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Tuesday June 11 2013


A weekly news update for members and guests of

Rotary Club of Murwillumbah Central Inc.

Rotary International Club Number 17900 100% PHF Club (2012) 100% EREY Club (2012) Meeting—6.00 for 6.30 pm EST or DST, At Murwillumbah Golf Club

Tonight’s Muster

Mail to—PO Box 33 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Membership Night Drinks & Nibbles

The Board of Murwillumbah Central Rotary Club next meeting date—

Duty Officers—Not required

at Jack Heffernan’s house Monday July ? at 6.00pm.


Let’s go bowling! The Tweed Banana Festival is under way and our Queen candidate Tammy Dundon (left in photo) is keen to get started raising funds for her nominated charity—Story Dogs. Over the next couple of months there will be several opportunities for members to help Tammy in her efforts. Tammy has arranged some unique events to raise funds and one of the first is a Tenpin Bowling night.

In the spirit!

The date is Friday June 28 for the first Tenpin event at the Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin, 55 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads—opposite Centro Tweed Mall. If we can have 16 teams of 4 bowlers we can have sole use of the Tenpin Bowl and we are then able to have extra fundraising options, such as bring our own alcohol, raffles, prizes, etc. For just $20 you will have three games of tenpin bowls and shoe hire is included. So start now to arrange your team of four, age is not a

 Important changeover dates.  Social trip to Eumundi Markets.  Member Access—your personal opening to the RI website.

problem and even if you have not played tenpin before you will have a great time. Scoring is automatic so you don’t even have to do that, just have fun. We need to book the bowling alley in advance so we need your commitment that you will come along. Please book by telling Denis Hallworth in person, be email to or phone 66779302. Unless we get enough bookings we cannot go ahead, so please tell me whether you are able to attend. No experience necessary. Just come and have fun.

Important Changeover Dates Murwillumbah Central—Tuesday June 25 at Murwillumbah Golf Club, 6.00pm for 6.30pm, $30 per person. RSVP Thursday June 20 to Denis Hallworth 66779302 or Murwillumbah—Saturday June 22 at Greenhills on Tweed, incorporating the 75th anniversary of Murwillumbah Club. RSVP Saturday June 15 to Bob Missingham 66722029. Mt Warning AM—Sunday June 23 at Summergrove Estate, 363 Carool Road, Carool, 12.00 for 12.30 luncheon, $42 per person. RSVP and payment by Wednesday June 12 to

District Changeover—Saturday July 6 at Stanthorpe International Club, Club Road, Stanthorpe, 6.00pm for 6.30pm, $40 per person, RSVP and payment by Friday June 28 to Sandra Hansen — OR Perditta O’Connor — 0427670150 Mullumbimby—Thursday July 4 at Ocean Shores Country Club, 6.30pm for 7.00pm, $27.00 per person, Black Tie and After 5 wear, RSVP PDG Dug Graydon 66842057 by June 29.

Big competition win!

District Office Bearers D9640 District Governor— Sandra Doumany D9640 Assistant Governor— Anne Egan

Club Office Bearers BOARD OF DIRECTORS President— Jack Heffernan Vice President & Pres Elect— David Vickers-Shand Immediate Past President— Noel Graham Secretary — Peter Sochacki Treasurer— Michael Grisedale Membership Director— David Vickers-Shand Public Relations Director— Denis Hallworth Club Administration Director— Denis Hallworth Service Projects Director— George Phillips Rotary Foundation Director— David Vickers-Shand CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES Club Program Chair— Bryan Threlfall Community Service Chair— Judy Mason International Service Chair— Tony Hayes Vocational Service Chair— Richard Johnston Youth Service Chair— George Phillips

I won! I won! I won the wine!

Club Bull

Your editor noticed this advert in the etin of the Rotary Club of Gold Coast, and always a sucker for a competition, decided to enter.

Social Activities Chair— Ian Baker Club Protection Officer— Michael Grisedale

I knew that I would be only one of a huge number of entries since I know that all Rotarians read their club bulletins from cover to cover, but decided to have a go anyway.

College of Presidents Chair— Denis Hallworth

Now I have received a message from Phil Rosenberg, the editor of the Club Bull.... as follows -

OTHER POSITIONS Bike Ride 2011/12— Michael Grisedale Tony Worrad Barry Lack Noel Graham

Congrats, your name was drawn and you won a bottle of wine for stealing, whoops I mean reading our bulletin! How ironic and well done. Not only that, but with predictive forward planning (yeah, right!) Nicoletta was at the meeting, has her business in Murwillumbah and was given the enviable task whilst fearlessly fighting off many of our club members (yeah, right again, see in the attached photo taken just before I started begging!) for the privilege of presenting the bottle to you along with any choice of car that happens to be in her repair centre when you call round* to pick it up. (* Subject to a complicated set of terms and conditions that for a nominal price will be revealed when details of your bank account are also revealed.) Put that in your club bulletin if you dare!

What a pity its a long weekend and I’ll have to wait until Tuesday to see Nicoletta. Thanks Phil, when you visit our club we will open the wine, hope its a nice one.

Sergeants— Noel Graham John Stainlay Heads & Tails— Noel Graham John Stainlay

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster 1 The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service 2 High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society 3 The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business and community life 4 The advancement of i n t e r n a t i o n a l understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service

of the things we think, say or do. 1 Is it the TRUTH ? 2 Is it FAIR to all concerned ? 3 Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS ? 4 Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?


Thought of the day "Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal." - Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Social trip to Eumundi Markets An invitation has been received from Mt Warning AM Rotary to accompany their club on a visit to Eumundi Markets. This would be both a social day between the clubs and a fundraising day for Tweed Palliative Support. The date is Saturday June 22 with departure from Sunnyside bus area at 6.00am. The coach will return around 6.00pm the same evening. The cost for the day is yet to be decided, but if interested please advise Jack Heffernan as soon as possible to ensure your seat on the coach. Jack is driving and a large comfortable touring coach is being used to have great comfort. Morning tea will be included, but lunch will be your own choice at Eumundi.

Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking at Eumundi Markets. Also remember a hat and sunscreen.

Eumundi Markets is located in the hinterland from Noosa and is usually too far for the average person to make a day trip. By using a coach and an early start adequate time can be had for shopping and absorbing the character of the markets. This will be a great occasion for those able to go along. But remember to book with Jack to be sure not to miss out.

Member Access—your personal opening to Rotary International Rotarians have a very special place on the Rotary International website and it’s called Member Access. Its available to every member and it enables special parts of Rotary to be available to you. To access this exclusive part of the RI website, you need to register and once you’ve done that a whole new range of options is available to you. You can access:  Rotary Showcase – Share successful service projects  Rotary Club Central – Set and track club goals  Learn – Get free online training  Convention Registration – Attend our annual international gathering  Update your information – Manage your own account details  Apply for grants – Manage your Foundation grants online  Contribute – Support The Rotary Foundation with tax deductible contributions in Australian dollars Here’s how to get started: 1. Go to 2. Select “Create Account” 3. Enter and confirm your email address* *Creating a member Access account requires a unique email address (shared or club addresses can’t be used). If your email address is in the RI database, your account will be created immediately. If not, RI will contact your club to confirm your membership.

Eyewitness to polio immunization days in Nigeria By Obiya Williams, a member of the Rotaract Club of Abakaliki, Nigeria During the second week of January, I was invited by a friend to a seminar in Abakaliki organized by the World Health Organization to train youth to assist in monitoring immunization efforts. At the end of the program, they conduct a test. Luckily for me, I received a text several days later congratulating me for my test results and inviting me to serve as an independent monitor with a team taking part in National Immunization Days in February. After four days, I did not want it to end. Listening to mothers share their previous vaccination experiences and working with a team of committed health care workers, doctors, and nurses was an uplifting experience. I also had a chance to visit with polio survivors and hear their stories of resilience and determination. I was happy to be part of the

team, trekking under the sun in search of children under the age of 5. I am proud my team was able to vaccinate thousands of children. A high point of the experience was watching our dedicated volunteers work with reluctant parents and convince them to allow their children to be vaccinated. It was a lot of work, but it was Rotary in action. We all worked together and developed bonds of friendship. My experience motivated other Rotaractors to attend the seminars, and seek opportunities to Nigerian Rotaractor Obiya Williams (center) serve as independent with other independent monitors during monitors. Let’s join National Immunization Days. Photo courtesy hands to combat polio and let peace work prevent other children from through our actions. A donation suffering from this horrible of just $.60 helps save a child disease. from polio. Together we can

The Importance of walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $4,000 per month. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old and we have no idea where the hell he is. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing... I joined a health club last year, spent about 250 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there! Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, he looks good doesn't he.' If you are going to try crosscountry skiing, start with a small country. I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years,...... just getting over the hill. We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a pub with a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short – enjoy it. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks. 16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19.. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need 42. The best is yet to come... 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


Birthdays— June 11 Barbara Commens June 16 Tony Hayes June 16 Bob Rogers June 18 Judy Mason

June 12 Len & Judy Mason

Duty Officers

Coming programs details Jun 18—Wayne Donnelly, Hypnotherapist Jun 25—Club Changeover Night—Partners Night Jul 2—Club Night with AG Anne Egan Jul 9—Membership conducted by Margaret Rickard, District Membership Secretary Jul 16—Youth conducted by Simone Wong, District Youth Secretary

Jun 18—Len & Judy Mason Jun 25—Not required

Apologies and guests must be phoned or faxed to Noel Graham Farm Machinery by 2.00 pm on the day of the meeting or meal paid for. Phone 6672 2555 or fax 6672 2063. Any late apologies or invitees (after must be phoned direct to Hot Wok Restaurant 6672 4041. Meeting Make-up locations Monday 6.00pm Greenhills Reception Lounge Mt Warning AM Wednesday 6.45am Imperial Hotel South Tweed Monday 6.30pm South Tweed Sports Club Tweed Coast Contact for details Kingscliff Tuesday 6.15pm Cudgen Leagues Club Coolangatta Tweed Thursday 6.00pm Greenmount Resort Mullumbimby. Thursday 1st & 3rd—7am Sandbar Café, Brunswick Hd 2nd & 4th—7pm Brunswick Bowls Club



Wayne Donnelly, Hypnotherapist Duty Officers

Rotary websites Club This is the new web site. Club (Facebook) murwillumbah.central.rotary District— Australia— International—

Len & Judy Mason

ROTARY GRACE Oh Lord and giver of all good We thank thee for our daily food May Rotary friends and Rotary ways Help us to serve thee all our days

On-Line - Rotary Eclub Next Gen Qld Australia

The Club Song We’ve come to introduce you to the Murwillumbah Central boys, The way you know that we’re around is when you hear the noise, There’s tenors, basses, inbetweens, and some just here for show, But all the same we’ll sing to you, so boys just ‘Let ‘er go’. When Governor Georgie, gave us our charter, He kissed our Rotaryannes to make it right, We’ve come to greet you, because we’re after, All the fun and fellowship that’s going tonight. So put it there!

Spirit jun 11 2013  

Newsletter of Murwillumbah Central Rotary

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