Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Canberra - Issue No.: 447 Issue Date: 21 May, 2015

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Cathy Skippington inducted

The newest member to be inducted into the Rotary Club of Canberra is Cathy Skippington. Cathy is the Deputy CEO of Comcare, and will hold the classification of Public Administration - Environment. She will be in the Community Service group, and her mentors are Alison Russell-French and Yvonne Luxford. Welcome, Cathy; I'm sure that you will make an excellent contribution to our club

Cathy has quickly become involved in our activities, having attended our fun social event, the storytelling dinner function at Bambusa Restaurant, Manuka, on Wednesday night. Feedback on this well-attended function has been that it was a very enjoyable social occasion, and most worthwhile, although a shared dining venue is not suitable, as it was very difficult to clearly hear the speakers. President-elect Peter Hughes is keen to build on this initiative, so all suggestions of alternative venues would be appreciated. The evening was regarded as good value, providing a delicious banquet, and also enabling the club to raise $270 for use in club projects.

We took this opportunity to make a presentation of a Vocational Service Award to Bambusa proprietor, William Sui. In presenting the award, President Jeff said "William has been a good friend to our Rotary Club. Over many years he has provided delicious meals at discounted prices when Rotary has held funcitons large and small, for at least 10 years; when we held the fundraiser at Greater Union Theatre for BlazeAid, William catered for the entire evening and refused to accept any payment".

This week has seen the Rotary Adventures in Citizenship (RAIC) program in full swing. Delegates arrived on Saturday, and will depart next Saturday, after the farewell dinner on Friday evening. A further report will be given on this after the week has concluded.

Last Saturday saw the Incoming Board meet for a Planning Day, to prepare for next year, and good progress was made at this meeting. Next week is a Service Groups meeting, so directors will be keen to see a good attendance to begin to pull together any outstanding matters for the year.

- 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
Mon, 25 May - Mike Spring's Birthday

Tue, 26 May - Hannes Porias' Birthday

Sat, 30 May - Michael Faragher's Birthday

Thu, 4 Jun - Sylvia Grimshaw's Birthday

Thu, 21 May - Serina Bird-Huang just joined our Club

Fri, 22 May - Barbara and Richard Griffiths will be celebrating 44 years of Marriage

Mon, 1 Jun - Bruce Mackay will have served our Rotary club for 28 years

Mon, 1 Jun - Paul Street will have served our Rotary club for 28 years

Mon, 1 Jun - Peter Hughes will have served our Rotary club for 24 years

Mon, 1 Jun - Phil and Carol Byrne will be celebrating 41 years of Marriage

Meeting Rosters
Front Desk
Front Desk
Raffle Prize
25 May, 15
Peter Dawson
Ruth Pearce
Lachlan Lewis
Mandy Yap
01 Jun, 15
Andrew Fleming
Alison Russell-French
Yvonne Luxford
Dan Barbulescu
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