My Fellow Rotarians,

PP Peter Coote, PP Angelo Raveane and I attended a Thank You Morning Tea at RNSH Imaging Unit. Crows Nest Rotary Club contributed $3,000.00 towards the purchase of this vital piece of equipment. We were intrigued to see what the MRI coil looked like and we listened to the talk given by the representative from Phillips, the manufacturer, as to the workings and the enhanced imaging this coil provides. We learnt that this new machine has increased the imaging capabilities twofold.

The RNSH Pink Ladies Team together with five local Rotary Clubs collaborated and a District Grant was approved to help fund the MRI coil.

Our Guest Speaker today was Marilyn Kennedy , District 9685 Chair for ROMAC. Marilyn updated our Members on the wonderful work this organisation does. I am in awe of the results they achieve and the difference it makes to the lives of these children.

PP Tom Sweeney reported that Crows Nest Rotary have 3 applicants for Pride of Workmanship Awards. Please save the 17th of June and attend this special event.

A very big Thank You to PP Cyril Clark, PP Tom Sweeney and PP Philip Smith for volunteering their time at the Red Shield Appeal last Sunday. Around $10,000.00 was collected for the Salvation Army .

To all our Members travelling, have an enjoyable and safe holiday.

Look forward to seeing next week.

President Susan
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 15th of June.  Please check the roster. 

Next Meeting Monday - the 3rd of June, our Guest Speaker will be Vanessa Murphy - Principal o f the RNSH School.

Royal North Shore Hospital School provides continuity of education for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 who are patients at Royal North Shore Hospital. The school offers Individual Learning Programs for students who come from metropolitan and country areas, a range of cultural backgrounds and all sectors of schooling. Students remain enrolled at their census school whilst attending our hospital school. While the school is situated on the children's ward, it also caters for older students who may be on the Orthopaedic, Neurosurgical, Psychiatric, Burns or Spinal Wards.

Vanessa is the Principal at Royal North Shore Hospital School and is a leader in Positive Education and Wellbeing. She is passionate about supporting student’s wellbeing by connecting and understanding the context of student lives.  Vanessa will deliver an empowering talk about RNSH School’s innovative approach to supporting their students whilst in hospital. Vanessa and her team have identified a range of strategies that boost positive wellbeing, and that igniting a sense of purpose through authentic engagement greatly increases human connection and belonging.

Vanessa holds a Master of Special Education (Behaviour and Emotional Difficulties) Bachelor of Education, and Diploma of Positive Psychology.

Last Meeting - Monday the 27th we welcomed Marylin Kennedy for an update on ROMAC.

Last Monday, Marylin Kennedy from ROMAC spoke to us. 

Her presentation explained:

  • “What is ROMAC” including a little bit of history
  • How patients are sourced and where they come from
  • Types of illnesses treated
  • Budget and costs of treatment
  • Example of 3 children recently treated
  • Who “owns” ROMAC and how Rotary Clubs and Rotarians can help.
It was moving in it's content and delivery.
In other news
  • International Toast by John, was to the Rotary Club of New Orleans
  • Please mark in your diaries that Changeover night is 7pm Monday July 1st @ Northbridge Golf Club. No lunch meeting that day.
  • Pride of workmanship Nominations still required. Please submit nominations to Tom, ASAP- form can be found HERE. Dinner will be held on Monday June 17th @ Northbridge Golf Club.
  • Board Meeting is at 6pm on Thursday June 6th.
  • Pride of workmanship Award dinner is confirmed for Monday June 17th. Please submit nominations to Tom, ASAP - form can be found HERE.
  • RYPEN will run this year from 14th-16th of June. Phillip still looking for nominations
  • Changeover Dinner, 1st of July, Northbridge Golf Club
  • Chatswood's 70th (& Changeover) is on Wednesday 26th June 7.00pm @ Chatswood Golf Club… $70 RSVP by 14th.
  • 2019 District Changeover Details -  Saturday 6 July 2019, 6.00pm for 6.30pm at Hornsby RSL, $55 per person incl. 2 course dinner, entertainment and a welcome drink. Invitation details here.
  • The link for the District Changeover is not working properly at the moment. If you or your club members need to register for the District Changeover, please use the link:
Jun 03, 2019
About the RNSH School
Jun 10, 2019
Jun 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Pride of Workmanship Dinner
Jun 24, 2019
Collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to the needy
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Board Meeting June 6th 2019
Church Hall
Jun 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Jun 15, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pride of Workmanship Dinner
Jun 17, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jun 29, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Changeover Dinner - Northbridge Golf Club
Northbridge Golf Club
Jul 01, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
Riddle, Kate
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Peter
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Raveane, Angelo
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John