Weekly Meeting Minutes
The Meeting of Tuesday 17th April 2018
The Meeting was opened at 7pm by President Kerry Jones
Kerry mentioned the Nillumbik Volunteers Appreciation Night on the 24th May 7-9pm at the Eltham Community and Reception Centre and asked for members interested.
Visiting Rotarians: Salwyn Shahine who is District 9810 Interact Chairman
John and Zilis Hardiman and Margaret MacPherson (RC Greensborough) Zilis mentioned that the club is chartered 50 years this year.
The Toast to Australia was proposed by President Kerry Jones
Attendance numbers: 20
Apologies: Emerald Leyden, David Palermo, Clyde Hulme and Tina Elmer, Pat Millar, Greg Adams
Reports: Secretary: Eileen Gatt. Correspondence as detailed to club
Treasurer: Greg Adams absent
Arthur Lewin called for volunteers for the Anzac Day service
PP Linda Gidlund mentioned that she attended the Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley last night, and that they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in July with a Cocktail party. Also Samuel Wilson will be the Rotaract District Representative this year. Linda thanked Steve for taking the students to Rypen. Volunteers are needed to bring them back on Sunday.
PDG John Gatt informed the club that the Rotary Club of Emerald is having the Community Raffle again this year and that a car will be donated by Ferntree Gully motors.
Zilis Hardiman advised members that Bill Carter is running a Virtual Golf Competition at Drummonds Golf House on the 27th April and that it will be $30 a head and food supplied.
Fine Session Run by Martin Sadle raised $21
Chairperson PDG Rob Lloyd introduced the Guest Speaker: Salwyn Shahine who is District 9810 Interact Chairman. Salwyn spoke a while about his own life and journey through Rotary and then embarked on his subject of “How to start an Interact Club”
He made it sound quite easy. He recommended to find a good teacher and talk to him about Interact. He advised also to become friendly with the principal of the school. Other than that his advice was common sense and a result of hi s enthusiasm for the program. He has had great success with starting up Interact Clubs.
Chair Rob Lloyd 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 $ 52 and the Bottle of wine was won by:
The Fines and Happy Bucks raised $ 21
The Foundation Silver Pot raised $ 12.40
President Kerry called for items for Club Assembly and reports for the Board Meeting
next week to be sent to the secretary.
The Meeting closed at 8pm with the toast to Rotary International.
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