Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Christmas is almost upon us and the Tree of Joy will be once again at the Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre from 10th to 21st December.  Gifts and donations can be left with a Rotarian at the tree, and Rotary will be distributing to worthy causes in our area.
Our main important function is our Club’s Giving Night, and Pride of Workmanship Awards on 13th December 2021, to be held at the Union Hotel, cnr of West Street and the Pacific Highway, North Sydney.  It will be our last meeting/event before Christmas, but we’ll return on Monday 17thJanuary 2022.
As mentioned last week, our BBQs are back! and we have our next on Saturday 27th November, so if you can spare the time, come on down to Bunnings Artarmon and enjoy a ‘Sausage Sizzle’.
Remember, we alternate our meetings, one week ‘face to face’, and the next week on Zoom.   Next Monday, 29th November we meet on Zoom at 12.30pm for lunch, click here!
Enjoy your newfound freedom, but be careful, wear your mask!
Yours in Rotary Service
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The Tree of Joy is on again this Christmas!!!

At Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre

This is a photo of Rotarians and volunteers from 2020.   Christmas saw our Club participating in the Tree of Joy in Chatswood Chase with Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney. 
The objectives are to provide Christmas gifts to those people who might not otherwise receive one. 
Some time before Christmas, various welfare centres advise their requirements.  Appropriate labels are printed describing a person's need.  The labels are then placed on Christmas trees located in prominent positions.
The public are then invited to take a card/label from the tree, purchase the gift and return it to the manned tree for ultimate distribution to the recipients via the welfare agency prior to Christmas.  Over the many years that our Club has manned the Tree of Joy, we have collected many thousands of gifts as well as money which goes to purchase for example, IGA vouchers for the distribution to needy families in the drought affected areas of NSW.
Charities supported include Youth off the Streets, Centrecare, Lifeline, SA.Mission Australia, St Vincents De Paul, Sunnyfield, Streetworks as well as Royal North Shore Hospital and several nursing homes
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Next Meeting is Monday, the 29th of November 2021 - Special Meeting ,Our AGM .Please join us

Meeting will be via Zoom

Need inputs from Members for Guest Speakers for the coming weeks 

This Monday we are meeting via Zoom.   Click here at 12.30pm.  

We will alternate every week, between Zoom & the Hotel. 

Please check confirmation in the weekly eBulletin. 
Last Monday week, the  
22nd of November - Sue Raveane presented "Her Story"
Our Guest Speaker this week was Sue Raveane ,presenting "Snap shots" of her life.
Sue was born in Griffiths and the first five years of her life was spent on her Grandparents farm before moving into Griffiths township, where her parents had their new house built. From there she went to the local schools ,until year 11 when Sue transferred to a Boarding school in Albury with four of her local friends ,for her last two years of school .This change was akin to shock therapy ,large dormatory bedrooms ,Boarding school food and Nun discipline.
Returning to Griffiths ,Sue went to the local dance where she met ,of all people ,Angelo.
Next move was to UTS in Broadway for a Degree in Bio Medical Science ,specialising in Pathology ,which consisted of two years Uni ,then finding a suitable job to complete the degree over the next two years  at Canterbury Hospital.
Following Graduation ,Sue and Angelo got engaged ,and married in 1974.Moving to Naraweena in 1975,Sue got a new job at the Diary Industry Authority at Sydney Uni ,working in the Research Section checking on the milk pasturising process.
Two children then came along ,and in 1983,Angelo joined Rotary ,which Sue became involved in ,and in recent years ,as we all know Sue became an active Member.
Great Story ,well done Sue.
Toast:  the Rotary International Toast by Sue was to the Rotary Club of Wall Street New York , chartered on January 29, 2010, and then re-chartered itself as an E-Club in 2018 to be more inclusive of its dedicated global supporters .Very active Club of 34 Members ,with over 800 hours of volunteering ,raising some $190,000 for their various charities 


 -  Phil advised that he was hopeful of the inauguration of yet another member on the 13th of December ,this time Anne O'Shaunessy .Welcome aboard Anne .
 -  Angelo has sent out the forms for the Tree of Joy twice ,good uptake so far ,but still spaces to fill .Apparently there will be an EFTPOS machine for online donations.
Trifecta winnings still not claimed
 -  From Sue ,Phoenix House are seeking quotes for their coffee machine and fridge ,being in response to our District Grant .
Also Sue visited Mary's House Office at the Baptist Church Office where we used to meet.
On Wednesday ,this week ,after four months ,the D-Cafe is staring up again.
- Howard advised  BBQ roster for the 27th of November ,and with Bruce being away on the weekends from now ,require close coordination between Bruce and the Team Leader on the morning shift to co-ordinate supplies and start up. 
Following BBQ's are on the 11th and 18th of December. 
 - Great to see Alon back ,attending for the first time in 18 months ,busy with an expanding family ,and starting a new job last year
 - George still chasing suitable applicants for next year's RYLA
 - some discussion on the Giving Night ,bearing in mind we need to include Change Over of Club Presidents ,Pride of Workmanship Awards ,PHF Awards ,Inauguration of two ,maybe three, new members ,and Giving Night for different Charities.
Also ,we will now be at the Union Hotel.
 - Bill attended a Foundation Meeting last week ,which included a special presentation by former RI President ,John Germ.
 - Trent Zimmerman has established a new Australia Day Award ,and Phil advised we will be applying for a Grant to supply a new Flag for the Crows Nest flagpole ,outside the Hotel.
 - Ross has a new employee at Bravos, Stuart McGill .But can Ross get him to join our Club??
  - Cluster Dinner 23rd of November ,being organised by Chatswood-Roseville Club,(Andre Harriman)
 - Wednesday 24th November - D Cafe 
 - Sunday the 28th of November, North Ryde Club Event
The Rotary Club of North Ryde has been asked by the Mercedes Benz Car Club of Sydney to provide breakfast for them for an event they are having on Sunday 28th November at the Lane Cove National Park.
The event is the 50th Anniversary of the Mercedes R107 model, this the roadster sports car model of Mercedes Benz from the early 1970s'. They are hoping to have 107 of these cars on show. They are also hoping to have a few rare Mercedes cars on display also. One is valued at $2.5 million. It will only be there if the weather is good.
The cars are expecting to arrive at the Tunks Hill Picnic Area, at the Lane Cove National Park around 9:30am on the 28th. The best entrance to this picnic area is via Lane Cove Road and use the entrance sign posted 'Lane Cove National Park', just after, heading towards Hornsby, or before, heading towards Macquarie Park, (around 50 metres), past, or before, the lights and entrance to Eden Gardens depending on which way you are coming.
This is a fund raising event for our Rotary club and there will be bacon and egg rolls, and our famous Bunnings sausage and onion rolls to purchase on the day. We will also be selling drinks. There will also be a coffee van on site.
If you are interested in getting up close with a lot of classic cars, please come along for the day and also enjoy something to eat and drink.
 - Monday 29th November - AGM 
 - Monday 13th December at 6.30pm at the Union Hotel -
   Xmas party / Changeover of Presidents/ Pride of Workmanship Award / Giving Night.  
 - Jan 9th - 15th, 2022 - RYLA 
 - Jan 17th  1st 2022 meeting at Union Hotel. 
 - March 18th/19th - District Conference  
 - June 4-8th RI convention, Houston 


Nov 29, 2021
Annual General Meeting
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Pocock, Ian
International Toast
International Toast
Raveane, Sue
Speaker Introduction
Introduce Speaker
Raveane, Angelo
Speaker Thanks/Write-up
Thank Speaker - Write-up
Riddle, Kate
Front Desk
Pocock, Ian
Lee, Bill