Volume 30, Issue No. 31 - 6th March 2017
Monday 06 March
Murrin Bridge Farm Project -Steve Mansur
Monday 13 March
Memories Of a Ex-exchange Student - Sonya
Monday 20 March
The Forgotten Flotilla - Archeology in Crete
|Monday 06 March 2017
|Monday 13 March 2017
|Monday 20 March 2017
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11th & 25th March
7th - 9th April
8th May 2017
Major Book Sortings for Book Sale
2017 Charity Dinner
WHP&C Rotary 30th Birthday
Please join us to celebrate another milestone of our Rotary Club
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Partners Night Of Course
Education is free for the children who live in very poor communities.
The local village Chief stated "he had been praying for a long time for a Christian school to educate the children, paying tribute to Operation Food for Life’s commitment to Christian education to educate children who live in poor communities. You are also giving these children hope in Christ filled classrooms. Thank you. Thank you" the chief said.
During this year Operation Food for Life will build a permanent two classroom facility with an additional first aid room to serve the school and the community. Jim Hawkins is managing this project. This will be Jims second build for Operation Food for Life having managed the construction for our Born Free Sanctuary which is providing 24/7 care for many children at risk and less fortunate. Thank you Jim for transforming so many lives you touch through Operation Food for Life.
The new school is another welcomed addition to all our humanitarian programs and projects in Papua New Guinea. This includes our first three teacher Operation Food for Life Rob and Jan Patterson Christian Literacy School in Wildlife Port Moresby which has 120 children enrolled this year.
We praise God for his leading and abundant blessings upon our hands and feet, as all our volunteers give ourselves away above self-interest to serve others of less fortunate circumstances.
Excerpt from Cherrybrook Public School Newsletter regarding our "Tree Of Joy" programme.
If you like to read the full Newsletter please click and download the pdf on the right. It is over 8Mb but makes fairly good reading.
The 2017 book sale is fast approaching and it is time to start preparing! This year the book sale has been postponed by a couple of weeks from the usual timing in late March to Friday 7 (9am to 5pm), Saturday 8 (9am to 5pm) and Sunday 11 (11am to 2pm) of April.
This is due to the fact that some of our key players will be overseas during the lead up to the actual book sale itself. This includes Andrew & Desley (13 Feb to 20 Mar), Bob & Bev (16 Mar to 14 Apr) and Colin & Anne (start Apr to end May).
Whilst we now have some great additional people on our committee (Neville & Heather Hansen & Charlie), we will need all the help we can get from club members & partners to make this year’s book sale a success. This is especially true for the book sort days Saturday 11th, 25th March and Tuesday 4th April) where we really need people to help us for the whole day up to around 3 or 4pm.
One of the most onerous jobs is packing the sorted boxes of books away on the book stands at the end of the sort day. Many times this is left to a small number of very dedicated people. Likewise we need assistance with the set up days Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th April.
In order to make it easier on our backs, knees, hips, etc, we are ditching the conventional fruit boxes (which are also extremely difficult to source) and are moving to the Lifeline size cardboard box which is about 2/3 the size of the fruit box and will hence will limit the total lifting weight to around 10kg. This is why Lifeline went to this style & size of box in order to comply with OH&S requirements for their ever aging members!
These boxes come flat packed & are taped together as required. At the end of the book sale the tape will be cut & the box flat packed for storage. (See photo on right showing these boxes - note the 10Kg written on the side of the box in the foreground!).
The Church has agreed to let us run the book sale on the Sunday from 11am to 2pm when we will start the usual pack up routine.
This will provide an extra 3 hours on the Saturday and 3 hours on the Sunday, ie a total of 6 extra selling hours.
The 2016 book sale raised around $14,000 and we are aiming to better this in 2017.
To do this, we need help from ALL club members during the book sort days -
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 25 March
Tuesday 4 April
and during the sale itself from - Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 April
The milestone dates for this year's book sale are as follows:
|2017 Book Sale Committee Meetings
|First Book Sale Committee Meeting
|Thurs 9 Feb 17
|Second Book Sale Committee Meeting
|Wed 1 Mar 17
|Third Book Sale Committee Meeting
|Wed 29 Mar 17
|2017 Book Sale Schedule
|Banners & Flyers out
|Sat 25 Feb 17
|First Major Sort
|Sat 11 Mar 17
|Second Major Sort
|Sat 25 Mar 17
|Third Major Sort & Set Up Table Layout
|Tue 4 Apr 17
|Continue to set up tables, boxes and signs
|Wed 5 Apr 17
|Fine Tune Layout, etc
|Thur 6 Apr 17
|Fri 7 Apr 17
|Sat 8 Apr 17
|Book Sale & Clean Up
|Sun 9 Apr 17
|Book Sale Dinner
|Sun 9 Apr 17