Thanks to those who volunteered for the Crossroads BBQ on 4th May. It's an easy job, we only need to cook burgers. Details are on the website and Helen will be organizing the patties, buns and coleslaw next week.

At our meeting last week we had an informal discussion led by our guests, DG Dai Mason, DGE Trevor Taylor and AG Leo Smith. In broad terms, the subject was "How to survive as a small club".Even though our numbers were small we still had a good night.  It seemed to me that we should be able to survive as a Rotary Club but some changes will be needed. Venue, club projects, cost and the need for new members were all discussed.

One change we have started to think about is venue and to this end we are having a trial meeting at Miller's Cafe this week. There will be a pre prepared meal for us but at this stage we do not have any details. Nor do we know whether BYO alcohol will be OK. We need to get the OK for this from the owner of the cafe, Janine. Janine will also need some idea of numbers so if you are NOT coming please let Helen know by Tuesday. It is a partner's night so if you are bringing your partner also let Helen know. Times will be as normal and for those not sure, the cafe is on the corner of Bury and Currie Streets right in the centre of town, just downhill from the council chambers.

Bill