Ejanul's message, 15 May 2014

My sincere thanks to vice president PDG John Davis for working as acting president last week and for running our weekly meeting. I am sure everything went well and our guest speaker Michael Chew enjoyed his visit to our club.

Monday, 12th May, we had our Board meeting. We had discussions about different issues, initiatives, goals and projects including the Club vision program, community bike shed project, membership issues and some other local and international projects. An apprenticeship scholarship in honour of Evan Phillips will be given soon. The draft copy of our Club Brochure is ready and will be finalised soon; I want to thank Fred Maddern for all his efforts and his initiative. Our final board meeting for this Rotary year will be held on 10th June and it will be a combined Board meeting for the outgoing and incoming boards.

I am looking forward to a few very busy weeks ahead. I will be there for our first Bunnings sausage sizzle for this Rotary year on 17th of May. Please note we still need some more volunteers, especially for 2.30-4.30pm shift. On 18th of May I will be attending the District Assembly in Melton with PE Graeme Thompson and other members. On Thursday evening (20.05.2014) I will be representing our club at the Citizenship Ceremony at the City of Maribyrnong. From 31st May-6th June I will be in Sydney for the International Convention. I will be attending it for the first time along with my family and we are very much looking forward to it.

The third and final toilet block for 2013-14 Hobsons Bay Cluster Project is being built in Bangladesh. Under the Cluster project, three toilet blocks will be built this year, which will help over 1000 primary school children and local residents in providing them with better sanitation. I would like to thank the cluster clubs for working together on this project during the past four years.

Please stay connected and let's together reshape our society, and make our world better. As Mahatma Gandhi said: “You must be the change, you wish to see in the world.”

Regards, Ejanul