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Contestants in the Year 6 Public Speaking Contest 9 November 2021 Presid P a g e | 1 WEBPAGE www.belroserotary.org.au FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/belroserotary


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President’s Report October 16th Nov 2021 It is going to be a busy time for us leading up to Christmas this year, with the both the Tree of Joy and Borgnis Street Lights Projects fast approaching. Our Community Director and the Tree of Joy team have already commenced working with the placement of the first tree at Glenrose Shops and at least 3 more trees to be located at other shopping centres. The Borgnis Street Lights appears to be going ahead this year after missing out last year, so this should be a wonderful opportunity for the community to reunite and happily celebrate Christmas this year with the lights after being so restricted last Christmas. We are going to need extra volunteers to collect for Bear Cottage, as we do not have all our old partners from Frenchs Forest Rotary Club to share the load with us anymore, after 18 years of working together as fund raising collectors for the Residents of Borgnis Street. On Tuesday the 2nd of November we had Wendy Finianos, who spoke to us about the 2

projects she is heavily involved in supporting. One being Kids Education in Lebanon & the other being the Homeless on the Northern Beaches. Wendy is an amazing inspirational young lady, who is very much committed to helping the children in her family’s home country of Lebanon that were caught up in the Beirut port bomb blast on 4 August 2020, which ripped the city to shreds. As a member of the Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah, Wendy, with her club, their connections and the Salvation Army, also managed to organise a Breakfast Fundraiser, held last Friday the 12th November for the Homeless on the Northern Beaches. She and her club had approximately 200 people attending this Breakfast, which is quite an amazing achievement. Last Tuesday on the 9th of November at our meeting at the Dutch club, we had our annual Year 6 Speaking Competition, which was very impressive. It never P a g e | 2 WEBPAGE www.belroserotary.org.au FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/belroserotary


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ceases to amaze us how naturally skilled these very young students are each year. Our deserving winners were both Zac and Max, who both had very good arguments on their subject matter. Zac is a very natural speaker and performed extremely well. Max got the best audience response, and could possibly include Stand-up Comedy as a career option. Vienna spoke on the subject of Plastic Recycling, I felt that she was very mature and fluent in her argument, and also knew her subject matter extremely well. Indigo argued, if she were Prime Minister, she would do much more then Sco-Mo is prepared to do for the environment. Indigo also showed off her French language speaking skill, which was impressive. Next Tuesday the 16th Nov will be Zoom meeting. We will be calling for Board Nominations for the 2022/23. As well as that we have another special “Who Am I Evening” with our longterm club member Mike Odhavjee, who will be talking to us about his most interesting life story. Which I am sure we will all be impressed, by Mike and his family’s worldly life experiences. A Board meeting will follow. Take Care. Regards, John. THE CONTESTANTS IN ACTION

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Community Service Report Trees of Joy The Trees of Joy committee have been busy preparing for the upcoming festive season, with our 1st tree decorated in Glenrose Village last Thursday.

A big Thank you, to Carol Stewart’s daughter Jen and to our newest member Brian for printing tags. To Carol and Miriam for writing tag for the trees. From December, further trees will be decorated at Forestway, Stockland Balgowlah & Ray White Killarney Heights. Plus we will have corporate trees at SMBC Chifley Square and TAL City office. Member’s help will be required from early December for collections from trees and also for some local distribution of gifts. Community Street Library Last Thursday President John and myself, met with two Northern Beaches Council staff at Frenchs Forest Showground, to discuss and pick a site for our Community Street Library. Council are in support of our project and we now await further advice from Council following our meeting. - Chris Brownlee Community Service Director P a g e | 4 WEBPAGE www.belroserotary.org.au FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/belroserotary


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Vocational Visit Members, we will be having a vocational visit to the Peninsula Senior Citzens Toy Repair Group. Date 7th December - Time 6.30 PM Address next to gate for the Baha'i Mona Vale Rd Ingleside (right) Dinner will be at the Terry Hills Taven. Your own choice from the menu. For further details contact Warren or a member of the Vocatioal committee P a g e | 5 WEBPAGE www.belroserotary.org.au FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/belroserotary


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ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19 BUT PLEASE NOTE The Zoom Host will open a Zoom meeting at 6.45pm for members fellowship and to sort any technical issues. At 7 to 7.05pm the meeting will commence

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS OF OUR ROTARY CALENDAR OF MEETINGS 16th November 2021: Meeting 1760 23rd November 2021: Meeting 1761

Zoom meeting – Who Am I? Mike Odhavjee Dutch Club – Pizza Night

30th November 2021: Meeting 1762 7th December 2021: Meeting 1763

Zoom meeting – David Dean & or Bruce Lakin – The Rotary Foundation Vocational visit - Peninsula Senior Citzens Toy Repair Group

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And don’t forget… Friday drinks by Zoom @ 6pm (click link) IPAL PARTNERS

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YEAR 6 PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST 2021

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Below is the email received from Max’s parents in response to sending the photos. Hi Susan, Could you please pass on our thanks to everyone at Rotary for having us? It was a lovely evening and Max really enjoyed the opportunity, thank you so much for hosting it and for the photos too. The year 6 cohort of 2021 have missed out on so much so it was lovely to get to take part in this and show off what they have worked hard on for the last couple of months. I am sure you will see him again at a future event! Virginia and Sam Kos sent best wishes for HSC success to our Student Leaders on behalf of Belrose Rotary Hi Kos,

Hi Kos,

Thankyou so much for your kind wishes! Hope you are well yourself!

Thanks very much for your well wishes! The countdown is on. Hope you are all well too. Warmest regards,

Thanks again,

Ike

Bella Hi Kos! Thank you for the kind message of support. Hope you and everyone at the rotaract club are doing well! It really does feel like yesterday that we were at borgnis street lights and running the club! Thank you for encouraging us to be more involved with the community. It will be nice to finally sit the exams and move on from the hsc. Cheers, Amelia Hi Kos, Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. I know! Interact really doesn’t feel like it was long ago at all. I hope you and the family are well. Thanks, Ingrid

Jasmine - Thank you so much Kos! Very much appreciated. Super excited to finally finish my exams :) Hope you and the Belrose Rotary are well! Hi Kos, thank you so much for your lovely message, it means so much I’ve actually been feeling rather tired this morning and I’ve been struggling to find energy, but your email has honestly really encouraged me and given me motivation thank you so much!! Yeah these past two years have definitely had their challenges for everyone but thankfully it’s fantastic for building resilience as this definitely won’t be the biggest curve ball life will throw at us! Thank you so much again for your email and looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon! Many thanks and best wishes, Matt

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll 1957 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs Historical Events on November 16 - On This Day REMINDER ** Rotary Honesty Fines are always Due (and Fees are sometimes Due) ** REMINDER This is a reminder that your Belrose Rotary Fees and now due. Could members please arrange for their Fees to be paid by EFT into our General Account as soon as possible. BSB 032123 174891. A reminder that the Annual Fee is $270.00, payable in one payment or two, one now and the 2nd in January 2022. For those that have opted for an electronic RDU, the annual fees are $260.00. Also a call out for any Honesty Fines that you may have committed whilst in Isolation or Lockdown 032123 174891 - Treasurer.

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On 2nd November, Guest Speaker Wendy Finianos spoke to us on Children’s Education in Lebanon and Homelessness on the Northern Beaches. We welcomed guests on the Zoom call, including Wendy’s sister Cindy (from Lebanon, see above), Assistant Governor Johanna Johns and local MP Jonathan O’Dea, Member for Davidson and Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly. Wendy, community director at the Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah gave an inspiring and challenging presentation, showing that with Rotarians’ help, hope and healing could be found in thePmost a g etrying | 13 WEBPAGE www.belroserotary.org.au success-quotes-23.png (1080×1080) (wishyourfrnds.com) circumstances. FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/belroserotary


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