The usual Tuesday Dinner meeting was vacated last week in lieu of a joint meeting with Liverpool and Liverpool Greenway Clubs at The Warwick at Warwick Farm on Monday 25 September. The purpose of the meeting was the Official Visit by District Governor Stephen Britten and his wife Jane.

Liverpool Greenway President Vince Labbozzetta chaired the meeting and invited the other Club’s Presidents to give an update on their Club’s activities. Vince also spoke about Liverpool Greenway’s projects.

DG Stephen began his speech with the theme of the famous Martin Luther King speech “I have a dream.”

However, Stephen’s dream has much wider implications than Negro emancipation in America. Stephen takes a world view and dreams of the elimination of conflict, poverty, food shortage, disease in all its forms and illiteracy by global Rotary effort.

Close to Stephen’s heart is the Rotary Foundation. However he sadly reported that funding for the Foundation is sliding and he urged the Clubs to increase their donations to it. This becomes particularly important as there are two new projects to commence in Australia by the Foundation. Firstly there is the eradication of the eye disease Trachoma. This is especially bad as Australia is the only country in the world where it is endemic. The second project is the recognition that children are not getting enough sunlight as a source of Vitamin D. This will result in their blindness between 50 and 60 years of age.

DG Stephen has declared that the first week in December to be Family Week as we as Rotarians could not do what we do without our families. To support Family Week Stephen proposed that all Club’s in the District conduct an event to recognise our families and in particular have a Family Picnic.

Jane Britten spoke about her projects for the year. The two issues she would like Clubs to support are Youth Mental Illness and Adult Literacy. For Youth Mental Illness she has set a target to raise $33,000 to fund a PhD student research the issue.

Members Raffle Jackpot will be $30.00 on 3 October 2017


October Birthdays: 5th Anita Menolotto, 7th Alvan Freeman & Hien Tran, 8th Chinh Dang.

October Anniversaries: Watch this space.

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!!

30 September 17 Alan Hall, Alvan Freeman, Jim Leahy & Steve Alexander
7 October 17 Joe Cauchi, Jock Cimino, Frans Buskermolen & 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.


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.


Coming Meetings and Events
Tuesday, 3 October Gemma Cameron – St Vincent de Paul Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 October Rose Ta – Aveo Maple Grove & Camden Downs Retirement Living 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