Weekly Meeting Minutes
The Meeting of Tuesday 29th May 2018
The Meeting was opened at 7pm by President Kerry Jones
Visitors: Neasha Forbes from the Plenty Historical Society. Ray O’Meara
The Toast to Australia was proposed by President Kerry Jones
Attendance numbers: 15
Apologies: Laurie Clapton, Steve Crosling, Linda Gidlund, Alicia Hall, Clyde Hulme, Roger Knight, Warwick Leeson, Emerald Leyden, Beau Matthews, Pat Millar, David Palermo, Martin Sadle.
Correspondence: As tabled.
Treasurer: Is getting used to the new accounting system “Wave up”rather than quick books.
Other Reports: President Kerry reported that she and PDG Rob Lloyd attended a community meeting with the CFA, and the Men’s Shed regarding the purchase of a disused Melbourne Tram.
The CEO of Nillumbik showed his support for the project and a possible site suggested was at the front of either oval and use for weekend pop up coffee shop or BBQ for Community Groups to fundraise. The council suggested that they may subsidize the project and also mooted the possibility of government grants.
Kerry mentioned that next Tuesday would be the opening of the disabled toilet at the Men’s Shed.
Kerry advised the club that member Pat Millar has shifted to assisted accommodation and is having difficulty settling in.
John Egan reported on the Interact club whose members have increased to eight. The school is also looking to have a a tram to be used on the grounds as a classroom.
Phil Chambeyron will be transporting unused text books from the school this week and taking them to Donations in Kind.
AG Greg Paull advised the club that there was a spare Rotary Wheel newly made by the Eltham Woodworker’s Club available for the club and it only needed to be painted. Phil Chambeyron volunteered to paint it.
Fine Session: Phil Chambeyron stepped in to be Sergeant and kindly removed the load of coins from member’s pockets, for a good cause.
Chairperson: Greg Paull Speaker Neasha Forbes
Neasha’s family are long-time residents of Plenty and she is an advocate for saving many of Plenty’s historical buildings, through her work with the Plenty Historical Society that was founded in 1913.The Church is a good example of Methodist revival Architecture, and after much campaigning with the council and Vic Roads, it will be relocated to Heritage Park behind the CFA in Plenty.
Chair Greg Paull 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: John Gatt
The Fines and Happy Bucks raised $ 22
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $8
Coming Events: Next week Ray O’Meara will be inducted, and Steve Bell will talk on his climb of Mt Everest.
John Gatt volunteered to be chairperson and Bev Baker will be Sergeant.
The Meeting closed at 7.50 pm with the toast to Rotary International.
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