Meeting minutes 19 Mar 15



  1. It was identified that we need to check incoming position on the Rotary International website. John Mackay to check out details on web site prior to next meeting. Ken hall to spend time during next meeting running all members through Rotary websites.
  2. We discussed the membership fee level for the incoming year. It was decided to set the fees at $200. This was comprised of the $90 district fee and the $90 (US) ($90 US equates to $117 Australian at its current level of 77c Aus = $1 US) This means that there is a (current) shortfall of $7 per person which will have to be met from the club’s Administration Account. If our exchange rate falls to 75c as some have suggested then there is a shortfall of $10 per member. The more members we have then the greater the impost on our Administration Account.
  3. It was decided to have our Changeover Dinner at the “Long Tan” room at Diggers on Thursday 25th June 2015. Nominated time was 6.30pm for 7.00pm. It was decided that the meal would be alternate drop (choice of two) and it was revealed that this choice would cost our club $32 per person. Additional costs included the “one off” booking fee of $75 and the free meals provided to visiting Club Presidents. It was decided that the cost, as advised on the invitations would be $40 per person with any additional cost being met from the Club Administration account.

Financial Balances were:

Administration Ac: 032-625 790814 $644.27
Rotary Club of Tamworth North Project Ac. 032-621 790822 $12.50
Interest $0.88/$0.01
  1. Dorothy has donated payment Banners used at conference $220 Ken has donated payment for Glowstix $49.37
  2. Ken has noted with Michael Roohan, Chair, District Finance committee that club would like access to Xero (accounting program)
  3. Next meeting 2nd April 2015 at 7pm for 1 hour. Notification has already been.
  4. Promotional pamphlet to be considered at the next meeting. Ken to prepare and organize.
  5. You can locate the e9650 Rotary Club Facebook page at
  6. Roadside signs to include eClub website. John Green to organize .
  7. Dawn service on Anzac Day – John Mackay to contact Phil Lyon to volunteer services 5am
  8. Tamworth Club are pursuing a project to install girls toilets at schools in India. John Mackay indicated his desire that the eClub could provide some measure of financial support (donation) from the project account he is depositing into each week
  9. John Mackay was asked to prepare a list of guests, including contact details so that invitations could be sent This item is causing me some concern as I don’t know all the people involved. John Green emailed a list of ex members during the conduct of the meeting – it did not appear in my “inbox”

2nd April 2015  Only Dorothy Barwick and Ken Hall were on line. Apologies from everyone else prior to Easter.

1. Next meeting will be held on line 23rd April 2015. Technology meeting.

2. Governor’s visit. Need to find out when and how? Dorothy Barwick to check at PETS. She has registered for PETS.











The workplace of tomorrow; Are you ripe for disruption?; What business are you REALLY in? Your March newsletter awaits…

In this March Newsletter edition, Michael McQueen outlines 6 workplace trends of the future, explores the key indicators that you are ripe for disruption, and highlights the importance of knowing what business you are REALLY in.



The workplace of tomorrow

In this recent article for Business Insider Magazine, Michael highlights 6 key trends that will profoundly change how (and where) we work in the short- to near-term.

From freelancers to radical flexibility, the workplace of the future will be a very different and exciting place. Are you ready for what lies ahead?

Are you ripe for disruption?

Disruption is defined as change that is revolutionary rather than evolutionary and it abounds in a modern era (consider Blockbuster video as a case in point).

Michael was recently interviewed by ‘The Age’ for an article exploring which industries and business models are likely to be disrupted in the coming years – and how anyone can know if they’re ripe for disruption.

To read the article, click here.


What business are you REALLY in?

One of the biggest mistakes any business or organisation can make is to lose sight of WHO they are and WHY they exist and instead define themselves by WHAT they do.

Looking at how brands like Kodak fell into this trap, in this video clip Michael highlights why being ruthlessly clear on what business you are in is vital if you hope to stay relevant as times change.

To watch the clip, click here.

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Highlighting outstanding members this International Women’s Day

Thousands of women across Rotary deserve recognition on International Women’s Day, March 8, and while it isn’t possible to highlight them all, we chose to profile several of them. These are women who work tirelessly on behalf of others, and whose efforts touch lives across the world, often in remote and inhospitable places. With projects focused on , , and other humanitarian concerns, these women are proof of Rotary’s diversity and .

Ola Al-Awamleh Almasri ,Amman, Jordan
Rotary Club of Amman Capital

helped build a water-catchment system for a public school in Jordan with a large enrollment of underprivileged students. She’s also organized and supported vocational projects that train students to become entrepreneurs. She was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 50 businesswomen in the Arab world.

Fary Moini, San Diego, California, USA
Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle

Over the last 10 years, has taken 19 trips to Afghanistan to work on projects ranging from school construction to setting up computer labs. Her fellow Rotary members called her “inspirational” in her involvement in the building of a school in Jalalabad, and in helping to provide neonatal and midwife training for medical professionals.

Christina Covotsou-Patroclou, Limassol, Cyprus
Rotary Club of Limassol-Berengaria Cosmopolitan

is a charter member of the Interact Club of Limassol, and helped launch the Rotaract Club of Limassol-Amathusia, the first Rotaract club in Cyprus. A former Paul Harris fellow, she worked with ShelterBox in 2006 to provide aid in Lebanon.

Deepa Willingham, Solvang, California, USA
Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley

Willingham is founder and chair of (Promise of Assurance to Children Everywhere), a nonprofit organization that educates girls in the world’s poorest areas and works to prevent child trafficking. Working with Rotary clubs around the world, the center she formed provides education, microloans, health care, clean water and sanitation, and community infrastructure. “Together, we have created a site that is affecting the lives of 30,000 to 40,000 people,” Willingham says.

Teodora Alinsod Lucero,Laguna, Philippines
Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Centro

A midwife, Lucero is operating a birthing clinic that delivers an average of 500 babies a year. She also organizes a free medical clinic and workshop for pregnant women in underserved communities. In 2013, the National General Assembly of Midwives presented her the Gaward Agham Special Award for Excellence in clinical care.

Carolyn Jones, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Rotary Club of Anchorage East

The first woman to serve as a Rotary Foundation trustee, has traveled to Russia as a Rotary volunteer five times, three of them as a preschool teacher for developmentally delayed children in orphanages. But her volunteer efforts have taken her elsewhere as well: “In the 27 years that I’ve been a Rotarian, I’ve administered polio drops in India, planted trees in Brazil, promoted microcredit in Costa Rica, and delivered baby formula in Uganda,” Jones says.

Bernadette Blackstock, Franklinville, New Jersey, USA
Rotary Club of Glassboro Sunrise

The CEO of People for People Foundation, helps normally self-sufficient people who have fallen on hard times to afford food, clothing, rent, utilities, medications, and other life necessities. “Since 2003, our foundation has served over 10,000 families,” Blackstock says.

Ginger Vann, Baker, Louisiana, USA
Rotary Club of Baker

coordinates a tutoring program for at-risk students. With the help of her club, she renovated a derelict school building and worked with tutors to reach 50 students a day. She’s also passionate about workforce development in Baker, where well-paying craftsman jobs often go unfilled. “We’re not going out there and finding just anybody; we’re targeting the unemployed, underemployed, and veterans,” Vann says.