August was another interesting month with Face to Face meetings zoomed to those who stayed at home. We had a variety of speakers, Bruce Moy on the Dairy industry , David Denning –“ what you would have done,” New member Frances Rosemond’s talk, Kerrie Wood from RAWCS and Michael Fellow new members talk. Everyone enjoyed, even with the zoom problems.
We held our 2nd Board meeting on the 2nd September and discussed many items including:
  • To continue Face to Face at the club plus zoom to those who can’t join at the Club.
  • Discussed our upcoming Rotary 100th anniversary celebrations under the leadership of PDG Ian Dyball and Colin Rose including the purchase of four peace poles for Bobin School, MVAC, Taree Primary or High school and Rotary Park. The pole has on one side “May Peace Prevail on Earth” and the other 3 sides, Japanese, Biripi, and the school selected language.
  • Russell Saunders has agreed to translate “May Peace prevail on earth” into our native language.
  • Our Rotary Nissan Ute donated for the Bushfire work is now to be returned to Midcoast Nissan by end of October. It is being used to pick up the Batteries with Warren Blanch.
  • Our Rotary Club through Bunnings was able to donate a timber cubby house to Jesse and Susan Greenham and family from Old Bar. Susan just gave birth to a baby boy and is suffering from a terminal brain tumor ( Rotary in Action)
  • Polly the Iron lung that is in Centre point arcade is due to be returned to Newcastle shortly
  • Our new storage shed we are building with Rotary Club Taree on Manning and Quota is ready to start now, we have council approval and grants to cover the full costs.
  • It was agreed to continue with our Golf Day next January 26th 2020, Covid 19 conditions approving.
  • Kevin sharp and his committee were thanked for their great work on clearing the northern entrance to our town and working on the new signage.
Our new assistant Governor Laurie Easter held our first Cluster 4 meeting with the Presidents and Secretaries of our Cluster Group. It was a very good Zoom meeting where the Presidents gave an overall view of the clubs activities. The general opinion was that Covid 19 restrictions prevented our clubs from doing things they normally do but it was agreed that the clubs will be very happy to work with each other on joint projects as we are already doing with Rotary Club Taree on Manning with regards to the River stage ACMF concert and Bicentennial Park; plus with Lions Club on our Town entrances
and signages.
Have a great September and keep smiling all the time.