Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Although down on numbers this Monday, it certainly didn’t stop a lively discussion on the Guest Speaker’s  talk on Diabetes, as it was obvious a number of our group had been affected either directly or through their spouse and/or relatives. And, as we age the impact increases.
Also good to have the input of visitor, maybe even a potential member, Maggie Shanahan in the discussion. Maggie originally from the Rotary Club of Manly, and in her time there had been Club President as well as a Paul Harris Fellow. Maggie has recently relocated from the Manly area to Northbridge.
Last Saturday’s BBQ was a great success, involving more non Rotarians. Tom had two excellent new helpers in Cheryl and Walter, as well as Joy, on the morning shift, while in the afternoon, Tracy’s husband, Robert and young Lucas, helping out again. All good to see, and the assistance was most appreciated.
Congratulations to George for winning the Melbourne Cup Trifecta. Must be the luck of the Irish, especially with an Irish horse winning the Cup also.
Also, with our AGM coming up in a few weeks, I ask ALL Members to consider their involvement in the Club, as we certainly need a few member to step up. So please consider. 
So, Stay and Safe
YIR Ian 

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Board Minutes 16 Sept 2020
Bunnings BBQs continue. The Club has every 2nd Saturday until the end of the year.  Next BBQ on November 21st. Please support Howard in his quest to get 6 per shift.  Latest Roster - Click here.   
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2020 - 2021

Next Monday's Meeting 16th November - Days for Girls.  

We will show a video of a presentation by the Founder of Days for Girls, Celeste Mergens, titled ‘the Story of Days for Girls’. 
It was recorded in September 2020 during the Days for Girls Week 2020.
This is the first time the Founder has presented her story of ‘the Days for Girls Journey’. 
Note: ALL remaining 2020 meetings will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday lunchtimes. Click on this Link!
Please click on this meeting link above five minutes before the Meeting.

Last Meeting Monday  9th November 2020 - Diabetes Australia   

Today Nader Armaneous, who has over 15 years of experience as a professional Accredited Clinical Pharmacist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, took us thru essential knowledge required to understand Diabetes. Nader’s philosophy is to help people control their diseases not diseases controlling people!  
There are three types of Diabetes (type 1, 2 & gestational) where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. (none for type 1) 
Type 1 , which is not preventable, is managed with Insulin, while type 2  - some but not enough insulin, is managed by medication and lifestyle changes.   
We learnt about Hyperglycaemia(high) and Hypoglycaemia(low) blood sugar levels including causes & recommended actions. Click on National Diabetes Services Scheme website for details and more information. There hotline is 1300 136 588. 
We finished the session with a healthy discussion on the pros & cons of taking medication. This opened our eyes on the impact to the patient and their family.It was also agreed that a low GI diet is the only one for diabetes.  
International Toast:
This week George toasted the Rotary Club of Scranton, USA      
 - All Monday meetings at 12.30pm remain on Zoom for the remainder of the year. 
 - No issues with the Nov 7th BBQ. Whilst struggling with 6 per shift, we see it critical to try & maintain our fortnightly commitment.  
 - George Condell won the Melbourne Trifecta prize.  
  - Tree of Joy is confirmed for Dec 11th til 22nd. Location has changed to the Food Court. 
  - Board to finalise Mark's list of Charities to receive donations on our Giving Night.
A message from Foundation Director Bill. 
Here is your opportunity to become Centurions during the of November. Which is
Please remember Foundation need funds to give Grants that we seek from time to time for our projects. 
PLEASE DONATE. Only $100. About one cup of coffee per day for three weeks.
It is loose change for most of us. A small amount from your normal overseas travel you have saved this year.
 - Monday November 30th AGM
 - Monday December 7th. Giving night/Xmas Party. 
 - Friday Dec 11th - 22nd. Tree of Joy - Chatswood chase. See Sue. 
 - Wednesday Feb 3rd. D-Cafe training. 
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - See Angelo if interested.  
Taudumande Youth Service Linen Drive!
New linen is always something that we can use. Unfortunately, due to health reasons we are unable to pass on secondhand linen. Any of the following items would be helpful.

.    Pillows & pillow slips
.    Bath towels
.    Hand towels 
.    Bathmats
.    Face washers
.    Tea towels
.    King single fitted sheets
.    King single top sheets
.    King single mattress protectors
.    Double doonas
.    Double doona covers

If any Members would like to donate any of the items please contact me .
Thanks Sue
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like.   During October and November 2020 out Meetings will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday Lunchtimes!
Please click on this Rotary Crows Nest Zoom
District Governors Trophy


Nov 16, 2020 12:30 PM
The Story of the Beginning of Days for Girls
Nov 23, 2020 12:30 PM
Rotary Foundation
Nov 30, 2020
Annual General Meeting
Dec 07, 2020
Annual Giving Night
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BBQ Nov 21st
Nov 21, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Crows Nest Hotel
Nov 30, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dec 05, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Annual Giving/Xmas Dinner - Monday 7th of December
Northbridge Golf Club
Dec 07, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BBQ DEC 19th
Dec 19, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Smith, Philip
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Clark, Cyril
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill