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President Nick Pane

Another very busy Rotary week flies by. On Saturday we held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Hawthorn and thanks to the help of 8 volunteers we were able to add $1275.00 to our charity account. Thank you to members Anne Hawthorne, Karen Nolan, Patrick Docherty, Peter Allen, George De Souza, Murray Anderson, John Steven and Michael Mullins.

On Sunday it was off to the District assembly held at Tabcorp Park in Melton. At the assembly a gathering of approximately 400 Rotary leaders for 2016/2017 the group was sent a video message from our incoming RI President Ian Riseley where he outlined the theme for the next Rotary year “Making a Difference”. The group was also addressed by District Governor Neville John and DGE Peter Freuh. Needless to say, but the focus will be on membership engagement, retention and most importantly recruiting.

Each member of the incoming team for the coming year attended training sessions for their respective avenues of service, which I am certain will assist them in their roles.

On Tuesday a few of us attended the funeral of Jason Watts, son in law of Richard and Helen Gray. The service was held at Bridges restaurant and function centre at Hurstbridge. A crowd of several hundred attended the service which was certainly very sad but a celebration of a life well lived by Jason. Julian and Jason’s two boys Dylan and Connor were supported by a range of people from different, social groups, cricket, football, RSL. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Helen and Richard, our thoughts and prayers are with you both. 


Quote for the Week: “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.”- Mahatma Gandhi.  

Have a great week in Rotary and Serving Humanity! - Nick

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