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Weekly Bulletin 23 January 2012


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Weekly Bulletin 23 January 2012

  1. 1. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville Mon 16 Dec 2012 Issue 3. No. 23 Weekly Bulletin Monday, 23 January 2012 Program: Duty Roster tonight: Last Meeting: Door PP Gordon Scoble Minutes PP Graeme Rohan 16 January 2012 Rotary Grace PP Suresh Prasad Program: Birthdays: 23rd Jan Lois Grech Antique Porcelain & 28th Jan PP Alan Jones Auctioneering Anniversaries: Apologies: Alex Traill Toasts: Alan Jones Loyal PP Ian Pearce Bobby Redman Overseas Club Rtn Michael Griscti Glenn Willcox Toasts: Welcome everyone. I hope you’ve had a good week. Loyal Last Tuesday night Graeme Rohan and I attended this year’s RYLA Dinner at The Pittwater RSL Club PP rod Tilden at Mona Vale. It was a very good evening and it was a good chance to get to know Elly Kohistan, the young lady we sponsored this year. The Keynote Address was by Rtn Michael McQueen about the Y Overseas Club Generation. Michael was also a guest speaker at last year’s District 9680 Conference. Elly was Rtn Michael Griscti enthralled by his address and could relate to a lot that he talked about. Elly will be happy to make a visit soon talk about her week at RYLA and to personally thank our club for sponsoring her. Also breaking news of Erin McCluskey. Erin as you all know was sponsored by Kellyville Club 5 years ago to RYLA and has been a facilitator for the last 4 years. This year Erin was the Assistance Director and now her wonderful news that she has been elected as Director of RYLA for 2013. I’m sure you will all share my congratulations being elected to the position. Erin’s achievements go from strength to strength. Also Erin is now a member of the Sydney Rotary E-Club which was started during 2011. Hopefully one day when she has time to attend regular meetings she may wish to come and join our club. Thursday this week, 26th January is Australia Day and all preparations seem to be in hand. We will need volunteers to assist with the set up from 7am and then the serving of breakfast to the locals who will be there to celebrate the day. The Kellyville Fire Brigade will be there again this year to cook the BBQ for us and also The 1st Kellyville Scouts will be there again to assist. Bring your friends families along for the celebrations and The Australian Flag Raising Ceremony which will commence atNext Meeting: 9am.Monday 30 January 2012 Bobby Redman is our District Conference Champion this year and I am looking forward to hearing of her plans to ensure we have a wonderful time in Wollongong in March. The Saturday night mainProgram social event is a masked ball and as I wrote in last week’s message, if you haven’t registered for the Conference as yet I suggest you log on to The District Website and either register on-line or downloadThe Hills Historical the form and fax in ASAP. Accommodation is limited so the sooner you register the better so you canSociety ensure a place at the conference. We will also have a display in The Friendship Hall this year on our Breakfast Program at Bourke Public School. I would like a good representation of our Club at the Conference this year to ensure that we can man the stall efficiently so that our main project isWHAT AM I UP TO NOW showcased to the other clubs in our District.PP Russ Evans President Penny HillDuty Roster Rotary Four-Way Test: Rotary Grace: Is it the TRUTH?Door Is it FAIR to all concerned? PP Alex Traill “O Lord our giver of all good We thank You for our daily food, Will it build GOODWILL and BETTERMinutes FRIENDSHIPS? May Rotary friends and Rotary ways, PP Alan Jones Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Help us to serve you all our days”.Rotary Grace PP Ray Campbell
  2. 2. Page 2 Summary of Last meeting President Penny Welcome: Lyn Stapley (Guest of Keith Stapley), John Miller (Guest of Gordon Scoble) also a member of the Rotary Club of Lismore West. Thanks to Lyn & Keith Stapley for hosting the home meeting at Glenhope on 9th January. Thanks to the Inner Wheel Club of Baulkham Hills for catering for the home meeting. Elly Kohistani is attending RYLA and Graeme Rohan & Penny will be attending the dinner on Tuesday. ROMAC – Offers of accommodation and interpreter services are being sought. Details of the Australia Day event will be finalised at the short Board meeting after tonight’s meeting. Treasurer – PP Keith Stapley Christmas Tree Sales - 470 trees were sold resulting in an $11,000 profit. An outstanding result! Keith also mentioned the goodwill that exists with the Bull and Bush Hotel, the Ettamogah Pub, the Kellyville Scouts and our container supplier. This cooperation makes this project possible. Entertainment - 14 tickets have been booked for the Zoo Concert on Friday 2nd March. Bourke Breakfast Club - Good reports have come in at the end of the school year. Improvements in literacy are evident. Two locals from the school community, who were visiting Sydney, called in to our Christmas Tree sales site at the Bull and Bush, having read local publicity about our project. Community – PP Jim Sifonios This annual project takes place on Thursday 26th January. Details are: 1. 9 a.m. Flag Raising 2. Free breakfast 3. Rural Fire Service & Scouts will attend 4. MC - Greg Rieper 5. P.A. – Ian Pearce 6. Tree for planting – Thomas Cann will donate Guest Speaker Damian Hickey Raine & Horne Real Estate Topic - Antique Porcelain Damian was introduced by Graeme Rohan. Damian’s interest started when his parents took him to auctions as a child. Later in life he worked for Lawsons Auctioneers in Sydney and Christies in London (where he saw Van Gogh’s famous “Sunflowers” painting sold). Using a number of pieces on display, Damian introduced us to some of the history and products of the famous makers Doulton, Royal Doulton, Worcester, Wedgewood, Claris Cliff, Shelley and Aynsley. Signatures (from 1900), date marks and many artistic features were pointed out. Sizes ranged from demitasses to huge vases. Royal Doulton traces its ancestry back to the Jones, Watts & Doulton pottery in Lambeth in 1815. By 1826 the company was trading as Doulton & Watts, and in 1853 became Doulton & Co. The turn of the century saw the granting of the Royal Warrant and permission to use the epithet Royal. The history of Doulton Lambeth ceased in 1956 with the closure of the factory and studios. By that time most of the production had been transferred to more modern works. Worcester dates from 1751, Wedgewood from 1759 and Aynsley from 1775. The work of the porcelain artist Claris Cliff is highly valued. Her work was produced from 1922 to 1963. 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 Some porcelain vases are made with lids – if these are not lost or broken they add to the value of the piece. Keith Stapley proposed the vote of thanks. Toast to Overseas Club The tropical storm Washi, which affected The Philippines in 2011, caused much death and devastation in Mindanao ( Southern Philippines). Worst affected were Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City and also the Province of Misamis Oriental. These areas are in Rotary District 3870. Members of our Rotary families were themselves victims of the inundation. Rotary lost Rtn. Helen Amolata, the spouse of Assistant Governor Dario Amolata and Rotaract President Tish Yrastorza and her parents. Today we toast the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro, The Philippines. The Club is in District 3870 and was chartered on February 16, 1970. Our toast to President Laddie Zarsuelo and to the members of the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro. “May 2012 be a year free of natural disasters around the world and let us all reach within to embrace humanity.” ABOUT ROTARY CLUB OF WEST CAGAYAN DE ORO The Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro more than 10 years. Eleven of its members (RCW) was conceived by the Rotary Club of are women and the Immediate Past Cagayan de Oro on June 3, 1969. A nucleus President was the second woman to lead committee was then organized headed by the club. the late PDG Dante Sarraga with Cocoy Velez, Al Mañus, Dodong Velez, Tito Nable, Over the years, the club became one of the Ric Santos and Frank Guera as members. most prominent club in the district The resolution to organize was submitted producing 7 active District Governors, and approved during the District Assembly namely, PDG Cocoy Velez, the late PDG held on June 13-14, 1969 in Iloilo City under Bands Hernandez, PDG Al Mañus, PDG Tony the term of DG Pafs Mejia. Aguilar, PDG Ben Vegafria, PDG Joe Nebrao, PP Ernie San Juan who was nominated but The Board of Directors of Rotary was not able to hold the office due to illness International approved the Charter on and now DG Rhia Abalos is the first lady February 16, 1970. Subsequently, the governor in the District. Charter presentation was held on June 23, 1970 at the Villa Hermosa Hotel with PDG The club also has been one with strong Cocoy Velez as President and the former family ties, having had brothers as members Congressman Luis Taruc as Guest Speaker. at one time or the other such as PDG Cocoy, The charter members included, PDG Cocoy PP Celing and Rtn. Puro Velez. It also has Velez, PDG Al Manus, PP Faeling Floirendo, had a mother and daughter team, PAG Rhia Rtns. Frank Guerra, Dodong Velez, Tito Abalos and Rtn. Sheryl Villarosa, same with Nable and Ric Santos. a father and daughter team like PDG Joe Nebrao and Rtn. Rachelle and a father and Today, the club is one of the biggest and son team, like PDG Al Manus and Rtn. Neil. the strongest in the district with 50 A second generation group, like Rtn. Ferdie members. More than 50% of the members Espiritu, son of the late Pete Espiritu. In- has been with the club for more than 5 laws like Rtn. Denvi Cabrera, mother-in-law years while 20% has been with the club for of Rtn. Elmer Francisco. 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 was implemented through the Rotary To it’s credit the club has sponsored and Community Corp of Pagatpat, Cagayan de organized 7 clubs namely, RC Tagbilaran, Oro. In order to improve the yield, the club Bohol, RC El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, RC tapped the assistance of the Northern Carmen Valley, Far East, Centerpoint and Mindanao Peanut Association and the City the latest RC Uptown all in Cagayan de Agriculturist who provided the technical Oro City. know-how and monitored the project. The project was able to train the farmers in The club has hosted several District properly handling the crop thereby Assemblies, District Conventions, Inter-club increasing their yield. forums, Tri-District conferences and PET’s. Many of its members have been tapped and The second matching grant project received continually tapped as resource speakers, by the club was with RC Ako, Japan, this presentors and discussion leaders in Rotary was a Hog Raising Project where 17 pig functions. pens were distributed to the beneficiaries. Again the beneficiaries were chosen from It has actively supported the Rotary the members of RCC Pagatpat, the adopted Foundation and today it has several 4 multi Barangay of the club. They were then Paul Harris Fellows, PHf’s and several provided with 4 piglets each and feeds for Sustaining members. It has likewise four months. In return the beneficiaries participated in the activities of the Rotary provided the labor in caring for the hogs Foundation and the club now have 8 and providing food supplements in order to members who were former GSE Team being the cost thereby increasing their members and 5 former Team Leaders, some profits. They also supervised the of whom are still with the club. slaughtering and the Club members assisted It has been able to conduct award winning in marketing the produce. The project was projects such as the Teaching and deemed successful because it was able to Organizing People for Self Help (TOPS), the fatten the hogs up to a maximum of 110 Search for the Most Outstanding kilos in 4 months. Public/Private School Teachers Award (MOPSTA), the Search for the Outstanding The latest matching grant project of the Barangay, the Anti-Drug Addiction club is the Techno-Demo Farm Project with Campaign, and the Environmental RC Balwin, Australia. The club received protection/Save our Watershed Project. funds for 30 modules of drip irrigation It organized the Rotary Club of West equipment that would service 1,200 square Cagayan de Oro Foundation, Inc. which has meters of land ea. In order to assist other continuously supported the major projects clubs in the region, some of the modules of the club. were donated to these clubs. Again, the services of the Northern Mindanao Actively involved in community Vegetable Association and the City development, the club has received and Agriculturist was tapped to assist in the successfully implemented 3 matching club project. They provided the technical know- grants, namely, the Peanut Production with how and monitored the project. Most of RC Jena, Germany, the Hog Raising Project the beneficiaries opted to plant sweet corn with RC Ako, Japan, and the Techno Demo since the demand for the product was high Farm Project with RC Balwin, Australia. and continues to be high. In 90 days, the The first matching grant project of the club farmers are able to harvest and the was the Peanut Raising Project with RC members of the club assist in marketing the Jena, Germany. This involved the growing produce. of peanut in 14 has. of land. The project 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 Foundation – Our Foundation Money boxes back in stock The Rotary Foundation money boxes are again available. There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in the world. The Rotary Foundation moneyboxes are proving a great success in the encouragement of personal giving. Those clubs that have taken advantage of the offer to provide every club with a moneybox at no cost are all talking about the extra dollars coming in. Just $2 a week in these little beauties will rack up enough savings for Centurion membership or a direct donation to The Foundation. Just call Michelle on 02 9635 3537 to order supplies for your club. Her email address is Every box that goes out will increase the district’s Annual Giving total by $100 and that means more DDF 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
  6. 6. Page 6 ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND - YTD NOVEMBER and 3820 are all more than pulling their Australian district struggle as others weight. Only a couple of slow starters and shine no doubt RRFC Bobby will be discussing tactics with those District Foundation Chairs or Governors. It’s a great effort and there Overall, our monthly Annual Giving are good signs that it will continue. performance in November was down of the previous year and that even takes into Indonesia – Big gains in November account a 50% increase from The turning an average YTD performance last Philippines and a massive increase from month into a top result. They might only be Indonesia. With a few exceptions, the one district containing 92 clubs and 1,721 Australia and New Zealand performances Rotarians but they are already at $106,235 were well below last year which is a bit and there are no Australian districts disappointing given the fact that November anywhere near that mark. Great November was Rotary Foundation Month. From the performances from the Surabaja-Darmo and YTD point of view, the overall result remains Surabaya Jembatan clubs, and good, strong strong but due entirely to outstanding all-round support from other quarters. results from The Philippines, New Zealand and to a lesser extent, Indonesia. Australia New Zealand – In spite of a quite remains our biggest concern and it definitely November result, the country is still going needs urgent attention. Having the 33,000 well with a 73% increase over last year to Rotarians in Australia being outperformed date November. District 9920 is leading the by the 20,000 Rotarians in the Philippines way with a spectacular start to the year and must be hard to take for the Aussies. It’s a district 9940 is also off to a flyer. It’s bit like being beating by the New Zealanders strange to see a district with a zero figure at cricket! I’m sure the cricketers will after five months and no doubt John Cole bounce back and it would be good to see will be asking questions of someone. the Rotarians do likewise. Aussie Governors should urgently review Australia – November was not a good club performances with their District month for Australian districts. This year our Foundation Chairs and develop plans to contribution level was half the result last correct any below standard performances. year and that points to some serious problems. November should be one of our strongest months but it just didn’t happen. Commentary on each country: It’s not the best possible position with 17 of the 22 districts down over YTD November last year. That represents an overall drop of 20% but more importantly, a drop of just under $200,000. That will take some picking up. While some of those districts are marginally down against last year, 11 are badly down and that’s where the attention should be. There are clubs in our region giving more than a few of the Australian districts and that should never be the case. The Philippines – A great performance with a 60% increase YTD November. District 3800 is making a big difference to the overall result but districts 3790, 3860, 3770 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 Rotary Awareness Quiz shown below. It was adopted as part of Rotary 1. What was the first presidential theme? International in January of 1943. Enter to Learn, go forth to serve. RI President S. Kendrick Guernsey from Jacksonville, Florida, 6. Where will the 2012 RI Convention be held? USA in 1947-48 Rotary International Convention 2012 which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand 2. Who is the RI President Elect for 2012 - 2013? Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of 7. When is Literacy month? Yashio, Saitama, Japan, was elected president of March Rotary International for 2012-13 by delegates during the fourth plenary session at the 2011 RI 8. Which year was the Rotary membership opened Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA for women? Until 1989, the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. In 1978 the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, invited three women to become members. The RI board withdrew the charter of that club for violation of the RI Constitution. The club brought suit against RI claiming a violation of a state civil rights law which prevents discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations. The appeals court and the California Supreme Court supported the Duarte 3. Who were the four original Rotarians? position that Rotary could not remove the clubs On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus charter merely for inducting women into the club. Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey The United States Supreme Court upheld the gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become California court indicating that Rotary clubs do known as the first Rotary club meeting. have a "business purpose" and are in some ways public-type organizations. This action in 1987 allowed women to become Rotarians in any jurisdiction having similar "public accommodation" statutes. The RI constitutional change was made at the 1989 Council on Legislation, with a vote to eliminate the "male only" provision for all of Rotary. 9. When did Rotary start in Australia? The Rotary Club of Melbourne was chartered on 21 April 1921 as the first Rotary Club in Australia. The Club now has over 250 members The first four Rotarians -- Gustavus Loehr, and is proud to have many women as very active Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. members in the club. 4. What is the official magazine of Rotary 10. Where was the first non-U.S. Rotary club International? chartered? The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary The first Rotary club outside of the United States International and is circulated worldwide. This was chartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, monthly publication is not available for purchase in 1910. online. 5. When was the four way test introduced? Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954- 55. He lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the "Four Way Test," 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 8Club Members Dan Murphy Roster Saturday 28 January 2012 Name Classification PP Robert Mackey Ray Campbell PP,PHF Education - Secondary PP Alex Traill Thomas Cann PHF Landscape Supplies Col Davis Accounting Taxation Stephen Dinte Financial Planning Saturday 4 February 2012 Russ Evans PP,PHF Finance PP Rod Tilden Henry Grech PP Legal Practice PP Allan Walker 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 6th Feb PP Rod Tilden Bob Low PHF Electrical Distribution 13th Feb PP Robert Mackey Robert Mackey PP,PHF Construction Services 20th Feb PP Ray Campbell Ian Pascoe PP Gas Fitting 27th Feb P Penny Hill Ian Pearce PP,PHF Industrial Consultancy Bruce Pike Duty Roster Nursery Retail Suresh Prasad PP Sugar Research Haran Ramachandran PP,PHF Computer Support Monday 30 January 2012 Bobby Redman Psychology Door PP Alex Traill Michael Richardson Honorary Member Minutes PP Alan Jones Greg Rieper PP,PHF Consultancy Rotary Grace PP Ray Campbell Graeme Rohan PP,PHF Petroleum Distribution Gordon Scoble PP,PHF Education Primary Jim Sifonios PP,PHF Product Development Joke of the Day - Keith Stapley PP,PHF Photogrammetry Paddy Died His will provided £40,000 for an Rod Tilden PP,PHF Window Furnishing Sales elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the Alex Traill PP,PHF Building & Maintenance affair, his wife Colleen turned to her oldest and Wilf Van Emmerik dearest friend. PP,PHF Specialised Transport Allan Walker PP Funeral Direction "Ah well, Paddy would be pleased," she Glenn Willcox PP Project Estimating said."Youre right," replied Mary, who lowered herP – President PP - Past President PHF - Paul Harris Fellow voice and leaned in close. "So go on, how much did this really cost?" "All of it," said Colleen. Club Calendar "Forty thousand." "Aw No!" Mary exclaimed, "I mean, it was very grand, but £40,000?!!!" Colleen answered, "The funeral was £6,500.. I donated £500 to church. The whiskey, wine and snacks were another £500. The rest went for the Memorial Stone." Mary computed quickly. "For the love of God Colleen, £32,500 for a Memorial Stone? How big is it?" Got to love the Irish! 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