Changeover

 Changeover Dinner Program

Changeover Dinner Program
6.30 pm Fellowship
7.00 pm Call to Order Bill Warburton
Rotary Grace Bill Warburton
Loyal Toast Bill Warburton
Introduction of Guests & Apologies Max Hogg
Welcome & Toast to Guests and Visitors Max Hogg
Response on Behalf of Guests ADG John Green
7.15 pm Dinner
Toast to Rotary International PDG Ken Hall
Response DG Rep Jane Bradford
Sweets & Coffee – Fellowship Interval
8.00 pm Call to Order Bill Warburton
Rotary Club of Tamworth Changeover
President’s Report for Year 2016/2017 President Sue-Ellen Nash
Presentation of Donations President Sue-Ellen Nash
Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship & Other Awards President Sue-Ellen Nash
Presentation of Board Members President Sue-Ellen Nash
Induction of 2017/2018 President Sue-Ellen Nash
Response Incoming President Wayne Woods
Presentation to Past President Sue-Ellen Nash Incoming President Wayne Woods
Introduction of 2017/2018 Board Members President Wayne Woods
Sergeant’s Item & Handover of Mace  

Wayne Woods to Faery Meyer

  Photographs of  2017/2018 Board President Wayne Woods and 2017 Board
National Anthem & Fellowship

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT FOR THE ROTARY YEAR 2016-17
It has been an honour to serve as President of the Tamworth Rotary Club of District 9650 for the last 12 months, and I wish to thank my amazing Board for the assistance given throughout my term. As a result of my experiences I have gained a greater level of knowledge of Rotary and understanding of Rotary both past and present.

 

The full reports from the Directors are in the Bulletin, and what follows is a summary of the past years activities.

 

At the Club level:

 

Tamworth Rotary Club has long valued traditions spanning 85 years of Service to the Community.  The philosophy of fun, fellowship and funding are the basis of the success of the Tamworth Rotary Club, and I thank all members for their contribution throughout the year.

 

We have continued to provide financial support to many organisations in the community, by engaging in activities to raise the much needed funding necessary to allow these organisations to continue to provide their valuable services.  This year we are donating $83,324.00 to charities and projects, which is an amazing effort from our small club.
For the second year we had a food stall at the Tamworth Country Music Festival staged in January 2017.  This was again a great event and was well supported by our members and volunteers and for this I thank everyone involved in this undertaking.

 

We also participated in a Bunnings Barbeque for the Leukaemia Foundation for the World’s Greatest Shave and donated $1,500.00 to this organization.

 

We were successful in gaining a great venue for the Annual Book Sale, Barry Smith donating a venue in Belmore Street for the Book Sale this year. We grossed over $28,500.00 for our community and charities from the sale of books, plants, food and Ebay Sales. Thanks go to those who gave their time and sorted the books throughout the year, and pitched in for the enormous job of setting up the venue, and ultimately packing everything up at the end.  Special thanks must go to Graham Carr, who did a come-back on book collecting and delivering books to the venue.  The plant sale continued to be a popular part of the book sale.  John Nash has continued with eBay Book Sales, and has raised an amazing amount by this method.  Thanks must also go to Shirley Burke, who kept the workers fed with her delicious cakes, slices and other delicacies.

 

In addition due to the immense task of collecting of donated books made by the entire community throughout the year, and the months spent sorting the books and the running of the 10-day event to raise funds and manned entirely by a volunteer labour force every year for over 30 years, Tamworth Regional Council decided to promote this annual event on their Destination Tamworth web page.  We appreciate the support from Tamworth Regional Council.

We purchased more collapsible plastic storage boxes for packing and stacking the books, which will make the job a bit easier for us at the beginning of preparing for the book sale as these books had already been pre-sorted.

 

Our Club has run the Breakfast Café at Tamworth High School for the past 17 years. We continue to provide a nutritious breakfast to students before school every morning, and often have over 40 students in attendance.

 

During the Book Sale, Paul Ying and his team ran a very successful Bowelscan program.  Thanks go to all participants, as without your involvement, it wouldn’t have been possible.

 

This year we achieved excellent attendances, and a big thank you to those who attained 100% attendance during the year.  The credit for interesting and entertaining meetings must go to Paul Cole, who organised the guest speakers from within our membership and around Tamworth, and arranged the varied programs for the weekly meetings, plus the vocational visit to the Miniature railway at the Botanic gardens.  We enjoyed fellowship at several meetings at members’ homes over the Christmas break, when it wasn’t practical to utilise the Services club.

Club membership has increased during the year. We have welcomed new members, Helen Leslie, Darren Meallick, and Johnathan Hartley.    We also designed and published a membership document to given to potential new members.

John Budden was also made an honourary member of our Club.

Paul Ying has worked tirelessly on graffiti removal throughout our city, and thanks go to those members who gave their time and elbow grease to paint over or scrub the graffiti off the fences.

During the year we held a number of successful evenings:

  • 50 year celebration of membership of Colin Quast;
  • Pride of Workmanship awards;
  • Celebration of long serving members of 30 to 55 years.

At the District, National, and International level:

We were successful in being awarded a Presidential Citation. A Presidential Citation is earned for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and the club. Activities include growing your membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.

We supported numerous national medical research institutes and foundations, including the District Governor Partner’s project to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, and the Polio Movie night.  The club participated in several youth programs through the District, such as the RYLA, and YEP.

The success of the past year is due to all members who have contributed and played their part, and thanks must go to my hardworking Board members, who have provided me with the necessary guidance throughout the year to enable me to fulfil the obligations of my position.

The year has passed very quickly. We have achieved many great things in a fun environment but there is still more to do. Your support, encouragement and friendship throughout the year has been invaluable and very much appreciated.

I extend my best wishes to President Elect Wayne Woods and his Board for a successful year ahead.

Finally, please join with me in thanking my husband John for his support, encouragement and contribution during the year. He was always there for advice and support.

Yours in Rotary
Sue-Ellen Nash

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF TAMWORTH INC
DONATIONS 2016-17
Recipients DONATIONS 2016-17        
Oxley High School student scholarship $250.00 *
Billabong House $500.00 *
CAPERS $1,000.00 *
Catholic Schools CELEBRATE $1,000.00 *
Interplast $500.00 *
Legacy Tamworth $500.00 *
Stewart House $500.00 *
Ronald McDonald House Tamworth $500.00 *
ROTARY PROGRAMS ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAMS
Tamworth HS Breakfast Café $1,000.00 * MUNA   $760.00
Bowelscan $8,360.00 * Youth Exchange $156.00
DG’s partner program (Barbara Jackson) $800.00 * NYSF   $3,097.00
Epiphanies (Australian Rotary Health) $5,500.00 *
RAWCS District 9650 $500.00 *
Rotary D9650 Centenary appeal/project $1,000.00 *
Rotary PolioPlus appeal $1,900.00 * As suggested by E Club from funds
Rotary Foundation $7,000.00 *  raised at Dungowan 2017
Salvation Army $500.00 *
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music $1,000.00 *
Tamworth Eisteddfod $600.00 Not yet requested.
Tamworth High School student scholarship $250.00 *
Leukaemia Foundation $1,500.00 *
Westpac Helicopter Service $1,000.00 *
Currabubula Red Cross $43,669.00 *
TOTAL $83,342.00
Amount at present in No 2 account $107,869.84
Unaccounted funds $24,527.84
TO CONSIDER
Dungowan Recreation Ground Management ctee $1,000.00
(upgrading of electrical power points)
Setting aside building funds $10,000.00
DGs partner’s project  Heart research $1,000.00 Aug-17

 


COMMUNITY SERVICES – JOHN NASH

 

The Community Service portfolio this year has been another busy year that had lots of help from the club members , family and a few friends and volunteers.

 

The Graffiti Removal Project continued this year with the aim of eliminating existing graffiti in the local community and to keep it graffiti free. Thank you Paul Ying for again co-ordinating this event.  Again we took advantage of Simon Kean who was able to bring spray painting equipment which made the task far quicker and less labour intensive than in past years.  Thank you to everyone that helped with the painting of the fences with this project

 

Our major fundraising event was the Rotary Book and Plant Sale where our very hard working band of Rotarians banded together to once again arrange, sort and sell many hundreds of books and once again hold a very successful event with $28,500.00 being raised over the 9 days.  This year we tried something different and sorted the books into boxes once a month and before we started had 850 pre-sorted boxes of books ready for sale.  Having the weekly meetings at the site with either a barbeque or Chinese/pizza dinner proved to be very sociable and a great fellowship activity for the Club members.  We purchased more collapsible crates to help with sorting throughout the year.  We have approximately 360 boxes of books in storage in readiness for next year.  We now own 320 book crates and 140 of these are empty.   I generated income of $3,000 through Ebay sales of books and records.  Wayne and Monica generated income of $1,600 with their plant sale.  Simon and Ken cooked up a healthy fare of sausage and steak sandwiches.  All of these income streams helped our bottom line and was included into the total.

 

This year we received a large donation of antique valuable books, one dating back to 1781.  I have valued these books and two boxes of quality books have been forwarded to a business in South Australia and 30 boxes of books are now with a business in Sydney.  We will see a steady stream of sales generating income over the next year.  I have also sold another $250 of books on ebay since the sale.

 

In addition, due to the immense task of collecting of donated books made by the entire community throughout the year, and the months spent sorting the books and the running of the 9-day event to raise funds and manned entirely by a volunteer labour force every year for over 30 years, Tamworth Regional Council decided to promote this annual event on their Destination Tamworth web page.  This is an ENORMOUS achievement.  We appreciate the support from Tamworth Regional Council.

 

The Tamworth Country Music Festival was held with good weather (mostly).  What a truly wonderful event this has become.  Our steak and sausage sandwiches were a huge success as was the hot chips.

 

The BBQ trailer has performed extremely well and so has the Cool-room trailer.  We now have 3 tents to cover our site.  Over $23,000 was raised with a clear $15,000 profit.  Fellowship was amazing with our many volunteers.  Council also complimented us by saying that we were “Almost Commercial”.

 

During the year we participated in a garage sale at M/s Brae’s raising $450.  Also as a form of payment we received 2 as new upright freezers.  We now no longer have to store supplies in member’s freezers as we have our own.  I noted at the previous Country Music Festival that food prices increased over 15%.  We can now buy in advance and freeze the food to counter these price fluctuations.

 

DUNGOWAN SHOWGROUND MOTOR SHOW 15 – 17 October 2016.

What a great event assisting the Rotary E Club by setting up a food tent at this

event on Friday afternoon ready for Saturday and Sunday selling food.  Our trailers

worked a treat and our volunteers cheerfully served the many hungry hordes.

Overall a successful Community Service provided with in excess of $3,000 raised. We made a donation of $1,000 to Polio Plus Appeal as suggested by the Rotary E Club and another $1,000 to the Dungowan Recreational Ground for more power points.

 

We were asked to cook for the World’s Greatest Shave at Bunnings in April and we sold 50 Kg of sausages and were able to donate $1,500 to the Leukaemia Foundation.

 

Bowelscan was again organised by Paul Ying, with help from the members.  This was our last year with this program to sell the kits as this worthy project started by Rotary has been taken over by the Government.  Well done Paul and fellows.
The School Breakfast Program continued throughout the year and was well patronised by students.  Thanks to Steve Beaton, Ken Hall, Faery Meyer, Robyn Paull and Shirley Noble for your hard work in supporting this worthy program.  2016/17 has seen a record number of students attending each morning.

 

I would like to thank all those that helped our wonderful club throughout the year, especially the wives, friends and relatives that have given their time to help make this year so successful.

 

Due to failing health I have stepped back from the Directors position in this portfolio and will take over the Publicity and Public Relations Portfolio.  I am still available to help out with our Community Service Projects but will no longer be in charge.  I wish Di Hall every success and call on all members to assist her.

 

Thanks to outgoing President Sue-Ellen Nash for the year, and I look forward to continuing under the new leadership of Wayne Woods, and a “new board”.

 

John Nash

Community Services Director

 

 

VOCATIONAL SERVICE REPORT – WAYNE WOODS

The Rotary Club of Tamworth is committed to ensuring high ethical standards in business and professions and we recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations and consider that all club members’ occupational skills and experience is an opportunity to serve in our society and we endeavour to use that to full advantage.


Workplace Visits

2016/17 was a relatively quiet year in terms of opportunities to visit workplace sites, however one business was visited – Williamsburg located in the old Masonic Hall.  Having been very vigorous for a number of years in this area, we are now in search of new businesses to approach for 2017/18 with several in the pipeline.


Classifications

The club introduced a series in which each member gives a 3-minute talk on his or her background & vocation.  These presentations give members the chance to learn the inner workings of jobs other than their own, including the various problems that arise and the solutions used to address them.  These sessions have been well received by club members.


Programs

To our program’s organisers: – very well done.  We had a vast array of informative guest speakers during the year from local businesses and industry which was enjoyed by all.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT– SIMON KEAN
Our current membership sits at about 33 and has remained fairly constant for the past few years.  Since the last changeover we inducted Helen Leslie, Darren Mearrick and Johnathan Hartley.  John Budden also became an Honorary Member.
The single greatest problem we are facing as are many service clubs is the average age of members. The age distribution of our member’s ranges from the mid 40’s to the 80’s and, while we continue to induct a few new members almost every year, the age profile of our club is not significantly reduced.

 

It may be that the younger generation see little personal return in Rotary membership to offset a busy social life or when they are older their own children, with sporting events and the high cost of home ownership or they tend to navigate towards the Clubs with the younger members.  In that case it is perhaps better for our club to look at those about to retire and in early retirement.
Our club continues to be very active in Tamworth and the wider community – we make a good and useful contribution to our local, national and global communities.

 

We designed and had printed membership information leaflets – Keep Calm and Join Rotary.

 

New members become part of our social network; they learn about our organisation and its role in making the world, and Tamworth, better and nicer places; and they develop skills that enhance their personal interactions.

 

I believe our many Community and International projects will lead to our club blossoming with many new members over time.

 

 

COL QUAST – 50 YEAR MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION

 

YOUTH SERVICE REPORT – DIANA WINTER

MUNA – Model United Nations Assembly

As in previous years, Calrossy enthusiastically embraced the MUNA program sending three teams to compete at Kempsey on 4 and 5 June.  Coordinator Sharon Draper advised that the increase in teams was because boys are now competing.   Calrossy has boys enrolled in Year 11 and 12.

At the time of writing this report, the teams are competing and the outcomes are unknown as yet.

 

NYSF – National Youth Science Forum

Calrossy put forward two students talented in STEM subjects and Eliza Falkenmire was selected.  She gave excellent presentations to our Club, enjoyed her time in Canberra (saying that she slept for 2 days afterwards) learning as much as possible and making an extensive new network of friends.  Eliza volunteered her time helping us serve customers during Country Music Week.

 

This program is among the very best offered by Rotary and attracts the highest calibre of Year 11 students. On 30 May 2017, Club members enjoyed meeting two candidates for NYSF 2018: Guy Barker and Vineesha Veer, both exceptional young people from Calrossy.  Our Club will sponsor both students to District selection at Walcha.

 

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

We were not able to sponsor a candidate to RYLA at Macksville this year due to a lack of interest in the program. Several organisations were targeted to encourage interest and applicants: Council’s Youth Coordinator, the Rural Fire Service, Tamworth Hospital HR and the NSW Ambulance Service.   One candidate came forward through the Youthie (Council).  However, the candidate chose to be sponsored elsewhere.

This year, I encouraged our Board to reconsider successful RYLA candidates making financial contributions to RYLA fees (total fees are about $1,500). We are the only Club in our District which asks candidates to contribute. The position of our Club is that if candidates can contribute half or full costs according to their means, then they do so.

I put to the Board that the A in RYLA stands for AWARD. Imagine sitting around your meal table at RYLA each day with 7 other RYLArians who have all been fully sponsored by a Club.  Through the week, you meet 45 RYLArians who have all been fully sponsored by a Club. Perhaps you would be disappointed.

 

Our job is to promote Rotary to young people in the belief that they will think warmly of Rotary, spread positive word of mouth and become members one day.  It is a brilliant program in terms of leadership development, networking opportunities, communication development and a significant point on a CV to knowledgeable HR Directors.  I believe it is a loss to our community to have vacant places at Macksville.

I again request that the new Board reconsiders making RYLA a full award.

 

Public Speaking Competition

Tamworth High School and Calrossy have been approached to invite students to take part in the Public Speaking Competition. Sharon Draper from Calrossy expects several students to take part and we are yet to get feedback from Tamworth High School.

The Club first round of the Public Speaking Competition would take place in late August. District finals take place in February 2018.

The topic for students 5 minute speech is our 4 Way Test which is to be approached in any way that students believe is appropriate.

 

I will continue to support the incoming Youth Director by coordinating the Public Speaking Competition.

 

Diana Winter PHF

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE REPORT – DI HALL

 

The major achievement for this year was the finalisation of the Sanitary Toilets for Girls project that this club undertook with District 3090 in the Punjab, India. This program was instigated and led by PDG Ken Hall who went to India with John Mackay of the EClub to see the project coming to fruition. The final outcomes were many but to name a few:

  1. Girls could stay at school longer with regular attendance and have access to clean and safe toilets and therefore improve their educational outcomes.
  2. Hygiene was heightened
  3. Female Staff had toilets which were safe and hygienic.
  4. More schools (over 80) benefitted from the program than first expected.
  5. Sanitation was improved in conjunction with the installation of the toilets in many of the schools.
  6. The success of the program was adopted by the District as a centenary scheme with cooled, potable water being placed into all the schools as an extension of the program.

The program was funded from a grant from Rotary International. As a spin off from this, District 9650 has applied for a grant to provide clean water to those same schools.

 

Friendship Exchange

 

Many exchanges have been held in the past year. As chair of this district committee, many Rotarians have taken the opportunity to visit Canada, Italy and Sweden and we have hosted groups of Rotarians from thise countries in our own District as part of the exchange.

 

Di Hall

FUN AND FELLOWSHIP

 

 

 

Changeover Dinner Program

 

6.30 pm Fellowship
7.00 pm Call to Order Bill Warburton
Rotary Grace Bill Warburton
Loyal Toast Bill Warburton
Introduction of Guests & Apologies Max Hogg
Welcome & Toast to Guests and Visitors Max Hogg
Response on Behalf of Guests ADG John Green
7.15 pm Dinner
Toast to Rotary International PDG Ken Hall
Response DG Rep Jane Bradford
Sweets & Coffee – Fellowship Interval
8.00 pm Call to Order Bill Warburton
Rotary Club of Tamworth Changeover
President’s Report for Year 2016/2017 President Sue-Ellen Nash
Presentation of Donations President Sue-Ellen Nash
Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship & Other Awards President Sue-Ellen Nash
Presentation of Board Members President Sue-Ellen Nash
Induction of 2017/2018 President Sue-Ellen Nash
Response Incoming President Wayne Woods
Presentation to Past President Sue-Ellen Nash Incoming President Wayne Woods
Introduction of 2017/2018 Board Members President Wayne Woods
Sergeant’s Item & Handover of Mace  

Wayne Woods to Faery Meyer

  Photographs of  2017/2018 Board President Wayne Woods and 2017 Board
National Anthem & Fellowship

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT FOR THE ROTARY YEAR 2016-17
It has been an honour to serve as President of the Tamworth Rotary Club of District 9650 for the last 12 months, and I wish to thank my amazing Board for the assistance given throughout my term. As a result of my experiences I have gained a greater level of knowledge of Rotary and understanding of Rotary both past and present.

 

The full reports from the Directors are in the Bulletin, and what follows is a summary of the past years activities.

 

At the Club level:

 

Tamworth Rotary Club has long valued traditions spanning 85 years of Service to the Community.  The philosophy of fun, fellowship and funding are the basis of the success of the Tamworth Rotary Club, and I thank all members for their contribution throughout the year.

 

We have continued to provide financial support to many organisations in the community, by engaging in activities to raise the much needed funding necessary to allow these organisations to continue to provide their valuable services.  This year we are donating $83,324.00 to charities and projects, which is an amazing effort from our small club.
For the second year we had a food stall at the Tamworth Country Music Festival staged in January 2017.  This was again a great event and was well supported by our members and volunteers and for this I thank everyone involved in this undertaking.

 

We also participated in a Bunnings Barbeque for the Leukaemia Foundation for the World’s Greatest Shave and donated $1,500.00 to this organization.

 

We were successful in gaining a great venue for the Annual Book Sale, Barry Smith donating a venue in Belmore Street for the Book Sale this year. We grossed over $28,500.00 for our community and charities from the sale of books, plants, food and Ebay Sales. Thanks go to those who gave their time and sorted the books throughout the year, and pitched in for the enormous job of setting up the venue, and ultimately packing everything up at the end.  Special thanks must go to Graham Carr, who did a come-back on book collecting and delivering books to the venue.  The plant sale continued to be a popular part of the book sale.  John Nash has continued with eBay Book Sales, and has raised an amazing amount by this method.  Thanks must also go to Shirley Burke, who kept the workers fed with her delicious cakes, slices and other delicacies.

 

In addition due to the immense task of collecting of donated books made by the entire community throughout the year, and the months spent sorting the books and the running of the 10-day event to raise funds and manned entirely by a volunteer labour force every year for over 30 years, Tamworth Regional Council decided to promote this annual event on their Destination Tamworth web page.  We appreciate the support from Tamworth Regional Council.

We purchased more collapsible plastic storage boxes for packing and stacking the books, which will make the job a bit easier for us at the beginning of preparing for the book sale as these books had already been pre-sorted.

 

Our Club has run the Breakfast Café at Tamworth High School for the past 17 years. We continue to provide a nutritious breakfast to students before school every morning, and often have over 40 students in attendance.

 

During the Book Sale, Paul Ying and his team ran a very successful Bowelscan program.  Thanks go to all participants, as without your involvement, it wouldn’t have been possible.

 

This year we achieved excellent attendances, and a big thank you to those who attained 100% attendance during the year.  The credit for interesting and entertaining meetings must go to Paul Cole, who organised the guest speakers from within our membership and around Tamworth, and arranged the varied programs for the weekly meetings, plus the vocational visit to the Miniature railway at the Botanic gardens.  We enjoyed fellowship at several meetings at members’ homes over the Christmas break, when it wasn’t practical to utilise the Services club.

Club membership has increased during the year. We have welcomed new members, Helen Leslie, Darren Meallick, and Johnathan Hartley.    We also designed and published a membership document to given to potential new members.

John Budden was also made an honourary member of our Club.

Paul Ying has worked tirelessly on graffiti removal throughout our city, and thanks go to those members who gave their time and elbow grease to paint over or scrub the graffiti off the fences.

During the year we held a number of successful evenings:

  • 50 year celebration of membership of Colin Quast;
  • Pride of Workmanship awards;
  • Celebration of long serving members of 30 to 55 years.

At the District, National, and International level:

We were successful in being awarded a Presidential Citation. A Presidential Citation is earned for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and the club. Activities include growing your membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.

We supported numerous national medical research institutes and foundations, including the District Governor Partner’s project to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, and the Polio Movie night.  The club participated in several youth programs through the District, such as the RYLA, and YEP.

The success of the past year is due to all members who have contributed and played their part, and thanks must go to my hardworking Board members, who have provided me with the necessary guidance throughout the year to enable me to fulfil the obligations of my position.

The year has passed very quickly. We have achieved many great things in a fun environment but there is still more to do. Your support, encouragement and friendship throughout the year has been invaluable and very much appreciated.

I extend my best wishes to President Elect Wayne Woods and his Board for a successful year ahead.

Finally, please join with me in thanking my husband John for his support, encouragement and contribution during the year. He was always there for advice and support.

Yours in Rotary
Sue-Ellen Nash

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF TAMWORTH INC
DONATIONS 2016-17
Recipients DONATIONS 2016-17        
Oxley High School student scholarship $250.00 *
Billabong House $500.00 *
CAPERS $1,000.00 *
Catholic Schools CELEBRATE $1,000.00 *
Interplast $500.00 *
Legacy Tamworth $500.00 *
Stewart House $500.00 *
Ronald McDonald House Tamworth $500.00 *
ROTARY PROGRAMS ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAMS
Tamworth HS Breakfast Café $1,000.00 * MUNA   $760.00
Bowelscan $8,360.00 * Youth Exchange $156.00
DG’s partner program (Barbara Jackson) $800.00 * NYSF   $3,097.00
Epiphanies (Australian Rotary Health) $5,500.00 *
RAWCS District 9650 $500.00 *
Rotary D9650 Centenary appeal/project $1,000.00 *
Rotary PolioPlus appeal $1,900.00 * As suggested by E Club from funds
Rotary Foundation $7,000.00 *  raised at Dungowan 2017
Salvation Army $500.00 *
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music $1,000.00 *
Tamworth Eisteddfod $600.00 Not yet requested.
Tamworth High School student scholarship $250.00 *
Leukaemia Foundation $1,500.00 *
Westpac Helicopter Service $1,000.00 *
Currabubula Red Cross $43,669.00 *
TOTAL $83,342.00
Amount at present in No 2 account $107,869.84
Unaccounted funds $24,527.84
TO CONSIDER
Dungowan Recreation Ground Management ctee $1,000.00
(upgrading of electrical power points)
Setting aside building funds $10,000.00
DGs partner’s project  Heart research $1,000.00 Aug-17

 


COMMUNITY SERVICES – JOHN NASH

 

The Community Service portfolio this year has been another busy year that had lots of help from the club members , family and a few friends and volunteers.

 

The Graffiti Removal Project continued this year with the aim of eliminating existing graffiti in the local community and to keep it graffiti free. Thank you Paul Ying for again co-ordinating this event.  Again we took advantage of Simon Kean who was able to bring spray painting equipment which made the task far quicker and less labour intensive than in past years.  Thank you to everyone that helped with the painting of the fences with this project

 

Our major fundraising event was the Rotary Book and Plant Sale where our very hard working band of Rotarians banded together to once again arrange, sort and sell many hundreds of books and once again hold a very successful event with $28,500.00 being raised over the 9 days.  This year we tried something different and sorted the books into boxes once a month and before we started had 850 pre-sorted boxes of books ready for sale.  Having the weekly meetings at the site with either a barbeque or Chinese/pizza dinner proved to be very sociable and a great fellowship activity for the Club members.  We purchased more collapsible crates to help with sorting throughout the year.  We have approximately 360 boxes of books in storage in readiness for next year.  We now own 320 book crates and 140 of these are empty.   I generated income of $3,000 through Ebay sales of books and records.  Wayne and Monica generated income of $1,600 with their plant sale.  Simon and Ken cooked up a healthy fare of sausage and steak sandwiches.  All of these income streams helped our bottom line and was included into the total.

 

This year we received a large donation of antique valuable books, one dating back to 1781.  I have valued these books and two boxes of quality books have been forwarded to a business in South Australia and 30 boxes of books are now with a business in Sydney.  We will see a steady stream of sales generating income over the next year.  I have also sold another $250 of books on ebay since the sale.

 

In addition, due to the immense task of collecting of donated books made by the entire community throughout the year, and the months spent sorting the books and the running of the 9-day event to raise funds and manned entirely by a volunteer labour force every year for over 30 years, Tamworth Regional Council decided to promote this annual event on their Destination Tamworth web page.  This is an ENORMOUS achievement.  We appreciate the support from Tamworth Regional Council.

 

The Tamworth Country Music Festival was held with good weather (mostly).  What a truly wonderful event this has become.  Our steak and sausage sandwiches were a huge success as was the hot chips.

 

The BBQ trailer has performed extremely well and so has the Cool-room trailer.  We now have 3 tents to cover our site.  Over $23,000 was raised with a clear $15,000 profit.  Fellowship was amazing with our many volunteers.  Council also complimented us by saying that we were “Almost Commercial”.

 

During the year we participated in a garage sale at M/s Brae’s raising $450.  Also as a form of payment we received 2 as new upright freezers.  We now no longer have to store supplies in member’s freezers as we have our own.  I noted at the previous Country Music Festival that food prices increased over 15%.  We can now buy in advance and freeze the food to counter these price fluctuations.

 

DUNGOWAN SHOWGROUND MOTOR SHOW 15 – 17 October 2016.

What a great event assisting the Rotary E Club by setting up a food tent at this

event on Friday afternoon ready for Saturday and Sunday selling food.  Our trailers

worked a treat and our volunteers cheerfully served the many hungry hordes.

Overall a successful Community Service provided with in excess of $3,000 raised. We made a donation of $1,000 to Polio Plus Appeal as suggested by the Rotary E Club and another $1,000 to the Dungowan Recreational Ground for more power points.

 

We were asked to cook for the World’s Greatest Shave at Bunnings in April and we sold 50 Kg of sausages and were able to donate $1,500 to the Leukaemia Foundation.

 

Bowelscan was again organised by Paul Ying, with help from the members.  This was our last year with this program to sell the kits as this worthy project started by Rotary has been taken over by the Government.  Well done Paul and fellows.
The School Breakfast Program continued throughout the year and was well patronised by students.  Thanks to Steve Beaton, Ken Hall, Faery Meyer, Robyn Paull and Shirley Noble for your hard work in supporting this worthy program.  2016/17 has seen a record number of students attending each morning.

 

I would like to thank all those that helped our wonderful club throughout the year, especially the wives, friends and relatives that have given their time to help make this year so successful.

 

Due to failing health I have stepped back from the Directors position in this portfolio and will take over the Publicity and Public Relations Portfolio.  I am still available to help out with our Community Service Projects but will no longer be in charge.  I wish Di Hall every success and call on all members to assist her.

 

Thanks to outgoing President Sue-Ellen Nash for the year, and I look forward to continuing under the new leadership of Wayne Woods, and a “new board”.

 

John Nash

Community Services Director

 

 

VOCATIONAL SERVICE REPORT – WAYNE WOODS

The Rotary Club of Tamworth is committed to ensuring high ethical standards in business and professions and we recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations and consider that all club members’ occupational skills and experience is an opportunity to serve in our society and we endeavour to use that to full advantage.


Workplace Visits

2016/17 was a relatively quiet year in terms of opportunities to visit workplace sites, however one business was visited – Williamsburg located in the old Masonic Hall.  Having been very vigorous for a number of years in this area, we are now in search of new businesses to approach for 2017/18 with several in the pipeline.


Classifications

The club introduced a series in which each member gives a 3-minute talk on his or her background & vocation.  These presentations give members the chance to learn the inner workings of jobs other than their own, including the various problems that arise and the solutions used to address them.  These sessions have been well received by club members.


Programs

To our program’s organisers: – very well done.  We had a vast array of informative guest speakers during the year from local businesses and industry which was enjoyed by all.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT– SIMON KEAN
Our current membership sits at about 33 and has remained fairly constant for the past few years.  Since the last changeover we inducted Helen Leslie, Darren Mearrick and Johnathan Hartley.  John Budden also became an Honorary Member.
The single greatest problem we are facing as are many service clubs is the average age of members. The age distribution of our member’s ranges from the mid 40’s to the 80’s and, while we continue to induct a few new members almost every year, the age profile of our club is not significantly reduced.

 

It may be that the younger generation see little personal return in Rotary membership to offset a busy social life or when they are older their own children, with sporting events and the high cost of home ownership or they tend to navigate towards the Clubs with the younger members.  In that case it is perhaps better for our club to look at those about to retire and in early retirement.
Our club continues to be very active in Tamworth and the wider community – we make a good and useful contribution to our local, national and global communities.

 

We designed and had printed membership information leaflets – Keep Calm and Join Rotary.

 

New members become part of our social network; they learn about our organisation and its role in making the world, and Tamworth, better and nicer places; and they develop skills that enhance their personal interactions.

 

I believe our many Community and International projects will lead to our club blossoming with many new members over time.

 

 

COL QUAST – 50 YEAR MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION

 

YOUTH SERVICE REPORT – DIANA WINTER

MUNA – Model United Nations Assembly

As in previous years, Calrossy enthusiastically embraced the MUNA program sending three teams to compete at Kempsey on 4 and 5 June.  Coordinator Sharon Draper advised that the increase in teams was because boys are now competing.   Calrossy has boys enrolled in Year 11 and 12.

At the time of writing this report, the teams are competing and the outcomes are unknown as yet.

 

NYSF – National Youth Science Forum

Calrossy put forward two students talented in STEM subjects and Eliza Falkenmire was selected.  She gave excellent presentations to our Club, enjoyed her time in Canberra (saying that she slept for 2 days afterwards) learning as much as possible and making an extensive new network of friends.  Eliza volunteered her time helping us serve customers during Country Music Week.

 

This program is among the very best offered by Rotary and attracts the highest calibre of Year 11 students. On 30 May 2017, Club members enjoyed meeting two candidates for NYSF 2018: Guy Barker and Vineesha Veer, both exceptional young people from Calrossy.  Our Club will sponsor both students to District selection at Walcha.

 

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

We were not able to sponsor a candidate to RYLA at Macksville this year due to a lack of interest in the program. Several organisations were targeted to encourage interest and applicants: Council’s Youth Coordinator, the Rural Fire Service, Tamworth Hospital HR and the NSW Ambulance Service.   One candidate came forward through the Youthie (Council).  However, the candidate chose to be sponsored elsewhere.

This year, I encouraged our Board to reconsider successful RYLA candidates making financial contributions to RYLA fees (total fees are about $1,500). We are the only Club in our District which asks candidates to contribute. The position of our Club is that if candidates can contribute half or full costs according to their means, then they do so.

I put to the Board that the A in RYLA stands for AWARD. Imagine sitting around your meal table at RYLA each day with 7 other RYLArians who have all been fully sponsored by a Club.  Through the week, you meet 45 RYLArians who have all been fully sponsored by a Club. Perhaps you would be disappointed.

 

Our job is to promote Rotary to young people in the belief that they will think warmly of Rotary, spread positive word of mouth and become members one day.  It is a brilliant program in terms of leadership development, networking opportunities, communication development and a significant point on a CV to knowledgeable HR Directors.  I believe it is a loss to our community to have vacant places at Macksville.

I again request that the new Board reconsiders making RYLA a full award.

 

Public Speaking Competition

Tamworth High School and Calrossy have been approached to invite students to take part in the Public Speaking Competition. Sharon Draper from Calrossy expects several students to take part and we are yet to get feedback from Tamworth High School.

The Club first round of the Public Speaking Competition would take place in late August. District finals take place in February 2018.

The topic for students 5 minute speech is our 4 Way Test which is to be approached in any way that students believe is appropriate.

 

I will continue to support the incoming Youth Director by coordinating the Public Speaking Competition.

 

Diana Winter PHF

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE REPORT – DI HALL

 

The major achievement for this year was the finalisation of the Sanitary Toilets for Girls project that this club undertook with District 3090 in the Punjab, India. This program was instigated and led by PDG Ken Hall who went to India with John Mackay of the EClub to see the project coming to fruition. The final outcomes were many but to name a few:

  1. Girls could stay at school longer with regular attendance and have access to clean and safe toilets and therefore improve their educational outcomes.
  2. Hygiene was heightened
  3. Female Staff had toilets which were safe and hygienic.
  4. More schools (over 80) benefitted from the program than first expected.
  5. Sanitation was improved in conjunction with the installation of the toilets in many of the schools.
  6. The success of the program was adopted by the District as a centenary scheme with cooled, potable water being placed into all the schools as an extension of the program.

The program was funded from a grant from Rotary International. As a spin off from this, District 9650 has applied for a grant to provide clean water to those same schools.

 

Friendship Exchange

 

Many exchanges have been held in the past year. As chair of this district committee, many Rotarians have taken the opportunity to visit Canada, Italy and Sweden and we have hosted groups of Rotarians from thise countries in our own District as part of the exchange.

 

Di Hall

FUN AND FELLOWSHIP


 

ROTARY CLUB OF TAMWORTH Inc –  DISTRICT 9650 – CLUB 17944 –  Changeover –  Tuesday 24 June 2014

 Outgoing President 2013-2014 – John Nash

 Incoming President 2014-2015  – Max Hogg

 Some photos from a very successful and welcomed changeover night

 

Changeover Shirely Burke PHF Changeover PP John Nash PHF
Changeover Incoming President Max Changeover handover
Changeover Light up Rotary Changeover 2014-2
Changeover 2014 Harry Durey PDG Changeover 2014 presentations

CHANGEOVER DINNER PROGRAM

 

6.30pm Fellowship
7.00pm Call to Order
Rotary Grace
Loyal Toast
Michael de Groot – MC
Introduction of Guests & Apologies Paul Ying
Welcome & Toast to Guests and Visitors Wayne Woods
Response on behalf of Guests
AG Phillip Lyon
7.15pm Dinner
Toast to Rotary International PDG Ken Hall
Response PDG Harry Durey
Sweets and Coffee – Fellowship Interval
8.00pm            Call to Order Michael deGroot – MC
Tamworth Club Changeover
President’s report for Year 13/14
Presentation of Donations
Presentation of PHF and other Awards
President John Nash
Presentations  to Board Members President John Nash & Sue-Ellen
Induction of 2014/15President Max Hogg
President John Nash
Response
Presentation to Past President John Nash
Incoming President Max Hogg
Barrie’s Brooch (Sue-Ellen to Claire)
PDG Barrie Titcume & Sue-Ellen
Introduction of 2014/15 Board Members President Max Hogg
Sergeant’s Item & Handover of Mace Keith Crapp & Faery Meyer

National Anthem & Fellowship

 Rotary Grace                         O Lord and giver of all Good,  We thank you for our daily food
May Rotary Friends and Rotary ways help us to serve you all our days

 Rotary Club of Tamworth 2014 Changeover Dinner

PRESIDENT’S REPORT FOR THE ROTARY YEAR 2013-14

What a great honour to serve my community as President of the Tamworth Rotary Club of District 9650. I was indeed humbled by your confidence in me Paul and Ken, and I thank my Board for your assistance given throughout my term. I have learned a lot and have more confidence in my ability to lead a strong team of trusted fellows. I enjoy attending regular meetings for the 3 F’s and am always ready to help with our many projects.

I will highlight the achievements of the year while you can read the full reports from all the Directors in this Bulletin.

At the Club level:

Tamworth Rotary Club has long valued traditions spanning 81 years of Service to the Community. Fun, fellowship and funding are the 3 F’s of our Tamworth Rotary Club. I thank all members for their contribution to these edicts.

We have continued many of our long term projects which continue to provide a valuable service to the community and some activities raising much needed funds to improve life in our community. This year we are donating $50,000.00 to charities and projects.

What a great success we had for the inaugural Festival of Flight that was staged on 18-20 October, 2013. I was completely floored by thesupport given by our members and the volunteers, with a special thank you to the members of Rotary Club of Sunrise for responding to our call for assistance, also to Interact Club and my personal friends and family many of whom gave two whole days of their time. We had over 6,500 members of the public attend and were able to donate close to $6,000.00 to the Tamworth Aero Club with a similar amount to Rotary after expenses. A total of almost $46,000.00 was raised through gate entry. It was a great weekend and one that Tamworth Rotary should be very proud of.

Paul Cole was successful in obtaining our best ever venue for the Annual Book Sale. John Treloar donated the venue for the Book Sale this year and also donated 32 Trolleys from Sam’s Warehouse after the Sale. We grossed over $36,800.00 for our community and charities. Special Thanks to those who sorted the books regularly on a Wednesday morning throughout the year. Accolades are due to our regular day sorters and those members attending on Tuesday night and to Graham Carr who is within our ranks tonight. We also had our own EFTPOS which helped with sales. It is very easy to use and a boon to our club for our two major promotions. I have continued with eBay Book Sales and so far have raised $3,380.00 by this avenue.

Our asset base has greatly expanded this year and we purchased two massive banners, and had 32 shopping trolleys donated. We bought a 40 foot container and together with the other two smaller containers they have all been installed at Bryan Singh’s Depot on the Armidale Road, Tamworth. We will be sorting our books and records on site and will install solar lighting.

Our Club has run the Breakfast Café at Tamworth High School for the past 14 years. We continued to provide a nutritious breakfast to students before school every morning. We often have over 30 students attend for breakfast.

Our tree planting is continuing at Tamworth High School for Youth Exchange with new plaques being erected near the trees.

Some of our community activities include the free BBQ for Bing Lee and last week we erected our own Rotary Tent which contributed to far greater donations by the public – $150.00 was donated. We have now purchased another Rotary tent and funding is in place to purchase our very own BBQ trailer in the coming months. .

This year we purchased 2 Dream Cricket sets for donation to two local Schools. This project is one of the most enjoyable ones that I have had the pleasure of being involved in and was promoted by Peter McCarthy. To see the happiness and enthusiasm by the participants as they enjoyed the Dream Cricket sets was a joy to behold. All Rotary Clubs in this area have become involved in this worthy project.

During the Book Sale Paul Ying and his team ran a very successful Bowelscan program which raised $6,600.00 from the sale of 550 kits.

Nazareth House Gardens are in the process of renovation. A water feature has been delivered and the contractor is rejuvenating the garden edging. We have $9,500.00 put aside for this project.

This year we achieved over 75% attendance. Thank you to those who attained 100% attendance, and most importantly it was because of our good entertaining, vocational visits and varied programs organised by the Program Chairman, Paul Cole.

Club membership has increased during the year. We have welcomed new members, Peter McCarthy, Faery Meyer and Viv Climas, three valued members of our team.

Paul Ying has worked tirelessly on graffiti removal throughout our city. A perfect example of Service above Self. We now have 3 more volunteers helping to remove what they have themselves created. Our thanks to the local constabulary.

We have enjoyed a wide variety of speakers and vocational visits throughout the year. We travelled to Bendemeer to transport a visiting group of 5 Rotarians from the Florida USA farming community and showed off our great city with visits to the Livestock Sale yards, Water Treatment Plant and irrigation, Nemingha Research Station and Farrer High School and Bede Burke’s Egg Farm. We then transported them to Nowendoc for changeover to Forster Rotary Club. We also hosted the Canadian Friendship Exchange.

Thanks to Paul Cole’s organizational skills, we were enlightened with speakers from Tamworth and from our own membership. We enjoyed fellowship at several evenings at members’ homes over the Christmas break. Thanks to Paul for making meetings enjoyable.

Our vocational visits included the Men’s Shed and Ronald MacDonald House.

At the National and at District level:

We supported numerous national medical research institutes and foundations, Kerry Anderson’s Butterfly Syndrome Project, the District Governor Partner’s project to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, and the Polio Movie night.

The club participated in several youth programs through the District, such as the RYLA, and YEP and we supported 3 teams from Calrossy to attend MUNA.

Another regular project is the Annual TAFE Youth Encouragement Award which was presented to Joshua Solberg for 2014. Josh is studying to be a light automotive mechanic and is working as an apprentice at J T Fossey.

At the International level:

Five of our members attended the recent International Convention at Sydney which provided insight and learning into Rotaries many projects and organisation.

We supported The Rotary Foundation for its Polio Eradication Program, the Rotary Australian World Community Service (RAWCS), in particular it’s demanding Safe Water Save Lives (SWSL) Program, the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC), Rangi and St Jude Schools.

In closing, I thank you all for your faith and trust shown to me during the year in giving an inexperienced Rotarian an opportunity to serve the Club as the 81st President. It has been a humbling and rewarding experience and one that I will always remember with gratitude.

A Leader is only as good as the team that supports them. The success of the year is due to all members who have played their part during the year. My hardworking Board members, in particular to my efficient Secretary Paul Ying who always kept me informed and to Treasurer Ken Hall who made sure every dollar was spent wisely.

The year has passed very quickly. We have achieved many great things in a fun environment but there is still more to do. Your support, encouragement and friendship has been invaluable and much appreciated.

Finally, please join with me in thanking my wife Sue-Ellen for her support, encouragement and contribution during the year. She was always there for advice and support.

COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT – PAUL COLE

Annual Book Sale –
This year’s annual book sale held at Sam’s Warehouse, Kable Ave, (compliments of the Treloar family, John Treloar) has grossed approx. $34,000, led by John Nash assisted by Faery Meyer, Steve Beaton, Max Hogg & Paul Ying.
There were also several members nights and days where other member assisted.
Once again this great club project included the annual mother’s day raffle along with sale of Bowelscan kits plus the sale of the many donated books.
Goodyear tyres once again , our major drop off and pick up point with Graham Carr delivering several loads of books to the Sam’s warehouse venue and also collecting the majority of books delivered at the other venues of The Chairman and Bing Lee, once again Graham’s support was outstanding.

The venue was our largest to date and we were fortunate to have over 30 trolleys also donated from the Treloar family, which made sorting a lot quicker and easier. This year we also hired approx. 100 tables from Tamworth Lions Club and with our own tables, we had over 225 tables of books.

This year we had our container moved from Service and Equipment (Gunnedah Rd), compliments of Parry’s Logistic to outside of Sam’s Warehouse. The location and car parks at Sam’s Warehouse contributed greatly to the success of the Sale. We have since had our 2nd container moved to the

Brian Singh yard on Armidale rd., along with the recently purchased 40 foot long container and also our empty book sale container; this will allow us to have our large container for sorting until excess books arrive.
We enjoyed a meal at the Good Companions Hotel and 2 meals on site with Chinese and pizza and lovely homemade sweets by Shirley Burke prior to the opening of the book sale, which ran for 10 days in May. Thanks must go to all those that assisted. Graham Carr, Greg Clarke, Bing Lee, Terry

Balla (from Goodyear Tyres).
Once again our president will allocate over $24,000 of this money for immediate distribution for local projects and assistance to Nazareth House, Ronald McDonald House and other worthwhile projects.

Again, no books were wasted with the left over’s to be sold the Community Store” in Nemingha.

Nazareth House Garden Project

Funds are now being spent with the purchase of a Garden feature, now on site and with planning underway with a professional landscaper. A committee of Steve Beaton, Bill Warburton, Ken Hall, John Nash & Shirley Bourke have this project well underway.

Bing Lee – Sausage Sizzle

The Rotary club has provided a sausage sizzle for the Bing Lee group to 2 Saturdays, with a $700 donation for each sizzle plus further $300-$400 for meat and bread.

Thanks go to those members that assisted, plus Thanks to 2TM for lending the portable BBQ trailer

Breakfast Cafe

Still held at Tamworth High School 5 mornings a week and still helping about 30 students daily.

Thanks to the committee of Ken & Di Hall, John Nash, Steve Beaton, Peter Godden, Peter McCarthy and other members.

This once again is a big commitment by these dedicated members we have also had some assistance from the Members of the Red Cross.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT REPORT – WAYNE WOODS

‎Recruiting and engaging new members into the Rotary Club of Tamworth is the responsibility of all members. Our Club continues to be a warm, lively and welcoming Club which has a lot to offer across its broad based membership mainly through its solid involvement in work with the local community.

In the 2013-4 year there were few inductions of new members. Of note, however, was Peter

McCarthy who formally joined us after supporting the club for some years. Peter has been a tremendous asset to the club, with great commitment to club activities. We are optimistic of further arrivals over the coming year.

The club has a membership of about 30 members, ranging in age from the mid-40s to the 80s. The attendance of members at club meetings and functions has been high. This speaks volumes of the commitment of members of the Rotary Club of Tamworth to the goals of Rotary and the public service projects in the local community. A number of members have had health issues that have caused their retirement from active attendance and service. However, these members contribute to the full range of our projects.

The club pull-up banner has been used at club meetings and functions such as the Book Sale.

Promotional materials such as the Book Sale bookmark were distributed to members of the public to recruit new members. Perhaps the next step is to print promotional brochures and utilise local media to distribute the brochures.

It was difficult to enlist the support of local print media to promote Rotary Club of Tamworth events.

Closer relations with the media and greater persistence in eliciting media attendance at club events and reporting on important club meeting speakers will undoubtedly promote the club within the community.

We also need to explore the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter in promoting the club as an active community service group that is committed to actively assisting the groups in the

Tamworth community.

Whilst the role of Membership Director has been a challenging year for myself, it has been an interesting and fulfilling experience and I would like to take this opportunity to thank President John

Nash, members of the Board and Club members generally. Without the support of everyone, it would have been impossible to fulfil the role of Membership Director in 2013-4.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE REPORT – HAL BURKE

International Friendship Exchange

We had a very successful Friendship Exchange recently from Canada who were billeted by various Tamworth clubs. On the evening of arrival they were hosted by Tamworth on Peel club at Calala. The following day was devoted to sightseeing with Ken Hall driving the T.H.S.  Bus. They were all most interested in the talk by Neville Sampson at the Botanical Gardens in the Aboriginal area.  They then visited the Endeavour Park and loved all the Australian animals and birds. That night they were entertained at Ken and Di Hall’s lovely home where they all enjoyed an Aussie BBQ.
They moved on the following morning to go to Narrabri.
The Indian tour was unsuccessful due to Visa problems and only one couple, Ramesh and Lalita Sharma, visited Port Macquarie and were met by members of our Club over there.

Rotary Foundation

            The club has made the usual contributions to the Rotary Foundation and Ken Hall, District Foundation Chair, has spoken to the club about our role within the Foundation and its operations and projects. The Club has supported the Foundation generously again during this year.

YOUTH SERVICE REPORT – BRUCE McCORKELL

Youth services activities for the Tamworth Rotary Club in 2013-14 consisted of:

  • MUNA – 3 teams from Calrossy attended the Model United Nations Assembly at Inverell (16-18 May, 2014);
  • RYLA – Jess Fernando was sponsored by Tamworth RC at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at Yarrahappini (near Nambucca Heads) 29th March to 5th April, 2014;
  • Interact – the Tamworth High School Interact Club helped Tamworth RC on two occasions in the past year. They helped at the gates during the Festival of Flight, and helped sort books for the 2014 Book Sale. As a result a donation was made by the Club to the Youth refuges in Tamworth of $1000 on the request of the Interact Club;
  • The Youth Encouragement Award was presented to Joshua Solberg, a mechanic apprentice with J T Fossey, at an award ceremony at Futures Restaurant (Tamworth TAFE) on 3rd June, 2014;
  • National Youth Science Forum. Tamworth RC received no applications in the past year but remains committed to the program;
  • International Youth Exchange. Tamworth RC had no exchange students in the current year but remains committed to the program.

VOCATIONAL SERVICE REPORT – STEVE BEATON

2013/14 was a fairly quite year for vocational service with limited opportunities to undertake workplace visits. However, in light of that, other parts of the portfolio were pleasing and I will now cover those briefly.
We had a very successful Youth Encouragement Award presentation evening at TAFE during May 2014. The award this year went to a student who had overcome personal problems or hardship to undertake their chosen vocational study. As always, the awardee was nominated and selected by the staff of the TAFE based on established criteria set some 28 years ago in conjunction with our Club. This year the award was presented to Joshua Solberg who is an apprentice mechanic with J T Fossey. Well done to Joshua.
The Pride of Workmanship Awards has been the responsibility of another Rotary Club this year, and we will provide support and assistance when required.
During the year we had a great selection of guest speakers attend our meetings from various industry and businesses and I thank those from the programs group for organising those valuable and informative talks.
That’s all this year, and I now look forward to the challenge of having an exciting portfolio this upcoming year.

2013-14 Donation List

ROTARY CLUB OF TAMWORTH – 2013-14 Donation List
2YOU FM $               500.00
Australian Rotary Health (Hat Day) $               500.00
Beehive Group $               250.00
Careflight $               500.00
District 9650 Partner’s Project $           1,500.00
Festival of Flight $           5,987.15
Friends of Marsupial Park $               500.00
Tamworth Craft Centre $               250.00
Tamworth Mercy Centre $               250.00
Tamworth High School Exchange Garden plaques $           2,887.55
Legacy Tamworth $               500.00
Lifeline Tamworth $               500.00
VTT and Friendship exchanges $               584.92
Prostate Cancer Foundation $           1,000.00
Ronald McDonald House (Newcastle John Hunter) $               500.00
Ronald McDonald House (Tamworth) $               500.00
Rotary Australia World Community Service $               500.00
Rotary D9650 Disaster Relief Appeal ( Coonabarabran) $               385.90
Salvation Army $               500.00
School Presentations (Tamworth, Oxley, Somerton) $               400.00
Joint President’s initiatives $               312.00
Simply Stronger communities $               700.00
Senior Citizens Bus Trip $               600.00
Tamworth Community Men’s Shed (shelving) $               500.00
Tamworth Eisteddfod Society $               600.00
Tamworth High School (Breakfast Cafe) $               750.00
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music foundation $           1,000.00
The Rotary Foundation $           4,000.00
The Rotary Foundation (Polio eradication) $           2,000.00
Westpac Rescue Helicopter $           1,500.00
Youth Encouragement Award (TAFE) $               720.00
Youth Programs (RYLA, MUNA, NYSF, GSE) $           3,780.00
Bowelscan $           6,612.00
Nazareth House Gardens redevelopment cf $           9,962.50
$         51,532.02

 

  2013-2014 Board 2014-2015 Board
PRESIDENT JOHN NASH MAX HOGG
PRESIDENT ELECT MAX HOGG WAYNE WOODS
VICE PRESIDENT WAYNE WOODS PETER McCARTHY
SECRETARY PAUL YING DI HALL
TREASURER KEN HALL KEN HALL
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WAYNE WOODS BRUCE McCORKELL
CLUB ADMINISTRATION DI HALL PAUL YING
VOCATIONAL SERVICE STEVE BEATON STEVE BEATON
COMMUNITY SERVICE PAUL YING JOHN NASH
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE HAL BURKE HAL BURKE
PUBLICITY & PR ROB DORRINGTON  
YOUTH SERVICE BRUCE McCORKELL FAERY MEYER
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT DI HALL JOHN NASH
PUBLIC OFFICER STEVE BEATON STEVE BEATON

 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY   FAERY MEYER
ASSISTANT TREASURER   LYNN BURKE
PROGRAMS PAUL COLE
RAYMOND McLAREN
PAUL COLE
RAYMOND McLAREN

 

Club Website:              tamworthrotary.org.au

Club E-mail:                 rotarycluboftamworthd9650@gmail.com

Rotary District 9650:    rotary9650.org.au

Rotary Down Under:   rotarydowunder.com.au
Rotary International:    rotary.org

 

 

June 2014                           July 2014         DOOR TEAM:          Paul Cole                                          Di Hall
Keith Crapp                                       Bruce McCorkell
Ken Hall                                            Kaye McCorkellFELLOWSHIP:        Rob Dorrington                                Raymond McLaren
Peter Godden                                   Gene Maunder
Michael de Groot                              John O’Connor
CelebrationsJune 2014BIRTHDAYS:                       Paul Cole                              16 June
Bill Warburton                      17 JuneSandy McGillivray                24 June
ANNIVERSARIES:              John & Lyn O’Connor         1 June
Les and Judy Rae               29 JuneINDUCTIONS:                     Alec Noble                            21st June 1960 (54 yrs)
Rob Dorrington                    22nd June 2004
Geoffrey Ward                      27th June 2006
Keith Crapp                           28th June 1977 (37 yrs)