Dear Rotarians and Friends,

 At Monday’s Meeting we welcomed Guest Speaker John Friedsam from Canteen Australia.

We also welcomed prospective Member Anthony Jayaraj to our Meeting. Anthony, we look forward to inducting you as a Member in the near future.

 Last weekend, Harold, Angelo and I attended District 9685’s Conference in Newcastle. Overall it was a very successful conference. It was a chance to hear from Fellow Rotarians and Guest Speakers Of the fantastic Projects and works they participated in and the wonderful results achieved.

We listened to presenters who made us laugh as they told us their stories. On example was PDG John Prendergast who gave a very humorous account of “his” self proclaimed project , to market undies with the Rotary Down Under logo on them. He then went on to give the reasons his pet project failed especially when he wanted to add the theme as well.

 We also were reduced to tears as the presenter from ROMAC told the story of Charles from Vanuatu . Charles was a severely handicapped young boy, unable to walk,talk, go to school or play. His life was one of solitude . To see his recovery was astounding and a credit to the Doctors,nursing staff and ROMAC.

 I wish to thank John Friedsam on a very informative talk showcasing the many and varied workings of Canteen Australia. I now have a more informed understanding of the workings and support services Canteen Australia provides to the parents and siblings of young people ages 12 to 25 whose lives are impacted with a cancer diagnosis . An outstanding organisation.

 Our 50th Anniversary Dinner is progressing well. Please RSVP to Kate as soon as you can.

 Look forward to seeing you next week.

 President Susan.
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 6th of April.  Please check new roster. 

Next Meeting Monday - 8th of April 2019 - Daniel Anderson , PCYC North Sydney

Daniel is the Club Manager of PCYC in Falcon St.,North Sydney.Daniel will give an up-date on their activities and discuss some new programmes where we can work together.
These include their Fit For Life and Fit for change programmes they have running.
A free boxing and breakfast program which runs every Tuesday morning before school. Kids go through a boxing session, before police cook them a hot breakfast and then they are driven to school.
A program for a group of school aged kids who go through a number of modules and receive a white card or other qualification/certification at the end of it. This will run throughout term 2.

Last Monday's Meeting, the 1st of April - our Speaker was John Friedsam from Canteen Australia

John Friedsam is the General Manager of Divisions at Canteen Australia.  John has specialized in psycho-oncology service provision and management for the past 16 years.   John was very passionate about developing and delivering evidenced-based, sustainable supportive care, counseling and group work services to cancer patients and their families.  John has also worked extensively in space of the impact of cancer on families, cancer communications and family adjustment to cancer - most recently, over the past five years with CanTeen, concentrating his work directly adolescents and young adults who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis in the age bracket of 12 to 25, that of a family members, or are bereaved due to a cancer related death.
In other news
  • John Saunders toasted the Rotary Club of Stavenger in Norway,the only English speaking Club in that country,attracting members from a variety of nationalities.They meet on a Monday evening and have a very active agenda
  • Anthony Gerard attended as a guest of the club.
  • the Raveanes ,along with Harold Sharp attended the District Conference in Newcastle last weekend and came home most impressed with the organisation and list of guest speakers
  •  Swapna,her mother,Dot and Ian attended the live production of Q&A last Monday evening,a thoroughly entertaining show with numerous controversies.
  • Volunteers are requested for the Red Shield appeal on Sunday May 26th. Volunteers are required from 8.30-11.30am. As usual Cyril has already put his hand up. Please let Sue know if you can help.
  • Board members are reminder to register ASAP for the District assembly on April 14th.
  • Bill Lee will be our delegate at this year’s Rotary International conference in Hamburg. Ross & Harold are also attending.
  • We had eight attending Tom and Joy's Show Caravan last night,the third of April, in what turned out to be a very funny and entertaining show.
  • Invites for the club’s 50th Birthday were sent out this week. Please RSVP.
  • Lane Cove Club have expressed interest in running a Pride of Workmanship dinner later this year,and Tom will be co-ordinating our efforts along with the two North Sydney Clubs
  • Club Directors Meeting at the Church Hall, Thursday the 11th April at 6pm.
  • District Assembly - Sunday 14th of April - New board members please register.
  • Tuesday 30th April 2019 - our Club’s 50th Birthday Celebrations!! Confirmed for the Kirribilli Club.
  • RYPEN will run this year from 14th-16th of June. Phillip still looking for nominations
Apr 08, 2019
New Programmes where we can work together
Apr 15, 2019
Recent Trip to Kenya
Apr 22, 2019
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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
Building U10, Western Sydney University College
Apr 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 20, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 04, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pocock, Ian
International Toast
Riddle, Kate
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Peter
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Raveane, Angelo
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John
Room/Food 2
Coote, Peter