Meets Thursdays at 6pm for 6.30pm at Heritage Court House, Moore St. Rochester
Apologies to Heather by noon, Wednesday for catering.
2nd. March Meeting 2016 Bulletins 33,34,35
Next Meeting will be held on Thursday March 9th.
Pres. Bryan welcomed Rotarians Noel L, Noel S, Heather, Gay and Stewart and Rotary Partners Pam and Robyn.
Apologies were received from Rtn. Graeme & Rotary Partner Jeanette
Water & Sanitation Month: Over 750 million people in the world lack access to safe water and more than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Rotary’s projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation. We’re all wasters when it comes to wastewater. Every time we use water, we produce wastewater. And instead of reusing it, we let 80% of it just flow down the drain. We all need to reduce and reuse wastewater as much as we can. Here are three ideas for all us wasters!
- Turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth or doing dishes or scrubbing vegetables. Otherwise you’re just making wastewater without even using it!
- Put rubbish, oils, chemicals, and food in the bin, not down the drain. The dirtier your wastewater, the more energy and money it costs to treat it.
- Collect used water from your kitchen sink or bathtub and use it on plants and gardens, and to wash your bike or car.
A letter of appreciation has been received from Ella McPhee, the recipient of a Rotary scholarship awarded at Rochester Secondary College.
Boxes of Picture Story Books have been delivered to DIK and will eventually make their way to Ainaro, Timor Leste to be used in the English Support classes offered by Teachers 4 Timor. It is likely that Rochester Primary School will have a number of tables & chairs to be taken to DIK at a later date.
Shrove Tuesday: Several members attended the Annual Pancake Day. Rtn. Gay reported that while numbers were less than in previous years, the organising committee was pleased with the day’s takings.
FARSE: Sec. Heather has sent preliminary emails to all participating schools and exhibitors and hopes to have several new exhibitors this year including Honda Australia who will demonstrate safety on quad-bikes. D9800 Club Presidents have been contacted with the hope that through their contacts with corporate business, new sponsorship may be sourced.
Keep these dates free: Sunday 9th April – Bunnings BBQ, Saturday 20th May – Turaton Music Café
On 16th February we were pleased to welcome ADG Greg to our meeting. Greg had much pleasure in presenting to Pres. Bryan an award direct from Rotary International. This Membership Development Award recognises the Club’s success in membership retention in D9800, over the past three years.
Rotary Park signage: After spending some time repairing, repainting and making new supports for the Rotary Park sign, Treas. Noel then called on the assistance of PP Stewart for the final erection of the sign
Rotary Foundation: Don’t forget your $26.50. Return to Treas. Noel asap. Envelopes were handed out at the meeting of 1st December.
PP Stewart, on behalf of members expressed his condolences to Treas. Noel on the loss of his brother, Robert. Robert has been a good friend to the Rotary Club of Rochester, assisting for quite a few years with the machinery escort at the Elmore Field Days.
Notice of Special meeting: Prior to the Board Meeting of 23rd March a special meeting is to be held to adopt the Rules & Statements & to adopt the Club bylaws.
These documents have been circulated by Pres. Bryan for consideration by members.