Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Waters, Robyn
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Pack
December 4
Barbara Gardiner
December 26
Join Date
Michael Regan
December 1, 2017
1 year
David Brown
December 3, 1973
45 years
Barry Tompkins
December 5, 2017
1 year
Ted Waters
December 11, 2008
10 years
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Royal Far West
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Manly, NSW  2095
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Hi everyone

Good to have such a lively meeting this morning – particularly to hear about Susie’s Umoja project. As mentioned, St Judes – another Rotary-backed project in Tanzania – had similar origins: a couple of people perceiving a need, a vision, a few willing hands, some fund-raising, and now a fully fledged residential campus producing graduates taking a leading role in furthering that country’s development. With our help, Umoja could be next!

While Rotary might be at a cross-road membership-wise, we’ve reviewed in recent weeks some great ideas about how to become more universally appealing – not only as a Club, but across all of our clubs along the Northern Beaches: and are looking forward to putting them in place as soon as practical after we come back.

In this context we’ll have a great start: moving into new meeting facilities (in Royal Far West’s new building) in our first week back, hosting Stand Tall’s summer camp (also based in RFW) at the same time, and then, throwing our weight behind planning to make our Tenth Annual Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk (on May 5) for local charities our best yet. Even better news is we won’t be working alone: our sponsors are backing us, our Designated Charities are out recruiting (and fund-raising), and the best news of all, following a Zone meeting yesterday evening, we’ll have the support of other Northern Beaches clubs too as we work more closely together to show our community ‘we count’ (so come and join us!)

And so our year comes to an end. Seasons greetings to you all, to your families and friends. Enjoy your break, and we’ll see you back refreshed and fired up on January 8.



Tuesday 11th December 2018

Affirmation And Toast

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

Apologies:   Barbara Gardiner, Sherry Midgley, Ty Stokoe, Ken Hopley, George McLelland

Duties:   Desk – Evelyn Ciocco; Notes - Norm Thomson; Sergeant-at-Arms – Tracy Rushmer

Key Activity - Susie Morgan

This morning President Susie presented a visual presentation along with a detailed description of her Volunteering adventure to KENYA and the UMOJA project, that is jointly funded by Rotary clubs in Australia and RORKS. The transparency is so strict that individual volunteers donate $500US towards their stay and costs even though they are working industriously to develop the project. Cathie insists that this model helps maximize funding and encourages honesty. The most evident experience that Susie noted was the amazing craving for affection these young dispossessed infants needed, something that we back in our fully developed cultures take for granted, a great argument for the Nurture v Nature story.

Ongoing funding is needed for the future plans to build more facilities and dams to support the agriculture. Without the vision and compassion, many young needy infants will not get the opportunity for education and the benefits these people can take back to a community.

We all congratulate Susie on her selfless endeavor and the many ordinary Rotary Aussie volunteers that will help Cathie realise her dream.

Diary Dates:

14/12/2018  Combined 82nd Anniversary Party ‘old’ Manly Rotary Club/ Club Christmas Party , David Brown's House 6pm - 8pm PLEASE RSVP to David
07/01/2019  Stand Tall Manly Summer Camp
29/01/2019  Club AGM, Agenda- Finances, activity report, office bearer elections
29/01/2019  Northern Beaches Zone Clubs' Evening BBQ 6.00 - 8.00pm Manly Dam $5
17/02/2019  Promoting Rotary Public Image 9.30am - 4.00pm
22/02/2019  Senior Festival at DY RSL 9.30am - 2pm Volunteers required
26/02/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
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

DOUG MILLER referenced the St Jude School project in Tanzania that has now developed into three Campuses, 600 staff and starting from kindergarten upwards, providing education for the brightest of the poorest in life changing experiences. This was also a Rotary funded project.

KATHY HOCKEY from Bushlink thanked the club for its support and support for our Fun Run activities.

DOUG MILLER also confirmed support for Fun Run from Royal Far West, Standtall, Sailability, Pioneer Clubhouse as registered charities.

EVELYN CIOCCO thanked all on the Youth Committee for their work and TED confirmed that St Pauls and McKeller are onboard with Manly Rotary for volunteer work.

SUSIE MORGAN confirmed that today’s meeting was the last for 2018 and there was no confusion as to the first meeting for 2019 on January 8.

DOUG MILLER asserted the importance of the AGM on January 22, 2019, to determine the important executive roles to be filled.

ROB JONES has done great work on road signage and confirmed that Hinkler Park sign would be up by Wednesday and further approval for Sydney Road sign at Manly oval is hopefully forthcoming. Rob also arranged the purchase of a Christmas gift for our beloved Ben…thanks Rob.

DOUG MILLER reported on the outcomes of a Zone meeting that included other Norther Beaches clubs and some consensus on joint purchase of bus for PCYC. Also a social BBQ at Manly Dam at 6pm, January 29, 2019 for all clubs.

Further discussions on recruitment came from Zone meeting and confirmed that it is a worldwide problem, but gains are being made.

Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES  A big thanks to TRACY and her Sgts. Session, no one escaped her critique.
Rotary Foundation Dinner
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 11th December 2018