Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Happy New Year for 2022 !!  Well, lets hope it’s a little better than 2021 !
Monday 17th January saw our first meeting of the year, it was not ‘face to face’, but back on Zoom.  How lucky we are to have Zoom to enable us to continue to meet each week, progressing our projects and sharing our fellowship!
In 2022 Rotary moves on; Our Rotary Meetings are held every Monday lunchtime, for the time being on Zoom.  So each Monday we extend an invitation to you to join us, we shall meet on Zoom at 12.30pm (until 2pm), click on this link to join us.  We look forward to seeing you!
Last Monday, we heard all about an Australian organisation, Rural China Educare Foundation, who, since 1989, has been fund raising for under-privileged children's education in China, buying books and establishing Libraries in schools;  Since 2016, they have been working with the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, financing vulnerable indigenous children’s education each year, by sponsoring their expenses through university, enabling them to achieve an education worthy of progressing them and their families forward in their standard of living.  An organisation worthy of Rotary’s interest!
Our BBQs are back! and we have our next this Saturday 29th January, and 12th February, so please spare the time, come on down to Bunnings Artarmon and enjoy a ‘Sausage Sizzle’.  PP Howard manages the BBQ Rosters, and remember, if you can assist, please contact Howard or myself asap, as volunteers are needed!!
Our members look forward to 2022 with enthusiasm and energy!
Stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
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the dates booked for January are;
29th January 2022 and 
12th February 2022
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President's Extra Message

Vocational Service focuses on:
  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
  • The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service. Discussions on vocational service can lead to projects that not only develop the ethical consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians but also the talents within their communities. Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects.

Next Meeting is Monday, the 24th of January 2022 - Mark Staples on Quarantine / International Travel  

Secretary Mark has agreed to relive the experience of  10 days in Hotel Quarantine / isolation.  As well as planning for the  stay, he will also cover general tips for international travel in these COVID times.  Lessons learnt during the NZ trip, will help the planning of his USA trip in June. International travel has changed !!  



Due to COVID this Monday's meeting will be via ZOOM.

 Click here at 12.30pm.


We do plan to return to alternating every week, between Zoom & the Hotel, but will remain on Zoom in January.  

Please check confirmation in the weekly eBulletin. 
Last Monday, January 17th,  Rural China Educare Foundation . 

Today we heard from Wei Leu, Celine Chan & President Chiu Lin from the charity “Rural China Educare Foundation”. Formed in 1998 their initial focus was getting books into school in the Yun Nan area in Taiwan. Libraries were established in 100 schools by 2001. Having observed education in the area, the drivers for this charity were problems due to remoteness, inconvenient transport, poor employment conditions and that the rate of single parents was higher than normal. Challenges included high turnover of teachers, backward economic conditions, talented children not being nurtured & the disadvantaged losing motivation at school.

In 2002 they started working with our Rotary club with the focus on building schools & water systems. In 2008 the Rotary club joined them in a trip to the area, and by 2009 $90,000 had been raised. They also sponsored 5 students with the focus on students from rural families.  

Since 2016 they have worked with the “Taiwan Fund for Children & Families” sponsoring 10 Uni students (@ 3,000 each).Our club has money put aside in an account for “Chinese” projects only. Chiu’s indication was that the best area for us to help, with this money, is thru sponsoring these Uni students.  President Phil asked Angelo to form a sub-committee to work with Chiu Chen to form a recommendation on this option.

We thank President Chiu & her organisation for joining us today, and we will continue discussions in the very near future
Toast:  Ross toasted the Rotary Club of Houston



 - Last Saturday's BBQ was successful, despite limited volunteers & limited supplies. 
 - Meeting to be arranged to discuss Square - iPhone connectivity. 
 - Trifecta prize remains unclaimed. They have until Feb 1st. 
 - District is chasing semi-annual dues. Owen to issue invoices for club dues. 
 - Angelo related the success story of this month's RYLA in East Timor, with many VIPs attending.
 - Sue reported that last December's Tree of Joy was an amazing success with beneficiaries extremely grateful. 
 - D-Cafe is on hold as the Community Centre is currently closed, until further notice. 
 - February 2nd - 5pm Board meeting
 - March 18th/19th - District Conference  
 - June 4-8th RI convention, Houston 
2021 Giving Night 13th Dec
What a night it was!!
Due to the Lockdown restrictions, our Club amalgamated three annual events into one!
We had a Giving Night, when the Past President donates money to worthy organisations, which Past President Ian did in ‘spades’, ie lots of cheques!
and we presented “Pride of Workmanship Awards to three worthy recipients, (see photos below) 
and we finally, held our President Changeover, which usually is scheduled for the end of June each year, so this year was a bit late.
and several well deserving members were presented with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards.  See Photos below and attached.


Jan 24, 2022 12:30 PM
Quarantine & Planning travel in COVID times.
Jan 31, 2022 12:30 PM
Speaker TBA
Feb 07, 2022 12:30 PM
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Staples, Mark
International Toast
International Toast
Gugliotta, Ross
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Staples, Mark
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Riddle, Kate
Front Desk
Pocock, Ian
Lee, Bill