At her first meeting as Club President Lili-Ann Kriegler discussed both the Club's and District's change-over events and the awards which the Club achieved (see story below).
Doug Hawley then outlined the details of the next Club mission to the Philippines between 4 and 16 October. Anyone interested in joining the mission should contact Doug  at
John McCaskill introduced his neighbor and friend Patricia Poynton. She has kindly agreed to act as our badly needed coordinator between our club mentors and the Salvos mentees from the fantastic Pronunciation Class program which helps young professional people from various countries with advice on CV’s, interview techniques and how to find employment in their newly adopted country. Pat is going to join our club which will of course help her to get to know everyone more quickly. Meanwhile, can we ask those great members, who have agreed to help as mentors, to introduce themselves to Pat by email with their contact details, some personal professional background and areas that would particularly interest them as mentors. Pat’s email address is and we thank you again for volunteering to help with this wonderful program.
Many members will remember Astrid Sweres who was a member of our club for a few years before moving to Croydon. Tragically, Astrid suffered a heart attack last Friday and  passed away yesterday… amazing, intelligent, caring and wonderful person who will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. This is a huge loss to her family and many loving friends. For anyone who wishes to attend the funeral, it is next Tuesday 9 July at 1pm, Heritage Funerals, 733  Boronia Road Wantirna.