Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
Waters, Ted
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Nov 27, 2018
Update on the Bushlink Project
Dec 04, 2018
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maggie Shanahan
November 12
John Shanahan
November 27
Susie Morgan
November 28
Join Date
Barbara Gardiner
November 1, 1995
23 years
Neil Austen
November 1, 2007
11 years
Richard Schroder
November 19, 2009
9 years
Candy Bingham
November 21, 2017
1 year
Beverley Leahy
November 22, 2016
2 years
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What a great day on Tuesday! Our usual club meeting and a social farewell to Vivien who is leaving us for Brisbane this week to spend time with her family – we wish you well, safe travelling and hope that you have some great adventures with the grand children. Bon voyage also for your holiday in Sri Lanka and we look forward to your return at some point down the track – in the meanwhile keep safe and enjoy. As well as much fun and laughter with Vivien the farewell also included a Melbourne Cup “pot luck” lunch (what a feast!) with sweeps for the punters and much excitement – we all watched the race with anticipation. John Warren won the trophy for best dressed with his flashing bow tie, hat and dapper outfit. Evelyn presented Vivien with a delightful necklace and earrings to go with her trendy outfits. It was my duty roster at the Salvation Army lunch for the homeless on the Wednesday so I was able to take the leftovers from the delicious lunch to the clients. They expressed much gratitude for the “goodies”.

Whilst at the Salvos, I came across a poster with details that may interest our club members. (see below) Jon Owen, CEO Wayside is giving a presentation “Stories from the Street – Wayside Chapel” on Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm. The venue is William Street Studios, 3 William Street, Fairlight – admission is free and includes drinks and canapés. Jon wants to dig behind the headlines and find out what is truly going on. “What’s the Story” engages in deeper conversation about topics that matter - “Sydney’s Homeless; Problem to Solve or People to Meet”. I shall do my best to attend and hopefully catch up with some of you there on the evening.

We have in “storage” historical documents about our Manly Rotary Club heritage and are looking for someone to take temporary responsibility of these and to sort into some sort of system that could be of great interest to many of our club members (and others). We would really appreciate a volunteer to undertake this task and will raise the matter again at our next meeting. If you are interested please contact me.

I hope everyone has a great week. Warm regards Susie.


Tuesday 6th November 2018

Affirmation And Toast

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

Apologies:   Beverley Leahy, Norm Thomson, Ty Stokoe, Bo Deskov

Duties:   Desk – George McLelland; Notes - Sherry Midgley; Sergeant-at-Arms – Ken Hopley

Welcome:   Nick & Angela Farr Jones, Anne -Visiting from Vietnam, Virginia (prospective member)


KEY ACTIVITY: Lynne Shori – Video Presentation & update on the Sanitation Project

Lynne is the Founder of Wantaim PNG which has been operating for 12 years. The sanitation project was started in 2016 after the community leaders asked for help with their lack of toilets. PNG has a very young population and there are zero services. 85% of people are not using toilets and that creates a lot of problems.  The sanitation project is important as it helps the communities help themselves.
Lynne showed the video that has been produced to explain more about the project. This will be used to increase awareness and encourage sponsorship of the project. Wantaim PNG have helped establish 6 toilets and they are looking for funding to roll out more toilets on all the islands. It costs approx. $12k to set up one toilet.
World Toilet Day - 19th November 2018 at Manly Wharf. Looking for support from club members. Please put your hand up to help and let Lynne know if you can be available. 
Events updates: 
Vivien’s Farewell - A lovely afternoon was had by all
Remembrance Day Memorial Service – 11 November 10.45am 99422301. David Brown to attend Balgowlah RSL and Doug to attend Manly Corso service
Police Officer of the Year Awards - Doug & Susie to attend, anyone else interested in attending please let them know. 26th November.
Board Meeting - Pioneer Club House 27th November
 Diary Dates:
11/11/2018  Remembrance Day Memorial Services
26/11/2018  Police Officer of the Year Awards
26/11/2018  Rotary Foundation dinner - Waterview Sydney Olympic Park
27/11/2018  Board Meeting - All Directors & Committee chairs
07/01/2019  Stand Tall Manly Summer Camp
26/02/2019  Club AGM
26/02/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors and Committee chairs
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 & Committee chairs
05/05/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk
28/05/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors & Committee chairs
18/06/2019  Club Changeover Dinner including guest DG-Elect Kalma McLella
29/06/2019  District Changeover
Please give $10 for embroidery of your Rotary t-shirt to George and he will bank the money
Update on Manly Rotary Club Board Meeting
We heard the great work that the International Committee are doing. We are focusing on marketing and attracting new members (including generational change).


Funding - we signed off on providing funding for a number of projects including:
· Stand Tall Camp on 7th January,
· PCYC legacy (money to be given on 26th),
· Rotary Foundation,
· Northern Beaches Women's Shelter
· Wantaim Project Sanitation Project
· A number of Youth projects - Muna (debating team), Rypen, RYLA,

$1060 has been granted to us from the Northern Beaches Council (for the fun run)

Manly Rotary Club Sign at Hinkler Park – coming along (Robert/Norm)

Grant Application Northern Beaches Council for Community Bus PCYC (unsuccessful). We are looking to discuss planning a meeting with other Northern Beaches Rotary Presidents to discuss joint venture. Will be discussing with Dave Darcy.

NSW Seniors Festival 13 – 24 February 2019 (do we want to take part – Northern Beaches Council project). Susie to make some enquiries and see if we want to take part.
Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES - A profitable session held by Ken
Rotary Foundation Dinner
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
For full details on the Rotary District Conference please click here
Joke of the week
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 6th November 2018