Meets Thursdays at 6pm for 6.30pm at Heritage Court House, Moore St. Rochester
Apologies to Heather by noon, Wednesday for catering.
18 August Meeting 2016
Next Meeting: Thursday 25th August at the Court House. This is a Board Meeting and Directors are asked to send reports to Sec. Heather for inclusion in the agenda.
Pres. Bryan welcomed DG Neville & Rebecca, Probus President Rhonda Hynes along with Rtns. Heather, Gay, Noel S, Noel L, and Ray, Rotary Partners Robyn and Graeme and 2 special little guests Charlie & Jasmine.
Apologies were received from Rtns. Graeme & Stewart & Rotary Partners Jeanette & Pam who were in Brisbane attending the wedding of Stewart & Pam’s daughter, Ciaron.
August Membership and New Club Development Month
FARSE: All agreed that the 18th Annual Farm & Road Safety Expo, held on Tuesday 16th August had been a resounding success. 670 children from 17 schools from Bendigo to Ultima, Cohuna to Ardmona attended along withfile:///Users/user/Desktop/IMG_2392.JPG an estimated 300 adults. In perfect weather conditions, groups of children moved around the 21 displays promoting safety on the farm, in the home and on the road. Exhibitors included representatives from the emergency services, Energy Safe, Coliban Water, Life Saving Victoria, Rochester Pony Club, Murray Goulburn & Fonterra, Bunnings and the Echuca Vintage Machinery Club.
Thanks were extended to the many volunteers who assisted in setting up on Monday and helping out during the event – approximately 369 volunteer hours was put into the running of the day.
The many evaluation forms returned by both exhibitors and participants expressed very positive comments about the event, its organisation and the safety message passed to the attending students.
Many thanks to Sec. Heather for the effort she has put into the planning & organisation of this event.
DG Neville addressed the meeting, telling of his journey from Team Leader of the 2003 GSE Team to Ireland to DG of District 9800. Neville highlighted the District’s Strategic Plan and his vision for Rotary as it moves forward and embraces the changes brought about by the recent Council on Legislation. Plans for the District Conference 2017 and the opportunity to showcase Rotary projects were outlined along with the reasons behind the Conference Theme – Connecting Communities – Serving Humanity Thank you Neville for your inspirational words & for sharing your Vision of Rotary Serving Humanity.
A new use for unwanted satchels from previous conferences:- The vocational training team, VTT visiting Cambodia in December has a use for unwanted satchels that can be used by the team for presentation packs for teacher aids, when the team is conducting training sessions on site. Contact President Bryan if you can assist. The satchels will then be forwarded on to Bronwyn Stephens