NO BREAKFAST MEETING THIS WEEK
This is our 5th Wednesday "Pop Up" meeting. We are heading to The Gunners Arms 23 Lawrence Street for a 6pm get together. This will be a chat about our international projects and how we work with these in the future.
An exciting part of the discussion will be the possibility of travelling next July to meet with our Sister Club, the Rotary Club of Kalayaan.
Members are also encouraged to have a casual meal at the Gunners. The room we are meeting is upstairs.
Although we are not meeting for breakfast this Wednesday, if you head along at the normal time, you can always have a coffee at the Titanium Bar.
See you all at 6pm at the Gunners Arms! Thanks to Sue Dolbey for organising the venue.
The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise was a finalist in the Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards this year for Launceston Carols by Candlelight 2013.
Congratulations to the winner the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival. Although we did not receive the "gong" this year, our club can be VERY proud of being a finalist in this prestigious event. Well done to everyone and we are looking forward to an even better 2014.
Check out Facebook for a happy photo of Danny, Lou, Susan N and Caro at the gala event.
Dementia and memory loss is one of the biggest health challenges facing society. Each week, more than 1,700 new cases of dementia are recorded in Australia (that is one person every six minutes!). There is so much we do not know about it.
This week at Tamar Sunrise it is our "Bring a Friend" day. Our Guest Speaker will be Kim Curley from Alzheimer's Australia (Tas). Kim will be sharing with us information that we should all be aware of.
This is important as Australia faces a shortage of more than 150,000 paid and unpaid carers for people with dementia by 2029. One of the pressing issues is to build capacity in the dementia research sector by supporting students and early career dementia researchers. It is pleasing to note that Australian Rotary Health fund a PHD candidate to look at dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
We are really looking forward to hearing Kim's message and welcoming our guests and friends this week.
Kathy Harriss is our 'member's minute this week.
Our pop up meeting on the Wednesday 29th October 2014 will be at The Gunner's Arms, upstairs. Commencing at 6pm. Make sure you "pop up" for the discussion on our international programs and planning for the future. Members will be able to order meals and dine as part of the evening.
There will be NO breakfast meeting that morning.
Caro and Janice will be visiting Rotaract this week, as they changed their meeting from last week. Others are welcome to join us!
There is NO formal meeting this week due to the Group 5/6 Forum.
For those members and visitors who still wish to gather for a morning chat this Wednesday, a casual get-together will be in the Cafe side at Hotel Launceston.
For those attending the Group 5/6 Forum, here are the details:
RSVPS have been provided for Jann, Susan N, LouM, Jane, Danny and Caro. If you have NOT rsvpd and wish to attend, please phone the Boathouse to book.
It is to be at the Boathouse, Northbank, Launceston. We'll meet at 6pm for a 6:30 start. Cost $28pp pay at the door.
Our first speaker is Rick Marton, of the Rotary Club of Central Launceston. Rick is fairly new to Rotary, and is a dynamic speaker. He is a Brand and Culture Strategist, and he will talk on why he joined Rotary, what he enjoys about it and where he thinks we can improve it. There will be a general discussion about some of the issues he is going to raise.
Our second speaker is Matthew Verney, of the Devonport Rotary Club. Matthew is AG for Group 7, as well as the North/ North West District Mediator on Conflict Resolution Support. Matthew will speak on the forthcoming new Legislation on working / Volunteering with vulnerable people and our responsibilities in that area.
There is some excellent entertainment from some of our young musicians.
Caro and Janice will also be visiting Rotaract this Wednesday - although Caro will be only having a short visit before attending the Group 5/6 Forum.
Prepare for "Bring a Friend" Day Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Our guest speaker will be Kim Curley from Alzheimer's Australia (Tas).
This will be a great session for us all as we learn more about Alzheimer's in our community. We will also enjoy catching up with some old and new faces!
Please advise Caro whether you will be bringing a guest by Monday 20th October to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make arrangements with Hotel Launceston for catering numbers.
Two organisations are seeking volunteers.
Harvest Market Launceston
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit organisation where Tasmanian growers and producers can sell directly to customers. The market is open every Saturday from 8.30am–12.30pm in Launceston’s Cimitiere Street car park and we are always looking for volunteers.
Do you have two hours per month that you can provide to Harvest for either set-up, gate duty or pack-down? In return for some fun and your effort, you receive a breakfast bun and a coffee! Interested, visit http://harvestmarket.org.au/why-not-become-a-harvest-volunteer/
Walk for Prems
This Group are urgently seeking volunteers for their "Walk for Prems" to be held at Royal park, Launceston on Sunday 26th October 2014. To find out more and to volunteer on the day, visit their website http://http:\\www.walkforprems.org.au
Last week at Tamar Sunrise, we had a Board meeting and also celebrated Hat Day and raising awareness for the work that Australian Rotary Health undertakes.
Two sub-committee's were organised for events in the first half of 2015:
International Women's Day Breakfast:
to be held early March 2015.
Members who volunteered to be on the Committee include Jane, Susan N, Clark, Danny and Caro
to be held before June 2015.
Why is it called a "party" fundraiser? Well, it is because we are to come up with the concept of whether Cocktail or another idea - its up to the Committee!
Members who volunteered to be on the Committee include Janice, Susan N, Jane, Clark, Toni, Caro and Clare.
This week, we are recognising Mental Health Awareness with Australian Rotary Health. So it is HAT DAY. This is fundraising where you wear a hat and make a donation to help shine a light on mental illness in Australia. Can we outshine LouM with her attire....the challenge is ON!
This week it is club assembly Tamar Sunrise style. Come along and hear the latest from the Board and make sure your input makes a difference to Board decision (yes it is a Board meeting!!).
We are looking for members to put their name forward for a couple of events early in 2015...so make sure you keep your radar up (and your hand) to be involved. They will be FUN FUN FUN
See you on Wednesday
PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY RODNEY!!!!
Yes the Group Forum...
So why should you go? Well it is an informative night meeting other dedicated Rotarians around Launceston AND you get to hear about some great projects.
5:45 for 6pm Wednesday 15th October 2014
RSVP this week to email@example.com
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise