Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Easter was such nice weather, and now we look forward to next Monday, ANZAC Day.  The day our countrymen are remembered for what they fought for, ‘Freedom’, ruled by a democracy.  With the upcoming democratic election for membership of our Federal Parliament, Australia is entering into a new phase of it’s future.  Rotary is traditionally not involved in the political arena, we stay neutral.  But at this time, we must give thanks that we live in a peaceful country, where many others around the World do not.
Over the years, Rotary has used community grants, accessed via Local Federal Members of Parliament, whatever Party he or she represented.  Remember, as Rotarians, we don’t have to endorse our local Member’s Party’s policies, but we should consider, and appreciate their involvement in the democratic system, and we should thank them for their personal service to our community.  
What a great country we live in!


Our next Bunnings BBQ is on 23rd April.  Come down to Bunnings Artarmon and say hello and buy a sausage!  I’ll be there to greet you!

Please Note; our Club will not be meeting on ANZAC Day.  
Our next face to face meeting will be on 2nd May at 12.30pm for lunch at the Union Hotel North Sydney.  Come join us!  The food at the Union is great!  And we have a Speaker Maggie, who will tell us all about Epilepsy Action Australia!
Stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
In Rotary Service
President Philip
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the dates booked for  April are;
23rd of April 2022
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Our Social events continue and remember, all are welcome!; the next Club social night, is 9th May when we have a combined local Rotary Club’s ‘Indonesian Dinner’, at the Lane Cove Golf Club.  See below for Bookings;

Another Social Event is our ‘Club's Fellowship Party Night’ to be held at Storage Works on the 14th of May!  Details to follow.
The good news is that the D’Cafe recommenced last month, after almost 18 months on hold due to the pandemic!; and 10 visitors came and enjoyed morning tea with our Volunteers!  Well done Sue and Denise our other volunteers!  If you know of a friend or relative suffering with Dementia, consider coming to the monthly D’Cafe events!  See flyer below!
We tend to take for granted the clean and generally safe and plentiful water sources to which we have access.  Rotary International, through the combined actions of individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs, seeks to assure that all people have adequate access to clean and safe water.   The Rotary theme for March, Water and Sanitation, asks us to focus on the life changing improvements that we can make through these international, as well as local projects to provide a more readily available and healthy supply of water to all people.
The Rotary Foundation has established a Disaster Response Fund to provide assistance to resident of Rotary Districts around the World.  Rotary Disaster Response Grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters within the past six months.
Our District is preparing an application for a Disaster Response Grant to aid resident of our District 9685.  We can only apply for one grant of up to $US 25,000,(about $AU 34,000) and must describe projects ready to use these funds specifically for this disaster.  These will be Rotary-initiated projects, not simply payments to another organization.
We can combine contributions from several clubs into one application.  Lets consider this!

Next Meeting is Monday, the 2nd May - Speaker will be Maggie from Epilepsy Action Australia

At the age of 22 Maggie developed grand mal seizures for no apparent reason. It just happened one night while she was in bed asleep. No family history. 
Maggie continued to have seizures and would end up in hospital every three or four months with uncontrolled seizures. She would have six or more seizures within an hour or so. The number of times it was presumed Maggie was having a drug over-does was confronting.
After much looking and several neurologist, Maggie was able to find the Epilepsy Clinic at RPAH who worked with her and their team of professionals to find the best possible outcome. 
Maggie had surgery in 2005 and has been seizure free since then. 
Maggie continues to take medication and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. 
Maggie currently works in HR and is completing a Bachelor of Laws.


THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD at the UNION HOTEL, at 12.30pm for lunch.
We have returned to every 2nd week @ the Union hotel (Cnr Pacific Highway & West St, North Sydney)  , and Alterative weeks  via Zoom. 
Check weekly eBulletin for confirmation of venue.
Our Last Monday Meeting on 28th March;
RI Toast:   Bill toasted the Rotary Club of Cairo ,where Bill will be taking his family for a holiday later in the year .This Club was established in 1998,being the first English Speaking Club in the country .They meet Monday mornings at the Intercontinental Hotel and alternate with an evening social dinner night once a month.
IR now offering Leadership courses available to all interested members at $75 cost.

We have another BBQ 23rd April, Saturday ,and we ask all members to support their shift co-ordinator as they finalise the roster.

Additional reminder for our Fellowship Night at Storage Works on the 14th of May.   Bill will supply food, just BYOG.

Further additional reminder for Andre's Indonesian Night on the 9th of May, now at the Lane Cove Golf Club, $50/ticket .   Our Club is organising a table.

The latest donation; Sue advises that she has funded a new washing machine for Taldumande Youth Services,  for their Neutral Bay location.

Phoenix House has now finished establishing their new ‘Green Bean’ drop-in cafe project and our Club has been invited to visit for a tour of their Crows Nest facility.

From George ,a potential Member, Sam, is scheduled to attend our next Meeting at the Union Hotel.  We look forward to meeting Sam. 

Ross, yet another birthday boy, and celebrating 62 years in Australia. Well done Ross.


- May 1st - District Assembly
- May 9th, 6pm -  Nusa Tenggara Association with the support from local Rotary Clubs, Indonesian Dinner Night at the Lane Cove Golf Club.
- May 14th - Fellowship Dinner @ Bill's Storage Works Warehouse,5pm
- June 4-8th RI convention, Houston  Live not Virtual 
- 28th June, Monday - Our President’s Changeover and Pride of Workmanship Award Event


Apr 25, 2022 12:30 PM
May 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Epilepsy Action Australia
May 09, 2022 12:30 PM
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Pocock, Ian
International Toast
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Raveane, Angelo
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Pocock, Ian
Lee, Bill