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

We live in unusual times. That especially struck me this morning when I was rescheduling our Changeover to the 1st of December, now slated to occur 5 months into my Presidency! Still, I’m looking forward to the night. It will give us a chance to congratulate Former President Mel on her two years in the role, to call out our Club’s achievements over that period and for me to waffle on about what I plan to do now that I’m in the Captain’s chair. If you’ve not purchased a ticket, please visit events.humanitix.com/2021-rotary-club-of-sydney-darling-harbour-changeover to get involved.

If that’s not enough for you, the 2022 Rotary District 9675 Conference is going ahead as a face to face event. This is a great opportunity to see other Clubs and larger district projects, to call out our achievements and to find areas for collaboration. Early birding pricing is available until the end of October, and tickets can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=808939.

As you can see, the Rotary world is roaring back to life now that lock-down is in the rear-view. I can’t wait to see you all in person again.

Upcoming Events

Digital Club Meeting – 27/10/2021: Vimla Hayman & Interplast
October 27, 2021 at 7:30 am

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.

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
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

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/

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

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-17-11-2021/

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

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 welcome to attend.

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

Final Thoughts

On April 16th, 1912 Harriet Quimby became the first woman to pilot an aircraft across the English Channel. Her accomplishment received little media attention, however, as the sinking of the RMS Titanic the day before consumed the interest of the public and filled newspapers.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is scheduled for 7.30AM on Wednesday the 27th of October, taking place online. For more information, including how to access the meeting remotely, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-27-10-2021/.

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