Peter’s Prattle 30th November
Tonight we welcomed guest Robyn Bull. Best wishes to John Journeaux’s Dad who suffered a heart attack and also best wishes to Kaylyn too who has had health issues.  Hope to see you next week at the Christmas breakup. Apologies tonight were received from Alison, Judy, Bruce and Bob W.
Number 1 on the list is the BBQ for the Bike Ride. All is under control with members volunteering to assist where needed. Well done Glenn on putting this together with assistance from everyone.
Set up is Wednesday  at 10am which Charlie will be checking on delivery from Bendigo Hire, Noel is dropping the BBQ trailer off after Poysers, Roger will have his paint brushes at work for signs, Julie T will be off shopping.
Rob has provided the kitchen sink with David R bringing suitable wash bowls, Extra gas bottles (just in case) being brought along by Liz and Jill. David B providing lighting. Water and egg & bacon rolls will be available for volunteers – bring a thermos but at some stage a coffee van will be open.
Certainly a very busy time with all hands on deck.
Those on duty at Thursday 5.30am Atkins Street, North Bendigo (plenty of signs) – sign in at the entry tent (only entrance).
On the BBQ’s we have Noel, Roger, David B, Trevor, Denis and Colin. Preparing and serving Jill, David R and Tim (need one more). Cashiers / runners are Alison, Peter, Glenn and Charlie. Liz will be selling voucher books and calendars.
Poyser BBQ this Wednesday – Noel, Roger and Frank – thanks heaps to the A team.
Charlie’s Bike Ride on Sunday – helpers onsite at 8 o’clock – cooks & registration table – Trevor, Rob, Denis, Peter & Jill.
Launch of Bendigo’s Big Book of Bargains next Monday night at 5.30pm. Books available for $10 each with nearly $9,000 of savings you cannot go wrong. Available for members from club meetings or pickup from Glenn Taylor at Egan Taylor, 51 Myers Street Bendigo – opposite Phil’s home.
AGM was quickly dealt with.
HELP! Volunteers needed to sell voucher books – Market Place 12th December 9 -4pm. Centro Lansell 17th December 9-4pm – please email or phone Jill if you can assist.
Christmas Dinner – Liz suggested that we buy goats instead of Kris Kringle or purchase $10 gifts to go under the ABC Wishing Tree. Liz will check this out. Write “boy” or “girl” and age on gift and bring along next Monday night.
Flora Hill Quality Meats have donated a huge ham to raffle – just $5 ticket. Proceeds to Foundation. Bring extra pennies along next week to purchase tickets. Thank you Ian for organising.
Soup kitchen: last night for the year 16th December.
Cinema Night next year for “Dad’s Army” in February.
Last chance to book conference early bird discount ended Monday 30.11.15. Home Hosting - $50 each bed for the conference stay. Tramways dinner tram – seats 26. Anyone interested in going on the Restaurant tram over the conference weekend?  See Charlie.
Spirit of Anzac – brilliant. Finishes on Wednesday – go – it is outstanding. Book on line.
Liz attended Foundation dinner with Bendigo South at the Platinum Room. Stephanie Woollard spoke on Seven Women. Excellent evening.  Also attended documentary shown at Star Cinemas.  The organization has grown immensely from humble beginnings. Literacy groups have started in conjunction with the small business opportunities.  Stephanie has been nominated for Australian of the Year.
Hole in One – aim to make logistics simpler, to protect walking path from people being hit and also selling tee’s.  Tee’s selling at $300 each which includes both Australia Day and Easter hole in ones. Tim McCrohan Fixologist, Hardcopy, World of Tiles, Serenity, JG King Homes, Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise x 2, Godfrey Hirst (tbc) & Peter Spurling. Huge thank you to these sponsors. Just one more to be found.
Colin has organised fencing to hopefully stop balls going through. We now need to make logistics simpler. Main aim to improve setup and pack up. Working bee one Saturday for holes, etc. Well and truly on track. Four team captains, Ian, Charlie, Jill and Colin. Four day event. Ian recommended 3, 4 and 6 irons to be left in container. Some irons we are short on. Ian is trying to source additional clubs and also organising ball painting. Charlie advised MACE are happy to do all four days each hole in one for which we are grateful. Seeking donations for prizes to start in January – we may need to purchase some prizes.  Huge thank you to Phil of Serenity Motorhomes for his continued support.
Happy birthday Denis.
Heads and Tails by Robyn with Katriona winning – the joker was still elusive.
A very busy week ahead – thank you to everyone for making all our projects happen.
Have a great week.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter