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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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President Harry’s Notes 7/7/20

President Harry’s Notes 7/7/20

Hello Rotarians, We have passed the solstice on 21 June and if your family is like mine, there is much enthusiasm contemplating the longer daylight each day (although in reality very small increments initially.) The solstice nicely coincided with a freeing of the...

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We Heal as one

We Heal as one

By Elizabeth P. Director, Rotary Club of Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines Knowing that many people have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, incoming club presidents in our district (3780) were looking for a way to spread a little bit of hope to those who...

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Rotary International – Statement

Rotary International – Statement

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work. We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for...

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President Harry’s Notes

President Harry’s Notes

 Hello Rotarians.   Almost half of the year has passed - but for many, 2020 has stood still or for businesses it has likely gone backwards. As a community we are entering a nervous period - all wanting an end to the COVID 19 pandemic and hence a return of all freedoms...

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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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