WELCOME
PE Tim conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guest Abbie Graham, He then introduced President Jennie  who opened  the meeting.. 
APOLOGIES
  Denis Gallagher, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Mary Stephens, Jill Barker.
JENNIES TOPICS
  • World Polio. Look up www.endpolio.org.
  • Cluster Foundation Dinner. RSVP to Peter Spurling by 18 N0v.
REPORTS
Treasurer Colin:     All but one member now paid up. Remaining membership in hand. HE NEEDS NAMES FOR SWAPMEET ROSTER
International  Chair Liz  - Nothing new to report.
Function centre chair Phil reported that our gates have been reinstalled with required modifications thanks to Bob Wiseman, Chris Walters, Denis Gallagher and all who helped , with signs and bollards still to be completed.
Foundation chair Peter apologised for the speaker from Coca Cola. This will happen at later date. Details of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Rotary foundation to be held at "Silks" function room at Bendigo Jockey Club on 23 November were placed on each table. The End Polio Now program started in 1986 is now down to two countries Pakistan and Nigeria with isolated cases.
Early Bird discounted registration for 2017 District Conference at Shepparton now open.  Pamplets distributed.
Community Chair Peter advised Bruce McClure to speak on history of Westgate Bridge on 7 November. Philipino  celebrations will be held on 19 November.
Youth Chair Roger advised that  two students have been accepted for science schools foundation at Queenscliff in February 2017.
Rodec proceeding as planned.
Club Service Chair Charlie expressed thanks to Bob Wiseman for delivering the BBQ trailer to the Mall and to all who helped on the day.
900 sausages were cooked , $20.50 in donations received.
PRESIDENT JENNIE advised that replacement chocolates had arrived to replace broken ones from the changeover dinner. It was decided to distribute these at Wednesday community meal.
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FINE SESSION
This was not conducted due to the Open Forum.
 
OPEN FORUM
President Jennie introduced the open forum by explaining her thoughts on how the year has gone thus far, highlighting a discussion she had with Bob Wiseman recently who earlier this year was keen to commence a project called "busy feet" but felt there was a lack of interest in launching new projects. After speaking with Jennie he now felt at ease to commence this project. Jennie would welcome any ideas like this to be put to the club for discussion.
 
Jennie advised she was very pleased with the work being done by Tim and Alison and that  she was in contact with both many times a week.
She then opened the forum for comment and discussion on her leadership and FaceTime from Burnie.
 
Many comments and suggestions came from the floor from which there developed open and frank communication between ALL members present.
 
There was a majority agreement that the current format, although not ideal, should continue. There were several unanswered questions discussed and resolved. There were issues raised and points taken that were suggested for better running of the club. The secretary has details of individual's comments if anyone desires to see them. 
 
President Jennie thanked all members present for their frank discussions and then advised members that there were further issues to be tabled at the Board meeting tonight and that explanation of these would be given to all members in due course.
 
PRESIDENT'S POSTSCRIPT 
"I am very grateful for the frank discussion, suggestions and support displayed for my Presidency and Deputies. I understand that there are aspects of communication that need further investigation and this will be addressed over the coming weeks. I acknowledge all suggestions and will give them honest consideration when planning the rest of my year".
 
UPCOMING DATES
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  7      Nov             Presentation- History of Westgate Bridge by
                              Bruce McClure.
10    Nov              Poyser BBQ High St
11-13 Nov.           Swap Meet
14 Nov                 No Meeting
22 Nov                Foundation Dinner Echuca.
23 Nov                Foundation Dinner at Jockeys Club
25 Nov                Bunnings BBQ
4  Dec                 Trams BBQ
19 Dec                Christmas Family Meeting
9  Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc )
13 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. Partner Valentine Meeting.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.45 pm after the Swindle.
 
 
 
 
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