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The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Monday 26 May 2014 Weekly Bulletin Issue 5 No.42 th

Program for Club Meeting Monday 26th May 2014

Club Calendar June 2014 No Meeting –

Mon

United Awards Night Door Rotary Grace Loyal Overseas Club

Duty Roster tonight: Ian Pearce Alan Jones Toasts: Ray Campbell Michael Griscti

Rotary Four-Way Test

Rotary Grace

Of the things we think say or do:

Our Lord our giver of all good

Is it the TRUTH?

We thank thee for our daily food

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

May Rotary friends and Rotary Ways

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Help us to serve thee all our days

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

NO MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS Next Meeting: 16th June Program United Awards Night – Bless Salonga and friends

Duty Roster Door Rotary Grace Loyal Toast

Rod Tilden Bob Low Alex Traill

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International Convention

Mon

9

No Meeting – Queens Birthday BBQ at Bunning’s Dural

Sun

15

BBQ – Powerhouse Museum

Mon

16

Rob Byrne – Polio Plus

Wed

18

Board Meeting

Mon

23

Larry Jacka

Sat

28

District Changeover

Mon

30

TBC

Toast to Overseas Club In honour of our guests, we tonight toast the Rotary Club of Manila Magic – Philippines - District 3810. An extremely busy Club, whose Members do some great work.

Dan Murphy Roster 31st May, 2014 Penny Hill and Rod Tilden

Happy Birthday to Bruce Pike on the 27th May - have a great day Bruce. We’d also like to wish Bob and Beverley Low a very Happy Anniversary on the 14th June.


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President’s Message Hello fellow Rotarians, Last Monday Maureen Andersen entertained us speaking about her dedication to the art of Bonsai. Maureen is a spritely senior lady who told me she has been treasurer of the Bonsai Association for 23 years. Is there a message there, Keith? Last Wednesday, at our monthly board meeting, the board approved the honoring of all the financial commitments that were in our club plan for each avenue of service. It was also confirmed that we will be hosting Ida Wagesson, the exchange student from Sweden, now that we have three confirmed host families. Thank you, Jim, for coordinating this exchange. It was also agreed that our club will consider an International project, possibly in Cambodia, in the next Rotary year. This Monday night is the United Awards Night and partners and friends are most welcome. It is expected there will be some musical entertainment from the group. President Rob.

Background Typhoon Haiyan, otherwise known as “Yolanda”, caused catastrophic damage in Central Philippines most particularly throughout Tacloban, Leyte and Samar Islands with maximum winds of 235 km/hr leaving approximately 11 million affected and thousands homeless. The rest of the world pledged their support to the Philippine government while a number of organizations and small groups moved immediately in an effort to provide basic relief for the survivors of one of the deadliest cyclone in years. The same group of talented musicians who had teamed up in March 2012 to successfully raise over $18,000 for the survivors for typhoon Washi (Sendong) supported by the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville, the Rotary Club of Iligan and the Rotary Club of Cagayan De Oro, watched the aftermath of Yolanda in horror and couldn't just idly stand by. So, a group from within the original team re-UNITED, and together with a few special guests once more shareD their time, effort and talents to raise funds to help those requiring help, raising more than $10,000.

Program Michelle - HAIYAN and its ongoing impact on the region - (15 Minutes) Violi - Update on ONE and UNITED projects - (10 Minutes) Bless, Khris & Alan - Award & Recognition (Charles & Millie to accept the awards for those not present) – (15 Minutes) Hanna - Dedication Song – (5 Minutes)


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Summary of Last Meeting – Monday 19th May 2014 Apologies - Ray Campbell; Gordon Scoble; Jim Sifonios; Bruce Pike and Bob Low President Robert opened the meeting welcoming all members and our guest speaker for the night, Maureen Andersen from the Bonsai Society. President Rob reminded everyone that the Board Meeting was coming up on Wednesday at Penny Hill’s home. He congratulated everyone on a another successful Jazz at The Pines event, asking Alan Jones to report on the day. Alan Jones chairman of the Jazz at the Pines committee reported as follows: “Another very successful Jazz at the Pines was held on 18th May in perfect autumn weather, with an attendance of 237 there were lots of smiling faces enjoying an afternoon of great entertainment from Bridge City Jazz. The beautiful home made cakes and tarts were sold out by the end the day, helped along substantially by some of our own members. Bill Forsyth, the District Photographer did a photo shoot at the request of District Governor Graeme, this will not only provide us will good publicity through district but will also give us some much needed photographs for our website and Jazz marketing. We were well represented by our own members and partners, many thanks to Kellyville Scouts who helped with the morning set up and end of day pack up. As the sun set some of the committee members enjoyed a cold beer and some leftover Chinese delicacies, courtesy of Thomas, a great day was had by all.” Treasurer Keith Stapley had nothing to report as Treasurer, but updated Members on Club Picnic, next weekend. He confirmed numbers and identified that there would be two groups travelling up to the Pines area of the Watagans. Those in 4 wheel drives would be meeting at Glenhope at 8am and driving to the area on a special route that he had identified. He provided written details for those travelling up in non4wheel drive vehicles, and this group will endeavour to hold a spot for the whole group. Keith reported that that the Committee for the Garden Competition was held on Wednesday. Discussions with the Council had been fruitful and

they had agreed that gardens from surrounding areas to the Shire could be included in the Competition to increase the scope. It is hoping that the Competition will come under the Orange Blossom Festival Banner, but this is still to be confirmed. Secretary Wilf indicated that all incoming mail had been distributed. He also said that Members were invited to the Music Evening run annually by the Inner Wheel Club of Baulkham Hills. This year it will be held on Wednesday 11th June, starting at 7pm and will again be held at Model Farm School. Members who are interested should speak to Wilf or other Rotarians who are married to the Inner Wheel Members. Community Service Director, Graeme Rohan, reported that Dan Murphy’s had sold out once more, last weekend; helped along by a Ford Rally held at the Ettamogah. Graeme also reminded everyone about the upcoming Bunning’s BBQ to be held on the .Queens Birthday. Graeme said that he would send out an email with details requesting volunteers PR Director, Bobby Redman, thanked Alan Jones for providing her with a copy of the featured article in last week’s Hills Shire Times. As Conference Chair, Bobby reminded Members who were planning to attend the Convention about the travel details. Some members, planning to attend, were still to register. Bobby also reminded Members that she was holding stock of this year’s Entertainment Book, saying that we had already sold our original consignment and were now on our second supply of stock. International Director / Foundation Chair, Alan Jones, reported that the United group were currently looking at a further Philippines project to use up the balance of their funds raised at their concert. The Jaffna project is moving ahead and we have been receiving detailed reports back from the doctor’s group identifying that all equipment being purchased will be of the highest quality. We are currently awaiting the funds from the Rotary Foundation. Ian Pearce, had nothing to report as Vocational Director. As President Elect, Ian reminded the


4|Page members that he was still seeking a PR Director for the new Rotary Year. PE Ian, reminded the incoming Board that Club Plans should be underway, particularly as he will be away throughout June. Ian will return in time for the District Changeover on the 28th June and will of course be here for our Club Changeover on the 5th July. Jim Sifonios, Youth Director, had apologised for the night, but President Rob reminded Members that we had agreed to take an incoming Youth Exchange

Student from Sweden, who will be arriving in July, and that we were still seeking another host family from the Club. President Rob also mentioned a request from District Governor Graeme to sponsor a student from Winmalee for RYLA. The raffle was won by Alan Jones who kindly left the jackpot for another day.

Guest Speakers – Maureen Andersen from the Bonsai Society Maureen gave a spirited and enjoyable presentation on what was obviously a passion for her. She spoke enthusiastically about the art of bonsai, which she described as a “living art form”, saying that her Club was 50 years old and the oldest one in NSW. Maureen said that setting up and caring for bonsai, although it takes times, was a fantastic past-time being a very economical hobby. She said that the key to success is not unlike gardening with any potted plants which need re-potting and fertilising regularly. Maureen let members know that they would be welcome to come along to their exhibition which is part of the Orange Blossom Festival each year and which was now held at the Don Moore Centre in North Rocks.

Reminder, that there is no Meeting next week because of the Rotary International Convention. For all of you attending –

HAVE A GREAT TIME

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