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1 ROTARY CLUB OF JIMBOOMBA Issue 38 22/04/2017 BOOM TOWN GAZETTE PRESIDENTS RAMBLINGS. Hi All, We had a very good Board meeting last Thursday and although the minutes will be available for all to see at our next meeting on 2 May, due to next Tuesday being Anzac Day, the board ratified the following. Out of the Expo funds we with distribute to our three charities, Heart of Australia, Lift Flight, and the Jimboomba Hall $10,000 to each organisation and replace the money seeded to the Expo back into our community account. I am sure you will all agree this is an excellent result for 2017 Expo which will only improve in 2018 and beyond. I would like to congratulate you all on an outstanding effort put in by you all and single out John Weir and Rhonda Mayo for excellent leadership. Once again Jimboomba Rotary punches above its weight. We also confirmed the budget for our inbound Youth Exchange Program Student Annika Dornbusch from Northfield Minnesota USA whose arrival date is to be confirmed and her first Host Family will be Barry and Jo Thompson. YEP have now agreed to help with her school fees at Hills college and we will keep you informed as we finalise her arrival etc. Finally, our current YEP student Maike returns to Germany on 20 June so the board will arrange a farewell BBQ in Rotary Park on Sunday 18 June from 11am and all your family and friends are invited along with Maike s mates. Mark the date in your diary and further information will follow. See you Tuesday week Outgoing Dave. The Four Way Test Of the things we think, say or do; Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and Better FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Lest we Forget

2 Page 2 ROTARY CLUB OF JIMBOOMBA Important notices Peter Andres award 2017 John Weir is taking application for this prestige s award until 15 May Rotary Jimboomba be presenting to Hills College their Interact Certificate on Monday 8 May at 8.45am school assembly and all members are welcome.

3 ISSUE 38 Page 3 Meeting Information, Chairperson, Duty Officers and Guest Speaker ( where applicable) Board Meeting Every 3rd Thursday DATE LOCATION CHAIRPER- SON DUTY OFFICERS COOK OF THE DAY ACTIVITY 25-April-17 ANZAC DAY 2-May-17 Dorrington house Jamie Banks Mick Bayley Mai John Weir 9-May-17 Dorrington house Barry Thompson Mick Bayley Mai Peter Anderson-Barr 16-May-17 Dorrington house Garry Begley Mick Bayley Mai Mick Bayley All future Duty Officers and Chairperson s will be scheduled by Ray McCabbin. It will help Ray if you could indicate to him any plans for Duty Officers for APRIL John Weir & Peter Anderson-Barr DUTY OFFICERS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO GREET THE MEMBERS AS THEY Duty Officers Duties. Set up room Greet all members and visitors as they arrive. Take Dinner money and mark Dinner Form. Hand out Dinner badges after payment. Ensure the dishes are washed and rubbish removed after the meeting Have a good time. ROSTER If you are not able to attend on the assigned date, contact another Rotary member to fill your position. NOTE: Guys, if you can t make it for Chairman s duty, please let the Secretary know so that he can organize someone to take your place.

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5 Rotary Club of Jimboomba DIRECTORATE 2016/2017 President Secretary Treasurer Club Administration Community Service Youth Service International Membership Media & Public Relations Sergeant at Arms Social Coordinator International Service Projects Gazette Editor David Kenny Geoff Smith PP Ray McCabbin PHF PP Dave Kenny, Ray McCabbin PHF PP John Weir PP PHF Mick Bayley Kenny Davis PHF PP Jamie Banks PP PHF John Weir PHF PP Col Lamond PHF PP Lindsay Rose PP Des Madgwick PP PHF (Sapphire) Geoff Smith PP Rotary Grace Oh Lord and Giver of all Good We thank thee for our daily food May Rotary Friends and Rotary ways Help us to serve Thee all our days Here's DG Michael's February newsletter: D9640 Matters. A full version will be uploaded to the District website: Go to the right hand side of page and it will be under NEWSLETTERS & INVITATIONS Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian s personal, business and community life. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

6 Rotary Club of Jimboomba Jimboomba Rotary Club recently undertook a project to donate fifteen laptop computers and to supply and instal solar power systems into five schools on several islands in Vanuatu. The first installation was carried out at the Tangovawia Primary and Kindy School on the island of Pele. The school was severely impacted by cyclone Pam, with all but one of the buildings being destroyed. Three of the classrooms are now in tents and under tarpaulins and the kindergarten is off campus at the kindergarten teacher s home. There is no electricity or services or retail of any type on the island, so everything must be brought in by small boat. A very small solar system was already in place to power the computer in the principal s office. Although the school already had a computer printer / photocopier, a petrol generator had to be started to operate this machine, and of course the petrol had to be carried to the island The solar system installed consists of two roof mounted solar panels, two storage batteries, a 500 watt inverter (with 240v AC, 5v USB and 12v DC outputs), power points (with 240v and USB outlets) and LED lights installed in the classrooms and office in the main building. This system has sufficient capacity to power the school s photocopier / computer printer.. The inverter was designed and manufactured by an ex-pat Australian who has lived and operated for a number of years in the Solomon Islands. It is designed specifically to meet the requirements of the Islanders (which are not the same as requirements in Australia) and to be compatible with tropical conditions. He has recently opened an outlet in Port Vila to sell and instal solar equipment. All of the solar equipment used in the project was purchased in Vanuatu. Under the tutelage of store manager Charlie, an ex-pat Australian electrician, three local men were trained to instal solar systems. Installation of the other four systems has subsequently been completed and the computers have been distributed. The total cost of the project was approximately $24,000, with $1,260 of the total coming from a Rotary Foundation District Grant. After a day withstanding stomping around on the roof of his school and disruption in his office and being given two computers, the Principal of the Tangovawia School, Mr. Willy, became emotional and unwittingly summed up the outcome of the entire project. He said This will be so good for the children.

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