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President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
 
Last Friday we welcomed back Past Presidents Pam Wood, Pat Perrin and Pam Bennett, and Annette Billington.
Congratulations to Barbara Lee on her birthday and to Juliet Chen on her daughter's birthday.
 
Our guest speaker PDG John Wakefield drove one and half hours to be with us. He spoke in detail about his time as a police officer, his extensive training and the situations he faced, some satisfying and others horrifying. His talk highlighted the dangers our police face in enforcing our laws and protecting us. Most importantly, John met Susan who became his wife - PDG Susan Wakefield.
 
Some interesting information for you on the value of Rotary volunteering:
John Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies prepared a report for Rotary International  which showed that in a typical year Rotary members spent a conservative estimate of 47 million hours of volunteer work worth a conservative estimate of $850 million.
Natalie Sequeria, Director, Strategy and Planning at Macquarie Health (MH), our guest speaker on 4 Oct., has invited us to a lecture on Diabetes to be held  on Monday 11 November. For more information see here.
 
Next week our guest speaker will be Kathy Rankin, Policy Director at NSW Farmers.
 
Regards
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
 
Photos from the presentation by PDG John Wakefield OAM on his life as a Police Officer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stories
An Invitation to a Lecture on Diabetes 11 Nov 2019
Date:          11 Nov
Time:          6.30-8.30 PM  
Location:  G 11  Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Macquarie Clinic, 2 Technology Place,Macquarie University  
                    Free parking available next door at Macquarie Uni. Hospital , 3 Technology Place
RSVP:          By 2 PM  11 Nov
                    Tel        9850 2881
                    Email   francisco.lopez@mqhealth.org.au
Anita Cobby Fundraising Dinner 23 November 2019
 
 
Reasons Multi-District Conference 2020
Rotary Clubs of Australia Drought Appeal
For more information and frequently asked questions see here.
 
 
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 08, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
 
No Club Meeting
Nov 15, 2019
 
DG Visit to Club
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 22, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
 
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 29, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
 
Club Meeting - AGM
Dunmore Lang College
Dec 06, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
 
Club Christmas Party
Riding for the Disabled
Dec 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 
No Club Meeting
Dec 13, 2019
 
Tree of Joy 2019
Dec 14, 2019
 
Christmas Carols on Ryde Common
Ryde Common
Dec 15, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
 
No Club Meeting
Dec 20, 2019
 
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Speakers
Nov 08, 2019
The impacts and issues being faced by farmers across the State.
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
 
Mandy Van
November 6
 
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
 
 
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