President's Message 
We are very fortunate in our Club to have members who can link us with their professions and by doing so we can work together to benefit the community for the greater good. Thank you to Brett Goods, CEO for Adventist Healthcare and Karen Gair, Managing Director of the San Foundation, who were so generous with their time when they gave us an update of the San Hospital and COVID-19. After hearing what the San hospital have had to adjust to over the last 9 months, they are to be commended for outstanding efforts in maintaining high level care to patients and also to their staff.
The wealth of knowledge in our Club helps us grow our service and goodwill in the community. With good connections the right needs for people can be addressed by working together. You can find out more about the San hospital at:
A reminder that our Youth Committee’s silent auction is happening now. Go to our website and have some fun! There are some great offers there kindly donated by very generous supporters of the Youth projects. You may want to pass the link along to friends. The funds are also for the newly established Community Mental Health Hub.
The End Polio Now “World Polio Day” Picnic is 24th October, BYO Picnic in Wahroonga Park 12pm. (social distancing applies). It’s a good chance to meet some of the new members and welcome them. Wear something red! A cap, scarf, t-shirt, shorts to honour the marking of WPday. The Spring weather looks warm and humid for Saturday 24th and I hope to see you there.  
Reflections on our online meeting #28
This week’s meeting centred on Mental Health Month and our speaker the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, the Hon. Bronnie  Taylor was hard-pressed to convey all she wanted to in the time she so generously afforded us.
Her central point was the important role of local, community networks to support the wellbeing of individuals and reduce the worrying incidence of self-harm. Many from these local organisations in the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby area attended our meeting and one of them, Helen Jarvis of KYDS, spoke about their recent work to formalise their collaboration in order to avoid duplication, work jointly to obtain funding and make it easier for people to find the particular service most pertinent to their needs.
Click - hereto read additional comments from Bronnie Taylor's presentation. 
The meeting also included the induction of new member Chaneg Torres who will represent the field of Public Policy and will join the Community Committee.
Takeway points for Members’ reference
          (see story below)
  • Fines for all who didn’t wear a hat to the Mental Health meeting. Pay to the Red Box in this bulletin (top right).
  • Youth Committee’s online auction has opened at 32auction. All members are asked to register asap. Bob Howe has sent an email. (see story below).
  • Dr Fung CEO of YESS (a visitor to our meeting) recommended "Head to Health" a government website for finding valuable mental health resources including apps and programmes
Our Meeting this week
At this week's meeting we will welcome a member of the
Ryde Rotary Club
 Geoff Brennan.
A Rotarian since 2002, Geoff has served as President for two years, been a Board member on a number of occasions and has been an active member of many project teams. He has supported two District Governors from his club and until this year has been involved in the District-wide Vocational Excellence Award. Geoff is one of a number of Rotarians working to promote the great efforts of Australian Rotary Health.
Geoff will be presenting an overview of Australian Rotary Health (ARH) with an emphasis on the value of building a “corp” of medical researchers,
We also have the pleasure of inducting a new member to our Club - Sharada Niraula
I was born and raised in small village in Nepal called Panchkhal near Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. After graduation I worked as a quality control manager at Prasid Water Solutions for one year. I came to Australia in 2018 to study for a Masters in Public Health at Torrens University. 
In time I started casual working at IGA St Ives, and Campaign Track. Santosh (my husband) came to Australia in December 2019. 
I run a mental health group called Talk To Me, as a Facebook group, providing awareness about mental health issues. I am currently working full time at a nursing home and part time at IGA. I want to work in the mental health area but being an international student it's difficult for me to get work in my field of education. I love to work for the well-being of other people and I love to work for less fortunate children of my country. I would be honoured if I can work with any Nepal project.
Paint the Town RED
Saturday 24th October is Rotary International's "END POLIO DAY" to recognise our achievements
worldwide to eradicate this debilitating disease.
There are many events taking place across the globe and here in District 9685
(click below to find out full details)  
Ride the Train  on Friday the 23rd October

Youth Committee Silent Auction
Wahroonga Rotary's Youth Team needs your help!
Wahroonga Rotary is seeking funds through our Silent Auction for priority activities such as the newly established Community Mental Health Hub and other valuable Youth Projects.
You can create an account to bid and view the Auction items - here - just follow the steps!
We welcome your participation and enjoy the experience.
The Auction is open from the 7th October until the 7th November.
Return to the Silent Auction Link
The Social Scene 
Saturday 24th
October  casual BYO lunch in Wahroonga Park, wearing RED to celebrate the success in Rotary's efforts in eradicating Polio
Bring or buy your lunch, bring something to sit on and join whatever size group is legal for a casual get together. Meet at 12pm. Cancelled if raining (or you can go if you want!).
Launch of the 2020 Members Wine Sale
At our recent Club meeting we launched the Club's new choice of Wine for sale to members and friends.
A storage facility has been established and the wine has been delivered.
The wines are from Tumblong Hills in Southern NSW and McCaw's Creek, Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia.
So it's time to get our orders in to avoid disappointment  order your wine now!
I have recently sent a wine order form to you with collection instructions.
You can click - here - download a form and view the wine choices and payment options.
Rotary Matters
Ian Stuart from Turramurra Rotary Club is the presenter of a FM Radio programme on our local station 2HHH 100.1 - every Friday at 3 pm.
Podcasts of each week's programme can be found on the Rotary Matters facebook page soon after the programme's timeslot.
Today ( 16th October) we hear from Vicki Hartley CEO of Dress for Success, Sydney who explains how it all works,
where the garments come from, and the role of Rotary. 
Click here for the presentation
Items of Interest
The Sergeant's Corner
for your contribution
Your opportunity to contribute to the Club
make donations to support Club Projects.
Member's special contributions
Rochelle (and Teddy) in Toowoon Bay NSW
Lovely week away: so close to home but could be a million miles away!
Teddy is scared of waves but attached shows that he’s practising his dog paddle very enthusiastically.
Ken Broadhead shares some wisdom.
Ken was the Guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills
last week.
The presentation was about the Four Way Test Competition, explaining the merits of the debates, the way they could be planned and conducted. 
Rotary Snippets
13th to 15th November
There is still time to register
for this Virtual Learning Opportunity.  RLI59 has just recently concluded with great success and rave reviews. Don't miss out .
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Saturday 24th October is Rotary International's


to recognise our achievements

There are many events taking place across the globe and here in District 9685
(click below to find out full details). 
Ride the Train  on Friday the 23rd October.
Enjoy a great day out and support Pennant Hills Rotary Club - make up a team - and have a fun day.
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Community News Items
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The deadline has been extended.
Hornsby Shire Council are calling on the community to share their photos for our Social Inclusion Week exhibition.
New deadline to get us your photo, share your story and have the chance to win one of five $100 gift Vouchers; midnight Sunday 25th October.
October is Small Business Month and our Council has teamed up with the NSW Government to present a series of free webinars for small business owners.
Click on the link - here - to read the latest News from Mayor Jennifer Anderson and updates on a wide range of topics.
Oct 21, 2020
Overview of Australian Rotary Health
Oct 28, 2020 7:15 AM
Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre and the Civilian Army
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