26 11, 2021

Kevin Watene and Homelessness in our own Backyard


On the 24th of November, Kevin Watene from the Salvation Army presented to our Club about the Salvation Army's response to homeless in Sydney. Homelessness is and always has been a key concern for the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour, making it especially poignant to hear Kevin's experiences of individuals without a home, and especially heartening to hear about the Salvation Army's robust network of services designed to provide support to individuals and families facing this challenging situatio

Kevin Watene and Homelessness in our own Backyard2021-12-08T19:18:48+11:00
10 11, 2021

Anne Christie and District Indigenous Project


In November 10th, Anne Christie from the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove presented to our Club about the 2021-2022 District Governor Partner Project, the Aboriginal Child and Family Health Initiative.

Anne Christie and District Indigenous Project2021-12-08T19:20:43+11:00
31 10, 2021

Repairing Bodies and Rebuilding Lives


This week, the Club was lucky enough to be visited by Vimla Hayman from the Rotary Club of St George Next Gen, who spoke to us about Interplast's work in supporting teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery in 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Vimla spoke to several examples of the important and life-changing work that Interplast does, in providing hope and support to individuals who have suffered life changing injuries, and young children born with cleft lip and palate, or serious scarring. The Club was moved, in seeing the dramatic before and after photos of the recipients of Interplasts support, and the volunteer spirit and generosity that goes into making their important and challenging work possible.

Repairing Bodies and Rebuilding Lives2021-10-31T08:56:15+11:00
17 10, 2021

Creating a Safe Place for Men to Share


Last week, members of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour heard from David Pointon, founder of The Men's Table. The Men's Table is 'a place where men can talk about what's really going on and how they're feeling'. Groups of about 12 men meet once a month over dinner, with the aims of: being heard; creating a trusted peer group; and creating a sense of belonging and community. Over the last two years, The Men's Table has also seen the introduction of virtual tables and forums, and this year, celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Creating a Safe Place for Men to Share2021-10-17T18:53:11+11:00
9 10, 2021

Darlings Projects Page Refresh


The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour has 15 projects underway at the moment, which have all had a long-lasting and significant impact on the world around us. We've used Kiva to empower entrepreneurs in other nations, provided books to nearby schools, helped provide clean drink water in Nepal, scrubbed graffiti off of buildings and supported the development of young people into the best versions of themselves. It's an inspiring and encouraging list, which was first documented by Mel Lane. The project page has been given a bit of a face lift recently, to make it more engaging and easier to find out how to get involved. Check it out at https://rotarydarlingharbour.org.au/projects/

Darlings Projects Page Refresh2021-10-09T20:34:18+11:00
9 10, 2021

The Clem Renouf End Polio Now Club


Polio has gone from a rampant and destructive just a few decades ago, to a virus that is 99.9% eliminated, with just two cases being reported in the past year. However, though we're almost finished, until Polio is entirely eliminated it can come back, squandering all the progress we've made thus far. PDG Bob Aitken has started the Clem Renouf End Polio Now Club, which is striving to see Clubs have EVERY member donate just $10 to Rotary’s Polio fund to mark World Polio Day in 2021/22. We'd love to have you involved.

The Clem Renouf End Polio Now Club2021-10-10T12:41:12+11:00
2 10, 2021

RYLA Program Proceeding in 2022


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.

RYLA Program Proceeding in 20222021-10-02T21:47:05+10:00
2 10, 2021

District Conference 2022 Early Bird Tickets On Sale


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.

District Conference 2022 Early Bird Tickets On Sale2021-10-02T21:46:32+10:00
26 09, 2021

Committees and Working Groups


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


"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
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