Dear Rotarians,
Last Monday we had the pleasure of Leonie from OZ Harvest. I was blown away by the stats Leonie presented, particular that we produce twice as much food that is required by Australia, with half of fruit & veges going to waste and 800,000 children going to school without breakfast. Very educational. (more details below).
Last week, Sue, Kate & I attended a meeting with Northbridge Rotary to discuss the potential D-Café project. Very early stages with more feelers being put out to determine the need and possible venues.  Sue & I have already reviewed the Crows Nest Community centre as a possible venue.  Once we have more information we will have a planning session with other interested cluster clubs and the Fiona, the key driver of the Upper North shore Rotary D-Café.
It was with great pleasure & congratulations to hear that Harold is now the Chairman of ROMAC, Australia. I’m sure he has the club’s full support.
Wishing Angelo & Sue a great holiday.  Look forward to seeing the rest of you next Monday.
Yours in Rotary
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Our next BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon is Saturday, the 27th of July.  Please check the roster. 

Next Meeting Monday the 29th of July 2019; Our Guest Speaker will be Andrew Long from North Sydney



Andrew Long heads up the newly formed Rotoracts Club of North Sydney.It will be interesting to see what they are up to.


Last Monday's Meeting - Monday, July 22nd.

Bill Lee proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Decatur,Alabama,US. With some 110 members,they claim 20 Reasons for Joining Rotary,including Friendship, Business Development, Personal Growth, Leadership, Citizenship in the Community,Continuing Education,Fun,Public Speaking Skills,Citizenship in the World,Assistance when Travelling,Entertainment,Development of Social Skills,Family Programs,Vocational Skills,Development of Ethics,Cultural Awareness,Prestige,Nice People,Absence of the "Official Creed",and, The Opportunity to Serve......Phew

As you are probably aware, 2019-20 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay will be visiting Sydney in September this year.   Mark is very keen to meet as many Rotarians as he can whilst he is here, so there will be  a special dinner to be hosted by Mark and his wife Gay,  inviting Rotarians in Districts 9685, 9675 and 9670 to attend. 
This is a special opportunity for Rotarians to meet and be inspired by our world leader and at the same time enjoy a 5-star meal at one of Sydney’s premier restaurants on beautiful Sydney Harbour.   It’s very rare for us to have a World President visit us, particularly during his term of office, and we are very privileged that Mark and his wife Gay will be hosting the dinner.  This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!
VENUE: The Deckhouse, The Dock, End of Clarke Road, Woolwich
DATE: Monday, 23rd September 2019
TIME: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
COST: $70 pp - two course meal & welcome drink on arrival
DRESS: Business Attire
Mark is organising a Table for our Club,and first in,first served

A reminder that you and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference.The Special Early Bird Full Conference Registration has been extendedEarly Bird Full Conference Registration theprice of $200.00 per person is available NOW! ,The Special

The theme for Conference 2020 is Reasons and it gives Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:

·        Why are we Rotarians?

·        Why did we become Rotarians?

·        What keeps us serving our communities? 

The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?

Mark, Sue and Kate have met with Northbridge Club to discuss the D Caf Programme. Early stages yet, but signs of potential, although need to involve other Clubs in our Cluster plus the need to explore all options for a suitable venue.
Invoices to be sent out this week for H2 Subs.
Angelo advised 2 Sets of Trifecta Tickets were stapled at Cyril's last Wednesday.
Bruce making good progress on sorting out the sausage requirements from his new supplier in Crows Nest, and at the same time, due to their popularity, increasing the quantity ordered to 70kgs., up 10 kgs. 
Next BBQ is the 27th of July, please check out the new roster for the second half of the year.
Harold Sharp advised that he has now been appointed the Chair of ROMAC for the District, effective September.Challenges, going forward include increasing th number of patients beyond 50/year, and finding more space in Sydney Hospitals
With Angelo and Sue about to go on holidays for an extended period, we need a volunteer to run the Trifecta, plus someone to co-ordinate the activities for the Crows Nest Fair on the 20th of October
Our Guest Speaker, Leonie Dillon, from OzHarvest
  • a Leading Food Rescue operation from waste in Restaurants today
  • Food waste is a global issue, from paddock to plate, taking up to 20% of landfill.
  • In Australia, we waste more than 5 million tonnes of food each year, yet 0ne in nine people don't have enough to eat
  • they involve more than 3000 organisations and charities to collect and distribute the waste food, which requires prompt turnaround. But still, require large fridges and freezers.
  • Run by charity donations and more recently Government Grants
  • Focus on educating children in schools the importance of avoiding waste food by a number of different programmes,like FEAST, which inspires kids to eat healthily, waste less and be Change-Makers in the local community. The curriculum-aligned programme includes detailed lesson planning tools and recipes that can be made in the classroom, making it accessible to children and school communities
Jul 29, 2019
Rotoracts-North Sydney
Aug 05, 2019
NSW Electricity Supply-Success or Failure?
Aug 12, 2019
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Aug 19, 2019
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BBQ July 27th
Jul 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ Aug 10th
Aug 10, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting September 3rd
Church Hall
Sep 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Pocock, Ian
International Toast
Lee, Bill
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Gugliotta, Ross
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Riddle, Kate
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John