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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Welcome Rotarians. A lot has happened in the past week.  The board held a meeting essentially to establish a donations strategy during COVID 19 and to establish membership fees for 2020-21. Thank you to those who attended the club zoom meeting on Thursday 14 May and...

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Holding a changeover ceremony virtually

Holding a changeover ceremony virtually

The end of the Rotary year is fast approaching. And with that, clubs are beginning to think about their traditional changeover ceremonies. Like many things in the world after the COVID-19 pandemic, having these in person isn’t an option. Clubs are asking, should we...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Welcome Rotarians.    We ventured into cyber space and held a video club meeting last Thursday.  Thank you to the 21 members who logged in and a particular thank you to Rotarian (good) Les for the technology to make it happen. It was evident that members were not...

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Prevent gender based violence

Prevent gender based violence

By Elsa Marie D’Silva, Rotary Peace Fellow alumna,     …...      During the lockdown enforced due to COVID-19, I have been reaching out to all my friends to see how they are doing. The other day I happened to call one of my girl friends who I know has been in an...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Welcome Rotarians.   This week marks out first zoom members meeting.  For all of us it will be a little bit different, so here is a tip - have plenty of your beverage of choice handy. Also have your say when the club discusses the important issues of next year's...

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URGENT MESSAGE –

As you are all aware there has been many new measures put in place by the government re gatherings of people. Therefore our dinner meetings will be suspended until further notice. Our newsletter will be published each week and if any member would like to add an item...

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Anzac Day 25 April

Anzac Day 25 April

This year we can not go outside to attend an Anzac Service but we need to still honour our Veterans. Justin Wilbur - a War Veterans son, has suggested we all stand in our driveways or doorways at 6am on 25th April and light a candle or play the last post to remember...

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PRESIDENT HARRY’S NOTES

PRESIDENT HARRY’S NOTES

Hello members. Welcome members to another week. I expect that for some the week has gone very slowly and for others, (particularly if you have outside employment), not so slowly. How did you go with contacting two other members? Can I ask that you ring two different...

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Last week’s Guest Speaker

Last week’s Guest Speaker

Last week’s guest speaker was our club sponsored exchange student for 2019, Lucy Rivers. Lucy went to France in January 2019 and returned in January this year. Lucy said she went to the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in Northern France not far from Calais. The town has a...

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A great Social Evening

A great Social Evening

Our Club went on a visit last Thursday evening, to the Adams Distillery, the Home of award-winning Tasmanian whisky and gin. We had a great BBQ selection of meats and very nice salads to start the night off, then Adam Saunders, one of the co-owners of this outstanding...

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Last week’s Guest Speaker

Owing to a last-minute withdrawal of the scheduled guest speaker, President Harry stepped into the breach and presented a very interesting talk on waste management,  in Tasmania, drawing on his experience as a former engineer with the Launceston City Council and other...

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Blaze Aid Donations

Blaze Aid Donations

Graeme LeFevre announced that one of his news agency customers wanted to help the club with our Blaze Aid donation and gave him a cheque for $1,000, which Graeme presented to President Harry. Our club also donated $10,000 to Blaze Aid for the Bushfire appeal The...

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Rotary and Polio Fact Sheet

Rotary and Polio Fact Sheet

Polio Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly...

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