Hi all,
Firstly, well done to those rostered on today for Meeting duties. All available in a timely manner, it makes for a smoother running of meetings.
A busy time. The District Conference last weekend, Meetings this week and Gears and Beers all weekend.
The District Conference was attended by about 300 at Temora last weekend. the Temora Club can be proud of the logistical support that they provided for the organisers.
A good range of speakers presentations and projects by a Club from each area in the District. Tumbarumba represented Area 3 with an excellent project presentation which provides tricycles with a passenger carrying capability to give access to the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail for those unable to walk or ride the trail. Tumba Rotarians provide the pedal power on a rostered based system.
Evening dinners were provided at the two Temora Museums on Friday and Saturday nights, and the conference meeting was held at the Temora Town Hall. David Benn entertained the guests on Saturday with excellent presentations of bush poetry.
One of the keynote speakers was Dr. Chadden Hunter who is the Producer/Director of the David Attenborough documentaries produced by the BBC. He is an Australian born biologist - he has had an amazing life. He showed some before unseen film of how things operate behind the scenes during filming. It takes 400 minutes of shoot to create 1 minutes worth of final film. 
The next District Conference will be in Wagga in October this year.
The March Board meeting was held last night, with a fairly crowded agenda. Items of interest -
  • The Carevan Matching Grant has been finalised, the acquittal process finalised with final funds deposited into our Community Account.
  • A motion was passed in favour providing flood relief funding and support for Ukraine being made via the RAWCS process.
  • The technology group has been given the OK to purchase a new projector for meeting presentations.
  • Ladies badges will be updated in time for the Changeover Dinner.
  • We will support the FUSION festival by providing tents/trestles/tables on the 9th April.
  • Preparation for the Changeover Dinner is under way.
Phil Mac has the Gears and Beers Festival under control. A concerted effort will be required to by all this weekend to pull the logistics together. A repeat of the effort at Food and Wine will see us through successfully. Please make an effort to help carry it off.
The next Saturday Market team appears to be finalised, well done to all who have deputised for others.
Diary Dates:
Gears and Beers meeting - Wed 23rd at Commins Hendriks with ZOOM.
Gears and Beers Festival - Sat and Sun 26/27 this weekend
Next Sat Market - Sat 9th April
Next Board Meeting - Mon 18th April
Secretary Phil