Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
 Well another week and another extension to the lockdown to the 30th of September.    What a shame.   But Rotary will carry on regardless with its projects.   
Last Monday we had a good meeting on zoom and every Monday we have a meeting on zoom.   It would be nice to meet face to face at our normal place, the Union Hotel North Sydney, however it will come eventually so we shouldn't lose hope.  Lets hope we can get rid of this delta virus as soon as possible.
Last Monday, our own member Sue spoke to us about aboriginal art and how she has come across it over the years and how she has fell in love with some of the pieces that she's purchased.  So interesting!
 My message is going to be short this week however next Monday we have Angie Elder and Georgia Thacker, explaining all about the organisation for children with cancer,  'Canteen'.  Our club hopes to fund one of their initiatives in the future.
Click here at 12.30pm next Monday 23rd August!
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! 
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Stay safe and enjoy your Lockdown week. 
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Next Meeting is Monday 23rd August 2021 - Angie Elder and Georgia Thacker, explaining all about 'Canteen' 

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

Canteen is there for young people 12-25 who have cancer.
Last Monday, the  16th of August - Sue Raveane spoke on her Aboriginal Art collection and the stories behind them
During the Meeting:
Our own member ,Sue Raveane spoke of her long term passion in Aboriginal Art ,introduced to Sue by her sister .Sue's art collection has it's origins in Central Australia ,in an area called Utopia,250 kms north east of Alice Springs .Art was used by the various clans in the area as a way of communication via the various symbols in the paintings which helped form strong bonds between the clans. And from this area in the 1960's when this art was first recognised by the outside world ,came a number of  renown artists ,whose art was considered the best of it's type in the world.
Originally painted on bark ,followed by canvas ,and finally on Belgium Linen ,Sue has bought the paintings as is ,so to speak, and had them stretched onto frames locally in Sydney .The artists use no easels or props ,and just paint them on a flat area of ground ,obtaining incredible detail and precision.
Sue showed five paintings from her collection ,all by different female artists ,showing an incredible diversity of stories and backgrounds.
An excellent talk ,well done Sue
International Toast - was proposed by Howard to the  Rotary District within the Caribbean ,which includes Haiti .Rotary first started in Haiti in 1915,when under US Control ,but it was not until 1992,when District 7020 was formed to include clubs from the Bahamas ,West Indies ,US Virgin Islands ,plus 13 Clubs from Haiti.
Shelterbox is also very active in the area ,especially following the devastating earthquake in Haiti recently ,where some 60,000 people were left homeless.
Other discussion points around,
Mark and Phil recently met with Owen ,via Zoom, to discuss the finalisation of last year's account ,plus the budget for this year in preparation for the DG's visit in September.
George has been working on the new District Insurance Contract for the new year ,challenging the insurance industry to justify the increased premiums in the COVID environment.
Phil mentioned the new website ,Street Wide Medics ,backed by a group of doctors and nurses to give medical support to the homeless and needy .Worth checking out
Also an appeal for Guest Speakers within the Club ,and Kate has offered to talk on some of her ancestors involved in the formative history of Southern Australia.
Phil also appealed for Members to join in the "Chin Wag" session ,commencing 6pm,Friday ,the 27th of August .Phil will be MCing the first of these Zoom discussion for Clubs within our Cluster Group .So ,grab a bottle of your favourite beverage ,and join in the Chat Session .Zoom details to be advised shortly.
Progress being made on the production of the Trifecta tickets for this year .Stapling proceeding ,but because of the lockdown and being confined to barracks ,at a slower pace than normal
 - Changeover & Pride of Workmanship dinner is on HOLD, subject to COVID restrictions. Once confirmed new Invitations will be issued. 
 - BBQs are on HOLD. Cyril will phone Bunnings after lockdown.   
 - Next D-Cafe is on hold.   
 -  Melbourne Cup trifecta has had 6 orders already. Volunteers are required for stapling - talk to Angelo. 
 - All of the $100 Bunnings vouchers have now been sold.  
 - Obviously Zoom meetings continue during lockdown. 
 - When Covid restrictions allow, a Pride of Workmanship Award Dinner, will be held at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club.  
 - 11th & 12th September Zone 8 - Virtual Conference 
 - Monday 20th September, District Governor's visit to our Club. 
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 


Aug 23, 2021
Zoom - Angie Elder and Georgia Thacker, explaining all about 'Canteen'
Aug 30, 2021 12:30 PM
SES North Sydney
Sep 06, 2021 12:30 PM
‘So They Can’ education in Africa
Sep 13, 2021 12:30 PM
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Pocock, Ian
International Toast
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Raveane, Angelo
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Raveane, Sue
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill