The Meeting of Tuesday 16th January 2017
Kerry welcomed everyone back to the first meeting for the year.
Kerry mentioned the bulletin has a new format which relieves Kerry of much work, thanks to Linda and Emerald who arranged it.
The Dream has sold 100 tickets so far! Set construction is underway at the Men’s Shed, and there will be an ad campaign in the Diamond Valley Leader News advertisement soon.
A request for Real Estate signs advertising the Dream should be erected around the local area. Phil Chambeyron will speak to land owners who are kind enough to allow us to display Town Fair signage on their properties, if they are agreeable he will then pass on their details to Kerry to arrange.
The afternoon tea at Government house has been organised and bookings have closed.
Treasurer: Greg Adams mentioned that the Nillumbik Council has deposited the
sponsorship money for “The Dream” Production.
Town Fair: PDG John Gatt spoke about the upcoming Town Fair Meeting on the 5 th
February being run by Steve Crosling since the Gatts will be overseas. John also reiterated his retirement from the position of Coordinator after this year’s Town Fair, since he will have been coordinator for three years by then. Eileen Gatt also mentioned that she too will not be doing the minute secretary Town fair position. A reminder that a theme for 2018 needs to be decided on!
Chairperson Steve Crosling introduced our Guest Speakers for the evening:
Brother Celestine and RYLArian/Rotaractor Rachel Caulfield
Brother Celestine from the Salesian Fathers, who works with the Don Bosco Boys in Nairobi and Langata. These are essentially street children who are offered initially a place to sleep at night, and then are offered a chance at education by the Don Bosco Centre. One street boy has become a lawyer. Don Bosco is the organisation which Principal Ester Wamai from Tender Foot School engaged to build the furniture for the school.
Rachael spoke extremely enthusiastically about RYLA, even with her background as a
Rotaractor and coming from nearly 20 years of involvement with Rotary through her
parents. There were not enough superlatives for her to use. She complimented Linda
Gidlund many times on how she organised RYLA in an unconventional manner so as to stimulate the participants to perform and discover the best of themselves.
The Nitty Gritty:
Visitors: Theresa and Michael Shields, and baby Oliver.
Guest Speaker: Rachael Caulfield, Rylarian
Attendance numbers: 21
The weekly door prize was won by: Michael Shields
The Fines and Happy Bucks raised $ 27.00
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $ 12.95
The Raffle raised $35 and the prize was won by: Steve Crosling