Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
As we enter the 14th week of Sydney’s Lockdown, it was good to hear that double vaccinated people will be ‘let loose’,,, no that’s not quite correct yet, but from 11th October we will be able to do a lot more with ourselves outside of our homes.  Thank goodness for that!  Once our meeting venue is available to us, our Club has decided to continue our Zoom meetings on alternate Mondays.  So watch this space and as we open up I’ll keep you advised.
And don’t forget this Friday night 1st October at 6pm on Zoom, is our ‘Chinwag’ evening, (see below) when we can relax over a glass of beverage.  Our special guest knows all about the wine industry in Australia, so that should be interesting and you can ask questions. Click here at 6.00pm
Have a safe week during Lockdown and remember to keep in touch with family and friends.
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip
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Next month; Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day; During this time of uncertainty and heightened anxiety in our community, we are encouraging all Rotarians, to look after the mental health of their families and friends.
Sunday 24th October is World Polio Day; Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.  Lets celebrate this Day!
Don’t forget to advertise our Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets!  They are currently available to all non-profit organisations who want to raise funds for their causes.  At $2 a ticket, the prize is $1,000 and the net profit to the organisation is $2,648.  If you know any non-profit organisation who is in need of funds, please mention our Trifecta Tickets to them and refer them to our Trifecta Ticket Order form website! 
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month  Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
Friday evening ‘Chinwag’ - this invitation is to all Rotarians!
Friday 1st October, ie this Friday, is our Chinwag evenomg at 6pm on Zoom.  The invite was originally for members in our Cluster 2 Rotary Clubs, plus all other Rotarians and friends.   However, Rotarians from Melbourne and Queensland, also attended and participated! 
So this invitation is open to all Rotarians and their friends, wherever you reside.
The last Chinwag was a good evening around a glass of wine (or beer), and attendees waxed lyrical on all matters ‘Rotary’ and other issues!  
A casual get-together (virtual on Zoom) and a casual chat,,, at the end of the working week ie Friday evening.  Feedback from attendees was really positive.  To that end a date of Friday 1st October 2021 at 6pm is booked.
That’s this Friday evening, and we have a very special visitor who is going to talk about the Australian Wine industry and how wine is made.  Don’t miss it! 🍷🍷🍷👍👍👍😜😜😜🇦🇺
‘Chinwag’ get togethers, are a bit like going to the pub for a beer - you never know who you will meet, what you will talk about, but you do know it will be fun.   And in a Chinwag using ‘Zoom’….you don’t need an Uber to get home!
No registration, just turn up! Relax, and chat or just listen to the others.
Bring/invite a friend along and if you wish to talk about a particular subject (photo, project) or even wish to invite or know of a guest speaker to address our chinwag, just email to arrange;
The next Chinwag is this Friday 6pm, 1st October 2021. !!  🍷🍷🍷👍👍👍😜😜😜🇦🇺
Put this Date and Time in your diary now!!
The Link for joining the meeting is;
‘Barman’ Phil, will be the host for the night, but this will rotate.
Stay Safe!  COVID safe!!!
See you there 6pm on 1st October!
The Chinwag Team.

Next Meeting is Monday, the 11th of October 2021 - Kate Riddle  

As we are in (partial)Lockdown, it will be on ZOOM. 

Member Kate has volunteered to give us the story of her great, great Grandfather - an early Australian explorer.   
NO MEETING MONDAY 4th October - Public Holiday 
Last Monday, the  27th of September - our Guest was Wal Moore.  
Bill Lee toasted the Rotary Club of Toronto

Our BBQ Volunteer Wal Moore gave us a fascinating insight to “Light Painting”. This is photography using light tools with breath-taking effect.

Using torches, sparklers, ball of light (string with 360degree torch) & light painting stick(torch in a tube) for these effects. As long as you have a camera which can expose for 2-30secs, tripod, those tools & a subject you too can do this. Albeit with a lot of practise & planning! All was explained with a demonstration video showing techniques of simply swinging a tube behind a subject, and then an example when the subject moves & not the light. You are only constrained by your imagination.  

Wal - thank you for a fascinating & understandable presentation


 - BBQs are on HOLD. Cyril expect more news next week.    
 - Next D-Cafe is scheduled for Nov 24th, subject to the community centre being open.    
 - Melbourne Cup trifecta tickets will be dropped into your mail boxes over the next fortnight.
 - Foundation has more $ available for grants, so Sue & Philip are submitting a Grant application for our CANTEEN project. 
 - With restaurants opening Oct 11th, we are looking a social event late October, before the Main event on December 13th. 
 -Agreed to fortnightly meetings back at the Union. Ian to chase a date.  
 -Taldumande have requested a BBQ - Sue to clarify $ / Details prior to the board meeting.
You're invited to our Bandanna Space Launch
I was inspired to bring the idea of launching a Canteen bandanna (designed by fellow committee member and youth ambassador Josh Bell) into space to the Leadership Committee, after I participated in a similar project in 2019 that launched two pieces of vegemite toast to the edge of space. Since bringing the idea of launching a bandanna to the team, it's been amazing to see everyone get behind it and work so hard to bring this to life. 
In between my cancer treatments and feeling a little worse for wear, being involved with the vegemite project really empowered me and helped shift how I view myself. I'm hopeful the Bandanna in Space project will impact others in the same way, while also raising awareness for the amazing work and support that Canteen provides!
 - Friday Oct 1st - CANTEEN BANDANA Launch 
 - Wednesday 27th October - Board Meeting 
 - Monday 13th December at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club -
   Xmas party / Pride of Workmanship Award / Giving Night.  
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
 - March 18th/19th - District Conference  
 -June 4-8th RI convention, Houston 


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Her Grandfather - and early Austrailan explorer
Oct 18, 2021
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