Volume 32, Issue No. 5- 30th July 2018
You are invited to join us for a fun and inspiring evening to celebrate the Rotary concept of "Service Above Self."
This event is a joint initiative of several clubs located in District 9685 including the Rotary clubs of Norwest Sunrise, Pennant Hills, and Lower Blue Mountains. Rotarians and Non-Rotarians welcome.
Tickets (including dinner) are $40 per person, payable via your local Rotary Club or in person on the evening.
Guest speaker on the night will be Dr Ian Nicholson, a leading specialist in Adult and Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr Nicholson is actively involved in outreach programs through Rotary and Open Heart International performing Cardiac Surgery in developing countries of the Pacific region, South America and Africa.
Dr Nicholson will share some of his amazing life experiences and why he believes in the concept of Community Service to improve quality of life, develop stronger communities and to build a better world.
Seats are limited, so RSVP today so you don't miss out. Tables of 10 are available.
Date and Time
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.
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.
What a great night.
Some 26 of us ventured to Springfield for a Rotary Night. The venue surprised us by setting up a smaller, and warmer room. The room also seemed to encourage conviviality.
Our guests were Laurel Colley and Jill Marquette, both prospective members checking us out. Mark Couper (Dural Chamber of Commerce) gave an excellent presentation on the Chamber’s activities. Mark was supported by Dianne Paton of Dooral Roundup fame.
I attended a District Presidents Meeting on the weekend and report:
He wanders over to a bar stool and asks the bartender for a shot of Jack Daniels.
He sits there for a while, then calls out to the bartender. “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”
At that point the entire bar falls deadly silent.
In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, “Before you tell that joke, cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things:
The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters,
“No, not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”
Looking for a good job on the Murray River ??
Sally Mulligan of Paddington NSW decided to take one of the jobs that most Australians are not willing to do.
Sally applied for a job in a lemon grove and seemed to be far too qualified for the job.
She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Adelaide and had worked as a social worker and a school teacher.
The foreman frowned and said, "I have to ask you, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons ??"
"Well, as a matter of fact, I have," she said. "I've been divorced three times, owned two Jeeps, voted twice for Labor, and once for Clive Palmer.”
........ She starts in the morning.