Chris Hillis sent us new photos from Thailand and the email below.
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An update from Kae re your Thailand kitchen project.
The school had a great crop of fish and rice. Kae said they have rice for the next 12 months for the school and were able to sell the excess rice as well as the fish.
The money will be used to buy more school kitchen supplies and equipment.
Congratulations, you guys have made it possible for this community to feed their school children in a self sustaining way.
Many thanks for your generosity
Judy Ferguson was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow at Tuesdays meeting. She is pictured above with President Geoff Breust and John.
PP Peter Crozier announced the award and gave an overview of Judy's achievements. His presentation is reproduced below:
Today, the Rotary Club of Wollundry – Wagga Wagga has the privilege of honouring an outstanding member of the community in the form of bestowing them with the highest honour of Rotary International, a Paul Harris Fellowship.
This awardee was born into a rural family at Casino and was educated locally at Casino Public and High Schools before moving into her tertiary education at the University of New England and the Armidale Teachers College. She taught at several schools on the South Coast and the Riverina for over 40 years. She met her husband, John, when she was appointed to the Collingullie Demonstration SchooI. I guess only a few would not recognise that I am referring to Judith Anne Ferguson. Her involvement in the management and love of sports both in the public school and adult fields would be without peer. Her roles within the Primary Schools Sports Association have been voluntary and completed outside her teaching roles. I will touch on her activities in the PSSA:
FOUNDATION FACTS NUMBER 18
“Did you know that the number one per capita club in Australia in 2015-16 was Archerfield in D9630 at $US 13,264.13?” This club has 17 members and is also the number 2 per capita club in the world.
Sprout and About Market report.
BBQ to be Moved to a site away from Trees
BBQ Trailer to have Wollundry Rotary branding placed on Esky's, BBQ etc
Need Plastic plates & Serviettes for next Market
Buy Bacon from Woolies (Riverina Berkshire too expensive ($110.20) & need to cancel standing order
Deja Vu (Entertainment) would like to be invited to next market)
No Water Needed for next Market
South Wagga Bakery to be paid $65.28 as per Invoice
Reteif Wines will Direct Deposit $55
Hume Business Lunch
- DATE AND TIME
The International Hotel, cnr Lake Albert Road & Sturt HW
Join Hume Bank and Wagga Business Chamber for a very special luncheon with former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank and former inaugural chairmain of the Australian super fund, David Murray AO. Mr Murray will speak about leadership and the Australian global economic outlook.
Key insights for Wagga businesses on the economy.
ALL PROCEEDS from the lunch will be DONATED to country hope, which provides family centred support services to country children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
Rotary Information - Bob Willis
ROTARY FOUNDATION REPORT
FACT 12 “Did you know that THE ROTARY FOUNDATION is Rotary International’s ONLY charity?”
FACT 13.........”Did you know that Personal Giving to the Rotary Foundation in Australia is tax deductible if the contribution is given via THE AUSTRALIAN ROTARY FOUNDATION TRUST?”
WORLD POLIO DAY
World Polio Day is celebrated this Monday 24th October. Our Board has decided that at our meeting the following day, the proceeds from the fines session will be given to the Polio appeal and topped up to a reasonable donation. So bring your money with you and give generously to this wonderful cause.
The Board has decided to encourage members to participate in a Lake Fun Run which district Rotary is organising to celebrate the centenary of Rotary Foundation. Further details to follow when available.
The following is an extract from the Monday Oct 3rd Daily Advertiser :
Mother Nature has selected only a few events over the past few months to grace with perfect sunshine – Gears and Beers was the latest.
Almost 1100 riders registered and countless others attended the festival at the Victory Memorial Gardens after.
People travelled from as far as New Zealand to pedal through Riverina countryside.
“It’s been really, really good,” organising committee chairman Phillip McIntosh said.
“Everyone came out because it was a really sunny day.”
Mr McIntosh said participants provided positive feedback, especially the 250 people that rode the 130 kilometres.
“The conditions out there were challenging,” he said.
“There was water, there was mud but they just ate it.
“I’m blown away in all honesty.”