As last week’s meeting had been advertised as a “partner’s night” it was good to see a number of partners attend Tuesday’s meeting. Apologies were received from Rinna Ly and Geoff Gibbs.

President John reported that he had been a Guest Speaker at the Holroyd Rotary Club’s meeting to talk about Fiji projects. He has also been invited to do the same thing at the Woollahra Rotary Club.

Jim Rudling proposed that with the continuing nature of Fiji projects it would be appropriate for the projects to have formal endorsement from Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).

Secretary Alvan informed the meeting of a Certificate of Appreciation received from the Bear Cottage; a letter from Chris Hayes (Federal Member for Fowler) seeking nominations for the Community Service Awards and a further letter from Chris Hayes seeking expressions of interest in the Armistice Centenary Grants to commemorate the end of the First World War, in our community.

In the absence of Youth Director Sam Capra, Jim Rudling advised the meeting that everything had been prepared for the School Awards and he will catch up with Sam to pass on the materials.

President John introduced a potential member, Sharmila who he had met at the Police Officer of the Year event. Sharmila’s husband was one of the Award nominees from the Green Valley Command. Sharmila has a Fiji background and has been in Australia for 32 years. She is involved in a number of charitable organisations in Liverpool.

The Guest Speaker, Ted Mlynarz informed the meeting of the good deeds done during the latest mission to Cambodia and Vietnam by the Australian Health and Humanitarian Aid group. As well as Ted, members Jim Leahy and Joe Cauchi and Friend of Rotary Charlie Hili participated in the mission.

In all 130 members of AHHA were involved though not all of them were there for the full duration of seven days. The eye specialists worked out of the Phnom Penh hospital and the dental team worked out of the Phnom Penh University. The numbers of eye and dental procedures performed were extraordinary.  The days were long. Ted showed a video that had been shot, edited and produced by members of AHHA. The video showed the various aspects of the mission, the people involved and the procedures being undertaken. In addition to the medical work the AHHA team distributed thousands of water filters and humanitarian parcels.

On Friday we held our Annual Golf Day in conjunction with Karitane, while to numbers were down, the weather was fine and everyone enjoyed the day (the winners more than others). Thanks to all those teams and players who made the day a success, to Ted Mlynarz who did most of the organising (helped by Geoffrey) and Frans Buskermolen, Joe Cauchi, John Pillay & Gary Halliday who helped on the day.







Members Raffle Jackpot will be $30.00 on 3 October 2017

September Birthdays: No more for this month

September Anniversaries: No more for this month


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!!


23 September 17 Gary Halliday, Carlin Gibbs, Alvan Freeman & Robert Menolotto
30 September 17 Alan Hall, Alvan Freeman, Frans Buskermolen & Steve Alexander
7 October 17 Joe Cauchi, Jock Cimino, Jim Leahy & Jim Rudling
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.



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 .





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.


Importance of Second Opinion

Ever since I was a child, I always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him: I’ve got problems.
I’m scared, I told him, I think I’m going crazy.
Just put yourself in my hands for one year, said the shrink. Come talk to me, three times a week, and we should be able to get rid of those fears.
How much do you charge?
One hundred fifty dollars per visit, replied the doctor.

I’ll sleep on it, I said.
Six months later the doctor met me on the street
Why didn’t you come to see me about those fears you were having? he asked.
Well, $150 a visit, three times a week for a year, is $23,400.00.
A bartender cured me for $10.00.  I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought a new Harley.
Is that so?  With a bit of an attitude, he said, and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?
He told me to cut the legs off the bed.  Nobody under there now.
It’s always better to get a second opinion!

Coming Meetings and Events
Monday, 25 September Combined Meeting with Liverpool Greenway – DG District 9675 Official Visit The Warwick, 355 Hume Highway, Warwick Farm 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 26 September No Meeting transferred to Monday 25 September
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 Satellite Club Meeting Bar Luck Restaurant, Cabramatta 1:00 pm
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, 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 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