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

It’s hard to believe it, but when you read next week’s newsletter the city of Sydney will no longer be in lockdown! I feel as though it’s Christmas, and I can’t say I’ve ever been this excited to catch up with friends, go out to dinner and attend a physical Rotary meeting!

I hope you’ve been well and are similarly enjoying this light at the end of the tunnel. As always, we have a lot of interesting meetings coming up as well as some important news from the District. With any luck, we should soon be able to meet in person to chat about it!

Upcoming Events

Evening Meeting – 7/10/2021: Social Media Strategy
October 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Our evening meetings are used to discuss both our upcoming events and broader world issues. This week, we will be taking note of the Club’s various media presences, and discussing a sustainable and effective content strategy for each.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-7-10-2021/

Digital Club Meeting – 13/10/2021: Healthy Men, Healthy Masculinities & Healthy Communities
October 13, 2021 at 7:30 am

Our regular club meetings are used to discuss our upcoming events, ongoing projects and recent news. This week, David Pointon will be presenting to the Club about his work with The Men’s Table. 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-13-10-2021/

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

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 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

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

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/

Recent News

RYLA Program Proceeding in 2022 RYLA Program Proceeding in 2022
October 2, 2021
District News

The RYLA program is going ahead from the 3rd-9th of January 2022 at Stanwell Tops. RYLA is an amazing program and is one of the most important ways in which the District invests in the next generation, so please reach out if you would like to nominate someone. Further details and the Registration form are now on the District website at www.rotarydistrict9675.org/page/ryla.

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District Conference 2022 Early Bird Tickets On Sale District Conference 2022 Early Bird Tickets On Sale
October 2, 2021
District News

Rotaract District 9675 will be holding its District Conference live and in-person next year, on the 20th of March. It will be held at the Warwick Conference Centre in Warwick Farm (near Liverpool), and feature an exciting line up of guest speakers, an exhaustive presence of Rotary projects and the elusive friendly faces of our fellow Rotarians, who we have not seen in person for far too long. If you, like me, are already counting down the days, please purchase your tickets at www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=808939.

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Final Thoughts

The longest English word is 189,819 letters long. It is the chemical name for the ‘Titin’ protein. I can understand why the name ‘titin’ ended up catching on!

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is scheduled for 6.30PM on Thursday the 7th of October, taking place online. For more information, including how to access the meeting remotely, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-7-10-2021/

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