Briefing Document for the District Governor’s Official Visit 20th September 2021.

The members of Crows Nest Rotary believe our Club is amongst the best in the District. This is evidenced by the camaraderie and support shown to all members, along with our commitment to our projects.
We have reflected on the District Governor’s Goals and Objectives and the International President’s suggested aims, incorporating them into our Club plans. However, clearly the World has changed since the start of the pandemic in early 2020 and accordingly Crows Nest’s projects and activities have been significantly impacted by the lockdown’s restrictions on physical movements.
Despite COVID, we continue on with a meeting on Zoom each week, to progress projects where possible, and provide fellowship to all our members.

Rotary’s 7 Areas of Focus –
We believe we our activities focus on the objectives of disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development through the following projects;
- ROMAC – ongoing support to ROMAC - Gender Equity – our support of ‘So They Can’ girls Schools, supports the education of girls in Africa - RYLA and other projects in East Timor – we believe we support the local community through education and literacy, and water projects, all in turn improves the community’s economic development. - India – together with Beecroft Rotary we recently built 200 toilets south of New Delhi - Kenya – we have undertaken water projects in the past and as soon as funds allow we will proceed with a major water project in East Pokot, Kenya - Phoenix House Youth Services – education to teenagers - Taldumande Youth Services – accommodation for children eg abandoned by their parents - Mary’s House – womens refuge on the north shore - Red Shield Appeal – our Club takes part each year

Serve to Change Lives – we believe we have a healthy Club. - Membership – we have adopted ‘do more and grow more’, and ‘bring one to add one’ concepts. We plan to have a Membership summit as soon as restrictions allow
- Foundation – our Club has a dedicated Director promoting the Foundation, both educating members and emphasising the ‘three year’ investment concept, ie to get funds back to use on projects. The majority of our members support Centurion donation each year.
- Day of Service event – we believe we hold a Day of Service event at every one of our BBQ days at Bunnings Artarmon, which occur regularly throughout the year, encouraging volunteers from within members and outside of our Club to congregate and converse socially not only amongst themselves, but with the public. Our BBQ days are our form of expressing Rotary Service to the public.
- Chinwag – recently we have created a Zoom get-together for not only Rotarians but also their families and friends. This started as a Cluster 2 event, but immediately became a District and Nationwide event, with people from around Australia tuning in to informally discuss Rotary issues.
- eBulletin issues weekly and sends current relevant Rotary issues to hundreds of members and friends

The members of Crows Nest Rotary Welcome the District Governor and wish to assure him, our Club is actively supporting his year of achievements in 2021-22.

Philip Smith
President 2021-22 Crows Nest Rotary
Directors presentation  HERE