Last Tuesday’s Meeting was well attended considering the current absences. Apologies were received from Sam Capra and Rinna Ly (marking trial exam papers. Other absences were Ted Mlynarz, Joe Cauchi, and Jim Leahy, OS projects) Jock Cimino (OS holidays) and Bob Groat (recuperating at home).

President John reported on his attendance at the District Presidents Meeting and the number of district projects that were under discussion at the meeting.

Secretary Alvan has received a thank-you card from Fiona Gould regarding the donation to the Liverpool Wig Library.

Guest, Margarita Parrish (sponsor of Food for All, Nepal) provided an update on her status as she will be soon retiring from the workforce and is getting excited about joining the Club and attending more BBQ’s at Childs Park. Maggie will be continuing her support for the villagers in the devastated areas of Nepal

The Guest Speaker was Tim Buckley the State Coordinator for Healthy Options Australia (previously called Drug Arm). Tim provided an update on where the money goes from the Club’s donations in creating awareness about drug and alcohol matters, providing services to addicts and providing advocacy to various governments on associated policies.

Healthy Options have 40 ongoing projects around Australia. Two of the projects are conducted in South West Sydney. They are Family and Community Services and Street Outreach Services.

The Family and Community Services attend to addicted individuals and their family members. Services provided related to detoxification, residential and non residential rehabilitation, and an opioid treatment program

The Street Outreach Program is conducted out of a van which visits collection venues for homeless people in the Liverpool and Parramatta areas. The people sleeping rough are given tea, coffee and biscuits, blankets and advice on the unit’s other services.

As things change in the business of Healthy Options the South West Sydney headquarters will relocate to the Liverpool area and Tim has taken the opportunity to take up a new role in Westmead Hospital.

Geoff Gibbs reported that the Golf Day computer glitch has been overcome and things are back on track.

Members Raffle Jackpot will be $10.00 on 29 August 2017

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

August Anniversaries: No more for this month


Next Club Meeting: 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 – Fellowship Night followed by 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 noon each Saturday.

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


26 August 17 Jim Rudling, Gary Halliday, Joe Cimino & Maggie Parrish
2 September 17 Joe Cauchi, Sam Capra, Alan Hall & Trudy Ho
9 September 17 Steve Alexander, ??? ?????, Jim Leahy & Carlyn Gibbs
16 September 17 Jim Rudling, Ted Mlynarz, Shiva Nandan & Alvan Freeman
23 September 17 Gary Halliday, Carlyn 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 should have been purchased by now.



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.

Rotary Club of Sydney – Film Screening – Details in copy of email below:-

From: Rob Clifton-Steele [
Sent: Sunday, 6 August 2017 9:34 AM
To: Jim Rudling (
Subject: FW: Rotary Invitation, Film screening-Hope Road

Hello Jim:

As you might remember, for some years I have been involved in a project to build a school in South Sudan. This is the Hope Road project. This project was what first brought me to Rotary and where we first talked.

The project was initiated by my friend Zacharia Machiek, a South Sudanese man, one of the “lost boys”. The project is auspiced by Rotary Sydney’s International Service Committee. Rotary figures in many places in the film.

Given the violence in South Sudan and obstacles that Zacharia has had to overcome, this has been an extraordinary and inspirational journey. Zacharia walked for 40 days from northern New South Wales to Sydney to help raise funds for the school. 

The progress of the project has been filmed by acclaimed documentary maker Tom Zubrycki, who is also a member of the committee developing the project. His film “Hope Road” has recently been shown at both the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals, to much acclaim.

A preview trailer is here:

Hope Road preview trailer

The film will be shown at 6.30 PM on 6 September at the Palace Theatre, Norton Street, Leichhardt. We need at least 75 people to book for the screening to go ahead. I have bought the first 5 tickets. Profits for the screening will go towards the project.

Would you mind please letting your club know about this. It would be good if those interested could please book a ticket soon, to ensure the screening can go ahead and then come along to see this inspiring story.

The booking website: https://tickets.demand.film/event/2052

Rob Clifton-Steele

Chair, RCS S&A Committee

Club Sponsorship of Graziz Bunter in City to Surf 2017 – see email below

From: Grazia Bunter [mailto:gbunter@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 18 August 2017 8:59 PM
To: Gary Halliday <gchalliday@optusnet.com.au>
Subject: After the City2surf

Hello Gary,

I would like to thank you and the Rotary Club of Liverpool West for your wonderful support. With your generosity and that of numerous other donors I managed to raise $2,454 towards MS Research Australia.

The day of the C2S was gloriously sunny and warm – almost perfect weather. There seemed to be more people than previous years, if that is possible. As usual, the atmosphere was amazing, filled with excitement, fun and friendliness. The entertainment and support along the route was great.

My time was slower (2hrs 25mins) but I did stop along the way to take photos. I’m sure the ‘hills’ were steeper and more numerous this year – well, that is how it felt ( nothing to do with advancing age).  I reached the finish line smiling – with relief. I must admit I was quite sore for at least three days after the event, but it was certainly worth it.

With appreciation and affection,

Grazia Bunter

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 – 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. 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 Mission to Vietnam & Cambodia _ Ted Mlynarz, Joe Cauchi & Jim Leahy 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
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 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