Rotary Club of South Launceston District D9830
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Club Meetings:
Thursday for fellowship at 6pm followed by Dinner at 6:30pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania

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Wine Connoisseur Auction

Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017

I read somewhere that "Whether you hit the books or hit the bottle, the best way to refine your palate is to taste, taste, taste"

Well after the Wine Auction last week expertly conducted by Craig Mitchell and his sidekick Les Grant, there was a few Rotarians who took home plenty of bottles of wine to get on the way to refining their palates.

I hear that the duo managed to take $871.00 from the gathered and some of the buyers will be looking at enlarging their cellars.

A great fun night and a very healthy fund raising event.

Thanks to all the donors and buyers for making it a success.    

Wine auction

Climbing Cradle Mountain

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

~The Mountain climbers were:
Lance Pfeffer, Lachlan Schneider, Inaki Sanchez, Shannon Evans, Bjork Hanson and Henk kortekaas.
The climb was organised by Lance and Henk for a clear and sunny Saturday in October. This really was the case
when we left Launceston at 7 am on Saturday, October 21st. During the trip on the very winding road to the
Cethana Dam, Inaki got car sick and after changing seats the remainder of the trip had to be a little slower to
prevent Inaki's stomach contents ending up in Thea's car. The weather changed more and more, the closer we
came to Cradle Mountain. A slight drizzle did not deter the climbers and with great determination we started
conquering Marions Lookout. Admiring the view from there as much as we could, regained our strength and
slogged-on towards Cradle Mountain. The amount of snow was fascinating and a "snowball war" could not be
prevented by the leaders of the Pack. Eventually we arrived at Kitchen Hutt for a short lunch break under a
musical background produced by Inaki on his ukulele. However, the weather was not kind to us and there was
not enough time left for the six-hour climb to the top and back. Alas, subdued we had to return back to the car
park in order to be back in Launceston at 6 pm. Stiff and sore but happy with this great achievement.
We have to do this again when the sun is with us all the way.

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Dr Paul Hanson - “Changes in General Medical Practice over the past 30 Years”

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Last week Dr Paul Hanson was our guest speaker, and his topic was Modern General Practice. Dr. Hanson has postgraduate training in a wide variety of presentations to general practice. He is competent in the full breadth of medical problems. He has an interest in training medical students and young doctors. He keeps fit by walking and riding a push bike.
He spoke briefly on the following, Cervical Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Obesity (Aust is the 3rd most obese country in the world), vaccinations (covering polio, small pox, whooping cough etc), and most especially meningococcal.
The talk was also enjoyed by the 7 visiting members of the Rotary Club of Kings Meadows.

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