Rotary Club of Melville 
Howard's family sincerely thanks you for your prayers and expressions of sympathy.
Only a short piece from me this month.  Janice reckons she’s got enough from the rest of you and elsewhere. That in of itself is great as that shows we’re actively engaged and enjoying our membership and what we’re engaged in doing.  Keep it going.  Thank you all for the turnout at the Rotary Birthday do.  All in all, 4 x club, about 40 people attending. Great effort.  This month we host Santa Maria College who’ll talk about their research surrounding all the plants we’ve been watering at Pt Walter.  Bookmark 13 Apr 24 for Rotary WA Day – more to follow on that.  We’ve a breakfast picnic in the park and electronic darts too. Our markets takings having been good too and we’ve been able to bank roll small initiatives to get ROMADS and the Broome connection lit, not to mention moneys going to worthy overseas projects.  Alas, the sad news this month was the passing of our Past President Howard MacCallum on 1 Mar 24.  He lived service about self in his chaplaincy, defence and rotary service.  May your God go with you Howard. Thank you for doing good and bringing hope.  The membership initiatives we are pursuing are at last bearing fruit.  Plenty of stories written (hopefully for 13 Apr 24) and a potential new member.  So it’s being a short month and a good month.  Keep doing good, bring hope and stay safe.
Phillip Draber
Mondays meeting on 26th February Dave Hobson brought along his Blind Dog in training.  We also had a speaker from Fostering and Training of Guide dogs who explained the process of what the dogs have to learn before they are allowed to be presented to their Blind partner.
Melville Rotary Breakfast Picnic

Join us at Wireless Hill Park on Sunday, April 7th, at 8:30 AM for a delightful morning at the "Melville Rotary Breakfast Picnic in the Park".

Wireless Hill Park

Bring along your favorite picnic goodies, blankets, and comfy seating for a relaxed and enjoyable time outdoors. We've also got BBQ facilities available if you fancy grilling up some tasty treats.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to mingle with friends, enjoy delicious food, and soak up the beautiful surroundings of Wireless Hill Park.

See you there!

Market Roster
Leigh Smith 1/3/1889
Phillip Draber 16/3/2020
joined Melville Rotary
Ian Williamson 2nd March
Dale Cole 17th March
Mohammad Aleia 21st March
Robert Heron 1st March
Ian Pounder 18th March
The Vocational Committee
s are looking for nominations for the club's 2024 Excellence in the workplace. award.
Last year's recipient was Sophie Vowles who is the catering manager at the Melville City Hockey Club. We presented the award at the hockey club in front of her peers and it was a very successful day attended by a number of Rotarians.who enjoyed the club's hospitality as well as watching hockey games at the club.
Fellow Rotarian's please consider any individuals that you may think worthy of this award. 
Please contact me by 31st March 2024 and I attach a summary of the award for your further information.
Thanks and best wishes
David Hewitt
Vocational chair
Editors Report
Ian and I have just purchased a caravan and will be heading east to explore the coastline of South Australia for the next 5 weeks. This Newsletter has been prepared early as we leave tomorrow.  See you at the end of April
Janice Pounder 
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