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The Weekend Goulash Newsletter
17 September, 2022
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
 
Our meeting on Wednesday 14th September was a solemn occasion following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  I read out Rotary Great Britain and Ireland’s obituary/letter and parts of Rotary International President Jennifer Jones’ letter in which she stated how both the late Queen and her late husband Prince Phillip were very strong supporters of Rotary. Vivianne placed a photograph onto our Rotary Face book page of Prince Philip in formal dress, wearing his Rotary badge. 
  
      Our guest speaker was Kate O’Neill from Woodford Academy.  She told us all about the chequered history of the “Woodford Academy” bringing the people and the place to life, interspersing her tale with tantalising bits saying “and that’s another tale”. We would most definitely like to hear these bits of the other tale. She spoke about a painting, an Old Dutch master, unfolding the tale of the mystery of who actually painted the picture.
     
Friday 16th September was another busy day.  It started off as usual at Lawson Primary School giving the children a hearty breakfast.  Once again all the food was gone just as the bell chimed.  Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for their great help, and special thanks to Di Pixton for stepping in to help, it was very much appreciated.  
 
      This was followed by a D’Café committee meeting at Katoomba RSL Club. The meeting consisted of me, Liz, Lucian and Natalie. It was a follow up of last week’s meeting with Jeff, and his carer/husband, Sebastian.  Sebastian has sent us a Collaboration Proposal between the Dementia Café and the Creative dementia workshop. We spent some time nutting out an agenda for future D’Café gatherings from 20th September up to 20th December 2022. 
 
Monday, the 19th will be our Board Meeting to start at 5pm instead of 5.30 (as it is the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral which will be televised later that night). Tom Hickey will not be able to attend the Board Meeting. We wish him speedy recovery.
 
Tuesday, the 20th September Prue Hardgrave will be our guest speaker at the D’Café meeting. The theme of the day will be “Self-Portrait” drawings and key words (using the registration forms as prompts). Pat Drummond will play and sing songs about “ME”, likes, dislikes, travel etc. We might start each session with Natalie leading us with some seated stretches.
 
Wednesday 21st September is our food pick up morning from Food Bank at Glendenning.  Tom has already organised two car crews to pick up the goodies to be distributed to our local charities, Thrive and Belong.
 
Also on Wednesday we have a special meeting, it is our District Governor Mina Howard’s official club meeting.  This will start at 6pm with a meeting with the Board, followed by our usual dinner at 7:00p.m., and an address by Mina at 7.30 pm.  I would really like to see a great turnout at this special meeting.
 
Friday will be end of the school term, so last breakfast club at Lawson Primary School for the next two weeks of school holiday.  I will be attending a Presidents/Assistant District Governor meeting at 7pm.
 
 
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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