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Rotary Club of Darwin President's report 2014-2015



Rotary Club of Darwin President's report 2014-2015


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Rotary Club of Darwin

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Darwin (N.T.)

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9 There were 469 tickets sold. Major sponsors: NT Health, NT News, Channel 9 and Darwin Convention Centre. The Twelve Apostles were the idea of John Brears who organised and named them. They were: Mick Myers, Rob Trenerry, VIC Minchin, Terry Unthank, Steve Baddeley, Hugh Bradley, Rob Blakeway, Ben Hockley, Prath Prathapan, Grant Lindsay, Peter Hopton and Lloyd Stevens. Each Apostle was responsible for looking after four tables at the lunch. Word has it that some of the tables also christened them our slaves! The auction and raffle prizes caused quite a buzz among the ladies class items - particular thanks to Hugh Bradley and Peter Davies. Above Left: The Bench, made by Rotarians with a little help from friends, sold for $5,000 at the auction. Club members who made the bench in Hugh Bradley's woodwork studio were Hugh, Vic Minchin and Ian Jackson. The friends who helped were Benny Finocchiaro and Darwin Joinery. Above Right: The Jewellery Box made by club member Peter Davies. Peter also does woodwork as a hobby and when he heard that Hugh and friends were building the Bench for the Ladies Long Lunch auction, Peter decided to make a piece for the auction as well. He was tickled pink when his creation sold for $1,500. As a result of the Ladies LONG Lunch initiative the Menzies School of Health project, HealthLAB, has been the beneficiary of approximately $150,000 in cash and donations. That's a big number in any language. The Darwin Convention Centre has already been booked again for the second Ladies LONG Lunch on 27 May 2016. The Drags 2015 was the fifth year that our club has manned the gates at the Hidden Valley Drag Racing series. The Series season runs from April to October each year and in the 2014-15 Rotary year $5,900 was raised.

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