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Welcome to Our Club!
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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Hayley’s intro
It was lovely to welcome Karen Thomas to our meeting. Karen will be our District Governor the year after our own Jeff Egan – big shoes to fill, but I’m sure she will do a great job.
This Tuesday the 15th at 5.30 there will be a packing night at the Mayberry, Meldrum and Anderson offices to make packs to be distributed to You Have a Friend. Any donations can be dropped to the office or brought on the night. These packs are always well received by the homeless community. In particular donations of small bottles of hand sanitiser and disposable face masks are being sought.
You would have all received an email from Desiree regarding our next book fair. Desiree is calling on helpers after this week’s meeting on the 16th of September to sort through the stock in preparation of the event, if you are able to help please do, these book fairs are a huge success for our clubs
As per a previous email sent out there will be a training day on October 10th from 9.30 – 3.00 (QLD time) at the Quality Hotel at Mermaid Beach. This is to take the place of a District Assembly this year. I can vouch for the lunch – it’s pretty good! Please let Mary-Ann know if you are interested, I encourage you all to attend if you are able to, the itinerary is below.
This week’s speaker is the lovely Tina Hay from Puzzle Media who is going to educate us on the power of Facebook!
Meeting Itinerary – 16 September 2020
6.45 – fellowship and set up of room
7.00 – meeting commences – words of wisdom
7.05 – breakfast
7.30 – our speaker – Tina Hay
7.50 – any other business and fines
8.00 – meeting ends
  • Book Fair will go ahead observing Covid restrictions – Desiree to organise dates
  • District Governor Visit – Wednesday 4 November
  • My Rotary website – email sent to all members this morning with a “fix” for technical errors being experienced.
  • Foundation donations reminder – talk to Kaylene B or Mary-Ann to see when your last donation is recorded. 
  • Wedgetail Trivia Night – remains on hold due to numbers allowed to gather.  Considering possible “virtual” trivia night
  • ANZAC Day Poppy project – making up some starter kits to give out to volunteers.
  • End Polio Movie Night – can’t do at Regent due to numbers BUT…Saturday 10 October we’ll hold a “Netflix party night” and all watch the movie at the same time from the comfort of our own homes (or a friend who has Netflix) for a small donation of $10 pp;
  • Reset 2484 Workshop on Wednesday 30 September 9:30 am to 4:00 pm FREE/ Mavis’s Kitchen/Lunch included
  • Farmers Market stall roster 8:30 – 10 am on rostered Wednesdays – Cherry working with It Takes a Town on this 
  • National Youth Science Forum News – 3 candidates accepted to attend 2021 forum
  • Positive feedback on Father’s Day mugs delivery
15 September – YHAF packing night at MMA office
16 September – working bee for future bookfair
30 September – Reset 2484 workshop @ Mavis’s Kitchen
10 October – training day at Quality Hotel Mermaid Beach
10 October – End Polio Movie Night – Helen Reddy I Am Woman via Netflix
4 November – Visit from District Governor Andy
5 December – Mt Warning AM Christmas Party
9 December – Mt Warning AM Annual General Meeting
17 December – 12 January – Holidays
14 March – Car Rally
Training Day at Quality Hotel, Mermaid Beach 10 October 9.30 – 3.00 Qld time
0930-1000 - Coffee and Fellowship.
1000-1015 - What is Rotary” Presenter Michael Irving. Topics include What is Rotary; How is our Rotary District governed; How can the District Leadership help you.
1015-1030 - “What is Rotary Service” Presenter Michael Irving. Topics include the Objects of Rotary; The Four Way test, The five avenues of service with examples.
1030-1045 - “How can we fund service projects?” Presenter Michael Irving. Topics include the Rotary Foundation; How to write grant applications; sources of funding.
1045-1115 - Cluster Workshops.  The Cluster challenge.
1115-1145 - “All you need to know about Rotary Membership”. Presenter David Baguley. Topics include different types of clubs and your club’s value statement.
1145-1220 - Cluster Workshops. Discuss you club’s value statement, and how you would promote this in the community.
1230-1315 - Lunch and Fellowship
1315-1345 - “What is the public perception of Rotary?”. Presenter Gareth Hunt
1345-1415 - “Enjoy Rotary-Grow Rotary”. Presenter Rowan Johnstone. Rowan will discuss how changing the culture of his Rotary Club helped grow membership.
1415-1445 - Cluster Workshops.  Do we need to improve our Rotary Club’s culture?
1445-1500 - “My Crazy Goals”. Presenter DG Andy
1500          - DG Andy closes the Cluster Muster
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  
Contact Johnny Franco's 
Phone Number: 02 6672 3641
Payment :Rotary Club Mt Warning 
1. On the 15th September we will be packing "You Have A Friend" kits at Jeannie's office - 5.30pm.
If you can please help with the packing, that would be most appreciated. 
In addition, they require mini sanitiser bottles, disposable masks and both men's and women's deodorant. All donations gratefully accepted. See you there!
We are planning to hold the next book fair in October. As we have received another huge number of new boxes of books it would be great if we could do some more sorting before the Book Fair starts.  
We will be having another working bee next Wednesday after the Rotary meeting. (at the Book Fair shop - near Priceline Pharmacy.)
Please let Desiree know if you are able to help. It should only be for a few hours. 
Please bring gloves and face mask with you (for the dust). 

Advancing literacy and supporting students during a pandemic

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff

According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption in the education system in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries across all continents. School closures  and other learning spaces have impacted 94% of the world’s student population, 99% of which are in low and lower-middle income countries.

The global pandemic has also reduced learning opportunities for the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults living in poor or rural areas, girls, refugees, persons with disabilities and forcibly displaced persons which can drastically impact their futures. Closures of educational institutions go beyond just learning and effect other aspects of life, including access to nutritious food, affect the ability of many parents to work, and increase risks of violence against women and girls.

As Rotary members continue to serve their communities during the pandemic through innovative and creative projects, we encourage you to take action by focusing on supporting literacy in your community in honor of Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month celebrated each September.

Below are some way clubs are taking action:

  • The Rotary Clubs of Felicity/Charlieville and Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago partnered to host six online creative writing sessions, held weekly for 65 students. Each session was three hours long and Rotary members were assisted by two teachers from the local school. Other teachers and the school principal also attended. The sessions promoted literacy for students while helping the teachers become more effective practitioners in creative writing when the school reopens. Each session featured a movie clips followed by a discuss about character development, literacy themes and story lines. Discussions also explored in-depth analysis of stories by delving into character traits, literacy and figurative analysis. The series emphasized using language to develop characters and advance story plots. Students were given a creative writing story planner which outlined all the features of an effective story, and were encouraged to write their own stories.
  • The Rotary Club of Erina in Australia donated supplies to students in Northern Tanzania. 125 packs of soap, hand sanitizer, water, bleach, as well as staple foods such as rice, maize flour and beans, directions on making a mask, information about effective prevention measures and current facts about COVID-19 were included in the packs. Students also received study packs with resources and work sheets to continue their education since many students do not have access to computers at home to keep with their studies.
  • The Rotaract Club of University of Agriculture Faisalabad in Pakistan arranged a virtual session on digital learning via Zoom for their members. During the session, a Rotarian explained how to use different websites for online learning as universities remained closed due to COVID-19. This session gave club members opportunities to learn online about a vast variety of topics through courses from different universities around the world and encouraged them spend their time at home gaining new skills and knowledge.
Check out the first bi-monthly YEP newsletter for District 9640!
Looper Notes 9th September, 2020
These notes were not available at time of sending, but I will get them to you in next week's edition. 
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