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Weekly Bulletin 30 January 2012

  1. 1. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville Mon 16 Dec 2012 Issue 3. No. 23 Weekly Bulletin Monday, 30 January 2012 Program: The Hills Historical Society Duty Roster tonight: Last Meeting: Door PP Alex Traill Minutes PP Alan Jones 23 January 2012 Rotary Grace PP Ray Campbell Program: Birthdays: Anniversaries: Apologies: Toasts: Loyal PP Alan Walker Toasts: Overseas Club PE Bobby Redman What Am I Up To Now PP Russ Evans Loyal PP Ian Pearce Overseas Club Rtn Michael Griscti Welcome everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your week and especially Australia Day with family and friends or went to one of the many celebration events that were still on in our locality or on Sydney Harbour. Unfortunately due to the heavy rain we experienced on th Wednesday 25 we decided to cancel our yearly Breakfast and Flag Raising Ceremony at Kellyville. Thank you to Graeme Rohan for the setup and then dismantling of all the signs, banners & bunting and also to Jim Sifonios for assisting in the organisation of the event and also for contacting dignitaries and council of our decision to cancel. Hopefully next year the weather won’t be against us. Tonight I would like to welcome Pam Wilson from The Hills Historical Society who will be talking to us about our local history on The Battle of Vinegar Hill and The Castle Hill Rebellion. President Penny Hill Rotary receives about 2.5 million United airline miles for humanitarian projects Thank you to all those at United -- including President and CEO Jeff Smisek -- for their generosity andNext Meeting: the opportunity to participate in Uniteds 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway. And thank you to everyone who voted for us. We couldnt have done it without your participation and persistence.Monday 06 February 2012 For the miles giveaway, we officially came in second place and will receive 2,488,070 charity miles from United. Rotarians will use the miles for humanitarian missions, such as transporting sick childrenProgram to hospitals.Australian Brewery Visit Although the giveaway wasnt announced in advance, Rotarians and friends of Rotary quickly and enthusiastically got the word out through social media, and we went from 18th place to second place.WHAT AM I UP TO NOW This enabled us to receive a larger portion of the 10 million airline miles that United was donating. In addition, we congratulate the Shriners, who took first place.Duty Roster Rotary Four-Way Test:Door Is it the TRUTH? Rotary Grace: “O Lord our giver of all good Is it FAIR to all concerned?Minutes Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER We thank You for our daily food, May Rotary friends and Rotary ways, FRIENDSHIPS?Rotary Grace Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Help us to serve you all our days”.
  2. 2. Page 2 International Services Director’s Report Polio Eradication Program Rotary Foundation Thought for the week. th On the 17 January 2012 This weeks Rotary Foundation Thought is about Rotary surpassed the Bill what Ambassadorial Scholars can achieve. Gates Foundation Challenge and has raised Probably Australia’s most famous Ambassadorial US$202.6 million. In Scholar is Sir William Deane AC. He was a recognition of Rotary’s early Justice of the High Court and Australia’s 22nd achievement the Governor General. Locally many Ambassadorial Foundation has granted a Scholars have gone to achieve impressive further $50 million to the careers, including Professor Dominic Dwyer cause. Rotarians sponsored by Mosman club. He was a GSE throughout the World have a right to be proud of Team Member to India in 1986 and then as an this achievement. Well done Rotary. Ambassadorial Scholar studied Infectious Although this achievement is a milestone in the Diseases in 1989 at the Institute Pasteurs in journey to the ultimate goal of eradicating polio Paris. the work continues. The Hills-Kellyville Club will play a part in this when they hold their polio Today Professor Dominic Dwyer is a medical rd awareness night on the 23 February. Please virologist and infectious diseases physician, and note this date as a special event to which we is Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases encourage you to bring partners and friends. Pins and Microbiology Laboratory Services, at and books will be on sale on the night. Westmead Hospital He has a clinical and research interest in viral diseases and antiviral Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 3040 drug resistance of public health importance, and runs a clinical trials unit in antiviral drugs and th nd vaccines. He assists State and National From 13 - 22 May 2012 the District is hosting governments in planning for pandemic influenza a team of three couples and single lady on a and emerging infections, and is actively involved Rotary friendship exchange. It is many years in outbreak investigations. since our district has had such an exchange and these events are great opportunity to appreciate Professor Dominic Dwyer has undertaken the internationality of Rotary. various overseas projects, including with the World Health Organization during the SARS th The group will be staying in the Hills from the 20 outbreak in Beijing, with the Australian rd to the 23 May and Barry Philps who is co- Government in Vietnam for avian influenza and ordinating the visit is seeking Rotarians who the Maldives for tsunami relief, with the would like to host any of the visitors during their University of Sydney in Malaysia and the Sudan visit to this area. The plan is to try and involve as for HIV, and for public health regulatory bodies in many of the Clubs in the zone as possible. New Zealand and Hong Kong. Professor Dominic Dwyer is a member of the If you are able to assist, please let Bobby WHO Global Outbreak Alert Response Network, Redman know and she will pass the information and the Sydney Institute for Emerging Infectious along to Barry. Diseases and Biosecurity at Sydney University. 103rd International RI Convention Bangkok, Thailand. Toast to Overseas Club This week we This convention is promising would like to toast to be one of the most the Rotary Club of interesting and exciting yet Phuket south – and will be excellent value Thailand – District with the lowest registration 3330. fee in years at only US$160 Together with their President, for Rotarians and guests. The Suchana Chaloemtoem, the Club members cost of food, lodging and transportation is also recently celebrated Childrens’ Day. very economical so why don’t you consider th th attending this convention from 6 – 9 May in the Land of a Thousand Smiles. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville meets Monday Night at the Castle Hill Tavern 6.15pm for 6.45pm start. Postal address: P O Box 6502, Baulkham Hills Business Centre 2153
  3. 3. Page 3 Time to register for this year’s District The Hills-Kellyville Club will be showcasing the Conference in Wollongong. With the close vicinity Bourke project – do please come along and offer and short travelling time from Sydney organisers your support. So far there are six definite are expecting high registrations this year. attendees from the Club – it would be great to Accommodation is booking out fast, so don’t miss double that number. your opportunity to attend and share a few fun days with Rotarian friends, old and new. See Bobby Redman for more information. ‘Friend of Rotary’ We welcome our first ‘Friend of Rotary’ member, Michael Richardson. Michael Richardson has registered as our first ‘Friend of Rotary’, we all appreciate the long standing relationship that Michael has had with Rotary, he has supported our community projects over the years and become a personal friend to many of us. Michael was an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Kellyville, and of our current club. We welcome Michael as our first ‘Friend of Rotary’. 2012-13 RI Theme Peace Through Service By Megan Ferringer and Arnold R. Grahl broadened his understanding of the world. After joining Rotary International News -- 16 January 2012 the Rotary Club of Yashio, in 1975, he said, he began to realize that his lifes purpose was not to make more RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka money, but to be useful to other people. unveiled the 2012-13 RI theme, Peace Through Service, during the opening "I realized that by helping others, even in the simplest of plenary session of the 2012 ways, I could help to build peace," Tanaka said. International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors. He noted that the Japanese tradition of putting the needs of society above the needs of the individual helped his country rebuild after the tsunami and Tanaka unveiled the RI theme during the opening earthquake in March. plenary session of the 2012 International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors. "This is a lesson that I think the whole world can learn from, in a positive way. When we see the needs of "Peace, in all of the ways that we can understand it, is a others as more important than our own needs -- when real goal and a realistic goal for Rotary," he said. "Peace we focus our energies on a shared goal that is for the is not something that can only be achieved through good of all -- this changes everything," he said. "It agreements, by governments, or through heroic changes our priorities in a completely fundamental way. struggles. It is something that we can find and that we And it changes how we understand the idea of peace." can achieve, every day and in many simple ways." Tanaka will ask Rotarians to focus their energy on Peace has different meanings for different people, supporting the three priorities of the RI Strategic Plan , Tanaka said. he said. He added that he will ask the incoming leaders to promote three Rotary peace forums, to be held in "No definition is right, and no definition is wrong," he Hiroshima, Japan; Berlin; and Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. said. "However we use the word, this is what peace means for us. “In Rotary, our business is not profit. Our business is peace,” he said. “Our reward is not financial, but the "No matter how we use, or understand the word, Rotary happiness and satisfaction of seeing a better, more can help us to achieve it," he added. peaceful world, one that we have achieved through our own efforts.” Tanaka, a businessman from the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, shared how becoming a Rotarian The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville meets Monday Night at the Castle Hill Tavern 6.15pm for 6.45pm start. Postal address: P O Box 6502, Baulkham Hills Business Centre 2153
  4. 4. Page 4Club Members Dan Murphy Roster Saturday 4 February 2012 Name Classification Ray Campbell PP,PHF Education - Secondary Thomas Cann PHF Landscape Supplies PP Rod Tilden Col Davis Accounting Taxation PP Allan Walker Stephen Dinte Financial Planning Russ Henry Evans Grech PP,PHF PP Finance Legal Practice Saturday 11 February 2012 PP Glen Wilcox Michael Griscti PHF Lighting Technician Rtn Bruce Pike Paul Haslam Steel Distribution Penny Hill Customer Service Manager Alan Jones PP,PHF Marketing Consultancy WHAT AM I UP TO NOW Bob Low 6th Feb PP Rod Tilden PHF Electrical Distribution Robert Mackey 13th Feb PP Robert Mackey PP,PHF Construction Services Ian Pascoe 20th Feb PP Ray Campbell PP Gas Fitting Ian Pearce 27th Feb P Penny Hill PP,PHF Industrial Consultancy Bruce Pike Nursery Retail Suresh Prasad PP Sugar Research Haran Ramachandran PP,PHF Computer Support Duty Roster Bobby Redman Psychology Monday 13 February 2012 Michael Richardson Honorary Member Greg Rieper PP,PHF Consultancy Door PP Greg Rieper Graeme Rohan PP,PHF Petroleum Distribution Minutes PP Allan Walker Gordon Scoble PP,PHF Education Primary Rotary Grace Rtn Stephen Dinte Jim Sifonios PP,PHF Product Development Keith Stapley PP,PHF Photogrammetry Joke of the Day – Rod Tilden PP,PHF Window Furnishing Sales Alex Traill PP,PHF Building & Maintenance A guy sticks his head in the barber shop and Wilf Van Emmerik PP,PHF Specialised Transport asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The Allan Walker PP Funeral Direction barber looks around the shop and says, "About Glenn Willcox PP Project Estimating two hours." The guy leaves.P – President PP - Past President PHF - Paul Harris Fellow A few days later, the same guy sticks his head in the door and asks, "How long before I get a Club Calendar haircut?" The barber looks around the shop full of customers and says, "About two hours." The guy leaves. A week later, the same guy sticks his head in the shop and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around the shop an says, "About an hour and half." The guy leaves. The barber looks over at a friend in the shop and says, "Hey Bill, follow that guy and see where he goes." In a little while, Bill comes back into the shop laughing hysterically. The barber asks, "Bill, where did he go when he left here?" Bill looked up and said, "To your house." Note: Apologies must be in to PP Graeme Rohan by 12pm on Mondays so numbers can be confirmed for dinner. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville meets Monday Night at the Castle Hill Tavern 6.15pm for 6.45pm start. Postal address: P O Box 6502, Baulkham Hills Business Centre 2153