Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
Warren, John
Taking Notes
Deskov, Bojana
Future Guest Speakers
Apr 10, 2018
Nuclear Energy, the answer to Australia's climate problem
Apr 24, 2018
OzGreen Program Manager
May 08, 2018
Honourary Members
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Upcoming Events
Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk
Jun 03, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Vivien Coulson
April 10
George McLelland
May 22
Richard Schroder
May 26
Join Date
Vivien Coulson
April 24, 2008
10 years
Ken Hopley
April 26, 2012
6 years
Lynne Shori
April 26, 2016
2 years
Maggie Shanahan
May 1, 2004
14 years
Sherry Midgley
May 16, 2017
1 year
Ty Stokoe
May 16, 2017
1 year
Robyn Waters
May 17, 2017
1 year
George McLelland
May 30, 2012
6 years
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Manly, NSW  2095
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Hi Everyone
This week I attended the Probis AGM at Balgowlah RSL Club, to accept nominations for Committee positions for 2018/2019 and for the swearing in of the new Committee. This is an annual commitment of the Manly Rotary Club generally undertaken by one of our senior members.  A gentleman introduced himself to me as Bruce Rose, a Past President of our Club. He wished to be remembered to those who were members of the Club at the time.
Thank you to those members able to attend Club meetings during this time of short weeks, ill health and holiday/business commitments.
I do hope everyone enjoyed their Easter break with heaps of fun and laughter (and peace). I drove up to a small town called Bingara on the Guider River, near Inverell. Close to Bingara is Myall Creek, the site of a dreadful massacre of Aboriginal men, women and children in the late 1800s by a group of Australian men. It was a very moving experience to walk on this sacred ground through a pathway strewn with red rocks to signify the blood shed on that awful day. There were seven small memorials depicting events as they occurred at the time with a small stone stool where anyone could sit and reflect on what had happened. At the end of the walk is an enormous granite rock – the final memorial stone. Some years ago white descendants of the perpetrators and Aboriginal descendants of those who were massacred came to the site and shook hands in reconciliation of the atrocity.  Seven white men were hanged who were the first white men in Australia to be punished for killing innocent Aboriginal people.  The book Murder at Myall Creek by Mark Tedeschi QC gives a graphic and well-documented history of the Massacre at Myall Creek.  After reading the book I felt the need to visit the place and it was a very worthwhile drive to absorb and try to imagine the horror those poor people went through.
I hope everyone has a great week and look forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday
Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary. Toast to Australia
Lynne Shori, Andrea Hogan, Doug Miller, Vivien Coulson, Norm Thomson, Bojana Deskov, Ken Hopley, Robert , Barbara Gardiner, Barry Tompkins
Patrick Stone, visiting from US
Club News     
Next Fun Run meeting – Tuesday 3 April at 1 Burilla Avenue, North Curl Curl 7.00pm
Reminder for 13 June (International Convention Centre volunteer details) Ken, Norm, Susie, Beverley, Doug, Robert and Tracy.
Board Meeting – next meeting 24 April 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sherry Midgley over the Easter period
1. President Elect training 7 April 2018 – Doug & Susie will attend
2. District Assembly The Kings School, Parramatta, Sunday 29th July. 8.30am – 4.30pm. To register – before 20 April. Volunteers for show stand needed.
3. Invitation from Balgowlah RSL re Anzac March and Service 22 April 11.00am. Richard S to attend on behalf of the club. John Pack to attend the Manly March
Update on Fun Run progress – Ty Stokoe.
Sydney Harbour trust Federation has given their agreement. Focus at the moment is on how many volunteers we need and whereabouts they need to be on the route. Facebook and Instagram advertising has commenced, if you are on social media please share the posts
This assembly we spent some time discussing the Youth Support and International streams
YOUTH SUPPORT – Beverley Leahy/Ted & Robyn Waters (Apologies from Andrea and Barry)
PCYC will potentially hold their fundraising dinner, Ted to talk to Barry to find out if it is going ahead and the date. Club to support. Ted also to talk to Barry about speaking to other local clubs to raise funds for a new van.
We agreed the focus at the moment should be to increase our networks with all the local schools.
ROTARY FOUNDATION & INTERNATIONAL – George McLelland and Richard Schroder  (Maggie Shanahan, Lynne Shori and Tracy Hogan apologies today)
We are currently covering 3 out of the 6 focus areas for community.
TB or Filariasis (a tropical, parasitic disease that affects the lymph nodes and lymph vessels) that could be 2 areas that we could focus on.
George & Richard to do some research on how we can tackle these 2 areas.
Jack Pack volunteered to join this committee. 
SERGEANT’S SESSION - very quick and enjoyable session run by Ted
Raffle - Ty
Rotary Club of Springwood Country Dance night
Manly Fun Run
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
For full details on the Rotary District Conference please click here
Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 10th April 2018