Guest Speakers

DG Malcolm Kerr

Malcolm Kerr DG district 9790

DG Malcolm Kerr spoke tonight on the RI Theme “Be the Inspiration”. A member of the Rotary Club of Cobram since 2002, Malcolm came from a rural and teaching background. Developing the Theme, he observed that the skill of Rotary was to blend a group of individuals into a working team. The Rotary team needed…

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Matthew Grounds

Matthew Grounds Expression audiology

Our speaker for our meeting on 29 August 2018 was Matthew Grounds from Expression Audiology, who delivered a comprehensive talk on types of hearing loss and treatment options. Matthew began by explaining that hearing loss occurs gradually and is either noise induced, or age related, and hereditary factors will influence this. At its onset, people…

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Greg Paull Talks about Diamond Creek Rotary Hay Project

Greg Paull from Diamond Creek rotary

Visiting Rotarian Greg Paull from Diamond Creek Rotary spoke about how his club was proud to be able to assist the farmers in a small way. Having purchased the hay in Victoria, today it is making its way to Hermidale, near Cobar in outback New South Wales. Farmer Rhett Wells and his 8.5 month pregnant wife…

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Jodie Burns – Big Group Hug

Jodie Burns Big Group Hug

Tonights speaker was Jodie Burns from “Big Group Hug”. Big Group Hug was formed in a lounge room about 4 years ago after a high chair was left on the nature strip. Angela Woods from Big Group Hug cleaned it and asked the local Maternal Health Centre if they could use it. This started a…

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Speaking on Technology Today

Florin Pintilie

Florin Pintillie was our guest speaker this week. Florin began his presentation with some slides about technology and its advances. Focusing on computing power and the amount of data we can store. No floppies anymore. Being able to have video calls when only 20 years ago, this was not possible. Fast computers, more storage. Information…

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David Dyson – You & Your Future

David Dyson Financial Planner and Accountant

A business degree graduate from 1984, David spoke both from his accountancy and financial  planning  backgrounds  with the added authority that he was the  2016 Financial Planner of the Year awardee from the Charter Financial Group. How much do you need by way of super in retirement? It all depends on the lifestyle you seek…

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Peter Gilbert

peter gilbert rotary

Peter Gilbert PDG of our district, a member of Preston Rotary was introduced by Kel Cocking. Peter talked about Rotary International District 9790 Million Dollar Dinner. He explained the system; we need 100 people to bequest US$10,000.00 each to reach our target.That is 1.6 Rotarians per club. The Rotary Foundation needs this money to achieve…

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Mark Rusic – The Person You Were Born to Be

Mark Rusic

Mark Rusic – graduate Mechanical Engineer, self-published author, painter, husband, father of  three (including twins) and Pastor of The Hope Church. A proud Melburnian, his first publication, “Iconic Melbourne”, first left the printer’s galley in 2014. Its history included a display at the Melbourne Library, book signing at Dymocks Camberwell and copies being presented to G20 leaders.…

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Guest Speakers – Jasdip Singh & Fay Milligan

Jasdip Singh and Fay Milligan

Last week we heard from Jasdip Singh & Fay Milligan and the wonderful work carried out in the Rosanna Fire Station Community House on behalf of the community. The community centre holds many courses throughout the year that are reasonably low cost or sometimes free. some of the courses are: Art & Craft Computers for…

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Adam Robertson – Revolutionary Golf Course Management

Adam Robertson - Kew Golf Keeper

Our guest speaker for the night was Adam Robertson who spoke to us about a revolutionary method of aerating grassed sporting surfaces (golf courses, bowling greens and tennis courts). Adam comes to us with long history of golf course management which included time at Merimbula Golf Club, Ringwood and latterly Kew Golf Club where he…

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