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.
President Ross -
 Reminded us of the Working Bee for Rick Hill at Dumaresq Island Saturday 7th March.
 The Club will be represented at the Children’s Music Foundation Meeting on Wednesday at 5.15pm by Kevin Sharpe.
 New members Grace and Ivan are honeymooning on Fraser Island.
 Upper MacLeay Rotary Club have sent out an appeal for Secondhand Tools, so many were lost in sheds during the recent bushfires. During the November fires last year in the upper Macleay Valley (Kempsey) 63 houses and 170 out buildings were totally destroyed and 23 houses and 70 outbuildings were damaged.
 Help was requested to purchase Gift Vouchers for distribution at Drought & Fire BBQ’s.
 
Neil Hanington - Scientific and Engineering Challenge discussions continue with University of Newcastle.
David Denning spoke about our upcoming program and events.
• The $4,000 Voucher money being provided to assist fire affected families and businesses at each BBQ.
• Next BBQ is at Burrell Creek
PDG Ian Dyball – Foundation - spoke about three things
• Zaric family Appeal promoted by Former RI Director Noel Trevaskis, in response the SBS program “Struggle Street”.
• Bobin Public School support and ongoing engagement.
• Tanja Curcic – progress towards Global Grant.
Youth Director Colin Rose Spoke about -
• The trial program linking young children (pre-schoolers) with Elderly residents of Storm Village.
• The Moona project, UN program at Bonny Hills.
• The Final of the Public Speaking Contest at District Conference.
Phil Streatfeild reminded us that the RYDA program was scheduled for June at the Racecourse.
Bruce Moy conducted an excellent fine session.
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