With a vote last week of 9 to 7 against handing in our charter, we are still in business. It was great to see Peter Crosby back and speaking passionately to keep the club going.

It's now up to us all, no matter how you voted to get behind President Elect Paul and decide what you are going to do to help the club next year. I suggested last week that we devote the next few meetings before the end of the Rotary year to discussing what we do, who is going to do it and what structural changes we can make to help ensure the future of the club. I will be working with the board to get some guidelines in place for our first meeting in June.

This week we have Lesley Takeda as our guest speaker and I guess her topic will relate to her interesting life experiencing the cultures of Japan and Australia. Partners are very welcome to attend.