President’s Message – September 2018
This is my first newsletter as president and I thank the many members who have wished me well for my term.
The Annual General Meeting held before the August dinner meeting conducted the club’s constitutional
requirements in a thorough and timely manner. I acknowledge and thank past President Ross Hultgren for
his contribution and officially welcome Stuart Whitehead to the club’s committee.
The August meeting was exceptional with members’ feedback confirming the mood of those that were
present on the night. Neale Daniher’s humility, humor and courageous recount of his life and battle with
MND ended with a spontaneous standing ovation from the room. Members will be delighted to know that
the sale of MND Beanies, raffle tickets and donations raised in excess of $6,000 for Neale’s foundation to
find a cure for this hideous disease. Neale and wife Jan have asked me to pass on their sincere thanks.
This month we look into the medical world with infectious disease specialist, Dr. Dan O’Brien.
I look forward to seeing you all at our September dinner meeting.