Dear Members and Friends,
Very interesting talk by our Guest Speaker on Monday, Angus McGrath from the NSW Ambulance Service explaining the incredible and diverse work carried out by our “Ambos”, and like the evolution of these type of jobs, now requires University qualification to gain full entry, and despite all this, invariably they require special security to avoid harassment and assaults by some members of our community.   Despite all this, the subject certainly created a lot of discussion and questions.  An excellent topic.
Good to hear Sue’s update on the Dementia Café, which will be finally getting underway at the end of April.  Conversely sad to hear from Cyril about Bruce’s northern move last month, only to be severely affected by the floods, when water swept through his new residence, damaging full storage boxes not yet unpacked.
Also, a warm welcome to Ann O’Shannassy visiting our Club.
Ann is a long time Rotarian and is at present a member of Ryde Club but now needs to attend a day Rotary meeting, so I’m sure we’ll go out of our way to extend Ann a warm welcome.
Finally don’t forget those on BBQ duty this coming Saturday, please check the roster.
  The next social evening at the Condell’s residence, Bilgola Beach, ‘bring a plate’ function.   The date is the Monday 4pm, the 26th 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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Bunnings has given us dates for BBQs at Artarmon for the month of March ie 27th and April.  
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Next Weeks Meeting on Monday 29nd March is a Face to Face meeting at the Union Hotel, at 12.30pm.  Our Speaker will be Liz Rome from Taldumande Youth Services.

Taldumande Youth Services is a not-for-profit organisation that supports vulnerable children and young people aged 12 to 21 years, and their families. Based in Northern Sydney and the Northern Beaches, we support young people from all across Sydney. On any given night Taldumande has 65 children and young people in residence. We operate three 24/7 and two semi-independent accommodation programs and also offer community housing programs that provide a streamlined pathway, from homelessness and family breakdown, to independence and stability. Taldumande also provides residential support to young people who are under the supervision of Juvenile Justice in our Young Offenders Intervention Program and we also focus on preserving and restoring families with young people 12 to 15 in our Family Preservation and Restoration Program.
Due to Easter, the following Meeting will be a Face to Face Meeting on 12th April after Easter at the Union Hotel at 12.30pm
Subject to Easter and Anzac Day, almost every 2nd meeting will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday Lunchtimes!
Last Meeting Monday:  22nd March 2021 our speaker was Angus McGrath, a Paramedic from the NSW Ambulance Service, who is their Advisor Community adn Relations, Media and Communication Paramedic Service.
Angus told us all about the wonderful NSW Ambulance Service that works away in the background of our lives, and is there when we need them!   They have over 5,000 staff! 250 Ambulance Stations across NSW, and 3,700 Paramedics with 100 coming on line each year.  Their Service covers Pick Ups, Transfers, Helecopters, and their Fixed Wing Aircraft Service.  Their headquarters is in Everly, Sydney and they have other control centres at Newcastle, and Dubbo.  Their Aero Medical service works out of Bankstown Airport.  Apart from their Ambulance Service, they attend events, films, Universities and undertake Training in Care Homes, Pre-schools, Primary Schools, and High Schools, for road safety, Alcohol risks, Risky escapades, and Drug affects. And they have Retirees Programs.  Angus said their work in Schools is to ensure that as children grow up, they must learn about how they can ring triple zero, and what that means and how it triggers the whole NSW Medical service.  All members learnt a lot about NSW Ambulance and how it co-works with other services such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.   A great Speaker!
International Toast - was proposed by the President; the Rotary Club of Beijing, China.  There is no official website for this Club, but upon visiting five years ago, they have a thriving Club, lots of ex-pat visitors and lots of projects.
Note: Next meeting will be a Face to Face Meeting on 29th March at the Union Hotel and the next will be after Easter, a Face to Face Meeting on 12th April at the Union Hotel.   Come and join us !
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 27th.   Team Captains will co-ordinate activities. Documentation has been issued to the captains.    
 - 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. 
 - Polio cases for 2020 was 139, a drop from 176 in 2019. 
 - March 27th Bunnings BBQ!  see roster above!
 - 28 April 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
Taldumande Gala Dinner 14 May 2021
DATE: Friday, 14 May 2021
TIME: 6:30pm 
WHERE: Luna Park | Grand Ballroom 
We are delighted to invite you to our 2021 Gala Dinner to raise much needed funds for homeless and vulnerable children and young people.
Since COVID-19 began, Taldumande has had a major increase in demand. This has meant that a staggering 326 children and young people have been turned away since the beginning of the pandemic. This figure is more than double the turnaways from the previous year.  This number will continue to rise without your help.
Please help us by purchasing a ticket or table for our Gala Dinner.  The cost is $220 a ticket.

We will have many fantastic experiences up for auction and we are taking tax deductible pledges.

We are excited that our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, will be attending our Gala Dinner.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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
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Mar 29, 2021 12:30 PM
Taldumande Youth Services PENDING
Apr 12, 2021 12:30 PM
Apr 19, 2021
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May 03, 2021
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