Meeting of the 5th of December 2017
Correspondence: Request from Gary Fitzgerald for all those wanting a reimbursement from the Conference this year to send him their details. Request for donation from Safe Steps (an organisation working to protect women and children from family violence)
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award, 19th - 25th November 2017) It was wonderful seeing all the young people full of enthusiasm and achieving their goals.
Ray White Greensborough is offering to help needy people over Christmas with presents under the tree in their Greensborough Office and is looking for needy people.
Lisa Tanaka (Rotary Youth Exchange Student): spoke about her experience at RYLA. She found it to be fantastic, she made lots of new friends and skills for life. She also went on her last trip to Dookie on Sunday to meet with the inbound and outbound exchange students before she heads back to Japan at the end of the year.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Returned Exchange Student Edward Buckle who started by giving us a quick lesson on how to speak Danish, he suggested we start with putting a potato in the back of our throat. (Don't try this at home kids)
He said that the year away in Denmark taught him to live in the moment, and he thanked the club for giving him the opportunity of a lifetime to broaden his outlook, and develop.
The Nitty Gritties
The Meeting was opened at 7pm by President Kerry Jones
Visitors: Guest Speaker Edward Buckle, Mr and Mrs Buckle, Lucinda and Lisa Tanaka.
Weekly door prize was won by John Egan
The Fines and Happy Bucks raised $32
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $9.85
The Raffle raised $35 and the Bottle of wine was won by Arthur