Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Hopley, Ken
Vice President
Rushmer, Tracy
Desk Duties
Thomson, Norman
Attendance Officer
Thomson, Norman
Parker, Virginia
Parker, Virginia
Taking Notes
Morgan, Susie
Upcoming Events
Manly Fun Run & Walk
Sep 01, 2019
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tracy Rushmer
July 15
Join Date
Susie Morgan
July 5, 2016
3 years
Norman Thomson
July 11, 2016
3 years
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Manly, NSW  2095
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Affirmation and Toast

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

Apologies:  George McLelland, Lynne Shori, Evelyn Ciocco, David Brown, Tracy Rushmer, Virginia Parker, John Warren

Duties:   Desk – Norm Thomson  Notes - Susie Morgan; Sergeant-at-Arms - 

Welcome: Candy Bingham, Ward Councillor, Northern Beaches Council

                Blair Leslie, Area Governor, Beaches.                      

Candy gave the Club members an update of what is happening and proposed in her Ward responsibility:
  • The Boardwalk and Harbour pool is to be reinstated; the project is environmentally sensitive and studies are underway to ensure an appropriate and feasible project. Council has received a $100,000 Heritage Grant towards the initiative.
  • RMS owns the Aquarium and there are enormous problems with possible demolition because of the massive tank in the centre of the building.
  • The Art Gallery has excellent exhibitions every month.
  • Council is talking to State Government about the current situation with Manly Wharf. They believe the building and immediate area could be substantially improved to make it safer and to beautify this iconic landmark. There are about 40 years left on the current lease.
  • Manly surf club – discussions are underway with stakeholders regarding the surf club and the possibility of rebuilding. There is an existing DA however insufficient funds. The original building was demolished in the eighties. There were originally 18 patrolling members and now 700. The project will need about $200m, $5m of which has been donated by Tony Abbott.
  • There is a Little Manly master plan currently being developed by Council including toilets at Little Manly Point. Details are available at Council.
  • A master plan for Clontarf has just been completed to improve the reserve. It will include an upgrade of toilets and new playground.
  • Council has introduced fun evenings including street bands every Thursday night in August (at the Library).  Residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the space.
  • Whistler Street car park improvements will be completed in October. It will include beautification of the immediate area.
In response to questions: 
  • Progress of repairing Manly/Spit walk? Candy asked if she could receive more information so that she can respond appropriately. Work is currently being undertaken on the Palm Beach to Manly walk that will include a bike track and sculptures. Expenditure will be $2m in the next five years.
  • The Library has been repainted.
  • The stairs up to Manly Surf Club have been repaired.
  • Money for improvements has been made available because of the savings made by Council. Candy also commended Council’s CEO and the quality of staff who have excellent career opportunities in Council.
  • The court case regarding the car park in the oval is still in progress.  
  • Trucks can only be restricted in plaza areas and are allowed to be in the vicinity up until 10.00am. It is difficult for retailers to get deliveries in the area.
  • Candy said that it is inevitable that Balgowlah Golf cannot be reinstated if the tunnel goes ahead.
  • Performance of swimming centre is excellent despite parking difficulties.  
  • There is good communication between Federal, State and Council executives.
  • Ted mentioned the Club is currently talking to National Parks about a possible project to help protect the final 28 breeding pairs of penguins at North Head. Candy said that she would be happy to support such a project.
  • Discussions have been held about the possibility of a cinema in Manly. It is not possible to re-open the existing “closed” cinema as the owner is not interested in selling the property that in any event would probably not be large enough.
Ken Hopley thanked Candy for her time this morning and for the update about progress in the Manly area.
Blair Leslie - Area Governor Beaches
  • Blair reported the initiative of Rotary Clubs throughout Sydney to raise funds for Polio Plus. This will incorporate a train journey where Club members will get on and off the train as it travels throughout the metropolitan area, attempting to raise funds along the way.
  • On 23 October World President Mark Maloney will be guest of honour at a special dinner in Woolwich. Guest numbers will be limited to 300.
  • Next year’s District Conference will be held in Wollongong at a cost of $200. (20 March 2020). Blair suggested early registration and hotel bookings. Early-bird saving of $20 if you register by tomorrow and pay by end of October.
  • District Governor Kalma McLelland will visit our club in October next.
  • Blair commended our club on its community involvement and encouraged us to continue involvement with Rotaract and other clubs on the northern beaches.
  • Jay asked all Head Marshalls to advise him before the end of the week how many Volunteer T Shirts they need and the sizes. Current supplies mostly include L and XL.
  • We need approval to get a Saturday (31 August) early morning drop of barriers and cones close to the Corso. This will ease the workload on Sunday morning and the need to make more space on the truck for Sunday’s equipment drops.
  • Volunteers are urgently needed to put up around 300 signs around the area two weeks prior to the event. It will take 20 people hours to hang the signs. Please email Jay if you can help with these tasks advising him date and time you would be available. Doug has a stepladder and regular ladder that are needed to put up the signs.
  • We are still short of about 15 volunteers for the event itself. Still waiting for a response from NB Womens Shelter and McKellar Girls High who have promised volunteers. Ted also to talk to SES.
  • Doug reported that Clark and Humel are no longer a major sponsor. The Healthy Mummy and Medibank Private are now major sponsors with donations of $5000 each. Current sponsorships now up to $20000 with additional “in kind” donations. Supplies will be available next week of altered flyers and posters.
  • Eight banners are now in place throughout the area. 
  • An MC, photographer and coffee cart are now needed for the event. 
  • Registrations now exceed 500 with a spike when the banners were placed (ten extra registrations) as well as social media (15 extra registrations).
  • Peninsula Living has promised an article about the fun run in August. Still no luck with Manly Daily.
  • Doug asked that club members try and contact schools in the area and encourage them to register teams. Early bird finishes on 31 July. Stand Tall has contacted about ten schools.
  • The performance of designated charities has been disappointing so far.  
  • Distribution of flyers and posters should now be a priority. Doug asked for volunteers for this purpose. James and Ginny The Corso, Esplanade and Freshwater – Norm, North and South Steyne – David Park and John Pack, Allambie shops – Susie, Balgowlah – Doug, Balgowlah Heights – David Park, Brookvale – Ken Hopley.
Manly Market Stall
Club members approved the purchase of a gazebo for $69 for the Manly School monthly market stall.Susie asked for volunteers for the next market day on 17 August.
17/08/2019 Manly Public School market stall 
17/08/2019 Northern Beaches cluster Yulefest fundraiser dinner at PCYC
20/08/2019 Assembly for fun run planning (regular club meeting time and place)
26/08/2019 Briefing for Registration/Steyne Hotel volunteers at Steyne Hotel 6.30pm
27/08/2019 Assembly for fun run planning (regular club meeting time and place)
01/09/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk
23/10/2019 World President Mark Maloney will be in Sydney for a special dinner at Woolwich
March 2020
20/03/2020 District Conference in Wollongong
Future Guest Speakers
10/09/2019 Richard Royle CEO Northern Beaches Hospital 
12/11/2019 Cathy Booth from Umoja Orphanage Kenya will give an update on her projects at Umoja.
NEXT MEETING:  6 August 2019 Royal Far West  Boardroom
SERGEANTS SESSION AND CROSS FINES – Thank you everyone for your donations
RAFFLE - Won by Ken Hopley
NEXT WEEK DUTIES Desk - Norm Thomson  Notes - Susie Morgan, Sergeant - Ginny Parker
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