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Rotary Club of Parramatta City Newsletter 10 October 2011

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Newsletter 10 10-2011

  1. 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE ROTARY AUSTRALIA October is vocation month and what a better way to start it off with WORLDour Club Assembly. We will be using all our skills gained in our vocations COMMUNITYand through our development in Rotary knowledge when we at a SERVICEcorner in our development of our club through the club visioningplanning day. We will looking at our critical success factors (CSF) and (RAWCS)then the tasks need to reach these targets. Each of the club Directorshave made contact with each member to highlight the CSF we needto vote and endorse. Members will have had time to think about whatthe tasks will be for each CSF. So with all members in attendance thisMonday we will be all talking from the one book when completed. Before 1987 the various world community service activities in This month we have a number of guest speakers who will be Australia operateddiscussing their vocations and all have a good story to tell, so I independently of one another, each with its own co-ordinatingencourage members to invite guests along to hear and discuss some of body and limited overallthe topics they will be speaking on. cohesion. At that time, it became obvious that an Please don’t forget Joy has asked each member to get a table umbrella organisation wouldtogether for the Trivia night, Friday 4th November at Parramatta Workers prove to provide more benefits.Club. So pass your details onto Joy as soon as possible. The main RAWCS activities are Project Volunteers (FAIM), Safe Edwin passed out a number of hamper bags at the last meeting Water Save Lives (SWSL),and if you were not there catch up with Edwin today and have it ready Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM), Donations in Kind (DIK)for him prior to Christmas. and Project Funding. Speaking of Christmas John Ching will be sending out the roster for RAWCS operates out of five regions. Northern, Easternthe Christmas tree sales, so before it comes start thinking about what Southern Central and Western.days you want to serve, this is one of our big fund raiser’s, so lefts The regions accept responsibility for projects ofbehind John and his team. their choice from the projects See you at the meeting. available and then recruit teams Barry Antees from the districts and clubs of the area. Clubs and individual Rotarians may gain the benefits of lower airfares, national insurance and tax deducibility for their own projects by contacting their district Rotary Australia World Community Service chairman, who will seek approval for their projects. Contact: Local District See District Directory
  2. 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCALENDAR OF EVENTS October 7-9 RYPEN Camp 10 Club Assembly- Club Vision Continues 13 Business Excellence Awards 17 Alana Wilson- Past President Rotaract Australia and working at Westmead Hospital 24 Julie Owens Parramatta Federal Member- The vocation of being a member of Parliament 28 Pre PETS-Parramatta 29 District Social Media workshop-RDU House 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 Bruce Allen- Manager Rotary International Foundation 14 Steven Maronese-“Insurance Fraud and the Science of Detecting Deception” 21 Geoff Lee, State Member for Parramatta 29 Foundation Lunch- Waterfront Homebush December 7 Australian Rotary Health Christmas Dinner January 14-21 RYLA Camp-Blue Gum Lodge February 23 Rotary Anniversary March 2 ARH- Golf Day at Riverside 3 Multi-District PETS- Campbelltown 5 Pride of Workmanship Evening 23-25 District Conference- Penrith April 29 District Assembly 30 Police Officer of the Year May 6-9 International Convention-Bangkok
  3. 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityMEMBERS MATTERS A big congratulations to Lisa and Robert on the birth of Asta Cate on September 30, As you expect Lisawill be away for a while. The Board approved of the creation of a new “Directorship “ and has bestowed John Surian as theDirector of Well Being for his sins and his enthusiasm and concern at the Club visioning day for his fellowmembers. John is also looking at launching a new Rotary Fellowship so stayed tune for that. The Charles Schulz Philosophy(This is marvellous! Scroll thru slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect!)The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip.You dont have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.6. Name the last decades worth of World Series winners.
  4. 4. Rotary Club of Parramatta City $How did you do?The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.These are not second-rate achievers.They are the best in their fields.But the applause dies.Awards tarnish.Achievements are forgotten.Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
  5. 5. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityHeres another quiz. See how you do on this one:1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.Easier? The lesson:The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with themost credentials, the most money or the most awards.They simply are the ones who care the most.Dont worry about the world coming to an end today. Its already tomorrow inAustralia !
  6. 6. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE The Salvation Army Parramatta - Project ‘Christmas Hamper Bags’! This practical mission opportunity to the “less fortunate” is being „launched‟ on Sunday 25September. The project, should you choose to participate, requires that you to take an emptyshopping bag which will be supplied and tagged with a hamper shopping list (total cost of itemsestimated at $50.00). By buying one item a week the bag should be filled ready for a celebrationservice on Sunday 11th December when the hampers and other Christmas ministries „blessed‟ inthe morning service. The tagged bags will be available from Edwin Cox for the next few weeks. Our pastexperience tells us that individuals, families, small groups, work colleagues, community groups, arehappy take up the challenge to fill a bag.PARRAMATTA CITY TRIVIA NIGHTTRIVIA 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.So far the following tables of 10 have been confirmed –Barry A 2 tablesPhil 1 tableJohnny 1 tableMark H 1 tableKeith H 1 tablePrashanth 1 tableDavid 1 tableBob Aitken from RDU has agreed to be MC and question asker!Come along everyone for a great night and fun and merriment!
  7. 7. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityThere will be prizes, silent auctions and raffles – but more importantly, lots of fun!!!ThanksJoyFACEBOOK 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.