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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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Weekly Meeting 13 May 2019

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This week, President Ross thanked those members who attended the council meeting on the 9 May, at which the city considered granting the National Cartoon Gallery a 20 year lease on the Bunker building. The upshot was that the councillors approved the lease on the basis that the Gallery be predominately used for displaying the …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 6 May 2019

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This week, President-Elect Paul thanked all members for their contribution and efforts with the Wine, Beer & Food event last Saturday. In George’s absence, President Ross paid particular thanks to Melissa, Dom Hawke and Mike for their considerable efforts. Melissa advised that approximately 170 people attended the event and,  whilst numbers were down compared to previous years, the …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 4 March 2019

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This week George Cecato advised he had a meeting with Brad Daymond about using Pacific Bay Resort again for this year’s Wine, Beer & Food Day. It was a positive meeting and the most likely date is 20th May, although George advised he will be away at this time and it would be necessary to …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 25 February 2019

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This week we welcomed special guests honorary member Andrew Fraser MP, Nationals candidate Gurmesh Singh, and Paul Toole MP, the Minister for Lands, Forestry and Racing. Ross also welcomed our other guests Madeline Wardman, Kris Maguire and John Chittick. President Elect Paul McLeod reported on the recent President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) at Tamworth. There are not …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 4 February 2019

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We got the Rotary year off to a cracking start this week, with our guest speaker being Judy Bailey. Judy was recently named Coffs Harbour Citizen of the Year. Brian Leiper thanked all those members who attended the National Cartoon Gallery last Friday evening in recognition of  NSW Government grant funding for new IT & Audio-visual …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 3 December 2018

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This week, we had some good news and our AGM. Paul McKeon confirmed that the Bunker Cartoon Gallery was successful in achieving a grant of $2.69m from the State Government. This is great news for all concerned and Paul thanked everyone who assisted in the process, particularly George Cecato and Coffs City Council for their contribution. Terry …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 26 November 2018

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George Cecato recently returned from Argentina and reported on a few matters from council, particularly regarding Coffs Airport. The current lease/license expires in March and a major decision has to be made by council on the future of the airport’s operational structure. The matter will be discussed at the next council meeting and please check …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 29 October 2018

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This week, Secretary Geoff advised that we had received a letter from Bianca Saikale-Lima, our recent’y departed exchange Student. Bianca has experienced some difficulty settling down at home and speaking Spanish again. Fortunately, her mother and sister had learnt a little English having from their inbound exchange student while Bianca was away. Bianca has applied for …Read More >

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Stan’s Farewell

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We didn’t have our normal meeting this week, because we had the sad duty to instead farewell club member Stan Paull, who is moving back to Melbourne for family reasons.  Stan came to our club from Melbourne in 2017 with a strong pedigree of serving his community through Rotary. Since joining Coffs City Rotary, he …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 8 October 2018

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This week was the last formal Monday meeting for member Stan Paull, who is about the relocate back to Melbourne. We’ll be getting together for dinner next Monday  to farewell Stan and his wife Sandy. They will be sorely missed. Our guest this week was Rotary International district governor Lorraine Coffey. Lorraine is a Rotarian …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 17 September 2018

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We were joined this week by John Ebbott from Careflight. John delivered an eye-opening presentation about the organisation’s operations not only in the Coffs region, but in NSW, Victoria and wider Australia. At the end of John’s presentation, it was our pleasure to provide him with a donation of $500. Paul McKeon reported on the Council …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 20 August 2018

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This week we took stock of the club’s structure, positions and events and discussed how we want to drive forward into the new Rotary presidential year. Paul McKeon reminded all members of the upcoming Rotary Cartoon Awards at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery on September 1. It would be good to have as many members as possible …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 2 July 2018

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Ross Paul chaired this meeting, bring our recent carousel of chairpeople to an end as he begins his presidential year. Mike Blewitt gave a debrief of our Bonville International Golf Day event held 1 July 2018 at Bonville International Golf Course. Despite the bad weather, the event was a great success with 112 starters. All …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 25 June 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by Graham Lockett. Our guest speaker was Dionne Court, the Careers Advisor at Jetty High School and President of the Coffs/Clarence Careers Advisors Network. Dionne spoke on school based traineeships and how we can support students further with our programs such as NYSF. Brian Leiper reminded everyone of the current exhibition at …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 18 June 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by Brian Leiper. Mike Blewitt reminded all members that we have less than two weeks until the Bonville Internation Golf Day to shore up numbers for the event and to mention it to everyone we can. Currently there are 68 player nominations and Mike is confident we’ll exceed 100, however it needs …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 4 June 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by Jay Clowes.  Secretary Geoff reminded members of our Changeover date 7th July and provided a list to indicate attendance and numbers. Geoff also outlined our efforts in the recent Red Shield appeal and Mike voiced amazement at the level of financial support this appeal gets from the community. The Soup Kitchen dinner …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 21 May 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by Mike Blewitt and we were joined by Mel Crossland, Meg Austin & Zoe Woods from the Coffs Harbour Show Society, NYSF applicant Oscar Churchwell and Rotary Exchange Students Bianca Lima & Aneta Bobovska. Mike thanked all members, particularly George Cecato, for a highly successful Wine, Beer & Food Event on …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 14 May 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by Bob Carle. Bob gave an update on his and Stan Paull’s Movember 2017 campaign,  advising that the government had upheld its support pledge, donating  $37.5m to men’s health projects. George Cecato, Peter Wardman and Paul McKeon reported on their attendance at recent Jetty Foreshore workshop sessions. Peter Wardman suggested …Read More >

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