Dear Rotarians,

 A very lively, friendly and  interactive meeting today.

Some good news to share . Howard’s Mum celebrated her 100th Birthday , a wonderful achievement. Congratulations.Congratulations also to Richard and Jenny on the marriage of their son Thomas to Debra.

 Our Guest Speaker today was Domingo Gomes from Dili East Timor .

Gomes was here to oversee how RYPEN is conducted in District 9685. He will be the coordinator for RYPEN in East Timor.  Gomes told us he gained valuable information on how to better run RYPEN when he returned home. One outstanding point Gomes tried to convey was that the youth of Timor wish to give back to their communities and are doing so by overseeing community based projects eg Mangrove planting to help stop erosion and improve the water ecology.This was his first overseas trip and he was overwhelmed but excited to have come .

 Please save Tuesday April 30th as this will be the date of our 50th Anniversary Celebration. More news on this soon.

 Thank You Celia for fashioning our Conference Gnome . He looks fantastic. Must keep this top secret until the Conference !!

 Next Monday Roger from Mary’s House will be our Guest Speaker .

Hope to see you there.

 President Sue


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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the  16th of February.  Please check new roster. 
Next Meeting Monday - 11th of February 2019 
Our Guest Speaker next Monday will be  Roger Williams,a Director at Mary's House ,who will give an up-date on their activities.
For several years, Roger was the Co-Chair of Our Lady of the Way North Sydney Parish Council. He is a director of the St John’s College Foundation, University of Sydney.
He also works as a volunteer in the Outreach Programme of the Matthew Talbot Hostel, Wooloomooloo.
Until his retirement, Roger held senior legal and commodity marketing positions In CSR Ltd and the Australian Sugar Industry.
He was also for several years an industry advisor to the Australian Government in various international trade agreement negotiations.


Last Monday's Meeting, the 4th of February.
Our special Guest Speaker today is Gomes from Dili,Timor Leste 
Apologies from Philip.George and Bill
President Sue and Angelo had just recently driven back from Griffiths,and returning via Grenfell and Bathurst commented how bad the drought was still in these areas.
Note,theTree Of Joy Thank You Dinner is on tomorrow Wednesday 6th February at Roseville Memorial Club Pacific Hwy Roseville. It’s a 6.30 pm for 7 pm start.Sue needs any takers to immediately let me know for catering purposes
Howard and Wendy have just returned from Ballina where they helped celebrate Howard's mother's 100th birthday
We finally have a winner of the Melbourne Cup Trifecta,a friend of Brittany de Graaf.By the way,after many years Bel is on the move to the Gold Coast.We wish her well with her new studies,and thank her for her support at Bunnings
Celia Coote has dressed up the Gnome to be judged in a special competition  this year at the Annual District Convention in March. Fantastic job.
Last Saturday's BBQ a great success,with excellent turnover,plus record cash donations,in excess of $220.
Finally ,we had the presentation by our Guest Speaker ,Domingos Gomes,supported by Angelo. Gomes  is the RYPEN Director in Timor Leste,and is here for the Sydney RYPEN  camp
Firstly we reviewed a video on the activities of the RYLA Group in Dili.In Dili,RYLA is funded by Woodside ,while RYPEN needs the support of Rotary Clubs.,as it costs some $4500 to run a RYPEN Camp.Gomes became interested in Rotary through volunteer support groups.Having completed the RYLA programme in 2012, he, along with other Rylarians want to give back to the communityvia community service projects.Rotoracts has now started in TL,with 6 Clubs.Projects include blood donations,Mangrove plantations projects and rubbish clean up campaigns.
We wich Gomes well,and thanks him for joining us today.
  • Club Directors Meeting at the Church Hall this Thursday,the 7th of Feb,at 6pm
  • Sunday, February the 17th 2019, Seminar run by Gina Growden, Promoting Rotary's Public Image 

    The seminar will be very interactive and participants will have the opportunity to explore the Brand Centre on as well as design personalised logos, create People of Action advertisements, and write press releases, as well as share experiences of successful Public Image campaigns.

    The seminar is open to all Public Image Directors - and anyone else from your club who would benefit from learning more about promoting Rotary's Public Image.  The seminar is free, but registration is essential.  (Register at ).

  • Friday,the 1st of March-Sienna's (Neuroblastoma) Gala Dinner, of which our Club is a major sponsor

  • Friday 29th - 31st  March 2019 - District Conference in Newcastle. Members asked to consider.  
  • Tuesday 29th April 2019 - our Club’s 50th Birthday Celebrations!! Currently in discussions with the Kirribilli Club as to location for the event.
Giving Night 2018

Monday night, 14th December 2018, our Club held its annual ‘Giving Night’ and Christmas Party.

Many organisations received funds from our Club, read on.... and for photos!
Feb 11, 2019
An Up-date on Mary's House
Feb 25, 2019
District Amalgamation
Mar 04, 2019
Teacher in a Box
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Board Meeting Feb 7th 2019
Church Hall
Feb 07, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Feb 16, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mar 23, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Smith, Philip
International Toast
Coote, Cels
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Sweeney OAM, Tom
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Staples, Mark
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John
Room/Food 2
Coote, Peter