Weekly Meeting 4 February 2019

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 systems. Brian also reminded members of the upcoming exhibition “Love is in the Air”, and asked members to go along if possible.

The Bunker is having a special screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Valentines Day as a fundraising event and Brian suggested it would be a good opportunity for members to assist fundraising and view the new exhibition at the same time.

Peter Wardman provided an update on the improvements to Coffs Harbour International Stadium. Improvements will see seating capacity increased to 3,500 (more than triple the current capacity), better facilities for players and
better catering facilities for special events, including a restaurant. New carpets have been designed by local indigenous Australians.

After lunch, Ian McAllister introduced guest speaker Judy Bailey who gave an overview of everything she does for the local community, which – it almost goes without saying – is significant. Judy’s contributions to the people of Coffs Harbour were acknowledged on Australia Day when she was named the 2019 Citizen of the Year by Coffs City Council. 

For all that and more, be sure to check out this week’s edition of the Coffs City Chatroom.