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

My heart is a quiver. After six months of our new board, our Changeover is finally within reach. Though a mid-year Changeover is unusual, this will give us an opportunity to celebrate our achievements in Mel Lane’s two years of leading the Club while setting our vision for the future. As always, Changeover provides us an opportunity to reflect on what it is that our Club is here to do. It sets our direction, checks our progress and acknowledges the tireless and inspiring contributions of our members. I really hope to see a lot of you there on Wednesday and that you will continue to be a part of our story going forward.

 Upcoming Events

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.

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Club Meeting – 8/12/2021
December 8, 2021 at 7:30 am
The Grace Hotel

Our regular club meetings are used to discuss our upcoming events, ongoing projects and recent news. 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.

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Board Meeting – 15/12/2021
December 15, 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.

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Uniting Harris Community Centre Nativity Event
December 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Uniting Harris Community Centre

The Harris Community Centre will be holding their annual Christmas event, and have asked for our support in running their BBQ and Gelato store. These are always a fantastic way to cap off the year, with youngsters running underfoot, grown-ups catching up and even an appearance from Santa.

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Final Thoughts

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is scheduled for 7.30AM on Wednesday the 8th of December, taking place online. For more information, including how to access the meeting remotely, please visit

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