Daniel Hammond and Liz Mackinlay.
President’s opening comments
  • President Richard congratulated Maggie, John Shanahan & Ted Waters for the recent birth of their respected grandchildren over the weekend.
  • He welcomed both Daniel Hammond as a return guest and Liz Mackinlay, making her first visit to the club: and reported that John Shanahan will meet with Wendy from Fragile X and present her with a donation from the club to her organisation of $2,500.
Terry Kennedy then spruiked Polio Plus AND the Polio Plus badges which, according to Terry, will be so valuable in years to come that our ancestors may be taking them to be valued on the Antiques Roadshow.
Ted Waters reported on the success of the Royal Far West’s Sportsman’s lunch held at the Steyne Hotel. The club hopes to have the poet who entertained mightily at the lunch to be the speaker at the club’s 100 years celebration dinner on 14 December.
Andrea Hogan sought applicants – likely to be in their early twenties - for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) 
Robert Jones undertook to try to have our club meetings included in the Noticeboard section in the Manly Daily each Saturday.
George McLelland introduced the speaker, Liz Mackinlay, CEO of Australian Doctors International Inc.
Liz has had over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, both in Australia and in Australia. She has worked with Red Cross and World Vision, as well as smaller non - government organisations. She was based in Cambodia for three years.
Liz provided a very interesting and informative power point presentation on ADI’s delivery of health services in PNG, as well as responding to many questions raised by members.
Liz stressed that PNG being our closest neighbour and the importance of PNG to Australia and the health risks that it presents to our shores if medical treatment services are not improved in the country.
John Warren ran the sergeant’s session.
Having folded the raffle tickets etc. before the draw, Susie Morgan had the satisfaction of winning the raffle.