Hi Everyone, 
Last Monday we heard from Luke Keighery President of the Northbridge Rotary Club. They regularly have about 20+ members each meeting - I'm sure we'll reach that level soon ! He brought us up to date on a Crows Nest Street Committee project called OKTOBERNEST. Whereby shops in Crows Nest ask patrons to either donate a couple of dollars or increase some items by $2 - with all funds to Rotary and then to the Intensive Care Natal Unit at RNS during October.  He wanted to receive our approval as the local Club. 
We also had a potential member in Gen Leal (formally from the Chatswood Club)  She is keen to get involved with our projects.   Also receiving this bulletin is Catherine Heeney also a welcome potential member. Spoke to Marcella Zemanek (in Woollies) and she will be a member in October.   Things are looking up!
See you ALL on Zoom next Monday
President Tom
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Our next BBQ is Saturday is August 19th, September 16th & October 7th & 28th, November 11 & 25th.     
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Our next meeting is Monday 14th August 2023 - Zoom 
No Speaker  but there are a number of items for club discussion.  
Schedule for the year: 
Date: 2023
Monday 14th August  Zoom Meeting 
Monday 28th August  Lunch - Union Hotel 
Monday 4th September  Lunch - Union Hotel 
Monday 11th September  Zoom Meeting 
Monday 25th September  Dinner - Union Hotel 
Lunch meetings: 12.30pm for 12.50pm 
Dinner meetings 6.30pm for  7pm 
Zoom Meetings 12.30pm.  Link:   Click here at 12.30pm to join us!
Last Meeting - Monday 7th August    -  OktoberNest
We were joined by Luke Keighery, President of Northbridge Rotary. 
Luke started with sharing what projects the Northbridge club was doing. This re-enforced the idea that we should be doing more joint activities with other clubs in our cluster. 
Starting with Rotary's involvement in OktoberNest which includes Crows Nest retailers having Cocktail Specials, German Beers on Tap, Extended Happy Hour, Apple Strudel Desserts, Jagermeister specials, Bavarian Hot Dogs, Pretzel Bar Snacks, Steins, Schnapps, and German Wine or just making their shop more festive. This is planned to happen for the month of October.  

KEY is that they be raising money for the NCIU, for premature babies, at Royal North Shore Hospital in conjunction with Rotary.
Tom & Ross agreed to work with Luke to make this happen for our 2 clubs.
Toast:  Kate toasted the   Rotary Club of Orange               
Member news:
- More issues with last week's BBQ which raised $1721. Ian is addressing the Bunnings BBQ issues & Bruce sorting out Coles. 
ROMAC is looking for volunteers 
- Ian is reviewing alternative venues, but the major issue is "room hire fees"
- DG has requested 2 min overview from each director for her visit on August 28th. 
- RDU has a major article on membership which is worth reading. 
- Chatswood Trivial Night  Tuesday 29th August - Tables of 6. 
- Crows Nest Fair (October 15th) - Need a co-ordinator for our stall. 
- Angelo is visiting East Timor in September  - numerous projects 
- Angelo working with Lane Cove Rotary on a joint fund raising project for Kolling.  
- 10th August - Board Meeting 
- 28th August - DG's Visit 
- 15th October - Crows Nest Fair, including Oktoberfest  
- 24th October - End Polio Train Ride   
- 15th/16th March 2024 - District Conference - Terrigal 
- 25th - 29th May - Rotary International Conference - Singapore 
Bunnings BBQs
Thanks to Bunnings Artarmon, our Club has continued to run BBQs, which are our major fund raiser.  Although exhausting, we all enjoy them!
Last Saturday started slow,, then speeded up by lunchtime,


Aug 28, 2023
LUNCH: District Governor Club Visit
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