Again we are trying another way of doing the Bulletin  - bet you well have it right by the end of the year…yaeh right!!
President Trish opened the meeting with a reminder about accessing Club Runner “” then to log in use your Rotary South Pacific username & password (if you have forgotten these contact Trish).
Stand in temporary acting Secretary Trevor 
We have received a very nicely written letter from Kathleen Whytock thanking the Club & especially Hugh for nominating her for the Vocational Service Award she was given at Changeover.
One Minutes 
Sue on the hotel Balle Balle night,  Iain on Club visioning, Sam Drury School needs assistance for calf club day and Phil Hewlett circulated the list for the Motor Bike Show.  It looks like we have plenty of volunteers.
Sergeant’s Session   
$47.30 conducted this week by  Adrian Rhodes  which only goes to show what we already knew  Lawyers are better at getting money out of you than Vets!! As we have a triumvirate of Sergeants this year do we need a trophy for the most successful money grabber an Architect a Vet and a Lawyer  (any one want to run a few side bets on the out come) I’d go a couple of dollars on the nose for the legal man!!
Speaker  for the Night 
Wearing yet another hat was Trevor giving a vocational talk & assuring all that Dentists are nice fellows don’t hurt, don’t try to talk to you when your mouth’s stuffed full of hands suction tips and  other things & don’t overcharge.  So apart from that the talk was fairly factual !!
As a result of speaking to Cliff about his email which has changed (correct in the revised directory  ) I heard & reported to the Club that Ruth had spent some time in Hospital last week, but was now home.  Also reported that Mavis Adams had been hospitalized last week and also was now home.
Thought of the Day
IPP Bill   “ I’ll stop telling the truth about you when you stop telling lies about me”
By either that well respected bard Bill Kuegler and  not Shakespeare or more likely his more famous cousin Anon.
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Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0