Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 was a great Fellowship night. We welcomed our visitor, Shiver introduced by John Pillay. Apologies from Jock Cimino, Joe Cauchi, Frans Buskermolen and Peter Beadle.

Tonight, I showed 3 short video clips of inspirational and motivational leaderships including 8 ideal IQs and riddles for every member’s fun.

  • Motivational video clip indicated that everybody needs to share any skills, knowledge and kindnesses while they are still alive and If they don’t share or do anything for the needy they will lose everything without passing on their own important stuff. This clip also indicated that the most important thing to run the club is to remember all the time about the club is. The club is simply having good people therefore a leader has to be a great listener, a great motivator, a very good at praising in looking the best people. The people are not different from the flowers. If you treat the flowers well enough from the florist the flowers will last for a long time. This is just a critical tribute of leader.
  • Another short video clip called “How to turn a Negative situation into a Positive one by Brian Tracey”. This clip indicated that your abilities are to response positively in a negative situation and to allow yourself to let go off a negative feeling which is maybe a trap inside of you because of the thinking in the past that you can’t change.

Brian advised that “Accept completely own responsibility for every part of your life, refuse to blame others or make an excuse”. He also pointed out that the great business of life is to eliminate the negative emotions and take responsibility for yourself, your reactions and your responses. In conclusion Brian advised that we must say that “we are responsible for everything that we have done.”

Secretary: Ted reminded members to attend the AHHA Fund raising night on 26th of May 2017 and if you are joining the AHHA night one ticket is available now and costs $60 per person.

Treasurer: Gary reminded that our club changeover will be held on 1st July 2017 and cost $65 per person. The venue will be held at the Liverpool Catholic Club and will be commenced at 6:30pm for 7:00pm.

President Elect: John urged members to attend the Changeover Dinner on 1 July 2017, bringing their family and friends to make it a great night. John also introduced a friend “Shiva” who is considering joining Rotary.

The Club has received a Certificate of Appreciation form Australian Rotary Health:-

Under the new catering arrangements, I request that you fill in the meal request form as soon as you arrive, the form will be on the tables when you first arrive. Remember that the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”.

“It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgements about them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often than not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul. Never judge, learn to respect and acknowledge the feelings of another.”- Unknown.

“Every single person on the planet has a story. Do not judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.”


“If you are bitten by snake what’s the best thing to do? Remain Calm, Separate the poison from the rest your body, suck your poison out. Worst thing to do: Get upset, Chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm do not try to strike back at the person.  Do not let the poison spread throughout your system”- Anonymous.

Raffle: Thanks to everyone for your kind contribution of Raffle Prizes.

1st Prize= Jim Leahy; 2nd Prize= Gary Halliday; and 3rd Prize= Geoff Gibbs; 4th Prize= Lawrence Hay; and 5th Prize= Alan Hall.
Members Raffle Jackpot will be $90.00 on 23rd May 2017

Remember!  Our rotary club offers great opportunities for new friendships and personal development.

Lastly, I would like to thank you all for your attendance and kindness during the club meeting’s night.

All the best, Rinna.


Birthdays: No more in May

Anniversaries: more in May

Next Club Meeting: 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 – Club Forum followed by Combined Board Meeting – 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!!

20-May-17 Kevin Walker, Rinna Ly & Peter Beadle
27-May-17 John Pillay, Robert Menolotto & Trudy Ho
3-June-17 Steve Alexander, Joe Cimino & Jim Leahy
10-June-17 Lawrence Hay, John Gibbs & Ted Mlynarz
17-June-17 Jim Rudling, Alvan Freeman & Gary Halliday (extra needed)
24-June-17 Ron Houghton, Robert Menolotto & ?? (replacement needed for Frans Buskermolen)
1-July-17 Le Duc Hong, Kevin Walker & Peter Beadle

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.


Satellite Club / AHHA BBQs at Freedom Plaza Cabramatta

Fairfield City Council has agreed to the following dates for Rotary and AHHA to conduct the bi-monthly BBQ fundraising events in 2017: The next two are scheduled for 18 June and 19 November. Any members who can help out on these days should contact Ted Mlynarz.

Satellite Club Meeting – Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Prince Tesso Sisowath from Cambodia will be attending the meeting as a special guest. The meeting is to be held at the Bar Luck Restaurant, Level 1 94 John Street, Cabramatta commencing at 1 pm. All members and interested guests are invited

AHHA Annual Fund Raising Dinner – 26 May 2017.

The annual fundraising dinner will take place Friday, 26 May 2017 at the Crystal Palace Function Centre, Canley Heights.

Applications for the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2018 program close on 31 May 2017
31 May is deadline for submitting applications for National Youth Science Forum (NSYF) 2018 – www.nysf.edu.au

Applications for the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2018 program close on 31 May 2017.

With funding from the Australian Government, there will be up to 600 places available for students entering Year 12 in 2018. So there’s never been a better time to apply for the program – the chances of selection have increased significantly.

Attending NYSF is a unique opportunity for young Australian science students to participate in Australia’s leading science and technology outreach activity during their summer break. The participants experience 12 days of science and technology related activities, designed to encourage them to continue to study in these fields, and move on to careers that are so important in underpinning the Australian economy. You can read more about the NYSF 2017 program’s activities here.

Cambodia Vision – Fund Raising Dinner Saturday, 17th June 2017

The dinner will be held at the Crystal Palace Function Centre, 1st Floor, 219 Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights at 6:30 pm. The cost is $60 per head for an 8 Course meal and 2 jugs of soft drink per table. Keep this date free as the Club normally takes a table on the night. For further information please contact Jim Rudling or Thida Yang thida.yang2@gmail.com



Club Changeover Dinner: this dinner will be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017 in the Liverpool Catholic Club Function Centre 6:30 for 7:00 pm the cost will be $65 per head for a 3 course meal, house wine and draft beers plus soft drinks.



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, 23 May Club Forum followed by Board Meeting (Combined 2016/7 & 2017/8 Boards) Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 24 May Satellite Club Meeting – Prince Tesso Sisowath of Cambodia will be in attendance Bar Luck Restaurant, 1/94 John Street Cabramatta 1:00 pm
Friday, 26 May AHHA (Vietnam Vision) Fund Raiser Crystal Palace, 219 Canley Vale Rd, Canley Heights 7:00 pm
Friday. 26 May Annual Circus Liverpool Catholic Club Multiple Sessions
Saturday, 27 May Annual Circus Liverpool Catholic Club Multiple Sessions
Sunday, 28 May Annual Circus Liverpool Catholic Club Multiple Sessions
Tuesday, 30 May      
Tuesday, 6 June      
Tuesday, 14 June      
Saturday, 17 June Cambodia Vision Fund Raising Dinner Crystal Palace Function Centre, 219 Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights 6:30 pm
Sunday, 13 June Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta  
Tuesday, 20 June      
Tuesday, 27 June      
Saturday, 1 July Club Changeover – $65 per head – 3 course meal, house wine, draft beer and soft drink Liverpool Catholic Club 7:00 for 7:15 pm
Tuesday, 4 July      
Tuesday, 11 July      
Tuesday, 18 July      
Tuesday, 25 July      
Tuesday, 5 September Police Officer of the Year Presentation Dinner – $75 per person Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Sunday, 19 November Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta  
President Rinna Ly 0466 663 379 Immediate Past President Alvan Freeman 0401 717 104
President Elect John Pillay 0428 443 580 Community Service  Director Alan Hall 0418 447 576
Secretary Ted Mlynarz 0408 979 304 Youth Service  Director Joe Cauchi 0417 478 066
Treasurer Gary Halliday 0414 298 916 Vocational Service Director Bob Groat 0414 748 404
      International Service Director Jim Leahy 0408 404 691
Sergeant Joe Cauchi   Program Co-Ordinator Sam Capra 0407 105 456
Public Officer Geoff Gibbs 0413 740 840 Attendance Officer Robert Menolotto 0422 642 893