19 June , 2020

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Saturday we held the first face to face gathering since the Corona restrictions , a picnic at Blenheim Park, Ryde , 16 attended. President Elect Mandy Van and Ian, club members and their families and friends including Past President (PP) Julie Stone and Rotarian Kevin Lance of Eastwood-Gladesville club.  Thanks to Past Presidents Victoria Crawford for suggesting the picnic and David Martin for organising it.
David emailed me that Dunmore Lang College will ready for us to resume our meeting their from 29 June, the good news will be discussed at our last Board Zoom meeting on 19 June.
We''ll have a social dinner for about 20 (observing social distancing ) at Basil's Restaurant on 26 June . Our formal changeover dinner will be held when circumstances permit.
ADG Julie Thorp hosted the last Presidents Zoom meeting on 11 June, she congratulated Ryde Club and ours on receiving  District Awards.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Morning Tea Picnic at Blenheim Park
A morning tea picnic at Blenheim Park was held on Saturday 13 June. The weather was just right for the event. It was lovely to see so many members, partners and families attend. We hope there will be more face-to-face get togethers now the restrictions are starting to ease. Thank you to Mandy Van and Bernie Mason for the excellent photos! More photos are in the photo album section of this bulletin.
Social Dinner at Basils Seafood Restaurant 26 June 2020
Dear Fellow Club Members,
As you will be aware we had planned on having our Rotary Club Changeover Celebration Dinner at Basil’s Restaurant on Friday 26 June. But due to COVID - 19 we have had to cancel this event.
However, to support Tim at Basil’s, and with the restrictions easing from the 1st June, we are organising a club social dinner at Basil’s on Friday 26 June, starting at 7pm.
We will be in a seperate room to the main dinning room, and Tim will arrange the seating, taking into account the Physical Distancing requirements at that time. We are hoping that between 10 and 20 people will be able to attend the dinner. The dinner is for club members and partners.
Please see attached the ‘Menu’ that Tim has provided for our dinner. Drinks can be purchased separately.
Could you please let me know if you will be able to attend and the number of people attending, i.e. just you (1), you and a partner (2).
So, Friday 26 June at 7pm. 
Have a look at the attached Menu and make your choice on the night.
Buy your own drinks.
How many attending.
Please let me know by Friday, 12 June, if are able to attend?
If you have any questions please contact me, on 0426230458
Thank you and stay well,
Garry Maloney
MQ Health Wellness Series: Healthy Lifestyles for Healthy Hearts 25 June 2020

Dear Mak and Garry,
I work with Natalie Sequeira at MQ Health.
I’d like to let you know about our next community event – this time it will be held online:
MQ Health Wellness Series: Healthy Lifestyles for Healthy Hearts
Thursday 25 June, 12pm-1pm (online)
Event information and registration at:
We’d love for you to share the details with your members.
Happy to chat further.
Best regards,
Francisco Lopez
Project Manager
MQ Health
Level 3, 75 Talavera Rd
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
T: +61 2 9850 2881  |
The First Rotary Virtual Convention
Mark your calendars for 20-26 June for an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first online convention.
This year's virtual convention is a great opportunity to connect with Rotary participants from around the world to experience the spirit of Rotary, find inspiration through innovation, celebrate our resilience and ability to adapt, exchange ideas, explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19 around the world, and much more.
Experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.
The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with Rotary participants around the world during a time of unprecedented challenges.
Now More than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention
20-26 June ~ Schedule at a glance
General Session 1: Together, We Connect — Saturday, 20 June — 11.00pm (AEST) 
General Session 2: Together, We Learn — Sunday, 21 June — 11.00pm (AEST)
Featured Breakout Sessions (details coming soon) - Monday – Friday, 22- 26 June
Each day, one breakout session will be offered at each of the following times*:
8:00 – 9:00 Chicago Time (UTC-5) - 11.00pm AEST
12:00 – 13:00 Chicago Time (UTC-5) - 3.00am AEST
18:00 – 19:00 Chicago Time (UTC-5) - 9.00am AEST
Centenary of Rotary In Australia
Rotary’s Centenary is a time of celebration!  It Is a time to reflect on our past, and take pride in all that has been achieved.  It is a time we play our part in the history of Rotary.

Our centenary is also the time to lay the foundations for our future, as we still have much to do.  The key project in our centenary year will focus on stopping the one in 16 children who die in 9 Pacific nations before the age of five. 

We invite you to join Rotarians across Australia on 10th July for virtual fellowship, as well as meet our R100 Centenary Ambassadors, the Governor General and Mrs Hurley, as they launch our national centenary campaign.  By joining us, you will witness the “Passing the Baton” ceremony.  The baton that will carry the symbols of our centenary and will travel far and wide across Rotary clubs and Districts.  
We wanted to take the opportunity of sharing with you the video that our Ambassadors have provided and you are welcome to share this with your Districts and Clubs. In fact we would encourage you to do so.
We ask for your support in helping us raise funds for our R100 Centenary project, "Rotary Give Every Child a Future"; saving young lives in Pacific nations. 

Please expect registration details on how you can join within the next week.

We look forward to you joining in and making your mark on history!

Kind regards,

Garry Browne                                                                             
Hugh Bucknall

Chair - National  Centenary of Rotary Committee                       
Founder - Centenary of Rotary Campaign             
Confirmation: District Governor 2022-23
Dear Mak

The District 9685 DG Nominating Committee congratulates Mina Howard of the Rotary Club of Blackheath on her confirmation as District Governor for the year 2022-2023.

Mina looks forward to sharing he enthusiasm for Rotary with all members in the District.

Kalma McLellan
Queen's Birthday Honours
 Ken Broadhead OAM (Wahroonga)
 Toni Field OAM (North Sydney)
Michael Hickey OAM (Terrigal)
 Jenetta Russell OAM (Wahroonga)
PDG Harold Sharp OAM (Crows Nest)
Upcoming Events
Club Changeover (Postponed to a date to be advised
Basil's Restaurant
Jun 26, 2020
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Photo Albums
Morning Tea Picnic at Blenheim Park 13 June 2020
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Peter Mason
June 4
Bernie Mason
June 6
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