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

What a fantastic week! I had dinner in a restaurant, hiked from Manly Beach to Taronga Zoo, had friends for dinner and didn’t get into my pyjamas until a normal pyjama-wearing time. Happy days are here at last and, with restrictions easing even further from tomorrow for the fully vaccinated, we can now finally see the light at the end of this tunnel.

As always, we have a whole slew of projects underway and events coming up, including a social event featuring Sam Wade from our recent comedy night. That’s in person in Marrickville, and we’ll be having dinner and a drink before the show. I hope to see you there.

For now though, I’m going to finish writing the rest of the newsletter and fall asleep – I walked 40 thousand steps yesterday, and did the same amount today! Freedom!

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting – 20/10/2021
October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Online Event

Board meetings allow for the Club’s leadership to discuss plans, co-ordinate on strategies and address Club issues. They allow the Club’s leadership a chance to discuss the our upcoming events and projects, and help ensure that we remain vibrant and cohesive. If you would like to sink your teeth into the administration behind our Club, you are very welcome to attend our board meetings.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/board-meeting-20-10-2021/

Evening Meeting – 21/10/2021
October 21, 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. If you are passionate about improving your world and local community, making new friends and developing new skills and are excited to attack new challenges, then this is the meeting for you.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-21-10-2021/

Digital Club Meeting – 27/10/2021: Vimla Hayman & Interplast
October 27, 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. This week, we’ll be joined by Rotarian Vimla Hayman to speak about Interplast, a Rotary program that sends surgeons and health professionals overseas to carry out surgery on some of the world’s poorest people. Interplast also supports doctors from developing countries to come to Australia to complete part of their training so that they learn latest skills so they can work efficiently in their own countries. 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/digital-club-meeting-27-10-2021/

Evening Meeting – 4/11/2021
November 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Club York Sydney

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.

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

Recent News

Creating a Safe Place for Men to Share Creating a Safe Place for Men to Share
October 17
Natasha Eves

Last week, members of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour heard from David Pointon, founder of The Men’s Table. The Men’s Table is ‘a place where men can talk about what’s really going on and how they’re feeling’. Groups of about 12 men meet once a month over dinner, with the aims of: being heard; creating a trusted peer group; and creating a sense of belonging and community. Over the last two years, The Men’s Table has also seen the introduction of virtual tables and forums, and this year, celebrated its 10th anniversary.

To read more, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/news/2021/10/creating-a-safe-place-for-men-to-share/

Final Thoughts

Fairy floss was invented by a dentist.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is scheduled for 6.30PM on Thursday the 21st of October, taking place online. For more information, including how to access the meeting remotely, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-21-10-2021/.

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