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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, I trust that you are well. There are those like me who are lucky to have a partner/person doing all the planning for Christmas and others who are responsible for the logistics over the festive season. Either way there are 10 days to go and life...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Welcome Rotarians. I hope your week is going well. It was a pleasure to see so many Rotarians last week and particularly so given the club was hosting the DG Michael Plunkett and wife Gayle. Last week was the last formal dinner meeting of 2020, given next week is a...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Welcome Rotarians. We are moving into the festive season. Last Thursday's members social dinner at Steve's Bar and Grill was a very enjoyable event. There was lots of banter among Rotarians (as you would expect) and the standard of the meal and efficient service was...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians. Last Monday the board held a meeting where, unfortunately, I was a late apology. Thank you to Rotarian Andrea and Rotarian Dale for chairing and minute taking respectively. The club will have a short recess for Christmas/New Year with the last dinner...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Welcome Rotarians, Spring abounds, no excuse against undertaking those gardening projects. And now I'm told by the family to start thinking about Christmas!! 2020 is likely to be the most unusual year in our lifetime - for months the community slowed to almost a...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians. A wonderful night was held last Thursday. Yes, the family games night was fun - thank you Rotarian Ian Smith for organising the games. But the key event of the evening was the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship to Rotarian Glenda Iles. It was wonderful...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians. Yesterday Sharon and I attended the combined Probus Clubs’annual church parade at the Salvation Army. It was a very pleasant way to spend Sunday afternoon with many clubs represented. Rotarian (Lt Col) Ian Smith welcomed the large gathering on behalf...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, I hope everybody is well. A pat on the back to those who organised themselves for a long, long weekend given it is Launceston Show Day on this Thursday. Don't forget that there is no Thursday night meeting this week—8th October, but if you wish to...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, For those able to attend, wasn't last Thursday's casserole night at the 'Butlers' a very enjoyable evening? Firstly, a big thank-you to Rotarians Di and Nic for opening up their house and being such hospitable hosts. Secondly, thanks to Rotarian Wayne...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, I hope this newsletter finds you all well. Last weekend Secretary Andrea and I attended the Rotary Zone 8 conference (via Zoom) and a joint farewell lunch for Past District Governor Michael Cooke. Interestingly the zoom District Conference had 900...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, I hope that your week had been well - plenty of interest, plenty to keep you occu- pied and some time for rest and relaxation. I attended a Group 4/5 Rotary Presidents’ meeting on Saturday, chaired by AG Krista Preece. As always, much was discussed...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, I hope that the smidgen of Spring weather has brightened your week (and a sign of that time of the year that makes everyone happy). Our speaker last week, artist Nigel Lazenby, was a different vocation than we nor- mally have as a guest speaker, but...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

 Hello Rotarians,  Last Thursday, members and partners visited the Riverside Golf Club and it was obvious that all had a great time.  The Golf Club did a wonderful job with the meal, but the highlight was the Australasian quiz.  A sincere thank-you for Rotarian Wayne...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, This week is a members’, partners’ and friends’ social night at the Riverside Golf Club. For those eager 'brush-up' on your general knowledge and it will be a quiz night. A big thank you to Rotarian Les Baxter and his team in organising the night....

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

 Hello Rotarians, l may be optimistic but there seems a feeling of spring in the air (at least for a day or two over the past week).  I also hope that members are taking up the opportunity of getting out of the house while Tasmania is enjoying a period of relative...

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President Harry’s Notes 11/8/20

President Harry’s Notes 11/8/20

Welcome Rotarians. Hello Rotarians. I hope that you are all well. Our Thursday dinner meetings and the work of Rotary are beginning to return to some normality. It is a pity that there is so much turmoil on the mainland -...

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President Harry’s Notes 4/8/20

President Harry’s Notes 4/8/20

Welcome Rotarians. Last Thursday we were able to present a cheque for $1000 to Louise Cowan to support the work of Shekinah House. I was able to announce that Rotarian Phil Niejalke will be our ongoing sergeant. Rotarian Phil had great plans for a long holiday on the...

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President Harry’s Notes 29/7/20

President Harry’s Notes 29/7/20

Hello Rotarians, We welcomed the second of three organisations who were recently awarded grants by the club. Last Thursday Bernadette Ulbrich-Hooper from the St Vincent de Paul Society was given a cheque for $2000 and was the guest speaker informing the meeting of the...

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President Harry’s Notes 22/7/20

President Harry’s Notes 22/7/20

Hello Rotarians, Our first week back last Thursday with many in attendance. Our guest speaker was Roderick Brown from The Salvation Army. I had a lot to report from the recent board meeting. The main initiative from the board meeting is the reintroduction of...

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President Harry’s Notes 16/7/20

President Harry’s Notes 16/7/20

Hello Rotarians, Thank you to those who could make it to the Changeover Dinner on Saturday night. Our first official function following the recess caused by COVID 19 pandemic. At the Changeover dinner we welcomed Jenny Watkins and Rosemary Dixon, as our guest, the...

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