Newsletter for 16/09/15

People of earth, 

Hamjambo (which according to the internet is Swahili for "hello") and welcome to another jam-packed edition of the Sydney City Signal. 

If you haven't guessed already, the first plug is going to be about the upcoming Polio Out of Africa Celebration  at Lucky Tsotsi Thursday 17 September from 6.30pm. Be there or be square.

In other news, a bunch of us are totally sleeping 'rough' under the Harbour Bridge Friday. There will be photos. You should totally consider donating to team SCR though

Also, effective immediately I resign from my post as Marketing Director to bring on a leadership spill. I have the full support of the Secretary because he lives with me and he'll vote as I tell him. 

This just in. I am told the leadership of the Rotaract club is actually the gift of the people. You survive for now Ben. 

Upcoming Events:  

Polio Out of Africa Celebration - 17/09/2015

In celebration of Africa getting ever closer towards eradicating Polio, come join us for a drink, a meal and a chance to be social.

A donation of $5 towards End Polio Now will be requested from all attendees so we can continue the hard work of Rotary International! 

So join us at the African Bar, Lucky Tsotsi on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst at 6.30pm. 

Click here to let your friends on Facebook know you're attending and here for more information from our Website if Facebook is banned at your work.

Stepping Stone House Sleepout - 18/09/2015


Stepping Stone House is one our oldest partner organisations and a not for profit organisation providing accommodation and care for homeless and “at risk” young people aged 12 to 24 years old from around NSW. 

To help raise much needed funds and to recognize the harsh reality faced by vulnerable youth SSH is hosting a Sleepout underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge to help raise $30,000 dollars! 

Brave members from our club have banded together to create a team to take part in the event and you should toally give us your money

Click here for more information, and to get involved

Rosalie House Refurbishment Phase 2: Volunteers Needed - 26/09/2015

The good folks at the Rotary Club of Darling Harbour are looking for volunteers to help with phase two of their Rosalie House refurbishment.

Rosalie House provides a refuge for mature victims of domestic violence. Taking palce from 8:30am to 4:30pm the  weekend will include a mixture of painting and gardening.

If you can spare the weekend, or even just the Saturday or Sunday, it would be greatly appreciated. It's a fantastic way to give back to our local community! 

Click here for more information, and to get involved

Southern Highlands Day Trip - 26/09/2015

Come enjoy a lovely day out of the city with the Sydney City Social Committee as we take a bus trip down to the Southern Highlands. 

The first stop will be the historic town of Berrima, where morning tea can be enjoyed in one of the oldest Bakehouses in NSW! After that we'll head over to Bowral, to walk the streets and take a look at the Tulip Festival. Then it's off to the Wineries! 

For more information, and to buy tickets please visit our website and click here to invite your friends on Facebook!

First Marketing Meeting - 27/09/2015
Have you ever wondered; how can I make this already amazing thing called Rotaract even better? 
Marketing. That's how. 

The first Marketing Committee meeting will focus on a range of topics outlined in the website event.  

Click here for more information, and to get register your attendance

Australian Rotaract Conference 2015 - 09/10/2015

The Australian Rotaract Conference is in its 5th year and is sure to be bigger & better than it has ever been! 

Join Sydney City Rotaractors in Hobart along with 150 other Rotaractors from our Australia and internationally. Check out conference.rotaract.org.au for details on key note speakers, social activities and more.

Click here for more information, and to get involved

Final Thoughts: 

Come to my Marketing meeting. Do it. It'll be great. 

Fun Fact: Dolphins are crazy smart. How crazy smart I hear you ask. Well, at a Marine Mammal Studies Institute, dolphins were trained to turn in trash that fell into the pools in exchange for fish. One dolphin was smart enough to hide pieces of paper under a rock, tearing off smaller pieces from the paper in order to get more fish out of it. Legend. <source>

Well, that's it from me. Don't forget that our next meeting is on Wednesday, the 23rd of September, at the Tresscox Lawyers Offices, starting 6.30pm.

For more information, including a map and a full agenda, please visit: http://www.sydneycityrotaract.org.au/events/next-meeting

Until next time, 

Editor in Chief,
Aidan Simmons