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MISSION: Maryborough Rotary seeks to do good in our local community, for needy international communities, for the environment and to promote peace on our planet, whilst members enjoy each other's company and make a positive difference in their own lives.
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Raglan House, Raglan St.
Maryborough, Victoria 3465
Maryborough, Victoria 3465
What's Happening at Maryborough Rotary?
Posted by Thea Allan
Week 45 May 5th
We were pleased to welcome Xavier who is the intern from Member for Ripon Louise Staley who is currently researching how our #SayNo2familyviolence project is working in our community. Good to see Janette McQueen again too.
Committee meetings worked well. Please remember that committee meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm, although it will be the third Thursday in June. Next week I hope we will hear how our committees can work smarter, thanks to the meeting capably facilitated by PP John Caulfield.
PE Martin and his board members attended District Assembly at Stawell on Sunday whilst several others attended the Carlton v Essendon game to support PP Garry, who was interviewed on the big screen. Several children were taken to see below the G and onto the ground to form a guard of honour for the Blues. We had great seats just near the player’s race.
Thank you Garry for your efforts in arranging this event.
A quote on Be(ing) a Gift to the World
“If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.” ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
Take Care Thea
Last Thursday, we were pleased to welcome to our shed, Ramesh and Asher from the Pondicherry Rotary Club in District 2980, India. Ramesh and Asher are out here on a Rotary Friendship Exchange visit and were staying with DGND Anthony. Ramash brought greetings from his club and presented President Thea with a banner from Pondicherry Rotary. We were at pains to assure Ramesh that we don't usually meet in a shed, but Ramesh observed that his club usually starts at 8pm with a lot of procedural and club business announcements, followed by greetings and then supper. They only have a meal once a month. After Maryborough, Ramesh, a Principal of an Agricultural College, was off to Horsham to look at Longerenong College and then to Naracoorte and Mount Gambier.
PP Bob and Harold travelled to Ringwood last Sunday to represent Harold's daughter, Pepper, who was nominated by our club for a Shine On Award this year. Pepper received a commendation for her great work for the community despite her challenges. Congratulations, Pepper! And thanks to Bob and Harold for representing the club.
GELC Students are opening their Pre Loved Store next Thursday, April 28th. at 11am. Members are invited to go along and view their stuff and show your support for this great local venture by GELC students. The store will be staffed by GELC students and be open from Tuesday to Friday each week from 9.30am until 3pm. Contact PP John Williamson for more details.
All members are invited to join the team visiting Alfredton Rotary at The Ballarat Community Health Centre on Monday, May 2nd. to hear Colleen Hewitt talk about her involvement with family violence. If you're interested in going, and you were NOT one of the 11 who gave their names to Thea on Thursday night, please contact Deb Robertson on 0438 720 197. The team will car pool and leave from the RSL clubrooms just before 5pm on Monday May 2nd.
Rotarian Murray and Sally (on the left) were among the Rotary families represented at this year's Anzac Services around the Shire. Members attended the dawn and the well attended mid morning service in Maryborough, and others attended at other venues such as Carisbrook.
Plan to gather some friends to join us on June 4th for our International Harmony Fundraising Dinner at the Highland Society. Proceeds will help fund our Aquabox, Disaster Aid, Polio, Surabaya Orphanage and Peace Centres projects. Choose a country theme for your table and let Meryl know what you've chosen.
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