President's Report 
Greetings all from beautiful Norfolk Island.
Weather great and so far wonderful tours, food & welcoming locals.
Was great to see Satya & Sirchen attending the last meeting. Hope to see a lot more of you both.
This week you have the privilege of PE Frank chairing the meeting and welcoming Richard Morony from the Springwood Historical Society.
Hope you had a wonderful Bunnings!!

Barefoot Bowls - Bowls and Dinner

LAST CHANCE by Monday to RSVP about our Bowls and Dinner Social Event as of this writing...

More Bowlers being looked for so think about joining in to help make up the numbers and have an enjoyable evening with members and friends...
VENUE: Springwood Sports Club
                83 Macquarie Road
DATE:  Monday 27th February
Bowls: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost of Bowls: $12 per head.
This covers the use of their bowls and one facilitator per 15 bowlers.
Optional to play but spectators, cheer squad and photographers encouraged...
Tables booked for dinner at 6:30 PM.
Drinks and dinner are your choice and cost from the menu.
Partners are very welcome.
RSVP: Monday 20th February
I will bring a booking sheet to the meetings over the next 2 weeks.
Dee Covington
Club Administration 22/23
Upcoming Events
Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser
Bunnings - Valley Heights
Feb 18, 2023
Australian Rotary Health High Tea
Katoomba RSL Club
Feb 19, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Feb 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Norman Lindsay Galley 50th Anniversary BBQ
Norman Lindsay Gallery
Feb 25, 2023
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Norman Lindsay Galley 50th Anniversary BBQ
Norman Lindsay Gallery
Feb 26, 2023
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Barefoot Bowls - Bowls and Dinner
Springwood Sports Club
Feb 27, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Men's Morning Tea
Winmalee Village
Mar 01, 2023 11:00 AM
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Feb 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Springwood History Overview
Mar 06, 2023 7:00 PM
Rotary District 9685 Environmental Team
Mar 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Springwood Refugee Settlement Group
View entire list
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Türkiye and Syria Earthquakes Emergency Update - Aid has arrived in Türkiye
ShelterBox aid has arrived in Türkiye. Hundreds of tents have arrived in country on a free flight provided by Turkish Airlines from Panama – where we had stock pre-positioned. 
We also have stocks of tents and household items, such as blankets and mattresses, en route to one of our existing and well trusted partners in northern Syria. Distribution of warm winter clothing to affected children in northern Syria has begun through another existing partner.
Additional ShelterBox response team members have arrived in Gaziantep, where a humanitarian hub has been set up.  Having an extra team on the ground means we can be more agile and work more closely with partners as we  to scale up our response.
Our response will focus on where the need is greatest across Syria and Türkiye
  • Through the provision of emergency tents, helping people to shelter from the winter weather
  • The provision of essential aid items like warm blankets and solar lights
  • The provision of warm children's clothing in northern Syria
Thank you so much if you have already donated to our emergency appeal. Your generosity is the reason we can respond so quickly and get aid to those who need it most. Your support is incredibly powerful.
The response from our supporters has been amazing, but the need is great!
Make a tex-deductible donation

For EFT, our bank details are: ShelterBox Australia, BSB 633 000, Account number 166 780 163 - Please email to notify us of your transfer and we will send you a tax receipt
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We hope you are settling into 2023 with hope and anticipation.

Have you had an opportunity to watch any of our documentaries? These illuminating short films feature our investigative and rescue work in different parts of Asia. Our team has been highlighting one each week, but they are all available to watch through this link.
Today, we are highlighting Operation Phantom.
Due to the mature subject matter, this film may not be suitable for children under 16.
The Philippines yields Destiny Rescue’s most prolific raid rescue results. Operation Phantom brings together Government Special Forces, Anti-Human Trafficking Police and Destiny Rescue agents in the country's largest, most dangerous and most daring operation.

A compound operated and defended by an armed human trafficking cartel is holding up to 150 women and children against their will. Here they are sold for sex within squalid conditions.

Destiny Rescue agents have infiltrated the cartel, built the case and must now join the operation to bring this establishment down. Agents face the prospect of a live-fire situation and reflect upon this new level of danger. They consider all they must do to prepare and just how far they might go
to rescue the precious young lives held as sex slaves.
Until all are free,
P.S. Do you know someone who might be interested in watching Operation Phantom? You are welcome to forward this email. Also, don’t forget to add a personal message about why you enjoyed the documentary.
Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug peoples past, present and emerging as the traditional owners of the land where our Club resides and pay our respects to them.