Weekly Meeting Minutes
The Meeting of Tuesday12/6/2018
The Meeting was opened at 7pm by President Kerry Jones
Visitors: Alma Reynolds and Margaret Cunningham and Jenny Weston and Lynne Lloyd, and Renee Mackenzie.
The Toast to Australia was proposed by President Kerry Jones
Attendance numbers: 20
Apologies: Phil Chambeyron, Steve Crosling, Linda Gidlund, Warwick Leeson, Arthur Lewin, Emerald Leyden, Pat Millar, David Palermo and Martin Sadle.
Reports: Correspondence as tabled
President Kerry requested volunteers for the NYSF interview to be held this Thursday night. Bev Baker and Rob Lloyd volunteered. Kerry will send details of time and venue for the interview of Ben Phillips.
Kerry called for all position holders to send in their reports.
Eileen Gatt Collected the Donation cans in the town and estimated the year’s takings to be $1500. A call was made for the second Post Office Box key. Would nay one know where is it and who has it?
Jenny Watson, a local celebrant spoke about her work with CVTT which places persons with some disability in the workforce at no cost to employer or employee.
Renee Mackenzie spoke about “What is Next” for Shakespeare in the Park” and it could be Much Ado about Nothing or Romeo and Juliet, or As you like it.
Fine Session: Greg Paull tested the club’s knowledge of Shakespeare and history.
Chairperson: Bev Baker Speaker Margaret Cunningham,
A global problem for girls in developing countries occurs when they reach puberty and begin menstruating. Not only is it a social taboo in many countries resulting in isolation for the girls during those days, but basic material and knowledge is lacking. Days for Girls is a recent organisation set up to work with NGO’s and anyone on the ground in those countries aiming to teach young women how to sew and make useful items to sell. Some of those items are simple kits for young girls to use when they menstruate, which enables them to continue attending school, and resist being forced into early marriage and childbirth. Education in health and hygiene is also given at the same time. A kit costs $10 to make in Australia. An educated girl is beneficial for the economy of the community and the country.
Chair Bev Baker stated that a donation of $10 would be made to Rotarians against Malaria, for mosquito repellent bed nets in Papua New Guinea.
The Raffle raised $ 51 and the Bottle of wine was won by Bev Baker
The Fines and Happy Bucks raised $ 25
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $ 8
Coming Events: Next week is a social night at the Aksorn Thai across the road.
The Meeting closed at 8pm with the toast to Rotary International.
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