On Sunday evening we became aware of the terrible fire that had ripped through the Tathra community destroying many homes and businesses, fortunately no lives were lost. I have left a message with the President of Bega Rotary, offering our assistance if needed. Our thoughts are with our friends in Tathra at this difficult time.
Last Thursday we had 11 Rotarians and 12 guests at our meeting including Grahame Holland and his wife from the Rotary Club of Southport in the UK. We were able to present Grahame with a Club banner in recognition of his visit. Grahame said that he found our meeting to be most enjoyable and a lot of fun.
On Thursday we inducted our newest member, Geoff Robin to our Club,
welcome Geoff and thank you to Ange and Sandra who introduced him. No doubt we will find out a little more about Geoff in the weeks to come.
We also heard from our guest speaker, Paul Payten. Paul spoke about the South-East Forests and the need to preserve them. Paul is passionate about preserving the beauty of our forests and stopping logging.
The Board also met on Thursday evening. Major decisions included;
- That we cater at the Oyster Festival on Friday 4 May provided the Festival Committee indicate that our assistance is required and certain OH&S conditions are met.
- That we assist Georgina Poyner attend a course at the University of Tasmania
- Not to hold a Renewable Expo in 2018. We also decided to consider conducting an Expo in 2019 if a member of the Club was willing to act as a coordinator
- That we donate $1000.00 to the Dalmeny RFS
- That we cater for the Kidney Car Rally on 5 August
I also advised the Board that the old donut machine and fryer had been sold. At this time we are not able to purchase a new machine that addresses safety requirements.
Lynn Hardingham reported that the balance of the administration account was $ 6244.02 and the balance of the charity account was $ 19075.89, this includes approximately $ 7000.00 in busking funds.
A reminder that we have a busy time ahead. Our monthly markets are on this weekend (let’s hope it doesn’t rain). Next Monday Ange and Michael O’Connor head off to Moruya Race Course to help out at RYDA, we are catering for Relay for Life on Sunday 8 April and our annual Pride of Workmanship dinner will be held on 12 April.
We won’t have a dinner meeting on Thursday 29 March as it is the Thursday before Easter, instead we will have a relaxed breakfast at Rotary Park commencing at 7:45am. On Thursday 5 April Anthony will take us on a tour of the Narooma Plaza Pharmacy as a part of our Rotarian Presents Program.
Does the Eurobodalla have a drug and Alcohol Problem? Moruya Rotary with the assistance of our Club and Batemans Bay Rotary will be holding a forum at St Mary’s Performing Arts Centre on Monday 9 April. The guest speaker is Professor Gordian Fulde from St Vincent’s Hospital – please support this event if you can.
Have a great week.