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President’s Blog

23 January

If I have not already spoken to you I would like to wish you a belated Happy New Year.  Also a slightly belated Happy Birthday to all my fellow Capricorns.  If you are lucky enough to be born in the Chinese year of the Rabbit, I wish you gong hei fat choy.  To those members and friends who have health issues, we are thinking of you and wish you a speedy and sustained recovery.

Well, here we are, halfway through the Rotary Year.  We achieved a lot in the first half, and we are set to achieve even more in the second half.  Regular meetings start again on Thursday 2 February at Victoria Golf Club with an Information evening.  It will be a relaxed evening with plenty of information, time to ask questions and generally catch up.  As expected, Victoria Golf Club have increased their prices for 2023, dinner will now cost $42.  We will be reviewing our meeting options at the February board meeting.

Our first Black Rock Farmers Market is on Saturday 11 February.  The rosters for February March and April are in this week’s edition of In Gear.  The market is followed by the Beaumaris Concourse Classic Car Show on Sunday 12 February. We are helping organise the event and will be providing administrative assistance on the day.  Roy Downes will shortly be contacting the folks who have volunteered to help with information on roles, timing etc.  On Monday 13 February we have the first of our golf fundraising events, The Charity Pro-am at Sandy Golf Links.  This event is a sell out and the long-range weather forecast looks perfect, a high of 27 to 28 degrees.

Then on the morning of Sunday 19 February we are spending a couple of hours at Impact Sandringham packing and wrapping gifts.  It is then not long till we head off to the District 9810 conference in Canberra.  So something for everyone to get involved in. 

For the next three months we are going to trial publishing In Gear every two weeks.  This will reduce the workload and should mean better content in each issue.  Please let us have your feedback and material to include in In Gear.  Look out for Liz Tanzimat’s updates from her travels in Europe.  Liz is continuing to edit our website while on her travels.  We have just updated the home page posts to include a Sabu update.  Have a look at

Finally Friday “happy hour” has moved.  We are now back at Saska Café, 359 Balcombe Rd, Beaumaris.  It is a great way to catch up and unwind.

Take care and if you are having one, enjoy your summer break. If you are planning on going anywhere interesting, or discover a great restaurant please think about putting something together for In Gear.

President Chris