Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Ciocco, Evelyn
Park, David
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Nov 27, 2018
Update on the Bushlink Project
Dec 04, 2018
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susie Morgan
November 28
Join Date
Barbara Gardiner
November 1, 1995
23 years
Neil Austen
November 1, 2007
11 years
Richard Schroder
November 19, 2009
9 years
Candy Bingham
November 21, 2017
1 year
Beverley Leahy
November 22, 2016
2 years
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19 South Steyne
Manly, NSW  2095
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Hi Everyone

On Saturday Doug and I attended the official launch at ICMS for the building of an Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice at the Manly Hospital site. There were numerous politicians in attendance including (but not limited to) Gladys Berejiklian, Mike Baird, Brad Hazzard and James Griffin. The audience was given a short presentation and shown an artist’s impression of how the new hospice will look, we were advised this is the very first facility of its type in Australia. Those present greeted the concept with enthusiasm. The facility is planned to cater for young adults who must leave Bear Cottage at age 16.

Our World Toilet Day event at Manly Ferry wharf went well with representation for our Manly Rotary Club, Wantaim PNG sanitation project and ADI’s work in PNG. Many thanks to our team of volunteers – Doug, Jeni, George, Richard, Ted, Beverley and Jack who were all enthusiastic in handing out brochures, and where possible talking to people about our projects in PNG. Lynne observed many people checking out our posters with interest even if they didn’t take a brochure. Thanks also to our Rotaract friends, Lachie and Brittany who so ably danced around in their “Poo” T shirts and cartoon hands, to attract even more attention. Special thanks to Doug for getting all the gear together and making sure it all happened on time and to Jeni for her photography and article for submission to the Manly Daily. Good news from Lynne is that the PNG Producer of the TV program Current Affairs is going to show her pilot video about the sanitation project on Monday night.What great publicity!

A big thank you to club members and our visitors Charlie Milner from Massachusetts and Dan Kinsey from Texas for your contribution to our Assembly session this week that focused on recruitment. We shall be following up on the suggestions made and we hope these will assist in encouraging new members to our Club.

Have a great week. Susie



Tuesday 20th November 2018

Affirmation And Toast

We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary. Toast to Australia

Apologies:   Barbara Gardiner, Bo Deskov, Sherry Midgley

Duties:   Desk – George McLelland; Notes - Norm Thomson; Sergeant-at-Arms – Ty Stokoe

Welcome:   Charlie Milner from Massachusetts, Daniel Kinsey from Austin

Events updates: 
Police Officer of the Year Awards - Doug, George, Ted, Susie, Ken & Virginia to attend. 26th November.
Foundation Dinner - Doug has paid and needs reimbursement from Susie, Ted & George
District Conference - Stand exhibition needed from the club and list of attendees required
White Ribbon Walk - To create awareness of violence against women. (see invite below)
NSW Seniors Festival - Feb 13 - 24 2019. The club has been invited to attended this free exhibition and provide information on the clubs ongoing work. Decision to be made as similar exercise last year proved to be of no benefit.
 Diary Dates:
26/11/2018  Police Officer of the Year Awards
26/11/2018  Rotary Foundation dinner
27/11/2018  Board Meeting - All Directors & Committee chairs
28/11/2018  White Ribbon Walk (see invite below)
07/01/2019  Stand Tall Manly Summer Camp
26/02/2019  Club AGM
26/02/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors and Committee chairs
16/03/2019  President Elect Training for 2019/2020
29/03/2019  District Conference Newcastle
14/04/2019  District Assembly for incoming Board/Com. Members
30/04/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors & Committee chairs
05/05/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk
28/05/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors & Committee chairs
12/06/2019  Stand Tall Major Event
18/06/2019  Club Changeover Dinner including guest DG-Elect Kalma McLella
29/06/2019  District Changeover
Ken Hopley gave an update on the “Bowel Cancer Care” kits that he distributes each year to pharmacies in the area which is a Rotary initiative.  He was supported by David Park and there were lots of toilet analogies proffered by members.  Ken pointed out some interesting statistics on detection of this form of cancer in people over the age where government 'means testing' cuts out.
International Toilet Day exhibition at Manly wharf on Monday 19 Nov. was a successful exercise that helped promote the work that Manly Rotary is doing in PNG.  Big thanks to Jeni for her article and all the volunteers, including the Rotaract members.
George McLelland distributed brochures promoting ADI and the work they are doing in PNG and the immense problems confronting their health programmes there.  The number of third world health issues are growing despite the excellent work of ADI, some statistics quite alarming, and we were made aware by Richard Schroder that Australia’s border with PNG is just 5 kilometers, a matter of real concern.
Ted Waters asked for members to confirm his purchase of 30 Rotary peak caps at a cost of $11 each, approved.
General Assembly - Membership discussions
Sherry has previously provided the Presidents with her thoughts and suggestions for improving club membership and retention as she could not make the meeting.  This followed with President Doug using white board to illustrate areas that need to be addressed and some ways to move forward on addressing these issues.  A robust discussion followed with suggestions that the club profile was poor for our area. The website was given as one of the reasons for this.  It was suggested that our club policies should be outlined more clearly on the site and Jenny reaffirmed that the younger, time poor professionals that are ones most likely to enroll, use the digital, social media for all news and information and we should be addressing this in every thing we do to promote the club. 
Another issue discussed was costs, breakfast, membership and Sergeant sessions, with a note that some of the costs of membership are those that go to Rotary International.  Ty called for more active involvement in projects by members,  Ted expressed the view that one needed to have a passion for community work and Rotary was the best vehicle for this, Doug supported this view.  In this regard the small Rotaract club of Dee Why was used as an example of active community work without many financial resources. 
Another suggestion for membership was a Provisional Membership category whereby the new member is mentored by an appointed member until the new person is fully informed of the clubs activities and goals, then moving onto full membership. 
A proposed activity was an informal social meeting on the first Monday of each month, perhaps the Steyne Hotel where Monday’s have half price dinners and all wearing Rotary Polo shirts to raise the profile.  Some of the working members may have time constraints but further discussion to work these out.  As the year is coming to an end Susie proposes first available time for the new year.
The meeting was extended to invite our American guests to speak and make some observations on the conducting of our meeting and comments from their club experiences in their respective home towns.
Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES -  conducted by Ty and it was very effective with a high degree of artistic license, loosened the change from most pockets.
White Ribbon Walk
Rotary Foundation Dinner
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
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Joke of the week
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 20th November 2018