Club Program
Meeting Opal Aged Care, South Valley Rd, Highton
Opal Aged Care
Dec 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Nursing Home Visits / Volunteers Dinner / Partners
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 25, 2019
Joint Meeting with Torquay Club
Curlewis Mini Golf
Jan 13, 2020 5:30 PM
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Bunnings BBQ Dates
Thursday 12 December
8 - 9.30   Perko, Bob, Gary
9.30 - 11   Lindsay, Saddo, Pam
11 - 12.30   Chris Fagan, Ash, John/Jenny
12.30 - 2   Ray, Christine, Peter, Joan C.
2 - 3.30   Don, Gary, Joe, Peter
3.30 - 4.30   Don, Gary, Bob, Perko
Please contact Gary Clark if you can help
Extended Leave
Chris Cumming and Cheryle Marriner are on extended leave. 
If you have a planned long absence, could you please let the attendance person know or notify President John.
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President's Ponderings     
  Wednesday 11 December  
Meeting Number 2004
Our Annual Dinner at The Grovedale Hotel last week was enjoyed by all those in attendance. The pre-dinner canapes and drink were very well received. There was excellent fellowship with congratulations to Bill and Joe for winning the raffle.
Some shocking news! As you may already know Rhonda is in hospital in Brisbane. Paul has been in contact with some members regarding her situation. She has suffered a problem with her back but more seriously bleeds on her brain. She underwent surgery on Thursday and again yesterday to drain some fluid off the brain to release pressure and Paul says she would be in an induced coma again for 48 hours after that. He has been told they will be in Brisbane for at least another month. If you have the opportunity you might like to contact Paul and pass on your best wishes for a speedy recovery for Rhonda and understanding of his situation too. 
Next  Wednesday 11 December there is a BBQ at Opal Aged Care, 209 South Valley Road Highton for the official opening of the raised garden beds which the Club provided. Start time is 6 for 6.15 pm. Partners are welcome to attend. BYO drinks. David would like numbers to him or Jordan by Monday 9 December please. 
A copy of the roster for the nursing home visits on Wednesday 18 December has been sent out via email to everyone. Please let Jan know if you did not receive a copy or are not available. Community Service requires input from everyone at this time of the year! 

Dr Jessie Harman, a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast and a past District Governor of our District, has been selected as the Rotary International Director for Zone 8. This includes Australia, New Zealand , the Pacific Islands and New Guinea. She is the first female to have been selected for this role and her appointment was confirmed by RI President Mark Maloney on December 1 2019.
Jessie has a most distinguished record of service to Rotary already. She was District Governor in 2010-2011, Rotary Co-ordinator at Zone level, served as project leader for the Regional Membership Plan for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands as well as governor-elect training co-ordinator for Australia. 
Internationally, Jessie has been training leader and seminar trainer at the International Assembly in San Diego and in 2019 is Chair of the RI Membership Committee. She is on the organizing committee for the 2020 Honolulu RI Convention.
We wish Jessie congratulations and best wishes on her appointment and wish her all the best for the future. Could she be the first female RI President?

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