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President Elect Report Wed 2nd Nov.
 
Hi All, with President Lyn away she asked me to fill in this weeks news.
 
Bunyip/Garfield Joint Rotary Meeting Wednesday 2nd Nov.
 
We had a great night at with Bunyip/Garfield Rotary Club at their meeting. Pakenham Rotary Club was well represented.
 
The meeting began with a progress report about the preparation of our combined Pakenham Car Show to be held on Sun 13th.  A roster was also passed around for all the jobs to be filled. (This has been also been emailed to members) Please make an effort to give your support with this on the day.
 
After our delicious meal Jennie Haughton gave an interesting presentation about her passions and work she has been doing.
 
Jeannie is a well known Playwright, Producer, Freelance Writer, Facilitator and is also involved with OFF THE LEASH THEATRE Inc is an exciting independent Gippsland theatre company based in Warragul.
Jeannie also spoke passionately about the history of Gippsland and its indigenous people and explorers. She particularly spoke about Angus McMillan, who was an important figure around the time of European exploration and settling of Gippsland.
McMillan's legacy is prominent in Gippsland, with the Federal Division of McMillan named after him in 1948, as well as school houses and buildings around Gippsland.
With more research Jeannie wrote
"I started by bringing together the stories of Gippsland and how McMillan was involved and fairly quickly became obvious from all the reading I was doing he was a very self-serving greedy man, he looked after himself and was very ambitious," Jeannie said.
“A lot of history is very distressing and this history is dark and tragic but it's about illuminating that story to give people access.”
Historians have now linked Angus McMillan with various massacres of indigenous people throughout Gippsland.
 
On a brighter note, the first SHOPPING TOUR is on this Saturday (Nov 5th). Caz has done an outstanding job making this project a success. Ventura Bus Lines have donated their bus and David is doing the driving. Many local traders have supported the day by offering special deals to the participants of the Shopping Tour. Well done Caz!!!
 
Finally, I know how time poor we all are, particularly at this time of year. But   please make some time available to support our Trailer Raffle.    
 
All the best to all.  Greg Peck.
 
Hi Greg, here is my weekly report from last Wednesday until today (Thu 27)

Zoe, my hostsister plays every Wednesday Netball at the Cardinia Center. First we had the idea that I could join the team, but they’ve got enough people and I wasn’t there when they organized everything so I will only play if they haven’t got enough people. But we organized that I can go swimming while they are playing. So last Wednesday, I went, like yesterday with them to the Stadium and had a swim and then watched the last quarter of their game.
 
On Thursday, I went with her to a personal training where I’ve done the first time boxing. I really enjoyed it, but this evening I had difficulties to brush my teeth, because my arms were so tired!
 
On Saturday, I went with George and Sue to a Car-show in the Royal Exhibition Center in Melbourne. I don’t know a lot about cars and I’m normally not very interested in it, because my family in Switzerland hasn’t got a car - we use public transport. But I enjoyed to watch all the cars from the oldest to the newest and with the visit of the Royal Exhibition Center, I’ve also done a point of my bucket list.
 
On Sunday I went with Roger, Terry, Lisa (the exchange girl from Berwick) and her hostparents again to Melbourne to the big storage with all the things for the schools, hospitals and other community services.
 
On Tuesday, I went to the speaking competition and I’m impressed of how good these young kids speeches were.


Regards
Rosa Schnebli
Primary School Public Speaking Competition 2016
 
Our 18 the Primary School Primary School Public Speaking Competition
saw 13 students from 7 schools from Nar Nar Goon, Officer and
Pakenham present their speeches on a wide range of interesting and
complex topics to an audience of around 70. Once again the quality
was outstanding and judges Barry Morris, Grant Austen and Goran
Galic had an extremely difficult task.
 
Champion Speaker: Skye Bethea. Pakenham Springs Primary School
Topic: “Poverty”
             1 st Runner Up: Dhuvaragan Senthuran. Beaconhills College.
Topic: “Discrimination”
             2 nd Runner Up: Angelica Starakis. Pakenham Hills Primary School
Topic: “Where Have All The Bees Gone?”
 
President’s Award: Libby Matthews. Officer Primary School
Topic: “Oscar’s Law”.
 
Chairman’s Award: Moesha Griffin. Beaconhills College
Topic: “Women’s Rights”
 
Encouragement Award: Rama Salah. Minaret College.
Topic: Why Should Animals Have Rights”.
 
All students were excellent and once again their choice of topics was
amazing. We heard about all sorts of things including: “Three Minute
Showers” and “Inspiration For Swimming”.
Feedback from teachers and parents was excellent.
Thanks to all who assisted and attended.
 
PP Ken Rook.