Presidents Report 19/3/2014.

Welcome to my report.

ROMAC Trivia, We had 11 attend and a very successful night. The night raised approx. $12,500, great result. Our club donated $500 towards to ROMAC. A couple of happy snaps attached. Thanks to all who attended.

Hope everyone enjoyed the speech by Cliff Dochterman (Rotary International President 1992-1993) to president elect’s. The presentation If I Could Be President Again was back in 2001 but is still relevant today. Entertaining and inspirational.

Wine Trail weekend, 14th, 15th March 2014. Clovely Cottage (winery and cellar door) Moffatdale. We had a wonderful weekend. The B&B accommodation was just great, very homely feel and our caravans parked under a tree alongside the B&B. Girl’s visited Murgon Friday afternoon the do the shops over while the men relaxed under the shady tree back at camp. Friday night dinner was at The Cooperage Restaurant at Dusty Hill Estate winery. Excellent venue, meals and great value. One of the many highlights of the weekend was breakfast time. The conversations and carry on in the kitchen was priceless, you just had to be there. How do you boil an egg? Saturday was busy day, morning tea at Bjelke-Petersen Dam, lunch and wine tasting at Moffatdale Ridge winery out on the deck looking over the Barambah Creek and the country side whilst being entertained by a gentleman playing a saxophone (very hard life). Bridgeman Downs Cellars was the next winery for more tasting. Well time had got away on us and was time to retread back to the Clovely to have happy hour (felt more like 3 hours) and repair for our BBQ dinner. Sunday, we were off the Kingaroy to visit the Lavender farm and have morning tea and departing to home. Thank you all for a great weekend. We may have to do a return visit some time to do over the winery’s we missed.

D9600 Annual Conference, Friday 28th March to Sunday 30th March 2014. Venue: Maroochy RSL Conference Centre. Nambour 76 will be manning the Registration Desk. Remember to register on line, here is the link our club has 8 people registered, Paul and Kathy, Ross and Marline, Bruce, Hisashi, Bill and Helen.

Check out the events on our web site to keep up to date with what’s on.

Membership Dues, Is everyone up to date?

Some points of interest for Month of March 2014.


Happy Birthday To:

Bill, 10th March.

Marilyn Crosby, 16th March.

Lynne Smyth, 23rd March.

Ross, 29th March.

Club Anniversaries

None this month.

Wedding Anniversaries

Peter and Marilyn, 4th March.

Roster for this week’s meeting.

Sergeant: Ross

Attendance: Bruce

1st Duty Officer: Graham

2nd Duty Officer: Sashi

2 Minute: Veronika

Chairperson: Helen