Presidents Report 27th September.2016
Hi to everyone, well what another great week at the Rotary Club of Pakenham
I believe the joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Berwick went off well albeit quite a few of our Rotarians, me included were unable to attend due to this nasty Bronchitis that has taken a few of us down. Not for the count though as we are mostly up and feeling better. Caz Walsh has really had a bad trot though so our best wishes Caz
Goran was present at the Joint meeting with Berwick last Wednesday night. They talked about the Balibo project, in Timor Leste, which we were a part of along with the Berwick Port Melbourne and Cranbourne Rotary Clubs, These clubs along with our initial donation of $3000 and the help of equipment supplied by DIK, provided building and fitting out a Dental Clinic. Now we are involved in a joint matching grant to be able to achieve more funding for more projects such as Computers and Sporting equipment for the various kinders, primary and secondary schools in the area. Goran also mentioned how interesting it was to learn more about Rotary from a different club and to see how Rotary Clubs work together and their shared vision. He also mentioned Roger was fined for his love of 10ply tissue..I guess you had to be there.
Roger gave his report on behalf of the Car Show Committee so we will need to make the 13th November a huge success, so keep the date free for an all club member to be involved on the day. We will need quite a few people on the ground from the both clubs including manning 3 BBQ’s. The gates, parking etc.Rosters will be sent around next week.
Greg was informing us about our plans for our Indian friends visiting next year from the Rotary Club of Poona Downtown. They will be starting with a few days being hosted by our club and then off to Conference. If you are able to host any of the visiting Indian Rotarians please inform Greg as we need as many homes as we can
Jokers wild went off with a very late ticket purchase from Roger but thankfully he didn’t pull out the Joker, bad luck Roger, so it will jackpot again till next week.
Greg was telling us of the BBQ we held at Lakeside, purely to help out the “Fish for Life” day to support kids with Cancer. The weather was pretty awful but this didn’t deter the winner who reeled in a 44cm fish. Not a bad effort .
Peter Rowlands advised the second of the two Shopping tour days on the 6th November has been cancelled due to a lack of support. I do hope the Rotary Club members and if possible the Inner Wheel club of Pakenham will get behind us with the remaining Shopping Tour to he held on 5th November as the numbers for this day are coming in very slowly. Many thanks to Caz for all her work on organising this outing and please let’s get behind her and to support the Clubs fundraising efforts.
Good luck to Peter Rowlands for a couple of hospital visits he will be having over the next week or so
I do hope you all have a great week and along with Noel can I say “GO DOGGIES”
Have a great week