Newsletter for 11/08/15

People of earth, 

I asked for Newsletter feedback/items you'd like to see grace your screens and you delivered. Thanks to those who have taken the time to email us with your suggestions!

With a pretty packed full Newsletter I won't spend too much time talking, however, I will draw your attention to the fact that Changeover Images are finally up online, so have a look and let me know if you have any you can add!

Upcoming Events:

Community Committee Meeting - 11/08/2015

 The new Rotary year has begun, and so the courageous Community Committee must meet to discuss the years Upcoming Events, new service opportunities and...

 Well I ran out of ideas after that, hence why I'm calling on an intrepid group of community minded peeps to join me at York 75 and come up with some!

 It promises to be a productive and enjoyable night of good food, good people and lots of fun.

Click here for more information, and to get involved

Sydney Rotary - Second Thursday Social - 13/08/2015

On the second Thursday of every month, our friends over at the Rotary Club of Sydney hold their monthly social meeting.

One of the key focuses for Rotary internationally is strengthening relationships between Rotary and Rotaract Clubs, as well as between members within clubs. This event should give us a chance to have a chat on a broad range of topics, and let us build...

Click here for more infromation, to register your attendance, and to get involved.

Burwood Rotaract Trivia Night - 21/08/2015

A Rotaract institution, the best darn trivia night I've ever seen, a once a year chance to heckle Liam; these are just some of the things I'm reliably informed have been said about Burwood Rotaract's Annual Trivia Night.

This year it will be held on 21 August at the Burwood RSL Club, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood, in support of Mates 4 Mates!

Mates 4 Mates is a registered not-for-profit Australian charity, initiated by the RSL (Queensland Branch), which supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who have suffered physical or psychological wounds, injuries or illnesses as a result of service, in Australia or overseas. 

The night will start at 6:30pm and a cash prize of $500 is being offered for the winning SCR table. I am backing us. To be part of the SCR table please email me

There will also be a prize for the best decorated table and/or best dressed person (the theme is easy – trivial pursuit!)

Click here for more information.  

Charter Night - Rotary Club of St George Next Gen - 27/08/2015

The newest club in our District, the Rotary Club of St George Next Gen have invited us to celebrate their Charter night at 6:00pm on August 27, 2015 at Gardens on Forest, Peakhurst. 

The night will include an address from Guest speaker, Andrew Morello, the first Australian Apprentice and Head of Business Development at Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, as well as additional entertainment on the night.

The night will be a great opportunity to network with like minded people who are joining together to make a difference in our community and in the world.

Click here to buy your ticket, please note: RSVP by 18 August

Emergency Services Awards Dinner - 28/08/2015

The Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards acknowledge and celebrate outstanding community service performed by members of the six official NSW State Emergency Service Organisations.

Sydney City Rotaract will play a major role in these awards going forward, so let's get some tables together to celebrate an incredible night!

The Awards are being held at Dockside Paviliion on Friday 28 August, and tickets will be subsidised for SCR members!

If you have the time, jump on and like their Facebook Page and check out the finalist profiles! 

Click here to book your tickets.

First Friday @ Five - 04/09/2015

 On the first Friday of each month, come and join the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove for drinks!

 No formalities, no agenda. Just a chance to get to know each other, make new friendships and meet in a casual laid-back environment. You can drop in and have a chat or stay for a meal.

 Click here to add your details if you are keen to come.

Save the Date - Membership Conference/Youth Summit - 05/09/2015

The Membership Conference /Youth Summit will be held again this year in Canberra.The conference will start on Saturday morning at 8.30am, and finish at 12.30pm Sunday.

The first session will be a plenary session until 10.00am then a morning tea break. The rest of Saturday, and Sunday morning until morning tea will be breakout sessions.

Click here for more information, and to get involved

Final Thoughts:

A big thanks to all the Sydney City Volunteers who were up bright and early on Sunday morning, most of us before the sun to help with marshalling duties. It was a grueling day of watching fit people do the running thing, peppered with feelings of inadequacy, but, we overcame. Also Chris/Ben, if I am required to be up for anything before 4am again so help me god there will be a riot.  

Fun Fact: After needing 13 liters of blood for a surgery at the age of 13, a man named James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen which cured Rhesus disease. He has donated blood a record 1,000 times and saved 2,000,000 lives.

Don't forget if you have any suggestions for Newsletter content don't forget to send them through to [email protected]

Well, that's it from me. Don't forget that our next meeting is on tomorrow, Wednesday, the 12th of August, at the Tresscox Lawyers Offices, starting at 6.30PM. For more information, including a map and a full agenda, please visit:

Until next time, 

Editor in Chief,
Aidan Simmons