Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Ian is on sick leave this week, but looks forward to seeing you all at the Union Hotel on Monday. 
Last Monday's meeting was quiet due to a number of apologies, including the President & Guest speaker.
I'm looking forward to February with a number of interesting Guest Speakers, and a couple of face to face meetings.  
Brad Anderson from Orange Sky, Prof. Tony Basten on COVID 19, and our own Michael McQueen.  
Yours In Rotary
PP Mark 

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Bunnings BBQs are suspended until further notice.
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click here.   
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Next Monday's Meeting the 1st February - Orange Sky     

Brad Anderson from Orange Sky will update us on their recent achievements.
Orange Sky have a simple formula; to provide a platform for every day Australians to connect through a regular laundry and shower service. The focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored or who feel disconnected from the community. Their volunteers are not social workers or experts on homelessness - they are empathetic listeners and great conversationalists.
THIS meeting(Feb 1st) will be held back at the UNION HOTEL. 12.30pm for 12.50pm start.  
Ground Floor not upstairs.  Corner Pacific Highway & West St. 
For those not wanting to use the Ridge St car park there is free 2hr parking on roads west of the Pacific Highway. 
(Mchatton St, Crows Nest road & Hazelbank St)   
Note: Next meeting (8th Feb) will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday.
Click on this Link!Please click on this meeting link five minutes before the Meeting.
We are trialing having alternative meetings LIVE & Zoom. 

Last Meeting Monday  25th January 2021 - Club Discussion       

This was a quiet meeting, with no speaker, mainly due to apologies due to the long weekend.
Quick, but interesting,  Round the table with updates below. To close out the meeting we compiled a list of the best places to visit in NSW, since our borders were still partially closed. 
International Toast:
Mark toasted the Rotary Club of London        
 - For the next few weeks, we will be trailing the concept of every 2nd meeting on Zoom, with a LIVE meeting at the UNION hotel. 
    Members were in agreement that the Union Hotel went well for the first live hotel meeting since March 2020. 
 - Sue confirmed that the first D_Cafe deferred to March 24th. If you have a "client" for the D_Cafe, please let Sue know.  
    This week Sue is confirming the volunteers list from our club. Training is still 10am-1pm Wednesday Feb 3rd.  
 - BBQs at Bunnings are still suspended until further notice. Howard has drafted 2 BBQ teams which will cover 2 BBQ days for a month. Latest & updated instructions will be circulated to the team captains, as Bruce will no longer be available on weekends. This will be finalised at the board meeting on Wednesday 3rd.   
 - $100 Bunnings Vouchers available from Cyril at Lunch on Monday. 
 - A soon to be released newsletter to volunteers at the Crows Nest Community Centre will include expressions of interest for joining the Crows Nest Rotary Club.  
  - Local MP, Felicity Wilson, is looking for applications for grants for "seniors" project. Sue to see if the D_Cafe project could ask. 
  - Federal MP, Trent Zimmerman also has grants available for local community projects. Ideas to the board members ASAP, please. 
 - Wednesday Feb 3rd. D-Cafe training. 10am CCNC. 
 - Wednesday Feb 3rd - Board Meeting. 6pm via Zoom. 
 - Saturday Feb 13th - Social function.  
 - Wednesday 24th March - Opening of the D_Cafe. 
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
 - April 18th & 24th - Virtual District assembly 
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - See Angelo if interested.  
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like.   During January & February 2021 every 2nd meeting will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday Lunchtimes!
So Zoom on February 8th & 22nd. 
Please click on this Rotary Crows Nest Zoom
District Governors Trophy


Feb 01, 2021
Recent acheivements by Orange Sky
Feb 08, 2021 12:30 PM
Our own members experience in Business over 2020 etc
Feb 15, 2021 12:30 PM
Covid 19; proposed vaccines and differences in each and effects
Feb 22, 2021 12:30 PM
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
International Toast
Smith, Philip
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Sweeney OAM, Tom
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Raveane, Sue
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill