Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Due to the Public Holiday there was no meeting last Monday 4th.  But we’ll be back on Zoom next Monday 11th at 12.30pm with a Special Guest presenting their Great, Great Grandfathers history in the exploration of Australia.  Should be very interesting.
When covid restrictions are eased, I hope we can resume face to face meetings once a fortnight at the Union Hotel, North Sydney with zoom meeting on alternate Mondays.  More importantly, I hope we can resume our Bunnings BBQ Saturdays!  Keep your fingers and toes crossed!
Have a safe week during Lockdown and remember to keep in touch with family and friends.
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip
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Our Bunnings BBQs are currently on hold due to COVID19 restrictions.  
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click here.   
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Next month; Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day; During this time of uncertainty and heightened anxiety in our community, we are encouraging all Rotarians, to look after the mental health of their families and friends.
Sunday 24th October is World Polio Day; Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.  Lets celebrate this Day!
Don’t forget to advertise our Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets!  They are currently available to all non-profit organisations who want to raise funds for their causes.  At $2 a ticket, the prize is $1,000 and the net profit to the organisation is $2,648.  If you know any non-profit organisation who is in need of funds, please mention our Trifecta Tickets to them and refer them to our Trifecta Ticket Order form website! 
Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
2. Developing opportunities for productive work;
3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
Friday evening β€˜Chinwag’ - this invitation is to all Rotarians!
Friday 22nd October, put this date in your diary now!
All rotarians and friends are invited to join our Chinwag, to chat about all Rotary issues and other.  T
The last Chinwag was a good evening around a glass of wine (or beer), and attendees waxed lyrical on all matters β€˜Rotary’ and other issues!  
A Chinwag is a casual chat,,, at the end of the working week ie Friday evening.  Feedback from attendees was really positive.  To that end a date of Friday 22nd October 2021 at 6pm is booked.
Background; a β€˜Chinwag’ is a get together, a bit like going to the pub for a beer - you never know who you will meet, what you will talk about, but you do know it will be fun.  And in a Chinwag using β€˜Zoom’….you don’t need an Uber to get home!
No registration, just turn up! Relax, and chat or just listen to the others.
Bring/invite a friend along and if you wish to talk about a particular subject (photo, project) or even wish to invite or know of a guest speaker to address our chinwag, just email to arrange;
The next Chinwag is this Friday 6pm, 22nd October 2021. !!  πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
Put this Date and Time in your diary now!!
The Link for joining the meeting is;
β€˜Barman’ Phil, will be the host for the night, but this will rotate.
Stay Safe!  COVID safe!!!
See you there 6pm on 1st October!
The Chinwag Team.

Next Meeting is Monday, the 11th of October 2021 - Kate Riddle  

As we are in (partial)Lockdown, it will be on ZOOM. 

Member Kate has volunteered to give us the story of her great, great Grandfather - an early Australian explorer.   
Last Monday week, the  27th of September - our Guest was Wal Moore.  

Our BBQ Volunteer Wal Moore gave us a fascinating insight to β€œLight Painting”. This is photography using light tools with breath-taking effect.

Using torches, sparklers, ball of light (string with 360degree torch) & light painting stick(torch in a tube) for these effects. As long as you have a camera which can expose for 2-30secs, tripod, those tools & a subject you too can do this. Albeit with a lot of practise & planning! All was explained with a demonstration video showing techniques of simply swinging a tube behind a subject, and then an example when the subject moves & not the light. You are only constrained by your imagination.  

Wal - thank you for a fascinating & understandable presentation


 - BBQs are on HOLD. Cyril expect more news next week.    
 - Next D-Cafe is scheduled for Nov 24th, subject to the community centre being open.    
 - Melbourne Cup trifecta tickets have been dropped into your mail boxes!
 - Foundation has more $ available for grants, so Sue & Philip are have submitted a Grant application for our CANTEEN project. 
 - With restaurants opening Oct 11th, we are looking a social event late October, before the Main event on December 13th. 
 -Agreed to fortnightly meetings back at the Union. Ian to chase a date.  
 -Taldumande have requested a BBQ - Sue to clarify $ / Details prior to the board meeting.
 - Wednesday 27th October - Board Meeting 
 - Monday 13th December at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club -
   Xmas party / Pride of Workmanship Award / Giving Night.  
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
 - March 18th/19th - District Conference  
 -June 4-8th RI convention, Houston 
District 9685 Cluster and Area Details 3rd July 2021
For the information of all members and friends;
Recently, our new District Governor for 2021-22, advised our Club of a new rearrangement of Club Clusters into Areas, to remove imbalances of member numbers etc.  
Crows Nest is part of Cluster 2, made up of two Clusters;
- the Lower North Shore and
- Riverside
Our Club is in an Area made up of 8 Clubs and we have an Assistant Governor, John Zhang.
Click on this Link to see the new spreadsheet and read on to read the DG’s letter to our Club;


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Her Grandfather - and early Austrailan explorer
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