Message from our Club President (Feb 5)

Our Program Director Bruce Evans outdid himself last Wednesday when we had a fantastic presentation from Ian Brown, local resident and beekeeper, who educated us on details of types of bees, how they live and procreate and how they survive. This was a very interesting presentation and we learned how important it is to look after bees by  having bee-attracting flowers and plants in our gardens.

Our club is planning to introduce a new type of membership soon. In addition to individual memberships, we will be introducing ‘corporate’ or ‘organisational’ memberships into our club. This is basically a business membership with between two and four members and associate members who can come along to meetings and become involved in Rotary. This is also great for those businesses to increase their profile in the local area. Enquiries can be directed to our club on mobile number: 0499 496 316.

This Wednesday night we very much look forward to hearing from Graeme Chester from ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children), a fantastic Rotary Australia and New Zealand initiative which has been in operation for over 25 years, providing Life Giving surgery to children from more than 20 developing countries, with urgent medical treatment that was not available to them in their own country. This will be a great presentation.

For my fellow Rotarians, don’t forget to giving serious consideration to attending this year’s District Conference. It looks like it is going to be a good one. More information on page 4 of this newsletter!

The following Wednesday, 14 February, we will be having a great social evening at the Old Melbourne Gaol. Please contact Graham Kane for more information if you would like to come and haven’t yet paid..

Yours in Rotary “Making a Difference”,

Janis McFarland
Club President