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

It’s no exaggeration to say that the world has changed in the past two years. Things that we previously saw as constants such as our commute to work, ability to travel and work locations have been dramatically and permanently changed. This has flow-on effects to all other aspects of our lives, and Rotary is not immune.

For the past few weeks, we’ve seen lower than normal attendance at meetings, with five Rotarians attending our most recent meeting. This isn’t anyone’s fault or an indication that anyone has done something wrong, but it does suggest that our traditional format does need to change with the times.

For that reason, I’d like everyone to fill out our Rotary Engagement Survey. Your input will help ensure that the Darlings remain an accessible, vibrant and thriving Club, and will guide us in making changes to help make the Club even more effective.

I would greatly appreciate your support in this matter.

Upcoming Events

Evening Meeting – 19/5/2022
May 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm
The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines

Our evening meetings offer a casual discussion of recent events, project ideas and potential areas of focus for the Club.

This meeting will be an informal discussion about how the Club should work in order to vibrant, compelling and effective. Your ideas and opinions on how the Club can better fit into your lifestyle and deliver to your aspirations will be vital in the Club taking its next steps forward.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-19-5-2022/

Digital Club Meeting – 25/5/2022
May 25, 2022 at 7:30 am

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 rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-25-5-2022/

Evening Meeting – 2/6/2022
June 2, 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, then this is the meeting for you.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-2-6-2022/

Club Meeting – 8/6/2022
June 8, 2022 at 7:30 am
The Castlereagh Boutique 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 more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/club-meeting-8-6-2022/

Board Meeting – 15/06/2022
June 15, 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.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/board-meeting-15-06-2022/

Final Thoughts

In medieval times, surgery was considered too menial a task for physicians to perform; it was instead delegated to barbers.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is this Thursday evening at 6.30PM. For more information, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/evening-meeting-19-5-2022/.

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