President's Message
Those who attended the Wine, Women and Song gala event at the Hornsby RSL last Saturday night would have to agree it was a huge success. The main auditorium was at capacity with 30 tables and around 250 attendees from across the broader community spectrum. This was a major credit to Sallianne McClelland, event organiser/entrepreneur, and we all experienced her drive, commitment, and passion for those less fortunate. The main beneficiaries were Fusion, The Dish and Hornsby Connect. The three organisations, whilst separate entities, are closely connected in various ways.
For years our club has supported youth development and wellbeing through various programs such as RYLA, NYSF, Fit to Learn (PCYC police), etc. Last week we were honoured to have Owen Jiang talk with us about his experience with the NYSF (National Youth Science Forum).
This event is normally held in Canberra but this year it was a hybrid (Zoom/Face to Face) event. Covid has changed many aspects of our lives. Thanks to Sue Owen for conducting the interesting interview with Owen Jiang, and to Bob Howe for the overview of youth activities. A transcript of meeting discussion can be read - here.
This past week I attended two International Women’s Day events plus the Wine, Women and Song gala event.
The Wednesday IWD event was organised by the Women’s Shed Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and held at the PCYC. 
The Thursday IWD event was organised by the Community team at Ku-ring-gai Council and held at the Avondale Golf Club. The keynote address was delivered by Annabelle Daniel OAM who is CEO Women’s Community Shelters and Chair of DV NSW 
With the Rotary Zone 8 focus this coming Rotary year on "Say No to Domestic Violence", I let DGE Christine Owen know. Christine attended and was able to make some interesting connections. We shared a table with Janet Grundy.
This Wednesday we will have the Bobbo briefing delivered by John Collins. Bobbo is just over a week away (Sunday 26 March); there’s still time to register as a volunteer if you haven’t already registered. (see registration link in story below)
Wine Women and Song
A Celebration for 2023 International Womens Week
This event lived up to all expectations and was a glittering fun evening with lots of laughter and dancing.
We sincerely thank our wonderful sponsors.
Turramurra Lindfield Community Bendigo Bank, SOS Removals,
Marshall Chan Yahl, Wise Kids World, Hornsby Lions Club,
CWA Hornsby and Sydney Northern Health.
joined us in raising funds for 
Fusion Sydney North, The Dish and Hornsby Connect. 
The attendees enjoyed a memorable evening.
Click - here - to view more photos from the evenings' activities.
BOBBO - request for Volunteers
Please click - here - to register 
To date 27 members have registered, which is good. But we do need a few more members and our relatives and friends to join in.
So if you are one of the 30 or so members who haven’t registered so far please seriously consider doing so.
In the main, as a volunteer, sessions are around 2 hours and collectively we are doing a lot of good for our community.
We are looking forward to another successful event with your valuable assistance.
A Social Gathering opportunity
There's a great play on at Pymble Players in August and I thought it might be a nice way to spend a chilly winter's Sunday afternoon.
Bookings aren't open yet but I'd like to get an early expression of interest from you as to whether you'd like to attend (subject to amount of interest, availability of tickets, etc etc).
It's called 'Table Manners' and looks like a lot of fun!
Your comments as to whether a weekend matinee or an evening outing would be appreciated as well.
Please let me know by text or email if you think this might be appealing (or not!) We could even retire to the Hornsby RSL for an early dinner if you like! (after the matinee option)
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
or 0417 041 822
Community and Vocational Awards 
We are fast approaching the time in our Rotary year when we turn our attention to recognising the wonderful people in our community who do extraordinary things and those who excel in the chosen vocation.
So please let either Ian Cameron (Community) or John Collins (Vocational), know people of whom you are aware achieve great things supporting our needy community and/or have shown dedication and commitment to their chosen vocation.
Your contributions will be welcomed.
Items of Interest
 Last day for preregistration discount
31 March 2023.
Join RI President Jennifer Jones and thousands of other dedicated
at this year's Rotary Convention in Melbourne.
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and click below
Our "roving" reporter (Rochelle)
was attending the St Catherine's Waverley
Headmistress Inauguration recently
and noticed 
The "Jo Karaolis Sports Centre"

Learn more about our D9685 Conference in March 202

It's NOT too late !

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A four day workshop for small businesses

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Meeting Duty Roster
Reception & Set Up Roster
Members please register when you get Ron's email 
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please arrange a substitute and inform Ron Wainberg  
Set up/Take down
March 15Jenetta Russel/Ross CatterallHelen Clarke
March 22Ann Davidson/Mentie KnowlesPhill Comfort
March 29Phill Comfort/Ann DavidsonMentie Knowles
April 5Mentie Knowles/Phill ComfortAnn Davidson
Rotary Matters
Lucy Hobgood-Brown updates us on the inspirational work she is doing to improve the lives of people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Micro finance loans, emergency medicine education and helping pygmies harvest honey, sustainably....and more.
 Click - here - for this interesting challenge.
Meeting Speakers
Mar 22, 2023
GAIA - Senegal Project update
Mar 29, 2023
Events Management at Kuringgai Council
Apr 05, 2023
Apr 12, 2023
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 Club Events
Bobbin Head Classic
Karuah Oval Turramurra
Mar 25, 2023 6:00 AM –
Mar 26, 2023 4:00 PM
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Club Sponsors
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