Rotary Club Mount Gambier
 
Chartered October 11th 1928   ABN 41 889 631 240    Club No 18243 
 
RI President: Shekhar Mehta (Rashi) RC Calcutte-Mahanagar
 
District 9780 Governor John Clue (Heather) RC Port Fairy
 
AG Group 1 PP Ian McKay (Sherrill) RC Mount Gambier Lakes
 
RC Mount Gambier President Patrick McEwen (Julie)
 
RCMG Secretary Bruce Ridland (H) 8725 9584 (E)secrotarymg@gmail.com
 
  PO Box 1054, Mount Gambier, SA 5290
District 9780
web site:  rotary9780.org/ Club web site:    mountgambierrotary.net.au
 
 
 
Report on meeting 4550
 
 
       From President Patrick
President Pat opened the meeting 
 
SPOT TALKS: As indicated by President Pat there will be another working bee at the shed on Sunday  to look at books 
Ian:  As indicated by President Pat, we will have another working bee at the shed at Hastings-Cunningham reserve on Sunday, 22nd August, commencing at 9am. 
Our book fair is scheduled for the weekend of 23rd and 24th of October, not too far away, and we still have a lot of work to do.  There are still more books to be sorted for the book fair.
In addition, we will be siting a couple of bins, at the Library and the ABC, to  encourage people to donate good quality books that we will be able to re-sell at the book fair at the Town Hall
 
 
 
 
Spot Talks: 
Ian:  As indicated by President Pat, we will have another working bee at the shed at Hastings-Cunningham reserve on Sunday, 22nd August, commencing at 9am. 
Our book fair is scheduled for the weekend of 23rd and 24th of October, not too far away, and we still have a lot of work to do.  There are still more books to be sorted for the book fair.
In addition, we will be siting a couple of bins, at the Library and the ABC, to  encourage people to donate good quality books that we will be able to re-sell at the book fair at the Town Hall
 
 
 
Spot Talks: 
Ian:  As indicated by President Pat, we will have another working bee at the shed at Hastings-Cunningham reserve on Sunday, 22nd August, commencing at 9am. 
Our book fair is scheduled for the weekend of 23rd and 24th of October, not too far away, and we still have a lot of work to do.  There are still more books to be sorted for the book fair.
In addition, we will be siting a couple of bins, at the Library and the ABC, to  encourage people to donate good quality books that we will be able to re-sell at the book fair at the Town Hall
 
Rob: The North Gambier school are planning a book week in the next few weeks and they hope to give each student a book to keep at the end of the week.  We have been asked to donate suitable children’s books to the school.  With the agreement of Club members, Rob and a    couple of the teachers will collect books from the shed later this week.
 
John: Thanks to work done by President Pat’s secretary and Ian, we now have a forward planner available for the remainder of the year.  The planner lists each meeting and event   until the end of December and Ian is presently work on the planner for 2022.  The planner will be   e-mailed to members with the Bulletin, probably about once a month, commencing with this edition of the Bulletin. 
 
Alan: Just a short reminder to members assisting a the re-use BBQ this Saturday. Please bring a mask.  Under Covid rules, the wearing of a mask is mandatory at the moment
A few weeks ago I asked members to consider becoming Covid Marshals for the Christmas Parade.  Thanks to those members who did the on-line course, but we will not need the     Marshals, as the Christmas Parade along Commercial Street has been cancelled and will be replaced by a “drive by” down in the Valley Lakes area, similar to last year.  The floats will be a static event with people being able to view the floats from their car as they drive by.
 
Raz: We have received an e-mail from the committee that organises the Sunset Kitchen.  There are occasional vacancies in some of the crews who prepare and serve the food at the kitchen.  Vacancies at the moment are on two dates in October and further dates in November and December.  If you are able to assist, please speak to Raz in the first instance to obtain contact details
 
Rotary Zone 8 virtual conference - register now
Registrations are now open for the Rotary Zone 8 virtual conference which will be held on 11 - 12 September 2021. Find the registration link in the June edition of the 2021 Virtual Conference newsletter which contains Messages from our Conference Convenor, Jessie    Harman, and Conference Chair, Carol Lawton. There are profiles of our keynote speakers Holly Corbett and Mark Pearce, explanations of the conference theme “Learning, Leading,  Action”, and more. Register through the District 9780 web site and follow the link to the Zone 8 virtual conference.
 
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can best respond to help the displaced families. How now brown cow.  This is the time for all good men 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Family of Rotary celebrations for August
Rotary Anniversaries:           Rob Knightly   (36 years on 14th August)
                                                       Orazio Cultreri  (7 years on 20th)
Birthdays:                                Sylvia Jones  (12th August
                                            Rob Burford  (23rd August)
Wedding Anniversaries: Alan and Denise Richardson  (12th August)
 
ShelterBox News
The death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti has risen to more than 2,000, with an estimated 61,000 homes damaged or destroyed and 135,000 families displaced. The search and rescue to find survivors is the priority right now. The dire situation has been made worse by the arrival of Tropical Depression Grace, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and landslides. Many people face these conditions without a roof over their heads. ShelterBox is deploying an operations team to the region and is consulting with Rotary International,     Habitat for Humanity, and the IFRC, to understand the shelter needs and how ShelterBox can best respond to help the displaced families.
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