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We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Cronulla RSL
38 Gerrale St.
Cronulla, NSW  2230
Australia
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A visit from the District Governor is always a great meeting and last week was not an exception. DG Sue Hayward and Mike were our guests and the night was fast paced with a little fun thrown in. Sue reminded us of several District projects but emphasized the many ways we can help out our country cousins during this prolonged drought.
The focus of our meeting on Tuesday June 26 was the changeover of President from Neil Newbould to Carmen Stein. Neil gave us a summary of our achievements during his year, and Carmen outlined where her main focus will be this year, and introduced her Board. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a 2 sapphire PHF to Hal Niemeyer recognising his outstanding service to the club. It was fitting the award was made on the day that Hal & Sigrid celebrated their joint birthday.
 
On a beautiful sunny day last Saturday, the District 9675 Changeover was held at St George Motor Boat Club where outgoing DG Stephen Britten handed over the reins to DGE Sue Hayward. Our club was well represented with 9 representatives attending. It was a great day of fellowship and award presentations and the highlight for Cronulla Rotary was receiving from Stephen Britten the award for the Best International Project.

Another very successful golf day was held on Monday 19 February 2018. 

The event raises money for Motor Neurone Disease research. Motor neurone disorders (MND) are one of the most rapidly-progressive age-related diseases known to man. There is no known cure and no effective treatment for MND. Each day two Australian people die from MND. 

The golf day event helps us sponsor PHD scholarships. Dr. Dharmadasa is a Neurologist who recently completed her Advanced Training in Neurology through the Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Alfred Hospital, Victoria.  Through this time she cultivated a particular interest in motor neurone disease, and is now commencing a PhD in this area under Professor Matthew Kiernan, University of Sydney, Co-funded by The Rotary Club of Cronulla.

Numbers were up again this year at the annual Pre-WWll Vintage Car and Bike Show. In the 8 hours of the show it is estimated 25,000 people came through the mall to see Pre-WWII machines, many of which were well over 100 years old.
 
The event raises much needed funds for the Sylvanvale Kids Club. The Kids Club is vital to the Sutherland Shire and surrounding communities. Sylvanvale Kids Club ensures that school aged children with disabilities are cared for after school, during school holidays and on weekends. The event would not be a success if it was not for support from the Sutherland Shire Council, the Sylvanvale Foundation and Cronulla Rotary members.
Ralf Zuke, president of the Rotary Club of Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA, will complete Ralph’s Rickshaw Ride for Polio from St. Louis, Missouri, USA to the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada. This ride will last 22 days with the goal to raise $22,000. Each day is in honor of one of the preventable cases of polio in 2017.
There are millions of people in the world suffering extreme cold. In 1992 Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia and in the past 23 years they have sent more than 400,000 Wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, with the help of  hardworking and generous volunteers. Each wrap consists of 28 squares and if anyone is interested in sewing squares, please contact Lyn Bates. 
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children, ROMAC facilitates life saving surgery for children from more than 20 developing countries. ROMAC is a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation being run entirely by volunteers, many of whom are Rotarians. 
 
Last Wednesday night Carmen and Maria took the ROMAC family from the Solomon Islands to see Vivid with the City of Sydney Rotary Club. Mareen and her mum Akila will be in Australia for 8 months plus, as Mareen has a Desmoid tumour that is being treated at the cancer unit at Randwick Hospital.
 
The "U Turn the Wheel" program is a one-day in-school program that is now being delivered to Year 11 students in every High School in the Sutherland Shire. "U Turn the Wheel" is coordinated by local Rotary Clubs and supported by Sutherland Shire Council. Between 2009 and 2012 the casualty rate of 17-20 year old drivers fell 49% in the Sutherland Shire LGA (where UTTW has 100% of the schools) whereas there was a 13% reduction across the Sydney Region.