Sydney City Signal - 17th August 2016

Sydney City Signal

While our Olympians are striking gold we’ve had our eyes on the prize too. Sydney City Rotaract took out first place at the Rotaract Club of Macquarie University’s 6th Annual Trivia Night. Seven members volunteered as City2Surf marshals and earned our club more than $500 (also shout out to Andrew Long & Angela Bradley who ran by). We also farewell our member Gus McBride and wish him all the best for his Canberra venture.

Looking Ahead
August’s Social Event
The Mona Lisa was painted in 1503 and people are still talking about it; like we’ll still be talking about this night of painting, company, snacks & drinks. Don’t wait another month to get
Trish MS Black & White Ball
Make like Cinderella and head to the ball. All you need is a little Rotaract spirit to help pack up and support the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation which aims to cure and prevent MS. Tickets are
Australian Rotaract Conference 2016
Head to Brisbane and join the biggest Rotaract event in Oz. Network, learn and enjoy! More:


Meet A Member My name is…Christopher Naumann (Chris)
I joined Rotaract in...2006.
This is the year I went on Rotary Youth Exchange from Germany to the USA
My role is…secretary.
I am in charge of the meeting presentations, minutes and in general organization within the club.
Something about me that might surprise you is…when I was at school I did a lot of singing in choirs, musicals and bands. Unfortunately, there is not enough time at the moment to continue my passion for music.
I am originally from…Germany.From the beautiful town of Hamburg. Whenever you visit Germany take the risk and visit the beautiful North of Germany as well!
On a weekend you’ll find me…biking or hiking in the beautiful nature of NSW. If you don’t find me in one of the National Parks I am probably enjoying a good old Sunday session at my local pub.
I joined Rotaract because…I love the motto of Rotary “Service above self”. I love how a group of people can achieve great things just by using their individual talents. In addition to that I love the Rotary Youth Exchange which enables young students to spend a year abroad and learn about different cultures by living and studying in a different country for 365 days. I would love to use my experience from my work in the youth exchange back home also in the future.
My favourite saying is…life begins at the end of your comfort zone
Outside of Rotaract I…play basketball in several teams and also referee.
At karaoke I would sing…mhhhh easy one: Father and Son by Ronan Keating.
My pet peeve is…marrow-minded ignorant people with prejudices and no spontaneity.
The last book I read was…Runaway Jury by John Grisham
I am inspired by…Helmut Schmidt and Angela Merkel (German politicians)

SCR in the Picture

Keep smiling,

Alison Dance & Rachel Fisher

P.S. here’s a fun fact, City2Surf was inspired by a newspaper clipping sent in 1970 to the editor of The Sun newspaper from Fairfax’s US correspondent about the San Francisco Bay to Breakers.

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