Last Tuesday morning our speaker Ahmed Fattah informed us of the perils we all face in the use of the various social media networks.  Our personal data is scattered across many devices and government departments which may allow opportunities for our privacy to compromised.  He enlightened us with practical tips on how to limit these risks.


Thursday, 24 October was World Polio Day and I have received an update from Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee advising that Nigeria has gone three years without a case of wild poliovirus, which means that the entire African region could be certified free on this virus sometime in 2020.  Despite major challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan, they continue to make historic progress in the eradication of the wild poliovirus in these countries.


At our recent Club Forum the ongoing problems of the drought in rural areas was discussed with a view to how our club can assist local communities.


I have received an email from Janis Glasson, President of Molong Rotary Club, inviting Allen Colburt and myself to meet with some of their club members during our visit to Stuart Town Public School in early December.  She advises that Molong will introduce Level 5 water restrictions on 4 November  which will deeply affect all residents and local shops in terms of finance, outlook on life and general prosperity.


It is perhaps pertinent that our speaker on Tuesday, 5 November will be Phil Narezzi to inform us on the operation of Sydney’s Desalination Plant.