Meets Thursdays at 6pm for 6.30pm at Heritage Court House, Moore St. Rochester
Apologies to Heather by noon, Wednesday for catering.
1 December Meeting 2016
There will be no meeting, next week, December 8th so that members may attend the Community Carol Service. The meeting of the following week will be held on Friday 16th December at the home of Treas. Noel
The next ordinary meeting will be held at the Court House on Thursday 5th January 2017.
President Bryan welcomed Rtns. Noel L. Noel S, Heather and Graeme and Rotary Partners Jeanette and Robyn.
Apologies were received from Rtns. Gay & Stewart & Rotary Partner Pam.
December – Disease Prevention & Treatment Month Rotary’s top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can’t afford to pay for health care.
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges and to set an example for others to follow.
Congratulations to Ray & Moira on the arrival of their second grandson, Samuel, a little brother for Harrison (Harry).
Christmas Dinner: This meeting will be held at the home of Noel & Robyn Lucas on Friday 16th December, 7.00 – 7.30pm Apologies to Robyn by Wednesday, 14th Dec.
Keep this date free: Bunnings BBQ, Saturday 4th February. 2017.
Trip to Brim: Despite the 40-degree outside temperatures, members of RC Rochester & Rochester Probus thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Brim to view to painted silos. After lunch at the Brim Hotel where we met “Auntie Gwen”, one of the silo models, a decorated cake celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Probus in Australia was lit by Sec. Heather & cut by “Auntie Gwen. We then headed for Boort where we visited the Spanner Man and his incredible display of spanner sculptures. Thanks to Rtn. Stewart for his organisation of the day.
Pres. Bryan & Rtn Noel L reported on the Foundation Dinner organised by RC Bendigo South. It was agreed that this was a very enjoyable function and the address by Dr Bruce Anderson clearly set out the fight against Polio.
$26.50 Envelopes, a reminder of the beginnings of Rotary Foundation were distributed to members. Members are asked to return these envelopes to Treas. Noel asap.