Upper Blue 
July 2020
People of Action
President's Message
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Paul Campbell
As we start our new Rotary year we have decided to reinstate our monthly newsletter to more effectively communicate with our community, our friends and members. In a COVID world, we are having fewer face to face meetings but there is still plenty happening for Rotary in the Blue Mountains, Australia and internationally. We will build on this over the next few months with stories about our members and their endeavours to help those in need in our community. So when this arrives in your inbox, please have a read and share it with your friends. Better still, give us a call and join us online or come to a meeting.
Changeover for 2020-21
New President’s report for 2020-2021
Like many Clubs, we were forced to do this year's Changeover online. So we all logged into ZOOM and carried on.
Our new District Governor David Clark was there together with Past District Governor Kalma McLellan. They offered thanks for achievements for our 2019-20 year as well as support and encouragement for the new year. As our Past President Paul Campbell was about to do another Rotary year this simplified the process of handing over from Paul to Paul. We also welcomed two new Board members, Joan Hart (Membership) and Rod Tout (Administration).
Some observations from President Paul;
I am not going to give you all a political speech where I make grandiose promises about what we can and will achieve.  I will agree that when we had the visioning day I referred to earlier and looking back I am enthused by what we achieved even in hard times.  So, this year we will conduct another survey to get the views of all club members and prepare that into a strategy and action plan so at this time in 2021, we can look back to say “job well done”.
There is one thing about this club which we can all be very proud – we are flexible, sociable and respectful – that is how we get things done.  So, I will carry on that tradition of flexibility, sociability and respect.
We all have skills and talents – and I call on every one of you to apply those skills and talents and acquire more through the Rotary Leadership Institute in this coming financial year and with the great set of club directors and supporting people I can confidently say to the people in need in 2021 “here we come”.
Trivia Night on ZOOM
Last weekend we hosted our first online Trivia Night, raising money for homelessness in the Blue Mountains. 
Quizmaster Phill Isaacs organised the night for Rotarians and friends to get together socially in the comfort of their homes, have some fun and put a few dollars into this worthy community cause. With ten teams of 3-5 people away we went on ZOOM, boots and all. The feedback has been enthusiastic, everyone enjoyed the night although some of the tougher questions were challenging.  With a range of donated prizes, most teams walked away with something. Some minor technical enhancements will further streamline it for the next time. We raised over $1200 on the night. We look forward to presenting another one in a month or so. Watch this space for details.
Bin Divers
As you know there is a 10 cent credit on recycling certain types of glass, plastic and metal cans and bottles. It might not sound much but if you collect enough of these it can build up to a small fortune. The recycling machine in the Mountains is located in the carpark at Wentworth Falls Golf Club. This machine allows you to donate to a pre-selected charity or receive a voucher redeemable in cash from Woolies or Coles,
Some of our members and friends have banded together to collect these and aggregate the cash into a Rotary donation, which then finds its way back into our local community. If you would like to help call/text Bill on 0418 113643 and we will arrange to pick up the bottles and cans (and with no judgements on your imbibing levels) from your house. Don’t forget to ask your neighbours to assist. 
Good for our environment and good for our community.
Rotary Knitworks
Many of our Rotarians are involved in other community things not necessarily connected to Rotary. Take Rotarians Margaret Greening, Joan Hart and Sallee Harman. They like to knit, sew or embroider. Whilst they do their own thing independently or work through groups like the Knitwits in Blackheath, all their beautiful work finds its way into the hands of those who need it, both locally and offshore. Groups like Wrap with Love and Knit For Cancer benefit from their service to our community.
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Leura, NSW 2780
0425 302 473
Jul 21, 2020 8:00 AM
Jul 28, 2020 8:00 AM
Bushfires, COVID and Council's Response
Aug 04, 2020 8:00 AM
Aug 11, 2020
Aug 18, 2020 8:00 AM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Aug 25, 2020 8:00 AM
Cancer Wellness Support
Sep 01, 2020 8:00 AM
Student TAFE Experience and Career Planning
Sep 08, 2020 8:00 AM
Sep 15, 2020 8:06 AM
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Board Meeting
Aug 10, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Home Social Get Together
Aug 25, 2020
BBQ at Woolies Katoomba
Sep 12, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
Sep 14, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trivia Night
Sep 20, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Home Social Get Together
Sep 22, 2020
BBQ at Woolworths, Katoomba
Oct 10, 2020
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
Oct 12, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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