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The Club recently recognised retiring member Ray Arthur's 21 years membership.  Club members recounted stories Ray may probably rather have not heard, although Ray had a few ways of getting his own back.
Ray's contribution to the Ag Show, Rotary's overseas trips to New Guinea and to Ipoh, his work at Rotary Park, his contribution to the Fun Run over many years, his help with the Curtin Volunteers, his reliability and his mentoring work with young people were all acknoweldged
The Club presented Ray and Denise with a small token of the Club's appreciation for Ray's 21 years' service.

The 2018 Margaret River Rotary Directory has now been published and is now being distributed. Extra copies can be obtained from our sponsor Home Hardware in Station Rd and from Shire offices and post offices within our shire.

The annual weekend visit to Margaret River by Curtin Volunteers took place recently. The students spend time during the weekend working on community projects in the area. They are hosted by members of club and the visit includes a social. This year the students helped relocate a landing stage before clearing the banks of weeds at the Rowing Club. After lunch they then moved onto the Old Settlement for the afternoon helping with general maintenance. The CV's enjoyed a vocational visit to the Wallcliffe Volunteer Fire Brigade headquarters where Gordon and Barney bought them up to speed with the latest equipment. A BBQ and fellowship was enjoyed by all, a great chance to mingle as most of these participants are also members of the newly formed Elizabeth Quay's Rotary Club. Sunday saw them reconvene for a bit of weed eradication along the banks of the Margaret River from Rotary Park and a competition evolved which did well to spur on the process. Lunch was kindly provided again by Fran, Sue, Ley, Pat and Marg. 

New member Andrea Preece  was warmly welcomed into membership of the Rotary Club of Margaret River this week. The induction reminded us that Rotary is the world’s original service organisation with a concept for service above self. We look forward to on-going fellowship with Andrea.

This guest speaker at this weeks meeting was Tracey Muir. Tracey is the Education Officer for Nature Conservation Margaret River and works with children across the region on an evolving program that informs and engages primary school children in their natural environment in an interactive program.

In 2016-17, Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Through Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

Ongoing maintenance in Rotary Park this week. Cleaning and repainting the concrete tables and benches in addition to starting the repaint of Kate. Further painting this coming Tuesday morning (14th February). Sorry kids Kate might be closed off for a couple of hours whilst the paint dries.

Alternative Leavers Week is a project in partnership with villages in Timor Leste; a team of school leavers visits East Timor to meet the people, learn about life and work on community development activities. This project aims to provide support for the Timorese people and an understanding of life in a neighbouring country like Timor for the Margaret River students.

This Saturday (Nov 5th) members of the club will be loading up 100 chairs and desks from the school and transporting them to Kent Street, Perth as part of the Friends of the Timor Container Project run by the Rotary Club of Hillarys. The desks and chairs along with other donations such as computers and teaching equipment will be packed into sea containers for shipment to East Timor.

The Harvey Bike Riders visited Margaret River last Friday afternoon on their fund raising journey for Childrens Leukaemia & Cancer Foundation.  For this now annual event the club always provides afternoon tea when the riders arrive in town. The Hon Barry House MLC also presented the riders with a cheque for $1,000 on behalf of the Club.  The riders had cycled from Mandurah and were continuing onto Augusta in this big fund raising effort.  9 cyclists were taking part this time, and both the cyclist and support crew were well catered for.

Update August '16
The latest palning meeting attracted 31 attendees and there are now 18 new names on the register following this second meeting.
Membership fees have been set at $30 until the shed opens with 28 signed up. Currently estimating 18 months until the Shed opening.  
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