Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
This is my second message to you as the President of Crows Nest Rotary, for the year 2021-22.
Most of us spend our waking hours, at work or with family and friends.
We often hear snippets about the lives of our colleagues.  Sometimes these snippets evolve into longer, richer discussions and friends grow to become ‘Great friends’.  Irrespective of whether we have friends or simply trusted, family members, or professional colleagues – the relationships we have with one another form the fabric of Life.   Rotary is a “community” within which we spend a considerable amount of our lives.
Did you know within our Rotary community we have amazing artists, authors, musicians, athletes and volunteer workers (to name but a few pursuits)?
When we hear about the passions of our colleagues, we understand more about them and what makes them tick.  This makes us a better and more connected Rotary Club.
Last week, I was asked to tell the members a little about myself, my life, beginnings, and Rotary years.  
So, at Angelo’s suggestion, we invite you in the future to tell us about yourself!  Let’s share our pursuits and triumphs taking place within Crows Nest Rotary and beyond.  For example, some members were surprised to hear, I am an active member of the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and regularly ride around Australia with other like minded Rotarians.  We have a ‘Ball !’
Nowadays we have a wonderful platform to connect with our Rotary community, using Zoom.  So, tell us about that; eg 10km Charity Walk you did on the weekend, the children’s book you’ve just had published or your prize rose bush you spend far too many weekend hours with.   We’d love to hear more of your personal stories.  We will book you in on our Speakers List for a presentation, on a
Monday using Zoom.
We’ll share your stories with the Rotary community in our weekly eBulletin.  Who knows, you may find a partner in crime for your secret late night eg Karaoke jaunts.
Just an up date on another subject - volunteers to the D-Café will be expected to have had both COVID19 vaccinations when next the café opens, probably August if restrictions allow.   It seems like vaccinations are going to be an inherent part of returning to normal life.   So this week, emphasise to family and friends, “two Jabs are better than none, so go out there and get Jabbed!!!”
Stay safe and enjoy your Lockdown week.  See you all on Monday next on Zoom, 12.30pm.
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip
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Our Bunnings BBQs are currently on hold due to COVID19 restrictions.  
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click here.   
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Next Meeting is Monday 19th July 2021 - Kate Riddle - Flinders Ranges 

As we are in Lockdown so it will be ZOOM. 

Kate recently spent time in South Australia, and will be presenting her 'good oil' on the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. 
Last Monday 12 July  - Philip Smith  - Who am I   
During the Meeting: 
International Toast - was proposed by George Condell to Christchurch Rotary                
President Philip volunteered to be the first in a number of "Who am I?" presentations from members. 
Philip took us back to an attic in London where he was born before moving to Sydney in 1972 before spending many years in the public service.
His service included administration in 5 public hospitals, then head office, with a major project being moving 217 beds from Camperdown to Westmead. Stints in State rail & Suncorp bank rounded out his professional career. He even spent a few years performing in Tom's Willoughby Theatre group, as well as roaming the streets playing Santa on his motorbike !
His 20 year Rotary story is one of being President of  3 clubs(Haberfield, Chatswood Sunrise & Crows Nest) as well as a member of Chatswood & Alexandra Headlands. If that wasn't enough he was the District Chair for ROMAC and he shared great memories of children who have been treated by ROMAC. Once he finished ROMAC he joined, and eventually was President of the Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians. We call him an international "Bikie" as he has motorcycled across America  & India, as well as taking 75 days to circumnavigate the coast of Australia. 
Bill thanked Philip, and said he well & truely achieved his objective of explaining "Who Am I".     
 - Changeover & Pride of Workmanship dinner is on HOLD, subject to COVID restrictions. Once confirmed new Invitations will be issued. 
 - BBQs are on HOLD. Cyril will phone Bunnings after lockdown.   
 - Next D_Cafe is 25th August 2021, as the July one is now cancelled.  
 -  Melbourne Cup trifecta has started. 700 emails have issued, and first order received.  
 - Cyril has 5 X $100 Bunnings vouchers available to purchase. These are in place of our lost BBQ income. 
 - We agreed to meet on the Bank Holiday (August 2nd) 
 - RYLA will be held January 9th 2022. George will co-ordinate nominations. 
 - Philip encouraged us to look at the latest Rotary Leadership material - See below.  
 - Swapna reported we have 552 "followers" for our FaceBook Page. 
 - New Union Hotel owners are happy for Rotary to continue.
   Ian to finalise the details after lockdown.  
 - TBA ? When Covid restrictions allow, a Presidents Changeover Dinner, will be held at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club. 
 - Wednesday 4th August 5pm Board Meeting on Zoom 
 - Wednesday 25th August - D_Cafe 
 - 11th & 12th September Zone 8 - Virtual Conference 
 - Monday 20th September, District Governor's visit to our Club. 
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
Rotary Leadership Institute

July is Leadership Month

You are invited to attend an Rotary Leadership Institute course to boost your knowledge, potential and supercharge your Rotary knowledge. 
Why now? Because July is Leadership Month and you are on the brink of an amazing chapter in your Rotary life.
The RLI Faculty of trained facilitators is here to assist in making your journey easier and likely, more fulfilling.
Please see the attached RLI Brochure. 


Jul 19, 2021 12:30 PM
Flinders Ranges tour info’
Jul 26, 2021 7:00 PM
Changeover Dinner / Pride of Workmanship
Aug 02, 2021
Aug 09, 2021
Jason Lee - SES Willoughby
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Board Meeting August 4th
Aug 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Proposed BBQ August 14th 2021
Bunnings (if COVID Restrictions allow)
Aug 14, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
International Toast
Condell, George
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Sweeney OAM, Tom
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Lee, Bill
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill