Welcome to the Rotary Club of Liverpool West
Are you a person who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
 
Club News
During April 2019 a team of ten (10) members from the Rotary Club of Liverpool West worked with the Rotary Club of Lake Cargelligo and the Rotary Club of Corrimal on a “Help the Farmers” project. Over a period of three days the group distributed nearly 600 Easter Eggs to children in seven schools in and around Lake Cargelligo in the central west of NSW. A breakfast BBQ was arranged for Saturday (13 April 19) in support of the local Farmers who have experienced severe drought conditions and are in need of support. The Club is providing financial assistance to those in need with the provision of $50 vouchers, totalling up to $10,000, which can be redeemed at local business establishments. The issue of the vouchers is being co-ordinated on our behalf by Lower Lachlan Community Services.
 
 
 
 


 
A very successful few days which provided support and some relief to those affected by the drought and continuing support from Rotary’s support for farmers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Article - Jan 23, 2019 - FIFTY-FIVE people from nine families of the Marata clan in Waidradra Village in Navua have been using one pit toilet over the past decades.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Liverpool West as part of its ongoing support for the people of Fiji, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Suva North and with financial support from the Rotary Club of Holroyd set out to address this problem by providing the village with a block of 6 en-suite shower and toilet units connected to a site disposal septic system.
 
 
PP John Pillay first travelled to Suva and met with members of the Rotary Club of Suva North and the villagers of Waidradra to discuss this project – once it was decided it was viable a plan was put in place.
 
On 6 March 2019 John and PP Sam Capra went to Fiji to complete the project with the help of the local villagers. They were met at Nadi Airport by Hitesh Chandra (President of Suva North) and taken to the village the set out the plan for the project with John marking out where trenches needed to be dug for the installation of the pipes – this was completed in two days and all the materials needed (which were purchased locally) were delivered.
 
 
 
Sam and John completed the installation of the piping with the keen help of the villagers, time was against us and we were not able to finish the full project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The project was completed by the villagers themselves (one of whom is a plumber) and life in the village is now so much better.
 
While in Fiji, Hitesh Chandra who took time of work to help, arranged for us to visit Rumpur Public School where we presented a new laptop computer donated by Club member Dr Rinna Ly to a deserving student Christina, selected the Principal Mr Rao on the basis that she has the most needy student who would benefit the most from this donation. Along with charts and books John and Sam also donated stationery and other sundry items to the school.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We express our  thanks to Hitesh and his family who made every effort to make our stay fulfilling, comfortable and enjoyable and are proud of what we achieved in the limited time we had.
 
On 2nd December 2018, Natalia and her Friend Ema arrived in Australia, having travelled from Jayapura, Papua via Jakarta, Indonesia. They were met at the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport by Jim Rudling (Rotary Liverpool West), Peter Gray (Rotary Phnom Penh) and Greg Penno (Rotary Bendigo - Strathdale)
 
 
 
 
 

 
MEET NATALIA

Natalia is from West Papua,
Indonesia. She is 25 years old and lives with her family near the township of Jayapura. She has lived with the condition known as Neurofibromatosis since the age of two.  We understand there was an attempt to kill her when she was very young because of her appearance, and as a result of this attempt, she has been left with a terrible leg deformity.
 
Natalia's plight has inspired Rotarians in Australia and Overseas, including Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC), which will then help her to lead a more normal life.
In June 2015 International Service Director Joe Cauchi and Youth Service Director John Pillay visited Fiji to look for suitable projects - two possibilities were found:-
  • Varavu Settlement – Ba, Fiji
This is a village of 75 people (Sugar Farmers and their families who were displaced from their farms when the 99 years leases were not renewed by the Fijian Land Owners) the village had a bore drilled and a 3.5hp pump provided by Yaadein Vision and while the villagers had access to clean water it was not piped to or near the homes in the village. Our involvement would be to purchase the piping (elbow joints, taps etc.) and the villagers will install assisted by Members of our Club. The electrical and plumbing supplies to be purchased in Australia and shipped to Fiji because the quality is better than what is available locally...
 
  • Sigatoka Village, Fiji
This project is different in that a bore is yet to be drilled, the local people are confident that there is water is the area, the cost of this is being met by the people of the village. If the well is successful we would provide the piping and hardware needed to take the water to the homes.
 
 
ANNUAL CIRCUS APPEAL
Our Annual telemarketing appeal usually runs between August and May each year (depending on the date of the Circus), we contact businesses seeking sponsorship for the Circus and other projects. The Circus is staged in the Liverpool Area and each year up to 7,000 attend this event over the 3 days it is held.
The Appeal is conducted on behalf of the Club by Projects for Children Pty Ltd (ABN 28 145 072 948), 2/50 Atchison Street, St. Leonards, NSW 2065. The postal address for Sponsorships is "Rotary Club of Liverpool West Inc., PO Box 82, Queen Victoria Building, NSW, 1230.The contacts  for our Call Centre are Telephone (02) 9157 - 4208,  Facsimile (02) 9906 2968 or by email - enquiries@eventsau.org
 
CLUB MEETINGS

We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
MOUNTIES (Elizabeth Room)
101 Meadows Road
Mount Pritchard, NSW  2171
Australia
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LUNCH-TIME CLUB MEETING
We also meet on the 2nd. Wednesday of each month at 1 pm:
Bar Luck Restaurant
Level 1, 94 John Street,
Cabramatta, NSW 2166
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Officer
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Rotary Foundation
Vocational Service
 
 
 
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