People with a purpose

Broadly Speaking 26 September 2017

Our last meeting was held in the shadow of the Football Grand Final on Saturday, 30th September.  It was a Fellowship Day and members wore beanies and scarves in their footy colours – winners and losers both.   Sergeant Glen Muhlnickel had devised a football quiz comprising 20 questions.    With my vast knowledge of football I was able to correctly answer 1, but luckily I was seated at a table with members who were far better informed – and I learned a great deal.  No!  We did not win the quiz, but ended up with a respectable score.  As well, we all entered a footy tipping competition, the winner of which will be announced next week.   

It was a novel and good fun way to celebrate the Grand Final and all members joined in with gusto.  Thank you Glen.


Libby Hughes spoke to members about the Swap Meet and the need for volunteers.

To date the response has been quite good, but there are still some shifts which need a few more members.  Let Libby know if you are able to help out. 


Seisei told us about the Karen community fund-raising film night at the Star Theatre, Eaglehawk, on 5th October.   There were 170 tickets available, and there are only 20 left.  Priced at $20, patrons will be served traditional and Australian food followed by the screening of the film 'All Saints'.  The evening commences at 7.00.


Greg Galloway organises car parking and he asked for volunteers to help – particularly for the Bendigo Cup.     Some of our members will be volunteering in Samoa on Cup Day which leaves a shortfall of numbers required.    We need about 20 members for this one.    Please let Greg know if you can offer a couple of hours.


Word of the week was quire – meaning 24 sheets of paper - and Graeme Clarke knew the meaning and won the Grand Prize for the day!


Tony Plant of the RC of South Bendigo has invited our members to attend a Concert to be given by Singer/Harper, Meryl Wilkinson, on October 22nd, at Stonycroft, 50 Williams Road, Myers Flat.  The concert will begin at 2.00 for an hour and tickets are limited. Priced at $50 – patrons will enjoy a relaxing pleasant Sunday afternoon, afternoon tea and drinks.  All proceeds will be given to Rotary's EndTrachoma project.   Please contact Tony if you would like to attend.  (See attached flyer).


And the Rotary Club of Bendigo effort to raise funds for the EndTrachoma campaign will be collecting used stamps.    Please pick up a box and ask all your friends and neighbours, to fill it with their used stamps.     


Next week we wll be featuring the Otis Foundation, the Sheep and Wool Show and Diabetes.  Our Guest will be Margot Falconer who is well known to our Club.

The following week, 10th October, will be a night meeting and we will be joining with the Rotary Club of Bendigo Strathdale to raise funds to assist the EndPolio Now campaign.  Guest Speaker will be Mayor, Margaret O'Rourke – and it will be a Partners Night.   A really great night is assured – although organiser

Glenn Reilly has said there will be nothing to do with aeroplanes or security checks at the door.   So come along with your partner and join in the fun. 

Do not turn up for lunch that day! 


Daylight saving begins his week – don't forget to turn your clocks forward 1 hour on Sunday morning.


And....until next Tuesday, ' may the sun shine warm upon your face and the wind be always at your back.'



President Valerie.     


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