Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Yet another great Guest Speaker in Past District Governor Bruce Larkin, current Chair for the District Foundation, giving an update on the fabulous work being done by the Foundation with both District and Global Grants, as well as the tremendous efforts in the world wide eradication of Polio, where cases are confined to the war torn regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Well done Bruce.
Also a great effort for last Saturday’s Bunnings BBQ. After a relatively slow start, it didn’t take long to really kick into gear, and we finished up with a record profit, since our restart, of just over $1500. A great effort by all involved.
So next Monday we have our all-important AGM, where the Directors report on their respective portfolios and we elect our key office bearers for the next Rotary Year. An attendance is a must, and then the following Monday evening we have our end of year Giving Night, so please respond to Mark’s invitation.
Finally, we have the roster to fill out for the Tree of Joy activity, mid-December. So if you could have a look at that and make yourself available that would be great.
So, Stay and Safe
YIR Ian 

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Bunnings BBQs continue. The Club has every 2nd Saturday until the end of the year.  Next BBQ on December 5th. Please support Howard in his quest to get 6 per shift.  Latest Roster - Click here.   
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Next Monday's Meeting 30th November - Club AGM   

President Ian, will chair our annual AGM. Board directors will report on their activities, including the financials.   
Then we will elect the President & board for the July 2021 - June 2022 year. 
Please let Ian know you interest in being in the next board.
Current directors need their report to secretary Mark, prior to the meeting please. 
Note: ALL remaining 2020 meetings will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday lunchtimes. Click on this Link!
Please click on this meeting link above five minutes before the Meeting.

Last Meeting Monday  24th November 2020 - Rotary Foundation    

PDG Bruce Larkin(District Foundation Chair) gave us an excellent "refresher" on the foundation. 
Wordwide Charity Navigator has ranked the Foundation as top of the list of all charities for the 11th year in succession. One of the reason is that fact the the foundation spends only 6% on Admin with the rest actually spent on the projects run and supported by Rotarians. One of the key international projects is the eradication of Polio with a key milestone of Africa being declared Polio free this year. This leaves only Pakistan & Afghanistan with 133 cases, done from the 350,000 annual cases when we started in 1988. Currently we use 150,00 workers over 70 countries to immunise 400 million children annually. Bill Gates is still contributing $2 for every $1 we raise. 
More specifically for our district we have $352,000 this year with 38 District grants and 27 Global grants being approved. Crows Nest Rotary had a $3000 grant approved for iPads for the Crows Nest Community centre and has received awards for their annual donation of $5000.  The foundation also gives grants for disaster Response with a recent examples of a Macquarie University project for a support package for International students impacted by COVID19. 
We were reminded of the ways to donate to the Foundation. These being Centurion program($100), Paul Harris Fellow($1000), major donor & thru a Bequest. Details are available at the website: 
A message from Foundation Director Bill. 
Here is your opportunity to become Centurions during the of November. Which is
Please remember Foundation need funds to give Grants that we seek from time to time for our projects. 
PLEASE DONATE. Only $100. About one cup of coffee per day for three weeks.
It is loose change for most of us. A small amount from your normal overseas travel you have saved this year.
International Toast:
This week Ian toasted the Rotary Club of Delaware, Ohio, USA       
 - BBQ last Saturday raise $1500. Next BBQ Dec 5th.   
 - Tree of Joy's roster for our Crows Nest Club is confirmed for Friday Dec 11th until Tuesday 16th.
   Please let Sue know your availability.  
 - Please RSVP for our Giving Night and preferably pay prior into the club's account. 
 - Sue has purchased some new Linen for Mary's House. Contact Sue if you wish to contribute. 
 - Harold receives his OAM at Government house on Thursday.  
 - Angelo has 2 potential RYPEN nominations. 
 - Board minutes of the November 18th meeting are available. Click on link on upper right of the eBulletin. 
 - Monday November 30th AGM
 - Monday December 7th. Giving night/Xmas Party. 
 - Friday Dec 11th - 22nd. Tree of Joy - Chatswood chase. See Sue. 
 - Wednesday Feb 3rd. D-Cafe training. 
 - Wednesday 24th February - Opening of the D_Cafe. 
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - See Angelo if interested.  
Taudumande Youth Service Linen Drive!
New linen is always something that we can use. Unfortunately, due to health reasons we are unable to pass on secondhand linen. Any of the following items would be helpful.

.    Pillows & pillow slips
.    Bath towels
.    Hand towels 
.    Bathmats
.    Face washers
.    Tea towels
.    King single fitted sheets
.    King single top sheets
.    King single mattress protectors
.    Double doonas
.    Double doona covers

If any Members would like to donate any of the items please contact me .
Thanks Sue
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like.   During October and November 2020 out Meetings will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday Lunchtimes!
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District Governors Trophy


Nov 30, 2020
Annual General Meeting
Dec 07, 2020
Annual Giving Night
Jan 18, 2021 12:30 PM
? (first of the Year Speaker)
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Crows Nest Hotel
Nov 30, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dec 05, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Annual Giving/Xmas Dinner - Monday 7th of December
Northbridge Golf Club
Dec 07, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BBQ DEC 19th
Dec 19, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Smith, Philip
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Clark, Cyril
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill