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

After a two year absence, it was great to spend ANZAC Day volunteering with our friends at the Rotary Club of Sydney, as well members of UoW Rotaractors and volunteers from the public to run a traditional ANZAC Day BBQ. Aided by Lynne’s spirited spruiking, we quickly sold out of ANZAC biscuits raising valuable funds to continue in our important work. It’s been great to get physical events back after two years of intermitent lock-downs, and if you’d like to suggest, plan and help execute future events I would love to see you at this week’s Evening Meeting.

Otherwise, I hope you’re doing well. After two consecutive long weekends, we now begin the long march of full weeks until the Queen’s Birthday.

Also, from this week we will be requiring pre-registration for morning meetings to ensure we provide accurate numbers to our meeting venue. I’ll be sending a separate email about that later in the week. To be clear, our prices have not changed, but we will now be asking that members pay for their morning meeting attendance for each in-person morning meeting.

Upcoming Events

Evening Meeting – 5/5/2022
May 5, 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 making the world a better place, you are very welcome to attend.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Club Meeting – 11/5/2022: Shirley LaPlanche
May 11, 2022 at 7:30 am
The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

This week, we’ll be joined by Shirley LaPlanche, who will talk about her experience of self-publishing a novel. She’ll explain what it involves, why it has become so popular, how to go about and if it is worth your while. Shirley is no stranger to this field, having self-published her most recent book, “The Fatal Path”, a psychological thriller which quickly becomes impossible to put down.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Board Meeting – 18/05/2022
May 18, 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. Board meetings allow for discussion and direction, and our vital to our continued activities.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Digital Club Meeting – 25/5/2022
May 25, 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.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Final Thoughts

Taushiro, Tanema and Kaixana are the least spoken languages in the world, with only one speaker each. They are languages of Peru, Solomon Islands and Brazil, respectively.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting will be held in person on the evening of the 5th of May, taking place at The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines on Darling Harbour. For more information, please visit

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

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