Volume 32, Issue No. 9 - 3rd September 2018
No Meeting following Trivia Night
Monday 27th August
Wanted - New Members
If you know of someone who would benefit from Rotary, or, from whom Rotary would benefit if they were a member, then contact Tony C.
Click here for a PDF copy of the form to the right, and send or give it to Tony C.
The Garage Sale
We have just had our best and most successful Garage Sale on the weekend of 7&8 October raising a record gross - north of $35k.
Excellent Project Management and a large number of dedicated volunteers, some putting in hours of effort, in the weeks before the weekend contributed to this result.
Monday 6:30pm for 7:00pm - Springfield House - 245 New Line Road, Dural 2158
If you are unable to attend or are bringing a guest (even if they are your partner) you must notify Carol.
Phone 8850 6515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 11am on the day of the meeting.
If you are expected and do not show you will be required to pay for the meal.
What a wonderful, amazing, fabulous club meeting. Forty three
Rotarians and guests were welcomed to this Youth Exchange Reunion put
together by Janelle, Rosemary and Tony Coote.
Our Rotarian Partners present were: Pamela, Roma, Rob, Glenda, Bev,
Margaret, Lyn, and Indira. Anne was a late apology due to an illness she
has inherited from me. Other guests were Barry Freeman (visiting from
Central Coast), Jill Marquette who has visited a few times already, Winnie
Yip from the District Youth Exchange Program, Nicole Love (Mikaela Love
is our 2018 outbound student to Denmark), Chris and Rob Ferguson
(Beth was our 2013 outbound student to Denmark).
Our inbound students present were Louise Lastein (2012 from Denmark),
Vilde Sollien (2013 from Norway), this years students; Larissa Marcossi
from Brazil and Josephine Schevers from Belgium. Josephine is being
sponsored by Hills Kellyville and is staying with the Laroumanie’s, her
first host family. Also present via video were Avi, and Maxx.
Sitting on the highway waiting to catch speeders, a state police officer saw a car puttering along at 22 M.P.H. He thinks to himself, that car is just as dangerous as a speeder. So, he turns his lights on and pulls the car over. Approaching the car, he notices there are 5 old ladies, two at the front and 3 at the back, wide eyed and looking like ghosts.
The driver obviously confused said "Officer, I don't understand, I wasn't doing over the speed limit. What seems to be the problem?" "Ma'am," the officer said, "you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be dangerous". "Slower than the speed limit, NO SIR! I was doing exactly 22 miles an hour", the old woman said proudly.
The officer containing a chuckle explains that 22 was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned, thanking the officer for pointing out her error. "Before I go Ma'am, I have to ask, is everyone OK?
These women seem badly shaken and haven't uttered a word all this time" "Oh! they will be alright in a minute, Officer, we just got off Route 142.
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? " The husband replies, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."
And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look
Well I must be getting older
And I don't know who to blame
All the words now have new meanings
Though they still sound just the same.
And I was so good at English
Now I get the words all wrong
cause when I put them in a sentence
it’s just like they don't belong.
Like, when a bloke was really happy
it used to be ok to say “He's gay”
a “Rap” was how you hit a door
And Hi! just meant gidday.
“Grass” was grown upon your lawn
We used a "Pot" to cook a stew
A “Score” was what your team made
And a "Dope" meant silly you
A “Dyke” that was just a little dam
A “Poof” a puff of smoke
and “Bread” was flour and water
Now if you've got none well your broke
And “Cactus” was a prickly plant
But now it means you’re dead
a “Joint” was an old run down shack
A place to rest your weary head.
“Acid” was something we used
in Chemistry at school
and winter was the only time
that we could say we’re “Cool”.
A “Trip” meant falling over
when we tangled up our feet
And lollies were the only thing
that we could say were “Sweet”.
A “Camp” was just a little tent
set up out in the scrub.
We only “Stuffed” our chickens
and food was our only “Grub”.
If someone had a bit of luck
we’d say that's really slick
now when something’s great mate
well they say it’s “fully sick”.
And we put “ice” into our eskies
just to cool our beer and rum
and the only "Smack" I ever got
was on me bloody bum.
People stopped you in the street
to talk about the weather
now when you ask a question
the kids simply say “Whatever”.
Well I’ve tried to understand it
It's progress I've been told
But I really have to face it mate
Gees I must be getting old.