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Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Co-President
Morgan, Susie
 
Co-President
Miller, Douglas
 
Attendance Desk
Ciocco, Evelyn
 
Sergeant
Stokoe, Ty
 
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
 
Future Guest Speakers
Nov 27, 2018
Update on the Bushlink Project
Dec 04, 2018
Lifeline
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maggie Shanahan
November 12
 
John Shanahan
November 27
 
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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Manly, NSW  2095
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PRESIDENT DOUG'S WEEKLY REPORT

Hi again

It’s been great over the past couple of weeks to have heard from such inspiring speakers at our club meetings. Firstly, Lynne talking about her sanitation project in PNG, then Nick and Angela Farr-Jones thanking us for the support we’re giving to Stand Tall, and then this week An Ngo-Lang giving us a graphic account of her family’s escape from VietNam at the end of their war. The way they re-built their lives while refugees in the USA, and of her own personal growth trajectory now matched by a commitment to ‘give something back’ was inspiring. We’re also due to hear from Cathy Hockey from Bushlink in a couple of weeks, outlining how our plant cultivation project has helped disabled kids find meaningful work. Topping it off, we’ve been able to fund a number of youngsters attending personal and leadership development programs through MUNA, RYLA and RYPEN, among a number of other financial commitments including to our Northern Beaches Rotaract colleagues.

Each of these things requires a strong club, pulling together to identify causes and to raise the funds necessary to ‘make a real difference’.  Which I guess brings me to my main point: some key underlying factors for our continued success.

At next week’s meeting our workshop will focus on membership attraction, retention and development challenges: What are we doing right? Where are we missing out? What could we be doing better? And importantly, in recognising the need for ‘generational change’, what should we be doing for leadership succession? Getting the right ideas, and the right people to implement them could not be more critical for delivering our future plans.

Please try to be there – while in the meantime, giving these matters some serious thought.

Cheers and I hope you all have a great week. Doug

 

MEETING NOTES

Tuesday 13th 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, John Warren, Evelyn Ciocco, Robert Jones, Bo Deskov

Duties:   Desk – George McLelland; Notes - Sherry Midgley; Sergeant-at-Arms – Ted Waters

Welcome:   Trish McGregor - St Pauls, An Ngo-Lang - Guest Speaker

 

KEY ACTIVITY: GUEST SPEAKER – AN NGO-LANG

 
An gave a very moving and passionate talk on her experience as a child refugee.  In January 1975, the Vietnamese communists were looking to overthrow the South Vietnam government. A couple of months later Saigon was attacked and An and her parents managed to be evacuated in amongst the fighting. For 7 days and 7 nights An's family was on a US merchant ship that had approx. 6000 refugees. They were fed 1 teaspoon of rice a day and were close to death. They ended up at the Fort Chaffee Refugee Camp in the USA and became the first Vietnamese refugees in Wichita. After the hard upbringing An now lives her life attaining her dreams and giving back to her community.
 
 
CLUB NEWS:
Events updates: 
Police Officer of the Year Awards - Doug, George, Ted, Susie to attend, anyone else interested in attending please let them know. 26th November.
Board Meeting - Pioneer Club House 27th November
Stand Tall major event at Darling Harbour - volunteers required as last year
 
Club Birthdays:
Happy belated birthday to Jeni for last week
 
 Diary Dates:
November
26/11/2018  Police Officer of the Year Awards
26/11/2018  Rotary Foundation dinner
27/11/2018  Board Meeting - All Directors & Committee chairs
2019
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
 
GENERAL BUSINESS
Please give $10 for embroidery of your Rotary t-shirt to George for collection.
 
Thanks to Susie for organising Vivien’s farewell.
 
Rotaract Meeting 12 November – Susie and Bev attended. Lockie from Rotaract is also going to come along to our World Toilet Day awareness day on the 19th November.
 
World Toilet Day – 19 November at 6.00am Manly Ferry Wharf. Jeni is going to take photos, George, Susie, Richard, Ted, Bev & Doug will attend.
 
Remembrance  Day  - John Pack, Doug and Jeni attended the Manly Remembrance Day memorial service. David attended the Balgowlah Remembrance Day.
Guest Speakers who may be seeking donations to be referred to the International Committee for information on any projects that they are seeking funding for.
 
Grant Applications to Northern Beaches Council. We have been advised we were ineligible for a Fun Run Grant as we intend raising funds for third parties (not aware of this criterion at the time); not for a Community Bus for Northern Beaches PCYC. There is an upcoming meeting with Northern Beaches Presidents to discuss joint venture.
 
NSW Seniors Festival - 22nd February 20199.30am - 2.00pm at the Dee Why RSL. Possibility of a table for a membership drive discussed, and participation encouraged 
 
Possible social outing – Ghost Tour at Quarantine Station North Head: outlined but not supported due to cost.
 
Susie attended a talk by the CEO John Owen of the Wayside Chapel. He gave an interesting talk about the work that they are doing on homelessness and youth suicide. 
 
Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis
 
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES - A profitable session held by Ted
 
Raffle: George
Rotary Foundation Dinner
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 - 13th November 2018