Dear Rotarians,
In was great to have Assistant Governor Ward Pollard at our meeting again this week.  Last weekend Ward and Howard met with lower north shore Rotaract members and are making progress on engaging them in some of our activities.
Key item I would like you to think about this month is our AGM on November 25th. We are seeking nominations for President as well as board directors for the July 2020 until June 2021 year.  Please give it serious consideration and don’t hesitate to call me, if you want to discuss. 
We have finalised our move back to the Crows Nest hotel. It is scheduled for Monday November 11th, so please watch this eBulletin for confirmation.
Finally we have the Crows Nest Fair this Sunday, so I’m looking forward to the feedback next Monday. Great opportunity to let our community know what we are doing.        
Yours in Rotary
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         ROTARY: 2019-20
Next Meeting Monday 21 October 2019, 
Annabelle Chauncy OAM, is presenting the School for Life Foundation 
School for Life Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working in rural Uganda. We empower communities to help. Themselves and create their own opportunities.
To do that, we build schools to provide communities with a quality education, including primary and secondary schooling, vocational training and other services – such as employment and healthcare solutions.
With your help we can transform developing communities in emerging countries to become educated, productive, sustainable and profitable places – where people can enjoy a healthy, happy and more prosperous future. Two young, passionate Australian entrepreneurs, Annabelle Chauncy OAM and David Everett OAM founded School For Life in 2008. Annabelle and Dave met whilst working as volunteers in Kenya, where they became convinced that education is the only real way to mobilise a community and create a positive and sustainable future.

Last Mondays Meeting the 14 October 2019, Vernon Kringas

New Futures Australia.  Vernon has had this underlying desire to help make the world a better place but hasn’t done anything about it.   A few years ago he came across Modern Monetary Theory, which is a theoretical framework for understanding how a modern money systems work.   
Vernon considers; monetarily sovereign countries like Australia, issue their own currency and, therefore, their finances bear no resemblance to that of a household. The limit to spending is inflation, which is determined by the availability of real resources.   Vernon says he understands its veracity and considers it has implications for solving many social problems including improving the well-being of all Australians.  He says that the only way to actually leverage this opportunity is to be in federal government and that means politics.
International Toast was given by Ross - Rotary Club of Jerusalem, Isreal - the club was chartered in 1929 in what was then Palestine. It has 38 members from a diverse number of faiths, and is now one of 60 clubs in Isreal, and it meets weekly on a Wednesday.
  • Crows Nest Fair -  Sunday, Oct 20th
  • End Polio - Train Ride  - Thursday, Oct 24th
  • Crows Nest Community Centre - Children's week BBQ Thursday 24th October 
  • Next Board Meeting- Tuesday, Nov 5th - did you know, the minutes of the last Board Meeting can be read by clicking on HERE!
  • AGM- Monday,Nov 25th
  • Giving Night- Dec 9th
  • District Conference 20-22 March 2020
District Conference 20-22 March 2020 - A reminder that you and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference.   Early Bird Registration is $200.00 per person.   Theme for the Conference is ‘Reasons’ and will give Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:

·        Why are we Rotarians?

·        Why did we become Rotarians?

·        What keeps us serving our communities? 

The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?

The Rotary Clubs of Australia 2019 National Drought Appeal
Please see below website link for the ”The Rotary Clubs of Australia 2019 National Drought Appeal” GNBC Let It Pour Fundraiser website - now LIVE! 
Our Club has decided to run a donation box at the Crows Nest Fair on 20th October 2019.
Crows Nest Community Centre 24 Oct
On 24th October, the Crows Nest Community Centre are celebrating Children’s Week by holding a BBQ, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Ernest Place, Crows Nest.  See Flyer click here.
Club Plans for 2019-20

Club Plans fo 2019-20 - have a read...

What you didn't know about Rotary is here online!
At last, we now have an 'OnLine' source of information about Rotary, in the form of courses.
Rotary Learning and Development
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.  
Have a look.  If you always wanted to know more about a Rotary subject, it is now listed here:
Click on this Link!  (You will be asked to sign into your account 'My Rotary', so go look for your ID and Password)


Oct 21, 2019
School for Life Foundation,Update
Oct 28, 2019
Prostate Foundation
Nov 04, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Nov 18, 2019
Up-Date on Sydney Metro
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Board Meeting November 5th
Church Hall
Nov 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nov 25, 2019
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
Gugliotta, Ross
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Sharp, Harold
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Saunders, John
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John