Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Leahy, Beverley
Pack, John
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 20, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Conference - Blue Mountains
Mar 10, 2018 – Mar 11, 2018
Rotary International Peace Building Conference
Mar 17, 2018
Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk
Jun 03, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Hopley
January 3
Ted Waters
January 3
Norman Thomson
January 6
Douglas Miller
January 7
Robert Jones
January 27
Barbara Gardiner
December 26
Join Date
John Warren
January 21, 2010
8 years
David Brown
December 3, 1973
44 years
Ted Waters
December 11, 2008
9 years
John Shanahan
December 14, 2006
11 years
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Funny thing, sometimes, being in the chair as Co-President. Take this morning for example: Susie and I each thought the other was slotted to run our breakfast meeting. We got by, thankfully – and I was happy to cop a fine.
It was great to have Russ Aitken (Clontarf Foundation) back again to remind us of the background to, and the amazing work his organisation does, in PRACTICALLY ‘Closing the Gap’ where indigenous youths and their personal engagement and development are concerned. Also to hear his good news about the Foundation’s support for our Fun Run once again: plenty of volunteers – and we know that in particular this year we’ll need all of them, and more. 
It’s interesting – and I believe timely - to see our focus on youth support growing: not only through the Clontarf Foundation but in our sponsorship of several candidates for Rotary’s young leader and personal development programs; our funding of a highly successful and truly transforming  summer ‘retreat’ program for a significant number of ‘at risk’ teenagers, with Stand Tall; our partnership with Bush Link in what hopefully will become a business enterprise for disabled teenagers and young adults, building and marketing plant propagation containers; our growing relationship with and support of the newly established Northern Beaches Police Citizens Youth Club; and finally, our planned work with Manly-Fairlight Scouts to re-build and increase the usefulness of their premises for the younger community at large.
While we’ve been doing great work in P/NG, through the Rotary Foundation, and Rotary Health, - and in the past have supported MANY of Manly’s local charities for the mentally ill, the homeless, the seriously ill and those ‘at risk’, - we’ve been reminded by our civic leaders of the importance of helping the young to help themselves BEFORE their ‘damage’ intensifies in their adult lives: and we’re responding!
As we are, also, with our Fun Run itself. Change is never easy, but with our civic leadership group’s encouragement and support, we are trying to increase the appeal of our offerings to larger and more diverse participant groups - through revisions to our 10km route that will throw out a bigger challenge to our more serious runners, while increasing the entertainment options available for our stalwart  mums, dads and their kids during and after their 2 and 5km events.
At next week’s breakfast meeting we’ll be having a Fun Run-focused Assembly to bring everyone up to speed with where we are at and what needs to be done next. Can you please try to be there, in the spirit of ‘Service above Self’, to maximise the help you can give.
Meantime –as always - have fun!
Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Norm Thomson, Richard Schroder, Sherry Midgley, Bojana Deskov, John Warren, 
Co President Doug reminded us of the Board Meeting tonight, at Pioneer Clubhouse, at 7pm, and the Fun Run Committee Meeting (at his place) on Friday 9th, at 7pm
Co President Susie advised us of the opportunity to showcase our (Lynn’s) Rambutso project at the District Conference. Called for a roster of those going to man the display at both lunch and morning and afternoon tea.
John Shanahan gave an update of progress with the Scout Hall Grant.  It now appears that we need the landholders consent for the refurbishment of the ground floor for the DA to proceed.  The land is owned by the Dept of Industry. This complication will cause a possible holdup, but not beyond the abilities of John to resolve with his meticulous and persistent applications. Follow-up meetings will be needed with the scout group before the next round of Grant applications in May
Ty Stokoe gave a fun run update.  Registrations are open. The disclaimer is in place. The insurance issue has again raised itself, and  needs to be resolved before we proceed.
Ted Waters advised that Michael Clark has now paid his sponsorship from last year ($3,500).  Thanks to Ted and George for chasing up our key  sponsorships for 2018.
Russ was keen to point out that they value the opportunity to come and volunteer for the Fun Run, raise their profile, and give the Clontarf boys a chance to participate in our event.
He gave a short history of the Clontarf Foundation. Founded by Gerard Neesham, formerly an AFL player and coach in WA, with a background as a teacher in the state’s Juvenile Justice System.  Started by coaching a school indigenous AFL footy team, with the proviso that you must attend school to play. Attendance improved, and that morphed into a footy academy. That expanded from WA to NT, then into NSW and Qld.  In NSW and Qld the hook is Rugby League rather than AFL. The Foundation now has 96 academies with 6,000 boys involved.
They need a school with 50 aboriginal boys. They place mentors in the school full time. They now have a staff of 330, 40% of whom are aboriginal.  They make school fun and engaging as a part of the footy program.  Boys have to attend at 85% and complete their school work.  Their outcomes are attendance 80%, school retention 90%, employment 80%, University progression 6%. 
Funding model:  Income: 1/3 from Federal Gov’t, 1/3 from State Gov’t., 1/3 fundraising.  It costs $7,500/yr/boy, which is much cheaper than the cost of incarceration.
Total Budget is $41 million.  They have raised $13.5 million privately this year.
Douglas led the vote of thanks and expressed how impressed the club members were of the achievements of the Clontarf Foundation.
Russ enjoying a beverage with our club members
Ably led by Rob Jones, in lieu of John Pack (whose fine recipients weren’t present!). Rob ensured our coffers were full.
Raffle - Doug Miller after Robyn Waters won the first draw but disqualified herself as she won last week.
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Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 6th February 2018