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Meeting Responsibilities
Meet and Greet
Tinney, Peter
Meet and Greet Assistant
Tinney, Fiona
Room Set Up
Moy, Bruce
Introduce Guest Speaker
Dyball, Ian
Thank Guest Speaker
Streatfeild, Phil
Room Pack Up and Tidy
Moy, Bruce
Club Executives & Directors
Director Service Projects
Director Membership
Director Vocational Service
Director Club Administration
Immediate Past President
Director Youth Service
Director International
Rotary Foundation Chairman
Public Relations
Executive Secretary/Director
Home Page News
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
Meet and Greet
Tinney, Peter
Meet and Greet Assistant
Tinney, Fiona
Room Set Up
Moy, Bruce
Introduce Guest Speaker
Dyball, Ian
Thank Guest Speaker
Streatfeild, Phil
Room Pack Up and Tidy
Moy, Bruce

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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Club Taree (Taree RSL & Golf Club)
121 Wingham Road
Taree, NSW  2430
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Sergeant Warren welcomed us and we began with toasting RI, Australia and the Queen, then introduced President Ross who continued toasting Kevin Sharp for his ongoing efforts and leadership of our Australia Day Charity Golf Day. Brief reports were given by Kevin Sharp about the presentation last week at the Taree Rotary Golf day which we have sponsored for the past 22 years. PDG Ian reported about Polio Plus, and reminded us about Ride Like a Girl as a fundraiser for Rotary Foundation
Guest Speaker – President Ross
Our “guest” speaker last Monday night was our very own President – Ross Tingle. In his opening words, Ross said “I am just an ordinary person.”
President Ross opened the meeting and welcomed DG Phil Hafey and his wife Bronwyn, along with guests Neil Taylor, and a number of members’ partners.
John Roetman was also welcomed and was later inducted by President Ross, with an introduction from his sponsor Warren Blanch, while DG Phil pinned on his Rotary badge.
President Ross Tingle, John Roetman and Warren Blanch
Dianna shared a little about her life and her feelings about her visit.
Honorary Member Diana Chashchina returned to Irkutsk in Siberia this week. Diana has enjoyed her exposure to Western Democracy and Australian Culture.
Update from the Transition Team re Proposed new District for D9650 & D9670
This update has been provided by the Independent Chair (PDG Steve Hill) appointed by Rotary International and is as provided to District Governor Phil and also the DG of D9670 after our first introductory meeting on Monday 22 July 2019.
It is intended that the information from the Transition team will be provided via the Transition Team Chair via the DGs and for D9650 via our E-News. The first of these updates from Chair Steve is as follows:
I want to keep you in the loop of what is happening with the Transition team that has been set up comprising members from both of districts with a view to forming a new District that encompasses the current clubs within Districts 9670 and 9650.
The Committee comprises of myself the chair and the following members:
  • Jo Wilkin – RC Coonabarabran
  • Maurie Stack – RC Taree on Manning
  • Neville Parsons – RC Wauchope
  • Julie Dixon – RC East Maitland
  • Brian Coffey – RC East Maitland
  • Don Stephens – RC Dubbo West
We had our first meeting last Monday evening via Zoom and this meeting was just a quick introduction to our purpose and to set our first face to face meeting.
The first in person meeting will be on the 24th August 2019 at Rotary Lodge Port Macquarie.
I intend to ensure that both of you are kept in the loop as the process unfolds and also the members of both your districts.
We will be looking for input from not only the current G-Trains but also any member of either district.
I will be back in touch after our first meeting.
Steve Hill
Past District Governor 2016-18
District 9710
Ashley Cleaver and Colin Rose with Diana Chashchina prior to take off for a view of the Manning Valley
Ian had been an Engineer for thirty years before returning to Taree to establish a Day Care Centre which he conducted for five years. Ian has been active in Rotary for 43 years and has served on District Committees, is a Past President and Past District Governor District 9650.
Mario Tomlin was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for his Personal Contribution to Rotary Foundation. Mario thanked the Club and explained that he was not always able to take part in Club activities but was honoured to make a personal contribution to Rotary Foundation.
President Ross Tingle, Mario Tomlin, Past President Bruce Moy (Sergeant) and Past President Murray Difford
At our last meeting PDG Ian Dyball introduced us to Diana Chashchina our recently arrived visitor from Rotary Club of Baikal Eco Centennial Irkutsk, Russia. We exchanged banners. Diana was made an Honorary Member of our Club and will be guest speaker on Monday 29th July.
Ron Hindmarsh (Rotary Club of Wingham) pictured here with PP David Denning, was our guest speaker. Ron spoke about his Art Therapy classes focusing on care for those suffering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mainly as a result of Military, Police and Emergency Service. It seems very effective in supporting people suffering PTSD. Ron would like to expand this activity to Taree and elsewhere, perhaps even to farmers suffering long-term stress from drought. It is currently meeting fortnightly at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall in Wingham.
Other guests welcomed at Monday’s meeting included John Roetman and Heather Hole
Ross Tingle will lead the Rotary Club of Taree in its 83rd year. Pictured (L-R) with his incoming Board;- Fiona Tinney, David Fisher, Ian Woollard, Di Woollard, David Denning, Ross Tingle (President), Neil Hanington, Susie Ploder, Dr Colin Rose, Mark Drury and Ian Dyball. Not pictured Phil Streatfeild and Ashley Cleaver.
(More photos of the night - Click here)
President Ian Woollard (2018-19) congratulates President Ross Tingle (2019-20) on being inducted into the role of the 84th President of the Rotary Club of Taree.
President Ian opened the meeting with a welcome to our visitors and then a toast to Rotary International, Australia and the Queen of Australia.
President then welcomed our guests Ruth Tingle and Heather Hole to our meeting.
President Ian proposed a toast to PP David Denning for his ongoing support throughout the year and then proposed a second toast to Ruth and Heather for bringing Ross and Brian to our meeting.
Richard McGovern  from Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service thanked Rotary for its continued support.
Richard explained that Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service operated from three bases, Belmont, Tamworth and Lismore to cover Central and North Coast Region.
President Ian Woollard, Richard McGovern from Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Kevin Sharp
President Ian presented cheque for $ 3,250 to PDG Maurie Stack for Australian Children's Music Foundation. Similar amounts will be donated to Children's Ward at Hospital and Westpac Rescue Helicopter. PDG  Maurie Stack congratulates  Rotarian Kevin Sharp chairman of Australia Day Golf Committee which raised almost $ 10,000.
Karen  Norling and with Sandra Fishwick on Town Hall steps in Hamburg at the Rotary World Convention  May 2019.
Sandra also entertained Rotary Club members in Bathgate, Scotland with her description of Avocado growing in Australia.
Local member Steve Bromhead  indicated to us that he had made representations regarding painting of Martin  bridge. He had negotiated that bridge would be painted light grey (not pink} instead of the usual dark steel grey and that LED lighting would be installed, making Taree's Martin Bridge unique.
Every month we all receive our monthly regional magazine ‘Rotary Down Under’ (RDU), and/or The Rotarian’. These publications offer a range of articles and general information of projects and activities of our own and other Clubs and Districts throughout our Rotary zone.
They are our magazines…..let’s enjoy them and use them to spread the works of this great organisation. Why not contribute with articles of your own Clubs projects.
These magazines are an excellent vehicle for carrying the Rotary message to your local communities.
When you have finished with your copy, why not drop it into your doctor, dentist, or hairdresser’s waiting rooms? This is a simple and effective way of raising Rotary’s profile.
Our Guest Speaker, Graham Taylor, gave us an insight into his trip to Edinburgh where he gave a lecture about Children’s’ Behavioural Problems and the method he has instigated to assist in controlling these problems.
He travelled, via Barcelona in Spain across to Islands of Balearic and Minorca, then along Coast of Spain, then to England and then to Edinburgh in Scotland where he delivered his lecture.
Graham was introduced by Dr Colin Rose.
Father Peter Tinney with Graham Taylor
Ken spoke to our Club on the Riverstage Project, giving an overview of where this project is now up to. He provided brochures for members to read.
President Ian Woollard, Ken Raison and Neil Hanington
Murray Difford introduced our guest speaker Mike Parsons.
Mike is the Vice President of the Harrington Crowdy Head Chamber of Commerce Management committee. He is a Director of the Professionals Real Estate, Harrington as well as being Chairman of the Board for Football Mid North Coast.
Les Hogarth introduced our guest speaker for tonight, Brian Beesley.
Brian is a member of Gloucester Rotary Club in District 9650.
He is a Past District Governor from the years 2012 / 2013. He led a Group Study Exchange team to Germany District 1860 in 2009 and has experience with most facets of Rotary at both District and Club level.
We won the Youth Award at the recent District Conference for 2018-19.
Below the Youth Director Murray Difford with President Ian Woollard
Ross Tingle introduced our guest speaker for the evening Terry Stanton, who is a retired Solicitor and who is married, with three grown up children. He is also an amazing musician. He has recently taken up an interest in the homeless within our local area. Over the years, through his local church, he has had the opportunity of taking on welfare work.
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Ashley Cleaver
Aug 26, 2019
First members Meeting for 2019-20
Tony and Philip Medcalf
Sep 02, 2019
A Carer
MCC Kimm Christie
Sep 09, 2019
Council's Person controlling Cemeteries
David Fisher
Sep 16, 2019
The Development of the Course - Harrington Waters Golf Club
Ralph Blinken
Sep 30, 2019
Machin's Saw Mill Wingham 100th Anniversary
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ian Woollard
    August 1
  • Rodney Lattimore
    August 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Ian Woollard
    August 1
  • Lesley Ann Currie
    August 12
  • Bev Hogarth
    August 20
  • Robyn Streatfeild
    August 22
  • Dulcie Gauntlett
    August 26
  • Brian Braithwaite
    June Braithwaite
    August 2
  • Kevin Sharp
    May Sharp
    August 7
  • Ross Tingle
    Ruth Tingle
    August 14
  • Phil Streatfeild
    Robyn Streatfeild
    August 20
  • Les Hogarth
    Bev Hogarth
    August 31
Join Date:
  • Stephen Bromhead, MP.
    August 4, 2013
    6 years
  • Kevin Sharp
    August 20, 1976
    43 years
  • Neil Hanington
    August 20, 2012
    7 years
  • Mark Drury
    August 29, 2011
    8 years
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