” 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.
” The Cranston Affair”
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.
The Rwanda genocide of 1994 resulted in over 800 000 people killed in 100 Days. Now with reconciliation of waring tribes, the country is developing. However, 5M people are still without water and some 900 children die from diarrhea alone each year. Children can travel for up to 9 hours per day just to collect water
We are pretty pleased because our combined Rotary clubs fund raising bike ride just raised over $17,000 for Southern Youth and Family Services. They are a wonderful organisation looking after kids with troubles in their life. It was great to see some of those kids riding with us and getting sponsors. Its not too late to chip in if you want to. Go to ride4rotaryillawarra.com.au , pick a rider and follow the instructions.
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.
Not quite! But this team of Rotarians and friends had a good time competing. The concentration on Carol’s face says it all! We had our Greco Roman expert primed and ready to go, unfortunately the question master chose not to include questions on this topic. Carol was on the edge of her seat for the “Arts” questions but not knowing which cartoon character predicated Trumps victory threw her. Fortunately our Racing expert delivered. A good…