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  President's Report 
You are all now aware of the passing of our wonderful Bob Templeman. Bob had joined Strathfield Club in 1979 and served that Club as President and was involved in various District roles over the years including that of District Treasurer. I have been blessed to have known Bob firstly thru our involvement on District and more recently since joining Springwood as a friend and mentor on both matters of Rotary, Treasurering & life in general. I will miss him greatly as many of you will also. To Jan, Susan and all the family we send our commiserations and love.
 
Thanks to Lucian for passing on some information regarding the Regionalisation trial programme that our Zone 8 is a participant. I encourage you all to read the information being sent out and also to attend one of the Webinar information sessions.
 
Our guest speaker Monday evening is Phillip Sen, postponed due to last months terrible weather, who will tell us more about the Habitat for Humanity programme.
 
This week our own Bill C celebrated his 82nd birthday with a small party at the nursing home. He even played the piano (see separate article) for the guests.
Pleasing to hear so many of our not so well members are recovering well.
 
Today I delivered a full shopping trolley of donated flood relief items from the box at Winmalee Village to the Neighbourhood Centre for distribution
 
Norm K. - Prseident
 
 
From Bronwyn:
 
I visited Bill C. yesterday at the Lodge took these photos, with his permission, of him playing the piano. I did say they might turn up in the Springword at some time and he said then he would see them as well.
 
Yesterday was Bills birthday and he had a party out in the sunshine in the courtyard which both Margaret and Bill and some of the nurses said was lovely.
 
Visiting hours are very flexible there and I called in around 2pm. You have to have a RATS Covid test there and they gave me a particular type of mask to wear but otherwise it was easy to get to see him.
 
It may still be wise to call Margaret if anyone is going to see him as only two people can be there at a time and he is going to church on Sunday mornings now and was telling me he was going to his sons birthday party in a couple of weeks. Bill would love to see anyone who has a little time to spare to call in for a chat. 
 
         
 
 
  
 
 
July 25th Meeting 'Winners'
  • Lucky Door Prize: Marilyn
  • Pick a Card - 25 cards for $1,088!
         Valda - 4 of Clubs - (so sad) 😏
 
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Aug 01, 2022 6:30 PM
 
Bob Templeman Funeral
Leura Memorial Gardens
Aug 02, 2022 1:30 PM
 
Buttenshaw Park Gardening
Aug 06, 2022 8:30 AM
 
Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Aug 08, 2022 6:30 PM
 
Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Aug 15, 2022 6:30 PM
 
Ellison Athletics Day - Glenbrook Oval - Sizzle
Glenbrook Oval
Aug 18, 2022
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Flood Relief for Greater Sydney with Comedy
Diamond Showroom, Blacktown Workers
Aug 19, 2022 7:00 PM
 
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings - Valley Heights
Aug 20, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Ori Cafe
Aug 22, 2022 6:30 PM
 
Dogs Day Out - Norman Lindsay Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery
Aug 28, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
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Speakers
Aug 01, 2022 7:00 PM
Habitat for Humanity Australia
Sep 05, 2022 7:00 PM
Bushfire Awareness Campaign
View entire list
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Regionalisation Pilot Ptoject
You’re invited to attend an information session about the future of Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Six identical webinars are being held in July and August to brief Rotary members in Zone 8 who:
•are not able to attend a club briefing on Regionalisation
•are not able to attend District organised briefings on Regionalisation
•have additional questions or clarifications they are seeking
 
The host for the webinars will be Rotary International Director Jessie Harman. Presenters will be Co-Chairs PDG IngridWaugh and PDG Peter Frueh.
Questions will be asked through the Q&A function and will be moderated by RotaryInternational South Pacific and Philippines Office staff.
Duration will be one hour with approximately twenty minutes ofintroduction and presentation, with the remainder answering questions.
These webinars will be recorded and made available afterwards.
Questions asked will be incorporated into the FrequentlyAsked Questions (FAQ) and answers section of the website:creatingtomorrowrotary.org
 
Content will be the same in each webinar, you only need to attend one that best suits your schedule.
 
 
 
Variety Club's Bikes for Kids 
 

thanks to YOU Springwood Rotary even more adaptive bikes are on the road! Variety Bikes for Kids also funded 6 adaptive bikes for a new inclusive bike program!

The 6 bikes will be used in the Ride2School program and be available for use by participating schools to cater to students with a disability.

The fleet will also form the basis of a new bike program that caters to kids living with disability AND expands its reach into special schools across Victoria.

The impact of these bikes will be far-reaching - the Bicycle Network team delivering the Ride2School program shared “It is globally recognised that regular bike use improves physical health, and cognitive ability, increases life satisfaction and results in better mental and psychological health”.

Variety has also partnered with Bicycle Network to identify priority schools in disadvantaged communities for bike education, and to deliver the standard bikes provided by amazing supporters like you when children don't have bikes.

Secondly, we are rolling out a mountain of other bikes, thanks to you!

Waaia Yalca South Primary School, was our first stop in delivering the bikes, locks and helmets you funded!

Waaia-Yalca is a tiny rural school of 6 pupils located 38 kilometres north of Shepparton.

5 year old Thea, Taylor, 6, Zachary, 10, Violet, 11, Charlotte, 8 and Austin, 12 ALL received brand new bikes. In fact, EVERY child in the school received a bike package as none of the children had bikes of their own.

Excitingly, the Variety team and school organised for the bike delivery to be a surprise – and the reaction was priceless!

We'll continue to deliver brand new bikes to kids living with disability and experiencing disadvantage in the coming weeks and months and look forward to sharing these wonderful moments with you.

Thank YOU for making the lives of kids healthier and shine brighter.

With warm regards,

Ken and Mandy

Variety Chair and CEO
Variety - the Children's Charity 

PO Box 45 SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777