President Kerry welcomed members and visitors - prospective member Garry Hennessy and guest speaker James Nicholas.
Shakespeare in the Park – A brilliant series of performances enjoyed by large audiences. Thank you to all club members who assisted at over the 2 weekends.
Mental Health Forum – will be going ahead most probably in June but the program still needs more support from members – planning is progressing and includes stall holders and an exciting panel of speakers.
Treasurer – Sales for Shakespeare in the Park were very good, and the Club can expect a small profit.
Interact – attended meetings at Diamond Valley Secondary College. A lot of interest. There may be 5 or 6 nominations from students to attend RYPEN.
BBQ trailer – Sunday 1 st April at Eltham Lower Park (miniature railway) – volunteers needed.
Conference – Possibility of joining RC of Eltham at a social function.
Lake Malacootie is being considered for future RYPEN sessions.
James Nicholas (historian and author) spoke about his book “The Mystery of Fairyland House Kew”. James described his early years growing up in Hawthorn and Kew and the rich history that he has discovered in his own suburbs.
James was given a Rotarians Against Malaria donation certificate as a thank you for his presentation.
The Nitty Gritty
Attendance: 15 Rotarians and 3 guests.
Apologies – 5 - recorded
The weekly door prize – won by Roger Knight Fines / Happy Bucks - $21:950 Foundation Silver Pot – $8:50
Raffle – $41:00 – Also won by Roger Knight.