Volume 32, Issue No. 10 - 10th September 2018
This years’ theatre fundraising performance, a classic comedy by Woy Woy Little Theatre sponsored by The Entrance Rotary Club (Clive Denmark’s club) is Saturday 20th October.
There is finger food & a free drink & a friendly pre show atmosphere with a chance to catch up & chat and Clive strongly recommends arrival between 7.00 & 7.30.
Seating is being allocated on a 1st come first served basis. Clive has booked one block of 8 for family & Central Coast friends & am happy to book another block for our club members.
There are only some 114 seats and even the ones at the end have good views and are a maximum of 5 rows back!!
Funds raised are for the Aspect Autistic School in Terrigal to purchase two interactive white boards, their application for a $3,000 district matching grant $3000 has been approved.
If you wish to attend (Saturday 20th October) please email Max and make your payment of $40.00 per person into the club’s General Account and identify your payment with your Surname and "Clive".
Celebrating 40 years of the iconic movie, Grease is still the Word as Berowra Musical Society brings the classic story to the stage. With songs like Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, We Go Together and more, a cast of 40 promises a great night of song, dance, comedy and love.
If you wish to attend on Friday 26th October please email Max and make your payment into the club’s General Account and identify your payment with your Surname and "Grease".
We have the opportunity to see the NSW premiere of Tarzan the Musical presented by Sydney Youth Musical Theatre at Hornsby RSL Club on Friday 23 November at 7:30pm. Tickets $32 (concession-senior). Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins.
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population.
Rotary club pairs students with celebrity and CEO mentors for success.
We share our knowledge and experience with educators and other professionals who work with vulnerable populations
Rotary members fight adult illiteracy by working with local advocates to offer community literacy programs.
Rotary members invest in the future by giving scholarships to students who have the potential to change our communities
A university president and Rotary club fight Boko Haram to bring education and food to refugees in Nigeria.
Realizing that getting children into school isn’t enough, Rotary shifts to mentoring and coaching teachers.
"When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one."
Rotary Club Member
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.
Our numbers were down as several members followed pied piper Larissa to Coonabarabran. So some 23 met at Springfield to attend our Club Meeting.
Tony C was dragooned in the Sergeant role and performed admirably.
Our guest speaker John Waterhouse gave a moving presentation entitled Diabetes Alive about supporting Type 1 diabetic children by supplying funds to purchase a (smart) pump for insulin injection.
John has provided details of a child in our environs that needs assistance. I will need to scan the documents and provide same to Board members prior to next week’s meeting.
Have an inspirational week.
We were warmly welcomed by the Coonabarabran club who joined us for dinner on Sunday night We enjoyed their hospitality again on Monday night at their regular club meeting. They are a club very similar to us – Do good while having fun. Their club meeting is quite different to ours but it works well. Club President runs all aspects of the meeting, setting up and packing up the venue and proposing the toast. They have no fines session or raffle. They have a door prize that allows the winner to select a playing card from a board showing those previously selected. If the joker is selected they win the jackpot which increases by $20 if not won. The meeting venue is as the bowling club and two course dinner is served by club members. Andrew has lots of photos to share.
Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea.
As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young minister noticed a cut-glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water. In the water floated, of all things, a condom!
When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. "Miss Beatrice", he said, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?" pointing to the bowl.
"Oh, yes" she replied, "isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter!"
The pastor fainted.
6. The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF.
The amazing fact is the higher you go in the corporate structure,
The smaller your balls become.
There must be a lot of people in Canberra playing marbles.
Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 crash in Alaska with bush pilot, Wiley Post, is virtually unknown today but was one of the greatest country sages ever known.
Some of his sayings:
1 Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2 Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3 There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4 Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5 Always drink upstream from the herd.
6 If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7 The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8 There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9 Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10 If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure its still there.
11 Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n than puttin' it back in.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. - The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
ABOUT GROWING OLDER
First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way.
I've travelled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of algebra
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that its such a nice change from being young.
Eight ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.