Hello, Members and our Rotary Friends receiving this eBulletin.
Last Saturday’s Bunnings BBQ was a steady, but a busy, successful day and at the finish, one of our volunteers, from Pheonix House stepped up and helped the ‘oldies’ out.
Ben, from Pheonix House’s Corporate membership, volunteered for a PM shift at our BBQ at Bunnings Artarmon.  After a four hour shift, Ben then helped out with the movement of our large Trailer containing all our BBQ gear, from Bunnings to an underground industrial car park where it is stored.  This entailed pushing and pulling it to the back of a car and then off loading it into the storage space.  Hard work, it weighs a tonne!
During that episode, our towing vehicle sustained a puncture.  It was then 5pm Saturday and ringing the NRMA would have meant a long wait so the two pensioner Rotarians attempted to change the wheel.  It ended up a bit like a comedy scene, (we laughed about it afterwards!) we didn’t have the strength to even get the nuts off, or take the spare wheel out of the car!  
Luckily Ben came to our rescue, without a murmur, he took the brunt of the heavy work, undoing the lock nuts, sitting on the ground he jacked the car up, changed the wheel, tightened the nuts up, and helped us guide the punctured tyre into the back of the car.
All in all, we couldn’t have done it without Ben’s help.  We are very grateful and commend Ben for being an outstanding Pheonix House volunteer!
We need more young people in Rotary!
Our next face to face meeting will be on 2nd May at 12.30pm for lunch at the Union Hotel North Sydney.  Come join us!  The food at the Union is great! 
Stay safe, be careful, wear your mask! 
In Rotary Service
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the dates booked for May/June/July 2022 are;
7th May 2022
21st May 2022
4th June 2022
18th June 2022
2nd July 2022
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9th May 2022; 6.30pm Our Social events continue and remember, all are welcome!; the next Club social night, when we have a combined local Rotary Club’s ‘Indonesian Dinner’, at the Lane Cove Golf Club.  See below for Bookings;

14th May, Crows Nest Club Social Night
Another Social Event is our ‘Club's Fellowship Party Night’ to be held at Storage Works on the 14th of May! A Big Night!!
From 5.30pm.  Dinner will be served. BYO.   Parking inside!  The address is the corner of Campbell Street, and Pacific Highway, Artarmon.  All are Welcome!  Our Hosts are Bill and Lydia!  Let Bill know if you are coming, for catering purposes!   Click here for full details
Presidents Changeover Dinner and Pride of Workmanship Awards 28th June 2022
this one is a must for your diary!  click here for details.
The good news is that the D’Cafe recommenced last month, after almost 18 months on hold due to the pandemic!; and 10 visitors came and enjoyed morning tea with our Volunteers!  Well done Sue and Denise our other volunteers!  If you know of a friend or relative suffering with Dementia, consider coming to the monthly D’Cafe events!  See flyer below!
We tend to take for granted the clean and generally safe and plentiful water sources to which we have access.  Rotary International, through the combined actions of individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs, seeks to assure that all people have adequate access to clean and safe water.   The Rotary theme for March, Water and Sanitation, asks us to focus on the life changing improvements that we can make through these international, as well as local projects to provide a more readily available and healthy supply of water to all people.
The Rotary Foundation has established a Disaster Response Fund to provide assistance to resident of Rotary Districts around the World.  Rotary Disaster Response Grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters within the past six months.
Our District is preparing an application for a Disaster Response Grant to aid resident of our District 9685.  We can only apply for one grant of up to $US 25,000,(about $AU 34,000) and must describe projects ready to use these funds specifically for this disaster.  These will be Rotary-initiated projects, not simply payments to another organization.
We can combine contributions from several clubs into one application.  Lets consider this!

Next Meeting is Monday, the 2nd May - Speaker will be Maggie from Epilepsy Action Australia

At the age of 22 Maggie developed grand mal seizures for no apparent reason. It just happened one night while she was in bed asleep. No family history. 
Maggie continued to have seizures and would end up in hospital every three or four months with uncontrolled seizures. She would have six or more seizures within an hour or so. The number of times it was presumed Maggie was having a drug over-does was confronting.
After much looking and several neurologist, Maggie was able to find the Epilepsy Clinic at RPAH who worked with her and their team of professionals to find the best possible outcome. 
Maggie had surgery in 2005 and has been seizure free since then. 
Maggie continues to take medication and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. 
Maggie currently works in HR and is completing a Bachelor of Laws.


THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD 2nd May at the UNION HOTEL, at 12.30pm for lunch.
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 28th March;
RI Toast:   Bill toasted the Rotary Club of Cairo ,where Bill will be taking his family for a holiday later in the year .This Club was established in 1998, being the first English Speaking Club in the country .They meet Monday mornings at the Intercontinental Hotel and alternate with an evening social dinner night once a month.
IR now offering Leadership courses available to all interested members at $75 cost.

We have another BBQ, 7th May 2022 Saturday ,and we ask all members to support their shift co-ordinator as they finalise the roster.

Additional reminder for our Fellowship Night at Storage Works on the 14th of May.   Bill will supply food, just BYOG.

Further additional reminder for Andre's Indonesian Night on the 9th of May, now at the Lane Cove Golf Club, $50/ticket .   Our Club is organising a table.

The latest donation; Sue advises that she has funded a new washing machine for Taldumande Youth Services,  for their Neutral Bay location.

Phoenix House has now finished establishing their new ‘Green Bean’ drop-in cafe project and our Club has been invited to visit for a tour of their Crows Nest facility.


- May 1st - District Assembly
- May 9th, 6pm -  Nusa Tenggara Association with the support from local Rotary Clubs, Indonesian Dinner Night at the Lane Cove Golf Club.
- May 14th - Fellowship Dinner @ Bill's Storage Works Warehouse,5.30pm
- June 4-8th RI convention, Houston, USA.   Live not Virtual 
- 28th June, Monday - Our President’s Changeover and Pride of Workmanship Award Event


May 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Epilepsy Action Australia
May 09, 2022 12:30 PM
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Pocock, Ian
International Toast
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Sullivan, Howard
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Raveane, Angelo
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Thank Speaker - Write-up
Pocock, Ian
Front Desk
Pocock, Ian
Lee, Bill