Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Canberra - Issue No.: 436 Issue Date: 5 Mar, 2015

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Impressions of Australia

Our guest speaker this week was Mr josef Reichardt, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy (and Acting Ambassador), who delivered a very interesting address on his personal impressions of Australia. The meeting had a distinctly German flavour, with the guest speaker introduced by former German diplomat and now club member, Klaus-Peter Klaiber, and the Vote of Thanks given by former German Ambassadorial Scholar and now club member, Florian Wertenauer. Even the Sergeant and President adopted a German theme  in their contributions to the meeting. Josef is pictured above during his presentation (thanks to club photographer, Peter Dawson, for this nice portrait and the other photographs which he provides on a weekly basis).

Youth Director, Paul O'Connor, spoke to the meeting about the need for nominations for young people interested in applying to go on Youth Exchange to be lodged within the next few weeks, so if club members are aware of any young people in the 16 to 17 year age group who might be interested, please speak to Paul O'Connor on this.

Barbara Griffiths, who is co-ordinating the club's involvement in the very important Rotary Adventures in Citizenship program (RAIC) also spoke to the club about this year's event, which will be held from 9 to 16 May. Barbara needs to arrange host families for this event, so is seeking volunteers to host one or two of these inspiring young people for that week. As regular hosts, Natalie and I can attest to the fact that it is a very stimulating and rewarding experience to have these young people share a week of their lives with you. So please give this some thought, and contact Barbara is you can help out.

Next week is another public holiday, so there will be no meeting. The following week is our special meeting featuring the Governor-General of Australia as our guest speaker. Members will need to register promptly for this meeting as there is strong demand for seats. Bookings will close next Wednesday 11 March unless space constraints require an earlier closure.

Finally, a reminder for members to try to familiarise themselves with Club Runner, as we expect to change over to this communication vehicle in the near future. It is intended that another brief instruction session will be provided by Rim el Kadi later this month.

- 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, 6 Mar - Dannielle Robinson's Birthday

Sun, 8 Mar - Bernadette Lambert's Birthday

Sun, 8 Mar - Gerard Uytterhaegen's Birthday

Fri, 13 Mar - George Nicola's Birthday

Fri, 13 Mar - Rick Forster's Birthday

Sun, 8 Mar - Gerard Uytterhaegen and Bernadette Lambert will be celebrating 35 years of Marriage

Fri, 13 Mar - Phil Byrne will have served our Rotary club for 9 years

Sat, 14 Mar - Michele and Edmund/Eddie Whitters will be celebrating 55 years of Marriage

Sun, 15 Mar - Paul O'Connor will have served our Rotary club for 5 years

Meeting Rosters
Front Desk
Front Desk
Raffle Prize
09 Mar, 15
Neil Renfree
Tony Cooper
Dan Barbulescu
Lachlan Lewis
16 Mar, 15
Mark Seinor
Hugh Dakin
Phil Byrne
Yvonne Luxford
23 Mar, 15
Alan Scandrett
Neil Gray
David Cossart
George Nicola
30 Mar, 15
Paul Street
John Hawley
Peter Dawson
John O'Neill
06 Apr, 15
Natalie VandepeerBradley
Peter Hughes
Andrew Fleming
Ruth Pearce
13 Apr, 15
Michele Whitters
Max Kimber
Barbara Griffiths
Mario Rosi
20 Apr, 15
Richard Wilson
Garry Lee
John Hawley
Alan Scandrett
27 Apr, 15
Artur Zawadski
Yvonne Luxford
Colin Holmes
Paul Street
04 May, 15
Dan Barbulescu
Gillian McFeat Lin
Tim Johnstone
Natalie VandepeerBradley
11 May, 15
Phil Byrne
Michael Moore
Max Kimber
Michele Whitters
25 May, 15
Peter Dawson
Ruth Pearce
Lachlan Lewis
Mandy Yap
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