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The Weekend Goulash Newsletter
20th November, 2022
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
Just a reminder that the forms for “Nomination for Club Officers in the 2023-2024 Rotary Year”, need to be completed and returned to the Secretary by the 30th November 2022.
 
Heather, Elaine, Dorothy, Jennifer and I will be holding a “working bee” this Tuesday the 22nd at 10am at my place. This working bee will be to put our heads together to see what needs to be done to make the “Pamper Packs” even more special this Christmas. Peter Hartley has made tie-on cards for our packs with the words “Merry Christmas from Central Blue Mountains Rotary Club”.
 
On Tuesday, the 15th, the D’café was back at the Katoomba RSL. We had guests coming from the Springwood Rotary Club as they, too, would like to form a D’Club. We also had our regulars from Lithgow. It was a great morning, once again with Pat Drummond singing and playing as well as a round the table discussion of our earliest memory of our first home. It was quite amazing what came out of the memory bank.
 
On Wednesday the 16th, we had our sixty Christmas Hampers delivered to my place together with our normal monthly food order. The truck was not permitted to come onto private property, so, Tom, Steve and I had our workout for the month moving all the goods from the street into my shed. The Christmas Hampers will be distributed on the 7th December. The normal monthly deliveries were made on the following day.  Once again, thank you so very much for all the hard work, it is much appreciated.
 
At our weekly meeting this Wednesday, our Assistant District Governor, Michele Ellery, was our guest speaker. She spoke about that wonderful Rotary project, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.  It was inspiring watching the short video clip, showing us just what a fabulous job that the doctors, nurses and associated volunteers are doing to change the lives of the children who had major abnormalities that cannot be treated in their home countries.
 
Ray Wiles reminded us that the Giving Tree has not been giving as well as it did last year, so please could those who haven’t had time to buy a present for someone less fortunate than themselves, put a little something under the lovely white “Giving Christmas Tree” outside Leura Woolworths.  On a label write if it is for a boy age (?), girl (?) or a teenager, adult, male, female etc.
 
          So, please help us put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas.
 
Our thanks to Ian Scott, who in spite of having Covid, is still on task in getting the Christmas Raffle roster completed. He will keep us updated.
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Friday the 18th November, saw us provide another breakfast at Lawson Primary School, resulting in a lot of happy little munchkins.
 
Pertaining to our BBQ to be held on Saturday 26th November the catering guru is in despair as today is the last day to volunteer to work at our only fundraiser. 
 
The Board Meeting is to be held on Monday 21st November at 6.30 at the Grand View Hotel, Wentworth Falls.
 
Until next week
Stay safe.
 
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
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