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26 09, 2021

Committees and Working Groups

2021-09-26T13:58:56+10:00

The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour has a well-earned reputation for punching above it's weight for the size, scale and range of its projects. In order to ensure that our Club is open, vibrant and engaged, we will be introducing Committees and Working Groups. Committees will sit underneath our existing Director structure, and be involved in the work of that portfolio. Working Groups will exist on temporary basis to support projects. Both, they will meet physically or virtually as required, and otherwise adopt communication and work structures as needed by the group. If you would be to involved in either of the groups listed above, please email info@rotarydarlingharbour.org.au for more details.

Committees and Working Groups2021-09-26T13:58:56+10:00
26 09, 2021

Using Kiva to Help Underserved Communities Thrive

2021-09-28T21:10:53+10:00

"Lifting one to lift many" is the sentiment behind the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour's investment in Kiva loans. Kiva is a not-for-profit organisation facilitating loans to low-income entrepreneurs and students in 77 countries.  In 2011, Sydney City Rotaract club began a Kiva account, and this was transferred to the Darlings in 2020 .Over the last 10 years, we have made used an initial investment of $9,000 to support $55,000 in loans to people around the world. This puts us in the top 1% of lenders worldwide. Mel Lane, former President of the Darlings, recently presented to members on the impact and achievements of the Kiva loan system and showed the impact of our work there, and her passion for the cause.

Using Kiva to Help Underserved Communities Thrive2021-09-28T21:10:53+10:00
26 09, 2021

Darlings Planted Trees Bursting to Life

2021-09-26T15:43:33+10:00

The Darlings played their own small part in our recovery from the Black Summer bushfires this in June, travelling to Milton to help their Rotary Club plant new trees to replace some of the ones that had been lost in the fires. As of this week, our District Governor has sent us evidence that one of our saplings planted on his property is going strong and rising from the ashes of those horrible days. The Environment is now one of Rotary's areas of focus, and tree-planting will be a regular activity that the Darlings are engaged in. The photo of this young sapling should spur us on in planting new trees that our descendants will enjoy the shade of. 

Darlings Planted Trees Bursting to Life2021-09-26T15:43:33+10:00
18 09, 2021

The Darling: 20/9/2021

2021-09-18T18:00:11+10:00

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

New South Wales has just passed the 50% fully vaccinated mark! It’s hard to believe, but the light at the end of this lock-down tunnel is getting brighter by the day, and before too long we’ll be able to

The Darling: 20/9/20212021-09-18T18:00:11+10:00
18 09, 2021

Subscribing to the Calendar

2021-09-18T18:05:59+10:00

To make staying on top of our events even easier, you can subscribe to our calendar in the productivity software of your choice, ensuring that your own personal calendar will contain all events posted by the Club.

Subscribing to the Calendar2021-09-18T18:05:59+10:00
12 09, 2021

The Darling: 13/9/2021

2021-09-12T19:35:00+10:00

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

Wow. I’m known for my quick-wit but that’s all about all I’ve got this week – wow. Our comedy night absolutely blew past our wildest expectations, and raised over $7500 for homeless youth in Sydney. This was an absolutely

The Darling: 13/9/20212021-09-12T19:35:00+10:00
12 09, 2021

Virtual Comedy Night a Roaring Success!

2021-09-18T18:06:45+10:00

Friday nights in lockdown aren’t always filled with laughter, but the 10th of September certainly was for Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour members and friends. Our Virtual Comedy Night featured four fabulous comedians, a musical MC, and a whole host of raffle prizes!

Virtual Comedy Night a Roaring Success!2021-09-18T18:06:45+10:00
12 09, 2021

Dr Belinda Russon & Tranby College

2021-09-15T13:00:26+10:00

At a recent morning meeting, the Darlings were joined by Dr Belinda Russon who spoke about her important work as the CEO of Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education & Training and her efforts in providing high quality education and vocational opportunities to indigenous students.

Dr Belinda Russon & Tranby College2021-09-15T13:00:26+10:00
5 09, 2021

The Darling: 6/9/2021

2021-09-05T20:07:12+10:00

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

Time is ticking down until our Virtual Comedy Night on Friday! In the past week we’ve locked-in an MC (The endlessly talented Irene Nicola), secured a boot-load of raffle prizes (smart speakers, gift hampers and gift vouchers for our

The Darling: 6/9/20212021-09-05T20:07:12+10:00
29 08, 2021

The Darling: 30/8/2021

2021-08-29T19:06:11+10:00

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

I come bearing glad tidings, the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour will be hosting a Virtual Comedy Night on the 10th of September! This should be a wonderful night with some much needed laughter, exciting raffle prizes and the sort

The Darling: 30/8/20212021-08-29T19:06:11+10:00
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