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Broadly Speaking 03 April 2018

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We were blessed with beautiful weather for our 50th Annual Art Show.

We had a very successful Gala and Awards Night when nearly 300 people attended – and the whole weekend saw a steady stream of people through the doors of the Bendigo Town Hall.  20% - 30% of the paintings on display were sold – a wonderful result for our Club and also for those artists who were successful.


One such artist was PE Greg Penno from the Rotary Club of Bendigo Strathdale who was thrilled to have sold his painting.  Many comments were received from our patrons who said that they felt the standard overall was excellent and they also praised the way in which the works were displayed.   We drew the raffle at our wind-up meeting on Tuesday and 'Ainslie' who only left a telephone number was the winner of the chrysanthemum painting.   Des Samson won second prize – a fitting reward for his hard work not only this year, but over many years.  

With the support of all of our members, the Committee has raised $30,000 for Club Funds.   Well done everyone – and thank you – a truly wonderful result and reward for all your hard work.  


Many thanks to the Inner Wheel ladies for their delicious catering for lunch.

We are getting into gear for our next event – the Bendigo Rotary Club/Bendigo Strathdale Rotary Club Fair to be held on 22nd April at the Bendigo South East College between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.    Please contact Libby if you are able to help.  After 16th April, the contact will be Lyn Comer from RC Bendigo Strathdale.

Word of the week – is SUCCESS – and we all know what means!

Inspirational saying is 'Many hands make light work'.   So true.


Our Guest Speaker for our meeting on April 10th is Jason Priestly, General Manager, Central Victoria Southern Cross Austereo.   Jason will be introduced by Chairman, Glenn Reilly, and we are assured of a very interesting address.


For your diaries -

17th April we will hear from  Margaret Thompson who will speak on Hansen's Disease (Leprosy). Julie Sloan is Chairman. 


24th April – ANZAC – with ANZAC DAY being 25th April, we are privileged to have as our Guest Speaker, Cliff Richards, who has been involved with the RSL for many years and who brings a wealth of knowledge to share with the club.  Rod McDonald is Chairman for the day.  


Until I welcome you on Tuesday – 'may the sun shine warm upon your face and the wind be always at your back'.


President Valerie.  

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