Club Meeting May 22nd 2019 Taveuni Eye Project


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This is provided and prepared by me in the absence of Bulletin Reporter Zilla Roth. Helen Nodrum very capably chaired the meeting and announced that the theatre afternoon arranged by Jade actually made a net profit of $2000 which exceeded the level previously reported due to a late donation made by a club member. Larry Green stepped in as Acting President for the day.  Grant Perry did a fantastic presentation on the Rotary Club of Tema Meridian, Republic of Ghana which has 26 members. Of interest, Ghana is 239,600 Square kilometers in size with a population of 29M.This compares to Australia at 7.642M Square kilometers with a population of say 21M. Ghana is only 3.13% in size of Australia.

We had one visitor brought along by Jo Impey. We had the pleasure of hearing from Peter Malden, Rotary Club of Boronia on The Taveuni Eye Project in Fiji. In attendance also Rob Hilliar, President elect of the Rotary Club of Boronia. Rob was President of our club in 2009-2010.  Boronia have supported the project for 13 odd years. It costs the small sum of $300 for a cataract operation to be carried out using this program which compares to the same operation in Australia at around $5000.

Members had been asked to wear something with a touch of orange.  Whilst there were not any prizes given, Ron Brownlees would have had to of been the winner with his “orange” wig.

Geoff Gartly brought along a really nice bottle of Champagne which was auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Moorabbin SES. Julie Reid “won” it coughing up $70. Jo Impey presented our Guest speaker with one of her home made cumquat jams. Tim Lynch did his usual round of extracting money from members with his fine session.

Report provided by Peter Lewis

Thanks Jo Impey for photos (Ed)

 

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