Pride of Workmanship
Paul Kellett spoke of the Pride of Workmanship Award, used to promote vocational service, recognise those people who have a high work ethic and allow Rotary to be involved in the business community. The theme of PoW is "do it once, do it well and build a better Australia."
Paul then called on Sue Carpenter to introduce Award recipient Darren Hall. Sue spoke highly of Darren’s work ethic and said in the 10 years they have worked together, he has always given 110%. Sue’s words were "he is the best hedge trimmer you will ever see" and was very proud that he was being acknowledged with a Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award.
      Sue Carpenter and Darren Hall
Kimberley (our exchange student)
Kimberley spoke of her pleasure in presenting a Swiss themed meal for us to enjoy, with her host Mum Amanda Hard and the Wetlands committee. Kimberley also said she is looking forward to her Rock to Reef trip (starting this Sunday) and asked for and thanked Rotarians for their donations of gold coins to go towards laundry costs. Any coins not used will be donated to the fines tin on her return. Have a great trip Kimberley!
Three Minuter: Russell Hogg
Russell talked about his cruise with Carol, Bob and Pat from Venice to ? three years ago. More specifically he talked about the amazing statistics surrounding the actual cruise ship, re energy output, water and fuel used each day and so on. Not a mention of any of the activities, meals, shopping or tourist spots!!
Cycle Dindi
Julie reported Cycle Dindi a success—food, weather, 74 riders, Eoghan’s successful ride (and close to $2300 in sponsorship!) and lots of happy people. Thanked the whole club for their support, Sinkers and Clare for their hospitality, Naomi and Tony Robson and James Ryan for sheep dog demos and committee members Patti and Ian, Bob H and Woodsy. Julie read just one of a number of very complimentary emails received. A full financial report will be provided at next Club Assembly.
Eoghan gave a very entertaining account of his 130km Cycle Dindi experience and generated much laughter. He has also raised almost $2300—what a wonderful achievement. He was so tired at the finish that he said when Julie and Glenda met him with a 6 pack of cold Kilkenny, he had lost the will to drink— but it came back inside of 5 mins! Well done Eoghan—top effort!!
Amanda and the Swiss night cooking team