President Ross introduced our guest speaker Matthew Peek 
Matthew was a former Australian Ambassador to Denmark and number of other countries Matthew was accompanied by his wife Linda.
Matthew retired fourteen years ago after being in the Australian Department of  Foreign Affairs for over thirty years.
Matthew spent time in New York, Israel, South Africa, Chile, France and Demark to name a few.
Matthew gave us many interesting and amusing anecdotes that occurred over the thirty years he was in Foreign Affairs.
 
 
Matthew and Linda Peek, President Ross Tingle, Jenny and Past President David Fisher
 
President Ross welcomed members and guests and told us of the work of BLAZEAID assisting farmers to mend fences damaged by fire and other repair works in fire ravaged areas.

ANIKA STANIC – EXCHANGE STUDENT TO TAIWAN 2020 – ROTARY CLUB OF TAREE

Anika, our club’s Rotary Youth Exchange Student for 2020 addressed our club meeting last Monday evening the 13th January. Anika leaves for her year-long exchange to Taiwan this Friday the 17th January at 5.45 pm from Port Macquarie Airport. Anika’s mother Belinda also attended the meeting.
At the club meeting Anika was introduced by International Director Phil Streatfeild and at the conclusion of her presentation President Ross Tingle wished Anika all the best on behave of the club before presenting Anika with a certificate of appreciation and a number of club banners.
 
Robyn Streatfeild, Belinda and Anika Stanic with Past President Phillip Streatfeild
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