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On Wednesday 26th February we welcome back our fantastical Prof Bhuvan Unhelkar to Avondale GC from the US of A where he will entertain and inform us with the topic, The Role of Rotary in Society. 

Bhuvan is a speaker much in demand throughout the world and we are delighted and thankful that he is back at his old Club to keep us up to date on what is happening.                                     

Wednesday 19th Feb a night to remember at Avondale GC with Patricia Garcia AO, a Rotary Peace Fellow. 
In 2017 Patricia was awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship.  

She has had over 20 years’ experience working in the world’s conflicts including Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Bosnia and Burma. She has organised and managed humanitarian aid and development programs to assist refugees and is actively engaged in humanitarian advocacy. 

The Wednesday 12th Feb Youth Night at Canisius House was a fantastic evening organised by Youth Director Lyndall King. 

We watched and listened to skilful presentations from Kira Trahana who attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Queensland, three of our four 2020 RYLA students, Isaac Biddle, Georgia Lowden & Mitchell Frater-Baird, and our recent RYPEN attendees in Zoe Taylor & Max Mandile reported on their experiences at these fantastic Rotary initiatives for training and introducing our youth and young adults to some                                                 of the best industry leaders and trainers available.                                                                           

St Ives is extremely proud of our young representatives and we look forward to supporting further programs this year.

We were sad to learn that a wonderful St Ives Rotarian in Ken Shields passed peacefully away last week, aged 92. Ken was President of St Ives in 1980-81, awarded a PHF in 1983, and represented our Club on numerous District and Community committees. Ken was a great persuader in getting Rotarians and our Council to try new things. For example, he was one of the instigators of the NYSF, various Student Exchange programs and several local community projects. 

He and wife Noel (The Admiral) were involved in everything. He was also an enormous help to me personally when I changed occupations in the mid 80’s. Dinah and I are so sad in his passing and we send our sympathy and best wishes to his family personally, and on behalf of the Rotary Club of St Ives.  

Family and friends are warmly invited to celebrate Ken’s life at 10.30am on Saturday 22nd February at Warriewood Brook Anglican Retirement Village Clubhouse, 6-14 Macpherson Street, Warriewood. In lieu of flowers, consider donation to Garvan Medical Research Institute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Club will continue to support those affected by the drought and bushfires. We invite members and friends to make tax deductible donations through our Trust account. We will let the experts and those on the ground select where to donate. However, rest assured that we will donate wherever we are advised support is needed.
“St Ives Rotary Charitable Trust” BSB: 633 000 - Account: 161 181 482
We will issue a receipt for all donations greater than $2 and forward 100% to either the Rotary Clubs of Australia Drought Appeal or the Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

Both these appeals are administered through Bendigo Bank and we selected them as 100% of the funds we contribute “go directly to the communities in need”. 
Please advise Treasurer John Steel on jlsteel@optusnet.com.au which appeal you select.

 

HUGE ‘thankyous’ to Chief Organiser Harold Morgan, Assistant Organiser & Treasurer, John Steel, and to everyone who volunteered their services yesterday. While everyone did a magnificent job giving up a dry Saturday, we especially thank Tim England for his fantastic marketing posters display (again) and his double shift cooking and cleaning the BBQ. Grateful thanks to one and all.

Net profit was $1,595.70 which exceeded our previous effort by more than 50%!! Our first-all time use of the mobile EFTPOS machine was responsible for $113.00 worth of sales and a number of customers complimented us for having this facility available. The Donation bucket and EFT contributions received donations of $404.30 and so the total raised for the farmers will be $2,000 again!

 

 

 


           

This week our meeting has a focus on Rotary Youth which is always a fabulous evening! Visitors are always welcome and if you would like to learn more about Rotary Club of St Ives and our Youth Programs you are welcome to join us by depositing $35pp for your meal (with BYO) by Sunday 6pm  into our club account, together with your name, or leave a message below and we will be in touch.  
BANK DETAILS:
St Ives Rotary BSB: 633 000
Account: 161 181 334

Our Club will continue to support those affected by the drought and bushfires. We invite members and friends to make tax deductible donations through our Trust account “St Ives Rotary Charitable Trust” BSB: 633 000 - Account: 161 181 482  

We will issue a receipt for all donations greater than $2 and forward 100% to either the Rotary Clubs of Australia Drought Appeal or the Bushfire Disaster Appeal. Both these appeals are administered through Bendigo Bank and we selected them as 100% of the funds we contribute “go directly to the communities in need”.  Please advise Treasurer John Steel on  jlsteel@optusnet.com.au which appeal you select.

 
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Wednesday 26 February 6.30pm
Avondale Golf Club
Pymble, NSW 2075
Australia
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Speakers
Dr Bhuvan Unhelker
Feb 26, 2020
The Role of Rotary in Society
Frank Dobosi
Mar 04, 2020
A Short History of Mosiac
Breakfast Fellowship Meeting
Mar 11, 2020
The Blue Jar
Bobbo Briefing
Mar 18, 2020
The St Ives Club
Lifeline Bobbo Briefing catchup
Mar 23, 2020
For people who can't make it on 18 March
Briefing on PhD Project
Mar 25, 2020
Avondale Golf Club
Breakfast fellowship meeting
Apr 01, 2020
The Blue Jar
TBA
Apr 08, 2020
Canisius House
Fellowship Meeting
Apr 15, 2020
The St Ives Club
Bobbo Presentation Evening
May 20, 2020
Avondale Golf Club $45pp

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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 attend@stivesrotary.asn.au if you would like to attend a meeting. Our Club Secretary, will confirm your attendance.
 
 
 
 

 
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The Rotary Club of St Ives welcomes Corporate Sponsors who would like to promote their businesses and help us with our service projects and charitable activities.  This website is visited by our members and the general public hundreds of times per month, and provides ongoing name recognition and contact details for our sponsors.
 
Sponsorship also includes advertising placement in our weekly newsletter, The Waratah, and in our public activities.
 
The "Silver Sponsor" package is $500 per year.
 
The "Gold Sponsor" package, costing $1000 per year. 
 
To apply for sponsorship, please click here for the application form, and send it back to the address indicated.
 
 
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Hi Everyone,                                                                                                                                                

Last week’s meeting at Avondale with Patricia Garcia AO, Rotary Peace Fellow, was an educational night with a great meal and good company.
Patricia explained how measuring peace at the global and national level allows us to assess the social, political and economic factors that create peace. Each year the Institute for Economics and Peace produces the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, ranking 163 countries according to their levels of peace. I found it interesting that Australia was only #13.

The Positive Peace Report 2019 explained how the ‘Positive Peace Index’ (PPI) shows much more than the absence of violence. Positive Peace describes the attitudes, structures and institutions that underpin and sustain peaceful societies. The Institute has developed a conceptual framework, known as the Pillars of Peace that outlines a system of eight factors that work together to build positive peace. Those countries with a high or improving PPI have better environmental outcomes, a stronger resilience to disasters and political shocks and higher measures of wellbeing. Thank you to our 16 guests who attended and we hope you enjoyed the night. 

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears” – A very good Aussie film!
Dinah and I were fortunate enough to meet with Essie Davis and Nathan Page yesterday, the stars of the new Phryne Fisher film opening this Wednesday 26th Feb, and then watch their film.
It is a very good film in the style of Indiana Jones, filmed in Morocco, the Sahara and Melbourne.
We really enjoyed it and can recommend it. If you do think you will go and see it, try to go on the weekend as that will influence the ‘backers’ to finance another film and/or series! We need more good Aussie films!

Board Meeting 5.30pm this week prior to our general membership guest speaker meeting.  Board Directors are reminded to please send monthly reports through day prior.

Next Wednesday 26th Feb [6:30PM for 7PM] we welcome back our fantastical Prof Bhuvan Unhelkar to Avondale GC from the US of A where he will entertain and inform us with Bhuvan’s Experiences in the USA (and elsewhere) and his main subject, The Role of Rotary in Society. Bhuvan is a speaker much in demand throughout the world and we are delighted and thankful that he is back at his old Club to keep us up to date on what is happening.
We also have a Board Meeting from 5:30PM at AGC.

On Wednesday 4th March at Canisius our own Frank Dobosi will speak on The History of Mosaics. Not only will Frank describe the evolution of mosaics from Mesopotamian times to the history of mosaics in Australia. Frank is well known for his skill in creating mosaic art so we look forward to his exposition.
Please bring some guests!

Membership
We have two potential members of our Club with a third in preliminary discussions. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing these potential members to you at meetings. Get to know them as well as enjoying the meeting. Our Club needs new members so we can enjoy Rotary and spread the volunteering.

The BOBBO is ‘on’ 29th March
This event is a major charity fund raiser and publicity event for our four Rotary Clubs, namely St Ives, Wahroonga, Turramurra and Ku-ring-gai. Please volunteer or arrange volunteers by contacting John Waterhouse. We still need more so that volunteers can get a break after a few hours marshalling, guiding, feeding or administering this event. Our St Ives Club volunteer briefing is on 18March at 7pm at the St Ives Club as part of our normal weekly meeting. Volunteers who just require the briefing can meet at Lifeline at 7pm on 23 March. The committee met last Thursday and all preparations are ‘on track’.

St Ives Food & Wine Festival has been confirmed for 13th September 2020. 
We have had our regular F&W committee meeting last week and we request members to look for sponsors and participants for this, our major Club fundraising event.

New Rotary Collaboration with Toastmasters
“Rotary is proud to be working with Toastmasters International, a leading international educational organization that helps its members become more effective speakers, communicators, and leaders.

This new collaboration is designed to enhance your membership experience, as well as help you expand your network, develop your leadership and communication skills, and make an even bigger impact in your community. There are many ways your club can get involved with the Toastmasters collaboration. To start, find a Toastmasters club and arrange a visit, or invite a Toastmasters member to one of your club service activities or social events.  

We  look forward to building on our existing relationship with the St Ives Toastmasters.

Drought Recovery Donations
Our Club will continue to support those affected by the drought and bushfires. We invite members and friends to make tax deductible donations through our Trust account. We will let the experts and those on the ground select where to donate. However, rest assured that we will donate wherever we are advised support is needed.
“St Ives Rotary Charitable Trust” BSB: 633 000 - Account: 161 181 482
We will issue a receipt for all donations greater than $2 and forward 100% to either the Rotary Clubs of Australia Drought Appeal or the Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
Both these appeals are administered through Bendigo Bank and we selected them as 100% of the funds we contribute “go directly to the communities in need”. 
Please advise Treasurer John Steel on jlsteel@optusnet.com.au which appeal you select.

LATE BREAKING NEWS
The National Rotary Bushfire Appeal has this week EXCEEDED $1,000,000 in donations and pledges!
This is a fabulous achievement and reflection of the faith put in Rotary for its ability to return these donations to the communities so very much in need.
 

Have a great week!

Russell Crofts
President

 

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    February 1
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    February 8
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    February 9
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    February 1
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    February 23
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