Good evening all,
Despite a large contingent of our Members visiting our Sister Club, the Rotary Club of Komaki, in Japan, we still had a fantastic turnout for Breakfast.
The door position this week was an Architectural one, with Roger doing it differently and facing away from the entering guests.  You may have to bring your sunglasses next time, Roger.
PDG Alan OAM took us to Rotary District 9420, Ghana, and the Rotary Club of Accra.   If you'd like to read a little more about this interesting area of Africa, please click here.
Chair for the day was Helen.  A big congratulations must go to Helen for providing us with such amazing Guest Speakers.  Our Guest Speaker this week, Adam Benjamin, drew the biggest crowd of guests to our Club that I've seen.  Thanks must also go to our PR Director, Mr Les Walsh, from the "Les Walsh Show", who spread the news of our Guest, far and wide.
Adam's presentation topic was about the contentious issue of 'Medicinal Cannabis'.  Please read the Press Release and information about Adam's Company, Medifarm, by clicking here.
Thank you so much, Adam, for your informative peak at this cutting edge look into the future of Medicine in Australia.
Coming along to listen to our Guest Presenter, were lots of guests.  A big welcome goes to Ron, who no doubt is very interested in the subject due to his association with the Vietnam Vets and their links with PTSD and Medicinal Cannabis use.
Megyn, brought her husband Rob along, while Dustin from Coastline BMW was a very interested participant.  We were even fortunate enough to have the President of the Kawana Club with us, De'Anna Delaney.   Roger's wife Sally is becoming a very regular Breakfast Guest, it's always nice to see you, too, Sally.  Since it was School Holidays, Rachael dragged her daughter along, and she didn't seem to mind the early start.  Of course, our visitor from East Malvern, Sue Perriman, also came along again.  A very warm welcome to all our guests.
Our Club loves the opportunity to welcome Guests along to our Breakfasts.  Whether they be potential members or not, it's just great to share that Rotary Spirit.  Who knows, one day that guest may ask for an Application Form.  I encourage you all to invite your friends along and let them be the judge of our happy, inclusive Club.
Ann Rattle gave us Three Minutes on her Life.  What an amazing person Ann is, raising her family almost single handedly for many years and still a very active Rotarian as well as being involved in other Clubs eg Probus.  Ann, you did very well to cram Three Minutes into your 80 Years.  Well done !
Once again, a reminder that our District Conference is now only just over a week away.  If you haven't registered yet, please do so. It will be a very interesting and exciting weekend.  Register now
Our April Board Meeting was held on Tuesday afternoon (I won't mention who turned up on Monday afternoon; a hint, he always wants to know if you read his emails).  Watch out for the release of the Minutes from the meeting in the Club Documents folder on ClubRunner.  Our Club is really moving forward with some exciting new ideas.
I hope you all have a great weekend, enjoying this fantastic weather we are experiencing.