The RYLA program is going ahead from the 3rd-9th of January 2022 at Stanwell Tops. RYLA is an amazing program and is one of the most important ways in which the District invests in the next generation, so please reach out if you would like to nominate someone. Further details and the Registration form are now on the District website at https://www.rotarydistrict9675.org/page/ryla.
Rotaract District 9675 will be holding its District Conference live and in-person next year, on the 20th of March. It will be held at the Warwick Conference Centre in Warwick Farm (near Liverpool), and feature an exciting line up of guest speakers, an exhaustive presence of Rotary projects and the elusive friendly faces of our fellow Rotarians, who we have not seen in person for far too long. If you, like me, are already counting down the days, please purchase your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=808939.
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 email@example.com for more details.
"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.
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.
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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!
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.
Four outstanding women have been named winners of the 2019 Rotary Inspirational Women’s Awards at a sold out lunch held at the City Tattersall’s Club on Sunday 27 October. The lunch was hosted by the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour. Sixteen women were judged by panels of Rotarians from Rotary Districts across the state.
The Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, The Honourable Bronnie Taylor MLC, today announced the 16 NSW 2019 finalists for Inspirational Women’s Awards proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Darling Harbour. Minister Taylor said the Awards are a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the enormous contribution of women in both city, regional and rural communities across New South Wales.