Friday 23rd February 2018

Last Night’s Meeting

Guests.  We welcomed DG John Lane and his partner Bo Morse, our exchange student Amalia, Rae Smart, President Noosa Head Club and Stuart Mason, Member Noosa Head Club (Rae and Stuart working with Greg I on possible joint project).  Weather affected highway, members attendance and our presentation technology?

Guest Speaker. DG John emphasised the theme for this year Rotary Making a Difference included dealing with challenges with possible amalgamations of districts to better fit with the reality of lifestyles and values in the western world in the current decade.  John mentioned in any transition to larger districts, an option might be to have larger clusters with closer connections and greater responsibilities than currently, also more professional training for Rotarians, looking outside Rotary for expertise and renewal.  John encouraged everyone to take the 10 minutes only that is needed to enter or update a Rotarian’s record on www.my rotary.org. He made a powerful point – you just need your Rotary number (and he handed out a membership list to attendees with that detail on it.)  The website is a fantastic source of info and it’s organised to match each Rotarian.  Interesting statistics there too about our Club since we formed nearly four years ago.  Maybe we can challenge each other to be on line and with up-to-date details before March comes?

Bo gave a plug for the District Conference on 20-22 April at Maroochy RSL.  On line registrations open Monday.  A refreshed, vibrant program has been developed with strong speakers and hopefully there will be a good representation from Eumundi.  For info go to http://www.rotary9600.org/conference/brochure2018.pdf.  Bo spoke of a charity operating a dialysis service in  very remote areas west of Alice Springs – The Purple House and the Purple Truck are providing a mobile dialysis service to individuals who would otherwise face almost total separation from their families and their country because of the constancy of treatment requirements.

Next Meeting

Guest speaker for next week’s meeting is Cathy Buck.  She is  SC Council’s Disaster Management Coordinator.  She is a great presenter  re disaster management and disaster resilience for our Eumundi community and services. It’s definitely an opportunity to invite contacts from schools, businesses, community organisations as well as your partner and friends.

Calendar Reminders
(Thursdays 5.30pm for 6pm CWA unless advised below)

Thurs 1 Mar Rotary Members meeting – Cathy Buck SCCouncil Disaster Management Coord

 

Sun 4 Mar Fundraiser for Sandy Muir at Imperial Hotel 3-5pm Outback bar with live music, free pool, games for all ages, face painting, raffles. Discount beer and sausage sizzle sales to be donated
Sun 11 Mar Eumundi Rotary Long Lunch
Sun 18 Mar Eumundi Swim Club BBQ – sausage sizzle

 

20-22 Apl District Conference Maroochy RSL
Thurs 10 May Pride of Work Awards Night
 

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