President's Report

Dear Rotarians,

Welcome back to our intrepid PNG explorers. By all accounts the trip was very enjoyable and the fines box will be overflowing for the next few months, to judge from some of the stories I have heard! Plans are afoot for return journey.

Your Board has spent a good deal of Club money over the past month. The main recipients have been: Shelterbox, Polioplus, Interplast, the Gippsland Bushfire Appeal and action is in hand to donate the profits from the Train of $2500 to the SG Hospital, to benefit the children. I hope members approve and if there are other proposals members would like the Board to consider please let know.

The last few days have been busy ones for Foster Rotary, with Meals on Wheels, tinny rattling for the Salavation Army and a working party clearing trees at the Museum in preparation for the old gaol. It is great to have so much support but its always the same people who do the volunteering. Come on, both old and new members, put your hands up when help is needed. We actually do have fun doing the tasks.

Don't forget the meeting on 1 June at the Football Club, with partners and the handover dinner, again at the footy club, on 29 June.

Best wishes to Jack Howe for a speedy recovery. I am told he is back in Foster after a stay in Traralgon Hospital.

Yours in Rotary,
John Rice

Leave of absence: N Nicoll, R Lomax, B Richards – Mid June – September. D Bligh has leave from 14th May to 29th June.
Request that those who have leave of absence should fill in the apologies book at the motel for the weeks they will be absent.