Dear Rotarians,
On Monday it was a pleasure to ask Tom – OAM to propose a toast to our recent Queens Birthday honours recipient - Harold Sharp awarded the OAM for “Service to the Community and Charitable Initiatives”.  Again Congratulations Harold - it was well deserved.
Late breaking news on Monday was the notification from the Northbridge Golf Club that they will allow us to hold our Changeover dinner at the club on Monday July 13th.  Please contact Ian or me if you have not received your invitation. Tom is also planning to incorporate our Pride of Workmanship awards into the evening’s activities. 
Hopefully the Crows Nest Hotel is not far off letting us return there for our Monday lunches. Ian has decided to have Lunches on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays of the month, with Zoom evening meeting on the 2nd & 4th Mondays. This will initially be a 2 month trial. Please watch the eBulletin for details. 
Looking forward to seeing you next Monday.     Stay safe.  
Yours in Rotary 
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Board Minutes 7 April 2020
Bunnings has advised that there will be no BBQ's until further notice due to the outcome of the Corona Virus.We will advise as soon as this policy has been changed.
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         ROTARY: 2019-20
and 2020-2021
This is what our Zoom Meetings look like, and you can join us from your
own lounge room, or office, each Monday at 12.30pm.  Just click on this link.

Our Next Meeting, via Zoom, will be on Monday, the 22nd June 2020 when our Speaker will be Raj Bagpai;

Raj Bagpai currently represents nbn as a community ambassador. In his role, he is responsible for having conversations with a wide variety of community groups so as to help them better understand the nuances of nbn roll out.   NBN Co was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale broadband access network. Underpinned by a purpose to connect Australia and bridge the digital divide, nbn’s key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at least cost.

To achieve this objective, nbn has been structured as a wholesale-only, open-access broadband network. nbn provides services on its local access network on equivalent terms to retail phone and internet providers, to provision for end-user needs. This is intended to level the playing field in Australian telecommunications, creating real and vibrant competition within the industry and providing choice for consumers.

This presentation will include:

·  What is the nbn™?

·  How does it impact your fixed line phone and internet connections?

·  What do you need to do to get connected?

·  How to avoid scam calls related to nbn


- July 13th Changeover Dinner, 7pm Northbridge Golf Club, 

At our Meeting on the 15 June 2020, our Club Directors presented their Portfolios achievements over the last year, ie 2019-2020.

See more in our Annual Report soon to be released.
Planning Committee Minutes 13 May 2020
VENUE:  Via Zoom
DATE HELD;    Wednesday, 13th of May 2020 at 6pm  
Rotary Virtual Convention 20-26 June 2020

Message from the Rotary World President, click here!

Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Conventionwill link you with Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world. Sign up now for this free online event that takes place 20-26 June. Our first virtual convention is open to all Rotary members and participants.

Come together during general sessions to witness the power of Rotary connections. Learn new skills, explore thought-provoking topics, and discover inventive ways to engage and adapt at our breakout sessions.

Visit the convention’s event page on Facebook to connect with other members. And use the hashtag #Rotary20 in your social media posts to share what you’re looking forward to at this year’s convention. Don’t forget to invite a friend from your club or share the convention with your Rotary family.
Rotary's Public Image May 2020 Newsletter
Promoting Rotary to the general public can be as simple as wearing your Rotary pin, or as elaborate as organizing an integrated marketing campaign. By increasing the public's understanding of Rotary, we're strengthening our ability to make an impact in communities around the world.  Click on this link to read the latest Newsletter from Zone 8 ! 
Red Shield Appeal
The Annual Salvation Army Red Shield Doorknock Appeal usually takes place about this time each year. 
But his year is quite different!
As part of the Zone group who annually support the Appeal in the North Sydney Zone, Members and friends are invited donate to the Appeal.
The Salvation Army invites members and friends to circulate this link and contribute through a Digital Doorknock, click here to donate.   
2019 Giving Night 9th December 

Our once a Year Giving Night December 2019

Club members  and families attended this one important night of the year, when funds raised throughout the year 2018-19 of $50,000 is handed back to worthwhile organisations.
    Past President Sue Raveane, handed over Cheques totalling $50,000 to seven non-profit organisations, four who look after our local Community, and three who benefit communities in other countries. 
    • Taudumande
    • Pheonix House
    • Canteen
    • Orange Sky
    • Shelterbox
    • School for Life
    • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
    Past President Sue said "this is what Rotary is all about!  Rotarians in our Community giving back to their Community."
    A very pleasant evening was had by all who attended. 
    However one organisation was absent on our Giving Night and on 3 Feb 2020, the Club presented a cheque to Mr Sean Mura from the Kenyian organisation 'So They Can'.
    What you didn't know about Rotary is here online!
    At last, we now have an 'OnLine' source of information about Rotary, in the form of courses.
    Rotary Learning and Development
    An online, self-paced way to learn about Rotary adn to develop as Rotarians.
    The courses outlined below take from 15 mintues to 2.5 hours.  Some courses have multiple parts.  
    Have a look.  If you always wanted to know more about a Rotary subject, it is now listed here:
    Click on this Link!  (You will be asked to sign into your account 'My Rotary', so go look for your ID and Password)


    Jun 22, 2020
    The NBN Role Out
    Jun 29, 2020
    How to maintain Momentum in Tough Times
    Jul 06, 2020 12:30 PM
    Personal Presentation
    Jul 20, 2020
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    Changeover Dinner-Monday 13th of July
    Northbridge Golf Club
    Jul 13, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    View entire list
    Smith, Philip
    International Toast
    International Toast
    Pocock, Ian
    Speaker Introduction
    Introduce Speaker
    Sweeney OAM, Tom
    Speaker Thanks/Write-up
    Thank Speaker - Write-up
    Smith, Philip
    Front Desk
    Clark, Cyril
    Jayaraj, Anthony
    Room Set Up / Food
    Saunders, John