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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is on Saturday 28th April, 2018.
Next Meeting is on Monday the 23th April 2018, Robert Giltinan will speak on Electric Cars ,that is self driven Electric Cars.

The future is Electric Cars

A lot of attention has been given to the looming rise of self-driving cars lately, to the extent that the method of their propulsion has been obscured as a result.  But if the future is driverless, then it is also electric.

Facts relevant to the move towards an electric vehicle future

·       Over 750,000 electric vehicles were sold worldwide in 2016

·       7 countries want fossil fuel-based cars banned

·       General Motors is transitioning to a zero emissions future - they have 20 new electric models on the way

·       Every new model line from Jaguar Land Rover will be electric from 2020

·       Every Volvo from 2019 will have an electric motor

·       Volkswagen will electrify its entire fleet by 2030

·       Electric vehicle batteries will become a $24 billion industry within two decades

·       Dyson will launch an electric car by 2020

·       China is leading the world’s boom in electric vehicles with 140 battery makers and a ban on petrol and diesel looming

Robert Giltinan is the Senior Policy & Public Affairs Advisor at the NRMA.  The NRMA published a paper titled “The Future is Electric” in October 2017.  This report had 6 recommendations.  Robert will talk about these and the content of the report.



Last Monday's Meeting,16th April 2018. 
The International Toast was made by Cyril Clark to the Rotary Club of Pangbourne in Reading ,Berkshire,England. A relatively young club was formed in 1989 with a membership of 28
  • Angelo had a successful meeting with Edmund D'Cruz,CEO of Phoenix House .Edmund suggested we come along ,as part of a future meeting to see their new setup .Michelle will resume coming along to our meetings .They will work on a candidate for a future Rypen Conference ,the next one being in July.Phoenix House is planning some fund raising activities,including a Futsal Fundraiser,to be held on the 21st of April at St. Leonards Park. They would like some of our members to assist with the supervision if possible. Also looking at a Trivia Night later in the year.
  • Sue Raveane will ask Treasurer Owen for confirmation that the final $1500 has been paid by Rotary District to our Club. Also requested approval for a new District Grant for Mary's House ,which needs approval prior to the District Assembly at the end of April.
  • Tom Sweeney has proposed a Theatre Night for Wednesday ,the 23rd of May to see the Willoughby Amateur Theatre Arts Group production of "Strictly Ballroom" .Tom will hold 20 tickets for the night ,cost at $50/person.

  • for our Giving Night at the end of the year,President Alon wants input from all Club members,the aim being for the Board to produce  short list and the Members vote on the list

  • with last Saturday's BBQ,after a slow start,momentum picked up late morning,with such activity that the team ran out of sausages by 3:51pm

  • All Board members , please ensure you enrol for the District Assembly on April 29th.
  • (Late) January Dues Invoices have been emailed. Any concerns please discuss with Owen.  
  • Red Shield Appeal Day 27 May 2018 
  • Next Board Meeting Monday 30th April.
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Apr 23, 2018
The Future is Electric Cars
Apr 30, 2018
Board Meeting
May 07, 2018
School for Life Foundation
May 14, 2018
Eradicating Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia
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Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
Baptist Church
Apr 30, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Jun 02, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pocock, Ian
Editor (back-up)
Staples, Mark
International Toast
Clark, Cyril
Proposer (back-up)
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Cels
Introduce Speaker (back-up)
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Sweeney, Tom
Thank Speaker - Write-up (back-up)
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Gugliotta, Ross
Room/Food 2
Coote, Peter