Harvey Norman Waurn Ponds
Thursday 28 November
4.30 - 6.30 Lesley, Pam, Ken
6.30 - 8.30 Gary, Peter, Bob
Rice Village Christmas Fair
Sunday 1 December
 10.30 to 12   Bill and Devi
 12 to 1.30   Lesley and Don
 1.30 to 3   Ken and John
Bunnings BBQ Dates
Thursday 12 December
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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Wednesday 5 August 2020   BOARD MEETING 

A happy meeting was had by all who attended last week.
We started the night by inducting Frank Nott into our Club. I have assigned Frank to Community Service. Once again welcome to the club Frank.
As I said at the meeting Presidents often put things aside if it is to do with themselves. Last year John forgot to mention his 30 years of Rotary Service.
I managed to locate the Certificate and with the aid of my lovely assistant, made the Presentation to John.
We should never underestimate the work we all do for Rotary. What we do is a credit to everyone involved. 30 years is A Big Well Done John.
We were then lucky enough to have an International Chef Madu join us from Calcutta.
She had 2 Sous Chef join her as she guide us through the Art of Curry making.
We also  were lucky enough to have Master Chef Aspirants, Jan, Lesley and David (GWP Rotary Club). PP Gabe Hau and Richard Selway joined us from the eClub of Melbourne.
And what a cook off we had! There is no doubt the local team pulled off a stunning and somewhat surprising VICTORY. The table setting and Dinner service demonstrated by Jan and her Maitre d' got us across the line.
I have no doubt the onlookers were mesmerised by the culinary  skills of the 6 Chefs (almost embarrassed to use this word).
It was a good night , the best part being we all sat down to a lovely Curry (Lunch for Madu) after the meeting.
Next week there is no meeting as the Board is meeting. If you have any questions or suggestions please forward them to me.
I am hopeful that after this meeting we will have a clear plan for this year.
Ways to involve our members. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call someone you have not seen for a while.
This week I spoke to Lindsay, although he would not speak to me the first time I rang. He thought his next shot at Golf was more important. Lindsay and Helen are both well, as is Talitha. Lindsay plays golf 3 times a week, and like this week perhaps sometimes he should stop after a Good Front 9. Apart from that he doing jobs on Helen’s list.
I also spoke to Bill Trengrove, and he and Devi are both well.
I have come to accept that some people just do not like sitting in front of the computer and attending a Club Meeting via Zoom. It just does nothing for them. That’s why it is important that if people do not join our meetings we take the time out to call them.
Member Profiles, I have only received 4. These will only be posted on Club Runner for our Current members to view.
I will continue to prompt you re the vacant President Elect Position.
Don’t forget our Italian Night Wednesday 12 August. 
Help Joe Celebrate  50 Years of Rotary Service
Above all Take precautions, Do as you are asked to do, and Stay Safe




Last week members heard about the water project being planned for schools and villages in the Phillipines by Clubs in our District. One of the possible funding sources is from the Rotary Foundation through overseas grants - a contribution from our Clubs is matched by the Foundation. We have used this avenue to fund the projects in Nepal over the years.
Of course the other major project has been the work done to eradicate polio. On 21 August Nigeria marked three years without a case of wild poliovirus, which means the WHO African region could potentially be certified wild poliovirus-free next year. This will be a tremendous achievement, as the continent once suffered three quarters of all polio cases in the world. Rotary has contributed US$268 million to fight polio in Nigeria
Members from GWP attended the film night at Readings - Ride like a Girl - to assist in fundraising over $2000 for Rotary Foundation in September. All funds raised in our District come back to Australia after 3 years to enable Clubs to apply for District and Global grants to improve local and overseas communities.