Over the past year our Club has continued to have varied and most interesting programs and being involved in numerous district activities, some of which are:-
Excellent presentations from club members. Peter Harris (Rotahomes and Lautoka), Louise Welbourn & Andrew Ling (Sydney Convention), John & Judy Berends (Russian Cruise), Sam Graham, Richard Ellis (Lord Howe Island & Norfolk Island), Andrew Yarnton (Clocks) and Jim Tregaskis (To Europe and back
Presentations from other Rotarians. (Membership), Di Double (ROMAC).
Visits to other Rotary Clubs. Langwarrin, Frankston (celebrating 100th Anniversary ANZAC Day)
Other presentations. Catherine Lacey (Destiny Rescue), Glenda Fraser (Volunteer nursing in Kenya), Deki Lang (Bhutan), Melinda Emselle & Sienna (Drowning Intervention Cambodia), Gladys Freeman (autobiography
Visits Select Scootas, Nepean Special School
Interplast dinner – Speaker Alan Coleman, OAM.
Informal nights Celebrating Kel and Jill Hobby’s Birthdays, Dinner at Seaford RSL, Sam & Natalie’s Calcutta Night and dinners hosted by John and Judy and Peter Harris.
Annual events. District Conference, Barrelman’s Awards, Citizenship night and Scholarship Awards. Always well supported and successful events.
Theatre nights “Our Man in Havana”, “Whose Wives Are They Anyway” and “Dimboola”. Thanks Jennie for organising great nights such as these each year. Plus Fund Raising Film Night (by Peninsula 2.0 Rotary) at Frankston Hoyts to see “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (proceeds to Polio Plus).
BBQs at Bunnings and at the annual Lyrebird Community Christmas Carols at the Carrum Downs Recreational Reserve in Wedge Road were well supported and successful.
Many thanks to Richard (Club Service) and Charles (Community Service) for all that you have done as well as those members who organised some of the weekly programs.
Some of our members of the “International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) also enjoyed trips to Port Macquarie, Coramandel Peninsula (New Zealand) and Albury/Wodonga.
Weekly Bulletin. We have continued the weekly tradition of acknowledging other Rotary Clubs throughout the world, both in the Bulletin and at the meetings. I’m sure that the members have found reading about other Clubs and their localities very interesting. As a result, some of those Clubs even email their weekly Bulletins to us.
Membership Attendance Shield. At the District Changeover Luncheon, our Club was awarded the Shield for the best attendance, percentage-wise at meetings over the past year.