Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
Taking Notes
Morgan, Susie
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date
David Park
February 1, 1971
48 years
Andrea Hogan
February 3, 2015
4 years
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Royal Far West
19 South Steyne
Manly, NSW  2095
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Our social outing last week at Manly Dam turned out to be a terrific evening – good food, good weather and great conversations with those present. Susan Wakefield spoke about the upcoming District Conference in March (Newcastle) and presented each club with a beautiful “garden gnome”. The gnomes are to be taken to the conference dressed up with the individual Club’s theme. We thought perhaps a “fun run” athletic gnome with running shoes, hat and Manly Rotary T shirt. Beside each gnome will be a moneybox and the Club with the most donations wins a prize – not sure what it is yet. Susan also mentioned the possibility of the merge of the two districts 9685 and 9675 (refer last week’s video presentation). It was a good opportunity for our club members to keep in touch with other club members on the northern beaches. Dee Why and Balgowlah in particular.

Next week we are having a Northern Beaches Rotary Group meeting where we will be discussing the possibility of a jointly managed major fund-raiser – dinner. We shall also raise again the possibility of the Northern Beaches clubs contributing to the PCYC bus project.

Regarding our Membership drive on 13 March, please keep this in mind when you are talking to friends and relatives and also retail businesses with whom you have contact. Ask them to come along to the evening and learn more about Rotary and listen to some of the interesting speakers we will have on the night including politicians and people we have supported. It will also be an opportunity for people to look inside the new home of Royal Far West.

Have a good week and look forward to seeing you at the Barefoot Bowls event on Sunday morning 10 February with our Rotaract friends.


Tuesday 5th February 2019

Affirmation And Toast

We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary. Toast to Australia

Apologies:   Norm Thomson, Lynne Shori, John Warren, Beverley Leahy, Barbara Gardiner, David Park, David Brown, Tracy Rushmer, Richard Schroder

Duties:   Desk – George McLelland; Notes - Virginia Parker; Sergeant-at-Arms – Ken Hopley


Diary Dates:
10/02/2019  Northern Beaches Rotaract BBQ Lunch/Barefoot Bowls 11am $20 
17/02/2019  Promoting Rotary Public Image 9.30am - 4.00pm
22/02/2019  Senior Festival at DY RSL 9.30am - 2pm
26/02/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
12/03/2019  New Membership drive social evening 7pm
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
05/05/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk
28/05/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
12/06/2019  Stand Tall Major Event
18/06/2019  Club Changeover Dinner including guest DG-Elect Kalma McLella
29/06/2019  District Changeover
Manly Dam Social with Susan Wakefield was a great success.

Seven members and two guests will be attending on the day - Ken Hopley and Evelyn Ciocco to form two teams for the event on Sunday morning and also register and pay fees. Evelyn will advise Rotaract that we will have nine people coming to the event.

9.30am to 2.00pm. Volunteers confirmed as Doug, Susie, Ted (pm), Evelyn, Robert, George, (final volunteers to be confirmed at next meeting). 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SOCIAL - 13 March 7.00pm to 8.30pm
It was decided to check on platters, glassware, etc. at RFW so ensure it will be sufficient and suitable for our purposes before we decide on whether or not to cater ourselves.
Doug confirmed that either Nick-Farr Jones and/or Jeanine Treharne will speak on behalf of Stand Tall, James Griffin has agreed to speak, also Dave Darcy and Jason Kioko on behalf of Pioneer Club House. Lynne Shori may be available on the evening also (to be confirmed). 
Ted confirmed he will submit information about the social for the Chamber of Commerce newsletter.
Ted to invite local banks to attend the evening and our previous sponsors (eg Bendigo Bank, Blackmore’s, Clarke and Hummel, etc.)
Committee includes Virginia, Beverley, Ted, Doug, Susie. Will need to meet next week.
It was decided to invite past volunteers to the evening and also Northern Beaches Rotaract club. (Susie and Doug)
Club members to provide details of any people they have invited - at next week’s meeting.

FUN RUN AND WALK - 1 September 2019
Doug reported that applications are 85% complete. 
Marieken has agreed to keep the website updated
Sponsorship brochures have been organised (Doug). Ted to contact previous sponsors to confirm their contribution again this year.
Designated charities confirmed - Royal Far West, Bushlink, PCYC, Stand Tall, Lifeline, Pioneer Club House and Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter.
Ted will check with previous sound system person to see if they will be available to do this on 1 September.
It was agreed at the meeting that the foremost planning needs to be in marketing and promotion and sponsorships and to confirm approvals for the various applications required (eg Council, ICMS, Sydney Harbour Trust)
Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES  the can was rattled
RAFFLE - Won by Rob Jones
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
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The Last Word
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 5th February 2019