The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour publishes a weekly bulletin, summarising our recent news, upcoming events and ongoing projects.

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13 11, 2022

The Darling: 14/11/2022

2022-11-13T16:18:17+11:00

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

I don’t know if it’s the arrival of Christmas decorations in stores, the faint smell of the backburning or life beginning to slow down, but it’s becoming apparent that we are fast approaching the end of the year. Before

The Darling: 14/11/20222022-11-13T16:18:17+11:00
6 11, 2022

The Darling: 7/11/2022

2022-11-06T20:40:24+11:00

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, 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.

The Darling: 7/11/20222022-11-06T20:40:24+11:00
30 10, 2022

The Darling 31/10/2022

2022-10-30T20:19:59+11:00

Dear members and friends of the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour, It may be a few weeks late, but Spring has finally Sprung. I don't know about you, but I spent a good deal of time outside this weekend - it really is a beautiful city when it's not raining. Weather like this makes it hard to wear a frown! And while you're smiling, I have some good news - District conference is coming up! Being held at the William Inglis Hotel on Friday the 4th to Saturday the 5th of November, this will be a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from around the District, learn about our shared initiatives and see a line up of great speakers including Jelena Dokic, Craig Foster, Dr. Jamal Rifi, Nicole Dyson, John Kirkland, David McPherson & Deanne Carson. If you’ve not done so already, you can book your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/880607

The Darling 31/10/20222022-10-30T20:19:59+11:00
23 10, 2022

The Darling 24/10/2022

2022-10-23T14:14:17+11:00

District conference is coming up! Being held at the William Inglis Hotel on Friday the 4th to Saturday the 5th of November, this will be a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from around the District, learn about our shared initiatives and see a line up of great speakers including Jelena Dokic, Craig Foster, Dr. Jamal Rifi, Nicole Dyson, John Kirkland, David McPherson & Deanne Carson. If you've not done so already, you can book your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/880607 Going even grander, the Rotary International Convention from the 27th to the 31st of May is also approaching, with it being held in Melbourne. This will be one of your most affordable options to ever attend an RI convention, as you can easily reach Melbourne without an International flight! Tickets can be booked at https://convention.rotary.org/en/melbourne Darlings interested in attending and sharing accommodation with other members can best get in touch with Membership Director Sue at membership@rotarydarlingharbour.org.au With this many exciting events coming up, you could be forgiven for struggling to keep track. Based on member feedback, we're looking at implementing a reminder system for upcoming events, providing email reminders before events occur, to help members remember our meetings even when their busy lives get in the way. In order to support this, I'll need user feedback for the implementation, as well as support in crafting event descriptions. Anyone interested can best get involved by emailing president@rotarydarlingharbour.org.au

The Darling 24/10/20222022-10-23T14:14:17+11:00
16 10, 2022

The Darling: 17/10/2022

2022-10-16T14:30:32+11:00

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

Thanks to all that attended our Strategic Planning Meeting on Wednesday. We’ve definitely set ourselves some high targets for the remainder of the year, and I look forward to us doing our best to meet them. Once change, which

The Darling: 17/10/20222022-10-16T14:30:32+11:00
9 10, 2022

The Darling: 10/10/2022

2022-10-09T10:06:19+11:00

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

The day is fast approaching. The Club will be holding it’s Strategy Meeting this Wednesday, starting at 6PM. I’m optimistic that this will allow us to shake off the past few years of lock-downs, isolation and social distancing, and

The Darling: 10/10/20222022-10-09T10:06:19+11:00
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
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