Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Pack, John
Coulson, Vivien
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Aug 07, 2018
How to generate new members
Aug 21, 2018
Northern Beaches Womens Shelter
Sep 11, 2018
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Andrea Hogan
August 9
Neil Austen
August 13
Join Date
Douglas Miller
August 22, 2013
5 years
John Pack
August 22, 2013
5 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
I think member of the week should go to Doug for his tireless work on the grant application for next years fun run and walk. How tenacious and dedicated is that? Doug sends his thanks especially to Ty and Barbara for their help in getting together all the required information. Thank you also to Rob and Norm for their help in attempting to source a bus for PCYC.
We have three Grant Applications in now for the fun run next year, a bus for PCYC and for the refurbishment of the Manly/Freshwater Scout Hall, so let’s keep positive for a good result on these requests.
On Saturday our volunteer group had a meeting (via IPad) with Cathy Booth (she visited our Club about a year ago) regarding my trip to the Umoja Orphanage in Kenya. It seems the orphanage needs painting outside, so we may be out there with our paintbrushes for a while as well as planting vegetables, caring for the children in the home and generally helping with chores.  Cathy mentioned that they would appreciate baby clothes (sizes 1 – 5), so if anyone has access to these, I could take them with me when I leave in September. Once again Cathy gave us a great big thanks for the donation via RAWCS.
Doug and I would really appreciate receiving your committee reports a week prior to the Board Meeting on 28 August– we hope with all your input that this will be a successful and worthwhile year for our Club.
Please accept my apologies for next week’s meeting as I shall be away in Cairns to escape a week of our chilly winter and to visit friends.

I hope you all have a great week ahead.



Tuesday 31st July 2018
Affirmation And Toast
We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary.
Toast to Australia
Apologies:  Doug Miller, David Brown, Joy Thompson, Evelyn Cioco, Ted/Robyn Waters, Bev Leahy, Sherry Midgley, David Park.
Duties:     Desk – George McLelland; Notes – Norm Thompson; Sergeant-at-Arms – Ty Stokoe
Welcome: Jenny Mawter- potential new member


Club News

Co-President Doug Miller completed an exhausting Grant Application with Northern Beaches Council for the $10K grant towards running next years Fun Run.  He was working to a deadline and the indications are positive.  This will make a huge difference to staging a successful event in 2019.
Co-President Susie Morgan has also been working tirelessly on the potential Council Grant for funding a bus for the PCYC club of Dee Why.  Apart from the endless paperwork, Rob Jones has been attempting to get a quote from motor dealerships to accompany the application, Norm T has spoken to Automotive Brokers about sourcing a vehicle but more information is needed before they can be employed.  The deadline is this Thursday for lodging application, but more work required.
The Annual changeover Dinner had to be cancelled for Tuesday April 24, due to only eight persons able to attend.  The deadline for cancellation of event at Wakehurst Golf Club was not met because of uncertainty of numbers and the caterers are claiming an amount for damages due to food being ordered and paid for.  This matter is ongoing.
Due to above, with next year in mind Susie announced a date of Tuesday 18 June, 2019, for the Changeover Dinner to be held with the view that less members will be away escaping winter and allowing for those unable to attend for personal reasons.
The next Board Meeting will be held at Pioneer Clubhouse on August 28 at 7pm and all Directors are reminded to prepare reports.  Important that all members attend as the previous months meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum.
Susie discussed with Barry Tompkins from PCYC the possibility of holding a one-off Manly Club breakfast meeting at the Dee Why Club and he was pleased to be able for this to happen.  A date to be announced.
Rob Jones has checked the Rotary sign on Pittwater Road and established cost on renewing and what council will allow in terms of making it more visable.  It will have to be approved by council ranger for repositioning nearer footpath.
Ty attended the Rotaract club meeting at Dee Why RSL club and whilst a small group they are very active in volunteer work and supporting their charitable causes.  They are involved in logistics of the Pub 2 Pub run and Ty suggests that we should support them and have regular exchanges.  They meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays at DY RSL Club at 6.45pm for 7pm start on the 3rd floor.
Richard Schroder suggested that Manly Rotary should correspond with Rotary International regarding the out break of Polio in PNG.  He suggests that through Lynne Shori’s projects, his commercial interests and George McLelland’s experiences through ADI that the club is well positioned to be at forefront of vaccination initiatives.

GUEST SPEAKER: Shane Herbert
Shane Herbert, accompanied by wife Susie, spoke for the “Soldier On” movement and the Rotary sponsored “Serving On” initiative in support of Soldier On.
Shane is a former President of the Sydney Rotary Club, a 96 year old club with approx. 120 members.  He also served in the military in younger days and as a result the opportunity to support an organization that supports and works with returned service persons, particularly those in need, was a worthwhile cause.
He produced a professional video presentation and excellent speech to explain the services supplied and the ongoing need to support these military personnel.  He explained the great support our local member James Griffin has for the project and the work being done for the upcoming “Invictus Games” being held this October in Sydney.
Another example of the Rotary “Service above Self” principal at work.


Ty Stokoe again found enough guilt round the table to extract funds for the box.
Raffle -Rob Jones


Northern Beaches Rotaract FundRaiser
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
For full details on the Rotary District Conference please click here
Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 31st July 2018