Well, we must say, congratulations to Phil for being able to organise Professor Tony Basten, an epidemiologist from the Garven Institute of Medical Research, to come and discuss the COVID vaccine evolution.   Such a great take away for us all to understand what it’s all about, and in terms we could all understand.
The BBQ on Saturday, the first one back this year, was a pretty quiet one, with the inclement weather, but I’m sure we’ll have better ones to come.
And don’t forget, this coming Saturday at Angelo’s for our first social outing for the year, kicking off at 4pm.    So come along and taste that fine Italian cuisine prepared by the Raveane’s, Tom and Ross. An evening not to be missed.
So, in the meantime stay safe.
Yours In Rotary
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Next Weeks Meeting is on Zoom, the Speaker to be advised. 

Please on this link;  Rotary Crows Nest Zoom

Last Meeting Monday:  15th February 2021 - Presentation by Professor Basten on COVID19  

LIVE at the Union Hotel.

With the roll out of vaccines at the end of February 2021, Professor Basten spoke to us about the pandemic, and vaccines, their purpose and outcome as known at this time.

Click on this YouTube link to view the whole 40 minute presentation.  We apologise for the poor quality of the audio, but our Club has learnt by the experience and we will be improving our audio next presentation.

Biography; Tony is a clinician/scientist with a career spanning over 40 years. During this time, he has made a substantial contribution to our understanding of how the immune system is regulated in health and disease.

In 2007, Tony took sabbatical leave to spend time as a visiting fellow with Sir Gregory Winter FRS at Cambridge University, England. Now, back at Garvan with the B Cell Biology group, he is continuing his work on the regulation of the immune system with a focus on the mechanisms that normally prevent unwanted responses (autoimmune and allergic); the ultimate goal being to devise novel ways of treating patients with these conditions.

Tony is a Non-Executive Director of BioTech Capital Limited and Apollo Life Sciences, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Human Genetic Signatures.

Research Interests

Regulation of immune responses in health and disease
Clinical trials of immunomodulatory agents in cancer, multiple sclerosis and deep vein thrombosis


Note: Next meeting (22nd Feb) will be a Zoom Meeting, join in and watch and listen 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. 
 - 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. 
 - Sue is still looking for "clients" for the D_Cafe, please let Sue know.  
 - BBQs at Bunnings have restarted. We have Feb 27th. Team Captains will co-ordinate activities. Documentation has been issued to the captains.    
 - $100 Bunnings Vouchers are still available from Cyril at Lunch on Monday. 
 - Federal MP, Trent Zimmerman also has grants available for local community projects. Looking at a laundry at the Community centre and/or a school speech competition. 
 - Board minutes(3/2/21) are available HERE. 
 - This year's RI conference scheduled for Taipei will now be VIRTUAL. 
 - Polio cases for 2020 was 139, a drop from 176 in 2019. 
 - Saturday 27th BBQ
 - Saturday Feb 20th - Social function. Please RSVP Angelo.   
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
 - Wednesday 24th March - Opening of the D_Cafe. 
 - Wednesday 7th April Board Meeting on Zoom
 - April 18th & 24th - Virtual District assembly 
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - Now Virtual   
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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. 
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