V0lume 34, Issue No. 41 - 17 May 2021
Club Zoom Meetings
7:15pm for 7:30pm
Mon 17 May 2021 - Meeting at Springfield House
Guest Speaker: Theo Glockemann - Timor Liste
If you are unable to be at the meeting please contact the person doing your role the following week/s, arrange a swap and advise Keith, so he can amend his records.
Also, to avoid being rostered on, please notify Keith of any upcoming known absences (eg holidays) from meetings in the next twelve months.
Pres. Rosemary's Report - 10 May 2021
President’s message * Thank you to Keith for “minding the ship” whilst I was away
Night Report - 10 May 2021
Janelle Craig, the Sergeant for the evening called us to order and pounced on Colin McGowan to propose a toast…. To Rotary, and to the Covid Pro-Jabbers.!! Janelle then handed over to President Rosemary who has been away for a few weeks, and firstly thanked Keith for “minding the ship” whilst she was away. See Presidents report for all her news.
Directors reports :
We then heard from our Guest Speaker for the evening Anne McDonald, a lawyer who spoke to us at length on the matters of Wills, and all matters relating to our final wishes, and the importance of always keeping our Wills up to date by regularly reviewing them… say every 5 - 10 years. Much can change in a family’s life in that period of time. Powers of Attorney (General and Enduring Powers of Attorney) when we appoint another person to act on our behalf with respect to money, shares, real property i.e. only for legal/financial matters. Enduring Guardianship – when we appoint someone (usually someone else ie a close family member) for medical reasons, including what medical treatment you receive, what support services the person has whilst still at home or where they should live eg nursing home. An Enduring Guardian can also make end of life decisions such as “turning off the machine”. An Advanced Care Directive or Living Will. This document determines what care a person wants if unable to make such decisions themselves when they are seriously ill. Can only be made when in good mental health and cannot be overruled by anyone. She recommended that we always appoint these people well before they are required as once mental capacity is lost, it is too late then, and also the importance of keeping these documents updated was also reinforced. It is also recommended that the Original Will always be kept where it is safe and also where others know it is kept.
The members asked Anne lots of questions…. All in all a very interesting session. Anne’s contact details are 0408 206 474 or annemcdonaldlawyers.com Thank you Anne.”
anelle then conducted a thought provoking session on the political scene in Australia since yesterday, Mothers Day 9th May was 120 years since the formation of parliament in Australia. After Janelle ran out of questions, it was decided that Jim was the winner.!!!
President Rosemary implored everyone to nominate themselves on a committee for next year, in an area of interest to each of us. She also reminded us to register for the next meeting on Monday 17th which is a Face to Face at Springfield bearing in mind minimum numbers required to maintain our place at the venue.
Board meeting is on 12th May at Tony Coote’s residence.
The meeting closed at 8.30 ish!!!
Night Reporter Carol Russell
“The Addams Family” presented by Sydney Youth Musical Theatre at Hornsby RSL Club, 7:30pm on Friday 9 July 2021 Tickets $37.00.
The Addams Family have lived in their unique values for hundreds of years; however, the family encounters an unforeseen obstacle when Wednesday, now eighteen years old, decides to introduce her new “normal” boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, to the family. Wednesday has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family; she has fallen in love. In protest, Uncle Fester enlists the help of the Addam’s ancestors to call an end to the young budding romance. Morticia, Gomez and Pugsley worry about her changing ways. As the Addams and Beinekes come together for dinner one fateful evening, chaos ensues, and the two families find themselves admitting deep secrets and come together in ways they never would have imagined. The Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
Guests welcome, eg grandchildren. As with previous productions the suggestion is we dine in the bistro prior to the show, say 6.00pm.
Please make your payment ($37.00pp) into the club’s General Account by 30 June and identify your payment with your Surname and "SYMT".
tell us .....
Humour of the Week
Some Gee Whiz stuff
takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.
· Your tongue
is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
· If you stop getting thirsty,
you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
· The song, Auld Lang Syne,
is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
· Drinking water after eating
reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
· Peanut oil
is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.
· The roar
that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
· Nine out of every 10
living things live in the ocean.
· The banana
cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
· Airports at higher altitudes
require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
· The University of Alaska
spans four time zones.
· The tooth
is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
· In ancient Greece ,
tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
· Warner Communications
paid 28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
· Intelligent people
have more zinc and copper in their hair.
· A comet's tail always point away from the sun.
· The Swine Flu
vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
· The military salute
is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
· If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,
you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
· When a person dies,
hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
· In ancient times
strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
· The moon
moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
· The Earth
gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
· Due to earth's gravity
it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
· Mickey Mouse
is known as "Topolino" in Italy.
do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
weighs one percent less at the equator.
· For every extra kilogram
carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
· The letter J
does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
· And last but not least:
· This is called 'Money Bags.'
Training is on-line and takes about 20 minutes – so a few could do it
The training has been developed for anyone working in NSW food retail and food service businesses and covers key measures recommended for COVID-19 control. Key topics addressed:
There is a 20 question multiple-choice quiz at the end.
A ‘COVID-19 awareness for food service’ acknowledgement certificate will be emailed to all participants who complete the quiz.
Monday 6:30pm for 7:00pm - Springfield House - 245 New Line Road, Dural 2158
and Zoom Monday 7:15 for 7:30pm - on alternate weeks
- see Club Program for details.
For Springfield meetings, If you are unable to attend or are bringing a guest (even if they are your partner) you must notify Julie. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before 1pm on the Thursday before the meeting.
Please no communication via phone (either verbal or SMS)
If you are expected and do not show you will be required to pay for the meal.
2019 Trivia Night
The Club held a very successful trivia night on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Cherrybrook Community Centre, raising near $6,600 all of which will go to assist drought relief. Click this link to read more.
The Garage Sale 2019
We have just had our best and most successful Garage Sale on the weekend of 12 & 13 October raising a 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.
If you would like to come along as a guest to see what it is all about just call either:-
President Keith (0478 599 155) or Tony (Membership) (0412 812 624)
Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook meets every Monday for Dinner at Springfield House
Arrive 6:30pm Start 7:00pm End 9:00pm
245 New Line Rd
Dural NSW 2128 Australia