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Meeting Task 5th Sept 2022
Meet & Greet
Moy, Bruce
Meet & Greet
Minett, Anna
Meeting Task 19th Sept 2022
Meet & Greet
Ploder, Herbie
Meet & Greet
Ploder, Susie
Meeting Task 26th Sept 2022
Meet & Greet
Rose, OAM, Col
Meet & Greet
Shandanski, Ivan
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CHILDHOOD - Born end WW2 – in Concord and lived in Concord - parents Horace and Mavis Denning – dad did not go to war as he worked making war machinery as a die Caster.
School- North Strathfield primary and Ashfield secondary Technical college - left in year 9 (3rd Class Intermediate Certificate passed all subject) - 1960
Sgt at Arms Bruce Moy called the Meeting to order, and proposed a toast to RI, the Queen and the people of Australia.
President Ross thanked Bruce, welcomed everyone, thanked David Fisher for setting up ZOOM and proposed a toast to Greg Gilbert.
This week's contribution provided by Alan Small
Will anything good come out of the treacherous Covid-19 Pandemic when it has finally passed.
There will likely be a stronger sense of community in Australia than we have known for decades.
In isolation people will discover new values and personal skills; neighbours will be appreciated more than ever.
The Rotary Board met on Wednesday night via Zoom. Reports had been forwarded to all board members prior to the meeting to reduce time in the
General Items of interest that were covered were –
 All Rotary events – Fundraising, BBQ’s, Youth, Vocational, Community Service have been Cancelled or Postponed due to COVID19
 At this stage RYLA 2020 has been postponed until August
 Work has been going on in relation to assisting Bobin School with their Fire Recovery, the BBQ has been purchased, Picnic Tables painted, and
bookcases are being built. However much of the work will require further assistance from other members so for now it was decided that no further
action could be taken until after the Crisis.
 We discussed the issue of if or how we did Rotary meeting during our time of isolation and it was decided that we would look at trying Zoom to see
if that would be a viable way to move forward during this time.
 Our exchange student, Anika Stanic is still in Taiwan and taking precautions with the family she is staying with.
 We are currently looking at the viability of Long-Term Student Exchange at Our Club as we need to be able to host an incoming exchange student.
We will be looking for any members who might be interested in assisting with
l hope all is well with our members. It is a most unusual time we are in when we are so used to meeting together, shaking hands and smiling at each other. We really have a great bunch of members encouraging each other in their various services to the community and abroad. The Thursday evening Drought and Fire BBQs in the surrounding villages are suspended until further notice, but the RAWCS bushfire support is continuing until the funds run out. Money for replacement tanks and fencing wire is still available along with the $999 gift cards for those still in need. David Denning, Ian Dyball and I have been busy with the club projects for Bobin school.
Sergeant at Arms Bruce Moy called us to order, welcomed guests and proposed the toast to RI, The Queen and Australia.
PP Ian Woollard -
 Opened the meeting, welcoming Rotary and Harrington Lions Club members and Amanda Brockwell.
 The President’s Toast was made to married couples but specifically Grace and Ivan.
President Ross opened the meeting, welcoming members and guests.
  • The President’s Toast was made to Max Carey for his continuing service.
  • He welcomed our special guests – Matty Zarb and PDG Maurie Stack representing the Australian Children’s Music Foundation - Richard McGovern from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service who had joined us to receive donations that were made possible by our Golf Day.
Neil Hanington
  • Scientific and Engineering Challenge discussions continue with University of Newcastle. No charge to schools – 32 Primary and 5-6 High Schools.
  • Manning River Speedboat Club Easter weekend Rotary to do a BBQ
Sergeant at Arms Bruce Moy called us to order, welcomed guests and proposed the toast to RI, The Queen and Australia.
President Ross opened the meeting, welcoming members and guests. Ross proposed his toast to our Guest Speaker Dennis Hawkins from Bushland Health Group.
Combined Rotary Clubs of Taree, Taree on Manning and Taree North have been notified that we have received grant of $67,000 from State Government and $13,000 from Dr David Gillespie to construct a shed for storage of club materials and possible garage sales in the future. D A approved on Council land at Kolodong.
Director Neil Hannington advised us that we have been invited to cater for next Car Show at Cundletown.
Neil also advised us that negotiation are proceding with University of Newcastle regarding siting of Scientific Challenge National Championships.
Director Colin Rose advised us of "Model United Nations" to be held at Bonny Hills.
Colin also told us of progress of Aged Care and preschool gathering to be held next Wednesday with Rock Painting and Scone making . Last gathering was great success so hope more to come.
Sergeant at Arms Bruce Moy called us to order and proposed the toast to RI, The Queen and Australia
President Ross opened the meeting and welcomed members and guests to our meeting proposing a toast to the Tinonee RFS members attending, who would be presented with a new radio for their second truck. He mentioned Neil Taylor who was presenting his new member talk this evening. Ross reminded members of Marion Woollard’s Funeral at 11am Wednesday. He acknowledged our partner Rotary Club of Okayama Chuo in Japan for their gift towards the Bushfire Appeal, and their delightful Christmas card. Ross also announced that PP David Denning is President Elect for 2020-2021.
President Ross was introduced by Sgt at Arms Warren.
President Ross gave a tribute to past member Barry Hicks who passed away recently. Barry spent time as a missionary in PNG and as an insurance representative in the UK. He held a pilots licence and drove a Brabham Special racing car at one time. He was a member of Lae Rotary Club and Mudgee Rotary before joining Rotary Club of Taree.He spent a  lot of time doing social work in Philipines where he passed away. An active life.
Club Administarion  Director David Denning gave members details of Australia Day Celebration in Queen Elizabeth Park commencing  with Breakfast at 8.30am,  following set up at 6.30am. Award Ceremony 8.35am, Entertainment 10.00am.
Nissan Navara available for Rotary Club use courtesy  Nissan and Mario Tomlin. Contact David Denning.
Murray Difford gave members details of the dispersal of $175,000 of funds from Mid Coast Bushfire Appeal which has raised $350,000 so far for people whose home was destroyed by fire. Appeal in conjunction with RAWCS has set up a depot in Crescent Ave for collection of item donated.
We have approval from Midcoast Council, as of 15th January 2020 to proceed with the Men's Health Van medical check ups this year at the :
 "BLUE CROSS OP SHOP" Manning Street Taree on Thursday 30 and Friday 31st  January from 10am --- 4pm.
Leslie Corrigan is a qualified practitioner who travels the state in his mobile van helping to keep men and women in good health.
Sergeant at Arms Bruce Moy called us to order and proposed the toast to Rotary International, The Queen and Australia.
President Ross opened the meeting and welcomed members to our Christmas Dinner also welcoming Misawa Natsuko and her parents from the Rotary Club of Okayama Chuo, Japan. The family invited members of the Club to join them for a traditional Japanese Tea ceremony in our next visit to Japan, since it would strengthen Rotary friendship.
Sergeant at Arms Bruce Moy called us to order and proposed the toast to RI, The Queen and Australia.
President Ross opened the meeting and welcomed all members and began with toast to all members.
He then presented to John Roetman and Neil Taylor photos from their induction as members of the Rotary Club of Taree.
President Ross welcomed everyone to our meeting and proposed a Toast to PP Ian Woollard.
David Denning confirmed our program for the rest of the year.
Bruce Moy spoke about a Drought project in local towns to support communities affected by drought. The suggestion was a BBQ & drink, and an opportunity to chat about problems and challenges and share their stories. It has been suggested as a practical way to address the mental health of farmers, their families and communities. DPI suggests it is the worst drought in a very long time. A rough plan is coming together to perhaps do this at Mt George and Oxley Island initially and the aim is to try to achieve that before Christmas.
Meeting opened by Past President Ian Woollard. An apology was received from President Ross Tingle. PP Ian reported that Rotary material had been transferred from storage at Club Taree to a container behind Ten Pin Bowling during the weekend by David Denning, Warren Blanch and Ian. Ian thanked those who had assisted and advised members who may have Rotary equipment that it can be transferred to this container.
Kevin Sharp reported that plans were in hand for the Golf Day on 26 January.
Committee to meet after meeting to finalise plans for Hole in One Mustang prize.
President Ross opened the meeting and invited Director David Denning to report on weekend activities. Rotary members were thanked for their busy weekend with catering of BBQ at Cundletown for Motor Show and for finals of soccer competition. Both events were well attended and total of over $4,000 was taken in total. Over 100 cars at Cundleton vintage car display.
 This was last weekend we will be catering for Soccer this year and members who assisted were thanked by David for their devotion to duty.
Youth Service Director Colin Rose reported that we have three nominations for Public Speaking Competition. They are Adrian Pickerstaff, Paige Fitalan, and Tegan Hinshalwood from Manning Valley Anglican College.   A nomination will be selected for Cluster selection.
Pres Ross opened the meeting and welcomed guests, including Anika Stanic, Exchange student to Taiwan who introduced herself to members. Her mother Balinda was also present.
Community Director Neil indicated that Scientific Challenge will be held next year. The National Science and Engineering Challenge will be held in Taree on 23rd October 2020 at Taree Race Course. The top School in each state together with the top school in our district will take part. A prospectus has been prepared to enable sponsors to contribute to various levels of sponsorship. The teams will be bussed from either Newcastle or Port Macquarie Airports. 0n 22nd October there will be a science and engineering evening for all the schools taking part at the Race Course. Our club will be asked to provide for the breakfast on 23rd and the Rotary Club of Taree North will provide the barbecue lunch. A dinner will be held on Thursday night and all members will be invited, planning is well advanced and our next meeting we be held on 6th November 2019.
President Ross opened meeting, welcoming visitors and Honorary Member Diana Chashchina. President Ross congratulated Peter Tinney on new format of Bulletin. Director David Denning reported on upcoming catering for football over next weeks.
Treasurer Ian reminded members that Annual Subscriptions are now due. Directors will meet with committees at Club Assembly next week.
The Rotary Time Capsule
Kevin Sharp recently reported on the Time capsule which had been stored at TAFE College since it was sealed in 1988. Members of the public and organizations had been invited to place a message or an article in Time Capsule to be opened in 2038. The Time capsule was established to celebrate 50th anniversary of Rotary in Taree. Kevin has now taken charge of the time capsule for maintenance and cleaning and will store it until the Rotary Storage shed is established.
Christine Evensen (Kikki) was Taree Rotary’s exchange student from Norway, in 1986/87. Her host families were Ken and Margaret Patterson, Alan and Margaret Swift (not in Rotary), Brian and Heather Hole and George and Margaret Shreeve. Her counsellor was Clive Norling and her International Service Director was Colin Ruprecht.
Kikki will be in the Taree area from July 18- 26. If any members want to catch up with Kikki (who is now 51) you could contact Brian or Heather Hole or Ken Patterson on. 
President Ian opened the meeting and welcomed members and guests to our meeting. He also welcomed Dawn Beer, Judy Richardson and Heather Hole to the meeting.
The President’s toast was given to Suzie Ploder for all her hard work as Fundraising Director.
Unfortunately our Guest Speaker, Marilyn Sendar, could not be with us for the night due to another late commitment and we will have her back soon.
President Ian opened the meeting and welcomed guest Speaker Graham Taylor. He extended a warm welcome to Brian and Heather Hole, pleased to see Brian well again and back with us.
Board meeting held last week with discussion regarding Think Big Session, details at a later date.
Mentioned members need to contact Bianca to ensure that they have undertaken the Working with Youth Protection requirements. Bianca will contact you as your renewal comes due. Needed for such activities as RYDA and Science Challenge as well as other youth contact activities.
Club Assembly planned for 29 April 2019 and Combined Club meeting at Kings Creek on May 16.
Donation of $500 made to Bishop Tyrell Place to construct Botanical Garden, working bee later to construct garden.
David Denning reported that Football Roster is not required until 28 April 2019.
RAWCS annual fee of $10, many members payment still outstanding. See David Denning as soon as possible regarding this.
Discussion took place regarding aspects of Members Insurance during sporting activities. Bianca helped to enlighten us.
Ian welcomed Rotarians, guests and friends to our meeting.
Guests included Mick Parsons – Chamber of Commerce - our guest speaker, Amanda Brockwell, Brad & Michelle Christensen, Mike Kelly and Artie Hudson – Lions Club, together with member partners, Jan Small, June Braithwaite, Jenny Fisher, Terry McCaffrey and Heather Hole.
David Denning thanked all who helped on the Football Canteen over the weekend. A successful day was had.
On Monday night we had our Rotary Club of Taree meeting at the Winning Post Function Centre, Taree Race Club.
President Ian welcomed all to our Christmas gathering and also gave a toast to our sister club the Rotary Club of Okayama Chuo.
President Ian gave his toast to Past President Joy McCaffrey for the work put into producing our Weekly Bulletin.
President Ian also gave credit to the new incoming Board for 2019 /2020 under the leadership of Ross Tingle.  A big thank you to all for giving your time so freely in order to continue to make our Club run smoothly.
President Ian gave his toast to Past President Brian Hole for all the work he has undertaken within and for Rotary. Well done Brian.
He also touched on the visit to Currie Bros last week, noting what an interesting place this was to visit.
He sang the praises of Les Miserable and what an exceptional show it was. We have some extraordinary talent in this area. He also sang the praises of David Denning for his work on set construction, Ashley Cleaver for his amazing photography and Kylie Cleaver for her role in production of this play.
Acting Sergeant at Arms welcomed everyone to our meeting.
President Ian gave his toast to David Denning for his input and hard work on the sets of Les Miserable.
President Ian gave his toast to Ross Tingle who has now taken up the position of President Elect. Well done Ross. Our support is with you.
He also welcomed back Col Rose, Bianca Adimari and Joy McCaffrey who have all been away on leave.
As this night was our Club Assembly night some of our Directors spoke to us on their various portfolios.
 Ashley Cleaver spoke to us on Membership and Public Relations
 Bianca Adimari spoke to us on Youth Compliance Protocols and Insurance. Bianca is also our District Insurance Officer.
 Murray Difford – gave us an overview of where we are at and what is happening in Youth. Particularly where the Youth Ambassador program is at.
Murray also informed members of the Movie Fundraiser being put on by the Rotary Club of Taree on Manning.”Bohemian Rhapsody” at Fays Twin Cinema on Wednesday 14 November 2018. Please see attached flyer.
Kevin Sharp spoke on our Golf Day to be held on 26 January 2019. Please ensure you mark this in your diary to assist with this awesome fundraiser for our Club. Your help is needed.
Susie Ploder also advised that from a Fundraising point of view there will be a Bunnings BBQ to be held on 15 December 2018. Please note this in your diary and lend a hand to this fundraiser.
Members please do not forget the District Governor’s visit to our Club. This coming Tuesday 30 October 2018 (Not Monday 29 October 2018) at Club West for 6.00pm.
President Ian opened the meeting and reported on his attendance at opening of Oncology Unit at Manning District Hospital as part of hospital additions.
President Ian and Dianne also attended concert at Entertainment Centre featuring Manning Valley Concert Band and featuring Mitchel Brown celebrating 100 years of Anzac.
President Ian welcomed members and guests to our meeting, particularly our guests PDG Brian Beasley and his lovely wife Heather. Visiting Rotarians Paul & Elizabeth Tollis, Geoff & July Fuller and Judy Northam from the Rotary Club of Taree on Manning. It was also good to see our friend Judy Richardson back again and to also welcome Ashley Selibio who is a nominee for our Club’s Youth Ambassador position. A bonus was to have visiting Rotarians Regina and Vim from the Rotary Club of Springfield, Queensland at our meeting.
President Ian welcomed members to our meeting, which is our Membership Meeting.
His toast for the night was to Past President Murray for all his hard work with respect to our Battery Muster Project. This Project has taken off and is a credit to all the hard work put in by Murray and his team. Congratulations and well done. 
President Ian welcomed David Denning back from his trip to Kokoda and noted that we look forward to hearing of his trip later in this meeting.
President Ian reported on the successful visit of our Japanese Exchange student Natsuko who enjoyed her time her immensely.

Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Task 5th Sept 2022
Meet & Greet
Moy, Bruce
Meet & Greet
Minett, Anna
Meeting Task 19th Sept 2022
Meet & Greet
Ploder, Herbie
Meet & Greet
Ploder, Susie
Meeting Task 26th Sept 2022
Meet & Greet
Rose, OAM, Col
Meet & Greet
Shandanski, Ivan

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Dear Rotary Club of Taree and Supporters,
We thank you again for the fundraiser your Club made for Ukraine. As planned, we bought Israeli bandages. Thanks to the local company and bulk order we were able to buy 170 instead of 120 pieces. Here I attach pictures and video. We are distributing them now, I will update you later with those pictures as well.
Thank you so much!
Tetiana Godok
President 2022-23
Rotary eClub of Ukraine
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Supporting PCYC “Second Chance Program”
12th September 2022: Our first Vocational Visit for "Imagine Rotary" Year 2022-23 was held with a tour of PCYC Taree. Around 14 Rotarians conglomerated at PCYC for a tour led by Donna Lumantas-Hooke who replaced Justin Hayes as PCYC Manager.  Donna patiently explained and answered all questions regarding the various Youth Programs happening in PCYC - which stands for Police Citizens Youth Clubs. 


PCYC programs aim to give young people practical, real life skills that they can apply to work, family and their community. Their sports and youth programs aim to build on young people skills and character through training and mentoring, creating young leaders of the future. 

1.  "Fit for Life Program" is an early intervention program designed to engage youth ages 10 to 17 who are at risk of poor choices and anti-social behaviour. Through physical fitness, nutrition and social engagement, Fit For Life aims to improve overall wellbeing as well as prevent and divert youth from offending behaviours. Currently involves 15-25 kids per day, and is provided 3x/wk in Taree and 2x/wk in Forster. 

2.  "Fit For Work" is a program designed to holistically address a young person’s disengagement from their family, education and employment opportunities, to help reduce and prevent their involvement in anti-social behaviour and/or crime. This will ultimately lead to increased employment opportunities for a cohort that traditionally is reflected in high unemployment statistics. Aimed at youth aged 15-17 years.

3. " Fit Together" is a co-designed program developed with each local community to prevent and reduce reoffending, as well as encourage positive relationships between local Police and the Aboriginal community. Fit Together aims to instil confidence, increase self-esteem and help Aboriginal youth reach their full potential. Aimed at youth aged 10-17 years.
200 Dignity Bags donated for Women in Refuge
23 September 2022 :  Rotary Club of Taree turned over the remainder of total 200 Dignity bags to Suzanne Rowe (Manager) and Kiarni McFawn (Case Worker) of Samaritan Foundation.  
From left:  Community Service Director David Denning, Suzanne Rowe and Kiarni McFawn of Samaritan Foundation,Youth Director Susie Ploder.
Thanks to Jean Hailes Foundation for the bags and to 111 Registrants to our recently concluded Women’s Health Week Gala Dinner (Sept 5th) - part of each one’s registration fee went towards the cost of filling up these dignity bags.  Hiraya MidCoast Women's Health Clinic staff Rebecca Lewis and Jane Wright along with Friends of Rotary Linda Elliott and Hannah Evenden helped organize the event with Rotary CLub of Taree project committee.
From left:  David Denning, President Grace Maano, Susie Ploder.

We also thank Woolworths and Coles for donation of $50 voucher each which were used to buy more toiletries and personal hygiene products to go in the dignity bags.  Priceline Pharmacy in Taree and Blooms Chemist donated goodies and freebies to go in the dignity bags. 
It is a longstanding big social issue –there is not enough accommodation for women victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Currently Taree Women Refuge which has 5 bedrooms is at full capacity.  The have around 5-10 families at different times being housed in motels having to rent at least $300/wk which is not affordable for single parent with a number of children.
Sept 19th Club Meeting initial turnover of 10 dignity bags.  From left: Grace Maano, Suzie Rowe, Kiarni McFawn, David Denning
In our own little way, we hope the Dignity bags alleviate the suffering of these people.  10 bags were initially turned over at the Rotary Club of Taree meeting on the 19th of September and Suzie Rowe reported that 4 of these dignity bags were already put to use within less than a week.  We are very happy to learn that not only Taree refuge will benefit but the dignity bags will be shared with other agencies such as Great Lakes Women's Shelter, Manning Support Services, Youth Services, Catholic Care, Home in Place and Manning Hospital Social Work Department.
For more information, visit
Christmas in July Masquerade Ball on July 23rd 2022 at Club Taree
RSVP on or before July 19th by email to or text 0146745156
Witness the enjoyment and reveal all the secrets behind all those mischievous masks.  After couple of year of covid retriction and lockdown, it’s finally time for some excitement and what better way to celebrate than to hold a Masquerade Ball to celebrate Christmas in July!
Rotary Club of Taree is inviting Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike to our first-ever  Christmas in July Masquerade Ball.  Come and support this fundraising event whilst having fun, to benefit our local Rotary Youth Project aiming to empower our youth with skills that will keep them out of jail!
Featuring  the “Band with no Name”, vocalist Lady Popera, Classic Pianist Riley Brown – we will surely have a ball.  Come in your favorite masquerade mask and  outfit and get the chance to win the Night’s Best Masquerade Award!

Tickets available for booking by sending email at Payments of ticket required on or before 19th July to Club account indicated on ticket.
On the 14th of February at Club Taree, 50 red-dressed guests enjoyed Valentines Dinner with Rotary Club of Taree while also raising much needed funds for ROMAC.
From left:  PDG Harold Sharp OAM, PDH Maurie Stack, PDG Gina Gowden, PDG Helen Ryan, President of Rotary Club of Taree Susie Ploder
Guest Speaker Past Rotary District Governor Harold Sharp OAM with wife Gina Gowden, from Central Coast, enlightened and inspired us with stories of over 500 children whose lives were saved and changed for the better by ROMAC!    The event raised $2,500 and this will  help many more children from our neighbouring Pacific Islands awaiting surgeries that otherwise, are not accessible in their home countries!   For more info and to support ROMAC, please visit

Check out photos of our “Rotary Valentines Dinner - Feb 14th 2022 at Club Taree”  and Manning River Time article of the event on the link below:

Dinner held at Jin Hong Chinese Restaurant to Celebrate 84 years of Service
Max Carey, our longest serving member of 60 years cutting the anniversary cake
On Monday the 24th May the Rotary club of Taree held a celebratory Dinner at Jin Hong Chinese Restaurant Taree. The meeting was opened by Pres David Denning who welcomed members and guests. Herbie Ploder was inducted as new member. Rotary Club of Taree was chartered on the 25th of May 1937 after holding its first meeting on Wednesday April the 21st, and at that time was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newcastle. This meeting was attended by Rotarian Roy Hughes, from Rotary Club Newcastle and Governors Special Representative P D G Ted Doran of Rotary Club of Sydney. Taree then had a population of 4,500 and today, 2021, our population is now over 20,000.
The first President was a Dentist, Mr. F. Cuthbert Haddan, and there were 19 Charter members. These members were;
Cuthbert Haddan, Dentistry
C. C. (Johnnie) Walker, a pharmacist as vice President,
W. Brian Davidson, Life Assurance as Secretary,
Merv V. Williams, a Bank Manager as Treasurer,
Hugh G. Scribner, a Jeweller as Sergeant at Arms,
Norm W. Barnes (manager Petrol Depot),
William R. Boyce (Manning River Times),
Ron S. Butterworth (Lawyer),
Alex Herberte (Motor Garage),
W. Percy Chapman (Alderman),
Frank G. Hole (Real Estate),
Reg A. Page (Taree High School),
Charles H. Peel (Drapery Retailer),
A. T. Dolph Saxby (Cordial manufacture),
W. A. Bill Scahill (Royal Hotel),
C. Hilton Soden (Newsagencies),
Doctor Allen Muscio (Medicine),
Charles H. Woolcott (Tyre Repairs).
The Charter Dinner for Rotary Club Taree was held on September 25 1937 and Charter was presented by Tom Armstrong, Immediate Past District Governor of District. Charter Dinner took place in Belmore Hall then in Pulteney St, with representatives from Rotary Clubs Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, West Maitland, Manly, Armidale and Tamworth as well as Inverell, Wellington, and Cessnock. Sir Robert Garran, District Governor Elect gave the address, recalling that it was only a generation ago that Rotary was started by Paul Harris. Dinner Gong (still in use) was presented at this meeting. During the year following Charter a number of additional members were inducted. Hiram Cowan (Law), Walter Sneddon (Grocery Retail), Doctor Frank Stokes (Medicine), George Burrows (Engineer), Eric Pengelly (Refined Oil Distributing). Fred Burrows (Clothing Retail) Robert Roulston (Banking), Reginald Slaughter (Postal Services), Stewart McGlashan (Surveying), John Carson (Motion Pictures),
The Rotary Club of Taree now has around 40 members with the Rotary Club of Taree North (Chartered 1967) and the Rotary Club of Taree on Manning (Chartered 1991) both being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taree. Our Club also sponsored the Rotary Club of Kempsey in 1938, the Rotary Club of  Wingham in 1944, the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie in 1947 and the Rotary Club of Tuncurry Forster in 1956. Rotary Clubs of Great Lakes was chartered in 1983 and and Forster on Wallis in 2002. 
Herbie Ploder being inducted as the newest member of Rotary Club of Taree
                                                                                                                      A typical Emergency Department in Kenya

ADOPT-AN-ED in KENYA (Registered as RAWCS Project #61/2020-21)

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Funding one or more Emergency Care Centres in Kenya to have an oxygen gas manifold installed that would provide basic oxygen (oxygen is needed in the A-B-C of resuscitation), as part of the overall goal to develop the current emergency care services in destitute county referral hospitals in Kenya, also currently battling with the covid pandemic.

We continue to receive support for our RAWCS Project: Adopt-an-ED in Kenya (some values had been corrected):

1. $ 500 -  Rotary Club of  Lower Midcoast 28/5/2021
2. $ 500 -  Rotary Club of Ararat Victoria   30/5/2021
3. $1,000 - Rotary Club of Walcha     11/6/2021
4 $1000 Rotary Club of Armidale Central  18/6/2021
5.  $500 - Rotary Club of Laurieton  23/6/2021
6.  $2000 - Member, Rotary Club of Taree, Grace 30/6/2021
7. $100 - Member, Rotary Club of Taree, France 14/7/2021 
8. $100 -  Member, Rotary Club of Taree, Neil
9. $ 500 - Rotary Club of Narrabri 
10. $235 - raffle tix for submission from Grace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. $1,146 - raffle ticket sales and other donation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     12.  $100 - GP Doctor donation Wingham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 13. $500-OneMile state school Gympie Qld                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Total so far: $8,181 to date - 30th August 2021

We can now fund one oxygen manifold in a county hospital in Kenya for $6,700. The DAK Foundation will fund a 2nd oxygen manifold. Now raising funds for a 3rd oxygen manifold. The 3 Emergency Care Centre in Kenya identified to receive the 3 oxygen manifold are Lodivan, Moi and Nyeri County Hospitals.  We are hopefully able to apply for a District Designated Fund and a Global Grant to potentially add additional oxygen manifolds.  There are 25 county hospital in Kenya needing our help!

Raffle ticket selling at the mall had been postponed until covid lockdown had been lifted.
Members encouraged to continue to sell raffle ticket for submission at end of September.
2 nights free resort accommodation at Wyndham Wanaka in New Zealand
2 nights free resort accommodation at Seven Mile Beach in Tanzania
$300 shopping voucher
Tickets at $5 each or 3 for $10
Raffle to be drawn on 13 December 2021 at the Rotary Club of Taree Meeting at Club Taree.
You can also make a tax deductable donation at the following link;
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • David Denning
    December 4
  • Ted Gauntlett
    December 4
  • Col Rose, OAM
    December 9
  • Ashley Cleaver
    December 19
  • Matthew Anlezark
    December 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Jacquie Roetman
    December 3
  • Joyce Isabel Carey
    December 8
  • Christopher Olwoch
    December 24
  • Johnson Symon
    Christy Johnson
    December 6
  • Brian Hole
    Heather Hole
    December 8
Join Date:
  • Max Carey
    December 19, 1960
    62 years
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