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Message from the President
President's Report for May 28th 2020
Our international speaker Chris van der Leij gave a compelling talk to 48 people on Zoom about the horrendous position people living in South African Townships have found themselves because of the Covid 19 virus.  Millions of people in Africa are starving.  Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club, our Twin Club normally run educational and social programs in their local African Townships.  All programs have ceased because of Covid 19 and because of lock down, all work has also ceased.  The people now need food and warmth and our Twin club is doing their best to supply these to the townships in their area.  Food costs money and together with Helderberg Sunrise we are trying to raise funds to help feed these people.  Not everybody can be saved but if the people normally supported by Helderberg Rotary can be helped, it will be a step in the right direction.   The Western Cape is colder then here in the winter and to think of how much colder one feels with an empty stomach is so distressing.  I have applied for a District Matching Grant so please give generously to our South African Feeding Program to make our grant worthwhile, personal donations marked with your name and SAFeed to Bendigo Bank, BSB 633000.  A/c No., 162539910. 
  ***** GREAT NEWS
We have just received notification that our request for a District Grant, to help with the South African Feeding programme vis Helderberg Sunrise, our sister club,  HAS BEEN GRANTED..  We will be sending money immediately.
I’m pleased to announce that our Honorary Member Ben was offered and has accepted membership of the new Social Impact Network Rotary Club.  I am even more pleased that Ben has agreed to be associated with our Club, to act as Social Media Manager and to attend our club meetings when he is able.  Congratulations Ben
We had our coffee meeting at Mary’s place this Tuesday.  Beautiful weather for sitting on the balcony and a nice group of us were present.  
Our next Zoom meeting is at 1900 Thursday 28 May, 2020.  Please give thought to how you would like our club to look like coming out of Covid 19 and share your suggestions with us on 28th.  Community Director Mark will address the meeting and Youth Director Lynn will talk to us about her experiences at RLI.
The Boag’s have invited us to their new residence for our next coffee meeting 2nd June at 11am.  Address to be supplied in due course.
Our thoughts are now on Changeover scheduled for 25 June 2020.  Hopefully we shall be able to meet in person by then. DG Kalma will join us as will ADG David Rivett and ADG elect Liz North.  If we are on Zoom DG Elect David Clark will join us.  I have booked David Clark for next year and as soon as I know who is DG elect I shall ask them.  Venue to be decided.
Mary Crammond 
Ben's Walk
Walk to Cambodia Total Fundraising & Steps Report
$12,524 = 104 children in Cambodia will gain an education for an entire year
14, 345, 132 steps = Walking from Australia to Cambodia and half way back again
Walk to Cambodia sponsor Ben Brown took part in the fundraiser last month personally raised $1370, earning the 1st Place Highest Individual Fundraiser and the Best Social Media Award. The Rotary Club of Terrigal sponsored $50 towards Ben's walk, he would like to pass on the following message to the club.
Ben: I’d like to thank the Rotary Club of Terrigal for your generous contribution of $50 in supporting children’s education at Human and Hope Association in Cambodia. Your support, encouragement & sponsorship has meant a great deal which in turn gives 104 children a chance of an education in the classroom at Siem Reap, Cambodia. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Terrigal for your amazing support
Well done to Ben, what an amazing effort!
Red Shield Appeal
Usually, at this time of year, we would usually be in Terrigal, rattling buckets, waving banners, EFT machines in hand raising much needed funds for The Salvation Army on their Red Shield Appeal Weekend.
This year, due to restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to do that. So how can we help?
Rotary Clubs working hand in hand with The Salvos goes back many years and never before have they needed us more!
To donate, please click on below link.
Bowel Care 2020
A reminder to our members and friends - get tested now... Ask your local chemist.
The kits are on sale from 1 April – 31 May 2020.  At the end of the program the unsold kits are collected and an invoice is left with the funds coming back to Terrigal Rotary, which are in turn, fully donated to Bowel Care. 
Ikhaya Food Kitchen
Just one of the township and feeding programmes that Helderberg Sunrise support, these are photos from the Somerset West Night Shelter   Following a news report last week in Australia that the SZ Government have been  supplying food to members of townships, from the news footage it was clear that the basic maize would need to be enhanced with vegetables and some protein to make this diet more healthy - this is what Chris and his partner agencies are helping to provide.  Please give what you can to our South African Feeding Programme... personal donations marked with your name and SAFeed to Bendigo Bank, BSB 633000.  A/c No., 162539910. 
We have been fortunate to get a District Grant for these feeding programmes, and, sending the money, have been mentioned in the local paper in South Africa:


The Helderberg Rotary Sunrise Club (HRSC), which usually focuses its efforts on supporting schooling projects such as “Literacy for All”, “Going for Gold” and “Numeracy for All”, has turned its attention to helping alleviate the food crisis that has emerged since the implementation of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Quiz from Graham 
Can you name the following Capital Cities?

Number 1 is Moscow...

8 🥫🐻🅰
10 🤤🍔🖋
11 🔑👣
12 @🐓
13 ☸️🦗
14 🤴🗿
15 🧐🅾
16 💨🎣
17 🐱🧔🦌
18 🛎🏃🏻‍♀️💨
19 👔💷
20 💥🍆
Answers  - 
City Quiz Answers:
1.   Moscow
2.   Singapore
3.   Helsinki
4.   Baghdad
5.   Tokyo
6.   Stockholm
7.   New Delhi
8.   Canberra
9.    Bridgetown
10.  Hamburg
11.  Quito
12.  Athens
13.  Budapest
14.  Kinshasa  Kingston
15.  Monaco
16.  Windhoek
17.  Kathmandu
18.  Belfast
19.  Stuttgart
20.  Bangkok
Can we Green the World One Tree at a Time?
In 1935, Rotary’s Founder Paul Harris left several permanent reminders of his international visits to Rotary Clubs, including the planting of trees in Australia.

Friendship Trees: Paul Harris’ Lasting Symbol of Goodwill

As Rotary’s president emeritus, Paul Harris traveled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s, often accompanied by his wife, Jean. During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship.

In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked on a five-week tour of European Rotary clubs and planted trees along the way. 

“Wednesday forenoon I planted my first tree of friendship in European soil. It seemed to me especially appropriate that it took place in Germany — in its metropolis — Berlin. The planting occurred in a sports platz formerly devoted to war purposes, and a large number including Rotarians, city officials, and others were in attendance.” 

Ever since, Rotarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals. 

Later in his tour of Europe, Harris also planted trees in Estonia, Norway, and Sweden.

Planting trees became a hallmark of his travels, including in Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand. In “My Road to Rotary,” Harris recalled, “With the cooperation of Rotarians and local governments, I have planted friendship trees in the parks and playgrounds on five continents of the world and even on some of the major islands of the seas. Our trees stood as symbols of international understanding and good-will.” 

Other Rotary presidents also observed the tradition. In 1931-32, then-RI president Sydney W. Pascall planted trees at the sites of Rotary clubs he visited, reportedly at Paul Harris’ suggestion. 

Not all of the trees were planted outside the United States. The Harrises often entertained visiting Rotarians and dignitaries in their Chicago home and planted trees with their guests to mark the occasion. They called the garden their Friendship Garden. 

Rotarians continue to plant trees to symbolize enduring friendships and fellowship, to beautify parks and communities, and to contribute to a greener world.

In this great tradition, Chatswood Sunrise’s GroTrees hopes to “green” Australia (and perhaps the World!) one tree at a time. Since 2007, GroTrees has been a partnership between our Club and a Landcare group. GroTrees are given as gifts – for guest speakers, thank you for a job well done, congratulations on a birthday and so on. Each recipient gets a numbered certificate.
 We encourage recipients to visit and hug their tree! Currently we are planting in Lithgow...
  • Every Rotarian planted just one tree? (1.2 million trees in 2020!)
  • Every Rotary Club started its own GroTrees project?
  • You bought a tree or gave one to a friend or colleague?
Maybe this is the start of something...
Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rotary Health COVID-19 Appeal
Australian researchers need your help to carry on their important work
It has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic that looking after our health – particularly our mental health – is more important than ever.
With social distancing rules in place, many of our supporters across Australia who would normally raise thousands of dollars towards mental health research, have been forced to postpone and cancel their fundraising events.
We can see that this virus is affecting our mental health tremendously. Therefore, continuing to support mental health research to learn how to best support our communities when unexpected events like these occur, is crucial.
We ask that you please consider donating to mental health research today to help Australian Rotary Health #Liftthelidonmentalillness
in these uncertain times and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
We have set a target to raise $200,000. Any dollars towards this will be greatly appreciated.
Please share this link with your family, friends and social networks.
Thank you for your support!
Our Goal: $200,000
All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
At Australian Rotary Health, we use the GiveEasy platform so your donations are secure. We will also send a receipt straight to your email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch via 02 8837 1900
Australian Rotary Health
ABN: 52006119964
Phone: 02 8837 1900
This Week
Club Meeting next week 28th May  is in your house, on ZOOM at 7pm. Mary or Janet will email you the link.
Please contact Mary for details if you don't receive them by email.
Next Coffee Meeting
Our next fortnightly informal get together over coffee...
Please contact Mary if you have not had an invitation via email...
June 16th  11.00am.
Rotary Theme Calendar
October                      Economic and Community Development Month
                                    24th October – World Polio Day
November                  Rotary Foundation Month
December                  Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
January                     Vocational Service Month
February                    Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
                                    Rotary Anniversary
March                         Water and Sanitation
                                    9-15 World Rotaract Week
April                            Maternal and Child Health Month
May                             Youth Services Month
June                           Rotary Fellowship Month
                                    Rotary International Convention, Hawaii.
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