Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Thank goodness we are now out of Lockdown and able to get together in limited numbers.   Lets hope we can now plan for the future unhinged by restrictions.  Yes, we have booked the Northbridge Golf Club for 13thDecember, for our Annual Giving Night, coupled with our Pride of Workmanship Awards.  Please put this date in your diary, registrations will commence soon, watch this space.
And this Saturday 16th we recommence our Bunnings Artarmon BBQs! So come on down and buy a ‘Sausage Sizzle!’
Next Monday 18th October, our Speaker is from ‘Little Wings’, see article below.  Click on Link here at 12.30pm
In the meantime, enjoy your newfound freedom, but be careful, wear your mask!
Yours in Rotary Service
President Philip
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At last, our Bunnings BBQs are recommending this Saturday 16th October!!  
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Little Wings Children's Charity

For any parent or guardian, discovering that your precious child has a life-threatening illness can be truly heartbreaking. It’s even harder when the waves of pain come with the emotional and financial strain of being away from your family and home, while your child braves treatment.

Here at Little Wings, we understand what you’re going through and have assisted many other families through this challenging period of their lives. Little Wings is a non-profit organization providing sick children and their families, throughout regional NSW, with free ongoing flight and ground transport during the treatment process. At Little Wings, ‘Your Journey is Our Mission’ and we are here to help you through the toughest situations, thanks to the hard work and generous support of our community of partners, volunteers and supporters.

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!
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!
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.
The last Chinwag was a good evening around a glass of wine (or beer), and attendees waxed lyrical on all matters ‘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 ‘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 ‘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. !!  🍷🍷🍷👍👍👍😜😜😜🇦🇺
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 1st October!
The Chinwag Team.

Next Meeting is Monday, the 18th of October 2021 - Clare Pearson - Little Wings 

Clare is the CEO at Little Wings, a charity based at Bankstown Aerodrome and assisting seriously ill children from across regional and rural NSW. She has dedicated her career to the not-for-profit sector; also working in the anti-human trafficking and disability industries. 
Clare is a qualified psychologist and specialises in child and adolescent welfare; passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and families. 
More recently, Clare authored a book titled, Threads of Hope, with the goal of celebrating the lives of human trafficking survivors.

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

From Monday 25th October we are planning to revert to every 2nd week having a "live" meeting at the Union Hotel. 
This will be confirmed in next week's eBulletin. 
Last Monday week, the  11th of October - our Speaker was Kate Riddle.   
Today member Kate took us thru the life of her Great, Great Grandfather, Peter Warburton, an Australian pioneer who made the first inland trek from Alice Springs to Western Australia (Roebourne).
Starting with his birth@ Arley Hall in Cheshire, England, thru the Royal Navy & Indian army to Police Commissioner of South Australia for 14 years. In 1872, at 59 years old Peter assembled 7 men & 17 camels and set off west overland from Alice Springs. They were driven by the need to constantly find water, usually native wells. The journey, in difficult terrain, included enormous challenges. They included but not limited to, learning to ride camels, infestation of black ants & scorpions, attacks by Aboriginals (thru fear), sick camels which all were eventually shot for food. (Recipe for Camel’s foot is available!) Despite these hurdles they did find the time to toast Queen Victoria on her birthday!   
Peter, blinded by the trip retired, before dying in 1889. The Warburton ranges and a beetle are named after Peter, as well as an appearance on a postage stamp. A true pioneer.
We thank Kate for an informative & interesting presentation.     


Toast:  Tom toasted the Rotary Club of Toronto


 -  Honorary and very active member Cyril, is in hospital. We send him our best wishes.  
 -  BBQs restart the weekend, Saturday 16th October.     
 - 11 sets of Melbourne Cup trifecta tickets have been issued. Members tickets have been delivered. 
 -  With restaurants now open, Kate is looking a social event on November 8th.  
 - Agreed to fortnightly meetings back at the Union. Ian is confirming Monday October 25th.  
 - Taldumande have requested a BBQ - Meeting approved Sue to spend $800. 
 - Ian & Angelo finalising Corporate membership of SoTheyCan. 
 - Kate attended CANTEEN's Bandana Day launch. 
 - A global grant has been approved(for $42,000) to the Rotary Club of Rudramati, Nepal for Oxygen Concentrators. 
 - 2024 Rotary International Convention is to be held in Singapore. Melbourne has started a newsletter for their 2023 convention. 
 - WWC Expiry dates have been extended 3 months due to COVID19. 
 - Board to review District's recommendation to turn off "Comments" ability on our Facebook.  
 - RI have asked for comments on 92 Constitutional & By-laws changes. Anyone interested contact Secretary Mark 
-  Sunday 24th October World Polio Day 
 - Wednesday 27th October - Board Meeting 
 - Wednesday 24th November - D_Cafe 
 - 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 
Join Rotary Online Trivia Fundraiser to raise funds for various Youth programs in Australia.
Programs such as;
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a six-day Leadership and Personal Development camp for young adults aged between 18 and 30 years.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) A residential leadership seminar for aspiring leaders aged 14 to 17 years.
Rotary Science Experience offers a three-day hands-on science experience for Year 9 and Year 10 students
Prizes to be won for Trivia winner and best Melbourne Cup Hat
Help us create leaders of the future to make a difference in our communities and the world!
Sunday 31 October 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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