Bulletin No 27/15-16 (4 Februray 2016)

Hi reader,

Well, we're back in full swing. Martina sends her best wishes to everyone and send a couple of pix from home.

See you all next week - Ed


Market Roster

6/02/2016  Paul TKeith HDennis GClive B
13/02/2016  Janine LChris E Peter O
20/02/2016  Yvonne RVic G Tony H
27/02/2016  CanberraShow  


Fellowship Fun Night

Another good fellowship evening last Tuesday. This photo captured the 'calm before the quiz'...(Note: Greg diligently working up the answers for our table)

... More on this story below...



Weekly Reports

President John's Report

President John expressed his concerns over the resignation of Adrienne Moss from the Club.

Adrienne has been a major contributor to both the Rotary District and the Hall Club over many years.  John stated that some of the areas of disappointment expressed by Adrienne had been considered over the Christmas break and would be a major topic of discussion at the next Board meeting in February.

Next week's Club Assembly and Special General Meeting will be basic to the future wellbeing of the Club in that we have to fill the current casual management vacancies and complete the election of office bearers for the following year.

'I ask all of our members to consider coming forward and offer their time and services - a broader range of participation can only be a positive'.

A good attendance at the meeting is essential to ensure all members have an opportunity to express their preferences.

Community Service: John

Fraser Primary School have asked for assistance with a sausage sizzle at their fete scheduled for 6 March.  This is a Sunday this year and as such I will seek confirmation of the date.

Our contribution of $1000.00 to assist the Gundaroo Sanctuary "Homeless Young Wombats" has been put to good use with the purchase and delivery of the water tank which forms part of their bushfire protection system.  The balance of the project cost has been donated by others involved in the project.

I did not attend this month's MULCH reference group meeting at Marymead due to a late work commitment.  However, I do expect an update report from them in the near future.

Club Service: Vicki

• 9 Feb - Club Assembly at Versatile.

• 16 Feb - Speaker: Chloie Eggins talking about her experiences in Japan

• 20 Feb - Club-wide help with usual pre-Show Day set up / post-market clean up. Includes traffic redirection at front of Flemington Rd. Up to 3 people (paired for duty) 7am to 11:30am. Post market clean up to sweep/blow out sheds - 11:30am to 1pm. Blowers & brooms needed. Hall Bushrangers will do heavy lifting. No change to usual weekly CRFM roster requirements.

• 23 Feb - Fellowship Meeting (venue tbc).

• 1 March - Multi-Club meeting at a Murrumbateman Winery (tbc) Partners Night. Yass Club 'are still chasing options to ensure that the night is affordable'. NB. There will be no meeting at Versatile if multi-club meeting proceeds.

• 8 March - Canberra Bridge Club - Bruce Crossman is coming to show us how to play Bridge. Partners are welcome

Youth: Janine

• Janine attended the District Roteract committee meeting last Sunday and an RCUC planning meeting on Monday night. Outcomes: RCUC will now be included in the same AG Presidential cluster as RC Hall, thereby enabling opportunities to build better relationships.

• RCUC have doing well in membership numbers compared to many Roteract Clubs.

• Kaliopi Notaras (sponsored by us to attend NYSF session C) has emailed to thank the club for here sponsorship. Note that she also represented NYSF in Canberra Times (you would have seen this on the RCH Facebook page!)

• Our Youth Exchange Student James Coffey has settled into life in Hamberg.

• Gerardas then gave his report - updating the club on his travels over the Xmas break.

CRFM: Clive

• The New Year has started with a continuing increased patronage plus the usual seasonally reduced stallholder attendance as they enjoy what’s left of their summer holidays – back to normal next week.

• Outdoor food cluster - still getting established with a couple of new stallholders joining Wagonga Coffee’s caravan adjacent to our Bicentennial Park outdoor setting.

• Thanks to Ken S for help with replacing  our tattered shade cloth around our shed perimeter.

• An additional $5 charge is now being levied against those stallholders occupying identified prime corner sites.

• New draft 5-year EPIC contract - suggested minor amendments (start/finish dates) currently under EPIC consideration.

• Market Rules have been updated.

• Market Manager, Adrienne Moss will continue as usual in her contracted appointment following her most regrettable HRC resignation.

• Show Day preparation - Club-wide membership help is requested for Sat 20 Feb from 11.30AM as we sweep out our sheds ready for our labour force (Hall Bushranger FC) arrival by 1 PM to assist with the usual sheep pen assembly task – please bring your blowers.

Other Happenings

Quizzical Quiz Champ Remains Unstumpable

Your editor witnessed first hand the sterling effort Greg put in for the table.

Taking charge from the 'get go' (ie, when Roger handed him the pen said 'here Greg, you're the smartest person on this table')...Greg got stuck into it.

Unfortunately no one on the table knew that the quiz about movies. Nevertheless, undeterred by the lackluster support of his clueless table-mates, and despite not having seen a movie since 1958, Greg surprised everyone by bringing the table home in a creditable 4th position; only a whisker off 3rd. Well done champ.


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.


Don't forget the four way test

• 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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