Newsletter 19 09-2011


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Rotary Club of Parramatta City Newsletter monday 19th September

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Newsletter 19 09-2011

  1. 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE LEARN GROW Our nest Board meeting is Wednesday night and high on theagenda will be the discussion of how the Club visioning afternoon wenton this Saturday at Oatlands. So if you have anything you would likeyour Directors to raise at the meeting give them some notice and let Lear n Grow has been developed to make people aware of the foodthem know on Monday. available to them within their region that is more beneficial than introduced We have on Monday Louise Zajac from the Parramatta Chamber of crops. It helps people in developingCommerce speaking on the 100 years celebrations of the Chamber in countries learn about and grow the best local food to meet their nutritionalthe Parramatta area. It is also noted that Louise grew up with Rotary needs. Many local plants are superior toand we shall touch on that aspect of her life also. introduced western or monoculture foods. They also thrive because they Coming up on Monday will be the visit by our District Governor are adapted to their own localDavid Cook and his wife Carolyn. I would like to discuss their visit this conditions. It is based on the work of Tasmanian Agricultural Scientist,Monday, but if you are not there please put this into your diary as a Bruce French, who has developed the world’s most comprehensive datamuch attend lunch. base of edible plants. I hope many of you have responded to John’ Ching’s email Over 30 years of work has produced a resource of over 20,000 edible plants,requesting your services on the golf committee. Remember to be on including scientific and common names, photos and drawings,the committee you don’t have to be a member of our club, it is their information on how to grow, nutritional infor mation and how the plants canoperational ability we require. be prepared and eaten. Finally start to get your dairies open and to make space for our Rotary can, through this program, reduce malnutrition, illness, diseaseChristmas tree sales coming up in December, before you know it, and child mortality caused by nutritional deficiencies. The objectiveChristmas will be here. is to assist developing communities to Learn about, and Grow, in their own backyards, the best local food plants that match their nutritional needs. The Rotary Club of Devonport North has introduced this program to the world through Rotary International. In partnership with Food Plants International, a pilot program has been initiated in Solomon Islands. The Learn Grow committee is focused on encouraging Rotary at Club and District level to assist by engaging as partners in programs through fund raising, bringing external fundraisers onboard, identifying and launching programs within their own target country. It is simple for clubs to incorporate Learn Grow into existing or new aid projects. Rotary can identify the deficiencies in the population and Learn Grow can provide the information. At an individual level , Rotarians can join the proposed Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group (RAG) being developed to support Lear n Grow and become part of the International network supporting the delivery of programs in developing countries throughout the world.
  2. 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCALENDAR OF EVENTS September 17 Club visioning afternoon 18 Walk with me- BBQ Kings School 10am to 2.00pm 19 Louise Zajac- Parramatta Chamber of Commerce- 100 years 23 BBQ- Barton Park –Parramatta Council 26 District Governor Visit October 3 Public Holiday 4 Sister Club Ramon Magsaysay- Induction Evening 7-9 RYPEN Camp 13 Business Excellence Awards 17 Alana Wilson- Past President Rotaract Australia 28 Pre PETS 29 Social Media workshop 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 DinnerGUEST SPEAKER Louise Zajac- Office Manager Parramatta City Chamber of Commerce Louise will be speaking on the celebrations of 100 years of the Chamber of Commerce and who growing up in the family of Rotary.
  3. 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityMEMBERS MATTERS David Ross is now an expert in confined spaces, for details see David. Lisa Surian is looking swellDAVID’S WISDOM SPEAK Every day I receive from David Ross a few quotes on topics, this week I received these and I would like toshare these on the topic of Giving/AbundanceGiving/ AbundanceIt is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helpinghimself.-- Ralph Waldo EmersonDont be reluctant to give of yourself generously, its the mark of caring and compassion and personal greatness.-- Brian TracyThe charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.-- HomerWe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.-- Norman MacEwanIf you would like to receive some pearler’s via email from David ask to be put on his list.OUR INTERNATIONAL SERVICEGROUP STUDY EXCHANGE Last Monday David Ross announced the club’s two nominated members were selected in the GSE teamto Finland with Team leader Liz MacIntosh (RC Parramatta). Our nominations were Andrew Cross (PoliceOfficer of the Year) and Paul Fenwick (Det Sgt) will be the team reserve. At a later date we will have Andrewand Paul to our club.
  4. 4. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityQUOTE OF THE MONTH Raymond M. Havens President 1922-23 Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA ―Rotary demands three important business obligations — sincerity in affirming, simplicity in bargaining, and faithfulness in performing. And to this may I add that good citizenship is a most positive business obligation.‖ — 1923 RI ConventionPARRAMATTA 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 CityFACEBOOK 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.