Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Jones, Robert
Park, David
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Dec 12, 2017 7:00 AM
Friends of Rambutso
Jan 30, 2018 7:00 AM
Destiny Rescue
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Upcoming Events
Christmas Party
Dec 08, 2017 7:00 PM
Fun Run Meeting
Dec 13, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 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
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
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A busy week as usual, particularly with our visitors Ellie and Ian from The Lake District in UK.  Further talks with them after the meeting revealed lots of interesting things about the couple. They spend the summer months on Lake Westmoreland on Ian’s boat where he undertakes his four-day a week responsibility as Marina/Resort Manager. He then works three days a week as a Bailiff in the area, which led to some interesting stories, one of which is that for the majority of time he has to go around incognito (hat and false mo?). Ian is also a collector of Classic Cars – his favourite hobby. Both Ellie and Ian have offered an invitation to our Club members to spend time with them if visiting their area in the future. 
Sunday at the Barefoot Bowls was a fun day, organized by the Northern Beaches Rotaract group. The fun part was that there were only about two people who knew the rules – this led to a lot of banter about who won which particular “end”. It was good to meet up with Rotary Club members from other Northern Beaches Clubs and there was some discussion about organizing joint fund raising events for specific projects in 2018. The Rotaract Club will contact us with their ideas in the New Year. 
Thank you John for your comprehensive financial report for the AGM, particularly the list of donations we have made in the past. Also interesting was the list of events we have held previously. It has certainly given us food for thought about how we can go forward next year.  At this week’s meeting we should have been nominating Club members for Director responsibilities for 2018/2019 but unfortunately we ran out of time.  Could you please email Norm Thomson – Secretary, your nominations so that we can make some decisions at our next meeting on 12 December.
There will be a fun run meeting on Wednesday 13 December at 1 Burilla Avenue, North Curl Curl commencing at 7.00pm. Could all committee members please try and attend, so that (in particular) a final decision can be made about the route.
Great to see you looking good Robyn and that you are over the major eye surgery. Hopefully the vision improves and that the final outcome is what you wish for. 


Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Lynne Shori, David Parks
General News
We have received a Christmas card from James Griffin, which Susie read out.
Barefoot Bowls
Great event organised by Rotaract which raised $700 for HeartKids.
International Convention
This will be held in Toronto from the 23 – 27 June 2018 if anyone is interested
Club News
Manly Fun Run
The revised route for the 10km Fun Run has been reviewed and the proposals are to be reviewed at our next Fun Run meeting, with the outcome discussed with Northern Beaches Police asap. 
Pioneer Club House
Pioneer Club House shed (rental). A proposal was put forward that we pay a nominal fee for the shed. To be reviewed at next Board meeting.
District Conference
District conference is in March - a number of club members are attending both days. If anyone is interested please register.
Board Meeting
Last week's Board meeting lacked a quorum again. A healthy debate on how this issue can be resolved occurred;  2 options maybe:
  • Agenda items to be decided by either just the Board members or Board members at the next club meeting the following week. Although this was favoured as a very democratic process there was concern that the club meetings would become extended Board meetings or that Directors could vote at the next club meeting.
  • Apologies and proxies given if Board members cannot attend the Board meeting.
Funding Guidelines
Our funding guidelines state that our preference is to support Capital Works projects costing $5000 or more. There also should be a mutual benefit for (i.e. promotional) the club. The guidelines were changed as in the past the club was not getting any value or publicity from handing out $500 - $1500 per charity. All project requests must be in writing and be presented to the Board one week prior to the Board meeting.
Director's Progress report
Although disappointingly several reports were missing, many Directors gave really encouraging updates on their plans and actions to date; showing the links between what they were doing and our strategic plan.
Member News
Christmas Party
Numbers for Christmas Party are approx 22 - 25. If you haven't responded to Vivien then please do so.
Please email Doug and Susie if you are interested in any positions next year. Nominations to be discussed in the club meeting next week
Dave Darcy was granted Honorary Membership
 – Dave Darcy, Superintendent Northern Beaches Area Command
Dave responded and talked about the lovely memories he had of being involved with the Manly Sunrise club in the past and how it had always inspired him. He said that he was very humbled as he goes to lots of local functions but Manly Rotary has a special place in his heart because of all the good work that is done by such an eclectic bunch of souls.
Induction of new member Barry Tompkins from PCYC
Barry has been elected as a full member
Review of Proposals:
  1. Manly Surf Club - kitchen project is under consideration. Doug, Susie & Vivien went to the LSLC to look at the kitchen project however there is a concern that it could potentially be a waste of resources as the kitchen might need to be demolished when they upgrade the building. Manly SLSC to report back to enable us to review at a later date.
  2. Scout Hall - we will submit a new grant application in Feb.
  3. Defibrillators' - project abandoned on hold as the State Government is now offering significant funding to sports clubs (among others) to apply for them. There may be an opportunity to look at signs and training once the defibrillators have been installed.
  4. Bushlink - The Board looked at the program for disabled kids (14-25)which assists them to develop practical skills which helps them gain employment. We are looking at assisting them with purchasing seed propagation boxes, which would be put into schools. They could then market the boxes to other places. Looking for $8000 to start this up.
  5. Walk Tall - this charity assists at kids at risk from suicide or self-harm. It is a growing organisation and they had about 1800 people at a conference in Darling Harbour last year. They take a group of kids for 10 days and teach them life skills.  They are asking for $8000. Although our guidelines refer to a preference for capital works projects, we have supported similar 'programs' in the past and it would also be a good marketing and PR promotion opportunity. 
  6. MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) They are looking for three students at $330 each
Financials to be sent separately by John Shanahan
SERGEANT’S SESSION - very quick session due to time restraints held by Neil
Raffle - Barry won (not bad for his first meeting as a member)

Next Meetings Business:  Update on Rambutso Sanitation Project - Lynne Shori,


RYLA Dinner

As happens every year, the RYLA program of 2018 includes a formal dinner for RYLA participants and the Rotarians of their sponsoring clubs. It is an important part of the RYLA experience, and an opportunity for us to show our sponsored young leaders that RYLA is a program which we as Rotarians hold in high regard. It is also a chance to get to know your sponsored participants better, and invite them to your club meetings to talk about their RYLA experience or as potential new members.

It would be great if we could have a strong turnout of District 9685 Rotarians. Partners and guests, including the parents and family of sponsored participants, are more than welcome.

The formal dinner will be held on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at Miramare Gardens, Terrey Hills. The event commences at 6.30 pm and will conclude at approximately 10.30 pm. The cost is $50 per person and includes a two-course meal. Our guest speaker will be Michael Regan, Mayor of Northern Beaches Council. 

If you wish for family and/or friends to attend, please provide their names, Club association and any dietary requirements to RYLA dinner coordinator, Raylene Jarvis of Upper Northern Beaches Rotary Club. Her contact email is

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

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 5th December 2017