Dear Rotarians,
A big Thank You to those members who help setup & manned our Marquee for the Crows Nest fair.  I have received feedback which I will pass onto the board for their consideration about next year’s event.
This week it was also pleasing to see AG Ward Pollard has locked in the ‘kick-off’ meeting for possible establishment of local Dementia Cafe.  Sue & Kate will represent us, and both North Sydney & North Sydney Sunrise clubs have accepted the invite for November 18th.  Following up from last week, it is worth noting that Ward & Howard will be attending this week’s Lower North Shore Rotaract meeting to discuss projects that Rotaract can be engaged in. (i.e. ShelterBox, Phoenix House IT Lab)  
I’m off to Japan to see New Zealand lift the World Rugby Cup, and Ian has agreed to chair the next 2 meetings.
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         ROTARY: 2019-20

Next Meeting Monday 28 October - Greg Hoiles from the Prostrate Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.

We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.

We do this by:

  • Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer
  • Implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government
  • Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.

PCFA relies on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships to carry out our essential work.

PCFA's five values are:

  • Integrity
  • Optimism
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Commitment

Last Mondays Meeting the 21 October 2019, 

Annabelle Chauncy OAM, is presenting the School for Life Foundation 
School for Life Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working in rural Uganda. They empower communities to help themselves and create their own opportunities.
To do that, they build schools to provide communities with a quality education, including primary and secondary schooling, vocational training and other services – such as employment and healthcare solutions.
With Rotary's help they propose to transform developing communities in emerging countries to become educated, productive, sustainable and profitable places – where people can enjoy a healthy, happy and more prosperous future. Two young, passionate Australian entrepreneurs commenced the Foundation, Annabelle Chauncy OAM and David Everett OAM founded School For Life in 2008.  Annabelle and Dave met whilst working as volunteers in Kenya, where they became convinced that education is the only real way to mobilise a community and create a positive and sustainable future.  Although Annabelle has presented to our Club in the past, all those present enjoyed hearing about the growth of the School in Uganda.
International Toast was given by Ross - Rotary Club of Haifa in Isreal, Chartered in 1933 by the Port Said Club, Egypt, and is one of 60 Rotary Clubs in Isreal, which has more than 1,400 members.  They concentrate on supporting enterprises in the City of Haifa, and promoting its Youth.
  • End Polio - Train Ride  - Thursday, Oct 24th
  • Crows Nest Community Centre - Children's week BBQ Thursday 24th October 
  • Next Board Meeting- Tuesday, Nov 5th - did you know, the minutes of the last Board Meeting can be read by clicking on HERE!
  • AGM- Monday,Nov 25th
  • Giving Night- Dec 9th
  • District Conference 20-22 March 2020
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?

Crows Nest Community Centre 24 Oct
On 24th October, the Crows Nest Community Centre are celebrating Children’s Week by holding a BBQ, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Ernest Place, Crows Nest.  See Flyer click here.
Club Plans for 2019-20

Club Plans fo 2019-20 - have a read...

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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:
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Oct 28, 2019
Prostate Foundation
Nov 04, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Nov 18, 2019
Up-Date on Sydney Metro
Nov 25, 2019
Club AGM
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Board Meeting November 5th
Church Hall
Nov 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nov 25, 2019
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
Lee, Bill
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Peter
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John