A very sociable evening was enjoyed by members at last Tuesdays meeting.

The Guest Speakers (James Wiltshire, Kai Drescher and Rose Ta) were from Aveo Retirement Communities. James spoke about the organisation and the villages that they operate. There are currently 91 locations across Australia with construction of new complexes being done on a continuous basis. One such development will contain 2000 units. There is a company mission to build 500 units per year such is the demand for independent living and aged care placements.

James expressed some pride in the differentiation within the industry that Aveo has made to its way of doing business and the range of facilities that are provided to residents. Particular attention is made to the processes of moving in, living in and moving out. James was open to providing a range of questions (particularly about costs) that a person should ask if they are looking at this form of retirement living.

Kai went into more detail about the issues raised by James. In particular, the contractual terms.

Aveo seeks to provide residents with financial clarity about buying in, maintenance costs and exit fees.

Significant aspects of the “Aveo Way” are :

  • A six month money back guarantee if the resident changes their mind.
  • A deferred Management fee capped at 35% after three years.
  • No refurbishment costs, and
  • No sales commission on the sale of the unit.

The meeting approved the purchase of 4 iPads for Cecil Hills High School Special Needs Unit these will be delivered in the coming days.

Members Raffle Jackpot will be $50.00 on 17 October 2017

October Birthdays: 20th Trudy Ho, 23rd Tanya Hein and 24th Joe Cauchi.

October Anniversaries: 24th Rinna & Lee Ly.

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!!


14 October 17 Shiva Nandan, John Pillay, Robert Menolotto & Ted Mlynarz
21 October 17 Steve Alexander, Joe Cimino, Alan Hall & Carlin Gibbs
28 October 17 John Gibbs, Gary Halliday, Rinna Ly & Lawrence Hay
4 November 17 Trudy Ho, Frans Buskermolen, Le Duc Hong


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.



Pride of Workmanship Awards

Each year the club calls for nominations from the community of people who give that little extra in the performance of their jobs, it may be that little bit of extra help to customers, it might be for pride in their jobs.

This year the presentation night will be on Tuesday 28th November 2017. Nominations can be made on the form available from Vocational Service Director Joe Cauchi and must be made no later than 14th November 2017.

Each nominee will receive an engraved plaque, dinner for them and a partner. If you nominate someone for this award you must be in a position to attend the function on the night when the award is presented. This award can be a great way to show appreciation to an employee or co-worker.



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.

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 close 16th March 2018 –  www.rotarydistrict9675.org


The Club’s Annual Christmas Dinner will be held at the Black Rose Café, 170 George Street Liverpool on Saturday 16th December 2017 – 6:30pm for 7:00pm. The cost of this Dinner for Members and 1 partner will be $30 per person, other guests are welcome and the cost for these will be $65 per person. A sumptuous meal, wine , beer and soft drink will be provided. A commitment sheet will be circulated and payment will be required no later than Tuesday 5th December 2017 when numbers will be confirmed.



Cultivate Rotary – District 9675 Conference Mudgee 2018

The District conference will be held in Mudgee 2-4th March 2018 at the Parklands Resort Mudgee.

We can confirm our speakers will be

Ken Sutcliffe- Sports Commentator and Polio Survivor

Stephanie Woollard- From the Seven Womens Association

Mike Brady – Rotarian and composer of Up there Cazaly

Dr Jill Hicks- London Bomb Victim

Immediate Past International President John Germ

Jacob Stein from Robert Stein Winery and Mudgee’s wine maker of the year

The local Mudgee Historian

Not to mention further Rotary Content

Mudgee is a wine and food region and we hope to put you in touch with the food and the wine.

The Country Dress Gala Dinner will be held at the Australian Rural Education Centre.

Early Bird registrations are open. Please visit http://cultivaterotary.com/. The cost is $185.00. Please note that accommodation is booking fast with the venue (Parkland) booked out. Please book early. Contact Mudgee Information Centre for accommodation options (02) 6372 1020.


Paddy was a youthful and hardworking Irishman at a Coastal village in Ireland.

Daily he would pole a heavy old punt out to sea then work a heavy iron grapple to bring up the sand oysters which he sold to the local ice works.

He was a man of regular habits he always arrived home each day at a certain time.

Sadly, Paddy did not realize the heavy grappling was taking a toll on a faulty heart.

One day he failed to come home so his wife contacted the Police to investigate him being missing.

They rowed out and found Paddy dead in the punt beside him a huge grapple full of oysters he’d tried to hoist aboard.

Headlines next day in the ‘Irish Times Newspaper’ Said…………………………………..



Coming Meetings and Events
Tuesday, 17 October Australian Rotary Health – PDG Stephen Humphreys Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Sunday, 29 October Graffiti Removal Day
Tuesday, 24 October Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 31 October Andreas Brettschneidner – Kokoda Trail Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 7 November Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 8 November Satellite Club Meeting Bar Luck Restaurant, Cabramatta 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 14 November Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Sunday, 19 November Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
Tuesday, 21 November AGM _Election of Directors for 2018/9 Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Monday, 27 November Board Meeting – John Pillay’s Home 10 Yew Place, Casula 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 28 November Pride of Workmanship Night Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 5 December Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Sunday, 10 December Combined Rotary / AHHA Xmas Party International Restaurant, Canley Vale 5:30 pm
Tuesday, 12 December No Meeting – Transferred to Christmas Function
Saturday, 16 December Club Christmas Dinner Black Rose Café, 170 George Street, Liverpool 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 19 December Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 26 December NO MEETING
Tuesday, 2 January NO MEETING
Tuesday, 9 January Breakfast Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 7:30 am
Tuesday, 16 January Breakfast Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 7:30 am
Tuesday, 23 January Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 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