Hello Fellow Rotariains.
Last night was our first meeting for the new Rotary year with Ross as our new President, meeting started with usual Proceedings except national anthem sounded like we needed new batteries, a bit flat, guests were welcomed and we got under way, directors reports were longer than usual for our secretary due to Bob had 3 weeks of material to go over and it does bank up, one topic brought up by Bob was about NYSF, and as we had Rye/Rosebud Rotary at our club it was mentioned how they have 8 students for NYSF and we have none that are interested and as our youth director Chris Booth was absent due to work commitments couldn't comment as to if he had students from Balcombe College, as they have shown in the past to be very interested in all our projects,we will wait to hear from Chris to how this is progressing. Merv tried to sell Christmas in July cakes.
And some sad news delivered bye Ray Barnard Brown that there had been 2 deaths recently, Mrs Christie, wife of Sandy Christie had passes away and also Graham Whitaker, apparently had a fall overseas and was rushed to hospital , but didn't survive, our thoughts go out to all the families
This week as guests, we had
Lee and Natalie from Rye/Rosebud Rotary club, they came to give a brief talk on the facility to help young people in the Rosebud industrial estate, it is there as a support centre to help the younger people in our community.
We also had Tim Desmond Dromana CFA Captain and Jeff Morgan attend our club to receive a cheque for $1400.00, this was the result of Dromana Rotary and Dromana CFA working together on the election day BBQ, we had great support from all members and a number of CFA members, as it turned out we sold almost double what was usually sold on these events, l would like to personally thank our members for there support and the Dromana CFA, they all done a great job and done more than expected, thank you
Our guest speaker was Kim Michod, Kim came to give a talk on Peninsula Hospice, they are currently working from a building in Rosebud, Kim joked about the name on the top being Tattesalls, l think she was refuring to not having your number come up, Peninsula Hospice is in the process of moving to a $4.5 million dollar building in Main street, the purpose of her talk was to explain how they have palliative care in the home rather than in a separate hospital type environment, were some people don't want to spend there last days, Kim went on to say how what they do is personal ,and caring towards the individual and there families.
Pres Ross thanked the guests and the members and meeting was closed at 8.00