Dear Members and Friends,
Well between now and the end of my year we certainly have a pretty full agenda.
The Bunnings BBQ, the one that keeps giving, on the 15th and 22nd of May, that’s right two weeks running, and then the 5th and 19th of June
Directors Meetings this Wednesday, the 12th of May and again on the 9th of June,
Virtual District Assembly, this Sunday, the 16th of May,
Priscilla Show at Chatswood Concourse, Sunday 23rd of May,
Red Shield Appeal on 30th of May,
International Convention, Taipei, now Virtual,12-16th of June,
President’s Changeover Dinner, including Pride of Workmanship Dinner, 28th of June,
Enough to keep us occupied.
Also, a special mention to Tom for stepping in at short notice as our “Guest Speaker” last Monday, to give us a very entertaining and enlightening talk on his “Theatre Experiences” with Willoughby Amateur Theatre Group. Well done, Tom.
So, in the meantime, stay safe
Yours In Rotary
President Ian
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Next Bunnings BBQs is May 15th.   
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click here.   
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Next Meeting is Monday 17th May - Alex Bowler, Bunnings. 

Alex is a long term valued member of the Bunnings Executive, and will address 'informally' 'behind the scenes' ie where you spend ALL your Superannuation money each week!!!!   

See you at the Union Hotel 

Assistant Governor John Zhang will also be attending. 


Next Zoom meeting  is Monday May 24th @ 12.30pm. 
 CLICK HERE for Zoom meetings:   Rotary Crows Nest Zoom
We still are continuing to rotate every 2nd week between Zoom & Union Hotel. 

Last Meeting Monday:  10th May 2021 our speaker was Tom Sweeney. 
Our own Tom Sweeney, President of the Willougby Theatre Company, walked us thru the massive effort required to produce one of their shows. Their standards & processes match those of a professional company. They have produced shows like Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Mamma Mia and will open this weekend with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
First challenge is choosing which show. Issues include which shows are available & affordable. Will it attract customers & what cast are required & available?  Then think auditions, budget, roles, rehearsals, costumes, scenery, lighting, props, makeup after forming production & technical teams. An example is a budget of hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Royalties, venue hire, the set and, in the case of Priscilla, over 1,000 costumes.  
We were inspired by a number of photos of previous shows, and Tom’s claim to fame of casting 18year old Hugh Jackman in Paint My Wagon in 1989.
Tom has offered to show the club “behind the scenes” when we visit Priscilla on Sunday 23rd May. (4 tickets still available).
Another amusing & informative presentation.  Thanks Tom.
International Toast - proposed by the Ian to Rotary Club of Edinburgh 
 - Volunteers are welcome to join Cyril & Ian at the annual Red Shield appeal on 30 May.  
 - Two Pride of Workmanship nominations have been received.   
 - Angelo reported that Food parcels are being processed in East Timor.   
 - Next D_Cafe is May 26th. 
 - Howard reported that  Monte's East Timor Water project in Maliana project with Monte i still on hold due to COVID19. 
 - Ideas for new local projects for a district grant are needed by May. Brain storming @ 5pm Wednesday  12th May via Zoom. 
 - Ross is updating our WWC(Working with Children) register. Expect an email from him.  
 - District assembly(part 2) continues on May 16th. 
 - President Elect Philip has visited some Noosa clubs and encourages us to visit other clubs. 
 - Tom has 4 tickets left for his show  "Priscilla" for 3pm Sunday May 23rd. Please email Tom ( to reserve a seat. 
 - Sunday May 16th/23rd/30th - Virtual District assembly sessions continue   
 - Sunday May 23rd. Priscilla Show at Chatswood Concourse theatre. 
 - Sunday May 30th  - Red Shield Appeal 
 - Wednesday 9th June 6pm Board Meeting on Zoom
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - Now Virtual
 - Monday 28th June - Presidents Changeover Dinner, 6.30pm Northbridge Golf Club. Includes Pride of Workmanship. 
 - Sunday July 4th - District Changeover 
 - Monday 26th July, District Governor visit to the club 

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
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May 17, 2021 12:44 PM
Bunnings- what you always wanted to know!!!
May 24, 2021
May 31, 2021
Jun 07, 2021
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BBQ May 15th 2021
May 15, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ May 22nd 2021
May 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ June 5th 2021
Jun 05, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting June 9th
Jun 09, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
President Changeover & Pride of Workmanship Dinner
Northbridge Golf Club
Jun 28, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Smith, Philip
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Gugliotta, Ross
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill