10th July 2019
This week at Tamar Sunrise we welcomed Don Jones, Chair of the Launceston Benevolent Society as our Speaker. Don has been a prominent Launcestonian and served in our community over a career spanning 45 years. The Benevolent Society has been providing a service to Tasmanians for over 180 years having been founded in 1834 and supports those in need with food vouchers, clothing along with budgeting and financial support.
Every year, our Club identifies a group that we want to support and this year the Club members wholeheartedly agreed that our Speaker donations would go to the Launceston Benevolent Society. So it was with great pleasure that Tamar Sunrise handed over a cheque for $750.00 to Don.
DON’T FORGET YOUR CAN! Our Club is on the lookout for your cans to support the Benevolent Society’s annual Can Drive. Bring them along to our weekly meetings and we will organise to drop them off.
3rd July 2019
Our first Rotary meeting in the New Rotary Year was a small group all the same, we enjoyed a gentle start to the year by engaging in Fellowship and a fun activity.
It was wonderful to welcome Barb and Laurie to our meeting for the first time and for them to be able to meet other members along with the opportunity to find out more about what our Club was about.
Lego is over 50 years old and there would be very few people who have never played with it at some stage in their life (maybe still are!). By each member adding 1 piece of lego onto the previous structure we arrived at a not too shabby looking helicopter! We wont give us our day jobs!
Changeover – 28th June 2019
We had a wonderful Changeover Cocktail evening hosted by Drew Burns at Cinco Passiones to celebrate the 2018/19 year and welcome in the new 19/20 Rotary Year.
Along with 15 Club members, their friends and partners we were joined by District Governor (Elect) Michael Plunkett his wife Assistant Governor Gayle Plunkett as well as District Group 5 Assistant Governor David Annear.
It was a fantastic opportunity to chat, enjoy some wonderful background music provided by Oscar on the guitar, sample some scrumptious charcuterie as well as learn how to make our own very special “Tamar Sunrise Cocktail”.
Our raffle netted $215.00 which is to be donated to the Benevolent Society. Thanks to Encore Theatre, Stage Right Youth Theatre Brady’s Lookout Cider for their wonderful donations to the raffle prizes.
Changing over into a new year.
Where: Cinco Passiones https://www.facebook.com/CincoPassiones/
When: 28th June 2019
Time: from 7pm
Charcuterie and cheese platters plus one cocktail
Cost $25 per person (partners and friends welcome)
RSVP: Jo Hart 0409 089 651 by 15 June 2019
On Wednesday our Club Captain for February Dave, shared one of his passions with us. Dave has had a long association with the Scout movement in Tasmania. He was a Cub, then a Scout and finally a Scout Leader. The Scout organisation began in 1907 in England and was brought to Australia in 1922. Since its humble beginnings it has spread world wide and is now in 222 countries with over 40 million participants.
Our guest this week were Claire Cameron and Heidi Smith (accompanied by Ross Smith). These two charming young ladies addressed our club about the fabulous jamboree held in January at Cataract Park in NSW. Despite torrential downpour , 12,000 scouts and their leaders came together for friendship, good times and adventures. The girls spoke with clarity and composure and should be congratulated for the quality of their presentation. All members enjoyed this fact filled meeting.
We also had our first Board meeting for the year and it was very pleasing to see the progress that is being made and the plans beginning to form for 2016.
The International Women's Day Breakfast committee continue to work diligently to develop a fabulous event. Our MC is Mandy Shepherd who is Deputy GM for Theatre North and our
panel consists of:-
Ella Dixon, CEO Migrant Resource Centre
Carol Bracken, Owner Tamar Valley Hazelnuts and Tasmanian Rural Woman of the Year 2015
Tessa Wynne, Heywire 2015 winner and University student
I would urge all members to book a table for this great event. Tickets are $40.00 and you can get them when you go to our website.
Next week Dave has organised for us to meet at St Giles for our meeting. Please assembly at the front of the school and remember to be prompt and bring $10.00 for your breakfast.
International Women's Day committee will also have a meeting at Cube Aqua at 7.00am.
Next week we have a board meeting on Tuesday and our regular meeting on Wednesday where we will have members of the Launceston Scout Association as our guest speakers. Plus the International Womens' Breakfast Team continue to meet on Thursday and prepare for this great event.
Welcome back to everyone and a very happy New Year! We had our first meeting for 2016 last Wednesday, and already Susan and her committee are hard at work planning for our International Women's Day Breakfast in early March at the Grand Chancellor.
The National Rotary Conference will be held in Deloraine this year in April. All members of Tamar Sunrise are urged to attend this great event as it promises to be both enlightening and entertaining. We know with our members Danny Gibson and Lou Mason on the organising committee it is sure to be an event that should not be missed.
Next week we have Paul Thomas from Black Dog as our guest speaker and I urge all members to attend.
Seasons greetings! All at Tamar Sunrise wish our many friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are particularly pleased to be able to donate $7,500.00 to the Examiners Empty Stocking Appeal. This was the proceeds from our fabulous Carols in the Park last Sunday. Despite a torrential downpour just before the show went on, the performance was fantastic, highlighting Launceston's talent.
Although the numbers in the audience were down from previous years, Danny Gibson and his wonderful committee should be very proud of the way the event was organised and carried out. A special thank you must go to Travis Hennersey for his wonderful music arrangements. This is a wonderful way to end our year and I would like to thank all who helped ensure that this enormous event was a success.
We also had our end of year final meeting at the Maple Cafe. This was a lovely social event to end our year. It was also a great opportunity to farewell one of our longest members and ex president Marcus Coutney. Marcus has been a fabulous contributor to the club and we wish him well for his future endeavours.
Our meetings resume on January 27 2016 at the Launceston Mecure Hotel. All are welcome to attend. Happy holidays everyone!
This week we were the guests of the Ravenswood Child and Family centre. Lyn Whyllie Watkins took us on a tour and explained the many functions of the centre. We were particularly impressed with their launch into Learning program, hopefully this is another area that we might be able to assist, as literacy in the community has been identified as one of our priorities .
All came away inspired by the work done by the centre and I feel extremely proud that we too can contribute in a small way.
The count down to December 20th and our Tamar Sunrise Carols in the Park. Danny and his hard working team are developing a fabulous program and I for one can't wait to be a part of it. It is going to be fabulous.
Next week at our meeting we have a New Year on Royal Information Tent briefing. All are welcome to attend.
This week our Captain, Sarah organised a very special guest to inform us about the wonderful award winning work that Tourism Northern Tasmania do. Sarah ( our November Captain) is the marketing Manager of this non for profit group .Sarah was a very passionate speaker and informed us of the many ways that her work promotes Northern Tasmania to other regions both in Tasmania and other states. She stressed the importance of cycling and in particular the effect that Ritchie Port's visit at the beginning of the year had on the number of cyclists visit the state.
On Wednesday night area 5 and 6 held a forum with two guest speakers. Julian Burgess who spoke about marketing and how to harness the media and the Rotary Peace fellowship recipient d'Arcy Lunn. d'Arcy was a enthusiastic speaker who was living his life as a gift to the world. For further information about his many and varied charities and organisations please follow him on Facebook.
Next week we are going to the Ravenswood Family and Child Centre for our meeting, members are reminded to check the address and arrive early.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise