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THE HOPE SOAP
Edition 2016-021
Welcome to the 21st edition of my regular President's update, The Hope Soap.
 
A very busy few weeks for me so again just a quick update this week with a few things for your attention. 
 
Last Week

At last weeks meeting we heard from Tracey McKenzie, a survivor of Polio.  It is relevant to mention for those that don't know that this Rotary year we celebrate the 100th year of the Rotary Foundation.  The Foundation has supported the End Polio Now program.  Even though we all donate as part of our fees, if you want to donate more please feel free to talk to our Foundation Director, Clinton Ford or visit https://www.rotary.org/en/donate#pp
 
This Week

At this week's meeting we will be hearing from Lee Danahay who is the Gold Coast Manager for OzHarvest.  OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation that collects quality excess food from over 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it direct, and free of charge, to over 900 charities including right here on the Gold Coast. 
 
If you haven't already done so, please let Jo-Anne have an indication of your vote on the proposed secession of Glenn Innes from our Rotary District.  For those at last week's meeting you would have heard the preferred District position on this is to vote No.
 
Committee Chairs should be aware that next Thursday is a scheduled Board meeting so if you need to have a Committee meeting to discuss recommendations for Board approval you should do so ASAP.  The Boat Show committee in particular will need to do so :)
 
Committees Chairs should be aware that next Thursday is a scheduled Board meeting so if you need to have a meeting of your Committee to present recommendations to the Board you should do so ASAP.  The Boat Show Committee in particular will need to to do this.OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities including right here on the Gold Coast. - See more at: http://hopeislandrotary.org.au/event/19-apr-17-meeting-1/#sthash.xGfeCTUK.dpu
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities including right here on the Gold Coast - See more at: http://hopeislandrotary.org.au/event/19-apr-17-meeting-1/#sthash.xGfeCTUK.dpuf
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities including right here on the Gold Coast - See more at: http://hopeislandrotary.org.au/event/19-apr-17-meeting-1/#sthash.xGfeCTUK.dpuf
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities including right here on the Gold Coast - See more at: http://hopeislandrotary.org.au/event/19-apr-17-meeting-1/#sthash.xGfeCTUK.dpuf
Next Week

A reminder of our special meeting next Wednesday (26 April) where we will hear from Hetty Johnston A.M. and be joined by our friends from the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise. For those of you who don't know, Hetty is the founder of the organisation, Bravehearts and a tireless campaigner for child protection.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from a extremely well credentialed guest speaker.  Please make sure you respond to any instructions from Sandy / Jo-Anne regarding your attendence and breakfast requirements.
 
District News
 
A reminder again of a few important District updates  -
.. and finally

I hope to see as many of you as possible on Wednesday morning !
 
Yours in Rotary
 
 
Gareth Hunt
President 2016/17
Rotary Hope Island
 
Useful Links
Coming Up
Guest Speaker - Lee Danahay
Sanctuary Cove Country Club
Apr 19, 2017
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM
 
Guest Speaker - Hetty Johnston AM
Sanctuary Cove Country Club
Apr 26, 2017
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM
 
Club Assembly
Sanctuary Cove Country Club
May 03, 2017
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM
 
10 May 17 Meeting
Sanctuary Cove Country Club
May 10, 2017
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM