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If you would like to visit our club or are thinking of joining a Rotary club, please come to one of our regular meetings, just let us know two days in advance so that we can organise catering for you.
We meet on Wednesday evenings at the Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Rd Pymble at 6.30 pm, with the formal part of the meeting starting at 7.00 pm. We usually finish at 8.30 pm. We have a two course dinner.
The cost of dinner is $35 per person. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend a meeting. Our Club Secretary, will confirm your attendance.
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Home Page Stories
Monday 24 October is World Polio Day and your opportunity to join a live steam on the computer to hear the latest statistics and information about our fight against Polio. You can register at this URL: http://www.endpolio.org
Posted by Di Barnes
Last Friday was the closing date for the St Ives Four-Way Test Writing Competition. Pleased to advise there were 57 entries submitted and all of them look very interesting.
A quick glance through them reveals some excellent examples of student writing and clearly some good higher order thinking and reflections. It is always good to hear from our youth and especially interesting for us to hear what young people today think of the Rotary Four-Way Test as a set of guiding principles.
Our thanks go the executive of the school for supporting this initiative and in particular to Rebecca Smith, Head Teacher English who has coordinated the competition in the school and led the promotion among teachers and students.
If any member is interested in reading these essays please be in touch with Di. Every essay will be kept and will be able for members to read. We are hoping to have the winners of the competition come to one of our meetings and read their winning entries. There will be more information shared in the coming weeks.
Rotarians involved in judging this competition are: Di Barnes, Lyndall King and Grahame Rivett. The external adviser for the finalists is Victoria Twead, a ‘New York Times Best Seller’ author. You can learn more about Vitoria Twead and her books at: http://www.victoriatwead.com
It may have been a relatively small group who attended the Rotary International headquarters in Parramatta, but everyone was delighted with what they learned about Rotary – and of course delighted with the fabulous BBQ put on for them.
Rotary International is such a huge organization that it takes years for members to have a broad grasp of the possibilities for doing good using Rotary structures and opportunities.
There’s an old saying … “the more you know the more you now you don’t know” and I would suggest that no matter how many years you've been a Rotarian there is always something new to learn and experience.
Looking forward to hearing Professor Steven Freehand discuss "Is the International Criminal Court a good idea?" Tuesday 11 October at our combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Turramurra. Members are reminded the change of meeting time is 6.15pm.
Look out for your September edition of Rotary Down Under arriving this week!
The Rotary Club of St Ives 2016 'Four-Way Test' Competition was launched at St Ives High School this week. The competition is open to students in Years 7-11 at St Ives High School. This is the first time we have held a writing competition of this type and we are very interested to hear what the youth of today has to say about the relevance of the Four-Way Test to 21st Century students. Details of the prize money, closing dates, Entry Form, Permission Note and poster with details of the criteria are available on this website (left-hand bar under 'Home Page Download Files'. Any further inquiries should be directed to Di Barnes, Public Relations Director, Rotary Club of St Ives.
Posted on Aug 19, 2016
Tuesday this week the Rotary Club of St Ives 2016 'Four-Way Test' Writing Competition was launched at St Ives High School assembly. The competition is only open to students in Years 7-11 at St Ives High School. Details below and the Entry and Permission Forms are available for downloading on this website - see left column for document downlloads.
Posted on Aug 18, 2016
Congratulations and thank you Lyndall King
on your anniversary of joining Rotary six years ago today.
It's great having you as part of the team
at the Rotary Club of St Ives!
Posted on Aug 16, 2016
For our meeting Wednesday 24 August our members are thinking about who they can invite along to our meeting with a view to joining Rotary Club of St Ives. We are on a campaign drive for new members - the more we have the more good we can do to help others.
We salute and celebrate our Past President and Past District Governor, Brian Coleman who celebrates being a member of Rotary for 28 years on Wednesday 17 August. Congratulations and thank you Brian!
Posted on Aug 16, 2016
WE NEED EVERY MEMBER TO ATTEND OUR MEETING WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2016
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Lance KirkwoodOctober 23
Lyndall KingOctober 23
Bruce FarnsworthYvonne FarnsworthOctober 23
Russell CroftsDinah CroftsOctober 26
Grahame RivettOctober 6, 200412 years
Lance KirkwoodOctober 10, 198432 years
Bruce FarnsworthOctober 11, 200610 years
Joanna LiOctober 22, 20088 years
Greg RappoOctober 27, 200412 years