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

It’s hard to believe, but life is slowly returning to normal. I’ve chaired two physical meetings as President, I’ve been back into my office and I’ve even sat in a cafe and drank a cup of coffee. Truly, the things that we’ve missed for more than two years are coming back.

In that spirit, I’ve very happy to confirm that we will be helping out at the 2022 Sydney Rotary ANZAC Day BBQ. This is always a fantastic day where we’re in front of public, honouring the members of our armed services, and working alongside our Rotary colleagues. The BBQ is scheduled for ANZAC Day on the 25th of April, and if you would like to get involved please register to volunteer at rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/anzac-day-parade-volunteering-2022/.

As the world re-opens we have a lot of other events to look forward to. The best way to stay informed is to head into our meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

And don’t forget the Rotary Conference, occurring this weekend at The Warwick. Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=808939.

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting – 16/03/2022
March 16, 2022 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-16-03-2022/

Rotary District 9675 Conference – 2022
March 18, 2022 at 8:00 am
The Warwick

Each year, the Clubs within the District meet for District Conference. This gives exposure to ongoing District and Rotary International projects, allows us to set strategic direction for the year ahead and, most importantly, provides an opportunity for us to talk shop and socialise with our colleagues in other Clubs. After almost two years of intermittent lock-downs and restricted opportunities face to face, the District Conference should be a welcome opportunity to catch up with old friends, strike up new conversations with Rotarians we’ve not met, and help make the next Rotary year even brighter than the one preceding it. To purchase your ticket, please visit www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=808939.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/rotary-district-9675-conference-2022/

Digital Club Meeting – 23/3/2022
March 23, 2022 at 7:30 am
Online Event

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 our meeting.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-23-3-2022/

Evening Meeting – 7/4/2022
April 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm
The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines

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. Rotarians, Rotaractors, and newcomers of all ages are more than welcome to attend. 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-7-4-2022/

Club Meeting – 13/4/2022
April 13, 2022 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. For those unable to […]

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/club-meeting-13-4-2022/

International Toast

This week, we’re toasting the Rotary Club of Montreal, Canada. Founded in 1913, they are the oldest Rotary Club in Canada, with their main area of expertise and activity being International water projects. They have partnered with hundreds of Rotary Clubs in carrying out projects in over 30 countries, and actively seek to share their experience and expertise with other Clubs.

Like us, they are morning Club, and meeting Fridays at 7.15AM.

Cheers to you, Rotary Club of Montreal!

This Day in History

On March 14th, 1900, the US adopted by the Gold Standard after their congress passed the Currency Act.

Final Thoughts

Spaces between words in documents first appeared in Irish and Anglo-Saxon Bibles in the seventh century. Paleographers today identify the extinction of ‘scriptio continua’ as a critical factor in augmenting the widespread absorption of knowledge in the Pre-Modern Era.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting will be held digitally, on the 23rd of March. For more information, including how to join our Zoom, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-23-3-2022/.

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