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Rotary Club of Parramatta City Newsletter 23 May 2011

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Newsletter 23.5.2011

  1. 1. Rotary Club of Parramatta City COMMUNITY NETWORKER ROTARY CLUB OF PARRAMATTA CITY PRESIDENT MESSAGE ROTARY YOUTH Well what a week it has been for Joy Gillett! LEADERSHIP It started for our Club when Joy opened the week on Monday with AWARD (RYLA)all members wearing hats of various colours and styles. David Ross stoelthe show with his Moose Hat and the Hat trivia was won by KeithHenning. But is was a fun meeting underlining the serious mental illnessissue of 1 in 5 people have under their hats. On Friday Australian Rotary Health launched the Hat Day in MartinPlace with TV and a world record of hats being worn. Rotary Youth Leadership Award program is a no-cost to participant Then on Saturday the ARF Race Day where over 550 people leadership training seminar for younggathered at Rosehill Gardens for lunch with Gai Waterhouse, John adults aged between 18 and 25 years. It is conducted on a districtBurgess, Dr Happy the Clown and many others. Good reports that Joy basis annually with participants being sponsored through local clubs.didn’t loose too much on the TAB. This residential program is aimed at Don’t forget the Red Shield Appeal is on this coming Sunday encouraging and developing leadership and social skills so thatmorning 29th May at Bob Rosengreen’s home again and for all Club awardees can, more effectively, contribute to their communities in amembers to assemble with family, workmates & friends to door knock practical manner. Each Rotary club is invited to sponsorthe local area. John Ching will advise the address during the week for potential young leaders by providingour new members who have not attended before. the financial support for a seminar of one weeks duration and by John Surian has organised a wonderful evening for the Police transporting them to and from the venue. Wherever possible, awardeesOfficer of the Year and details are below with a list of the special should be invited to meet theirguests. He will need numbers very quickly so please contact him now if sponsoring club members prior to the seminar and to report back after itsyou havn’t already. conclusion. Maintaining contact with awardees is desirable as they can be The BBQ King Kevin Wylie has organised a Club BBQ on Sunday 12 a valuable resource for the development of ongoing youthJune at Parramatta Park. This is a great chance to get together have a programs. During the seminar it isbite to eat and relax as we come to the end of another Rotary year. usual to provide a formal occasion to which Rotarians are invited as visitors. Normally this will be a dinner where awardees can relate experiences to sponsoring club members. It is the responsibility of the District RYLA Committee to present a stimulating, informative program featuring prominent successful business and professional people who have proven records of achievement. The week culminates in the awarding of a RYLA Certificate of Achievement, which can be presented back in the Rotary club environment. The seminar offers the opportunity of disseminating the Rotary ideal of service to the community as well as creating an awareness of the range of programs available through Rotary sponsorship.
  2. 2. Rotary Club of Parramatta City Guest Speaker –Eric Stanley Monday As the author and publisher of Be Happy Be Rich – 9 Keys to a Happier and Richer Life.CALENDAR OF EVENTS May ROTARY HEATLH MONTH 23 Eric Stanley – Be Happy Be Rich – 9 keys to a Happier & Richer Life 29 Red Shield Appeal Day-Bob Rosengreen’s Place 30 PDG Dick White – ethical dilemmas JUNE FELLOWSHIPS MONTH 6 Police Officer of the Year 12 Club BBQ- Parramatta Park 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 SERVICEPolice Officer of the Year  Venue is Oatlands Golf Club Bettington Rd Oatlands  Date 6th June 2011 at 6.00 for 6.30 pm  Cost $40 pp includes soft drinks and a 2 course meal We are pleased to advise that we have received an excellent response and have 9 Nominations for theaward. In addition to this the response from the Police and community leaders has been likewise mostencouraging with the following accepting our invitation to attend:
  3. 3. Rotary Club of Parramatta City  The Minister for the Police and Emergency Services The Honourable Michael Gallacher MP(MLC)  Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council and Lady Mayoress  The State Member for Parramatta the Honourable Geoff Lee MP(MLA)  Representing the Local Area Commander will be Superintendent Peter Marcon.As you are aware this is a joint project of all 3 Parramatta Rotary clubs and with this level of supportfrom the above dignitaries both ourselves and the Police will be endeavouring to maximise attendancefrom the Press so will have to ensure that all rotary leaders are in the photoshoot and that we effectivelypromote membership of rotary - that old chestnut again. . We should be most pleased if you would advise your fellow Rotarians and advise as soon as possible ofthe number of attendees. from your respective Clubs. We also understand that traditionally the out of pocket costs are equally shared by the 3 ParramattaClubs and we will advise you of these respective costs in due course- we envisage these to be limited tothe Guests attending on the night that in addition will include the MC Mr Glenn Gardner OA and hiswife.In anticipation we thank you for your support. John Surian OUR INTERNATIONAL SERVICEUPDATE 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 Other donations 2,067 $4,067Has anyone had a dinner party or other fund raising activity recently to help the project along?Keith Henning
  4. 4. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityQUOTE OF THE MONTH: YOUTHS GREAT POSSIBILITIES Angus S. Mitchell, 1948-49 RI president (Australia’s First RI President)"The youth of every generation has stood in a critical position, for the scales have been tipped one wayor the other by the training they received from their elders. This is particularly true today. Our boys andgirls have greater freedom, exercise greater power, and have more opportunities for both good and evil,than ever before. How important it is, therefore, that youth’s great possibilities for good be realized anddeveloped!" — Angus S. Mitchell, 1948-49 RI president, address to the 1949 convention in New York City
  5. 5. 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.The 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.
  6. 6. Rotary Club of Parramatta CityNetila 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.”