COFFS CITY ROTARY • NSW • DISTRICT 9650

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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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Weekly Meeting 26 February 2018

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We didn’t have a lunch meeting last week; instead swapping our normal meeting for a dinner the visiting GSE team from Uganda.  This week our lunch meeting was chaired by President-Elect Ross Paul.  Bob Carle thanked everyone for attending Friday night’s fellowship dinner and farewell for Bernard and Carmel. Bob also reminded members that we no longer have …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 12 February 2018

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This week, we learned that the secretary of Rotary District 9650 (the district of which we are a part) is calling for nominations for the role of District Governor Designate. Coffs Harbour Rotarians have been District Governor before (most recently Rob Anderson of Coffs Harbour Rotary), so it will be interesting to see whose hands …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 5 February 2018

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This week we were joined by our RYE student Bianca and by RYE student Aneta Bobovska. Aneta attends Bishop Druitt College with Bianca. President Bernard put Aneta on the spot for a short talk about herself; she told us she is from the Slovak Republic and has been sponsored by the Sawtell and Coffs Harbour Rotary …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 22 January 2018

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This week we were joined by Rotary Youth Exchange students Bianca Saikale (from Brazil) and Nina Vilain (from France). Nina is sponsored by Gunnedah & Gunnedah West Rotary Clubs and was in the area visiting a Sawtell exchange student. Brian Leiper reminded members to support exhibitions at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery and to visit when possible. The …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 20 March 2017

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We have a Vocational Visit to the Cancer Unit at the Health Campus coming up on 3 April 2017. Getting up in time for a 6.30 – 7.00 am visit will be a challenge for many, but the opportunity to see “behind the scenes” at the campus will be worth it. Our guest speaker this …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 13 March 2017

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This week our guest speaker was Shelly Whittington, the NSW & ACT Development Manager for Destiny Rescue. Destiny Rescue is an internationally-recognized non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. Shelly advised that every 26 seconds a child is ‘traded’ into the sex industry. 1.2 million children are’ traded’ every year. Destiny Rescue …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 20 February 2017

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This week we proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Monastir Tunisia. This club was founded in 1990, has 20 members and forms part of District 9010. The current president is Med Salah Harzallah and the secretary is Khaled Ben Jannet. Rotary Monastir’s projects include raising funds to fight polio, a blood drive, circumcision …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 13 February 2017

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This week, Bernard Spry advised that his family are involved in a school exchange where his 16 year old son has gone to Japan on a 6 months exchange and they now have a ‘new’ son, Sage, also aged 16 from Japan. Bernard’s son is staying with Sage’s family. Bernard will bring Sage along to …Read More >

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We’re in the news!

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It’s not often a Rotary club gets to make the news, but we’re pleased to have managed it! We held our Bonville International Golf Resort charity day in November 2016, and were fortunate enough to raise enough money to purchase (and donate to Mid North Coast Cancer Institute) a Delphin Moisture Meter. The Meter measures …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 2 February 2017

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After a long Christmas/New Year break, we were back in action this week. Paul McKeon advised members of the upcoming exhibition at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery featuring the first Australian superhero, The Phantom. Paul is looking for a carpenter/handyman to help with the construction of part of this exhibition. If you know of anyone who may …Read More >

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Weekly Meeting 5 December 2016

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This week, Coffs City Rotary ‘Mo Bro’ Bob Carle advised that members’ contributions to date for ‘Movember’ totalled in excess of $1,780.00. We’re sure everyone would agree that’s fair compensation for carrying a caterpillar around on your top lip for a month. Peter Lindsay advised that, following the presentation by Dr Alan Tankel at our …Read More >

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