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

For much of the past few years, it has felt as they we were living as history was being written around us. The bushfires, the pandemic and the floods will all likely be their own chapters in Australia’s story. As will the last week, with the passing of our monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
An institution has large and storied as the monarchy will always attract a variety of opinions and reactions. For many of us, the Queen has been a recurring figure for much of our lives and had given much in the way of service. She will be missed.

On a lighter note, we will be holding our Strategy Planning Day on the 24th of September, establishing our priorities and plans for the remainder of the Rotary year. If you are not on the board but would like to attend, please let me know. Otherwise, feedback regarding any projects or causes you’d like us to get involved in would be very welcome.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Meeting – 14/9/2022
September 14, 2022 at 6:00 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

Board Meeting – 21/9/2022
September 21, 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

Muddy Paws Festival Volunteering
September 25, 2022 at 8:00 am
Sydney Park Village Green

Maggie’s Rescue exists to create a world where no animal is in need of rescue. Operating since 2011, they are a co-operative of volunteer foster carers and passionate animal advocates, working together to achieve our shared vision. Each year they hold the Muddy Paw’s festival which transforms Sydney Park’s Village Green into a buzzing festival ground, with an exciting entertainment line up on the main stage, food trucks, market stalls and kids activities. In order to help make the event a success, they are seeking animal-loving and motivated individuals to join the Maggie’s Rescue team to support this pawesome event on the day.

For more information, or to get involved, visit

Virtual Meeting – 28/9/2022
September 28, 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. To join, simply visit

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Social Meeting – 30/9/2022
September 30, 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

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Final Thoughts

The UK Royal Standard is never flown at half-mast because there is always a sovereign: when one dies, his or her successor becomes the sovereign instantly.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is on Wednesday the 14th of September at 6PM, taking place online. For more information, please visit

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