The Meeting of Tuesday 27th February 2018
President Kerry Jones, John and Eileen Gatt were invited to Wattle Glen Primary
School for the students to thank Rotary for donating $5000 towards their playground
President Kerry Jones spoke about the success of “the Dream” which
was financed in part by the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek.
Roger Knight: The process of application for funding should include a request to present
the application to the club in person if appropriate, and then a return to thank the club
afterwards and report on the finalization of the project. This should be written in to the
application form itself.
Emerald Leyden: Demonstration “Accessing the Bulletin” This was well presented and
informative. Thank you, Emerald.
John Gatt: Attended the Men’s Shed to receive a key and password for the entrance door
so that Rotary can meet there on Mondays once a month for the Town Fair Meeting.
Emails were sent to the thirteen schools in the area notifying them that the leadership
program would continue and with a 10% increase.
A parent at the Wattle Glen Primary School approached the Gatts and Kerry about joining.
Her name is Jemima and she is the daughter of a visitor who came to our club from Kenya
earlier this year.
Phil Chambeyron: Also visited the Men’s Shed and nailed up a plaque noting Rotary’s
donation to the building project.
Phil commented on the students from Diamond Valley College who through the High
Resolves program have asked for assistance with a project within the school grounds. Phil
will assist them and asked for Rotary Insurance Cover. Eileen will contact Rotary District.
Rob Lloyd: visited the Rotary Club of Epping which has four members.
Bev Baker: requested members email her re conference attendance.
Greg Adams: Reported on the current state of the Run out of Poverty Project. The
organizers in the Philippines at the moment are in talks with the government. Greg can
organize a speaker for the club. Insurance cover for the coaches needs to organized on a pro
rata basis until December.
Linda Gatt: Submitted a comprehensive youth report.
Interact will arrange for books to be picked up by Donations In Kind in the next couple weeks
2 Interactors have applied to attend RYPEN 9800, expecting 2 others, April dates are Friday to Sunday, 27, 28 & camp; 29. A discount applies if the administration is completed on time.
Expecting 2 students to apply for RYPEN 9790; March Friday to Sunday, 16, 17 & 18, 2018.
The 9790 RYPEN students will have to come sooner as that RYPEN is held the week before Conference.
The students need transport to and from both RYPEN Camps. Please look at your commitments and help with transport.
Linda provided the Panton Hill Primary School parent with a RotaKids Handbook. The parent took the document to School Council on Monday, 19 February. The school is keen to start a RotaKids club and a parent is enthusiastic about getting it started so it will go ahead beginning Friday, 9 March. Membership will come from Years 4,5 & 6.
20 March, David Finlayson, DVC History teach will speak to us about a book he wrote and published and the RYPEN students will come to introduce themselves.
Diamond Valley Rotaract elected Alex Trakula President next year.Congratulations, Alex!
The Nitty Gritty:
Visitors: Gary Hennessy
The Raffle raised $ 45 and the Bottle of wine was won by: Rob Lloyd
The weekly door prize was won by: Rob Lloyd
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $ 5.25
Coming Events: Bruce Anderson will speak next week on Polio Plus