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

Much like our country’s political parties, I’ve spent much of the past week analysing opinion polls. Though not as contentious as the election, our Engagement Survey has already yielded a lot of information about the relationship between our members and the Club in a post-COVID world. We’ve learned that our members now attend the city on a variety of different days, making scheduling more delicate. We’ve seen a split between members who much prefer Digital Meetings for the convenience, and members that would like to return to purely physical meetings for the fellowship and camaraderie they encourage. Most significantly, we’ve seen that responders want more events, projects and initiatives to put them back at the forefront of being of service to others.

Coming out of COVID’s lockdowns and social isolation was always going to involve some growing pains. The board has reviewed the survey results thus far, and would like to discuss the proposed changes to the Club’s format at our next meeting, occurring online on Wednesday morning. Your presence would be greatly appreciated, and would be of tremendous service to the Club and its future.

If you’ve not done so already, please complete the Rotary Engagement Survey to ensure that your voice is heard.

Upcoming Events

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

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. This meeting will be a Club Forum to discuss 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/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 and abilities, you are very welcome to attend.

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

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Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is being held online on Wednesday morning, starting at 7.30. For more information, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-25-5-2022/

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