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St Ives


THIS WEEK Wednesday 21 August, 7:30am
The Blue Jar
St Ives Shopping Village
St Ives, NSW  2073
District Site
Venue Map
Breakfast Meeting
Aug 21, 2019
The Blue Jar
Andrew Phippen
Aug 28, 2019
St Ives Food and Wine Festival
Sep 08, 2019
St Ives Village Green
End Polio Now Fundraiser Movie: "Ride like a girl"
Sep 15, 2019
Combined St Ives and Wahroonga Rotary Clubs
Breakfast Fellowship Meeting
Sep 18, 2019
The Blue Jar
End Polio Night Fundraiser
Oct 23, 2019
Pymble Golf Club
Melbourne Cup Eve
Nov 04, 2019
Remembrance Day
Nov 13, 2019

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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. 
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Hi Everyone,
Thank you to all of those who have volunteered to assist at our Food & Wine Festival on Sunday 8th September which is now less than 21 days away.

This looks like being our best F&W Festival to date but we need extra bodies, even for a few hours, to look after the many duties before, during and tidying-up after such a wonderfully large event. We are required to leave the Village Green as we found it or be charged clean-up costs.
I wish to again really thank our Committee in Harold Morgan, Peter Lorschy, Di Barnes, John Steel, Milton Drever, Christine Kay and Ann Menck for all their hard work in the organisation and fund raising to date. Please watch for the emails with rosters and requests for help.
Last week on 14th August we enjoyed “A Social Evening” at The Lotus Inn, Wahroonga. The food was fantastic, with great company and some classic stories. 
This Wednesday 21st August we meet at 7:30AM at the Blue Jar for this month’s Breakfast Meeting. Please let Rosemary know if you are attending and EFT the $15 please.
The following week Wednesday 28th August we meet at Avondale at 6:30 for 7:00PM ($35) to welcome Andrew Phippen from the National Maritime Museum present “French Maritime Explorers of Nouvelle Holland –Don’t Underestimate Them!” With a topic like this how can we not be entertained!
Board Members: We also have a Board meeting prior starting at 5:30pm.  Board members are reminded that they need to have submitted their monthly report by the weekend before our Board Meeting on Wednesday 28 August.
Last Tuesday 13th August I enjoyed my visit to the opening of the third D-Caf Dementia Café at the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre!  I watched 18 carers and those affected with various degrees of dementia enjoy a light functional exercise program with trained professionals from the fitness centre together with a chat and a talk over coffee. Our Club helped instigate this project and now really appreciate the commitment of Ku-ring-gai Council and the KNC (Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre) in expanding and funding this program. Perhaps it is time for St Ives RC to contribute towards this project in another way?

On Sunday 15th September we are taking advantage of the offer to Rotary Clubs of a pre-release fund-raiser of the new movie “Ride like a Girl”. Wahroonga and St Ives Clubs are in the process of organising an afternoon session with the aim of filling all 380 seats at a price of $20 to $25 a ticket plus a family concession package. Details have just been released. All proceeds to End Polio Now.  The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Director: Rachel Griffiths.  Writers: Andrew Knight (screenplay), Elise McCredie (screenplay). Stars: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton.
On 24th October, D9685 is ”Train Ride(s) to End Polio” around Sydney. There are 187 stations in the Sydney area and DG Kalma would like each Club to contribute a total of $10 per station per Club. This could include any sponsors or extra contributions we receive and I plan to travel for a dozen or more stations from Gordon to have a bit of fun as well.
Best wishes and have a great week.
President Russell

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Greg Bell
    August 5
  • Russell Crofts
    August 12
  • George Papallo OAM
    August 24
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Marika Lorschy
    August 26
  • John Steel
    Robin Steel
    August 5
  • Frank Dobosi
    Aniko Dobosi
    August 22
  • Vien Nguyen
    Shane Marshall
    August 24
Join Date:
  • Brian Coleman
    August 17, 1988
    31 years
  • John Waterhouse
    August 17, 2016
    3 years
  • Lyndall King
    August 18, 2010
    9 years
  • Ann Menck
    August 23, 2017
    2 years
  • Milton Drever
    August 23, 2017
    2 years