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PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
As we enter the 12th week of Sydney’s Lockdown, my thoughts go this week to next Monday which is the Official Visit by our District Governor, Lindsay May OAM.  A lot of preparation has gone into this visit, which 'presents' our Club to the District Governor and Is a display of our Club’s philosophy/strategy for the future year and beyond.  All members are invited to come to this Zoom meeting next Monday, just click on this link at 11.30am, one hour before our normal Monday Meeting at 12.30pm.  (Although our Monday Meetings are anything but ‘ordinary’!
Think Rotary!
Have a safe week during Lockdown and remember to keep in touch with family and friends.   (Roll on ‘Liberation Day’ around the middle of October!!)
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip

 
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Our Bunnings BBQs are currently on hold due to COVID19 restrictions.  
 
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President's Extra Message
Don’t forget to advertise our Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets!  They are currently available to all non-profit organisations 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! 
 
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month  Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
 
 
 
Friday evening ‘Chinwag’ - this invitation is to all Rotarians!
 

Last Friday 10th August, we held our second Chinwag, for members in our Cluster 2, and all other Rotarians and friends. 
It was a good evening around a glass of wine or beer, and attendees waxed lyrical on all matters ‘Rotary’ and other issues!   It was a casual get-together (virtual) and a casual chat,,, at the end of the working week ie Friday evening.  Feedback from attendees was really positive and they asked for more frequent Chinwags
But!  There were more Rotarians from our District than from our Cluster 2 Clubs!  Therefore the Chinwag Team are opening up our Chinwag to all Rotarians nation wide.  
To that end a date of Friday 1st October at 6pm is booked.
‘Chinwag’ get togethers, are a bit like going to the pub for a beer - you never know who you will meet, what you will talk about, but you do know it will be fun.   And in a Chinwag using ‘Zoom’….you don’t need an Uber to get home!
No registration, just turn up! Relax, and chat or just listen to the others.
Bring/invite a friend along and if you wish to talk about a particular subject (photo, project) or even wish to invite or know of a guest speaker to address our chinwag, just email to arrange; rotarycrowsnest@gmail.com
The next Chinwag is Friday 6pm 1st October!
The Link for joining the meeting is; https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3833840670
‘Barman’ Phil, will be the host for the night, but this will rotate.
Stay Safe!  COVID safe!!!
See you there 6pm on 1st October!
Regards
The Chinwag Team.
   
             2021-2022
 

Next Meeting is Monday ,the 20th of September 2021 - Lindsay May, District Governor 

As we are in Lockdown, it will be on ZOOM. 

 
Lindsay May will attend our meeting. Board members will present to the DG, and I'm sure Lindsay will have some words of wisdom. 
Last Monday, the  13th of September - our Guest Speaker was Angelo Raveane. 
 
Bill Lee toasted the  Rotary Club of Houston
 

Member Angelo Raveane shared his knowledge about Australian wines.

Australia is the Worlds’ 6th biggest wine producer after leaders Italy with 80% of NSW grapes coming from the Riverina. (check the label carefully to see origin of the wine), The changes from the 1950s when grapes were hand pick & crushed to now when 7*24hr machined picked at a time selected by the wine marker. Australia were first to use refrigeration to control the fermentation process and we did invent the wine CASK !   
Angelo then explained, in terms we could understand the wine making process. White wine with skins & pips separated out, while Red gets their colour from the skins. Different filtration, fermentation & blending processes, with addition of sugar & yeast for fortified wines & cherry. History of using & then not using OAK for chardonnay, as well as discussing dry vs off dry vs medium vs sweet. Whilst everyone’s palette is different, we discussed how Red wines, best at 20-24 degrees, go better with fatty foods. We also covered how NZ Sauvignon Blanc wines come from a colder climate and therefore have less sugar & are “crispy”.
Overall a very interesting & informative session. Can’t wait for a follow-up at our next dinner.  Thank You Angelo

 

 
News:  
 - Are you OK ring around for non attending members was successful. 
 - Sue, Philip & Angelo had a successful meeting with the new Phoenix House General Manager(Paul). Awaiting their 3yr strategy. 
 - Cyril reported that all Bunnings vouchers sold & paid for. 
 - Invoices for July-Dec Dues have been issued. Please ensure you pay.
 - 2020/21 Financial statement has been issued for approval by the Board.
 - Trent Zimmerman's Community Awards deferred until Dec 16th.    
 - Changeover & Pride of Workmanship dinner is still on HOLD, but
   planned to be combined with out Xmas Party on December 13th.  
 - ROMAC have their usual offer of 12 bottles of Tyrell's wine for $110. A donation with a benefit! 
 - BBQs are on HOLD. Cyril will phone Bunnings after lockdown.   
 - Next D-Cafe is on hold, but steering committee met on Monday 13th. Report next week. .   
 - Melbourne Cup trifecta sales are slow. Angelo & Mark will re-email clubs this month. 
 - Our Flag pole at Crows Nest still has no flag. Angelo to chase council. 
 
 
Reminders:
 - Monday 20th September, District Governor's visit to our Club. 
 - Wednesday 27th October - Board Meeting 
 - Monday 13th December at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club -
   Xmas party / Pride of Workmanship Award / Giving Night.  
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
 - March 18th/19th - District Conference  
D-Cafe
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like; 
 
Until Further Notice every 2ND Monday meeting  will be on Zoom. Check eBulletin for dates. 
 
Please click on this link; Rotary Crows Nest Zoom
 
 
 

FUTURE SPEAKERS

Sep 20, 2021 12:30 PM
Our Strategic Plan for 2021-22
Sep 27, 2021 12:30 PM
Painting with Light
Oct 04, 2021 12:30 PM
Oct 11, 2021
Her Grandfather - and early Austrailan explorer
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