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

It’s been a big few weeks. As you’d know, the Club has made the decision to change it’s meeting time to evenings, and then ran into some challenges in finding a meeting venue. Being a Sydney CBD Club has a lot of benefits, but it also means that real estate and meeting venues come at a premium. Fortunately, we have a solution.

Long-standing member John D’Alessandri has been able to secure the use of a board meeting room for the Club in his office at PSK Private Wealth, located at 44 Market St Sydney. This was vital for the Club, as it allows us to hold meetings in our private space without passing on costs to our members. PSK Private Wealth have done us a real kindness, and have provided as a real opportunity to pay forward their generosity in our efforts to be of service to other people. I cannot thank them enough.

In our second exciting development for the week, our Changeover is scheduled for the 23rd of June at the Blue Eye Dragon Restaurant in Pyrmont. Ticket are $60 per person, and can be purchased at events.humanitix.com/2022-rotary-club-of-sydney-darling-harbour-changeover. I look forward to seeing you there.

Lastly, this month will see a few changes to our schedule. There will be no meeting on the 22nd of June, with us instead catching up at the changeover. Due to stiff competition from the State of Origin, our meeting on the 13th of July will be held virtually, with the 27th of July being a physical meeting. We will have drinks in the CBD on Friday the 29th of July.

Thereafter, we’ll be returning to our normal schedule of physical meetings on the 2nd Wednesday, virtual meetings on the 4th Wednesday, and CBD drinks on the last Friday. As always, our website, Facebook and this newsletter will always contain our accurate calendar.

With the new Rotary year about to start and our new format finally decided upon and established, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of this Club. Thank you for your patience as we worked out the logistics, and please enjoy the triumphant return of our traditional newsletter format.

Upcoming Events

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/

2022 Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour Changeover
June 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Blue Eye Dragon

Continuing a proud tradition, the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour will changeover its board this year. President Drew Sturgiss will officially hit the halfway mark of his reign as we begin Rotary year 2022-2023. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the Changeover is being held at Blue Eye Dragon, giving us the […]

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/2022-rotary-club-of-sydney-darling-harbour-changeover/

Digital Club Meeting – 13/7/2022
July 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Our digital club meetings are a great opportunity to discuss our upcoming events, ongoing projects and recent news from the comfort of your home. 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. To join, simply visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/zoom This meeting is open to everyone, and we all hope to see you there.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/digital-club-meeting-13-7-2022/

Club Meeting – 27/7/2022
July 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm
PSK Private Wealth

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.

Meetings typically run for one hour and are free to attend. We’d love to see you there.

For more information, or to get involved, visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/club-meeting-27-7-2022/

Final Thoughts

Mark Twain once declared that he discovered the right way to do an autobiography by talking about whatever interested him at the moment rather than writing it chronologically. From his bed, Twain dictated nearly 2,000 pages of the book to his stenographer over three years.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is our changeover on Thursday the 23rd of July at 6PM. For more information, please visit rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/events/2022-rotary-club-of-sydney-darling-harbour-changeover/

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