Dear Rotarians,
Let me start with a Thank You for everyone’s support during Changeover. Especially Sue, Angelo, Tom, and Harold. I feel I have the full support of the club and will do my best over the next 12 months. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any concerns.  For those who missed the Changeover dinner, a copy of my speech is available here. 
I was even more pleased to see everyone’s contributions to last Monday’s planning sessions. The output below will be used as a guide to the board members.
Sunday, October 20th is the Crows Nest Fair. Angelo has submitted the paperwork, and he is looking for a volunteer to coordinate our attendance. I’m keen for us to be represented at this local event.
Have a great weekend, and look forward to seeing you next Monday.
Yours in Rotary
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 13th of July.  Please check the roster. 

Next Meeting Monday the 15th July 2019; Our Guest Speaker this week is Steve Matthews who will talk on Domestic Abuse

Steve Matthews was born in the UK in 1953, migrating to Australia in 1985. At the age of 55, Steve sold his business interests to fulfill a lifetime ambition to write. Since then, his acclaimed children's books have been published in Australia, UK, Canada, and the USA, and his work in children's literacy at home and abroad have been acknowledged in the Australian Parliament.

"The Skinny Girl" is Steve's first novel for adults, based upon real events, fictionalized, to provide a raw and thought-provoking look at domestic abuse 


Last Monday's Meeting - Monday July 8th.


Bill Lee proposed the International Toast to the Rotary club of Budapest, Hungary. This club was established in 1995 for the Expat community of Budapest and is the 13th Club in Hungary.
Rotary Leadership courses are available. Please see Secretary Angelo if interested. 
Gina Growden has sent an email for a special dinner in September where the RI President and his wife will be the hosts. Limited to 300 Guests from surrounding d istricts,so need to book early. Cost $70/head.
BBQ last weekend ran out of supplies. Two additional purchases of bread and sausages required to complete the day. Next BBQ this Saturday, the 13th of July, please check the roster.
Tom has a Special Musical Cabaret coming up on Friday the 19th, already has a table of eight from our Club.
Work on this year's Trifecta already started. Angelo has had to find a new printer
Crows Nest Fair, we are booked in for this event on Sunday, the 20th of October
Harold Sharp attended the Changeover Dinner for Northbridge Club recently. His take was the need for our Clubs to work together, in particular on Community and Overseas Projects.
Next, was President Mark's review of our Programme for Year 2019/2020.
Crows Nest Rotary 2019-20 Planning Session Output Community
Happy to continue with
  • Tree of Joy
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Mary’s House
  • Red Shield / Bowel Cancel Screening
Look into
  • Naremburn School
  • Re-engagement of Crows Nest Community Centre 
  • D-Café
  • Dental Foundation
  • Orange Sky
  • Canteen
Ideally 1 major LOCAL project
Youth (some overlap with Community)
Happy to continue with
  • Phoenix House (Build rapport & District Grant for Technology lab)
  • Taldumande
Look into
  • PCYC (noted they already get Govt. Funding)
  • Engagement with Rotaract (i.e. BBQ / Trifecta)
Continue donations / Support of ROMAC/Rotary Health
Ensure we get money back thru Grants
Continue with Pride of Workmanship with other Cluster clubs. Feb/March
Public Relations
Look into
  • Achievements to local Newspapers
  • More stories on Web page
  • Share eBulletin with cluster clubs (done)
  • Promulgate website address (on posters, community Notice boards
  • Facebook education for members
  • Need more permeant recognition from community for our donations(i.e. Sign at herb Garden)
Continue with
  • SoTheyCan – Kenya
  • East Timor RYLA / Orphan Xmas Party
  • Zimbabwe Water Project for Maryware Village
  • Sponsorship of Faith (Sr. Genevieve)
  • Monte’s East Timor Water Project for Learning Centre @ Maliana
Look into
  • Chris Anthony request for Projectors for his Teachers in a box
  • Project funded trip to Africa to visit these projects
  • Capping International @ 20% of total club outgoings
  • Create compelling Value proposition beyond Fellowship/fundraising
  • Brainstorming with Cluster clubs
  • Canvass local businesses (Ross?). Poster in Ross’s Café
  • Establish link with Crows Nest Probus
  • Letter Drop
  • Visit Shopping centre one Saturday
  • Look into ‘more professional’’, but local venue
  • Sargent at Arms  (tom)
  • 1 club discussion per month. Bi-monthly Director’s board updates
  • Cancel meeting if < 10 expected
RI President's Address to Rotary
Mark Daniel Maloney
President, 2019-2020
My dear friends, Rotary leaders, and Rotaract leaders:

A new Rotary year is upon us, and let us say one final thank you to former President Barry Rassin for his outstanding leadership. Barry, we will miss you, but we know and appreciate that you will continue to lead Rotary in important ways for years to come.

I have spoken for several months about how Rotary Connects the World, and the time has now arrived to put our words into action. We have an exciting year ahead of us, a year when we begin to implement the new Strategic Plan, what I call the Rotary Action Plan and when we will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter.

That anniversary will underscore the ties we have and goals we share with the United Nations. We will host five special events—UN Day in New York, three presidential conferences in Paris, Santiago, and Rome, and a final celebration just before the Convention in Honolulu. This will help us achieve the first Action Plan goal of increasing our impact by demonstrating that Rotary’s influence in the world has only just begun.

The second Action Plan goal is expanding our reach.  To achieve that, we need to grow Rotary – reaching out to new members, engaging current members, and creating more alternatives for membership for the next generation of Rotarians.

The third goal is enhanced participant engagement, making sure that Rotarians have experiences that are personally and professionally relevant and fulfilling. This is why I believe so strongly in building a more family-friendly Rotary -- one that welcomes children to our activities and that is considerate of families in our scheduling. Let us recommit to putting the needs, expectations, and growth of our participants at the center of all we do.

The final priority of our new Action Plan is increasing our ability to adapt. New approaches to our organizing principles do not threaten our sense of who we are. That is why I believe that Rotary must respect professional commitments and not require Rotary leadership to be a full-time job. We need to respect the time and responsibilities of young people who are building careers.

Together, we will harness the power of connection just as our organization has been doing for more than 114 years. We have a long, proud heritage. And we will continue to thrive because we are not afraid of change.

I look forward to leading you in this important journey, as Rotary Connects the World!

Yours in Rotary,

Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-2020
Jul 15, 2019
Domestic abuse in Australia today
Jul 22, 2019
Collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to the needy
Jul 29, 2019
Rotoracts-North Sydney
Aug 05, 2019
NSW Electricity Supply-Success or Failure?
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Jul 13, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ July 27th
Jul 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ Aug 10th
Aug 10, 2019
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Pocock, Ian
International Toast
Lee, Bill
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Gugliotta, Ross
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Riddle, Kate
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John