ROTARY CLUB of CLAYTON Inc. Weekly Bulletin

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1 ROTARY CLUB of CLAYTON Inc. Weekly Bulletin District 9810 Victoria, Australia Meets every Monday from 6:00pm at Clayton RSL 163 Carinish Road, Clayton (Melways 79D3) (No meeting on public holidays) 15th June 2009 In This Issue Volume 43, Number 43 Presidents Report Presidents Report Hello Team, Golf Day Sponsors How are you all? Last Week & Upcoming Club Program District 9810 News Upcoming Events in Monash / Kingston Where other clubs meet Reminders Joke of the Week Rotary International News I am now heading down the final straight for my year as President (one week to go - YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA). Have you booked yourselves in for the two last big events on the Rotary calendar? Do not forget our Club Changeover on the 22nd June which will be held at the Mulgrave Country Club. There is still a copy of the invite attached to this bulletin which gives all the details of the night. Can you please let either Bob Millen or Bill Sides know before the end of this weeks meeting if you will be attending. Either Bob or I will provide further updates and a reminder at this weeks meeting. Also do not forget about the District Governors Changeover which will be on the 27th June at the Freccia Azzurra Club, details are also attached to this bulletin. The RSVP deadline was last week, but I am sure if you still wish to attend and support the Club & John Barnes there is a possibility to slip you in. Can you please see Jim Cochrane and I am sure he will do his best to find a place for you. We had no meeting last week, so I am sure you will be all refreshed this week. I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend? One final reminder for all those incoming and outgoing board members, do not forget our joint meeting this Wednesday 17th June at the home of Bill & Dianne Sides starting at 6:30 pm. Important dates to keep in mind are:17/06/09 Joint Board Meeting with new & old board starting at 6:30 pm (Bill & Dianne Sides Home) 22/06/09 Club Changeover (Mulgrave Country Club) 27/06/09 District Governors Changeover (Details in this bulletin) That is all for now from President Michael for this week and team, keep up the good work. Page 1 of 10

2 Rotary Four Way Test "Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?" Golf Day Sponsors A list of all our Annual Charity Golf Day sponsors can now be found on the Rotary Club of Clayton web page. To see the sponsors you can follow the following link:- All proceeds raised at the Golf Day will support the Rotary response to the communities affected by the Victorian Bushfires. Last Week & Upcoming Club Program Last Meeting (01/06): There was no guest speaker this week so it gave us a good chance to follow up on some housekeeping and fellowship amongst the members attending. Some of the highlights for this week were:- We received a cheque from AG Keith Maxwell of $40 which went towards our support towards the Bushfire relief. The story behind this money is that Keith bought a book from a guest speaker, Loraine Matthews and she would not take the money. So Keith suggested that the $40 be donated for the bushfire relief. Bob Millen & Bill Sides took part in mock interviews at Westall Secondary College (WSC). Bill gave a full report and informed us that WSC has shown full appreciation toward the Rotary Club of Clayton for their support. We gave Warren Fricke a quick farewell and wished him all the best on his cricket tour of England with his fellow Rotarians. For more information on his tour follow this link. Apologies = Glenys Pattison, Reddy Kandadi, Lesley Zuccaro, Dianne Day, John Goldspink & John Barnes Make Ups = John Barnes, Jim Cochrane & Jean Cochrane Leave of Absence = None Visitors = None This weeks Roster (15/06): Guest Speaker = (TBA) Chairperson = Tom Portelli Desk = Bill Sides Visitors = Dianne Sides Catering = Jean Cochrane Page 2 of 10

3 THE OBJECT OF ROTARY 1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; 2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; 4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Roster for 22/06: Guest Speaker = (Club Changeover) Chairperson = Ralph Zuccaro Desk = Dianne Sides & Monica Ellinger Visitors = Richard Simmons Catering = Mulgrave Country Club Roster for 28/06: Guest Speaker = Michael Ellinger (Club Webpage) Chairperson = Dianne Sides Desk = Richard Simmons Visitors = Lesley Zuccaro Catering = Jean Cochrane Please remember if you cannot perform your rostered job, it is your duty to find a replacement to take your place District 9810 News Great Australian Bike Ride Update Finally got onto a computer courtesy of Rotarians from the Kawana Waters club which supported me...neville and Marilyn Berry. I caught up with them in Mt Isa and now camping at Barkly Homestead for two nights. Love the outback riding as get the km ride over by lunch at 1pm then time to set up tent, wash the body and clothes for the next day and have a staff trying to rope me in to cook etc...too tired...will have to wait for a day off at Tennant Creek or Darwin two days off for the butt. Late June 26th I think. Today had scones and sandwiches at Soudan Station outstation for Alexandria Station and Gallipoli a total of 4.2m acres the second largest cattle station in Aust. All their meat (NAPA breed a mixture of charolais, brahman, drought master, red angus, shorthorn) goes to Woolworths and 15 people worked there the children had a governess and school of the air. Check second picture for Qld border...what a hill that was from Chillingham to Nerang. Cadel Evans trains that Numbinbah hill! Only two of us made it all the way up...yep I did and even had to cross a cattle Page 3 of 10

4 grid at the top...they certainly wake you up. Hope all well there. Weather has been great except for 60km out of Newcastle with heavy rain so have been lucky out west here with a SE wind. One day did 100km into Julia Creek sitting on 31kph average fastest yet. Just Tom and I as race director gave us the freedom to ride as we wished for one day and not with the group. My Trek bike has been great as is designed for women. Except for the seat! Have had no punctures and only changed my back tire yesterday when the canvas started to show. Not bad for 6,400kms! Must let these kind people get to bed. Hope all is well. Have my first grandchild due early Nov and back in Melb 10th Oct. Yours in cycling around Oz, Roberta. Upcoming Events in Monash / Kingston 2009 Winter Concert Series This annual series of six free concerts commences in April and will run until September. The concerts feature a variety of genres for all music tastes and are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. For more information call The Grenadines Sunday, 21 June 2009 Time: 3.00pm pm Bookings: Monday 15 June - Friday 19 June Location: Monash Council Civic Centre The Grenadines are a Melbourne based band contemporary rock band playing critically acclaimed original music. Fusing rock, reggae, soul and country these musicians combine to create urban songs about a future Australia. Linc Yow Yeh and Brad Boon are of aboriginal descent with Linc hailing from Queensland as a Murri and Brad being from Gippsland as a proud Koori. Polash Larsen is of Bengali heritage. The share a uniquely strong bond that plays out in their soulful urban sound. This band will be playing in celebration to the lead up of Naidoc Week Page 4 of 10

5 "The Tragic '30s" tour of Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery Sunday, 21 June :00 PM - 3:30 PM Come along for another exciting tour of victims of tragic circumstances from the 1930s. Hear about the councilor from Chelsea who died in a car accident, the young skiing adventurer who perished on the Bogong mountains, the mother and her two children who died in a house fire and the Cerberus crewman killed on the speed racetrack. Plus more! If you attended our "The Tragic '20s" tour, you'll enjoy this one! LOCATION: Charman Road, Cheltenham (opp Cheltenham Railway Station) CONTACT NAME: Travis M. Sellers PHONE: WEB: Where other Clubs Meet A Rotarian can attend the weekly meeting of any Rotary club around the world. This is a make-up and counts as attendance credit when you are not able to attend a meeting of your own club. Details for all District 9810 clubs can be obtained in the district directory or website Details for clubs around the world are available in the RI Directory (held by the club secretary) and on the RI website ( Reminders Please ensure that the club is aware if you will be missing a meeting. Contact Bill Sides on by 4 pm on the day of the meeting, if you are not going to be present. Contributions for inclusion into the Bulletin should be passed to by Thursday evening of each week. Joke of the Week An Inverell senior citizen drove his brand new BMW convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 120km/h, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. Amazing! he thought as he flew down the Highway, pushing the pedal to the metal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw the Page 5 of 10

6 highway patrol behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. I can get away from him. No problem! thought the elderly nut-case as he floored it to 160km/h, then 170, then 180km/h. Suddenly, he thought, What on earth am I doing? I m too old for this nonsense, pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the Police car to catch up with him. Pulling in behind him, the Highway Officer walked up to the driver s side of the BMW, looked at his watch and said, Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding that I ve never heard before, I ll let you go. The man looked very seriously at the Officer, and said, Years ago, my wife ran off with a Highway Patrol Officer. I thought you were bringing her back. Have a good day, sir, said the Patrol Officer. Rotary International News Good mates, good workers By Graeme Stillwell, IMAGinE PRint Ltd A childhood friendship between two Timaru, NZ, kindergarten playmates, where Dad s garage became a test-bed for boyhood creations such as dobbins and the dismantling of perfectly good apparatus such as clocks and lawnmowers, to see how they worked, has paved the way for the pair, now young tradesmen, to win a Rotary award for pride in workmanship. Auto Electrician Ryan Austin (right) and Engineer Colin Southgate (below), both now 25, were presented with Pride of Workmanship Awards at a special Rotary Club of Timaru South function in March. In presenting the awards South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce president Steve Lyttle paid tribute to the strong family values both Ryan and Colin had displayed, each working in well-known and respected family businesses in Timaru. They have shown both motivation and commitment to their trades and that was precisely what we need to trade our way out of this recession. The chamber applauds the values these two young citizens have shown. Their type of commitment is sadly lacking among some of our young workers today, Mr Lyttle said. Trade certification requires a lot of effort and we should be celebrating Page 6 of 10

7 this type of success in business. Criteria for selecting recipients were job competence, punctuality, consistency of effort, interest and enthusiasm, initiative to work independently, and the maintenance of a pleasant, yet businesslike relationship with co-workers and customers. This award epitomises the ideal of doing the job right the first time, and our two recipients are indeed worthy winners, Mr Kearns said. Ryan works in a family auto-electrical business in Timaru, Austin Auto Electric, and Colin has undertaken a trade in engineering and sheet-metal work at AF Southgate & Sons. But it was the childhood tinkering and a lifelong friendship that began at kindergarten that laid the groundwork for their business success, first as young apprentices and later as tradesmen in their respective fields. Des said that from an early age Ryan had showed interest in the mechanical workings of things. Ryan and Colin had a close friendship being neighbours and started kindergarten and school together, he said. They would spend long hours in the garage building dobbins to race down Stafford Street. It was an experience that also set the scene for automotive interests that included kart racing, now car racing as a member of the South Canterbury Car Club. Ryan said he had recently repowered a Toyota with the help of Colin s welding of the inlet manifold and spoiler. The automotive electrical industry was now extremely complex, he said. Where once we attended to a car s simple electrical problems such as ignition and lighting, we are now dealing with electronic devices that control sensor braking, suspension control, electronic fuel injection, air bags and reversing sensors. As manager of a sheet-metal shop, Colin has enjoyed a high profile in South Canterbury industry including the local fishing fleet and trucking industry. He oversees general maintenance of some fishing vessels including the making and fitting of conveyors. Mr Kearns said Rotary South was also impressed with Colin s abilities in automotive engineering, a recent project being the manufacture of five complete truck bodies. Colin said this project also involved the fitting and mounting of other components such as fuel and hydraulic systems and air controls. I am delighted to receive this award, and it is taking pride of place on the mantelpiece at home, Colin said. Page 7 of 10

8 Wit A stunning play by Margaret Edson Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Play for Drama Directed by Vicki Smith Staged by Encore Theatre Inc Rotary Fundraiser Thursday October 8, 2009 at 8pm Clayton Theatrette Clayton Community Centre, Cooke Street, Clayton (Melway 79 C3) Dr Vivian Bearing is a professor of English and a specialist in teaching the sonnets of John Donne. The ; in the title of the play is there because of the use of the ; by the poet. Vivian is diagnosed with cancer but continues her study and teaching despite undergoing treatment. Her humour, courage and wit have a profound effect on all who come into contact with her. The play has won international acclaim. All funds raised from the ticket sales will towards Rotary s push to finally eradicate Polio across the world. Enquiries to Bill Sides Clayton Rotary mobile Page 8 of 10

9 On behalf of the members of The Rotary Club of Clayton Inc. Outgoing President Michael Ellinger And Incoming President Bob Millen Request the pleasure of To Join them at the 44th Annual Changeover On Monday 22nd June pm for 7.30pm At the Mulgrave Country Club Panorama Room Cnr. Wellington and Jells Rd Wheelers Hill $40.00 per person 3 course meal with tea or coffee Drinks at venue prices RSVP by 15 th June 2009 to Secretary Bill Sides Phone: Page 9 of 10

10 District Governor John Barnes & Gaye Together with District Governor Elect David Forster & Jenny Request the pleasure of the company of All District 9810 Rotarians, Partners & Friends At the 2009 District 9810 Changeover Dinner On Saturday 27 TH June 2009 At 7:00 for 7:30PM - Midnight To be held at Freccia Azzurra Club ( Springvale Road, Keysborough) (Melways 88 H11 Website: ) John & Gaye and David & Jenny would be delighted to have as many of you as possible to join them as the District Governor s baton is passed from John to David as 2008/09 comes to a close and 2009/10 begins Dress: Black Tie/Lounge Suit/After Five. RSVP Via attached Registration Form by 6 th June 2009 Page 10 of 10