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Speakers & Events
Dec 14, 2017
Christmas Function on Saturday night
Dec 16, 2017
Warranmang Winery bus trip
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 21, 2017
Jan 04, 2018
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APOLOGIES and NOTIFICATION OF GUESTS and SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS  to Derrick Marsden  before Noon on the Wednesday prior to the Thursday evening meeting:  
Derrick Marsden
Mobile 0487 392 233 
Home: (03) 5460 5924    
Club Members who have not given notice of their inability to attend the meeting are expected to pay the cost of the dinner being $20.  Members can pay by cash or EFTpos at the fellowship table on arrival or online to Maryborough Rotary. 
Have you thought about prepaying a block of meeting fees online?  Club Treasurer Peter Haywood would be interested in hearing from members who would like to adopt this method.  

Each week four Club Members are rostered for Fellowship to assist in setting up the meeting room, greeting attendees, collecting monies and managing the drinks table. If you are rostered and unable to attend the meeting you are requested to arrange a replacement as you are all needed.  

16 Dec: Derrick Marsden, Anthony Ohlsen, Bob Osborne and Graeme Rogan (Warrengmang)
18 Jan: Anthony Ohlsen, Bob Osborne, Graeme Rogan with Robert Rowe on the bar
25 Jan: Bob Osborne, Graeme Rogan, Robert Rowe with Tracey Smith on the bar
Happy Birthday to;
Esther Waters (12th December)
Murray Henderson (13th December)
Sue Bates (partner of Chris Frahn 14th December)
Robert Rowe (17th December)
Congratulations on Rotary Anniversary for;
Nil this week
Congratulations on the following Wedding Anniversaries;
Nil this week
Please call John Caulfield with any welfare news or concerns,
Ph 5461 1516  or
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Reminder regarding the Christmas party at Warrenmang Winery this Saturday 16th December.
Also that there is no meeting this Thursday night due to the Christmas party.
Bring along some loose change for the raffle which has several prizes including the  1.5 litre bottle of Black Puma wine (valued at $180), this is an item never sold.
Plus we will have a Gingerbread House and another prize. 
We will have music provided by our favourite musicians for an absolutely magical night.
Its hard to believe that Christmas is nearly upon us again. I hope that those who are already travelling have a safe trip and a wonderful time. 
Thank you for the time and effort everyone has put in to their Rotary life, you are all valued more than you realise.
See you Saturday night
Have a great week. :)  
President Karen McCarthy
Maryborough Rotary
Number Plate security - Saturday 16th December
The revised date for the Number Plate security session has been changed to;

Saturday, 16th of December, 10-00 am until 1-00 pm at bottom gates, Princess Park.

We will require 6 people to assist our local police and Federation Uni and the L 2 P program

Please let Garry Higgins know of your availability


Members Impressed by Defy the Drift Participants
Last Thursday, club members were very impressed by presentations made by our two participants in the recent "Defy the Drift" program at Marcus Oldham College. Jordan Ward and Bryley Salmon from Highview College shared their exciting and sometimes smelly experiences of visiting sites connected with careers in Agriculture, and their sincere appreciation for the opportunity provided by Rotary to help shape their futures as young people living in the country.
Ink 34: 11 things to know about Rotary’s Disease Prevention Programs
The Problem
  • 400 million people in the world can’t afford, or don’t have access to basic health care.
  • That results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions more.
What Rotary Does
  • Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio.
  • We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres in communities struggling with disease
  • We build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients and governments to work together.
  • We prevent disease by providing education and routine hearing, vision, and dental checks
  • We are helping to produce a malaria-free world through treatment and prevention.
  • Pakistan & Rotary are overcoming cultural barriers to vaccinate children against Polio
The Impact of What We Do
  • There has been a 99.9% reduction in cases of wild polio
  • We have reduced the impact of HIV infections in Liberia by 95%
  • We have provided more than 80% of Ghana’s clean water to fight worm disease
Thank You Rotary!
DGE Anthony to be Farewelled on Sunday
DGE Anthony and Kerrie will be farewelled at a special meeting of D9780 College Governors on Sunday. "Where is he going?" you may ask. Well, later this month, DGE Anthony and Kerrie head over to the United States to participate in the International Assembly in San Diego (in January) and training for his upcoming role of District Governor. Before that, Anthony and Kerrie will participate in the Milt Mathews Governor Elect Hospitality Week in District 7120 (around the Rochester area in Northern USA) - a great time to meet other District Governors from around the world. We wish Anthony and Kerrie all the best during this exciting time of preparation for Anthony's big role which starts in just over 6 month's time.
Louise toasts the Rotary Club of Colombo
Rotarian Louise Hanby D'Wynn made a delicious toast to the Rotary Club of Colombo in Sri Lanka last Thursday. The club is notable for its fine dining experiences (see pic) and Louise is looking forward to a visit the next time she and Chanaka are back in Sri Lanka.
District Conference
District Conference in 2018
The Conference for DG Ray Herbert is in Mt Gambier at the Civic Centre in the Cave Gardens Precinct April 6-8th 2018.