./Seconded Edith) CARRIED.
AMENDMENT For those not having breakfast, Members will pay $5.00 CARRIED (Isla/Wynn)
Dr Ian Fargher spoke as our guest speaker on Friday and this just shows that our own club members can entertain equally with imported guest speakers. His topic, Forensic Accounting, was informative as well as entertaining. Ian revealed some of the work that he had done for his Phd., which he completed last Christmas. I won’t go into his topic matter as that will be in our Bulletin but I did want to point out that the Club has quite a number of members that have fabulous stories to tell us of their lives.
” The Cranston Affair”
“The biggest white-collar fraud racket in Australian history unravelled after 300 federal police officers raided 28 properties and arrested nine people, including the son and daughter of Australian Taxation Office Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston” (SMH).
No doubt Ian’s PhD Thesis, could be turned into a Best Seller, we’ll have to wait and see.
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.