Message from our Club President (Feb 28)


Our club had a good meeting last week where we took a midyear look at our achievements and our plans for the rest of the Rotary year. There were plenty of members in attendance and the meeting was very interactive with the Board members present providing updates for their areas and we were delighted to welcome our Assistant Governor Lyndon Smith.

It was a great pleasure on Monday to present the Rotary District 9810 Primary Schools Speech Competition plaque to Darcy Mitchell, a student from Serpell Primary School who won our club competition in 2017. The District Primary School Speech Competition started four years ago, and we are delighted that a student from our club competition has won this award. Darcy is a very talented and confident speaker who will be presenting at our Rotary District Conference in Bendigo on 2nd to 4th March 2018.

This week we are sharing our meeting with Rotary Club of Doncaster who have managed to secure a great guest speaker, a young man named Mike Rolls who has overcome disabilities brought on by contracting meningococcal septicaemia and will tell us an inspiring story about ‘Amputating Dead Weight’. Please contact our club if you would like to attend this amazing event. All proceeds will go to Interplast* which is a not-for-profit organisation providing surgical treatment to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’.

The following week we will be launching our ever-popular Footy Tipping Competition, and this will again be held at Beau Monde as it is an event we share with our Rotary Cluster partner clubs in the City of Manningham. Proceeds this year will again be directed towards Doncare, our local community and family services organisation. Even if you are not very into football, it can be fun to do the footy tipping for a great cause. Come along to this event on 7th March and wear your footy colours!

Yours in Rotary “Making a Difference”,

Janis McFarland
Club President