Aug 31, 2018
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF DIAMOND CREEK HELD ON TUESDAY, 28TH AUGUST 2018 AT PLATTERS CAFÉ & BAR, MAIN HURSTBRIDGE ROAD, DIAMOND CREEK, COMMENCING AT 7.00PM. President Alicia Hall opened the meeting and proposed a toast to Australia. Alicia introduced District Governor Malcolm Kerr and his wife, Jill. Visiting Rotarian: Evelyn Woods Guests: Jemimah Muhuri REPORTS: TOWN FAIR REPORT: Roger Knight spoke about the Town Fair which is only two weeks away. The stalls are all full and a special attraction this year will be the woodchoppers. Next week at our meeting we will be having the Town Fair Safety Briefing. YOUTH SERVICES REPORT: Linda Gidlund reported that the Interact Club at Diamond Valley College will be meeting this week. HAY RUN REPORT: Greg Paull gave a comprehensive report about the Hay Run that occurred last weekend. The hay was loaded in Ballarat on Friday night and very early Saturday morning, then Peter and Leigh began their long drive to northern outback New South Wales. The farmer who received the hay was extremely grateful. He will now be able to accompany his wife to hospital in Dubbo when she has the baby in a couple of week’s time. Alicia introduced District Governor Malcolm Kerr. The District Governor spoke about his attendance at International Convention and the Rotary International President, Barry Rassin. He discussed this year’s theme: ‘Be the Inspiration.’ Malcolm then talked about the ‘who, what, why, when and how’ of how to be an inspiration as a Rotarian. Malcolm’s wife, Jill then spoke of her District Governor’s Partner’s Project, which is to support Rural Aid. She briefly discussed the drought crisis and the work that Rural Aid does. Jill’s speech generated a number of questions. RAFFLE DRAW: Winner – Malcolm Kerr AMOUNTS RAISED: Raffle: $63, Silver Pot: $6.10 Alicia proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Cobram and Rotary International. She then closed the meeting.