Ejanul's Message, 20 March 2014

My sincere apology for not being able to attend this week’s meeting as I need to attend another meeting at RMIT University at the same time. I would like to thank vice president PDG John Davis for agreeing to be acting president this week.

It was wonderful to host AG Peter Harris from RC of Brighton North during his quarterly visit to our club last week. We had a quick chat about our club and about the cluster etc. Also it was my pleasure to welcome guest speakers Shirley and Brian Hardy-Rix last week. They gave a very passionate talk about their wonderful Motor Bike ride experiences in different parts of the world. I sincerely thank them for sharing their wonderful journey and experiences with us and showing us the beautiful pictures they captured during their tour; the world is so beautiful.

Last night Rodney, Graeme and myself met in Footscray to discuss about the club vision feedback from our club forum. We went through all the comments and feedback of the members. From the feedback, we need to prioritise some of the projects and club activities. I want to thank you all for your valuable comments, suggestions and feedback.

On 4th March I have attended ‘Women in Rotary Breakfast’ along with Marlene Kohrs, Tina Andriotis, Ellie Andriotis, Elizabeth Drozd, Suzanne Zammit, Sara and Elena Batleska (School Captains from Gilmore College) and it was a great to hear from the well-known panel members and speakers.

Also, I attended the district conference in the Gold Coast from 7-9 March along with my family, some of our members and their families. 400+ delegates attended the conference and there were many fantastic speakers including former Queensland Premier Ana Bligh. I want to thank our club’s participants, especially to Phillip Caruso for everything he did.

This Thursday evening George Kerry (Jnr) and myself will be representing our club at a Citizenship Ceremony at the City of Maribyrnong. Please note we will have the Community Award Night on 1st of May and I invite you, your partners and friends in advance to join me on that special night.

Please enjoy your week, stay connected and let's together reshape our society, our world better.

Regards, Ejanul