The final lunch for the year saw members in Christmas Spirit as we enjoyed a Xmas lunch with all the trimmings. Our local News knowledge was also tested with a quiz from Elisabeth. and Santa provided a lucky dip gift basket. Our raffle was drawn, with the second prize won by President John who was not able to attend but am sure will be happy to share the basket of goodies at our next Directors meeting!! Wishing everyone an enjoyable festive season and a New Year of health and happiness.
This Awards program is run in conjunction with the Glenorchy City Council, Tasmanian Police and Moonah Rotary. Sixty certificates were presented to students from thirteen Northern Suburb primary schools for their outstanding contribution to either the local or school community.
This year was Hobart’s turn for the Special Children’s Xmas Party. The Derwent Entertainment Centre was transformed into a giant fun park by a large number of volunteers enabling several hundred disabled and disadvantaged children and families to have a fun packed afternoon. In support of Make a Wish Foundation the many sponsors included 7HO FM and ToLL. The generousity of various local businesses was amazing with the Coffee Club making dozens of cups of coffes and the Cake Angels baking and providing a fantastic selection of sweet treats. The Rotary Club of Howrah barbequed and Moonah Rotary Club prepared over 700 sandwiches. The children could all choose toys to take home and had photos taken with Santa. What an an amazing achievement and many thanks to all those involved in providing such a happy experience.
The Glenorchy City Council once again hosted the Dad’s Day Out family fun day on the Montrose Foreshore. A variety of entertainment was provided for all age groups and of course wouldn’t have been complete with out a BBQ cooked by the Rotary Club of Moonah. Despite the windy weather the day was a great success.
Our last meeting was held at the newly built Moonah Arts Centre and a delicious lunch was catered by the Old Chapel Tea Rooms. The club took this opportunity to acknowlege the hard work of two of our members. David Devereaux was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the time he spends helping the community. As well as being an active member of our club he is also a founding member of the Lenah Valley Fire Brigade and a volunteer with St. Vincents De Paul.
Denis McKercher “the tomato man” raises several thousand dollars each year from the sale of his tomato plants. The money raised supports the School of St Jude in Tanzania and the club’s Micro loans Project.In recognition of his many years of service to the Rotary Club as well as the above mentioned projects the club presented Denis with a Sapphire Paul Harris Sapphire Fellow pin to add to his earlier award. Congratulations Denis and many thanks from your fellow members.