Weekly Meeting 26 March 2018

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 families for incoming students the general feeling was that it will be difficult to locate suitable host families.

Secretary Geoff advised that the club has agreed to help the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal on the weekend of 25-26 May 2018. Our commitment is to man a table at Park Beach Plaza. Please assist if possible.

The date for this year’s Wine, Beer & Food Enjoyment Day has been set and is 19 May 2018. The day will again be held at Pacific Bay Resort and promises to be as enjoyable as ever. Mark it in your calendars now!

Bob Carle advised that Rotary Exchange Student Bianca is having a great time on their Safari and is currently in Far North Queensland, recently visiting Mt Isa and Cairns. No doubt she will have a great time at The Great Barrier Reef, after completing her diving certificate in Coffs.

Bob suggested we have a fellowship night soon at Bayside Bar & Grill, formerly “Charlies Restaurant”, to show our support to the new owners of Pacific Bay Resort for allowing us to continue our Wine, Beer & Food Enjoyment Day at their venue. Bob will advise further details at our next meeting.

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