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August 15 2019

REASONS CONFERENCE - MARCH 2020
 
Friday 20 - Sunday 22 March 2020
Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
 
Further Information and Registration - http://bit.ly/reasonsconference2020
 
DICK AND PIP SMITH DONATE $1MILLION
On December 7th 2016, Dick and Pip Smith visited the Rotary Club of Wahroonga. Dick was introduced to the club by Rob Ferguson, they had both been at school together at the Roseville Primary school. The major surprise of the morning came when Dick produced a cheque and donated $1 million to Rotary.
 
The money was used to set up Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) with the aim to aid disadvantaged members of the Australian community irrespective of their location within Australia. Since then, RACG has received matching grants and as a result over $2 million has delivered numerous projects that have benefited local individuals and communities.
 
Last Wednesday, the 7th August, John Cameron and I attended another event with Dick and Pip Smith. Once again Dick produced a check for $1 million and donated it to Rotary.
 
Here are Pip and Dick Smith with John Cameron, Lindsay May and Doug Reid
 
After the event, as we travelled back north on the train John Cameron and I reflected that we were possible two of only seven people who have witnessed Dick and Pip handing over $2 million to Rotary, with Dick and Pip being two of the seven!
 
Another inspirational day at the Rotary office.
MARK MALONEY DINNER
 
 
SOD TURNING AT GRACE'S PLACE
 
If you would like to join Martha Jabour OAM and the team at the Sod Turning at Grace's Place, please email John Wakefield johnwakefield@rotarydistrict9685.org.au, so that there is an idea of the number of Rotarians attending.
 
 
 
THANK YOU - POLIO FUNDRAISING GOAL MET
Rotary.org
 
August 2019

My fellow Rotarian,

As 2018-19 Trustee Chair Brenda Cressey shared, contribution results for the 2018-19 Rotary year were outstanding. Thanks to each of you for your enthusiastic support of Rotary’s priority program – the eradication of polio. In late May, we were faced with an unusual prospect of being considerably short of our $50 million goal. The cash contributions and District Designated Fund projections showed we would be approximately $5 million short of goal. 

You came to the rescue and together we raised $50.8 million. This achievement truly shows the willingness and dedication of all Rotarians to fulfill our promise to the children of the world. Together we will end polio.

While we celebrate our success in 2018-19, we must remember that our job is not complete. Our new challenge is to raise $50 million for polio eradication this Rotary year.

Thank you for all you are doing and will do to help end polio now.

Respectfully,


John F. Germ
Chair, End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee
President, Rotary International, 2016-17
 
 
ROTARY MATTERS - TRIPLE H 100.1FM

https://soundcloud.com/user-410080704/rotary-matters-2-auigust-2019-paint-for-freedom

 

Modern day slavery exists all over the world in many forms....forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, forced marriage, the sale of children and sex slavery. We meet Doug Malcolm from Dee Why Rotary Club, founder and driver of Paint4Freedom a National Art Competition  dedicated to raising awareness of slavery and raising funds to counteract it. www.paint4freedom.org

 

 

END POLIO NOW - RIDE THE TRAIN - 24 OCTOBER 2019
 
 
RIDE LIKE A GIRL
NORTH RYDE ROTARY FUN RUN
PENNANT HILLS ROTARY"S MEETING VENUE HAS CHANGED
The Rotary Club of Pennant Hills advises that our regular weekly meetings will now be on:
Wednesday evenings at 6.00 for 6.30pm start,
and we will now be meeting back at the Pennant Hills Golf Club, cnr. Burns Road South and Copeland Road, Beecroft, 2119.
 
 
PAINT4FREEDOM - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Paint4Freedom has been working to develop a national art competition to help better inform the general public about Modern-day Slavery.

There is an estimated 25-45 million men, women and children currently enslaved around the world including here in Australia with numbers increasing every year.

There are two Rotarians on the Paint4Freedom board of directors with the organisation working closely with Rotary Clubs around Australia to encourage and assist or partner with local Government Councils to host Local Community Paint4Freedom Art Competitions. So far for this financial year, there are five Art Competitions booked to take place within the 9685 District alone, with more expected in other districts.

Paint4Freedom is asking any Rotarians who see fighting Modern-day Slavery as a challenge they may be able to join, to contact Doug Malcolm to better understand the assistance the organisation needs.

Paint4Freedom desperately needs a treasurer but can also use numerous other forms of assistance to achieve its goals both nationally and internationally.

Please contact Doug Malcolm at E. Doug.M@paint4freedom.org or M. 0421 450 959

 

 

MEGA POLIO CAMPAIGN - INDIA - JANUARY 2020
 
 
In Memoriam
* Max Lovegrove - Berowra
 
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You may also inform your Assistant Governor, the District Secretary, or the Governor.  Remember to also update your club's member database on the District website.
 
Zone Presidents Meetings
Various Locations
Aug 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
RLI 53.2
District Office
Aug 18, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Rotary Foundation Committee Meeting
District Office
Sep 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
COTA Meeting
District Office
Sep 06, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
PDGs Meeting
District Office
Sep 07, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
GETS
Christchurch, New Zealand
Sep 15, 2019 8:00 AM –
Sep 20, 2019 4:00 PM
 
Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference
Christchurch, New Zealand
Sep 20, 2019 8:00 AM –
Sep 22, 2019 4:00 PM
 
RI President Elect Mark Maloney Dinner
Epping Club
Sep 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Presidents Meeting
Hornsby RSL
Sep 28, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
RLI 54.1
District Office
Oct 05, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
RLI 54.2
District Office
Oct 06, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
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