President's Message - January 2020

President's Message - January 2020

Happy New Year Everyone.

At the time of writing, catastrophic bushfires were raging through Australia.

As to what we can do to help, we will have to wait until the fires are brought under control and then look at a coordinated approach as to ways to help.

We are going to start off the Rotary year with a Fellowship dinner at the penthouse home of Keith Anderson on the 15th January.

It will be a great chance to catch up and share stories about what we have been doing.

Going back over some of the highlights of last month ( December 2019) , we have since the sudden resignation of PE Edwin Micallef, put in place a panel of PE’s to take care of 2020/21.

The panel will consist of Brian Negus, Brian Tyedin and Felix Wong. They have elected to call themselves the 3 Musketeers.

The 3 Amigos saved the club in 2018/2019 and now the 3 Musketeers will be a feature in 2020/2021 to further advance the club.

Planning is also underway for projects to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia in 2021.

Also in December the club was involved with supplying hamburgers and sausages at Carols by Candlelight, Doncare Christmas toys, Odyssey House Christmas Party and the biggest Christmas bash of all – our own Christmas breakup organized by the Christmas pack of Vicki, Carmen, Felix and Michael.

At the Christmas Party 6 Hampers were presented to Kids Hope program for families in need.

Invited to join us as special guests were some of the disadvantaged in our community that would not otherwise be able to celebrate Christmas.

Thank you also to Santa and the Christmas Elf who helped at the Christmas functions.

Congratulations also to Felix for a PHF recognition , and congratulation letters from PRI presidents for 40 years of service were presented to Peter Gurry and Bruce Evans.

Have a great month in Rotary.