Dear Members and Friends,
Another week, another successful BBQ, at last we are starting to see the return of good earnings from all the hard work we put into a BBQ, ie net proceeds of $422 and $67 in donations!  So as President, I would like to express my thanks to all those volunteers who work hard at our BBQs!  With your exertions, we are able to help our Communities through funding our projects.  Currently there are BBQ procedures we need to improve upon, firstly the use of the Square Point of Sale, and to ensure we have all aspects covered, when Bruce heads north.  In addition, it goes without saying, when Howard does the rosters, we need to do our best to support him, (even if it means doing an afternoon shift).
Following the success of the Italian Fiesta at the Raveane’s last week, Phil has booked in the next social evening at the Condell’s residence, Bilgola Beach.   The date is the Monday 4pm, the 26th of  April, (last day of the long Anzac Day weekend).   So please, make sure you put that date in your diary now!   If the date causes concerns for anyone, please let me know.
In the meantime, I know it is four months away, but please enter another date in your diaries!  Our Presidents annual Changeover Dinner is booked for Monday 28th June 2021, at 6.30pm, at the Northbridge Golf Club.  No doubt pandemic restrictions may impose a maximum number of people who can attend, so please let me know if you would like to attend.  Formal Invitations will issue soon, so first in to register will guarantee a seat.  We are hoping to have a high ranking member of the NSW Government to address us on the progress being made fighting the pandemic.
So, in the meantime stay safe.
Yours In Rotary
President Ian
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Meeting Responsibilities Roster

Next Weeks Meeting on 8th March - On Zoom, 12.20pm.

Our Speaker will be Ms Katrina Ortolan from Vinnies, who will explain what their organisation does, its challenges, aims and objectives.

Please click on this Rotary Crows Nest Zoom
Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, Bunnings hasn't yet given us dates for BBQs at Artarmon for the month of March.  Watch this space!
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click here.   
Last Meeting Monday:  1st March 2021 - there was no Speaker, but a forum was held and members recalled their recent events.
International Toast - was proposed by the President; the Rotary Club of Yangon, Myanmar; which was chartered in 1929, and stopped in 1974 then recommence in 2014.  
Note: Next meeting (8th March) will be a Zoom Meeting.
Please click on this Rotary Crows Nest Zoom.
We are trialing having alternative meetings LIVE & Zoom. 
 - For the next few weeks, we will be trailing the concept of every 2nd meeting on Zoom, with a LIVE meeting at the UNION hotel. 
 - Sue is still looking for "clients" for the D_Cafe, please let Sue know.  
 - BBQs at Bunnings have restarted.   Dates for March are to come.  Team Captains will co-ordinate activities. Documentation has been issued to the captains.    
 - $100 Bunnings Vouchers are still available from Cyril at Lunch on Monday. 
 - Federal MP, Trent Zimmerman also has grants available for local community projects. Looking at a laundry at the Community centre and/or a school speech competition. 
 - Board minutes (3/2/21) are available HERE. 
 - This year's RI conference scheduled for Taipei will now be VIRTUAL. 
 - Polio cases for 2020 was 139, a drop from 176 in 2019. 
 - 6th March join a Zoom Trivia Night !  see stories below! 
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
 - Wednesday 24th March - Opening of the D_Cafe. 
 - Wednesday 7th April Board Meeting on Zoom
 - April 18th & 24th - Virtual District assembly 
 - 26th April, 4pm, Club Social get together at the Condell’s residence, Bilgola Beach
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - Now Virtual
 - Monday 28th June 2021 - Presidents Changeover Dinner, 6.30pm Northbridge Golf Club
Zoom Trivia on 6th March 2021 !
Join the Rotary Club of North Ryde
for a Trivia Night using Kahoot!  and Zoom
to support  Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)

Invite your friends & family to create your team and join us on:
Saturday 6 March
From 7:00pm – 9:00pm
$20.00 for each person in your team.
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like.   During March and April, 2021;
8th March, and 22nd March and 19th April.
Subject to Easter and Anzac Day, almost every 2nd meeting will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday Lunchtimes!
Please click on this link; Rotary Crows Nest Zoom


Mar 08, 2021 12:30 PM
What their organisation does, its challenges, aims and objectives
Mar 15, 2021 12:30 PM
‘Eyes over 50 yrs of age’ - Vision Eye Institute, Chatswood Centre.
Mar 22, 2021 12:30 PM
NSW Ambulance Paramedics Advisor
Mar 29, 2021 12:30 PM
Taldumande Youth Services PENDING
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Raveane, Angelo
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Lee, Bill
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill