President Usha's Notes
14 October 2020
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but
today it means getting along with people.”
This was on wonderful display at our weekend Bunning's sausage sizzle. Many
thanks to our Community Service Director PP Allan Teale and his team for
accepting the offer at such a short notice and making it not only a successful
fundraiser but a very pleasant outdoor event this year. I am most thankful to
members who were so willing to give many hours of their valuable time on a
Sunday to be there in the service of the community. Read more in the
week's guest speaker
Last week, we heard from a young women Danijela Prahovic who demonstrated
incredible entrepreneurship in starting her business from scratch and building
it up step by step into where it stands today. Read more in the
The monthly Board meeting was held on Monday this week and many important
matters came up for discussion:
It was unanimously agreed that the current format of
alternate meetings will continue to the end of
the year and reviewed at the start of the New Year;
Our club will now be signing a sister club agreement
with the club of Fusagasuga, Colombia.
Rotary International defines sister clubs as clubs from two
different countries that form a long term relationship to promote international
understanding and good will and carry out service projects in their communities.
When looking for a partner, consider clubs that:
share similar interests, challenges or history;
you've worked with in the past;
are located in a place that matches your club's service
speak a common language.
This week's meeting
Our upcoming meeting this week is jam-packed with interesting features:
We get an update on the catering/hospitality/events
industry from the managing director of Forte Catering and Events,
Ross Mitchell. This company along with sister
company, Nosh Hospitality Personnel, has become one of Australia’s most
successful catering companies. This is a great opportunity for our members
to hear first hand and ask questions from our regular caterers at meetings.
October is also the month to discuss and fundraise for
mental health issues. This meeting, we are also hosting the
"Hat Day" to support Australian Rotary Health.
All funds raised on the day go towards research helping the one in five
Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other
This is a partner's night
and I hope to see many members and partners don their favourite hats for the
evening. With talks, hats and many prizes to go, we look forward to a great
time. Just a reminder that booking (click) is essential.
Look forward to seeing all members and partners with friends on the evening.