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Mt Warning AM
"Service above Self"
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Johnny Franco's Place
9 Commercial Road
Murwillumbah, NSW 2484
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Greetings from Adelaide! I hope everyone is well. My apologies for being absent but I believe I left you in very good hands with Jeannie.
Jeanne did send me a run down on how the meeting went which I think she articulated so well I'm just going to copy and paste:
So we started the meeting with Stephanie doing an acknowledgement to the Traditional owners of our Land, due to it being NAIDOC Week.
We then had the joke of the day (this was really good and the editor thinks you need to improve your game, Hayley). 
We then did a tribute for Remembrance Day.
We actually achieved complete silence for almost 3 mins, whilst a film clip of images played - Complete silence!!
And all the Kaileen/Kaylene’s were there!!!! A miracle…. Hahahahaha!!!!
We decorated the tables with pictures, rosemary from Elizabeth’s gardens, and crocheted poppies…… looked amazing!
Phil Fairweather gave his presentation, which was excellent.
It brought Foundation, and what Rotary does with Foundation donations to the forefront of our minds.
He explained the grants, and left us very inspired to “Think Big” and consider Global Grants, in addition to District Grants.
Sarah came back to visit, and Stephanie’s friend Claudia also came which was lovely.
Raffle was won by Rhonda (I think)
Everyone made up for 3 mins of silence during the fellowship time while we ate breakfast…
Another full meeting ahead, related to the great work of the Rotary Foundation. 




Meeting Itinerary –  18 November 2020


6.45 – fellowship and set up of room

7.00 – meeting commences – words of wisdom

7.05 – breakfast

7.30 – our speakers

7.50 – any other business and fines

8.00 – meeting ends




29 November - joint Rotary Foundation and International Service session at the Quality Inn at Mermaid Beach

5 December – Mt Warning AM Christmas Party

9 December – Mt Warning AM Annual General Meeting

17 December – 12 January – Holidays

14 March – Car Rally

President 2020-2021 - Hayley Ryan
If you are unable to attend the meeting and upcoming meetings please let us know via the usual Rotary Email address please before the meeting. This is the usual courtesy required.
Cost of Breakfast is as before $20  
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Phone Number: 02 6672 3641
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Our November Theme Team is...
Kaylene Butler
Leonie Huggins
Wayne Schulz

The Rotary Foundation is recognised as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organisations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from CharityWatch.


Looper Notes 11th November, 2020
RC Mt Warning AM
PE Jeanie chaired the meeting as Hayley was away.
Welcomed visitors Claudia and Sarah; and guest speaker Phil Fairweather (District Foundation Chair) from RC of Hope Island.
To recognise NAIDOC week, we acknowledged the traditional landowners.
For Remembrance Day, commemorating end of WW1 and 75th anniversary of end of WW2, we silently watched a video collage of relevant photos of service men and women and some of the members of the communities they have fought for.
In honour of today’s guest speaker who is to speak about the Rotary Foundation, and Rotary founder Paul, Harris, thought for the week was the Rotary 4way test.
Hayley’s weakly joke
Q Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?
A Because he was outstanding in his field!
Services Report
  • Reminder to bring items for the You Have A Friend Christmas Hampers
  • “Solar Buddies” is a charitable focus of the club in 2021. Call for members to join a planning committee.
  • Christmas gifts for Opal and Greenhills aged care will focus on shortbread biscuits and the like. Approximately #120 people to give to.
  • Rotary Christmas Cakes and Puddings can now be ordered. Cost for each $16.50 (of which $2.20 flows back to our club, and $2.00 is donated to Foundation.)
  • The car raffle run for many years has now ceased operations.
Guest Speaker – Phil Fairweather from RC of Hope Island, District 9640 Rotary Foundation Chair.
Started with a brief history of the Rotary Foundation, the charity controlled by Rotary International.
  • 1917 TRF formed and largely the idea of Arch Klumpf.
  • 1947 USD 1.3 million donated from members across the globe in honour of passing of Rotary Founder Paul Harris.
  • 1957 Paul Harris Fellow awards started. USD 1,000 as encouragement for members and clubs to give.
  • 1965 Matching Grants commenced
  • 1965 First Group Study Exchange members funded from the TRF.
  • 1999 First of ultimately 6 world Peace and conflict resolution training centres started. Nearest to us is at University of Qld.
  • 2004 ‘Every Rotarian Every Year’ annual giving started. USD 25 or sustaining members give USD 100.
Financials for 2019 reveal:
  • TRF funds total USD 1.2 billion
  • Inflows USD 322 million
  • Investment Returns USD 38 million
  • Polio Plus Spend USD 153 million
  • Grants USD 137 million
  • Other USD 12 million
  • Admin USD 15 million – Very low admin costs for such a large fund, and normally even lower.
TRF for 11th straight year has achieved very highest independent 4star rating as a charity because it is both accountable and transparent in operation.
7 areas of focus for TRF charitable purposes:
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Disease Prevention
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Child Health
  • Literacy
  • Community Development
  • Support to the Environment
TRF aids the membership of Rotary to provide benefits to others in the areas of focus via District and Global Grants.
Phil gave big picture overview of the structure and funds flow which is a bit complex for purposes of these notes.
RC Mt Warning AM has continued to be a strong supported of the TRF through both club and individual members donations.
2 primary types of grants available from TRF funds.
District designated funds (DDF)
are small scale $1,000 to $5,000 from to fund local and International which must be matched $ for $ from the club. They must involve Rotarians in service delivery. Applied for by the club before beginning of each Rotary year to District Foundation committee who allocate as they see fit for payment in the relevant year. In 2020 the available DDF funds were oversubscribed, and nearly all grants funds allocated were used.
Global Grants
For larger scale projects with minimum grant allocation USD 30,000. Must be for projects within 7 areas of focus and projects with measurable sustainable outcomes. They must be with International Rotary club partnership.
Any club considering Global Grants should involve District Foundation Committee who will guide and assist the application process.
(There was a lot more information given by Phil who explained the complexities of the TRF extremely well. For more information visit )
Other announcements and date claimers (information elsewhere):
  • 29th November District joint club Rotary Foundation seminar
  • 5th December – Club Christmas Party
  • 9th December Club Annual General Meeting and election of 2021-22 office bearers
Raffle winner: Rhonda
The sergeant emptied our pockets, and meeting was closed.
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