Tonight, we had some 31 people attend and tonight was a Technology night. It was a lot of fun and lots of laughs and we managed to do the following:
We have created "Whats On" for the Club. This will give you the detail of all the events leading up to our events in the Club Calendar. e.g. loading up of the trailer the day before a BBQ. We added a link onto people’s smartphone so people know "Whats On" all the time and if they want to help.
We added a link onto people’s Smartphone for the Club Calendar
We added all the contacts for our Club Members and Partners to people’s smartphone. It is a copy of the Club Directory.
Updates from past week:
Board Meeting on Wed 12 July:
District Grant: The Club has submitted a District Grant for a 3.5kW Generator. We have had to provide our own power at two events last year and have had to beg/borrow a generator for these events.
Z8 Regionalisation Representative – Anne Sharpe & Neville Hansen
Greater Hills Rotary Club Changeover was on Tuesday 11th July at the Galston Club. Janelle and I attended. Was good to see how other Clubs do it and was good for networking.
2024 District Conference on 15 & 16th March: On Friday 15 March 2024 is Terrigal Crowne Plaza for the Friday night dinner with a beach party theme and Saturday 16 March for a one-day conference at the EV Church Erina – a roomy tiered venue with comfortable seating. They have some great speakers lined up and a terrific showcase along with the chance to connect with friends, meet new people and have fun on the amazing Central Coast! Please register asap. Bob Kay-Smith who is the 2024 District Conference Chair, will be visiting us on Monday 6th Nov to promote it further.
Rearrangement of BBQ equipment at Church. On Wed 12th July, Janelle, Adrian and myself rearranged the BBQ equipment at the Church. All labelled and shelves labelled.
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 11-13th Aug. Run via Zoom and starts on Friday night. Would recommend anyone who has been in Rotary for over 12 months to do this course.
Meeting with Iisa on Zoom on Sunday night, 16 July. Iisa and her family, Georgia Ryman & family, Janelle, Rosemary, Peter & Julianne and myself. Iisa arrives at 6:25am on 28th July.
International Student Commitment. Everything is coming together but 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, rest for the Host family
Friendship dinner was held at Baxter’s on Sunday 16th July, lunchtime. A good afternoon was had by all. Thanks to Gwen & Colin.
Sponsorship Officer – Sue Moore is away for another week or so then then going back to the US in October for some 12 months. We have asked Sandra White to take on the Sponsorship Officer role and Sandra has accepted. Thank you, Sandra.
Global Grant: There have been a couple of meetings in the last week re the Global grant and we are making good progress on the Global Grant Response.
Club Visioning. I have talked to Robert Bredin who is President of Norwest Sunrise and who also is qualified to do Visioning for the District. Ideally do it over two Zoom meetings with the whole Club. One Zoom meeting to collect information from the whole Club, Board then reviews and then presented back to Club at next Board meeting. I will ask Robert to join us on a Zoom meeting one night to explain more. Our last visioning was more than 5 years ago.
Photos – Raise the Kilt. A photo was shared of Raining the Kilt. This has now been put to bed.
Desley & Andrew’s daughter Rosemary has won Bronze at the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris in Shot put launching a 6.33m throw. Well done Rosemary.
So, this week:
Friendship Dinners: Friday night, 21st July at Rashna & Cawas’s
Janelle & Cawas have a meeting on Tuesday night with Coonabarabran re The Science Experience which is usually at Macquarie Uni. Coonabarabran already has three students lined up.
Janelle has a District Domestic Violence Committee meeting on Friday 21st July, afternoon.
First Presidents meetings with DG Christine Owen on Saturday 22 July
Next Monday’s night is a face-to-face meeting at The Vicar. It would be great to see as many Members and Partners attend so we can make an information decision.
DG Christine Owen on Mon 31 July. Should be a good night. Christine is very approachable.
That’s it for the week so let’s look after each other, stay safe and let’s do it.
Sergeant Max opened the meeting in the new venue for the night when around 40 members and partners came to Pennant Hills Hotel try this as a suitable venue.
Andrew Little proposed the toast
President’s Report - 1st report from Neville, see his notes earlier. Sandra and Monica potential new members were in attendance as were several of our valued partners.
Janelle - Fundraising: meeting last Wednesday night, 8 people on new committee Major fundraiser every second month, busy organising Bunnings BBQ at Castle Hill site 12th Aug. 26th Aug Trivia Night fundraising going to Blue Wren shelter
Carol - Membership: Goal this year is 10 new members with a focus on the Male gender.
Cawas - Youth has had first meeting, 5 people on committee, inbound and outbound students happening this year, Science experience 3 students to attend.
Tony Coote - Treasury, annual fees are due, can be paid Annually or half yearly. Pay into general club account.
Tony Coote – Social Pennant Hills Golf club - 28th July Christmas in July dinner- please register and pay asap.
Neville: Club services - Colin and Anne in Brisbane with family.
Vocational - 4 visits planned this year…. 31st October a visit to Alfresco Shade at Riverstone, the rest to be announced after further planning.
Max - Clive Denmark relocated to Central Coast, was a very strong support of our club for many years, Support to his Theatre event urged.
A priest and pastor from the local parishes are standing by the side of the road holding up a sign that reads, "The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!" They planned to hold up the sign to each passing car. "Leave us alone you religious nuts!" yelled the first driver as he sped by. From around the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash. "Do you think," said one clergy to the other, "we should just put up a sign that says 'Bridge Out' instead?
There are some good ones here... contributed by Jim
Gorilla... contributed by Cawas
A man wakes up one morning to find a gorilla on his roof. So, he looks in the yellow pages and sure enough, there’s an ad for "Gorilla Removers." He calls the number, and the gorilla remover says he’ll be over in 30 minutes. The gorilla remover arrives, and gets out of his van. He’s got a ladder, a baseball bat, a shotgun and a mean old pit bull. "What are you going to do", the homeowner asks? "I’m going to put this ladder up against the roof, then I’m going to go up there and knock the gorilla off the roof with this baseball bat. When the gorilla falls off, the pit bull is trained to grab his tes*icles and not let go. The gorilla will then be subdued enough for me to put him in the cage in the back of the van." So, the guy puts the ladder up, gets the bat and the shotgun and walks towards the ladder. As he gets to the base of the ladder, he hands the shotgun to the homeowner. "What’s the shotgun for...?" asks the homeowner. "If the gorilla knocks me off the roof, shoot that dog!
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