Posted by Noel Halford
On a cold night we were delighted to welcome some new members to our group.
It was great to welcome Silas Arrrowsmith and Jahad Navaseri from our Public speaking Training Group at Swinburne. We also welcomed Evodia Alaterou who contacted us through Nabo, a local social media site.
President Ian Bentley provided a summary of activities undertaken in the last year and also we advised and provided updates on forthcoming events:
  • Tree Planting  on the 29th July has already seen over 200 citizens nominating to help plant trees at Fritsch Holzer Park.
  • Our Rotary Club will be involved and also provide a BBQ for those attending on the day.
  • Our welcome dinner for new citizens scheduled for 16th September has been well supported.
Following President Ian’s address we formed discussion groups to identify projects that could be undertaken by the Thursday Group or the larger club.
Rotary Club leaders were delighted with the enthusiasm and several imaginative suggestions for new projects, which will be considered by working groups to be appointed.
Photo: The recent formal Rotary Induction of three new members at the Thursday Group: Denbigh Richards, Pamm Robilliard and Paul Dipnall, with their sponsor Noel Halford and President Katrina Flinn.
Thanks to the Hawthorn Rotarians who helped make the meeting so productive.