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Club Meeting News - 17 August, 2021
Following the Welcome to Country, President Jon welcomed members and guest speaker Giles Tilley.
Sally O’Neill proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Castle Hill. They have a Cross Country Challenge scheduled for 10 October and their fundraising funds support Headspace, Positive Vibes, Youth InSearch and Domestic Violence assistance programs.
Peter Russell showed the members the two newly designed pull up club banners which he had just received from RDU and which will be used at club meetings and other club activities. One more is still in the process of being designed. These came in on budget and Peter thanked Alan Hession and Helen Gulson for their assistance in their designs.
President Jon sadly advised of the death of Ros Virtue’s husband, Peter McDonald. Liz Grey advised that Peter’s funeral would be live streamed on Friday, 20 August.
David Robertson thanked everyone that has supported his efforts in raising funds for the Epilepsy Foundation by trekking the Larapinta Walk, which was scheduled for next week. He advised that the Walk has been postponed at this time until a future date and that he really appreciates the support he has received.
Guest Speaker - Giles Tilley - Domestic Violence Prevention
Garth Carter introduced guest speaker Giles Tilley, past president of the RC of Brookfield, Brisbane who he met when he attended a meeting at the club whilst visiting QLD. Giles was born in the UK and moved to Brisbane in 1998. He joined the RC of Brookfield as a charter member in 2003 and has held numerous positions within the club. He currently chairs the Brookfield Domestic Abuse research unit as well as the Homeless Housing committee.
Giles said that about 3 years ago RC Brookfield, together with a cluster of other clubs, saw the need for a project of intervention in areas of domestic abuse with the aim of preventing violence by identifying and supporting potential perpetrators. Working with Brookfield Police, who have the ability to profile potential abusers, the aim is to break the cycle of abuse and prevent violence by having them attend an intervention program run by counsellors.
Police receive 70+ calls a day in relation to domestic abuse. Most men show remorse and introspection for their behavior and without an intervention this can often proceed to physical violence. The aim of the Cluster project is to help establish a support program for those profiled by Police as likely to head down the path of domestic violence.
This is a novel approach that has not been tried anywhere else, and they are trying to establish funding. They have the support of MISA (Men’s Information & Support Association) and other entities but are yet to attract District Rotary to the project. Giles is in the process of writing an article for the SMH with the hope of attracting more support. The ultimate aim is to establish a successful program that will be funded and taken up more widely.
Garth thanked Giles for his presentation which has given us food for thought on this critical issue.
A bit of humour ...
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
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.
Enjoying their new readers are Harry Bollard and Taj McDonald
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.
Northbridge Rotarian Kevin Tattrie hands out the new winter jackets to students in year 2
 "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.
Comedy Evening Raises Funds for Streetwork
129 people enjoyed a fun evening raising over $3,700 to assist our local Streetwork Charity.
Streetwork is a local community organisation, founded 41 years ago, working with 'at risk' young people affected by crime, mental health issues, violence, destructive relationships, social isolation, homelessness, those disengaged from school or with poor employment opportunities and those impacted by alcohol and substance abuse, to turn their lives around. 
Thank you to our comedians Tommy Dean, Daniel Townes, Bruce Griffiths & Oliver Phommavanh for putting on a fabulous show & all our generous donors for supporting a worthwhile cause.
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