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Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
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McLelland, George
Park, David
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Morgan, Susie
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District 9685 Conference
Mar 29, 2019 – Mar 31, 2019
Manly Fun Run & Walk
Sep 01, 2019
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David Park
February 1, 1971
48 years
Andrea Hogan
February 3, 2015
4 years
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Hi Again!

Haven’t we been busy?
But for many, I trust, it has also been fun: 
  • a great Northern Beaches Clubs’ BBQ picnic at Manly dam where conversation flowed while thankfully the weather was kind; 
  • Barefoot Bowls last Sunday in Narrabeen to help out our Northern beaches Rotaract colleagues (we even won our fair share of the raffle prizes – just ask Evelyn!
  • and now a decision to block out the first Tuesday evening of each month for a social get-together at the Hotel Steyne – one of our longest standing and greatest Fun Run supporters
But there’s plenty of work going on too.
  • Let’s see if we can ‘buck the trend’! Everywhere, Rotary Club member numbers are declining; but we want not just doggedly but inspirationally to press on. Our Prospective Members (and Volunteers) Briefing Evening on Wednesday March 13 will give us such a chance IF WE USE IT WELL. We’re not short on endorsements from Civic Leaders and Beneficiaries alike, and we’ve got a great Community Engagement ‘product’ (becoming a Volunteer to help in our Fun Run and what it does for local charities) to ‘sell’. Everyone now has access to our posters and brochures – so please spread the word, and your invitations, as far and wide as you can.
  • And, of course, our Fun Run planning is proceeding apace – more about which soon.
I want to move on now to some really good news. 
Following this morning’s meeting I’m thrilled to advise that as a result of further discussion with her tour organisers, Gemma Sisia, the founder of an amazing school in Tanzania for ‘the brightest of the poorest’ (and which Rotary has played a huge role in supporting) has agreed to visit our Club on Tuesday Mar 12 to tell her story – a truly remarkable account of a vision, mission and achievement that embodies just about everything that Rotary itself stands for. All other Clubs along the Northern beaches have been invited.
And this perhaps leads into my final thought. This morning, someone asked: ‘By joining Rotary, what’s in it for me?’  When Paul Harris founded our organisation ‘way back when’, he had in mind a fellowship of like-minded business professionals who, by pooling their resources could ‘give something back’ to their communities, more effectively – while at the same time benefitting business-wise by expanding their (club member) networks. This still has some merit. But it reinforces our challenge to recruit more like-minded people, BEFORE they retire! As hopefully our Prospective Members’ Briefing Session will prove, there are many such people still out there: it’s just up to us to reach out to them .
What we CAN offer them is something even more fundamental - one of our cornerstones, in fact: the personal satisfaction that can be derived from joining an organisation that enables its members to ‘give something back’ to their community more effectively, together, in a spirit of teamwork, friendship and fun
It happens!
Have a great week, Doug


Tuesday 12th February 2019

Affirmation And Toast

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

Apologies:   Norm Thomson, Lynne Shori, Barbara Gardiner, David Park, David Brown, George McLelland

Duties:   Desk – John Pack; Notes - Susie Morgan; Sergeant-at-Arms – Ken Hopley


Diary Dates:
22/02/2019  Senior Festival at DY RSL 9.30am - 2pm
26/02/2019  Board Meeting - All Directors
12/03/2019  New Membership drive social evening 7pm
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
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
01/09/2019  Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk

Seniors Festival 22 February at Dee Why RSL 9.30 – 2.30pm

An opportunity to talk to “seniors” about the benefits of joining a Rotary Club and how to become involved and the social aspects of membership. (What’s in it for me?)

* Lynne Shori will give us a copy of her video to play (Susie)

* Bring brochures advertising the 13 March information evening (Doug)

* Bring poster (or similar) advertising the Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk (Doug)

* Bowl of lollies (Evelyn)

* Information sheet to capture people who have made enquiries (Doug)

* Rotary pull up stand (Doug)

* All volunteers wear Club T shirts

* Rotary generic presentation (Roger Climpson)

Two other Northern Beaches Rotary Clubs will be contributing at the Festival.

Our volunteers: Doug and Susie from 9.00am till close. Rob and Evelyn 9.00am to 11.00am, Virginia and Beverley 11.00 till 1.00pm.

Club Social

It was decided to have a social evening at the Steyne Hotel, Roof Bar from 6.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month, commencing 5 March 2019. All club members welcome and bring a friend too.

Manly Dam Social - a great success with around 40 people in attendance including our District Governor Susan Wakefield. The raffle raised around $400 for Rotary Foundation. Doug suggested we have two of these socials a year, including our Northern Beaches Rotary Clubs. (Susie to mention at Northern Beaches cluster meeting on Thursday evening).

Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter breakfast meeting last Friday.  Held at Fusion Point Café with James Griffin and Dave Darcy in attendance. Another very successful event with around 40 NBWS, supporters and guests. President Rosy Sullivan mentioned in her speech that they had a big announcement to make and that was their new website that is now up and running. Rosy gave a big thank you to Manly Rotary Club in her presentation for our donation.

Barefoot Bowls last Sunday.  Evelyn reported a successful and fun day, and the hard work that the Rotaractors put into the event. Unfortunately there were last minute cancellations, but we hope the Rotaract club raised the funds they anticipated for the animal shelter.

Community Notice Boards.  Rob now has the signs and will get the key and put them up around the area in the notice boards

Sign advertising Manly Rotary Club meetings in Wentworth Street and South Steyne – on RFW building.  Ted reported that RFW still has this under consideration.

Blackmore’s Wellness Woman of the Year.  Our club has been asked to nominate someone for the above – Ted will be nominating Lindsay Cane from RFW.

Guest Speakers

Due to the resignation of Sherry, the schedule needs to be updated and responsibility taken for engaging speakers. Susie currently has the schedule and will work with Ted to keep it updated. Evelyn asked that Wade Dylan a RYLA participant be invited to speak on 19th March and this was agreed. Evelyn to confirm with Dylan. Following Richard’s question about Gemma Sisia as a guest speaker (The School of St Jude – Tanzania), Richard managed to follow this through again and she is now booked to talk at our Club meeting on Tuesday 12 March)

Member Information Social 13 March

* Speakers confirmed – James Griffin, Dave Darcy, Candy Bingham, Jason Kioko, Nick Farr-Jones/Jeanine Treharne. (Speakers to be asked to talk about the benefits of joining Rotary)

* Three tables to be set up for YOUTH (Evelyn and Beverley), COMMUNITY (Robert), INTERNATIONAL/FOUNDATION (Lynne and George). Each committee to set up their own table for the evening.

* Doug would like to encourage guests to become a volunteer for the fun run

* Virginia to check out access to the FaceBook group for Manly Rotary Club (with Sherry) so that we can advertise the event in that way.

* Virginia volunteered to welcome guests and ask them to give us their email details for later follow up.

* Manly Daily and Peninsula Living will be contacted to see if we can get some publicity for the event and to check how much it costs to advertise the event.

* Doug distributed A4 posters and each club member present was requested to place one in a “shop window” around Manly. Doug also distributed the invitation brochure to club members.

* Club members are asking guests for the evening and Susie will be sending an invitation to last year’s volunteers at the fun run and walk.

* Doug is organising the Roger Climpson video about Rotary that is available through UTube (a nine minute presentation) for showing on the evening.

* It was decided to organize our own catering for the evening and Ted checked that there is sufficient cutlery, crockery, glassware etc. for the evening, as well as an oven for heating any food.

* Virginia reiterated that though the evening is an information night about Rotary, we should talk to people about “what’s in it for them”.

Volunteer hours – please let Beverley Leahy know via email on a weekly basis
SERGEANT’S SESSION, and CROSS-FINES  Ken did a good job.
RAFFLE - Won by Jack Pack
Mental Health First Aid
Rotary District 9685 Conference 2019
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The Last Word
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 12th February 2019