Club Service chair Charlie welcomed members and gave us a summary of a letter from Kaylyn regarding the health of her partner John. Members are requested to keep Kaylyn and John in their thoughts and to make contact from time to time.
Upcoming Dates
25 July - Guest Speaker Brenton Johnson. Topic is "Membership - The Rotary Club of Tomorrow'
               (AG Greg Nunan will also be in attendance.)
1 August- Foundation Grants Seminar here. Please advise if attending. Cost is $20 per attendee.
3 August- Poysers
8 August- Website Forum
15 August- AG Gary McClure attending. Open Forum and Board Meeting
22 August - TBA
29 August - (President's apology)
7 September - Poysers.
Jennies Topics  
RC of Bendigo per Glenn Reilly requesting donation of $500 toward Mens Health program. Following some discussion the consensus was that we support in principle but need more information prior to donation. Jennie has emailed for more detail.
Bendigo City Council seeking comments on Draft Environmental strategy prior to 29/7/16.
Bendigo South RC having "Women of the Sixties "concert as fundraiser. Gina Hogan 31st July at 2pm at Capital, Bendigo
Next week's Speaker:


Brenton Johnson – Uptake Digital

Topic: Membership – The Rotary Club of Tomorrow

Brenton Johnson joined the Rotary Club of Horsham East at 21 and was involved in activities at both a club and district level. After moving to Bendigo 3 years ago, he joined the Rotary Club of Bendigo Next Generation for a brief time before leaving to focus on building his business.

Brenton’s business helps other businesses move successfully through disruption and change by getting back to their core values and helping them deeply understand their customer. As part of his lifelong friendship with Rotary, Brenton is involved with the Bendigo South club’s innovation and disruption committee.

Brenton will talk to us about how he found his Rotary journey and give an example of how he would start a new rotary club today.


Important. Foundation Grants Seminar here on 1 August
And we all sang "Happy Birthday" to our Jill....
Director's Reports.
Marketing PR Chair Tim called for volunteers for a Committee to manage the Hole in One event which is one of our major fundraisers. His request received an enthusiastic response and several members have been enlisted.
Foundation Chair Peter spoke on the importance of the Foundation Grants Seminar to be held here on 1 August. About 14 members present indicated their intent to attend. Peter also advised that Peter Newman currently Senior Vice President of Community Relations at the Rotary Club of Atlanta Georgia which is hosting the upcoming world congress has agreed to speak to us and possibly the Goldfields Cluster via the web. This could become quite an event and if necessary could be held at a bigger venue such as a High School.
Club Forum-Board Topics
Tim McCrohan reported that Natasha is progressing well at the moment with some improvement in lung function. This is great news.
Bob Wiseman suggested that we have another progressive dinner evening. President Jennie advised that this was already on her wish list.
President Jennie raised the matter of the revision of our constitution which RI requires to be done this year
Past Secretary Jill advised of the need for our Board to authorise current secretary Denis to be a bank account signatory and hold the payment security token.
Meeting Closure
President Jennie thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting. Meeting closed a little earlier than last week. She's getting the idea !!
(Note from Jennie - Wait til I really get into gear!! :-) )