Last Tuesday a small number of our club members enjoyed a very informal breakfast at Piato.  Our President Elect Cathie led a discussion on the various club roles that will be available for club members during her tenure as President in 2020-2021.  Thank you to those members who attended the breakfast and we appreciate your input as to what each role involves and how we can adapt our Rotary club to keep pace with a changing social media landscape.  Early in the New Year Cathie will be seeking applicants to fill these roles and I urge all members to consider how they can assist her in fulfilling her year as President.


I have registered our club to participate in Clean Up Australia on Sunday, 1 March 2020 and would ask you to note this date in your diary.  The site will once again be the Balls Head area adjacent to HMAS Waterhen, Waverton, and at the clean up earlier this year we were frustrated at not being able to access the perimeter areas of the Naval Base to collect rubbish due to the security fencing.  I have asked PP Trent to make inquiries with the Defence Department as to how we can best solve the issue for this year’s event.


On Tuesday, 10 December 26 members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening at Piato and I would like to thank you all for making it such a successful dinner. 


As mentioned in last week’s bulletin a Music and Dance Festival was held last month in Sikka, East Indonesia and our club had provided funds to assist in the event.  Stephanie Heighes, Operations Manager for NTA East Indonesian Aid has thanked us for our assistance and you will find photos of the festival later in this bulletin.


At our last meeting for the year on Tuesday, 17 December we will hear from Jo Hegazy from Cochlear on how their implants have transformed the lives of the many hundreds of thousands of people suffering from hearing loss.