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July 2014

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Hi Rotarians
Already, our fourth meeting for the year. With no key note speakers programmed everyone enjoyed a relaxed evening of fellowship.
Matt Broad gave an update on what is happening (and there is plenty) in regards to our Family Violence Awareness Project.
Three Rotarians were selected at random, given a phrase about Rotary; five minutes to collect their thoughts and then deliver a three minute talk on the chosen subject.
“Rotary should get more involved in …..” Martin Mackay
“I believe this club should ….” Noel Jennings
“To me, Rotary membership means…” Bob Butterfield
It was obvious that all three are dedicated Rotarians speaking from the heart.
Martin Noel and Bob are to be congratulated for delivering extremely interesting and thought provoking viewpoints on their chosen subject.

A quote related to “light” to reinforce the Rotary International President’s theme of “Light Up Rotary”.

“Carry your bag by yourself, carry your umbrella by yourself, open your door by yourself, light your own candle, do your job by yourself, don’t use others, don’t behave like a king, don’t behave like a queen, be humble” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

On Monday morning I had the pleasure of seeing our esteemed President, Garry, take the White Ribbon Ambassadors pledge, along with Barney Healey Principal of MEC and Mick Reid. Rotarian and White Ribbon Ambassador Matt Broad also renewed the pledge.
Zonta was represented by Mrs Lyn Symons, with the wonderful White Ribbon tree. Made at the Arts Space, this tree will spend several days in each of several prominent locations over the next 16 days.
Interestingly, apart from the four male police, the Mayor, Matt and the three White Ribbon Ambassadors, and one elderly man, there were seven women present. Lyn from Zonta, Ann from Genesis Church which runs the Mothers of Preschooler (MOPs) program, Councillor Wendy McIvor, Sharon fraser from Go Goldfields , two other women, one with her young son and I. Where are all the men?


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