District Assembly Warwick: Sunday 27th April, 2014
District Assembly Mullumbimby: Sunday 18th May 2014
Training for all club officers and an opportunity for all Rotarians to come along and learn about Rotary. Clubs in the northern area of our district are encouraged to attend the assembly at Warwick and southern clubs, Mullumbimby. However, all Rotarians are able to attend either day. The program will be the same for both dates.
RFE with D5000 Hawaii!
2014 Rotary District 9640 Rotary Friendship Exchange to D5000 Hawaii.
Dan and I have been fortunate to be selected to be included in a Rotary Friendship Exchange to District 5000 in Hawaii. Originally there were 13 of us going. However over the past few months, due to personal circumstances, this number has decreased to 9. Each of us represents a Rotary Club within our District of 9640.
The purpose of the friendship exchange is to foster good will and fellowship with Rotarians in another District. This is done by being hosted by local families. We are also able to see some of the local attractions. There is a reciprocal trip planned of a group from District 5000 to our District which will link into the Rotary International Conference in Sydney.
The team arrives in Hawaii on Wednesday 23rd April where we land in Honolulu.
During our time in Kona, we are able to blend some sight–seeing with Rotary fellowship. We are attending a fund raising function for the “Friends of the Children of West Hawaii” This is an annual event to raise money for children who have been subjected to abuse. This organisation has been established for more than 25 years.
For the full report and itinerary, please click here.
At the first meeting of Team NextGen on Monday 17 March we were able to discuss some great plans for moving forward with our vision for the team. Special thanks to our more experienced e-Club members who joined us online for their assistance in the process.
At the moment we have planned to hold a face to face meeting on the evening of Wednesday 14 May. The 14 May meeting is to be held at Rick and Ingrid’s place (thanks guys!) and it would be brilliant if maybe we could all bring a friend, as well as a plate, to see if we can boost numbers for the team. I'm sure everyone knows someone who would be brilliant in Rotary. At the moment I have the honour of being Team Leader but hopefully at the next meetings we can discuss plans for who would like to be in the role next and when that would be.
For now, if you have any ideas for activities/fundraisers/programs you think the team should be involved in, please get some thoughts together for April and May, it will be great to hear them!
For the full report, please click here.
Mt. Isa House Rejuvenation Project Update
Work commenced again on refurbishing Flying Doctor Service houses in Mt Isa on April 1 for the following 6 weeks. To date we have 13 confirmed wonderful volunteers offering over 300 days of work. Plus help from the local Rec Club, Rotary Clubs and Tafe college want to help with a specific training job. We have been seeking volunteers throughout the Australian Rotary clubs and recently also contacted 102 Men’s sheds with our offer. The following is summarized from a newsletter which carries our promotion….
Royal Flying Doctor - House Refurbishment Project – The RFDS are seeking help with an ongoing project to refurbish their houses.
This can be by way of visitors to the region, fly-in volunteers, caravanners, and jobs vary, from fixing blinds, trimming trees, pressure cleaning, painting, plumbing, carpentry, laying carpet, or cooking, and catering. Any amount of time during this period would help, and there are caravan sites, and other accommodation available, and fly-in, fly-out opportunities, sight seeing, visits to RFDS facilities, and working hours can be varied.
Why not plan a holiday, or break, at Mt Isa, do some sight seeing, and help a very worthy cause. For full details – check with Ian. For more information, please click here.
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