President’s Report –Friday March 11th 2016-03-09

Last weekend, along with Di North  and 250 other Rotarian’s, we represented the Club at the District 9675 2016 Conference at Nelson Bay. This year’s theme was ‘The Magic of Rotary’ , and over the 2 days  there were some very interesting and stimulating sessions and Keynote speakers covering topics such as fundraising, membership, recruitment,retention and Community Service Projects. I personally came away from the Conference energised and full of new ideas to bring to…

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Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

Volunteers are required for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. This year it will be held on Saturday 28th May. Once again we are collecting at the Netball Courts at Fred Finch Park, Berkeley. At least 2 volunteers are required for 2 hour shifts from 8AM to around 3PM. Our Rotary Club always does a great job with our band of enthusiastic collectors. Will you join us again this year to help make it a…

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President’s Report for Newsletter -Friday March 4th 2016

March is here already and there is so much on the Sunrise Rotary Calendar over the next little while for Club members to get involved in. Don’t forget it’s still not too late if you can spare an hour or 2 this Sunday helping out with Clean up Australia Day. Please contact Rowan Huxtable as soon as possible. Planning is underway for Swing into Wings on Saturday April 30th and Ride for Rotary on Sunday May…

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Minutes: Meeting of 26 Feb 2016

Apologies Betsy Lilley, Bernadette McNamara, John Pearman, John Bilboe, Janice Pettitt Guests  Neil Webster Visiting Rotarians Yusufali Khalfan, Peter Leiner International Toast No International Toast was given. REPORTS Tony spoke of the Board vacancies and the timetable for the election.  There is to be a wash up meeting for the Christmas Raffle Monday 29 February at the Novotel beginning at 6.00pm.  Next Thursday 3 March a meeting will be held at Lee’s house for Swing…

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The Imagination Library

From the desk of Di North IMAGINATION LIBRARY Preschool children in disadvantaged areas are sent a book through the mail each month until they turn 5 years old. Warrawong-Cringila was the first area targeted. The Warrawong-Cringila area has 143 children registered but they have just had 46 children graduate as they started school, so there is room for more enrolments. Distribution to the Bellambi area was started in November 2015. A Rotary District Grant of…

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Thank you Sunrise Rotary

Hi Tony, I’m emailing to say thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the raffle at Christmas time in 2015. I won the $1500 first prize Harvey Norman gift voucher.  I got myself a $1500 sound system and I enjoy it so much every single day. I don’t think I ever would’ve spent that kind of money on the stereo myself but it’s brilliant and I enjoy it so much. Thanks Tony…

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Nepal Update – Tasmanian Rotarian – Kevin Shadbolt

Recently , Jean Thomson from the Corrimal Club through her contact Janice Reid ,   was sent back an update from a Tasmanian Rotarian , Kevin Shadbolt , who returned recently from Nepal. It makes for sobering reading , and indicates that Nepal is STILL in need of as much humanitarian aid as possible. It was a very strenuous trip, 5 weeks is a long time away but the problems they have in Nepal in particular…

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Rotary Sunrise Events

This post helps first time users around the Events tab of the web site, more specifically this page shows what is coming up. The left hand menu shows a summary of specific calendars. At the moment the BBQ schedule, weekly meetings and speakers are summarised. The default layout of the events is a list. However, you can change this by selecting either Month, Week or Photo after clicking the “View AS” box at the top…

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Presidents Report-Friday February 19th

This week I’d like to pass on congratulations and thanks to Club members in a number of areas. Firstly a huge thank you to those Club members and Friends of Sunrise members, who helped out last Sunday at Wave Fm’s Breakfast on the Beach. Leigh Robinson informed me that 55 Rotarians and Friends were in attendance. The event raised $9418 with proceeds this year going to the RSPCA. Congratulations also to John Bilboe, Peter Rixon,…

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