There was no meeting this week, and hence no President's message and no minutes, but nevertheless there is a short bulletin.
On Thursday 1st March, RCoB held the first in what we intend to be an annual series of Rotary International Women's Day Breakfasts. From the point of view it was a qualified success, with a total turnout of 41, including about 20 drawn from RCoB members, future members, past members, families and one Rotary Peace Fellow. The other half consisted of visitors from other Rotary clubs, the speakers and non-Rotary guests. We have a good platform from which to build future events. From the point of view of content, it was a roaring success. Both DGE Wendy Protheroe and Julie McDonald OAM gave highly entertaining speeches liberally laced with thought-provoking anecdotes and reflections. If we can keep up this quality of speaker, the IRWD breakfast seminar can become a solid event on the Brisbane social calendar. I will give a preliminary shout-out to PP Keith Watts for his indefatigable and tenacious championing and promotion of this event, but there were several people who contributed to this project and there will be a full write-up next Bulletin when we will have some of the photographs taken by Lauren Panrucker for the Village News.
President Daniel has asked me to remind members that at the next meeting on Monday 5th March, Luke Marshall will be our member in the spotlight.