Hi all, wow what a night, we packed so much in had a lot of fun and we had some 55 members and guests attend. Firstly, we had The Rotary Club of Beecroft come and visit us which was very special considering they are our parent Club. Then we had the induction of Todd Ryman. We then had two very special guest speakers, David Rosenberg on Pine Gap and then Mohammad Asideh, Rosemary Carrick and Ron Finkel AM who talked about Project Rozana. Project Rozana focuses on the subject of "Peacebuilding in the Middle East - the Rotary Way."
Updates from past week:
Well Isa had been very busy again over the last two weeks, and Iisa gave us an update.
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 course on the 27-28-29 Oct 2023 has been cancelled. Carol has now been moved to the next course. Run via Zoom and starts on Friday night. Future dates are: 23-24-25 Feb 2024, 17-18-19 May 2024.
Social Events – Carol & Anne have put out an email making some recommendations and asking for suggestions. Can you pls reply to this email promptly.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the BBQ at the WPH Public School on Thursday 12 Oct. Big thanks to Adrian & Tony C for coordinating.
Thank you to everyone involved in the Referendum Day BBQ and Cake stalls. Big thanks you to Janelle, Adrian & Tony for Coordinating.
Visioning: The Club is scheduled to do Visioning on Mon 13 Nov and Mon 4 Dec after the AGM. A Visioning Survey has been sent out to all Members and Honorary Members and needs to be completed by 27 Oct. Thank you to everyone for contributing last week.
Training for Square: Andrew and Janelle will be away from 19 to 29 Oct in Indonesia so when Andrew returns, we will schedule some training. After last weekend at the Referendum BBQ with Amelia Chuah taking over the Square maybe we would be better brining our children and grandchildren.
So, this week:
Board meeting this Wednesday, 18th Oct 2023. Discussing Regionalisation.
The Rotary Club of Beecroft has their Living Treasures Awards 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.
The Rotary District 9685 RDR (Rotary Disaster Relief) Team is meeting on Zoom on Sunday, 22nd October at 5.00pm. More to come in the next weeks.
Scatter meeting week starting 23 Oct. We will not have a meeting that week, but I am asking you to visit other Clubs and other organisations to pick up ideas and reach out to other organisations that might like to visit us. I have provided a list of Clubs and organisations as a starting list.
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 for 16 October 2023 Opening: Sgt Janelle opened the meeting. Toast proposed by Niranjan Deodhar, District Governor Elect, to Rotary International and this year’s theme ‘Create Hope in the World’. Janelle advised, including the Beecroft Club we had 55 members and guests in attendance.
President Neville’s Report Included, a very special welcome to:
The Rotary Club of Beecroft and President Christian Kirkendall
Our Guest Speakers David Rosenberg, & Mohammad Asideh with Rosemary Carrick and Ron Finkel AM.
Our visitors, Roman Goydych, Nicole & Todd Ryman.
To all members, partners and everyone else present.
Please refer to President Neville’s report in the bulletin.
Director’s Reports Fund Raising (Janelle); We had a very busy couple of weeks with some amazing results, including:
Garage Sale, grossed about $8,600
Referendum BBQ & Cake Stall, grossed about $1,700
Thanked everyone for their support with a special mention to Andrian and Tony C for coordinating the BBQ and those that contributed to the cakes. Coming up:
Bunnings BBQ at Castle Hill on 28 October
Wine packing, Kenthurst Rotary at Amaroo Park, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November, 9am – 5pm. We will be remunerated $250pp per day, a fantastic opportunity for fund raising. We currently have 8 people for each day, that’s potentially $4,000 so a great activity to support
Please refer to ‘What’s on’ for further details. Domestic & Family Violence (Janelle) Coming up:
Community walks at Castle Hill on Friday 10 November and at Hornsby on Wednesday 6 December
Men’s Breakfast on Sunday 19 November being International Men’s Day at Sunnyside Café, Coonara Ave, WPH
Please refer to ‘What’s on’ for further details. International (Peter) Thanked Beecroft Club for being the biggest sponsor of our recent global grant for the upcoming NTA trip to Flores. Membership (Carol); Todd Ryman’s induction tonight, plus a few potential new members in the ‘pipeline’. Public Image (Keith) Link to ‘What’s on’ and the ‘Calendar’ are now on the Home page of our website. It is hoped this adresses timing issues related to Dooral Roundup. A link to 'What's On' has also been added to the Club Bulletin, for those that find computer access easier than the mobile phone. Vocational (Kerry) Coming up;
Vocational visit, Monday 30 October to Tom Westcott ’s Alfresco Shades, 74 Wellington Street, Riverstone, 5.30pm followed by dinner at The Fiddler, Commercial Road, Rouse Hill, 7.30pm
Bunnings BBQ at Castle Hill on 28 October, a roster has been prepared and there are opportunities to assist, so be quick
Please refer to ‘What’s on’ for further details. Youth (Rosemary on behalf of Cawas) Trying to secure two students for RYLA is challenging. Social (Carol) Whilst Carol has received a number of good ideas for various social activities, more ideas are welcome. There will be a committee meeting shortly to discuss, stayed tuned.
Iisa reported on her week, which as usual was incredibly exciting. This included changing host families, visiting Glebe and the Newtown Markets on Saturday and Taronga Zoo on Sunday, which including feeding some of the animals.
Beecroft Club President (Christian Kirkendall) Congratulated President Neville on his contribution to the Rotary District and for giving Beecroft club the opportunity to mix with our club. Thanked our guest speakers and presented Neville with a gift for hosting his club tonight.
Beecroft members then updated us on:
World Polio Day Tuesday 24 October ‘Riding the trains’, being an annual event that raises about $100,000. Currently Polio is down to only nine reported cases this year and World Health is confident by 2026 it will be eradicated.
RYPEN is now open for students to register.
‘What’s on’ will possibly provide more details.
Induction of Todd Ryman Carol introduced Todd and his wife Nicole to members and provided a brief overview on how Rotary maybe perceived by some as opposed to what we actually do. Kerry provided an insight on Todd and his family, his daughter Geogia our outgoing exchange student. Carol then completed the formal induction of Todd and President Neville presented him with his name badge and pin. His mentor will be Tony M.
Name; David Rosenberg Topic: Pine Gap Provided us with a detailed insight into this intelligence collection facility and the partnership between the US and Australia. It is reportedly the most important satellite ground site in the intelligence community.
Introduced by Rosemary
Name; Mohammad Asideh with Rosemary Carrick and Ron Finkel AM. Topic; Project Rozana Also provided a detailed insight into this project which explores the unique opportunities and challenges of peacebuilding in the Middle East and shed light on the valuable role that Rotary can play in fostering positive change. Both speakers were thanked by Janelle and each presented with a tree by Kaye, these will be planted on their behalf at the WPH Public School.
Sergeant at Arm’s (Janelle) Raffle won by John T, a Beecroft member second and Peter Stanton third prize.
Closing Remarks by President Neville Reminded everyone of “What’s On” Thanked members, partners and Iisa for attending. Thanked our Guest Speakers David Rosenberg & Mohammad Asideh for their presentations. As next week (23 October) is our Scatter Meeting there is no meeting, please visit other Clubs and organisations to pick up ideas and reach out to these clubs organisations that might like to visit us. Neville will provide a list of Clubs and organisations as a starting list. “So, Let’s look after each other, stay safe and let’s do it”.
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