At tonight's meeting we will be giving one of our members special recognition in awarding them a Paul Harris Fellow. This recognises the person's contribution to Rotary and to the community. Come along and help surprise this worthy member.
Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Professor Timothy Minchin. (No, not the famous comedian and musician!)
Professor Minchin is a professor of North American History at La Trobe University. He grew up in Gloucestershire, England and received his Ph.D in American History from the University of Cambridge in 1996. He taught American History at the Universities of Cambridge and St. Andrews in the United Kingdom before emigrating to Australia in 2004.
He has written widely on labour history and civil rights and has had several books published. He is currently researching the American car industry.
Tonight his topic will be: 'After the Dream... the ongoing struggle for civil rights in the USA in the post-King era.'