Good to see you all again

A total of 15 Rotarians and 6 partners gathered at Wagga Beach around noon on Sunday 28th June for a catch up – with appropriate ‘social distancing’ of course. The menu was BYO lunch

Attendees were: President Jo (& Dennis) Wilson, Dave (& Donna) O’Grady, Max (& Sue) Chapman, Colin (& Alison) Wiese, Fred (& Rae) Loneragan, John (& Anne) Wood, Kim Baker, Anne Egan, Jenny Groch, Joan Skews, Dawn Smith, Sandra Rootes, Alan Sharp, Bob Martin & David Brady.
After all the great rain we have been receiving, the weather on the day was perfect for a winter’s day. Sitting around in very pleasant sunshine, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to catch up ‘face to face’.
President Jo provided some light hearted entertainment concerning how she & Dennis are coping (or not) with possums in their ceiling. Plenty of advice was forthcoming from various people as well as some recalling their own possum adventures from the past.
The beach gathering wound up around 1.30pm as the shade from the nearby trees turned the air a bit fresh. A few members however moved to a warmer sunny spot and continued with a bit more fellowship for another half hour or so before heading off. Overall, a great get together enjoyed by all
Good to see you all again JAG 2020-06-30 14:00:00Z 0

Treasurer Report

Treasurers report is that we have funds to allocate in the future
Treasurer Report Sandra Rootes 2020-03-03 13:00:00Z 0

Lunar New Year

Rotarians joined members of the Bidgee Dragon Club to celebrate Lunar New Year at Wagga Wagga Boat Club last January.
Lunar New Year Deidre Tome 2020-03-03 13:00:00Z 0
Simon's Story 2020-03-03 13:00:00Z 0
David's story David Gilbey 2020-03-03 13:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Rotary Purchases Ag Land


Up to the present day, the planned approach for the new 9705 website has been to create a totally new site,  build it up with the new organizational structure,  replicate the committee webpages and transfer all archived committee data from the 9700 website database to the 9705  website.  This approach had an appeal in that it was new and did not favor either of the two districts.  However it was and is considerably more work in the rebuild and replication activities. 


Leo suggested that it would be easier to use the existing populated 9700 database and import the 9710 members data into it.  That would bring along all the archives and supporting downloadable documents stored over the seven years of use.  It was agreed that rebadging 9700 to 9710 was the most practical and time savings approach.  Paul suggested we discuss this with ClubRunner to confirm that we can duplicate 9700 for non RI Synchronized training and then at the changeover do a name change from 9700 to 9705.


Action item : Paul to talk with CR on 9700 becoming 9705


Sunrise Rotary Purchases Ag Land Joanne Wilson 2020-02-05 13:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music  2019-05-03 14:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

...For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2019-05-03 14:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2019-05-03 14:00:00Z 0