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 and Elisabeth
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.
Last week we had the pleasure of a visit from this years District Governor John Dare and his wife Lesley. He first met with the the board before joining the other members for lunch and addressing the club with his overview of plans he would like to see happen during his year as Governor. Growing and retaining membership is still crucial and there is suggestion that satellite clubs could be formed to attract younger members who are interested in coming together to undertake a particular project. DG John also spoke of the District Conference to be held in Deloraine on the 8th, 9th and 10th of April next year. He left us with the reminder to follow the lead of the World President of Rotary International with the theme of “Rotary needs to be a gift to the World”
‘My Life, My Choices” was the theme for another successful RYDA programme held this year at the Showgrounds. Over 2000 students participated in workshops and demonstrations to devise strategies focused on key government ‘big five’ road safety issues of speeding, alcohol and drugs, fatigue, distractions and wearing seatbelts. The programme also addresses the social responsibility aspects of being a driver or passenger and lowering personal risks by making better decisions. Young people aged between 17 and 25 represent less than 15% of the population yet account for roughly a quarter of deaths and injuries on our roads.
Glenyse accepts the voucher
The Good Guys Electrical and Home Applicances store really were the ‘Good Guys” this morning when they donated $200 Gift Vouchers to a number of Hobart Charities. The Moonah Rotary Club were one of the lucky ones to benefit and the money will be put to good use over the next twelve months. THANKYOU GOOD GUYS!
Ho Ho Ho! Xmas came early for many special grandparents at the Elwick Showgrounds last Sunday. Our club joined with Claremont and Glenorchy Rotary clubs to host the annual Xmas in July lunch for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in recognition for the huge commitment they are undertaking. (more…)
Our Changeover Dinner marked the end of another Rotary year with President Andrew handing over the Chain of Office to incoming President John Green. Our new President advised the following members would be on his board this year. PP Muriel Heron, Vice President, PP Andrew Treasurer, Eric Graudins, Secretary, PP Elisabeth Ardern, Glenyse Russell and Kate Hobart. Dinner was enjoyed by members and guests. (more…)