Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends!
Well, wasn’t it interesting to have our first evening Meeting, and, such a great success on Zoom!   So I thank all those who joined the meeting, and for those who couldn’t make it, I hope you can connect next time.
Wasn’t our Guest Speaker great, well done to Member Phil for his choice of speakers.   The Tourism Manager from Orange, Glenn, certainly created much discussion, so don’t forget, for that “Shark Free Experience” come and check our Orange, NSW, but best to come in Autumn.
Founding Member Cyril gave us an up-date on the BBQ situation, yes, it was cancelled this week, but hopefully will be operating later in August.   Watch this space!
And I look forward to next week, when our District Governor, David Clarke, and his Assistant Governor for the lower North Shore, John Zhang will be joining us for a discussion on the Club’s forward program of project for 2020-21, and the annual up-date on important Rotary District matters.
Unfortunately, the venue problem due to the pandemic, remains the same, we still can’t go back to the Crows Nest Hotel in the near future, so I will continue to seek out the viability of other venues, such as the Union Hotel, North Sydney and the Northbridge Golf Club, where larger rooms are available.
But in the meantime, we’ll keep on ZOOMING!!  See you next Monday at 12.30pm, click on this link five minutes before the meeting.
Yours in Rotary, Stay Safe!
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Bunnings has advised that our BBQs are back in August and we are booked in for the 15th and 29th.  Roster to follow soon!
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Our Next Meeting on Monday 3rd August 2020 is our official visit by our District Governor, David Clarke.
TIME: 12.30pm LOCATION:  ZOOM Just click on this link.
ALL July meetings will be via Zoom. 
Meetings will alternate each Monday, - 7.30pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month.  12.30pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month.
Just click on this link five minutes before the Meeting.

Last Meeting - Monday July 27th, our speaker was the Tourism Manager from Orange, NSW, Glenn Mickle

Glenn Mickle, Tourism Manager for Orange City Council, 'enlightened' us on the attributes Orange and its Region has to offer the Retiree, (tree changer) or occasional visitor/tourist.  
Orange is a New South Wales city located on 254 km west of Sydney. With a population over 37,000, the city is 13th most populous place in NSW. It also ranks 34th largest urban centre by population in Australia;   
  1. It was named for Prince William of Orange, later William I of the Netherlands.
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.6% of the population.
  3. Orange is a well-known fruit growing district, and produces apples, pears, and many stone fruits. It is interesting to know that even the city is called Orange, but oranges are not grown in the area, since its climate is too cool.
  4. Orange is the birthplace of poets Banjo Paterson and Kenneth Slessor.
  5. The city is relatively wet for an inland location. The climate has enabled the area to be a major apple and pear producer, and more recently a centre for cool-weather wine production.
  6. Orange is four hours west of Sydney by car. Travellers would take the Great Western Highway to Bathurst and the Mitchell Highway to Orange.
  7. The postcode of Orange NSW is 2800.
 - Discussions still in progress about our return to the Crows Nest Hotel. The 3rd August  meeting will be via Zoom at  12.30pm. 
 - Bruce/Cyril continue discussions on the revised process for our return to the Bunnings BBQ, hopefully on August 15th. Howard & Angelo are working on the roster. We will also identify those who are comfortable with the Point of Sale Square device. Mark is happy to offer training.   
     Monday August 3rd District Governor's Visit - David Clark 
     Monday November 30th AGM
     Monday December 7th. Xmas Party/Giving night. 
Rotary Health COVID19 Fund Raiser
Centenary Baton Launch
Award received from Rotary Foundation

Received June 2020, an Award !

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'.
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    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:
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    Aug 03, 2020
    Future Plans for the 2020-21 year, both District and Club plans.
    Aug 10, 2020 7:30 PM
    Apollo 11 Exhibition and the Museums space collection
    Aug 17, 2020 12:30 PM
    ‘The Sinking and Salvage of Costa Concordia’
    Aug 24, 2020 7:30 PM
    Progress with Pheonix House IT Project
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    BBQ August 15th
    Aug 15, 2020
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    BBQ August 29th
    Aug 29, 2020
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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    Smith, Philip
    International Toast
    International Toast
    Raveane, Sue
    Speaker Introduction
    Introduce Speaker
    Staples, Mark
    Speaker Thanks/Write-up
    Thank Speaker - Write-up
    Riddle, Kate
    Front Desk
    Clark, Cyril
    Lee, Bill