District Newsletter: Di North : 6 Nov 2016

Our love and prayers are with DG Stephen and his wife, Judith, with the very sad loss of Stephen’s mother on Saturday.
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Sydney for hosting the successful Police Officer of the Year Awards last Friday night at Darling Harbour. There were around 500 people in attendance for this amazing night. Congratulations to AG John Given, the organising committee chair, for being the recipient of the very special Police Commissioner’s commendation.
Congratulations to PDG Paul Reid who has just been elected to the Rotary Down Under Board.
Please be aware of yet another scam that this time is being targeted at Rotary members. The email that was brought to my attention is purported to be from Rotarian Bahaa Shalaby from the Rotary Club of Al Mansouria, Club Number 55555, District 2450, Egypt. This person is seeking a partnership in investing money in Australia with a trustworthy and honest person. Please note that this is a scam.
Kiama Car & Bike Spectacular will be held next Sunday, the 13th November 2016. Kiama and Gerringong Sunrise Rotary Clubs are raising funds for a PhD Scholarship into Melanoma Research so come along and enjoy a Display of Vintage, Veteran and Classic Cars and Bikes.
There will be lots of entertainment for the whole family including
– Car and bike judging competitions
– (Off-road) remote control car competition (bring your own remote control car)
– Jumping Castle and face painting for the kids
– Musical performances
– Market stalls including auto supplies and accessories, food and beverage vendors
– Free Skin Care Checks
Entry is by a $5.00 donation to support Melanoma Research – Under 12s free.
Book your display vehicle, bike or stall by contacting Bob 02 4234 1336 or email kiamacarspectacular@gmail.com
Ron Mewburn PHF from Concord Rotary Club has passed away. Ron started his Rotary life as a member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria (60’s), then Silverwater (70’s-90’s) commencing as Charter Treasurer and on its closure, transferring to the Rotary Club of Concord (2000’s -2016) where he remained very active until recently. He was always hands on – “a doer”, actively involved in numerous Club projects (Bourke Work Experience, OUTREDS, Convoy for Kids, Concord Farmers Market, Youth Exchange) as well as with the various aspects of clubs administration.  He handled all with professionalism, a sense of humour, a generosity of Spirit and a great sense of commitment. He will be missed by many.  He is survived by his sons Michael and Scott their partners and three grandchildren.
Dapto Rotary Club is mourning the loss of their esteemed member Alan Richardson. Alan was a coal mine manager before retirement and had been married to Betty for 60 years. He was very proud of his Yorkshire heritage. He was a great worker for Rotary and is best described as a thoroughly nice gentleman.
Kindest regards
Di North
District Secretary
Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise