Presidents Report
Greetings GNMRC Members
Hello to you all

Welcome to a new Rotary Year, new Rotary International President, New District 9620 and new DG Wendy Protheroe

RI President Shaker - theme for this Rotary year

Exciting times ahead!

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urges members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives but also our own.

Rotary Area of Focus
Leadership is the cornerstone of Rotary.
 
July is a time of new beginnings, a time to reconnect with each other across distances and differences and to respond to change, a time to show Rotary Opens Opportunities.
Below is the Agenda for the Meeting on the 13 July 2021.
It is an evening meeting with the Zoom room open from 1800 Brisbane time to catch up.
 
The Zoom link is at the top of the agenda document.
 
Our guest speaker is Mr Howard Catton, RN, BSc, MA, is Director, Nursing and Health Policy, International Council of Nurses.
CPD Education 
Aminata Conteh-Biger
 
Founder & CEO of the Aminata Maternal Foundation, is an author, inspirational speaker, activist, former refugee from Sierra Leone, wife, and mother of two.
 
She is a Special Representative for Australia United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
 
This was a fabulous session - click below to view the video.

Proposed New Members:

Roianne West - CEO CATSINaM - was a guest presenter at a meeting last month her video s still to be uploaded to Club Runner. Background in general, midwifery ad mental health nursing (Qld based)

Anna Cross - Assistant Director Mitchell Health Services (Qld based)

Sally Dawit - Midwife / Logistics Tanzania (colleague of member Tracy West - worked on maternity project together in Tanzania)

If any member has any objection to any of the three proposed members can they let President Wendy know by Monday 19th July

Report From Member Survey
Thank you to those Members who responded to the survey. 
 
The results are in and the report is attached for your perusal. 
 
The report will be discussed at the strategic planning meeting that took place on the 7th of July.
 
Containers for Change
We are excited to announce that the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club has become part of the change!!
 
Caring for our environment is one of Rotary and our Club’s 7 areas of focus. It is so important that we all contribute to protecting our environment as much as possible.
 
Containers for Change is a fabulous initiative that promotes positive recycling behaviours that helps the environment as well as supporting charities to fundraise.
 
It is a win – win for all involved.
Our Club Information Brochure
We have created a Global Nurses and Midwives Club Brochure that we can use to give out to people in they are interested in joining us or want to know what we are about.
 
Please have a look at the Brochure and distribute it to Nurses and Midwives who you think would be interested in Joining our Club.
Member Resources
If you would like to present to other Nursing colleagues or to other Rotary Clubs in your area about the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club Wendy and her team have created a Powerpoint presentation and notes to assist you.

As with all the documents that are referred to in the Bulletin these resources are available for you to download from the website. Just log in to the Member's area and choose the documents tab. Our website address is https://gnmrotaryclub.com/
Have you accessed the Members Website?
The Members area of the Global Nurses and Midwives Website houses a lot of information about our club.
 
You can find all the documents that are discussed at meetings and in the Bulletin, plus check your own details, communicate with other Members and there is an App you can download so you can access info anywhere, anytime.
 
Gail Aylmer has done a great job of getting it all sorted. If you have a website question you can email Gail.
Information From the District
We belong to District 9630 and each week a Newsletter is sent out to all Rotarians in that District. 
 
There is lots of news about what is happening in the District and in Rotary in general. 
 
The latest Newsletter has a focus on Rotary Peace Fellows and the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Queensland.
 
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