Hi everyone at Crows Nest.
What a day we had last Monday 30th, with the induction of two new members of our Club, Catherine Heeney and Louise Steblina.  Both excellent additions to our already stella membership and as Bruce de Graaf said welcome to " The best Rotary Club on the North Shore!" Let me list our female members, Sue Raveane, Kate Riddle, Lea Condell, Swapna Prasad, and now Catherine and Louise. A record for our Club surely?  Also a welcome to Virginia Chin (Carlingford) - looking to re-locate locally. 
Talking of Bruce, he has negotiated a better deal with COLES St Leonards for our Bunnings BBQ supplies.  
We may have a candidate for RYLA with Catherine's daughter interested. RYLA in Timor is going great with enormous enthusiasm for all things Rotary.  A big thank you to Angelo for his dedication to these wonderful people. 
We had two visitors from SCOTLAND, Ellen Smith and her friend May.  Ellen presented Pres Tom with a flag from the ROTARY CLUB OF ABERDEEN DEESIDE.  Great to see Vince, Michael and Andre at the table.    Tickets to GASLIGHT at Pymble Players (directed by Joy Sweeney) on Tues Nov 21 at 8pm going fast.  Contact Angelo to book. 
That about wraps up a terrific meeting.   See you all NEXT Monday Nov 6 at the hotel. 
Yours in Rotary
Pres Tom.
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Our next BBQ is Saturday is November 11, then 25th.     
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Our next meeting is Monday 6th November - Dinner Meeting 
Tom will be doing a "Virtual Tour of Famous People".
An educational & entertaining show. 
Partners are welcome.  
Note that the next 2 meetings have swapped between Dinner & Lunch. 
Schedule for the year: 
Date: 2023
Monday 6th November Dinner -Crows Nest Hotel 
Monday 13th November Zoom - AGM 
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 30th October
It was with great pleasure we inducted two new members Louise & Catherine with their sponsors Sue & George.
We also welcome visitor Ellen from Aberdeen. 
Tom was presented a TAIS(welcome scarf) from East Timor, and George a East Timor RLYA shirt. 
Member news:
- BBQ made > $2000 again. Bruce continues his great efforts to bring meat/bread supplies under control.
Ian & Mark had a successful meeting with Bunnings management and an improvement was noticed. Albeit both issues need continued monitoring. 
- AGM Agenda for Nov13th will issue this week. 
- Next Board meeting has been confirmed for December 7th. 
- Angelo is finalising our outing to "Gaslight" on November 21st. Let him know ASAP if you wish to attend. 
- George is finalising our nominations for next January's RLYA. 
- We are working thru  a possible project with Northbridge Rotary to deliver toilets to a school in Lautoka, Fiji. 
New member Catherine is asking that members consider sponsoring her in her "Sleepout" at Centennial Park. 
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:

Honorary member Harold Sharp spotted promoting the club. 
- 13th November AGM 
- 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 


Nov 13, 2023
Annual General Meeting
Nov 27, 2023
Rotary Foundation
Dec 11, 2023
Sponsorship of Kindergarten Kids
Dec 18, 2023
Giving Night
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