Eaglehawk Australia Day Celebrations 2013
Eaglehawk Australia Day Ambassador 2013
Eaglehawk CItizens' Brass Band
Recently the club visited the Eaglehawk Firestation as part of the Vocational Program.
Eaglehawk CFA Captain Eric Smith ably supported by many of the volunteers took us through the station. Not only did we see the restored truck, originally purchased in the 1930's but many of the trophies housed at the station.
Coming Programs10th April
Chair: Julie Hutchieson
Grace: Bill Slee
Sergeant: Rob Layton
Duties Ron Payne
Fellowship: Rod Hanson, Geoff Adcock
Program: Stephen Tinker
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FRIDAY/SATURDAY MORNINGS 9:30AM-1PM: BOOK SALES
FRIDAY 12TH APRIL: LADIE'S NIGHT AT MALAYAN ORCHID
SATURDAY 13TH APRIL: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
SATURDAY 6TH APRIL WORKING BEE
Apologies: Peter Cox, Trevor Lock, Mick Costello, Richard Epskamp, Carolyn Robinson and Sarah Wainwright.
President Colin: Congratulated members on an excellent turn out again at this week's meeting and was glad to see members having such a great time at last weeks meeting. Welcomed to the meeting our guest speaker Laura sparks and her mother Joy. The Rotarians at Work is scheduled for Sunday the 21st April and the club is planning to paint the rotunda at the Eaglehawk Primary School. A working bee is planned for this Saturday the 6th April from 8:30am at the Anne Caudle Campus to salvage any goodies for East Timor and Camp getaway. The rest of the items will come back to the club for a garage sale.
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The club has received correspondence from the Bendigo District RSL calling for members to assist with their dawn service on ANZAC day with a coffee service at 4:45am and morning tea at 7:30am. The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal has also contacted the club requesting volunteers for money collection outside the IGA store during the week of 20-26th May.
Reports and Announcements:
Ladies' night: Friday 12th April at the Malayan Orchid from 7pm. Please RSVP to Leanne Anderson by Tuesday 9th on 0418121380. All ladies welcome.
Doug Harrison: On Saturday 13th April we will once again hold, "guess who's coming to dinner", if members could tell Doug privately or by phone or email if they are able to take part in this evening, either as a host or as a guest. Last year's event was very successful, but this year we need a few more starters. Hosts won't know whose coming, guest will be told late on the Saturday afternoon. The cost will be $10 per person and supply your own drinks.
Bill Slee: There has been a price increase of approximately 15 cents for the supply of light beer and glasses of wine. As of 1st May the new price for a glass of light beer will be $3.50 and $3.50 for a glass of wine. The cost of electricity is also an issue as the club is currently paying approximately $10 per day for electricity. Members raised suggestions including that the fridge being used in the bar area being upgraded or alternatively attached to a timer that runs the fridge 50% of the time.
Guest Speaker - Laura Sparks (National Youth Science Forum):
Laura attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held earlier this year in Perth for 2 weeks. The club has not had a long history with this program so it was great to hear about her experience at the NYSF. The NYSF comprises of 3 different sessions two held in Canberra and one in Perth and is run mostly by ex-forum attendees referred to as 'staffies'. Participants were grouped into different streams with about 14 participants in each stream. Laura was in the engineering stream called 'Maxwell" which she found interesting given her main interest is in environmental science. The participants stayed in the Universities dorms which was great for Laura as she got to see a bit more of what university life would be like. She described the overall experience as being very full on and covered more than she expected. The forum contained a lot of hands on experiences which Laura thoroughly enjoyed. She got to go see the HMAS Stirling submarine and the attached laboratory where the engineering advances are made. Another excursion she did was to the Bank West building where she was taught about the buildings structure and design. The tour also showed her a team of computer analysis that's role is to try and 'hack' back into the banks computer system. The participants went to three different universities in Perth which included the Murdoch University, University of WA and Curtin University. At Murdoch University she was shown their robotics department and the universities super computer. At the University of WA she saw the universities research into the effect of waves on the natural coral plants. Finally at Curtin University she had another technology experience where she was simulated holding a 'light saver' and got to see the universities development of phone applications for the hearing impaired.
The forum also focused on the personal development of the participants and therefore Laura participated in workshops on public speaking, presentations and body language during which she received extremely helpful feedback. Laura commented that she benefitted greatly from these workshops as she is someone who would prefer to sing than speak in front of a crowd.
The people who attended the NYSF were all very like-minded which created an environment that Laura found liberating and she expressed her gratitude to the club for sponsoring her participation in the forum. She now aspires to complete her VCE and attend La Trobe University, Bendigo to study environmental planning.
Chair: Leon Scott
Grace: Sarah Wainwright
Sergeant: Rob Layton
Duties: Stuart Manderson
Fellowship: John Gurr, Walter Lourie
Program: PP John Jones
Delegation to East Timor
Chair: Doug Harrison
Grace: Carolyn Robinson
Sergeant: Rob Layton
Duties: Gordon McKern
Fellowship: Doug Poole, Ron Payne:
Program: Journalist Steve Kendall
Unpublished photos of Gallipoli
Thai Airways proud sponsor of the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk's R.O.S.E. program.
Bendigo-Strathdale – Tuesday 6 pm for 6.30pm – All Seasons International
Bendigo Sandhurst – Wednesday 7 am for 7.30am – BRIT Restaurant
Kangaroo Flat – Monday 6 pm for 6.30pm – Rotary Gateway Park
Bendigo South – Thursday 6 pm for 6.30pm – Foundry Hotel
Bendigo – Tuesday 12.45pm for 1pm – Bendigo Club