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Launch of Sydney Rotary Club's Major Project
Tuesday 22nd August
You are invited to join Shane Herbert – Club President and members of the Rotary Club of Sydney along with our sponsors, supporters and friends, as we launch the Club's Major Project for the year during our Luncheon on Tuesday 22nd August.
Helping to launch the Project on the day will be CEO of SoldierOn - John Bale. John will be joined by staff of Soldier On as well as a number of contemporary veterans who will share their stories, their hopes and their successes in re-integrating into work and community after their service.
Lunch Meeting: Lord Mayor Clover Moore to receive 2017 Rotary Club of Sydney Vocational Service Award
Tuesday 29th August
The Lord Mayor Sydney, Clover Moore, will be presented with the Rotary Club of Sydney’s 2017 Vocational Service Award at the Club’s luncheon at 12:30pm on Tuesday 29 August.
Previous recipients of this prestigious award have included James Spigelman AC, David Gonski AC, Professor Dame Marie Bashir AC CVO, Elizabeth Butcher AM, Catherine Livingstone AO and the Hon Justice Michael Kirby.
Clover Moore is a community advocate, a champion for progressive policies and the longest serving Lord Mayor of Sydney. Under her independent leadership, Sydney has developed a global reputation for taking ambitious action on climate change, delivering award-winning facilities, protecting open space, promoting design excellence, delivering new transport options and initiating progressive solutions to complex social problems.
Soils for Life Luncheon
Tuesday 26th September
The guest speaker at the Sydney Rotary Club luncheon on Tuesday 26th September will be the former Governor-General, Major General The Honorable Michael Jeffrey, Chairman of Soils for Life.
The Rotary Clubs of Sydney and Sydney Cove have enabled a further expansion of the Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project launched by the Rotary Club of Sydney and Soils For Life in June 2014. This follows successful Soils For Life meetings hosted by Rotary in Wentworth in the south west corner of NSW and Cobar in the north west of the state.
General Jeffrey will be joined at the luncheon by Natalie Williams, Chief of Staff, Soils For Life and one the owners of a showcase property mentoring other farmers on behalf of Soils For Life.
The Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project aims to help farmers learn how to manage their properties to minimise the impact of drought on production and landscape health. Soils For Life focuses on the national and global challenges of land degradation, a changing climate, food and water security, energy demands and the needs of an increasing population.
Additional funds announced in 2017, bringing the total financial support by Rotary for Soils For Life to $200,000 and the success of the program has led to Local Land Services adopting mentoring as the preferred medium for delivering many of its extension programs to landholders.
A more detailed briefing session will be conducted by General Jeffrey after the luncheon.