Volume 32, Issue No. 15 - 29th October 2018
Multi Club Meeting
Monday 12th October
St Gabriel’s School visit
Wednesday 21st November
Hi Fellow Members,
We have been invited to St Gabriels School for a Morning Tea at 10.30AM on Wednesday 21st November. The first stage of the outdoor Learning Area is now complete, and St Gabriels are keen to show us what has been achieved. As you know, we funded and built an equipment Shed and via Tom Westcott, we contributed shade sails for the courtyard area.
The agenda is as follows.
· 10.30am : Arrive and School Tour
· 11.00am : Meet the students and see the playground
· 11.15am : Morning tea
· 11.30am : Depart
Can you please let me know by 5th November if you would like to attend, so I can confirm numbers?
We have been invited to join our Probus Friends in the West Pennant Hills & District Probus Club for this combined activity to be led by Brian Powyer:
Time: 9.45am for 10.00am start
Meet: Heidi Place West Pennant Hills – Entrance to Bidjigal Reserve
Duration: Approx. 2 hours,
Level of fitness: Reasonable, difficult if support (walkers) is needed
Path: Relatively flat, some undulations, very accessible, bush styled track
Lunch: To be discussed – perhaps outside Reserve
Wear: sturdy shoes, hat, layered clothing, sunscreen
Bring: Bottle of water,
Parking 1: In carpark/street at bottom end of Heidi Place
Includes Aboriginal caves and waterfall (may not be flowing)
The walk is on a fire trail and rough bush tracks with some steeper sections. Features of the walk include overhangs and an Aboriginal shelter as well as the waterfall (hopefully there will be a water flow). Walkers should wear closed shoes and a hat, sunscreen and to bring water with them.
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 email@example.com before 3pm on the Friday before the meeting.
If you are expected and do not show you will be required to pay for the meal.
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed our District Governor, Susan Wakefield, Past District Governor John Wakefield and Assistant Governor John Fenessy.
A welcome was extended to our guest soprano Georgia and her dad, Mark. Also, to our garage sale helper guests who gave their time over the last two months to assist with the running of the sale.
We have 86 attending tonight which I suspect is a record for a Club meeting in recent years. We had a number of Rotarian partners and past club members/partners as well. It was pleasing to welcome three prospective member guests, Jill Marquette, Vicky Lock and Senthill Kumai.
You will have noticed that Frank has rearranged the layout of the room for weddings and it worked well for this large club meeting.
In case you are wondering why the clowns were present. Most District Conferences have a dress-up theme. This year in March it was Colour My World. With lateral thinking from the regular conference attenders our club is hard to beat in the dress-up competition. Next year the theme is Rotary Rocks Newcastle and I am sure our costumes will again be innovative. District Conferences have fabulous speakers and are a lot of fun, please consider attending – It is not too late to register http://conference.rotarydistrict9685.org.au/ . Remember non-Rotarians are welcome to attend too.
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He confessed that he was the pro at the neighbouring course and liked to pick on suckers.
The first fellow revealed that he was the Parish Priest.
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A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are those clocks?"
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