COFFS CITY ROTARY • NSW • DISTRICT 9650

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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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Weekly Meeting 7 May 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by Bernard Dowling. Ian McAllister advised that Bob Prater will be attending an upcoming lunch meeting to outline this year’s Careers Day event, to be held on May 31st. Peter Lindsay advised he has had recent correspondence from Alan Tankel in relation to our donation of goods to Tonga so he assumes …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 30 April 2018

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This week’s meeting was chaired by President Elect Ross Paul.  The Red Shield Appeal is on the weekend of 25-26 May and we have made a commitment to manning a table at Park Beach Plaza. Jay has created a spreadsheet with allotted times for members to complete. You can access it here. If each member of the …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 24 April 2018

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Attendance numbers at weekly meetings has been low in recent weeks and is a concern to those members who attend regularly, particularly when we have special guests. All members are asked to make effort to attend and if you  are unable to attend, please advise your apology in the normal manner by phoning FWO Lawyers or advise another member. …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 9 April 2018

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This week we were away from home; we had a vocational meeting at Bunnings Coffs Harbour (south). Our acting president was John Donaldson and our guest speaker was Colin from Bunnings. Bob Carle advised he is working on our next fellowship night at Bayside Restaurant at Pacific Bay. The likely date is Friday 20th April and …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 26 March 2018

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Our guest speaker this week was Julie Jardine, Chair of the CANDO Cancer Trust. CANDO who will be the primary beneficiary of our Charity Golf Day this year. Secretary Geoff sought expressions of interest for Rotary Exchange Students for the 2018-19 year. Given that Scott Stacey and Bernard Spry have left the area and were the primary host …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 19 March 2018

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This week we met at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery to inspect the Caricatures You Have Known exhibition. Our discussion this week focused on the service club sign just north of the Clog Barn on the Pacific Highway, and the opportunities and challenges presented by updating it. We also discussed the Red Shield Appeal that is …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 12 March 2018

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This week we celebrated a return to sunny weather by shedding the rainy days blues. Immediate Past President Terry Maguire was the chair of today’s meeting. Mike Blewitt advised he had sent 125 emails regarding the Charity Golf Day. He also advised that he’s received positive feedback about the new date of 1st July. Otherwise all …Read More >

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