Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Hopley, Ken
Vice President
Rushmer, Tracy
Thomson, Norman
Park, David
Taking Notes
Morgan, Susie
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susie Morgan
November 28
Join Date
Barbara Gardiner
November 1, 1995
24 years
Richard Schroder
November 19, 2009
10 years
Candy Bingham
November 21, 2017
2 years
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Manly, NSW  2095
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19 November 2019
Editor Susie Morgan

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, Beverley Leahy, Evelyn Ciocco, John Warren, 

Duties:  Desk – Norm Thomson; Notes - Susie Morgan; Sergeant-at-Arms - David Park

Welcome:  Melanie Koeman, Director, Waves for Water

Birthdays:  None to report this week

SPECIAL EVENT: Congratulations James and Emma on the birth of little Billy last Saturday 16 November.

  • The Waves For Water organization is ten years old, founded by an ex pro surfer (Jon Rose). His Dad had worked in rain catchment projects in Africa for long time and has the nickname “Rainmaker”. Jon has surfed in many remote parts of the world and these seem to be places that need clean water. Jon senior convinced his son to put a couple of the water filters in his surfboard bag (they weigh less than 200grams). Jon went on a surf trip off the coast of Sumatra and was there as a major earthquake occurred. He was able to help as the Red Cross was setting up because they they didn’t have a water filter. This simple act changed Jon’s life. He has lived in Haiti for long time supporting people and travels to Nepal and other areas around the world setting up long-term projects. He has supported 33 disasters in total.
  • Waves For Water''s multiple programs focus on long-term access to areas without clean water and this can change people’s lives. Rainwater catchment is one aspect and another is the restoration of water-wells. 
  • Mel’s nine year old son Winter was a student at Manly Village Public school. March 22 was World Water Day and Winter was curious about it and wondered how pro-surfers could help. He started raising money at school by auctioning a surfboard and then introduced “Boardies to School Day” with all students wearing boardies (including the girls). So a project was born.  He changed the name to “Surf to School Day” as the girls said they didn’t like to wear boardies. The special day has now been introduced into 30 schools around the world – all to raise funds for water filters, and specifically for our neighbours in Indonesia. They took a bundle of the water filters there and this changed their lives as well as those receiving the filters. Winter wanted to keep going and Mel was already keen. One in five children die from drinking dirty water and Winter saw first-hand how they lived and wanted to make a difference. Mel’s children undertake distance education and the family travels to surfing destinations throughout Indonesia offering the water filter systems. 
  • Mel gave Club members a demonstration of how the filters work. They are simple and easy to put together. They last for about ten years and are easy to maintain. The filter kits cost $50 and are made in the United States. Up to a 100 people can share one unit so they work well for families. The team goes back to check on the filters and make sure they are being used and maintained to ensure long term sustainability The organization has relied on individual travellers who have taken about 500 filters to places they are travelling. Anyone can do it. Waves for Water asks for “field reports” – where they are etc. One per family would be ideal. They work with the village leader, doctor, teacher etc. and use them as interpreters and guides as to who is in greatest need to make sure the filters are shared. 
  • The organization has generally relied on individual donors and corporate sponsors to fund the projects and last week raised much-needed funds with an “Event” supported by around 350 people who attended the Beer and Pizza night in Brookvale.
Congratulations to James and Emma on the birth of Billy last Saturday – best wishes from all of us at Rotary Club of Manly.
James has spoken with about half of the AGs in our area and all are keen on the concept. He will talk to more clubs to ascertain their interest. District has a new Director of Public Image and James has been asked to join the team that will help all clubs to make sure their branding is up to date.
Susie reported this went well last Saturday with several people showing interest in our Club and what we do. Interest was also shown in the posters supplied by Lynne advertising World Toilet Day. The fridge magnets were well received.
David Park reported on the Bowelcare Annual Report. He cited program 2019 results relating to bowel care kits supported by eight Rotary Clubs.  The total number sold by these Clubs was 16,872. Total kits tested was 14,183.  Positives detected 1174 people. Among those a couple of lives would surely have been saved. The compliance table indicated a steep rise in positive outcomes from the tests as age increases. Club members agreed to go ahead again next year with the program and David kindly volunteered to be our responsible Club member.
Please let David Park know by email if you are going to attend but better still make your booking asap so that we can be sure of a place.
25/11/2019 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
01/12/2019 Belrose Rotary Club giant Christmas auction - Pittwater RSL 2.00pm
21/12/2019 Manly Village School Market Stall
January 2020
13-17/01/2020 Stand Tall Camp at Chowder Bay
28/01/2020 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
 07/02/2020 Farewell Tribute to Dave Darcy at ICMS - (Committee - Ted, Susie, Ginny, David Park) 
07/02/2020 RYPEN
24/02/2019 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
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
30/03/2020 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
April 2020
28/04/2020 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
May 2020
25/05/2020 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
June 2020
4 & 5/06/2020 Stand Tall Event at Darling Harbour
29/06/2020 Northern Beaches Cluster meeting DY RSL
September 2020
06/09/2020 Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk
26/11/2019 Assembly - focus on Manly Fun Run organisation for 2020
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!)
17/12/2019 Assembly
24/12/2019 Break
RAFFLE: Susie Morgan
NEXT MEETING: 26 November 2019 Royal Far West  Boardroom
Thank you Davie Park for your colourful session  
NEXT WEEK DUTIES Desk - Norm Thomson;  Notes - Susie Morgan, Sergeant - David Park
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