President's Message


Dear Club Members and Friends,
It was a pleasure to chair my first breakfast meeting and the first regular meeting of the new calendar year last Friday. The highlight was definitely Juliet Chen’s talk. It was good to hear more about her varied and interesting story. Her presentation also gave us insight into her personal ideals and the congruence of her ideals with those of Rotary International. We are fortunate to have Juliet as a member of our Club.
Last Friday also marked the beginning of our trial of a 7.15am start and 8.15am finish. We struggled with some teething problems, but still started and finished a little earlier than in the past. David Martin has negotiated with Dunmore Lang College, and we expect access to the College to improve. Remember to arrive in time for the 7.15 start this week if you possibly can.

Our first social evening for 2018 is on at Basil’s at 6.30pm on 23rd February. You should already have received information from David, and he is looking for bookings. I’m sure it will be an evening of good dining and good fellowship.
Kind regards
Brian Powell
President 2017-18
Seeking More Participants for RLI Course 45 Starting 18 February

We have a good panel of participants coming together for RLI 45 and I would like to bolster that so we have provision for last minute inabilities, which do happen.


Doing RLI strengthens your members and your Club and, now only a two day course, it is easier for Rotarians to make the time for RLI.  Please contact members in your club and encourage them to register for RLI 45.


RLI 45 consists of two parts over Saturdays:

  • 18 February and 18 March

and is held at the District office in Thornleigh.  Sessions start at 8:00am for an on-time 8:30am start and finish at 4:00pm.


Register at:

Cost: $75 and includes lunch and morning/afternoon teas.


Rotarians who have partially completed RLIs prior to today and wish to do individual parts can still do so on the two day course.  Contact PDG Ian Scott for registration by response to this email.

Rotary District 9685 Conference 10-11 March 2018
Opera in the Arboretum at Pearl beach 2018
 Hello everyone. Opera is on again at Pearl Beach. Please see the attached flyer.  

I’ll book tickets towards the end of next week  so let me know if you are interested

 Victoria Crawford
mobile: 0407 272 495
Rotary Club of Chatswood Chinese New Year Invitation 2018

Our Rotary Club of Chatswood International is hosting a Chinese New Year/8th anniversary function on Tuesday 20 February 2018 and would like to invite you and your club members to join our event.

You will find attached our dinner invite.

Please let us know if your club members are interested in attending. Thank you.

Kind regards,

John Zhang
CMI Global | CMI Legal | CMI Financial

T: +61 02 8386 8592

F: +61 02 8387 1904



Office: Suite 202, Level 2, 815 Pacific Highway, Chatswood NSW 2067  


Ride For Rotary 2018

Greetings for the New Year! 

Am Rotarian Savitha Pooviah, Event coordinator Ride for Rotary 2. This is with regards to previous mails from Ride for Rotary 2 conducted in India by Rotary District 3181. 

The first edition of Ride for Rotary was a great success last year to which 14 Rotarians (Participants) from 8 different countries attended and had a wonderful experience. 
This year we are planning to make it bigger and better. The theme for this year event is " One world, One Rotary", and our aim is to promote International fellowship, exchange of Rotary views & the funds raised by this event will completely go to The Rotary foundation. 
Below mentioned are the event highlights: 
  • A ten day event commencing from Mysore (India) that can either be a motorcycle ride or a four wheel drive. 
  • The ride will cover 4 Rotary Districts, many Rotary Clubs along with temples, churches, Tiger Reserves , forests, Beaches and via some breath taking beautiful roads in the lap of nature. 
  • The route map is Mysore-Shimoga-Dandeli-Goa-Mangalore-Madikeri-Mysore. 
  • Participants/ Riders will be provided motorcycles/cars, fuel, mementos, stay , food, riding gear, mechanical support, medical support and indemnity cover for the event period. 
  • Showcasing Indian Heritage, Culture & Diversity. 
  • Cultural activities and fellowship will be part of the event. 

We invite you to be part of this event and make the event a great success.
For more information please log on to

Rtn Savitha Poovaiah | Event Coordinator | Ride for Rotary 2
Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018


The Rotary International Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018 (RIPPC 2018),  will be taking place on the 17 March 2018 at Sydney Town Hall. This is a Conference you do not want to miss with this being one of the six Rotary Peace Conferences to be held across the globe.

The Conference Program includes keynote lecturers and presentations from international and national leaders in the industries of ‘Economic and Community Development and Peace’. Delegates will hear about the underlying causes of conflict including poverty, disease, lack of water and food security and the lack of education from our inspirational and stimulating speakers.

Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Annette Billington
February 6
Terrie McConnell
February 14
Victoria Crawford
February 27
   The common problem in all my relationships has been me.

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