General Dinner Meeting 21 November

 

Chairman Wayne Robinson

Meeting held at the Hong Kong Inn Tuesday 18 November

Weekly Meeting

 

Chairman Wayne Robinson

Meeting held at the Hong Kong Inn Tuesday 18 November

Weekly Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictures Above: Guest Speakers, President Micael Ambrose & Meeting Chairmen Wayne Robinson.
 
 
President Miceal opened the meeting and welcomed visitors.
  • Christmas dinner will be held at Wild Dog Winery and all are welcome – young and old, family members etc.
  • Welcome back to Don Kelly and Bill Petschack
  • Miceal had attended the District AGM Seminar
 
Rotary Family
  • Max Hine reported that Rex Greenland was improving John Tricarico was still unwell
  • Bill Burrows made it to Vietnam.
  • Bob Smart’s toothache to be fixed by Ian Brooker
 
November Market Report
Paul Bird reported excellent figures:
52 stallholders $994; BBQ $811; Coffee $399.90; net profit $1300
Paul thanked members who volunteered their help.
Next Market 20 December
 
Rotary Information
Wayne Robinson passed on information about Rotary Fellowship. Members who share hobbies/vocations independent of Rotary e.g. cricket, caravanning, e clubs, sailing, horse riding, lawyers, magicians etc
 
New Year in Paynesville
Merv Deppeler and David Proposch are co-ordinators. Vans can be parked either at Merv’s or David’s place. New Year’s Eve there will be a function to attend, fireworks etc and New Year’s Day would be on the Silt Jetty. All welcome!
 
Fines Master Returns!
Kevin made up for his absence by fining just about everyone.
  • Arrival tax – Don Kelly, Bill Petschack, Ian Haughton, and himself.
  • Sharryn Marshall – took her badge home to clean it
  • Garry Surman – in the paper
  • Mark Howe – late arrival
  • Don Kelly and Colin Gardner – noise pollution
  • Merv Deppeler and Bob Vogt – doing burnouts on Jackson’s Drive
  • Ian Haughton’s son won a car in a raffle
  • Col Gardner’s granddaughter won the State High Jump Championship
  • Don Kelly found that Ian Brooker’s office has Collingwood Memorabilia
  • Colin Gardner added that Don Kelly entertained the caravan travellers with his Burlesque show.
 
Guest Speakers were from Speakers Bank
Anne Hutchinson and Mimi Laurilla were welcomed by Chairman Wayne. Speakers Bank is an organisation for people with a disability to speak about their experience and to explain their disability. There are 35 guest speakers available to speak to groups. Annecto is an independent, not for profit association committed to increasing opportunities and choices for people with a disability. Anne is from Nar Nar Goon and her brain injury makes her reaction to stress very intense. In 2011 she began to be ill and was retrenched from her job. She had a stroke which changed her life dramatically. She found it very difficult to cope. Anne said the Guide Dog Program saved her as she suffered vision impairment. Anne is studying Advocacy through Yooralla and refuses to be a victim. Anne is now 33 and this was her first guest speaking event.
It was a privilege to hear Anne speak about her life and the way she has overcome the difficulties she has faced.