President Glenda’s Notes - 15th March 2018
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
I wish to take this opportunity to thank Rotarian Les Baxter for inviting some interesting guest speakers to our meetings. Last week we heard John Zeckendork speak to us about Mt Everest and he obviously held everyones attention as the questions were flying thick and fast.
After the meeting we held a Board meeting where we discussed a few items. We approved to change our website to a more secure platform. The website will be redeveloped using WordPress. We will no longer archive our Bulletins, the members area will be smaller and all birth dates removed. The removal of birth dates will help to protect your privacy. In a nut shell this means that you will be able to view our newsletter on a mobile device the same as you would see it on a PC, it is more responsive as it drags out and pulls in to fit the screen.
The Board also discussed how we are going to fundraise to help support our projects locally and internationally.
We also agreed to support Care for Africa and build a Women's Enterprise Centre that will empower women and assist them with projects which in turn will give them confidence to help their communities. This centre will be run by the women and the time frame is over 2 to 3 years. In the coming weeks Rotarian Di Butler will give a brief talk on this project. Our Fiji project is also starting to take shape. We have a team of 5 heading there in June.
Once again I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday evening.
Yours in Rotary
President Glenda Iles