Dear Rotarians,
Please pass on your condolences to Mark,who has made the trip all the way to Japan to watch his beloved All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup,only to lose the England in the semi-final.No doubt Mark is walking the streets of Tokyo visiting all the English pubs trying to sell his Grand Final tickets, and recoup some of his losses(Just wondering if he's trying to sell some of his Trifecta Tickets there at the same time).Anyhow, we wish him well in his endeavors, and for a safe and speedy return next week.
Yours in Rotary
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         ROTARY: 2019-20

Next Meeting Monday 4 November- David Rand from the Rotary Foundation

David will give the Club an update on the Foundation's activities

Last Monday's, the 28th of October, Meeting

Our Guest Speaker was Phil Burge from the Prostrate Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.

We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.

We do this by:

  • Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer
  • Implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government
  • Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.

PCFA relies on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships to carry out our essential work.

PCFA's five values are:

  • Integrity
  • Optimism
  • Compassion
  • RespectCommitment

International Toast was given by Bill - Rotary Club of Beijing

Originally established in 1924, the Club was discontinued in 1949 when the Communists took over. Re-established in 1996 by a group of Hong Kong Expats, the Club was not fully rechartered until 2006.
A warm Thank You note was received from Denise at the Crows Nest Community Centre for our Club's participation in Children's Week
Many thanks to Tom, Bill and Philip for your help with Children’s Week in Ernest Place. You did a great job with the BBQ and there were many happy children and parents
A warm welcome back to the Raveane's, from their Round the World travels. And now that Angelo's back, the necessary reminders about Trifecta ticket to be sold, while Sue mentioned the support we continue to give Sister Genevieve,and the University student. In addition, Sue reminded us of the Tree of Joy coming up, actual dates TBA
Also, Howard mentioned this week's BBQ, and the need to check the roster to confirm availabilities
  • Next Board Meeting- Tuesday, Nov 14th - did you know, the minutes of the last Board Meeting can be read by clicking on HERE!
  • AGM- Monday,Nov 25th
  • Giving Night- Dec 9th
  • District Conference 20-22 March 2020
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.   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...

What you didn't know about Rotary is here online!
At last, we now have an 'OnLine' source of information about Rotary, in the form of courses.
Rotary Learning and Development
An online, self-paced way to learn about Rotary adn to develop as Rotarians.
The courses outlined below take from 15 mintues to 2.5 hours.  Some courses have multiple parts.  
Have a look.  If you always wanted to know more about a Rotary subject, it is now listed here:
Click on this Link!  (You will be asked to sign into your account 'My Rotary', so go look for your ID and Password)


Nov 04, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Nov 11, 2019
Nov 18, 2019
Up-Date on Sydney Metro
Nov 25, 2019
Club AGM
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Board Meeting November 5th
Church Hall
Nov 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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