Tonight, President elect Lynne will outline what she would like our club to look like in the coming Rotary year. This PE Address will be slightly interactive, as Lynne wants to hear from you about what you would like our club to see and do in the next 12 months.
There are some exciting new changes including a preview of our new website, as well as some challenges we will talk about, so bring your ideas and any questions. We hope to see you this Wednesday night at the Hackney.
Our Change Over Dinner
The new date is Wednesday July 5 at the Hackney
We look forward to celebrating the achievements of President Carol and her team during the last 12 months. You will have by now received your personal invitation. If you’ve not yet booked, please do so soon, as seating is limited. All details are on your invitation.
Regional Membership Conference
This is the first regional membership conference held in Adelaide, hosted jointly by Districts 9500 & 9520, but open to Rotarians, partners, alumni and friends from all over Australia.
Membership is a common priority for all clubs, even larger clubs, which want to stay large in order to continue their important work in local and international communities. Rotary membership in Australia is in drastic decline and we really need to turn things around right now.
The approaching Regional Membership Conference will be the biggest dedicated Rotary membership event ever held in Adelaide, and we want bums on seats. Ideally, we would like to see a representative of EVERY club in Districts 9500 & 9520. As such, we are recommending each club sponsor (at least) one member’s registration costs of $60.00 This could mean the difference between your club being represented or not, and we feel it is a smart investment for your club to make.
I encourage every club to consider this carefully. We are putting together a fabulous portfolio of key note speakers, and there will be plenty of time allowed for workshops, discussion, Q&A etc.
Mark Huddleston – District 9520 Membership Chair.
Please register now www.trybooking.com/259162
At Our Last Meeting
Sixteen of our members, four with partners, enjoyed the company of members of the Rotary Club of Unley who hosted us at the Damien on Fisher Restaurant in Fullarton for our annual get together. Our District Governor Elect, Peter Schaefer also joined us.
Guest Speaker on the night was Tracey Dixon from the office of The Public Trustee who told us about Wills, Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney and the Advance Care Directive. There were many questions about these very important documents. Would you like Tracey to come to speak at our club? Register your interest with Lynne.
The Max Smith Award
This award is presented each year at the Club Changeover to the member nominated by fellow club members to be the outstanding contributor across the broad range of club’s programs and activities as well as general Rotary ideals and disciplines.
The perpetual award was struck in honour of PDG Max Smith, the club’s first District Governor, to recognise the outstanding Prospect Rotarian of the year. The shield is inscribed with the name of the yearly recipient and is held by the chosen Club Member until the following Club Change Over. Older members who knew Max Smith will say the award reflects the essence of Max, a wonderful Rotarian and true friend.
If you have not completed and handed in your form, please do so a.s.a.p. There is a form attached if you don’t have one.
The Rotary Foundation – Our Charity
June is the time many of us are deciding to which charities we might make donations. This year, The Rotary Foundation would like you to consider putting it at the top of your list of personal donations.
Why should you donate to The Rotary Foundation?
Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?
Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six areas of focus. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9% of all polio cases.
Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.
What impact can one donation have?
It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1.00 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.00.
DOTATE TO THE FOUNDATION TODAY.