Mackay West Bulletin The Rotary Club of Mackay West Inc.

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1 Issue 13 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Mackay West Bulletin The Rotary Club of Mackay West Inc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ President, John Palmer - Secretary, Des Sievers - Treasurer, Jim Brown Community Service, Marty Eiteneuer - Vocational Service, Greg Sandral International Service, Gautham Nair Youth Service, Matt Edwards Mercy College Interact, Geoff Morgan Chartered 1 st October 1959 Club District 9570 ABN PO Box 610 Mackay Qld Meets 5:45 to 6:15 pm at Boomerang Hotel, Nebo Road President s Message Mackay West s prowess in the sporting arena showed through again last week with a solid win in the darts challenge against Walkerston and Sarina Clubs. Unfortunately we do not have the trophy to display as it appears our opponents were so confident of winning that they failed to bring it along. It was an excellent fellowship night and we were very well looked after by the Mackay Darts Association. Gary CK Huang Pres. R.I. Coral and I have been in Brisbane over Easter with Coral participating with the Mackay Choral Society in the South Queensland Eisteddfod in Brisbane City Hall. She has included the results for Mackay below. It was also great to spend some time with our daughters, their husbands and other family in Brisbane. With some new members joining the Club, I feel that it would be very worthwhile for longer serving members to give a 5 minute talk on their previous employment or current happenings in their workplace. This will give our new members some insight into the diverse range of people that make up Rotary. I will kick off next week and suggest that we then move down the member list in alphabetical order each week that we hold a normal dinner meeting. President-elect Des was not able to attend the recent Group 1 Assembly but we were represented by incoming Board members, Trevor Townsend, David Froyland and Neil Macleod. It is understood that they absorbed a wealth of knowledge and will be well-placed to lead us in 2015/16. John Palmer Pres. Mackay West Directors please remember the Board meeting at 5pm this week. John Rotary Grace Craig Edmonston DG 9570 For the Partners: Please join me at the Boomerang Bistro for dinner this Wednesday at 6pm while the club is meeting. It is a good chance to catch up with news from other members and their families. Mackay Choral Society was pleased with their results in Brisbane against some tough competition from choirs with more members. It was a wonderful experience to sing in the Brisbane City Hall. We won the Music Theatre section, gained a third in the Ladies and the Sacred and Highly Commended in the Hymn Singing, Modern and the Quartette. Coral We break the bread of Brotherhood We thank thee Lord for all things good May we, more blessed than we deserve Live less for self and more to serve.

2 DIARY DATES 08 April Board Meeting at 5pm 08 April Frank Caruana Motor Industry Tales 15 April Martin Cleland CQ Rescue April 100 years of Anzac Display at Showgrounds 22 April Vocational visit to Blackwoods 29 April Partners night at Masala Restaurant 1 to 3 May District Conference, Hervey Bay May Relay for Life 31 May Greenmount Heritage Fair Please advise Des Sievers by 9am Wednesday if you will not be at next week s meeting. Phone: THIS WEEK Topic: Speaker: Motor Industry Tales Frank Curuana Registration: Kevin Ford David Froyland Special Duty: Frank Hurley John Lacey Find us on Facebook or at NEXT WEEK Registration: Neil Macleod Vic Mason Special Duty: John McKay Colin Meng Wedding Anniversary Birthday No Wedding Anniversary 08 April, Michael Curtin April Rotary Anniversaries 13 years, Kevin Casey 8 Years, Jim Brown

3 EVENTS: Darts Night with Sarina & Walkerston


5 NEWS: Rotary Polio Movie Fundraiser Dear Presidents I would like to pass on my thanks for all those of you who supported the recent Polio Movie fundraiser. Nationally (estimated funds) AUD$185,988 (US$145,303) was raised with 16,037 people attending. Average rating out of 10 was 8.7. With the matching of US$290,607 from the Gates Foundation a total of US$435,911 has been raised to go towards Polio Eradication. The Parramatta office anticipated around $100,000 to be raised. Last year $75,000 was achieved. D9570 had four screening (Mackay, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg & Gladstone) with 1098 attendees raising $10,757. Regards Judith Judith M. Henderson District Foundation Chair District YEP Secretary PO Box 1498, Yeppoon Qld 4703 H: M: E: E:

6 Rotary Club of Mackay West Office Bearers & Committees, 2014/15 President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Bulletin: Classifications: Attendance: Website & Technology: History: Programs: John Palmer Michael Curtin Des Sievers Jim Brown Eddie Woodwell Doug Neville Vic Mason Eddie Woodwell John Lacey Eric Barry, Kevin Casey, David Froyland, Trevor Townsend Sergeant at Arms: Christmas Fair: Rotary Foundation: Membership Development: Honorary Member: Eddie Woodwell, Harry Roestenburg, Todd Shannon, Ross Walker Ross Comben, Marty Eiteneuer, Barry Ingham, Ian Ritchie, Ross Walker Eric Barry, Don Wall Col Meng Don Wall MBE Club Service Director: Eric Barry, Ross Comben, Grant Craig, Michael Curtin, Kevin Heazlett, Doug Neville Community Service Director: Marty Eiteneuer Kevin Casey, Col Meng, Harry Roestenburg, Todd Shannon, Don Wall Vocational Service Director: Greg Sandral Brian Dean, Frank Hurley, John Lacey, Vic Mason, Trevor Townsend International Service Director: Gautham Nair Jim Brown, John McKay, Neil Macleod, Ian Ritchie, Ross Walker Youth Service Director: Matt Edwards David Dunkley, David Froyland, Curtis Harrison, Eddie Woodwell Interact Director: Geoff Morgan Syd Cowan, Des Sievers, Garn Woodman