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Wednesday 26 February 2020
 
Meeting Number 2013 
 
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was on 23 February 1905 that Paul Harris and his friends met for the first meeting in Chicago of what we now know as Rotary. What a great organization it has become and how proud we should be to be members.
 
On Sunday Jenny and I represented the Club at East Geelong Rotary's 50th Birthday celebrations. It was a great time for renewing friendships and also hearing more of the Club history. Also heard that PP David Sykes is to be our new Assistant District Governor, taking over from Judy Beasley in July. Congratulations David!
 
Last Wednesday everyone enjoyed the opportunity to hear about Emily and Lachlan Carlyle's experiences teaching in the Northern Territory. They commented on the difficulties, remoteness, challenges and amazing experiences during the 6 years spent in 3 different communities. They also had an opportunity to explore the countryside to see the amazing bird and wildlife as well as learn much of the culture of the local people. Thank you both for giving up your time to assist our understanding of life in THE TERRITORY.
 
Next week we have Committee Meetings, and a Board Meeting. There will also be an opportunity to discuss any other matters which you may wish to raise. Please let me know of any concerns beforehand .
 
 
 
 
 
Club Program
Business Meeting / Board Meeting
Feb 26, 2020 6:00 PM
 
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Everyone has been saddened by the devastating bushfires that have engulfed so much of Victoria and New South Wales, There have been so many stories of brave efforts by volunteers and residents to control these infernos, which have claimed the lives of many people and destroyed homes and businesses.
 
If you are looking to donate to help those suffering, it is important to make sure that your donation is well directed. Details of Funds which are assisting those affected are:
 
1. Rotary District 9820 Disaster Relief Fund. The fund has already committed $10K to the East Gippsland Fire Aid Committee, and will continue to donate funds to where they are most effective. BSB 633000 Account 137927174. Please email Janne Speirs when you donate: jannespeirs@gmail.com
 
2. East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. This is an account of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale with the funds controlled by the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. BSB 633000. Account 165960451. Please send an email to: eastgrotaryfireaid@gmail.com when you donate.
 
3. Rotary Australia World Community Service National Fire Appeal. Project 68-2019-20. This appeal will enable the collection of donations to assist Rotary Clubs to support people affected by the bushfires, and is the only option for individuals and organizations who would like tax deductibility on their donation. Go to www.rawcs.org.au to donate. 
 
4. Wildlife Victoria. The best way to help wildlife is to make a donation to their bushfire appeal which will be distributed to fire affected wildlife shelters over the coming weeks and months. Go to www.wildlifevictoria.org.au to donate.
 
 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2020.
 
This is to be held in Swan Hill from Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March. There is an exciting program - visits to the Swan Hill Folk Museum and the light show, conference learning sessions, Saturday night dinner at Lake Boga and final discussions on the Sunday. It would be great to have some representation from Grovedale Waurn Ponds. Please give it some thought!  Click www.rotary9780conference.com.au to register. You need to book before 13 March!

Bunnings BBQ Dates

Thursday 12 March
Saturday 4 April
Thursday 9 April
Thursday 14 May
Thursday 11 June
 

Please contact Gary Clark if you can help - we need volunteers to help

 
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