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Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Co-President
Morgan, Susie
 
Co-President
Miller, Douglas
 
Evelyn Ciocco
Ciocco, Evelyn
 
Sergeant
Rushmer, Tracy
 
Taking Notes
Morgan, Susie
 
Upcoming Events
Manly Rotary Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 18, 2019 7:00 PM
 
Manly Fun Run & Walk
Sep 01, 2019
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Vivien Coulson
April 10
 
Join Date
Vivien Coulson
April 24, 2008
11 years
 
Ken Hopley
April 26, 2012
7 years
 
Lynne Shori
April 26, 2016
3 years
 
Welcome to our Club
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Royal Far West Boardroom
Wentworth Street
Manly, NSW  2095
Australia
Phone:
0418 877 556
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PRESIDENT DOUG'S WEEKLY REPORT
Hi everyone
An interesting discussion today. What do we hold dear as a Club in terms of our service and appeal? And in the light of the many changes taking place in the ways we live our lives today, to what extent should we look at changing the ways we function as a Club to make ourselves more relevant in 21st century terms, too?
It’s important we tackle such issues – and address them – purposefully and with vigour. Because we DO stand for something which if lost would be a shame: the ability to punch well above our weight when it comes to raising funds for, and practically supporting, many critical causes both locally and overseas.
In ‘giving back’ in this way, we give something just as powerful to our own members too:                                  
teamwork, skill development, re-invigoration, and a sense of belonging, camaraderie, and purposeful contribution
These are all things worth preserving, protecting, and helping others to share too - especially if we rise to the challenge, and re-mould ourselves organisationally to have greater 21st century appeal
Have a great week
Doug

MEETING NOTES

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, Ken Hopley, Ginny Parker, Tracy Rushmer, Ted and Robyn Waters, John Pack

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

Welcome

Welcome to James Lignum again and thank you for your input at Assembly.
 
GENERAL BUSINESS
 
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
We have three Club members attending the District Assembly on Sunday 14 April at Quakers Hill. Thank you to George McLelland (Foundation), Barbara Gardiner (Treasurer) and Evelyn Ciocco (Youth).
 
ASPECT VERN BARNETT SCHOOL
The Northern Beaches cluster of Rotary Clubs did a great job last Saturday in helping the Aspect Vern Barnett School in maintenance and gardening on the school premises. There were around twenty volunteers, that was a busy day with lots of fun between and during the chores. Thank you to the boys who put on the sausage sizzle – a great job and much enjoyed on a rather warm day. 
 
ASSEMBLY - FUTURE GROWTH OF MANLY ROTARY CLUB
 
Doug opened the discussion talking of the challenge we have to find a new and vibrant Rotary. Most clubs are struggling like us in finding ways to get younger people interested in our organization.
 
Club members present discussed a suggestion that we have three categories of Club members – (a) Friends of Rotary – project based (b) Designated charities - corporate members and (c) full members. All present believed this should be investigated further about how the Club could/would operate under those categories.  
 
Doug is in contact with our nine designated charities requesting that they become corporate members, and to send a representative to attend our meetings. This will give them an opportunity to see how the Club works and to be well informed if they do have a project for our consideration.
 
There was discussion about the frequency of meetings, but nothing was resolved on this issue. Other matters raised were the cost of being a member, the fact that many of the younger generation are time poor, and the cost of breakfast (could we meet over a coffee?). It was also thought that we should review our website as it may be possible to improve with simple and clear messages (and include “what’s in it for me”). Doug reported that so far there has been no new application for membership as a result of our information evening.
 
George suggested a simpler Agenda to include dot points about relevant matters and that diary dates be listed at the end. He believes meetings should be 15% procedure and 85% positive discussion (strong and serious content). Club members at the meeting agreed that an interesting guest speaker is a positive and may not always be organisations seeking sponsorship/donations.
 
Diary Dates:
April
14/04/2019  District Assembly for incoming Board/Committee Members (George, Barbara and Evelyn)
27/04/2019  District meeting regarding the concept of creating a new Rotary District in Greater Sydney (Hornsby RSL 9.00am) 
30/04/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
30/04/2019 and 6/05/2019 Mental Health First Aid Course - Harbord Bowling Club 9.00am - 4.00pm (NB Women's Shelter)
May
4&18/05/2019 RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) training District Office, Thornleigh $75 including lunch etc.
11/05/2019  Presidents meeting - Hornsby RSL 8.30
11/05/2019  BBQ Dinner and Trivia Quiz - Upper Northern Beaches Rotary, Narrabeen Community Centre $50 https.//www.trybooking.com/BBDVJ 
28/05/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
June
1&2/06/2019 RLI training as above
12/06/2019  Stand Tall Major Event
18/06/2019  Club Changeover Dinner including guest DG-Elect Kalma McLellan
July
06/07/2019 District Changeover Dinner at Hornsby RSL 6.00pm
September
01/09/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk
 
NEXT MEETING:  16 April 2019 Royal Far West  Boardroom
 
KEY ACTIVITY:  GUEST SPEAKER - DANA MALCOVA is combining her professional expertise with the latest scientific findings on the human mind, leadership and communication into her "BlueHeart Framework" preparing leaders of today's organisations for health and success in the MINDSET ECONOMY.
 
Volunteer Hours
Please provide to Beverley Leahy on a weekly basis beverlyleahy@gmail.com
 
SERGEANTS SESSION AND CROSS FINES – No session this week due to the informal nature of our meeting
 
RAFFLE
Won by Doug Miller
 
NEXT WEEK DUTIES Desk Evelyn Ciocco, Notes Susie Morgan, Sergeant Tracy Rushmer
 
 
 
 
PETS Training Review
PETS  March 2019 hosted by Ryde Rotary
 
The day was productive and helpful but there was one speaker who I think is worthy of some Bulletin space. He was optimistic about Rotary’s capacity to change for the era if it is in touch with that era. Graham Kenny is an expert in performance and strategy measurements in business.
In this capacity he spoke to his fellow Rotarians and made some observations worth sharing.
 
Rotary has an image problem:
 
  • Young people join single issue organisations eg Clean up Australia. Therefore sell Rotary as an organisation that does particular things for particular groups
  • Service above self is the wrong motto for today. The Right motto is Change the world for the Better. Emphasis on action.
  • Competitors for providing networks are numerous. What is our point of difference?
  • Important to look after a club’s own members. They are the most important asset of a club
  • Clubs need to be designed in a spirit of co-creation. Ask the younger generation to critically appraise how our club works and move on to help design a new club to meet the needs of all. This approach has the future in the foreground.
  • Pay particular attention to time honoured rituals of Rotary and consider whether they serve today’s needs. Co-creation is a vital working tool here. Historically, Rotary began in an Industrial era. Today those business structures are often out-moded; the hierarchy of authority being the most obvious.
Exercise: Ask your children why they would not join a Rotary club? Collect data on this.
  • Use a sergeant’s session to encourage positive over negative thinking. Should, must, the old days are expressions worthy of a fine. Make the fines’ session more focussed on the outcome you wish for…
Graham recommended two books for Rotarians to read:
  1. Factfulness: 10 reasons we’re wrong about the world and things are better than you think  by Anna, Hans and Ola Rosling
  2. Enlightenment Now  by Stephen Pinker
These books will help us change our mindset in a positive way about the future!
 
 
 
The Last Word
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club