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Beacon 30th August

President Ross warmly welcomed the large crowd of 43 including; Guest speaker, the Reverend Bill Beagley vicar of Holy Trinity Williamstown; President of the Rotary Club of Yarraville Trevor Wilkinson, and his wife Kerry and son Dillon, (they start them young at the RC Yarraville) together with 12 members from their Club.

Declan McKearney and Sam Martin were with us as were Peter von Alpen and Fiona, all to become Gellibabies during the evening.

Alek Hillas a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Germany in 2009 who lives locally and is looking for a club to join and John Allcock and Doug Bews were welcomed back after their trips overseas.

And Léo Bégué our exchange student was with us again.

Beacon Volume 26 Bulletin No 10

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Beacon 23rd August 2011

President Ross welcomed our guest speaker Dr Chris Hart and his friend and employee Enrique as well as soon to be Gellibabies Declan McKearney and Peter von Alpen.

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Michael Dee – 17th May 2011

Chairperson Scott Dobbie introduced Michael Dee who is the Chief Executive of Harvesting Funds Management. Michael runs his company which handles investments for high net worth individuals out of his office in Mt. Eliza. He defines high net worth as those individuals with greater than $500,000 to invest. In his first year of operation Michael achieved a return of 26.3% return in a relatively flat but volatile market.
His presentation (a copy of which is attached) focussed on the US vs. China with the basic theme being the decline in the US and the resurfacing of China.

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Bill Dagg – 3rd May 2011

Bill introduced himself as a third generation Footscray boy who went onto attend Williamstown High School and then graduated from the Royal Military College at Duntroon in 1956. He served in the Pacific Islands Regiment in PNG for three years followed by attachment to the US Marines in Korea for two years and then eight years in Vietnam including six months after the fall. He joined Rotary in Vietnam in 1968 and was awarded the Foreign Services Medal for work with amputees. On return to Australia he joined the Rotary club of West Footscray in 2000 and was president in 2005.

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