Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Last week I mentioned to you the benefits of listening to our colleagues giving us snippets of their lives, and sometimes these snippets evolve into longer, richer discussions and friends grow to become ‘Great friends’.  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.
 During last weeks Zoom meeting, we heard a snippet about our member Kate, and we found out Kate is a great artist in her own right.   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 a more connected Rotary Club.
Unfortunately our Presidents Changeover Function and our proposed Pride of Workmanship Award function, has once again been postponed due to the pandemic and the Greater Sydney Lockdown.  Lets hope we can soon put this current Lockdown behind us and move on with our Rotary year. 
Our Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets, are currently available to all non-profit organisation who want to raise funds for their causes.  At $2 a ticket, the prize is $1,000 and the net profit to the organisation is $2,648.  If you know any non-profit organisation who is in need of funds, please mention our Trifecta Tickets to them and refer them to our Trifecta Ticket Order form website! 
In the coming weeks on Zoom, we hope to have the State Emergency Services presenting to us, and the Rotary Club of Katmandu so tune in.
Next Monday, at the beginning of our Rotary Year, we are going to have a discussion around ‘acceptable behaviour’.   Most of our members have witnessed a lot of changes over the years in what is considered ‘acceptable behaviour’ and talking a about it can make us feel uncomfortable, but they are important discussions to have in our safe Rotary environment, as we will be expected to understand and live up to the new standards and the new social norms, and importantly, the legislation of the current day.
Stay safe and enjoy your Lockdown week.  See you all on Monday next, on Zoom, 12.30pm.
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip
Some of Kate’s paintings!!  Talented eh!!
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Next Meeting is Monday 26th July 2021 - Philip Smith - Code of Conduct 

As we are in Lockdown so it will be ZOOM. 

President Philip will give us a refresher on Rotary's Code of Conduct. This will include a discussion on what is acceptable behaviour ! 
Last Monday 19th  - Kate Riddle - Painting @ Flinders Ranges    
During the Meeting: 
International Toast - was proposed by George Condell to Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur                
Following on the concept of regular member presentations , Kate Riddle walked us thru her 2 week Watercolour painting course in the Finders Ranges. 
Her mentor/leader was well respected artist John Love, who was the official painter for the Snowy mountains scheme. John choose the spots to paint, and then explained his approach to how he would paint that particular picture. The group travelled to numerous outback spots & towns including the Clare valley & the town of Hahndorf which included the studio of a  9 times Archibald winner. The normal pattern was a day with 2 paintings spots followed by a rest day to see sights like painted wheat silos or play golf !  Key painting opportunities includes Mintaro, Australia's version of Downton Abbey which was used in "Picnic at Hanging Rock", and an outback formation called Australia's Great Wall of China.  Katie shows us her efforts in capturing these scenes and they were impressive.  
Kate then went into Watercolour techniques, including showing examples of John's paintings to illustrate the effects. 
No bad for a lady who started with a present of a painting set from her son.  A real eye opener and we all learnt heaps about painting. 
Thank you Kate. 
 - 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 Cafe is now cancelled.  
 -  Melbourne Cup trifecta has had 4 orders already. Philip to also push at his Presidents' meetings.  
 - Cyril has 5 X $100 Bunnings vouchers available to purchase. These are in place of our lost BBQ income. 
 - Obviously Zoom meetings continue during lockdown. Ian to finalise the Union Hotel details after lockdown.  
 - DG has organised new "Clusters" - Please see story below to understand our new cluster. 
 - Mark/Angelo to review new Fair Trading rules for Charities. 
 - The RDU bill halved after a review of member's requirements for printed vs Online. 
 - DG is taking some youths on a Sailing trip to Hobart. Any nominations ?  
 - 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's Code of Conduct

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Rotary Code of Conduct, and

Conflict Management !

District 9685’ guidelines say; Most situations arise when one person is concerned about a specific incident.   The next step can stem from misunderstanding or misperception about the other person’s motives.    This can lead to tension and helps to build towards a crisis, and if it is not resolved, it can result in a potential loss of a member or disharmony in the club between a number of members.

On Monday 26th July the Club Meeting will include a discussion on the Rotary Code of Conduct.

District 9685 Cluster and Area Details 3rd July 2021
For the information of all members and friends;
Recently, our new District Governor for 2021-22, advised our Club of a new rearrangement of Club Clusters into Areas, to remove imbalances of member numbers etc.  
Crows Nest is part of Cluster 2, made up of two Clusters;
- the Lower North Shore and
- Riverside
Our Club is in an Area made up of 8 Clubs and we have an Assistant Governor, John Zhang.
Click on this Link to see the new spreadsheet and read on to read the DG’s letter to our Club;
Melbourne Cup trifecta
An easy way to recoup funds missed during the Covid shutdown safely and legally.
Crows Nest Rotary has been successfully promoting this Fundraiser since 2001.
More information & Order form is attached or click on this  Order Form
Your prompt order will assist us please.
Many Thanks
Yours in Rotary
Angelo Raveane
Rotary Club of Crows Nest.
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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.
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Jul 26, 2021 12:30 PM
Code of Conduct for all members
Aug 02, 2021
‘2nd WAVE of COVID19 Response Project'
Aug 09, 2021
Jason Lee - SES Willoughby
Aug 16, 2021
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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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Staples, Mark
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