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

Thank you to all that attended our Changeover on Wednesday. I think I speak for everyone when I say that it was fantastic to discuss our achievements for the past two years, to farewell our fondly departing members and to focus on our plans for the year ahead, now that lockdowns are in the rear-view. On a personal wrote, writing my Presidential speech (which I ended up not using, instead opting to wing out) gave me an opportunity to reflect on my 12 years of involvement in Rotary, and the profound impact that it has had on my life. It’s an honour to be involved, and thank you for being a part of it with me.

On a similar note, our last meeting for the year is on Wednesday. It will be our first physical meeting of the Rotary year and will serve as our AGM. As an added perk, our RYLA applicant will also be attending giving us a chance to get to know the youth we’ll be sending to the RYLA week. As with last year, this will be a hybrid meeting, so you’ll be able to join via Zoom if you’re not able to make it into the city. I hope to see you there.

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting – 8/12/2021: Annual General Meeting
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. In our first physical meeting of the Rotary year, we’ll be holding our Annual General Meeting to review our accounts and appoint next year’s Executive. We will also be meeting our RYLA application for the 2022 Rotary year. 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

Board Meeting – 15/12/2021
December 15, 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 […]

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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.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Final Thoughts

Daddy Long Legs Spiders used to be called Shepherd Spiders and were named after French shepherds who would use stilts to travel over grasslands. Not only were locals able to get around more easily, the stilts were allegedly an extremely speedy method of transport, as fast as a horse in full trot.

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

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

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