Newsletter 2022/07                                                                   4 June 2022
President's Message
Our last meeting welcomed our District Governor, Jeremy Wright AM, members of the Rotary Club of Maroubra and Marrickville and over six guests.  Jeremy advised on numerous good works locally and internationally that Rotary does, but the one that stayed with me was the story about the self-help boxing group, Tribal Warriors Redfern. 
Jeremy was instrumental in establishing Tribal Warriors, Redfern, a boxing club to re-focus the local youth away from petty crime and for me to imagine young men from Redfern presenting a boxing display at Government House - just amazing! And to think about the long term affects this experience may have on those young men. 
We enthusiastically welcomed Danco, who has transferred from Chile and we are all delighted to have him join our club.  He is already involved in organising our guest speaker program. 
Club executive members met with the Tri-Clubs to discuss our relationship with the Airport and our collection program.  
Recently received several applications for community support and one from a Rotary RAWCS program funding water wells in Timor Leste to be either discussed at this week’s meeting, or to be resolved at the next board meeting.
Our next meeting on Wednesday 8 June welcomes Natasha’s talk on the meaning behind many of the scenes decorating the walls of Egyptian tombs, which promises to be a very interesting presentation
Jun 08, 2022 6:30 PM
Individuality - Ancient Egyptian Tomb Art from the Old and Middle Kingdom
Jun 22, 2022 6:30 PM
Consul General, Timor Leste
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Jun 08, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Jun 15, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Jun 22, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
District 9675 Changeover
Strathfield Golf Course
Jun 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Jul 13, 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.
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We appreciate the support of the Graphic Arts Club for providing us with a great meeting venue.
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Our last meeting
Our meeting on 25 May was again very well attended, and as we weren't able to fit in to our normal upstairs meeting room, we were temporarily accommodated in the downstairs "beer garden".
Our special guest for the evening was District Governor Jeremy Wright AM.  Along with our own members, members of the Marrickville and Maroubra Clubs were also in attendance, together with 6 guests, including Timor Leste Consul General Luciano, who is becoming a regular.
DG Jeremy commenced his talk by congratulating the club on being the most engaging club in the eastern suburbs and its current membership campaign. 
He spoke on his involvement with the Sydney Children’s Hospital, as a member of the board and as member of the Aboriginal Health Strategic Committee.  He is currently involved in the Ngala Nanga Mai PaRenT model of care delivered at the La Perouse Community Health Centre, providing early intervention with the focus on improving long-term health outcomes for indigenous women and children.
Early successes have initiated the development of a similar model of care, currently being developed in Western Sydney, which has the highest proportion of indigenous residents in Sydney.
Jeremy was involved in the establishment of Tribal Warriors Redfern to give male youths a physical and emotional outlet.  This has had a positive impact in addressing petty criminal activity.
He also advised the latest Ukraine refugee support program has raised $3.56 within RAWCS, and that the latest polio cases remain at 2 in Afghanistan and 4 in Pakistan.
Consul General Luciano also spoke briefly of his role within Fretlin, the Revolutionary Front for an independent East Timor (Fretilin). Luciano will be speaking to club on the 22nd June.
A bottle of wine was won by visitor Simon, congratulations.
Aya Murakami, our Rotary Scholar from Japan, was an apology for this meeting.  With her first semester of study now behind her, she has taken advantage of the short break to explore Northern Australia and is in Darwin.  We look forward to hearing about her adventures at our next meeting.
News Items
District Changeover 2022
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Maroubra Mental Health Unit Refurbishment
The refurbishment of the Maroubra Center, part of the Prince of Wales Hospital, has now been completed, with significant funding support from the former Rotary Club of Randwick, just prior to its merger with the Rotary Club of Botany, to form the new Botany Randwick Club.
The Maroubra Centre ‘Inspiring Recovery’ refurbishment project was created by lived experienced mental health Peer Support Worker - Cheryl Wittingslow. The vision was to transform The Maroubra Centre, a community mental health centre which is part of Prince of Wales Hospital, into a trauma informed, calming, safe and empowering space for the clients of the service, staff and all who visit the centre
Rotary Information 
MUNA - Mini United Nations Assembly
MUNA is an annual event that is part of an International Rotary project to educate senior high school students on the United Nations organization. The UN plays a vital role in promoting world peace, in addition to improving health, education and living standards around the world. 
The event provides an excellent forum for students to develop and practise their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.
Each team is allocated a country.  They then research that country to improve their understanding of its issues to form a stance on each resolution. 
Teams usually adopt their country’s national dress. One delegate commences the event by presenting a one-minute speech detailing an overview of political, economic and social conditions in their nominated country.  The teams then engage in debates around various resolutions based on current world events and issues.
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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