Dear Members, 
Great to see the turn up for last Monday evening’s Meeting, however we would like to see a few more, in particular those who are unable to make the lunchtime Meetings.
Edmund D’Cruz, our Guest Speaker, certainly raised a few eyebrows as he updated us on the IT Lab, which we had financially assisted in getting off the ground through a District Grant last year. He had a special award, which he called the FIGJAM award, which certainly got a few laughs when Tom explained an optional meaning.
Good to see that our District Grant for iPads for the Community Centre ,to support those isolated in our Community, has now been approved.
During the week, Angelo, Mark, Owen and myself reviewed the Budget, and with a few minor changes is ready for presentation and approval. Well done to all.
A special mention for Swapna, and the good work she has done on our Facebook entry with ever increasing interest both within and outside Australia, and appears a great tool to promote our activities ,in particular with the Melbourne Cup Trifecta coming up.
Finally a plea for those who haven’t yet to complete the Membership Satisfaction Survey ,as we are about to finalise the results at he end of next week.
Yours in Rotary, Stay Safe!
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Bunnings has advised that all BBQs are on HOLD until further notice. 
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2020 - 2021
Our Next Meeting on Monday 31st August 2020  - Denise Ward - Crows Nest Community Centre   

Connects our community 

At the heart of Crows Nest, the Crows Nest Centre connects our local community with a variety of centre and home support services.

Dedicated staff and volunteers work with older people, people with a disability, migrants, parents and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Mel Corner, our Volunteer Coordinator, along with Denise will present to our Club!


TIME: 12.30pm LOCATION:  ZOOM. Click on  RotaryCrowsNestZoom
ALL August meetings will be via Zoom. 
Meetings will alternate each Monday, - 7.30pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month. 12.30pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month. 
Please click on meeting link above five minutes before the Meeting.

Last Meeting - Monday August 24th, Edmund De Cruz, CEO Phoenix House

Toast: Sue toasted the Rotary club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue, Mongolia  
Phoenix House, IT Lab  
Edmund De Cruz, CEO of Phoenix house gave us an update on their IT Lab project. Last financial year we donated $3000, which was matched by a district grant, for this project.
Edmund reported that the IT Lab has been established. A project has been launched to create a Podcast. These Podcast will teach young people how to market themselves and to build a website, as well as networking with potential guest speakers. the Health department has already been engaged. We will have a Youth voice for the local area, and the students themselves learns career skills to engage the local community, manage social media and develop websites. They have develop a website which links to digital courses like a programming course from Leeds University.
Edmund also walked us thru the current  process of Phoenix House's application to become a school in 2022. We look forward to seeing how that develops. 
 - The club has been awarded the District Governors Trophy for Small Clubs - Well done (see certificate below)   
 - District has $164,000 still available in their "bushfire recovery" fund.
    Looking for project applications to spend it.  
 - District grant for Crows Nest Community Centre is progressing well, with the final decision expected next week. 
 - Nepal COVID19 appeal,  for which we donated $3000, is now at $12,000.
   Ian will circulate the video on the progress update meeting  
 - Swapna reported Facebook stats. 161 likes, 251 follows (includes internationals)   
 - President Ian is still in need of ideas for Fundraising. 
 - Sub-committee has reviewed and is happy with Owen's draft 2019/2020 books.   
 - Crows Nest club's Melbourne Trifecta tickets will be printed next week.  
 - All August meetings will be via Zoom.  
 - Bunnings BBQs are still on HOLD until further notice. 
 - Ian is still awaiting responses from the member's survey.
 - Monday August 31 (2pm) - D_Cafe relaunch meeting. Crows Nest Community Centre. 
 - Sunday August 30th Public Image Q&A session @ 1pm (via Zoom) 
 - 19-20th September Zone 8 (virtual) Conference  
 - Saturday 26th September - Wahronga club's Zoom Trivial night for Children in Nepal, India & Cambodia. 
 - Monday November 30th AGM
 - Monday December 7th. Xmas Party/Giving night. 
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
District Governors Trophy
Melbourne Cup trifecta
An easy way to recoup funds missed during the Covid shutdown safely and legally.
Crows Nest Rotary has been successfully promoting this Fundraiser since 2001.
More information & Order form is attached or click on this  Order Form
Your prompt order will assist us please.
Many Thanks
Yours in Rotary
Angelo Raveane
Rotary Club of Crows Nest.
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like. During July / August we plan to trail Zoom meetings at 7.30pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month. 
Subject to COVID19 restrictions we plan to hold our usual lunchtime meetings on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday LIVE at a local hotel (Still being worked thru). 
Please click on this   RotaryCrowsNestZoom
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An online, self-paced way to learn about Rotary adn to develop as Rotarians.
The courses outlined below take from 15 mintues to 2.5 hours.  Some courses have multiple parts.  
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Aug 24, 2020 7:30 PM
Progress with Pheonix House IT Project
Aug 31, 2020 12:30 PM
Community Centre Activities and Events!
Sep 07, 2020 7:30 PM
Sep 14, 2020 12:30 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Raveane, Sue
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Staples, Mark
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Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill