P/P Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Mal and Maggie Butcher and introduced P/E Tim
    Jennie Barnes, Bruce McClure, Peter Hull, Liz Durr, Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Rob Haughton, Trevor Kuhle, Alison Brown
We were privileged to have noted local artist and Easter raffle prize donor Terry Jarvis present to draw the raffle, and winners were as follows:
Terry Jarvis' painting- Naomi Rae.
Monster Easter egg basket-  Andrea Brown.
Our thanks to Mary for her sterling effort in selling $5,000 worth of tickets.
Fathers Day raffle to be discussed at 24 April meeting and approved by Board.
PP Ian reported on his recent visit to Ascot Rotary Club. This club is doing very well with displays of Leggo constructions. They have made up to $30,000 from one event which attracted 7,000 people. They have also been able to create several trusts and use income from these to fund projects and other worthy causes. They recently provided $44,000 to Interplast. Phil advised of a local with vast Leggo resources which might make such a display possible for our fundraising efforts.
Ian also organised mowing of the green for the Hole in One
Service Chair Charlie reminded us that  Rides for Kids have ride planned for 23 April. Need people to be cashiers and  cook breakfast here and to assist at Newbridge cooking lunch. Bread needs to be collected from local IGA who are donating all the food for this event and we are very grateful for this support. Signs need to be placed and collected.There will also be Ghost Riders and raffle tickets are $2.00. Please let Charlie know if you can help on the day.
Bar/BBQ Manager Bob advised that recent bar function netted $265 and we now have bar restocked and Cider now available.
PP Judy  circulated BBQ Roster list which has a lot of spaces to be filled so please help if you can.
PE Tim advised re Hole in One:
  • One extra person per shift needed..
  • Phil has organised DVDs to allow gift of one to each child.
  • Working bee 2 pm Thursday 13 April  to set up for Good Friday start.
  • Tim organising fences and Floats organised.
  • Mary organising daily prizes with help from Judy.
Maggie gave us a very informative presentation on their work in Thailand which spans over 15 years.
This covered feeding programs, programs for kids with Aids, kits for hospital carers. The system there requires that everyone in hospital needs a carer to cater for other than medical needs. They visit and work with kids in both North and south.
They also do a lot to get the release of children from slavery. Many children are sold by parents due to poverty and end up as sex slaves.
Foundation develops projects from needs observed. They are currently back here to raise funds and have enlisted sewers from female prisons to prepare carer kits. Also becoming involved with "Days for Girls" project. they have a  DFG ambassador and will be distributing DFG kits throughout Thailand particularly to Hill Tribes, prisons, slum areas.
We were able to present Maggie with some carer bags which we purchased to assist the Cambodia School fund and thanked her and Mal for their efforts..
This was not conducted .
24 April 2017      Presentation by Paul Sommersgill   "Youth Counselling at Crusoe College" ALSO BOARD MEETING.
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
The meeting closed at 8.10 pm after the swindle.