The Official Bulletin - Monday, 20th January 2020

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



For good food, good fellowship and the opportunity

to serve through Rotary, we give thanks.


Vocational Service Month

Sgt at Arms




Brian Maginnity


President Bryce welcomed members and introduced our guests: Guest Speaker, Fiona Roden, who will talk about Mental Health in Bushfire Recovery, Assistant District Governor, Margaret Crisp, who will tell us about the District’s Bushfire Efforts, visiting Rotarian, Karin Tremonti, President of Albury-Hume, Karin Tremonti and Tiago Aun, our Brazilian Youth Exchange Student. 




Time on Air




Guest Speaker

Shirley Crawford 18th

Shaun Taylor 24th


Shaun Taylor spoke highly of Peter Elias’ efforts in the Bushfire Recovery Effort and how smoothly and efficiently things have run due Peter’s management.
Wednesday there is a volunteer Team heading to Corryong to assemble School Packs at Corryong Newsagency, visit Team HQ and have lunch with the Support Team

Albury Rotary Club to review support for medium/long term projects once District 9790 have completed assessments and put out requests & priorities from a District level.


Jean Burke sent out an email regarding fellowship at the Star Hotel. Everyone getting a bit sick of the limited menu. Jean would like to receive suggestions for a change of venue. In the meantime, there is a table booked at the Manor House for Monday Night, which is the Australia Day Public Holiday,  Seeing as one of our new members, Michael Kliese, is the manager it would be lovely to support this business.


Charlene Gleeson thanked the 21 members who have made payment for memberships. If you haven’t paid, please action as they are now due. 

The RCA Foundation has called for expressions of interest on Facebook, closing on 28 Feb. Please circulate to your Not-for-Profit contacts. There have been discussions of putting aside money for the bushfire effort for future needs and projects and this will be discussed at the Board meeting tonight.  


Rebecca Cooper showed a video of Ken Curnow going down a slide at a kids play centre (please let her know if you want to see it) She also reported that the Astor raised $317.


Peter Elias showed a great photo from the weekend from the fencing team in Corryong. He also mentioned that there was an article in today’s paper. He is really impressed by the gratitude from the farmers. He mentioned how important the tools were that Shaun organised with the Club’s $10,000 donation. Ongoing they hope to handover to Blazeaid to continue this important work. Everyone is welcome to come and help or visit.


Brian Maginnity enlightened us with a quote in a book from his mother’s house which is dated the 9th of June 1920.

“Lives of great men remind us that we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints of the sands of time.”


Assistant District Governor, Margaret Crisp, spoke highly of the work of Shaun Taylor and Peter Elias in the Bushfire Recovery Effort. She spoke of representing the sixty-three clubs in our District that want to help. She reminded us that this is going to be a long-term exercise and the Kinglake fires were a ten-year commitment.  She mentioned all the non-government organisations that have been doing an excellent job. 

Additionally, some people in our District have really made a difference such as Graham Sayer and Peter Matthews and the quick response from Wodonga West in setting up the evacuation centre. Bright club also organised hay. The main theme is that there are lots of things happening and interest is high. We need to hold tight to determine and ask locals what they need. Margaret suggested holding onto incoming bushfire money until assessments are completed to determine the best way to spend it. Perhaps including things like a community event or BBQ?


Shaun then introduced Fiona Roden who spoke about the possible psychological effects of the bushfires on individuals and communities as well as possible strategies that might prove useful when planning upcoming support projects. Her full presentation is available from Rebecca.


Next Meeting 

3rd of February



Astor Raffle

John Fowler 24th

Bob Walker 31st


Harvey Norman BBQ

15th Feb 2020

AM –Russell, Peter and Chris

PM –Ted, Charlene and Winston


Next Meeting Rosters – 

Sergeant at Arms:           Rebecca

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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