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President Thaya's Message

15 December 2021


My fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,

Very Merry Christmas and Healthy 2022!

As this is the final edition of our Rotary bulletin for 2021, Subo and I take this opportunity to thank all our club members, families and all our friends of Rotary for all your contributions, support and friendship.
We would also like to thank all the members of the District, including the leadership team, for their ongoing support.
We had an amazing six months of this Rotary year, and I would like to summarise below with a brief update:

1. Club service:

  •  A 50 Member Club - now

  • Introduced 100% Attendance Recognition Program

  • Fireside Chat for new members - REINTRODUCED

2. Community Service:

  • Parish Pantry Cool Room Project - completed

  •  "Mind Your Health" Social Media Campaign with Multicultural NSW Grant - In progress

  • GoFundMe Online Fundraising - In progress

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Promotion via Social Media - Completed

  • Mental Health Day - Event on 31 October 21 Contribution for Australian Rotary Health - Completed

  • District Governor's Partner Program, the 'Aboriginal Child and Family Health Program 2021-23' - In progress

3. Vocational Service:

  • Foundation Grant - EMPOWERING INDIGENOUS YOUTH FOR WORKFORCE - Total Cost AUD 50,000 -  In progress

  • Annual Police Awards - In progress

  • Annual Vocational Service Awards - In progress

4. International service:

  • Inaugural AHIMSA Peace Symposium 2021, a cultural diversity initiative - completed

  • Partnership contribution of AUD 25,000 for Matching Grant Projects - completed

  • Global Grant Project on COVID-19 and Maternal Health in Northern Sri Lanka - total cost AUD 120,000 - In-progress

  • Global Grant Project on COVID-19 and Maternal Health in Southern India - total cost AUD 60,000 - In-progress

5. Youth Service:

  • Formation of Rotaract Club of Strathfield - Completed

  • Citizenship awards for 8 local schools - Completed

  • NYSF and RYLA Nominations for 4 candidates each - In-progress

  • District Grant for Peter Smith Youth Awards for Youth Empowerment - In-progress

Once again, I would like to thank all our service directors for their exceptional leadership in their respective portfolios. LET'S DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BE THE CATALYST BETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS. And with your help, we will make next year a great one too.

We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy 2022.

"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values " - THOMAS S. MONSON

Yours in Rotary,


Thaya Ponnia    


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