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.
A reminder that the Ride4Rotary event is just around the corner, Sunday May 20.
Apart from being an excellent fund raising event for Southern Youth and Family services it is also a great opportunity to meet and socialise. Coffee is available and it wouldn’t be an Illawarra Rotary event without the Corrimal BBQ van!
In general members feel welcome in the club with opportunities to contribute their skills to make a difference in the community.
Club meetings are well received with the quality and diversity of speakers deserving note.
Feedback on the degree and format of communication to club members also rates highly.
Members strongly support fund raising activities.
I would like to report that the survey about our club has been sent to all members and I request that you complete that survey and return it for compilation. The second thing that I would inform all members is that I now have three completed “Rotary Youth Volunteer Information and Declaration Form 3” and will have to report by the end of the month on this matter