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Mondays at 6:00 PM
Club Taree (Taree RSL & Golf Club)
121 Wingham Road
Taree, NSW 2430
Venue Map
Monday 14th March
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start 
Venue: Club Taree
Chair. Alan Small
Meet and Greet John Roetman, Brian Hole
Club Announcements
Dear members.  Our club is assisting with the Community BBQ at Mitchells Island Hall on Friday 18/03/2022.  Unfortunately, this date clashes with the District 9650 conference and some of our members cannot assist at this event.  If you can assist, please contact PP David Denning.
Raffle at Club Taree 
Club Taree have generously given us the opportunity to conduct their weekly Community Raffle tomorrow night at Club Taree. Come along and support our new fundraising venture at Club Taree and have an evening of enjoyment.  I hope to see you there tomorrow night if you can make it.
River Stage
I have been advised that the Riverstage concert to be held on Friday night 11/03/2022 has been cancelled
Kind regards Dianne Woolard
Vocational Board Report Quarter 3 2021/2022
  1. The feedback from the TUC visit and dinner was all very positive.
    2. Our next two vocational visits will be a describe below;
    3. Monday 16th of May TAFE visit starting at 5.30pm with Dinner for 6.45pm at
        Jin Hong  TBC
     4. Monday 6th of June, NSW Fire and Rescue visit at 5.30pm followed by dinner
         at Sailo’s.
     5. I will have some more information regarding the Apprentice of the year awards
        at our next meeting as I am currently working to put together a selection criteria.
        Matthew Anlezark 


                    Harvey Else at release of his book Helicopter pilot: On the edge

                                       Vale    HARVEY ELSE   1928-2022

It is with much sadness I wish to advise you of the passing of Harvey Else

Harvey else passed away on Monday night in Mayo Hospital.

Harvey had been ill for some time and had just returned from Lake Macquarie Hospital a few days ago, Harvey mas married to Lilian Bidner and they have three children  Julie (deceased) Tanya and Roger who lives in Wingham.

The Else family operated Service Station and garage in Cundletown which they sold 

in 2013.

Harvey was interested in movie photography and some of his films featured on ABC and Channel 10. He commenced his photographic career with his fathers 9.5 mm movie camera graduating to 16mm with sound. He has taken many films of events and features around Taree and later moved into Digital photography, filming many events for our Rotary Club  on DVD .

He learned to fly at Old Bar around 1946 with his long time friend Colin King.     

Harvey  was a Foundation member of Manning River Aero Club  in 1960 and was its first Flying Instructor.

Harvey began his commercial flying  career with Airfast Group in 1964 as trainee Helicopter pilot while flying fixed wing . . Harvey flew with Airfast in Solomon Is, Cape York Peninsular, Antarctic, 1964-65 flying Beaver fixed wing Aeroplane.

Harvey flew helicopters doing survey work in Papua New Guinea, Central Australia.

Harvey flew Helicopers in Antartica in 1968-69 doing survey work as well as emergency supply of supplies to French Antarctic station at Dumont d’Urville. Harvey has two features named after him in Antarctia, Else Nunataks and Else Platform in recognition of his work in Antarctica.

He flew Helicopters doing survey work in the Simpson Desert, around Pine Gap and off Queensland coast from Gladstone,

Harvey had a number of incidents in his flying career in New Guinea and in Bass Strait involving forced and crash landings also in central Australia.

Harvey was involved in rescue work during southern Tasmanian bush fires.

Harvey underwent intensive training in 1968 to become a helicopter check  and training captain . Later he carried out this role with Airfast operation within Australia as well as South-East Asia, Papua new Guinea and the Solomon Is.

After Harvey turned to Cundletown in 1972 to run Family Garage and resume as as CFI Manning River Aero Club. Harvey continued to carry out Helicopter work on a casual basis.

One of Harveys jobs was a helicopter pilot for filming of film Mad Max in 1981 shot around Broken Hill. In 1986 Harvey underwent quadruple artery by-pass but achieved an Australian first by having his commercial licence restored.

During a flying career that spanned 45 years  Harvey logged 12,00 hours on fixed wing and 4,500 hours on helicopter. Harvey published his Autobiography in 2018 and received his Order of Australia in 2019 for his services to Aviation Industry and people of Taree..

Harvey enjoyed an eventful and productive life in aviation and did extensive work in photography field. Harvey joined Rotary in 1994 and was an active member of Rotary Club Taree and other local organisations. He will be missed by family and many friends.  

Max Carey

Harvey Else Funeral Service  Manning Great Lakes Memorial Garden Chapel ,  2 pm Tuesday 15 March

District 9650 Conference Information
Registrations close on Friday for the District 9650 conference. Come along and join many club members as we celebrate the last shindig for District 9650. 
The keynote speakers are organised, registration is live and the party is almost ready to start! Please have a look at our roadmap and conference schedule to District 9650 Conference 2022 to see what you can look forward to at this year’s conference
This conference you can look forward to starting with your choice of golf or bowls as well as your choice of either a sunset cruise with three course meal on the Hastings River or buffet style dinner at Town Green Buffet and Bar overlooking the Port Macquarie Town Green. On Saturday we will start with the Foundation Breakfast at 8am at Panthers Port Macquarie before kicking off the main event at 10am with a host of guests, key-note speakers and public speaking finals. We will then close day one and see you back at Panthers at 6:30 for a 7pm start to really get the party going! On Sunday we will begin with the Ecumenical Service at 8am followed by the conference re-opening at 9am. We will continue to hear from our guests and keynote speakers before wrapping the conference up at 1pm.
Please register soon as places for particular sessions may be limited! If you have any inquiries, please email me and I will endeavour to give you a timely response.
Kind regards Jack Wilson Conference Chair,  Hastings Rotaract,  0410 868 027 
"D9660 Youth Exchange are looking for those who are interested in joining the committee to promote Youth Exchange and in so doing make life-long friends around the world. It is an opportunity to train and guide students, providing them with the experience of a cultural exchange and to develop as leaders who promote peace and justice around the world. Could you please complete the attached expression of interest and return as soon as possible. It is not certain when the program will recommence, however the committee will need to be formed now to begin preparation and training for outbound students in 2023."

This Expression of Interest is to be received by District 9660 Chair YEP Committee, Bev Bartlett via email by 20.2.22.  Email:

Registrations are now open for Rotary’s 113th annual international convention in Houston where more than 20,000 service-minded people from around the world will gather on June 4-8, 2022. International Conference are absolutely amazing and you should go if you can.
                           MEDIA RELEASE
National Flood Relief Appeal
Australian charity, Rotary Australia World Community Service, today announced the creation of a national Flood Relief Appeal for people impacted by the current floods in Queensland and Northern NSW.
Australians impacted by the recent floods will be the beneficiaries of money raised by Flood Appeal and will be able to liaise with their local Rotary Club to advise of their needs. The fundraising campaign was launched today to support the communities in need after yet another disaster impacting Australians.
“The money raised from the Appeal will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support where Disaster relief and Insurance claims won’t stretch,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward.
“The number of disasters Australians have endured in the last few years in addition to the pandemic have been significant and left a lot of people in very difficult financial positions,” Mr Woodward said.
Rotary Australia World Community Service has previously raised money for Bushfire and Drought affected areas and sees this disaster as just another where the network of Rotarians can step in to assist. Mr Woodward said that he expects the money to help people with the things that insurance or disaster relief funds cannot replace. Whether it be helping farmers build new fences or providing food and clothing to those that have lost everything, the money raised will be crucial in helping families get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be the leading Australian charitable organization for people’s wellbeing, supporting Rotarians and Rotary Clubs undertaking humanitarian projects in Australia and overseas. Tax Deductible Donations to the appeal can be made on the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at
Andrew Woodward is available for interviews and photographs.
Media Contact: Andrew Woodward 0411 075 107,
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help. Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.
Half a million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that the number of refugees could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced.
Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work , some working on the ground to help displaced families.
With your donation to our Disaster Response Fund , we can support communities and help rebuild lives during this tragic time 
John Germ
Trustee Chair 2021-2022
The Rotary Foundation 
Beautiful young 10-year old Polina, who, with her family, lived in Ukraine.
Polina, and her mum and dad were killed while attempting to escape  the war zone in the family car.  The other two children are fighting for their lives.
This is not political, it is  humanitarian. War can never have a winner, only a victor,  but the humanitarian cost
cannot be measured.  We all lose. I rescued this low resolution shot online and restored it to high quality. It breaks my heart.
Rotary has no role in politics, but it does have a role in humanitarian matters.
Alan Small

  "We Cannot Survive in Nests"

Ali, Aisha and Ali-Najib live in a displacement camp in Ma’rib, north-central Yemen. They, and many other families we asked, told us, “We can’t survive in nests.”

You see, people in Yemen use twigs, palm fronds and shreds of clothes to create makeshift shelters that they call nests. Ali collected scraps of metal, bits of materials and oil drums to build a shelter for his family. Other families have even less - they live under trees, covering themselves with palm branches to create a makeshift roof over their heads.

But it is not only living in improvised shelters that puts their lives at risk. On top of the coronavirus pandemic, Yemen is in the grip of the worst cholera epidemic of modern times. To add to this threat, the combination of a densely populated campsite and lack of sanitation creates a breeding ground for mosquitos that can transmit malaria or dengue fever.

Donate today to change lives


We have asked Ali, Aisha, Ali-Naji and many others in Ma’rib what they need to survive. They speak for thousands of families around the world who had to leave everything behind to flee from conflict. With your support, we can send them the aid items they need to survive.

Whatever you can give today – your gift could save lives. In Yemen, or somewhere else in the world where families are struggling to survive. Thank you for giving people shelter.

Many thanks for your support

Mike Greenslade

CEO ShelterBox Australia

The effects of the Volcano and Tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting the Tonga Community for months, possibly years to come.
Communication remains problematic with international and inter-island call still no possible due to the damage to the undersea cable.
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) and Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa (Tonga) in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities’ and restoring their livelihoods.
RAWCS has registered a Rotary Australia Relief Fund project to seek financial assistance from Rotary Clubs, the public and private sector. 
Donations to the RAWCS Relief Fund are tax deductible.
Donate through
Project  Tonga Volcano Eruption and Tsunami Disaster 
Tonga Relief Fund
Tamworth Calala Rotary Club would like to challenge all district clubs to donate $100 per member to a Tonga Relief Fund which would be managed through RAWCS. The club would wish to be assured that at least 10 clubs would be willing to participate. We would like the project to be publicised throughout the district. Your support and that of the management committee would be appreciated.
Yours in Rotary,
Ray Dart President Rotary Club of Tamworth Calala
Fr Peter Tinney and Fiona Tinney are being assigned to a new parish at East Lake Macquarie by Easter this year.  It is with sadness that we will lose not just good friends but great Rotarians but pretty sure our loss is someone else's gain as they continue their community service wherever they go! All the best Peter and Fiona!
"It has been a privilege to serve... thank you all for your friendship and support"
- Fr Peter Tinney
The oldest computer goes back to Adam and Eve.  It was an Apple.
It had a very poor memory -
Just one byte  and it all crashed.
This email has been sent to all Rotarians and Rotaractors
District Conference is coming up so if you haven't registered, please head to  Conference Schedule (Ver 20/01/21)

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I will endeavor to give you a timely response.
Kind regards Jack Wilson Hastings Rotaract
Mar 28, 2022
MCC Indigenous Youth Liaison
Apr 04, 2022
Save the Kula Babies (RAWCS Project in Papua New Guinea)
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Upcoming Events
Community Raffle at Club Taree 5:30pm
Club Taree
Mar 11, 2022
Mamma Mia at Manning Entertainment Centre
Mar 12, 2022 8:00 PM
Rotary MHERV Van Visit
Mar 14, 2022
6:05 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary District 9650 Conference at Port Macquarie
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
Free Community BBQ at Wingham by MCC and Lions
Mar 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Round Up from District Conference
Mar 21, 2022
6:09 PM – 7:30 PM
RiverStage Concert in Taree - Volunteers needed
Mar 25, 2022
10:00 AM – 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 Board Meeting
Apr 06, 2022 6:00 PM
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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 Tasks 14th March 2022
Small, Alan
Meet & Greet
Hole, Brian
Meet & Greet
Roetman, John
Meeting Tasks 21st March 2022
Meeting Chair
Hanington, Neil
Meet and Greet
Connolly, Gerard
Meet and Greet
Hanington, Neil
Meeting Task 28th March 2022
Meeting Chair
Sharp, Kevin
Meet & Greet
Hole, Brian
Meet & Greet
Sharp, Kevin
Meeting Task 4th April 2022
Meeting Chair
Maano, Grace
Meet & Greet
Small, Alan
Meet & Greet
Lattimore, Rodney
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
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