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Mar 20, 2019
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Mar 27, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Yanick and Lea's 'Green Book' movie night.
Capitol Cinema
Mar 21, 2019
District Conference
Mar 23, 2019
Social Bowls night.
City Memorial Bowls Club.
Mar 27, 2019 5:30 PM
Warrnambool Central Rotary Charity Auction
Apr 06, 2019
Wine Tasting Night
May 31, 2019
Warrnambool Central change-over dinner.
Jun 29, 2019
Our Commanding Officer.
The word tragedy is all too often used when the use of the word is not warranted.
Unfortunately, the recent passing of young Matt O’Neill is a tragedy. Our thoughts are with Brendan and Linda as they grapple with the reality of life without Matt.
Brendan is taking some time out from the club, and we will welcome him when he is ready to return.
The terrorist events in Christchurch are also a tragedy and are in stark contrast to our Peace Concert and the recognition of community builders at that event.
Our major fund raiser for the year – the Dinner Auction - is on 6 April and Quincy and Crew are busy getting it all together.  Make sure you can attend and please bring friends as well.
Tim is quietly working away at getting his board for 2019/20 in place. If he taps you on the shoulder please give his request consideration.
We are always keen to build our membership so if you know anyone who might like to join our club, please invite them along to a meeting.
Our heartfelt condolences to Brendan and Linda O’Neill on Matt’s passing the night before our meeting. Unfathomable, and our thoughts are with Matt & the O’Neill family.
In Brendans absence Matt Northeast took over a Sergeant, with president elect Tim Goodall standing in for the absent Lewis. The Compass kicked off proceedings with a better than average joke which looked awkward at the start, became relatively dignified and wasn’t bad. Three blokes, I tribe of natives, a peach, a grape and a pineapple. The guy with the grape really should’ve kept his head. Look,... you had to be there. Pip on the door reported in attendance of “somewhere around 30... no exchange students, no visiting Rotarians, no guests”... And we were away.

With no guest speaker either, it was a great meeting for O’Brien  time, but in terms of matters arising, Peter Hayes is looking for volunteers to participate in mock job interviews with secondary school students in the second week of April. Rob coffee gave a brief report on the highly successful peace Concert, particularly praising the brilliant multi-media production by James met them illustrating the nexus between Rotary and Peace. Our club sold 114 tickets, with the other clubs not really being involved save for Joe Baptiste at East who sold 45 tickets himself. A Paul Harris fellowship was awarded to Tom Richardson, and outstanding young man and member of our community. There will be a full debrief provided to next weeks meeting, but Rob made the point that our club put the idea of rotary to the community in a great light.
Fines included Matt on Ronnie Barker for forgetting his wife’s birthday and organising an auction committee meeting that night; James Mepham dropping into Pip‘s office for a bit of quick photo copying (1200 pages); Peter Hayes for serving this correspondent at the Lawn Tennis Tournament with a beautiful egg and bacon roll which still contained the aluminium egg circle; and Ian Senior strolling confidently to the departure desk at Tullamarine for his flight to China, only to have it pointed out that, as his ticket said, the flight left from Avalon.
An enjoyable meeting was had by all, and a healthy dose of O’Brien time doesn’t hurt.

Mock Job Interviews.

The Mock Job interviews are om 2 April 2019 at Warrnambool College Hall. There are 3 sessions to select from. 

Session 1             9 - 00 to 11 - 00

Session 2            11 - 00 to 1 - 00

Session 3             1. -  00 to  3 - 00

Could you members please let Peter Hayes know if you can assist  in this important process at our next meeting on Wednesday 20 March 2019..

P.S. the Barefoot Investor said getting a part time job was valuable as it gave the young person the opportunity to experiencing an interview. This exercise assists the students in preparing for a real interview.


Peter Hayes

Bore’s view.
It is always an oversimplification to make generalizations about large groups of people, however the Chinese are, as a group, quite efficient.  To give you just one example, when travelling overseas Chinese people will often choose to turn up to the same airport as their plane is leaving from.  Ian Senior has embarked on his own private study of Chinese culture recently.  Only time will tell if any of this Chinese efficiency rubs off on Ian.  As always, Bore was on hand to document the progress so far.
Ten years ago this week.
Ten years ago, Collingwood lost a night grand final (remember those).  This prompted an unprecedented number of contributions to the Central Spoke.  Here are some of them;
What do you do for a drowning Collingwood player?
Nothing. You could drag him to the top, but he'll choke anyway.

Why did Cinderella run away from the ball?
Because she played for Collingwood.

What is the difference between a Pizza and a Collingwood supporter?
Pizza can feed a family of four.

Thank you to all those who contributed this week.
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