Despite thunder and lightning and torrential rain, the diligent members of Tamar sunrise braved the elements to attend our weekly meeting. We were extremely pleased to welcome Marrissa, who we hope will be joining our club after a long association of helping us out with our signature events and Jeremy Garvey who is the new president of the Rotoract Club of Tamar Valley.
This week was a catch up week with the final points from last month's Board meeting tabled and discussed. Highlights being that Alicia Bushby has put her hand up to be treasurer elect this year and that planning for Carols is already well underway. Danny spoke of some of the new innovations and advised the club that the first meeting would be in August. All interested members are more than welcome to attend. Susan Nolan also gave an impromptu member's minute of her arrival in Australia as a young girl from Scotland and her impressions of the outback and Alice Springs where she lived for two years.
The Domestic committee also met this week not only to finalise this years charities and causes but also to continue preparing for our Cocktail Party in September .
Dates to remember : Wednesday 29th July meeting at 7.00am
at the Car Museum $10.00
( no breakfast )
6.30pm Drinks and fellowship at the
Thursday 30th July -Cocktail committee
meeting 7.00am Cube Aqua- all welcome
This week we had a very special farewell breakfast for one of our founding members , David Dunn who is moving to Hobart for work. Lou Mason spoke about David's fabulous contribution to the club and the Launceston Community, in particular his involvement in Carols, Festivale and Agfest has been outstanding. David is known for his straight thinking, great organisation skills and passion for excellence. He knows everyone and has been a tireless worker in ensuring that our club has grown and prospered. For the past year David has been our fines sergent and it his quick wit and ability to embellish a good story that has endeared him to all. We will all miss David, however our loss is the Rotary Club of Salamanca's gain and we wish David every success with his new position and hope that he will remain a regular visitor whenever he is in the North.
Also at the meeting Toni gave feedback about our upcoming cocktail party to be held at Walkers Design Studio -(Charmers Church ) on September 25. All members are asked to mark this date in their diary and to start sending Toni a list of guests to be invited as we would like to get the invitations out as soon as possible.
Next week our meeting will be focusing on feedback from last week's catch up Board meeting.
Thursday 23rd July- Domestic committee meeting - Cube Aqua 7.00am
Wednesday 29th July our meeting will be at the Automobile Museum 7.00am-8.00.
Cost will be $10.00 and breakfast will not be supplied. All attending must email Danny.
Wednesday 29th - We will also have an informal get together at 6.30pm at the Royal Oak.
Our Guest speaker this week was Denise Talbot from Days for Girls International. A sustainable female hygiene program, with a vision that every girl in the world has ready access to quality sustainable hygiene by 2022.
Denise spoke passionately about what some girls have to endure: the days of isolation, days of shame, days of missing school, days of lost income, days lost due to lack of access to feminine hygiene products.
Days for Girls kits change all this for girls around the world. Month after month, recipients can count on quality, practical and sustainable solutions that are funded and hand crafted with love by thousands of dedicated volunteers worldwide. Tasmania has four Chapters. Denise’s Chapter meet every second Saturday 9.30-2.00 ( Bring your own lunch) at the Catholic Parish House in Longford. They also meet mid week. All donations and volunteers are welcome for more details please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 370 646.
David Dunn gave a spirited members minute informing us of some of the dos and don’ts when going to Service Tasmania. Next week will be David’s final meeting with us as he is moving to Hobart to take up a new position. Thus we are having a farewell breakfast at what used to be Net19 and is now Maple Cafe at 7.00am. All welcome to join us.
Upcoming dates :
Tuesday 14th July Cube Aqua – Cocktails committee
Tuesday 23rd July Cube Aqua- Domestic planning meeting
Saturday 22nd August – All day Bunnings BBQ fundraiser.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise