Angus' Message, 21 January 2016

Dear Rotarians and friends,

Well Christmas 2015 has come and gone and the clock has been reset to 2016, so Happy New Year, and welcome to interesting times.

The World is awash in debit and we Rotarians have many goals to achieve.

The bushfires have no doubt caused much heartache and destruction and my thoughts go out to those people who lost their homes around Australia. A home can always be rebuilt but family treasures cannot.

Last Wednesday our informal get together of members at the Yarraville Club was most enjoyable. We start the second half of my Presidency this Thursday as an evening meeting.

Correspondence has woken from its Christmas break and greeting me daily. Kerry Kornhauser contacted me about this year’s International Women’s Day breakfast on Thursday 10th March. The target audience is 1400 men and women and they want to showcase Rotary. I shall organise for them to give us a short 5-10 minute presentation at one of our meetings.

We have all been invited to the Rotary Club of Essendon North’s 40th Birthday. Information on how to sup- port the occasion is in the Bulletin.

Our own Maria Silber is off to Cambodia as part of the VTT and will be taking puppets created by the Rotary Craft Group that includes Carol Castano and Lesley. I’m hoping we will see Carol a bit more in 2016.

“Never stop doing”, Rodney has made a young boy with mobility restrictions one very happy boy with the presentation of a tricycle. Thanks Rodney for the effort and hours you put towards the Bike Shed and The Club.

For our Rotarians who are interested in enjoying Mass with Pope Francis at St Peters Square on 30th April this year Rotary International has 8000 seats reserved for Rotarians, friends and family.

On a final note the close off date for registering for the Bendigo Conference is 31st January, 800 people are registered and it promises to be a great conference with the keynote speaker for living and breathing being our very own PP Alan Warrener.

Can’t wait for 11th March to arrive!

Looking forward to your company again.

Angus Scott-Walker