Newsletter 2022/19                                            23 December 2022

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Our next formal meeting will be on 8 February 2023.  We plan to have a social get together on
11 January, with details to be advised.

President's Message

It has been a busy couple of weeks, with much celebration to finish the year off with a couple of lovely social occasions.
First up we enjoyed a wonderful social Christmas cocktail party shared with Kenvale College at the Australian Turf Club at Randwick Racecourse. The evening is summarised below by Ray’s thank you letter to the college. 
Hi Angela,
I was a guest last night at your Wine Fest as part of the Rotary group and really enjoyed the
The venue, the food and wine were excellent, but the thing that I found most satisfying was the chance to see your students serving and making the guests feel very welcome with their service and their demeanor. They all were enjoying the opportunity to show their ability under the scrutiny of your professional staff.
Thank you
Ray Aitken
Past President
Then on 14th January we joined othr members of the Graphic Arts Club at their annual Christmas Party - another great night enjoyed by all who attended.
Some really good news from District has been received.  Our application for a Rotary Foundation District Grant to assist the development of the barista program at JJ Cahill Memorial High School has been successful.  The $2,160 grant will be matched by Club funds and will support this very worthy initiative.
On behalf of all our Rotary members we wish you all Season Greetings and a joyful and safe 2023..
We will re-meet in February.  All welcome to any of our meetings in 2023.
Upcoming Events
District 9675 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards RYLA
Jan 03, 2023 9:00 AM –
Jan 08, 2023 4:00 PM
National Youth Science Forum
Jan 10, 2023 9:00 AM –
Jan 24, 2023 5:03 PM
Social Gathering
Details to be advised
Jan 11, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Feb 08, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Feb 15, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Feb 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Our last meeting
As President Christine has reported our last couple of meetings have been truly social events, firstly the cocktail party hosted by Kenvale College at the Randwick Racecourse, followed by the annual Christmas party hosted by the Graphic Arts Club.
As such there are no outcomes of these meetings to report.  However, Club members have not been idle on other fronts:
  • We have continued our support of now 5 month old Melenaite, a ROMAC patient from Tonga who is undergoing treatment at Sydney Children's Hospital.
  • We were advised that our application for a Rotary Foundation District Grant was successful.  The Club will match this Grant to facilitate the development of a barista program at JJ Cahill Memorial High School.
  • With Christine, Greg and Richard attended Ronald McDonald House at Sydney Children's Hospital to assess of ongoing sponsorship of one of the family rooms, which provide accommodation for families of rural patients whilst they are undergoing treatment.  At the Board Meeting on 8 December, the Club committed to sponsorship for a further 12 months.
  • Work is continuing on our relationship with Sydney Airport and the placement of collections to raise funds for our various projects.
  • We finalised arrangements for our successful applicant, Theo, to attend the National Youth Science Forum in January.

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Club Information
Botany Randwick
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Graphic Arts Club
182 Coward Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
0417 297 632
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Graphic Arts Club, 182 Coward Street, Mascot. 6pm for pre-meeting drinks and chat. The meeting, with dinner, starts at 6:30pm and normally concludes by 8:30pm.
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We appreciate the support of the Graphic Arts Club.

Club Projects

December 2022

  • Provision of furniture and equipment for the JJ Cahill Memorial High School
  • Care and support for Melenaite, a baby from Tonga undergoing treatment at Sydney Children's Hospital under the ROMAC Program
  • Ongoing support for Aya, a Rotary Foundation Global Scholar from Japan
November 2022
  • Our candidate, Theo, successful in his application to attend National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
October 2022
  • Attendance at World Festival of Magic by disadvantaged families
  • Blue Dragon Foundation, a youth project in Vietnam
September 2022:
  • Sri Lanka Food Aid, with the Rotary Club of Kandy
  • Australian Rotary Health
  • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • The Rotary Foundation - Polio Fund
Executives & Directors
Service Director
Youth Chair
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  •  5 nights in an air-conditioned room overlooking the ocean.
  •  Full cooked breakfasts, lunches and two course dinners (drinks not included).
  •  Ground transfers to and from the airport.
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  •  Tropical garden tour.
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Plus bonus two nights at a 5 star hotel at Denarau Island.
The prize is valid for 18 months and is transferable to friends (receipt has a gift certificate). And good news! your holiday is carbon offset.
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Rotary Information 

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month on the Rotary Calendar.
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for healthcare. 
This is one of the Foundations Areas of Focus and one in which many of us would be aware of the numerous projects around the world supported by clubs and the Foundation. 
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.

The Four Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a non-partisan, non-sectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.  
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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