Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Well, wasn’t it great being back in action at the BBQ last Saturday 10th October 2020.
Not easy, a six month layoff, all the operational changes due to COVID, and under the close supervision of Bunnings, our Club was first off the rank, with observers from many of the Clubs who are following over the next few weeks.
It took us a while to sort out the most efficient way of operating and obeying the social distancing rules, but after an hour or two we settled down into our usual routine, with the result, we came out with a $1400 profit!   A big thanks to all involved for making it happen, and we look forward to an even better result in a fortnight’s time when we get to go again on 24th October.
And while we’re on fund raising, don’t forget to start selling your Trifecta tickets, as the Melbourne Cup is only three weeks away.  The take up from other Clubs has been rather slow this year, so we really need to lift a gear and sell those tickets.
So in the meantime, stay safe!
Important Notice; Taldumande Youth Services is seeking New Linen!   This is always something that Taldumande uses up frequently. Unfortunately, due to health reasons we are unable to pass on secondhand linen, but if you can, please help!  The Club will collate and distribute to Taldumande.  Sizes required and items are shown in the Story below!
Stay Safe and YIR
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Bunnings has given the Club two Saturdays in October, 10th and 24th. Due to the pandemic, there are lots of changes to how we serve and deliver our sausage sandwiches, but the changed process worked well on the 10th.   Please support Howard in his quest to get 5 per shift.  
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2020 - 2021

Next Monday's Meeting 19th October, we have Edmund McCombs from Lend Lease to present 'the Lend Lease Foundation' and its activities.

When Dick Dusseldorp and Stuart Hornery set up the Lendlease Foundation in 1983, the objective was to nurture the wellbeing of employees and their families, and support employees involvement in charitable and community affairs. It was a goal ahead of its time and over the years it continues to prove to be something that makes us special. 

We partner with approved charities and community bodies in which we have an involvement.

Our global programs create a unified community with a common focus - to use our collective knowledge, skill and passion to enrich the lives of our people and the community.

The Lendlease Foundation has evolved its wellbeing portfolio of programs to address the four pillars of the Lendlease Health and Wellbeing Framework.  External partnerships are key to the development delivery of these programs.
Supporting Healthier Minds
Developing Healthier Bodies
Building Healthier Places
Creating Healthier Cultures


Note; ALL October and November meetings will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday lunchtimes. Click on this Link!.      Please click on this meeting link above five minutes before the Meeting.

Last Meeting Monday 12th October 2020 North Sydney Council's Martin Ellis presented Council's current initiatives.

Mr Ellis is Council's Director of Community and Library Services.  Martin spoke of how Council supports several organisations that the Club support, such as Taudumande Youth Services, and Mary's House.   Council support the supply of houses for homeless and others, with 72 Houses, owned by Council but managed by Link Services; "The majority of housing that Link Housing provides is Social Housing, provided in partnership with the NSW Government – using the one application process, Housing Pathways.   Social Housing is available to people on very low to low incomes".
Council also runs 'Planet X Youth Centre', in St Leonards Park, a drop-in centre for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are living, working or studying in the North Sydney area.   It is a relaxed, safe environment for young people to socialise, have fun and make use of the free facilities. 
Council has approximately 87,000 residents, which increases to 170,000 each business day with the influx of workers in the office buildings of North Sydney, so the logistics of services are difficult to predict.
The Crows Nest Centre, is Council's principle supplier of Aged and Disabled Services which include the Community Kitchen supplying Meals on Wheels, Linen Services and the Community Transport Service that caters for residents transport.  
Some of Council's services, child care services, long day and after school care, and community centres are run by non-profit organisations and volunteers whose income comes from room hire and markets.
Rotary Highlights are: 
Foundation - Bill is seeking 8 centurions ($100 personal donation) this year. 
International - Monte's water project in Maliana, East Timor on hold due to COV19 
Community - District grant for Community IPads has been approved. 
- A Dementia Cafe starts in February 2021
- Taldumande House requires Linen (see story attached)
- RYLA cancelled. Chasing nominations for virtual RYPEN 
- POW & Speech competition on hold until early 2021
- Jul Dues invoice issued. Please pay. 
               - 2019/20 accounts signed off to be presented at AGM. 
               - Debit card ordered for BBQ purchases. 
General - Ross is now the WWC co-ordinator 
 - Evening meetings cancelled. All Monday meetings at 12.30pm - Zoom, until Crows Nest Hotel resumes groups.
 - BBQs Started October 10th. New process & roster out next week. Contact Howard in need.
 - Gina's Public Image Newsletter worth reading.  Click on  September Public Image Newsletter
 - Melbourne Trifecta tickets are moving slowly. 11 sets sold. Crows Nest tickets have been issued.
 - RDU house at Parramatta has been sold. All Rotary organisations are being consolidated into 1 building.    
 - Monday November 30th AGM
 - Monday December 7th. Giving night/Xmas Party. 
 - March 13-14 2021 - Virtual District Conference 
 - June 12 - 16  International Convention - Taipei - See Angelo if interested.  
Taudumande Youth Service Linen Drive!
New linen is always something that we can use. Unfortunately, due to health reasons we are unable to pass on secondhand linen. Any of the following items would be helpful.

.    Pillows & pillow slips
.    Bath towels
.    Hand towels 
.    Bathmats
.    Face washers
.    Tea towels
.    King single fitted sheets
.    King single top sheets
.    King single mattress protectors
.    Double doonas
.    Double doona covers

If any Members would like to donate any of the items please contact me .
Thanks Sue
Fund Raising Train Ride to end Polio!
Mark Anderson, well known in our District is now living in the Southern Highlands, but once a year he and his son ride Trains.  This year, prior to the World Polio Day 2020, on 23rd October 2020.   Not your usual ride, but a nigh on impossible ride all within 24 hours.  This year on the Sydney network, there are 189 stations, to cover every station within 24 hours last year, took Mark 18 hours, 10 mins.  Each year through sponsorship Mark raises over $150,000 for the eradication of Polio.
This year you can sponsor Mark.
Zoom Meetings
This what our Zoom meetings look like.   During October and November 2020 out Meetings will be via Zoom at 12.30pm Monday Lunchtimes!
Please click on this Rotary Crows Nest Zoom
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.
District Governors Trophy


Oct 19, 2020 12:30 PM
Lend Lease Projects discussion (Zoom 12.30pm)
Oct 26, 2020 12:30 PM
Nov 02, 2020 12:30 PM
Food Safety Week 2020
Nov 09, 2020 12:30 PM
Diabetes - Symptoms, Treatment, etc
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BBQ Oct 24th
Oct 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ Nov 7th
Nov 07, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ Nov 21st
Nov 21, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Crows Nest Hotel
Nov 30, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dec 05, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Condell, George
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Gugliotta, Ross
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Raveane, Angelo
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Lee, Bill