Dear Crows Nest Rotarians
I find any AGM stressful, especially if you're the guy at the top!
Last Monday with the admirable help of Mark, we held the AGM and Election of Officers for the 2024-2025 year.     Who can predict who be alive and well that far in advance ?.
Thankfully, all went well with various director reports proving that Crows Nest is well managed and our hard working members are loyal and faithful.
The best news is that PP Ross will have approx. $30K to distribute to his charities (On December 18) due the success of the Trifecta, but primarily the increase  in Bunnings income.  Bill Lee is progressing well in North Shore Private Hospital and loving the food and wine! 
The 2024-2025 Board will be revealed soon and I'm pleased to say that it's steady as she goes with the additional input of Catherine and Louise and hopefully Leah as Directors, we are well positioned for the future.
Yours in Rotary
Pres Tom.
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Evening Social Dates
Our next BBQ is Saturday is 25th, then December 30th, 27th January & 17th February.     
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Our next meeting is Monday 27th November(Lunch) - Rotary Foundation 
Haran Ramachandran from the Foundation will give us an update on the Foundation, and answer any questions you may have. 
Schedule for the year: 
Date: 2023
Monday 27th November  Lunch - Crows Nest Hotel 
Monday 4th December  Lunch - Crows Nest Hotel 
Monday 11th December  Zoom 
Monday 18th December  Dinner - Northbridge Golf Club 
Lunch meetings: 12.30pm for 12.50pm 
Dinner meetings 6.30pm for  7pm 
Zoom Meetings 12.30pm.  Link:   Click here at 12.30pm to join us!
Last Meeting - Monday 13th November - AGM 
Majority of the meeting was our Annual General Meeting. 
(Minutes will be issued shortly) 
Congratulations to the 2023/2024 board, effective 1st July 2024. 
President:  Tom Sweeney
Secretary:  Mark Staples. Assistant: Catherine Heeney
Treasurer:  Owen Houston
Directors:  Bill Lee, George Condell, Louise Steblina, Leah Condell, Angelo Raveane, Ian Pocock   
Prior to the meeting, Geoff Brennan gave a a rundown of the District Conference next March. 
Key points to note. 
 - Tom Sweeney is the MC
 - Only ONE day & free (Dinner on  the Friday night) 
 - Some great Speakers, including Jemma from Kenyan school fame  
Member news:
 - BBQ netted $1718 last Saturday.
 - Trifecta winner has yet to claim their $1000 prize. 90 days to claim. 
 - Polio Train ride raised $87,000 last month 
- Giving night invites will issue soon. Please lock in December 18th. 
Past President Philip Smith also joined us.  He has found a strong club on the Sunshine coast who have just spent $50,000 on helping the 1200 homeless people on the coast. 
After the meeting we approved $500 towards Catherine's sleepout. 
Members can also do individual donations. 
Where Will the Funds Go?
Funds raised at the SleepOut will go to The Haven Project. The Haven Project builds homes for well-established youth homelessness charities, which then operate them. The funds raised have a very tangible effect on the lives of at-risk youth in Australia. Haven South Dowling for the Salvation Army is the Flagship project, which will have 19 bedrooms and is our key focus at the moment. You can find more information about the South Dowling project here:
- 21st November - Gaslight @ Pymble players theatre 
- 7th December - Board meeting 
- 18th December - Giving Night / Xmas party 
- 15th/16th March 2024 - District Conference - Terrigal 
- 25th - 29th May - Rotary International Conference - Singapore 
Giving Night 2023 


Nov 27, 2023
Rotary Foundation
Dec 04, 2023
LUNCH: Domestic Violence
Dec 11, 2023
Sponsorship of Kindergarten Kids
Dec 18, 2023
Giving Night
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Riddle, Kate
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Staples, Mark
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Raveane, Sue
Front Desk
Lee, Bill