Guest Speaker:  PETER EPOV on Ukraine
This Monday - 2nd May 2022
Chair:  David Denning
Meet & Greet: Ian Woollard and Ross Tingle

Peter Epov lives in semi retirement on a rural property near the township of Wingham. He is a current Councillor as well as a former Councillor  (2012-16) with the Greater Taree City Council.

Mr Epov had a highly successful career as a business consultant working with Australian top 100 companies, to facilitate trade and joint ventures in Asia. His particular specialty is The Peoples Republic of China. He has visited China over 100 times between 1991 and 2005. Mr Epov has worked with the CEO’s and management teams of 10 former top 100 Australian companies and has visited over 1000 Chinese corporations.

Prior to moving to mainstream business, Mr Epov was a very successful professional sports administrator and coach. He was National Coaching and Competitions Director of the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia, between 1981 and 1985, where he directed major events such as the National Surf Life Saving Championships, The Coolangatta Gold Ironman Triaquathon, Australia Games.

He has extensive experience working with media, government, the corporate sector and volunteers.

He has also worked as a television commentator at two Olympic Games: Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988.

In 1985 Mr Epov published the “Marketing and Public Relations Manual” specifically written for Sports, Charities and Community Service Organisations.

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Medics4Ukraine | Medical Supply Convoy

World Extreme Medicine is launching an urgent fundraising appeal to supply desperately needed medical equipment and supplies to hospitals in Ukraine. 

Our £100,000 appeal, Medics4Ukraine, is being co-ordinated by a team of medical professionals and extreme medicine experts from the network of World Extreme Medicine.

Mark Hannaford, founder of World Extreme Medicine states, “Hospital staff in Ukraine are working non-stop in dangerous conditions, with resources diminishing by each passing day. We have been in direct contact with Ukrainian medical professionals, and their current situation is only set to get worse.”

Drawing on the experience of organising successful medical equipment convoys to Syria and Myanmar the team are working to form contacts, medical expertise, and logistical setup to deliver convoys directly to hospitals on the frontline in Ukraine. However, funds are needed to secure these medical resources and ensure these life-saving medical convoys are ongoing. 

Saleyha Ahsan, a Medical Doctor, involved in both the Syrian and Ukraine convoys added, “The People’s Convoy for Syria delivered £250,000 worth of medical equipment to a children’s hospital in Aleppo in 2016 with public support. I’m hoping we can match that for Ukraine and achieve our objective in sending over multiple convoys throughout the conflict, which will each time supply medical equipment that is most in demand.”

Every donation will go directly into purchasing life-saving medical equipment for Ukrainian medical professionals, and civilians caught in the conflict. With World Extreme Medicine underwriting any transport costs. 

Please give what you can.

Last Monday - 25th April 2022
No Club Meeting ANZAC DAY
Next Monday - 9th May 2022
Guest Speaker: Kerry Guppy, On Land Conservation and Management
Meeting Chair: Anna Hutchinson
Meet & Greet: Herbie Ploder & Warren Blanch
A big Thanks to our members come to help our COMMUNITY BBQ AT BUNNINGS last ANZAC DAY.  Well done guys and we all had a great time . We raised around $300  plus we are getting a gift card from Bunnings.
1.  BUNNINGS Taree on  MAY 7, 2022 
2.  RIVER STAGE CONCERT on MAY 13, 2022.
Our sign on sheet will be available at our meeting next Monday night at club Taree.  Pls support our fundraising Activity.
Presdient Susie
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From 6pm Friday 22 April, if you’re a household or close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 and don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, you no longer need to self-isolate.

You still must follow the rules in the Household and Close Contact Guidelines. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, you don’t have to follow the guidelines.

People who test positive for COVID-19: must self-isolate for 7 days from the date of your positive test and follow the managing COVID-19 safely at home advice.

Changes to workforce vaccination requirements
From 6pm on Friday 22 April the rules for essential vaccination for key workforces will end. Which workers need to be vaccinated will be based on workplace health and safety risk assessments

Aged care and disability workers will still need to be vaccinated.

These changes mean the critical worker exemptions from isolation rules will no longer be required. 

Steps for employers to consider in managing the risks associated with household and close contacts in the workplace
Employers may consider the following practicable control measures: 
  • Household and close contacts should be allowed to work from home where practicable
  • Employers should undertake a risk assessment before approving a household or close contact returning to work if they can't work from home
  • Employers may ask household and close contacts to do a rapid antigen test before they attend work, even if they don’t have symptoms
  • Employers may direct all people in the workplace to wear masks except while eating or drinking or where a mask could create a safety issue
  • Employers may direct household and close contacts not to use shared facilities such as tea rooms at the same time as other people
  • Household and close contacts might be allocated work that involves minimal interaction with other people and/or in well-ventilated areas or outdoors, where possible.
  • Household and close contacts may be encouraged to maintain physical distance from others at all times
  • Employers should strongly encourage or, if lawful and reasonable, direct employees to receive a booster vaccination against COVID-19
  • Ensure COVID safe plans reflecting these, and other measures are signed off by or on behalf of the employer.

Unvaccinated international arrivals 
From Saturday 30 April unvaccinated international arrivals won’t be required to stay in hotel quarantine. These passengers will need to take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.
May 09, 2022
Conservation and Land Management
May 30, 2022
Aboriginal Community Development Officer MCC
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Apr 30, 2022 – May 07, 2022
Free Community BBQ at Mitchells Island
Apr 30, 2022 4:00 PM –
May 30, 2022 6:00 PM
Free Community BBQ at Oxley Island
May 01, 2022
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Guest Speaker: TBA
May 02, 2022
Anglican Church - Taree
May 04, 2022 6:30 PM
Rotary BBQ at Bunnings Taree
May 07, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:26 PM
Fundraising Concert for Bed Inn Bus Campaign
May 07, 2022
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
May 09, 2022
7:38 PM – 8:38 PM
Rotary BBQ at RiverStage Concert
May 13, 2022
TAFE - Vocational Visit
May 16, 2022 5:44 PM
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April 8
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April 17
Johnson Symon
April 27
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April 3
Heather Hole
April 11
Susie Ploder
April 17
Dawn Beer
April 25
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Ted Gauntlett
April 5, 1966
56 years
Frances Rosamond
April 13, 2020
2 years
Michael Fellows AC HFRSNZ AE
April 13, 2020
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Ian Sinclair, AC.
April 16, 1968
54 years
Matthew Anlezark
April 20, 2020
2 years
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Task 9th May 2022
Meeting Chair
Minett, Anna
Meet & Greet
Ploder, Herbie
Meet & Greet
Blanch, Warren
Meeting Task 16th May 2022
Meeting Chair
Rose, OAM, Col
Meet & Greet
Richardson, Judy
Meet & Greet
Denning, David
Meeting Task 23rd May 2022
Meeting Chair
Blanch, Warren
Meet & Greet
Shandanski, Ivan
Meet & Greet
Roetman, John
Meeting Task 30th May 2022
Meeting Chair
Carey, Max
Meet & Greet
Dyball, Ian
Meet & Greet
Maano, Grace
Meeting Task 6th June 2022
Meeting Chair
Ploder, Herbie
Meet & Greet
Woollard, Ian
Meet & Greet
Sharp, Kevin
Meeting Task 13th June 2022
Meeting Chair
Connolly, Gerard
Meet & Greet
Fishwick, Sandra
Meet & Greet
Anlezark, Matthew
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