Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Ciocco, Evelyn
Rushmer, Tracy
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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Hello Everyone

What a great day last Saturday at the Blackmore’s annual Christmas hamper packing morning and a big thank you to all our volunteers from the Club. It was started 38 years ago by Marcus Blackmore and Aaron Oliver. After our packing of 400 hampers for various local charities, Blackmore’s CEO David Brown took our group on a tour of the “campus” that was so inspiring. The company has a total commitment to workplace safety and in encouraging the conservation of our environment. Blackmores generates the majority of its own power and wherever possible sources its ingredients locally. They are totally Australian owned and their employee retention rate is higher than most companies – why not with a pool, gym, restaurant, retail outlet and clinic all on the premises. After our tour we were treated to a delicious lunch attended by friendly Blackmores staff. A special thank you also to David Brown for his tireless efforts in organising the morning for Saturday and the past 15 years. Thanks also to Ted for bringing along our caps so that we were all in our uniform for the occasion.

Next week is going to be particularly busy (check dates below), with the Northern Beaches Clubs meeting at Balgowlah where we will discuss our proposal for a bus for PCYC, our Manly Rotary Club Board Meeting, Fun Run Meeting, Pioneer Club House Christmas party and our own Club Christmas Party on 14 December at 2 Ocean Road. We know it will be very difficult for you to attend all these events, however, we hope you can at least make it to the Christmas Party for our last social gathering of the year.

Look forward to seeing you next Tuesday for our final Club meeting in 2018 after which I hope you enjoy a truly wonderful Christmas break with heaps of fun, love and laughter, and every best wish for the New Year; may it bring you good health and happiness.

Cheers, Susie



Tuesday 4th 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, Norm Thomson, Bo Deskov, Ty Stokoe, Jeni Mawter

Duties:   Desk – Evelyn Ciocco; Notes - Sherry Midgley; Sergeant-at-Arms – Rob Jones

Welcome:   David Thomas - Lifeline, Donald Gibson - Northern Beaches Council, Linda Tylor - Texas

Donald Gibson - Northern Beaches Council
Donald talked about the proposal to build a new Lifesaving building as the current building is in a state of repair. The council are entering into a consultation phase. There is a page under the Northern Beaches council website (under Your Say) where people can look and have their say about the different options. There is also an invitation for people to become part of a working group that will meet over the next couple of months and they will build out the proposal of needs. Timescale is a couple of years before there will be any building work.


Key Activity - David Thomas - Lifeline
David talked about suicide and the fact that it's a big issue.  8 people die a day in Australia through suicide (1 every 3 hours). For people 15 - 44 it’s the leading cause of death but also in Pittwater we now have a higher number of younger people taking their lives. It is double the number of road tolls that gets far more attention in the press.  It is hard to pin down the reasons why but for a lot of people they feel overwhelmed by daily pressure.  65,000 calls were taken last year at Balgowlah lifeline and the numbers are increasing. Suicide prevention group has been put together by Northern Beaches Council led by Dave Darcy. It connects the local community groups. It has fenced a Warriewood blowhole which has decreased the numbers and provided assist training for responders. It costs millions of dollars to run the organisation, grants and fundraisers only cover a short amount so please support the local book fairs and local lifeline shops.


Linda Tyler - Guest
Linda has travelled a lot this year to Mexico, Iceland and has ended up in Australia. She has been in 3 different Rotary clubs since 2007 - Mexico, Marble Falls, Burnett and is an eclub. Primary involved with youth activities.
A big Happy Birthday to John Pack
Diary Dates:
10/12/2018  Northern Beaches Clubs meeting 7.00pm Club Totem, 195 Condamine St, Balgowlah – agenda to include bus for PCYC
11/12/2018  Rotary Board Meeting: 7.00pm Pioneer Clubhouse -  Secretariat focus, but all welcome
12/12/2018  Fun Run Meeting - at Susie's house, 7pm (1 Burila Avenue, North Curl Curl)
13/12/2018  11am Pioneer Clubhouse Christmas Party
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
District Conference in March (Newcastle) – Showcase stand Names of those attending and discounts offered by Holiday Inn if sufficient delegates make reservations. (Doug, Susie, Ted, Lynne)
Next Tuesday is the last meeting of the year, come back on 15th Jan.

Manly Rotary Club Sign at Hinkler Park – sign being picked up this week. :-)

AGM for Manly Rotary Club 22 January – Committee Team Leader reports please email to Doug and Susie by 15 January 2019 and any requested Agenda item or Board Paper (donation requests) 

Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis

SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES  An enjoyable yet profitable session led by Rob
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 - 4th December 2018