BULLETIN Tuesday 25 th SEPTEMBER 2018 PRESIDENT S CORNER

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1 Rotary Club of Lilydale Inc. A J PO BOX 127 Lilydale Vic 3140 Chartered 23 rd August 1965 Incorporated 2 nd August 1988 Ph: President Ron Haines Foundation Helen MacDonald Past President Bill Parlet Community Ann Wheeler Secretary Ann McCarthy International Cheryl McKay Treasurer Jenny Selway Membership Delwyn Ellis Administration Jenny Hill Vocation Peter Loosely President Elect Ann Wheeler Youth Trish Condon BULLETIN Tuesday 25 th SEPTEMBER 2018 PRESIDENT S CORNER Pleased to hear that Diane Jochetz is now home resting after her stay in hospital. I was pleased to view all the wonderful toys made by the Mt Evelyn Men s shed for children in Timor. These toys were made for many years by friend of rotary Brain Frost, but due to ill health Brian has been unable to make the toys. This is where the men s shed has come in taking on this project. To enable the great work of the men s shed to continue I will be presenting a cheque for $ to the men s shed sometime this week. Recently Ann Whelan and I attended a meeting for this year s Lilydale s Air Show. Our involvement in the air show will require a huge commitment from our club. We will be doing a BBQ that will run all day, plus doing the afternoon car parking duties. The morning session car park will be conducted by Yarra Glen s men s shed. The organizers are expecting a crowd of some 6000 people especially if it is a fine day. More information on this event as it becomes available. Please put this date in your calendar Sunday 25 th November 18. The Yarra Ranges Magical Mystery Afternoon tea for the launch of the over Fifties festival will be on Thursday 4 th October 2pm-4pm at Yering Meadows Golf Club if you are interested in going please contact Sharon Great to see Andrew Ermel from Rotaract at our last meeting. Andrew spoke about their trivia night that will be held on Sunday 14 th October 2pm at the Kilsyth Club- all welcome The Board met last Tuesday. AG Bob Williams discussed the agenda for the DG s visit. Des spoke to us about the proposal by the Council re using the area near Melba Park for maybe a trial market. The market committee has been in discussions with the Council on the proposal with possibly a trial night market sometime in the new year. As Des mentioned there is a lot of work to do before any firm decision is made. In the meantime, we will continue with our great market at Bellbird Park. Trish mentioned Page 1 of 13

2 that Kiara Miller has been chosen to the outbound exchange student, Kiara will be doing in the exchange in Switzerland. The new PA system and projector were approved. If you would like to attend a Board meeting you are most welcome please give me a call Our hay appeal is still going strong with four truckloads of hay sent to the Rotary Bairnsdale. Lynn and I are currently working on our fifth load if we can source the hay. Further donations in the past week are: Mr and Mrs Farmer from Worri Yallock $ , Richard Selway for organising the parma for a farmer at his work place Pfizer raising some $837.25, Ann Whelan for organising the raffles, Jude s sister Kath for her donation and Lisa Sulfaro for raising $ from selling flowers. Total in cash $14, plus donation of $ for transport costs and $ for hay Grand Total so far $24, Regards President Ron GRACE FOR GOOD FOOD, GOOD FELLOWSHIP AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THROUGH ROTARY, WE GIVE THANKS. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you ll find is that you can overcome anything - unknown BIRTHDAYS 21 September Jenny Hill 21 September Renate Hartley 22 September Ann Wheeler 25 September Evan Whelan 29 September Ann Killian INDUCTION ANNIVERSARIES Phillip Herry 20 September 1988 Page 2 of 13

3 MEMBER S DUTY ROSTER & MEETING PROGRAMME DATE TUESDAY 25/9 SATURDAY 6/10 TUESDAY 9/10 TUESDAY 16/10 TUESDAY 23/10 ACTIVITY DINNER MEETING CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET DINNER MEETING BOARD MEETING DINNER MEETING SPEAKER TOPIC District Governor Russell Gurney Rotary Bellbird Park at Lillydale Lake TBA PRESIDENT RON HAINES TBA SPEAKER TOPIC Shelly Gurney RAMS Des Shiels TBA Ann Wheeler President Elect TBA VENUE L Auberge 44 Castella St Lilydale Romany Tucker L Auberge French Cafe 44 Castella St Lilydale Bill Parlet Past President L Auberge 44 Castella St Lilydale WELCOME Romany Tucker Geoff Welsh Geoff Welsh Ann McCarthy Secretary Hans Wilcox ATTENDANCE Ann van Horick / Judy Shiels Gerry van Horick Diane Jochetz Helen McDonald Foundation Diane Jochetz CHAIR Ann Wheeler Helen McDonald Gerry van Horick Jenny Selway Treasurer Gerry van Horick THANKS Lyn Whelan Trish Condon Helen McDonald Delwyn Ellis Membership Ann van Horick GRACE Judy Haines Bryan McCarthy Cheryl McKay Cheryl McKay International Jude Haines SERGEANT Patrick Hartley Chris Hoskin Anne van Horick Delwyn Ellis Membership Des Shiel SET UP & PACK UP Des Shiel Jamie Jochetz Brad Formby Mindi Steel Trish Condon Youth Page 3 of 13

4 EDITORS NOTE: IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR ROSTERED DUTIES, PLEASE ADVISE CHAIRPERSON ASAP a MEETING & DINNER FORMAT Members please start arriving at 6.15 for a 6.45 start! We use this time to have fellowship Meeting & Meal costs: $20.00 Meeting only: $5.00 For ALL NON-ATTENDANCE & Meal requirements (including no meal) for guests & yourselves CONTACT Judy Shiel or For All Bulletin Items Contact the Bulletin Editor, Trish Condon, , For further club information please visit our club website Or Facebook: Rotary Club of Lilydale CALENDAR AND DIARY DATES MONTH DAY DATE EVENT VENUE OCTOBER ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH Wednesday 3 Rotary Hour Sunday 7 Craft & Produce Market Tuesday 9 Saturday 13 Club Dinner Meeting 6.15 Shopping in Pink Tour Tuesday 16 Board Meeting all welcome Local Radio Yarra Valley 99.1 FM Bellbird Park Lilydale Lake L Auberge 44 Castella St Lilydale Meet 7.00am Nexons Olex Factory 7 Harmony Crt, Lilydale Tuesday 23 Saturday 27 Club Dinner Meeting 6.15 Fellowship High the Hewitt s L Auberge 44 Castella St Lilydale Page 4 of 13

5 MEETING ROLE ROSTER - HELP REQUIRED Is there someone out there who would like to take on this role? With the other roles I have I am finding it difficult to do justice to this one and find I am making errors because I m doing it in a rush at the last minute. We need to ensure that all meeting roles are filled and that everyone is given a chance to take on various roles. We usually publish 3 meetings ahead to ensure everyone has plenty of time to prepare. I have a spreadsheet listing roles and members. If you are interested in taking this on, please contact me. Trish / NEW PA SYSTEM This is our new PA system it s simple to operate It has Bluetooth, Wireless and 12 hour battery back-up. It has two wireless mics or a plug in mic with the one wireless mic. 1. Plug into power 2. Push turn on button 3. Place UBS stick in port 4. Adjust mic sound The wireless mics have sound up and down controls Page 5 of 13

6 Camp Oasis The Youth Committee sponsored 5 students from Lilydale Heights and Yarra Hills Secondary Colleges to attend Camp Oasis in Mount Evelyn from Friday 14/9 to Sunday 16/9. This is a Rotary program for young people which provides young people with an opportunity to develop personally, challenge themselves and build life sills. Margi Sank visited the camp on Saturday and met with our partipants. OUTBOUND YEP STUDENT Kiara, here with her parents Debbie and Silas, is our sponsored outbound YEP student. Kiara is off to Switzerland in January. We hope to have many updates from Kiara during her time overseas. Kiara is a Year 11 student at Lilydale High School. Page 6 of 13

7 THIS WEEK S HAY STORIES RCL was mentioned in the following Mail newspapers this week: Mountain Views, Mount Evelyn Mail, Ranges Trader, Upper Yarra Mail & Ferntree Gully Mail. Copy of I just sent to Rotary Bairnsdale Thank you for your I have passed onto Croydon rotary your thanks. I have had a good response to our front page news item on the hay and by tomorrow will have another $2000 for our next load of hay (hopefully) total donation is up to well over $15, The rising cost of hay means that 34 bales could be around the $4000 mark and Lynn and I are keen to see the fifth load of hay dispatched to you. A lady in Healesville has also offered her house in case a farmer wants a break up this way. I have just completed another article for the local paper on the load we sent down on Tuesday. Our club has been quite moved by the generosity of farmers, transport companies businesses, and the general public. Tanya Brock from the CFA in Lilydale is collecting dog food for the farmers. This will be coordinated by Captain Peter White CFA Buchan. Peter was very pleased to be involved. I also received a call from the coordinator at the Melba centre (centre for people with a disability) here in Lilydale and one of their residents has gone and raised some money for the farmers and she wants to make gift bags up for them. As you said Gillian it is more than just hay it s about getting our community involved and letting our farmers know that we support them in many ways. Thank you also for your great support Kind Regards Ron Ron Haines AFSM President Lilydale Rotary Page 7 of 13

8 Well done to Tanya for this initiative, again this is a great morale boost for drought affected farmers along with our hay, grain and fuel vouchers. Rotary Bairnsdale is only to happy to assist through the Buchan CFA. Firefighter Tanya Brock from the Lilydale CFA is collecting dog food for drought affected farmers in the East Gippsland area. Farm dogs play a vital role in the management of a farm and Tanya feels that if she can help the farmers out with supplying dog food then it something that they don t have to worry about buying. Captain Peter White from the Buchan CFA will coordinate the distribution of the dog food. Peter said that his Brigade is only too pleased to assist with this project. Peter also commented on how dry it is in East Gippsland and they have already attended a number of wildfires in the past week. If you would like to donate dog food you can drop it off at the Lilydale fire station 300 Main St Lilydale - Sunday morning 9am-12pm or Monday nights 7pm-9.30pm For further information please contact Tanya on or Ron on Page 8 of 13

9 It was a real privilege for Judy and myself to meet an exceptional young lady today Lisa Sulfaro. Lisa recently raised some $320 by selling flowers in and around Lilydale, especially for our hay appeal. After discussions with her helper Mandy, Lisa decided to make up ten bags of general household items for our struggling farmers in East Gippsland. These will be delivered to farmers via Captain Peter White of the Buchan CFA. Lisa lives at a Melba centre house in Lilydale her carer Heather tells us that she is always thinking of other people and collects for cancer appeal as well. Thank you Lisa you are a star and an inspiration to us all. President Ron GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER? Page 9 of 13

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11 Rotary Club of Lilydale Saturday November 17th 8am - 3pm MONSTER GARAGE AND BOOT SALE all proceeds going to Rotary Projects 192 Cardigan Road Mooroolbark $20 per stall site or car boot site REMIND FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CLEAN OUT THEIR CUPBOARDS & SHEDS THIS IS A BUMPER EVENT BUT WE NEED LOTS OF STUFF TO SELL eg CHINA, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, OLD TOOLS, TOYS, BOOKS, CDs, VIDEOS, CAMPING GEAR, DECORATIVE ITEMS To book a stall or car site Page 11 of 13

12 TOYS FOR TIMOR LESTE Thank you to the Mt Evelyn Men s shed for making three boxes of toys that are bound for Timor. Friend of Rotary Brian Forst for many years made these toys, in fact he has built over 2000 of them, but due to ill health Brain has not been able to make anymore. However, the men s shed has taken up the challenge and we thank them for their great work. Children in Timor are very grateful for these toys as they wait eagerly for their arrival. It must be remembered that this is probably the only toy they will get for the year. President Ron Fellowship Diary Dates 2018 / 19 Saturday October 27th Member s day - High Hewitts Saturday December 15th - End of Year Dinner (Christmas) at Lillydale Lake Community Centre Saturday 26th January - Australia Day breakfast at Lillydale Lake Community Centre Tuesday 5th February airport Vocational and combined event at ' the hanger'. Lilydale Page 12 of 13

13 There are also a few dates and possibilities during autumn but with Easter and Anzac Day. We don't want to overdo it Mindi. Anne, Sharon, Diane & Diane Last Word Who? Delwyn Jean Ellis Where were you born? Lilydale Bush Nursing Hospital What do (or did) you do for a living? I was a teacher What are you reading? Australian crime writer Michael Robothams books. What are you w tching on TV? I am watching a drama on the ABC called Loch Ness. Local (or other) restaurant/s you d recommend? Florentinos in the city or Thai in Lilydale I like having a meal at Hobbies/Interests? I love gardening, reading, auctions. Cats or Dogs? I have a cat What was the last movie you saw? I just saw Ladies in Black. Fantastic What advice would you give to your 15 y.o. self? Never be afraid to have a go! Anything else you want to tell us? I have been married 50 years and have 9 grandchildren and always loved my job. Thanks Delwyn Page 13 of 13