The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville Mon 06 August 2012 Issue 4. No. 06 Weekly Bulletin Monday, 06 August 2012 Program: Social Media – An Overview Duty Roster tonight:Last Meeting: 30 July 2012 Door PP Graeme Rohan Minutes PP Penny HillProgram: Rotary Grace Rtn Thomas Cann GSE Presentation Birthdays: 2nd Graeme RohanApologies: 18th Wilf Van Emmerik Alan Jones 21st Lyn Stapley Bob Low Rod Tilden Anniversaries: 21st Michael & Shirley Griscti Jim Sifonios 24th Gordon & Robyn Scoble Gordon Scoble Haran Ramachandran Toasts: Bruce Pike Loyal PP Rob Mackey Overseas Club Rtn. Michael Gristci What Am I Up To Now PP Alan WalkerIn this IssuePresidents Message Page 2International Toast Page 3Foundation Thought Page 4Vocational Service Corner Page 5Next Meeting: Monday 13 August 2012Program Essay Competition Awards Night Rotary and the Olympics Rotary and the Olympics have a common goal: a moreDuty Roster peaceful world. Learn how Rotarians are taking part in the Summer Games in London and how their activities publicizeDoor Rotary’s good works. PP Keith Stapley Rotary Four-Way Test:Minutes Is it the TRUTH? PP Jim Sifonios Rotary Grace: Is it FAIR to all concerned? “O Lord our giver of all good Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER We thank You for our daily food,Rotary Grace May Rotary friends and Rotary ways, FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? PP Alan Jones Help us to serve you all our days”.
Page 2 PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Hello Everyone, Last Monday night we were treated to an excellent presentation by Claire Thompson and Mark Wallace, who provided great insight into the GSE Team visit to England, back in April. It was interesting to hear about all the fantastic vocational visits that the Team were offered, together with great feedback on the warmth and kindness of the Rotary families who hosted the Team during their trip. It sounds as if the organisation in the UK was excellent, with the trip providing the Team with a truly memorable experience. It is encouraging to recognise our Club’s role in assisting to make this possible for Claire, through our sponsorship. Claire has made it very clear that she hopes to maintain a long term relationship with the Club Members of The Hills Kellyville, and that she will provide ongoing support to the Club through her media links. Next Monday we have the opportunity to learn more about social networking from Haran, who has become quite an expert in the area. Haran, as many of you are aware is now involved in producing the District newsletter, which in turn is providing us with some excellent information in our own Weekly Bulletin. It will be an interesting eveni ng with a focus on how we can publicise information about our Club on the Internet. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Warm regards, President Bobby Redman From Last Meeting 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
Page 3 Weekly Toast - Overseas Club This week we would like to toast the Rotary Club of Toronto – District 7070. With over 250 members, The Rotary Club of Toronto is one of the largest clubs in Canada and one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the British Commonwealth. It was organized in 1912 (Club No.55) and has acted as Host club for Rotary International Conventions in 101st President: 1924, 1942, 1964 and 1983. Neil Phillips The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation Established in 1951, The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation was formed to receive bequests and other gifts. Within the constraints imposed by donors and the tax laws, the Foundation supports charitable and educational community projects and the charitable activities of the Club. Mission Statement The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation is the fundraising and granting entity of the Rotary Club of Toronto. Its primary mission is to fund programs, in the City of Toronto, which benefit children and youth in the areas of health, education, child abuse and neglect, social development and life enrichment. It also funds community programs for the homeless, disabled and seniors and contributes, from time to time, to international Rotary projects which assist children and youth. The Rotary Club of Torontos Charitable Foundation offers an attractive alternative for many individuals and families who are interested in establishing their own family foundation. Contact the Executive Director at 416-363-0604 or email: email@example.com for further information. To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Florida, the state’s first club, the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, and District 6970 raised funds for a mobile health bus that will visit schools, churches, community centers, and shopping areas to provide screenings, inoculations, and basic care to local children and families. Kalyan Banerjee, 2011-12 RI president, and his wife, Binota, were on hand to dedicate the bus in February. 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
Page 4 Rotary Foundation Thought for the Week Future Vision Pilot overview The Rotary Foundation Future Vision Pilot is a three-year test of the new grant structure offered in the Foundations Future Vision Plan. One hundred districts are participating in the pilot. Pilot districts will have a unique opportunity to help refine the new grant structure by providing input and receiving specialized Foundation support and service. Grant structure Pilot districts will work with Rotary Foundation District Grants and Rotary Foundation Global Grants for three years of the pilot. Download the terms and conditions for these grants. For more information, view the " Choosing a grant " interactive training module. Rotary Foundation District Grants District grants are block grants made to districts for up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund (DDF). District grants offer the flexibility to respond quickly to immediate needs or to plan projects with clubs locally or in other countries. Rotary Foundation Global Grants Global grants support large international projects with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in the six areas of focus that correspond to the Foundations mission. Areas of focus 1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution 2. Disease prevention and treatment 3. Water and sanitation 4. Maternal and child health 5. Basic education and literacy 6. Economic and community development 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
Page 5 Vocational Service Corner – PP Haran Ramachandran Through the Avenue of Vocational Service, Rotarians contribute their professional expertise and skills to address societal problems and needs, promote high ethical standards in the workplace, support career planning and other vocational activities, and represent the dignity and value of their profession. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson Vocational Service Month promotes business integrity, professional development Carlos Früm, governor of District 6440 (Illinois, USA) and a member of the Rotary Club of Northbrook, teaches business principles and entrepreneurship to Maya high school students as part of his district’s ongoing service project in Guatemala. "Vocational service gives Rotarians the opportunity to help others escape poverty and gain a measure of self-respect," Früm says. "As business and professional leaders, we have a duty to lead and encourage good ethics through vocation." Through vocational service, Rotarians contribute their professional expertise and skills to address societal problems and needs, and to promote high ethical standards in the workplace. "Rotarys focus on ethical practices as part of vocational service has been a central part of my success in my business, professional, civic, and personal life since I became a Rotarian," says Paul A. Netzel, vice chair of the Vocational Service Promotion Committee and past RI director. Rotarians have two benchmarks for promoting professional integrity: The Four-Way Test and the Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions. "Rotarys Four-Way Test has served as an easy template for me in weighing the pros and cons of countless issues and decisions Ive had to address over my career," Netzel says. "It has helped make me a better Rotarian." Netzel says vocational service sets Rotary apart from other service and humanitarian organizations. Rotarians can support vocational service by Strengthening the emphasis on professional diversity in member recruitment Identifying ways to emphasize professions in club activities Placing a stronger emphasis on business networking with integrity at the club and district level -- which also is a means of attracting and mentoring the next generation Emphasizing the connection between The Four-Way Test and the Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions, and their importance to the values of Rotary 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
Page 6 Annual Writing Competition Awards Night & Principals Evening INVITATION President and the Members of The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Annual Writing Competition Awards & Principal’s Evening Monday 13th August, 2012 At Castle Hill Tavern Function Centre 25 Victoria Avenue Castle Hill 2154 The evening will begin at 6:15pm for 6:45 pm start Dinner Cost $20.00 R.S.V.P 5th August, 2012 To Rotarian Penny Hill Writing Competition Coordinator Mobile: 0408 004 954 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Page 7 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
Page 8 Club Members Dan Murphy Roster Name Classification Ray Campbell PP,PHF Education - Secondary August 2012 Thomas Cann PHF Landscape Supplies Scounts Col Davis Accounting Taxation Russ Evans PP,PHF Finance Henry Grech PP Legal Practice Michael Griscti PHF Lighting Technician Penny Hill PP, PHF Customer Service Manager Alan Jones PP,PHF Marketing Consultancy Bob Low PHF Electrical Distribution - Robert Mackey PP,PHF Construction Services Ian Pearce PP,PHF Industrial Consultancy Bruce Pike Nursery Retail Suresh Prasad PP Sugar Research Haran Ramachandran PP,PHF Computer Support Bobby Redman Psychology Every day, Rotarians work on service Michael Richardson Honorary Member projects that make a positive impact on Greg Rieper PP,PHF Consultancy communities worldwide. Graeme Rohan PP,PHF Petroleum Distribution Gordon Scoble PP,PHF Education Primary Jim Sifonios PP,PHF Product Development Keith Stapley PP,PHF Photogrammetry Hillary Clinton in heaven Rod Tilden PP,PHF Window Furnishing Sales Alex Traill PP,PHF Building & Maintenance Hillary Clinton died and went to heaven. As Wilf Van Emmerik PP,PHF Specialised Transport she stood in front of Saint Peter at the Allan Walker PP Funeral Direction Pearly Gates, she saw a huge wall of Glenn Willcox PP Project Estimating clocks behind him. She asked, "What are P – President PP - Past President PHF - Paul Harris Fellow all those clocks?" Saint Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Club Calendar Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie- Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move. "Oh," said Hillary, "whose clock is that?" "Thats Mother Teresas. The hands have never moved indicating that she never told a lie." "Whose clock is that?" "Thats Abraham Lincolns clock. The hands have only moved twice telling us Note: Apologies must be in to PP Graeme that Abe only told 2 lies in his entire life." Rohan by 12pm on Mondays so numbers can be confirmed for dinner. "Wheres Bills clock?" Hillary asked. "Bills clock is in Jesus office. Hes using it as a ceiling fan." 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