The Official Bulletin – Monday 3rd February 2020

Meeting opened – 6:30pm - Meeting closed – 8:00pm


For good food, good fellowship and the opportunity

to serve through Rotary, we give thanks.


Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Sgt at Arms




Rebecca Cooper


President Elect Chris Lewis welcomed all in attendance, especially our Guest Speaker, Adam Demamiel. Chris also mentioned the new table layout and is looking for feedback about how it could be improved. Chris also asked who would like a non-Board member to attend the next Board meeting to see what happens and report back to members. This was accepted by Jean Burke. 




Time on Air


Guest Speaker


5th Geoff Emerson

10th Ted Thompson


Karen Perston said that there is a new committee of Chris and Jodie to look at a lunch function at a later stage to help the Corryong community move forward. There is also the possibility to having a lunch or function at the new hanger that Ivo has been working on.


Shaun Taylor said that the $10000.00 is yet to be invoiced, hopefully tomorrow, but the delay has been for a good reason. Elders has been given some donated funds for rural use for bushfires and intend to put some of that towards the invoice to free more of our own funds which can be spent/distributed as needed.

School Pack. Thank you to Karen, Serena, Pam, Jody, Winston, Chrs, Jim & Shirley, Bob and his mates Peter and John. Well over 600 School Packs for both junior and senior Schools which is around $100-150 per student that goes back to or not have to be paid by parents.

Fencing Teams are going through a transition to Blaze Aid who have apparently tapped into government funds. Some help might be required with catering.

Snowy River Festival, need volunteers including a couple of paid volunteer positions.
Tooma area: Marg Crisp, Anne Reid
Trees for replanting
Shed Building
Packs/visits from Vets
Assistance with driving and general farm-work... driving tractors/milking etc
One issue that is becoming more noticeable is that getting loads into affected areas is becoming more difficult/expensive as volunteers with trucks and time is drying up as people return to work but also because of costs adding up over time.

Yarrawonga/ Mulwala Bushfire Appeal
Auction of Antiques and Collectables plus donated Goods and Services
7 Mar 20 in Yarrawonga.

Jean Burke discussed the email that she has sent around about Mondays Fellowship dinner at Brady’s Hotel. With a change of venue we are hoping to attract a few more Rotarians to come and bring partners for dinner and some socialising.


Mike Burke discussed a new Regional Seniors Travel Card available from Service NSW. The card is pre-loaded with $250- that can be used for Trainlink services, taxis and fuel. The eligibility is to be on an Aged Pension with a Pension Card or a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. 


Mike also said that he has picked up and transported two pallets of medical supplies - big thanks to Russell for the use of the trailer. 


Alison Redfern informed us that she attended Dookie Rebound Weekend. She ran into Mikayla’s Mother who informed us that she is settling in really well in Denmark. The sad news is that the Committee has decided to send Tiago home and he will leave by the end of the week.


Adam Demamiel from Boys to the Bush gave us a presentation about camps targeted at troubled boys between the ages of 9-18, many of whom are homeless. They are usually managed by caseworkers and some funding for the camps comes from government. The benefits of these camps have been tremendous and they are growing the program and looking for volunteers to assist the camps and programs. These boys had had some horrific life experiences and if they receive early intervention they can have better life outcomes. Please have a look at their website or the facebook page.


Next Meeting 

17th of February (also a Board meeting)


ROSTERS for the month of February 

Astor Raffle

7th Rosalie

14th Mike B/Glen 


Harvey Norman BBQ

15th Feb 2020

AM –Russell, Glen and Chris

PM –Ted, Karen and Winston


Next Meeting Rosters – 

Sgt at Arms:                      Chris 

Greeting Table:                Ken and Serena

Rotary Information:        Jim


Rotary Club of Albury

PO Box 389

ALBURY NSW 2640          

Rotary District 9790


President: Bryce McNair

Secretary: Michael Colegrove

Treasurer: Charlene Gleeson 

Rotary International President: 

Mark Maloney


Banksia Room, Commercial Club Albury, 618 Dean Street

6:00 for 6:30 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the Month
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