Dear Rotarians,

Today our Members enjoyed a lively and entertaining Meeting.

Past President Cyril Clark modelled our very stylish new BBQ aprons. Thank You Cyril you made a wonderful model. The apron was well received by our Members and will begin being used at our next BBQ .

Immediate Past President Alon Beran gave our Members a very informative and interesting overview of the Real Estate Industry and the trends that occur.

Past President Angelo Raveane gave his “This is my Life” story. Please read his presentation included in this bulletin.

Our International project in Timor is progressing. Past Presidents Howard,Ian and Angelo are working with Mosman Rotary and Monte Sant Angelo College to provide a permanent water supply to a Teacher Training College in Maliana.

Our 50th Anniversary Dinner Committee are planning a fantastic evening on the 30th of April. Please save the date. Invitations are ordered and will be sent very soon.

Next Monday PDG David Rands will be our Guest Speaker. David will representing The Rotary Foundation and I will be presenting a cheque to David being our Club’s 2018-2019 contribution.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday

President Susan

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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 23rd March.  Please check new roster. 

Next Meeting Monday - 18th March 2019 - ‘Rotary Foundation'

We will have a visit from Foundation representative - PDG David Rand.

David was born and educated in Auckland. Lived in Wellington NZ, Sydney, Singapore, and Sydney again. Retired from being the Managing Director and Chairman of DIC/ Coates (printing ink manufacturer) in 2009 after 19 years; prior to that 14 years with Taubmans Paints in NZ and Australia. President of the Australian Paint Manufacturers Association (APMF) 2001 to 2004. President of the Graphic Art Merchants Association of Australia 2003-2004. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Co Directors and Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. David is married to Anne, has 4 children and 7 grandchildren, lives in Killara. Member of Rotary for 43 years, past president Western Hutt club (NZ) and his present club of Beecroft. DG D9680 2011-2012.  Involved since on committees in Foundation, Rotary Leadership Institute, Melbourne Zone 8 Institute. Mentor to DG and DGE. Currently District 9685 Foundation Chair. 

Last Monday's Meeting, the 11th March - our Speaker was Angelo Raveane
'This is your Life'
Angelo was born in Italy and migrated to Australia to Griffith as a small boy. His dad was winemaker and he grew up next door to the winery. He attended Wilbangara Primary school and when he started school couldn’t speak English – along with ¾ of the school. A population of majority Italians/migrants he then attended Griffith high and great teachers and 90 pupils in the year.
In Year 10 Angelo was keen on woodwork decided he was going to become a carpenter and quit school and got an apprenticeship but ended up going back to school for year 12 and did some work experience.
Angelo went to Sydney university and studied pharmacology and then got a job at Derwood – mixing medicines and then did an apprenticeship.
  • After 18 months he went to St Ives and set up their own business and bought a property in the spot where the new plaza in Northbridge was to be. Subsequently swapping that for a spot in the in to the new centre in Northbridge.
  • Angelo sold St Ives and went to Hornsby – there for 18 months, tripled the turnover and sold it.
  • From there he went to Northbridge Plaza and got involved in the Amcal Group becoming the chairman. Which opened a lot of doors for Angelo. He would network with pharmacists across the country.
  • They opened a shop in Leichardt.
  • Someone offered to buy Northbridge after 35 years so they sold it and 4 years ago they sold the Leichardt store.
Angelo is now part of North Shore Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee of 20 and on the Colling Institute Ethics Committee.
Angelo met Sue at the end of high school and got married after he graduated – Sue worked in Pathology (A Bloodsucker as Angelo puts it)
They have 2 kids - Alison and Christopher and 6 grandkids
Angelo loves Sailing in summer, Gridiron in winter, and played baseball till he was 50
He has been a Rotarian for 36 years.
In other news
  • Cyril toasted to the Rotary Club of Bankok South
  • Rotaract of North Sydney has been established – we will monitor with interest
  • Cyril modelled the new BBQ aprons..Arranged by Sue R…
  • As next BBQ is on Election day, will supply a poster.. Vote 1 Rotary..
  • Tom Sweeney has reserved 10 seats for club members for Joy’s new play Caravan – please reply directly to Tom ASAP.
  • Friday 29th - 31st  March 2019 - District Conference in Newcastle. Members asked to consider
  • Club Directors Meeting at the Church Hall, the 7th April at 6pm
  • District Assembly - Sunday 14th of April - New board members please register.
  • Tuesday 29th April 2019 - our Club’s 50th Birthday Celebrations!! Confirmed for the Kirribilli Club - invites will be issued next week.
  • RYPEN will run this year from 14th-16th of June. Phillip still looking for nominations
A note from our past guest speaker.
Hi Ian,
Please extend my thanks to your members for my lovely lunch and their time last week.
A couple of questions from your members
  • John asked about the size of memory required in the laptops. TIB currently uses 320mg and we therefore are looking for 500mg to enable updates and increased resources.
  • You asked about a Grant? We have applied twice for a global grant and been denied due we believe to the subject being a 'computer'  based project. We have recently engaged a TIB passionate  'lobbyist' and are submitting another application. 
  • Though Ipads cannot be loaded with the TIB resources if your members have donated Ipads I would strongly recommend you accept them as they can be deployed with TIB laptop and connected through the router for children in the classroom.
If I can help with any further enquiries please dont hesitate to contact me.
Mar 18, 2019
Foundation Activities/Donations
Mar 25, 2019
About the RNSH School
Apr 01, 2019
Working directly with adolescents,young adults and families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis
Apr 08, 2019
New Programmes where we can work together
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Mar 23, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 06, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting April 11th 2019
Church Hall
Apr 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District Assembly
King's College
Apr 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 20, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Staples, Mark
International Toast
Clark, Cyril
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Lee, Bill
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Sullivan, Howard
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John
Room/Food 2
Coote, Peter