Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Canberra - Issue No.: 431 Issue Date: 29 Jan, 2015

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World Understanding Month


Welcome back to the Club after the Australia Day holiday. I trust that you all enjoyed your Australia Day.

February is Rotary World Understanding Month. Perhaps the best demonstration of world understanding in Rotary is the interraction of Rotarians from all around the world at the Rotary International Convention, which took place in Sydney this year. Pictured above is the parade of flags of all the countries affiliated with Rotary International, which marked the start of the Convention this year.

There has been a change to the speaker program for next meeting. The speaker will now be a prominent Australian, David Irvine AO, whose topiic will be "Countering Terrorism in a Democracy". David is well qualifified to speak on this, having recently retired as Director-General of Security and head of ASIO. He was formerly Director-General of ASIS, as well as having been Ambassador to China and High Commissioner to PNG. This should be a fascinating talk, and likely to have a large audience, so please make sure that you register ASAP to ensure your place.

Mark Seinor, who was slated to be guest speaker at this meeeting, has kindly agreed to defer his address to the next available date.

Members are reminded of the Foodbank Forum to be held on 17 February, and also the bus trip to Foodbank Sydney Warehouse in April (limited to 20 people). Please contact Mark Seinor or Max Kimber for further information on both of these events.

Vale Markus Gibson-Huck

It is with much regret that I inform you of the passing of our former member, Markus Gibson-Huck, last Saturday, of which I only became aware on Wednesday morning from the death announcement appearing in the Canberra Times. A very likeable person, Markus' time with us was cut short due to his illness, and he will be greatly missed. Markus' funeral will be held at St Paul's Anglican Church in Manuka this Friday at 2pm.

- 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
Thu, 5 Feb - Howard Kemp's Birthday

Mon, 9 Feb - Sam Ponder's Birthday

Sun, 1 Feb - Richard Griffiths will have served our Rotary club for 23 years

Sun, 8 Feb - Klaus-Peter Klaiber will have served our Rotary club for 11 years

Mon, 9 Feb - Mandy Yap will have served our Rotary club for 6 years

Meeting Rosters
Front Desk
Front Desk
Raffle Prize
02 Feb, 15
John Hawley
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
16 Mar, 15
Alison Russell-French
Peter Dawson
Phil Byrne
Yvonne Luxford
23 Mar, 15
Alan Scandrett
Neil Gray
David Cossart
George Nicola
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