The year started with our first lady member becoming our first lady President when Gail Law was inducted. The International President was Carl Wilhelm Stenhammer, David Yap was our District Governor and Tim Huggins our Assistant District Governor.
We started the year with 24 members and that’s how it finished with 2 inductions and 2 resignations.
Overall the year was one of innovation and change, as we saw many new programs started that will hopefully continue on into the future. These were The COG our quarterly community newsletter, the Pro-am, the Christmas Giving Tree, the Club Directory, International Toasts and of course the bottling of our very own muscat.
Our major fund raising of Scholarship Fund and Restored Military Vehicles catering continued on steadily, but they were joined by the Pro-am, which generated over $2,500 in its first year with potential for further growth. The Scholarship Fund and Restored Military Vehicle Catering made $5,008 and $1,189 respectively.
We again participated in our regular events of football finals gates for the Coreen & District Football League, the race gates for the Corowa Race Club, cooking the BBQ at the Karinya House Fete and the Pride of Workmanship Dinner. Other events that we participated in were, Youth Exchange and Christmas Cakes and Puddings.
This year we also hosted an inbound exchange student in Kate Laramie from the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri, USA, who has been an absolute delight to host.
Jaclyn Webb our outbound exchange student also returned home in January from her year away in the USA. On top of that we selected Rebecca Bridges to be our next outbound exchange student in January 2008, when she heads off to Brazil.
In October we had a visit from the ARHRF Health Safari and hosted a night to commemorate their visit. This was a very successful night with club raising $800 for the causes. We were also presented with a certificate to recognize the clubs contribution of $1,000 per member to the ARHRF.
Once again we participated in the Ian Murphy Memorial Debate and were unfortunately knocked out by Yarrawonga High School.
During the year we also saw sponsored Tessa Lee to the National Youth Summer Science School and Coby Ferguson to the Murray Darling School of Freshwater Research.
Our donations for the year were $14,871.95, with our biggest contributions to scholarships $5,000 and Rotary Foundation $3,192.
The 2005-06 board was:
President – Gail Law
Vice President – Don Simpson
Secretary – Noreen Miller
Treasurer – John Law
Club Service – Ken Filcock
President Elect – Ken Filcock
Vocational Service – Mark Francis
Community Service – Arthur Hawke
International Service – Wally Cann