Monday’s meeting was another constructive one into the format of meetings moving forward and it was agreed that every second meeting would be a guest speaker and each alternate would be for committee/portfolio reports and breaking into committees to work on projects. Each board member will give a brief report on the current projects they are working on, members will be able to ask questions and suggest further projects.
I am urgently seeking a “speaker seeker” because Mark Warr has resigned from the position and we have nothing booked for our upcoming meetings. This week our speakers will be fellow members Angelo and Sue inspiring us with tales of their trip through Scandinavia, Europe and the Middle East.
Please let me know if you are willing to volunteer to assist with the speaker seeker role?
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is on Saturday 22nd July, 2017.
 Next Meeting is MONDAY 31st July. 

The travels of Angelo and Sue Raveane on their most recent Northern Hemisphere  Safari.

LAST MONDAY's Meeting - July 17th.  
Adopting our new Club format, every other week we will be having a Club discussion on our current activities. 
Discussion last week concentrated on Membership
  • the main focus of Monday's meeting was a  group discussion on membership and ideas to improve.Of our 35 members,we only have 20 active members,and like our meeting on Monday,we had only 13 attend.So the discussion was around how do we improve our meeting attendance,and how do we get more active members.

  • Ideas discussed include, a questionnaire to all members on why our participation level is down and what needs to be done to improve the situation.

  • Is the Union Hotel the best venue,should we be back in Crows Nest,somewhere such as the CN Community Centre or Arrabiata,which has apparently re-opened

  • Is Monday lunchtime the best time

  • Meeting format,do we always need to have a meal.Frequency of Guest Speakers?

  • Next week,it was suggested the various Directors have break off groups to discuss their various projects,ideas for the coming year,and get input from others
In Other News
  • International Toast by Angelo Raveane was to the  Rotary Club of Bergen

  • Our good member and Treasurer,Simon Babbage was hospitalised in the last week in Newcastle.We wish Simon a speedy recovery.

  • Mark Warr has resigned from his role as Speaker Seeker.We thank Mark for his good work over the last two years,and we therefore need a replacement.Anyone interested in the role ,please discuss with Alon.

  • Successful BBQ last Saturday,with over $2100 being grossed,but having increasing difficulties filling the roster.Last week we had three pull out for various reasons.

  • Board Meeting Monday August 14th @ 2pm 

  • August 21st - Follow-up session on the,we had 13 attend club's Future

  • RAM (Rotary against Malaria) Conference in Sydney August 19th/20th. 
  • Following the success of last year's Anita Cobby Memorial Dinner another is being organised for 19th September to support the building of Grace's Place.


Bunnings Artarmon
Aug 12, 2017
7:50 AM – 12:30 PM
Bunnings Artarmon
Aug 12, 2017
10:15 AM – 2:30 PM
Bunnings Artarmon
Aug 12, 2017
12:20 PM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
union hotel
Aug 14, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bunnings Artarmon
Sep 09, 2017
7:50 AM – 12:30 PM
Pocock, Ian
Editor (back-up)
Staples, Mark
International Toast
Condell, George
Proposer (back-up)
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Raveane, Sue
Introduce Speaker (back-up)
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Saunders, John
Thank Speaker - Write-up (back-up)
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard