Angus' Message, 18 February 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends

I must thank PE Elia for covering for me at last Thursday’s lunch meeting, whilst I was in Adelaide attending the funeral of a very notable man, Dr John Anderson, a world renowned Vas- cular Surgeon, who was our Secretary’s brother-in-law.

Our guest speaker was none other than the Maribynong Council’s Lord Mayor, Cameron McDonald. I would have loved to be there to ask a few questions.

This Thursday at our evening meeting, we are inducting Tony Le, who will be our newest member, so please make the effort to welcome him to our family. Who knows what the Bank- er can do to help you get a loan, if you need one.

Also on Thursday, our guest speaker will be Walter Ibbs, who specialises in freedom and happiness, well after the honey- moon is over! It promises to be an informative talk, and together with a fulfilling meal and good wine should be a bargain as we gather some insights into the family law minefield.

Ron Hunt has informed me that Margaret Philips is at the Epworth Hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope her stay is brief.

A number of members have booked in to the International Women’s Day breakfast on the 10th March. The theme for the breakfast is ‘The Ascent of Women’. It is a pity the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, is not still with us; I could well imagine her presentation. Ed and Irene Lobaza, Rodney Johnstone, Kathy and myself as well as two students from Gilmore College are booked so far. It should be an entertaining and interesting morning with the proceeds going to a number of very worthwhile charities. It’s still not too late to support this great event...see flyer attached.

We have a very busy month ahead with a BBQ at the Mooney Valley Festival, public speaking engagements and the Bendigo conference all beckoning. There is always a bicycle to rejuvenate on Saturdays and forward planning of the Victorian University Art Show, not to mention the goal of recruiting new members.

Enjoy the week ahead.

Your President Angus 2015-2016