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Newsletter 12 09-2011

  1. 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE FIJI ROTAHOMES PROJECT Firstly I would like to thank Phillip Brophy for filling in for me while Irushed up to Brisbane for the birth of another grandson, JacksonNicholas and thank you for the messages of congratulations. Iunderstand that our guest speaker did not front and instead we heardMaurice Kriss speak of his project in Fiji that he has been undertaking for The Rotary Club of Lautoka have been building Low Cost Shelters fora number of years. For this reason I have included another project that destitute families for the past 25 years. More than 5000the Rotary Club of Lautoka have been involved in for over 25 years, people have been housed in thesethese projects never solve a problem over night, most are long term homes. The recently completed project, known as K1 ( Koroipita)and with Rotarians like Maurice and Peter Drysdale making these long includes 84 homes, kindergarten, shop, office and a room, initiallyterm commitments our work in the world continues. designed for a bake house. On Friday many members of the club Koroipita-- Fijian for VILLAGE of PETER. Koroipita 2- the Rotahome attended the funeral of Past President Village, Naikabula Road, situated 2.5km north of the City of Luatoka and Honorary member John Jenkins. in West Viti Levu will benefit displaced families i.e. Extremely poor displaced John lead an amazing life and had ‘squatters’ both native Fijian and achieved much, he even had time to Indian communities. Almost 5000 squatters live in shanty towns and plan his service, music and words. John shacks on the periphery of Lautoka City – the project aims to help, will be greatly missed and I have included initially, some 800 of the John’s message further in the newsletter. most distressed (16%) of this number, as identified by the Rotary club of As mentioned in previous newsletters Lautoka, community organizations, Fiji Government Urban policy action we have our club visioning day set down plan and Fiji Ministry of Local Government. for Saturday afternoon September 17th at K2 will consist of 164 homes. Oatlands Golf Course club house, from Each home will have electricity, running connected water and septic 1.00pm. For members who have not tanks. The funding will come from: confirmed their attendance I will gather · The New Zealand Agency for the rest on Monday so that we can International Development (NZAID). · The Rotary Foundation with a 3H organize catering. We have a team of Grant. · Rotary Volunteers from New Zealand and Australia, who fund theirfour Rotarians from Canberra volunteering their Saturday to facilitate own trip to build the homes andthis very important day and David Ross has organized a must do infrastructure. · Australia Volunteers International.afternoon for our club. · Foundation—Vodafone—Water for Life. John Ching sent an email last week asking for members or friends to Contact: Project Manager. Peter Drysdale.assist him with organizing of our Golf Day. If you have not responded, Rotary Club Lautoka.please do so. P.O.Box 245, Lautoka, FIJI ISLANDS 0011 679 9999777 • Email:
  2. 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCALENDAR OF EVENTS September 12 Rotary Video Presentation 17 Club visioning afternoon 18 Walk with me- BBQ Kings School 10am to 2.00pm 26 District Governor Visit October 3 Public Holiday 4 Sister Club Ramon Magsaysay- Induction Evening 7-9 RYPEN Camp 13 Business Excellence Awards 28 Pre PETS 31 Gary Raymond-Police Chaplin, Christchurch Earth Quake November 1-7 Parraamasala- stay tune for news on this event 4 Trivia Night- Parramatta Workers Club 7 Helen Yuen- Rotary International Fund Development 29 Foundation Lunch- Waterfront Homebush December 7 Australian Rotary Health Christmas DinnerMEMBERS MATTERS Noticed at the Coleman Greig Woman in Business Luncheon at least two of our members attended, But why is one member surrounded by women and the other is hard at work networking? Attending our club as a makeup this coming Monday is Les Barry President of RC Hervey Bay City and hisson
  3. 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCLUB INITITIVE John Surian’s walk/stroll/run/crawl Friday morning event at Parramatta Park is now in it’s second weekwith a brave set of four commencing their walk at 6.00am. John is looking for a name, so for the member offriend that can come with a beaut name, John is offering a prize to the lucky one. Otherwise be there nextFriday again at 6.00am. (Ample parking is available at that time on the RHS before you get to the Queen Stgate.)OUR COMMUNITYWALK WITH ME - PARRAMATTAYou are invited to take a step towards making a difference in the lives of people withdisabilities by participating in Northcotts annual Walk With Me event in Parramatta.Hundreds of people of ALL abilities are coming together to walk side by sideto encourage us all to see a person first and not their disability, as well as raise vitalfunds for respite services.Walk With Me is a great way to spend a Sunday morning, with entertainment andplenty of sporting and family-focused activities.What: Walk With Me - ParramattaWhen: Sunday, 18 September - 10:00am to 2:00pmWhere: The Kings School - Doyle Oval, North ParramattaTo register for the walk contact Tony Warner, otherwise John Ching is looking for BBQvolunteers to operate the club BBQ on the day.OUR INTERNATIONAL SERVICEInvitation to attend Sister Club of Ramon MagsasayKeith has confirmed that RC of Ramon Magsaysay Induction evening is on Tuesday 4th October.PP Rosie has suggested arriving 1 October and leaving 5th October if it is to be a very short trip.Qantas flights to and from Manila are only on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as far as Keith cansee, so Keith is booked to fly on Saturday 1st October, returning Thursday 5th October.If members would like to travel with Keith, please contact him.
  4. 4. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityQUOTE OF THE MONTHCRAWFORD C MCCULLOUGH–RI PRESIDENT 1921-1922 Rotary Club of Fort William, Ontario, Canada “Difference in language, history, customs, and environment influences the outward expression of Rotary, but the basic principles upon which it is founded and the objectives towards which it strives remain always the same in all lands and among all peoples.” — The Rotarian , October 1926PARRAMATTA CITY TRIVIA NIGHTGreat News! We are having a TRIVIA NIGHT.Friday 4th November 2011 at Parramatta Workers Club, 163-165 George Street, Parramatta at7.30pm.The good news is that it will only cost $10 per person to enter. However, we need bottoms on seats soall members are asked to bring along family, friends and business colleagues and make up a table of 10people.I have booked for 20 tables and the club can hold a maximum of 22 tables. The club has waived theroom hire for the night – but we need to get 200 people there. There will be bar service and you can eatfirst in the restaurant.There will be prizes, silent auctions and raffles – but more importantly, lots of fun!!!If anyone in the Rotary club is a member of Blacktown Workers or Parramatta Workers could youplease let me know? We need a badge number to confirm the booking.ThanksJoy
  5. 5. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityVALE JOHN JENKINSFACEBOOK We have now available for the club a new facebook page the shortcut is Please visit, make comments, open discussions and for your initial visit please hit the “like button”. Thereason is the more members who like the page, we receive additional features. The Facebook page is not asubstitute for our website, but more of an additional way to reach our audience.
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