Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Last Monday’s meeting I mentioned the recent Cluster Presidents Meeting; Cluster 2 is made up of the following Rotary Clubs; Chatswood International, ChatswoodRoseville, North Sydney, North Sydney Sunrise, Lane Cove, Northbridge, and Mosman, and our Assistant Governor is once again, John Zhang.
This Rotary Year 2021-22 I suggested to the Cluster Presidents that we increase our communication with each other on the subject of projects, so that no one beneficiary organisation receives assistance from more than one Club.  Over the last few years, rather than just hand over a cheque, Crows Nest Rotary has ensured that funds have been expended on specific projects promoted by organisations, such as white goods for Taldumande Youth Services and IT equipment for a new Pheonix House project.  Although, all the Cluster Presidents consider this Rotary Year, the pandemic will greatly reduce the amount of funds they raise from their endeavours.
Next Monday the District Governor from the Rotary Club of Katmandu will be addressing our weekly meeting to let us know the progress of the pandemic within their country and what PPE (personal protective equipment) they are in dire need of.  To join our meeting click on this link at 12.30pm Monday 2nd August 2021.
Another four weeks of the Lockdown eh, well, I think we should use the time to stimulate our Rotary Activities from our own homes!  Difficult to do isn’t it.   Let me know your ideas?
Last week, we held a discussion around what is acceptable behavour.  Most of our members have witnessed over the years, a lot of changes in what is considered ‘acceptable behaviour’ but it is important to discuss these issues, as all of us will be expected to understand and live up to new standards and new social norms, and importantly, the legislation of the current day.
Our Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets, 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! 
Stay safe and enjoy your Lockdown week.  See you all on Monday next, on Zoom, 12.30pm.
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip

Lets hope our Bunnings BBQs start again soon!
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Our Bunnings BBQs are currently on hold due to COVID19 restrictions.  
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Next Meeting is Monday 2nd August 2021 - Rajendra Gautam, Rotary club of Katmandu

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

The Rotary Club of Kathmandu is the first Rotary club of Nepal chartered on 1959.

Recently,  they have distributed 54 units of oxygen concentrator to different hospitals and isolation centre and still planning for another phase of COVID19 response project. The cases of COVID19 in Nepal is increasing. And there is still lack of oxygen.

Rajendra will make a short presentation about our club history, COVID19 response project and our next Plan.

Now, the medical team in Nepal are alerting that the third wave may come soon and will effect more to the children. So, they are planning for covid project for another phase. This time also they are planning to busy concentrators and other medical supply to save the life of people in Nepal.
Last Monday 26th July - Club Discussion     
During the Meeting: 
International Toast - was proposed by Sue to the   Rotary Club of Tokyo            
President Philip took us thru a discussion session focused on a number of items raised at the President's meetings(Cluster & District) he attended during the week.  
First we discussed the request for more donations to the Rotary Foundation which is extremely hard in the currently environment. We did recently donate $1500 to the foundation, and had 6 "centurions" last year.  Our foundation grant request(for Phoenix House) has passed into the final phrase but has been reduced from $3000 to $2500. Next the need to ensure is updated with membership information and our goals. Then an update on new insurance requirements which we are lucky to have George to handle! 
Finally a refresher on Code of Conduct policy which is on the District website. It covers Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination. A key point is that we have new Social norms & laws and there are now terms which are no longer acceptable. Equal opportunities - are volunteers the same as employees ?  Family ?
Please be aware, and read the policy in need. This applies to meetings & BBQs etc. 
 - All the best to Tom who joined us from his hospital bed. 
 - 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 scheduled for 25th August 2021, but likely to be cancelled.   
 -  Melbourne Cup trifecta has had 6 orders already. Volunteers are required for stapling - talk to Angelo. 
 - Cyril has 2 X $100 Bunnings vouchers left.  8 have been purchased by members.  
 - Obviously Zoom meetings continue during lockdown. Ian to finalise the Union Hotel details after lockdown.  
 - DG is taking some youths on a "trainee" Sailing trip ($2500) - Any nominations ? 
   There is also a day's sailing on Sydney Harbour for any member interested. ($75)
 - When Covid restrictions allow, a Presidents Changeover Dinner, will be held at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club. 
 - Wednesday 4th August 5pm Board Meeting on Zoom 
 - Wednesday 25th August - D_Cafe - TBC 
 - 11th & 12th September Zone 8 - Virtual Conference 
 - Monday 20th September, District Governor's visit to our Club. 
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
District 9685 Cluster and Area Details 3rd July 2021
For the information of all members and friends;
Recently, our new District Governor for 2021-22, advised our Club of a new rearrangement of Club Clusters into Areas, to remove imbalances of member numbers etc.  
Crows Nest is part of Cluster 2, made up of two Clusters;
- the Lower North Shore and
- Riverside
Our Club is in an Area made up of 8 Clubs and we have an Assistant Governor, John Zhang.
Click on this Link to see the new spreadsheet and read on to read the DG’s letter to our Club;
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Aug 02, 2021
‘2nd WAVE of COVID19 Response Project'
Aug 09, 2021
Jason Lee - SES Willoughby
Aug 16, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Angie Elder and Georgia Thacker, explaining all about 'Canteen'
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Board Meeting August 4th
Aug 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Proposed BBQ August 14th 2021
Bunnings (if COVID Restrictions allow)
Aug 14, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Condell, George
Speaker Introduction
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Sweeney OAM, Tom
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Lee, Bill
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill