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Newsletter 14 11-2011


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Rotary Club of Parramatta City Newsletter for Monday 14 November 2011

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Newsletter 14 11-2011

  1. 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE SAFE WATER SAVE LIVES I am looking forward to our guest speaker Steve Maronese this (SWSL)Monday. Fraud and its deception are evolving in today‟s technologyand it is a criminal area where we in business must be aware of the“Science of deception”. So be early and welcome Steve to our club. Look at our calendar of events and you will see that we have agreat list of events coming up Safe Water Save Lives originated in District 981. John Van Der Haar of the If you are up to it we have the Rotary Club of Ringwood, Vic., Foundation Lunch at Waterview returning from a trip to the island of Flores, was concerned by the plight of Restaurant, Homebush on the local people who spent six months of the year faced with desperate water Tuesday 29th November. The shortages while for the other half of Rotary International President the year there was abundant rainfall. John was able to make use of his Elect Sakuji Tanaka, Rotary Club knowledge of swimming pool construction to design a transportable of Saitama, Japan. Sakuji and reusable framework which with a little training, allowed villagers to Tanaka, a member of the Rotary construct a concrete water-tank in one Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan day, using mainly material available locally. Also we have made the As one half of the people of the world do not have ready access to safe lunchtime meeting with John drinking water, water-related diseases Hewko an open lunch, already may claim as many as 25 million lives a year, there is a huge need towe have a people from Katoomba booked in for this event. Book early be met. SWSL, as an activity of RAWCS, hasfor yourself and your guests so we can cater for the CEO of Rotary expanded its approach to the provision of water and nowInternational. encompasses the provision of water Our Treasurer Keith Henning advises the net profit from the Trivia catchment, reticulation and the construction of a varietynight was $2,470. Great night and all the proceeds are going to of tanks. Clubs are encouraged to provideAustralian Rotary Health. Imagine what we can do for Hat Day next members for SWSL training teamsyear, so lets get the old beans working on a special event for this, and financial support for the water projects.check with Joy she has a list of great ideas. Of recent years these projects have been considered under the Project February 23rd is fast approaching and we will celebrate 107 years of Volunteers program.Rotary, go to Contact: District RAWCS Chairmanarticles/100%20ways%20to%20celebrate%20a%20Rotary%20Day%20%281%29.pdf and get a few ideas and pass them onto Prashanth toprogram. For members who have taken to Salvation Christmas hampers bagsto fill up can they be returned by Monday 5th December. Barry Antees
  2. 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityCALENDAR OF EVENTS November 14 Steven Maronese-“Insurance Fraud and the Science of Detecting Deception” 21 Geoff Lee, State Member for Parramatta 28 John Hewko- Rotary International General Secretary & CEO 29 Foundation Lunch- Waterfront Homebush December 5 Sgt Brett Evans, Police Officer of the year- Parramatta City surveillance and protection 7 Australian Rotary Health Christmas Dinner 12 AGM 19 Club Christmas Lunch for members, partners & friends of Rotary 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-BangkokMEMBERS MATTERSKevin Wylie has returned from holidays, check out his tan.Ask Mark Hancock what you can do at Alice Springs when planes don‟t fly. Prashanth‟s looking pretty mean at the moment with moustache ( I think he is a truckie), but of course he israising funds for Prostate Cancer goto and hopefully he will shave itoff in December.
  3. 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityOUR COMMUNITY SERVICENORTHCOTT-SHINE Dear Members of Rotary Club of Parramatta City Northcott Disability Services‟ purpose is to „build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose‟. Northcott‟s Community Participation Program empowers individuals who use the service to do just this. As part of the program‟s focus on providing a person centred approach to service delivery, the clients who use this Parramatta day program have requested to host an event that showcases their talents and abilities. On Thursday 15 December, clients from this program will host their first exhibition event. The Shine Showcase is an event that will focus on highlighting the abilities of Northcott‟s clients, and will feature a variety of art, photography displays, individual and group performances including singing, and fun and engaging videos, all of which will be performed by the clients. Not only will they be the stars of the Shine Showcase, they are also the organisers who both initiated and planned the entire event with limited help from Northcott staff, showing their commitment to being active independent members of the community. The inaugural Showcase will include two events, with the official launch occurring on Thursday 15 December from 6:30pm at Northcott‟s central office in North Parramatta. The night is set to be a gala event for the clients, who are only calling for a gold coin donation for the event. Raffles will also be held during the evening to raise funds for their program, with prizes including artwork from one of the talented clients named Richie who has in the past year rapidly grown as an artist. He is currently at work on a very intricate portrait of himself that he has been occupied with for two weeks so far, and is sure to be a stand out on the night. The clients from Northcott‟s Parramatta Community Participation Program would be honoured if you would attend as a VIP guest to celebrate a year of their hard work, dedication and achievements. They would be thrilled to know that our community leaders acknowledge their impressive abilities and recognise the importance of growing and nurturing of local talent. Please contact Asha Pomery on 02 9890 0918 or to confirm your attendance. From all of us at Northcott, we look forward to seeing you on this momentous night to watch the „Many Talents, Many Stars‟ SHINE! Kind regards, John Preston Area Manager, Cumberland Prospect
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  5. 5. Rotary Club of Parramatta City GUEST SPEAKER-STEVE MARONESE Executive Manager – Investigations, CommInsure Steve is an expert insurance fraud risk analyst with over 27 years investigative experience. Steve spent 12 years in the New South Wales Police Service, resigning as a Detective Senior Constable specialising in major fraud investigations, as a member of the Insurance Unit at the Fraud Squad. Steve resigned from the Police Force in 1995 and joined the insurance industry as a fraud risk expert. Since 1995 Steve has managed highly specialised investigative teams with AMP,GIO, Suncorp, NRMA and CommInsure responsible for the detection, investigation andmitigating the risk of insurance fraud. He is qualified in Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Arson Cause and Originand is a member of the Insurance Council of Australia Fraud Task Force Group and theAustralian Institute of Professional Investigators.DAVID’S PEARLSGiving/ AbundanceIt is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helpinghimself.-- Ralph Waldo EmersonDont be reluctant to give of yourself generously, its the mark of caring and compassion and personal greatness.-- Brian TracyThe charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.-- HomerWe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.-- Norman MacEwan
  6. 6. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityFACEBOOK 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. PIANO MUSIC TO LODGE EARS 11th November 2011 08:29:01 AM Tickling the ivories: Pat Niese plays the new piano next to Percy Baxter Lodges resident James Dunn while Brian Burch and Gayle Dougherty look on. A GENEROUS donation is helping residents of a North Geelong aged care facility make beautiful music again.Barwon Health’s Percy Baxter Lodges has taken delivery of a piano after matching the donations of Rotary Club of BaysideGeelong and Brian Burch Pianos.The money paid for a new Australian-made Alex Steinbach piano to entertain the Baxter Lodges residents.Facility manager Gayle Dougherty said the donation was a welcome addition, with the lodges’ previous piano past its use-by date.“The residents are impressed,” she said.“Church services and concerts are so much better. It sounds beautiful and more residents are spontaneously playing the pianobecause it’s an Alex Steinbach.”The residents hosted a concert last Friday to celebrate the new piano, with Geelong Grammar students and volunteer musiciansalso lending their talents.