The Meeting of Tuesday 23 rd January 2017
President Kerry mentioned that the rehearsals for the Dream have progressed well, bookings are encouraging, and volunteers are needed.
Rotary Leadership Institute is scheduled again, and President Kerry encouraged members to
Treasurer Greg Adams explained to the club how the Tender Foot School Global Grant has been slightly reworked to allow the connection of the school’s sanitary fittings to the sewer, and
has necessitated some creative financial work approved by Rotary International.
PP Linda Gidlund read out a long and very well composed letter from Lisa Tanaka describing her time at RYLA.
Chairperson John Egan introduced our Guest Speaker: Bruce Anderson, who joined us from the Rotary Club of Strathmore, to talk to us about Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)
Bruce pointed out that RAM (Rotarians Against Malaria) is supported by 21 clubs around Australia, and that there are now Rotaractors against Malaria too.
The mainstay of the Rotary program is insecticide impregnated Bed nets, together with the removal of stagnant water near human habitation. This has been so successful that in PNG there has been a 65% drop in Malaria, in the Solomon’s an 87% drop, and in Timor Leste a 99% drop. The programs have been so successful that some areas have been declared Malaria free.
Kerry Jones on behalf of the Club presented Bruce Anderson with a cheque for $260.
The Nitty Gritty
Visitors: Richard Stockman Michael Shields
Visiting Rotarians: Bruce Anderson
The Toast to Australia was proposed by President Kerry Jones
Attendance numbers: 24
Birthdays and anniversaries: Greg Adams 60 th birthday was celebrated with a muffin
and candle, and the club singing Happy Birthday.
The door prize was won by: Elicia Hall
Wearing a Viking hat, our Swedish Sergeant raided the member’s pockets in the Fines and Happy Bucks session, raising $28.00
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $11.40
The Raffle raised $54 and the prize was won by: Rob Lloyd
Coming Events: January 30 th Club Assembly and Board Meeting
The Meeting closed at 8.07 pm with the toast to Rotary International.
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