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What a great time we had working with the local scouts running the BBQ for AUSTRALIA DAY events for Lane Cove Council.
A couple of photos taken By Jenny May on the day show the hard working Team at the BBQ.
The BBQ stand, just before the Citizenship Ceremony concluded and the crowd descended on the us.
The Citizenship Ceremony.
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I was lucky enough to be able to attend the wedding on Saturday 22nd September of our former Youth Exchange Student from 2001-02, Martina Heiniger, and her new husband, Olivier Djibeal. It was a wonderful multicultural and multilingual wedding held at Spitzkirche, Rheinau which is on the border of Germany and Switzerland on the Rhine River about an hour’s drive from Zurich. Guests came from all continents (except Antarctica 🙂) and the service was held in English, French and German with small sections in Swiss German and Mbaye. 
Martina met Olivier in Chad 5 years ago when she was working for the UNHCR and their love has developed through many countries - Chad, Benin, France and Switzerland as they moved around for work. 
The wedding commenced at 12.30pm with a 1 hour coach trip from Zurich to Rheinfall where we boarded a boat for a Rhine River cruise and to see the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe. A light lunch was consumed on the boat as we travelled to Spitzkirche on an island in the Rhine at Rheinau for the ceremony in a beautiful old chapel. Martina and Olivier had changed to more formal wedding clothes from the traditional black casual ones on the boat.
Their formal wedding outfits had material from Chad in the Chadian colours 🇹🇩 and we were each given a gift of a bangle, earrings, necklace, belt, suspenders, tie or pocket handkerchief in the same material. Their wedding rings were passed around the congregation on a continuous ribbon along all the pews in the chapel for each person to silently bless during the service - a lovely idea. 
After the service we were treated to music from 4 alpenhorns
and then to dinner in a function room at the venue. A short fireworks display was enjoyed before heading to another hall at the venue for dessert and the party! The party was a joyous occasion with African drummers, dancing and other music. The coach then left just before 2am for the return trip to Zurich. A long but wonderful day.
Kind regards
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Received this via David Rands, Dist Rotary Foundation Chair
The Polio outbreak in PNG is due to Vaccine Derived Polio (VPP)
Even if the wild polio virus has been eliminated and a country is declared Polio Free (no cases for 3 years), the action of immunising children can introduce Vaccine Derived Polio.
It occurs where immunisation levels are low and is especially of concern in under developed areas with poor sanitation and water supply.
Children receive the vaccine, it can live in the gut for up to 2 weeks and is excreted and the virus ends up in the water system and in turn healthy but non-vaccinated people are infected with Polio.
The 'herd mentality' is the term used in that if there are high levels of immunisation then the chances of VPP are lower, but if communities become complacent and immunisation is low, then VPP can occur simply as a result of an immunisation campaign.
This can be seen in PNG where communities down stream take water that has been contaminated up stream and the hardy polio virus is in the water drunk by an unvaccinated person further down the water supply system.
The attached file outlines the tremendous response that has occurred in PNG with significant Rotary involvement.
The same concern about levels of immunisation or more so non immunisation in Australia for a range of diseases, concerns health authorities in that any preventable communicable disease could take hold in communities where vaccination levels are low. 
PNG Program 2018-10-07 13:00:00Z 0
Dear Members,
On Sunday, 4th November, at 10am for start at 10.30am, the Chatswood Rotary Club is hosting a film called "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Hoyts movie theatre, Chatswood. This event is to support Rotary's "End Polio Now" and the cost per ticket is $25.00. 
Quote .."Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer, Freddie Mercury."   You can check out the trailer on
 If you (and family/friends) would like to attend, could you book your tickets at and then email me (or text), please?    Chatswood will then reserve a row for Lane Cove Rotary for the numbers booked. 
 (Type in Chatswood Rotary event at TryBooking and the details should come up).
Kind regards,
In Rotary,
Robyn (Sleet)
(m) 0415 821 159
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Centre House BBQ Harry Clarsen, AM 2018-06-24 14:00:00Z 0
First NameAlice
Last NameMorgan
Submission DateMar 31, 2018
Places of Interest VisitedThis month I’ve visited so many interesting and exciting sights, not limited to Taipei as my district went on a rotary trip to Taitung, a city in the south of Taiwan. In Taitung I kicked off this March ‘with a bang’ as I participated in an activity of throwing firecrackers at fellow exchange students! We stayed in a hotel for a few days and got to visit the night market before travelling to the outskirts to go to the hotsprings and rice paddies (with mountain views on the bus ride). Once I got back to Taipei I didn’t hesitate to continue travelling, I went to visit the Martyr’s shrine, the lantern festival and Xindian. This paired with going out after school to explore the parts of Taipei other exchange students have fallen in love with and want to show me, venturing to all these new destinations is one of the biggest highlights of this month.
Social and Sporting ActivitiesDespite the high difficulty of my three hour Chinese classes that are five days a week I have gotten through it all with help of my classmates. Unlike the other exchange students I am in a regular university course for studying Mandarin and it is challenging at times, especially since I am not accompanied by any other exchange students, but it has given me the opportunity to reach out to those in my class. I gone out with them to play volleyball, have lunch and we have dinner together at least once a week after class and it’s been enlightening to get to know people of so many backgrounds.
Rotary Meetings / Functions AttendedI briefly attended a TRYEMP (Taiwan rotary youth exchange multidistrict program) to meet members of the committee and I went to my club’s meeting this Wednesday, giving a quick speech of this month’s activities and an introduction of myself.
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Our Annual Changeover Dinner was held last Tuesday 3 July at the Roseville Golf Club.  The principal focus on the night was to review the many activities successfully pursued by the club over the past twelve months;  to thank the outgoing Board for their huge efforts throughout the year;  and to welcome and congratulate the new Board lead by Hazel Mcnamara.  
We also presented four special Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) awards, and most importantly, inducted five new members into the Club.
PHF awards were awarded to Past President Phil Dudgeon, Past President Roger Wescombe, Past President Andre Hariman (from the Chatswood Sunrise Rotary Club), and President Hazel McNamara.  Sadly, PP Phil has resigned from the club so we will only see him and Sandy in future as club visitors. 
New Members inducted were Craig Brody, Stephen Miller, Katherine Murphy, Dr Carl Munoz-Ferrada (tonight's speaker!) and Kevin Poirier.

Official guests included PDG Gina Growden, and PDG Harold Sharp, Assistant Governor Ward Pollard from Mosman Rotary and Joycelyn.
It also provides an opportunity to recognise those members who have volunteered to lead the club as Directors and Committee Chairs on the incoming Board.
We're confident that everyone had an enjoyable night!
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Small Grants Project Indonesia
2017-18 Final Report
We began the Rotary 2017-18 year with $2790.26 in the club bank account and about $928 in the RAWCS accounts. Although we attempt to use all the money in our accounts in the project year, often money is received after conclusion of the year’s project cycle in March or April.
  1. A budget is set at the beginning of the project year based on best estimates. NTA (Nusa Tenggara Association) are requested to provide a list of proposed Small Projects to meet the budget. This is discussed and agreed if satisfactory.
  2. During the year, donations are made. The budget it is adjusted upwards if necessary and NTA requested to submit a supplementary list of Small Projects to a specified value. This is treated in the same way as the original list and the total budget adjusted. The financial objective is to leave as few donated funds in the project account as possible at the end of the year’s cycle.
  3. Service provider, NTA is paid in March or April after reporting on the successful completion of all Small Projects following their December monitoring tour of the Small Projects in Indonesia.
  4. Residual money and donations made after about November when the monitoring team goes to Indonesia, form part to the following year’s budget.
On 4 May 2017, a final payment of $15,110.00 for last year’s project was made to the service provider, NTA. 
Several significant donations were received into the club account after confirmation of the final budget last year (2016-17). These were;
A personal donation from Rtn Mary Bryant from Woolgoolga Rotary Club. Mary was one of the Rotarians in the monitoring tour conducted in 2015.                               $1000.00
A donation from Chatswood Sunrise Rotary Club.                                                   $400.00
A donation from Woolgoolga Rotary.                                                                      $2000.00
Review of 2017-18 Activities
In May, we conducted our first committee meeting for the year and noted a number of observations and objectives.
  • Awareness of the project in Rotary District 9685 appeared to be reasonably high.
  • Donations from Rotary Clubs are the main source of income. New fund raising ideas are needed.
  • A suitable high profile patron would be an advantage for the project.
  • The question of involvement of young people was discussed without resolution.
  • The value of having Rotarians and volunteers attend the NTA monitoring tours of Indonesia.
  • A report was made on the RAWCS quarterly conferences and the project now has a display kit available.
  • The RAWCS project account has proven to be a useful means of obtaining tax deductions for donations from individuals.
  • The committee agreed an initial project target of $15,000 for the year.
On 1 July 2017, an application was made for a Rotary District Grant of $6000 with all current funds available used as collateral.
In relation to Rotary District Grants, contributing clubs should ensure that any other applications for Rotary District Grants for other projects is Indonesia, are clearly differentiated from The Rotary Small Grants Project. This is necessary to ensure that money from only one District Grant is applied to the Rotary Small Grants Project Indonesia and that separate grants are not used to support the same project.
The first list of Small Projects to the value $14,983 was received in July and circulated to the committee for review.
About this time, contact was made with PP John Mercer of Belconnen Rotary club in Canberra concerning duplicating the Rotary Small Grants Project in the ACT.
In July, Rtn Graham Timms of Ku-ring-gai club was welcomed as Ku-ring-gai club Small Grants project coordinator.
Also in July, Rtn Ian Burnet from Northbridge club announced the club’s intention to fund 14 water tanks under the Small Grants scheme and for Ian to personally fund the High-Yield Cocoa projects on the list. Northbridge and Ian were the first of several donors to have their donations linked to specific Small Projects. Club members now know the kelompok (cooperative group), the village where the project will be completed and its location in NTT. Most water tanks for example are on either Flores or Semau Islands. Ian’s cocoa improvement projects are on Flores Island.
On the 6 December 2017 a project committee meeting was held. Chris Curtis announced his intention of stepping down from his project position on 18 December 2018. The minutes of that meeting form part of this report.
In January, with about $17,000 in the club account and more expected from other clubs, NTA were requested to provide a supplementary list of Small Projects for consideration.
On the 18th January, NTA reported the successful completion of the Small Projects on the original and supplementary lists to a combined value of $20,035.
A pro forma District Grant report was provided to District 9685 on 25th January 2018. On receipt of the report PP David Dean, expressed concerns about multiple grants for the same project (above). All of David’s questions were answered in early February and the final $3000 of the grant is awaited.
A number of club and individuals supported the Small Grants Project in 2017-18. These include;
Lane Cove Rotary Club                                                                                             $2000.00
Rotary District 9685                         ($2250+$3000)                                            $5250.00
Mary Bryant (Woolgoolga)               (personal donation)                                      $1000.00
Woolgoolga Rotary Club                  ($2000+$1000)                                            $3000.00
Chatswood Sunrise Rotary Club                                                                              $400.00
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club                                                                          $2000.00
Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club                                                                                           $2000.00
Ian Burnet                                          (personal donation)                                      $1195.00
Northbridge Rotary Club                                                                                          $5755.00
Total Donations 2017-18                                                                                         $22,600.00
Current financial situation;
RAWCS account $2171.00
Rotary Lane Cove account $23,009.15
With this report, the board of Lane Cove Rotary Club are requested to approve the transfer of $20,035.00 to the NTA bank account in payment for the Small Projects successfully completed in Indonesia. Details of these individual Small Projects are detailed in the NTA reports attached.
Concluding remarks
We are particularly thankful to our regular Rotary supporting clubs for donations and to Rotary District 9685 for the District Grant. Contributing clubs have not only provided funds but also invaluable management advice and support. Thanks to the work of the committee and supporters, we have managed to comfortably exceed our initial budget again and fund more than 54 small projects in farming communities in eastern Indonesia, including:
15 ‘living fences’, 9 water tanks and 7 toilet blocks to farming groups on Semau Island.
4 water tanks, 12 toilet blocks and 2 cocoa improvement projects to groups on Flores Island.
5 water tanks for groups in West Timor.
The value of this work cannot be exaggerated and progress in family and community wellbeing enabled by the program is visible to any observer. 
The success of the year can be attributed to the collective efforts of the committee and supporters who have worked to advance the Small Grants Project for the benefit of impoverished communities in Indonesia. Some names spring to mind but the list is by no means complete.
PP Dick Dawes (Lane Cove Rotary)
Rtn Moira De Vos (Chatswood Sunrise Rotary)
PP John Donald (Lane Cove Rotary)
PP Phil Dudgeon (Lane Cove Rotary)
Rtn Ron Tweedie (Lane Cove Rotary)Macintosh HD:Users:Chris:Rotary:International Committee 2014/2015:Small Grants Desktop:Small Grants Activities 2017-18:Small Grants Final Report 2018.doc
Rtn Andre Hariman (Chatswood Sunrise Rotary)
Rtn Graham Timms (Ku-ring-gai Rotary)
PP Roger Wescombe (Lane Cove Rotary)
Rtn Ian Burnet (Northbridge Rotary)
Particular thanks to Lane Cove Rotary Club, the initiators and facilitators of the Small Grants program, and North Shore Sunrise and Chatswood Sunrise Rotary Clubs, for their continuing assistance with the project.
PP Chris Curtis
Rotary Club of Lane Cove
Project Co-ordinator
Small Grants Project Indonesia
20 February 2017
  1. Nusa Tenggara Association (NTA) – Rotary Small Grants Project. Report on Projects, 2017-18.
  2. Nusa Tenggara Association (NTA) – Rotary Small Grants Project. Report on Projects involving additional expenditure of $15,000, 2017-18.
  3. Rotary Small Grants Project, 2017-18. Comments on Activities Supported by the Project.
  4. Minutes of the Small Grants Committee Meeting December 2017.
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Rotary Club   of   Marlow
EBOLA  -  News  Letter  -  20th  February  2018
In  August  2014  the  Rotary  Club  of  Marlow  responded  to  the  Ebola  crisis  in  West  Africa  and  formed  a
partnership  with  the  Rotary  Club  of  Monrovia  to  supply  immediate  aid.  Nearly  £100,000  was  raised
in  the  UK  along  with  funds  from  Australia,  Canada,  Hong  Kong,  the  USA  and  other  countries.
To  date  we  have  funded  immediate  aid  during  the  crisis,  supported  an  education  and  sanitation
campaign,  which  we  believe  actively  shortened  the  epidemic  by  many  months.  When  the  crisis
appeared  to  be  under  control,  we  started  the  legacy  campaign  to  deal  with  the  post  Ebola  situation,
with  aid  to  the  medical  sector,  we  are  now  in  the  second  year  of  a  scholarship  program  to  train
young  health  professionals  to  try  and  fill  some  of  the  gaps  in  the  health  system  -  due  to  deaths  from
Ebola  -  and  now  we  have  just  started  to  build  our  new  oxygen  concentrator  at  the  ELWA  hospital  in
It  had  been  planned  to  commission  an  oxygen  concentrator  plant  in  England  and  ship  it  out  in  a
container.  The  Rotary  Club  of  Monrovia  were  approached  by  the  ELWA  hospital  in  Monrovia,  they
were  looking  for  an  oxygen  concentrator  and  were  hoping  Rotary  could  help.  The  ELWA  hospital  is  a
new  build  in  Monrovia  and  is  sponsored  by  a  USA  based  'Missionary'  charity,  this  means  that  the
'American'  influence  will  be  very  strong  maintaining  standard  of  care.  There  were  many  attractions
to  the  partnership;  the  new  hospital  will  be  the  first  in  Liberia  offering  piped  oxygen  to  the
emergency  rooms  and  the  operating  theatre.  ELWA  operates  in  various  parts  of  Africa  and  has  good
and  reliable  technical  support  for  plant  and  equipment;  this  has  reduced  our  costs  while  ensuring  a
strong  technical  support  for  the  plant  for  the  foreseeable  future,  and  because  this  is  a  new  build  the
plant  room  will  be  built  to  the  highest  standards.  As  with  the  previous  application,  there  will  be  a
considerable  amount  of  surplus  oxygen  which  will  be  distributed  to  other  State  hospitals  in  Monrovia.

District  Governor  of  District  9101  with  the  Assistant  Governor  of  Liberia,  Nadu  Cooper,  the  Rotary  Club
of  Monrovia's  President  N.  Oswald  Tweh  and  students  of  the  Mother  Pattern  School  of  Health
Science  who  were  awarded  scholarship  to  study  Nursing,  Laboratory  Technology  and  Physician
The  Scholarship  is  a  Post  Ebola  initiative  sponsored  through  a  grant  from  Rotary  International,  the
Rotary  Club  of  Marlow/  UK  and  from  funds  generated  by  the  Rotary  Club  of  Monrovia.
'During  the  Ebola  epidemic,  many  medical  and  para  medical  personnel  died  as  a  result  of  many  of
them  contracting  the  Ebola  Virus,  while  carrying  out  their  duties  in  caring  for  those  who  were  affected
by  the  Ebola  Virus.
This  Post  Ebola  Initiative  is  to  assist  deserving  students  facing  financial  constraints  while  perusing
their  dreams  to  care  for  the  sick.
Before  we  could  make  the  grant  application,  we  needed  to  raise  a  little  money  and  also  confirm  that
the  Districts  that  had  originally  offered  funds  (DDF)  were  still  in  place.  December  saw  us  preparing
the  grant  application.  To  our  delight,  London  District  1130  -  who  were  not  in  the  original  application
agreed  to  offer  us  DDF.  In  all,  we  had  District  contributions  from  1090,  Thames  Valley  1060,
Birmingham  and  the  West  Midlands,  1175  South  West  and  1130  London.
The  Global  Grant  application  for  just  under  $200,000  was  submitted  on  3rd  January  2018  and
APPROVED  by  Rl  on  the  18th  January  -  is  this  a  record??
Funds  have  been  moved  to  Monrovia  and  we  are  expecting  the  Rl  contribution  to  arrive  within  the
next  day  or  so,  and  we  will  then  be  in  a  position  to  start  placing  orders.
Peter  Ballard  (District  grants  1090)  discusses  the  workings  of  an  Oxygen  concentrator.
WHAT  A  WAY  TO  START  THE  YEAR.  Thank  you  all  on  behalf  of  the  people  of  Monrovia  who  will
benefit  from  the  work  of  the  Rotary  Club  of  Monrovia.
We  still  need  funds  to  continue  supporting  the  work  of  the  Rotary  Club  of  Monrovia,  as  they
continue  to  work  within  the  health  sector  to  improve  the  lives  of  others.
Yours  in  Rotary  Brian  Jonson
Rotary Club   of   Marlow
Brian Jonson's EBOLA News Letter 2018-02-24 13:00:00Z 0
Dear Harry
Have you got all the background information you need for your Club to support the EndTrachoma2020 project?
If not, join the national Trachoma Live event on Facebook 19-25 February 2018
Our own RI President, Ian Riseley, headlines a list of distinguished presenters who will inform, communicate with, and enlighten Rotarians and friends about Trachoma in Australia.
How great would it be if every Rotarian in D9685 fully understood the situation with Trachoma, and joined us on this journey to elimination!  With your help, this becomes possible!
Thank you from the ‘EndTrachoma by 2020’ team
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February 2018
Comment from The Chair
Greetings Fellow Rotarians,
We begin 2018 with a busy year for the Rotary
Humanitarian Projects:
• District Grants starting to be paid out in
full as projects are completed and
reported to David Dean, Grants Chair.
Some of these will be featured at the
District Conference at Leura
• Global Grants – 10 in draft, one awaiting
three authorisations from India, and five
submitted. Four approved in this
Rotary Year and 4 from previous years
closed (i.e. completed projects) DDF
available is now down to $45,000 after
$15000 of committed grants are paid.
This enables us to proceed with one
global grant scholarship for 2018. One
completed global grant is featured
below and I hope you enjoy reading the
1. We have now opened this year’s global
grant scholarship for applications and
have three interested parties already.
Applications close end March 2018.
Details on the D9685 website.
2. Peace Fellowship applications are open
too and applications close for these at
the end of May 2018. Application
details available on the RI website
3. Team members are encouraged to seek
applications from appropriately
qualified young people in their own
clubs and in their zone clubs.
Paul Harris Society Dinner
On Monday 5th March we will host a Paul Harris
Society dinner at which the Guest speaker will
be Past RI President John Germ who will be
here for our district conference. Rotarians who
become PHS members now or have become
members in the last few months will be
recognised by PRIP John at the dinner.
David Rands
D9685 Rotary Foundation Chair
Polio Update
Finished 2017 with 21 new
cases of wild poliovirus
reported – 37 in 2016 and 74 in 2015. A long
and difficult process but heading in the right
direction. Financial support still critical as
immunisation must be continued now and for
three years after the last case is recorded. The
task is huge as immunisation levels are starting
to drop below the considered minimum safe
level of 91% in some countries where polio
ceased to be endemic many years ago. We
cannot afford to be complacent.
Poliovirus Weekly Update
31-Jan-2018, World Health Organization
Please scroll to the end for a summary of officially reported cases.
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 0
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 22
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 0
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2018: 0
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 91
New on As part of the GPEI’s plan to capture and
share lessons learnt since its inception, the programme has released
detailed best practice guides or active surveillance for polio eradication,
monitoring the quality of polio eradication campaign performance, and
Last week, member states and partners met to discuss polio transition and
keeping the world polio-free after eradication at the WHO Executive Board
Chris Maher, a long-time polio eradicator and a central part of the polio
programme, has been recognised in the Australia Day honours list named as
an Officer of the Order of Australia. His recognition comes for his
distinguished service to community and international public health through
technical, operational and management roles in the global eradication of
Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
Afghanistan: Advance notification has been received of two new cases of
wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Kandahar province. These will be
confirmed in next week’s data reporting.
Five new WPV1 positive environmental samples have been reported from
Hilmand and Kandahar provinces. Pakistan: Three new WPV1 positive
environmental samples have been reported, from Sindh and Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
Scholar Contact details
Of our recent 5 global grant scholars, we now
have 3 back in Australia having completed their
studies. Alison and Michaela are based in
Canberra, but are in Sydney from time to time
and if it can be arranged would be delighted to
talk to your club. William is travelling a bit but
based in Sydney and so is more available. He
addressed Rotarians at Turramurra on the 6th
February and spoke of his studies in Milan and
his aspirations in the future.
Marshall and Caroline are still away on their
studies but will be pleased to hear from D9685
Peace Fellows Sharon Edington and Patricia
Garcia are both in Sydney and have already
given wonderful talks to several clubs.
Their contact details are as follows:
Global Grant Scholars
William Chan Master of Science in Architecture
Studied at Polytecnico Di Milano
Area of Focus - Water and Sanitation 0491 024 008
Michaela Dolk Master of Water Science, Policy and Management
Studied at University of Oxford, School of Geography and Environment
Area of Focus - Water and Sanitation
Employment - CSIRO, Canberra 0466 080 671
Alison French Master of Public Policy
Studied at University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government
Area of Focus - Education
Employment - Federal Government, Canberra 0450 092 587
Marshall Dunn Studying for a Master of Psychology in Education
Studying Columbia University Teachers’ College
Area of Focus - Peace and Conflict Resolution 0411 721.843
Caroline English Studying for a Master of Public Policy
Studying London School of Economics
Area of Focus - Economic and Community Development 0423 713 953
Peace Fellows
Patricia Garcia 0409 890 777
Sharon Edington 0450 408 140
Sharon was a Rotary Peace Fellow at the
University of Bradford from 2013-2014. Since
then, she has been working in her ‘dream job’ at
Act for Peace in Sydney, coordinating
humanitarian aid and development programs in
Africa, the Middle East, and also in Australia
related to refugee resettlement. During her time
as a Peace Fellow, she volunteered as a
caseworker with the British Red Cross refugee
drop-in service, designed an ongoing design with
Syrian refugees in Lebanon over Christmas
2013/14 and interned with the UN High
Commissioner for Refugees in Sarajevo
supporting resettlement of Syrian and Somali
refugees as well as policy change for stateless
Roma. She also co-authored a forthcoming book
chapter on Roma statelessness and refugee
resettlement, got her first peer-reviewed journal
article published, and joined Shelterbox as a
short-term response team member.
Studied at the University of Bradford
Currently working at Act for Peace in Sydney
Update on the Bo Hospital in Sierra Leone
In 2015 Rotary Turramurra applied for a Global Grant to build a The project was completed in 2017 . .
. . .
The Hospital has treated over 21,000 children since it opened in June 2012
The Bo Children’s Hospital in Sierra Leone
West Africa is now into its 6th year of
operations. Since its inception in June 2012,
the hospital has treated over 21,000 children
with only a few mortalities. This much needed
hospital has changed the lives of many people
in the community - as well as saving children’s
lives, it has educated many parents in better
ways of nutrition and hygiene, preventing
many unnecessary deaths. The hospital runs a
vaccination program twice a week for children
under the age of 5.
The Ebola outbreak was a devastating blow to
Sierra Leone and we had to close the hospital
for 3 weeks at one stage so the virus did not
contaminate the hospital. Thanks to our many
wonderful donors and a Grant from Rotary, we
have the much-needed Isolation Ward for the
containment of infectious diseases. The virus
also caused an economic disaster impacting on
businesses, food production and stifling
economic growth, it will take a long time for
the country to recover.
The Bo Children’s Hospital is operated by
qualified staff from the local community who
take full responsibility and ownership of
running the hospital. The hospital relies on our
ongoing support to help with running costs,
capital equipment and the expansion of its
services. It is because of our wonderful donors
that we have been able to make a lifesaving
difference to the children of Sierra Leone, West
New Isolation Ward Hospital Superintendent Vandi Sombie with
child patients and mothers
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Tree of Joy gifts to Delvena on behalf of Lane Cove Rotary, Hallam Avenue Tennis Club, and Ray White Lane Cove Real Estate
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Dear Jenny – I am back from Congo, after a very productive trip. Glad to be sleeping in my own bed again, and to have electricity and good plumbing!
Attached is a small acknowledgement of our thanks to you and Hunters Hill Private Hospital for providing so many hospital goodies. These were given to Lotumbe hospital (Equateur Province) and the photo is held by Dr Germain Wassia, the hospital’s medical director. He is surrounded by the other doctors and a nurse on his team; all have benefited from Vera Sistenich’s emergency medicine training and DAK Foundation’s medical equipment. When I told them about you and your involvement with Rotary, they quickly said, “We should have a Rotary logo in the photo, too!”  They were so touched to know that nurses like you care about them in Congo.
We had a successful Rotary tree planting day, too, with a young Congolese Rotarian leading the way. He spoke to each of the village schools describing Rotary’s community service and the importance of them joining in the fight against climate change. It was huge fun, with the kids singing as they planted.
If you’d like to see the (long!) trip report, or some photos of the tree planting just let me know.
With appreciation, Lucy 
Lucy Hobgood-Brown
HandUp Congo 
RAWCS Project Manager, Project 20 2013-14 “Lotumbe Community Development” 
Email / / 0417 272 101
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An invitation to a special celebration
Dear PP Harry Clarsen
Camp Breakaway is an amazing place providing extraordinary care and services to children and adults with a disability, their families and carers.  It does this with just a few staff and some very dedicated volunteers.
But without the support of many individuals, organisations and businesses we would not be able to do what we do.
That is why we are inviting you to attend the 35th Anniversary of the very first camp and the 25th anniversary of the official opening of Breakaway Lodge. See the attached invitation for details.
Who would have predicted that from the first camp organised and run by Wyong Rotary in 1982, Camp Breakaway would go on to become the highly regarded charity that it is today.
For Camp Breakaway to have succeeded as it has, is not only a tribute to those Rotarians 35 years ago who had a vision and the drive and commitment to make that vision a reality, it is also a tribute to the many people who have contributed along the way.
This special event gives us the opportunity to celebrate the history and success of Camp Breakaway and to thank all those who helped get Camp Breakaway to where it is today – a small charity that truly makes a difference in the lives of people with a disability.
On the day, we will also be showing off the newly renovated Cedar Lodge and a new storage facility and to announce our plans for the future.
As you have been part of the success story so far, we hope you will be able to attend this event and continue your support for the next 35 years.
If you or your organisation are planning to make a donation on the day or in the future, can you please let us know so you can be acknowledged.

Terry Hayes
General Manager

80 Highview Avenue, SAN REMO  NSW  2262

P: 4390 7624  



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Ken's weekly update on his adventures
President Harry exchanging Club banners with Brazilian exchange student.
Rtn Pat in deep though about PP Roger's question
A proud Rtn James receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship award
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22 Aug 17.
Pat Price: From Lane Cove to Nepal

Pat Price grew up in Lane Cove, went to school in Lane Cove, lives in Lane Cove and is a member of the Rotary Club of Lane Cove. Sounds like the subject of a very dull talk! But his heart and his imagination are in Nepal and there it gets fascinating. Saint Paul is said to have learned his mission in life when he was thrown from his horse. Where was Pat’s road to Damascus? Who taught him? Where has it all led and what’s next? Pat will be interviewed by Roger Wescombe.

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President Harry and Liz's Youngest son, visiting from Norway, Dr. Ben Clarsen gave an captivating talk of physical therapy and how it applies to the Olympic community. PP Phil introduced Ben, and note he was his very first employer when he was a teenager.
President Harry presenting the district name badge on our new Exchange Student, Ken Borer, from Switzerland.
President Harry welcoming our recently arrived exchanged student, Ken. Very recent--two days.
Last week with Ken
Ken and Alice having fondue on Swiss National Day 1 Aug. and PP. Tania
Last Sunday Bushcare BBQ Duty with Rtn's Phil, Hazel and outbound exchange student Alice.
Out and about watching a yacht race with Lindsay and Tania
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Dear Jenny--this event will be held in a lovely Hunters Hill home.  Feel free to share with your Rotary Club, and if encourage quick booking, because the limit is 30 people.
All the best Lucy.
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Sudden loss of Rotary International President-elect Sam Owori, 2017-07-27 14:00:00Z 0
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Morning Tea with Jean and Jim Holmes 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil
Scribes Report for 3/7/2017
President Harry opened the meeting exhorting us to heed international President Ian Risely's call to arms. [this club had personal ties with Ian when, as global Rotary Treasurer, he stood in for PP Roger Wescombe and yours truly at our first "democracy framework" meeting in Myanmar].
Harry reported that He had technical difficulties again this week re Rotacove.
It was not reported in the printed version that Bob and Robyn received PH awards at our changeover.
Rotacove also didn't mention the magnificently generous donation of Jim Holmes of $50,000 via our club to LC Community Aid. Jim is out of hospital and Jean has just re-entered.
Harry's further announcements
He has received a Plea from Rotary District re the Rotary Leadership Institute for participants for their sessions on the 8th July.
RYLA applications are also open now.
Board meeting this Thurs 
Directors announcements
Rtn Ron Tweedie
Thanks to the committee chairs and participants of their members in club projects during the year. Much work went in by the chairs and also of course the Rotarians within those committees driving individual projects, and they individually and collectively delivered to the club a magnificent year.
PP Chris Curtis
Announced an Indonesian Bazaar in Marrickville on Sat 29th (142 Addison Rd Centre). Offering us a display table. See details below.
Rtn Adrienne
A visiting Rotarian from India landing in August. Wants to be picked up at the airport. Boarding at Hazel's. Needs a volunteer to drive him.
PPJohn Donald
Introducing this year's Foundation Chairman - himself! Wants 100% Centurion compliance this year. 
President Harry
The Board looked at an idea to make things easier. Half yearly dues will include a donation slot for Centurion contributions. Makes it easier or you can set up an annual donation which comes out of your account only once a year, which might even be easier.
Sergeant Adrienne.
Fleeced all and sundry systematically around the room for committing heinous crimes - mostly imaginary. Insisted on reaching her unnamed target before she allowed dessert to be released from the kitchen.
It was worthy of note that people are heading off overseas to escape the winter - led by Chris Curtis and John Donald, who are heading off to Barcelona, amongst other places. Stories of the bullet train from Madrid, bull fights and plenty of sunshine to dry freshly washed laundry.
Robyn is going to Monte Carlo - the scene of her wild younger days.
Guest Speaker-Louise Williams
Louise Williams - guest speaker.
Louise spoke very well of her organised wandering through a carefully self-selected Arabian Nights type of tour. She spoke of deliberately staying out of "tourist traps", couch surfing in Syria and Lebanon, of hearing multiple dialects of the same Arabic language that was markedly different on the street to the classical "church" Arabic.
In most places the female dress code was quite relaxed - not at all like the extreme states of dress of some Muslims that we see in Australia.
The religious scene was as divided in those countries as there were dialects. The Virgin Mary was much beloved [and Christ is considered to be a leading prophet in the Koran]. 
The people born in The Gulf states do not work, and live very well, as they are all supported by the oil Kings.
The food is very rich there however, and many people are obese and diabetic.
The projector broke down but that was a trigger for Louise's speech to become interesting in that her word pictures were far more enjoyable and engaging than photos of Mosques and scenery.
President Harry summed up for all of us when he said that "I could listen to this all night but I guess we need to close the meeting at some stage".
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Walking the Kokoda Track Lindsay May, OAM 2017-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
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Guest Speaker-Mr. Perfect 2016-10-01 14:00:00Z 0
Ducks for the Congo Performer 2016-09-22 14:00:00Z 0
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TUESDAY'S MEETING 2016-09-18 14:00:00Z 0
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GUEST SPEAKER 2016-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report 2016-09-10 14:00:00Z 0
UPDATE ON PP PHIL 2016-09-04 14:00:00Z 0
Lane Cove Youth Orchestra - Sound Celebration 2016-09-03 14:00:00Z 0
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GUEST SPEAKER 2016-09-03 14:00:00Z 0
SCRIBES REPORT 2016-08-26 14:00:00Z 0
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Scribes Report 16 Aug Phil Wade 2016-08-21 14:00:00Z 0
Promise of Large "Boasting" Fine (Ed: Now paid! Thankyou John) John Palmer 2016-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
The Last Word (by Margaret Thatcher) 2016-07-05 14:00:00Z 0
Past-President Jenny's Year in Review 2015-16 Jenny May 2016-07-03 14:00:00Z 0
"Ode to FAIM" by Ian Collins to Dick Dawes 2016-06-26 14:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report on Previous Meeting (5 April) 2016-04-13 14:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report on Meeting held on 12 April 2016-04-13 14:00:00Z 0
Presentation on Heritage of Lane Cove Bill McLaughlin, Immediate Past President of LC Historical Society 2016-02-16 13:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report on 9 Feb Dinner Meeting and Club Assembly Phil Wade 2016-02-14 13:00:00Z 0
Duty Roster for June James Shevlin 2016-01-27 13:00:00Z 0
Bowling Fun Day 21 Feb 2016 at West LC Bowling Club Phil Wade 2016-01-27 13:00:00Z 0
(Ed:  Our speaker Lindsay May successfully created such excitement that we have been favoured with two scribe reports rather than the usual one!)
Report on Dinner meeting January 19th 2016 by Scribe Martin Silink
President Jenny opened the meeting by welcoming Members, their partners and the many guests who came to hear PP Lindsay’s much anticipated report on the 73rd Sydney to Hobart yacht race. She asked PP Chris Curtis to formally welcome the many guests who outnumbered the members.
President Jenny asked for volunteers to assist the scouts by helping with the BBQ on Australia Day. She alerted members to an Australian Rotary Health fundraiser as well as a forthcoming tour of Vietnam organized by the RC of Turramurra in May 2016 in aid of their wheelchair project. She also reminded the members that Bernadette was the new caterer at the Club and to support her by dining there.
Rtn Harry Clarsen then reminded everyone to support the 2 dollar coin collector which, when full, would hold $100, enough for a Centurion membership. This donation would be tax deductible.
PP John Palmer reported on the Pride of Workmanship evening in April and invited nominations to recognize quiet achievers from any walk of life.
Mark, an exchange student from Switzerland, described in glowing terms the enjoyable time he was having and commented in particular on the safari, the many international friends he was making and on experiencing a hot Christmas. Our past exchange student, Will Newham, who had been to Belgium 4 years ago then briefly spoke. He visited his family in Belgium last year and hopes to do this again.
PP Phil Dudgeon was then invited to introduce our speaker, PP Lindsay May. Lindsay was born in Bulli, grew up in Wollongong. He rapidly demonstrated his athletic prowess by winning 3 NSW surfing titles and achieved international fame by saving the mistress of Club Med's CEO from drowning. His first Sydney Hobart yacht race was in 1973 and the 2015 race was his 43rd. Lindsay then used his wonderful skills of word imagery to draw the audience into the highlights of last year’s race. He commented on the stringent documentation and safety standards (probably the highest in the world) as a result of the Coronial findings after the 1998 race. He introduced us to the niceties and strategies of the start in Sydney Harbour, how there were 3 actual starting lines (for boats of different sizes), how there were different markers for the boats to clear as they left Sydney Harbour, details of how the wind was funneled through Bass Strait, how the depth was shallower there resulting in bigger waves, how important the currents and eddies were in adding to boat speed. By the end of his presentation the audience was ‘expert’ in dagger boards, canting keels, water lines, sail battens, spinnakers, sitting on the rails, tether lines, drills for man overboard emergencies, Volvo 70 clippers, how to prepare for a wind-shift, how to perform under-water repairs to rudders in the middle of Bass Strait, the thrill of going around Tasman Island, the beauty of dolphins in Storm Bay and how to catch wind gusts in the Derwent River. Unfortunately Lindsay’s boat, Brindabella, had to retire early after a freak wind shift (a southerly buster) which arrived with only 90 seconds warning, broke several battens and tore 2 spinnakers to shreds. The line Honours went to Comanche whilst the handicap winner was Balance. Lindsay was on 3 winners over the years and skippered the 2006 winner “Love and War”
In question time Lindsay described the amazing rescue of John Quinn in 1993.  Just 38 of 104 starters made it to Hobart. Sailing on Atara that year, Lindsay's race was already over, Atara's mast broken when she was rolled by a freak wave, when they heard on the radio that John Quinn was lost at sea. "We were on our way home when we heard that Quinn had been washed off his yacht, Mem, after the stitching on his safety harness came apart when the boat was hit by a huge wave. We went back to help look for him and nearly ran over him," Lindsay remembered. The rescue of John Quinn was one of those inexplicable miracles. By all rights, in the terrible conditions that night he should have been a goner as he was in the water for 6.5 hours. A fast current had swept Quinn miles from where he'd first gone over, and where his mates on Mem were desperately searching for him. Yet somehow, amid the shrill roar of wind and waves, a crew member on the tanker Ampol Sorrel had heard his call for help and spotted him in its searchlight. "We heard on the radio that the tanker Ampol Sorrel had seen him in its searchlight, but couldn't retrieve him, so we just headed for the tanker’s lights. “We had a lot of delamination where the broken mast had smashed against Atara's side. When we pulled John Quinn out of the water, we asked him if he had seen how bad the damage was. I'll never forget his reply.  'When the ambulance arrives you don't notice the condition of the duco,'" Lindsay said.
After a marvellous ovation, PP John Palmer gave the formal vote of thanks for a truly outstanding presentation. Sandy won the raffle. 
An Alternative Report by our Alternative Scribe Phil Wade

​We were treated to an introduction by Phil Dudgeon so powerful in its nature and a tribute to the past accomplishments of of our speaker Lindsay in the worlds of business, Rotary, sport, youthful origins and sailing far too numerous to list, which by its degree of understatement indicated perfectly the status of the presenter and the interest of his topic tonight, and which imbued us with an air of anticipation that was more than fulfilled, even to visitors hardened in the world of youth, water and sports, and of course the rest of us mere mortals.

Lindsay initially introduced us to the excitement and bustle of the pre-race preparations. Excited gatherings of sailors, friends and family with the unavoidable encounters with the mostly low key millionaire owners of the large craft to the fanatical, perpetually optimistic battlers of the small ones.

Lindsay's photos obtained from various sources took us from there to the actual start line, or in this case three separate starting lines. 

And his immaculate audio-visual production was first class.

But he reassured us that the handicappers made allowances for the boats bringing up the rear. And having to battle the washing machine conditions of the increasingly churning waters of the spectacular Sydney Harbour.

Then we got into the nitty gritty technical issues of the best places for seasick sailors to let it go, to bent cleats, minor tears in mainsails that turn into half million dollar rips, to canting keels, movable water ballast and - Dagger boards that were also quite an issue (had to be there).

Luckily, Waratah book-ends Jeremy Tilse and Paddy Ryan were in Brindabella's crew as they came in handy to carrying around the 100kg-plus awkward lofts that normally take 3 or 4 people. Jeremy was especially handy because he doesn't get sick.

Comanche's story:  Comanche had a broken dagger board. Fixed it and knocked the rudder.  Pulled out of the race then decided to jury-rig another rudder made out of chewing gum, Sunfish cartilage and Kristy's high heels and stockings or similar, re-entered the race and won line honours.  It boasted a Canted keel as well that canted at the dock to allow an easy step onto dry land.  And probably helped Kristy back to land in the absence of her heels?  Very thoughtful addition.

Brindabella's story:  A movie of the Brindabella going forward suddenly went black. That's when the spinnaker broke up and then the halyard broke down, cleats got bent, other things went wrong and they had to heave to and advance to the rear under power.  Just like nearly half the field.

How did this happen? A Southerly usually comes in over 90 minutes but in this case it was 30 seconds, and that was a lot quicker than expected, leaving them about 40 seconds late in their preparation for it. This resulted in a flogging sail that then led to 2 broken batons, tears in the mainsail, cracked mast, all totalled, and the Cook threw a tantrum, so they came back to Sydney.  We learnt an interesting fact: Blokes (and I presume gals also) chucking is warmer than water and so is not immediately uncomfortable. The Waves encountered in such conditions had no bottoms, resulting in hull-cracking drops of around eighty feet.

They went to the trouble of cleaning up the vomit after the boat returned. [Well it was a popular move for the fish].

Other boats suffered even worse damage than vomit-strewn decks, having holed hulls and broken beams and probably bones.

Brindabella is still the fastest conventionally hulled boat.

We also learnt that the peculiar pattern of deep trenches and shallows dictates the insane current patterns that seem to the layman to flow the wrong way in places.

But that's all good if you happen to be a genius navigator. [And there's one in every fleet?]. And it also defines the unique crash, bang, wallop nature of the "Hobart" race, making it unique in the world [and a "must do" challenge in the rite of passage of any fair dinkum blue water sailor].

Lindsay said a main ingredient in their win on Love and War was luck. However it seems that he aimed for the right current and eddies. So first you have to know where to go.

And as every Rotarian and guest on the night knows, the harder you work at something the luckier you get.

[And that must be why they made Lindsay International Sailor of the year!] 

John Palmer gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the club paraphrasing mixed metaphors of knots and sheets just like any good light aircraft pilot should.

Attendance was 21 guests, 12 apologies, one visiting Rotarian, two honorary Rtns, and about a dozen potential Rotarians.

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Rotary Lodge (Version 2) 2016-01-17 13:00:00Z 0
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President's Report on 12 January Meeting Jenny May 2016-01-17 13:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY 2016 Jenny May 2016-01-06 13:00:00Z 0
Small Grants Project, Indonesia (NTT) Chris Curtis 2016-01-06 13:00:00Z 0
Report on Dinner Meeting 15 December 2015 Martin Silink AO 2016-01-06 13:00:00Z 0
Test-Speakers 2015-11-30 13:00:00Z 0
District Christmas Dinner DG Gina Growden 2015-11-07 13:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report for 13 October Meeting Phil Wade 2015-10-19 13:00:00Z 0
Scribes Report Last Week's Meeting 2015-10-19 13:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report last week's meeting 2015-10-12 13:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Report Last Week's Meeting 2015-10-05 13:00:00Z 0
District News 2015-09-28 14:00:00Z 0
World's Greatest Meal - Support World Polio Day 2015-09-28 14:00:00Z 0
The Passing of PDG Barrie Titcume 2015-09-28 14:00:00Z 0
Blackman Park Weeding 2015-09-28 14:00:00Z 0
Scribes report on last week's meeting - 15th Sept 2015 2015-09-21 14:00:00Z 0
National Skills Week Launch on Mon 24 August John Palmer 2015-07-24 14:00:00Z 0
Launch of National Skills Week - 7 Aug John Palmer 2015-07-23 14:00:00Z 0
Proposed Speaker Program (Including details of tonight's speaker, Mr Nick Hossack) Roger Wescombe 2015-07-13 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jenny May
PP-E Jenny was involved because Hunters Hill Private Hospital gave some equipment. Jenny collect all the disposable scissors and forceps from the wards that the hospital can't use again in Australia (but they are perfectly good for use overseas) and send them to Donations in Kind. This time Jenny gave them directly to Lucy for the Congo.
See story below
Dear Congo Container supporters - 
I am happy to report that the ship carrying Dr Luc’s container arrived on schedule in in Dar es Salaam, and a truck carrying the container is now on its way overland through Burundi to Congo. You may have seen the troubling news coverage in recent weeks about civil unrest in Burundi, which caused the borders to close. Happily, the borders are now open. It has been extremely difficult for Dr Luc to communicate with us, due to the political instability in Burundi and also because he’s battling malaria at the moment. More good news: Luc’s wife, Dellisce, assures us that he’s on the mend!
Meanwhile, enjoy viewing Maureen Burdynski’s video, which captures the fun and hard work of our packing days April 10-12 --  Our thanks go to all of you for squeezing precious cargo into every bit of that 40 foot container, made possible by Royal Wolf.
Due to the security issues in Burundi and Uvira district, South Kivu (DRC), the team of Australian self-funded volunteers that had planned to be on hand for the container’s arrival and distribution of goods has had to cancel those plans. Instead, Maureen Burdynski, Chris Coombes, Lucy Hobgood-Brown, Dr Grace Maano and Dr Vera Sistenich are aiming now to meet with Dr Luc in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. Their reunion is scheduled for mid-August. You will be able to track their blog on Dr Luc will document the container’s arrival in due course.
If you have any questions about the Congo Container, please contact the container champions at HandUp Congo on We will let you know when the container has safely arrived at MHCD in S. Kivu, DRC.
Support is still needed to cover the container’s expenses (approx. $10,000).  If you can assist, with any amount,  please donate by clicking hereOr cut and paste the following link:  RAWCS Project 48/2012-13 Medical Aid for Oceania  
Under Donation requests, please designate “Congo Container”.  If you are a Rotarian, let us know your club too. 
With appreciation to all of you from HandUp Congo and RAWCS -
Jacky Gendre (that’s me above with husband Bruce, after closing the container doors!)
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Posted by Phil Wade
Rotary meeting 16/6/15
President Tom opened the meeting, mingling amongst us before asking President-Elect Jenny May to introduce the guests. They were Kameron Karayan from Finks Cafe and Swapna Prasad our District AG for next year.
PP Bob Cartwright further Introduced Kameron, his guest, who runs Fink (chocolate) cafe. Kameron is known to Mingle with clients and is returning to the habit of serving free chocolate with each cup of coffee.
Returning Travellers include Martin Silink and Chris Curtis
Jenny May
Reported that she achieved 200 likes this week following posting the photos from the cheese making night. Outstanding. RDU has released a calendar for Polio Plus as a fundraiser.
PP Dick Dawes stood up to give the returning Chris Curtis Hearty welcome from his intrepid adventures in INDONESIA and Timor. Enjoy the rest of your Rotary Year.
Tom invited Chris to relate his triumphant tale later.
Weeding of Blackmans Park is organised for the last Sunday in June. All welcome. The timing is 9 am to12
VP Lindsay May
Please pay dues. Put names in the reference section if paying through the internet.
Club caterers need him to place orders on Sunday. So please accept in time. Please send an Email if you can't make the technology work. You can book through the website instead but much simpler to book through the email you receive each week. And book book book.
PP Tom
Changeover is at Chatswood on July 7th
Sergeant Session
Sergeant John Cronly
Lindsay - tireless rotary action
Ann for becoming O'Shannassy - officially
Chris Curtis for too much adulation for the Indonesian trip
Tom Tait. Losing weight while John putting on weight.
Roger Wescombe for socialist leaning with red jumper
John Palmer: enthusiasm for banners seems to wane.
PP Phil for being absent while in high Dudgeon
Tom welcomed Chris for being back on board.
PP Dick Dawes, at Blue Mountains. So was Dalai Llama. Spoke to parents and children at school. Ran a function for Nepal. Rotary in regional centres doing well. Features on front page of antique fair. Locals say Rotary is well known.
PP Martin Silink. Chairs District global grants scholarship committee. Got a scholar - terrific young man. Got $30,000 US to study overseas.
PPE Jenny May. Sister works at Birdswood casino and looked after the Dalai Lama. Sister's joke of the year: Why does the Dalai Lama come to Birdswood? "To bet".
Lindsay . Bantered with John Palmer over the banners whereabouts. John keen to house the old ones for sentiment's sake.
Jenny introduced the Assistant Governor-elect: Swapna Prasad.From the RC Crows Nest ... Changed from banker to education
Looks forward to the coming official visit.
Simi Guest Speaker
PP Chris Curtis
Travelled with three ladies from other clubs. North Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Woolgoolga.
Met up with them upon arrived at destination, Splashed out on the accommodation at $30 a night including breakfast.
Manager indicated the three ladies and wanted to know 'which one' he wanted tonight. Chris had trouble explaining that each had to own room. Further to the events of the night one of the ladies lost her credit card in the EFPST machine. Cab driver got her credit card back by bringing in the bank manager on his day off - Sunday. Amazing.
The trip
Started in Bali, explaining carefully that it was on an Island in the Indonesian archipelago, for those who were hazy on their geography. From there, they spent 3 days in Flores. Then on to Ku Pang. Then an off shore island, Sunnah. This was very flat. No motorcycles - gave them trucks because of age, not realising that PP Chris was also PP of the Rotary Motorcyclist club. Romantic little lanes that trucks can't traverse. [Scribe: We note that he chose that adjective with three ladies on boar]. So they rode on the back of small motorcycles.
Flew to Ku pang. Visas didn't follow them so had to pull out the Big One ... The letter of introduction from none other than the Ambassador himself. The official merely yawned and ignored him. Finally got that sorted out. Then on to Timor Leste. Visas in place. Letters of introduction. Before they were released, the issue was the wrong letterhead. "Chris: call your boss". "Can't, Boss in Dili 10 hours away". Solution: scan each page. They will email reply to convert visas. Problem: nobody had a scanner. Rotary to the rescue. A Ku pang Rotarian lent him a scanner. Long story. Frustrating. [scribe: good thing that Chris took the trouble to learn Indonesian].
Dili interesting. Spend half a day there, no worries.
Flew to Darwin. Gob smacked at sophistication. Real city in the North now ... not a shanty town any more. Similar to Darwin's transformation. Returned on the red eye express.
Asylum seekers offer disruption to local culture.
Caught up with Christine Carberry. Happy as can be in the service. Enjoyed Dinner with her.
Visa problem? Can't get one if arrive by road - only by air or sea.
PP Martin Silink updated us on his adventures.
Returned from Boston ADA conference.
18000 diabetes specialists. No dramatic changes. Incremental. Inhaled insulin on sale in the US. Short acting for meals. Like an Ecigarette. 4 units or 8 units - enough to cover a good meal. They Use nanotechnology in these. All absorbed in 2 secs
Huge trade exhibit, football field size.
Different meters for glucose monitoring. Insulin Now 300 IU /ml. Less volume to inject, so more convenient. New drugs coming.
Banting award lecture ... fat cells produce hormones. Medications may be designed around this. Obesity advances.
President Tom; Please give PP Martin thanks by Acclamation.
President Tom ... Thank you to upcoming Assistant Governor Swapna. As well as Kameron. Next weeks speaker: John Flint OAM
As produced by PP Phil Wade.
from iPad
Scribe report 23-6-15 Phil Wade 2015-06-20 14:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes from 2nd substitute scribe for Tuesday 9 June with 28 attending
John Donald - Red Shield Appeal reported collection via the RCLC organised collectors was about $22,500, down on last year’s $24,000 but does not include funds collected by Apple recruited door knockers whose collections are not included in the Lane Cove total.
Schools Public Speaking Competition, - Ron Tweedie advised the winner was Phoebe Gullotta Mowbray Public School and runner up was James Wilson of Riverview son of former RC Lane Cove member Dr Stephen Wilson
Thanks to rostrum NSW and Roger Wescombe for the adjudication and organisation and to 10 wonderful young speakers.
Dick Dawes supported the speaking competition and described the good attendance and administration. Encouraged members to attend next year and support this important local youth project.
Jenny May asked for more to register and join the RCLC crowd and attend District Changeover Sat 27 June at Hornsby RSL, 6 for 6.30pm  when DGE Gina Growden will become District Governor.
Ann Smith asked for nominations for Paul Harris Fellow Recognition from within the club and or community. All nominations to Ann by Friday 12th.
John Cronly as Sgt fined Frank Rule for his busted name badge.
Adrienne omitted to complete the U.S. Entry form. Travel Agent major fine!
YouTube access during meeting time, resulted in a fine to the Sgt
Bob Cartwright for 24 years membership and Ron Tweedie for 9 years and James Shevlin for 6 years membership.
John Palmer for arriving just as the cheques were being handed out.
Frank Rule boasted about daughter Emma graduating next week from UNSW with a Degree in Fine Arts. Congratulations Emma.
John Donald goes up for auction July 18.
James Shevlin introduced our guest presenters Susan and David Meagher. David a corporate lawyer and Sue a property developer joined Sue's sister Lyndal Dykes in a cheese making workshop business and teach people how to make cheese.
Sues sister (Lyndal) lives on the north coast and is virtually self sufficient in providing food for her family.
She learned to make cheese in a two day workshop but was overwhelmed by the complex approach of the teachers. Later she thought about the fact that Cheese making was around in the bronze era and spread through the roman world.
Cheese was thought to have originated by farmers storing milk in the stomachs of slaughtered herbivores and the rennet enzymes in the stomach converted the milk to a form of cheese so it was made by illiterate peasants in basic surroundings, so she decided if they could do it, she would have a go at making cheese and the rest is history.
Sue makes 'homemade' cheese by taking the science out of cheese making. It's simple and doesn't need biochemistry or microbiology training.
Cheese is made from milk and acid (white vinegar) which separates curds from the whey and voila cheese.
David heated the milk to 91 degrees, Harry stirred as a good stirrer does, just one stir as Adrienne added the vinegar and hey presto the mix curdled and the result was ricotta. The mix is left to stand and the curds form a raft on top of the whey that is later lifted off the liquid and placed in a container and allowed to cool and drain the excess vinegar. The amount of cheese yielded depends upon what type of cheese you’re making. 1 kg of milk yields 600 grams of lambda cheese.
Whey can be used as the protein for pigs and chooks and body builders love the protein and whey protein powder is a by product. It also beefs up the pigs and chooks.
Originally Sue started teaching cheese making from home and before long was running four workshops per week. Later they moved to a shopfront in Northbridge and now travel all over NSW teaching cheese making in community colleges. A cheese workshop is for up to 12 students and runs for 4 or 6 hours.
Sue Meagher's Cheese Making Workshop at Lane Cove Rotary
on 9 June 2015
Why would you want to make cheese when it's so easy to buy?
You buy the milk unhomogenised and pasteurised from the supermarket. That's the milk with the cream on top.
You don't need preservatives.
The ingredients are fresh. You control the bacteria.
You save on packaging and transportation.
It's a very cost effective solution especially for young families.
Light milk makes cheese that tastes like soap.
A2 milk is from Jersey cows and makes no difference to the cheese.
Lyndal has written a book about cheese making which describes the making of 22 different cheeses.
Sue outlined a revolution on the NSW far south coast where farmers have started to bottle and sell their own milk, especially milk high in fat content, such as from Jersey cows and to a lesser extent Friesian cows which have a slightly less fat content but higher milk yield. Jersey (golden brown with black and white lips – they’re cuteys) gives 40 litres, a Friesian (Black and White) gives 60 litres per day.
David described a $500,000 robotic milking shed at Nowra that does the entire milking process automatically directed by an electronic tag around the cow’s neck.
An excellent presentation with many thoughtful questions suitably rounded out with a thank you by Margaret Silink. All liked the whey the presentation was so informative with cheesy photographs taken.
Scribe report 9-6-15 2015-06-08 14:00:00Z 0
Before the "Main Event, Cheese Making, President Tom
presented cheques to many of the recipients of the Club's
fund raising efforts for the year.
Harry Clarsen accepting Cheque on behalf of the
Rotary Foundation from President Tom
Jenny May accepting cheque on behalf of the Lane Cove
Swimming Club from President Tom
John Cronly accepting cheque on behalf of the
"End Polio Now" program from President Tom
John Palmer accepting cheque on behalf of the
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia from President Tom
Robyn Barrett accepting cheque on behalf of the
Trish MS Foundation from President Tom
Lyndall McNally accepting the cheque for the Lane Cove
Youth Orchestra from President Tom
 President Tom Grozier with the group of all the recipients.
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Last Week's Speaker - Ian Faulks Frank Rule 2015-05-17 14:00:00Z 0
Last Week's Speaker - James Hawkins Frank Rule 2015-05-10 14:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes for 28 April Phil Wade 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Wade
President Tom was introduced by the base treble of Sergeant John Cronly and President Tom boomed out a hearty Good evening and welcome in his inimitable style with a wink and a smile.
At Pres. Tom's invitation, Brent introduced the notable new visitors on whom he had apparently done some research - in true dedicated Rotary style - in some cases, over the past two decades or so (see Brent's talk about his incredible journey).
Karen Paul, community Pastor. Emily and Simon, Anthony and Emily - all members of his extended family. He was very strict and didn't allow them to any air time.
President Tom:
Welcome back Frank Rule. Harry, happy B'day
Brent and Alecia were asked for their impressions of the recent assembly.
Interesting day. Roughly 550 people there. Fascinating to see the stuff behind the scene. Shelter box interesting. Went to PR training - social media and other strategies - fascinating. Good to see the in depth look at Rotary. Really enjoyable the day and thank you for the opportunity. Alicia concurred.
President comments
Could the shelter box make a good dog's house?
[Much - um - laughter. Not sure if Alicia agreed. She sets a high standard for her cavoodles and labradoodles].
Thurs was a wild and woolly day for WATW. Many awards. An enthusiastic LOL showed the flag.
Board meeting on 28th.
What is tomorrow? Earth Day. [The president was really on fire].
Sergeant John Cronly - looking into space on Earth Day. [Originality abounding].
Sartorially observant as ever, JC judged outstanding attire - the person third from the left at the rear was wearing a red jumper. Then crawled a bit by announcing that Alicia made an outstanding guest speaker. Then erstwhile PDG Tom for putting up with us. Frank with Tasmanian jacket.
Dick White in charge of local branch in a storm (from a tree, not the party) that finished up launched into low orbit and landing on his roof.
Harry for birthday. Celebrating by nearly drowning himself in Pizza and red wine.
James Shevlin gave Ann's gift voucher for his birthday to Marina for a wedding anniversary present. [wonder if he'll get Karma'd for that?]
Ann for changing her name.
Phil - Council story about awning. Council prepared CC with DA but didn't issue it even though paid for. Reason? 'You have to request it'.
Lindsay - Council story.
Someone had a Leaky garage with a tree involved. Next door's pipe. Tree came down. Council needed water board to tell them to cut it down. Left stump. Stump? Excavator from water board need to remove it.
X fines
Tom award last week to blossom but Tom countered that there were two blossoms tonight.
JC finally got his car handle after 12 weeks. Holy leaping jaguars batman!
Guest speaker - intro by Chris Curtis
Googled "Hawkins". Found Jennifer and the wardrobe malfunction in 2004. [ Chris obviously excited about a Hawkins joining the club]. Alicia to tell us about it.
Thanks for turning up. Terrible weather. Appreciate it.
My First dog - Beethoven
Talking animals and enthusiasm for research a passion not a chore.
Qualies  in hotel and business management. Got out of hotels and looking for a shop. Deluxe warehouse for sale. Purchased in Mar 2012. Changed address.
Lane Cove Alliance grant to set up. In 10 months 120% growth in revenue.
Implemented deluxe pet house. Adopted 45 animals mainly cats.  Changed name "forever pets". [cousin Jennifer's input now surplus to requirements?] Opening party100 people and 2 articles in local papers resulted. [great business model already but wait - there's more!].
Started a Helping Hands adoption programme.
Many people employed including one autistic.
Community projects - thanks rotary for being a great example.
Rescue support. Bunny club on Friday. Bring cardboard boxes, carrots and love for the bunnies and guinea pigs.
Adoption success
Sydney dogs and cats home. Cats guinea pigs rabbits, birds incl quails.
Vets and independents. As well as No Kill pet rescue.
246 adoptions in all.
Pets and Santa. 1/2 price -charity - successful.
Cheesy photo in North Shore Times. [outstanding] as well as other papers.
Why rescue through store?
Breeding and raring much stress and produces unhealthy pets.
Lowest production costs.
No pressure sales system.
Customer wants ready access to adoption.
free vet support for 2 weeks. Pro follow up.
Law & legislation. Dog and cat sales only if rescued. Must happen here as in other states. So doing it voluntarily before need to.
The future
Breeding regs preventing in-breeding. Industry changes.
Lower euthanasia.increased animal health. And QOL. Increase more unpopular types. More buyer support. Lowering price of animals in pet stores. Up to $5000 for some backyard bred pets.
Community loves it. 'My dream, passion, life'. [wow - or should I say 'bow wow'. What a grandstand finish].
What's a caboodle. Anything in the poodle club. Why poodle get preference? Fashion and perception that may not be allergenic but can be. Did you change premises with name change. Connection with RSPCA? No.
Dick. Who polices the legislation? RSPCA. Lobbyists.
Native animals as pets? No - illegal. Owners look like pets? No pets that ugly usually. What was your pet Phil?
Hate cats that kill off wildlife?
Encourage people to keep inside. Encourage them kept indoors. But let out between 10 and 2pm.
Feral pet nuisance? Education, sterilization, elimination.
Business operation funds operational costs - pet rescue a charity.
Roger Wescombe - vote of thanks
Looking around the room, took me back to halcyon days when I had a fresh face. Terrific presentation. Wonderful deal for you and for the people. Your dog was Beethoven. MY dog was Offenbach. You're going to be a fabulous speaker and hopefully, president one day. Using business in a socially responsible way. Terrific.  Accept a Rotree for that effort.  Splendid presentation.
Pastor Karen Paul- update
Started a Single mothers group monthly. Sponsored WATW - 21 people. One group continuing meeting monthly. Website.
Brent: Rotree for your talk belatedly. The dog will have fun.
Meeting with Crows Nest in June. Anzac ceremony.
26 in attendance. Four visitors and 22 Rotarians.
$58.65 in fines.
All stood and made a statement of Advance Australia Fair.
Meeting ended at 8.15
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Posted by Richard Dawes
Lane Cove Country Club 
 Tuesday 17th March 2015
6:15 for 6:45pm
$35.00 per person
RSVP: 10th March,
International Committee 94270835
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Greeter:  Robyn Barrett  Chris Curtis 
Setup and Take Down: Ron Tweedie  Lindsay May 
Welcome to Visitors: Ann O'Shannassy-Smith  Jennifer May 
Introduce Speaker: Margaret Silink  James Shevlin 
Thank Speaker: Tania Mace  John Palmer 
Scribe: Martin Silink AO  Phillip Wade 
Sergeant: Adrienne Witteman  John Cronly 
Attendance Officer: Patrick Price  John Donald 
Duty Roster Feb 2015 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Report of the meeting held on January 27th 2015
The meeting was held in an alternative room at the LC Country Club. A little smaller but possibly the closer environment encouraged even more fellowship than ever among the 23 Rotarians and Betty Chapman who came to hear PP Dick Dawes present his life story.
President Tom welcomed everyone, in particular Betty Chapman. He reminded the Club about the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel film at the Chatswood Mandarin theatres on Sunday 1st March, sponsored by the RC of Chatswood. There will be another showing of the same film at Roseville theatres on Monday evening, 2nd March sponsored by the RC of Ku-Ring-Gai. Lindsay enlarged on this by referring everyone to his email which detailed the online booking process.
Directors Reports
President Tom reported on the Australia Day citizenship ceremony attended by several Rotarians. Because of rain it was held in the library and the barbecue was cancelled. At the ceremony the local Member, Anthony Roberts, on hearing about the Walk Around the World program, offered to apply for a federal government community grant for next year. Rtn Jenny May indicated that such community grants had to be for capital equipment and that the applications were to be submitted in September.
PP Martin reminded everyone of the key dates for the WATW program. The official launch will occur on Saturday 14th February with Rob Palmer, the Mayor and President Tom all giving short addresses. A live band will perform from 10.30am and the morning should be a fun-filled event. In addition, Members were encouraged to support the pre-registration of WATW participants as well as promoting Rotary by attending the Plaza at 10-12.30 on each Saturday (January 31, February 7,14, 21 and 28) before the start of the WATW on March 1st.
PP Ann announced that the 2015 Rotary Lane Cove Community Fair will take place on Sunday 11th October. She also advised that Rotary's theme for 2015-2016 is to “Be a gift to the world”. 
PP John Donald offered members the opportunity to come and claim any equipment which has been in storage and is to be taken to the tip. He also reminded everyone that the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal will take place on 24th May.
Sergeants Session
After these announcements there was a rowdy introduction to trainee sergeant, Rtn Adriennne. An entirely new “menu” of fines then extorted $67 out of the members. PP Chris was fined for having greeted the Sergeant with a kiss (obviously sexist), President Tom for attending the Australia Day ceremony in jeans, PDG Tom Tait for chatting up the girls from his scooter, PP John for wearing his now oversize coat, PP Phil for not shaving, Rtn John Cronly for his tie, PP Lindsay and Rtn Tania for sticking to their diet tonight, and PP Bob and PP Frank for their birthdays. PP John boasted that his son's partner is having twins and recounted his experience of being on the wrong side of the road in his 4 wheel drive in the city during the recent road closures. A very remorseful Rtn John Cronly confessed that he pranged his car on the weekend. The sergeant was then applauded for the success of her first fines session with a total of$67.00.
Guest Speaker
President Tom then briefly introduced PP Dick Dawes (who needed no introduction) as tonight’s speaker.
Dick started by saying this was not going to be his life story but that he would just recount a collection of personal anecdotes. He started by describing his visit as a child to Archerfield airfield in Brisbane when a gypsy moth airplane was ‘hijacked’ by a stunt pilot. His next anecdote took us to the War years as he described how the US erected a huge building almost overnight to assemble planes which were shipped in boxes on Liberty ships. Each box contained a complete aircraft (Lightnings and Buffalos). Dick joined the navy as a teenager and remembered being taught how to fire an Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun. This convinced him that there was more to being in the navy than walking down Collins Street with a couple of girls on each arm! He described how he witnessed Japanese prisoners of war in Rabaul being loaded onto ships and returned to Japan. Another experience was being a helmsman of a destroyer. After being demobilized in Brisbane, he joined Qantas which had acquired an old Liberator. Dick’s major contribution was to sit in the back to help keep the tail down. Subsequently Dick trained as a sugar chemist and joined CSR. He recounted a DC6 flight to Nadi flying first class, having to pinch himself and wondering when he would wake up. He described the unfortunate experience of a vastly overweight lady who, on the plane’s approach to Nadi, was stuck to the toilet bowl by negative pressure and that the plane had to go up to 10,000 feet to get her off! He remembered meeting Rtn Dick White in the sugar company mess in Fiji and then recounted an almost fairy-tale like existence, being woken up every day with a cup of tea, a life of rounds of golf, tennis and servants. He met his wife-to-be, Margaret, in Suva where she worked for a bank and lived in inaccessible quarters known as ‘the virgins’ perch’. The Company provided married quarters and clearly life was very comfortable, filled with social activities and very different from life in Fiji today.  He recounted seeing U2 aircraft coming in to Nadi, meeting the US pilots who dropped an atomic bomb in one of the atomic tests in the Pacific, meeting staff from the Royal Yacht,  Britannia, and hearing how the Queen Mother joined the men in a hand of poker. Dick then reminisced further about the unreal life being waited on hand and foot on one of the other islands in Fiji where he was the senior person and how eventually they had to leave this ‘paradise-like’ existence.  In Sydney, Dick was responsible for mill safety and staff. Other vignettes included interacting with staff who were cat or rabbit lovers or haters, and advertising campaigns with exploding film sets. He finished with a series of brief anecdotes about the early days of the Rotary Club of Lane Cove, with dances and dress up parties at conferences, as well as the FAIM trip to New Ireland where PP David Chapman and PP Phil Dudgeon managed to get a diesel generator going to great cheers.
Dick concluded by quoting his mentor, the ancient Persian philosopher Omar Khayyam: “For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn”
PP John Palmer thanked Dick most sincerely for having told the Club of his life story through his anecdotes, and presented him with a Rotary pen.
The raffle was won (after a redraw) by PP Chris Curtis who presented the bottle of wine to Dick.
The meeting was attended by 23 Rotarians and one guest.
Scribe: PP Martin Silink  
Meeting notes from meeting 27 Jan 15 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by PP Martin Silink
Report on the Rotary Club Meeting on 20th January 2015.
The meeting was opened by President Tom who welcomed Roger and Clare  Climpson, Frankie Cartwright, Jenny May’s nephew who is motor-biking around Australia, Alicia and Brent who are now regulars at the meeting, as well as welcoming back various travellers- Adrienne who has been everywhere and Martin and Margaret from Hong Kong.  He also thanked Lindsay again for his masterful presentation last week on the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Rtn Ron presented a brief report on the Club’s RYLA nominee. He indicated that the 2015 RYLA leadership program was not only outstanding, but much appreciated. We will soon have the opportunity to hear personally from our nominee.
PP Martin reported on the 2015 Walk Around The World (WATW) program and praised the wonderful organisation by the Council’s Carol Sinclair and Katie Christiansen. Rob Palmer will again be the celebrity spokesperson. The formal launch will be in the Plaza on Saturday 14th February with the Mayor, Rob Palmer and President Tom jointly “launching” the program. Our target is to reach 125 million steps over 1-31 March 2015.  Rotarians are asked to be there in force for the launch but also to be there on 10am to 12noon on the following Saturdays;  31st January, February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th to encourage people to participate and pre-register. PP Martin will send around some more details and would very much appreciate if everyone could contribute some time in this very important lead-up to the WATW program.
President Tom asked for volunteers to help at the Australia Day barbecue, organised by the Scouts.
The Sergeant’s session was led by Rtn John Cronly who fined people left, right and centre for having birthdays and committing other misdemeanours and in doing so raised $70. The Sergeant’s challenge to the Club is to beat the $1900 raised in fines last year and achieve a target of $2000.
Guest Speaker
Rtn James introduced our speaker, Linda Brown JP, who works as a Funeral Director for the highly respected funeral service, TJ Andrews. It was through her work that she was introduced to the role TJ Andrews played in bringing the remains of the Unknown Soldier to Australia. She described how during the Great War of 1914-18, on the battlefields of northern France, an Australian soldier perished. He was among 61,720 troops killed in action during the war. Despite the meticulous records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the end of the war, his body was unidentifiable.
Rob Allison, former Managing Director of TJ Andrews Funeral Services, offered his services to the Australian War Memorial as an “honour consultant”. He acted as a funeral director in the ceremonies at Villers-Bretonneux, at the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium, and also at Cambrai Air Base in the north of France. After these services, ‘The Unknown Soldier’s’ remains were boarded into a specially named Qantas 747, ‘The Spirit of Remembrance’, for the return to Australia. The final and most important ceremony began on the morning of November 11, exactly 75 years after the war he had fought in. It was on this day, the then Prime Minister, Paul Keating read the eulogy and “The Unknown Soldier’ was entombed in the Hall of Memory in the Australian War Memorial, coming to be officially recognised as a poignant and powerful symbol of all Australians who have died in war.
Linda Brown, after describing many of the theatres of war Australia has been involved in, then read the eulogy delivered by the Prime Minister, The Hon. P.J. Keating MP, at the funeral service of the Unknown Australian Soldier, 11 November 1993. The Club members were transfixed by the eulogy and the meeting was marked by quiet contemplation and a greater understanding of the symbolism of the Unknown Soldier in defining Australia’s appreciation of the sacrifices made by ordinary men and women in the service to our country.
The actual transcript of Paul Keating’s eulogy is as follows:
“We do not know this Australian's name and we never will. We do not know his rank or his battalion. We do not know where he was born, nor precisely how and when he died. We do not know where in Australia he had made his home or when he left it for the battlefields of Europe. We do not know his age or his circumstances – whether he was from the city or the bush; what occupation he left to become a soldier; what religion, if he had a religion; if he was married or single. We do not know who loved him or whom he loved. If he had children we do not know who they are. His family is lost to us as he was lost to them. We will never know who this Australian was.
Yet he has always been among those whom we have honoured. We know that he was one of the 45,000 Australians who died on the Western Front. One of the 416,000 Australians who volunteered for service in the First World War. One of the 324,000 Australians who served overseas in that war and one of the 60,000 Australians who died on foreign soil. One of the 100,000 Australians who have died in wars this century.
He is all of them. And he is one of us.
This Australia and the Australia he knew are like foreign countries. The tide of events since he died has been so dramatic, so vast and all-consuming, a world has been created beyond the reach of his imagination.
He may have been one of those who believed that the Great War would be an adventure too grand to miss. He may have felt that he would never live down the shame of not going. But the chances are he went for no other reason than that he believed it was his duty - the duty he owed his country and his King.
Because the Great War was a mad, brutal, awful struggle, distinguished more often than not by military and political incompetence; because the waste of human life was so terrible that some said victory was scarcely discernible from defeat; and because the war which was supposed to end all wars in fact sowed the seeds of a second, even more terrible, war - we might think this Unknown Soldier died in vain.
But, in honouring our war dead, as we always have and as we do today, we declare that this is not true. For out of the war came a lesson which transcended the horror and tragedy and the inexcusable folly. It was a lesson about ordinary people – and the lesson was that they were not ordinary.
On all sides they were the heroes of that war; not the generals and the politicians but the soldiers and sailors and nurses – those who taught us to endure hardship, to show courage, to be bold as well as resilient, to believe in ourselves, to stick together.
The Unknown Australian Soldier we inter today was one of those who by his deeds proved that real nobility and grandeur belong not to empires and nations but to the people on whom they, in the last resort, always depend.
That is surely at the heart of the ANZAC story, the Australian legend which emerged from the war. It is a legend not of sweeping military victories so much as triumphs against the odds, of courage and ingenuity in adversity. It is a legend of free and independent spirits whose discipline derived less from military formalities and customs than from the bonds of mateship and the demands of necessity.
It is a democratic tradition, the tradition in which Australians have gone to war ever since.
This Unknown Australian is not interred here to glorify war over peace; or to assert a soldier's character above a civilian's; or one race or one nation or one religion above another; or men above women; or the war in which he fought and died above any other war; or of one generation above any that has or will come later.
The Unknown Soldier honours the memory of all those men and women who laid down their lives for Australia. His tomb is a reminder of what we have lost in war and what we have gained.
We have lost more than 100,000 lives, and with them all their love of this country and all their hope and energy.
We have gained a legend: a story of bravery and sacrifice and, with it, a deeper faith in ourselves and our democracy, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be Australian.
It is not too much to hope, therefore, that this Unknown Australian Soldier might continue to serve his country - he might enshrine a nation's love of peace and remind us that in the sacrifice of the men and women whose names are recorded here there is faith enough for all of us.”
The Hon. P.J. Keating MP
Prime Minister of Australia
After the presentation there were only a few questions as most of the members remained in quiet contemplation. Linda Brown made the comment that efforts to determine the identity of the Unknown Soldier should never be attempted.
PP John Palmer thanked Linda Brown most sincerely and the members showed their grateful appreciation in the usual way.
The meeting closed with the raffle being won by PP Robert Cartwright (who donated the wine to the speaker). The meeting was attended by 20 Rotarians and 4 guests.
PP Martin Silink
Meeting notes from meeting 20 Jan 15 PP Martin Silink 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Wade
Meeting notes RC 13/1/15
President Tom ... Started the meeting off with One minutes silence for Paris victims.
Introduction of guests
Jenny May introduced guests Visitors which included; PP John Norris, AG Dudley and PDG Marilyn Mercer, PP Les and Joy Walsh, Frankie Cartwright, Claire Climpson, the effervescent Betty Chapman, Jenny Rule, Ian and Jeannie Jagelman, Margot Hebbard, Chris H, Marina Shevlin, Malcom and Margo Macgregor, Andrew, David, Jennifer, and Kate May, Dr Sirocco, Barbara Palmer, Steve Newnham, Lisa Warren, Claire, Matt Connor, Matt Calousel, Alysha and Matthew Mace, Joy, Christabel Wescombe, Bob Willis, Dennis Rozechuck, Brent McCarthy, Alicia Hawkins, Sue Rutkowski, Alexander Shevlin, Geoff and Robyn Walker, Jenny Alexander, Annelise Hollestelle, Bruce Kops, Gillian Lloyd, Lalitha Warren and Megan O’Donnell.
Directors Reports
Chris Curtis re international Committee:
Re NCT Indonesia small grants project...
Chris is bringing project into RAWCS to obtain tax deductibility to enhance fund raising. This a new and exciting step and has rejuvenated and invigorated an already inspiring project that will bring fresh water, sanitation and a much better quality of life to struggling farmers who are caught up in a rain shadow, and find it difficult to live at their traditional subsistence level with aircraft whistling overhead and massive tourist ships sailing by with nobody giving them a second glance.
Harry Clarsen
No further report on workshop yet. Full report from Dr Catherine Renshaw on 24th Feb.
The RC Yangon (formerly Rangoon) will be chartered on 2nd Feb. looking for people to attend. Contact Harry.  You might recall that the erstwhile Roger Wescombe initiated this magnificent project that has the ability to completely restore the fortunes - if not life expectancies - of many inhabitants of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Lindsay helped make the project possible by organising RI dollars for funding the major art of the event, along with club funds. Harry's connection with Burma goes back a long way. It is there where he led a group of Military tacticians to review the famous WWII campaign led by "Bill Slim" where he managed to defeat the Japanese military machine by using innovative tactics.
Guest Speaker
PP Lindsay May-Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2014
Up to his old tricks of detecting and riding on a north-South current, Lindsay had the advantage over his opponents by enhancing the wind speed. Love and War's Wooden hull, sailed by Simon and Phillip, the son and grandson of the original builder, Peter Kurts, under the guidance of Dad and Lindsay, was a sentimental handicap. Lindsay was their choice as navigator, having won the race on this boat as skipper in 2006, at the request of Simon, following Peter's Last Great Voyage.
Advantages of this boat
The age and Oregon/maple construction enhances their handicap while the appointments below decks reportedly made for a relatively comfortable journey, compared to yachting's equivalent of the racing greyhounds that were competing against her.
Starting off near the lead, he was surprised that he did not have to turn about and re-cross the line. Later, on watching the re-run, amazed that 3 other boats didn't get recalled. Loves heavy weather and sits nicely in the troughs with hardly any slamming.
Loves heavy weather.
Can be out sailed sometimes in lighter weather.
The race
Lindsay gave an exciting race-call-style account of the race. His explanations of tactical manoeuvring around the winds and currents, the weather predictions of Roger Badham, the computerised route mapping were interesting.  Coming second in the high winds, the chicken chute lifted them along and had them surfing away.
Lindsay's footage of the race was exciting, taken by him and Tony Herder.  It was just like being at the movies, seeing the other boats jostling for position and the various coordinated activities of the crewmen. At 2.50 rounding the corner, Love and War was coming 1st!.
Going inside the Hippolytus for the first time in 42 races, the sudden headwind cost L &W 5 or 6 minutes.  We learnt about convection current from hot rocks creating reverse headwinds. Dodging the Venturi effect from the rocks, dodging hazards, we hit terrific winds and hopes of a win rose. And then it happened. The wind dropped in a little air pocket that they sailed into. Unbelievably, also at that time, an aircraft did a loop and dived straight into the sea. Lindsay was certain that old friend and photographer, Richard Bennett, was on board.
They motored back to the crash site to no avail, finding only a small bit of debris. They then resumed the race being fastidious to re-commence from their original position.
We saw fascinating photos of the other yachts and also of Richard Bennett whom Lindsay assumed had died in the lost aircraft. Got a major surprise when Tanya informed him that has still alive.
Their final results were outstanding winning and placing second as well as gaining high laces in other categories.
Lindsay then presented a fascinating movie made by overhead cameras of the race from beginning to end that was greeted by thunderous applause.
Andrew later suggested that Lindsay put on a single showing for Rotary and Probus in a theatre. The presentation was that professional.
Wild Rose had a pedigree? Was a former Wild Oats and renamed.
Life jackets go off by accident when wet due to the talcum powder plug dissolving and releasing the compressed air. Can go off at embarrassing times. Moral: always wear the PFD on the OUTSIDE of your normal gear. And DON'T call it a life jacket or a helicopter full of lawyers will descend on you out of the night.
Storm Bay was full of swirling winds as always. (Bob Willis, former merchant mariner, said, on the night, that his ship was stove to off storm bay for 36 hours once because of industrial motor machinery on deck). [Shows how willing the weather actually is].
Boats for the race are limited to a Maximum size of 100 feet.
Comanche twice as wide as Wild Oats. 155 tonnes of pressure on it's canting keel. So much pressure that it may eventually break up during work, despite design engineers' calculations. Has crew ballast like love'n war. Wild oats has water ballast. Downwind Comanche is a rocket.
How long did this presentation take to put together? 2 days.
[scribe: I have seen docos not of that standard that have taken a year!)
Andrew May heard to observe that following the race hourly on the website was highly exciting, especially when Love and War hit the front and looked to have the advantage because the boat at that time had a straight line prognostication and looked likely to round the home turn first.
Formal vote of Thanks
Rtn Harry Clarsen Thanked Lindsay for pulling a big crowd with your exciting description of the big race again. This was a magnificent presentation, with all the excitement and real time imagery almost giving us the feeling of actually being in the boat. All in the audience were enthralled - old (and young) sailors, thespians, colonels and cricketers, bowlers, industrialists and nation builders alike - all stood as one and appreciated the sweeping excitement of the night.
Raffle Results
Raffle Won by Lalitha Warren of RI. Jenny Alexander. Kate May- Jenny's daughter.  Vigorous denials from Lindsay that it was fixed.
Attendance Report
Rtn Tania
Attendance: 21 Rotarians  and 36 visitors.
President Tom, Invited all to return as guests again to see how we operate.
Also announced: BBQ on Australia Day at the plaza- volunteers needed. Massive sponsorship involved.  Need professional tong tweakers.
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Meeting notes
President Tom opened the meeting and thanked Robyn Barrett for her excellent work in organising the Xmas dinner.
Directors Reports:
Dick Dawes
Achieved NTT grant from district by working the hosting’s
Colin Barlow has been nominated for the international award for $100,000
Myanmar appeal got a grant of $5,000
Chris Curtis
Trip to Indonesia still open in late May from Flores to West Timor via Timor. RAWCS funding probable for this project and beneficial to create tax deductibility and travel insurance for the trip.
John Donald
Reported that Tom Tait had a fall. Visited him in hospital. OK and home again in a few days. Ward 9a, RNS
Pres Tom reported,
Jim Holmes OK. Peter Southam unwell.
Confirmed $2500 for NTAA. No confirmation for balance nor the Myanmar matching grant.
Ralph Saddler burnt on Tues night while cooking.
Talk at our table
Australia has the 5th highest life expectancy for males in the world.
A surprise from the sergeant if you guess the right age
Ron Tweedie
Youth update
We have a RYLA candidate Gabriel Gregory
Tom Attending HHH school for annual students award $200
Chatswood High for a special needs programme $800
Pat Price runs the programme to provide safe spaces for these students. It will become a project with both short and long term potential.
John Donald - Chatswood High always enrolls our exchange student so it is good to be able to reciprocate.
Ian Jagelman
Fines amounted to $2.00 per person over the year. Questioned "was this a generous club or a club with a few generous people?
Robyn announced some important coming events
Seargents Session
 By SGT John Cronly
John Donald 50th anniversary; Chris Curtis lunch with Indonesian Consul and couldn't eat all his dinner.
President Tom
PCFA AGM here next week prior to our meeting.
New management at LC Community Aid
Thanks for tending the Goodlet Reserve St BBQ to those who attended: Lindsay, Tania, Jenny and James
President Tom opened the AGM,
Tania Mace Treasurers report
Tania thanked by acclamation for a detailed and fulsome report,
A lively discussion was then forthcoming on what part of the Rotary Year the Board was able to allocate funds for the committees to engage in projects.
As there were only one candidate for each electable position, a voice vote was taken to select the new Board which was announced by President Tom, and PP Tom also announced the vacated position of President Elect had been filled by Rtn Jenny May and approved by the board.
Elected Board members for 2015 include,
Pres nominee: Tania Mace
Secretary: Tania Mace
Directors:  Ron Tweedie, Ann Smith, Harry Clarsen, James Shevlin, and Adrienne Witteman
The AGM was closed by the President who then announced that No meeting from dates Dec 16th to 13th of January.
He also reminded us that on the Jan 13 meeting, Lindsay will have returned from his Bass Strait "Hobart" and will hold us all in thrall with his tales of wild seas and (other) drunken sailors. Invite friends and family. Tania instructed us to make noise and revelry.
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Pres Tom greeted the following visitors
Brent McCarthy, Simon Dutton, Keith McNeil and Jeremy Martens, Barbara Palmer
 In addition he pointed out the AGM is next week and that the following have been nominated,
President Elect. Jenny May
President Nominee Tania Mace
Vice President Lindsay May
Immediate Past President Tom Grozier
Secretary Tania Mace
Treasurer Bob Cartwright
Ron Tweedie
PP Ann Smith
Adrienne Witteman
James Shevlin

PP John Palmer
Cakes and puddings are on again this year for Christmas. Members are encouraged to purchase individually or for their organisations as team member rewards.
PP and VP Lindsay
Announced the dinner menu of sumptuous lashings of noodles, vegetables, chicken, beef with ample servings of garnish of all types. If you missed out then make up for it next week!
PP Tom
Attended a meeting at Muirfield Golf Club
Christmas party this Friday
PCFA on next AGM scheduled for 6Pm on the 9th of December
The Sergeant's session covered the following points.
Enjoying warm weather; cricket; commiserating Wallabies loss; circus in Canberra; new venue; Christmas cards; medians shares; which woman was a groomsman at a wedding - Ann Smith; Shirley Bassey favourite Big Spender;
Cross fines included,
Ann Smith: pet scan clear(fantastic Ann) and International rules victory against Ireland;
Tania - Lindsay, John Palmer and her for BBQ; Ron Tweedie  ... To Martin for his interest in Diabetes.
Our guest speaker was introduced by Rtn Margaret Silink who introduced our very own PP John Palmer a member since 1986 - 1976 altogether. B.A., B App Sc in building, Uni Medal and medal for 1st in course.
John spoke from his beginning to about mid life, phase two comes later.
A Queenslander born in Brisbane, moved to Yunguburra. Holidays at Yorkies Knob, tied to a tree.
At Laidley collected for missions. Pump the wells for punishment. Floods in 1954,cleaned up banks. Moved to Red life at De La Salle. Scholarship for maths 20 days at Uni studying computer course. Innovative.
Had an argument with a brick fence and broke thigh.
Joined Marist Fathers seminary in Toongabbie. Great fun. Studied Philosophy. Essay on Lichtenstein on private Language.
Lived on a farm and sustained own living for aerodynamic of time. Helped youth on Fridays. .
Uni was interesting compliments of Pope John 23. Met Barbara, left Seminary. Met Theo Taylor doing that who just happened to be his "girl friend's father"
Graduated 1972.
has a 6 year building degree.
John's eldest Rob Started acting at school. Got a Job on TV because of acting experience.
Melissa won the Sydney bid with RI as well as Lions convention.
Michael a gem.
John Has a rewarding and satisfying and sometimes exciting experience in working and in Rotary.
He was involved in building Centrepoint and with the opera House, rebuilding houses in Darwin and an otherwise extraordinary career. Featuring amazing projects and outstanding achievements.

Roger Wescombe provided the vote of thanks to John pointing out that The most interesting speakers come from our own club.

Pres Tom returned from L C Community Aid with a cheque for $2 ,000 representing the club's share from the Lane Cove Art show held in August.
Closed the meeting.
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Robyn Barrett 
Robert Cartwright 
Setup and Take Down 
Chris Curtis 
Ron Tweedie 
Welcome to Visitors 
Ann Smith 
Jennifer May 
Introduce Speaker 
James Shevlin 
Margaret Silink 
Thank Speaker 
John Palmer 
Harry Clarsen, AM 
Martin Silink AO 
Phillip Wade 
John Cronly 
Ian Jagelman 
Attendance Officer 
Patrick Price 
John Donald 
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Friday 28 November proved to be a great night for all at our annual Christmas party.  The events were organized by our very own Robyn Barrett, at the Roseville Golf Club. Not only did we have a fantastic meal, but we were entertained by the Bel a Cappella Choir.  A night for all whom attended to be remembered.
A few photos of the evening are below, more to come later.
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Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project: Workshops in Yangon and Nai Pyi Taw Harry Clarsen, AM 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Notes on Last Week's Meeting 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes for Last Week's Meeting Phil Wade 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Brief Biographic Details of this week's Speakers - Dr Catherine Renshaw and Professor Theunis Roux 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Revised Duty Roster for November Bob Cartwright 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Pictures from Ryde TAFE Dinner on 28 Oct Jenny May 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes - 21 Oct 2014 Margaret Silink 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Bob Cartwright's Presentation 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 14 Oct 2014 Phil Wade 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
BowelCare Program 2014 - From the Rotary Club of East Gosford President Tom Grozier 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Dr Paul Benitez, with his band Inspiracion, at a wonderful Latin American Concert on Sunday night.  The concert raised $1500 for "Life for a Child", a charity for children with diabetes. It supports over 14,000 children in 46 countries and was set up by another of our club members, Prof Martin Silink AO.
"Life for a Child" Concert Bob Cartwright 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Duty Roster for October Bob Cartwright 2014-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Topic for this Week's Presentation: My Careers PP Bob Cartwright 2014-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
"Life for a Child" Charity Concert - Saturday 18 Oct 2014 Paul Benitez 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 7 Oct 2014 Phil Wade 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 30 Sep 2014 Martin Silink AO 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9685 District Conference 2015 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Christmas Party 28 Nov 2014 Robyn Barrett 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 23 Sep 2014 Margaret Silink 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 16 September 2014 Margaret Silink 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Future Leaders Seminar 18-19 Oct 2014 Tom Grozier 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Directory Alteration Ann Smith 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Travel Story No 3 by Jenny May Jenny May 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Chatswood High School Anti-Bullying Program 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Travel Story No 2 by Jenny May 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Biographic Details and Topic for this week's Speaker Frank Rule 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
INTERNATIONAL COMMITEE NEWS. (THE GOOD AND THE BAD!) Richard Dawes 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 2 September 2014 Phil Wade 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Duty Roster for September 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Mid-Holiday Update from Bob Cartwright 2014-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Biographic Details and Topic of This Week's Speaker 2014-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 19 August 2014 Margaret Silink 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 12 August 2014 Phil Wade 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Travel Story #1 from Dubai and Stockholm by Jenny May 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
International Committee News 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 29 July 2014 Phil Wade 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Vale Neville Johnson 2014-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Roaring Twenties on the Concourse 2014-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Duty Roster for August 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker's Synopsis:“Adventures on the New Guinea goldfields between the wars" - Michael Waterhouse 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
A snippet from a very early Rotacove sent by DG Ian Scott 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Lane Cove Art Exhibition - Friday 8th August - Ann Smith 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 22 July 2014 Phil Wade 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Graffiti 2014-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Summary of Meeting 15 July 2014 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Macquarie & Me - Speaker's Synopsis 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
END POLIO NOW - Hugh Jackman joins the fight Tania Mace 2011-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new website! Martin Silink 0