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

What a weekend! Like several dozen of my friends in Rotary, I attended the District 9675 Conference on the weekend. As well as the regular slew of Rotary projects, we learned about Deanne Carson’s work in protecting our children from sexual abuse, Nicole Dyson and her vision of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in our youth, the inspiring work of Craig Foster as a human rights activist, John Kirkland’s perspective on the importance of good fathers, Dr Jamal Rifi’s history on healing the human body and human relationships, the heart-wrenching experience of Jelena Dokic’s struggle against verbal and physical abuse and David McPherson and his story of not just triumphing over adversity, but using that as an impetus to help those around him. Truly a Conference to be remembered!

In other exciting news from last week, the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour sponsored Jacinta Bailey for the Rotary Peace Fellowship in recognition for her work in Tranby College. In all, there were approximately 600 applicants for the 2023 Peace Fellowships with the Foundation awards approximately 130 each year. We have received word that Jacinta has been successful, and we couldn’t be prouder to have helped support her work.

Finally, if you still have room on your plate for more good news, District Governor Dr. Janice Hall is visiting our Club this week, with the Rotary Club of Sydney Inner West also attending as part of DG Janice’s “Joint Visit” initiative. Janice is one of the sharpest minds in Rotary (and there’s some pretty stiff competition) so I’d encourage you to attend.

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting – 9/11/2022: District Governor Dr. Janice Hall
November 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm
PSK Private Wealth

This week we are joined by District Governor Dr. Janice Hall to discuss the recent Rotary Convention, and her work as the leader of our Rotary District. Janice has a wealth of experience in Rotary, education and service, and she has spent many years working to enact Rotary’s vision. Her perspective on Rotary’s future and the importance of our work is not to be missed.

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Board Meeting – 16/11/2022
November 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Online Meeting

Board meetings allow for discussion and co-ordination of the Clubs projects and initiatives. If you would like to get a front-row seat to our behind the scenes work, you’re welcome to attend!

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28th Annual Rotary Charity Harbour Cruise
November 18, 2022 at 9:00 am
Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia

Our friends at the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove have been running this regatta for 28 years, and have donated millions to support research projects at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, their principal beneficiary for 25 years.

Don’t miss a great day out in support of an incredible cause. Sail on over to to secure your tickets now!

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Virtual Meeting – 23/11/2022
November 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Online Meeting

Our virtual meetings allow for a rapid-fire update of our upcoming events, ongoing projects and new ideas and initiatives. If you’d like see what the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour is all about, there’s no better way to do so!

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Final Thoughts

The largest cup of coffee ever was created by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná (Colombia) at Parque de Bolívar, Chinchiná, Caldas, Colombia on 15 June 2019. The cup contained over 22,735 litres of Arabic coffee.

Well, that’s it from me. Don’t forget that our next meeting is on Wednesday the 9th of November at 6PM, taking place in person at the PSK Offices.. For more information, please visit

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