President Phil presided over today's meeting which he opened in the usual way.
He offered condolences on behalf of the club to Secretary Peter MacKinnon, on the death of his father Don MacKinnon. Don's funeral will take place this Friday at 10 a.m. at the Lawn Cemetery Chapel,  Brunskill Rd.
Next week's meeting is at Pro Patria, the former Carmelite Monastery in Ashmont. The address is Morshead St. Turn right from Ashmont Avenue into Montgomery St. just past the men's shed then left at the T into Moorhead. A barbecue will be available for $15. If you are coming please pay your Money into Wollundry club account. BSB 325-185 Acc. 38700036.
Adrian Whiting called for Committee members to attend a meeting this Thursday at 5 p.m. David Pyke has prepared a budget to help members decide whether to continue with this festival next year.
Peter Green fined several members: Neil Pinto because Australia is out of the T20 series; Melbourne Cup sweep winners Michael Knight, Peter Crozier, Ken Cook, David Byfield, David Pyke, David Benn, Tim Hutchings, Adrian Whiting, John Gray, John Egan and Phil McIntosh took out the big prize of $140.
The rest of us were fined because we had great difficulty in matching Kings and Monarchies. Peter gave some very interesting statistics about the number of monarchies which are still part of the Commonwealth.
John Gray continued with his theme of Wollundry Rotary History. In 1977 Ethel Forrest died and bequeathed a large amount of money, in excess of $1 million, to the Anglican Church to build a nursing facility. Archdeacon Tony Ireland, the Anglican Rector of St John's and a member of Wollundry Rotary, felt that the Little Company of Mary Nuns who operated Calvary Hospital, were best placed to fulfil Miss Forrest's wishes. Through his initiative and cooperation with the Catholic Diocese of Wagga a new Nursing Home was established, now known as the Forrest Centre. It was in the early days of Wollundry Rotary and members committed to raising $15,000 per year for three years, a large sum in those days. With some trepidation the Club took on the challenge and more than met the commitment. The Forrest Centre now has 250 staff, operates two facilities and provides 550 home care packages.
Adrian Whiting
Craig Bromley, Ken Cook, Frank Fuller, Gerry Gerlach, Robert Hennesy-Hawks, Tim Hutchings, Pat Ingram, Chris Kelly, Paul Murray LOA, David Pyke, Ken Sergeant, Jonty Shuter, John Smith, Darren Wallace, Peter Wilesmith
This week's winner of the wine was Michael Knight.