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Jan 16, 2022
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Feb 20, 2022
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The Inside Story on COVID and Australian Rotary Health - at Killara Golf Club
Nov 30, 2021
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Dec 07, 2021
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November 1, 1984
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November 10, 2015
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November 13, 2018
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November 14, 1989
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November 19, 1985
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Club Meeting News 9 November 2021
President Jon welcomed our 36 members, our guest speaker Kai Lammert, Joe Campisi and his wife Katy. This was our first non-ZOOM meeting in over four months.
As the formal handover of office from PP Kevin to President Jon had taken place over Zoom in early July, PP Kevin took the opportunity to pass over the presidential mantle of office to President Jon.
There was also a presentation of various insignia of office and badges to all current Board members.
Other matters of importance were:
  • The Club Cluster dinner is to be held at the Killara Golf Club on 23 November 2021. Those interested should inform Helen then make payment directly to the account advised in her email.
  • The Christmas Party is to be held on 7 December at Millers Kitchen at Cammeray. Please inform Helen if planning to attend and pay at Attendance Desk
  • Doreen is retiring and her last night with us is 30 November. We will make it a special night.
Therese Stubbs proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Launceston in Tasmania. It was the first Club established in the State in 1924. One major fundraising activity is Doors Open, where members of the public go behind the scene of interesting buildings in Launceston, eg The Supreme Court, a Jewish Synagogue. Cost is $10 to $15, depending on the number of venues visited. All proceeds go to support Rotary programmes in the community.
Sally O'Neill reminded members of the Musical, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, and was seeking any further interest before booking tickets. It will be an evening performance some time in late February, early March. Contact Sally if you would like to go.
Alan Hession mentioned that the Raffle at the Plaza was coming up and details of the Roster would be out shortly.
Peter Antaw asked members if they had any old phones, could they be donated as John Turner could clean them up for re-use by Taldumande clients.
The induction of Joe Campisi followed. It was noted that Joe had previously been a member of the Rotary Club of Strathfield. He was allocated to the Fundraising Committee and confirmed he was looking forward to taking on the challenge!
    Joe & Katy Campisi
Guest Speaker - Kai Lammert, Head Coach of the Pararoos
Luke Keighery introduced our guest speaker Kai Lammert, Head Coach of Australia's Pararoos.
Kai is the Coach of the only National Football Team in international 7-a-side soccer for athletes with cerebral palsy, acquired by brain injury or symptoms acquired through a stroke. These two sources of injury are represented about 50:50 in the teams. Prior to becoming head coach, he was assistant coach for 8 years.
Kai was born in Germany where his passion for football started and where signed up as a professional at aged 18. After breaking his leg a year into his contract, he and a friend travelled to Australia for 4 months whilst he recuperated, after which he returned to Germany to play and to learn to become a coach. He returned to Australia in 2000 and loved it so much he now calls Australia home.
Kai stressed that football is a team thing. 700,000 people in Australia have an acquired brain injury. The Pararoos have Development Centres around Australia, from which State Teams are formed, and ultimately the Pararoo team. There are now Para Matildas as well, for girls. The World Cup for Para Football players is to be held in Spain next year and Australia will be sending Pararoos and Para Matildas.
Funding has been an issue. In 2014 the Australian Government wouldn’t fund their attendance at the World Cup due to the cost, but in 2015 the donation by the Australian Sports Committee enabled attendance. They do have sponsors (ZestCare was first). Budget is $350K to $500Kpa. The dream is to hold a World Cup in Australia one day.   
Core Values – “84” is their overarching theme, a mantra, used every day as meaning don’t give up, challenge yourself. Core values are: commitment to being the best, respect of everyone and everything, professionalism, family (we are family and honest) and legacy (it’s bigger than us). These are remembered at every match and every training session.
Kai concluded with the words: The Best Preparation for Tomorrow is doing your best Today.
In Luke’s thanks, he remarked what an amazing and inspiring person Kai is, and how fortunate the Cerebral Palsy community is to have him. This was warmly supported by member applause.
If you would like to see more about the Pararoos, check out these webites. The documentary is excellent.
Some businesses are very clever ......
If anyone has any jokes or funny stories, feel free to send them to me for the humour section of the Bulletin! 
Northbridge Answers R.C. Kathmandu Call for COVID Medical Assistance
52 Oxygen Concentrators Purchased by RC of Kathmandu Using Donations from Northbridge & Partner Clubs
54 Units of 10 L Oxygen Concentrators are ready for handover to the concerned health institutions.
RC Kathmandu appreciates the effort of Club members and partner clubs for making this happen.
One of those “partner clubs” is the Rotary Club of Northbridge
Flood Relief Assistance for Telegraph Point School Children
Year 2 students were very thankful for the donation of winter jackets and school readers
A ROTARY Club partnership has delivered a special gift to the students of Telegraph Point Public School.
A donation worth more than $9,000 will keep the 130 students warm this winter while also replenishing the book shelves.
The generous offer is more welcome news for the school community with every family impacted in some way by the devastating March floods.
Wauchope Rotarian Diana Reynolds reached out to the Northbridge Rotary Club in Sydney to make the donation possible. Northbridge Rotary Club raised funds from their local community.
Northbridge Rotarians Eleanor Chevor, Kevin Tattrie and Peter Russell delivered the new winter jackets and readers at a special presentation on Tuesday, June 8.
Principal Duncan Adams said the community generosity shown towards Telegraph Point School has been overwhelming and reaffirms the human spirit is alive and well.
The school's prime minister Leeara Elford and deputy prime minister Shaylee Wilcox thanked Rotary on behalf of the students.
 "It has been really refreshing for the children to be back on site," Mr Adams said.
The entire school was relocated to Hastings Secondary College's Westport campus after the floods while six new demountable buildings were installed at the school site.
"To have the consistency of school every day is very meaningful in their lives when many of them have lost everything in the floods.
"We have a lot of families who have lost everything, and many who are still displaced."
The tender process for the school's rebuild has closed with construction to commence later this year.
This article is an edited copy of a news article printed in the Port Macquarie News on 8th June 2021.
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