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November 21 2019

URGENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED
ALL Rotarians & Friends of Rotary – We Need You – Now!!
 
Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service Catering Brigade needs URGENT assistance with getting food preparation for our fire fighters. 
 
The location would be at:
Hawkesbury Fire Control Centre.
Macquarie Rd
Wilberforce 2756
 
Duties would include:
 
●washing of esky
 
●filling esky for delivery 
 
●general tidy up 
 
●some cooking of an evening meal. 
 
●kitchen cleaning 
 
●stock control
 
●follow good hygiene practices 
 
●follow instructions from Hawkesbury catering members 
 
Hours to cover are from 5am to 12 midnight in four hour blocks where we have vacancies in our rosters:
  • 5am – 9 am
  • 9am – 1pm
  • 1pm – 5pm
  • 5pm – 9pm
  • 9pm – 12midnight
 
Please Contact:
 
Adam Rutter 
Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service Catering Brigade Captain. 
Mobile: 0412760522
 
 
 
DISASTER SUPPORT
With fires on top of drought, our northern neighbours are really struggling. If you and/or your club are in a position to support, there have now been a number of RAWCS accounts set up to manage your donations:
 
The projects are:
Please talk to Community Service Director Peter Kirkwood if you have any plans to support our bush cousins so that a coordinated approach can be taken. And thank you all so much for what you have already provided to so many across our state.
 
 
In case you are wondering if Shelterbox can or are supporting this disaster, ROWLEY TOMPSETT, Chair, ShelterBox Australia provides the following input to your questions:
“It’s been devastating to see the rapid spread of bushfires in Australia. Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes, and the country is bracing itself for ‘the most dangerous bushfire week ever seen’.  Our thoughts are with all those affected, including our colleagues at ShelterBox Australia.
At this time, we’re not sending a team to provide shelter aid. We’re monitoring the situation closely and will provide an update if anything changes.
  • While New South Wales and Queensland have both declared a state of emergency, the Australian Government has not made an international request for emergency shelter.  Core infrastructure, like power, communications, roads, hospitals and schools, is likely to be repaired quickly compared to other countries.
  • Our core items – including tents, tools and tarpaulins – are unlikely to be an acceptable solution for Australian families, particularly with temperatures of 40C expected.
  • Local teams already have good capacity to respond and start the recovery process.  This is due to the high-quality infrastructure, social support, availability of resources, and the preparedness activities of Government teams.”
 
 
DISTRICT PUBLIC IMAGE DIRECTOR
It is with excitement that we wish outgoing PI Director Fiona McCulloch all the very best in her new professional role. She has earned this recognition of her accomplishments and we wish her all the best.
 
As a result, we welcome a new member to the District Team. Dennise Herrick from the Rotary Club of Ryde takes on the role of Public Image Director, and will be happy to support your enquiries and questions regarding all matters related to the public image of your club and Rotary in our District.
 
Please welcome Dennise to the team.
 
 
CHARITY CHRISTMAS AUCTION
 
 
POTENTIAL GUEST SPEAKER - VISITING ROTARIAN
Former St Ives Rotarian Bhuvan Unhelkar, will be visiting Sydney Feb 18-26 2020. Now a university lecturer in IT in Sarasota, Florida, Bhuvan is very familiar with our District and would love to share his worldly experiences with your club. His favourite topic is “Global Peace: A Multicultural Rotary perspective”, however he can be persuaded to talk on almost anything. Please let Kalma McLellan know if you would like him to include him in your meeting program in Feb 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE DISTRICT PUBLIC IMAGE COMMITTEE?
HELP PLEASE!
 
I am looking for Rotarians with Technology skills to join us on the District Public Image Committee! If you or someone you know can help with “how to” hands-on workshops starting in February next year, please contact me?
 
Dennise Herrick
District 9685 Public Image Director
0416 280 100
 
 
SPREAD YOUR CLUB NEWS ON THE RADIO
Rotary Matters a weekly program on community radio station Triple H 100.1 FM profiles the causes, projects and people who make up Rotary. The idea is to arouse interest and engagement among the wider general public. Each week a different Rotary initiative is profiled with an in studio interview. This is followed by a What’s On of activities in District 9685 which are accessible to the public. To have your Club’s initiatives and activities profiled on Rotary Matters, contact the host, Ian Stuart on 0416 138 860 or ian.stuart@optusnet.com.au Episodes of the program can be heard indefinitely on the Rotary Matters Facebook site and other social media platforms like Spotify.
 
 
PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE - POINT PEDRO, SRI LANKA

The 17th awareness campaign on Prevention of Drug Abuse was conducted in the 18th October 2019 at “Raja Rani Hall”, Point Pedro Northern Province Sri Lanka.  110 students from Grade 12 along with 12 teachers actively participated in this awareness programme.

 

The panel made of representatives from the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB), Alcohol & Drug Information Centre (ADIC), and others presented on four topics to the attendees.  The topics were Drugs and Youth, Alcohol and Drugs –The adverse impact, Drugs of Abuse –Sources & Demand Reduction and HIV/AIDS & STDs respectively.

 

Five winners were selected from the 32 entries to the Posters Competition and received cash prizes.

 

Point Pedro Urban Council Chairman Mr. J. Iruthayarajah who provided the venue facility & the Urban Council Secretary Mr. P. Rameshwaran not only graced the opening ceremony but remained throughout the programme extending all possible support toward the success of the event.

 

Mr. I. Illankovan, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. N. Kanthathasan, Deputy Director of Education (Ministry), Mr. Y. Raveenthram, Zonal Director of Education, Vadamaarachi, Mr. U.Sureshkumar, Zonal Deputy Director of Education Vadanaarachi & Mr. Croos, Asst Manager, Hatton National Bank, Point Pedro extended their fullest co-operation.

 

This program is a joint initiative between Rotary and Lions in Sri Lanka and funded by Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville thru a District Grant.

 

Here is the link to the photographs - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NQbhiKddb6-Mp09F4CJvLFAGuVi4pEiR?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

REASONS MULTIDISTRICT CONFERENCE MARCH 2020
 
 
 
 
In Memoriam
* Peter Brodie, Frenchs Forest
 
Please email editorial@rotarydistrict9685.org.au to let us know of any bereavements you would like published.  
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.
 
RYLA Team Meeting
District Office
Nov 28, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Presidents Meeting & AGM
Hornsby RSL
Dec 06, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
PDGs Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
DG Nominating Committee Meeting
District Office
Dec 08, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
RYLA Team Meeting
District Office
Dec 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Elanora Heights Conference Centre
Jan 05, 2020 8:00 AM –
Jan 11, 2020 3:00 PM
 
COTA Meeting
District Office
Jan 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Rotary Foundation Committee Meeting
District Office
Jan 23, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
DG Nominating Committee Meeting
District Office
Feb 02, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Summer RYPEN
Sydney Academy of Sport and Rec, Narrabeen
Feb 07, 2020 6:00 PM –
Feb 09, 2020 2:00 PM
 
Summer RYPEN
Sydney Academy of Sport and Rec, Narrabeen
Feb 07, 2020 6:00 PM –
Feb 09, 2020 2:00 PM
 
2019/20 District Team Meeting
District Office
Feb 08, 2020
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
GTrain Meeting
District Office
Feb 15, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Presidents Meeting
Hornsby RSL
Feb 22, 2020
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
RLI 56.1
District Office
Feb 22, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
DG Nominating Committee Meeting
District Office
Mar 01, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Rotary Foundation Committee Meeting
District Office
Mar 05, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
RLI 56.2
District Office
Mar 07, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
COTA Meeting
District Office
Mar 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
President Elect Learning and Development (PETS)
Next Generation Club
Mar 14, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
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