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Mondays at 6:00 PM
Club Taree (Taree RSL & Golf Club)
121 Wingham Road
Taree, NSW 2430
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THIS MONDAY - 9th of May 2022 

Guest Speaker: KERRIE GUPPY 

Topic:  Land Conservation and Management

Extracted from Aus Eco website:

KERRIE GUPPY is the Managing Director of Aus Eco Solutions and has over 35 years of project management experience in mining, utility and emergency services, including geographical information systems (GIS) and 15 years in management consulting predominantly in integrated quality/ OHS /environmental management systems.

For the past 16 years Kerrie has overseen significant conservation and land management projects i.e. “Gateway to Victoria – Melbourne Airport Precinct” landscaping project for VicRoads, Eynesbury Development largest remaining remnant Grey Box Woodland and 65 grassland, 95ha Western Volcanic Plains Grasslands for Boral, and the remediation of Squirrel Glider and Trailing Woodruff habitats at three major landholdings in Forster.

Kerrie is a qualified facilitator (Value Management Facilitator and Workplace Trainer & Assessor) and has extensive local volunteer experience including CEO of Symphony of the Earth Inc, Co-founder of Manning River Turtle Conservation Group, Assistant Scout Leader at 1st Wingham Scout Group.who brings together a team of dedicated and experienced people. Kristian Guppy is the founder and holds a DPI Commercial Operators License.

The Aus Eco Solutions team includes a mix of people with financial, managerial, administrative and conservation and land management qualifications and experience.

Their employees have relevant qualifications in Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management, Conservation and Land Management (Diplomas and Certificates II, III & IV), DPI Agricultural Chemical User Permits (ACUP), chainsaw (fallers and crosscut), pest animal management, all terrain vehicle training, and first aid (level 2).

The employees also have significant experience in plant identification, particularly weeds and natives to ensure off-target damage is minimized.


LAST MONDAY - 2nd of May 2022 

Guest Speaker: PETER EPOV


Peter spoke at length about the history of Ukraine and connection with Russia and Putin.  He expressed this war should not have happened nor allowed to happen and that decades of suffering will last in the unforeseeable future!
Peter whose mother is Ukranian, father is Russian had lived in China until the family moved to Austrlaia, highlighted the fact that the decision to invade Ukraine did not happen overnight.  It was well contemplated and strategically planned and discussed by various sectors in Russia.

NEXT MONDAY - 16th of May 2022  is Rotary Club Taree's 85th Anniversary and DG David Mayne Combined Club Visit

Guest Speaker: ALLYN BEARD


Meeting Chair:  Dr Col Rose, OAM
Meet & Greet:  Judy Richardson & David Denning
On the 16th of May at Club Taree Rotarians from Mid Coast and Mid North Coast region will have a combined dinner along with families, friends, guests and concerned local citizens will come together to listen to Mr Allyn Beard, the Chairman of “Australian Made”. 
Allyn is not only the Leader of the Australian Made Campaign but he is also the Co-Head of A.H.Beard, a bedding manufacturer employing over 400 people and exporting Aussie-made mattresses around the world.
Allyn will speak on the importance of buying Australian made and the major contribution of both buying and manufacturing Aussie products have, on the economy.  In our region, we have significant employers who contribute to our economy and this night will allow them to meet first-hand with Allyn.  As interested consumers, we will learn how to identify the Aussie projects and how the labels tell the story.  As Australians, we can share the pride and knowledge of the products and services that make our Country unique in troubled times.
This Dinner will be held at Club Taree, on Monday the 16th, 2022 at 6:30 for 7pm at a cost of $30 per person (includes meal).  High School students are welcome to attend at no charge.   Booking is essential, will close at 12 noon on May 11th, and can be made online via: 
Club Announcements
From President Susie:
COMMUNITY BBQ AT OXLEY ISLAND SPONSORED BY MIDCOAST COUNCIL was successfully held on 1st of May - a small number of local citizens attended but meaningful conversations were had among them. There was craft activity as well for Mother's Day. Thanks to David, Herby. And Phil for coming to support the Oxley community.
Tanya had started the process of registering a new RADAF  PROJECT  Project name Little blue  Shed Empowerment sustainability Village.  Little blue shed empowers women/girls with a number of skill and employment opportunities in rural UGANDA. Date 14-May 2022  May 14-2025.
Applications now open for Rotary YOuth Exchange, please see more details below.
From Warren Blanch
ROTARY BBQ at Bunnings on the 7th May (Sat), thank you to those who have volunteered.
RIVER STAGE CONCERT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on the 13th of May to help with Rotary BBQ, we will be working with Lions.
ROTARY BBQ being organized on the 10-11th September when the Manning River Dragon Boat Club holds their regatta at the Manning River.  Volunteers encouraged to sign up.
From Ross Tingle
Jigsaw puzzle reversed is wasjig.  Analogy was made with how we look at Rotary.  A different way that can improve the things we see, say or do in Rotary.
From Phil Streatfeild
Encouraged everyone to support Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and invited all who have not done so, to buy RAWCS Stickers to put on their badges at $10each.
From Neil Hanington and Ian Dyball
A large contingent of year 10 students from Taree High, Wingham High and St Clares High Schools took part in the RYSTEMS program held at St Clares on Tuesday.
Eight Rotary clubs in the region have been involved in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) program since 2003. The program is something the committee and the Rotary clubs find incredibly important for the youth in the region. The activities this week were supported by Rotarians from Taree, Taree North, Taree on Manning, Wingham, Lower Mid Coast and Dungog.
The Mid Coast Rotary's RYSTEM is about engendering in the younger generation an interest in the sciences and engineering. The program is designed to introduce students to the field and get them thinking around further education in STEM programs, and to give as many students as possible the hands-on experience of working as a team, problem solving in real time, issues related to engineering and science.
RYSTEM is looking to return to the grassroots of having students use technology to think and strive for success in a friendly yet challenging setting at no cost to students.
The six activities introduced at the event on Tuesday were very enthusiastically embraced by the students. Activities were building a water tower to withstand an earthquake; a bionic hand, a stomp rocket, a hang glider, an Edison robot and the traditional load bearing bridge.
It's an effort that, according to organizer John Walton, wouldn't be made possible without its sponsors - Stratford Coal, MidCoast Council, AGL Energy, Manning Valley Race Club, Engineers Australia, and Gordon and Heather Chirgwin. John thanked the sponsors and the Rotarians for making this program the success it deserves.
RYSTEM: another outstanding Rotary program to support our younger generation of leaders.
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ShelterBox aid being loaded on Poland, bound for Lviv


Thanks to all those that have generously contributed to our Ukraine Appeal. The UN has put the number of refugees fleeing the country now at 5 million, with nearly 20 million more displaced within Ukraine. The crisis in Ukraine brings the upcoming World Refugee Day into sharp focus, especially for those in Europe, where becoming a refugee is no longer an abstract concept.

Next week, we'll be launching our annual #OFFTHEGRID campaign, where we encourage supporters to go without electricity for 24hrs over the weekend preceding World Refugee Day on 20th June. Keep an eye out for the launch email next week and how you can become involved.

As we conduct post-deployment evaluations in Haiti and the Philippines following disasters, conflict and the resulting displacement is keeping us busy elsewhere in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Syria, and Yemen.

This month's quote comes from Ali Saeed, “Being a refugee is not a choice. No one chooses to be a refugee. It is imposed by different tyranny governments and people are escaping their own governments.”,

Thanks for being part of the team. Stay safe.

Mike Greenslade
CEO ShelterBox Australia

From Frances Rosamond and Mike Fellows in Norway:

Dear Taree Rotary Club,

Mike and I visited the Bergen Rotary Club last night--a very nice and welcoming club. There are about 90 members, about 60% men and 40% women. There were about 20 present in the room and more online on zoom. I think that two clubs joined together last year. There are ten (I think) clubs in the area. The numbers of members are fairly steady--not increasing nor decreasing. The ages seem a bit younger than in our Taree Club, but not many.

The high schools have recently introduced a requirement that all students (age around 16 or 17, I am not sure of the grade) must form into small groups for a year-long project. Each group is about 5 or 6 students with them having roles as treasurer, marketer, etc. and the goal was for the group to develop an innovative product, prototype it, actually make it, advertise it and try to sell it. Two of the groups are being mentored by the Rotary Club. They gave reports both verbally and with powerpoint.  The Club members asked many questions. Everything was in Norwegian, so I am not quite sure of the details.

In the picture, the current president is Viggo Kruger, with the beard. The incoming president is Ana.

Mike and I hope you are all well. We are working with students and packing up to leave Bergen. Lots of work to do. On 2 June, Mike receives an honorary doctorate at University of Paris, Dauphine.

All best,




Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones (who is also our first female president) has announced the 2022-23 theme Imagine Rotary.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
The theme is a special one: the theme graphic was designed by an Australian Indigenous artist to link with the Melbourne Convention in 2023. Some of the symbolism includes:
✨Circle connections to one another
✨Dots around it - our people
✨There are 7 Dots for Rotary's 7 areas of focus
✨Circle + dots around it - a navigation star, our guiding light
✨Green solid line - digging stick (used when doing hard work); for us it's People of Action, represents the tools for getting things done
✨The colours purple, green & white - celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion
✨Freedom to express ourselves differently but still with a special connection
✨Purple is also the colour of Rotary's Polio campaign
✨Green represents the Environment
✨White stands for peace; it also represents Empowerment and Newness and also the colours were utilised for the women's movement, highlighting the opportunity to grow our female membership.
Rotary Member of Eclub Greater Sydney, Lucy Hobgood-Brown invites all to the HandUp Congo activities.

How to register

Make a donation of your choice (min $1) to receive your zoom link.

100% of the proceeds go directly to buy beekeeping equipment for a village called Lotumbe, located in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo,  located in the DRC’s least resourced province, Equateur..
Application open until 20th May, 2022
Dear Rotarians,
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program Committee is seeking your assistance in providing
information to potential outbound exchange students for 2023. We anticipate that the successful
students will leave Sydney in January 2023 provided that the pandemic and government
regulations allow this to occur.

Due to new regulations from the NSW Department of Education, outbound student applicants
must be in Year 9, 10 or 11 in the year they make application to be eligible for the program. All
outbound students will be required to return to secondary education in Australia for at least one
scholastic year. The preferred age of applicants is between 15 to 17 years.

Could your Club please seek out interested applicants from your local schools? If further
information is required please direct students to the Rotary Youth Exchange website, or contact a
member of the District YEP Committee. Expression of Interest can be lodged on the website and contact will be made with the student upon receipt of this Expression of
Interest application. Applications close on 20 th May, 2022.
Most secondary schools in the new District 9660 area have been sent information on the Rotary
Youth Exchange Program and you may also see advertising on the YEP program.

Your Club’s support with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is appreciated by the YEP Committee
and all prospective students involved in this great program.  Thank you for your consideration.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Bev Bartlett
May 09, 2022
Conservation and Land Management
May 30, 2022
Aboriginal Community Development Officer MCC
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Apr 30, 2022 – May 07, 2022
Free Community BBQ at Mitchells Island
Apr 30, 2022 4:00 PM –
May 30, 2022 6:00 PM
Rotary BBQ at Bunnings Taree
May 07, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:26 PM
Fundraising Concert for Bed Inn Bus Campaign
May 07, 2022
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
May 09, 2022
7:38 PM – 8:38 PM
Rotary BBQ at RiverStage Concert
May 13, 2022
TAFE - Vocational Visit - RESCHEDULED
May 16, 2022 5:44 PM
ALLYN BEARD Speaker on "Australian Made"
Club Taree
May 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:02 PM
RAWCS Eastern Reqion Quarterly Meeting at Argenton
Club Macquarie
May 21, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Club Officers Learning & Development, Port Mac
Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie
May 22, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Anna Minett
May 20
Sandra Fishwick
May 23
Ross Tingle
May 26
Spouse Birthdays
Lola Hanington
May 12
Sonia Tomlin
May 19
Frances Rosamond
Michael Fellows
May 23
Michael Fellows AC HFRSNZ AE
Frances A. Rosamond
May 23
Warren Blanch
Rhonda Blanch
May 24
Join Date
Fiona Tinney
May 5, 2011
11 years
Peter Tinney
May 5, 2011
11 years
Ivan Shandanski
May 25, 2017
5 years
Meeting Responsibilities
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
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