Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
McLelland, George
Stokoe, Ty
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Jul 10, 2018
Fragile X (& fastest time for 10km)
Jul 17, 2018
Azita's story and her work with homelessness
Jul 31, 2018
Serving On - Veterans serving their communities
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tracy Rushmer
July 15
Join Date
Susie Morgan
July 5, 2016
2 years
Norman Thomson
July 11, 2016
2 years
Jacqueline Linnane
July 28, 2015
3 years
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Manly, NSW  2095
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Congratulations to the stalwarts who made it to the meeting this morning – even though it was a chilly 7 degrees C. To those who have fled the chilly winds of Sydney have fun and take care. To those of you who are ailing with one thing or another, get well soon. What a great speaker this morning in Jeremy Scott – we’re going to suggest he would be an inspiring guest to talk to the Stand Tall students at their next camp.

It really is amazing how many people’s lives have changed as a result of random acts of kindness. How true is the saying that it is better to give than to receive. Since joining Rotary almost three years ago now, it has changed my outlook on life because of the many acts of generosity I have witnessed, and it has made my life a lot “richer” in being able to contribute in some way to help those people in need, be it ever so small. Thank you Rotary and thank you fellow Club members for your constant friendship, help and empathy. Doug and I look forward to the coming Rotary year with enthusiasm and positive thoughts. With the very necessary help of all Club members, we will achieve many things - always keeping in mind the old saying – “nothing is impossible – some things are just a bit more difficult”.

Have a great week…….

Tuesday, 26th June 2018
Four Way Test, Affirmation And Toast
  • Four Way Test:  Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
  • Affirmation:       We give thanks for food, friends, fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary. ‘I will give service, above self’
  • Toast to Australia

Apologies:  Sherry Midgley, Andrea Hogan, David Brown, Joy Thomson, Evelyn Ciocco, Lynne Shori, John Warren, David Park, Rhiannon Bunting, Tracy Rushmer, Barb Gardener, Bo Descov, Ted/Robyn Waters.


Club News

1 .Reminder of Board Meeting to be held at Pioneer Clubhouse next Tuesday 7pm. As this is last meeting for Financial Year all Directors Reports are required before meeting.

2. Post Fun Run meeting tonight, to be held at Susie’s, 1 Burrila Av, North Curl Curl, to discuss planning for 2019 and settle on a date for the event, ideally April/March.

3. Reminder UMOJA Fundriser to be held at Susie’s, 12 noon, Saturday 7 July.

Member News 

Happy Birthday David Brown.


1. Confirmation of Changeover Dinner to be held at Wakehurst Golf Clubhouse on the 24th July. Agreed that it would be an informal dinner as many members are travelling and also it will be mostly the same Directors from the 2017/2018 term. Invitations to be sent out and there was consensus on the menu choices.

2. Doug Miller questioned the membership of Doug Price and whether he would be considered an active participant in the club.

3. Susie Morgan contacted by Janine from Standtall, she has quite an amount of clothing to donate to any causes/charities that we may recommend. Viv Coulson informed that the Manly Community Centre was currently having a drive for clothing suitable for the homeless and Rob Jones recommended Lifeline.

4. George McLelland promoted the Centurian coin holders and asked all present if they had one, and if not why not. He reinforced the need to continue the funding for fighting Polio until it is totally eradicated throughout the world.

5. George also reminded all members that the invitation was there to support the ADI function to be held at the Seaforth Bowling Club. They are hoping to attract 180 people.

GUEST SPEAKER – Jeremy Scott

What an inspirational speaker this morning. Jeremy’s story started as a newborn with a hole-in the-heart condition and raspatory complications who by 4 years of age was unable to crawl with a medical assessment of shortened life. With good fortune from an amazing surgeon, he survived despite predictions and as a young adult found himself in London, wondering about what life had in store for him.

He made a decision to ride a bicycle from England home to New Zealand, a journey that covered over 50 thousand kilometers and took 295 days.

He rode through Europe, Middle East, Asia minor, South east Asia and across Australia to New Zealand. In the brief time he had to talk we had a glimpse of the experiences he enjoyed and endured, but a high light for him being in Darwin, he met up with an Auntie and Uncle who were in their 70’s and they joined him on the ride from Darwin to Cairns over the top end.

This inspirational guy proved that anything is possible with strong will and determination. He said ”you always have life choices, don’t be afraid to fail, small steps to start, the first being the greatest” what an amazing person.

He has published a beautiful pictorial book of his adventures and has next planned a ride to circumnavigate Australia raising money for the Heart Foundation of New Zealand.


Ken Hopley…entertaining and profitable, thanks Ken.

Raffle - Ken

Rotary District 9685 Changeover
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
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Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 26th June 2018