Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE ROTARY YOUTH The Police Officer of year certainingly strengthened the bond PROGRAMbewteen the NSW Police Force and Rotary with a supreme function OF ENRICHMENTheld at Oatlands this Monday, a special thanks to John Surian and his (RYPEN)team for a wonderful evening. John was even able to get a journalistto attend and we rated a mention with a photograph in the localParramatta Advertiser. The Police Minister has agreed to attend nextyear and we are locking in a date now. The Red Shield Appeal last Sunday was well attended by membersand their familes and work collegues, Stepehen Burfield advises the RYPEN, under the sub-title of The Cultivation of Youth, is an Australian-western Sydney again show increases in giving reflecting our designed project for young people between the ages of 14 and 17.collections on Sunday. Well done and thank you to the members who It took its rise from the fact that therevolunteered their Sunday morning and to Bob Rosengreen and Glenys was little recognition for decent, hardworking young people and setsfor opening up their home and supplying great food on the day. out to broaden horizons and lift aspirations in a supervised residential Numbers for the Sunday 12th BBQ organised by Kevin are low and weekend seminar. Its stated aim is to communicate towe have transferred this to next Sunday 19th same place being young people a series of ideas,Parramatta Park at noon, this is a social day to catch up with each and problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming theirrelax as we come o the end of another Rotary year. own values and moral standards and broaden their horizons culturally, Barry has sent out invitations to the Club’s Changeover at Barnaby’s socially and academically.on Monday night 27th, he is titled it “ a night of talent and then some” Nominations for the seminar result from an approach made by RotaryPlease respond to Barry’s invitation to allow him to cater for the event. clubs to the local high schools. They are directed to the district RYPENMonday 20th we have Keith Henning speaking about the International chairman for selection and further communication.Convention at New Orleans he has just returned, from some of the Where numbers become excessivepictures I have seen it looks like he meet some interesting people. for one seminar, it may be possible to conduct a further course later in the year. The cost for the weekend is usually carried by the sponsoring Rotary club with assistance in transport where necessary also being offered. The district RYPEN committee is responsible for the presentation of the weekend seminar. A program of thought-provoking activities, informative speakers, social situations and personal challenges is offered under the supervision of counsellors and visiting Rotarians. Parents and Rotary club members are invited to attend the final session and lunch on Sunday. Rypennians, as with other youth program nominees, should be encouraged to address their sponsoring Rotary club on their return.
Rotary Club of Parramatta City Guest Speaker –Keith Henning .CALENDAR OF EVENTS JUNE FELLOWSHIPS MONTH 13 PUBLIC HOLIDAY 20 Keith Henning – RI Convention report 27 Club Change-over JULY 2 District Changeover- Penrith Paceway 4 First meeting 7-11 Prashanth’s WeddingOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE OUR INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Rotary Club of Parramatta CityUPDATE on RAWCS PROJECT – Provision of Van for ST PETER’S JUNIOR SCHOOL,NORTHERN UGANDAThe total cost of the project is $18,000.The David Henning Memorial Foundation has agreed to match $ for $ up to $9,000.Donations to date – 18h May Cumberland Home Loan Group $2,000 Rotary Club of Parramatta City $1,000 Other donations 2,309 $5,309Thank you to those club members who have already responded.The financial year is drawing to a close and so is this project. I am hoping that some of you will have been involved in some fund raising activities and have somefunds available to help reach the target.To date $ 5309 has been raised. The project still requires another $3,691 to reach the target of $9,000.This amount will then be matched by a contribution from David Henning Memorial FoundationKeith HenningQUOTE OF THE MONTH: MOVING ONWARDEach month, we highlight a piece of Rotary history and share an inspirational quote from past Rotaryleaders. March’s quote:
Rotary Club of Parramatta City"Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual RotaryClub cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward." — Armando de Arruda Pereira, 1940-41 RI president, in The Rotarian, February 1941Use the comments section below to tell us how your club has grown or adapted to meet new challenges. Visit the Gallery of Past Presidents See Rotary History and Archives Read Marchs Historic Moment Rebuilding after KatrinaA fter Hurricane Katrina levelled the yacht club where the Rotary Club of Pass Christian, Mississippi,USA, gathered each week, members wondered if they would ever meet together again.The 2005 hurricane destroyed nearly all other buildings in town, but the club was unwilling to give up:It began meeting a couple of weeks later on an outdoor concrete slab at an abandoned gas station.Today, the members are back at the yacht club, carrying on the mission of their 2005-06 president, D.H.Short, who died in 2008.After the hurricane, Short resolved to help Pass Christian rebuild. "Our town was devastated, but ourRotary spirit survived the storm," he said in 2006.At his own expense, Short, whose home was wiped out by Katrina, began a two-year odyssey acrossNorth America and the Caribbean, visiting more than 150 clubs to ask for their assistance. Theirdonations and others helped Restore 39 homes for Pass Christian’s low-income families Purchase two dump trucks for about $75,000 each Reconstruct 20,000 feet of sewer lines in the city’s historical center Rebuild the library, complete with new sections for children and adults with disabilities
Rotary Club of Parramatta CityROTARACTORS HAMMER AWAY IN NEW ORLEANS By Ryan HylandRotary International News -- 20 May 2011Top: Rotarian Jaffrey Blanks assists Rotaractor Andrew Melchers at a service project 19 May during theRotaract Preconvention Meeting. Bottom: Rotaractors Timothy Nay and Maria Shibaeva saw wood for thehouse they are helping build with Habitat for Humanity. Rotary Images/Monika Lozinska-Lee Rotary International on FacebookA neighborhood in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, echoed with the sound of asaw and the hammering of nails 19 May, as a dozen Rotaractors helped construct a new home for afamily who lost everything during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Rotary Club of Parramatta CityThe volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans during the Rotaract PreconventionMeeting, adding shingles to the three-bedroom house, installing siding, and building a front porch.Netila Demneri, of the Rotaract Club of Toronto, says the opportunity to team up with other Rotaractorsfrom around the world made the project an ideal example of the 2010-11 RI theme, BuildingCommunities -- Bridging Continents.“With three countries represented, we are truly bridging our continents, and together helping to build theNew Orleans community,” says Demneri. “As aspiring Rotarians, we’re putting into practice the goal RIhas set out for this year.”The Rotaractors also worked alongside the new owner, who is required by Habitat for Humanity toinvest at least 350 hours of “sweat equity” to help build the home.Rotaractor Timothy Nay, of Maui, Hawaii, remembers seeing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina onthe news after the storm hit.“One of the big reasons all of us are here is that we remember what disastrous things happened to thiscity,” says Nay. “We’re only here for eight hours, but I’m truly honored to be a part of rebuilding NewOrleans.”Cheryl J. Wong, a member of the Rotaract Club of South Bay, California, USA, says the hands-onproject is what Rotary and Rotaract are all about.“I wanted to do something that would have an impact,” says Wong. “Rotaract is good at raising fundsand putting on events, but it’s much more gratifying to be here, on the ground, making a difference.”