26 OCTOBER 2021
Next Scheduled ZOOM Meeting – Hopefully our last!!!!!
Tuesday, 26 October @ 6:30 pm
Club Meeting – Guest Speaker – PDG Marilyn Mercer – E-Clubs – the New Normal? + Santos Science Experience.
To Join this Zoom Meeting use the link below
 Meeting ID: 899 4711 7387
Passcode: 696969
Meeting 12 October 2021
We had apologies from Russell Soedjadi, Sonny Hoang, Charles Hili and Shiva Nandan.
President Ted Mlynarz welcomed PP Paul Reid who gave a presentation on Polio Plus and the way that the Rotary initiative to vaccinate the world against the Polio Virus – the free vaccination has evolved into a multipurpose vaccination hence the name Polio Plus.
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralysing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio can be prevented by vaccines, but it is not curable. Unlike most diseases, polio can be eradicated.
For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale. As a core partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness-building.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralysing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Polio Today
When Rotary and its partners formed the GPEI in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Today, we have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19.4 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. The infrastructure we helped build to end polio is also being used to treat and prevent other diseases (including COVID-19) and create lasting impact in other areas of public health.
Rotary and our partners have made tremendous progress against polio, but eliminating all cases is going to take even more progress and perseverance. Afghanistan and Pakistan face unique challenges, including political insecurity, highly mobile populations, difficult terrain, and, in some instances, vaccine refusal and misinformation. With sufficient resources, the commitment of national governments, and innovations that improve access to remote areas, we are optimistic that we can eliminate polio.
Ensuring Success
Rotary has committed to raising $50 million per year for polio eradication. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total commitment of $150 million each year. These funds provide much-needed operational support, medical workers, laboratory equipment, and educational materials. Governments, corporations, and private donors all play a crucial role in funding.
Rotary in Action
More than 1 million Rotary members have donated their time and money to eradicate polio, and every year, hundreds of members work with health workers to vaccinate children in countries affected by polio. Rotary members work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute informational materials for people in areas that are isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. They also mobilize to recruit fellow volunteers, assist in transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support.
Celebrity Support
Rotary has a growing list of public figures and celebrities who support our fight against polio, including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; actresses Kristen Bell and Archie Panjabi; actor and wrestling superstar John Cena; supermodel Isabeli Fontana; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; action-movie star Jackie Chan; actor Donald Sutherland; boxing great Manny Pacquiao; pop star Psy; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; conservationist Jane Goodall; premier violinist Itzhak Perlman; Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman, Angélique Kidjo, and Ziggy Marley; and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. These ambassadors help Rotary educate the public about the disease and the fight to end polio for good.  
To make a donation go to this link .
We unsuccessfully tried to share a video message from the President of Rotary International Shekhar Mehta to recognise World Polio Day which is on 24 October 2021, if you wish to view the message go to the following link:
Meeting Update
Following the presentation Members had a discussion about how our Club will return to normal operations and it was decided that from Tuesday 2 November 2021 we would return to Mounties for our Tuesday Night meetings.
In November we will continue to meet fortnightly, in December we will move back the to our normal weekly meetings taking into allowance the Christmas/Presentation Function and the Christmas Break, then as has been our custom we will start 2022 with two Breakfast meetings. Check the Calendar later in the newsletter.


District 9675 Conference – see you there

Yes, now is the time to be thinking about all the joys of being out of lockdown and one of those is meeting up with your friends and colleagues at the District Conference in March 2022.  This will be held at The Warwick Conference Centre in Warwick Farm (near Liverpool), and we have some great speakers lined up for you.  Registrations are now open for ‘Very early-bird’ tickets.  On 31 October prices will go up.  Please note that non-Rotarian partners will always be able to come along at the very early bird price, so why not make a lovely weekend of it?  Rotaractors, don’t delay.  This is the cheapest price you will pay for your ticket!
Visit the District Website and find the District Conference tab.   This will take you to the Registration, and Accommodation, links.  More to come on speakers shortly.   Just a taster though… Craig Reucassel (War on Waste) has just confirmed his availability.  What a great match for our seventh area of focus!  See you there…
Click here to register.
  • Full registration Very Early Bird tickets are available between 19 September and 31 October 2021 at $195pp or $390 for a couple. (1 Rotarian plus a non-Rotarian)
  • Full registration Early Bird tickets are available between 1 November 2021 and 16 January 2022 at $235pp or $430 for a couple. (1 Rotarian plus a non-Rotarian)
  • Normal registration tickets are available between 17 January and 13 March 2022 at $275pp or $470 for a couple. (1 Rotarian plus a non-Rotarian)
At all times full registration tickets for Rotaractors will be $20pp cheaper than the prices quoted above.

As life returns to normal we are scheduled for:
 Sunday 7 November 2021 and Sunday 5 December 2021.
All Members can volunteer and help out by working for a few hours, either morning or afternoon.
Contact Jim Rudling –
Sergeant’s Super Quiz
It had been postponed many times but finally we can announce that it will be held on
Tuesday 7 December 2021.
Entry will cost $5 per person and contestants can purchase a second life for $5 if they get their question wrong.
All questions are multiple choice, there will be no debate about the answers, the Sergeant is always right but is also open to bribes.
We have some excellent prizes for the winner
Members Meeting – Guest Speaker PDG Marilyn Mercer – E-Club’s the New Normal? and Santos Science Experience
ZOOM Meeting
6:30 pm
Tuesday, 2 November
Members Meeting – Guest Speaker Morgan Adams – Nursing Scholarship Recipient will join us by Zoom
M-Bistro @Mounties
Meeting in Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
Dinner from 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm Sharp
Tuesday, 16 November
Annual General Meeting + Club Forum
M-Bistro @Mounties
Meeting in Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
Dinner from 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm Sharp
Sunday, 26 November
Liverpool Greenway Christmas Lunch
$65 per person Contact Owen Jeffress
Enzo’s Camden
12 noon to 4 pm
Tuesday, 30 November
Members Meeting – Guest Speaker Emily Musgrave – Liverpool PCYC
M-Bistro @Mounties
Meeting in Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
Dinner from 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm Sharp
Tuesday, 7 December
Members Meeting – Sergeant’s Super Quiz to Celebrate our return to Mounties
M-Bistro @Mounties
Meeting in Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
Dinner from 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm Sharp
Tuesday, 14 December
Members Meeting –
M-Bistro @Mounties
Meeting in Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
Dinner from 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm Sharp
Saturday, 18 December
Christmas Dinner and Presentation Night
Starz Room, Mounties
6:30 for 7 pm
Tuesday, 21 December
No Meeting
Tuesday, 4 January
No Meeting
Tuesday, 11 January
Breakfast Meeting
7:30 am
Tuesday, 18 January
Breakfast Meeting
7:30 am
Tuesday. 25 January
M-Bistro @Mounties
Meeting in Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
Dinner from 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm Sharp
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alvan Freeman
October 7
Chinh Dang
October 8
Joseph Cauchi
October 24
Thuan Nguyen
November 6
Lou Madormo
November 16
Spouse Birthdays
Anitta Menolotto
October 5
Judith Walker
October 16
Doris Gibbs
October 21
Tanya Tran
October 23
Sylvia Capra
October 27
Pauline Hall
November 4
Katie Gibbs
November 14
Rinna Ly
Lee Ly
October 24
Peter Beadle
Margaret Beadle
October 27
Gregory Gibbs
Katie Gibbs
November 11
Thuan Nguyen
Thuy Nguyen
November 19
Chinh Dang
Ha Trang Dang
November 22
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Club Information
Liverpool West
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Elizabeth Room or Conference Room
247 Humphreys Road
Mount Pritchard, NSW 2171
We meet for Dinner in "The Oven" Bistro from 6 pm then move into the Meeting Room for a 7 pm (sharp) start.
District Site
Venue Map
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Rotary Club of Liverpool West Inc.  
PO Box 251, Liverpool BC, NSW, 1871
ABN: 92 398 146 693: CFN 13145