Hello all, This week’s meeting was an interesting one with all present getting to hear about where I come from and where I’m going with a quick Q & A from Tom. Tom then proceeded to give a very interesting talk about famous the people buried at North Shore Cemetery, part 1 of a 4-part series – we look forward to cancellations in the future that will allow for more information. This week we will have Angelo and Sue speaking about their recent trip. Could I please ask all board members to have a short synopsis for the upcoming meeting of the current projects they are working on to share with the club so that we may begin to expand the portfolios and delegate some of the work.


All the best, see you Monday

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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is on Saturday 12th of August, 2017.
 Next Meeting is MONDAY the 7th of August  

Angelo and Sue Raveane will talk this week on their recent  holidays abroad,in addition, we will be hearing from the Directors on their plans and vision for the coming year.

LAST MONDAY's Meeting - July the 31st.  
Unfortunately the Raveanes were unable to make the meeting on Monday,but into the breach came the ever reliable Tom Sweeney.
First of all Tom had a Q and A session with President Alon which gave a very enlightening insight into his background,training,meeting Shalva,but still didn't explain why or how he became Club President.Anyhow onwards and upwards as they say!!
Next Tom spoke on one of his favourite topics of the "Who's Who" of famous people buried in the MacQuarie Park Cemetery.
Firstly, there was one of Australia's well known Prime Ministers in Billy Hughes,born and raised in London, Hughes was the son of Welsh parents. At age 22, he emigrated to Australia and entered politics.Also known as "The Little Digger" who served as Prime Minister during the first World War,and in that time he tried to promote the cause of military conscription to support the lagging numbers during the second half on the Great War,only to be defeated on not once but three occasions.Billy's other passion was siring illegitimate children,but that was before becoming PM.He died in 1952 at age 90, while still serving in Parliament. He is the longest-serving member of the Australian Parliament, and one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Australian political history.
Next there was Lottie Cox,a famous actress of the silent movie era and her husband,Raymond Langford,also an actor .
Lottie Lyell (born Charlotte Edith Cox) (23 February 1890 – 21 December 1925) was an Australian actress, screenwritereditor and filmmaker. She is regarded as Australia's first film star, and also contributed to the local industry during the silent era with her collaborations with Raymond Longford.
The couple lived together in Brisbane and formed the most influential and pioneering partnerships in Australian cinema history. Although Longford was separated, his Catholic wife would not divorce him and he was never able to marry Lyell. Lyell fell ill with tuberculosis and died at her home in RosevilleNorth Sydney in 1925.
In Other News
  • International Toast by George Condell was to the  Rotary Club of Manila

  • Bruce Robinson of ROMAC has approached Alon for a fund raising exercise associated with the opening of a new five star hotel,the Sofitel at Darling Harbour,for the Club to sell 100 tickets @ $20/ticket,with a guaranteed Club winner to receive a meal for two and a night's stay on opening night,later this year.It was decided at the meeting that each member would be billed an additional $20 for their next subs,and with the option of buying additional tickets.Any shortfall would be covered by the Club,and the total amount  would become our annual donation to ROMAC

  • It was decided to have the Poker Night,again in November,same as last year ,at the North Sydney Leagues Club,on a Saturday Night

  • Board Meeting Monday August 14th @ 2pm 

  • Phoenix House will be holding a fund raising Trivia Night at the Norths Club on 25 August from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Experience an evening of entertainment with live music, exciting trivia and a delicious dinner.

  • August 21st - Follow-up session on the 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.
  • Next year's International Conference is to held in Toronto,Canada.The ever present Bill Lee will be our Club's Co-ordinator for this event.
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
Smith, Philip
Editor (back-up)
Staples, Mark
International Toast
Raveane, Angelo
Proposer (back-up)
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Smith, Philip
Introduce Speaker (back-up)
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Thank Speaker - Write-up (back-up)
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Cho, Richard