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The Weekend Goulash Newsletter
23 July, 2022
 
     Greetings fellow Rotarians,
Tuesday 12th July was a busy but interesting day.  Eric and I met with Heather Archer to discuss her thoughts and ideas with a view to creating a project to help the homeless and others in our local community. Watch this space!
 
Our Wednesday meeting was certainly different….we (well the male population) stayed on to watch the State of Origin.
 
Our Board Meeting was held on Monday 18th July. Briefly, our Club Accounts are in good shape; that the branded gazebo should be used whenever possible; Tom, Paul and Eric are to meet with Josh to obtain more specific details about the Red Coffee Van; agreement that prices at the BBQ van need to be raised to keep pace of inflation (it was noted that onion price had increased by 10c/kg since February; sausages have slipped up another two cents to 90c each).
 
Tuesday 19th July saw our first D’Café meeting take place. There were two dementia sufferers who came with their carers and one lady who had questions about her mother who suffers from undiagnosed dementia.  Also present was Monique from BMMC as well as Lucian’s daughter. It was an inspirational meeting, giving us an insight into what it is like to live with and care for people who have this dreadful, insidious disease.  Our next gathering is on Tuesday 2nd August.  If you would like to become a volunteer go to Dementia Australia web site to do the 30 minute course to become an accredited volunteer.
 
Our Foodbank day was Wednesday 20th July.  Tom and Eric drove to Glendenning and picked up the food and distributed it to our three charities. Tom spoke to the manager and was told how dire the situation is regarding the lack of food. These are desperate times and it was decided, as we have the grant given to us by Katoomba RSL, that we should double our food purchases next month. This means that two more volunteers and a car will be required. Please be in touch with Tom if you can help.
 
School Term 3 has started and on Friday 22nd July we did our usual Lawson Breakfast Club. It was fun to see so many little people still in their “pjs”, even some of the teachers wore their slippers and dressing gowns.  It was the school’s fundraiser for “Care for kids”. It was a cold morning, and even though there were not as many children at school as usual, ten litres of hot chocolate was consumed in an effort to warm them up.
 
Saturday 23rd July dawned cold, misty and miserable, but the Woollies BBQ was up and running.  It was a very slow start to the day but then gradually, slowly we started to draw in the hungry shoppers with the enticing smell of onions and sausages cooking.  We trialled a variation of ‘The Lot’ using a Damper Roll, which is a softer and slightly sweeter roll than the type we currently use. We even added a longitudinally sliced pickle; pure luxury, with lots of very positive feedback.
 
Next Wednesday, the Assistant District Governor will be visiting our club.
 
Keep enjoying our chilly winter in the mountains, stay safe and warm.
 
Until next week,
 
Lora
President
 
 
Welcome to Central Blue Mountains Rotary Club.
 
You could say that 2020 was a pivotal year for all of us in Rotary and the World!  We had to deal with a pandemic on many levels, personal, club and so on, and we did adapt and move forward.  It was hard not being able to carry out our projects face to face, but we did manage to focus our efforts on homelessness, food security and mental health.
 
We have continued dealing with the pandemic and its disruptions in 2021 and  into 2022, but remain committed to our projects at home and overseas.
 
We are hoping to learn and apply enduring lessons from operating in the pandemic, and we hope you can too.
 
Stay safe, and visit us at the Grandview hotel or on Facebook to see what we are up to.
 
Central Blue Mountains Rotary Club
 
CLUB INFORMATION
Central Blue Mountains Rotary
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
The Grand View Hotel
174 Great Western Hwy
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Australia
Every Wednesday from 6:30pm
August 2022
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