From President Mina Ward:
What another beautiful morning it was on Tuesday. Bronnie was there bright and early to greet everyone.
Anyone read Rotary Down Under this month? It’s great to see D9520 feature heavily, and especially Group 7. If you have a great story then make sure you get in touch with the team at Parramatta. Susan Gascoine, I was thinking of you?
We welcomed AG Don Will to our meeting this week. Don reminded us of what fantastic club Magill Sunrise is. Some times when we are faced with new tasks or responsibilities it can be daunting and prevent us from taking that step. Our club over the last few years has struggled to find a President Elect. And this year is no different. Which is a shame. Being a President can be as big or as small a role that the person wants to make it. With the support of the Secretary and Treasurer, a President can merely be the face of the club – you don’t need to change the world. As Lindsay said, this should be the best year of your Rotary life.
Don reminded us what a fantastic project our club has with the Reel Event and how it is like no other project in the district. We really do support our local community as well as punching above our weight with international contributions. Not only this, but we are a fun and welcoming club, definitely helping lead the change of the face of Rotary. In order for our club to continue all this fantastic work, we need to ensure we have a plan for Presidents over the next three years.
We have had three Past Presidents agree to share the next presidential term. We now need to put a President Elect and Nominee in place. If you are a member of the club and contemplating being President then now is the time to speak up. The first step is to take up a position on the board. This will then give you a better understanding of how the club works.
On another note, the club is beginning to promote the fantastic guest speaker we have on 15th March, Jeremy Scott. This guy has cycled from London to New Zealand and is keen to share his story. Click onto the Jeremy Scott website http://www.jeremyscott.com.au/
If you are in contact with any cycling clubs, sport fanatics or know someone who would be interested in coming along then please let me know.
Our next meeting will see Stephanie Sinclair, from Mary MacKillop College telling us about her life changing experiences at NYSF. It is fantastic that we are able to sponsor young people like Steph to attend these great Rotary programs. And added bonus for next week’s meeting…..
The card game has now jackpotted at $20!! The rules are that you must take the money if you win.