Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Hopley, Ken
Stokoe, Ty
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Upcoming Events
Dec 05, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Christmas Party
Dec 08, 2017 7:00 PM
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
Maggie Shanahan
November 12
John Shanahan
November 27
Susie Morgan
November 28
Barbara Gardiner
December 26
Barbara Gardiner
November 1
Neil Austen
November 1
Richard Schroder
November 19
Ted Waters
December 11
John Shanahan
December 14
Ron Delezio
Carolyn Martin
December 15
Join Date
Barbara Gardiner
November 1, 1995
22 years
Maurine Goldston Morris
November 1, 1998
19 years
Neil Austen
November 1, 2007
10 years
Richard Schroder
November 19, 2009
8 years
Beverley Leahy
November 22, 2016
1 year
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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
It’s been an exciting week with the welcome to our Club of Candy Bingham, our Deputy Mayor. We believe our association with Candy will be beneficial both to the community and to the vibrancy of our Club. We now look forward to a similar morning meeting on 5 December with the Honorary Membership ceremony for Dave Darcy and Michael Reagan. Look forward to seeing you all then.

There was a lively 2018 fun run and walk meeting on Tuesday evening, well attended by enthusiastic members all in favour of pushing forward for next year’s event with renewed vigour and energy! We are hoping for lots of fun and participation so that we can achieve our goal of increased funds for our future projects.  It’s going to be a lot of work but we have enormous competition now from so many other fund raising fun runs and need to address this issue. Let’s make ours a memorable one next year.

Vivien and Beverley are working on their plans for our Club Christmas party on 8 December, so please let them know you can come along with family and friends.

Our Board Meeting is next Tuesday at 7.00pm in the Pioneer Club House, and there is lots to discuss, particularly about future projects, succession and the Board members for 2018/2019.  All club members are invited to the Board meeting, as we want to make sure everyone is involved in our decision making not only for this year, but also for the future of our Club.
Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Affirmation and Toast To Australia

Apologies: Ken Hopley, Jackie Linnane

WELCOMES:  Deputy Mayor, Northern Beaches Council , Cr Candy Bingham; Prospective Member Barry Tompkins (PCYC)



Care Flight

We never received any response from club members about visiting Care Flight however we will see if we can arrange them to come out as a Guest speaker next year.

Barefoot Bowls

Susie, Ty and Sherry are going - Dee Why Bowling Club 2.00pm 3 December $20. Be great if any other members would like to attend. It will be a good social activity and it helps us establish a relationship with the local Rotaract club. 

 District Conference 

10-11 March 2018 Early Bird closes 30 November (see details at bottom of the Bulletin). Susie and Viv have already registered and sorted out their accommodation. A number of other club members are interested so should sign up next week to take advantage of the early bird cost.

Manly Women’s Shelter

They are requesting donations to be discussed at the next Board meeting


Turramurra Rotary Club visit

Norm, Lynne & Susie attended the Turramurra Rotary meeting on Tuesday 14 November, where Lynne gave a presentation on Days for Girls. This is a great initiate that is assisting woman in PNG in skills to make sanitary pads.  This helps on a number of levels in relation to hygiene and giving work opportunities to woman.

Manly/Freshwater Scout Group

Doug, Susie and Rob went to Manly/Freshwater scout group to meet with the President and Secretary to look at the building they are wanting to renovate. John put together a grant application to support them however unfortunately we just missed out due to lack of DA approval. There is another opportunity to apply for a grant in Feb/March so we will try again then.  Ted raised that there might be an opportunity to apply for a grant through the Rental Bond Board as well.

ADI presentation

Susie, George and Ted went to the ADI presentation this week. It was a very inspiring and passionate talk from Dr Bruce Slonim & his wife Gail who spoke about the differences between the figures for Australia vs PNG for the number of mothers that die in child births as well as the number of children that die under the age of 5.

FunRun News

There is a Fun Run meeting on Tuesday 21st Nov at Ted & Robyn Water’s house.

Ty, Ted, Susie and Norm went to the Balmain fun run to see their event. They all agreed the atmosphere was lots of fun, they had a lot of sponsors, good food stall as well as shirts for sale. The event has been running for 10 years so it seems to be a well-oiled machine. Ted spoke to one potential sponsor which he will follow up.

Doug went back to visit his old Rotary club of Karingal specifically talking to them about their cycle race. He referenced the meeting that himself, Rob and Ty had with Chief Superintendent Dave Darcy who is in support of growing our Manly Fun Run to 5000 participants by changing the route while retaining its scenic character. 

                Christmas Party

Update from Viv, the date has been set 8th Dec, at Pioneer Club House. 6.30pm for 7pm. Feedback from last year is the traditional dinner that we put on last year worked well. Last year we charged $20 a head, and we made a slight profit. The event is for friends and family and Xmas orphans - everyone invited. Viv has put Susie on notice that she can't help this year. Norm is going to carve. Sherry and Viv to put together an invite.

Guest Speaker / Honorary Member Induction - Candy Bingham

Doug & Susie presented Candy Bingham with her honorary membership to Manly Rotary club.

Candy gave her thanks for the honorary membership and told the club her uncle Gordon used to be in the Manly Rotary club whilst her father was a Lions member, that provided some healthy rivalry.

She updated members on key events following the dissolution of the ‘old’ Manly Council and her election to both the new Northern Beaches Council and  her current role as Deputy Mayor.

An independent review has been conducted concerning two major projects Manly Council had been ‘pushing’: (building a car park under Manly Oval and re-developing Whistler Street car park land). Both projects have been stopped and legal proceedings commenced.

The new Northern Beaches Council’s culture s dynamic, It has a CEO, 3 General Managers, 1700 staff and is now the 4th largest council in NSW. There are 15 councillors, (5 Liberals, 1 Green, and the rest are independent) Operating systems are now in place and things are now starting to happen. Everyone is working well as a team.  Candy is in her role as Deputy Mayor for 12 months as that position is held for that duration and then the opportunity is passed to others.

                Some of her/their current priorities.

They include fixing the toilets in Manly as there have been a lot of comments about the state of them.  Regarding the Whistler street car park they are going to clean it up. They will make sure that it adheres to fire regulations, and paint sections of it giving it a revamp. They are also looking to fix up the library as well as tidy and clean the area around it.  She has also put up a motion called Movable Heritage. This is going to enable a register to be kept for items of historical value that can be transported and reduce the risk that things get lost. For example this would include paintings/sculptures/old photos/badges.


Candy was asked about the parking situation in Manly. The current parking regulations are on hold whilst a complete audit is conducted. There is a view there is enough parking spaces it just needs to be managed better.

She was asked about the Wharf as outside its very dirty. Candy said the State Government put out a 99 year lease on it so they don't have any control however outside the wharf the council is now working hard to make sure this is being addressed 

She was asked also about the Manly Townhall. It is currently being renovated in heritage colours and 3 departments (Arts and Culture, Waste and Environment) will be moving back in there. The council has also acquired the old Fishos building and staff will be accommodated there.

The Manly Community Centre was brought up and Candy said there was lots of support for it. She said there is a meeting scheduled to discuss the future and whilst we won't lose it, we may need to find a new home for it.

Candy also discussed the relocation of Manly hospital. The community group has been set up to discuss the options as the site is surplus to requirements.  There is 18 months to work it out as they don't have government funding.

John Pack shared stories about Candy's family, Bill & Gordon James and the good things that the whole family have done.


Richard talked about his love of family & PNG.


Scout Hall: Doug advised we had to withdraw our grant application for Manly Fairlight Scout Hall renovations as the relevant DA had not yet been passed. The club wants to go ahead with the scout hall however we will need to try again for the grant. Want to thank John for all his hard work on this. Hopefully the DA will be approved.

Manly SLSC Kitchen: DA has been approved. They want to have the kitchen turned into a commercial kitchen and it will cost $50k. They have said Rotary support would be welcome

SGT AT ARMS – Ted led a very quick and profitable session.


Raffle:  Robert

Next Meetings Main Activity:   Club Assembly – Director Updates


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

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive, double-pane, energy-efficient kind.

Today, I got a call from Home Depot who installed them.  The caller complained that the work had been completed a year ago and I still hadn't paid for them.  

Helloooo,........... just because I'm a Senior Citizen doesn't mean that I am automatically mentally challenged.

So, I told him just what his fast-talking sales guy told me last year--that these windows would pay for themselves in a year---

 Hellooooo? It's been a year, so they're paid for, I told him.

There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally hung up.

 He never called back.

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 21st November 2017