At last Tuesdays Meeting we had a presentation from Bob Gosling on The Ingleburn Military Heritage Precinct and Mont St Quentin Oval. They are of heritage significance as the entry point and command precinct of the first purpose built military training camp for WWII. The camp later became known as Ingleburn Defence site. The Ingleburn Defence site was also the place from where the first Australian troops to see active service in WWII at the town of Bardia, (the 16th Brigade of the 6th Division of the Second AIF) formed up. The Mont St Quentin Oval was most likely to be initially utilised as a parade ground for WWII troops at the site and was where the troops were formally farewelled before being shipped overseas, prior to the construction of official parade grounds. It is also of significance as one of the States key defence sites which coordinated the formation, training and dispatch of troops for most theatres of warfare during the 20th century.
The site’s heritage significance is enhanced through its association with many military units which gave distinguished service in WWII such as the 16th Brigade of the 6th Division of the Second AIF, the first Australian unit to see armed conflict and the 2/13th Battalion variously known as the ‘devils own’ or the ‘rats of Tobruk’ for their determined fighting during the siege of Tobruk. It also has historic associations with units fighting in the Korean War and the Vietnam War as well as with other social trends during the Vietnam War such as the anti-war lobby.
It is of State heritage significance for its association with generations of ex-servicemen who have passed through the site either en route to active service in overseas theatres of war or for National Service training. Items within the precinct and the Mont St Quentin are imbued with symbolic meaning for those associated with the place. The Bardia Barracks Entrance Gates symbolise the entrance to army life and the brick sentry boxes are symbolic of the long term military presence on site.
The Military Heritage Precinct established in 2002, is also significant as a good representative example of a command precinct for a large Army training site in NSW and Australia. The P1 type huts, guard house and cells as well as the former parade ground with its entry gates and viewing dais are characteristic of military infrastructure and are able to demonstrate the principal characteristics of military training sites. The Military Heritage Precinct and Mont St Quentin Oval is also representative of the historic military uses of the larger former Military Camp.
Bob told us of the continuing battles to keep this historic area operational the latest obstacle is having the area closed because of asbestos.
Next Club Meeting:
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 – Speaker Ted Mlynarz – Nepal Housing Project – Liverpool Catholic Club – 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Members Raffle Jackpot will be $170.00 on 25th July 2017
Birthdays: 26 July – Lee Kong Ly
Anniversaries: No More in July
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!!
|22 July 17||Robert Menolotto, Steve Alexander, Sam Capra & Joe Cimino|
|29 July 17||Ron Houghton, Peter Beadle, Rinna Ly & Alan Hall|
|5 August 17||Alvan Freeman, Robert Menolotto, John Gibbs & Trudy Ho|
|12 August 17||Jim Rudling, Frans Buskermolen, Jim Leahy & John Pillay|
|19 August 17||John Gibbs, Lawrence Hay, Robert Menolotto & Le Duc Hong|
|26 August 17||Jim Rudling, Gary Halliday, Jock Cimino & Rinna Ly|
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.
Time is rapidly running out to register your students for RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) which will be held on the weekend of 11th August to 13th August at Telford on Port Hacking.
Now that students are back at school after the school holidays it is time to seek applicants and register them. Hurry, as applications close on 1st August.
RYPEN is for young people aged 14 to 16 years and caters for teenagers who have shown qualities of decency, courage, persistence, sincerity, and application in everyday life, which deserve further development.
RYPEN seeks to broaden each participant’s horizons culturally, socially, and academically, providing the inner foundations for a strong future.
For more information and the application form please go to: http://rotarydistrict9675.org/Page/rypen
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.
2017 LIVERPOOL & GREEN VALLEY POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
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
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.
NOW IS THE TIME TO LOOK FOR SPONSORS AND PLAYERS
GRAFFITI REMOVAL DAY
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 email@example.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, 25 July||Nepal Housing Project – Ted Mlynarz||Liverpool Catholic Club||6:00 for 6:30 pm|
|Tuesday. 1 August||Unlicensed Travels in Europe and Japan – Frans Buskermolen||Liverpool Catholic Club||6:00 for 6:30 pm|
|Tuesday, 8 August||Karitane – Grianne O’Loughlin||Liverpool Catholic Club||6:00 for 6:30 pm|
|Wednesday, 9 August||Satellite club Meeting||Bar Luck Restaurant, Cabramatta||1:00 pm|
|Tuesday, 15 August||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||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|