Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Canberra - Issue No.: 425 Issue Date: 18 Dec, 2014

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George Nicola newest PHF

One of the highlights of our last meeting of the year, the very successful Christmas function, was the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow award to George Nicola. George has been a member of our club for quite a few years, but work pressures prevented him from becoming much involved in the Club's activities until this year. George has made a very significant impact on increasing the membership of the Club in the last few months, as well as co-ordinating a committee to look at possible small-scale renewable energy projects in which the club can play a facilitating role. President Jeff felt that George's outstanding contribution in the last six months should be recognised now rather than wait until the end of his Presidency. George is pictured above with the President during the presentation.

Monday night also saw a very different Christmas function from those of past years. We were privileged to be entertained by Greta Claringbould, who organises and conducts the Canberra Children's Choir, and two of her choir members, Amelia Linton (12) and Johannes Latham (8), accompanied by Johannes' mother, Hanna-Mari Latham. In addition to performing solos, and a couple of duets with lucky club members, Greta led the group in carol singing, and her contribution to the enjoyment of the evening was much appreciated. President Jeff made a presentation of a cheque for $500 to her for use with the Children's Choir, and extended an invitation to join us again in the future.

The evening also saw the launching of the "decorate a person as a Christmas tree" competition, which created much hilarity. Some photos of this event will surely find their way onto our Facebook page. Mark Seinor was adjudged the winner of the competition, probably as much for his 3-D creation and originality rather than just aesthetic appeal. Nineta Barbalescu and Alison Wertenauer were the judges of this fun-filled event.

Our Club will now go into recess until January. Our next meeting will be on 5 January when we will convene in Nara Park for the traditional New Year's BBQ, and the following meeting will be a joint meeting with Bungendore Rotary Club at The Woodworks Cafe on 12 January. Please register on the website for both these meetings.

If you are going away for the festive season, please drive safely; we want to enjoy the company of all of you in 2015. On behalf of the Board, I wish you a very happy time with your loved ones this Christmas period, and a New Year full of contentment and good health.

- President Jeff


Rotary Club of Canberra
            Office Holders

President - Jeff Bradley PHF

Secretary - Natalie Vandepeer-Bradley PP PHF

Treasurer - Mike Sargent

President Elect  - Peter Hughes PHF

Club Service & Fundraising  - Gill McFeat-Lin PP, PHF

Foundation Director - Paul Street OAM PDG PHF

Membership Director - Peter Hughes PHF

Sergeant - Bruce Mackay PHF

International Service - Phil Byrne PHF

Community Service - Michele Whitters PHF

Youth Service - Paul O'Connor PP PHF

Vocational Service Govert Mellink PP

Website & PR Director - Rim El Kadi


Public Officer - Tim Johnstone

Speakers' Roster - Gill McFeat

Weekly Bulletin e-mail - Rim El Kadi

Front Desk Organisation - Natalie Vandepeer-Bradley PP PHF

Special Days
Fri, 19 Dec - Alison Drury's Birthday

Tue, 23 Dec - Max Kimber's Birthday

Thu, 25 Dec - Carole Nicola's Birthday

Sat, 27 Dec - Beverley O'Neill's Birthday

Meeting Rosters
Front Desk
Front Desk
Raffle Prize
05 Jan, 15
Garry Lee
Paul O'Connor
Neil Renfree
Peter Dawson
12 Jan, 15
Andy Liu
Ruth Pearce
Alison Russell-French
Andrew Fleming
19 Jan, 15
Bruce Mackay
Alison Russell-French
Alan Scandrett
Barbara Griffiths
02 Feb, 15
Gillian McFeat Lin
Mark Seinor
Paul Street
John Hawley
09 Feb, 15
Govert Mellink
Natalie VandepeerBradley
Natalie VandepeerBradley
Colin Holmes
16 Feb, 15
Michael Moore
Mick Wilcock
Michele Whitters
Tim Johnstone
23 Feb, 15
Paul O'Connor
Mandy Yap
Richard Wilson
Max Kimber
02 Mar, 15
Jack Olsson
Dan Barbulescu
Mandy Yap
Michael Kumm
09 Mar, 15
Neil Renfree
Tony Cooper
Dan Barbulescu
Lachlan Lewis
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