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Rotary Club of Parramatta City newsletter for Monday 12 December 2011

Rotary Club of Parramatta City newsletter for Monday 12 December 2011

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  • 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE ROTARY FRIENDSHIP What a hectic two weeks we have had. Joy & myself have been in EXCHANGEBrisbane for the Institute and Future Leaders Seminar and then comingback for the Tri District Foundation Lunch and then last Wednesdaynight the Australian Rotary Health Christmas dinner. I definitely need tospeak to our Director of Wellbeing and Health John Surian. I would like to thank John Ching for filling in for me at the John Rotary Friendship Exchange is a visitation program for RotariansHewko Lunch, from what everyone has said John gave a very good and their families. The program allowsinsight into where he plans to take Rotary over his next three years. Rotarians the opportunity to experience another culture at first- I was able to meet the hand in the homes of Rotarians in other countries. Exchanges are incoming Rotary International reciprocal and last any time from a President Tanaka and I must say few days to several weeks. Its purpose is the advancement of he is a breakaway from the international understanding, goodwill and peace through people-to-people traditional Japanese leader. contact across national boundaries. There are two types of Friendship I remind everyone this Exchange. The first is club to club in Monday is the Annual General which individual Rotarians, accompanied by family members, Meeting and we have as well spend a few days in the home of a Rotarian in another country. The Bob Aitken attending to give us second is a district-to-district programa presentation on the District Conference in March 2012. in which four to six Rotary couples visit several communities in the host February 23rd is fast approaching and we will celebrate 107 years of District for up to one month. Rotary International encourages Districts toRotary, go to http://www.rotarydownunder.com.au/RDU/home-page- consider arranging uni-vocational exchanges where feasible. Thesearticles/100%20ways%20to%20celebrate%20a%20Rotary%20Day%20%28 takes place when host and guest1%29.pdf and get a few ideas and pass them onto Prashanth to Rotarians are of the same vocation and offers many opportunities forprogram. interchanges of ideas and interests across the professional domain. Finally the last meeting for the year will be our annual Christmas Friendship exchanges are co-lunch at Barnaby’s and partners and friends are invited to attend, plus I ordinated by a District Friendship Exchange committee and bothhave a little surprise for everyone who attends. types of programs are financed by the Rotarians themselves. A District chairman is responsible for Barry Antees initiating and co-ordinating both the out-going and incoming teams. A listing of all district chairmen across the Rotary world is available to facilitate the setting up of programs. There is no mandatory method of planning an exchange itinerary. It is suggested that a balance of tourist activities, social gatherings. Rotary events, time with hosts and free time, all be considered at pre-trip planning meetings. Prior to leaving home visiting teams should be sent an orientation package of information covering such things as maps, tour planning, hosting information, special events, weather conditions and suggestions for appropriate clothing.
  • 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCALENDAR OF EVENTS December 12 AGM & Bob Aitken- District Conference 19 Club Christmas Lunch for members, partners & friends of Rotary January 14-21 RYLA Camp-Blue Gum Lodge 16 First Meeting of the year- “what we did on our holiday” 23 Transfer meeting-Northcott- RYPEN & RYLA Students February 6 Lord Mayor-Lorraine Wearne 23 Rotary Day March 2 ARH- Golf Day at Riverside 3 Multi-District PETS- Campbelltown 5 Pride of Workmanship Evening 23-25 District Conference- Penrith April 29 District Assembly 30 Police Officer of the Year May 6-9 International Convention-BangkokMEMBERS MATTERS Prashanth’s moustache has gone and he raised some funds for Prostate Cancer wel done. Maurice Kriss is going into St George Hospital for heart problems and he will know what surgery will berequired next Thursday.
  • 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta City40TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA: Welcome Apologies Minutes of 2010 Annual General Meeting Audited Financial Statements Election of Office Bearers for 2012 - 2013 General BusinessMinutes and the financials have been distributed and Joy will have copies on the day for members.DAVID’S PEARLSSelf-Concept/Self-ConfidenceSelf-confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk.– Jack GibbSkill and confidence are an unconquered army.– George HerbertYour outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health will always be a reflectionof your inner attitudes of mind.– Brian TracyHaving once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste.The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.– Thomas A. BennettOUR INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Matching Grant Hand Over of Equipment for LAMB HospitalEmail From Matching Grant Partner, Rotary Club of Baridhara, BangladashDear Fellow Rotarians in District 9690 and the Rotary Club of Parramatta CityThe equipment has been handed over, a press release has been issued and we have beenpromised 2 minutes of national TV time on Sunday afternoon as we had a TV film crew with usat the handover.
  • 4. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityWe will send you a DVD of the film of the handover and a photo-file as soon as they areavailableYours in RotaryPP Rtn Rodney Reed PHFfor the Rotary Club of Baridhara - Matching Grant Project Sub Committee Induction ceremony Rotary Club of Ramon Magsaysay Keith received a copy of the induction ceremony from our sister club and I will pass it around at the nextmeeting. St Peters School, Uganda Purchase of School VanHi Barry,I have just today received an email including photos of the van purchased for St Peter’s Junior School in Gulu,Northern Uganda. This is a RAWCS project of the Club. The total amount raised was $21,500.The ceremony for the graduation of children in school is on 26 Nov 2011 (this Saturday) and that will be the dayRotary Club of Gulu will officially hand over the van to the school. Tomorrow Wednesday (23rd) Robert Opirasays he will be taking the vehicle to artist to write the name of the school on it and place stickers also on thevehicle.I thought that this information might be good for this week’s bulletin, especially with visitors attending ourmeeting – we should have some hard copies of the bulletin available for visitors.If I am able to get photos of the handover ceremony to be held on Saturday before the Monday’s meeting I willendeavour to have some printed for circulation at the meeting.Yours in Rotary service,Keith HenningTreasurerRotary Club of Parramatta City
  • 5. Rotary Club of Parramatta CitySchool Van for LAMB SchoolJust a quick update: A scouting purchasing expedition for the microbus took place in Dhaka over a couple of days last week involvingtwo LAMB staff (Transport, Purchasing). We now know generally what is available, and at what price. Thecurrent plan is that when Joanne – Finance and Admin Director – arrives back from the Netherlands in mid-November, the team will go out with her and purchase on the spot. We will need to add some to get a reasonablevehicle, but we believe it would be an unwise buy not to  We will of course put signage on. We are very grateful  Thank you for the Disability support. It is not small. Money goes a long way for many things here. (Ithink that A$ 6,000 would probably pay the salaries of 2-3 very skilled rehab/ disability workers). So, thank you all!! I will confirm receipt when I get the statement from WMPL Lastly, apologies for any extra delay currently that might come in correspondence from us. Joanne had to goback urgently to the Netherlands last month because her father was seriously ill, and I currently have a medicalproblem which has been taking time and could take me out of the country. (Hopefully, both for Joanne and I, theend results will be fine)With best regards, PeterFACEBOOK We have now available for the club a new facebook page the shortcut ishttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Parramatta-City/108769975845097 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.