|Last Night’s Meeting|
Visitors: Guest Speaker Patsy Fayne supported by Linda Morrell from our mother club. Other guests were Sue Young, David Troughton and erstwhile member Fran Maguire. Patsy (photo attached) gave a wonderfully entertaining and informative account of women’s cricket in Australia 50 years ago when she was selected to represent Australia. The slides of a bygone era were terrific – culottes and long socks, salacious views of underwear rather than of women playing cricket, meeting dignitaries and the overdue presentation to the national team members 40 years on of a baggy green cap. Special memories included bowling someone out in the first game when women were allowed on Lords, living it “up” in the West Indies, playing on the beautifully kept cricket grounds in the UK, meeting Maggie Thatcher and royalty reps. Patsy said it was satisfying that the situation of almost no money for travel and playing in the 1960s for her and her comrades has been addressed as has media attention and social change to treat women players as professionals. Members were pleased to hear that sledging was absent in the 60s and remains absent today in women’s representative cricket. Treasurer Les was surprised and delighted to receive a $200 donation to Rotary from the Australian Cricket Assn (players and ex-players assn). Thank you Patsy.
Fran gave a great slick slide show on life for her and husband Paul in Caunnes, Minervois, France as this week’s Item of Interest. Expect to see Fran and Paul at other gatherings before they return to France in early May.
Chair for the evening Greg M acknowledged the efforts of Rotarians and other volunteers in hosting a fabulous long lunch event last Sunday. (A couple of photos for you to the right – plenty more around, ask Peter). Financials are expected to be close to sorted by next Thursday’s board meeting allowing the formal minute to approve the donation to Katie Rose. All members are urged to attend the presentation at Katie Rose Cottage 199 Beddington Rd 5.30pm for an hour on Thurs 29 March. Car pooling is strongly recommended for this high profile event.
Thank you to the volunteers for the car parking team tomorrow and Eumundi Swimming Club’s all day BBQ this Sunday. Next Thursday 22 March at 9am all available Rotarians are asked to give a hand with the packing down of LL crockery and other goodies at the School of Arts shed. Should be only an hour if there’s plenty of help. Derek and Sally and family are heading to the USA for a long stay in December. A replacement Quartermaster is sought ASAP as Derek has a long list of wrapping up jobs to do before departing. Speak to Derek and Peter about your interest in this important job please.
Pride of Work on 10 May – Nomination Forms are now available – see John if you need forms. PLEASE SEEK NOMINATIONS NOW.
|Dragon Boat Racing Carnival on 6 May hosted by our mother club at Lake MacDonald. They’d love a hand – choice of jobs or a spot in a boat. Respond to Linda, email above.