Newsletter for 03/03/2016

People of Earth, 

Firstly, congratulations to Kim and our newly minted exectuive! Good luck for the year ahead boys and girls, we're all cheering for you.

We're off to a hot start this year folks, the newsletter is once again packed full of content, but a quick reminder that, world Rotaract Week starts this Sunday! You can read all about what we're up to here

Upcoming Events

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: 6th - 13th March - 06/03/2016

Join us in celebrating World Rotaract Week, 6th - 13th 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:

Sunday, 6th March: Rotary District Conference (District Event)

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

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...

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

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...

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

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. 

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

Answers to the Uni-verse - 30/03/2016

Don't panic!

Back for the second time this year, Sydney City Rotaract is hosting Answers to the Uni-verse.

This is an exciting networking event where uni students of all levels get to spend an evening asking those of us who have already graduated and have spent some time working, what it's really like out there. 

This is an opportunity for you to network, meet some great new people, and...

For more information, and to get involved, please visit

Wrapping Up:

Did you know that Roller Coaster Tycoon was created by game developer Chris Sawyer as an excuse to research roller coasters? If you did know that Drew give yourself a gold star and a pat on the back. (source).

That's it from me for another week. 

Don't forget that our next meeting is on Wednesday, the 9th of March, 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