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Newsletter for Parramatta City Monday's meeting 5 September 2011

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Newsletter 5 09-2011

  1. 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE KITS Well Prsahanth finally delivered on his promises to dispel the myththat he may just have had a modest wedding. As I looked around theroom to a packed house, there were mouths ajar as Prashanthprojected some beautiful photo’s of his wedding. Many questions wereasked and at the end he showed a DVD that his friends had produced The objective of this scheme, which operates New Zealand wide, is to for the reception. provide a ready stock of boxes We have a number of things containing specific items classified as useful parts of a survival kit. happening over the next few months. These are packed in standard containers, ready for use in an Firstly and most important is the Club emergency anywhere in the South Pacific. Visioning afternoon of September 17th, David Ross has organized a team of four If clubs choose to fill a box, they may involve members or local schools in people from Canberra to facilitate this for the collection or purchase of all items, mainly inexpensive, many secondour club. As I mentioned last week, there has be a very excuse to miss hand or pre-used but all stillthis. I also request members to confirm to David your intention to serviceable.attend. This scheme gives every Rotary club, regardless of size, the opportunity to This Monday we have Andrew Best from Parramatta PCYC to bring take part in a low cost, hands-on World Community Service up to date with what’s happening with youth in Parramatta. Boxes are stored in a Rotarians John Ching will be at the Kings School on September 18, with his warehouse and are commonly on their way within hours of a disasterteam of BBQ helpers, please confirm your attendance and if you are after the Air Force Commander contacts Rotary.not BBQing, why turn up and “do the walk” raise funds for Northcottwho our Club has been involved with for over 20 years. District 9910 clubs store their own boxes and District 9920 stores for all John Ching sent out during the week asking for members or friends New Zealand. Additionally D9910 conducts the Aquato assist him with organizing of our Golf Day. If you have not responded, Box Schemes. Web: do so.
  2. 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCALENDAR OF EVENTS September 5 Andrew Best-PCYC 12 Steve XXX 17 Club visioning afternoon 18 Walk with me- BBQ Kings School 10am to 2.00pm 26 District Governor Visit October 3 Public Holiday 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 DinnerGUEST SPEAKER Andrew Best Club Manager Parramatta PCYCWith a background in Sales as well as Recruitment and a lifetime of playing sports Andrew hasdeveloped and created new and exciting activities for the club in the past 2 years. Working closely withthe local community Andrew will continue to offer affordable and structured programs to keep ouryoung people active in life.MEMBERS MATTERS John Jenkins is still in Concord Hospital and would love to have a call from members to cheer up his spirits.CLUB 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.)
  3. 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityOUR 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.FACEBOOK 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.
  4. 4. Rotary Club of Parramatta City QUOTE OF THE MONTH ALBERT ESTES SNEDECOR–RI PRESIDENT 1920-1921 ―Rotarys strength lies in the sincerity of purpose of its members.‖ — 1921 Rotary 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 CityAUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH CHRISTMAS DINNER2011 Sydney Christmas Dinner 2011 The Australian Rotary Health Christmas 2011 Dinner will be held at: The Epping Club Rawson Street, Epping Wednesday 7th December, 2011 @ 6.30 pm Guest Speaker: Tim Sharp Mr Happy (Latest Article in Open Road Magazine) Musical Entertainment: Caii-Michelle Gordon MC for the evening Mike Bailey