Dear Fellow Rotarians & Friends,                       

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 was a great Fellowship night in consisting of 21 attendees. We welcomed our four special visitors: Karla Muckenthaler, Pamela Nkomo, Ferroll Gordon, Margaret Groat and Carlin Gibbs. Apologies from Alan Hall, Frans Buskermolen and Robert Menolotto.

Tonight, there was a good night and Ferroll introduced himself, advising us that he was originally from California, USA and has been living in Liverpool for 8 years as a counsellor and he was happy to visit our club. Pamela Nkomo informed us that she would like to join the club as a new club member.

Secretary: Ted advised that he invited our club members to attend the AHHA Fund raising night on 26th of May 2017 and if you are joining the AHHA night one ticket is available now and costs $60 per person. He also showed us that he managed to get a very high quality brochure printed in Vietnam cost $300 for 3500 leaflets (this compares to the Australian cost of $850 per 1000).

He also advised that “The Government in Vanuatu has advised that ALL future RAWCS Projects in Vanuatu MUST have the approval of the Government Department concerned. If that approval has not been granted BEFORE the volunteers arrive in Vanuatu, THEY WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY AND WILL BE SENT BACK HOME. In case there are any teams that choose to simply enter Vanuatu as tourists and then undertake locally arranged Project work, they can be fined up to US$12K each as well as face a jail sentence for illegal declaration and entry to Vanuatu.”

Treasurer: Gary advised that the ordered circus tickets will be distributed soon. All sessions are now fully booked. He circulated a request for volunteers to help with marshalling at the Circus.

A commitment sheet was circulated for the Club’s Change Over Dinner to be held at Liverpool Catholic Club on 1st July 2017 at cost of$65 per person (this includes a 3 Course Dinner and an open bar), with a 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.

Program Officer: Sam Capra advised that because of the failure of members who had advised that they were attending the Dinner at La Rumbla that in future, he will ask for the payment first when we decide to dine-out at the different venue and that anyone not turning up will forfeit their money.

President – Elect: John Pillay reminded incoming Directors that the District Assembly is being held at Greystanes High School on Saturday 6th May 2017 and that he needed to confirm attendance for catering.

Welcome back Jim Rudling from your overseas holiday. Frans Buskermolen will be away from this until Mid-July 2017 due to travelling to overseas.

Under the new catering arrangements I request that you fill in the meal request form as soon as you arrive, the form will be on the tables when you first arrive. Remember that the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm

“Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self.”  ― William Makepeace Thackeray

“There is nothing more pure and beautiful than a person who always speaks truthfully with a childlike heart.” ― Suzy Kassem,

Remember!  Our rotary club offers great opportunities for new friendships and personal development.

Raffle: Thanks to everyone for your kind contribution of Raffle Prizes.

1st Prize= Ted Mlynarz; 2nd Prize= Karla Muckenthaler; 3rd Prize= Sam Capra; 4th Prize= Lawrence Hay; and 5th Prize=Geoff Gibbs.

Raffle: Members Raffle Jackpot will be $70.00 on 9th May 2017

Lastly, I would like to thank you all for your attendance and kindness during the club meeting’s night.
All the best, Rinna.

Birthdays: No more in May

Anniversaries: more in May

Next Club Meeting: 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 – 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 12:30 pm each Saturday.

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


6- May-17 Geoff Gibbs, Tina Do, Maggie Parrish & Jim Rudling
13-May-17 Le Duc Hong, Joe Cauchi & Jock Cimino
20-May-17 Kevin Walker, Rinna Ly & Peter Beadle
27-May-17 John Pillay, Robert Menolotto & Trudy Ho

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.


Satellite Club / AHHA BBQs at Freedom Plaza Cabramatta

Fairfield City Council has agreed to the following dates for Rotary and AHHA to conduct the bi-monthly BBQ fundraising events in 2017: The next two are scheduled for 18 June and 19 November. Any members who can help out on these days should contact Ted Mlynarz.


Satellite Club Meeting – Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Prince Tesso Sisowath from Cambodia will be attending the meeting as a special guest. The meeting is to be held at the Bar Luck Restaurant, Level 1 94 John Street, Cabramatta commencing at 1 pm. All members and interested guests are invited


AHHA Annual Fund Raising Dinner – 26 May 2017.

The annual fundraising dinner will take place Friday, 26 May 2017 at the Crystal Palace Function Centre, Canley Heights.


Cambodia Vision – Fund Raising Dinner Saturday, 17th June 2017

The dinner will be held at the Crystal Palace Function Centre, 1st Floor, 219 Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights at 6:30 pm. The cost is $60 per head for an 8 Course meal and 2 jugs of soft drink per table. Keep this date free as the Club normally takes a table on the night. For further information please contact Jim Rudling or Thida Yang thida.yang2@gmail.com


Club Changeover Dinner: this dinner will be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017 in the Liverpool Catholic Club Function Centre 7:00 for 7:15 pm the cost will be $65 per head for a 3 course meal, house wine and draft beers plus soft drinks.



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
Saturday, 6 May District Assembly (All Incoming Directors) Greystanes High School, Beresford Rd Greystanes 8:30 for 9:00 am start
Tuesday, 9 May Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 16 May Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 23 May Club Forum followed by Board Meeting (Combined 2016/7 & 2017/8 Boards) Liverpool Catholic Club 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 24 May Satellite Club Meeting – Prince Tesso Sisowath of Cambodia will be in attendance Bar Luck Restaurant, 1/94 John Street Cabramatta 1:00 pm
Friday, 26 May AHHA (Vietnam Vision) Fund Raiser Crystal Palace, 219 Canley Vale Rd, Canley Heights 7:00 pm
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
Tuesday, 30 May
Tuesday, 6 June
Tuesday, 14 June
Saturday, 17 June Cambodia Vision Fund Raising Dinner Crystal Palace Function Centre, 219 Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights 6:30 pm
Sunday, 13 June Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
Tuesday, 20 June
Tuesday, 27 June
Saturday, 1 July Club Changeover – $65 per head – 3 course meal, house wine, draft beer and soft drink Liverpool Catholic Club 7:00 for 7:15 pm
Tuesday, 4 July
Tuesday, 11 July
Tuesday, 18 July
Tuesday, 25 July
Tuesday, 5 September Police Officer of the Year Presentation Dinner – $75 per person Liverpool Catholic Club 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Sunday, 19 November Satellite Club/ AHHA BBQ Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
President Rinna Ly 0466 663 379 Immediate Past President Alvan Freeman 0401 717 104
President Elect John Pillay 0428 443 580 Community Service  Director Alan Hall 0418 447 576
Secretary Ted Mlynarz 0408 979 304 Youth Service  Director Joe Cauchi 0417 478 066
Treasurer Gary Halliday 0414 298 916 Vocational Service Director Bob Groat 0414 748 404
  International Service Director Jim Leahy 0408 404 691
Sergeant Joe Cauchi Program Co-Ordinator Sam Capra 0407 105 456
Public Officer Geoff Gibbs 0413 740 840 Attendance Officer Robert Menolotto 0422 642 893