Finalisation the end of Rotary Year
It had again been a quiet week in terms of activities, though the Treasurer had been busy making payments before the end of the Rotary year and Directors were busy completing their contributions to the Annual Report.
BBQ Planning
Cliff Heath had also been busy completing arrangements for the Bunnings BBQ on Monday 12 June.
Awards at Koala Conservation Conference in NSW
Jim also drew attention to the fact that Tracey Wilson, a recent speaker, and our own James Cowell, had been recognised at the recent Koala Conservation Conference in NSW for the work they do at Mosswood Wildlife.
Books For Babies
Maggie Dwyer – with Nicole, she had met with the “sewers” who had contributed over the years by making library bags to go with the “books for babies” project. After expending more than $40,000 over the years, the program is being wound up.
Tim (Community Service Director) thanked Maggie for her leadership of the “books for babies” program, and also mentioned others,  including Gary & Anne Ryan, the late Marg Fairbank, and Glen Riddle.
Donation to Community Hospice
Tim read a letter from Community Hospice, thanking RCWE for their $2,000 donation.
Donation to Find Your Voice Collective
There was also a letter of thanks from Find Your Voice Collective for RCWE donation of $1,000,  including four tickets to attend events at “Port Fairy Winter Weekends” this coming weekend –  contact Tim urgently if you could use a ticket.
Did you know?
As a Member’s Announcement, Noel Kenna gave further information about Rotary Golf Fellowships.
He noted that with Ian Heard, he had attended the 1992 Australian tournament in Adelaide. During this event, they played the top four Adelaide courses over five days, with registration taking place on the Sunday, Wednesday a “rest day”, and the presentation dinner on the Friday evening. There were activities for Partners organised during the week.
The annual tournaments are not all about enjoyment – each year funds are set aside to support a local project. In 2007 when 161 players came to Warrnambool & Port Fairy the chosen project was Rotary House. Further, each year funds are set aside to sponsor a scholarship which allows a greenkeeper to gain experience in the USA.
Noel noted that as well as Australian events, he had attended international tournaments in USA, Canada, Switzerland and Italy.