Activities in March 2010

PolioPlus Brown Bag Dinner Night
Last week’s paper bag dinner meeting went well! Everyone bought their own food….and Sue’s desserts were delicious! Interestingly, lots of people had tea and coffee (even if it was the CTC’s International Roast). We had a tour of the common. Kevin McGrath told us about the well – the old location and the new location. Brenda told us about the terrazzos and Jill told us about the new fountain going in. We then went to the CTC to eat – too cold and windy outside.
We had 2 guest speakers!!

  • Wayne Cooper came – and he told us about his experience with polio. The club members asked him lots of questions.
  • Bob Eyckend (RC of Diamond Creek – District Shelterbox Co-ordinator)spoke to us about Shelterboxes. He was real interesting and enthusiastic. The club members also asked him a lot of questions. He said that of the shelter boxes used in the Victorian fires – that once people had used them – they packed them all up and asked Shelterbox to pick them up to be used again – that had ever happened before! They picked them up, they won’t be sent back into the field, but they are now using them as demo boxes. We gave Bob one of our banner and a Oberon Rotary doorstop. He said he knew exactly where he would use it …and it was much better than all those Rotary pens he gets given!!

Polio plus dinner – Oberon Pictures –

Quite a few of our members attended the D9700 Conference in Bathurst
District 9700 Conference –
A couple of snaps from the Friday night dinner can be seen at – if you have others, please send them to Malcolm or Julie, so we can post them!
Some recent articles in the newspapers featuring Rotary (in particular Oberon and the Conference) can be seen at
City hosts Rotarians
AROUND 350 delegates spent the weekend in Bathurst for the 2010 Rotary District 9700 Conference
Rotary Club welcomes new arrivals
Last week, Oberon Rotary Club welcomed some relatively new Oberon residents, as well as a few who have been here a while, at a special Rotary meeting where Oberon’s attractions and, at a more pragmatic level, various local services were highlighted.

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Gemma to meet her school’s supporters
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Celebration of St Patricks Day – Irish jokes, and GREEN

The club had an enjoyable night playing ‘dress-ups’ and telling Irish jokes!