The Key – 2nd June 2014

This Monday

On Monday night members and friends will meet at Sandra’s house for a social night. Please contact Sandra if you are attending.

Last week

Last Monday night we welcomed our guest speaker Mr Nick Terrell, Chief of Staff to the Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh, Member for Fraser. It was very interesting to hear how such an office is run, the diversity of issues that arise and the daily challenges of such a busy and important workplace.

Members were also delighted to welcome five visiting Rotarians from the USA who had taken the opportunity to visit the Canberra region before the RI Convention in Sydney. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to socialise over dinner. Our overseas visitors also had many questions of our Guest Speaker, identifying similarities to, and acknowledging differences with, their political system.

Our guests were: Nancy Cassel (D5500 District Governor, Sierra View West Club, Arizona), Ray Cassel (Asst Governor of same), Mac Hickman (D6670 District Governor, Batavia Club, Ohio), Eric Marcus (D6670 DGE Beaver Creek Club, Ohio) and Michael Mills (McPherson Club, Kansas). Our AG, Graeme Kinraid, called in during the meeting to meet our special visitors

Club Updates


Sandra will find it hard to say good-bye to Juliette & Reedly from Vanuatu, who are going home after Reedly’s operation, but we look forward to seeing them again in the New Year when they will return for follow-up treatment.

The Key

Jerry will take over the preparation of The Key while Liz is on holidays June & July.