Newsletter for 18/02/16

People of Earth, 

We have a newsletter that is absolutely brimming with content so I am going to lead right into it, feast your eyes on all that we have to offer over the comming months!

One quick extra plug, don't forget our next meeting on Wednesday the 24th of February is the AGM! So make sure you come along to vote on the new board for 2016/7!!

Upcoming Events

Phood for Philanthropy: Ovarian Cancer Australia - 20/02/2016
The Sydney City Social Committee has created a new exclusive series: Phood for Philanthropy. Each month we will have a small gathering around a meal at a different location. To reserve your spot you must book here on our website with the requested donation. This month, we will enjoy some phood & phun at Fleetwood Macchiato in Erskineville. We have a reservation for 10 people at 9:00 a.m. When people book their spot they will be asked to pay $10. If we get 10 people, we will raise $100 for...

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

Book Club - Search Inside Yourself - 21/02/2016

Can you imagine what it's like to be able to completely clear your mind and experience a deep sense of calm whenever you want?

What about the power to switch into a state of intense concentration, but at the same time be completely relaxed?

Or even to feel the beginnings of an unwanted emotion, like anger, but be able to choose whether to let it...

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SOLD OUT!!! Weekend Away - 26/02/2016


Get away for the weekend of 26 - 28 February 2016 in the Great Lakes region of New South Wales. We have rented a house in Smith Lake for some fun, socialising and relaxation. ...

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District 9675 Conference & Beach Get Away - 04/03/2016

Our annual Rotary District 9675 Conference will be held in the first week of March. 

This is our opportunity to showcase Rotaract and demonstrate we are the future of Rotary!

Tickets are reduced at just $99 for Rotaractors. This includes tickets to a cocktail evening on the Friday night (canapes and 1 hr drinks package), a more formal dinner on the...

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

World Rotaract Week: 7th - 14th March - 07/03/2016

Join us in celebrating World Rotaract Week, 7th - 14th March. World Rotaract week honors the chartering of the first Rotaract club in 1963. 

World Rotaract Week is for Rotaractors and Rotarians to come together from around the globe to celebrate the Rotaract.

This year, we will have an event everyday of the week. All of the events are still in progress but here is the schedule as of now:

Monday, 7th March: Ronald McDonald House (Community)

Tuesday, 8th March: TBA...

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Ronald McDonald House - Make A Meal Program - 07/03/2016

Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Randwick is a second home for any family with a sick child receiving treatment for a serious or life threatening illness at Sydney Children’s Hospital. These houses are primarily set-up for families who have to travel long distances for their child to receive treatment. The Make a Meal program provides the families at the hospital with a cooked meal, hoping to make their lives easier. Sydney City Rotaract and Rotaract UNSW  is assisting by cooking for the...

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Movie Night - Steve Jobs - 10/03/2016 - 10/03/2016
Sydney City Rotoract Professional Development & International Committees are hosting a private screening of the Steve Jobs movie! The night will include: Private cinema for the event - Steve Jobs, all profits made go towards "Save the Children", all whilst having an Indian/fusion buffet experience!   Price: $35 including unlimited buffet vegetarian dinner including movie Movie: Steve Jobs Date: Thursday 10th March Time: Dinner from 6pm till 7:15pm. Movie to start 7:30pm sharp Profits...

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Volunteering - Rosalie House Refurbishment - 12/03/2016

The Rotary Club of Darling Harbour has been working in partnership with St Vincent de Paul's to refurbish their Rosalie House womens refuge.  We will be completing this project with help from a City of Sydney grant on the 12th and 13th March.  This will be a great opportunity to support disadvantaged women, escaping domestic violence by helping to provide them with a nice place to stay whilst they are seeking refuge.

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

Bearfoot Bowls to support Wake Up! - 18/03/2016

The Sydney Cove Rotary Club (our sponsor club) is hosting a BEARFOOT "Rock N Bowls" Bowls Day at The Greens North Sydney in order to raise money for the Wake Up Foundation! Claudia from Wake up presented to Sydney City this year - the foundation does amazing work promoting responsible drinking while discussing cultural norms (they also presented at RYLA!). It should be a lot of fun, and a very worthy cause. Purchase tickets below. 

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Final Thoughts

As we begin to approach the end of February today's fun fact seems poignant. 

Did you know that the Ancient Greeks had a word for when we act against our better judgement through the weakness of our will. This word is called akradia; so how are those resolutions coming people?!

Well that's all from me this week. 
Don't forget that our next meeting is on Wednesday, the 24th of January, at the Tresscox Lawyers Offices, starting 6.30pm. For more information, including a map and a full agenda, please visit:

Until next time, 

Editor in Chief,

Aidan Simmons