- The RYPEN students have been interviewed and it looks like 3 students will be sponsored from Oberon.
- Celia was kept busy distributing Rotary cakes, and picked up a few more orders. Mathew still has ARH Christmas cards.
- A TV has been installed in the long care part of the Hospital
- The town firies – Ian and Michelle- gave a good talk aimed at raising awareness of the need to have a few more retained firefighters on the books so we don’t lose this critical service from the town.
- The Christmas function happened on November 18th – an evening meal at Secret Valley – Lithgow. A car pool was organised.
- Suzanne gave a three minute talk on quilts – very interesting. She even had display items!
- The three weekends of catering at Mayfield Gardens went off without a hitch – well done Wayne and Sue.
- Bob Parrington became a member of Oberon Rotary
- Speaker John Lyle touched many with his dedication to the cause of saving and rehabilitation of injured kangaroos – the Club presented him with a cheque to help John purchase a tranquiliser gun and thus allow him to safely and humanely catch bigger kangaroos. Who knows – he may be able to moonlight on Council jobs.
- Fred Loneragan spoke (and illustrated with his magic Lantern show) of the expedition to the “Mountains of the moon” in Uganda. He also spoke of other places visited, and the African charities which will benefit from the expedition – RFFA /Hout Bay hospital; St Judes School (Tanzania); Orphan Rescue Kits (ORKs) ; and Tracey’s 200 – funding Tracey and, ultimately, 199 of her peers to attend Bishop Okoth’s Secondary School for Vulnerable girls – a basic facility they would not normally be able to manage. Fred and the RFFA masochists are planning another expedition – to summit Mt Kenya on ANZAC Day, 2015 – so if you’re feeling fit….. President Malcolm presented, on behalf of the Club, a donation towards the range of charities supported by the MOM climbers.
- Thanks again to all those who helped at Hugh and Margaret Farquarson’s tree removal – especially non members Lindsay, Graham, Bob and Brad. Good deeds like that are noticed – not only by the Farquarsons – but Santa keeps notes as well.
- Assistant Governor David Kennedy made one of his welcome visits, and commented on the D9700 website (with Clubrunner software) as replacing the bulky District Directories of times past and also handed out printed material (not a web address David?) regarding the Rotary Foundation Vision.
- Gary gave a 2 Minute expose on ”Vinnies” – the emphasis in Oberon Branch seemed to be recycling clothing and other donated goods, and providing some funds to the local needy. Keep up the good work Gary.