Last week’s meeting
President Dan opened the meeting. He welcomed 2 visiting Rotarians from Bundaberg, Cliff Fleming & Cal Toft. He also welcomed Alan Gillespie for the last time as a visiting Rotarian.
International Toast: Proposed by Peter Hovey to all the Rotary Clubs of Korea. The first club was chartered in 1927. Currently there are 44,000 members, 1000 clubs, 16 Districts. They have 190 Rotoract clubs and 250 Interact clubs.
  • Barb Bailey presented Dan with 2 banners she was presented with at the recent Rotary International Conference.
  • President Dan reminded all members that any correspondence (written & electronic) under the club name should be approved by the board. All correspondence should be copied to the secretary and the president for good governance reasons.
  • We have an exchange student from Denmark, Gertrude, arriving on 22nd July. Peter Higgs is her councillor. We are all asked to keep her in mind when we have any outings, trips or family events that she could be involved in.
  • A Kawana Waters College student is looking for our sponsorship for the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). The Board will make a decision.
  • The club’s new BBQ trailer is to be put to the test at the upcoming open cockpit day at the Air Museum (2nd & 3rd July).
President Elect Mike Healy then introduced Alan Gillespie as a new member. Alan was proposed by Ross Harrison. Some brief details: Alan has been a Rotarian for 45 years, first joining in Emerald. He is an electrical engineer and an economist. He has been assigned to the club services committee with the classification of Senior Active.
David Millar executed the role of sergeant admirably.
Patrick King conducted Riki Tiki which was won by Greig Lee-Archer.
Our guest speaker was none other than our own Barbara Bailey recently returned from the Rotary International Conference in South Korea. Her observations were that in Seoul, women were well educated. Koreans were very courteous, very tech savvy. Seoul is a very clean city with lots of colour everywhere. She found the conference well organised, with plenty of sessions to attend (too many to get to all). The House of Friendship was huge and very interesting. Overall Barb found the Conference to be a friendly experience.
Rotarian Kevin Curd thanked Barb for her time and her presentation.
After the raffle, President Elect Mike thanked everyone and closed the meeting.