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A weekly news update for members and guests of

Rotary Club of Murwillumbah Central Inc.

Rotary International Club Number 17900 100% PHF Club (2011) 100% EREY Club (2011) Meeting—6.00 for 6.30 pm EST or DST, At Murwillumbah Golf Club

Tonight’s Muster Beef and Cashews

Mail to—PO Box 33 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Rotary Eclub, Chris Lloyd, AusE SafarE. Duty Officers John Stainlay & Peter Sochacki

The Board of Murwillumbah Central Rotary Club meeting date—

at Jack Heffernan’s house Monday April 8 at 6.00pm.

New Rotaract club shirts

In the spirit!

Presidents of Rotary International Continuing the column below featuring the Past Presidents of Rotary International and a quotation attributed to them.

The president of Rotary International for the years 2006-2007 was Wilfrid J.

Provisional Rotaract Club of Murwillumbah At the meeting on Wednesday March 20 the Charter Board of the Rotaract Club of Murwillumbah was nominiated and elected. President: Ema Marks Vice President: Hayley Walker Secretary: Nonie Grimshaw Treasurer: Sarah Irvine IT Director: Ken Wood Fundraising Director: Joshua Rimmer International Service Director: Jen Coverdale Professional Development Director: Bridget Wilson Club Service Director: Jem Neale Community Service Director: TBA In anticipation of Rotary International accepting the request to charter the club, a tentative date of Friday May 31 has been set for the Charter Party.

Tuesday March 26 2013


Ema presents club shirts to members

At the meeting Kiara James was selected as Tweed Banana Festival Queen Candidate for Rotaract, and Jen Coverdale is the Queen Candidate for Murwillumbah Central Rotary Club. The Easter Raffle is to be drawn on Wednesday March 27 at 2.00pm at Murwillumbah Electronics. Tickets and money should be returned to Noni Grimshaw at Dabelles Cafe prior to March 27. The Rotaract members indicated they will help with activities at the Tweed Banana Festival this year. Rotaract is shaping up as a force for good in Murwillumbah. Congratulations to the new energetic and vital club. Everyone will see a lot more of them.

 Last chance to book for District Conference  Funds raised for Polio Eradication

Wilfrid J. Wilkinson Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada RI Theme: Rotary Shares “Rotary is more than the sum of its parts. Rotary is an idea, a concept, a force. It is what connects us and motivates us and allows us to change the world.”— 2007 RI Convention

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

Enquiries to Denis Hallworth 0266779302 or email Murray Spry 0412903000 or email

Friends of Rotary Club of Murwillumbah Central The businesses and individuals recognised here are special sponsors of our club, by their contribution to the success of projects of the club or donations towards charity objectives of the club. Soul Pattinson Pharmacy, Sunnyside Centre, Robert Nieh Bakers Delight, Sunnyside Shopping Centre. Budds Mitre 10, Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah. Northern Rivers Signs, Graham Dietrich, Dina Zambelli Immortal Books, Murwillumbah Truck Centre.

College of Presidents Chair— Denis Hallworth 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 "The gods too are fond of a joke." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate US$100 million to polio eradication Rotary News -- 28 February 2013 New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a $100 million donation to support polio eradication efforts Bloomberg Philanthropies. The donation represents a six-year commitment to help fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). "We're at a critical juncture in the global effort to end polio,” says Bloomberg. “If we're going to achieve a polio-free world, we must act quickly and commit now to providing the resources needed." Rotary International, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are global partners in the GPEI. “On behalf of Rotary International -- and on behalf of all Rotarians -- I thank Mr. Bloomberg and his foundation for this generous contribution of $100 million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative,” says Robert S. Scott, chair of Rotary‟s International PolioPlus Committee. “Not only will this donation help us reach the most at-risk children with polio vaccine, it will also inspire other individuals, foundations, and businesses in the private sector to take part in this history-making endeavor to achieve a polio-free world.”

Ride to End Polio raises more than US$375,000 for polio eradication Rotary News -- 19 November 2012 Photos by Monika Lozinska/Rotary Images

Ninety Rotarian cyclists from clubs throughout the United States took part in the El Tour de Tucson on 17 November in Arizona, raising more than US$375,000 for polio eradication. RI General Secretary John Hewko and his wife, Marga, were among the Rotarians, friends of Rotary, and family members who hit the pavement along with 9,000 riders from around the world in the charity bike ride, sponsored by the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, completing distances of 42, 60, 85 or 111 miles. The Hewkos also exceeded their goal of $111,000 in pledges, raising more than $200,000 for the ride. Rotarians have been taking part in the ride since 2009, when the End Polio Now campaign was designated an official beneficiary of the race, allowing Rotary to enroll cyclists to gather pledges for the campaign. In that first year, 27 cyclists raised $35,000. The number has grown steadily since. This year’s festivities included a pre-ride dinner the night before. Rotarians also staffed a water station along the route, and a booth at the finish line where finishing cyclists could gather and learn more about Rotary and polio eradication. Since 1985, Rotary and its global polio eradication partners have spearheaded the effort to rid the world of the crippling disease. Cases have dropped to an all-time low -- there were fewer than 200 worldwide in 2012 as of 31 October – and only Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria remain polio-endemic. But a $700 million funding shortfall for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative threatens to impede progress. Already the funding gap has curtailed scheduled immunization activities in polio-affected countries. If eradication fails and polio rebounds, up to 200,000 children per year could be paralyzed. Rotary is ramping up its advocacy work in the 200 countries and regions where Rotary clubs exist to encourage every national government to commit to help meet the shortfall. Visitors to lend their voice to the advocacy efforts by signing a petition for world leaders. Supporters can also upload their photos to be part of the World’s Biggest Commercial new initiative to promote polio eradication launched on World Polio Day.

AAADD - KNOW THE SYMPTOMS Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better even though I have it!! Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

The Love Dress! A woman stopped by unannounced at her recently married son‟s house. She rang the doorbell and walked in. She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law- lying on the couch, totally naked. Soft music was playing and the aroma of perfume filled the room. “What are you doing?” she asked. “I‟m waiting for my husband to come home from work,” the daughter-in-law­ said. “I am wearing my love dress.” “Love dress? But you‟re naked!” said the mother-inlaw. “My husband loves me to wear this dress,” she explained. “It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours on end. He can‟t get enough of me.” The mother-in-law left. When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch waiting for her husband to arrive. Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively. “What are you doing?” he asked. “This is my love dress” she whispered, sensually. He replied, “Looks like it needs ironing!” A man in California calls his son in New York the day before Christmas and says, ”I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough. “Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams. We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the father says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Dallas and tell her.” Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like heck they’re getting divorced,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this,” She calls California immediately, and screams at her father, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. “Okay,” he says, “they’re coming for Christmas and paying their own way. :)

This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water. I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: the car isn't washed the bills aren't paid there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.... Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the heck I've sent it to. Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!


Birthdays— None this week

None this week

Duty Officers

Coming programs details Apr 2—TBA Apr 8—GSE Dinner at Greenhills Lounge w/- M‟bah Club Apr 9—No Meeting, transferred to Apr 8 Apr 16—TBA Apr 23—TBA Apr 30—No meeting, transferred to May 1 May 1—Group 4 Cluster dinner, Andrew Csabi Guest Speaker. May 7—TBA May 14—No meeting, transferred to May 18 May 18—75th Anniversary Dinner Mbah Club, Civic Centre May 21—TBA May 28—TBA Jun 4—TBA Jun 11—TBA

Apr 2—Diedri & Bob Shepherd Apr 9—Not required Apr 16—George Phillips & Richard Johnston Apr 23—Len & Judy Mason Apr 30—Not required May 7—Tony Hayes & Denis Hallworth May 14—Not required May 21—Noel Graham & Kevin Damsma May 28—Ian Baker & David Vickers-Shand Jun 4—Bryan Threlfall & John Stainlay Jun 11—Peter Sochacki & George Phillips 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



TBA Duty Officers Diedri & Bob Shepherd

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

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!

The Spirit March 26 2013  
The Spirit March 26 2013  

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