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Weekly Club bulletin 26 March 2012


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Weekly Club bulletin 26 March 2012

  1. 1. The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville Mon 26 Mar 2012 Issue 3. No. 31 Weekly Bulletin Monday, 26 March 2012 Program: GSE Farewell Night Last Meeting: Duty Roster tonight: 19 March 2012 Door Minutes Program: Rotary Grace International Night Birthdays: 28th Sheila Prasad Apologies: Anniversaries: 31st Brian & Joy Wickham Toasts: Loyal Overseas Club What Am I Up To Now Last Monday night was “International Night” organised and MC’d by PE and International Director Bobby Redman. We had a well attended and very enjoyable social evening andStudents at Fundaninas, an special thanks go to Bobby and our three other presenters who spoke about their country oforphanage in Guatemala City, origin.....Wilf van Emmerik, Suresh Prasad, Jim Sifonios. The international food was goodGuatemala. With support from The very tasty andour Bobby organised a raffle with a Trivia Questionnaire with an internationalRotary Foundation through severalMatching Grants, the orphanage theme too. Almost all members and guests wore international dress of some kind too, sohouses, nourishes, and educates thank you to everyone who participated in the evening. We will let you know when we cangirls ages 2-18. to another social meeting with a different theme.Rotary Images/ Monika Lozinska-Lee. This week our meeting has been shifted from our normal Monday meeting to Wednesday th 27 to attend the Farewell Dinner to our GSE Team of journalists from the UK. The dinner is at the Castle Hill Country Club hosted by the Castle Hill Club. Currently we have 16 members & partners who will be representing our Club at the dinner. This Friday morning Bobby Redman, Alan Jones and Keith Stapley will be hosting the GSE Team to Tubrook Station to give them a small taste of life in the outback. Demonstrations Next Meeting: on whip cracking boomerang throwing and sheep shearing are on the agenda. I’m sure they will have a very informative and interesting morning. Thank you to Bobby, Alan & Keith for Monday 02 April 2012 looking after them. Program Friday evening the outgoing GSE Team is holding a Trivia Night at the Sydney Tatts Club. We have table set aside for us and currently we have 5 members and partners attending. The Hills Environment & We would like to increase the numbers to a full table of 10 if possible to give our support to Project Group Claire Thompson and her fellow team members. If you would like to attend please let Bobby Redman know. WHAT AM I UP TO NOW nd Monday 2 April we will be back at The Castle Hill Tavern for our normal meeting. Gerard PP Keith Stapley Nolan representing The Hills Environmental and Project Group will give us an update on l what is happening in our local area eg. The Norwest Rail Link. Duty Roster President Penny Hill Door Rotary Four-Way Test: PP Ray Campbell Rotary Grace: Is it the TRUTH? Minutes “O Lord our giver of all good Is it FAIR to all concerned? PP Keith Stapley 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 Alan Walker
  2. 2. Page 2 International Club Night It was wonderful to see all the color and hear the laughter at last week’s Club Meeting when the Members came along to support a special International Night organized to celebrate global awareness and connectivity. There was a fantastic turnout of members dressed in a diverse range International costume (although it was noted that we seem to have an awful lot of Mexican’s in the Club!) Club Members enjoyed a meal whilst listening to the sounds of the Caribbean and seeing a slide show of so many beautiful spots around the World that, for me, it triggered a strong desire to go out and book another overseas holiday  Four of the Club Members spoke about their country / town on origin. The biggest surprise being the diversity and in two cases the members were not even born in the countries that most people thought they were – Jim Sifonios, whom many would have expected to speak about Greece, talked about Egypt, his country of origin and his home for the first 6 years of life. Wilf Van Emmerik expected to speak about Holland, entertained us with his story about Indonesia. Suresh Prasad speaking about exotic Fiji , provided great insight into his beautiful homeland, and Bobby spoke about her less exotic hometown, Brighton in the South of England, providing history filled with stories of infamy and violence. Then came the time for everyone to test their International knowledge with a short Trivia Quiz; won by Keith and Lyn Stapely – well done guys. Although this was set up as a fun night rather than a fund- raiser we managed to raise over $100, with the raffle, that will go towards one of the International Projects for which the Club has committed funds this year. There has been great feedback from the night, and everyone appeared to have a good time. We can now look forward to our next big fun night, which will be the Trivia Night coming up in May. The brand new Sydney Greater West Entertainment™ Books are here Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Inc is pleased to be selling the Entertainment Book to help raise funds. Books will be available from early April. If have any queries, please contact Greg Rieper on 0400 998 790 or email Entertainment™ Books feature many of the areas best restaurants, cafes, accommodation, attractions and activities, with up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers! Purchase the new Book for just $65 and you’ll receive over $15,000 in valuable offers you can use from now until 1st June, 2013. Available from early-April 2012, the Books are sold exclusively by fund-raising organisations. When you purchase a Book, youll be helping community fund-raising! Find out 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 Rotary Foundation Thought for the Week This weeks Rotary Foundation Thought is an inspiring quote from Paul Harris that can be assimilated to the challenge to eradicate Polio worldwide: "I like to think that the pioneering days of Rotary have just begun. Whats 40 years in the life of a great Movement? There are just as many new things to be done as ever there were. Rotary must simply continue to pioneer or be left in the rear of progress." Over 67 years later, Paul Harris words are just as meaningful. There are still so many things to achieve and promises to keep. If every Rotarian and Club contributes to The Rotary Foundation we can do a power of good in the world by further educating high achievers as Ambassadorial Scholars, by promoting Peace with Rotary World Peace Fellows and cultural Group Study Exchange programs. The Rotary Foundation funds and facilitates humanitarian projects and of course helps immunize the world’s children through the PolioPlus Program. All of these programs help make for a more peaceful world. Remember what Paul Harris said, “We must all strive to be PIONEERS on the long road to PEACE.” Rotary Clubs Always Pumped for World Water Day By Rotary International Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012 - 1:21 pm EVANSTON, Ill., March 21, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the United Nations designates March 22 as World Water Day, Rotary members around the globe are focused on the issue 24/7, volunteering their time and resources to provide safe water and sanitation to communities wherever there is need. A centerpiece of Rotarys emphasis on water and sanitation issues is the International H2O Collaboration, an alliance between Rotary International and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). Launched in 2009, it works to implement long-term, sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in the developing world. The first phase of the partnership has focused on three countries: Ghana, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic. In 2011, Rotary, through its foundation, established a strategic partnership with UNESCO-IHE, a United Nations institute in The Netherlands that is the worlds largest postgraduate water education facility. The Rotary Foundation will provide grants to Rotary clubs and districts to select and sponsor eight students each year for scholarships leading to masters degrees in specified program areas. Additional Rotary projects worldwide.  The Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation has completed its 100th project in Fiji, directly benefiting about 45,500 people at a total cost of US$1.3 million.  In India, the Rotary India Water Conservation Trust (RIWCT) is working with local communities, governments and the private sector to construct dams and build reservoirs and shafts for rainwater harvesting.  In October 2011, the Uganda Rotary Water Plus program was launched. It is designed to help the country achieve its Millennium Development Goal of enabling 77 percent of rural residents to have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2015.  In Tanzania and Malawi, Rotary clubs are collaborating with Africare "H2O for Life" in a program supported by Procter & Gamble to bring safe water to households and schools in rural areas.  The Rotary club of La Molina Vieja, Peru, supported by The Rotary Foundation is helping local villagers build, install, operate and maintain a bio-sand filter program. Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service. Rotarys top priority is the global eradication of polio. 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 4Club Members Dan Murphy Roster Name Classification Saturday 31 March 2012 Ray Campbell PP,PHF Education - Secondary PP Ian Pearce Thomas Cann PHF Landscape Supplies Rtn Paul Hasslam Col Davis Accounting Taxation Russ Evans PP,PHF Finance Saturday 14 April 2012 Henry Grech PP Legal Practice PP Russ Evans Michael Griscti PHF Lighting Technician PP Rob Mackay Penny Hill PHF 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 2nd Apr PP Keith Stapley Ian Pascoe PP Gas Fitting 16th Apr PP Jim Sifonios Bruce Pike Nursery Retail 23rd Apr PP Haran Ramachandran Suresh Prasad PP Sugar Research 30th Apr PP Greg Rieper Haran Ramachandran PP,PHF Computer Support Bobby Redman Psychology Michael Richardson Honorary Member Duty Roster Greg Rieper PP,PHF Consultancy Monday 02 April 2012 Graeme Rohan PP,PHF Petroleum Distribution Door PP Ray Campbell Gordon Scoble PP,PHF Education Primary Minutes PP Keith Stapley Jim Sifonios PP,PHF Product Development Rotary Grace PP Alan Walker Keith Stapley PP,PHF Photogrammetry Rod Tilden PP,PHF Window Furnishing Sales Alex Traill PP,PHF Building & Maintenance Joke of the Day Wilf Van Emmerik PP,PHF Specialised Transport Allan Walker PP Funeral Direction Things you would NOT want to see happen at the ATM Glenn Willcox PP Project EstimatingP – President PP - Past President PHF - Paul Harris Fellow - You go to get a balance inquiry, and instead of printing out a receipt the screen says: "Not worth wasting paper", and ejects your card.Club Calendar - You try to get a balance inquiry, and the screen says: "Account not found." and keeps your card. - You insert your card, and try to get some cash, and the ATM laughs and spits out your shredded card. - You withdraw some money to pay some bills, count it, and the screen says: "What, you thought there was some EXTRA there? HA!", and ejects your card clear across the room. - You think youve got $100 in your account and go to take out $50, and the screen says: "Not in this lifetime." and laughs as you bang on the machine, trying desperately to get your card back that the machine has taken. - You go to the ATM, and theres a picture of you a-la-"Most Wanted" staring forlornly at the ATM Note: Apologies must be in to PP Graeme camera with a caption that reads: "Wanted for trying to get water from a dry well." 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