Volume 30, Issue No. 34 - 27th March 2017
Monday 27th March
Monday 3rd April
Monday 10th April
Rescuing Kids at risk in SE Asia-Destiny Rescue -Shelly
Wheel Chairs Overseas - Tony Mylan
No Meeting After Book Sale
|Duty||Monday 27 March 2017||Monday 03 April 2017||Monday 10 April 2017|
|Speaker Host||Janelle Craig||Charlotte McCartney|
|Night Reporter||David Turnbull||Gino Savio|
|Front Desk||Brian Furrer||Peter Cleary|
|Front Desk||Bernard Chandra||Stan Baseley||No Meeting|
|Steward||Colin Baxter||Tom Westcott|
|Steward||Colin McGowan||Andrew Little|
|IT Person||Neville Hansen||Neville Hansen|
|Photographer||Peter Stanton||Ross Ballinger|
|Member Talk||Alan Paynter||Nick Chuah|
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7th - 9th April
8th May 2017
2nd Major Book Sorting for Book Sale
3rd Major Sorting and Set up Tables
WHP&C Rotary 30th Birthday
Please join us to celebrate another milestone of our Rotary Club
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Partners Night Of Course
Ronald McDonald House Westmead Fund Raising Event
Please support and
Laugh For The House!!
Tickets $50 from riversideparramatta.com.au
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|
|Book Sale||Fri 7 Apr 17|
|Book Sale||Sat 8 Apr 17|
|Book Sale & Clean Up||Sun 9 Apr 17|
|Book Sale Dinner||Sun 9 Apr 17|