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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
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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
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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October - Rotary Vocational Service Month

               Welcome to our Club!


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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President Ross welcomed everyone and offered a Toast to Neil Hanington for his great stories last week about his foray into Horse racing. President Ross also provided an outline on the club program for the next few weeks. He reminded us of the African Safari Night 18 November $30 per head with profit going to RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service).
Sandi Outtrim has sent our good wishes to students completing year 12 exams, and a card to Harvey Else.
President Ross added that Neil Taylor was improving after his recent fall.
Ian Dyball, David Denning, Judy Richardson, Brian Hole, Dianne and Ian Woollard 
Susie Ploder, Ted Gauntlett (under the hat) I think!, Max Carey and John Roetman
Meeting opened by President Ross Tingle.
President Ross welcomed everyone and offered a Toast to Sandi Outtrim for her welfare work on behalf of the Club and her enthusiastic support for Canteen over the year. President Ross also gave us an update on our program for the next few weeks.
Phil Streatfeild gave an update about a possible visit 2nd December from our short term student visitor (from 2018) Natsuko Misawa from Okayama Chuo in Japan. Also details of a potential visit to our Club by Jemma from St Jude’s School on 23 March 2020. This might be an opportunity to invite other clubs along.
THE GUEST SPEAKER was to be Neil Taylor, however he injured himself and was unavailable.
THE GUEST SPEAKER was Ralph Blenkin from Machin’s Mill in Wingham.
Machin’s Mill was established in 1914 by Henry Machin at Killabakh. Later another mill established at Elands. Later the sawmill was established in Wingham and other mills were opened in the area but later closed. Machin’s mills have always been family owned. Wilfred and Merv followed Henry and then John Machin. Mill is now owned and managed by Ralph Blenkin son of Fay Machin.
Dr Colin Rose was pleased to introduce three keen participants in the Rotary Public Speaking Competition, Tegan Hinshelwood, Paige Fitzalan and Adrian Bickerstaff from Manning Valley Anglican College.
We met at Club Taree. President Ross opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. Ross proposed a toast to Murray Difford for all ongoing hard work on the Battery Muster. He introduced the 3 Public Speaking contestants from Manning Valley Anglican College -Tegan Hinshelwood, Paige Fitzalan and Adrian Bickerstaff, who were accompanied by Deputy Principal Mr Andrew Jones. He also welcomed Paige’s Mum Camilla and sister Regan. Outgoing Rotary Exchange Student Annika Stanic was welcomed along with her Mum Belinda.
David Denning reminded us that staff would be needed for a Bunnings BBQ on 27 October.
Di Woollard informed us that our Rotary shirts are here for pickup and payment. She also promoted the Cluster Fundraiser for Polio Plus, “Ride like a Girl”.
What a wonderful three months we have enjoyed together.Thanks so much for your support working together each week sharing your gifts and talents to making our club what it is today. 
Your mighty effort in support of the Soccer BBQ reaching out to and being seen in the community has been fantastic.
Our new " T " shirts will also remind the community that Rotary is alive and well, not only in the community but throughout the world. 
Wear it around whenever and wherever you think it is appropriate to share the vision of " Service Above Self. "
Coming up is a great opportunity to ask family, friends and acquaintances to join us at the movies for RIDE LIKE A GIRL at Fays Theatre Taree on 17th October, and later for our District Cluster gathering with our speaker Fr. Jason Nyiri at the  AFRICAN SAFARI DINNER at Club Taree on the 18th of November. Please book early to show consideration for the caterers with the numbers expected.
Cheers for now,
President Ross Tingle 
We met at Harrington Waters Golf Club.
President Ross opened meeting and welcomed everyone. Ross proposed a toast to Ralph Godwin.
David Denning reported on the end of Football Canteen for 2019 and reminding us that staff would be needed for a Bunnings BBQ on 27 October.
Di Woollard informed us that our Rotary shirts are now ready.
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.
President Ross opened meeting and invited Jacquie Roetman to come forward and receive her Rotary Club of Taree name badge and welcomed her to Rotary.
Director David Denning reported on Football catering days and indicated that staff would be needed to man Kiosk on 7 and 8 September as well as Motor Show in Cundletown.
John Roetman was born in Holland  and came to Australia with his parents in1951. They first lived in Bathurst  then Wentworth Falls.
John and his wife Jacquie
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.
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Vocational Visit - Manning Profiling (4.00pm)
Oct 28, 2019
and followed at Manning River Steel Supplies with BBQ ($15)
Youth Public Speaking
Nov 04, 2019
Cluster Semi Final
African Safari Night - Father Jason Nyiri
Nov 18, 2019
See events for details and registration
Santa Claus
Dec 06, 2019
Club Christmas Party @ Club Taree
No Meeting
Dec 09, 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bruce Moy
    October 1
  • Max Carey
    October 13
  • Warren Blanch
    October 15
  • Alan Cowan
    October 18
  • Ralph Godwin
    October 3
  • Ted Gauntlett
    Dulcie Gauntlett
    October 6
  • Ian Dyball
    October 29
  • John Roetman
    Jacquie Roetman
    October 29
Join Date:
  • Ken Raison
    October 11, 1999
    20 years
  • Col Rose, OAM
    October 16, 1975
    44 years
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