Category: Previous President’s Report

April 11 Welcome New Members

we were delighted to welcome  Elli  and Alfie  into membership with AG David Hanlon  doing the  presentations.It was great to see former member Steve    Cernotta , who now resides in Perth.Jill Hobby talked about the  success of the     midwifery project  in East Timor.As is our custom in the past few years, we celebrated  PDG Kel Hobby’s Birthday.   Thanks Kel and Jill for  bringing the  chocolates  to celebrate.   We appreciated guest speaker, John Caruana  making the return trip from Sale for the  evening.  He spoke about  Model United  Nations Assembly (MUNA). Young people are encouraged to learn…

Dinner Meeting 7th March

Damian Whittle, the   Peninsula Rotaract President  spoke about his  experiences  with “Steer North”, a 4,000 km bike ride from    Melbourne  to Cairns.  Twenty  cyclists, whose ages ranged from 18 to 50, took part in the inaugural Ride, which    covered approximately  100 km per day over 45 days.  To  take part riders had   to pledge to raise  a minimum  of $5,000 to support  cancer research, education and patient care.  Damian raised about $6,000.   It was a very interesting presentation as shown by the numerous  questions afterwards. Thank you Damian.    

President Report 7th Feb

Last Tuesday, we held  our annual   Citizenship Night where 17 people                             became Australian citizens.The Mayor of  Frankston, Cr. Brian   Cunial , (assisted by Vera) made the   presentations.  Once again, it was a   fantastic evening,  with approximately    90 in attendance .   Please support the  Rotary Foundation’s 100 years celebration on Thursday, February 23 in our Cluster group. It will be held  at the Bombers Clubrooms, Sages Road, Baxter.  Cost $26.50 per person. Family and friends are  most   welcome. This  special night will…

20th September

Last week we met at the Frankston Primary School as it was in the “good old days”. What I missed from my days were the hooks on which you’d hang your wooden clogs and the pot belly stove for the French toast. Thereafter, we went to a nearby restaurant for the dearest (but delicious) burger in town. Thank you, Jennie for organizing this night. Today, we receive our list of instructions from the Rotary authorities; and no doubt we will all be motivated and re-energised. Next Tuesday: The big ROMAC night. It is one of the few meetings where I…

6th September President’s Report

  Last week, being the 5th Tuesday of the month, we  went to a local restaurant for our dinner and meeting.  This time we had an Indian meal at the Café Annapoorani in                 Carrum Downs.   Others included  Ian and , who have been to India about 20 times  in relation to  their special  SEDS project. Tonight, we have a Vocational  visit to Sagamore Industries  in Seaford, which I know will be very interesting. Next week, Jennie has organised a visit to  the Museum at the Frankston Primary School. Further details in this…

2 August President Report

Last week we enjoyed the charter of the Carrum Downs Secondary College Interact Club. It proved to be an excellent night. There were over 50 people present, including DG Lynne and Trevor Westland, AG David Hanlon, PDG Kel and Jill Hobby, Rotaractors, Interactors, teachers and families. A big “thank you” to Peter and Louise, in particular. Although only 8 members attended the evening, everything ran very smoothly under the chairmanship of Louise. Peter, once again, proved to be an accomplished entertainer.  

President Report from 5th July

Sorry but this was not added to the website in time. Last Tuesday – First of all, I would like to congratulate Peter on his PHF Sapphire. It reflects the respect which the members have for Peter. I think that the Changeover Night was a most pleasant, informal affair and several people have expressed their thanks to the people involved. We thank Natalie for organising the Raffle and Sam for organising the great entertainment. As one gets to advanced middle age, like your President, it is tempting to reflect on the past and let the future take care of itself. I’ve…

President’s Report 16th Feb

Last week we had a very interesting Vocational visit to Australian Prebuild.  Many thanks to Managing Director Cory and Darren for giving a presentation about the business and showing us around the factory.  The construction of the bathroom modules was very intriguing and we wish them well with the development of the modular construction of the fire rated housing.  The company also provided the catering for the night which allow us to donate the total proceeds to “Mother’s Looking After Families”