Rotary eClub of Brindabella
Opportunity Knocks

October 2023 | Issue 2

Welcome to Opportunity Knocks - the bulletin of the Rotary E-Club of Brindabella. 
Our very own Stuart Kasule presenting at the Rotary Conference his Global Grant information to date
Rotary E-Club Brindabella tables set up ready for RDU sales.
Rotary members from District 9705 out for dinner
Meet a member: Ros Prangnell
Ros joined Rotary after retiring from working in mostly the public service for almost 35 years. 
Ros grew up on an irrigated rice farm in the Kooba area between Griffith and Darlington Point in NSW. This greatly influenced her life as she went onto studying agriculture at the former Wagga Agricultural University, now Charles Sturt University. Soon after she joined the Wagga Agricultural Institute where she has spent over 30 years working in plant and soil research.

Early after leaving tertiary education in 1982 Ros spent a year travelling through Africa with a little-known acquaintance. The acquaintance, Peter, is now her
husband and they live on small acreage on the outskirts of Wagga. They have 3 adult children, Myles (Sydney), Hannah (Wagga) and Penny (Melbourne), several
free-loading chooks and one too many brown snakes!

Ros has a long term commitment to the Wagga Urban Landcare Group (long-term treasurer), is secretary for Downside Rural Fire Brigade, is an active Justice of the
Peace on community desks, does long-distance client pick-ups for the Cancer Council and is in the second term on two Wagga Wagga City Council advisory groups.

Joining Rotary with its established framework has been another way to contribute to the community.

Apart from community work, interests include gardening, travel, films, chooks and reading.
At the last meeting of the club, we determined that members would prefer to receive less emails and therefore minutes should be included in this newsletter! 
Each week from now on, you'll find a link to the minutes right here. 
Our Next Meeting
Our next club meeting is Thursday October 26 at 8pm via Zoom. 
To access the meeting, simply click the following link. 

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Meeting ID: 919 9792 8247
Passcode: 489653
Additionally, click this link to download a file and save all scheduled meetings for the year to your calendar! 


Meeting to commence at 8 pm, close at 9pm – meetings will be videoed
All members are invited to attend.
  1. Apologies:
  2. Jenny to Welcome everyone. Attendees will be asked this question -  Question:- What is one of your favourite quotes?
  3. General Business - Report on the District Conference
  4. Reports from any Directors
    o Youth
    o Foundation
    o Community
  5. Speaker 


Hamish Tait Director and Chief Executive Office of Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga.

Hamish holds Masters degrees in both Music and Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland. He has studied piano with Wendy Lorenz and Roy Howat. In 1997 Hamish was awarded a Regional Arts Development Fund allowing him to study piano and accompaniment in London with the renowned pianist/accompanist Nina Walker, herself a pupil of Claudio Arrau and Alfred Cortot.

In 2003 he was appointed as the Director of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga and has held the positions of President, Vice-President and Executive Secretary of the ANSWRC and has served over nine years on the ANSWRC Committee. In 2011 Hamish was the Vice-Chair of the 10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC) and is currently a NSW State Representative on the APPC National Committee.

Hamish appears regularly as a piano soloist, duo pianist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has performed extensively across Australia and internationally including tours of the USA and the UK. As a teacher, Hamish works with Diploma and Tertiary students at the RCM and is sought after as an adjudicator. Hamish performs regularly with violinist Lauren Davis and with Anthony Bozicevic as the Riverina Piano Duo.

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