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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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Monday 14th February 2022 - Celebrate Valentines Day
Dress in Red from Smart Casual to Formal
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start 
Venue: Club Taree
Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year.  Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians.
Rotarians refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Through academic training, study, and practice the Rotary Peace Centres program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe.  Graduates of the program are reintegrating refugees in Sudan, creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India, and supporting reconstruction.

If we could travel to the USA this would be an excellent conference 

Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 

Rotary Club Of Greenville 7750 South Carolina 

2022 THEME:
Finding Peace in a World Full of Conflict

 “Finding Peace in a World Full of Conflict and Bias” will focus on unconscious bias and the conflicts that result from that bias.  Understanding how we are impacted by unconscious bias is necessary for creating more inclusive communities and finding peace in our lives.Unconscious biases are feelings, assumptions, and perceptions that have been perpetuated in the media or beliefs passed along by parents, peers, and other community members. We then filter others through our personal experience and background. Unconscious bias can affect our thoughts, whom we believe, how we make decisions, and how we treat others. This Conference will provide a safe environment for participants to focus on their biases and learn how to challenge them. The outcomes of the Conference are:
*Educate participants on the kinds and causes of bias, and the conflicts created by biases.
*Help participants identify their own biases through self-reflection and discussion.
*Equip participants with skills to challenge their biases, deal with biases of others, and resolve conflict resulting from biases.
*Provide resources to continue to challenge biases after the conference.
A focus will be on breaking down communication barriers caused by bias so that we can learn how to communicate more productively.
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Rotary Manning looking for volunteers set-up  and pack up on RIVER STAGE CONCERT
FRIDAY 25, FEBRUARY 2022: Tex Perkins & Matt Walker + The Trapps + Jim Bird
FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2022: James Johnston + The Southern Hold + Hudson Rose 
START  Set Up               10:00 am - 12 :00 pm
Entry Gate & Ticketing.    4:00 pm  to 8:00 pm 
Pack -up                        10:00 pm 
If  you are available for any of the tasks please let me know, what times are suitable for you. 
Please see dates . 
Thank You Susie 
     Rotary BBQ    River stage entertainment with Taree Rotary Volunteers helping with the BBQ, gates and setup.
 The Late Brian Braithwaite
Treasurer Ian reported that $ 1146 has been donated by members to go to Polio Plus in remembrance of our late member Brian Braithwaite. 
Thank You to everyone who donated 
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.
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Project  Tonga Volcano Eruption and Tsunami Disaster 
          200 Kits ready for distribution                           Tayabas coordinators
Rotary Club of Taree's "Covid Home Care Kit Support Program  for the Philippines, a Rotary Australia World Community Service project is now on its implementation phase!
In coordination with University of the Philippines Kalilayan Alumni Association (UPKAA) - the 200 covid home care kits are now ready for distribution to the following towns in Quezon Province Philippines on Wednesday the 9th of February 2021:
Tayabas - 50 kits
Candelaria - 40 kits
Sariaya - 30 kits
Pagbilao - 20 kits
Mauban - 20 kits
Polillo - 20 kits
Infanta - 10 kits
Each covid care kit at a cost of only $10aud will provide covid-affected individual/families with: 1 pulse oximeter, 1 digital thermometer,  1 box of face mask, 10 tabs paracetamol, 1 hand soap, 1 bottle of zonrox disinfecting solution.
Big THANK YOU to the local UPKAA members coordinators on the ground who are helping or who have helped in finding contacts and implementing the distribution as well as monitoring of this project!!! We are hoping to reach out to people in covid home isolation and provide them with much needed monitoring equipment and support while in isolation.
This project is made possible with THANKS to all donors including Rotarians from Australia and Rotary Club of Taree, the Philippine Australian Medical Association (PAMA) and the Filipino-Australian community in Taree, Project Manager Susie Ploder, Deputy Project Manager Grace Maano, committee member Gerard Connolly, our International Service Director Phil Streatfeild.  The project has currently raised $1700 plus incoming $550 in pledge.
For project details info, pls see this link:


                            Taree Universities Campus

Develop your expertise and career to go further close to home.

If you want to use tertiary education to start a career, upskill to grow further or completely change industries, you’re in the right place. We are a student-focused not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to keeping valuable skillsets close to home on the MidCoast, NSW.

 Putting your skills into practice: connect with local placement, experience & employment opportunities

AT TUC, we understand that most tertiary students are studying to go further in their professional lives. And that a tangible future in the workforce makes undertaking study more realistic.

We’re building relationships with local industry bodies, private businesses and community organisations to bring together a whole range of practical opportunities for our students.

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Thank You TUC





Rotary 1st Vocational Tour

8 Feb 2022

CEO Donna Ballard

Taree University Campus (TUC)

TUC is a pilot program has 3 yrs of funding

2 criteria for students to register at TUC

* Living in the Midcoast LGA

*Enrolled in Tertiary Study

TUC was designed off model same as Geraldton Univ in WA

There is no limit to student numbers- they will accommodate as many as possible.

TUC has Partner universities with service level agreements and shared revenues

Not set up to support international students currently, just local students with aim to keep them local

Majority of Graduates are - course in construction and nursing - most have

stayed working local

Thank You Grace

         Dinner after the TUC vocational visit was at Jashan Lounge
At the dinner tonight President Susie took the opportunity to wish Michael Fellows a very special farewell. He and Frances Rosamond will be away for 7 months in Norway. 
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
Our Norwegian-American-Australian mathematicians will be going back to Norway on Valentines Day, the 14th of Feb and won't be back until August later this year.  We wish you both a safe trip and dont forget your way back down under!
Eclub Sydney Rotary member  Lucy Hobgood Brown who lives in Wingham.

Thank you for all of your support of the Congolese. 

We are looking for new accommodation for the 3 Congolese remaining in the Manning. If you and fellow Manning Uniting Church/Rotary members can keep your eyes open or help by checking Facebook Marketplace and real estate listings, that would be great. It’s hard for me to keep up with all their needs! None of them have driver’s licenses. They seek shared houses with access to a kitchen and bathrooms, no more than $150/week. 

John Kingo – mid-30s, separated from his wife and 3 kids who live in Newcastle, lives in Wingham but aims to move to Taree as he’s lonely and thinks Wingham is too quiet. He is also looking for any type of work and hopes to find a job where he can walk to work. The ETC employment office in Taree is assisting him with the job search but all leads are welcome. He speaks basic English and French.

 Esperance (“Hope” in French) and Bien-Fait (“Well done” in French) are cousins, both 21, hope to live in same house within walking distance of Wingham Beef. The Wingham house they currently live in has been sold and they must move out quite soon (probably by Feb 11). They have family in Newcastle. Both speak basic English.

Thank you for any suggestions you may have. - Lucy

Lucy Hobgood-Brown

HandUp Congo

0417 272 101

  My wife stopped and said
  " You weren't even listening to me where you?" 
  I thought...
  "Thats a pretty weird way of starting a           Conversation?"
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Valentine's Day Membership Night
Club Taree
Feb 14, 2022
Public Speaking Contest- POSTPONED!
Feb 21, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting
Mar 02, 2022 6:00 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
Round Up from District Conference
Mar 21, 2022
6:09 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Friday Night Raffles
Club Taree
Mar 25, 2022
Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment (RYPEN)
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 03, 2022
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 03, 2022
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Apr 06, 2022 6:00 PM
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February 28
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February 21
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February 10
Herbie Ploder
Susie Ploder
February 22
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Herby Ploder
February 22
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Ivan Shandanski
February 29
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February 29
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Ashley Cleaver
February 1, 1992
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Les Hogarth
February 1, 1983
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Brian Hole
February 6, 1978
44 years
Susie Ploder
February 7, 2012
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Anna Minett
February 8, 2021
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February 20, 2008
14 years
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