Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Last Saturday night we all enjoyed a Social Fellowship Dinner at the premises of one of our members, Bill and his wife Lydia, and the District Governor and his wife Tania attended.  A great night was enjoyed by all, with door prizes, Line Dancing, and card games.  Well done to the organisers!  It was good to see not only members but their partners and families!  Rotary is changing!  Great social event!  See full photos below.
This week I mention the very important annual Red Shield Appeal, of the Salvation Army.  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! 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 on Zoom on 24th May 2022, at 12.30pm and our next face to face, will be at the Union Hotel Nth Sydney on Monday 30th May at 12.30pm. 
Come join us!  The food at the Union is great! 
Stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
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the dates booked for May/June/July 2022 are;
21st May 2022
4th June 2022
18th June 2022
2nd July 2022
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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 23rd May - Club Discussion 

President Philip will show a video on our incoming Rotary International President & her theme for the year. 

CLICK HERE for Zoom. 
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 16th May - Mary's House  
RI Toast:   Angelo toasted the Rotary Club of Lafeek, Dili, Timor-Leste

Today, we spend our lunch having a chat (more questions than formal presentation) with Claire from Mary’s house. As you know Mary’s house is a refuge for women & children escaping domestic violence. It can handle 5 families including Mum & up to 4 children, and is nearly always full.

Since 2020 they also run a drop-in service hub called the Daisy Centre at Neutral Bay. This centre has case managers and has tripled the number of clients. They average 20 referral a month, but last month they had 40 referrals. The centre has arranged ‘safe rooms’ in the area, has legal sessions every Wednesday and also working with banks to ensure financial advice is available.

They are also starting to organise ‘information sessions’ which includes items like helping businesses identify signs of domestic violence. Another key area is identifying the needs of the children, who can be traumatised by the experience, so they are working with specialists to build a youth program.

We appreciated the update, and lively discussion with Claire. Since Monday’s meeting, Community Service Director, Sue, had purchased two baby monitors for Mary’s House.













- Vote of THANKS to Bill & Lydia for hosting last Saturday's function. 
- 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. 
- Board Meeting 5pm Wednesday June 8th. 
- Rotary donations towards Ukraine have passed $US13million and Shelterbox still very active there as well.  
- ROMAC advises that since the Aust/NZ borders are open, they now have a waiting list. Donations welcome.  
- A discussion paper on BBQ issues/concerns will be put together for the next board meeting. 
- Tom is looking for Pride of Workmanship nominations prior to the Board meeting please. 


- 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 
- 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.


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