Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
Hopley, Ken
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Jan 23, 2018
Visiting Rotarian from Sweden
Jan 30, 2018 7:00 AM
Destiny Rescue
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Upcoming Events
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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Manly, NSW  2095
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A great turn-up to our meeting this morning – our second week back, with all the signs that 2018 will be a pretty good year (it’s got a better ring about it than ‘17’, don’t you think?)
What better way to start off than with all our office bearers for 2018-9 being confirmed. Susie and I have agreed we’ll do a second year together as Co-Presidents (something I really feel we should think about for future years – it gives far greater scope for not just ‘sowing the seeds’, as TK used to say; but of having the time and the momentum to ensure that things get done).  So a big thanks to all concerned: next year’s kick-off will have a solid platform to build on.
Speaking of which, work on our Fun Run is starting to ramp up: Ty has a great team supporting him, our civic leaders are assuring us of their backing, Sherry is making sure we get maximum mileage from both our website and social media campaigns, and Ted is proving to us all that nothing is impossible where sponsorships are concerned. 
To date we’ve used our funds in aid of Lynn’s toilet/health and hygiene project in Rambutso, to sponsor local youths for both RYLA and RYPEN, and to support an amazing camp for ‘at risk’ teenagers (can you imagine them being trained by a blind surfer and at the end of a week, confidently riding the waves?). And there’ll be more to come shortly - including but not restricted to a plant propagation scheme run locally by BushLink for physically handicapped kids; and hopefully – being grant dependent, - the renovation of a local scout hall for much more widespread community use.
It reminds me of what we say in our affirmation each week:  … ‘we give thanks’ for what we have: and in acknowledging how well off we are, we pledge to give something back, through ‘service above self’. What better testimony to how effective this can be than the tale told by Janice Shipway, our visiting South African Rotarian this morning: our $2.5k donation 2 years ago enabled one young man in truly ‘hopeless’ circumstances to finish his schooling, gain a university scholarship, and complete his tertiary studies.
But we don’t want to serve without fun. Here’s hoping in this context we have a great turn-out on Australia Day for our BBQ picnic at Manly Dam.
Have a great week, everyone
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Lynne Shori, Ted Waters,
Janice Shipway from South Africa, Gudrun Walla from Sweden, Bojana Deskov (prospective member), Warren McGurgan - Assistant Director
Club News
Fun Run Meeting -  Next meeting to be held on Wednesday 7 February – Doug and Marieken’s place (1/18 King Ave Balgowlah)
Australia Day picnic being organised by Beverley Leahy/Tracy Rushmer. All welcome, see you at 11.30am at Site 23, Manly Dam
Board meeting 30 January, at Pioneer Clubhouse – all club members welcome
Scout Hall project, proceeding again with the grant application - looks promising
Member News
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Rob Jones 27 January
John Pack and his wife are celebrating their 60th anniversary
District News
Annual District 9685 Youth Exchange dinner for returning and inbound students Friday 9 February at Muirfield Golf Club, North Rocks $40 per person
General Business 
Approval given to Office Bearers for President/Directors 2018/2019, and President-Elect 2019-20
Nominations have been accepted for next year’s office bearer positions as follows;
Co-Presidents – Doug Miller and Susie Morgan
Treasurer – Barbara Gardiner
Secretary – Norm Thomson
Rotary Foundation – Maggie Shanahan
Community Service – Vivien Coulson assisted by Rob Jones
International Projects – Tracy Rushmer assisted by Lynne Shori
Youth Support – Andrea Hogan assisted by Beverley Leahy
Co-Presidents Elect 2019/2020 – Ken Hopley and (TBD)
Social Activities/Member Welfare – Beverley Leahy
Public Relations and Speaker Program– Sherry Midgley assisted by Marieken (Miller)
Major fund-raiser (Fun Run) – Ty Stokoe 2018-2019
New Member Recruitment and PR/networking – Robert Jones assisted by Ken Hopley
Gudrun Walla our Rotarian friend gave us an interesting talk on her home country of Sweden and interesting facts on her home Rotary club
Janice Shipway came back and gave feedback on the $2500 that was donated to her home Rotary club 2 1/2 years ago which allowed 8 children to attend a youth leadership course. Janice told the story of one of the boys and how he has gone through the education system to be offered a sponsorship to study Mechanical Engineering which is an amazing result generated from that initial donation.  Potentially looking for further sponsorship to allow other children to attend the youth leadership course. She will put her request in writing.
Warren McGurgan – AG (Beaches)
Explained that the reason we need to record the volunteer hours is among other reasons for competitive bid purposes. For example, Red Cross indicates such hours but currently Rotary doesn’t – and needs to
He encouraged members to continue donating to Rotary Foundation – for example by donating $2 weekly to become a Centurion.
And he Invited all club members to Belrose Davison Highschool Club meeting on the 27th Feb as it will be a fun night.
SERGEANT’S SESSION - a profitable session run by Ty
Raffle – Birthday Boy Robert Jones
Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.
When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.
1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.
1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.
1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.
1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.
1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.
2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.
Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totalling more than $1 billion.
Rotary District 9685 Conference
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Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 23rd January 2018