Volume 31, Issue No. 14- 16th October 2017
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21st November - its a Tuesday
Garage Sale Dinner at Pennant Hills Bowling Club
District Governor, Peter Ward visit
Melbourne Cup Night
Vocational Visit Baulkham Hills TAFE @ 6:15pm
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Dear Colin Sharpe,
Please find attached a flyer for Crows Nest Rotary Charity Poker Night.
7pm Saturday October 21st @ North Sydney Leagues.
I would really appreciate it , if you could circulate the flyer around your club..
Last year we raised $800 which went to 2 women refuges (Mary's House & Delvena House). This year's charity will be announced on the night..
Both years this has run, it has been a fun night. We cater for those who do not know how to play poker with lessons from 6pm on the night OR invite me to one of your meetings.
Feel free to call me with any questions.
Secretary, Crows Nest Rotary
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President Colin welcome fellow Rotarians to the meeting with special mention to Howard, Alan and Bob as returning from holidays.
1) Neville was thanked for the huge amount of work he is putting into the Garage Sale coordination. Special mention of
a. Glenda who has been at the hall all week with helpers Rotarian and non-Rotarian.
b. Pick up and receival team who have come each evening/afternoon. I note essentially the same people are turning up each time. Please try and make yourself available if you have not done so yet.
c. The families who are giving up house/garage space to sort/store toys, clothes, baby goods, music, haberdashery, tools, plants etc.
2) DG’s Presidents Meeting
a. Exchange students – 15 inbounds
b. Reporting time/expenditure.
i. A lot of concern raised about the guideline (This months District eNews Letter) not including fundraising hours in the reporting. RI expects all funds raised will be spent on service projects which is not reality.
c. 2018 (March 10/11)District Conference – Fairmount Resort Leura- Details now live on District web site.
d. International Resource Network co-ordinator
i. New role at zone level
ii. 3 year term
iii. Help with global grant applications
iv. Help locate partner clubs in another country for international projects
e. Friends of Rotary
i. Strive to find business supporters/spnosors
f. Rotary Foundation Multi District Dinner 20 Nov.
i. Details have been communicated previously
ii. Teresa plans to run another event at her place like last year.
g. India Friendship Exchange Dinner 17 Nov
i. About 100 Rotarians/partners visiting from India. North Kellyville is hosting a diner
h. World Polio day Oct 24th.
i. District looking for a donation like last year
i. Rotary International Peace Conference
i. 6 being held around the world – one in Sydney (Rotary Club of Sydney organising)
ii. Sydney Town Hall - $195/ticket
iii. Australian and international speakers
i. National Art Competition (youth) to raise awareness about modern day slavery.
ii. Not currently supported by District.
iii. Doug Malcolm (non-Rotarian) is the organiser and is seeking support from all councils to run an event each. Also seeking support from a club in each council area to assist.
iv. Looking for moral support from Rotarians via facebook
v. First three place getters in each Local Council Area to go forward to the National Competition via a Regional competition.
k. Social Media training – Still on and dates to be advised
l. Bobby Redman Vocational Director
i. PCYC (Police & Citizens Youth Club)
1. Very strongly recommended that contact be made with club that covers our area (Waitara). PCYC want to provide candidates for RYLA, RYPEN,
2. PCYC have guest speakers available
3. All PCYC managers have to become Rotarians.
ii. Bobby happy to speak to clubs on Rotary vocational programs.
iii. National Youth Science Candidates can apply to OZ Industry for a $1500 grant.
i. Board training to be run again 12 Oct at Hills Council
ii. New Rotarians training coming.
n. MUNA – Epping Club coordinating next year
i. May 19-20 next year at Epping Boys High School
ii. Information coming soon.
iii. $280 for a team of three – Rotary Club to sponsor.
i. Dr Donald Dingsdag – Chairman of Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation.
ii. Defibrillators that are remotely monitored 24/7 are recommended. Currently 500 are installed around Sydney. Manly Club is installing one.
iii. Cherrybrook Shopping centre/Sports Ground/Community Hall would be an ideal location.
iv. Dingsdag will provide his presentation.
p. Information from other clubs.
i. Ryde E Club uses Video Conferencing for its meetings.
ii. Kincumber give a 1 year free associate membership to youth exchange parents. Results in new members.
iii. Belrose hold a breakfast meeting once a month in shopping centre and invite people to attend – has resulted in new members.
See the night report for further information on the following:
a) The facts Janelle gave about herself some of which was fake.
b) Life sailing the oceans around Eastern Australia from David some of which was fake.
c) The garage sale workshop run by Neville
The President closed the meeting with a reminder about:
a) support for pre- Garage Sale activities. Don ‘t leave it to just the committee. The garage sale is two weekends away. Just let the weather be fine.
b) The Board meeting on Oct 11th at Rosemary’s place
c) The DGs visit to the club on Oct 16th
d) The talk from Harry Zheng re MUNA
Thank you all for coming tonight. Have a great week making a difference until we meet again on Oct 16th