Rotary Club of Ginninderra
Next Meeting Tuesday 21 April 2015
Raiders Club West Belconnen – 6pm for 6.30
This Week's speaker Ian Foster re "Gallipoli"
Next Week's speaker Vic Mason from Mackay "How to load a coal-ship the easy way".
Last Week's speaker was David Shaw from the National Zoo and Aquarium
David coordinates guides at the National Zoo and Aquarium (the Zoo). He gave a very interesting talk about the evolution of the Zoo from very precarious beginnings through various owners to its current status as a major tourist attraction. He also noted that it is becoming an accommodation hub with various options. One can even stay in one of a number of stylish apartments with a wild tiger, lion or bear almost, but not quite, in your lounge or bedroom. An interesting experience. Bernie R's comment that he would "draw the lion" at having a lion peering into his bedroom got the prize for the lamest joke.
- Vic Mason from Mackay has joined us for a few weeks. He and his wife are in Canberra for a while to assist their daughter and son-in-law with the birth of their latest child/grandchild. Congratulations to the happy grandparents. As Malcolm Fraser once said "there is no such thing as a free lunch" (or even one that you pay for). So Vic is to give a presentation next week 28 April about "How to load a coal-ship the easy way".
- Steve F noted that:
- RC of Gungahlin Sunrise is establishing an Interact Club at Harrison School. They have invited members of our club to attend the launch. Steve has details.
- A Protection Officer is needed for the Club. Margaret Maroney was elected unanimously. Our thanks to Margaret for ?volunteering?
- The Rotary Clock project is proceeding. The major issue now is to find a convenient date to unveil it. Peter McA (ie the editor) is to assist in liaising with politicians.
- Ken H asked Committee Chairs to email annual report information to him asap. He noted that the Annual Report is a good marketing tool.
- Barry Howe reported on:
- The success of another Lunchtime Melodies in April. He advised that the Lunchtime Melodies for 13 May will be a choir, band and dance ensemble from Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) College.
- Bunnings' BBQ on 10 April was very successful with a satisfying profit. Barry has even more admiration for the work that John usually does organising those BBQs
- The Youth Conference at Parliament House is on 9-16 May. Our Club has 3 nominees, quite an achievement. Organisers are seeking assistance with hosting interstate attendees. Steve and Barry have details.