Our Bayside Charity Golf Day was held at Royal Melbourne last Monday. I would like to thank all our club members who volunteered to help and make our major fundraiser such a success. You can read more about the day and the after party at Clover in this edition of In Gear.
I am writing this piece while attending the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne. Yesterday (Saturday) Heather and I visited the House of Friendship at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. This is my first Rotary International Convention. The House of Friendship really showed off the reach and breadth of Rotary. It was also an opportunity to meet up with Rotarians from all over the globe.
The opening Ceremony was held at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. It was a great event and very well put together. The plenary sessions now continue at Rod Laver until Wednesday afternoon.
We have a new venue for “Friday Happy Hour”. Saska is now closed on Friday from 3.00pm for the winter. Gail and Julie arranged for us to move to Onyx Café at 328 Reserve Road in Cheltenham. Parking is available right outside Onyx. Come along between 4pm and 6pm and help us put the world to rights and devour bowls of chips.
Our Speaker on Thursday is one of our own, Trish Yates. You need to come on Thursday to find out what she’s talking about. Having seen some of the content, I promise you won’t be disappointed. You will also get to meet Tara, one of Trish’s daughters.
Past President Lynda is organising a vocational visit to Disaster Aid Australia on the 15 June so there won’t be a meeting at VGC on that evening. Places are limited so please get back to Lynda as soon as you can. Our meeting on Thursday 22 June will be a “Show and Tell” evening at Victoria Golf Club. As the 29 June is our formal changeover night I thought we could have a less formal fun evening. I am looking for volunteers to tell the rest of us the story behind a treasured item. I will be emailing everybody about this so please have a think about what you can offer.
Finally, I heard in the week that Past President Michael O’Shea passed away peacefully last Sunday. Michael (Mike} was our 8th President in 1992 – 1993.
I look forward to catching up on Thursday.