Visiting Rotarian Ian Stronge and his wife Anne visiting from Tocumwal R.C to support guest speaker Bianca Phillips (granddaughter).
President Jacque reported on the great success of the Food bowl Festival on the weekend with great weather and crowds. Reminder of 60th Anniversary celebrations this coming weekend and the need for helpers.
Chairman Graham Hodge spoke about life being good, it is lonely at times but he lloks forward to Monday nights at Rotary and his garden is well tendered and watered.
Guest Speaker Bianca Phillips from Yallaba Adventurer Unit reported on the 31st Scout Jamboree to China and Mongolia in which the club part sponsored.
* There were 68 Scouts & 32 Leaders from 20 countries attend
* It was Bianca's first time travelling without her family
* First two days spent in China visiting the Great Wall and the Forbidden City
* Big climate change in Mongolia with high humidity and 'long drop' stench
* Most Mongolians still living in Ger's/Yerts
* The women wear bright colours, lots of animals wandering around freely, legal age of drinking alcohol was 10 yrs old and legal age of smoking was 13 yrs old.
* Bianca buried a blow up kangaroo on a Mongolian mountain
* The highlight/most enjoyable part of the trip was the friendships made and the people she shared the trip with.
* Bianca said that she would never forget the people, places and the atmosphere from the experience.
Stephen Mills
Christmas light has been approved $1000 from our club, $1000 from Lions & $500 from Bendigo Bank. Awaiting the Shire to approve appropriate materials
Visited Mens Shed and found it vibrant with 20 members. Mens Shed wanting ongoing support from Rotary and putting up two proposals fro a BBQ area and purchase of a storage shipping container. John Watson attending the AGM this Friday.
Steve keen to get a proposal up and running to update/improve strret stall area
Linda Boyd
Rotary supporting two nominees for RYLA for $1000 ea, Tim Connolly and Amy Hodge
Terry Brennan
Calendar sales were at Foodbowl 32, Pubs 52, Market 80. Having two stalls at Numurkah Show and looking for volunteers during the week. 60th Anniversary Dinner has 79 people coming needing volunteers.
Lorraine Greenwood
The club makes $5 from every $5 calendar sold. Potential for $10,000 to be made. Roster to be distributed around meeting.
Sieg Seiter
Needing two teams to go around local pubs on a Friday night
Squish Davis
Reported on her excitement aand sense of community over the weekend for Foodbowl Festival. Thank you to Rotary for support.
Julie Andrew
Reported on a a successful Umoja Orphanage Dinner last Monday night with over 120 guests, making approx $1400 for the project. A big thank you to all Rotarians.
Chris Sutton
Reporting as Assistant Govenor
Attended meeting for DG 2020/21
Looking for nominees
AGM will be 06/11/2017
Steve McKewen ( District Chair for Membership) coming to our club as guest speaker
District Conference has had Merv Hughes and another speaker pull out but have replaced with same calibre speakers
Bernie Bott asking Rotarians to do Movember for Mental Health
Noel Trevaskis fro Rotary International coming to Cobram RC, booking a table to support club that has supported us. Roster on Clubrunner.
Monday 16th October = 80%
Monday 23rd October = 63%
Heads and Tails
Ernest Jones