Hello Rotarians,
Apologies, unable to contribute this week.  Hope to see you all on Monday.  
Yours in Rotary,

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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is on Saturday 24th March, 2018.
Next Meeting is on Monday the 26th March 2018. 
President Alon, will be leading group discussions on our club activities. 

This will be our final meeting at the Union hotel, before we move back to Crows Nest, at the Baptist Church Hall. 

Last Monday's meeting on 19 March 2018. 
Firstly we had a late apology from our guest speaker, Steve Brien due to personal reasons. We hope to hear Steve in the near future talk about the Western Harbour tunnel and Beaches Link Projects. 
Once again Tom Sweeney stood-in at the last minute. 
Tom recounted , from his Cemetery tours,  four interesting  people buried at Macquarie. 
Adela Pankhurst , a suffragette / pacifist who , amongst many fights, took on our Prime Minister William Hughes  over conscription. She was the co-founder of both the Communist Party of Australia and the Australia First Movement
Mary Mackillop's mother(flora), who was drowned at sea, due to a drunken sailor.
1960/70s Disc Jockey Ward "Pally"Austin...
Stephen Bradley , killer of Graeme Thorne (son of the Opera House lottery winner). One of the first cases in Australia solved by using forensics.  
All interesting stories...  Thank you Tom.
DG Peter Ward has received the following message from DG Steve Hill, from District 9710 covering the area of Tathra.
Good afternoon all
Many clubs and Districts have rung me offering support to the victims of the recent Tathra Fires.  In consultation with the IPP of Bega Rotary club we decided not to set up a Rotary account for donated monies but to utilise the local Council Mayoral account that has been set up.
Any clubs or persons wishing to donate can do this through:
Bega Valley Shire Council Mayoral Appeal fund
ANZ Bega
BS 012525
Account Number 837535154
Ian Received this email on the Mewat Toilets Project approved
Hi Ian, Paul, Simon,
Earlier this week we got confirmation that this global grant has been approved. This is an important and exciting milestone, but as you would know the real fun of execution on the ground starts only now!
Thank you for your support and funding contributions - needless to say we would not have got to this stage without that.
The host club has initiated the preliminary paperwork to open the project account and get the mobilisation started. I would be happy to provide more details and updates in due course.
Best regards,
Niranjan Deodhar
Rotary Club of Beecroft
  • Sue proposed an International Toast to Rotary Club of Rosewell, New Mexico
  • Angelo is co-ordinating a Global Grant scholarship for Hope WIlliams. Details of the scholarship can be found at
  • Salvation Army is again requesting our help with the Red Shield appeal. Please let Ian know if you can help on Sunday May 27th.
  • Received a big Thank You from Mary's House for our donation. 
  • Ian announced that the Global Grant, co-ordinated by Beecroft, but support by us for an Indian Sanitation project has been approved.
  • Bruce & Ian will be visiting the Clontarf Foundation on Tuesday.
  • All Board members , please ensure you enrol for the District Assembly on April 29th.
  • (Late) January Dues Invoices have been emailed. Any concerns please discuss with Owen.  
  • Updated Bunnings BBQ schedule posted on the Web site. Any concerns please discuss with Howard.
  • Red Shield Appeal Day 27 May 2018 
  • Next Board Meeting Monday 7th May.
Mar 26, 2018
Club Discussion -Topic TBA
Apr 02, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Up-date on Monte's Project in Maliana,Timor Leste
Apr 23, 2018
The Future is Electric Cars
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Mar 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
Baptist Church
May 07, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Staples, Mark
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