Meeting Notes—Impromtu Pizza Night
The Golf Club Meeting was cancelled due to recent wet weather so we were able to meet! The night was filled with fellowship and stories of the floods with much work ahead of us and damage yet still to be assessed.
President Tony opened the meeting welcoming our guest — Clare Sinclair.
With Rodney away, David then gave the toasts noting Rotary’s commitment to commit $2.6 billion to the eradication of Polio.
Julie spoke about correspondence received and gave notes to thank a number of donations, one of which was David Ngo donating all of the sausages for the Goulburn Valley Suicide Awareness Walk.
President Tony then thanked Julie for organising this impromptu meet up and for Michael for bartending for us as a last minute change!
We then heard from Sue about Youth and she confirmed that there are two students who are interested in going to RYLA this year. The board have also donated $1000 to Nakayai for their upcoming ex-change. Sue also spoke about the open community house in partnership with rotary. Please come down if you can lend a helping hand or are interested. It is open from 12—3 pm on Friday and 10 am -2 pm this weekend.
Sue also spoke about the decision create a scholarship for year 12 children which will be known as the “Ruth Konig Award”. Ian Sichlau gave his vote of approval at this.
Gary then spoke about some equipment which will be purchased for the club including a table and some small tables for raffle events. The club is also looking to purchase a hands-free microphone. Terry suggested that we try to buy local.
There will be new Rotary clothing available in the next couple of weeks to try on — see Glenda for details.
There are still spots available for volunteering at the open gardens! See Glenn if you can lend a helping hand.
There will be upcoming need to help our community and those affected by the floods. See Terry Hubbard if you want more information on how you can help out.
Overall, we had a night full of fellowship. It was lovely for those of us affected by the floods to share in a sense of community, a compassionate listening ear and feeling of togetherness—the heart of Rotary values.
Special thanks to Bobbie for serving the pizza’s and cleaning up after us all.