Last Tuesday members and visitors heard our speaker, Professor Tim Roberts relate to us the issues facing wildlife due to loss of their habitat in Borneo.  The ever-increasing rate of rainforest clearing to provide land for palm oil production has placed extreme stress on indigenous animals such as proboscis monkeys and orangutans.  He will be taking a group of 20 undergrads to Kalimantan in July 2019 on a two week trip aimed at raising the cultural and environmental awareness through partnership with a local university.


I am pleased to advise that our club has received a grant of $1,000 from the Federal Government through their 2018 Volunteer Grant scheme. My thanks to Federal Member for North Sydney and PP Trent Zimmerman for his assistance in making us aware of the availability of such grants.


Our neighbouring Rotary Club of Crows Nest is celebrating 50 years of service to the community on Tuesday, 30 April and I would ask any of our club members interested to please contact me if they are wishing to attend the dinner at the Kirribilli Club.


On Tuesday 16 April, Andrew Young will be chairing a discussion on various club matters relating to fundraising and the beneficiaries of such.