Dear Rotarians,
On Monday afternoon Sue, Kate & I attended the initial meeting looking at the feasibility of establishing a D(dementia)-Cafe in Crows nest.  We were joined by North Sydney, North Sydney Sunrise and Northbridge Rotary clubs, as well as the Crows Nest Community Centre (likely venue). It was an extremely productive meeting, and we should know by Xmas if the project is viable, and be into the planning phase.  I look forward to supporting Sue & Kate in this initiative and we will share more details with you early next year.  
Our Giving night/Xmas party has been locked in for the evening of Monday 9th December, so please diary this key event.  Also, look forward to seeing as many as you as possible at next Monday’s AGM.  A great opportunity to hear the directors give you an update for our key activities.
Yours in Rotary
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         ROTARY: 2019-20


Next Meeting Monday 25th of November- Our Annual General Meeting

Next Monday will be our AGM when we review this year, AND, select our new office bearers for the following Rotary Year. This is our most important Meeting of the year and we urge ALL members to attend.

Please note, we are changing location, back to the Crows Nest Hotel, upstairs in the Boardroom


Last Monday's, the 18th of November, Meeting

Our Guest Speakers were Neil Dix, Lani Tan and Anthony Perrau from Sydney Metro to talk about Crows Nest tunneling and Victoria Cross Station 

Neil Dix is the Communications Manager -  Tunnel and Station Excavation - Sydney Metro, Lani Tan in the same group making the presentations, while Anthony Perrau is also a Communications Manager, but involved with the actual stations

The first stage of the Sydney Metro is now operational. Neil, Lani, and Anthony from Sydney Metro provided an overview of the Sydney Metro project, focusing on Victoria Cross Station and Crows Nest Station features and construction progress. They provided an overarching view of the current project and Anthony presented on the construction at Victoria Cross, providing a look "under the hood" explaining the work they have been doing. 

Neil and Lani spoke on the tunneling status, with the Chatswood to Crows Nest leg being completed and now working on the Crows Nest to Victoria Cross(North Sydney Station) and onto Barangaroo, under the Harbour. The tunnel will be approximately 30 metres below ground level, while under the Harbour, up to 40 metres below. The boring machine works on achieving 50 metres per day, an incredible fete for the diameter of the hole.

Sydney Metro Presentation

International Toast was given by Bill - Rotary Foundation.

Bill stressed the importance and the work carried out each year by the Foundation and issued all members with the Coin saving columns.
  • Some discussion around the AGM on the 25th of November, the agenda has been sent out and the Treasurer's Report is now in ClubRunner.Angelo stressed the importance of filling all Club positions now for the next Rotary Year.
  • Howard reviewed last Saturday's BBQ as being the busiest for some time. Had to purchase an extra 200 sausages just to get through the day. Also trialed Coles versus the Regular CN Butchers sausages. See the happy afternoon crew in action.
  • It was decided that the recommencement date for next year would be the 15th of January
  • We have been asked for nominations for MUNA
  • Please refer to the District Newsletter, emailed on the 21st to see all the Appeals being run for the Bushfire Appeals,to numerous to mention in the newsletter
  • Sue has sent out the time table for the dates,9th to the 13th of December, and the time slots available for us to cover our Tree of Joy commitments.Still a number of gaps to fill.
  • AGM- Monday,Nov 25th
  • Giving Night 2019- Dec 9th
  • Tree of Joy-Nov 9th to the 13th.
  • District Conference 20-22 March 2020
  • Next Year RI Convention will be in Honolulu, and as always our Club will be well represented.
District Conference 20-22 March 2020 - A reminder that you and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference.   Early Bird Registration is $200.00 per person.   The theme for the Conference is ‘Reasons’ and will give 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?

Club Plans for 2019-20

Club Plans fo 2019-20 - have a read...

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Nov 25, 2019
Club AGM
Dec 02, 2019
The Tasman Map – Abel Tasman, the Dutch East India Co. and the first Dutch Discoveries of Australia
Dec 09, 2019
Christmas Party and Giving Night
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Nov 25, 2019
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Smith, Philip
International Toast
Lee, Bill
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Coote, Peter
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Front Desk
Clark, Cyril
Jayaraj, Anthony
Room Set Up / Food
Saunders, John