Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
This week our Club, despite it’s restricted income over the last few years due to pandemic restrictions, has donated $2,000 to flood victims in the Northern Rivers area, to be managed by Mullumbimby Rotary, and another $1,000 will issue this week, which includes $660 donated by customers at our BBQ last Saturday!  And the Board has proposed that we maintain assistance to Northern Rivers for the long term, once the hype of the initial response to the emergency recedes. 
Also, we have heard that our Rotary District 9585 has been approved a Special Grant for Flood Victims in our District of $34,500, so thank goodness, some relief is going to the Windsor and Hawkesbury flood victims!
Last Saturday our BBQ was the busiest we can remember with $1,500 net profit earned!  Of course we cannot forget that we depend on our volunteers, some of whom are not Rotarians but wish to give their time and effort back to our society.  Many thanks to them and our Rotarians!
Next week our meeting will be on Zoom at 12.30am, Join us and learn what Rotary is doing in your community.  Click here at 12.30pm next Monday 21st March.
Stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
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the dates booked for  March are;
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We tend to take for granted the clean and generally safe and plentiful water sources to which we have access.  Rotary International, through the combined actions of individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs, seeks to assure that all people have adequate access to clean and safe water.   The Rotary theme for March, Water and Sanitation, asks us to focus on the life changing improvements that we can make through these international, as well as local projects to provide a more readily available and healthy supply of water to all people.
The Rotary Foundation has established a Disaster Response Fund to provide assistance to resident of Rotary Districts around the World.  Rotary Disaster Response Grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters within the past six months.
Our District is preparing an application for a Disaster Response Grant to aid resident of our District 9685.  We can only apply for one grant of up to $US 25,000,(about $AU 34,000) and must describe projects ready to use these funds specifically for this disaster.  These will be Rotary-initiated projects, not simply payments to another organization.
We can combine contributions from several clubs into one application.  Lets consider this!

Next Meeting is Monday, the 21st of March - Speaker TBA


We have returned to every 2nd week @ the Union hotel (Cnr Pacific Highway & West St, North Sydney)  , and Alterative weeks  via Zoom. 
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Last Monday's Meeting on March the 14th

Toast:  George toasted the Rotary Club of Mullumbimby ,and their members ,as they work through the impact of the recent devastating floods.

There are millions of people in the world suffering extreme cold. In 1992 Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia and in the past 23 years we have sent more than 400,000 Wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, with the help of our hardworking and generous volunteers.

Most of us can knit and sew. Just one square provides one twenty-eighth of warmth, and collectively, twenty-eight assembled squares create one whole warm and sheltering Wrap.

Lorraine Sutton has been a volunteer with Wrap With Love for twenty years following a career working for an import company, teaching, and as a doctor's receptionist. Lorraine's involvement began when she heard Sonia Gidley-King, the founder of Wrap With Love, giving a talk on radio. Lorraine was interested and contacted Sonia to find out more about the organization. 
Since 2018 Lorraine has been the Chairperson of Wrap With Love, co-ordinating operations in the warehouse and the distribution of wraps.
Lorraine explained of the large number of volunteers they have to produce the blankets ,but the bigger challenge is one of logistics with the rapid escalation of freight costs and the added challenge of getting the blankets out of the containers on arrival at the port of destination ,as in Syria ,and then delivered to those who need them .And to this point they use the larger international charity organisations ,who have people on the ground to make it happen.
Also they look at supplying them locally ,such as the flood affected people in northern NSW.
 - As a result of last Saturday's BBQ ,we had a very hectic day ,resulting in a profit of $1500,plus a special collection of $660 for the Flood Appeal .Overall , a fantastic achievement.
On top of a $500 member's donation ,George will confirm with the Rotary Club of Mullumbimby ,and the idea will be then to forward $1000 to them ,while we  continue with the Bucket Appeal at the next BBQ in a fortnight , the aim being for continued support to the people affected by flood damage in Northern NSW 
 - the next District Assembly to be held on the 1st of May ,venue ,TBA .
- encourage more members to attend the District Conference on the 18th/19th of March .Currently approx. 300 going ,but they would like more.
- Ross attended the PETS course last Sunday ,and is gets ready for the start of the new term
-Angelo and Mark are chasing up overdue subs ,and while Howard was on holidays ,have been doing some work on the BBQ roster .Never an easy task .Especially as we have some unavailable in the coming weeks.
 - we understand that Phoenix House has purchased the Coffee machine, as part of last year's Grant ,Sue will confirm status
 - for the Community Centre , the return of the D-Cafe is scheduled for end of April.
-Bill reminded us of the "Foundation Dinner" for Club Members at his place on Saturday evening ,was the 2nd of April and has now been changed ,due to absences, to the 14th of May at 5pm.
All member should get behind this evening which should be  great night .Thanks Bill 
 - finally ,there was a special presentation of a PHF(Paul Harris Fellowship) award to Mark Staples .A carry over from last year's Giving Night. 
- March 18th/19th - District Conference  @ Rooty Hill RSL 
 - April 6th  Board Meeting 5pm 
- May 1st - District Assembly
- May 14th - Foundation Dinner @ Bill's,5pm
- June 4-8th RI convention, Houston  Live not Virtual 


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