PARTY FOR ST PATRICK'S DAY
Rotary Club of North Hobart members have been working hard on many different projects recently, so a break for socialising was programmed for St Patrick's Day. The scene was set with President Brian's magnificent photos from his most recent trip to Ireland. We also thank Mark Heyward (musician) and Marilyne Jackson (dancer) for entertaining us and Paddy McGroarty for donating the booklets containing words of Irish songs. Rotarians came dressed appropriately with an array of green and flashes of orange featuring in the costumes chosen. Paul Guo took more than a hundred photos, from which we are proud to share below. Thank you, Paul.
WeLCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
The Rotary Club of North Hobart's Strategic Plan, published in 2020, set an ambitious goal that we should grow by ten members each year. We inducted Effie Flaskas in June last year, then Pam Dennis and Kitty Kruup in August and Hilde de Bruto, Jeff Blakeley, Marnie Hill, Louise Bloomfield and Paul Daniels in the month of February. We may reach the target of ten yet! It is our aim to keep up the diversity in our club so that we all have interesting conversations and fellowship during meetings.
farewell to the har wee yee
When we heard the news that the club's much-loved home away from home, the Har Wee Yee Restaurant, was closing, our club decided to have our end of year celebration there. A wonderful Chinese banquet enabled many club members to come together and enjoy fellowship and wonderful service. Besides our own Lucky Door Prize, Ruby and Trevor also gave four prizes out themselves, all of which were won by Rotarians. The end of an era!
Ian Geard bidding farewell to Nina Huang, who is moving to another Rotary club in the New Year. Lucky Door Prizewinners included Denis Savell and Rod Batchelor.
Just a few taste sensations of the bountiful feast:
Thank you to the Lee family for the warm hospitality over 52 years. Our club presented Ruby and Trevor with a bouquet of flowers, but unfortunately things were so busy at that point we could not get a picture for posterity.
District governor's visit august 2020 - black buffalo hotel
For the official visit of District Governor Michael Plunkett and his wife Past Assistant Governor Gayle, we enjoyed the company of Assistant Governor Paul Fernyhough, District Youth Director Liz Bulman and a number of other distinguished guests, including Akhile Joseph, President of the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay, Elizabeth McDougall, Principal of our aligned school, Sacred Heart College, Catherine Doran from the Migrant Resource Centre and Christine Bailey from the Hobart Jazz Club. Julian Type was awarded a Club Service Award, Roslyn Teirney earned a new PHF pin and Kitty Kruup and Pam Dennis were inducted into the club. Thank you to Mike Quinn of R C Glenorchy for acting as our photographer.
CHRISTMAS DINNER - 17 DECEMBER 2019 - BLACK BUFFALO HOTEL
At our Christmas Dinner we welcomed a number of people who had previously visited the club - Past District Governor Ross Carlyle and his wife Penny, Past District Governor Una Hobday, District Governor Nominee Heather Chong, Pride of Workmanship awardees Margaret and Peter Anning, CEO of the Council of the Ageing Sue Leitch, speakers Sandra Halliwell, Tony Webb, Christine Green and former member Andy Wilson. Also we had the company of Alicia Pelham, president of the club which sponsored ours, the Rotary Club of Hobart, and Sally and Gerry McGushin, president of the Rotary Club of Salamanca, which we sponsored. In addition we had the pleasure of the company of PP Mike Quinn (District Photographer) and his wife Fran and Rhonda Walker, president of the Rotary Club of Glenorchy, who supports our service to Campbell Street Primary School. We received apologies from District Governor Michael Cooke and his wife Corrina, Assistant Governor Biddy Fisk, and several of our members who were indisposed. An enjoyable evening was had by all. Many thanks to the Membership Committee for organising the evening. Secret Santa and the Quiz were hits. Thanks Brian and Nina, Jill and Dennis.