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Weekly Meeting 14 September 2020

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This week President Jay mentioned that our very own Melissa was noted as the guest speaker at Coffs club on Wednesday. Jay also mentioned that the latest E News had an article about the proposed merger between Rotary districts 9670 and 9650 to form a very large (geographically) District 9660. The merger will officially occur …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 7 September 2020

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This week, we spoke about the ‘Polished Man’ project that aims to reduce domestic violence against children: Several members agreed to support this cause by painting one fingernail for the month of October and donating to the cause. We’ll keep everyone updated once the project begins. Due to the lack of a guest speaker president …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 24 August 2020

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Our special guest this week was District Governor Debbie Loveday, who spoke briefly spoke about her experience at the Rotary International conference in San Diego and this year’s presidential theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities” before talking about how Rotary assists throughout the world and on a local level, and how we can use this to promote …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 10 August 2020

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This week Melissa Nunn advised that Prosper Coffs Harbour is formulating a youth hub directory to assist and increase local arts and creative workshops, and are also working with Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens to increase botanical and gardening workshops for local youth. Prosper has also recently commenced a Schools’ Environmental Grants Program for local schools, …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 1 June 2020

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This week we continued our Zoom meetings. Boambee Reserve is booked for Changeover on 4 July subject to complying with lockdown restrictions. It will be a lunch function with BYO (due to dietary requirements etc.) food and drink. President Paul will issue an invitation to DG Phil Hafey and ADG Peter Paff. Macca advised that …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 18 May 2020

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We met by Zoom again this week. Jay Clowes advised members that there will be learning and development webinars conducted via Zoom this Sunday, 24th May. Various subjects will be covered and if you are part of the incoming board or a committee head, Jay recommends that you check them out if possible. Registrations are …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 11 May 2020

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This week President Paul advised that he’d received a letter from Waratah Respite Services about issues they’re continually having with antisocial and illegal behavior due to their close proximity to the Community Village. They stipulate the problem isn’t caused by the homeless people utilising Pete’s Place but by a small percentage of people coming into …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 20 April 2020

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This week we had a good roll-up with 14 members zooming in (Ross Paul stepped out for a moment and missed being in the photo). Additionally Assistant DG Peter Paff joined us. Thanks Peter. President Paul advised that he’d had discussions with Mike Blewitt and Eddie Chau and it was suggested that we cancel this …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 6 April 2020

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This week our Zoom meeting commenced at 12.30pm and was chaired by President Paul. We had a roll-up of 11 members. President Paul advised he’s been in contact with Alan Tankel, Head of the Emergency Unit at Coffs Harbour Hospital. Alan was very appreciative of our concerns and assistance offer and referred Paul to their …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 16 March 2020

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This week we discussed the recent developments around Covid-19 and resolved to continue meeting as a club. Everyone is of course encouraged to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and others from the virus. President Paul advised that the National Youth Science Forum is calling for nominations for the 2021 event. If you know of …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 2 March 2020

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This week our guests were Assistant District Governor Peter Paff along with Rotary Exchange Students Adam Leskovjansky and Julia Maria. Juila is from Brazil and is being hosted by Coffs Harbour Rotary Club. Julia introduced herself to the members by giving a brief talk about herself, her country and her interests. Adam gave an update …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 24 February 2020

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This week our guests were General Ajai Barnabas Massey, his wife Cheryl, and Reverend Graham Whelan. Peter Wardman advised the club that some members attended two recent information and feedback sessions concerning (1) a local Performing Arts Space and (2) City Hill Development. A feedback line is still open on the Council’s website for City Hill Development (closes …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 17 February 2020

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This week President Paul raised the matter of the club making a financial contribution towards those affected by bushfires. Treasurer John advised that the board created an emergency funds account last year to which $5k was deposited and felt it would be appropriate to donate to bushfire victims. Members present discussed the matter and the consensus was to assist locally as …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 10 February 2020

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This week President Paul advised that our Rotary Youth Exchange Student Adam is completing a woodwork project for school and is seeking to build something worthwhile for our club. Mike Blewitt advised that the ladies from Waratah Respite Centre were looking for an outdoor timber furniture item (table or chair). After discussion it was put to the members …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 3 February 2020

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This week we – and our partners – visited Coffs Harbour International Stadium. Special thanks to Ross Paul for organizing the tour and to our host and guide Sharon. There were mo director’s reports to mention other than to advise that the opening night of The Captain Fantastic Exhibition at The National Cartoon Gallery last Friday night …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 20 January 2020

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Due to it being our first meeting after the holiday break, reports were limited this week. Brian Leiper reminded members that there is currently a good exhibition titled Aussie Legends at The National Cartoon Gallery. It finishes next Monday, so there’s not a lot of time left if you want to see it. Also, visitor numbers for …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 14 October 2019

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This week, Paul McKeon reminded members that the Rotary Cartoon Awards exhibition is still showing, so if you had not a chance to see it yet you still have time. There are some great exhibits, so please get along if you can. Bernard Dowling proposed that the club donate $200 to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 15 July 2019

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This week Mike Blewitt sent an email via secretary Geoff about the Charity Golf day, which is now less than two months away. Mike has asked that we all promote the event as much as possible to  our friends, family and contacts for potential players and sponsors. Jay Clowes advised that a volleyball team from Orara High …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 24 June 2019

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Unfortunately, our planned guest speaker Zeke Huigh from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service was unable to attend this week, so President Elect Paul discussed his plans for his upcoming year as President. Mike Blewitt reminded members that the club’s Charity Golf Day is on at Bonville International golf resort on 8 September 2019. Mike handed out …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 3 June 2019

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This week President Ross provided an update on the cycle challenge and advised members that the board and cycle committee, in consultation with C.Ex, have decided to cancel this year’s event. However are very hopeful it will resume in 2020. Graham Lockett provided an update on the Bunker development and advised it is progressing well. Jay …Read More >

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