At Tuesday’s meeting apologies were received from Rinna Ly and Lawrence Hay. Other absences were Ted Mlynarz, Joe Cauchi and Jim Leahy who are on duty in Cambodia and Bob Groat. The latest on Bob is that he will be home on Sunday 20 August after his 10 week holiday inspecting various Sydney hospitals.

Secretary Alvan has receive an invitation from Greenway Club to attend a “Night of Halloween Fun” at the Warwick on Saturday 28 October; an invitation to participate in a Golf Day with Australian Rotary Health and a funding request from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Treasurer Gary says that he will have concluded the collection of membership fees by the end of the month.

The Guest Speaker was Assistant District Governor Allan Petersen from the Concord Club.

Allan said that he was preparing the way for a visit from the District Governor Stephen Brittan on 19 September. He advised that Stephen would like to be assured that our Club had a written Strategic Plan. Stephen also wants the Club to give consideration to what it has achieved and in particular the issues that would be the basis for the awarding of a Presidential Citation.

Allan also reminded members of the priorities of Rotary International President Ian Riseley (a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia). Ian is challenging all 1.2 million Rotarians to simply plant a tree before Earth Day on 22 April 2018. He is also urging clubs to attract female members and members under the age of 45 years.

Members Raffle Jackpot will be $30.00 on 22 August 2017

August Birthdays: 21 – June Murray, 25 – Frans Buskermolen, 26 – Rose Nandan, 29 – Jim Leahy

August Anniversaries: 24 – Stephanie & William Trinh, 25 – Pauline & Alan Hall, 26 – Daisy & Russell Soedjardi.

Next Club Meeting: 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 – Guest Speaker Tim Buckley – Healthy Options Australia (which includes Drug Arm) – 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 noon each Saturday.

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


19 August 17 John Gibbs, Gary Halliday, Sam Capra & 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, Geoff Gibbs, 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.


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, 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