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Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Co-President
Morgan, Susie
 
Co-President
Miller, Douglas
 
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
 
Sergeant
Jones, Robert
 
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
 
Future Guest Speakers
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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Royal Far West
19 South Steyne
Manly, NSW  2095
Australia
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PRESIDENT SUSIE'S WEEKLY MESSAGE
Hi Everyone
 
Firstly this week a big thank you to Ted, Richard, and Vivien for their tenacity in getting together the information required by District for Ted’s talk on Lynne Shori’s Sanitation project in PNG. (District Assembly 29 April 2018). Ted will be encouraging other Clubs in the District to contribute to the project so that Lynne can continue with this self sustaining project. As well as the original toilets, work is progressing with the building of three additional toilets. All the timber has been cut for two villages while the third village is 80% complete.
 
On Saturday 14 April there was a reunion of the Stand Tall students who attended the course at ICMS after Christmas (supported by Manly Rotary Club.) It was a very moving experience for Doug, Beverley, Vivien and myself to be with the students again on the beach at Manly. There was a memorial for young Travers (16) who had attended the course and who passed away unexpectedly of a heart condition last week. Students, Stand Tall organisers and Rotary club members took flowers into the ocean near Manly Surf Club and made a wreath in Travers honor, before setting the wreath free into the sea. At the same time the Manly Surf Club bell tolled. This heartfelt ceremony was followed by a delicious barbecue lunch put on by the Manly Surf Club (thank you). 
 
Doug and I had a planning meeting last Friday and as a result thought it would be beneficial for Committee chair-people to meet informally one evening to discuss our plans for the coming year. More details to follow shortly.  Have a great week and look forward to seeing you at the Invictus Games Community evening (if you can make it) on Thursday this week , 6.15pm at Manly Surf Club.
 
 
MEETING NOTES
Tuesday, 17th April 2018
AFFIRMATION AND TOAST
We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary. Toast to Australia
 
APOLOGIES
Lynne Shori, Doug Miller, Ken Hopley, Maggie and John Shanahan, John Warren, Robyn Waters
 
WELCOME
Patrick Stone, visiting from US
Joy Thompson, Royal Far West
Evelyn
Rhiannon Bunting
 
ADMINISTRATION
Club News    
Next Fun Run meeting – Tuesday 17 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 are attending
Board Meeting – next meeting 24 April 2018
 
MEMBER NEWS
Happy Birthday – 10 April Vivien Coulson (last Tuesday)
John Shanahan is still very unwell and back in hospital. Maggie has expressed her thanks for the support from several of our club members.
DISTRICT NEWS
District Assembly The Kings School, Parramatta 8.30am – 4.30pm. To register – assembly.rotarydistrict9685.org.au before 20 April. Volunteers for show stand (Vivien, Richard, Ty and Sherry) 
 
Balgowlah RSL Anzac March and Service 22 April 11.00am (John Pack and Richard Schroder attending)
 
Invictus Games Community Evening Thursday 19 April 6.30pm Manly Life Saving Club. RSVP to manly@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Manly Womens Shelter Annual Gala 2 June 6.30pm Manly Pavilion info@nbws.org.au
 
GENERAL BUSINESS
Manly Hospital farewell celebrations will be week beginning 8 October 2018 and Farewell Fair on Sunday 14 October (volunteers required). Approach the hospital with the idea to put up a stall.
 
Request from Dee Why club for $200 for Plastic Free Manly Campaign (4 of N. Beaches clubs each pay $200). Instead of providing a $200 donation, we will offer the club a stall at manly Fun Run event.
 
Email from Manly/Fairlight Scout Group re their renovations – we will re-commence application or a Grant. Robert to follow up with John & Maggie on the status of the application for the grant.
 
Patrick – farewell and thanks for joining Manly Rotary club for the short time he has been staying in Manly
 
Email from Lynne Shori. The project is progressing well with all the materials ready for men’s toilets in 2 villages and 3rd on the way. Women’s sanitary initiative is also progressing well. Lynn is trying to get an introduction to Australian High Commissioner. Appeal to all Manly Rotary members to donate discarded glass jars and metal canisters or buckets with the lid to be used to store food and withstand boat transportation. Container leaving for Port Moresby in May. For more information contact Vivien.
 
MEMBER TALKS
Tracy Rushmer
 
Tracy is Associate Professor at Macquarie University. She is originally from California, US and completed her undergraduate degree in Geology at Berkley University, before moving to Switzerland. Tracey spent considerable amount of time in the Italian side of Switzerland, working in field geology. Tracy started her PHD and later moved to Arizona and then back to Switzerland, where she completed it. Tracy worked at University of Vermont, before accepting a post with Macquarie University. Tracy is currently undertaking research in distribution of rare metals in earth’s core using high energy (pressure & temperature) apparatus. She is married to Simon and has a son.
 
Robert Jones
Robert has spent his career in building industry, obtaining qualifications from TAFE in Structural Engineering. Earlier in his career he joined an engineering company and gained experience working on high rise, form and hydraulics projects. He spent a few years in Thailand and Hong Kong, and speaks some Thai. After several years overseas, Robert and his family returned to Australia and he decided to venture on his own into high end developments, as well as open a hardware store. Robert is currently completing his own home addition/ renovation.
 
Guests:
 
Philip is from Cookstown, Northern Ireland. Philip and his wife are visiting their son, who lives in Sydney with his wife and 4 children. 
 
Rhiannon is a member of Rotary club Currumbin/ Coolangatta and Tweed. She spent 3 years in Thailand, completed her university studies, and landed a dream job in Sydney. She is looking at joining Manly Rotary Club.
 
Evelyn is originally from US, but has been living in Australia for the last 30 years. She has built her career in academia and was a lecturer at ACU.
 
SERGEANT’S SESSION
Raffle - Ty
 
 
MEETING NOTES
Tuesday, 10th April 2018
AFFIRMATION AND TOAST
We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary. Toast to Australia
 
APOLOGIES
Lynne Shori, Doug Miller, Ken Hopley, Maggie and John Shanahan, Vivien Coulson, Sherry Midgley, Ty Stokoe
 
WELCOME
Patrick Stone, visiting from US
Joy Thompson, Royal Far West
 
ADMINISTRATION
Club News    
Telstra scam – beware of a claim that the computer was downloading malware and asks you to go in and enter your password.
 
DISTRICT NEWS
President Elect training 7 April 2018 – Update from Doug Miller. Susie and Doug attended training. Key learnings:
a. Vision
b. Assembly to be attended by leaders of all functions, to kick off strategic planning
c. Rotary foundation – principal funding for charities and also provides Rotary recognition for service provided.
 
District Assembly The Kings School, Parramatta 8.30am – 4.30pm.  To register – assembly.rotarydistrict9685.org.au before 20 April. Volunteers for show stand needed. - we will have a stall and Sherry and Ty are attending.
 
Balgowlah RSL Anzac March and Service 22 April 11.00am (John Pack and Richard Schroder)
 
Invictus Games Community Evening Thursday 19 April 6.30pm Manly Life Saving Club. RSVP to manly@parliament.nsw.gov.au. 
 
GENERAL BUSINESS
Request for sleeping bags, spare blankets for the homeless in Nowra, from Peter Sommer
 
Manly Hospital farewell celebrations – week beginning 8 October 2018 and Farewell Fair on Sunday 14 October (volunteers required)
 
Request from DY club for $200 for Plastic Free Manly Campaign (4 of N.Beaches clubs each pay $200). Bryan Dumfy asking for $200 for plastic free manly initiative. We will wait for proposal to the board.
 
From Maggie – information about new App for heart attack victims GoodSAM.
 
Email from Manly/Fairlight Scout Group re their renovations. We may need to start from the beginning with application. Community projects to look into it.
 
Bullying policy produced by District to be endorsed at the next board meeting and then communicated.
 
KEY ACTIVITY – GUEST SPEAKER -  Martin Thomas – Nuclear Energy – the answer to Australia’s climate problem
Chaired Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Australia has most uranium of all the countries in the world. Second biggest exporter a few years ago, now 3rd. Uranium use is illegal in Australia. 20 years ago, post Chernobyl, a deal was struck with Greens and nuclear power was banned.
Allan Finkel report – affordability, security and environmental impact are the factors that energy sources should be evaluated on.
As of Jan 2018 there are 449 active reactors in 30 countries – over 10% of world’s electricity. China, Russia, Korea, France (72%), Finland, Bulgaria (35%), Belgium….etc.
Nuclear energy cycle – mining, enriching, packed into fuel elements, can be recycled. More energy efficient than other sources.
We have very little part in the uranium cycle, just export it. ANSTO – Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation is worth a visit.
Australian Nuclear Medical facility – technetiumum99 used in medial diagnostics is one of the elements produced in Australia. We produce 5% of world supply and this will increase to 30%.
Nuclear waste disposal – bury it safely, potentially at old mines, like Liddell.
Small modular reactors is the future of Australia.
 
SERGEANT’S SESSION
Raffle - Jack Pack
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 - 17th April 2018