Volume 37 Issue No.21 - 27 Nov 23
Saturday 2nd December
Note: Meeting Times
The Vicar 6:30 for 7:00pm
Zoom Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm
Cherrybrook Uniting Church needs non-perishable food for individuals in need this Christmas.
Cherrybrook Uniting Church has been working through a free food provider called Hands & Feet and provides free Fruit and Vegies to financially disadvantaged people with no questions asked since July 2023. The Church receives food from Hands & Feet each Thursday and distributes it to people in need (now up to 15 hampers each week, each hamper is the size of a Bunnings green basket).
The issue is there will be no deliveries on 21 Dec, 28 Dec and 4 Jan as Hands & Feet will be on holidays.
The Church is asking for donations of non-perishable food to be collected up to 10 Dec so it can be distributed in lieu of fruit and vegetables on 21 Dec and 4 Jan to these individuals.
The Club will be helping in two ways:
Kris Kringle and Sing Along on Monday 27 Nov:
On Monday night we are going to do a hybrid Kris Kringle. Instead of bringing a gift to exchange, can you please bring along a non-perishable food item (see suggested items below) which we will donate to the Church. The club will then provide Chocolates for Santa to hand out to the gift givers. We will also be having a Sing Along on Monday night so bring your best voice.
Looking forward to seeing you on Monday night.
Ad Hoc Donations of Non-perishable Food:
If you would like to be further involved and provide non-perishable food (see suggested items below) then this can be dropped off at the Sharpe's (10 Manuka Circle, Cherrybrook) or Hansen's (11 Barkley Close, Cherrybrook) residences up until 10 December. Just leave on the porch or bring to meetings at The Vicar.
Thank you everyone for helping.
Some suggestions are: rice, rice noodles, pasta, pasta sauces, black tea, dry biscuits, treats for children and adults, cereals, long life milk, long life juices, sugar, flour, tinned fruit, dried fruits, Christmas treats, Christmas Cakes and Christmas puddings.
Mobile: 0438 226 606
Trees of Joy
The West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook Rotary Club 2023 Trees’ of Joy are up and running at the Cherrybrook Village Shopping Centre and Westleigh Village.
In conjunction with the Shopping Centre Management, our Rotary Club has operated a Christmas Giving Tree for the past 31 years receiving around 1000 gifts each year. We work with charities/organisations to identity disadvantaged people who would welcome your generosity in providing a specific gift at Christmas.
Only about 85% of the tags are taken from the tree meaning some people miss out. Please take a tag from the Christmas tree and help us spread some Christmas joy.
A tree will also be at the Cherrybrook Public School Christmas Fête on Nov 19 and our Christmas Market at Cherrybrook RFS on Dec 3.
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All action as Regionalisation takes next steps!
In this update:
Dear Rotary and Rotaract members,
It was great to see so many of you at our Pilot update webinars last month. A recorded session and the accompanying slide deck can be accessed here.
Rotary Community Groups club preferences
We are so thankful for all clubs who submitted their Rotary Community Group (RCG) club preferences form over the last month. You are taking full advantage of the opportunities the Regionalistion Pilot is hoping to create by taking control of your club and its future. All clubs will now be placed into Rotary Community Groups with the support of District and regional leaders, who will be guided by the preferences clubs have outlined in their completed forms.
Clubs will be notified of their Rotary Community Group in February 2024 and the process for clubs to elect their RCG leader will commence in April.
Congratulations to the inaugural Regional Council
Clubs throughout Zone 8 have voted and the following members have officially been elected to the inaugural Regional Council. The council will commence operating on 1 January 2024.
A huge congratulations and thank you to all who participated in and supported the election.
Chair: Dallas Booth, RC of Turramurra, NSW, Australia (D9685)
Chair-Elect: Tony Heyward, RC of Tawa, New Zealand (D9940)
Rotaract Nominee: Eeshwar Rajagopalan, Rotaract Club of Subiaco/RC of Elizabeth Quay, WA, Australia (D9423)
Portfolio Lead: Major Fundraising and Grants: Dr Peter Rogers AM, RC of Melbourne, VIC, Australia (D9800)
Portfolio Lead: Membership: Andy Rajapakse, RC of Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia (D9640)
Portfolio Lead: Service Projects and Programs: Madhumita Bishnu, E-Club of Melbourne, VIC, Australia (D9800)
Portfolio Lead: Public Image and Partnerships: Neil McWhannell, RC of Wahroonga, NSW, Australia (D9685)
Portfolio Lead: Learning and Development: Euan Miller, RC of Norwood, SA, Australia (D9510)
A suitable candidate for the role of Portfolio Lead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be appointed by the Regional Council.
Learn more about your Regional Council on the Creating Tomorrow website.
We look forward to seeing you at our November webinars via Zoom, where your presenters will outline the possible future state of Rotary in Zone 8 following the Pilot, and provide updates on the current work being done to prepare for the Pilot model’s launch from 1 July 2024. As usual, attendees will be able to ask questions about the Pilot. These sessions will be held on:
Register here to attend a session and consider meeting up with your fellow club members to watch together and discuss. If you cannot attend a live webinar, you will be able to view a recording on the Creating Tomorrow website afterwards.
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Neville Parsons and Ingrid Waugh
Regionalisation Pilot Steering Group Chair and Deputy Chair
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Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook meets every other Monday for Dinner at The Vicar
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271 New Line Rd
Dural NSW 2128 Australia
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