Rotary eClub of Brindabella
Opportunity Knocks

September 2023 | Issue 2

Welcome to Opportunity Knocks - the bulletin of the Rotary eClub of Brindabella.
Chairman Jenny's message, quote by RI President Gordon McInally- "Create Hope in the World" restore hope to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and to help achieve lasting change.  
Wagga Cohort Catchup
Rotary E-Club of Brindabella Wagga cohort met for dinner at Romano's Hotel Wagga, it was great to catch with members for a lovely meal and a chat. We started our plans for our annual Trivia night which will be held 24 November 2023 we will be raising funds for Australian Rotary Mental Health research. 
Meet a Member: Sam Zilinskas
My name is Sam Zilinskas and in case anyone is wondering I am not a distant relative of Ukranian President, Volodymyr Zelensky. I seem to get asked that a lot of late. My late Dziadzia (Grandfather) was a Lithuanian migrant, hence the unusual surname.  I am from Bowral in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Originally from Canberra, my partner and I decided to make the move a few years ago and have never looked back. 
I am in the process of completing my Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws through the University of New England. I decided to do this because I want to give back and make a meaningful contribution to society. It is also why I have become involved with a number of local organisations, including the Moss Vale Branch of the Liberal Party, establishing the Southern Highlands Residents Association and recently becoming part of the Rotary family. 
I have enjoyed this new learning experience and want to give a shout out to Rob Uhl. Rob has gone above and beyond to show me the ropes and I am always amazed by the level of service she puts in.  I hope to be at least half the Rotarian she is one day. Whilst uni occupies much of my time, I intend to become more involved with the club once that calms down. However, I am always happy to step forward and help the team. Can't wait for Tullip Time again where I can get together with my fellow Rotarians showing off this great part of the world!
Rotarian Wendy DeLuca visits Rotary Club of Kathmandu on her recent visit to Nepal. 
Rotary Club of Kathmandu banner being presented to President Jenny Lovekin by Wendy DeLuca. 
Wendy DeLuca in Nepal.
Regionalisation Seminars
Join the September Regionalisation webinars via Zoom to answer questions on the Pilot including about Rotary Community Groups.
These sessions will be held on:
● Wednesday September 27 at 6.30pm AEST
● Thursday September 28 at 12.30pm AEST
If you cannot attend a live webinar, you will be able to view a recording of one of the sessions on the Creating Tomorrow website.
Our Next Meeting
Our next club meeting is Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 8pm to 9pm via Zoom. Meetings are videoed.
All members and friends are welcome.  
To access the meeting, simply click the following link. 

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Meeting ID: 919 9792 8247
Passcode: 489653
Additionally, click this link to download a file and save all scheduled meetings for the year to your calendar! 


Jenny to Welcome everyone. Apologies. 
Question:- What is one thing you accomplished in the last week that you’re proud of?
General Business- Regionalisation Pilot- establishing Rotary Community Groups- seeking our preferences!
* Youth
* Foundation
* Community
Introduction of our Guest Speaker by Hayley Gollasch- NYSF recipient Dino Colling.
Meeting Close 9pm
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