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Feb 27, 2019
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Interviewed by Gracie
Mar 13, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Warrrnambool Milk Industry
Mar 27, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
A walk in the Gardens
Apr 10, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Peace Concert
Lighthouse Theatre
Mar 07, 2019
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Yanick and Lea's 'Green Book' movie night.
Capitol Cinema
Mar 21, 2019
Warrnambool Central Rotary Charity Auction
Apr 06, 2019
2nd March - David Jellie
4th March -Bruce Ludeman.
Not having birthdays;
Matt Northeast.

Our thoughts with Matt.

This week we are particularly thinking of Matt O’Neill.  We know this is a difficult time for Linda, Brendan and their family (as it has been for some time).  Please spare a thought for them and let them know we are willing to help if there is any opportunity to do so.

New Apology Arrangements

After some discussion, the board has taken the decision that we will no longer ask members to apologise if they are unable to attend a meeting.  We hope members will enjoy coming to club meetings whenever they are able to.  We also want to make Rotary as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.


Great press for Golden Community Raffle.
As many members are aware, our Golden Community Raffle received great coverage in The Standard last Monday.  Well done to Bob and his team, and well done to Matt for helping organise this.  We have a great story to tell, and we shouldn’t be afraid to tell it in our community.

Boggy Creek Social.

Twenty members, partners and friends enjoyed a social lunch at the Boggy Creek Hotel.  Dillo’s lunch arrived a little late.  Believing they had kept Pip waiting rather than Dillo, the hotel very kindly shouted Pip a free beer by way of an apology.  This upset Dillo even further.  We thank Lindsay Bullivant for organising the event; Lindsay did everything to make the event a success, short of turning up. 

Pip felt sorry for Dillo because he had to pay for his beer.

Apologies to Adrian and anyone else left out of these photo's by my poor photography.

French Fast Facts.

Andy writes;

Dad Jokes from France

From the great source of French Dad Jokes, the Carrambar wrapper, we present une autre blague de papa (another Dad joke)

Q: Que dit un pneu lorsqu'il est fatigue?

R: Je suis a plat!

If that wasn’t funny enough… Here it is in English …

Q: What does a tyre say when it is tired?
A: I’m flat!

Boré’s View.

Rob and James have initiated the Rotary Peace Awards, to be announced at our upcoming Peace Concert.  This is a fantastic initiative.  Last week Boré and I noticed that there was a surprisingly large number of nominees who were actually members of our club.  There is no doubt these nominations are deserved, but they may raise a few eyebrows.  I offered to nominate Boré for a peace award if he would nominate me, but Boré seemed very reluctant to nominate your correspondent.  Fair enough too.

In drawing this cartoon, Boré has tried to be careful not to offend the Peace Award nominees.  The last thing you want to do is get on the wrong side of Peace Award nominees.  Those guys will turn on you as soon as look at you.  Anyhow, please enjoy Boré’s cartoon;

Charter President update.

As many members know, our Charter President is a keen cyclist.  How did Bruce get started in this sport?  Our President Lew Officer reports that Bruce got involved in the sport as a young man, long before Lycra was invented.


Road Safety.

Central Spoke science reporter Pip Ritchie sends us this report.  Pip reports that there is one road safety issue that is continually ignored by VicRoads; Wheel Ants! 

As our Charter President reports, the only thing worse than wheel ants are wheel termites.

Food review.
This week we welcome our celebrity guest food reviewer William Shakespeare. 
My love is as a fever, longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
The uncertain sickly appetite to please.
My reason, the physician to my love,
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
Desire is death, which physic did except.
Past cure I am, now reason is past care,
And frantic-mad with evermore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are,
At random from the truth vainly express'd;
For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

Brexit update.

Our President reports on the latest negotiations;

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