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Meeting Responsibilities for next week
President
Hopley, Ken
 
Vice President
Rushmer, Tracy
 
Desk Duties
Ciocco, Evelyn
 
Sergeant
Jones, Robert
 
Taking Notes
Morgan, Susie
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Warren
October 4
 
Join Date
Dave Darcy
October 1, 2017
2 years
 
Tracy Rushmer
October 20, 2015
4 years
 
James Griffin
October 31, 2017
2 years
 
Welcome to our Club
We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 AM
Royal Far West Boardroom
Wentworth Street
Manly, NSW  2095
Australia
Phone:
0418 877 556
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Future Guest Speakers
Nov 12, 2019
Umoja Orphanage - Kenya
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BULLETIN NOTES
22 October 2019
Editor Susie Morgan
THE MEETING OPENED AT 7.00AM

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, George McLelland, Ted Waters, David Park, Virginia Parker, Beverley Leahy, Tracy Rushmer, Richard Schroder, Robert Jones, Norm Thomson

Duties:  Desk – Evelyn Ciocco; Notes - Susie Morgan; Sergeant-at-Arms - John Warren

Welcome: Graham Kinder - Unit Commander State Emergency Services, Adrian O'Donoughue and Denis de Rosario

Birthdays:  Beverley Leahy (22 October)

 
GUEST SPEAKER
GRAHAM KINDER – UNIT COMMANDER STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES
Graham thanked Manly Rotary Club for the opportunity to talk to us today and to work together in the future for the benefit of our Community. He also thanked our Club for the recent donation of necessary equipment. 
 
  • TSUNAMIS are very different to normal ocean waves.  Tsunamis are generated by the DISPLACEMENT OF LARGE BODIES OF WATER. The usual cause may be volcano under the sea, meteor strike etc. There is a substantial threat of a Tsunami happening in Sydney as it has happened before, albeit a long time ago. The threat to Australia is on the North, East and West coasts. There is a “ring of fire” around the Pacific including the Tonga and Kemadec trenches that are a possible threat. Tsunamis are very fast - for example it would take two and a half hours to travel from New Zealand to Manly.  Although there is an Australian Tsunami Warning Centre that monitors for Tsunamis by the time communication systems had been put in place, we would have less than an hour by the time things have been communicated. The SES will publish what the “warning” will be:
  1. Incident – but no wave and no impact.
  2. Marine and immediate foreshore threat – warning of potentially dangerous rips, waves and strong ocean currents
  3. Land inundation threat – warning for low-lying coastal areas of major land inundation and flooding, dangerous rips, waves and strong ocean currents.
  • As a service to the community (remember the Collaroy beach disaster 2016) SES introduced “mapping” though the maps do not depict areas that would be inundated in a Tsunami but would help residents make their plans. The logo “Up, Up and Away” will be advertised in the event of a Tsunami. For example - “Go up 10 meters” “Go up an estuary 10ks.” “Go away from foreshore at least 1km”. The Northern Beaches Council will soon be putting up some evacuation mapping signage in the area - “Where to go to safe ground”. All of Manly would be under water in the event of a Tsunami.  It is a particularly susceptible area because water. We will be warned by radio, tv, siren, text, aircraft, social media, internet, government agencies, etc.
  • Graham suggested we check out tsunamisafe.com.au for more information.
FLOODS AND STORMS
  • In 2016 around Collaroy SES managed seven concurrent flood rescues where people decided to drive into flood water. There were 130 children at the Sports and Recreation Centre and all parents (of course) arrived to get their children. It was total chaos. We commandeered bendy buses to take the children out and a bulldozer to move vehicles off the Pittwater Road where the (owners refused to move their vehicles.
 
  • There was CYCLONE DEBBIE in 2011 with $2.4b worth of damage and fourteen deaths across Australia. The Tweed Valley had 600mm rain and there were 102 rescues overnight. It is really important that people do not enter flood water either walking or in a vehicle as it is so polluted with the sewerage systems breaking loose.
 
GENERAL BUSINESS
 
NORTHERN BEACHES – BALGOWLAH LIFELINE VEHICLE
Ken showed the club members branding for the rear and both sides of the vehicle. There will be a ceremonial handing over of a cheque for the vehicle on 26 November at our morning Club meeting when Lifeline Northern Beaches CEO David Thomas will accept the donation.
BADGES – BRANDING
Our Club is required to upgrade its branding to comply with Rotary International requirements. Ken is investigating samples of name badges and will confirm with our DG Kalma KcLellan exactly what is required and what choices we have.
REMEMBRANCE DAY WREATH LAYING
David Brown and John Pack will be representing Rotary Club of Manly.
BLACKMORES CHRISTMAS HAMPER PACKING
This is being organized by David Brown. Ten volunteers are needed and David already has four. It was suggested that we ask two girls from McKellar Girls High to be involved with this community event. Evelyn will talk to David Brown to confirm numbers needed.
DROUGHT RELIEF COLLECTION
David Brown represented Rotary Club of Manly to collect for the above during the Jazz Festival in Manly last week. $1895 was raised. Thank you David.
 
James won the raffle
John Warren was Sargeant – thank you.
DATES TO REMEMBER
October
24/10/2019 Train Ride to end Polio
25/10/2019 ADI Annual Dinner Manly Golf Club $150pp
26/10/2019 Trivia Night Belrose Rotary Club
November
11/11/2019 Wreath laying at Manly Cenotaph
16/11/2019 Manly Village Public School stall 
December
21/12/2019 Manly Village School Market Stall
February
 07/02/2020 Farewell Tribute to Dave Darcy at ICMS - (Committee - Ted, Susie, Ginny, David Park)
29/02/2020 DG's Project at Sydney Opera House to raise funds for Sarah Brown's Purple House
March 2020
20/03/2020 District Conference in Wollongong
 
FUTURE GUEST SPEAKERS/ASSEMBLIES
October
29/10/2019 Assembly
November
05/11/2019 Shannon Nevin - Walk'n'Talk for Life (mental health and suicide prevention)
12/11/2019 Cathy Booth from Umoja Orphanage Kenya will give an update on her projects at Umoja.
19/11/2019 Melanie Koeman and Winter Vincent - Surf School Day - Waves for Water (International)
26/11/2019 Assembly
December
03/12/2019 Shannon Chin from Fit Minds Australia (a mustn't miss about how to keep an active mind or how to get one!)
10/12/2019 
17/12/2019 Assembly
24/12/2019 Break
 
RAFFLE: James 
NEXT MEETING:   29 October 2019 Royal Far West  Boardroom
KEY ACTIVITY/GUEST SPEAKER: ASSEMBLY
 
SERGEANTS SESSION AND CROSS FINES – 
Thank you John Warren for your entertaining session
 
NEXT WEEK DUTIES Desk - Evelyn Ciocco;  Notes - Susie Morgan, Sergeant - Robert Jones
 
 
 
 
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