Posted by Peter Tinney on Dec 01, 2019
Sergeant at Arms Bruce Moy called us to order and proposed the toast to RI, The Queen and Australia.
President Ross opened the meeting and welcomed all members and began with toast to all members.
He then presented to John Roetman and Neil Taylor photos from their induction as members of the Rotary Club of Taree.
President Ross acknowledged the Blue Mountains Wood turners for generously providing a range of wooden toys for children affected by the local bushfires.
He also thanked Mario Tomlin who had purchased two paintings at auction on the African Safari evening. Mario has donated the paintings to the Club for any purpose.
Then Ross moved into the more formal side of the AGM with reports presented by Directors etc. Some matters were deferred to a later meeting for resolution.
Phil Streatfeild as Public Officer then led us through the election of officers with a few positions yet to be filled.
Rotary Bushfire Appeal is a project of Rotary in the Manning Valley. It is a RAWCS project which will allow us to contribute $999 to each qualifying family. The qualification is the loss of their homes by fire. 
Take a Break on us - is a joint project with Lions Taree to organise and provide the opportunity for bbq and chat with people affected by drought and fire in the region. These are arranged in small localities, the first being Thursday 28th November at Oxley Island Hall, the second at Caffreys Flat Hall 5 December. Everyone welcome