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This Week
 
 
This week we have the privilege of having Liesl Tesch MP, Member for Gosford, as our special guest speaker.  The meeting will be an in-person meeting at Breakers Country Club.
 
Members are asked to book in for the meeting.  This is the message sent out by Robyn regarding booking in procedures.
 
Hi Members,
 
We are trialing a new booking system whereby we will book in for each meeting via Sticky Tickets
 
Here are the instructions:
 
Go to            https://www.stickytickets.com.au/
 
In The "Find Tickets" box type in Rotary Club of Terrigal and  click "Find Tickets"
Find the date you wish to book for and  BUY TICKETS   You can buy for dinner $26.75  or meeting only $10.50    this includes the booking fee.
 
Bookings must be made midday on WEDNESDAYS as Michael needs to confirm numbers with the club.  You can cancel up until 2 pm on Wednesday by contacting Michael.
 
If you don't book in by midday on Wednesday you may not get dinner!  
 
Please give this a go, we can discuss any issues or concerns.

If you are unable to use this system this week, please call Michael and let him know so that he can give breakers the correct numbers,
 
 
Hope this explains the new system well enough
 
Regards
Robyn Ratcliff
0417 677903
 
 
Liesl Tesch MP, Labor Member for Gosford
 
Liesl Tesch was one of the most decorated and respected members of the Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, when she retired in 2011 to begin a new career in Para-sailing.
 
A little over a year later, she was crowned Paralympic champion for the first time, after partnering with Daniel Fitzgibbon in the two-person keelboat SKUD18 to win Australia’s first Paralympic gold medal in that event and Paralympics Australia’s Team of the Year award alongside Daniel and the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers.
 
Two world titles followed, and in 2016, Liesl and Daniel cemented their place among the greatest ever Para-sailors, finishing first in eight of their 11 races and second in the remaining three, to become the first team in history to win back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in the two-person keelboat SKUD18.
For this, Liesl and Daniel were again honoured with Paralympics Australia’s Team of the Year award – along with the rest of the Australian Para-sailing team – and Liesl was named the inaugural winner of the Uncle Kevin Coombs Medal for the Spirit of the Games.
 
Soon after, she retired from Paralympic sport to pursue a career in politics, and in 2017, became the first wheelchair user to be elected to the NSW Parliament.
 
As well as her two Paralympic gold medals in Para-sailing, Liesl also won two silver medals and a bronze in wheelchair basketball between 1992 and 2008.
 
Liesl lives in Woy Woy, and has taught students at local public schools including Brisbane Water Secondary College where she taught until being elected to the NSW parliament in 2017.

Liesl Tesch fights every day to help our local kids get the best education possible. Liesl is proud to be a local and has the drive and determination to make the Central Coast an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

 
 
 
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President's Report
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
We’ve had a grand start to the year.  Corinne Hodson, an inspirational speaker addressed our return to, face to face, meetings last week.   Thanks you to PDG Graeme Davies, our ADGs, Liz North, Christine Owen and Jill Hamilton, plus members from Erina and Kincumber clubs who joined in this celebration.
 
This week, our most recent member, David arranged a very successful dinner outing to Trojans Restaurant at the Haven. Twenty five of us attended on a cool, wet and windy evening but had great food and companionable fellowship.  This is a great start to our proposed regular monthly outings.  Congratulations David.
 
At this week’s board meeting it was agreed to fund one student to Barang Youth Camp and to show our gratitude to the Scouts for making their hall available for our book fair. We shall also make a donation to their cause. 
 
This coming Thursday Leisl Tesch, Labour Member for Gosford will address our meeting at Breakers Club.  Our two RYPEN students from Terrigal High School will tell us of their goals for the summer camp.  Sadly RYPEN camp will, this year, be online rather than face to face. Having seen the planned program, I’m sure the students will, nonetheless, gain many new leadership skills.
 
Robyn will be sending out a new booking link to be used, from now on, for bookings at Breakers.
 
Last week, Lyn Davies took Stewart’s wife Suellen to visit him in hospital.  Stewart has done well and will be off to rehab in Woy Woy very soon. Thank you Lyn.
 
This week, Gina sent out a Centurion Membership form.  For those of us who haven’t already completed the form and contributed to our Foundation for this year, please consider doing so.  With the cancellation of face to face meetings, we have each saved $20 a week, over the last year.  That is at least $800.  Please consider contributing a portion of, if not all, of this $800 to your very own Charity, our Foundation.  Furthermore, your contribution is tax deductible – your dinner at Breakers wasn’t.
 
SPEAKER  21 JANUARY 2021 – Corinne Hodson, Barang Regional Alliance
 
Corrine opened by honouring this land of the Darkinjung people and explained that Barang in the Darkinjung language means “tomorrow”.  Our area boasts one of the largest populations of our First Nation People in the country and our area has the fastest growing population of Aboriginal peoples in Australia.  At last count we saw approximately 12500 Aboriginal people here with 49% of those people being under 18.
 
Corrine, introduced her colleagues, Vickie Parry, Executive Director, and Gary Field, Manager then went onto explain the many branches of service beneath the Barang banner.  There is Bara Barang for youth, cultural strengthening, Gudjagang Nigara with quality supportive programs for young childen, Mingaletta for family support, NAISDA dance college, Yerin Health Services and The Glen, drug and alcohol rehab. Centre.
 
A passion of Corinne and her colleagues is their Empowering Youth Summit held in March for the last 2 years and about to take place again.  This event receives no government funding but Barang workers volunteer their time planning, setting up and running the event.  Corinne and her team of volunteers raise funds during the year by speaking to groups like ours. I have read through reports on the last two youth camps and have seldom come across a more professional and carefully thought out program, the basis of which provides what the youth see as missing in their lives and wish to explore to help empower them into the future.
 
It was a wonderful and stimulating presentation given by Corinne and to finish Corinne honoured us by playing and singing a song she had composed.  The most beautiful voice!  Thank you Corinne, Vicky and Gary.  
 
Toast to International Club - John
Welcome RYPEN – Lynn Wilson
Four Way Test – Lyn Davies
Room set up Mark, Andrew
Desk – Robyn and Janet
Tidy up – Geoff and Michael
Thank Speaker – Mark
Write up speaker - Robyn
 
 
 
 
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Polio Update
 
 
A special update on vaccine-derived poliovirus by Rotary International PolioPlus Chair, Mike McGovern will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, 20th January at 9am.
 
Details are as follows:
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 915 2768 2439
Passcode: 251934
 
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Australia Day Zoom meeting
 
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Our National Australia Day celebration event is now in place with speakers, performers and signature projects to be showcased confirmed.  We are looking forward to delivering an inspiring event fit for our ongoing Centenary Celebrations.
 
We will be live streaming the event to all who book online.  Please encourage Rotarians, Friends and Community and Business Partners in your District/Club to book and join in this wonderful celebration.
 
Attached is a flyer promoting the event with the link to book inserted and below for your access.
 
If your Club is looking for marketing collateral, approved artwork is attached and available on this link: https://rotarydistrict9800.org.au/sitepage/australiaday2021
 
I hope you can join this free event of celebration.
 
Best regards,
 
Philip
 
 Philip Archer (D9800)
District Governor 2020-21
 
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Upper Blue Mountains Trivia Night
 
  
 
 
Hello fellow Presidents of District 9685,
 
We, in the Blue Mountains, are supporting the development of services and housing for homeless people in the Blue Mountains area.  We are working with Wentworth Community Housing (soon to be Link Wentworth Community Housing) to establish a village in the Katoomba area with services provided by Link Wentworth. 
 
We are raising funds to secure an appropriately located property to get the village established.  We have set a 3 year target of $30,000 per year.  We are a pinch close to $15,000 after 8 months and when we get to $15,000, we are on the list by the Dick Smith Community Grant scheme for a matching $15,000.  We have set a goal of $30,000 per year for 3 years. 
 
So, please put a place holder on Saturday the 20th February as per the flyer attached.  I’ll be sending more details of how to connect (via Zoom) and play (using Kahoot!) you can share with your members.
 
There will be prizes:  For first place there is a $30 Woolies Voucher for each player in the team (up to six); Second place is a $20 voucher to a maximum of 6 in the team and Third place a $10 voucher for each player in the team up to a maximum of 6.  I will need at least one team member’s email address to which I will send the Zoom link a few days before the event.
 
We have almost reached the $15,000 mark in the RAWCS project account https://donations.rawcs.com.au/102-2019-20 when the Dick Smith Foundation Community Grant will kick in.  Your help will move us over the line.
 
 
Thanks and regards,
Paul Campbell
0402 663 221
President 2019-2021
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District Conference
 
 
Zoom / On-Line
Mar 13, 2021 8:00 AM –
Mar 14, 2021 4:00 PM
 
 
Update on District Conference from D9685 Communications Director
 
Here are a couple of reminders for you and your members.
 
1.  Your Club's 3 to 5 minute video is due to me by the 31st of January. The best 10 will be featured at the District 9685 Virtual Conference in March. The video voted to be the best will win for the Club a PHF to be awarded by the Club to anyone they wish.
 
2. In the last eNews of 2020, it was announced that the $5.00 per member charge for the Conference has been cancelled. Clubs will not be invoiced for this amount. So lets encourage all members to participate and join us in the Conference, Plan how your Club will do this - either individually at home, small groups in members homes, or as a group at a venue. If in groups, plan your catering.
 
3. Encourage all of you members to register, so that the links can be sent to them. Click HERE
 
4. The next District Governor's eNews is coming out next Thursday. Encourage all members to read it.
 
Marilyn
Marilyn Kenney
The Rotary Club of Springwood Inc.
Communications Director 2020-2021
Rotary District 9685
www.rotarydistrict 9685.org.au
ckenney@bigpond.net.au           
0404 041 325
 
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Rotary in Review
 
 
 
To read the January edition of Rotary in Review Click here
 
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What's New in The Learning Centre
 
 
New in the Learning Center
Some new courses are now available in the Learning Center:
  • Rotary Foundation Basics. This course has been updated and includes a new quiz to test your knowledge.
  • Leadership Basics. This course from Toastmasters International focuses on essential leadership skills and is now available in several languages.
  • Leading a Team. This Toastmasters International course focuses on leading a small team and is now available in several languages.
  • Rotary’s Action Plan and You. This course shows you how your club can make a greater impact and implement other facets of the Action Plan. It’s now available in several languages.
  • Get Ready: District International Service Committee. This course shows the committee’s role in connecting members with resources to carry out sustainable service projects.
 
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Centenary Project
Following the last Cluster Meeting the subcommittee was tasked with looking at the addition of a plaque to commemorate 100 years of Rotary in Australia to the current Rotary plaques at the Rotary Puddle Garden in Festival Gardens at Mt Penang.
 
This is to update you all on the progress we have made thus far.
 
We have made an application to Hunter Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC), who operate the gardens for permission to install the new plaque. Below is a photo indicating the proposed location of the new plaque. The new plaque is the same height but twice the width of the existing plaques and will be made of the same/similar stone. Our contact at HCCDC indicated that approval should be a formality and would be granted.
 
We have come up with a design for the plaque and costed the supply and installation of the plaque at $2,076.00 which equates to $138.40 for each of the 15 clubs. The supplier has indicated that the plaque would take 3-4 weeks to supply and install.
 
 
 
 
Max Pittolo
President, Rotary Club of Kariong Somersby
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Rotary Leadership Institute
Want to learn more about the wonderful organisation we belong to?
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute is a great way to add to your Rotary knowledge: 
 
President Mary: "I encourage any member who hasn’t attended RLI to now attend.  Being online there is no need to travel.  A quick easy way to learn about this amazing organisation to which we all belong.  Lynn, mark and Mary found the experience well worthwhile.
 
What better way to spend time under Covid restrictions."
 
 
The following is an article by the District 9685 RLI Coordinator for 2020-21, Christine Owen
 
'I want to encourage you to have Club members sign up for the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in this new Rotary year as it is a relevant, valuable learning and development opportunity for Rotarians of all experience levels.
 
Following a successful trial, the RLI course has moved online (via Zoom) and will be conducted as a compact weekend course. Each course will commence with an introductory session on Friday night and continue over Saturday and Sunday, power-packed to enhance participant’s Rotary knowledge and leadership skills which can be used in their Rotary life straight away.  It is great value at only $30 including all materials and undertaken from the convenience of their own home!
 
Should circumstances permit, face to face courses may be re-introduced in 2021 at a cost of $75 including all materials, coffee breaks and lunch. The venue will be advised nearer to the dates.
 
Led by experienced facilitators, graduates have described RLI as ‘the best Rotary training’ they have had. 
 
Registrations are done online at rli.rotarydistrict9685.org.au 
 
Dates are:
 
RLI 61           Fri 26/Sat 27/Sun 28 February 2021 Face to Face*
RLI 62          Fri 14/Sat 15/Sun 16 May 2021 Face to Face*
RLI 63          Fri 18/Sat 19/Sun 20 June 2021 Online
 
*May be changed to online if circumstances dictate.'
 
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Next Meeting
 
Our next social dinner will be on Thursday, 25th February 2021 - Venue to be advised.
 
Our next formal Club meeting will be held on Thursday 18th February at Breakers Country Club at 6pm. Special Guest speaker will be Dick Whittaker, Bush Care member and our 'resident' weatherman.
 
As always, partners are welcome to attend.
 
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Next Coffee Meeting
 
Our next fortnightly informal get-together over coffee
 
Thursday, 11th February 2021, at 11am, Aromas, Terrigal
 
 
Future coffee meetings will  be held on Thursdays at 11am and will alternate with our fortnightly Club Meetings
 
 
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Rotary Theme Calendar
  
ROTARY MONTHLY THEME  CALENDER 
  
 
July
New Leadership Month
August
Membership & New Club Development
September
Basic Education and Literacy
October
Economic and Community Development
November
Rotary Foundation Month
December
Disease Prevention & Treatment
January
Vocational Service
February
Peace & Conflict Resolution / Rotary’s Birthday
March
Water and Sanitation
April
Maternal & Child Health
May
Youth Services
June
Rotary Fellowship – International Convention Taipei
                 
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