Dear Rotarians,

Last Monday, despite a  number of apologies, it was extremely pleasing to see the room was full with so many members & guests attending to catch-up with District Governor Kalma.   Always a pleasure to welcome PDG Gina Growden, and Assistant Governor Ward Pollard.  Ryde Rotarian Geoff Brennan also gave us a good “rev-up” about next year’s District Conference.
Of note, is the tick of Approval' DG Kalma gave to our Plans for our Rotary Year 2019-20!
DG Kalma enjoyed the meeting and I personally appreciated her feedback / tips.
In an email on Tuesday;  Thank you for the great photos Philip – these are great!
And thank you President Mark, and to all your club members, for having me yesterday and allowing me to share a little time with you all.  I really appreciate your contributions across the District, and for giving me a chance to talk with you all.  Rgds  DG Kalma
As usual I have noted yet more agenda items for the board meeting on September 3rd. The Agenda will issue this week.
A big Thank You to Harold, who with Bruce’s help, is progressing our participation in the Crows Nest Fair (late October). Of particular note is that “Days for Girls” have agreed to join us.  
Whilst I’m no salesman, and this column is not about “event reminders”, I must recommend attending Chatswood’s Trivia night on August 31st.  MC, Tom Sweeny still has 3 spots left on our 2nd table.  Also - just one last reminder that we have 2 spots left on our table for RI President’s dinner on September 23rd.  Harold & Gina assure me that it will be an interesting night.  Please let me know ASAP.
Yours in Rotary
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 10th of August.  Please check the roster. 

Next Meeting Monday 26 August 2019 our Speaker is Daniel Anderson Club Manager of the PCYC North Sydney


On June 2 2019 more than 300 police and civilian representatives from Police Citizens Youth Clubs from around NSW gathered at Sydney’s Novotel Olympic Park.
CEO Dominic Teakle said, in its 80th year, the PCYC board had approved Empowering Young People, a new five-year strategy for the organisation, which is a unique partnership between the community and the NSW Police Force.
“Over the next five-year period, Empowering Young People will lay the foundation for the partnership with police and community across our network of more than 64 clubs,” he said.



Last Monday's Meeting - the 19th of August 2019; Our Guest was our District Governor, Kalma McLellan

Kalma joined the Rotary Club of Ryde in 2010, and has held many positions Including President, and in District; District Community Service Chair, and on the District Child Protection Committee.  Kalma has a heritage in Rotary, following in the footsteps of her father (Blacktown club) and grandfather (Manly club). She was a Mosman Rotaractor in the 1970s.  Professionally, Kalma works in the vocational education sector through Western Sydney University.
Kalma’s Theme this year is ‘Rotary Connects the World’.

From our President's Report above; DG Kalma approved of our Plans for our Rotary Year 2019-20 and wished us well.   Club Officers and Members spoke on what our Club was currently involved in and DG Kalma gave a really rousing motivational reponse to each subject raised.  Members do really appreciate the DG's annual visit to our Club.


International Toast given by PP Howard, to the Rotary Club of Apia, Western Samoa.

The Rotary International President is visiting Sydney!!
As you are probably aware, 2019-20 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay will be visiting Sydney in September 2019.   International President Mark is very keen to meet as many Rotarians as he can whilst he is here, so a special dinner will be hosted by Mark and his wife Gay, and Rotarians in Districts 9685, 9675 and 9670 are invited to attend. 
This is a special opportunity for Rotarians to meet and be inspired by our world leader and at the same time enjoy a 5-star meal at one of Sydney’s premier restaurants on beautiful Sydney Harbour.   It’s very rare for us to have a World President visit us, particularly during his term of office, and we are very privileged.  This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!
VENUE: The Deckhouse, The Dock, End of Clarke Road, Woolwich
DATE: Monday, 23rd September 2019
TIME: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
COST: $70 pp - two-course meal & welcome drink on arrival
DRESS: Business Attire
Our President Mark, is organising a Table for our Club, and its ‘first in best dressed!’   So be quick to book!!! To date we have 8, need another 2.

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.   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?


Annual Trivia Night
PP Andre Hariman from the Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise visited our Club to announce the second annual Trivia Night will be held on Saturday 31 August 2019, with the proceeds going to Rotary Projects.  SEE BELOW;
Aug 26, 2019
New Programmes where we can work together
Sep 02, 2019
Mercy Works
Sep 09, 2019
Board Directors Updates / Club Discussion
Sep 16, 2019
Up-Date on Mewat Toilet Project in India
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Annual Trivia Night
Annual Trivia Night
PP Andre Hariman from the Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise visited our Club to announce the second annual Trivia Night will be held on Saturday 31 August 2019, with the proceeds going to Rotary Projects.
Become a Friend of ROMAC

Become a Friend of ROMAC - Harold Sharp invites Rotarians to become a Friend of ROMAC

Past District Governor Harold Sharp is the new Fundraising Director ROMAC
Rotarians who have been around for years, know that ROMAC is a major Australian Multi-District Project, that has been around for some 30 years and has been renewing, no, rebuilding Children from overseas.  
To keep ROMAC floating well, it needs ongoing funding.   In the letter below, Harold invites all Rotarians to take ROMAC 'under their wing' and make sure the future of ROMAC is guaranteed!!
1) Have a read.
2) Ring Harold and ask him about his new role!
3) Consider your future as a Rotarian.
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)
Board Meeting September 3rd
Church Hall
Sep 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Clark, Cyril
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Coote, Peter
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John