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2 10, 2022

The Darling: 3/10/2022

2022-10-02T18:55:01+11:00

It's no secret that the last three years have knocked a lot of wind out of a lot of sails. Our Club is not immune, with many of our traditional events and projects being largely impossible for the past three years, while existing a in a permanently world which has required us reviewing how we do business. I'm keen to see our Club begin to thrive again, and I believe the first step on that journey will be our upcoming strategy meeting, beginning at 6PM on Wednesday the 12th of October, at the PSK Offices in Level 12 at 25 Martin Place, Sydney (this is a new location for the Club). I hope to see you there, and I look forward to hearing your opinions, passion and direction as to what the Club should put its hand to for the next year.

The Darling: 3/10/20222022-10-02T18:55:01+11:00
25 09, 2022

The Darling: 26/9/2022

2022-09-25T11:43:36+10:00

Dear members and friends of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour,
One of the hazards of having a board as engaged and committed to Rotary as ours is that it can be difficult to find a time when we’re all free. For that reason, I’m happy to announce that our

The Darling: 26/9/20222022-09-25T11:43:36+10:00
10 09, 2022

The Darling: 12/9/2022

2022-09-10T20:33:15+10:00

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.

The Darling: 12/9/20222022-09-10T20:33:15+10:00
28 08, 2022

The Darling: 29/8/2022

2022-08-28T18:25:04+10:00

A big thank you to everyone who attended our most recent evening meeting. As you'd recall, our Assistant District Governor, Shane Burrett, spoke to the Club about the Rotary regionalisation project. This is a bold change to the District structure of Rotary, which the Club will be voting on between the 15th and 29th of September. If you're interested in learning more about this proposal, more information can be found at the Creating Tomorrow Rotary page, or at the Rotary Zone 8 website. Otherwise, I hope you're enjoying your Monday!

The Darling: 29/8/20222022-08-28T18:25:04+10:00
21 08, 2022

The Darling: 22/8/2022

2022-08-21T12:37:49+10:00

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

In what has become a welcome return to normal, my joints and muscles are presently aching again after a thoroughly successful volunteer effort. This week, members of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour and volunteers from Sydney’s

The Darling: 22/8/20222022-08-21T12:37:49+10:00
21 08, 2022

MediShare Container Pack and Warehouse Sorting

2022-08-21T12:16:36+10:00

MediShare works with a range of partners (including Rotary), government & not-for-profit organisations to add value to the infrastructure of health care in disadvantaged communities through the provision and shipping of recovered usable medical consumables, equipment and resources.

Like any wide-scale volunteer effort, helping hands make a big difference. On Saturday

MediShare Container Pack and Warehouse Sorting2022-08-21T12:16:36+10:00
14 08, 2022

The Darling: 15/8/2022

2022-08-15T08:16:20+10:00

Accompanied by several Club members and Rotarians from throughout Sydney, I spent Sunday morning volunteering at the City2Surf. Though I'm sure some Rotarians did compete in the event, we helped out by marshalling. I personally spent the morning standing next to a fence, informing walkers that the fence was there for an important reason. You would be surprised how many assumed the fence was purely decorative. By volunteering at City2Surf, attendees are able to receive a donation to their organisation they're volunteering with, so our brisk morning of marshalling will aid the Club in our important work. As you might guess, a lot of other groups sent their volunteers for similar reasons, meaning I spent the morning in the company of Scouts, running enthusiasts and others dedicated to their communities and causes. Truly, even if it did require getting up at 4AM, this was a pleasant morning, and I'd encourage anyone who missed to strongly consider attending next year!

The Darling: 15/8/20222022-08-15T08:16:20+10:00
7 08, 2022

The Darling: 8/8/2022

2022-08-07T08:18:42+10:00

The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour recently voted to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart. This is an important statement which would provide our First Nations people a voice in Parliament. As a Club which has always worked to support elevating the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour urges all Australians to support its calls and join the journey for a better future. On less weighty matters, don't forget that we have an in-person Club Meeting this weekend, and volunteering at the City2Surf this weekend. If you've not volunteered already but would like to help at, please email me at president@rotarydarlingharbour.org.au to see if we can squeeze you in.

The Darling: 8/8/20222022-08-07T08:18:42+10:00
7 08, 2022

The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour Endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart

2022-08-07T21:31:08+10:00

 The Uluru Statement is an invitation from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”. It calls for structural reforms including constitutional change to establish a Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution.

The Rotary Club of

The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour Endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart2022-08-07T21:31:08+10:00
31 07, 2022

The Darling: 1/8/2022

2022-07-31T19:06:36+10:00

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

The Darling: 1/8/20222022-07-31T19:06:36+10:00
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