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Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Co-President
Morgan, Susie
 
Co-President
Miller, Douglas
 
Attendance Desk
Leahy, Beverley
 
Sergeant
Pack, John
 
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
 
Future Guest Speakers
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 20, 2018
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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
Australia
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PRESIDENT SUSIE'S WEEKLY MESSAGE
A big thank you for the great turn-up for the meeting this week. It’s good to see you all and to receive your feedback on what is happening in the Club.
 
Apologies for having to postpone the Board Meeting, however in the meantime you will have received the papers Doug sent regarding our Donation Guidelines and By-Laws. If you have any comments, could you please email to Doug and Susie. This may save time in discussion when we do meet.
 
Next week we shall have Russ Aitken from The Clontarf Foundation as our guest speaker. As they are able to help us with our fun-run volunteer numbers, could we perhaps at the meeting give Russ an idea of how many volunteers we may need and a rough idea of their responsibilities (locations on route for example, how long they will be needed, etc.). Thank you also to the hard working members of the fun run committee for all the effort you are putting into organising the fun run for this year. It is not an easy task and your tireless commitment is very much appreciated. With enthusiasm and a positive attitude we will undoubtedly succeed in this major fund raising project once again.
 
MEETING NOTES
Tuesday, 30th January 2018
AFFIRMATION AND TOAST
 
APOLOGIES
Norm Thomson, Richard Schroder, John Warren, Maggie Shanahan, Jackie Linnane
 
WELCOME:   Bojana Deskov (prospective member)
 
ADMINISTRATION:
Club News
Fun Run Meeting -  Next meeting to be held on Friday 9th February – 1/18 King Avenue, Balgowlah. Rob is going to meet Pace Athletics to discuss their yearly 10km which runs up the Corso.
 
Australia Day picnic feedback - Thank you to Bev and Tracy for organising, we all had a lovely time.
 
Tracy Rushmer & her husband Simon have access to a lodge in Guthega if club members were interested in a 4 day weekend. Tracy will look at dates and let everyone know.
 
Board meeting 30 January 7.00pm Pioneer Club House has been postponed due to numbers. Doug & Susie to reschedule
 
Thank you letter from Pat Cooper – St Vincent de Paul Society for the Christmas hampers
 
Stand Tall are holding their main fundraising charity dinner on the 17th March. They are looking for volunteers to help set up.  They also need 60 volunteers to manage 2200 children at the Sydney Convention Centre on the 13th June.
 
Member News   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Rob Jones (trust you had a great time on Saturday)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – David Park 2 February
Good Luck John Warren with review of hip operation 3 February
 
District News
Annual District 9685 Youth Exchange dinner for returning and inbound students Friday 9 February at Muirfield Golf Club, North Rocks $40 per person
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 10 – 11 March (Leura)– theme for the Saturday night dinner (Colour)
 
GUEST SPEAKERS 
Shelley Whitting & Tim Howard from Destiny Rescue.
Tim gave a very moving presentation informing club members about Destiny Rescue. It was founded by an Australian electrician Tony Kirwan, after he travelled to Thailand and saw the number of children held captive in the sex trade. Modern day slavery occurs in quite a few countries and in India particularly the children are sold into slavery, they then have children who are also born into this industry. The average life for a child after they have been sold into the sex trade industry is 5 or 6 years and their deaths are caused due to violence, drugs or suicide.
 
Trafficking is the 3rd biggest industry in the world behind illegal and pharmaceutical drugs.  Turnover is greater than Nike. Typically the cost of selling a child into the industry is $90.
 
Destiny Rescue work with local authorities to free  the children. They have to build up the trust and after the children are rescued Destiny Rescue continue to support them, by housing them in a Rescue home. They get a home, food, education, professional counselling. They also get vocational teaching (could be hairdressing, café, farm). Latest figures show 91% of children were saved.  Last year 620 children were rescued. Target for this year is 1000 which is a big target.
 
This year they are looking to make some rescues in Australia this year as well. Publicity is also coming this year with channel 7 devoting a whole program to the work that Destiny Rescue does.
 
There are a number of ways to help, Rotary as a club can sponsor a home so money goes towards helping all the children in the home and this is $200 a month for the whole home. Every quarter you get a newsletter telling the stories of the children and team trips can be organised to visit the home. Visitors can help to teach English as well as help round the home so they can see the money has gone to good use. Individuals can also sponsor a home by providing $48 a month, details are on their website destinyrescure@org
 
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES - by Ken Hopley
Raffle - Ted Waters
 
Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
 
HISTORY OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
 
At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
 
GROWTH OF THE FOUNDATION
 
In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.
 
When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.
 
EVOLUTION OF FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
 
1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.
 
1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.
 
1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.
 
1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.
 
1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.
 
2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.
 
Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totalling more than $1 billion.
 
 
Rotary District 9685 Conference
 
For full details on the Rotary District Conference please click here
 
 
Joke of the week

 
Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 30th January 2018