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Rotarians respond in the Bahamas

Rotarians respond in the Bahamas

Report compiled by Diana White, past district governor, and District 7020 Rotarians...……. The destruction left behind by Hurricane Dorian is devastating. In parts of the Bahamas, literally everything is gone, replaced by piles of rubble where homes once stood. Roads...

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President Harry Galea’s Notes

President Harry Galea’s Notes

I trust Rotarians have had a good week. I have been reflecting on the presentation last week by Will Smith on empowerment of Youth.  Parts of the world can be so very different from how our community operates.  Even with our perceived problems these pale into...

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JCP Empowering Youth – Will Smith

JCP Empowering Youth – Will Smith

Guest Speaker last Thursday was Will Smith Tasmanian Police…one of the most inspiring speakers we have heard in recent times at Rotary. Will works in counterterrorism and high risk arrests. As a community citizen he started JCP Empowering Youth with 5 staff working...

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President Harry Galea’s Notes

President Harry Galea’s Notes

Hello Rotarians I hope your week has gone well.  Saturday night was a big night - it has been decades since I attended my last bonfire.  In those days we used to launch rockets that light the sky.  I guess they are still available but with health and safety many of...

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Sheep Manure Collection

Sheep Manure Collection

Leaving from Graeme’s warehouse on Saturday 7th Sept at 7am and heading off to Benham in Avoca. We have backlog orders of 200 plus bags so hopefully we will be able to get near 300 bags. This project is an important fundraiser for the Club so the more in attendance...

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Kevin Preen, CEO of CatholicCare

Kevin Preen, CEO of CatholicCare

Last week’s guest speaker was Kevin Preen, CEO of CatholicCare. Kevin said that CatholicCare operates in three regions in Tasmania. It has one centre in the North, one in the South and two in the North-West. It provides housing for victims of family violence and also...

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Assistant Governor Brett Williams

Assistant Governor Brett Williams

 Brett Williams was also present at last week’s club meeting and he spoke briefly about a major project that the District is promoting this year. It is aiming to support Purple House, an indigenous owned and run health service based in Alice Springs. Its CEO is Sarah...

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Leadership library transforms community

Leadership library transforms community

If you want to be a leader, you have to read. If you want to develop leaders, you have to provide a place for young people to read. When we took on our project to develop the Leadership Library, we very much had the words of Margaret Fuller, a 19th century American...

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Past District Governor John Dare

Past District Governor John Dare

Last week’s guest speaker was Past District Governor John Dare from the Deloraine Club. John came to inform the club about projects for which he is responsible or involved in at local and district level. First up, he announced that benefactor Dick Smith had just given...

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Rotarian behind the Badge – Hayley Bartels

Rotarian behind the Badge – Hayley Bartels

Last week two of our newest Rotarians, Hayley Bartels and Catherine Quarrell  addressed our meeting under the banner of “The Rotarian Behind the Badge”. Hayley spoke first. She was born on Christmas Eve in Launceston. Shortly after, her family moved to Sydney, as her...

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Rotarian behind the Badge – Catherine Quarrell

Rotarian behind the Badge – Catherine Quarrell

Catherine Quarrell spoke about her life. She has two brothers and two sisters. She has a young son. She was born in Launceston  but has moved around quite a lot, having lived in eighteen different houses in Deloraine, Bridport and also Esperance and Perth in W.A. Her...

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Street Swags

Street Swags

Steve Gordon reports that our club has recently ordered 20 more Street Swags. The Street Swag people report that an increasing number of older women are becoming homeless.  They don’t want to get exposure, they don’t want to be taken to hospital with pneumonia, they...

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President Harry Galea’s Notes

President Harry Galea’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, I'm sorry that I couldn't be with you last Thursday night's dinner meeting. I had a commitment on the east coast at the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council - a nice part of our island. Most of you would know I'm an engineer and so it goes without saying that...

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