Activities May 2012

  • Guest Speaker Jan Savage, from Cancer Care NSW – Jan Savage is a leader of the Cancer Care – Western organisation. Their main task is to raise funds for the construction of the second stage of a residence for patients and carers of people of the western districts as they receive treatment for cancer at Orange hospital. Stage one, rooms and kitchens etc, has proved a resounding success, and thus the need for stage two. Graham thanked her for her talk and information, and presented a cheque for $500 to go towards the cancer cottage appeal.
  • HAT NIGHT at the Big Trout Hotel – Since 2000, the focus on Australian Rotary Health has been on mental health. More than four million Australians will be affected by mental illness in any given year. Almost half will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. In an effort to bring the importance of mental health research to the fore, Australian Rotary Health proposed May 18 as a fundraising and awareness ‘Hat Day’ to promote the importance of mental health research.
  • Meeting at Oberon High School.
  • Guest Speaker Hans Guldberg – “One mad king, a German doctor, and the takeoff of the Guldbergs”. All 18th Century stuff.
  • New member induction – David Scott. Principal of Oberon High School. Graham, his mentor, described him as someone who would prove to be an ideal member of Rotary given his past community experiences.
  • Quilt Raffle drawn – The winners of the warming items donated for raffle by Robin were drawn by Joan Arrow. The Quilt was won by Tyler Hughes and the Blanket by Glen Vanderhel. (both local supporters). A huge thanks to Robin, and all the persistent and dedicated ticket sellers.
  • 25th anniversary of Kevin McGrath joining Oberon Rotary – Kevin has been a club stalwart over the years, with his keen business sense and local contacts being invaluable assets to Oberon Rotary. He has also been made a Paul Harris Fellow – with Sapphire.(ie twice).
  • Bill Maloney who was sponsored by our club to go to RYLA
  • Malcolm revealed an historic trophy – part of Oberon’s St Patricks Olympics – of 1934. It was donated by a nephew of an early resident, and the Club/Malcolm will attempt to track down its origins, and have it displayed in an appropriate public place.

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