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Tuesday June 18 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

Wayne Donnelly, hypnotherapist

The Board of Murwillumbah Central Rotary Club next meeting date—

Duty Officers—Len & Judy Mason

at Michael Grisedale’s house Monday July 8 at 6.00pm.

Chicken Ratana

Let’s go bowling! Tenpin that is. Remember the thrill of seeing that bowl going down and sending all the pins flying? Remember trying to get the perfect score? Ten pin bowling is easy, and a great social event as there is plenty of time for social activities between bowls.

The date is Friday June 28 at 7.00pm for the first Tenpin event at the Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin, 55 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads—opposite Centro Tweed Mall. We need to have 16 teams of 4 bowlers. Then 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.

The Ball about to send the pins flying.

Book Now! In the spirit!

 Changeover Dates  Rotarian Fellowships  Sanofi Pasteur provides 1.7 billion doses of Oral Polio Vaccine.

So start now to arrange your team of four, age is not a 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, by email to or by phone 66779302. Do it now, before it is too late.

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. Coolangatta-Tweed Heads— Wednesday July 3 at Greenmount Resort, 6.00pm for 6.30pm, $40 pp, RSVP by June 21 to Rod Edwards 0404080756.

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

Rotarian Fellowships—meet enthusiasts all round the world If you have a particular hpbby or interest, there may be a Rotaryian Fellowship Group existing that you could join for discussion or meetings with fellow enthusiasts.. Usually it is not easy to find such a group and in response to this lack of easy access a Rotarian Fellowship Hub has been created. No matter if you are interested in food, trekking, cycling, old books, caravanning, holiday properties, lawyers, doctors or something else, there is a fellowship for you.

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

Rotarian Fellowship Hub The Rotarian Fellowship Hub (RFH) is now live:

Social Activities Chair— Ian Baker

This website provides a directory of all 63 currently recognized and 15 proposed fellowships along with links to their website, Facebook page, discussion group, and email contact.

College of Presidents Chair— Denis Hallworth

There is a search option to view selected fellowships by type (2), category (14), keyword or mnemonic. Rotarian and Rotaract fellowship members are welcome to volunteer by registering as an admins on the site in order to be authorized to update the links for fellowships. There is an RFH Facebook page and an RFH discussion group on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yahoogroups for fellowship members and prospective Rotarian and Rotaractor members interested in learning more about Rotary Fellowships and ways to help fellowships thrive and grow using social media.

Club Protection Officer— Michael Grisedale

OTHER POSITIONS Bike Ride 2011/12— Michael Grisedale Tony Worrad Barry Lack Noel Graham 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 "I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy." - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

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.

Sanofi Pasteur to Provide 1.7 Billion Doses of Oral Polio Vaccine from 2013 to 2017 for Polio Eradication Lyon, France – April 24, 2013 – Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today its commitment to provide 1.7 billion doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to support the Global Polio eradication Initiative‘s (GPEI) strategy to eradicate polio this decade. The doses of OPV will be delivered through 2017 for GPEI polio vaccination program. In addition to OPV campaigns, the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) expert group on immunization (SAGE) recommends that all countries introduce at least one dose of injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in routine polio immunization programs. Sanofi Pasteur is responding to this strategy with the expansion of production capacities of IPV. ―Wiping out polio for good is in sight and Sanofi Pasteur intends to remain an active contributor to achieve zero polio,‖ said Olivier Charmeil, President and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur. ―We believe that the introduction of IPV in routine polio immunization will consolidate the tremendous progress achieved over the last decades and ensure a poliofree world for the future. Sanofi Pasteur has been a leading provider of polio vaccines and a supporter of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for over 20 years. We intend to continue to be a major supporter of WHO and its partners to finish the job.‖ As a result of vaccination, polio cases have been reduced by 99% over 20 years, saving millions of children from paralysis. The GPEI has set the goal of eradicating the disease completely. Today only a few countries are still affected by polio. ―A strong and steady supply of polio vaccines will ensure that every child is fully protected against polio,‖ said John Hewko, General Secretary of

the humanitarian service organization Rotary International, a spearheading partner in the polio eradication initiative. ―Sanofi Pasteur‘s commitment of 1.7 billion vaccine doses comes at a crucial moment as we make the final push needed to end polio once and for all. On behalf of Rotary‘s 1.2 million members worldwide, I commend and thank Sanofi Pasteur for its steadfast support.‖ Polio vaccination protects against disease from all three types of polio virus. SAGE now recommends that all countries introduce at least one dose of IPV in routine polio immunization programs to mitigate the risk of circulating vaccinederived poliovirus (cVDPV). The introduction of IPV will pave the way for the cessation of oral poliovirus vaccine type 2 (OPV2) since wild poliovirus type 2 has already been eliminated. It is hoped that, with this new vaccination schedule, wild poliovirus types 1 and 3 will also be eradicated within the next few years. About the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Since 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, spearheaded by WHO, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF -with additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- has achieved a 99% reduction of the

number of polio cases worldwide. Polio is caused by three strains of poliovirus, types 1, 2 and 3. Wild poliovirus type 2has already been eliminated, and it is hoped that poliovirus type 1 and 3 will be eradicated within afew years, definitively wiping polio from the surface of the earth. Sanofi Pasteur in the fight against polio Sanofi Pasteur has been supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative since its launch in 1988. Over the past decades, Sanofi Pasteur has supplied more than 5 billion doses of OPV to UNICEF. In response to an outbreak in Egypt and a request from WHO, the company developed the first monovalent oral polio vaccine, which helped in declaring Egypt polio free in 2006. Between 1997and 2005, Sanofi Pasteur donated over 120 million doses of OPV to respond to emergency situations in African countries affected by conflicts. Sanofi Pasteur is a leading supplier of IPV, available as a stand-alone poliovirus vaccine as well as a component of combination pediatric vaccines to immunize against many diseases in a single shot.

A toothpaste factory had a problem. They sometimes shipped empty boxes without the tube of toothpaste inside. This challenged their perceived quality with the buyers and distributors. Understanding how important the relationship with them was, the CEO of the company assembled all of his top people. They decided to hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem. The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, and third-parties selected. Six months (and $8 million) later they had a fantastic solution - on time, on budget, and high quality. Everyone in the project was pleased. They solved the problem by using a high-tech precision scale that would sound a bell and flash lights whenever a toothpaste box weighed less than it should. The line would stop, someone would walk over, remove the defective box, and then press another button to re-start the line. As a result of the new package monitoring process, no empty boxes were being shipped out of the factory. With no more customer complaints, the CEO felt the $8 million was well spent. At the end of the first month, he reviewed the line statistics report and discovered the number of empty boxes picked up by the scale in the first week was consistent with projections, however, the next three weeks were zero! The estimated rate should have been at least a dozen boxes a day. He had the engineers check the equipment and they verified the report as accurate. Puzzled, the CEO travelled down to the factory, viewed the part of the line where the precision scale was installed, and observed that just ahead of the new $8 million dollar solution sat a $20 desk fan blowing the empty boxes off the belt and into a bin. He asked the line supervisor what that was about. "Oh, that," the supervisor replied, "Bert, the kid from maintenance, put it there because he was tired of walking over, removing the box and re-starting the line every time the bloody bell rang."

A guy gets home early from work and hears strange noises coming from the bedroom. He rushes upstairs to find his wife naked on the bed, sweating and panting. "What's up?" he asks. "I'm having a heart attack!" cries the woman. He rushes downstairs to grab the phone, but just as he's dialing, his four-year-old son comes up and says, "Daddy! Daddy! Uncle Ted's hiding in your closet, and he's got no clothes on!" He slams the phone down and storms upstairs into the bedroom, past his screaming wife. He rips open the closet door. Sure enough, there is his brother, totally naked, cowering on the floor. "You bastard," says the husband. "My wife is having a heart attack, and you're running around with no clothes on scaring the kids!" A couple returns from their honeymoon refusing to speak to each other. The groom's best friend takes him aside and asks what's wrong. "Well," replies the man, "when we finished making love on the first night, I put a $50 bill on the pillow without thinking." "Oh, you shouldn't worry about that too much," says his friend. "I'm sure your wife will get over it soon enough. She can't expect you to have been saving yourself all these years." "That's not the problem, " the groom says. "She gave me $20 change!"


Birthdays— June 18 Judy Mason June 20 John Stainlay June 21 June deClosey June 24 Jan Norris June 24 Cathie Joubert

None this week

Duty Officers

Coming programs details 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 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



Club Changeover Night—Partners Night Duty Officers

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

Not required

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 18 2013  

Newsletter of Murwillumbah Central Rotary

Spirit jun 18 2013  

Newsletter of Murwillumbah Central Rotary