Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
This weeks our Club supplied two Baby Monitors to Mary's House.   Very sophisticated machines with audio and video feedback.  Our Club is always happy to assist our local community! 
This week I mention the very important annual Red Shield Appeal, of the Salvation Army officially held on 29th May 2022.  This year their theme is ‘Leave no one in need’  In years gone past our Club has walked the streets door knocking with others collecting donations, but nowdays, online donations have replaced door knocking, and you can donate by clicking on the link below, if you donate, you get your Tax Invoice instantly, ready for your tax return.  Salvation Army are a major player on the North Shore, helping those people who are not as ‘well healed’ as others.  Do it now! Please Click on this link and donate!
On Monday 27th June we have our Presidential Changeover Dinner from 6.30pm, and coupled with a presentation of ‘Pride of Workmanship Awards.   Everyone is invited, please let our Secretary know for catering purposes, see flyer below.
Our next meeting will be face to face at the Union Hotel Nth Sydney on Monday 30th May at 12.30pm.  Come join us!  The food at the Union is great! The following Monday on Zoom on 6th June 2022, at 12.30pm 
Covid is still around in our community, so stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
In Rotary Service
President Philip
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Board Minutes 6th April 2022
the dates booked for June/July 2022 are;
4th June 2022
18th June 2022
2nd July 2022
Please support Howard in his quest to build up a list of volunteers. Latest Roster - Click Here   
Meeting Responsibilities Roster
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Presidents Changeover Dinner and Pride of Workmanship Awards 27th June 2022
this one is a must for your diary!   Registrations open now! See flyer below;
This month's theme is Youth Service Month!
Youth service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through programs such as:
This month, learn more about how you can support young leaders:

Next Meeting is Monday, the 30th May - Ian Burnett 

Ian will be talking on the subject of "When did Australia appear on the World Map? "  

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD at the UNION HOTEL, 12.30pm for 12.50pm Start. 
For Zoom meetings CLICK HERE 
We have returned to every 2nd week @ the Union hotel (Cnr Pacific Highway & West St, North Sydney)  , and Alterative weeks  via Zoom. 
Check weekly eBulletin for confirmation of venue.
Our Last Monday Meeting on Monday 23rd May -  Club Discussion   
RI Toast:   No toast this week. 

Today, President Philip informed us he will be moving to Queensland in July. 


At the zoom meeting today, I advised the members present, that for various reasons, my wife Cathie and I have decided to relocate ourselves permanently to Queensland, in July 2022. 
I have enjoyed my 6 to 7 years in our Club, and especially being your 2021-22 President.  Crows Nest is a fabulous Club, with great camaraderie and committed members.  Together you have made my year as President a rewarding, fun experience, and I thank you all for your support and encouragement.  
The Rotary theme this year, has been ‘Serve to Change Lives’.  Over the last 11 months, with Covid Lockdowns and restrictions, our Club has done its best to sow the seeds of changing lives in our community, but changing anyones life is a long term commitment, and needs to be continued over the future years.
If you are agreeable, I would like to remain a member for the time being and will be joining your Zoom Monday Meetings each fortnight.
I look forward to continuing my relationship with a strong vibrant Club.
I hope I will see you all at our Presidents Changeover on Monday evening 27th June 2022 !
Yours in Rotary Service
Philip Smith
Your President 2021-22 Crows Nest Rotary

The club wishes Philip & Cathie all the best for the future and thanked him for his service. We will farewell him on June 27th and look forward  to keeping in touch via Zoom. 


Philip also showed us two short videos of interest. 

Firstly Taldumande Youth Services talking about what they do for the 12,000 homeless youths on the streets of Sydney every night. 

If you miss the meeting view Taldumande Youth Service

Also a video about our Rotary Theme for 2022 2023 by incoming RI President Jennifer Jones - Rotary Theme  


- Pleasing was to hear that long time member & PP Bruce De Graaf was recognised for being only the 60th Australian to give 600 Blood donations. 
- Sue has within a week arranged for 2 baby monitors for Mary's House. - Thanks & well done. 
- District assembly continues this month with individual sessions for different roles. Directors are asked to attend their session.
- Red Shield appeal is now online donations, as opposed to 'door-knocking' - the link is in the President's report. 
- Still looking for ideas for this year's District grant. 
- Tom is looking for Pride of Workmanship nominations prior to the Board meeting please. 
- Local MP Felicity Wilson is looking for local community projects for Grants. Sue will talk to Taldumande who have sent us a "Wish List". . 
- Over $1400  made at another successful BBQ last weekend.  
- Crows Nest Fair is Oct 22nd. Ross is co-ordinating our involvement. 
- ShelterBox is looking for nominations for Directors. Howard can explain what is involved if you are interested. 
- District Forum Friday 3rd June (via Zoom) to discuss Rotary's approach to the "ULURU statement from the Heart". 
- Our next Club Social is planned for a Monday night in August at Bravo's.    
- Ian reported that the Water project in Maliana, East Timor is progressing after all the pandemic delays. 
 Ian, Howard & Angelo attended a meeting at Monte's last week.  


- June 4-8th RI convention, Houston, USA.   Live not Virtual 
- June 8th - Board meeting 
- 27th June, Monday - Our President’s Changeover and Pride of Workmanship Award Event
- 2nd July - District Changeover 
- 22nd October Crows Nest Fair 
- 28th-30th October - Zone 8 Conference @ Canberra 
- 17th - 19th March 2023 District Conference - Cowra  
- May 27th - 31st - Rotary International Conference - MELBOURNE 
Social Fellowship Night 14th May 2022
Last Saturday, 14th May, Social Fellowship Night! 

Another of our Social Events was a great success last Saturday!
 A Big Night!!
From 5.30pm, Master of Ceremonies, Tom, introduced President Philip, who welcomed everyone there and mentioned three potential new members were there to get to know all about us!  Dinner was served, followed by a general knowledge quiz and Line Dancing, followed by friendly card games.   Our Hosts were member Bill and Lydia! Well Done!  For full photos, read on.




May 30, 2022 12:30 PM
When did Australia appear on the World Map?
Jun 06, 2022 12:30 PM
IT project update
Jun 13, 2022 12:30 PM
Jun 20, 2022
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Sullivan, Howard
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Raveane, Angelo
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Front Desk
Pocock, Ian
Lee, Bill