President Glenda’s Notes - 25th May 2017
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
The last few weeks have passed us by rather quickly.
I would like to on behalf of the club congratulate Rotarian David Peechy, Lisa and William on the safe arrival of Evelyn. I am sure they are all enjoying this special moment especially young William who is now a big brother.
In recent years our club has been fortunate to host Rotary youth exchange students. I am pleased to inform the club that we will be hosting a young lady from Denmark.
At our recent Board meeting the Board approved to support the Golden Diversity Team for $1000.00. These girls are trying to get to Malaysia for the F1 School Finals, they presented themselves very well at our meeting and we will no doubt hear more in the future about this team.
We also approved to fund Catholic Care Australia for the sum of $2500.00. Catholic Care help people at risk who are in need of a credit check, birth certificate or photo id. Sometimes these credentials are lost or left behind during a testing time in their lives. As we all know to obtain any form of id costs money and this is where we will assist with our donation.
The Board has also agreed to support a community awareness campaign for Men's health. Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer. This is mainly because men do not want to be tested. This campaign is called "Project Red Socks". Rotarian Kim Biggelaar has agreed to help me get this campaign up and running and once I receive our kits we will then have slid show presentation and hopefully someone from Prostate Cancer Council will also speak to us.
Could all Board members please make a start on your reports for the Change Over dinner on Saturday 1st July.
Rotarian Henk and I attended the Soggy bottom cardboard regatta thankyou drinks and nibbles at the city Park on Saturday afternoon. It was wonderful to hear from the Rotary club of Youngtown about this event and equally wonderful to see the recipients receive an insulin pump. Rotary Youngtown managed to raise enough money to supply 4 of these pumps to young people. I know I am looking forward to next years Regatta and with luck our club can put a team together.
I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday night at Club 55 for our social evening.
Cheers President Glenda Iles