Dear Rotarians,
A Thank You to Ian chairing the last 2 meetings.
Although disappointed at the result of the first World Cup Rugby semi-final, Lyn & I enjoyed our trip to Japan. I recommend it as a country to visit, if you haven’t been there.
Another Thank You to all members who sold Melbourne Trifecta tickets. I’m pleased to announce that Gwen, a patient of Marian’s, has claimed the $1000 prize. After the race she was close to throwing her ticket away, but didn’t, and then was lucky enough to notice that the protest changed the result in her flavour!!  Looking forward to seeing the final amount raised next week.    
Next week, with most holidays over, we are back to business with a number of key items before Xmas. Board Meeting, AGM & Giving night, as well as kicking off Phoenix House IT lab,  D_Cafe & Tree of Joy projects to name just a few.
Looking forward to catching up at the Crows Nest Hotel next Monday.  
Yours in Rotary
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 16th of November.  Please check the roster. 
         ROTARY: 2019-20


Next Meeting Monday 11th of November- Madeleine Gough from Mary McKillop Today

Mary McKillop Today work with the poorest communities in Australia and Internationally, in Timor-Leste, Peru, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji to empower and support local communities. In the spirit of Saint Mary McKillop, Mary McKillop Today's focus is on building dignity through education, health, financial inclusion, and livelihoods.

Madeleine Gough is the new Community Partnerships Coordinator at Mary MacKillop Today, based in North Sydney. Her role involves working with community groups including Catholic groups and schools who participate in fundraising activities for Mary MacKillop Today. Madeleine has a background in community health programs in the not for profit sector and in television production.

Please note, we are changing location, back to the Crows Nest Hotel, upstairs in the Boardroom


Last Monday's, the 4th of November, Meeting

Our Guest Speaker was David Rand from Rotary Foundation

David gave an excellent update on Foundation activities which including incredible statistics on the success of the Polio Campaign, essentially eliminating polio in all countries with the exception of Nigeria and the war-torn zones of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In addition, the work the Foundation has done in supporting District and  Global Grant Programmes in our District.
Last Saturday's Bunnings BBQ was well supported, see the photo of hard-working volunteers, and thanks to the members support generating funds to help support our aid Project locally and overseas, but in particular our support for the Farmers Drought Relief Appeal in NSW and Queensland.

International Toast was given by Ian - Rotary Club of Pretoria, South Africa

Angelo stressed the importance of getting rid of the Remaining Trifecta tickets, with a few of us walking the streets after the Meeting to try and sell a few more. In addition, with the AGM at the end of the month, the need to consider nominating for office bearing positions in the coming year.
Howard also reviewed the roster for the next BBQ on the 16th of November
  • Next Board Meeting- Tuesday, Nov 14th - 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
  • Tree of Joy-Actual Dates TBA
  • 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.   The 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?

Club Plans for 2019-20

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

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Nov 11, 2019
An Overview of Mary McKillop Today's Programme
Nov 18, 2019
Up-Date on Sydney Metro
Nov 25, 2019
Club AGM
Dec 02, 2019
The Tasman Map – Abel Tasman, the Dutch East India Co. and the first Dutch Discoveries of Australia
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Board Meeting November 5th
Church Hall
Nov 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nov 25, 2019
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
Lee, Bill
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Peter
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John