Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
Rushmer, Tracy
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Jan 16, 2018
Member Talk on recent visit to Iran and India
Jan 16, 2018
Member Talk on local Swedish Rotary club
Jan 30, 2018 7:00 AM
Destiny Rescue
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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Conference - Blue Mountains
Mar 10, 2018 – Mar 11, 2018
Rotary International Peace Building Conference
Mar 17, 2018
Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk
Jun 03, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Hopley
January 3
Ted Waters
January 3
Norman Thomson
January 6
Douglas Miller
January 7
Robert Jones
January 27
Barbara Gardiner
December 26
Join Date
John Warren
January 21, 2010
8 years
David Brown
December 3, 1973
44 years
Ted Waters
December 11, 2008
9 years
John Shanahan
December 14, 2006
11 years
Welcome to our Club
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Royal Far West
19 South Steyne
Manly, NSW  2095
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How lucky we are to live in this great country of Australia and especially our wonderful Sydney and its Northern Beaches. Though there is still a lot of work to be done and things to achieve, the Fun Run Committee is doing a tremendous job in planning for a successful fun run this year. As is often quoted - “if you don’t move forward, you stand still or go backwards”. Our Committee is doing its best to move forward in a positive way this coming year. A big thank you to all those involved.
I met Daniel Hammond at the Pioneer Clubhouse Christmas party on Thursday and he sends his best wishes to all of our Club members. He is settling well in Camden and has joined the Rotary club there. He said they have a “chocolate wheel” every Saturday in Campbelltown and it’s quite successful.  Sometimes the old ways work! Jason Tyoko was also at the Christmas party and apologised for not being able to attend meetings but that he is very keen to help with the fun run in June.
Doug and I had a great networking opportunity at the James Griffin Christmas event on Friday, enabling us to “fly the flag” for Manly Rotary. We also met and chatted with the Stand Tall and Bushlink representatives which gave us further insight into their proposals. It’s been a busy week with another Reception at PCYC on Friday where many Northern Beaches Council officials were present including our Mayor Michael Regan.  Michael said he was keen to visit our Club early in the New Year so that he may attend his Honorary Membership inauguration. Again it was a great networking opportunity for Manly Rotary. Both Doug and I would like to thank members for their support of the Stand Tall and Bushlink organisations, whom we know will be most appreciative of our involvement and contribution towards their endeavours.
Doug and I would like to wish all of our Club members a peaceful and happy Christmas with their loved ones, friends and families. For 2018 may we all work together to improve the lives of our fellow beings, however that may be and by whatever ways we can.
Tuesday, 19th December 2017
David Brown, Jackie Linnane, Lynne Shori, Richard Schroder, Norm Thomson
Visiting Rotarians: Gudrun Walla (Sweden)
Club News
Fun Run Meeting
Next fun run meeting will be held on 17th Jan at Susie's house, 1 Burilla Ave, N. Curl Curl
Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday to Barb for Boxing day
Next Club Meeting
Confirmation that the club will be resuming meetings on the 16th January.
Donation Request
We have received a request for donations from Rotary foundation
General update
Susie went to Pioneer Club house Christmas party. She bumped into Jason who said he would love to be involved with the next Fun Run.
General Business
Proposals for review to be carried forward to the 16th Jan:
·         Board quorum/contingencies
·         Funding Guidelines - 2 responses received and feedback will be incorporated
James Griffin & Candy Bingham have advised the Scout Hall project has received a $17k grant
Project Decisions
This was a project put forward by our honorary members.  John raised concerns that the charity was receiving donations in the region of 18k and they made $2k in profit a month. He said we were looking for charities that had trouble supporting themselves but it was pointed out that all charities will receive funds from other sources.
A vote was taken and the majority of members supported Bushlink project so it will go ahead. $10k to be given.
Stand Tall - Again another project put forward by the honorary members. They are asking for $8k towards the camp which will run on 2nd Jan. ICMS provides accommodation and the food is being donated. Again concerns they are receiving money from other sources. There is an opportunity to market Rotary through their next annual conference.
A vote was taken and the majority of members supported Bushlink project so it will go ahead
Doug/Susie to contact project organisers and let them know of the outcome and organise guest speakers from both projects to come in to present to the club.
AGM Business carried forward from last breakfast meeting:    
Notice of Office Bearer Elections for President/Directors 2018/2019, and President-Elect 2019-20
Nominations have been accepted for next year’s office bearer positions as follows;
Treasurer – Barbara Gardiner
Rotary Foundation – Maggie Shanahan
Community Service – Rob Jones
International Projects – Tracy Rushmer
Youth Support – Andrea Hogan
Social Activities/Member Welfare – Beverley Leahy
Media Activities / Speaker Program – Sherry Midgley
Major fund raiser (Fun Run) – Ty Stokoe
New Member Recruitment and PR/networking – Ted Waters
We still require nominations for President 2018/2019, President Elect 2019/2020 and Secretary/Admin. If you wish to nominate for any position please advise the Co-Presidents prior to our next meeting on 16 January 2018. All members will be advised of nominations at that meeting, allowing formal elections to be held the following week (Jan 23).
Doug to speak to Michael Regan and see if he potentially can come in for his induction on the 23rd Jan.
Request for an Australia day picnic to be arranged. Bev and Tracy to organise.
Neil raised that fact it was the Manly to Dee Why Fun Run on the 3rd Feb. Previously we have marketed the Manly fun run at this event but there was not a huge take up in numbers for the amount of work involved. Could be a good opportunity to see the run.
SERGEANT’S SESSION - a profitable session run by Viv
Raffle - Maggie
RYLA Dinner

As happens every year, the RYLA program of 2018 includes a formal dinner for RYLA participants and the Rotarians of their sponsoring clubs. It is an important part of the RYLA experience, and an opportunity for us to show our sponsored young leaders that RYLA is a program which we as Rotarians hold in high regard. It is also a chance to get to know your sponsored participants better, and invite them to your club meetings to talk about their RYLA experience or as potential new members.

It would be great if we could have a strong turnout of District 9685 Rotarians. Partners and guests, including the parents and family of sponsored participants, are more than welcome.

The formal dinner will be held on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at Miramare Gardens, Terrey Hills. The event commences at 6.30 pm and will conclude at approximately 10.30 pm. The cost is $50 per person and includes a two-course meal. Our guest speaker will be Michael Regan, Mayor of Northern Beaches Council. 

If you wish for family and/or friends to attend, please provide their names, Club association and any dietary requirements to RYLA dinner coordinator, Raylene Jarvis of Upper Northern Beaches Rotary Club. Her contact email is

Rotary District 9685 Conference
For full details on the Rotary District Conference please click here
MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly - Early Information

Key points:

* This is a program designed for our future leaders.

* It is targeted at students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in public and private schools.

* It develops an awareness of the United Nations and the counties they represent at this simulated UN Assembly. They address and debate problems and issues of international concern.

* Clubs sponsor teams (3 students per team) from high schools (preferably local) where each represent a UN country.

* The cost or sponsorship will be between $280 and $300.



* Expression of Interest (EIO) Information and further details will be distributed shortly.

* EOI will close Friday 8 December, 2017.

* Full Registrations Open : Monday 5 February, 2018.

* Registrations Close : Friday 9 March, 2018

* Countries Allocated and Resolutions Released : Friday 23 March, 2018

* Event : Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May , 2018. at Epping Boys High School.

Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 19th December 2017