Dear members and friends of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour,
Forgive me if this edition arrives a little dirty, I’m writing it out after having just worked with other members of the Club to plant roughly 100 trees in Sydney. Given we were in the area anyway, we stopped by where we planted trees in 2019, and I’m happy to say that those small saplings have grown into truly impressive timber.

It was great to get our hands dirty again with some physical volunteering. If you’d like to help out with something useful and you’ve not already signed up, please consider volunteering at the City2Surf marathon on the 14th of August.

Otherwise, the Club has had its first physical meeting in our new evening time slot. We hope the new schedule will prove more convenient for our members, and we’d love to see you at our next one on the 10th of August.

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting – 10/8/2022
August 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm
PSK Private Wealth

The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling is an active and an effective community service group, with a broad array of projects on the go. We support women’s homeless shelters, we plant trees, we organise fundraisers and much, much more. We have members from all walks of life and are always ready to try our hand at something new. Like any Rotary Club, our members are our most valuable asset. Their passion, skills and service are the only reasons we’re able to make the changes in the world that we can. We would love to have you amongst us and to work on things you care about. We’d be delighted to add any project you’d like to raise to our list, and to show how the global Rotary network can help make you a part of making the world a better place.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

City2Surf Volunteering
August 14, 2022 at 5:30 am
Hyde Park

City2Surf is an iconic event, stretching 14 km from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi. Since 2008, when the fundraising tally was first recorded, it has raised over $48 million for charities in need. Sydney’s generosity has become the beating heart of this event. This year, the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour will be helping out with marshalling the event. This helps make the day safe for all participants, and generates valuable funds to support our Club’s work. We’d love to see you there. Registrations are essential, please fill out the form on our website.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Board Meeting – 17/8/2022
August 17, 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

Film Screening – “Die or Die Trying: Escaping the Taliban”
August 20, 2022 at 4:00 am
Abraham Mott Hall

Our friends at the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove are hosting a screening of the documentary Die or Die Trying: Escaping the Taliban followed by a Q & A session with those featured in the film.

The one-hour documentary depicts the gripping and emotional experience of 15 young women from Kabul as the Taliban invade their city and seize power.
All funds raised will go towards club projects aimed at assisting refugees.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Virtual Meeting – 24/8/2022
August 24, 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 office. 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.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Social Meeting – 26/8/2022
August 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm
The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines

Our social drinks provide an opportunity for fellowship and unwinding along the Sydney Darling Harbour. Members, friends and new-comers are more than welcome as we discuss the month just gone, and look forward to the weeks ahead. No registration is required. If you have any questions, please email

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Final Thoughts

Leonardo Davinci was famed for buying caged birds at markets and setting them free.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is on Wednesday the 10th of August at 6PM. For more information, please visit

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