NEXT MEETING 9 SEPTEMBER – Nourished for Nil – speakers Christina and Judith
ATTENDANCE 21 including guest – past member Peter Marshall
SERGEANT’S SESSION raised $50.50
TWO MINUTE TALK – Jessica Dufty
Jessica was interested in the history of her Scottish Family for future generations. She had plenty of information on her mother’s side and had a very good book in her possession but lacked information on her father’s side. This was until she found a book about the Mouat Family from Takapau and found the information she wanted in this book. She is now able to help her grandchildren with their projects and the two books help her to understand her family.
PROGRAMME – CLUB MEETING
With the assistance from Directors, President Peter presented the Strategic Plan for our club for 2019-2020 which was developed from the committee meetings held on 8 July.
Directors explained their Goals and Action Plans and these have now been incorporated in the Strategic Plan which is available for members to view from this link
16 September – Ro and Linda Carter – ‘Africa Always Wins’.
Working in the Botswana Game Parks (Partner’s night)
23 September – TBA
30 September – Niall McCormack – Eye Care for Africa
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email email@example.com before 10 pm Sunday. Please also note that if you’re bringing a partner or other guest you also need to notify the attendance officer, to enable our caterers to prepare the correct number of meals.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE while Stephen Randal is away.
Please note these arrangements: If you are rostered on for duty but find you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement for yourself. Once this is done, email Ian Holford at firstname.lastname@example.org and advise him of the change. Note: most duties require attendance at 5.30pm. Your duty may involve the use of equipment; you must put it away at the end of the meeting.
|DATE||9 September||16 September||23 September|
|Event||Nourished for Nil||Ro & Linda Carter||TBA|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Jopling||Kimber||Longman|
|Vote of Thanks||Haward||Henderson||Jopling|
BIRTHDAYS 3 – 9 September
|I hear on the grapevine that past member Malcolm (electrical) Walker |
is celebrating his 80th birthday this weekend.
ANNIVERSARIES 3 – 9 September
Dale Prebble reported that the Children’s library has sustained some fire damage. Work is now underway to repair the damage.
NEWS FROM EXCHANGE STUDENT GABBY
Wow so much has happened since my last update to the club. April was a slow month with just doing school the whole time. In May I went with my youth exchange officer down to Boise which is the capital of Idaho. We spent 3 days down there exploring the capitol building and the Supreme Court. I then celebrated my 18th birthday in Moscow with my second host family. The weekend after we had district conference in Spokane, Washington. I got to meet 6 exchange students from the Seattle area and listen to Bill Gates talk which was a highlight of the weekend. I finished the school year on the 3rd of June and rested up before my long tour. My tour started on the 16th of June in Denver, Colorado. We then made our way down to Durango, CO where we did white water rafting. The next day we went to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado before making our way along to Flagstaff, Arizona. Grand Canyon was the next day before heading to Las Vegas where we spent a couple days. We also visited Los Angeles, CA. Tucson, Arizona. El Paso, San Antonio and Houston in the state of Texas. New Orleans, Louisiana. Lake City, Florida and then finally to Orlando where we spent two full days at Disney World. This was one of my highlights of the trip. We then made our way up to Wilmington, North Carolina. Washington DC was next and it’s where we spent Independence Day, we got to listen to President Donald Trump’s speech and see historical monuments such as the Capitol Building, White House, Lincoln memorial and holocaust museum. We then went to New York City while staying in North Olmstead, New Jersey. Highlights of NYC would be the metropolitan museum, top of the rock, 9/11 memorial and Central Park. Our second to last stop was Cleveland, Ohio before finishing our 28 day tour in Chicago, Illinois. I started my tour knowing no one and finished my tour with a family. I only had one day break after getting home before my host family took me on a three week road trip to San Francisco, California. Most of my summer was spent travelling which I loved. In the last few weeks I went to Seattle with my first host family. We have a new Italian rotary exchange student arrive in Moscow and I’m looking forward to get to know her. This weekend I am going to the lake with my first host family then the following weekend I have my second to last inbound camp. I will get to meet all the new students who have just arrived to district 5080. It’s getting closer to the day I fly back home, this year is going by so quickly. I recently started creating a scrap book of my exchange year and can’t wait to show the club when I get home!
Warm regards, Gabby
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