Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Today’s Meeting was lively, with  great interaction and fantastic fellowship. Our Club is indeed lucky to have such a diverse and vibrant mix of Members.

We welcomed Gerard Anthony a prospective Member on his second visit to our Club.

Our 50th Anniversary Dinner Invitations have been sent and we have already received a pleasing number of replies.

Please RSVP to Kate your attendance as soon as possible.

Angelo and I have just returned from a visit to Griffith and we again witnessed just how diverse the Drought is affecting the areas we passed thru.

Our Guest Speaker today was PDG Harold Sharp . Harold explained that he accompanied PDG Gina Growden in her role as Rotary Public Image Coordinator to Ballarat for a three Districts combined PETS Meeting. A great success, and Gina’s presentation was well received.

Harold also explained the new initiative he is involved in, providing and coordinating Rotarians to assist local Aboriginal communities in various capacities.

Thank You Harold you are truly “Being The Inspiration “ and I admire your commitment to making a difference to these communities.

Our District 9685 Conference is on this weekend in Newcastle. I will be submitting Crows Nest Rotary’s superbly outfitted Gnome for judging.  Thanks Celia for outfitting him in great style.

Next week’s Guest Speaker is John Friedsam from Canteen Australia. Canteen Australia works directly with adolescents young adults and families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Hope to see you there.

President Susan
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Next Meeting Monday - 25th March 2019 - ‘John Friedsam- Canteen Australia'

John Friedsam is the General Manager of Divisions at Canteen Australia.  John has specialised in psychooncology service provision and management for the past 16 years.
He is passionate about developing and delivering evidenced based, sustainable supportive care, counselling and group work services to cancer patients and their families.  John has also worked extensively in space of the impact of cancer on families, cancer communications and familial adjustment to cancer - most recently, over the past five years with CanTeen, concentrating his work directly adolescents and young adults who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, that of a family members, or are bereaved due to a cancer related death.

Last Monday's Meeting, the 25th March - our Speaker was Harold Sharp

Our scheduled speaker cancelled so Harold gave an impromptu speech about his work with Gina who is currently travelling as the Public Relations Coordinator for Rotary Australia. He also spoke about the work of Rotary with Aboriginal communities. He explained the work they have been doing in Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga and the Central Coast as well as information on the Purple Truck - For remote communities, there’s nothing quite like the sight of the Purple Truck arriving. It means some of their nearest and dearest are coming home. The Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels. Established in 2012 with the help of Medicines Australia, Papunya Tula Artists and Fresenius, it gives patients with end-stage renal failure the chance to return home for family, cultural or sorry business. With two dialysis chairs, the Purple Truck travels to remote communities, letting patients visit home, confident they’ll survive the trip.
In other news
  • Cyril toasted the Rotary Club Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie
  • Anthony Gerard attended as a guest of the club.
  • We received a thank you letter from Lucy Jones from Neuroblastoma Australia to thank us for being the major sponsor of the Gala Dinner
  • We received an update from Kerry from 'So They Can' about her recent trip to Kenya outlining where our donated monies are going.
  • Volunteers are requested for the Red Shield appeal on Sunday May 26th. Volunteers are required from 8.30-11.30am. As usual Cyril has already put his hand up. Please let Sue know if you can help.
  • Board members are reminder to register ASAP for the District assembly on April 14th.
  • Bill Lee will be our delegate at this year’s Rotary International conference in Hamburg. Ross & Harold are also attending.
  • Tom still has two seats for the show “Caravan” on April 3rd.
  • Invites for the club’s 50th Birthday were sent out this week. Please RSVP.
  • 3 Rotary Clubs of Christchurch are fund raising for families of the victims. Mark to seek more details of how the funds will be spent, before presenting to the board.
  • Local MP Trent Zimmerman is seeking expression of interest for grants for supporting community environmental projects. Contact Mark if you have a potential project.
  • Club Directors Meeting at the Church Hall, the 7th April at 6pm.
  • District Assembly - Sunday 14th of April - New board members please register.
  • Tuesday 30th April 2019 - our Club’s 50th Birthday Celebrations!! Confirmed for the Kirribilli Club.
  • RYPEN will run this year from 14th-16th of June. Phillip still looking for nominations
Apr 01, 2019
Working directly with adolescents,young adults and families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis
Apr 08, 2019
New Programmes where we can work together
Apr 15, 2019
Recent Trip to Kenya
Apr 22, 2019
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Apr 06, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting April 11th 2019
Church Hall
Apr 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District Assembly
Building U10, Western Sydney University College
Apr 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 20, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 04, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Staples, Mark
International Toast
Clark, Cyril
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Lee, Bill
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Sullivan, Howard
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John
Room/Food 2
Coote, Peter