Wow!
I have never been so proud to be a Rotarian, as I have seeing the incredible response from our District Clubs and Rotarians to the fire disaster in East Gippsland.
 
I have been very impressed by the rapid response of our East Gippsland Clubs forming the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid (EGRFA) Committee and the empathetic and enthusiastic way this committee has gone about their task.
 
I am in awe of the financial support our clubs have given EGRFA and especially the incredibly generous support from Koo Wee Rup – Lang Lang, Hastings Westernport and Sorrento, who have all punched well above their weight. The truckloads of hay coordinated by Phillip Island – San Remo, the BlazeAid fundraiser by Berwick, which provided two combat ready work trailers, and all the other contributions and planned events.
 
It goes on and on, so to all who have contributed, a heartfelt thank you on behalf of our East Gippsland family. There are some amazing stories in this month’s Chain Mail.
 
Gumbuya Fun Day II
This is a busy time of the year and it has been a challenge to fit this in before the water park closes for the season. Gumbuya Fun Day II will be the afternoon of Saturday 14th March 1:00 to 5:00 pm. More information later in Chain Mail.
 
Come and enjoy our special Rotary pricing – bring the kids, grandkids and recapture your own youth with lots of fun rides. A new wave pool is now open too. Book Here
 
Membership
We have dropped behind where we would like to be in District Membership but there is time to make this up, so I urge every Rotarian to get out and invite a prospective new member. Make them welcome to your club and share the amazing work that we all do.
 
The Classification system is still a great way to identify skill shortages in your club, so use it to find people to invite.
 
On Saturday February 29th, Nepean and Peninsula clusters had a very successful Membership Seminar.  Seminars are also planned for the other areas, but don't wait for this, start now!
 
 
Also don’t forget to join the Public Image Branding webinar on Zoom, Thursday 5th March at 7 pm, at https://zoom.us/j/733567589.
 
District Conference
Time is running out to register for what is going to be an amazing Conference.
 
The range and calibre of our 8 keynote speakers is amazing, as is the fabulous near new Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo.  
 
Please register now so we can finalise our planning and catering accordingly.
 
See our promotional page at Conference 2020, or visit the quick guide to Speakers.