Dear Fellow Rotarians & Friends,

Saturday, 1st July 2017 was a special night. Welcome to the Rotary Club of Liverpool West Changeover of 2017. Tonight, the new President, Board and Office Bearers are inducted to officiate over the club’s activities for the next 12 months.

I would like to thank Hon. Chris Hayes and Bernardette Hayes Member for Fowler, Mike Coffey & Trudy, President of Liverpool Catholic Club, Warwick Richardson, Assistant District Governor, and everyone who attended the night.

How quickly time has passed. This evening proved that a year is a very short time indeed and a presidential term is like the act of sprinting. One year ago, I decided that it was to be worked and played at its own time. I am happy to say that the team lived up to the expectations.

My time as President has been a very positive experience for me, and hopefully, for the club of Liverpool West as well.

As an Immediate Past President, my thanks are due to you all for helping maintain the club on throughout the year. No significant problems to deal with and warming to the way of my good result by any standards. I am proud to be a member of our club and particularly proud to have been afforded the honour of being your President.

Doing the Presidential rounds visiting other clubs and sitting next to our special guests I have come to appreciate what a good club that we have. Our blend of relaxed formality combined with a sense of bonding and purpose serve us well.

I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the team that made this year a successful one.

Directors, thanks for the contribution and tireless efforts, your skills, dedication and time that have made us reach the heights we did in the past year.

I appreciate the good relations that we have within our club members. We hope to strengthen it as we move into this year and beyond.

Members, your contribution and support as well as your valuable ideas have also strengthened the club in one-way or another.

Guests, we look forward to engaging with you more on your road to becoming members. Your efforts cannot be ignored.

My thanks to you all for making everything happened. I am mindful that I have just been the person holding the responsibility. Alongside me are those who keep the club moving and to whom I am grateful.

We all know that any good rotary club is run by a good secretary, Treasurer and Board Directors. Thank you all.

Among the things which we have accomplished over the last year. We have received active and generous support from local and international communities which believe strongly in our core missions.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as President, and now ride off in to the sunset, leaving the guidance of our group in strong and capable hands.

Lastly, as teamwork and do what we do best in our quest to serve. Let’s ensure that we keep up with the club spirit and my sincere thanks to each of you all.

Looking forward to working with new Board of Directors including a President in 2017-18.

Thank you all for your cooperation – Dr Rinna Ly, President 2016/7

Changeover Report

The night was attended by more than 70 people. We welcomed as special guests the Hon. Chris Hayes (Federal Member for Fowler) and his wife Bernadette, Warwick Richardson (ADG Rotary District 9675) and Mike Coffey (President Liverpool Catholic Club and Past President of our Club) and his wife Trudy.

Ted Mlynarz officiated as MC, we had a short address from Chris Hayes before moving to the formal part of the evening with an address from outgoing President Dr Rinna Ly who spoke on the Club’s achievements during the year just ended. Rinna thanked the members of the Club and his Board for the support provided to him during his term. We then proceeded with the induction of Club Directors and Office Bearers for 2017/8 –

President – John Pillay

President Elect 2018/9 – Lawrence Hay

Secretary – Alvan Freeman

Treasurer – Gary Halliday

Community Services – Alan Hall

Youth/New Generations – Sam Capra

Vocational Services – Joe Cauchi

International Services – Jim Leahy

Immediate Past President – Rinna Ly

Programs & Social Events – Ted Mlynarz

Sergeant at Arms – Gary Halliday

Raffle Co-ordinator – Peter Beadle

Attendance Officer – Robert Menolotto

Public Officer – Geoffrey Gibbs


President – Le Duc Hong

Treasurer – William Trinh


In recognition of their Charitable and Community Service the Club made three new Paul Fellows:-

Ming LY – for his work with Cambodia Vision. Ming is the founder of Cambodia Vision and has been Chairman and Principle driver of its work in Cambodia since 2010. Ming also heads a Hearing Program in Fiji.

Pauline Ann HALL – for many years of service to the community. Pauline served as Brownie leader at Bonnyrigg, P & C Treasurer and Canteen manager at Kemps Creek Public School and still volunteers at the school, Canteen manager for Kemps Creek Tigers Soccer Club, volunteered with the clean-up of flood affected areas in Katherine and is a regular at the Rotary club’s BBQ stall at Chipping Norton Growers Market.

Alvan FREEMAN – for his selfless contribution to the club and the community. Alvan is a Past President of this club (that alone would qualify for recognition). Anybody who has undertaken the presidency is aware of the time and effort required. Further to his Rotary contributions, Alvan is the founder and current president of the Liverpool District Men’s Shed.



We then inducted our newest Member of our Rotary Club – Shiva NANDAN. Welcome Shiva.


The next part of the evening was devoted to presentations of donations to representatives of the following organisations – Drug Arm (Tim Buckley), St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol (Mark Flammia), Cambodia Vision (Ming Ly), Australian Health & Humanitarian Aid ( Dr Hien Tran), City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels (Kerrie Oxlade), Liverpool Hospital Wig Library ( Fiona Gould), Australian Aid 4 Cambodia ( Dr Rinna Ly), Liverpool District Men’s Shed (John Jewel) and Bear Cottage ( Nadia Ciaparra).


Thanks to Joe Cauchi and Rinna Ly for the photos.

Finally, Peter Beadle (with the assistance of Trudy Coffey) drew the raffle, we had a plethora of prizes donated by supporters and club members and raises a significant sum for the Club. Well done Peter and thanks to all those who bought tickets.





Members Raffle Jackpot will be $150.00 on 11th July 2017

Birthdays: 26 July – Lee Kong Ly

Anniversaries: 16 July – Dr Hien & Tanya Tran

Next Club Meeting: 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 – Liverpool Catholic Club – 6:00 for 6:30 pm

Market BBQ Roster

The Markets are in Childs Park, Central Avenue, Chipping Norton and operate from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm each Saturday.

If you are unable to attend for any reason please arrange a swap with someone else on the roster!!


8 July 17 Ted Mlynarz, Lawrence Hay, John Pillay & Shiva Nandan
15 July 17 Joe Cauchi, Geoff Gibbs, Rinna Ly & Trudy Ho
22 July 17 Robert Menolotto, Steve Alexander, Sam Capra & Joe Cimino
29 July 17 Ron Houghton, Peter Beadle, Rinna Ly & Alan Hall


If you are rostered on you will need to arrive at 6:30 am to set up Trailer, tent etc. and be available until 12:30 for pack up.


RAM (Rotarians Against Malaria) Conference

Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August 2017 at the Rowers Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek. $100 for both days or $50 per day.

Combined Rotary Club of Liverpool West and Karitane Annual Golf Day

This Charity Golf day will be held on Friday 22 September 2017 at Cabramatta Golf, it will be an Ambrose tournament with an early tee-off, breakfast and lunch. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks but in the meantime it is time to look for sponsors of teams, individual players and prizes (in sets of 4).


It’s on again this year on Sunday 29th October 2017 – Community Service Director Alan Hall will have further information closer to the date – visit www.graffitiremovalday.org.au .

RAWCS Eastern Region Working Bees at 6 Colyton Road, Minchinbury

RAWCS are vacating the Minchinbury Warehouse and are asking for volunteers to work from 9 am to 1 pm on the Saturday – 12 August 2017; Saturday – 9th September 2017; and Saturday – 23 September 2017. If you can help please advise Keith Roffey keithroffey@bigpond.com the week before. Some manual work will be involved, volunteers are asked to wear suitable clothing, covered footwear and to bring work/garden gloves. The work will be dusty so expect clothing to be soiled. Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.


Coming Meetings and Events
Tuesday, 11 July Fellowship Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 18 July Bob Gosling – Bardia Barracks Historic Precinct Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 25 July Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Saturday, 19 August

Sunday, 20 August

RAM (Rotarians Against Malaria Conference Rowers Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek
Tuesday, 5 September Police Officer of the Year Presentation Dinner – $75 per person Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Friday, 22 September Rotary / Karitane Golf Day Cabramatta Golf Course
Sunday, 24 September Cabramatta Moon Festival Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
Sunday, 29 October Graffiti Removal Day
Sunday, 19 November Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
Sunday, 10 December Combined Rotary / AHHA Xmas Party 5:30 pm
President John Pillay 0428 443 580 Immediate Past President Dr Rinna Ly 0466 663 379
President Elect Lawrence Hay 0408 970 913 Community Service  Director Alan Hall 0418 447 576
Secretary Alvan Freeman 0401 717 104 Youth Service  Director Sam Capra 0407 105 456
Treasurer Gary Halliday 0414 298 916 Vocational Service Director Joe Cauchi 0417 478 066
  International Service Director Jim Leahy 0408 404 691
Sergeant Gary Halliday Program Co-Ordinator Ted Mlynarz 0408 979 304
Public Officer Geoff Gibbs 0413 740 840 Attendance Officer Robert Menolotto 0422 642 893