Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Service Above Self
1st & 3rd Thursday at 6pm
Duart Homestead
20 McLean Street
Maffra, VIC  3860
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President's  Report
President Graeme Hemming opened the meeting. Chairman for the evening Dianne Honey proposed the Toast "To the privilege of community service". President Graeme welcomed members, PDG Tim and Jane  Moore, guests Peter Hargreaves and Shaun Lennard. Apologies were Ted Mitchell and Helen Lanigan who are both on leave of absence. 
Graeme gave a report on the National Tree Planting Day which was hosted by the WSC. Over 1000 plants were planted at the Island Reserve by Scouts and other interested member of the public. Three Rotarians represented Maffra RC. They were Roger Malouf, Graeme and Dianne.
Volunteers for the next market are Graeme, Kirsty Synder, Roger, Dianne  & John Osborn.
President Graeme thanked PDG Tim and Jane, members and guests for attending the meeting.
Arthurs Swindle Would you believe Neil Wishart drew #13 which is Neil! Congratulations Neil!
Attendance 9 at our meeting, 4 Guests, while 3 were at the National Tree Planting Day
Meeting Report Chairman Dianne welcomed PDG Tim. It's appropriate for Tim to be talking to us because August is Membership month. Tim had collated the Club Health Check forms. He commented on the positive attitude in the room with people keen to keep Maffra Rotary continuing. He said most Rotary Clubs were suffering the same way as our Club, along with numerous other service organisations. He suggested we look for ways to connect with our community while encouraging members to show the public how Rotary is changing. Our members had a good positive discussion on how to go about PDG Tim's suggestions.

In Australia, farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis. Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle, and keep crops alive. Families on the land are suffering and they need our help. Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief. 100% of donations goes to the farmers and is tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ted Mitchell
August 22
Roger Malouf
August 24
Spouse Birthdays
James Snyder
August 10
Join Date
Roger Malouf
August 1, 1984
34 years
Jean Mawhinney
August 16, 2007
11 years
John Osborn
August 24, 2000
18 years
AUGUST 2ND, 2018
Executives & Directors
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Executive Secretary/Director
Club Protection Officer
September is Literacy Month! 
September is recognised across the world in Rotary as Literacy Month. In particular, 8 September is International Literacy Day and celebrated widely, not just by Rotary. Maffra Rotary club will be providing a book to each kindergarten child going to primary school in our local district. Watch this space for dates!
Did you know there is a Rotary Action Group for literacy? It's called The Literacy - Rotarian Action Group ( ) Have a look at it!
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Upcoming Events
Girl Guides Burnet Park
Burnet Park
Aug 11, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ross St Reserve Tree Planting
Ross St Reserve
Aug 12, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Social Night
Aug 16, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Meeting Responsibilities
Registrations August
Veronica Dwyer
Property August
John Osborn
Greeting August
Dianne Honey
Caravan Duty
Required Aug 17th John Osborn to deliver and Nathan Smith to pick up

Princess Anne, speaking at this year’s Rotary International Convention in Toronto, thanked Rotarians for their work in fighting polio. She praised Rotary’s achievements and the respect Rotary has earned at the highest levels of government around the world. The Princess Royal said she was grateful that Rotary and its partners have very nearly succeeded in full global eradication of the disease. She added that because of the logistical difficulty of getting 1.2 million Rotarians together in one place, she thought it best to take advantage of the organisation’s annual convention to say, "Thank you for all the good work you do."