Belrose Rotary Club Bulletin 26 07 2022

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PRESIDENT'S REPORT- BULLETIN

26th July 2022

What a great meeting we had last week; Davidson High Year 11 students running our meeting and the Davidson (Junior) High (Years 7,8 and 9) public speaking. I never ceased to be amazed just how good the students are. Things look good for the future if these students are anything to go by. Running the meeting we had, Roya Rossi as President, Maddy Rose as Youth Director, Amelia Hill as Community Service, Will Hamilton as International Service, Louca Panetta as Vocational Service and Aaron Gerrard as Sergeant. The winning speakers were, first, Thomas Walker ‘The Benefits of Sport (Physical and Mental)’, second, Mikey Gray ‘Why the World Needs Strong Leadership’, third, Ailana Baba ‘Why Community is Important’. We also heard from Skye Blair ‘Our Education System’, Arwen Synacs ‘Horse Racing’ and Elise Cleary ‘Fast Fashion’. All the students gave as things to think about and are to be complimented on their presentations they were first class. The first three contestants won gift vouchers to the value of $50, $30 and $30 respectively.

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As well as the students attending our meeting, we had the pleasure of teacher David Everingham joining us in lieu of Tracey Fairley who had contracted Covid and was thus unable to attend. David, who has walked the Kokoda Track has agreed to come and tell us about this experience in the not too distant future. On Wednesday morning we received the following email for David Rule, Principal of Davidson High. ‘Good morning Kos, Thank you for hosting our students last night. Dave Everingham and a few of the children have been in to see me and thoroughly enjoyed their evening. The opportunities your organisation provides our kids is priceless and many of them will be applying to be school leaders in a few weeks. Regards, David Rule’ This weekend we will have had the Hawkesbury River and South Western Sydney Flood Relief collection at Glenrose Shopping Village over both Saturday and Sunday. We aimed to have 4 people for most shifts so were able to cover not only the front door but the escalators. We were collecting cash as well as offering the "Tap & Go" facility. By the time you read this we will know how much we raised. I am expecting a reduced amount due to the "exhaustion" factor of those donating. However, this is another good opportunity to promote Rotary within the local community. Hopefully, apart from raising some money we will have obtained some leads as to possible members and I can't over stress the importance of trying to build membership numbers up. We had a board meeting this week at which time we agreed to go ahead and sponsor a compostable toilet for the Peter Nathan Loko Foundation at the cost of $1500 U.S. As well, it was agreed that Community Director John keys will continue to look into how we can help the PCYC raise funds for a mini-bus. This project won't happen overnight and will require a matching grant from the Foundation for the various clubs involved. That's it for now. Stay safe. David Barnes P a g e | 2 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 26th July 2022 – Meeting 1794 2nd August 2022 – Meeting 1795

Dutch Club: Stephanie Minshall from AVVRG – ‘Aid to Vietnam’ Zoom meeting

9th August 2022 – Meeting 1796 16th August 2022 – Meeting 1797

Dutch Club – Interactors Zoom meeting (Board meeting)

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By Gundula Miethke, Specialist, Regional Content and Communication • Europe/Africa at RI Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA Imagine Rotary” is the 2022-23 presidential theme that RI President-elect Jennifer Jones revealed on 20 January. She is asking Rotary members to dream big and take action: “We all have dreams but acting on them is a choice. Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.” The logo for the theme was designed by Riki Salam, an Australian artist and graphic designer specializing in contemporary Indigenous art, design, and communications. He also created the 2023 Rotary International Convention logo which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, thus connecting the two by a shared visual language.

Meaning of the design elements There is, of course, a deeper meaning behind each element of the design. The circle in aboriginal culture for instance, signifies our connections to one another. The dots around it represent people and there are seven because of Rotary´s areas of focus. The circle and the dots together become a navigation star – our guiding light. The solid line underneath is what is referred to as a digging stick and it is used when doing hard work. And since Rotary members are people of action – it represents a tool for getting things done.

The colours The colours green, purple, and white are not necessarily connected to aboriginal culture. President-elect Jennifer Jones asked the new crew of Governors to use one, two, or all three when dressing for official events instead of using a theme jacket. “As we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, I wanted all of us to be able to express ourselves differently in what we wear, but still have connection,” she explained. There are several ways to interpret the colours: Purple for example stands for polio eradication, green for the environment, the newest addition to our areas of focus, and white for peace, our core mission. Together, they are the colours of the women’s movement, the Suffragette – a subtle nod to this history as Jones pointed out, since she will be the first female RI president.

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Our lead up to last Tuesday’s meeting featuring 12 Davidson High School students was full of the usual headaches that are almost inevitable but, potentially, the biggest blow was when teacher, Tracey Fairley, who trained the junior public speakers came down with Covid. Understandably, Tracey herself was devastated but just think about the young speakers who were mostly Year 7 and 8 students. The way they soldiered on notwithstanding the fact that their mentor was absent was remarkable. We look forward to seeing these young students at Belrose Rotary in the future to witness their development.

The following day I received an email from the school’s Principal, David Rule, who said “Thank you for hosting our students last night. Dave Everingham and a few of the children have been in to see me and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The opportunities your organisation provides our kids is priceless and many of them will be applying to be school leaders in a few weeks.” Tracey also sent me an email expressing similar sentiments a couple of days later. David Everingham spoke glowingly on the night of the students and the school in general during his 8 years there.

One should never underestimate what these students get out of the exercise., That applies to both the junior public speakers and the senior potential school leaders. Finally, thanks to Hiro for his excellent photography and Adam for his adjudication.

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MEETING 1793 – DAVIDSON SCHOOL LEADERS RUN MEETING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

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The Rotary Club of St Ives invites you to our July dinner with Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley AM CSC on Wednesday 27 July 2022 at Avondale Golf Club. The Air ViceMarshal will discuss, "Reflections on Life and Leadership in the Air Force". If anyone has recently seen 'Top Gun 2', this evening will be of particular interest.To register, please email and deposit $55 (per person) to Rotary Club of St Ives BSB: 633 000 Account: 161 181 334 About Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Osley joined the Air Force in January 1977. After initial training as an Air Combat Officer, he flew in F-111s strike aircraft with No 1 Squadron and flew in RF-4C Phantom II aircraft as a Flight Commander on exchange with the USAF, including operating from West Germany during the Cold War. On return to Australia in 1988, he was promoted to Squadron Leader and flew as a Flight Commander with No 6 Squadron (F-111C/RF-111C) until 1990. In the period 1990-93, AVM Osley was responsible for major strikereconnaissance projects within Capability Development (Air) Branch. Following staff training in 1994, he was the Air Force strategic planner for three years before taking command of No 1 Squadron. He led the F-111 squadron on operations over East Timor in 1999. On promotion to Group Captain in late 1999, AVM Osley was posted to the United Kingdom as the Air Force Adviser. In 2002 he undertook senior staff studies before being appointed Officer Commanding No 82 Wing. In August 2004 he was posted on promotion to Director General Capability and Plans, Canberra. In this position he assisted with planning the future force structure for the Australian Defence Force. AVM Osley deployed as Director of the Coalition Air Operations Centre in the Middle East in the period November 2006 to March 2007, where he directed the employment of 425 Coalition aircraft and 25,000 airmen and on occasion flew on combat missions. He took up the appointment of Commander Air Combat Group (F-18/F-111/Hawk aircraft) in July 2007. AVM Osley was promoted to his current rank in mid-2008 as Head of Australian Defence Staff (Washington) and in 2010 returned to Australia to lead the Australian F-35 Procurement Team. After a final posting in 2013/14 as Head Capability Transition in Air Force Headquarters, AVM Osley transferred to the Air Force Reserves. AVM Osley is married to Debbie, and they have three adult sons. He holds a BSc (Physics), a Master of Arts and a Master of Defence Studies. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School (AMP). He spends much time working on his old car collection. We hope you can join us on Wednesday 27 July.

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Regionalisation Project

REGIONALISATION PILOT INFORMATION SESSIONS Dear Rotary Member,

You’re invited to attend an information session about the future of Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Six identical webinars are being held in July and August to brief Rotary members in Zone 8 who:

• are not able to attend a club briefing on Regionalisation • are not able to attend District organised briefings on Regionalisation • have additional questions or clarifications they are seeking

The host for the webinars will be Rotary International Director Jessie Harman. Presenters will be Co-Chairs PDG Ingrid Waugh and PDG Peter Frueh. Questions will be asked through the Q&A function and will be moderated by Rotary International South Pacific and Philippines Office staff. Duration will be one hour with approximately twenty minutes of introduction and presentation, with the remainder answering questions.

These webinars will be recorded and made available afterwards. Questions asked will be incorporated into the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers section of the website: creatingtomorrowrotary.org

PLEASE CLICK 'REGISTER NOW' BELOW TO CHOOSE A SESSION THAT SUITS YOU.

Sincerely,

Regionalisation Pilot Project Team Co-chairs Ingrid Waugh (NZ/Oceania) and Peter Frueh (Australia)

REGISTER NOW

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