Dear members and friends of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour,

There is now one month to go until our Changeover, being held at Casa Ristorante Italiano in Darling Harbour. If you’ve not done so already, you can purchase your tickets at events.humanitix.com/2021-rotary-club-of-sydney-darling-harbour-changeover

It’s hard to believe that it’s already November, and that an event being held in December is fast approaching. In a way, this Changeover will be even more of a celebration than in previous years, as it marks the end of lock-downs and, we hope, a return to normalcy. That means more boots on ground volunteering, more in-person fundraisers and more face-to-face conversations with our fellow Rotarians. I’m a pretty optimistic guy normally, but I’ve got a feeling that 2022 is going to be an especially good year.

I hope to see you as we start it at our Changeover.

Upcoming Events

Digital Evening Meeting – 4/11/2021
November 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Online Event

Our evening meetings are used to discuss both our upcoming events and broader world issues. They have a focus on work-shops and project discussion, and are geared to be enjoyed after a hard day of work. Meetings typically run for an hour, and attendees are welcome to join us for dinner and drinks after the meeting.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-4-11-2021/

Sam Wade – Mind Cave
November 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm
The Factory Fusebox

For NSW, the world is opening up again, which means we can go out and have fun. One of the comedians from our recent Virtual Comedy Night has his own show coming up. If you enjoyed seeing Sam Wade in your Zoom window, come along to see him on stage! The show starts at 7.00PM, so we’ll be meeting around the area from 6 to grab a drink and something to eat. Come along for a laugh and to catch up with some Darlings in person!

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/sam-wade-mind-cave/

Digital Club Meeting – 10/11/2021: Anne Christie
November 10, 2021 at 7:30 am
Online Event

Our regular club meetings are used to discuss our upcoming events, ongoing projects and recent news. This week, we will be joined by Anne Christie to discuss our District’s new Indigenous project. If you are looking to give something back to the community, to develop professionally, to help steer exciting projects, or are just interested in making new friends, you are very welcome to attend our meeting.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/club-meeting-10-11-2021/

Board Meeting – 17/11/2021
November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Online Event

The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour is engaged in several different projects. Whether it’s working within our local community, advancing international understanding and providing humanitarian aid, providing for the development and advancement of our members or fostering new friendships, our Club strives to always put its hands to something useful. Board meetings allow for […]

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/board-meeting-17-11-2021/

Digital Club Meeting – 24/11/2021
November 24, 2021 at 7:30 am
Online Event

Our digital club meetings are a great opportunity to discuss our upcoming events, ongoing projects and recent news from the comfort of your home office. If you are looking to give something back to the community, to develop professionally, to help steer exciting projects, or are just interested in making new friends, you are very […]

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-24-11-2021/

2021 Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour Changeover
December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Casa Ristorante Italiano

Continuing a proud tradition, the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour will changeover its board this year. President Mel Lane will wrap up her two year Presidency, and handover to Drew Sturgiss. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the Changeover is being held at Casa Ristorante Italiano, giving us the opportunity to enjoy authenticate Italian cuisine on the shore of our Club’s namesake, the Sydney Darling Harbour. Tickets are 65pp and includes a three course meal. We hope to see you there as we kick off another Rotary year.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/2021-darlings-changeover/

Recent News

Repairing Bodies & Rebuilding Lives
Club Meeting Wrap-Up

This week, the Club was lucky enough to be visited by Vimla Hayman from the Rotary Club of St George Next Gen, who spoke to us about Interplast’s work in supporting teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery in 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

To read more, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/news/2021/10/repairing-bodies-and-rebuilding-lives/

Final Thoughts

The name Shirley was considered to be a distinctly male name until the publication of Charlotte Bronte’s novel “Shirley” in 1849. Since then it has been popularly considered to be a female name.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is scheduled for 6.30PM on Thursday the 4th of November, taking place online. For more information, including how to access the meeting remotely, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-4-11-2021/.

Until next week,
Drew Sturgiss
President
Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour