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2nd March: PNG Team

Tony Thomas introduced the Team who went to PNG near Mt. Hagen in the Western Highlands.  They were Members, Clyde, Dave and Noel Thomas; former member, Peter Kilpatrick; Will Sloane our Vocational Award winner, and Bud Cashen from the USA.


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.


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.


8th July

Planning Meeting

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


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..... 


22nd July

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


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.

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.


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.


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

8th December: John Taylor - Our Website

John  demonstrated to members how the club’s website works.  It can be used to add Community events as well as Rotary information.


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..........


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. 


18th August, Priscilla Jones

September 24 - James Walters, Moira Shire : Green Waste Recycling

James Walters from Moira Shire spoke about the new Organic Waste system soon to be introduced.


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.


13 th October, Ed Byford - Vocations in the modern world

October is Vocations Month and Ed talked about a vocations as a call to be the best you can, rather than just a skill to get a job


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.


Nov 10th - Yvonne Flanders

October 27 Gilbert Dickie - Drought Relief Hay Convoy

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


26th January - Bruce Pigdon

History of The Grove

August 19 - Club Forum

August 12 - CareVan

John Brabant the founder of “CareVan” – an organization which feeds and provides support to disadvantaged people in Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta and 3 sites in NSW. 
Gift vouchers are available on their website – Click here and follow the leads to donate. 


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