Dear Rotarians,
Last Saturday I attended my first President’s meeting. It was interesting to see what other clubs were up to with a wide range of activities. The one which stirred my interest was the (train)Ride for Polio on 24th October. Starting at 4.30am at Berowra and finishing at Cronulla at 11pm after visiting all 180 stations!  Details @ Ride for Polio . I was hoping we could join the group for a couple of stops, but I just saw that it arrives at St. Leonards at 5.30am, so that may challenge us. I told how this initiative started, last Monday, but too long a story for here. Another great outcome from the President’s meeting was finding out that North Sydney is also looking at the D-Café concept, and they are more than happy to join us & the Northbridge club in this project.
It was great to hear what Andrew Long from Rotaract had to say last Monday.  I will be following up with Andrew to explore ways we can partner with these young and enthusiastic Rotarians.
Just a reminder we have 4 spots left on our table for RI President’s dinner on September 23rd.  Harold & Gina assure me that it will be an interesting night.  Please let me know ASAP.
Yours in Rotary
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 10th of August.  Please check the roster. 

Next Meeting Monday the 5th of August 2019; Our Guest Speaker will be Tony Irwin  on the politically charged topic of NSW Electricity Supply, Success or Failure

Two years ago NSW was on the brink of blackouts. Tony will examine what has changed in the past two years and whether NSW is on track for our electricity supply to be reliable, affordable and have low emissions. Is 100% renewables the answer, or are there other more affordable alternatives?

 Tony Irwin (FIEAust MIET FAIE CPEng) is a Chartered Engineer, Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU, Technical Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd and Chair of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel. Tony worked for British Energy in the UK for more than thirty years commissioning and operating 8 nuclear power reactors.  In 1999, he moved to Australia and joined ANSTO where he provided advice on nuclear issues to the Federal Government. He was subsequently appointed as the first Reactor Manager of ANSTO’s new OPAL research reactor. Tony is now a Consultant.


Last Monday's Meeting - Monday, July 29th.

We welcomed our Guest Speaker, Andrew Long, from North Sydney Rotoracts along with Ward Pollard, our Assistant District Governor for our Area.
Bill Lee proposed an International Toast to the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar, which is the first Rotary Club founded in Mongolia. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shatin, Hong Kong, the Club was admitted into Rotary International on January 10, 1996, and chartered on May 13, 1996.
On 1st July 2000, Mongolia was admitted into District 3450 – which was then renamed - Hong Kong, Macau & Mongolia.
The club is English speaking and has 30 members including a number of foreign members - citizens of the USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Israel & Australia.
The Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar has inaugurated two daughter clubs (Khuree and Gobi), and in 2000 the first Rotaract Club (for 18 – 28 year olds) was formed, and will this year be celebrating its 5th anniversary.  To help in the development of schoolchildren the 1st Interact club (14 – 18 years) was established at the Music and Dance College.
Over the past 10 years, enthusiastic support has been received from many overseas clubs in support of the Club’s community service programmes – donations have now exceeded $2,000,000.00 – many of the projects have also received substantial contributions from Rotary International’s “Matching Grants” Foundation.      Major projects include;
·         Polio Plus - $132,000 Rotary Foundation equipment & immunisation.
·         Cardio-logical Centre - Rotary Club of Scotts Valley (USA)$600,000
·         Children’s nutrition programme - $20,000.00
·         Rotary Australia – Catheter laboratory for hospital no.3 - $1,000,000.00
·         Kharlkhorin – orchard, new wells, sand fixation, pasture management. $270
As you are probably aware, 2019-20 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay will be visiting Sydney in September this year.   Mark is very keen to meet as many Rotarians as he can whilst he is here, so there will be a special dinner to be hosted by Mark and his wife Gay,  inviting Rotarians in Districts 9685, 9675 and 9670 to attend. 
This is a special opportunity for Rotarians to meet and be inspired by our world leader and at the same time enjoy a 5-star meal at one of Sydney’s premier restaurants on beautiful Sydney Harbour.   It’s very rare for us to have a World President visit us, particularly during his term of office, and we are very privileged that Mark and his wife Gay will be hosting the dinner.  This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!
VENUE: The Deckhouse, The Dock, End of Clarke Road, Woolwich
DATE: Monday, 23rd September 2019
TIME: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
COST: $70 pp - two-course meal & welcome drink on arrival
DRESS: Business Attire
Mark is organising a Table for our Club, and first-in,first-served.To date we have 6, need another 4.

A reminder that you and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference. The Special Early Bird Full Conference Registration has been extended early Bird Full Conference Registration the price of $200.00 per person is available NOW! , The Special

The theme for Conference 2020 is Reasons and it gives Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:

·        Why are we Rotarians?

·        Why did we become Rotarians?

·        What keeps us serving our communities? 

The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?

Mark, Sue and Kate have met with Northbridge Club to discuss the D Caf Programme. Early stages yet, but signs of potential, although need to involve other Clubs in our Cluster plus the need to explore all options for a suitable venue.
Don't forget your H2 Subs, our Treasurer is getting anxious.
From Mark's President's Meeting he mentioned above, a Rotary Sticker was shown which could be placed on the rear window of your car promoting Rotary awareness, and these stickers would be available in lots of 50 for $1.50 each. However, it was the consensus of the meeting that the money would be more productively spent on Facebook advertising, which Alon would look into.
The District Grant for Phoenix House and their IT Lab for Youths at Risk has been approved representing some $3000.
The RLI Conference is in jeopardy of being cancelled with only 7 participants, need a minimum of 10 to proceed
BBQ relatively quiet last Saturday, plenty of leftovers
Our Guest Speaker on Monday was Andrew Long, the President of the newly formed North Sydney Rotoracts
The Club is close to their goal of 10 members in the first year, so the appeal was for any potential members please contact Andrew
Most local Rotary Clubs are very keen to support them, but they need to find their feet and work out for themselves what they need to do and establish a clear agenda. 
However, they are keen to work with local groups in the area, such as Taldumunde, Mary's House and the Red Shield Appeal
Their age range is early 20's to early 30's and they meet on the third Wednesday of each month in the evening at Trent Zimmerman's office
We wish them all the best and offer our support, as Andrew was a most impressive, and we are sure a very capable leader
Aug 05, 2019
NSW Electricity Supply-Success or Failure?
Aug 12, 2019
Up-Date on Activities
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
New Programmes where we can work together
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BBQ Aug 10th
Aug 10, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting September 3rd
Church Hall
Sep 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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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