Rotary Club of Manly Bulletin
3rd November 2015
Editor Tracy Rushmer
Co-president Maggie opened the meeting at 7am, and led the affirmation and Toast to Australia
“We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary”
Welcomed special guests: Lynn and Gaston Peter-Contesse - Rotary Club Kitsap Peninsula, Washington State USA and 
Yvonne Andre and Keith Price from Rotary Club from Campbell River, Vancouver Island, Canada "Rotary City".
Visitors: Lynn and Gaston Peter-Contesse
                  Yvonne Andre
                  Keith Price
The visitors are on a Fellowship Exchange program with North American Rotary clubs from Kitsap Peninsula (near Seattle), Washington State; and Campbell River on Vancouver Island.
President Maggie address the Rotary Club of Manly
Passing of Peter White
Our condolences to the family of past Rotarian Peter White, Peter joined the
Manly Rotary Club in 1983 and served for many years as Treasurer and was very
involved in the Red Sheild Appeal run by the Salvation Army. Our thoughts are with all his family.
John Pack gave a talk on the Manly Council’s celebration for the Senior Citizens Center and our clubs long history (50 years) with the Senior Citizens Center and explained how the Rotary Club of Manly was involved in the building of the Senior Citizens Center and in starting the Meals on Wheels program which is run by the Manly Council together with the Senior Citizens Center, celebration to be be held on Thursday November 5th.
PP Terry Joesph Kennedy talked about the Rotary Centurion Program and ridding the world of Polio included the Director General’s comments. Terry  passed around the Centurion Money Box to members, the money box is designed to be filled with two dollar coins and when full given back to Terry, the money will be  donated to the Centurion program.   Enza helped distribute!
PP Terry Kennedy requested we advertise that we are looking for applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship and the Rotary District Global Fellowship. Information on our website
Maggie Shanahan read out the thank you card and note from our District Governor Gina Growden, which thanked us for her visit.
President Maggie Shanahan’s son in law has been very kind in donating a laptop to Josie’s charity  "Single Mums".
SPEAKERS: Gaston Peter-Contesse and Keith Price
We had Gaston Peter-Contesse from Kitsap Peninsula, Washington State, USA described his club and program from us. 
  • 130 members
  • Use an annual Auction to raise funds (~100K/year)
  • Purple Pinkie for Polio (adopt for our club?)
  • Transitional Housing for women in domestic violent situations
Keith  PRICE (Agronomist and Algologist) spoke about their Rotary Club in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, Canada. “Rotary City” with two Rotary clubs
  • 92 members
  • Activities make up the Campbell River city: Pool, Seawalk, Unwed Mothers program and housing, bridge.
  • Also use an annual Auction (TV though) to raise funds (~100K/year)
  • Pumpkins for Polio (carved pumpkins are sold)