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  1. 1. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville Mon 05 Mar 2012 Issue 3. No. 28 Weekly Bulletin Monday, 05 March 2012 Program: Club Assembly Last Meeting: Duty Roster tonight: 27 February 2012 Door Rtn Bruce Pike Program: Minutes PP Russ Evans NYSF & Student Rotary Grace PP Greg Rieper Exchange Experience Birthdays: 28th Sheila Prasad Anniversaries: 2nd Wilf & Margaret Van Emmerik 31st Brian & Joy Wickham Toasts: Loyal PP Ray Campbell Overseas Club Rtn. Bobby Redman What Am I Up To Now Last week we welcomed Lisa Kim an ex Baulkham Hills NYSF Student and Rotary Exchange Student and her brother(her designated driver) to our meeting. What a wonderful, exuberant young lady she is. It was a delight to have her along to bring us up to date with what she has been doing with her life since attending the National Youth Science Forum. The Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary, Queensland, Australia, launched the Beef Bank Friday evening Alan and Carole Jones and their friends, Rod & Tony Tilden, Wilf & Margaret van program by purchasing five cows and raising them on a members Emmerick and myself braved the wet weather to go to the Zoo Twilight Concert to see “A Tribute property. The program has now grown into the main source for to Queen”. The concert to was going for but it was certainly a very wet experience. fresh meat for area charities. Photo Tonight is our Club Assembly so if you have any subject you would like raised now is the time to Rotary Club of Brisbane speak up. I will be showing a DVD which DG David Rands has distributed to all Clubs in our Centenary District on “Change”. It is very interesting and while we have made a couple of changes on the way we run our Club Meetings there are some very good suggestions which may affect the way we may wish to change in future meetings. I would like your comments at the end of the showing the movie.Next Meeting: Our District Conference is now only 2 weeks away. There are still some vacancies and if you would like to attend it isn’t too late to register. If you are not going to the Conference we have Monday 12 March 2012 been asked to assist with parking at the Castle Hill Show which is on the same weekend as the Conference and volunteers are required to assist with roster shifts Friday to Sunday. GraemeProgram Rohan will distribute the roster sheets so please see if you can volunteer some of your time over the weekend. GSE - Claire Thompson Next week Claire Thompson will be joining us to talk about her upcoming participation in the outgoing GSE Team to the UK and I’m sure she will be pushing for attendance at the GSE TriviaWHAT AM I UP TO NOW Night coming up on 30th March at The Sydney Tatts Club and also the GSE Farewell Dinner on Rtn Michael Griscti Wednesday 28th March. lDuty Roster President Penny HillDoor PP Alex Traill Rotary Four-Way Test: Rotary Grace: Is it the TRUTH?Minutes “O Lord our giver of all good Is it FAIR to all concerned? PP Gordon Scoble We thank You for our daily food, Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER May Rotary friends and Rotary ways, FRIENDSHIPS?Rotary Grace Help us to serve you all our days”. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? PP Jim Sifonios
  2. 2. Page 2 Summary of Last meeting President Penny submitted a précis of Board Meeting minutes from 21 of February:  Advised that the Board has agreed to Support the International Project for damming provisions in India, proposed by Bruce Allen on Feb 13.  Gordon Scoble will represent the Club at a Meeting to be held at St Michaels’ Church,  “World & Polio Pins have been all sold by members acting through their employment groups.  The movie “Most Exotic Marigold Hotel” premier on behalf of Rotary Polio funds, was a delightful movie and thoroughly recommended. Approx. 200 attended on the night.  Pres. Penny, Bobbie Redmond and Edna & Graeme Rohan attended the Charter dinner for the new “Greater Sydney “E” Club” on Friday Feb 24. At Boronia Gardens, Epping.  Reminder that the “Zoo” Concert is this Friday March 2. DIRECTORS REPORTS CLUB SERVICE Reminder of “Zoo” concert this Friday, Attendees to arrange their own transport. Club Assembly next meeting March 5 COMMUNITY SERVICE Castle Hill Show parking roster to be circulated. All available members required to participate. Replacement sought for Henry Grech on Saturday at Dan Murphy, Wilf to assist. YOUTH “Books for Babies” discussed but insufficient information available to recommend a club take-up VOCATION Reminder that P.O.W. Awards are in May and Ian is still seeking nominees for awards. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Bobby provided an update on the End Polio Now fundraising where Club members have sold virtually all the 100 pins and 10 comic books to raise money for the Foundation Project. Penny’s workplace is holding a special morning tea fundraiser and once the monies raised from this are available a total will be provided to the Members. th Bobby reminded everyone about our Club’s upcoming International Night on the 19 March – please see flyer later in this edition of the Weekly Bulletin. Bobby also passed on details of a number of events and invitations including:  The Aussiewood event being presented by the Rotary Club of St Ives. This is an Aussie – th Bollywood fusion event, with music, food and dancing, being held on the 24 March -to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and other Rotary projects (Cost $60).  The Outgoing GSE Team’s Trivia Night being held on the 30 March at the Tatteralls Club in th the City. Should be a fun event - $40 including platters of dips and canapés.  The GSE Incoming Team’s farewell dinner on the 26 March at the Castle Hill Bowling Club. th (A vote was held and passed to attend this on the Wednesday in place of our regular Monday night meeting). More details to follow.  An invitation to attend the eighth Rotarian week to be held in Ragusa (South-eastern Sicily) nd th on June 2 - 9 2012. This event will take place again in Ragusa after the success of last year and will be hosted by the local Rotary Club. Aptly named the Rotarian week of Ibla Baroque, the event intends to introduce Rotary club members of the whole world to this beautiful part of Baroque Sicily, recognized by the UNESCO as world heritage site.  For more information on any of these events please contact Bobby. PUBLIC RELATIONS Alex willing to autograph photo’s free of charge to members. Bowel Scan Program commenced and scheme is growing every year. Plea to members to avail themselves of this worthwhile initiative and perhaps save major complications further down the track. 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 “WHAT AM I UP TO NOW” P PENNY HILL. Born and raised in Wentworthville, Sydney, met and married John 39 years ago. Raised three children and lost John to Cancer in 2003. Had various clerical positions, a stint at home duties, bringing up children and helping John in his accounting business working from home. Worked in Public School system in various roles as support staff before joining “Ecolab” over twenty years ago. Still working, looking forward to retiring in next 5-10 years. SARGENTS SESSION Again imposed dubious penalties on impoverished members. Guest Speaker Introduced by Gordon Scoble LISA KIM Exchange student, NYSF Representative, Uni Student, Rotaractor Lisa, presently a student at the University of As a trained pianist, she joined a music group in Sydney, studying for a Bachelor of Psychology, Austria and was chosen to accompany a tour of (Honours)related some of her experiences the World Presidents on the Danube in 2008. stemming from her involvement with Rotary since attending a NYSE session at ANU Canberra back She is very active in ROTARACT in Sydney Uni, in 2005 attended RYLA in Vienna and has just returned from a course at the University of Germany in She was so impressed after her visit to ANU that Duisburg-Essen in relation to her psychology she pursued every opportunity to participate in studies. Rotary sponsored programs, becoming an exchange student to Europe encompassing She loves working with children and hopes to Austria, Germany, Holland and Luxemburg, continue to do so in the area of her chosen career experiencing an absolutely fabulous time. Rotary Foundation Thought for the Week This weeks Rotary Foundation The Rotary Club of Glenhaven under the Thought is about District management of PDG Barry Philps used a $2,000 Simplified Grants (DSG). DSG to fund 400 water micro filters to be used by villagers in Ban Paew Thailand as a response to In Australia, Rotarians the devastating flooding in that country. All up the received District Simplified Grants both small and project cost over $13,000 and Glenhaven and large to benefit local communities and other Clubs and the Rotary Club of Ban Paew communities abroad. The Rotary Club of Mosman came together to deliver the filters. used a $1,600 DSG to fund the repair of an audiometer that had been originally donated to the Through the creativity and passion of numerous An Minh School for Hearing Impaired Children in Rotarians, our district has improved the lives of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The machine was countless people both within Australia and abroad. returned to Australia by PDG Danny Low and after Multiply that by 535 Districts worldwide and you repair was delivered back to Vietnam by DGN can understand the power of our Foundation. Graeme Davies. Every Rotarian, Every Year -Hope begins with us. Weekly Toast - Overseas Club This week we would like to toast the Petaluma Valley Rotary Club in California, District 5130, which has a special event coming up on March 10 when they will present an Edible Art Tasting - "Dessert Edition". Event attendees will be able to vote for their favourite. Proceeds will benefit Petaluma Valley Rotary "Bright Futures" projects which promote education, health and humanitarian aid locally and internationally. Looks like a great fundraising event. 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 4 Rotary News around the globe Rotary clubs around the globe have many things in Lebanon common, including a The Rotary clubs of Beirut Centre and Tucson commitment to service. All Sunrise, Ariz., USA, worked together in April to year long, clubs are taking install a wastewater treatment system at Rafik action to make a difference Hariri University Hospital in Beirut. The project, in their communities. supported by a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant, Here’s a roundup of recent will reduce the concentration of residual club activities worldwide: pharmaceuticals in the hospital’s wastewater, which helps irrigate gardens or travels through the Canada sewer system into the Mediterranean Sea. Two Interactors and three Rotaractors were among 120 young Canadians who attended an Kenya invitation-only barbecue with the Duke and A five-day project brought Rotarians, Rotaractors, Duchess of Cambridge in Ottawa in June. David and Interactors to Nyumbani Village, home to more Johnston, Governor General of Canada and a than 700 children who have lost family members to former Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, HIV/AIDS, to install two solar-powered irrigation hosted the event with Prime Minister Stephen wells. The Rotary Club of Greater Portage County Harper to celebrate service and give the attendees (Stevens Point), Wis., USA, joined with the Rotary an opportunity to tell the royal couple, government clubs of Karen-Nairobi and Machakos, Kenya, to officials, and other dignitaries about their work. carry out the effort, funded by a District Simplified Grant from District 6220 (parts of Michigan and USA Wisconsin). The group also helped with planting. Rotarians in District 6960 (Florida) worked with The solar pumps will be the primary source of high school students and other volunteers to irrigation for the community, and will cost less to package more than 1.3 million meals during a one- operate than the old diesel-powered pumps. day event in May. Over 70 percent of children in the Rotary district receive free or reduced-price Korea meals at school, but during the summer, many For the second year, District 3650 delivered don’t have enough to eat. The packaged meals – 10,000 charcoal briquettes to low-income families rice and bean casserole and macaroni and in Seodaemun-gu, a subdivision of Seoul. cheese, fortified with vitamins and minerals – went Briquettes are a popular source of heat in Korea. to local food banks, which distributed them over Over 450 volunteers, including 120 Rotarians, 167 the summer months. Interactors, and 142 Rotaractors, participated in the distribution, along with Seodaemun-gu Mexico President Suk Jin Moon and National Assembly A partnership between the Rotary Club of San member Sung Hun Lee. Diego and nurses and doctors at Scripps Mercy Hospital has brought medical care to 9,000 people Australia in remote Mexican villages since 1988. Rotarian The Rotary Club of Wynyard (Tasmania) volunteers include medical professionals, those celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Music Hall providing logistical support, and members of clubs show in 2011. Originally organized as a one-time in Mexico. The Mercy Outreach Surgical Team has event called the Old Time Music Hall, the completed more than 40 weeklong missions, production has been held every year, despite performing procedures to remove congenital setbacks including a fire in the 1990s that tumours, correct cleft lips and palates and crossed destroyed a shed containing all the props and eyes, and address other costumes. The performances have raised more health problems. than A$1 million in support of local and international projects – in particular, educational Austria programs for rural medical students. The Rotary Club of Mürzzuschlag-Semmering found a sweet way to support a community project: a 365-foot-long pastry created by a local bakery and displayed on a ― pastry coaster specially designed and built by club members Gerd Tomazic and Oswald Ebner. The club sold pieces of the pastry, raising €5,000 for medical equipment for a Red Cross ambulance, which now sports the club’s logo. 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
  5. 5. Page 5 A final reminder, that the District Conference is just a couple of weeks away. We have 5 members and 3 partners booked in to attend and will be showcasing The Club’s Bourke Project. There’s still just enough time to book in and join us. FELLOWSHIP AND INSPIRATION!! OUR 2012 ROTARY DISTRICT CONFERENCE IS HERE – YES ITS HERE YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO MISS IT! CONTACT PE BOBBY REDMAN TODAY VISIT Conference.RotaryDistrict9680.org TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW 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
  6. 6. Page 6 Club Members Dan Murphy Roster Name Classification Saturday 10 March 2012 Ray Campbell PP,PHF Education - Secondary PP Graeme Rohan Thomas Cann PHF Landscape Supplies Rtn Bruce Pike Col Davis Accounting Taxation Russ Evans PP,PHF Finance Saturday 17 March 2012 Henry Grech PP Legal Practice PP Alan Jones Michael Griscti PHF Lighting Technician PP Greg Rieper Penny Hill Customer Service Manager Alan Jones PP,PHF Marketing Consultancy Bob Low PHF Electrical Distribution WHAT AM I UP TO NOW Robert Mackey PP,PHF Construction Services 19th Mar PP Keith Stapley Ian Pascoe PP Gas Fitting 26th Mar PP Jim Sifonios Bruce Pike Nursery Retail Suresh Prasad PP Sugar Research Haran Ramachandran PP,PHF Computer Support Duty Roster Bobby Redman Psychology Monday 19 March 2012 Michael Richardson Honorary Member Greg Rieper PP,PHF Consultancy Door PE Robert Makey Graeme Rohan PP,PHF Petroleum Distribution Minutes PP Wilf Van Emmerik Gordon Scoble PP,PHF Education Primary Rotary Grace PP Alan Jones Jim Sifonios PP,PHF Product Development Keith Stapley PP,PHF Photogrammetry Joke of the Day – Train Ride Rod Tilden PP,PHF Window Furnishing Sales Alex Traill PP,PHF Building & Maintenance Sitting together on a train, travelling through the Wilf Van Emmerik PP,PHF Specialised Transport Swiss Alps, was a Kiwi guy, an Australian bloke, Allan Walker PP Funeral Direction a little old Greek lady, and a young blonde Swiss Glenn Willcox PP Project Estimating girl with large breasts. P – President PP - Past President PHF - Paul Harris Fellow The train goes into a dark tunnel and a few seconds later there is the sound of a loud slap. When the train emerges from the tunnel, the Kiwi has a bright red handprint on his cheek. No one speaks. The old lady thinks: The Kiwi guy must have groped the blonde in the dark, and she slapped his cheek. The blonde Swiss girl thinks: That Kiwi guy must PP Wilf & Margaret celebrated their wedding anniversary at the have tried to grope me in the dark, but missed Zoo concert with fellow Rotarians. Congratulations Wilf & Margaret and fondled the old lady and she slapped his and Happy Anniversary. cheek. The Kiwi thinks: The Australian bloke must haveClub Calendar groped the blonde in the dark. She tried to slap him but missed and got me instead. The Australian thinks: I cant wait for another tunnel, just so I can smack the Kiwi again. 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