Volume 31, Issue No. 39- 21st May 2018
RYLA is a transformational leadership program designed for young adults aged 18-27. Spanning over 7 days, the program combines some of Australia's finest speakers with engaging activities and challenges, as well as a supportive environment that enables your leadership to grow and develop to its full potential. RYLA is run annually, with close to 90 candidates in Elanora Heights, on Sydney's Northern beaches.
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 Keith.
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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.
Thirty members and the guest speaker (Kelly Jope from Youth Insearch) were welcomed to the meeting. A big thank you to Rotarian Jim for volunteering to be Sergeant-at-arms for the evening and doing a great job increasing the Club operating funds.
Changeover is on June 16 at Pennant Hills Golf Club at 6.30pm for 7pm. $65 per person – 3 courses and 2 bottles of wine on table. Distinguished guests are District Governor (Peter and Anne Ward), District Governor Elect (Susan and John Wakefield) , Assistant District Governor (John & Eszter Fenessy). Anna Papoutsakis (Little Shoes) who will be receiving money for 3 cows), and a Guest speaker (ex club outgoing exchange student). Please pay into the club general account or at the front desk before June 10.
Doc Wansbrough has requested support for the Carmen Road Shopping Centre Community BBQ (in aid of Neighbourhood Watch) on Saturday May 26th 8 am to 1 pm.
Current Board Directors – Please send me you end of year reports ASAP and by May 31 at the latest.
New Board directors please send me your updated plans ASAP and by May 31 at the latest. Paul needs the funding requests to do a budget.
Next week we are meeting at PCYC for dinner, to hear about PCYC and get a tour of the facility. The email with the dinner details and location has been sent out again tonight.
A reminder: Members and partners who do NOT have the small name badge to wear at functions and would like one could you please let me know.
Charlie reports that she is in the Hills Clinic for the next 3-6 weeks. She has her phone, laptop and a TV and is determined to get better. Please send Charlie your best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Larissa arrived back from Safari late this afternoon.
Until we meet again on Monday May 21st for more fun and fellowship, have a great week making a difference.
Vladimir Putin, wanting to get on the good side of voters, visits a university in Moscow to have a chat with the students.
He talks to them about how powerful a nation Russia is and how he wants the best for all the people.
At the end of the talk there is a section for questions. Sasha puts her hand up and says:
"I have two questions. Why did the Russians take Crimea ? and why are we sending troops to the Ukraine?”
Putin says: "Good question".
But just as he is about to answer, the bell goes, and the students go to lunch.
When they come back, they sit back down and there is room for some more questions, another girl, Misha, puts her hand up and says:
"I have four questions”
"My Questions are:
Why did the Russians invade Crimea ?
Why are we sending troops to the Ukraine ?
Why did the lunch bell go 20 minutes early?
And where is Sasha?".
Judy Wallman Trump, a professional genealogy researcher in Southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree.
She discovered that President Donald Trump's great, great uncle, Remus Trump, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and President Trump share this common ancestor.
The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory. On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: “Remus Trump, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.”
So Judy e-mailed the President for information about their great, great uncle, Remus. Believe it or not, President Trump's staff sent this response back.
*Remus Trump was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad.
Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.
In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency.
In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”*
Now THAT is how it's done, in politics, FOLKS!
The Importance of walking
Walking can add minutes to your life.
This enables you at 85 years old
to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing
home at $4,000 per month.
My grandpa started walking
five miles a day when he was 60.
Now he's 97 years old
and we have no idea where the hell he is.
I like long walks,
especially when they are taken
by people who annoy me.
The only reason I would take up walking
is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
I have to walk early in the morning,
before my brain figures out what I'm doing...
I joined a health club last year,
spent about 250 bucks.
Haven't lost a pound.
Apparently you have to go there!
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
I do have flabby thighs,
but fortunately my stomach covers them.
The advantage of exercising every day
is so when you die, they'll say,
'Well, he looks good doesn't he.'
If you are going to try cross-country skiing,
start with a small country.
I know I got a lot of exercise
the last few years,......
just getting over the hill.
We all get heavier as we get older,
because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Every time I start thinking too much
about how I look,
I just find a pub with a Happy Hour
and by the time I leave,
I look just fine.
You could run this over to your friends
But just e-mail it to them!
It will save you the walk
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