Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Last Monday at our meeting, Ian Burnett was our Speaker and he gave a real insight into when and how Australia was first visited by World travellers from outside Australia in the year 1606.
See Ian's book and introduction below.
The Red Shield Appeal of the Salvation Army was officially held on 29th May 2022.  This year their theme is ‘Leave no one in need’  In years gone past our Club has walked the streets door knocking with others collecting donations, but nowdays, online donations have replaced door knocking, and you can still donate by clicking on the link below, if you donate, you get your Tax Invoice instantly, ready for your tax return.  Salvation Army are a major player on the North Shore, helping those people who are not as ‘well healed’ as others.  Do it now! Please Click on this link and donate!
On Monday 27th June we have our Presidential Changeover Dinner from 6.30pm, and coupled with a presentation of ‘Pride of Workmanship Awards.   Everyone is invited, please let our Secretary know for catering purposes, see flyer below.
Our next meeting face to face will be at the Union Hotel Nth Sydney on Monday 13th June at 12.30pm.  Come join us!  The food at the Union is great!    Next Monday we will be meeting on Zoom on 6th June 2022, at 12.30pm 
Covid is still around in our community, so stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
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President Philip
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Board Minutes 6th April 2022
the dates booked for June/July 2022 are;
4th June 2022
18th June 2022
2nd July 2022
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click Here   
Meeting Responsibilities Roster
President's Extra Message
Presidents Changeover Dinner and Pride of Workmanship Awards 27th June 2022
this one is a must for your diary!   Registrations open now! See flyer below;
This month's theme is Rotary Fellowships Month!
June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.

What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also, Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts.
There are many Fellowships that would be of interest to our members, and they are detailed on
One of our President's favourite Fellowships is the "International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and here they are at a group meeting!  They are Rotarians from all around the World!

Our Next Meeting is on Zoom on Monday, the 6th June.  Click here at 12.30pm to join! 

Our Next face to face MEETING WILL BE HELD on 13th June at the UNION HOTEL, 12.30pm
We have returned to every 2nd week @ the Union hotel (Cnr Pacific Highway & West St, North Sydney)  , and Alternative weeks  via Zoom. 
Check weekly eBulletin for confirmation of venue.
Our Last Monday Meeting on Monday 30th May -  Club Discussion   
RI Toast:  Member Tom, introduced the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Uvalde, Texas, where this week the tragedy at the Elementary School, shocked the world.  In the District 8540, the Uvalde Rotary Club was about to celebrate its 100th year.  Our thoughts go to the people and Rotarians in Uvalde.
- Pleasing was to hear that long time member & PP Bruce De Graaf was recognised for being only the 60th Australian to give 600 Blood donations. 
- Sue has within a week arranged for 2 baby monitors for Mary's House. - Thanks & well done. 
- Red Shield appeal is now online donations, as opposed to 'door-knocking' - the link is in the President's report. 
- Tom is looking for Pride of Workmanship nominations prior to the Board meeting please. 
- Local MP Felicity Wilson is looking for local community projects for Grants. Sue is talking to Taldumande who have sent us a "Wish List".
- Over $1400  made at another successful BBQ last Saturday week ago.  
- Crows Nest Fair is Oct 22nd. Ross is co-ordinating our involvement. 
- ShelterBox is looking for nominations for Directors. Howard can explain what is involved if you are interested. 
- District Forum Friday 3rd June (via Zoom) to discuss Rotary's approach to the "ULURU statement from the Heart". 
- Our next Club Social is planned for a Monday night in August at Bravo's.    
- Ian reported that the Water project in Maliana, East Timor is progressing after all the pandemic delays. 
 Ian, Howard & Angelo attended a meeting at Monte's last week.  


- June 4-8th RI convention, Houston, USA.   Live not Virtual 
- June 8th - Board meeting 
- 27th June, Monday - Our President’s Changeover and Pride of Workmanship Award Event
- 2nd July - District Changeover 
- 22nd October Crows Nest Fair 
- 28th-30th October - Zone 8 Conference @ Canberra 
- 17th - 19th March 2023 District Conference - Cowra  
- May 27th - 31st - Rotary International Conference - MELBOURNE 
The Tasmanian Map by Ian Burnett
The Tasman Map delves into the story of the first Dutch voyages to Australia, set against the background of the struggle of the newly formed Dutch Republic to gain its independence from the Kingdom of Spain and the struggle of the Dutch East India Company for trade supremacy in the East Indies against its Portuguese, Spanish and English rivals. Over a period of only forty years from 1606 to 1644 and based on sixteen separate discoveries the first map of Australia took shape.

The Tasman Map shows a recognisable outline of the north, west and south coasts of Australia that was not to change for another 125 years until the British explorer James Cook charted the east coast in 1770.

It was in 1925 and 1933 that the Mitchell Library in Sydney, Australia, acquired both the Tasman Huydecoper Journal and the Tasman Bonaparte Map. The story of how the library managed to acquire these treasures of Dutch exploration and cartography will bring new recognition to these icons of both Dutch and Australian history.

About the Author

Ian Burnet spent more than 30 years living, working, and travelling in his professional career as a geologist/geophysicist. In his "retirement" he has written Spice Islands, East Indies, Archipelago, and Where Australia Collides with Asia.
Social Fellowship Night 14th May 2022
On Saturday, 14th May, Social Fellowship Night! 

Another of our Social Events was a great success !
 A Big Night!!
From 5.30pm, Master of Ceremonies, Tom, introduced President Philip, who welcomed everyone there and mentioned three potential new members were there to get to know all about us!  Dinner was served, followed by a general knowledge quiz and Line Dancing, followed by friendly card games.   Our Hosts were member Bill and Lydia! Well Done!  For full photos, read on.




May 30, 2022 12:30 PM
When did Australia appear on the World Map?
Jun 06, 2022 12:30 PM
IT project update
Jun 13, 2022 12:30 PM
Jun 20, 2022
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Raveane, Angelo
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Front Desk
Pocock, Ian
Lee, Bill