Meeting chair for the day was PP Phil Gresham and he kept the meeting moving with humour, opening with the traditional grace and toasts before inviting President Chris to the podium to deliver the week's Presidential message, which is reprinted for you above.
After a short time for fellowship, Chair Phil asked for spots:
Mark Williams took a long spot to demonstrate how members can login to clubrunner and pay their dues. This half, dues invoices are to be prepared and distributed through clubrunner which also keeps track of dues receivable which will help treasurer Warren to chase you all with even greater efficiency. Also, a new option for payment will be available - online payment by credit card. The traditional dues payments of direct deposit, sending a cheque in the mail or paying by cash or card at the meeting continue to be available.
Mark also advised that the Burnett Cup City vs. Country golf had been postponed due to a clash with Mundubbera Rotary Club's major auction fundraising event. (Stop Press - a new date has been set: Saturday 22nd September.
PP Keith Watts announced that the 2018/19 Membership team would consist of himself as chair, PP Phil Gresham working on membership engagement and retention, Luke Marshall working on recruitment strategy, Dan Adler in charge of marketing and Bruce McNaught from the Albany Creek club acting as external advisor.
After spots, Jaqui De Lacy took the floor for her "Member in the Spotlight" presentation. Jaqui showed us a photo presentation, taking us through the story of her childhood under apartheid in South Africa, Rotary Exchange in Argentina, work in the UK, a circumnavigation in a Catamaran with her family that had many members tinged green as they listened - and it wasn't sympathetic seasickness - through to her present life in Queensland and work in the banking industry.
Jaqui De Lacy accepts the certificate of appreciation after her presentation to members.
Mark's spot and Jaqui's presentation had everyone so riveted that they hardly noticed that the meeting went 15 minutes over time, so acting Sergeant Michael made some perfunctory but nevertheless swingeing fines before Chair Phil went to the drawing of the raffle. Michael Stephens held the ticket but the Joker continues to do a Scarlet Pimpernel. Pres. Chris closed the meeting with the national anthem.