Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Leahy, Beverley
Park, David
Taking Notes
Morgan, Susie
Future Guest Speakers
Apr 02, 2019
Endangered Animal Protection
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Upcoming Events
District 9685 Conference
Mar 29, 2019 – Mar 31, 2019
Manly Rotary Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 18, 2019 7:00 PM
Manly Fun Run & Walk
Sep 01, 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sherry Midgley
March 31
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Royal Far West Boardroom
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Manly, NSW  2095
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Hi Everyone
A shame our guest speaker couldn’t make it this morning, but it gave us the time to have a good look at our fun run planning and progress. And despite the fact that things were looking decidedly bleak a couple of months back, there seem to be clear skies ahead.
We now have a small but really focused committee; a sound strategic and operating plan; Northern Beaches Traffic Police are enthusiastically involved; some VERY detailed approval requests have been lodged with the five relevant organisations we need to have on board with us (Nthn Beaches Council, National Parks, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, The Catholic Church/ICMS, and RTA); our key sponsors have now all pretty much been signed up; our volunteer group is growing by the day to reach the numbers we’re looking for; and our intended causes and designated charities are pretty much set to go.
With the revisions we’ve made to both our route(s) and event date (now Sept 1), we’ve got a lot going for us promotions-wise: it’s our tenth annual event (so let’s make it a big one!), it’s the first day of Spring, it also happens to be Father’s Day (for families); and we’ve got a real challenge for serious runners to help with their preparation for the Sydney Running Festival two weeks later on.
Our marketing and PR campaign will be critical: and here too things are looking up. Our website ( is up, James Griffin has offered to do another promo to camera piece for our homepage, and this year we have a real opportunity to tap into some ‘serious’ social media expertise -  including a partnership with a ‘fresh’ fund-raising platform designer to help our designated charities achieve the results that they want.
So – things are looking good, but there’s still much to be done. Don’t be shy about offering Susie, Jay, Ginny, Rob, Norm and Ted (.. and me too please! … ) all the help you can give.
And to end on an even higher note: wasn’t it great after our prospective members’ briefing night to have two great new prospects turning up for breakfast this morning!


Tuesday 26 March 2019

Affirmation And Toast

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

Apologies:   Lynne Shori, Barbara Gardiner, David Brown, Ken Hopley, Ted Waters, Robyn Waters, Evelyn Ciocco

Duties:   Desk – Beverley Leahy  Notes - Susie Morgan; Sergeant-at-Arms – Jack Pack


Welcome to our visitors Patrick on holiday from California, Julius (referral from Ted) and James Lignum who has visited a couple of times previously.
Diary Dates:
26/03/2019  Board Meeting 7.00pm Pioneer Club House, Quirk Street, Manly Vale
29/03/2019 - 31/03/2019 District Conference Newcastle
06/04/2019  Aspect Vern Barnett School (Autism Spectrum Australia) Volunteers Beverly, Ted, Robyn, John Warren, Susie, Matt. (Warren McGurgan will contact us with final details closer to the time)
14/04/2019  District Assembly for incoming Board/Committee Members
27/04/2019  District meeting regarding the concept of creating a new Rotary District in Greater Sydney (Hornsby RSL 9.00am) 
30/04/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
4&18/05/2019 RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) training District Office, Thornleigh $75 including lunch etc.
28/05/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
1&2/06/2019 RLI training as above
12/06/2019  Stand Tall Major Event
18/06/2019  Club Changeover Dinner including guest DG-Elect Kalma McLellan
06/07/2019 District Changeover Dinner at Hornsby RSL 6.00pm
01/09/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk
 Doug reported on progress of fun run planning to date (see Doug's weekly report above). In addition Doug said that the Stand Tall organisation has been talking to schools in the area and that they have so far recruited about 250 runners from five schools. We now have eight designated charities and we are hoping for many more registrations this year as a result of this initiative as well as additional marketing and promotion via these organisations. The designated charities include Stand Tall, Lifeline Balgowlah, PCYC, NB Womens Shelter, Pioneer Clubhouse, Fragile X, Bushlink and The Clontarf Foundation. The fun run committee is keen to get the registration platform up and running as soon as possible so that people can start registering. Word is already getting around about our big event on 1 September and we want to encourage participants to commit early so we have a "feeling" for how things are progressing. The Steyne Hotel has confirmed we can use their premises again this year and plans are underway for fun and entertainment by the beach prior and during the event. 
  • As a community project, Doug mentioned the possibility of assisting Lifeline Balgowlah with upgrades to their premises. This to be discussed further when we receive a proposal from Lifeline and after the fun run when the Club will have a better idea of funds available.
  • There was discussion about the Northern Beaches PCYC bus purchase project. Our District Grant must be allocated almost immediately ($3000) and we have promised to match that amount. Club members decided unanimously that once we have a definite price for the purchase of the bus (ex Northern Beaches Council), then if within our current budget, we would purchase the vehicle for PCYC. This will mean sole Rotary Club of Manly branding on the vehicle. 
  • Northern Beaches Womens Shelter Gala Ball is on 25 May. They are looking for donations of auction items for their fund-raising activities. (Contact Sherry Midgley
  • With regard to the District meeting on 27 April at Hornsby RSL to "capture the whole District's response" to the proposal to consider merging two districts, Club members decided to vote yes to going ahead with the proposal. We will advise District of this decision.
  • Club members Ginny Parker, Norm Thomson, Robert Jones, David Park, Evelyn Ciocco, Doug Miller and Susie Morgan have volunteered to assist with the Stand Tall major event at Darling Harbour on 12 June. Susie to advise Stand Tall. George commended Stand Tall on their initiative to help prevent youth suicide.
  • Susie to contact Warren McGurgan for further details about the planned community day on 6 April to help the Aspect Vern Barnett school with gardening/painting etc.
Next Meeting 2 April 2019 Royal Far West  Boardroom
KEY ACTIVITY: GUEST SPEAKER : Christopher Chapman - Endangered Animal Protection
Volunteer Hours
Please provide to Beverley Leahy on a weekly basis
SERGEANTS SESSION AND CROSS FINES – Thank you Jack Pack for your keen interest in raising funds!
Won by Ginny Parker
NEXT WEEK DUTIES Desk Georg McLelland, Notes Susie Morgan, Sergeant TBA
PETS Training Review
PETS  March 2019 hosted by Ryde Rotary
The day was productive and helpful but there was one speaker who I think is worthy of some Bulletin space. He was optimistic about Rotary’s capacity to change for the era if it is in touch with that era. Graham Kenny is an expert in performance and strategy measurements in business.
In this capacity he spoke to his fellow Rotarians and made some observations worth sharing.
Rotary has an image problem:
  • Young people join single issue organisations eg Clean up Australia. Therefore sell Rotary as an organisation that does particular things for particular groups
  • Service above self is the wrong motto for today. The Right motto is Change the world for the Better. Emphasis on action.
  • Competitors for providing networks are numerous. What is our point of difference?
  • Important to look after a club’s own members. They are the most important asset of a club
  • Clubs need to be designed in a spirit of co-creation. Ask the younger generation to critically appraise how our club works and move on to help design a new club to meet the needs of all. This approach has the future in the foreground.
  • Pay particular attention to time honoured rituals of Rotary and consider whether they serve today’s needs. Co-creation is a vital working tool here. Historically, Rotary began in an Industrial era. Today those business structures are often out-moded; the hierarchy of authority being the most obvious.
Exercise: Ask your children why they would not join a Rotary club? Collect data on this.
  • Use a sergeant’s session to encourage positive over negative thinking. Should, must, the old days are expressions worthy of a fine. Make the fines’ session more focussed on the outcome you wish for…
Graham recommended two books for Rotarians to read:
  1. Factfulness: 10 reasons we’re wrong about the world and things are better than you think  by Anna, Hans and Ola Rosling
  2. Enlightenment Now  by Stephen Pinker
These books will help us change our mindset in a positive way about the future!
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