As this will be our final bulletin for the year, I would like to thank all our club members for your much-valued support during 2018.  In my first six months as President of our wonderful club I have had many opportunities to engage with our local community and also witness the great work Rotary is achieving both within Australia and overseas.


I am very pleased to advise that our club was recognised with an award by The Rotary Foundation as being the number 3 Club in District 9685 in per capita Annual Fund giving for the year 2017 – 2018.  This award was presented to us by ADG Ward Pollard at our meeting on Tuesday, 4 December and my thanks to PP Ian Clark for his significant involvement in the club during his tenue as President.


Our speaker at the meeting was John Baird and his insight of the increasing vulnerability of modern motor vehicles with the rise in automation leading to an increased risk of their systems being hacked – with potentially disastrous consequences.


Our Christmas dinner will be held on Tuesday evening, 11 December at Xenos Restaurant, Crows Nest and I look forward to seeing you all there.


Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year.