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Mondays at 6:00 PM
Club Taree (Taree RSL & Golf Club)
121 Wingham Road
Taree, NSW 2430
Venue Map
Monday 28th March 
Time:6pm for 6.30pm start
Venue: Club Taree
Speaker: Peter Epov   Talking about the Ukraine War
Chair: Kevin Sharp
Meet & Greet: Rodney Lattimore
Club Announcements 
River stage concert with James Johnson on 25th March Friday night has been transferred to Club Taree. Therefore we are not required to cook the BBQ. It will commence at
7:00 pm. If anyone  like to help to set up and put away the chairs be at club Taree at
3:00  pm

The recovery BBQ run by MCC the dates planned are 8th April at Wingham Park , we are cooking egg and bacon rolls and Lions Club Sausages.

The proposed dates for future BBQs are :

Mitchell Island Saturday 30th May- 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Oxley Island hall Sunday 1st May- 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Plus Coopernook and  Bobin –   ALL DATES TO BE CONFIRMED  dates

The board meeting this coming 6th April Wednesday 6:30  pm.  
Anglican room.  We have a few  thing to discuss regarding Ukraine 🇺🇦
District 9650 Conference March 2022
 A report on the presentation by PDG Maurie Stack
An exciting new development for Rotary in Australia
  • Background: The  Australian Rotary Foundation Trust was set up about 20 years ago to provide tax deductibility in Australia to The Rotary Foundation;
  • During the last 10 years, individual giving has grown, but club giving has declined significantly;
  • Rotary leaders in Australia have been seeking means of attracting Corporate giving to Rotary.
  • One major hurdle is that Rotary is highly decentralized (in Australia, 12,000+ members in 1,000+ clubs). Rotary has no central contact or reference point; Corporates are very centralized in their management;
  • Under the leadership of PDG Maurie Stack, Rotary Foundation Australia (RFA) has been established as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), with Maurie as Chairman and an extremely capable Board chosen from experienced Rotarians across Australia. RFA is one of several authorised Associate Foundations of The Rotary Foundation in regions around the Rotary world;
  • This RFA will allow tax deductible giving from corporates and individuals. All projects undertaken will have the same 7 Areas of Focus as The Rotary Foundation, and will operate under the same rules as Global Grants (including no buildings). As with Global Grants that have a minimum value of US$30,000 the RFA will have a minimum contribution of A$50,000 (a rounding of the US$30k);
  • BUT, with RFA, we can now fund projects in Australia, noting that this is where corporates want to “park their money” (Maurie’s words, read “donate”) under the well documented Corporate Engagement Program;
  • Corporates will have the opportunity to indicate on which of the available Rotary projects their money is spent, again noting that every project must address one or more of the Rotary Foundation 7 Areas of Focus;
  • Why do we believe this Corporate Engagement Program will work?
  • Corporate and philanthropic giving in Australia is significant and growing
  • Rotary has a proven track record of credibility
  • We deliver on our projects and have strong accountability
  • We are flexible in the areas where projects are undertaken – we are not a single cause organisation
  • We have very low overheads
  • What can we as individuals do? Firstly, we should actively promote the work of Rotary through RFA, and secondly, advise PDG Maurie of any potential philanthropic donors or corporates that the Directors of RFA could approach;
  • Projects planned include an Indigenous Knowledge Hub at UTS; Mental Health Workshops in Northern Australia aimed at Indigenous communities with high suicide rates; a Disaster Response Fund for Ukraine; an Eastern Australia Flood Appeal;
  • This is an exciting development that will allow Rotary in Australia to undertake major projects; it will have enormous PR exposure for Rotary; it will have the potential for strong membership growth.
Ian Dybal
Rotary Foundation Director 
Rotary Club of Taree
Taree Rotary Club 
 RE: Ian and Dianne Woolard  We have just completed a morning distributing your vouchers and vouchers from others. It was a bit heart wrenching to go and give something to these people, some who are trying to sort out their lives among the piles of rotting rubbish.   One has to wonder what inner strength they have that allows them to try and get on with their lives in such terrible conditions. Some of these folk have lived at their address almost their whole lives!. We did not take any photographs, or surnames or phone numbers but simply recorded the address and Christian name of the recipient. If anyone does need a photograph there are plenty on the net.   We did that for two reasons, so that we know we visited that house and if a donor requires more detail as to what we did with their donation.  Please pass onto all your members the sincere thanks of a few deserving folk in flood stricken South Lismore.   Also to your members with our sincere thanks and let them know how surprised and appreciative folk were when they saw who donated their voucher.
Today, and the next few weeks will be all what Rotary is all about! Kind regards, Brian Wheatley 
Lismore Rotary Club   
Rotary Conference Port Macquarie March 2022
There will be more about the conference next bulletin 
There’s a fine line between a numerator and a denominator. (…Only a fraction of people will get this joke.)
Mar 28, 2022
Apr 04, 2022
Save the Kula Babies (RAWCS Project in Papua New Guinea)
Apr 11, 2022
Update from CEO of MSS
May 09, 2022
Conservation and Land Management
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Upcoming Events
RiverStage Concert in Taree - moved to Club Taree
Mar 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment (RYPEN)
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 03, 2022
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 03, 2022
Rotary BBQ at Bunnings Taree
Apr 02, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:24 PM
Free Community BBQ at Muscio Park in Wingham
Apr 08, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
President-Elect Learning and Development, Port Mac
Apr 09, 2022 – Apr 10, 2022
Club Assembly
Club Taree
Apr 11, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Easter-Public Holiday-No Meeting
Apr 18, 2022
ANZAC Day-Public Holiday-No Meeting
Apr 25, 2022
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Apr 30, 2022 – May 07, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Grace Maano
March 22
John Roetman
March 28
Spouse Birthdays
May Sharp
March 18
Grace Maano
March 22
Join Date
Greg Gilbert
March 9, 2020
2 years
Alan Small
March 28, 1966
56 years
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Task 28th March 2022
Meeting Chair
Sharp, Kevin
Meet & Greet
Lattimore, Rodney
Meeting Task 4th April 2022
Meeting Chair
Maano, Grace
Meet & Greet
Small, Alan
Meet & Greet
Hole, Brian
Meeting Task 11th April 2022
Meeting Chair
Dyball, Ian
Meet & Greet
Streatfeild, Phil
Meet & Greet
Woollard, Dianne
Meeting Task 9th May 2022
Meeting Chair
Minett, Anna
Meet & Greet
Ploder, Herbie
Meet & Greet
Blanch, Warren
Meeting Task 16th May 2022
Meeting Chair
Rose, OAM, Col
Meet & Greet
Richardson, Judy
Meet & Greet
Denning, David
Meeting Task 23rd May 2022
Meeting Chair
Blanch, Warren
Meet & Greet
Shandanski, Ivan
Meet & Greet
Roetman, John
Meeting Task 30th May 2022
Meeting Chair
Carey, Max
Meet & Greet
Dyball, Ian
Meet & Greet
Maano, Grace
Meeting Task 6th June 2022
Meeting Chair
Ploder, Herbie
Meet & Greet
Woollard, Ian
Meet & Greet
Sharp, Kevin
Meeting Task 13th June 2022
Meeting Chair
Connolly, Gerard
Meet & Greet
Fishwick, Sandra
Meet & Greet
Anlezark, Matthew
Meeting Task 2nd May 2022
Meeting Chair
Denning, David
Meet & Greet
Tingle, Ross
Meet & Greet
Woollard, Ian
President Elect
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Director Vocational Services
Director International Service
Rotary Foundation
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Youth Service
Immediate Past President
Director Administration
Membership Chair
Executive Secretary/Director
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