Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Well we really have to admire the dedication and commitment of Celeste Mergens, as founder of Days for Girls, and on a world- wide basis, making such a difference to younger girls in developing countries seeking to lead a “normal” life .Such an inspirational talk from our Guest Speaker.
Well between now and the end of the year, as a Club, we certainly have a lot on.
Board Meeting, BBQ this Saturday, AGM on the 30th, end of Year Giving Night/Christmas Party, finishing off with the Tree of Joy. Certainly a lot to get through .Mind you, before the end of the year, we’ll be having a few more BBQ’s so please assist Howard as he prepares the Roster
But please, I sincerely ask all Members to consider their Club involvement for next year at the AGM. If in doubt please talk to Mark or myself.
So, Stay and Safe
YIR Ian 

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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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Next Monday's Meeting 23rd November - Rotary Foundation.  

Past District Governor Bruce Larkin, who chairs the District Foundation committee,  will speak to us today.  
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.  It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Rotary Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth President, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world".  It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$245 million contributed in 2007-08.  Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.

The Rotary Foundation's Humanitarian Programs funds international Rotary Club and District projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world.  One of the major Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the polio virus worldwide.
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  16th November 2020 - Days for Girls    

 Celeste Mergens, last Monday, presented her story on video, being the Founder of Days for Girls. The video ‘the Story of Days for Girls', was recorded in September 2020 and is the first time the Founder has presented her story of the Days for Girls journey. 
Celeste said, the Objective of Days for Girls is to help women and girls have access to quality menstrual supplies they can count on month after month and year after year. Our washable pads are innovative enough to hold a US Patent. It is uniquely designed to wash with little water and dry quickly. Reported by users worldwide to last 2 - 5 years with proper care. 
What started with helping one girl, has escalated to helping all women World Wide, who do not have access to menstrual supplies they can count on, month after month.  A true success story, and Rotary has helped it on its way.
Since Days for Girls started recording Kit distributions, we have delivered over 192,000 DfG Kits to girls in 63 countries around the world.  During 2019/2020 45,862 DfG Kits were distributed across 44 countries.  We currently have 17 Chapters, 92 Teams, 3 School Clubs and 1 Team in Training, across Australia
International Toast:
This week Howard toasted the  Rotary Club of Saint Malo , France       
Vale - Bill Crowe
It was great sadness that we convey the news that PP Bill Crowe passed away on the weekend. Bill was president in 1985-86. He has been an honorary member for many years due to ill health. Whilst many of the newer members may have not met Bill many of us older members remember him dearly. He was a stalwart at the club and a great leader and friend to all. 
 - BBQ this Saturday 21st.  Howard is finalizing the roster.  
 - Tree of Joy's roster for our Crows Nest Club is confirmed for Friday Dec 11th until Tuesday 16th. Please let Sue know your availability.  
 - Board to finalise Mark's list of Charities to receive donations on our Giving Night.
 - Giving night invitations issued. Please respond ASAP. 

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!
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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