Bulletin No 37/15-16 (5-5 2016)

Hi reader,

Another Bulletin for your enjoyment.

Janine and I will be in Harden next Tuesday night but no doubt you'll all enjoy the evening! - ED


Bairo Pite Clinic Donation

Brian Goldstraw just returned from Timor Leste and whilst there, he visited the Bairo Pite Clinic reporting that the donated equipment had just arrived and was very much appreciated…

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Market Roster

The Capital Region Farmers Market Roster is now in the Club Calendar.

You can now view the roster on the club calendar or you may choose to subscribe to the calendar and have the club events appear in your own calendar on your phone, tablet and computer.


Weekly Reports

Presidents John's Report

President John welcomed all and reminded members to contact him if there are any items you would like added to the agenda for the coming Board meeting.

Club Service

Reminder to check out The Club Calendar all upcoming event information is here.

NB: Your timely RSVP by 6:00pm Sunday is appreciated. Responses after this time cause all organisers logistical difficulties and as such you may be unable to attend.


All proceeding as usual. No problems.


• Janine attended a meeting at UC and UC have changed their scholarship processes and as a result have asked us to review the sponsorship agreement for our scholarship. If anyone has feedback or thoughts that they would like included in the process please let me know before Sunday.

• NYSF applications are open.

• The youth committee have agreed to support the Yass Interact Club on their RAWCS project in Bali and have donated $1000 toward the purchase of reconditioned laptops.

• Gerardas had nothing to report - he has just been attending school.



• Tony Tucker, Paul Tyrrell and Yvonne met with past RYLA mentors, Incoming District Governor Steve Hill and RYLA Chair Rob Uhl 10 days ago to evaluate future RYLA mentor applications and the future vision of RYLA.

• There were 13 mentor submissions from the 25 participants in the Jan 2016 RYLA, an excellent response from a good field.

• Yvonne advised that Jan 2017 will be her last year on the RYLA Committee in order to make way for 'new blood'.

• Steve Hill requested that a replacement be sought from within our Club along with the search amongst other clubs.

• Yvonne's main responsiblity has been to coordinate speakers and provide support to the Chair and the participants.


• We are still awaiting the arrival of two children form the Solomon Is with the likelihood of a third child being sent here for treatment.


Clive's report:

• Stallholder Attendance: Another very busy market with a matching stallholder attendance (107) and public patronage – our market continues to thrive and grow.

• CRFM Club Presentation: Members of the CRFM committee will deliver an historical and contemporary review of our market operation in a presentation to be held at the club’s 3 May ‘Versatile’ venue meeting.

• Triennial WHS Survey: David Segrott, Principal, Australian Health & Safety Services P/L will be conducting our triennial WHS survey of our CRFM operation at our EPIC venue on Sat 7 May at a heavily discounted rate ($1,000) for us.

• Important - Mid-Year Census: Sat 14 May is our mid-year/winter census day when we count our customers.  This is an important performance metric.  We are looking for up to 6 volunteers, working in pairs, to help from 06.30-11.00AM.  Clive will be in attendance throughout (with clipboard) to guide and help.


The history of the CRFM

This week's guest speakers were Clive, Peter, Tony and Adrienne giving us a history of the CRFM.


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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