To do good in our local community, for needy international communities, for the environment and to promote peace on our planet, whilst enjoying each other’s company and making a positive difference in our own lives.
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What's Happening at Maryborough Rotary?
Leigh Williamson toasts the Rotary Clubs of France on Bastille Day.  

Last week, Dr Brian Humphrey of RI Geelong East grabbed our attention with a powerful story of the history and significant needs of Cambodia, his message on this occasion being: Fresh Water Changes Lives!   Dr Humphrey is visiting the District's Clubs in a quest to raise $60,000 to establish well, low tech water purification, improve rainwater collection and build a larger water purification plant to change the lives of thousands of Cambodian families.  

1. Know the difference: SPONSOR Vs MENTOR
•    Sponsor
•    Short term – identify new member, introduce to club and get them to induction.
•    Mentor
•    Long term settling into club
•    Comprehensive Knowledge
•    Trusted advice
•    Without Sponsors we would have no Rotary clubs.
•    Without effective Mentors, we can lose our new members
2. Relate to member and communicate regularly
•    Be readily available to answer any questions as they arise.
3. Ensure member feels comfortable & valued
•    like a real asset to club
•    comfortable with their committees & roles – talk to them about this
4. Sit with them and Introduce to others
•    Personally introduce them to all members over time (sit at different spots each week)
•    Invite to all social events
5. Ensure OTHER family members FEEL WELCOME
•    Invite to all social & special events
•    Invite to working bees
6. Help MEMBER with their address to the club
•    15 to 20 Mins About their life and work
•    Negotiate with Program Director (Alison)
•    Working with children check
•    Getting bulletin
•    Getting onto Club Web site & Facebook
•    Ensure bulletin editor has bio & photo
8. Invite them to another Rotary club
•    as a make-up (explain)
•    or Group 7 combined club meeting.
9. Invite them to attend District events & CLUB BOARD
•    Conference
•    District Training Assembly – New Members Course
•    Group 7 meetings
•    Sit in on Club Board (explain procedures)
10. monitor the new member’s attendance and engagement
•    discuss progress /concerns with the Welfare and Engagement coordinator (currently PP John Caulfield)
•    or the chair of the membership committee (currently PP Garry Higgins).
11. provide additional reading or viewing materials
•    to help expand the new member's knowledge of the club and Rotary International
•    See Club Secretary OR Mentoring & Development Coordinator for info.(Currently PDG Geoff)

Some equipment is missing from the BBQ Trailer.  If you have helped at any BBQ's eaarlier this yeaar and at the EBT please look for the following: 
* Stainelss Steel Trays * Fire Extinguisher * Small Ezy-Up *Anything else you took home to clean 
It would be great to find these items.  If you ahve them or know where they are please contact PE Karen McCarthy on 0428 697 823 or bring them to a meeting.  Thanking you in anticipation of your help to find these items!  

The then AG Douglas Ball presented the then President Thea with a District Citation certificate at our recent Changeover Dinner. The Citation recognizes that our club achieved the goals of the District 9780 Strategic Plan during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Thea thanked all members for their contributions towards the realization of this award.

Members and the public can now access our new and impressive dedicated Family Violence web site by clicking on the Family Violence logo on our club web site, or by going to - http://sayno2familyviolence.com.au/ For more information about the web site, contact PP Garry Higgins, or Chris Frahn.

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