Meets Thursdays at 6pm for 6.30pm at Heritage Court House, Moore St. Rochester
Apologies to Heather by noon, Wednesday for catering.
5 January Meeting 2017
Next Meeting, 12th January will be a Board Meeting. Directors are asked to have reports to Sec. Heather asap.
Due to President Bryan’s late arrival, Sec. Heather welcomed Rtns. Noel L. Noel S, Graeme and Stewart and Rotary Partners Jeanette, Pam and Robyn. A special welcome was extended to Val Gledhill, representative of the Mural Festival.
Apologies were received from Rtn. Gay.
January – Vocational Service Month.
Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service. Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
- Aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation;
- Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and;
- Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
Keep these dates free: Bunnings BBQ, Saturday 4th February, Sunday 9th April, 2017
Mural Festival: Val reminded members of the origins of the Rochester Mural Festival which resulted from recommendations from the Committee for Rochester (C4R) following the disastrous floods of 2011. Two very successful Festivals have been organised by a committee of 5 supported by many volunteers. While the 2017 Festival has received increased interest from artists, there has been a decrease in the amount of sponsorship and grant monies available. It was agreed that the main room of the Court House be made available to exhibit the artists’ work & that RC Rochester & the Campaspe CWA supply Devonshire Teas. A gold coin donation will be asked of those viewing the art works. Rotary promotional materials will be displayed in the front entrance. As in previous years, the garden shed will be made available for the storage of paints & materials and an area will be set aside for the washing of brushes.
Working Bee: On Saturday 7th December commencing at 9.30am a working bee will be held at the Court House in order to cut the lengths of steel in preparation for the construction of the Mural stands.
International Service Director Stewart has received the Annual Report of our sponsored students Fernyati (L) and Ayu Lestari (R). Both girls are residents of the Palu Girls Home, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia where Fernyati is in Yr 8 at the Junior High School & Ayu is in Yr 11 at the Senior High School. Our sponsorship provides the girls with education funds & needs such as books, uniforms & stationery, personal needs and food and clothing.
Fernyati hopes to become a teacher while Ayu’s ambition is to graduate as a nurse.
Film Night – “Lion” (from Glenn Reilly) RC Bendigo is running a film night on Thursday night Jan 19th at Bendigo Cinema. The new film coming out called Lion is the story of Saroo the young Indian guy who actually spoke at the District Conference here in Bendigo earlier this year and his story was on 60 minutes. Will be a great film as it’s an inspiring story. The screening will be on opening night and the profits will go to Lifeline Central Victoria. The tickets will be $20 each and $8 from each ticket will go to Lifeline so a great film for a great cause.
As you might be aware Lifeline’s goal is to have a Suicide Free Australia so we thought we could all do our bit to help them. The money will go to the Bendigo branch of Lifeline to help train local volunteers. Date: Thursday 19th January. Time: 6.45pm.
Movie: Lion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubKIgH8YWlA
Would members who have indicated their attendance at this event please bring your $20 to next week’s meeting so that tickets may be reserved.
A reminder from Treas. Noel that ½ yearly Subs are now due.
Rotary Foundation: Don’t forget your $27.50. Return to Treas. Noel asap.