A Word from the 2017 - 2018 President Ian Bushby
The Challenge of a New Year
Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Welcome to your first edition of The Rosanna Review for our new Rotary year. A sensational evening last week at our changeover and again a great big thanks to all of our members for your kindness and support. Once again, the Austrian Club did us proud.
The effective changeover is of course July 1 which just happens to coincide with our Farmers market at Bundoora Park. Our first outing for the year.
This week we will focus on our Club Assembly and committee meetings. Some of the plans are well advanced whilst other matters are still being developed. The quicker we move on finalising the plans the sooner we get on with the real work.
Our next event will be on Sunday July 23 at the RACV City Club for our first fellowship get together. Great surroundings for a beautiful lunch and great fellowship.
As with last year, membership needs a big focus and some new ‘blood’ is needed to keep our Club growing and doing good in the world. Any ideas for members are welcome and PP Neil is only too happy to follow up any potential lead.
I look forward to leading the Club this year and at our first meeting on Wednesday evening.
Yours in Rotary
President Ian Bushby
President Report 2016-2017
This is my final report of the year as President. The year has had its challenges with Rotarians on sick leave, holidays and long leave of absence. But we managed to complete many projects and kept some for the new Rotary year.
It has been disappointing that we lost five Members and gained only two new Members this Year. I think we really have to nurture and value our present Members. Without active members the committees cannot provide service to local and international projects. Let us join as one team and commit to the Rotary ideal of Service above self.
Highlights during the year included our Annual Hat Night which had a great attendance from Members and neighbouring Clubs including DG Tony Bramley who wore an amazing Hat. I hope that our club will once again support the Mental Health night.
Christmas breakup was a wonderful evening with Bill as Santa and Tom Labas on the keyboard leading the Christmas Carols sung by all Members and Guests.
As for fundraising we are grateful for the Bundoora Farmers Market which makes up our funds for the year. The market also is a great way for Rotarians to be hands on with the public and promoting Rotary.
I am thankful to the Members and Committee Chairs that worked very hard to fulfil our Rotary Dream and provided the communities with much needed support. The Board of Directors and Secretary Barrie, Treasurer Chris, past President Neil Watt managed all club affairs in good form.
Thank you Peter Tragardh our Program Manager, for the interesting and varied guests we hosted at our weekly meetings. Thank you to Ron Dickson for a most interesting and informative Rosanna Review.
To committee Chairs that provided their reports, well done. It's always important to reflect our achievements as a Rotary club.
Yours in Rotary
President Sandra Bartelt