President Tony opened the meeting:
• Tonight is our Annual General Meeting
• Thanks to those who volunteered to assist at the Yea Show.
• Open Garden results, to date, will be close to $10,000
• The shed has been completed, costing a little more than $24,000 Thanks to Bob H and Paul K for emptying the shed in Yea, cataloguing and storing items in project groups! There are still the heavy screens to be moved. Rodney, as Property Officer, will have a set of keys.
• Terry H has advised that he will be stepping down from Community Services, thanks to Les H for stepping into this position and joining Board.
• As of next week we will have a revised toast to King and Country, and I pro-pose to have a roster for members to share the opening segment.
• Ruth Konig Scholarship team have met, and again, 2 scholarships will be presented.
• Next week will be presentation of School Bursaries.
• Friday 8th December—Seniors Dinner
• Thursday 14th December—Carols in the Park
• Thursday 21st December—Christmas Dinner, Partners night.
• 2024—Picnic at Glenside (Andersons) Thursday 11th January
• 2024—Regular meeting, Yea Golf Club, Thursday 18th January
• 2024—Art Show Opening, Thursday 25th January

Chairperson—David Anderson
Time: 7.48pm
 Attendees and apologies noted.
 Minutes of previous AGM, 24/11/22, moved as correct and carried
 Presidents Annual Report, presented at Changeover, moved correct and carried
 Financial Financial Statements, moved as correct and carried
 Election of Office Bearers -
President Elect 2024 /25 Penny Paxman
President Elect 2025/26 Darryl King
Secretary 2025/25 Glenda Woods
Treasurer 2024/25 Gary Fitzgerald
2024/25 Board to be appointed by President Elect Penny Paxman
 AGM closed 7.52 pm

Presentation by Tippy and David of their visit to the Daysprings school, South Africa, for the opening of the ablution block, funded through Rotary Global Grant, and the class-room block, funded through a generous bequest to Daysprings from Ruth Konig.
Daysprings is a boarding school for disadvantaged students, with a current enrolment of 97. It was originally opened to take in children left orphaned due to the HIV crisis.
A memorial garden has been created to honor Ruth and others involved in the building pro-gram.
A special acknowledgement to Cheryl Phillips of Rustenberg Kloof Rotary Club, South Africa, for her persistence to bring the project to completion.
Thank you to Ruth Konig for your foresight for such a project.
Tippy at Day Springs, South Africa