Club Administration

Weekly meetings are paramount in extending the knowledge and friendship of our members and we are fortunate to have the excellent weekly bulletin, The Keyway. The Club has been most fortunate to have had the skills of many bulletin reporters and for many of the past years, the editorship of Peter Brown. Peter has been a long serving and committed bulletin editor and deserves credit for coordinating the production for many years. Peter relinquished this role during the year and David Gilbey has delivered an informative Keyway with skillful enthusiasm.

Early in the year, District Governor Neal Fogarty visited the Club and spoke to members regarding the theme Building Communities, Bridging Continents. District 9700 representatives visited the Club and presented information on Polio Plus, Membership and the Rotary Foundation.

Members completed child protection training. Club Assemblies were held regularly and the Club Visioning workshop was held to provide members with an opportunity to do some future planning. Social events included dinner at Micah House, the Christmas Party at the Indian Restaurant and a night at the Thirsty Crow Brewery.

A range of informative speakers provided background on local real estate, chiropractic issues, modern dentistry, tenancy services, hearing impairment, journalism and the Murrumbidgee Catchment Authority. Other topics addressed included autism and the programs of the Cancer Council, Forrest Community Services, Army Cadets, Interlink and Army Chaplaincy.

An international focus was on a planned RAWCS project in Vanuatu which unfortunately had to be postponed. Club members supported fundraising efforts for Dr Alok Sharma and his Darkness to Light project in India and a member of his team reported to the Club on their return. President Denise Flockton made a long journey to Nepal with a party of Rotarians to enhance teacher training in the mountain villages.

The membership received excellent feedback from our CSU scholarship winner, Lauren Slater, two Australian Rotary Health Rural Scholarship winners and Mark Oliver, the student we supported at the National Youth Science Forum.

All guest speakers are presented with a Club coffee mug and a certificate to express our appreciation and provide support to Australian Rotary Health.