Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Pack, John
Coulson, Vivien
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Mar 13, 2018
Manager - Bushlink
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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
Peter Sommer
March 19
Sherry Midgley
March 31
Join Date
David Park
February 1, 1971
47 years
Andrea Hogan
February 3, 2015
3 years
Ron Delezio
March 25, 2014
4 years
Welcome to our Club
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Royal Far West
19 South Steyne
Manly, NSW  2095
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Apologies for missing the meeting this morning – the first since becoming co-president, so perhaps not too bad!
Last Saturday I spent time with volunteer women from the Turramurra Rotary Club to work with them and Lynne Shori on the D4G (Days for Girls) project.  We had a great production line in “factory” formation cutting out fabrics from templates that make up the D4G kits. The individual components are then sent to Manus for the local women to sew together into the kits. Eventually once the women are confident with the sewing, the Club will only need to send the fabric and all the work can be done by local women, ready for sale at the markets and to schools.
It was great to work with the ladies who meet once a month (with encouragement and support from Lynne) to do more cutting (and fun). Our Community Director Vivien Coulson explained to us last week about Lynne’s next “vision” that is for a Lap Lang multi purpose facility on Manus, where women from the surrounding Islands can gather to make up the D4G kits. This will bring the women together where they can socialize and sew, then take the kits back to their villages for sale. Lynne had a Grant Application in with the June Canavan Foundation that on the weekend came through, to finance the Lap Lang structure. Congratulations Lynne on your hard work and tenacity.
A special thank you to Doug our co-president (together with Ty) who have worked tirelessly on the various applications for our fun run and walk on 3 June. It is all coming together now after the exciting changes we are planning for this year. Also thank you to our Youth Director Andrea for her commitment in gaining some publicity for our Manly Rotary Club.
Hope you all have a great week, Susie
Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Norm Thomson, John Warren, Jackie Linnane, The Shanahans, Lynne Shori, Susie Morgan, Robyn Waters, Barry Tompkins, Barbara Gardiner
Warm welcomes to visiting Rotarians Lauren Pittman and Patrick Stone
Richard Johanson (Social Ventures Australia)
Bojana Deskov (returning visitor, and now our latest New Member applicant)   
Club News   
Fun Run meeting 7.00pm Tuesday 13 March – Susie’s place
Volunteers to assist Stand Tall  on Saturday 17 March, and/or Wed 13 June (Susie to provide additional details of events/requirements).
  • Sat 17 Mar:     Bev, Vivien; 
  • Wed 17 Jun:   Doug, Rob, Tracey
  • Others: Please advise Susie direct if you think you could come 
District News
District Conference 10 – 11 March (Leura)– theme for the Saturday night dinner (Colour)
General Business
Fun Run and Walk update.
  • Doug confirmed all applications now in and being assessed. 
  • Green light from Catholic Church (ICMS). Northern Beaches Council Traffic Committee evaluating our route proposals (recommended and put together by LAC Police) at their March monthly meeting. Doug following up with National Parks and Federation Trust.
  • Medallions being ordered from our supplier in China; Ty exploring possibility of T-Shirts/Cap purchases (both for sale prior to the event and on the day) with local suppliers
  • Rob showed us some interesting signage possibilities, and confirmed he had received the ok from Manly Surf Club to put our banner on their balcony: great news!
  • Next Committee meeting Mar 13 (Susie’s place)
Rambutso Project
Vivien advised Lynne Shori has been nominated for the Blackmores’ Woman in Change award.  Her grant application for her feminine hygiene products manufacturing project in P/NG had come through, and that a proposal will be submitted to our Board for our Club to ‘adopt’ her project using our Club’s name (members’ assent noted, on the voices).
News of Honorary Members, and Projects
State Member for Manly James Griffin – Tracey spoke of the great work he has done in setting up the current Surf Competition – following on from his ‘rescue’ of Manly’s place on the World Championship Surfing calendar earlier this year; and his constructive support for our Fun Run and the projects we are undertaking
Bush Link: 
Mike Baird (James’ predecessor and State Premier) has been appointed Chair/Patron of Bush Link.
Bush Link’s CEO, Cathy Hockey, will be addressing us shortly about their proposed plant propagation project which we have agreed to support, to assist young adults with disabilities learn employable skills
Working With Children: Ty confirmed we were 95% complete – well done everyone! 
VISITING GUESTS – Introductions
Lauren Pittman  - Has just moved to Manly from USA, and is loving it.  She is a long term Rotarian, Past President of her Club, and a former District AG (with her father a past District Governor).  She is here to start a foundation, The Glenn Family Foundation, and is looking for 15 young adults to first train and then support in overseas peace-keeping roles. A prospective New Member
Richard Johanson came out from USA to Australia with IBM, and will be in Manly for several months prior to studying for an MBA at Oxford. He currently works as a Consultant with Social ventures Australia, and will be staying in touch
Patrick Stone – who with his wife is from Northern California, and currently travelling the world. A welcome visitor while staying in Manly for the next 8 weeks.
Both Vivien and Ted gave us engaging talks on their lives and working careers
Brilliantly led by Ted Waters who made a handsome profit.
Raffle - Ted
Rotary Youth Exchange Information Night
Rotary District 9685 Conference
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Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 27th February 2018