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Mondays at 6:15 PM
Richmond Henty Hotel
101 Bentinck Street
'Blue Room' Function Centre
Meeting  3799   on   12/07/2021
Member Birthdays
John Pye
July 24
Pres Kym thanked Supriya for doing the bulletin on club runner
Pres Kym presented Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) certificates to Tammy Whitehead, Peter Taylor, Kym Stock for attending last year. 
Owen has four pallets of batteries to pack for transporting next Wednesday if anyone has some at home to add please contact him this week.
PP Frank         
Art Show – planning is underway for this year's show, the website will be open for entries this week.   There is a vacancy on the committee for a catering coordinator.
Beats Cycle for Hope -  The Baker family (Brett Baker) nominated Beats for donations in lieu of flowers at Brett’s funeral, so far $600 has come in collecting is still happening. 
PP Carolyn    S
SayNo2familyviolence – Round 14 on August the 14th has been nominated for as the SayNo2 sponsored round.  Extra signage has been ordered to cover the four grounds. Club members and committee members will man the gates handing our information leaflets. 
Grants, the committee has also been successful in receiving grants from Portland Aluminium $3,000 and Hydro Pacific (thank you Bev McIlroy for writing it) $5,432.
PP Erin had contacted Peter Drysdale in Koroipita, Lautoka  asking was he well, how was he coping with covid and what was the state in the village.  He sent back a “ Cheery Bula” and one of his despatches.  Erin will forward this to members as it is pages long.   The village is coping well and is continuing with its development. 
Guest Terry Allan, recited a poem about covid he had written. 



Guest Speaker

Darren Baker, a well-known man in town owner of Helloworld Portland came to tell us about how he is surviving in covid.  It is surviving, he thanks the government for job keeper as he was able to keep on as a staff member until Ty found another position to further his career.  He thanked members that have been popping in over the last 16 months checking in on his welfare, and reassured us that he will be sponsoring our Art Show raffle again this year. 

Three words he used to describe the 16months so far Frustrating, Challenging, Stressful. 
He was amazed at how fast the world shut down in 2020 when the pandemic first hit, a lot of his work in getting people back from overseas was contacted at night when the rest of the world was awake.  He gave the example of getting a person back from Zimbabwe, 3 cancelled flights and almost going around the world got the young man back to Australia. 
His best year in trading was 2018 – 19 and things were looking even better for 2019-20 but came the 13% kick in the arse loss pandemic.  He is still chasing refunds for clients, as all suppliers in the travel industry operate differently.  He now says that any advice he is giving clients is good until they walk out the door.  Borders in Australia changing each week is also adding to the frustration, challenge, stress.

But Darren assures us he is here for the long haul and will see us when we are covid safe and ready the travel again. 

Message from Andrew Jack Memorial scholarship student 

 I hope you and the other committee members are doing well. I am writing to let you know I have just received my first semester results, and am pleased to inform you that I attained three distinctions and one high distinction. 
I am looking forward to my second-semester studies and will make sure to keep you updated on my progress. 
Meeting Responsibilities - 3 weeks forecast
Brian McCabeGail BarrettPres Kym
CashierErin Barker
Tom Doherty
Gregory Burgoyne
Adriano Nascimento
James Bryden
Dayle King
Veryan Caravelas
Frank Farnsworth
Behind the badge   
Robert Hampshire
Robert HampshireDarren Jacobson
Jul 19, 2021
Rotary's new service - environment
Jul 26, 2021
Covid effect on Glenelg Shire
Aug 02, 2021
Club Planning
Aug 09, 2021
Club Runner
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District Events
Jul 16, 2021
District Leadership Team and Board Meeting
Jul 18, 2021
Donate Life Week
Jul 21, 2021 – Aug 01, 2021

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