Newsletter 2022/03                                                                   7 April 2022
President's Message
Welcome to the latest newsletter of the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick.  We continue to grow and strengthen our club as we emerge from recent COVID lockdowns. 
We have been very fortunate to have five long term active Rotary members join our club. They have attended our last two meetings and we enjoyed their fellowship at the recent District Conference. They bring with them foresight and ideas for our local community and beyond. 
At our next meeting we will welcome District Governor, Jeremy Wright AM, who will induct the new members to our club.  We are also looking forward to seeing Danco and John again, they joined our last meeting and are keen to come again.  There are also a couple of other people we hope to meet as they were unable to join us last time.
We will also have Clem Hartson speaking about Project Kindness, one of the local organisations our club sponsored through our Community COVID grants late last year. 
We welcome anyone who would like to come along, meet nice people and enjoy a meal.  We will again be meeting at the Graphic Arts Club.  We gather downstairs for a drink before heading upstairs for the meeting over dinner.
Apr 13, 2022 6:30 PM
Project Kindness
Apr 27, 2022 6:30 PM
JJ Cahill Memorial High School
May 11, 2022 6:30 PM
One Earth Marketing
May 25, 2022 6:30 PM
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Apr 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Planning Meeting - Members Only
Apr 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Coogee Beach
Apr 25, 2022
5:00 AM – 6:30 AM
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Apr 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Club Board Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
May 11, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
May 11, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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.
District Site
Venue Map
We appreciate the support of the Graphic Arts Club for providing us with a great meeting venue.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Service Director
International Service
New Generations
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Our last meeting
The meeting on 23 March was again very well attended to hear our special guest speakers. We again had the pleasure of the company of five former members of the Kings Cross Rotary Club, together with Galit and her partner Chris.  Joining us for the first time were Danco, a Rotarian from Chile, and John from Drummoyne Rotary Club. District Membership Chair Renga also visited us for the night.
Our first speaker was Anna-Karena, along with her Mum Kate. Anna-Karena was sponsored by our Club to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), this year conducted by tele-conferencing due to COVID restrictions.  Despite the remote conduct of the Forum, opportunities not normally available to students were available, such as a live cross to the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Other features included a house party with Dr Karl and interacting with students from across Australia with a strong interest in STEM as a career.  For more information on NYSF visit .
Aya Murakami, a Rotary Foundation Global Scholar from Japan then gave us an insight into her background, which has included studies in Canada, Singapore and Cambodia.  Aya is being jointly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nara in Japan and our Club.  She is studying a Master of Laws at the University of NSW, with a focus on disadvantaged communities.  She has a particular interest in the challenges facing refugees across the globe.
Aya believes that the ability to seek asylum and to live with human dignity must be inherent to all human beings, including displaced populations. Providing safe pathways to protection for those in need, through resettlement or other complementary protection scheme, is critical. During her research, she would like to compare cases of private/community sponsorship scheme which has been recently adopted in several countries including Australia and New Zealand. The scheme has a great potential to bring positive changes to current refugee responses by altering the primary responsibility to support refugees from government to private sectors.
News Items
ROMAC Wine Offer
ROMAC Chair Harold Sharpe OAM has written to advise that his good friend, Bruce Tyrrell AM, has offered to help ROMAC once again, and has agreed to release some more of his popular DRINK NOW VATS wines especially for us.

These are currently available to you at a very attractive price of just $110 per dozen - delivered direct to your door. By purchasing these wines, not only will you be able to enjoy a great drink, but you will also be helping change the lives of sick children from our neighbouring islands in the Oceania region, as a generous percentage of all sales will be donated to ROMAC. 
The wines are only available for a short period, so you are urged to order now and avoid disappointment by going to  
Tonga appeal and Fiji Holiday opportunity
The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick has donated $1000 the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) project to to provide funds for humanitarian programs to assist the people in Tonga recover from the volcano and tsunami disaster.
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) and Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities and restoring their livelihoods. The aim is to get Tonga back to normality as soon as possible so that they can look after their own communities again.
The Club will also continue its association with the Its Time Raffle, with tickets selling at  $10 a ticket for 1, with a generous discount for purchase of multiple tickets and use the funds raised to further support the people of Tonga.
Our Club retains 50% of the sale of the tickets, with all these funds being further donated to the RAWCS Tonga Appeal.  40% of the funds raised will go to Its Time Foundation in Fiji (Solar Schools Project) and 10% to Plastic Free Oceans, an Its Time Foundation initiative. 
To purchase tickets, go to
Rotary Information
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Four Way Test
The Four-Way Test The Four-Way Test is a non-partisan and 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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