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  1. 1. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville Mon 27 Feb 2012 Issue 3. No. 27 Weekly Bulletin Monday, 27 February 2012 Program: NYSF & Student Exchange Experience Last Meeting: Duty Roster tonight: 20 February 2012 Door PP Wilf Van Emmerik Program: Minutes PP Rod Tilden Polio Awareness Rotary Grace Rtn Bob Low Birthdays: Anniversaries: Toasts: Loyal PP Ray Campbell Overseas Club Rtn. Bobby Redman What Am I Up To Now P Penny Hill Due to the early birth of my grandson last Monday I was unable to attend PE Bobby Redmans’ presentation on Polio Awareness outlining RI’s US$200 Million Dollar Challenge. I believe it went very well and a big thank you to members who purchased “End Polio Now” to on-sell. This coming Tuesday my company, Ecolab, has taken the Challenge on board and will be holding a morning tea for “End Polio” to contribute to the Challenge. Gold coin donations from staff at our Castle Hill Head Office will be matched by my company. I still have some pins to sell and promotional brochures to hand out to fellow staff at the morning tea. I’m sure as in the past that some staff members have deep A child drinks from a spigot in pockets when it comes to raising funds for Rotary projects. Haiti. The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group announced a partnership to Some of our members and their partners attended the Rotary Movie Evening at Event Cinemas at bring 5 million gallons of clean Castle Hill to see “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” last Thursday evening. Cost of the tickets is $20 water, along with sanitation and and $10 from each ticket went towards The End Polio Promotion. I can tell you that the movie was so hygiene education, to 30 enjoyable and I urge you to go and see the movie. Our local district had a very good showing with the schools in Malawi and Tanzania theatre ¾ full. Two other sessions were to take place at Chatswood and the Central Coast. Good during its fourth World Water news that India has now been declared Polio free with no further cases reported in the last 12 months. Summit on 20 May. th Last Friday 24 February our club was represented by Graeme and Edna Rohan, Bobby Redman and Rotary Images/Alyce Henson myself at the Charter Night for our District’s first E-Club at Boronia Grove Receptions at Epping. This is the first E-Club for the Sydney region and many other clubs were represented on the evening. PDGNext Meeting: Tony Castley is the current President and they now have 37 members from both our District and also Sydney South District. Guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Chris Joscelyne who was president ofMonday 05 March 2012 st the very 1 E-Club in Chicago. He spoke on the formation of the E-Clubs and outlined that members don necessarily need to be in the geographical District where the club was formed. Many members live outside the district but the clubs are working effectively.Program Tonight we welcome Lisa Kim who is an ex Baulkham Hills NYSF Student and Rotary Exchange Student who will bring us up to date on her life since she attended the conference. Club Assembly Our District Conference is only a month away now and we now have 5 members who have registeredWHAT AM I UP TO NOW to attend. There is still time to register if you would like to attend the whole conference or part of the PP Paul Haslam conference. District offers attendance to part day or full day sessions if you can’t attend the whole l conference. This year’s conference is set to be exceptional as it is the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of our District and we will be featuring our Bourke Public School Breakfast Programme. For furtherDuty Roster details please contact Bobby Redman or you can register on-line on the District Website.Door President Penny Hill Rotary Four-Way Test: Rtn Bruce Pike Rotary Grace: Is it the TRUTH? “O Lord our giver of all good Is it FAIR to all concerned?Minutes Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER PP Russ Evans We thank You for our daily food, May Rotary friends and Rotary ways, FRIENDSHIPS? Help us to serve you all our days”. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?Rotary Grace PP Greg Rieper
  2. 2. Page 2 International Service Director’s Report Bobby relayed information about the upcoming Trivia Night being organized by the outgoing GSE Team, and encouraged members to register interest. Guest Speaker - 13th February 2012 PDG Bruce spoke briefly The project would provide a constant supply of about the work of the agricultural water for the village of Zinkapalem in Rotary Foundation both Andhra Pradesh, India.. in Australia and worldwide and the many One way or another, the Castle Hill Club and facets of Rotary that it is other clubs in district 9680 have supported this involved in. Bruce is village in the areas of agriculture and housing but both the Manager for the their greatest need is water for their rice fields. Foundation in our Region They are at the end of the line as far as and Foundation Director government supplied water is concerned and more for the Rotary Club of often that not have to go without. This inevitably Castle Hill leads to crop failure and extreme hardship. We have a plan to build a series of about 90 dams or He showed that on a contributions per capita basis ponds across their 250 acres and these dams Rotary in Australia more than held its own with would be filled during the monsoon period. The Rotary in most other countries which was village is on an island in the delta at the mouth of something we could be proud of. He also stressed the Krishna River (east coast) and while the river is that the money contributed to the Foundation was saline and tidal during normal times, fresh water well used in the form of grants and here again rushes some five miles out to sea during monsoon. Australian Rotary made good use of the available This water would be harvested and stored in these funds. dams and would be sufficient to grow their rice crops during all but the driest and hottest of PDG Bruce then demonstrated that by a number summers. The total cost of this project is in the of Rotary Clubs combining their resources in the region of $30,000 but with support from both terms of contributions and attracting grants they districts and a good level of participation from Hills could undertake quite significant projects. clubs, and a successful matching grant application, a club contribution could be as little as $2,000 One example in which he had a personal interest each. was a project to provide water storage to a village in India, which he would like all Hills Clubs to be President Penny thanked PDG Bruce for his involved in. presentation and undertook to discuss this project at the next Board meeting. The Krishna River One of the longest rivers in central-southern India, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi). It is also referred to as Krishnaveni in its original nomenclature. The Krishna River is the fourth largest river in India after the Ganges, the Godavari and the Narmada. Krishna river rises at Mahabaleswar near the Jor village in the extreme north of Wai taluka,district satara, Maharashtra in the west and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast. It also flows through the state of Karnataka. The delta of this river is one of the most fertile regions in India and was the home to ancient Satavahana and Ikshvaku Sun Dynasty kings. Vijayawada is the largest city on the River Krishna. Sangli is the largest city on the river Krishna in Maharashtra state . Ecologically, this is one of the disastrous rivers in the world, in that it causes heavy soil erosion during the monsoon season. It flows fast and furious, often reaching depths of over 75 feet (23 m). Ironically, there is a saying in Marathi (language of Maharashtra) "santh vaahate Krishnamaai" which means "quiet flows Krishna". This term is also used to describe how a person should be, as quiet as Krishna. But, in reality, Krishna causes a high degree of erosion between June and August. During this time, Krishna takes fertile soil from Maharashtra, Karnataka and western Andhra Pradesh towards the delta region. 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 Guest Speaker 20th March Bobby gave a good reach more than two billion children in 122 presentation on the Polio countries with the oral polio vaccine. Plus Project and in particular on the current Thanks to Rotary and its partners, the world has push to “End Polio NOW” seen polio cases plummet by more than 99 which coincides with percent, preventing five million instances of child Rotary’s anniversary paralysis and 250,000 deaths. When Rotary began rd celebrations on the 23 its eradication work, polio infected more than February. 350,000 children annually. In 2009, fewer than 1,700 cases were reported worldwide. Rotary began immunizing children against polio in 1985 and became a spearheading partner in the But the polio cases represented by that final 1 Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988. percent are the most difficult and expensive to Since then Rotary International and its partners in prevent. Challenges include geographic isolation, the GPEI, the World Health Organization, worker fatigue, armed conflict, and cultural UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control barriers. and Prevention — have worked to wipe polio from the face of the earth. That’s why it’s so important to generate the funding needed to End Polio Now. To fail is to Rotary’s main responsibilities are fundraising, invite a polio resurgence that would condemn advocacy, and volunteer recruitment. To date, millions of children to lifelong paralysis in the years Rotary has contributed more than US$900 million ahead. to the polio eradication effort. As is well known the Bill & Melinda Gates With over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries Foundation has been a strong supporter donating and geographical areas, Rotary is able to reach more than $US 400 million to the cause. Bill out to national governments worldwide to generate Gates challenged Rotary to raise $US200 M by crucial financial and technical support for polio June 2012 and by January $US 202M had been eradication. Since 1995, the advocacy efforts of raised, but the intention is not to stop at that but to Rotary and its partners have helped raise more keep raising funds to ensure success. than $8 billion from donor governments. The bottom line is this: As long as polio threatens Rotary clubs also provide “sweat equity” on the even one child anywhere in the world, all children ground in polio-affected communities, which helps — wherever they live — remain at risk. ensure that leaders at all levels remain focused on the eradication goal. Rotary club members have Bobby invited members to support the cause by volunteered their time and personal resources to buying End Polio Now badges and attending the rd movie fundraiser on the 23 February. Polio Plus Fundraiser 23rd February 2012 Castle Hill Event cinemas. About 150 Rotarians, partners and guests from all Hills District Clubs enjoyed the movie “” on the evening of the 23rd February. The event which coincided with Rotary’s anniversary was a fundraiser for “End Polio Now” campaign. The movie has an excellent cast including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and a number of other well known British and Indian actors. The movie follows a group of English retirees who are enticed (conned?) into going to India on the promise that they will be able to enjoy their retirement at the luxurious Marigold Hotel in Jaipur. In reality the hotel is in a sad state of disrepair but is run by a yound man with big dreams. As the group copes with this the movie follows their various stories and as in most good movies there is a happy ending. 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 Foundation Thought for the Week Ever wonder how your Rotary club and district can make a positive impact for peace, right now? Mwila Chigaga was a Rotary World Peace Fellow at Duke University/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-06 and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lusaka, Zambia, District 9210. Her current position is Gender specialist for the African region under the United Nations International Labour Organization After obtaining a law degree from the University of Zambia, Chigaga specialized in international and constitutional law at the same university. She then proceeded to the Legal Practitioners Institute of Zambia and became a registered legal practitioner of the high court and Supreme Court of Zambia. After completing her Rotary Peace studies Chigaga joined the Ministry of Justice in Zambia and became principal state advocate responsible for international and constitutional affairs. She subsequently became adviser to the attorney general and minister of justice of Zambia. Chigaga moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a professional Foreign Service officer and was appointed as deputy high commissioner to the Court of St. James’s in London and was then appointed counselor of the Zambian government to the United Nations where she was responsible for all economic, social, and human rights affairs. She was designated Zambia’s representative to the second and third committee of the United Nations General Assembly. Give Peace a fighting chance by opening the door for candidates in your District. Weekly Toast - Overseas Club This Week we would like to toast the Rotary Club of Bari in Italy. This Rotary Club held its first meeting on 11 September 1933, thanks to the initiative of G.R. Uff. Antonio Larocca, President of the "Fiera del Levante". On 24 February 1934 the Club was officially recognised as a member of the Rotary International, 46th District, the only District existing in Italy at that time. On a time scale, it was the fifth Rotary Club in Southern Italy, one of the first 25 Italian Clubs created before the World War II, and the Rotary Club Bari has the honour to be the oldest and the first Club in the 2120 District. Due to the disastrous international events, which brought to the World War II, the Club was obliged to suspend the activities in December 1938. After the war, the Club starts again its activity on February 1948. Special gifts for babies born on Rotarys birthday Newborn babies are often spoiled with presents from "We wanted to come up with something different to families and friends. celebrate Rotarys birthday," he said. But 13 bubs at the Gold Coast Hospital were given "Recognising babies born on the same day helps us to special gifts today from Runaway Bays Rotary Club. connect with the younger generation." To celebrate Rotarys 107th birthday on the 23rd of Kia Cordwell gave birth to baby Alyssa just after 7:30am February, babies who were born on the same day yesterday, but had no idea her bub shared a birthday received outfits, a gift certificate and a Bendigo Bank with Rotary. account with $50. Already a mum to two other girls, Kia said the bank Rotary Runaway Bay President Brian Heaton said the account will help Alyssa learn from a young age to start Club wanted to give back to the local community this saving. year. "Shes starting earlier than me. I think its great, it gives her a head start," she said. 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 Rotary International to launch Abu Dhabi chapter - Issac John 25 February 2012 ( DUBAI - Rotary International, one of the world’s largest Aviation; and Mahendra Patel, managing director of humanitarian service organisations, plans to launch a Geap International Group; diplomats and business chapter in Abu Dhabi as part of a drive to expand its leaders. reach in the region. Patel said the Rotary Club of Dubai was set up in 2002. Kalyan Banerjee, president of Rotary International, which Since inception, the Dubai club has executed more than has been in the forefront of the much-acclaimed global 40 community projects, including charity and polio eradication drive, said the club’s formation in Abu humanitarian initiatives in several countries. Dhabi would be a milestone in its global expansion. In the Gulf, Rotary International will launch chapters also The organisation, set up in 1905, has seen its network in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, said Banerjee. swelling to 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million business and professional leaders across more than 200 countries and Banerjee said Rotary’s strengths include its ability to geographical regions. spread as well as its role in promoting peace in the world. “My goal is to make Rotary the preferred “The proposed new club, Rotary International’s fourth in organisation for today’s generation to join and participate the UAE, will reinforce the organisation’s key message of in (its activities) to make the world better, safer and ‘service above self’,” Banerjee said. happier,” he was quoted in a recent interview. The Abu Dhabi club will also get involved in projects that As the past chair of the Southeast Asia Regional support community services and promote social activities PolioPlus Committee and member of Rotary’s in collaboration with Rotary Clubs worldwide, he said. International PolioPlus Committee, Banerjee spearheaded many of Rotary’s novel initiatives, which Banerjee, who was elected Rotary’s 101st president and have given a new push to the polio eradication its third head from India, was speaking at a reception programme in India. held in his honour by Dubai Rotary Club on Wednesday. Present at the event were Brigadier Saeed bin Belaila, Founded in Chicago, Rotary has been engaged in the former head of the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency eradication of polio in the world. In November 2011, it Department; Abdulla Al Ansari, former director of Human was announced that after 25 years of work, Rotary and Resources and Development, Department of Civil its partners are on the brink of eradicating polio. Rotary Club of Trincomalee Sri Lanka recently held a medical camp, which treated over 100 patients during the day. 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 Exercise vital for mental fitness Avoiding exercise could be bad for our mental a domino effect and lead to the loss of other health too, pushing us into the pit of depression resources such as one’s home, marriage, or sense and causing burnout at work. of self-worth. Sharon Toker, management expert at the Tel Aviv Originally designed to examine the relationship University, with Michal Biron from the University of between depression and burnout, the study Haifa, discovered that employees who did engage assessed the personal, occupational, and in physical activity were less likely to experience a psychological states of 1,632 healthy Israeli deterioration of their mental health, including workers in both the private and public sectors. symptoms of burnout and depression. Participants completed questionnaires when they The best benefits were achieved among those came to medical clinics for routine check-ups and exercising for four hours per week - they were had three follow-up appointments over a period of approximately half as likely to experience nine years. deterioration in their mental state as those who did no physical activity. The participants were divided into four groups: one that did not engage in physical activity; a second Toker and Biron say that employers will benefit that did 75 to 150 minutes of physical activity a from encouraging fitness of their employees. If the week; a third that did 150 to 240 minutes a week; fight against obesity is not enough of an incentive, and a fourth that did more than 240 minutes a inspiring workers to be physically active lessens week. high health costs, reduces absenteeism, and increases productivity in the workplace, the Depression and burnout rates were clearly the Journal of Applied Psychology reports. highest among the group that did not participate in physical activity. The more physical activity that Though depression and burnout are connected, participants engaged in, the less likely they were to they are not the same, says Toker. Depression is a experience elevated depression and burnout levels clinical mood disorder and burnout is defined by during the next three years. physical, cognitive, and emotional exhaustion, according to a Tel Aviv statement. The optimal amount of physical activity was a minimum of 150 minutes per week, where its But both contribute towards a “spiral of loss” where benefits really started to take effect. the loss of one resource, such as a job, could have 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
  7. 7. Page 7 FELLOWSHIP AND INSPIRATION!! OUR 2012 ROTARY DISTRICT CONFERENCE IS COMING UP FAST YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO MISS IT! GO TO THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE 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
  8. 8. Page 8 Club Members Dan Murphy Roster Name Classification Saturday 03 March 2012 Ray Campbell PP,PHF Education - Secondary PP Ray Campbell Thomas Cann PHF Landscape Supplies PP Henry Grech Col Davis Accounting Taxation Stephen Russ Dinte Evans PP,PHF Financial Planning Finance Saturday 10 March 2012 PP Graeme Rohan Henry Grech PP Legal Practice Rtn Bruce Pike Michael Griscti PHF Lighting Technician Paul Haslam Steel Distribution Penny Hill Customer Service Manager WHAT AM I UP TO NOW Alan Jones PP,PHF Marketing Consultancy 12th Mar Rtn Michael Griscti Bob Low PHF Electrical Distribution 19th Mar PP Keith Stapley Robert Mackey PP,PHF Construction Services 26th Mar PP Jim Sifonios Ian Pascoe PP Gas Fitting Ian Pearce PP,PHF Industrial Consultancy Bruce Pike Nursery Retail Duty Roster Suresh Prasad PP Sugar Research Monday 12 March 2012 Haran Ramachandran PP,PHF Computer Support Bobby Redman Psychology Door PP Alex Traill Michael Richardson Honorary Member Minutes PP Gordon Scoble Greg Rieper PP,PHF Consultancy Rotary Grace PP Jim Sifonios Graeme Rohan PP,PHF Petroleum Distribution Gordon Scoble PP,PHF Education Primary Joke of the Day - Terrorists Jim Sifonios PP,PHF Product Development Keith Stapley PP,PHF Photogrammetry Two terrorists are having a discussion in a bar. Rod Tilden PP,PHF Window Furnishing Sales Alex Traill PP,PHF Building & Maintenance The waiter asks them what the discussion was Wilf Van Emmerik PP,PHF Specialised Transport about. Allan Walker PP Funeral Direction Glenn Willcox PP Project Estimating Terrorist: We are planning to kill 14 thousand P – President PP - Past President PHF - Paul Harris Fellow people and a donkey.. Waiter: Why a donkey?Club Calendar Then one terrorist says to the other, See I told you nobody will care about the 14 thousand people". 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