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Feb 23 Richard Young - From Ireland to Yarrawonga

Richard was born in Northern Ireland in 1972 so grew up with the “Troubles”  There were many bombings – both IRA and Catholics
 “Travel is fatal to bigotry and hate” is the quote that guided his journey.


23rd February: Ireland to Australia

Richard Young will speak at his Pub, The Terminus, about his life's journey from an Irish village to Yarrawonga

16th March - Bruce Pigdon: Gorman Park

Bruce gave an interesting account of the history of the Gorman Park, now Alexander Park Committee.
This consists of 100+ acres between the Golf Club and the river. Originally a Crown Land Grant in 1880 gave over 200 acres for the people of Yarrawonga for sport and leisure – this is now “The Grove”


23rd March- Ian Robins; Commercial Pilot

 Ian retired in 2011 from Singapore Airlines after a long career as a pilot. He wanted to be a pilot since he was 4 after seeing a crop duster in a Tiger Moth.


30th March - Darryl Mills: East Timor

 Daryl Mills  RC Dilli and RI Co-ordinator for Timor Leste & ROMAC Co-ordinator 

Daryl spoke about some of the 95 children helped by ROMAC and also gave an example of how a child can be helped here but then succumb to a simple infection when home again. 


13th April - Rob Wallace and friends: Portsea Youth Camp

Rob has been involved with the Portsea Camp over the last 6 years, starting with escorting the children on transport to and from the camp to becoming a Childrens Counsellor and helping run activities at the camp. Our young guest speakers delivered great presentations. 


27th April - Susan Benedyka: Strategic Planning for our Club

Sue Benedyka introduced the concept of a Strategic Plan to members and outlined the need for it.

She distributed sheets and then asked everyone to do a SWOT analysis


11th May: Tracy Mullins - Gorman House Disability and Aged Care Respite

Tracey Mullins gave an overview of Gorman House Respite Care. 


17th June

Year in Review 

Highlights from Annual Reports presented by Portfolio Directorsshowing the work done by the Club in our community.

For an idea of achievements for the year..... 


1st December, Joe Cilia - The Person Behind The Badge

Joe thanked members for their warm welcome and friendship. He was born in Malta and as his father was in the Navy he was away often for extended periods..........


24th November, Michael Dove- Establishing a successful business

Mick has found the pitfalls of running a business at a distance, and the main points to establish a successful business.


28 July - Mark Henderson - Moira CEO

Mark has been CEO of several northern Shires. He sees the CEO position as a General Manager and Public Interest should be the main issue in the long term. 


16th February - World Understanding Month

Jack Sterkenburg gave a very interesting talk about his 3 months spent in Tanzania. Jack was offered an appointment with UNHCR, which he accepted. He was stationed in a small village of Ngara which was nearby to 5 refugee camps of 458,000 people who had fled from Rwanda.


July 15 Shine On - Bob Bott

Assistant Governor Bob Bott explained the "Shine-On Awards", encouraging the club to get involved in both, sponsoring nominees and in the organisation of this year's ceremony


26th August: Yarrawonga P-12 Kokoda

Students from Years 10 and 11, including Ash, Zoe, Lachie and David, along wityh Miss Rachel Guppy,  will be walking The Kokoda Track later this year. They have been working hard, fund raising and  training in preparartion for the trip. In support of this great program, President Rob presented  them with a cheque for $3000.


20th May - Madi Humphrey

Murray Darling Freshwater School

Maddi Humphy, a Year 11 student at Yarrawonga P12, told of her experience at the Murray Darling Freshwater School. She met lots of new friends and they saw how water is used and managed for society.


3rd June - President Elect Rob Wallace

PE Rob presented the results of the recent Members' Survey.  Lively discussion followed with the general consensus that while the club was in a pretty healthy state, there are some areas for improvement. In any event we must never be complacent and should be driving for constatnt improvement.   Another survey is planned for about six months hence.

22nd July

Our Speaker was Sue Buckman, on the important topic of using a  Defibrillator


8th July

Planning Meeting

18th August, Priscilla Jones

26th January - Bruce Pigdon

History of The Grove

October 27 Gilbert Dickie - Drought Relief Hay Convoy

Gilbert  talked about the big Hay run in 2007 to Bourke.


29th September - District Governor, Patti Bulliss

Patti addressed our club, and likened it to “home” as she and Lance have visited on numerous occasions over the years. Patti thanked the Board members for meeting with her along with Assistant Governor Bernie Bott prior to our dinner meeting.


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