The rollout of the NBN was the topic our speaker Geeth Geeganage spoke about at last Tuesday’s breakfast meeting.  He brought us up to date on the NBN and the advantages it brings to both the private and business community. The members and guests present certainly asked many questions on how the NBN is structured together with what is required to get connected.

 

Later that day myself, Iain, Moira, Ken and Cathie attended a dinner at the Lane Cove Golf Club hosted by Rotary Club of Lane Cove. Stephen Miller, President of Lane Cove club gave a very informative presentation on his visit to East Indonesia last November.  Together with other Rotarians he witnessed first hand the wonderful work being done by the Nusa Tenggara Association (NTA) in this region of Indonesia.

Our club was very pleased to be involved with a Music and Dance Festival held on 18 November in the village of Pogon, 20 kms South East of the Sikka district’s capital, Maumere on the island of Flores.  Our club received a District Grant to assist with the training of Art and Music teachers in the 17 schools involved in the festival together with the staging costs of the event which attracted 255 students and 34 teachers.  Stephanie Heighes, Operations Manager for NTA East Indonesia Aid answered many questions during the night and she has agreed to speak at our club breakfast on Tuesday, 28 April.

 

Sunday 1 March is Cleanup Australia Day and our club will once again be involved with the event in the area surrounding HMAS Waterhen in Waverton.  I am seeking club members to assist us during the morning.

 

On Tuesday, 11 February Margaret Rice will speak on the subject – A Good Death.