Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY 17/02/13 MEETING 18/02/13 NORMAL + CALIBRI, 10.5 PT February is World Understanding Month In the absence of our Beloved President Johnny (who I was told was ill with the flu) DGN Barry presided the meeting International Toast: PROBUS Rotary Club of Yashio (RI President’s Club) Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu PROBUS is a Community Service Program" of Rotary clubs within the South Pacific and The Philippines; established since 1974.Acting Pres Welcomed our Guest Speakers Guy and Sandra, from Goodreturn. Probus is an association of active retirees who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide MEMBERSHIP regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests Barry Antees and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. Still in discussion to recruit Natalie Cowell as member The word PROBUS is an amalgam of the words PROfessional and BUSiness. POLICEMAN OF THE YEAR Speaker: John Surian There are men’s clubs, ladies’ clubs Attempting to contact Inspector Laurie Bernello regarding Policeman and combined clubs in Australia, New Zealand and some Pacific Islands. of the Year award. Left 6 messages. Membership is open to anyone of good character and who has had some measure of responsibility or Correspondence achievement in any field of worthy endeavour. Joy Gillette now sending correspondence by email to all members. Rotarys role is to assess the need and viability within the local community, form and charter new Probus clubs. PHIL: we hae been informed that RI has relaxed some of the rules regarding Once clubs are formed by Rotary they are then formally accredited by Probusyouth exchange. Centre - South Pacific Inc. Rotary continues to maintain a friendly liaison and interest with the sponsored club but stands aside to allow the Probus TREASURER’S REPORT club to self-govern, develop its own Keith Henning identity and programs. Activities of Probus clubs fall into two parts: • Rotary Health Golf Day - A formal meeting on a set day each To be held: 1st March month, comprising a business session, a coffee break followed by a guest Team of 4: John Surian, Keith Henning, David Ross, Barry Antees speaker and/or discussion on a topic of mutual interest. • ‘Nearest to the Pin Competition’ open to all – balls dropped - Outings (between meetings) to from a helicopter. Cost is $10/ball. places or organisations of interest to members, theatre, social or sporting occasions. These may include • Finances overnight trips, tours and walks. Current finances to be reported at Board Meeting
Rotary Club of Parramatta City NORMAL + C GSE TEAM David Ross • GSE Team arrives from Sweden 4th March • Rotary Foundation Alumni Dinner 9 March at Springwood we need numbers LIBRI, 10.5 PT Call for photos of past GSE teams. If anybody has any photos PROBUS please forward them to David Cont DISTRICT UPCOMING EVENTS Clubs are simple in structure and free from the constraints and obligations of service clubs. • 2nd March – PETS; On occasions, Probus members assist Rotary clubs with local projects. • 14th April ‐ District Assembly; for all incoming board members. Membership involves minimal cost and is primarily directed at providing the opportunity for extension of • 5 nominations have been forwarded to Rotary Notable Women acquaintance and interests with liked minded individuals. Award committee; Probus provides members with self- • District Governor – fundraising for Children’s Hospital Legacy generated goodwill, a sense of belonging, a diverse background of project; ideas, continuing self-esteem and a cordial environment to share in their retirement years. • 108th Anniversary of Rotary International: ‐ Rotary 108th anniversary will be celebrated by our club at the PROBUS – Tomorrow’s Ginger Indian Restaurant (owned and operated by Vandana Setia Vision for Active Retirees (our club’s newest member) 94 Wigram Street Harris Park Saturday Further enquiries to: 23rd February 7.30 pm. Numbers to Barry Please. Probus Centre - South Pacific Inc. Request from Cancer Council for BBQ at Mother’s Day function PO Box 1294, • Not able to handle due to: ‐ PARRAMATTA N.S.W. 2124 AUSTRALIA o Following week Parra‐ Amble Tel 02 9806 0100 • Fax: 02 9633 4779 o The week after Red Shield Appeal Toll Free Australia 1800 630 488 • Email: General Manager, GUEST SPEAKER Pat Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org • Web Site: www.probus.com.au Guy Winship and Sandra Carvajal Talking points: P17 • What is microfinance • Why are financial services important • how Good Return works • Partnering with Good Return The talk was very interesting to me as this is one way of donating money without giving it away. Good Return lends the money to small business starters in developing countries. They don’t only lend the money but also provide them with skills support and training. Most of the people need only a small amount of money to start their business, as little as AUD300 maybe as much as AUD1000. We can do the actual lending of the money on line. Guy demonstrated how easy it was to do a loan via www.goodreturn.org .
Rotary Club of Parramatta City CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS February 2013 18 Kerry Boyce, Parramatta Mens Shed 25 Mr James Bird, Mercy Ships March 2013 2 Pets for incoming Presidents 4 Les Miller. Critical illness a living insurance 11 Mothers Day Classic 15‐17 District Conference 18 Dr Mualla Akinci McManus Lyme Disease 25 Susanne Gallant Parramatta Rotary Club. ALL APOLOGIES AND SPECIAL GUESTS Apologies to Joy Gillette on 8837 1900 before 9.30am Monday morning. The latest time for apologies to be made is 9.30am on Monday as that is the time Joy has to advise the hotel of numbers. The Club is required to pay for the number of lunches ordered. Invoices for the cost of a meal will be sent to members at 2.30pm on Monday by Keith if you do not apologise for non attendance by 9.30am. CELEBRATIONS David Ross Don’t Forget the flowers for Karen tonight. Happy Anniversary