Hello Rotarians,
Great meeting and excellent talk by our Guest Speaker,Robert Giltanan,on the future of self driven electric cars
Look forward to our Directors Meeting next Monday,along with the special birthday celebration.
All the best,
Yours in Rotary,

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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is on Saturday 28th April, 2018.
Next Meeting is on Monday the 30th April 2018, Alon will lead the  Directors Meeting 

In addition there will be a special celebration ,which includes a birthday cake .We ask ALL members be present for this occasion.


Last Monday's Meeting,16th April 2018. 
The International Toast was made by Cyril Clark to the Rotary Club of Dunedin Central,New Zealand. Cyril chose this Club as Dunedin was the birth place of his mother. Being very active in the community,the Club sponsors The Otago Girls High School Interact Club.They also sponsor The Annual Jumbo Tennis Tournament,where the racquets need to be more than a metre long ,with all proceeds going to local charities
  • Ross and Marcella Gugliotta will be leaving on an overseas trip shortly ,spending 5 weeks in Malta and Sicily, before joining up with Bill and Lidia Lee at the Annual Rotary International Conference in Toronto ,Canada
  • Sue Raveane has been able to confirm that the final payment from District for our completed District Grant / Taldumande Youth Services Project has been approved.Photo shows Phil making the presentation of the fridge,one of the items donated to Taldumande. 
  • Speaking of Phil,cruising for a bruising,on tour with the Rotary Motorcycling fraternity in India.Well done Phil
  • Our Guest Speaker was Robert Giltanan,on the future of electric car,in particular self driven electric cars.Robert  is the Senior Policy & Public Affairs Advisor at the NRMA.  The NRMA published a paper titled “The Future is Electric” in October 2017.  This report had 6 recommendations.  Robert spoke about these and the content of the report. A lot of attention has been given to the looming rise of self-driving cars lately, to the extent that the method of their propulsion has been obscured as a result.  But if the future is driverless, then it is also electric.

    Facts relevant to the move towards an electric vehicle future

    ·       Over 750,000 electric vehicles were sold worldwide in 2016

    ·       7 countries want fossil fuel-based cars banned

    ·       General Motors is transitioning to a zero emissions future - they have 20 new electric models on the way

    ·       Every new model line from Jaguar Land Rover will be electric from 2020

    ·       Every Volvo from 2019 will have an electric motor

    ·       Volkswagen will electrify its entire fleet by 2030

    ·       Electric vehicle batteries will become a $24 billion industry within two decades

    ·       Dyson will launch an electric car by 2020

    ·       China is leading the world’s boom in electric vehicles with 140 battery makers and a ban on petrol and diesel looming


  • All Board members , please ensure you enrol for the District Assembly on April 29th.
  • (Late) January Dues Invoices have been emailed. Any concerns please discuss with Owen.  
  • Red Shield Appeal Day 27 May 2018 
  • BBQ this weekend .All members please check the roster.
  • Next Board Meeting Monday 30th April.
  • Rotary Leadership Course,5th and 19th of May.Cost to be borne by Club
  • Tom is organising a special,read cheaper tickets, night for Strictly Ballroom on Wednesday,the 23rd of May.Please advise Tom on numbers.Refer flyer below.Tickets are selling fast.Get 'em while they're HOT!!
Apr 30, 2018
Board Meeting
May 07, 2018
School for Life Foundation
May 14, 2018
Eradicating Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia
May 21, 2018
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Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
Baptist Church
Apr 30, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Jun 02, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pocock, Ian
Editor (back-up)
Staples, Mark
International Toast
Clark, Cyril
Proposer (back-up)
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Cels
Introduce Speaker (back-up)
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Sweeney, Tom
Thank Speaker - Write-up (back-up)
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Gugliotta, Ross
Room/Food 2
Coote, Peter