Hi All, well it was a very good and busy night at the Vicar last Monday we had a number of Guests join us which was good to see. We had 48 people attend the meeting. Thank you to our guest speakers, Tracie Konc and Jeff Cronan for their very interesting speech on MoneyCare and how people can get free financial advice. Tracie works as a Financial Counsellor for Moneycare, which is part of The Salvation Army. Updates from past week:
Well Iisa was again last weekend down to Shoalhaven, and Iisa gave an update on her exciting travels.
International Student Commitment. Please remember this is a commitment by the Club. We all need to get involved and help the Host families. If you are going somewhere pls ask the Host Family if you can take Iisa. Multiple benefits, Good for you, good for Iisa, respite for the Host family
Rotary Leadership Institute Courses (RLI): RLI is a training course offered to Rotarians to develop their skills in leadership and management within Clubs to improve performance, knowledge and enjoyment in leading or helping to lead Clubs in the District. The next course, currently open for registrations is 27-28-29 Oct 2023. Carol has now registered for this course. Run via Zoom and starts on Friday night. Anne completed the course on 11-13 Aug and was very impressed and will talk about it more at our next meeting. Future dates are: 23-24-25 Feb 2024, 17-18-19 May 2024.
Domestic and Family Violence: Domestic and Family Violence is a Zone and District project and the Club will also be supporting this project. If you do not want to be involved that’s fine, if you want to get involved that’s fantastic but the Club will be supporting the District and Zone and be involved.
Social Events – Carol & Anne are putting out an email making some recommendations and asking for suggestions. Please respond to this email.
Presidents Meeting Sat 23 Sept: Key Items – Agenda was:
District Donation and RAWCS Grant for Maui
Club Goals – only 26 Clubs have these in.
DFV Campaign Update
Three Webinars for week 25-29 Sep, to update everyone on Regionalisation. I cannot encourage you enough to attend one of these to find out what is happening.
Tony Makin and I have now received the email asking the Club to submit by 29 Oct our recommendation on how the Club would like to be organised into Rotary Community Groups. The Board will put a response together and then come back to the Club for input before submitting.
So, this week:
Our next big event is the Garage Sale on Sat 30th September at Cherrybrook Uniting Church between 8am and 3pm. We will have our own stalls: BBQ, Homewares, Cakes, Plants and Tools and we will sell off sites for Markets and Car Boot sale. The Flyer is in the Bulletin and everyone has been sent a copy. The banners are up and Janelle gave full update.
The Rotary Club of Beecroft has their Young at Heart Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 21 October, 2pm - 4 pm at Beecroft Community Hall
Kenthurst’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday 28th October at Rydges Norwest, Baulkham Hills
That’s it for the week so Let’s look after each other, stay safe and let’s do it. Remember to check “What’s On” for what’s on. Yours in Rotary Neville Hansen
Night Report Opening: Tony Coote opened the meeting
Tony mention today was world pharmacy day.
Peter presented toast for the evening to Rotary, Family and Good Holidays.
Kaye welcomed our guest speakers Tracie Konc and Geoff Cronan from MoneyCare.
Refer President’s report in bulletin.
Neville advised members who arrive early at Vicar’s to set up the room ready for our Rotary meeting.
Neville spoke about Regionalisation Pilot Recap which showed diagram for Zone 8 which we are in.
Director’s Reports (as applicable)
Community Service: Colin advised 12/10/23 BBQ to be held at WPH and will require 6 to 8 people.
Adrian to lead the BBQ as Colin will not be available. Colin also mentions about attending, and assisting at the RC The Entrance Busking competition which will ran from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Fund Raising: Janelle updated on the upcoming Garage sale which will be held on 30/09.
We will have the usual stalls, 1 Car Boot and 10 stalls from interested parties. Janelle discussed stalls layout, Car Marshalls to direct traffic will be in place, and high-level timeline for the day.
Domestic Violence: Janelle gave an update from the recent Presidents' Meeting (last Saturday) at which she presented.
Janelle also mentioned International Men recognition day as good role model on 19/11/23. Community walk will be taking place on 10/11/23 from Castle Hill shops to Castle Hill RSL. There is another walk on the 06/12 at Hornsby.
International: Peter updated on preparation of upcoming trip. David advised they will be taking 4 Laptops but currently discussing with NTA to take more Laptops in 2024.
Membership: Carol advised new member to be inducted next month meeting. She also will be seeking new members in upcoming Garage Sale.
Public Image: Keith advised he is looking at Instagram social media and maybe seeking assistance from members.
Youth: Cawas advised that Tahni Bowmaker and Ella Atkinson from Coonabarabran High School will be arriving on Tuesday 03/10/23 to attend the Science Experience at Macquarie University.
A dinner has been organised on 06/10/23 at Enzo Kitchen in Dural if anyone is interested to attend.
Exchange: Rosmary advised they will be doing a Zoom meeting with Host families on 26/09/23. Iisa spoke about the Coonabarabran trip recently with Colin and Anne. She regaled about the experiences she had, such as feeding the lambs, seeing the Milky Way with clarity (through lack of light pollution), with details she had never seen before, and beach Kangaroos were a great sight.
Social: Carol and Anne will be looking at activities to do for member for the next 12 months and looking for any ideas to be shared.
Treasurer: It was updated at the meeting that ournew account has a balance of $77,000. These monies are from Foundation and are to be used for the recently awarded Global Grant.
Kaye mentions the fashion parade which will be held on 21/10/23. The event is a fund raiser for the Armed Forces Reserve and entrance tickets are $10.
Guest Speaker Name: Tracie Konc and Geoff Cronan Organisation: MoneyCare (Salvation Army) Topic: Financial Counselling for Domestic Violence or Financial stress
Tracie and Geoff are from Salvation Army which specialised in financial counselling.
Presentation was discussed on the different types or causes of financial stress and how MoneyCare can assist in times of need.
Introduced and thanked by Kaye Carter who mention the importance of this information and how we can share it to help those in need. Kaye presents a small native tree, as a thank you for the presentation. Kaye also invited them to a future planting of the tree at West Pennant Hills Public School.
General Business: Neville presented a list of current activates coming up and for all to take note. Sergeant at Arm’s Heads & Tails won by: Neville - a bottle of red wine. Raffle won by: Ticket number P80 won by exchange student Iisa. Janelle (as Host Mother) received a bottle of White wine.
Paddy and Mick are on an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Heathrow.
Shortly into the flight there is an almighty bang and an announcement comes over the intercom, “This is your captain speaking. The bang you just heard was one of our port engines exploding and falling off. Not to worry as we have three perfectly good engines remaining but unfortunately it means we will be one hour late arriving at Heathrow”.
A little while later there is another almighty bang and an announcement comes over the intercom, “This is your captain speaking. The bang you just heard was one of our starboard engines exploding and falling off. Not to worry as we still have two perfectly good engines remaining but unfortunately it means we will now be two hours late arriving at Heathrow”.
A little while later there is another almighty bang and an announcement comes over the intercom, “This is your captain speaking. The bang you just heard was our second port engine exploding and falling off. Not to worry as we still have one perfectly good Rolls Royce engine remaining but unfortunately it means we will now be three hours late arriving at Heathrow”.
At this point, Paddy turns to Mick and says, “The fourth engine better not explode and fall off otherwise we could be up here forever”.
Some Old, Some New, but there are some good jokes here ... contributed by Neville
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The Club alternates meetings: Generally, one "Face to Face" one Monday and a Zoom meeting the next Monday. Face to Face Meet at The Vicar Arrive 6:30pm, Start 7:00pm, End 9:00pm 271 New Line Rd Dural NSW 2128 Australia Zoom Arrive 7:15pm Start 7:30pm End 8:30pm