Newsletter 2022/16                                                                   23 Oct 2022

President's Message

On behalf of our club, I’d like to thank Danco, Mark and Warwick for working on another collection at the airport, also thanks to June who came with me to help count notes from many exotic countries around the world.  Together with Marrickville Rotary we are in the process of preparing to report to the airport on what we do with the donations received this year.
Our last meeting it was great to welcome Sam and Paul as guests to club, as well as two visiting Rotarians from Brisbane, Michael & Jann Carrigan, who were guests of Richard & Julie Woodburn.
Simon gave us an overview on the possibilities of fundraising through Facebook and this has given us ideas for possibly assisting a local school with a program they have in mind, (more information in coming months if it comes to fruition).
Our club has agreed to support Blue Dragon Foundation, which offers street kids in Vietnam an education and a safe environment and the Magic Show, a Lions Club program that takes disabled children and their carers to a Christmas Show.
Our next meeting, 9 November, will be most interesting with Peter Hamer giving a talk on Prehistoric Man.  Peter has studied archaeology and continues to keep up-to-date with the latest discoveries of man’s earliest existence and skills.  We will also take a few minutes out from our normal meeting to conduct our AGM.
All welcome

Upcoming Events
District Conference
The Warwick
Nov 04, 2022 4:00 PM –
Nov 05, 2022 11:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Nov 09, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Nov 16, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kenvale College Function
Kingston Town Room
Nov 23, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Dec 14, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Dec 21, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Nov 09, 2022 6:30 PM
Where did you come from - Early Man
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Our last meeting
At our meeting on 26 October, we had another great roll up of members and visitors, filling the room. 
At this rate of attendance we may soon be looking for a larger meeting room!
At the meeting, we continued with our member introductions.  Peter and Paul started the ball rolling and were followed by Simon and Mark - it is amazing the amount of talent, and the very varied backgrounds, of our members.
Member Simon also provided an insight into fundraising opportunities that exist through Facebook and we will be exploring this idea into the future.
It was also interesting to hear about the adventures of those members who assisted with collection of the coins (and notes!) from the collection bins in the Mascot Airport terminals.  Not only was the weight involved something of a surprise but also the exotic nature of many of the coins and notes from all over the world.  All members are invited to participate in future collection and counting, with all funds going to support Club projects.
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 for providing us with a great meeting venue.

Club Projects

Our club has supported the following projects this Financial Year:-

October 2022
  • Circus Quirkus attendance for disadvantaged youth in our community
  • Blue Dragon Foundation, a youth project in Vietnam
  • Ongoing support for Aya, a Rotary Foundation Global Scholar from Japan
September 2022:
  • Sri Lanka Food Aid,  with Rotary Club of Kandy
  • Australian Rotary Health
  • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • The Rotary Foundation - Polio Fund
August 2022
  • Support for the Honest Ocean Project, to combat plastic ocean waste
  • Sponsored 14 year old Isabella to a RYPEN personal development weekend camp
July 2022
  • Supported The Timor Leste Consul-General Luciano Valentin da Conceicao to publish a book on the recent history of his country
  • Sponsored Teams from Sydney Children's and Prince of Wales Hospitals in the City to Surf, with their aim being improved support for the families of indigenous patients
  • Project Kindness - lawn mower
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New Generations
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Fiji Holiday
  •  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.
  •  Rainbow Reef snorkelling experience.
  •  Tropical garden tour.
Plus USD$1000 cash toward travel or spend as you wish.
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.
To purchase tickets and support the projects of the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick, see

Rotary Information 

Rotary continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.  As one example, a convoy of nearly 40 ambulances wound its way from Slovakia, around mountains and through roadblocks, military checkpoints, and torrential rain to arrive in Kyiv, bringing the critically needed vehicles to Ukrainian government officials.

The US$600,000 initiative was the first joint project between Rotary and Ukraine Friends, which agreed in July to collaborate to provide resources, organize logistics, and distribute funds for high-impact projects that help Ukrainians affected by the war with Russia. Each organization donated US$300,000 to get the ambulances, and Rotary districts in Ukraine and Slovakia coordinated the delivery.

After a journey of about 870 kilometres that took more than twice as long as it would have in normal circumstances, the convoy arrived on 27 September at Mariinsky Park in Kiev.

For more information on how Rotary is assisting in Ukraine, visit

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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