Weekly Meeting Minutes
The Meeting of Tuesday the 1st May 2018
The Meeting was opened at 7pm by President Kerry Jones
Visitors: Ray O’Meara
The Toast to Australia was proposed by President Kerry Jones
Attendance numbers: 18
Apologies: Greg Adams, Tina Elmer, Emerald Leyden and David Palermo, Phil Chambeyron, Steve Crosling, Clyde Hulme, Warwick Leeson
Correspondence: as detailed
President Kerry Jones: Thanked everyone for their assistance at the Anzac Day ceremony. Advised everyone that Irene Adams was well following her surgery.
PP Linda Gidlund mentioned that the Interact students will organize and afternoon tea at the school. More details to follow.
Gary Hennessy notified the members about vandalism to the seats on the walking track from Diamond Creek to Eltham. Arthur Lewin will follow this up.
PDG John Gatt notified that the next Town Fair meeting will be at the Mens shed next Monday.
Martin Sadle advised that there has been about 50 aplications so far.
Stephanie Hutt for the Membership committee would like to run a stall outside Coles once a month for the next three months and asked for the club to sponsor $500 towards free giveaway gifts to start a conversation. Approved by Rob Lloyd and John Gatt.
President Kerry advised that the meeting on the first of June will be a partner’s night with a good speaker, Steve Bell who climbed Mount Everest.
21 jars of honey donated by Greg Paull were auctioned by Beau Matthews to raise money for Foundation.
Fine Session: Run by Martin Sadle.
Chairperson: Rob Lloyd Speaker Gary Hennessy
Gary gave a brief outline of his life to the age of 23 and then embarked on a very interesting part of his life spent as a tour guide in Europe for the period of twelve years.
He described the beginning of his present business in corporate embroidery to the current time and touched on his hobbies briefly. He has two children who are at University, one studying exercise science and the other studying event management. He is an Essendon supporter.
The Raffle raised $ and the Bottle of wine was won by:
The Fines and Happy Bucks raised $
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $
The speaker next week is Susie Cole from the RC PRahan who will talk on increasing membership.
The Meeting closed at 7.50 pm with the toast to Rotary International.
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