This week at Tamar Sunrise we enjoyed our changeover dinner at Rosevears Tavern. What a fantastic casual lunch. We kicked off with singing happy birthday to Warwick before heading into the "Knob Award". Congratulations must go to Lou for her achievement in being only the second person to win the award twice - a fine effort Lou!
We then commenced the changeover by acknowledging what a busy year we had. Congratulations to Leigh and the new board (Secretary - Danny, Treasurer - Judy, Domestic - Toni, International - Lou, E-media - Jane, President Elect - Susan N). I am sure you will all have a great year.
Thank you for the wonderful flowers and the massage that I can already feel!
As I mentioned in my thank you, I am proud to be a part of this great club and volunteering with you all over the last year. Together we have achieved amazing things - so it should be a great year under Leigh's leadership as we bring a gift to the world for 2015-16.
This week it will be Leigh's first meeting as Club President.
We hear from Denise Talbot who is conducting an International Days for Girls Project. This is a volunteer program that sews, packages and distributes female sanitary packs to women in over 70 third world countries.
Our member's minute is a mystery...bound to be exciting!
Louis heads off on Monday 13 August 2015 - back to France - safe journey (or should that be Bon Voyage).
Our club had an action packed meeting last week and most exciting of all we had a BIG welcome and induction for our newest member David Marszalek.
Gill and Mike Whitehouse thanked the club and host parents for supporting Louis for his exchange program. Daniel Rochford from RAW also provided an informative discussion about mental health support in our rural communities. Listening 'to our mates' is so important.
This week will be the last meeting that we have Louis with the club. So this week it is a club farewell and banner presentation. Louis will be our guest speaker as he reflects on his twelve months with Youngtown and Tamar Sunrise.
Our member's minute will be Lou Mason...hopefully she will have some humorous stories of her recent trip to Vietnam. Or...will we revisit Lamingtons?
This will be my final meeting as Club President for 2014-15. I am so proud of what a small but passionate group of people - you the members of our club - have achieved for our community over this time. You are an amazing bunch and I have been very privileged to serve you in the role of President for the year.
Thank you for all that you have done and I look forward to working with our new President Leigh and the Board for an exciting year ahead.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barak Obama
Sunday 5th July - those booked for the bus leaving 12pm at Sporties are Lou, Danny, Jane, Toni, Susan D, Susan N, Judy and Jim, Clark, Jann, Leigh, Alicia, Dale, Dave and Sarah.
Caro, Chris, Louis and David will meet you all at Rosevears.
The bus will return at 3pm. Meals order at the bar. Bus $10 per person return. Pay at the bus at Sporties.
At the lunch we will have a short presentation on 2014-15 and then our official change-over with the chain of office being handed to the very capable and super Leigh!
Beware everyone, get your change out as we have the Knob Award (a.k.a. fine of the year) that David will lead. There are some very fitting and worthy candidates in line for the Award.
Things to note:
It's Warwick's birthday on Sunday 5th July - so we may see him at the changeover or he will be out and about celebrating his birthday!
Toni and Janice are both on the mend from their recent trips to hospital and have enjoyed the flowers the club has sent.
Stage Right (Danny's company) have a trivia night coming up on Saturday 15th August 2015. For those who can make the event at Summerdale and make up a table from the club, RSVP to Danny.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the board meeting. The Board (Leigh, Judy, Danny, Toni, Lou, Caro) will finalise the budget and endorse the plan on Thursday 9 July 7am at LAC. This will then be circulated to the club.
Thanks to all those who organised the thank you breakfast for the host parents for Louis this Saturday. It was a great event and fantastic that we did not all have to rush off. Great to see Emma, Marcus, Oliver and George over the two hours.
We will have with us Daniel Rochford from Rural Alive and Well. This will be a great discussion on a service that is vital for rural and regional communities.
Gill and Mike Whitehouse will also visit. Gill will be our member minute talking about youth exchange.
Sunday 5th July - those booked for the bus 12pm at Sporties are Lou, Danny, Jane, Toni, Susan D, Susan N, Judy and Jim, Clark, Jann, Leigh and Alicia. Caro, Chris, Louis and David will meet you all at Rosevears.
Who ever has the door knob fine plaque please hand back in so we can award again at the changeover.
Have a great week
This week we discuss our club plan for the year. We will ratify the plan and also some of the proposals that have been submitted for discussion. The club proposals will be circulated prior to the meeting by Danny today.
There is also the review of the $20 Meal Club that Lou has prepared. The project is to be authorised for another twelve months.
We also have our induction for Dave coming up!
Events of note:
Booking is for lunch on Sunday 5th July 2015 (also Warwick's birthday!!). The venue is Rosevears Waterfront Tavern.
A bus will leave from Sportsmans Hall in Launceston at 12pm. Cost is $10 per person. Menu is Al la carte.
Return to Launceston by 3pm.
For those who have not RSVPd, please do so to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending for Lunch and also yes/no if you wish to confirm seat on bus.
Happy birthday coming up to Clare Klapche and happy anniversary to Judy and Jim.
Have a great week everyone.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise