Dear Rotarians & Friends                                                                              

Tuesday 20th September 2016 was a great night with our District Governor and his wife (Stephen & Julie), Assistant Governors (Margaret & Warwick) and a it was also a Combined Meeting with the Rotary Club of Liverpool Greenway.

I also welcomed guests Greg Gibbs and Daniel Tragai – Apologies from Jock Cimino and Lawrence Hay.

Nick Romeo, President of Liverpool Greenway, advised that his Club now met at “the Warwick”, Holiday Inn, Warwick Farm and invited us to attend one of their meetings He also invited us to join “a night with the horses in 2016” organised by Liverpool Greenway on Friday, 28th October 2016, 7:00 pm at the Novella Events Function Centre, 682 Cabramatta Road, Bonnyrigg. Greenway had a quick members meeting at the conclusion of ours.

Our Assistant Governor, Warwick, encouraged us to use internet for filling out the presidential citation and the goal settings. He also advised that if we need assistance of any kinds the club will contact him directly and the deadline is up to 30 June 2017.

Julie Humphreys informed us that she and her husband are busy at the beginning of the year for their club visits consisting of 65 clubs and 25 club changeovers. Julie encouraged us to assist any charity organisations and together we can make a huge difference.

Stephen Humphreys, our District Governor, encouraged us to invite special guest speakers to our club for their speeches as a result we can learn from their different experiences of interesting projects. He also advised that many events and District Conference are coming up so it is worthwhile for the clubs to attend, for example, World Polio Day on 24th October 2016; Graffiti Removal Day; NSW Police Officer of the year Awards on Friday 4th November 2016; District Conference at Wollongong on 10-12 March 2017; etc.

Stephen also advised that the communication is very important for each club to improve their knowledge through an internet in relation to some stories of each club involved projects. The rotary strategic plans (Services, memberships and public images) are very significant for each club so each president should have been aware of. The best way of informing the outsiders about our club is that we need to advertise any articles to attract them. Thanks to DG Stephen for his interesting talk.

Our Pride of Workmanship Award will be held on 25th October 2016. Dr Bob Groat has nomination forms. Applications will close on Monday, 10th October 2016. He also mentioned that nominated people and their nominators must attend the event to receive their awards. Dr Bob Groat will contact Miller TAFE staff for the eligible students to receive the Awards. The applications will be closed in March 2017 for May TAFE Awards.

Jim Leahy advised us that some members of our club are going overseas for various projects: –

  • Jim Rudling is also going to Cambodia with Cambodia Vision to help the sustain Cambodia project in Pursat province. He will give us some feedback when he is back from Cambodia.
  • Ted Mlynarz, Bob Groat and Jim Leahy will be going to Nepal for helping some projects.
  • John Pillay will go to Fiji soon to finalise our clean water projects at Ba and Sigatoka. He also invites any members who can join him to go to Fiji and he will inform us the exact date of departure.

Ted Mlynarz reminded us that we need some people involved in our Liverpool West/Karitane Golf Day on the 30th September 2016.

Our club will have 12 representatives at the Combined Rotary Clubs of Liverpool 2016 Police Officer of the year Awards on the 27th September 2016.  No Club meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th September 2016.

Joe Cauchi as Sergeant conducted the fine session. He will be away on 26 September until 1st November 2016 so Frans will take up his duties.

Sam Capra, Program Officer, will inform us the dates of the club’s events in the coming month, e.g. 1st November and the Christmas Party.

Raffle Draws:  The winners were -1st Prize = Sam Capra; 2nd Prize = Sam Capra; 3rd Prize = DG Stephen Humphreys and 4th Prize = Margaret Favelle ADG.  Our Treasurer conducted a “TARGETED AUCTION” with Frans Buskermolen being successful as was intended.

Members Raffle Jackpot will be $10.00 on 4th October 2016.

Birthdays – 7th October – Alvan Freeman & Hien Tran, 8th October – Chinh Dang

Lastly, I would like to thank you all for your kindness and participation during our District Governor’s visit.

All the best, Rinna

Market BBQ Roster

The Markets are now located at Childs Park, Central Avenue, Chipping Norton and operate from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm each Saturday.

24-Sep-16 Robert Menolotto, John Gibbs & Ron Houghton
01-Oct-16 Peter Beadle, Gary Halliday & Steve Alexander
08- Oct-16 Alan Hall, John Pillay & Rinna Ly
15- Oct-16 Frans Buskermolen, Kevin Walker & Lawrence Hay
22-Oct-16 Trudy Ho, Rinna Ly & Alvan Freeman
29-Oct-16 John Gibbs, Robert Menolotto & Joe Cimino

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.


Next Club Meeting: 

Tuesday, 4th October 2016 – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Fellowship Night followed by Board Meeting   – Liverpool Catholic Club 6 for 6:30 pm.

Liverpool West / Karitane Golf Day – Friday 30 September 2016

Our Annual Golf Day this year will be held jointly with Karitane at Cabramatta Golf Course. Registration from 7:30 am with a breakfast before a shot gun start at 8:30 am. There will also be on course refreshments and a lunch after the match. All profits from the day will go to Karitane’s perinatal mood disorder unit.

Further information is available from Karitane on 9794 2300 or enquirieskcfc@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Pride of Workmanship Night – 25 October 2016

Our Annual Pride of Workmanship Night will be held on 25th October.

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.

Bob Groat distributed nomination forms at last week’s meeting, these will close on 10th October 2016. Planning is well advanced for this event which will be held on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at Liverpool Catholic Club. As we normally do our regular meeting will be transferred to this night, so we expect a big turn-out.

RYLA (8th – 14th January, 2017)

Applications are now open for RYLA, please visit District Website http://www.rotarydistrict9675.org.au/Page/ryla to download the application form and obtain any other information. Please note there is a limit of 70 applicants. For further information please contact our Youth Service (New Generations) Director Joe Cauchi on 0417 478 066.


Liverpool Greenway’s “A Night with the Horses” – Friday 28th October 2016

Novella Function Centre, 682 Cabramatta Road, Bonnyrigg. 6:30 for 7:00 pm.


Proceeds to assist Autism Advisory & Support Services and other Community Needs.


For Tickets Contact Nick Romeo – 0418 645 583 or Vince Labbozzetta – 0433 168 613




Lighter Side of Politics

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich,
by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Am ringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”
I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them”. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)
We hang petty thieves and appoint the bigger thieves to public office. ~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become PM; I’m beginning to believe it. ~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton, American actor/writer

Coming Meetings and Events


Tuesday, 27 September Police Officer of the year Presentation Dinner Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Friday, 30 September Liverpool West / Karitane Golf Day Cabramatta Golf Club 7:30 am
Tuesday, 4 October Fellowship Meeting – Board Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 11 October James Nguyen – Ngoc Tram Scholarship Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 25  October Pride of Workmanship Awards Night Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Sunday, 20 November Satellite Club/VVP-A Fund Raising Freedom Plaza Cabramatta  
Tuesday, 22 November Club AGM – Board Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 20 December Club Christmas Dinner    
Tuesday, 27 December NO MEETING    
Tuesday, 3 January NO MEETING    
Tuesday, 10 January Breakfast Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 7:30am
Tuesday, 17 January Breakfast Meeting Liverpool Catholic Club 7:30am
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