Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Sadly, the news today, is that our Member Cyril Clarke lost the battle with his health and passed away last night.  Cyril will be very much sadly missed by all.  A report on some of Cyril’s achievements is below.  
Cyril would want us to carry on with our Rotary Service, therefore I continue with my message to you this week.
Last Monday we held our first ‘face to face’ meeting since the end of June!
And the Union Hotel under new management served us well, with a great room and good food for lunch.   Note; We are going to alternate our meetings, ‘face to face’ one week, and the next week on Zoom.   Next Monday, on Zoom!  Click here at 12.30pm!  And the following week we will be again at the the Union Hotel, corner of West St and Pacific Highway, North Sydney.  
Our Bunnings BBQs have recommenced and more volunteers would be appreciated to fill the roster of 4 hour shifts.  Let us know if you are available?
Enjoy your newfound freedom, but be careful, wear your mask!
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip
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Cyril Clark, PHF
The Club Members who knew him best, have put together the following; 
Crows Nest Rotary has lost a Charter Member, who joined Rotary in 1969, see photo above.
Yesterday, 28th October Cyril Clark at the age of 94, lost his battle with illness and passed away.
Cyril dedicated his life to Rotary, serving as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of all Avenues of Service.
For the first 45 years Cyril had a 100% attendance record. Since then more than 85%.
For the past 20 years Cyril was the Club’s attendance Chair, that friendly welcoming face greeting all arrivals.
Cyril was the first to volunteer in all projects, fundraising and social events, and saw BBQ management at Bunnings since its inception.
He went out of his way to welcome and assimilate new members and partners.  One member says; “Cyril changed my life when he introduced me to Rotary”.
In 2004, as an Electrician, Cyril spent weeks in Narrabri after their floods, repairing damaged wiring in homes.
Cyril received many Paul Harris Fellow Awards, culminating in ‘Ruby’.
Cyril had two overseas Rotary Fellowship trips to Asia.
In summary, Cyril was known as ‘the only person we know in Rotary that no one had a bad word to say about, and Cyril didn’t have a bad word about anyone’.
Cyril Clark’s passing is a great loss to Crows Nest Rotary and the District, and to everyone who knew him, he was the Model Rotarian.
Negotiating Bunnings BBQs in March 2021
Cyril’s 90th Birthday celebrations!
Cyril up a ladder promoting Rotary's Giant Sale, in 1997
Cyril and his wife Lorna, stapling Trifecta Tickets!
Cyril was always there with his cash box, greeting everyone at all our functions!
Good on you Cyril, we’ll all miss you!
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 ‘Chinwag’ - this invitation is to all Rotarians!

A Chinwag is a casual chat,,, at the end of the working week ie Friday evening.  Friday 5thNovember 2021 at 6pm is booked.  Join us and see what it is all about. 🍷🍷🍷
Put this Date and Time in your diary now!!
The Link for joining the meeting is;
‘Barman’ Phil, will be the host for the night, but this will rotate.
Stay Safe!  COVID safe!!!
See you there 6pm on  5th November !
The Chinwag Team.

Next Meeting is Monday, the 1st November 2021 - Club Discussion 

With no external Guest Speaker, Tom will lead & judge a discussion of the best place for your next Holiday. 
Given that International & Rural NSW / Victorian travel bans are ending members will be asked to present their NEXT or FAVOURITE Travel destination. 
No doubt there will be tributes to our Foundation member & great friend Cyril.  

This Monday we are on ZOOM.   Click here at 12.30pm.  

We will alternate every week, between Zoom & the Hotel. 

Please check confirmation in the weekly eBulletin. 
Last Monday week, the  25th of October - our Speaker was David Dean, Rotary Foundation   
Today we had an interactive session with David Dean, from the Rotary Foundation.
David refreshed us on the 7 “charities” in Rotary. Those being ROMAC, Rotary Health, Interplast, Disaster Aid, Shelterbox, RAWCS and of course the Foundation. The Foundation has the Polio Fund & the Annual fund used to fund District & Global grants. We were shown the flexibility of donating money to specific causes thru to the annual fund being used for Rotary Grants.
David shared a few of his Rotary projects (i.e. Toilets for India) to illustrate the impact that they have on different communities. Also the multiplying of the initial donation, with the best example being Polio where after matching by Rotary International, and then doubled by Bill Gates, as well as contributions by various Governments & WHO(World Health) your $1 becomes $7 !  We also noted that Rotary Clubs outside Australia also support & obtain Global grants for projects within Australia (i.e. Westmead Children’s Hospital). So donations to the Foundation are well used, and you get the opportunity to get money for your own projects.   
Finishing with an update on the Polio program, where we have had only TWO cases this year (in Afghanistan). 
Thanks, David for a timely reminder about the Foundation, and a healthy Question & Answer session.

Toast:  Tom toasted the Rotary Club of Singapore


 -  BBQs dates locked in for the rest of the year.  The roster is on the Club Website.      
 -  Members need one last effort to sell Melbourne Cup Trifecta tickets this week. Angelo has spare tickets.   
 -  Kate has locked in our social evening for Thursday 11th November. Please RSVP to her email.    
 - Taldumande's BBQ has been purchased.   
 - Trent Zimmerman has grants available for Community projects. Please let Sue know if you have any suggestions.  
 - We welcome SoTheyCan as a Corporate member. Nice to see Emily at our meeting.  
 - Tree of Joy will be held this year. Sue is co-ordinating with the Chatswood club. 
-  President Philip is looking for nominations for the 2022/23 Board, especially for the role of President. 
   Club's AGM is Monday November 29th.  
 - Agreed that the Dec 13th Function would be the last meeting this year, with a return on January 17th @ the Union Hotel. 
 - Sunday 31st October(7pm) - eRotary Trival night for RYLA & RYPEN. 
 - Thursday 11th November - Club social evening 
 - Wednesday 24th November - D_Cafe 
 - Monday 29th November - AGM 
 - Monday 13th December at 6.30pm at the Northbridge Golf Club -
   Xmas party / Pride of Workmanship Award / Giving Night.  
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
 - Jan 17th  1st 2022 meeting at Union Hotel. 
 - March 18th/19th - District Conference  
 - June 4-8th RI convention, Houston 


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