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The Terrotarian : Rotary Club of Darwin



The Terrotarian : Rotary Club of Darwin

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Rotary Club of Darwin


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Previous Meeting [9 July] 91% Members Present Apologies Makeups Silent Members Guests Club Guests Visiting Rotarians Members On Leave 31 16 0 6 1 0 0 1 Fines Rotary Foundation $104.45 $32.00 Meal surplus banked: $160.00 Steven Camilleri reports Meeting began at 6.30pm. No visiting Rotarians. Guests: Terrys guest, schoolmate Peter Smith. Grant Lindsay welcomed the guest. Scott Forum Introduction. Theme for the coming year is to preserve involvement and having fun. Scott proceeded to work through a range of topics. Ray Fauntleroy continued with background, indicating which rotary programs the club is involved in. ROMAC (Rotary Overseas Medical Aid for Children) RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) Polio Plus, Rotaract, Interact, Youth Exchange. New Memberships. Ray raised the topic of new memberships. It was generally agreed that the club should target 55 to 60 members. The club had discussion about the introduction of new members and which kind of people should be approached for new membership. It was generally agreed that the Rotary ideals of participation without trying to be too specific is an area to promote. Vic Minchin suggested that business mentoring is a good reason for younger people to join the club, and that they can get a lot out of it. Steve Jose suggested that many younger people are not aware of what Rotary does, but upon learning, would generally be happy to join. (The club's governance committee has now finalised development of an Introduction to the Rotary Club of Darwin. An A5 booklet of 12 pages, its specifically designed for the information of potential members and was tabled at the board meeting last Monday night. An electronic copy will be circulated to all members shortly. ED) Ray Attendance vs Contribution. Ray advised that Rotary is now generally happy with the concept of contribution instead of attendance. The club generally supports the principle that people should be accommodated and that this kind of attitude encourages member numbers. Ray Vocational Visits. It was generally agreed that the various vocational visits (particularly Fingers) were excellent. John Palamountain suggested that we try to establish a benchmark of at least 3 visits per year. Ray Finances. Ray raised the matter of new fund raising activities. Vic proposed the idea of raising large amounts of capital to establish project funding that can be distributed annually from the interest, rather than building activities that need annual maintenance. It was generally agreed