Dear Rotarians, 

What a great way to finish the year.  First, a very successful BBQ at the Crows Nest Carols last Sunday, followed by Monday’s opening of the Tree of Joy at Chatswood Chase.  The highlight of the week being our annual Christmas/Giving Night. It was a great pleasure to watch Past President Sue give out over $50,000 to various worthy charities.  I found it very informative to hear where our hard earnt money is going, and the impact it will make both locally and around the world.  

A big THANK YOU to all members who helped raise over $50,000 in Sue’s year. Key donations outside of the Giving Night included the Rotary Foundation and Platinum sponsorship of Sienna’s Gala Ball for Neuroblastoma research.  

Let me take this opportunity to wish you, your family and friends a very merry Xmas, and safe holidays. I look forward to seeing you all at our first meeting in the New Year on Monday January 13th. 

Yours in Rotary 

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         ROTARY: 2019-20

Our Next Meeting will be Monday 13 January 2020 - this is our first regular meeting in the New Year! 

President Mark will manage a 'Club Forum' to kick off the New Year Club's activities.
Please note, we now meet in the Crows Nest Hotel Board Room, 1st floor, at 12.30pm Mondays, commencing 13 January 2020.
  • Please note, we have changed location, back to the Crows Nest Hotel, upstairs in the Boardroom.
  • Tree of Joy-Nov 9th to the 13th in Chatswood Chase, adjacent to the Vintage Cellars shop.
  • Please note, there will be no regular Monday lunchtime Meetings until we come together again in the New Year on Monday 13 January 2020.
  • District Conference 20-22 March 2020
  • Next Year RI Convention will be in Honolulu, and as always our Club will be well represented.

Last Monday the 9th of December was our Christmas Party Giving Night!

2019 Giving Night 9th December 

Our once a Year Giving Night December 2019

Club members  and families attended this one important night of the year, when funds raised throughout the year 2018-19 of $50,000 is handed back to worthwhile organisations.
    Past President Sue Raveane, handed over Cheques totalling $50,000 to seven non-profit organisations, four who look after our local Community, and three who benefit communities in other countries. 
    • Taudumande
    • Pheonix House
    • Canteen
    • Orange Sky
    • Shelterbox
    • Schools 
    • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
    Past President Sue said "this is what Rotary is all about!  Rotarians in our Community giving back to their Community."
    A very pleasant evening was had by all who attended. 
    Recent BBQs
    The Rotary Clubs of Australia 2019 National Drought Appeal
    Please see below website link for the ”The Rotary Clubs of Australia 2019 National Drought Appeal” GNBC "Let It Pour" Fundraiser website - now LIVE! 
    Our Club has decided to run a donation box at our Bunnings BBQ until further notice!
    Club Plans for 2019-20

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

    What you didn't know about Rotary is here online!
    At last, we now have an 'OnLine' source of information about Rotary, in the form of courses.
    Rotary Learning and Development
    An online, self-paced way to learn about Rotary adn to develop as Rotarians.
    The courses outlined below take from 15 mintues to 2.5 hours.  Some courses have multiple parts.  
    Have a look.  If you always wanted to know more about a Rotary subject, it is now listed here:
    Click on this Link!  (You will be asked to sign into your account 'My Rotary', so go look for your ID and Password)


    Jan 13, 2020
    Club Discussion
    Jan 20, 2020
    Using Facebook for Rotary News Items
    Jan 27, 2020
    Feb 03, 2020
    An overview of the Sydney Desalination Plant’s role in Sydney's Water Supply
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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