Bulletin No 11/15-16 (16 September 2015)

Hi reader,

Lots of words in this week's Bulletin. Some of them are very important.

NOTE: An important message from Bernie:

NOTE that our arrangement with Versatile is that we pay for a MINIMUM 20 people per Tuesday. So if numbers fall below 20 (which they have done three times in the last month), the club has to make up the difference.

PLEASE: a reminder that you must respond to the reminder email that Bernie sends out regarding attendance for Tuesday. If in doubt, please RING Bernie. ASAP.

NOTE: If you say you are coming and don't turn up you will have to pay the usual $38.

Happy reading - Ed

Market Roster

19/09/15  Roger PBarbara BKings STony H
26/09/2015  Brian GJohn KBill WClive B
3/10/15  Paul TGreg CDennis GPeter O
10/10/2015  Yvonne RSuzanne CJohn HVic G
17/10/15  Liz RBernie RDavid RTony H

Note that someone will need to swap for Brian


RCH at the Charter of Rotoract Club of Shoalhaven last Saturday.

Last Saturday Janine and Chris represented Hall at the Charter of Shoalhaven Rotact Club the brainchild of two Rylarians who met at RYLA this year.

The new club is sponsored by a consortium of Rotary Clubs; RC Nowra, RC South Nowra, RC Berry and RC Bomaderry - all of whom were represented at the function. These four clubs will support the new Rotoract Club on an annual rotational basis.

Janine presented Founding President Adam Lachlan with a cheque for $500 to kick the club off. This was made up of just over $300 that was raised at the RYLA Seargent's session this year, rounded up Rotary Club of Hall.

Well done everyone and good luck with the new club.


Weekly Reports

President: Graeme

President Graeme said an outstanding Board meeting was held on Monday night. Just over three hours in length but a range of outcomes of interest to the Club. These include the following highlights:

1) Endorsement of the TOR for the Investment Analysis Sub-Committee (copies presented at the Club meeting)
2) Discussion of the Visioning results (again, copies provided to Club members). An opportunity to discuss these will be coming up shortly at the Club Assembly.
3) agreement to transfer the Tanna island project to the Rotary Club of Gunghalin (including discretion on the use of funds donated to the project by the RCH)
4) Agreement that $5000 be donated in FY 15/16 to RI and that these funds not come from the International Directorate budget
5) Agreement to review the International Budget with a view to potential supplementation
6) Agreement to fund RI dues to the formation of a new Rotary club in East Timor - this will provide three years worth of 'continuity' for 20 new Club members
7) Discussion on the role of the Club Sergeant, including provision for a small cadre of Sergeants within a Rotary year
8) Discussion on hosting of Club visitors including the provision of a Welcome book for members and visitors
9) Agreement to transfer a significant amount of 'surplus' money to the Investment Committee to enable it to be invested ahead of decisions by the Club for its future use.

The President also advised the Club that strategic transport for the Bairo Pite medical equipment has been arranged through RAWCS however it means relocating all equipment to Melbourne. 'This is a great outcome. I anticipate there will be a nominal costs for this (but nothing substantial)'.

'Finally, I wanted to express my gratitude to the Board; we have a heavy workload at the moment but the approach being taken is 'top notch'. My thanks to all for their professional and positive approach. Well done!' expressed Graeme.

'On a final note, I would like to encourage two things; attendance at the joint club meeting with Yass coming up on the 22nd and also volunteers in support of the upcoming CRFM activities. More details to follow through Vicki and Clive.'

Secretary/President Elect: Cynthia

Cynthia reminded the club of Mick's transfer to Yarrawongla in Vic. We all wished him well.
She also announced that the Board had approved Fiona Bell's application for membership.

Treasurer: Liz

Liz finally reported that all fees have been paid!

Club Service: Vicki

Vicki anounced that from now on, a list of upcoming events would be published in the Bulletin each week.

Coming events: (note: is subject to change)

• Tuesday 22 September
Combined Meeting with Rotary Club of Yass. (Partners night) 7pm Murrumbateman Inn. RSVP to Vicki ASAP.  $28.

• Tuesday 29 September: Fellowship Meeting.

• Tuesday 6 October: Speaker: Chris Kimball, Snowy Hydro Southcare.  Partners night

• Tuesday 13 October: Club Assembly
Members who are willing to do Sergeant Session on a rotational basis please contact Vicki.

International: Yvonne

Yvonne was absent... Vicki reported things progressing as per Yvonne's last report.

Community: John

John pointed out that a lot is happening this Saturday (CRFM of course, plus the Kangaroo March) and we also need more people to help with the sausage sizzle at the Cranleigh Art Show 10:15am till 3pm - shift workers are welcome. 

Youth & Vocational: Janine

Janine reported the the Youth Committee has got together on Sunday night for their first meeting. As all were new to the club and Rotary, the 3 hour meeting was an introduction and discussion session about Rotary youth programs.

Also, Janine and Chris attended the Charter of the Rotoract Club of Shoalhaven in Nowra last Saturday night, then on Sunday they drove to Mogo to collect Gerardas and Yass President Scott's son from RYPEN where they "learnt a lot about themselves" according to Gerardas.

Gerardas also reported that he got 95/100 for a school assignment on Ned Kelly.

CRFM: Clive B

Clive's update as follows:

• Last Saturday’s market performance statistics were up to expected seasonal performance parameters,

• Following recent Pulse Survey outcomes, the CRFM Committee has identified 13 projects to the Board for possible club-wide membership contribution that could broaden the CRFM experience ‘gene pool’ in the areas of:

• Administration:
- - Immediately seeking volunteer(s) to plan and conduct our Stallholder Xmas Party BBQ on 19 Dec using the nearby German Shepherd Club facilities, and
- - Immediately seeking volunteer(s) to plan, manage and conduct our monthly CIT cooking demonstration program.
• Business management, and
• Entrepreneurship.

Clive and Tony H then updated the meeting on recent EPIC contract renegotiation outcomes:

• New contract expected to be completed by NLT end Oct in time for administrative processing before Xmas and contract expiration in Feb 16,

• Agreement to promote EPIC within the wider Rotary community to optimise greater use of full EPIC facilities,

• Enhanced CRFM site access in the lead-up to major contracted events (i.e. Summernats, Folk Festival and Show),

• A new 5-year contract from Feb 16 to Feb 21 with potential extension options,

• No change to extant funding arrangements (i.e. fees/charges), and

• Shared development of an outdoor site in Bicentennial Park to cater for overflow CRFM customers seeking a shady place to sit/drink/eat/socialise etc .


Last Tuesday's guest speakers were our past Apprentice Chief Award winners Cassie Barton and Keith Small returned to tell us about their experiences and what the awards had meant to them.

Keith's prize was a trip to work in the kitchen of the Kuredu Resort in the Maldives. He returned stating that the award, "has had a profound affect on my career".

His aspirations had shifted from an interest in the scientific approach to fine dining, to a focus on fresh produce and getting the most from fresh produce with the catch phrase 'naturally simple'.

Cassie won a trip to work in the Pullman Resort in Cairns. She said that like Keith, the experience had a profound affect on her career as she discovered and fell in love with pastry and has now devoted her study to becoming a Pastry Chief. Here plan is to go back to the country and help others learn about great food, as she has done.

Cassie ducked out before I could get a pic of her... Perhaps she ducked back to the Pullman Resort! - although I can't think why!!!


Important Links

2015-16 Board of Directors (to be a link to content on our site)
Club Management Plan (to be a link to 'members only' content)
Strategic Plan (to be a link to 'members only' content)
Funding Guidelines (to be a link to 'members only' content)

• Archive of Rotary Club of Hall Bulletins

• The latest CRFM Stallholder Newsletter

• Don't forget to update your details on the MyRotary website to be eligible for the Rotary rewards program.


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• Is it the truth

• Is it fair to all concerned?

• Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

• Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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