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

Happy new year! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and has helped ensure that 2021 was thoroughly searched before it left the building. I know we often say the years go by quickly and we’re ringing in the New Year too early, but I can’t imagine anyone being of that view when it comes to 2021.

Speaking of last year, a big “thank you” to everyone who was able to help out at the Uniting Harris Community Centre BBQ. This was a challenging one, with the bulk of our volunteers having to pull out on the morning of the event due to a COVID contact. In spite of that, we were able to raise funds of almost 600 dollars to support our worthwhile causes in the year ahead.

As with previous years, January will have informal meetings. Due to the fourth Wednesday of January falling on Australia Day, we will only be having one meeting this month. These will be in-person only and will not be accessible via Zoom. Details are below, and I hope to see you there.

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting – 12/1/2022
January 12, 2022 at 7:30 am
The Grounds of the City

Our regular club meetings are used to discuss our upcoming events, ongoing projects and recent news. As this is the first meeting of the year, this will all take place of an informal coffee and breakfast. 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 – 19/01/2022
January 19, 2022 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.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Evening Meeting – 3/2/2022
February 3, 2022 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. 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

Final Thoughts

In the past, the soccer balls were brown or white. The black pentagons were introduced for television at the 1970 World Cup to show viewers the position and rotation of the ball on black and white television.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is scheduled for 7.30AM on Wednesday the 12th of January at the Grounds of the City. For more information, please visit

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