Thursday 6.30pm for 7pm at Victoria Golf Club in Park Road Cheltenham.

President’s Blog

Hear from our President, Denise Grocke

Upcoming Events

22 June – Highlands Foundation Packing Day

27 June – Club Changeover dinner, Victoria Golf Club

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President’s Blog

President Elect David Hone outlined his plans for the coming year at our meeting on 30 May.  He identified membership as a key issue and commented that to attract younger people to the club we need a greater commitment to environmental issues. This will become a focus for the coming year.

At our last meeting, we were inspired by Minh Nguyen’s talk on the work of Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC).  Minh was accompanied by Jill Oliver, Operations Manager for ROMAC in the Southern Region (Vic/Tas).  We were fortunate to also meet a brave young girl, Elina, aged 5 who was undergoing treatment the following day for club foot.  She was accompanied by her mother Enneth and aunt, also Enneth. Elina will need to wear a boot for 6 weeks to correct the angle of the foot.  After that she may need surgery for the Archilles tendon. Her presence at our meeting made the work of ROMAC very real. To see the need for volunteers to host families like Elina’s and donations to cover the cost of travel was very evident. Our club donates $,2000 to ROMAC each year. We wish Elina a speedy recovery.

Yesterday we held the Farmers Market with a small number of stall holders, partly due to the weather and the holiday weekend.  Thanks to all the volunteers that attended.

As we draw closer to the end of the Rotary year there is still work to be done and the Highlands Foundation are calling for donated items and help at their Packing Day on 22 June.  Robyn Vincin will be the contact person for this day.

Finally, we have pleasure in inducting two new members to the club this Thursday 13 June, Cathy Christie and Joy Tupper. This brings the total of new members this year to 9. They are very warmly welcomed.

Denise Grocke