Apologies were received from Bob Groat (recuperating) and Joe Cauchi (Os).



Secretary: A thank you note has been received from Bear Cottage in respect to the Club’s donation. Alvan received a phone call from Joe Cimino who tendered his resignation from the Club.  Jock Cimino sought leave of absence as he is going overseas for six weeks.

Treasurer: Gary has received payment of membership fees from 75% of members. He also reported  that a friend of the Club Karla had given birth to a daughter.

Youth: Sam reported that applications for the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment had closed. He had received notice from District that the Club is required to maintain a register of  members who had obtained a Working With Children Check.

International: Jim Leahy reported that Joe Cauchi would spend the week overseas with the Dr Vo’s

humanitarian group.

Jim Rudling has received tickets for the Police Officer of the Year and would request payment for

them next Tuesday ($75 each).

Ted Mlynarz reports that preparations for the Golf Day are on track.

There were two Guest Speakers on the night. First was Margaret Beadle who teaches special education at the Cecil Hill High School Margret has been instrumental in assisting one of her students to develop and make a short film (maximum 5 minutes) for a competition being run by Focus Employment and Training. The film is required to have an ability/disability theme and be made by a person with a disability. Margaret showed a video of the film, called “A Ghost in My Class” and excerpts of students critiquing it. The film is included in the final judging group. There is a substantial prize for the school of the winner of the competition Margaret urges all members, family and friends to get on-line, watch the film and vote for it at:



The second speaker was Frans Buskermolen who was originally scheduled to talk about “Unlicensed Travels in Europe and Japan”. However he chose to talk about his early life in Holland, his education, Army experience in the canteen and work, work, work. Although Frans had contemplated migrating to America, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand he finally settled on Australia and ended up in Melbourne. A fortuitous conversation with a taxi driver led to a visit to the Victoria Markets where he talked himself into a job in flowers which had been his forte in Holland.  The job led to a partnership in a flower business and setting up an operation in Sydney where he concentrated on roses.

Birthdays: 9 August – Lawrence Hay

Anniversaries: – None this week

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!!


5 August 17 Jim Leahy, Robert Menolotto, John Gibbs & Trudy Ho
12 August 17 Jim Rudling, Frans Buskermolen, Alvan Freeman & John Pillay
19 August 17 John Gibbs, Rinna Ly, 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.


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.

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







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.

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 – 12 August 2017; 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, 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 Tim Buckley – Healthy Options Australia (formerly Drug Arm) 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