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Bulletin Week 44 2020-2021
Week
19-May
26-May
2-Jun
9-Jun
Speaker
Trevor Strauch
Experiences of a Firefighter
Harold Sharp & Gina Growden
Romac (Zoom)
Chris Dawson
The intricacies of Beekeeping
Peter Morris
Passing the Baton
Trends in Business ownership
Meeting Location
Bendigo Tennis Centre
Bendigo Tennis Centre
Bendigo Tennis Centre
Bendigo Tennis Centre
Chair
Rob Rosaia
Maurice Woodburn
Barb Mitchell
Stan Hendy
Welcome
Allie Lyall
Brian Hinneberg
Ian Beckerleg
Sathie Naidoo
Raffle
Phil Britten
Stewart Annan
Geoff Michell
Bruce Fraser
 
President Report 
President Report  May 5th
Greetings  Rotarians and friends of Bendigo Sandhurst,  
 
Well Jim found a cracker of a speaker on Wednesday.  Craig Hancock, Health and Wellbeing Officer with Bendigo RSL had everyone’s full attention.
Two and a half years in Afghanistan with the ADF gave a remarkable perspective. The Bendigo connection, Bushmaster, kept him alive. Now he works for Thales.  Also Invictus Games London 2014,  Gold medallist.  Wow what a story. Reinforced our commitment to ANZAC Dawn Service for all present.
With Stewart away at a funeral we postponed the Creek cleanup. It will happen in a few weeks when it fits. Will advise.
The Annual Report for Changeover night is now a work in progress. It will need some photos which are in short supply given we were locked down for a good portion of the year. If you have a photo you think would fit, send it by email to tedg77@outlook.com or SMS to 0408506406.
Attached you will find a letter from the DG inviting contributions to the Rotary Foundation, and a contribution proforma.
CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault) Bendigo is hosting a Community Consultation for the National Plan to reduce Violence against Women and Children on May 19th. See more details further down in the Bulletin.
We have formally applied to Bunnings to run Sausage Sizzles at Epsom with the plan to involve Lightning Reef PA. Possibility for one on June 19 or 20th. Will keep you posted.
Have received information about the Goldfields Clusters FORaMEAL working bees. (see letter from organiser Alison Bacon below) They each run for just two and a half hours. We need up to 12 volunteers. Pity it clashes with the Barham Weekend so that reduces the list of candidates.  Bendigo Friday June 4th 4.30 to 7 pm or Echuca  Saturday 12.30 to 3 pm. We will be looking for starters at next Wednesdays breakfast or you can email Ted now to say you are a available.  tedg77@outlook.com
 
IF YOU READ JUST ONE THING READ THIS.  We are planning to reintroduce the WHO IS AWAY register which will help us plan our meetings particularly during the winter when a lot of us look for warmer climes. If you know you will be away, then send Bruce an email brucefraser8@bigpond.com  Like this. “Ted & Liz will be away 4 July to 28 August”.  It will also make it easier for Bruce to set up rosters.
Dates for the Diary
  • Working Bee to cleanup along the Creek. After Rotary Date to be announced.
  • District Assembly.  New and continuing Board members Saturday 22 May 9.30 to 11.30 am
  • Reclink May 26th that’s Wednesday week California Gully Oval, Louden St  at 12.30 pm
  • Rotary weekend at Barham. June 4 - 6. 29 people booked already. Last chance to book.
  • ForaMeal Working Bee. Friday  June 4th Bendigo, or Saturday Echuca. We will need volunteers.
  • 2021 Rotary International Convention   Taipei Taiwan  June 12-16
  • Changeover. June 25th Kangaroo Flat Sports Club
Birthdays for May.      Stew Annan is May 25th and Peter Elliott same day.
Have another great week     
 cheers Ted.
 
Joke of the week:
Quote of the Week:
The world is in the grip of a cliche: can’t live with China, can’t live without it.
Alan Kohler 2021.
Graph of the week:
However China’s competitive advantage through having the largest labour force is now fading.
As you can see from that chart, China’s population advantage emerged in early 2000 and peaked in 2011, immediately after it joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001. That produced a positive supply shock in the global labour market that was given the name “globalisation”. 
But, by 2020 China’s labour force had shrunk back to its 2006 level (771m). The population size difference between China and other ageing economies narrowed to 37% last year.
On present trends, China’s working age population will be below the global average by 2035. 
That year is a big one for China: Xi Jinping talked about it in his ‘New Era’ development plan where China was going to be a “modernised socialist” society. But by 2050, China’s demographic dividend will have all but vanished. It needs to act now to stop it happening, if it can.