President's Report 
What a busy week of fundraising, Rotary awareness, fellowship and fun.
Firstly a busy two days BBQing at Norman Lindsay, with those who were able to assist, serving up great snags & steaks while spreading Rotary goodwill to the limited number of patrons and enjoying some fun and fellowship. Thanks to everyone, especially the Friends, who turned out in such hot weather.
Monday night was full of laughs and enjoyment for all who made it to our Barefoot Bowls Night which was followed by an enjoyable meal and lots of chit chat. Thanks to Dee and the Bowls instructors.
On Tuesday evening Jenny’s Rotary Awareness get together with six invitees was classified a success. Several members relayed their Rotary experiences over time, and a small amount of information was discussed with the guests asking many questions. Thank you to Jenny for all the time and effort put into making this happen.
Wednesday saw seven attendees at our Monthly Men’s Morning Tea where we discussed & solved numerous World Issues, while Cheryl & Deborah did the same in the Op Shop!! Hope to see a few more along next month.
I am happy to report that Carrie’s surgery went well and she should be dancing again soon.
This week we have Kirsten from our D9685 Environmental Team along to bring us up to date with objectives & project ideas.
Next Saturday we have parking at the Norman Lindsay Jazz Night, which we almost had to pull out of, but thanks again to several Friends of the Club we were able to put together a team.
We also welcome Kelvin back from his recent escapades and will finally induct him into the Club.
Over the coming weeks it is anticipated three more members will be inducted and we await the decisions of last Tuesday’s attendees as to their desire to join us.
A huge WELL DONE to Deborah for her initiative to make Pocket Pals for Earthquake Victims in Turkey & Syria.  The information which Marilyn included in this week’s District Round Up is included elsewhere. Come on ladies lets help Deborah make this a huge success. Deborah advises already receiving several requests for members in other Clubs for the pattern.
 .  Pocket Pals for Earthquake Victims
Our inspiring club knitter, Deborah Wood (RC of Springwood Inc), has developed an easy knitting pattern for these so very cute Pocket Pals for children who are earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
She is encouraging Rotary members and friends in our District to start knitting so that we can send a consignment overseas in the near future. They are little and cute, approximately 12 cm long made from a knitted rectangle, and are easy to knit for even the most amateur of knitters.
Once there is a collection of the knitted ‘skeletons’, we recommend that clubs hold a ‘stitching and stuffing day’ where the collective group can finish them off and ready them for sending.
Would your club be interested? The pattern is available from Deborah Wood on
Let’s start knitting!
Upcoming Events
Buttenshaw Park Gardening
Buttenshaw Park
Mar 04, 2023 8:30 AM
Norman Lindsay Gallery Jazz Night Parking
Norman Lindsay Gallery
Mar 04, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Mar 06, 2023 7:00 PM
Board Meeting - Springwood Rotary
Ori Cafe
Mar 13, 2023 6:00 PM
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Mar 13, 2023 7:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser
Bunnings - Valley Heights
Mar 18, 2023
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Mar 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Election Day BBQ
Ellison Primary School
Mar 25, 2023
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Mar 27, 2023 7:00 PM
Buttenshaw Park Gardening
Buttenshaw Park
Apr 01, 2023 8:30 AM
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Apr 03, 2023 7:00 PM
Men's Morning Tea
Winmalee Village
Apr 05, 2023 11:00 AM
Board Meeting - Springwood Rotary
Ori Cafe
Apr 10, 2023 6:00 PM
Springwood Rotary Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Apr 10, 2023 7:00 PM
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Mar 06, 2023 7:00 PM
Rotary District 9685 Environmental Team
Mar 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Springwood Refugee Settlement Group
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Community Matters

This past week has seen the Club support the Norman Lindsay Gallery 50th Anniversary weekend. The result for the weekend was somewhat disappointing for us, and I presume for the Gallery, because the number of public attending was very low. After reconciling our left over food and takings we made a little under $400 nett profit. This  event was a bit of a gamble because we could only plan for the Gallery’s estimate of numbers which was 2-300 visitors per day with Sunday likely to be the busiest. As it was we had more than enough volunteers and, while it was very warm and humid especially on Sunday, a convivial time was had by all and I congratulate all involved for their cheerfulness and enthusiasm despite the heat and the lack of customers.
Tomorrow evening we are involved with assisting the Norman Lindsay Gallery with car parking for their Jazz Night. Today, four of us led by Bill marked out the grounds to assist those who have volunteered to man this event. I must add that we barely had enough volunteers to allow us to go ahead with this event.
You will see the request for volunteers for the Bunnings BBQ on Saturday 18 March in your mailboxes in the next couple of days. Please consider volunteering because each member only spends 2 ½ hours at the BBQ and it is a fund raiser for us.
The planning for the Election BBQ for Ellison Primary School is underway and there will be more information shortly. I’m sure you all know that it is on 25 March. You may also see a call for volunteers for the Faulconbridge Public School Film Night on 17 March. I had initially said no to this function because it was the night before the Bunnings event but I am reconsidering it with the P and C at Faulconbridge to see if we can make it work. As with all our events, fund-raising and community service events, they cannot be successful without your support by volunteering.
Bruce W.
Membership Development
International Women’s Day is 8 March, a time to honor the achievements of women around the world and raise awareness of the work that’s still needed to achieve equity. 

Join Rotary in celebrating International Women’s Day 2023! Our virtual, multi-day observance seeks to raise awareness about the barriers that women around the world face as professional and local leaders  and to build a supportive community to take collective action for change. The events, presented in English, are open to Rotary members and nonmembers of all genders.

The first event, on 8 March, is a Facebook Live session with Rotary President Jennifer Jones, Vice President Nicki Scott, and guests. 

Use #IWD2023  to find other events or post information about your own!  

Membership Development team
Rotary International

Some Pictures from the Norman Lindsay Gallery Event


Barefoot Bowls Pictures

Pictures from a delightful afternoon attempting to Bowlby those of us with NO knowledge of the game. ( Editors note: Colin K. claimed he had never played but trounced his erstwhile competitor 2 - 1... I think he was a ring-in...). This was followed by dinner in the Sports Club where fun and fellowship abounded. Thank you Dee for your organisation of the very successful event.
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.