President John has just advised that our District Governor will be visiting the club on Tuesday 15 August 2017






Apologies at last meeting were received from Alan Hall and Bob Groat (hopefully only another fortnight in hospital).

President: An invitation has been received from the ABC to attend the Q&A Program live on 21st August. The ABC will be providing a bus to and from Liverpool and the Ultimo studio. Members wishing to attend may contact John Pillay to arrange the transport.

Secretary: A letter has been received from the Liverpool District Men’s Shed expressing thanks for the donation.

The Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes has advised that a round of the Stronger Communities Grants has just opened for applications.

Treasurer: There are still four members and two Satellite Club members who have yet to pay their membership fees.

International:  Joe Cauchi has just returned from a humanitarian visit to Vietnam. He will leave on Saturday with Jim Leahy and Ted Mlynarz for a similar trip to Cambodia.

The Guest speaker was Grainne O’Loughlin who has been the CEO of the Karitane organisation for the past three and a half years. Grainne recalled some of the members who attended a Vocational Visit to the Karitane facility at Carramar a couple of years ago. She advised that Mike Coffey will be standing down as the President at the end of the year. She also thanked Ted and Geoff for their work in organising last year’s and this year’s Golf Day and expressed her thanks for the nearly $17000 raised last year. That money went towards refurbishing the Peri-natal unit.

The nature of the work done by Karitane has increased in its variety as well as in the rate of usage by parents using the service. Of particular note are the 1 in 10 mothers suffering Post Natal Depression and the 1 in 7 fathers who have an anxiety condition. There is a high rate of teenage mothers in South West Sydney. Their problems are amplified by the lack of parental support, having lost contact with friends and some with drug and alcohol problems.

Grainne identified the increase in child protection interventions. Karitane is conducting screenings of parents so that things do not really get off the rails.

In her strategic plan Grainne has included the use of new technology to provide for tele-health and video-health so that parents from all over can get help. In particular the money raised from this year’s Golf Day will be devoted to the making of a video and have it available on the internet so that parents who are referred to Karitane can have an introduction to the services available before they attend their first appointment.

It should also be noted that our Club has lodged an application to participate in the Australian Rotary Health Funding Partner Program to offer a PhD Research Scholarship – the topic of research is to be “Peri Natal Infant Mental Health”, which we hope will dovetail nicely with the work being done by Karitane. The scholarship will be for three years with a possible 6 month extension and the Club’s annual contribution will be $11,000. This will be the third scholarship we have funded.


Birthdays: 12 August – Les Still, 21 August – June Murray

Anniversaries: 15 August – Sue & Jim Leahy

Market BBQ Roster

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

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


12 August 17 Jim Rudling, Frans Buskermolen, Alvan Freeman & John Pillay
19 August 17 John Gibbs, Gary Halliday, Robert Menolotto & Le Duc Hong
26 August 17 Jim Rudling, Gary Halliday, Joe Cimino & Lawrence Hay
2 September 17 Joe Cauchi, Sam Capra, Alan Hall & Trudy Ho
9 September 17 Steve Alexander, ??? ?????, Jim Leahy & Geoff Gibbs
16 September 17 Jim Rudling, Ted Mlynarz, Shiva Nandan & Alvan Freeman
23 September 17 Gary Halliday, ??? ????, Frans Buskermolen & Robert Menolotto
30 September 17 Alan Hall, Alvan Freeman, Frans Buskermolen & Sam Capra

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.


Tuesday 5th September 2017 – 6:30 for 7:00 at Liverpool Catholic Club
This will be a change of venue for our normal meeting and as such a good attendance is expected, tickets will cost $75 per person. This is a great night and everyone should enjoy themselves. Jim Rudling will have tickets available shortly, these must be purchased no later than 15 August 2017






Helping Youth to Achieve

Many young people have the talent to make the world a better place, but not all have the opportunity.

In 2017-18 we ask the clubs to nominate an individual from their area, or young people they become aware of who exhibit the spark to make a difference but are held back by their circumstances. Some youth do not have the opportunity to shine because they do not have the privileges that others have so we ask Clubs to identify those individuals and forward them to myself as the District Governors Partner.

The criteria for the awards are:

  • Age categories; 14 – 16 years & 17 – 19 years
  • Applicants from; Community Groups, Youth Groups & all Educational Organisations
  • Their Socio- economic situation
  • Contribution to communities
  • Their ability to “make the world a better place”
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to a cause

Nominee applications will open 1st September 2017 and close 16th March 2018

(Download available on District Website: www.rotarydistrict9675.org)

Let’s make a difference in 2017-18 and provide young people with an opportunity to make the world a better place.


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. Registration will commence at 7:30 am for an 8:30 am hit off. The cost per person is $130 which includes golf, golf cart breakfast, on course refreshments and lunch. Hole sponsorship is $1,200 – this includes golf for 4 people, 2 golf carts, company banner and signage on hole, signage in dining area, acknowledgement on website, annual report and during the formalities. If you are just coming for the lunch the cost is $55 per head.




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, 15 August Fellowship Night 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, 22 August Tim Buckley – Healthy Options Australia (formerly Drug Arm) Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday. 29 August Fellowship night followed by Club Board Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 5 September Police Officer of the Year Presentation Dinner – $75 per person Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 12 September Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 13 September Satellite Club Meeting Bar Luck Restaurant, Cabramatta 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 19 September DG District 9675 Official Visit Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Friday, 22 September Rotary / Karitane Golf Day Cabramatta Golf Course 7:30 am for 8:30 start
Sunday, 24 September Cabramatta Moon Festival Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
Tuesday, 26 September Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 3 October Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 October Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 October Bar Luck Restaurant, Cabramatta 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 17 October Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Sunday, 29 October Graffiti Removal Day
Sunday, 19 November Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
Tuesday, 21 November AGM _Election of Directors for 2018/9 Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Sunday, 10 December Combined Rotary / AHHA Xmas Party International Restaurant, Canley Vale 5:30 pm
Friday, 25 May Annual Circus Liverpool Catholic Club Multiple Sessions
Saturday, 26 May Annual Circus Liverpool Catholic Club Multiple Sessions
Sunday, 27 May Annual Circus Liverpool Catholic Club Multiple Sessions
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