President’s Report for w/e April 29th 2016

Thank you to all those Club members who came along last Saturday morning to the Novotel for the 2016 Launch of the Illawarra Rotary Bowel Scan campaign. A very informative and humorous key note adress was given by Radiation Oncologist and Rotary Club of Wollongong member, Professor Andrew Miller. While funny in it’s presentation, there is a serious message WE ALL need to heed. Consider these facts : if detected early enough , Bowel Cancer…

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Guest Speaker Paula Smith

Our Guest Speaker, Paula Smith, was then introduced to inform our members about the “Mercy Ship” and her role, as a Registered Nurse, and as a volunteer with this charitable organisation. Since 1978 Mercy ships has provided free medical surgeries and other medical interventions to more than 2.5 million people. Paula was part of the Mercy ship’s visit to Madagascar and during that visit 1269 Surgeries were done including Orthopaedic, Cleft Palette, Dental, Obstetric and…

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Minutes of Rotary meeting 15 April 2016

Apologies; Betsy Lilley, Isla Bowen, Peter Rixon, David Swan. Guests; Paula Smith, Tina Droll, Rhys Gray, Kathleen Warberton. Visiting Rotarians; Nil International Toast: No International Toast was given. Tony started by welcoming, Therese Lithgow, who was to be given her badge today as an official Friend of Rotary. Di was then asked to give a report on the “Movie Night” which was held recently. Di thanked all the club members who attended on the night…

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Presidents Report for Week Ending April 22nd 2016

This Friday’s meeting will be a Club Assembly and I encourage as many members to attend as possible Any key decisions made at our Monthly Board meeting on Wednesday night will be presented and discussed and Club members can bring up any Matters of Sunrise Rotary Activities that they would like canvassed. We’ll also receive reports from your Club Directors. Some important events are coming up in the next couple of weeks that I ask…

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President’s Newsletter Friday April 16 20106

Greetings  to all Club members I hope that as you are reading this week’s Club Bulletin, you are either getting ready for,  or on your way to  the Gala Cinema at Warrawong to enjoy ‘Eddie the Eagle ‘ or just arrived home after having a fun night with fellow Rotarians and friends. I am so looking forward  to this Friday’s meeting  to hear our guest speaker Paula Smith  talking about  her involvement with MERCY SHIPS…

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President’s Report for W/E April 8th 2016

I think all Club members who attended last Friday’s meeting will agree that our Guest Speaker Michael Fernandez OAM from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District , talking about the local Drug and Alcohol scene in the Illawarra . It was a most thought provoking and insightful presentation on these 2 major problems confronting every community today and the terrible price it pays on the individual, their families, the community and our Health system. I’m sure…

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President’s Report week Ending April 1st 2016

I hope all Club members had a safe and enjoyable Easter Break. I thought this week in my President’s report I’d pass onto you some key details that came out of the  District 9675 President Elect Training day  held in Early February attended by myself and  your incoming President Peter Rixon. Chaired by 2016-17 District Governor Stephen Humphries, Stephen talked about the District’s Strategic Plan and his personal goals and vision  for the coming year….

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BURKE AND WILLS MEMORIAL EXPEDITION TO CHARLOTTE PASS

A strong and well equipped team consisting of Peter Hill , Martin Vasseur de Belgium, Isla, Michael, Karen , Brad wenzel (Minamurra Rotary), Peter and Collette Rixon, Wynn and Roberta Janssen, Rowan and Theresa Huxtable and their friends Grant and Linda Sefton established a base camp at the Pygmy Possum Lodge at Charlotte Pass on the weekend of 12th and 13th March 2016 AD. In spite of , or perhaps because of, the lavish stores of food,…

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