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Community Service Newsletter for December
Click here to read District's Community Service Chair, PDG Marilyn Mercer's December newsletter.

Ryde starts a new E-Club
Ryde Rotary has launched it's very own satellite E-Club. A Satellite E-Club is an ideal way for people with busy lives and families to participate fully in the Rotary movement, without necessarily committing to attending weekly meetings in person.  E-Clubs are Rotary clubs that meet electronically.  They follow the same policies as all Rotary clubs that are part of Rotary International.  The key difference is that an E-Club conducts its weekly meetings via the club’s website and/or via teleconference, rather than requiring physical attendance at an appointed day and time.

Our Foundation newsletter
It is the time for giving, so have you done your bit? After all, it's all about Doing Good in the World!

Norwest Sunrise selling trees
The Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise is all set for its annual tree sales. The club have secured a spot at Bunnings in Castle Hill and will be selling freshly cut trees from a family farm at Box Hill. The trees will be sold over three weekends coming up to Christmas – look out for the orange high vis vests with the Rotary wheel on!

Rotary on the Move - December edition
Please click HERE to read the latest edition of Rotary on the Move newsletter. 
"Our National Rotary Membership Success Conference will be held on 5-6 September 2015 at the Hellenic Club, Woden – Canberra. Registrations will be available on the Australian Rotary website from mid-February 2015.
"This membership conference will give attendees an opportunity to hear about the success stories of clubs from across Australia and how they have increased their membership. Along with those stories they will hear how some clubs became more flexible and innovative and increased their membership. How your club can become more diverse and be more representative of your local community."


MesssiahJoin what is now becoming a tradition of attending the local performance of Handel’s Messiah and supporting local talent and local needs.

December 11 (8pm) this year will mark the 6th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, featuring the Hornsby Ecumenical Choir and young up and coming soloists.

More here


WTDWorld Toilet Day! November 19, 2014
Why celebrate toilets? UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his Message for the World Toilet Day: "We have a moral imperative to end open defecation and a duty to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape, simply because they lack a sanitation facility." It is hard to imagine that 2.5 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation.  And the impact of that lack of access is severe: disease, pollution, vulnerability to assault, girls missing school time... the list goes on. Sanitation may not be sexy, but it matters! Read more... 
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Why giving to The Rotary Foundation is the smart thing to do
Economist Quentin Wodon is a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. As co-chair of his club’s Rotary Foundation committee, he spends a lot of November encouraging club members to give. So he’s come up with some solid reasons why supporting the Foundation is not only the smart thing to do, but the right thing for Rotarians to do. For Foundation Month:

Plan now to participate in part 3 of the five-part webinar series Membership Matters! — Simple Steps to Innovate Your Club. This webinar, presented in English, will focus on the steps clubs can take to stay relevant and appeal to new and prospective members. Space is limited to 500 attendees, so use this link to register today: 
Wednesday, 4 February, 10:00-11:00 Chicago time (UTC-6) (Note this is 3-4am on Thursday 5 February AEDST)
If you missed part 2 of the series, Perception vs. Reality: Club Evaluation and Visioning, you can see the recording. And you can view other past webinars on Rotary’s website.
New course
The following new course is available in the Learning Center at
Developing and promoting your service project — You will learn how to use Rotary’s online tools to support your service projects: Rotary Ideas to seek resources for developing projects, and Rotary Showcase to share your success stories. You will find this course, available in English and Spanish, in the Learning Center under Service Projects.
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