Weekly Meeting 2 July 2018

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 indications point to a similar net profit to last year. Mike paid special tribute to Eddie Chau for his significant effort in making the day a success yet again, and also thanked the other volunteers for their efforts and for braving the bad weather.

The golfers should also be praised for hanging in until the end and staying on for the prizegiving. Mike also paid tribute to all our sponsors, especially since it is becoming more difficult each year to get & retain sponsor support.

Proceeds of the day were presented to representatives from the Special Care Nursery at Coffs Health Campus, Coffs Coast & Clarence CanDo Cancer Trust and Waratah Respite Centre.

Bob Carle reminded members that exchange student Bianca Saikale-Lima is doing her farewell presentation at our Changeover Dinner and also asked for as many members as possible to be at Coffs Airport on Sunday 15th July at 10.25am to see her off.

Stan Paull reported on the latest meeting of the C.Ex McDonalds Cycle Challenge committee. Sponsor numbers are down this year and a concerted effort will be made next year to rebuild.

Stan also reported that Council have cleaned up the service club sign structure on the highway. Bob & Stan are arranging for it to be painted as soon as possible. Other service clubs are finalising their individual signs to be added.

Paul McLeod advised that his daughter works in Norway and recently met the World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsson. Magnus has indicated he would be happy to assist our junior chess competition by providing chess apps and online games that he has recently developed so that we can pass them on to local schools. This is a real coup for our club and major thanks go to Paul.

For all that and more, be sure to check out the latest edition of the Coffs City Chatroom.