BulLetIN, JANUARY 15, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, January 19th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Leonie Reid - 'Personal Advocacy'
Host: Bob Rodgers Chair: Patricia Robertson Set Up: Colin McCulloch and Martin Houchin
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Paul Newell - 'Clandestine Drug Laboratories'
Host: Betty Bright Chair: Ian Pittaway Set Up: Jeff Spickett and Gail McCulloch
APOLOGIES: PLEASE NOTE THIS REVISED PROCEDURE
If you will not be attending the meeting please email the acting Attendance Officer, Gillian Baker, before midnight on Sunday or if you need to apologise on the Monday please phone before 10.00am on Mob 0437 146 849 (Emails may not get read on Monday and cannot therefore guarantee that your apology is received).
Unless Gillian receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you, and the procedure to recover costs for non apology will be:
a) Attendance officer to report to Treasurer at end of each meeting names of those who didn’t show and didn’t apologise
b) Treasurer to submit all Attendance Officer reports to monthly Board meeting to authorise recovery – valid excuses accepted
c) Treasurer to issue invoices to members monthly following Board meeting based on b).
OFFICE BEARERS 2014 / 2015
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
President Mick Donnes welcomed all Rotarians, past and present, and their partners, and called on Jenny Calcei to say grace which she did and with a special prayer for the Sydney hostages.
Mick spoke on a number of matters:
· welcomed Ronald Stobie from the Hilton Salvation Army who will receive our donations
· said how wonderful it was to see so many of the honorary members and partners present
· said we had had a very successful year with many memorable events
· commended the directors on the great job they are doing
· promised some interesting entertainment later in the evening
· commented about the background music promoting "Memories" of old and present Rotarians and good times shared such as the Crabbing Days with John Bray and Neil Henley
Sergeant Jim Calcei thanked George for providing a bottle of red and white wine for each table and thanked Gillian for the lovely Christmas lollies she wrapped for everyone. Jim announced that the next board meeting will be held at Rod Rate's on December 16th at 5.30pm and after a show of hands it was decided there will be no meeting on the 22nd.
Rod Rate reported that he had attended the Annual Christmas Dinner of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and accepted on behalf of RCA a special trophy acknowledging our contribution to MND and recognizing our Club as Platinum donors. This honour is reserved for organizations that have donated over $50,000. RCA has achieved this in just three years!
Rod said that our annual Golf Day is coming up on March 6 and we are still looking for donations that will be suitable for raffles and prizes so if anyone can help out we would be most grateful.
Action Fund partnering with Deaf Industries International. He asked Kerry Parsons to tell us more and Kerry explained that the two children would attend a school of 120 students in the Philippines and that this funding for hearing aids and education would turn their lives around.
The sergeant, Jim Calcei, conducted a short fines session and finished with a game of heads 'n' tails that was won by Gillian Baker.
The door prize was won by Ian Pittaway.
Peter Field reported that the Joker is now worth $610. Mick drew the lucky ticket but could not find the joker.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2014 CHRISTMAS DINNER