DECEMBER IS FAMILY OF ROTARY MONTH
CLUB BULLETIN VOLUME 11 #26 DECEMBER 12, 2008
WEEKLY MEETING PROGRAM
Date Club Greeter Chairperson Guest Speaker/Topic/Business
19th December Lesley Cleaver Graham Keena “Secret Santa”
26th December Joy Griffin Dinner at Sails Resort
NO MORNING MEETING 6:30pm for 7:00 START
9th January Hadyn Oriti Jan Crombie Robert Clark “This is my Life”
16th January Janine Buesnel Julie Berry CLUB ASSEMBLY
Rostered for any important role above and can’t make the meeting?
Please arrange for a substitute!
DAIRY NOTES BOARD FOR 2008/2009
This week’s Christmas meeting will commence
at 6:45am in the first floor meeting room at President: Kerry Green
Rydges. Please remember to bring a wrapped Secretary: Ian Nettle
and addressed gift for your allocated Rotarian, Treasurer: Geoff Moore
and a gift for your partner if they are attending. Board Members:
Club Services: Pam Foye
Community: Nik Sandeman-Allen
Please give your $35 attendance money to International: Dr Robert Clarke
Pam on Friday for the 2nd January evening Vocational: Andrew Campbell
BBQ meeting at Sails Resort. Youth: Jan Crombie
(See Events Calendar on page 3) Welfare Officer: Joy Griffin
Pres. Elect/Membership: Ivana Agapiou
Past President: Alec Brown
12TH DECEMBER: Attendance 72.7% * With make ups 75.0% * Foye Formula = 97.7%
Apologies: Mika, Steven Bruce, Bronwyn Simpson, Peter Buckland, Nev Ramm, Les Murray,
Michael Jacobs, Hadyn Oriti, Ashley Allison, Graham Keena, Julie Berry, Gary Cooper, Natasha
Brotherton, Geoff Woodham.
Leave of Absence: Mark Brisley, Ann-Maree Crowe, Helen Shallick, Bethmay Jones.
Remember, if you cannot attend a meeting, be real nice and polite and call Pam Foye at work on
6580 2000, mobile 0418-263-173, or email: email@example.com.
It’s the right thing to do!
If you have been allocated a role for the meeting and cannot attend, you must organise someone to fill
in for you.
Quote of the Week
Irene Brown 2nd Faith is the sense of life, that sense
Alan Cleaver 9th by virtue of which man does not
Pam Albutt 23rd th
Peter Melikov th
Kate Oriti 14 destroy himself, but continues to live
on. It is the force whereby we live
Anniversaries: Leo Tolstoy
Where do I go to do a make up?
Club Place Time
Port Macquarie Panthers Club Wednesdays – 6:15pm
Port Macquarie on Quality Resort Sails Mondays – 1:00pm except for1st
Hastings Monday of month (Social evening)
Laurieton Laurieton United Services Mondays – 6:30pm
Wauchope Rotary Youth Centre Tuesdays – 6:15pm
Port Macquarie West West Port Bowling Club Tuesdays – 6:15pm
Inner Wheel Club of Port Panthers Club Last Thursday of every month.
Macquarie West 6:30pm
Host Month Day Date Subject
Ann-Maree Crowe January Tuesday 27th District 9650
Pam Foye February Thursday 26th International
Geoff Moore March Tuesday 24th New Generation
Neville Ramm April Thursday 30th Foundation 1 & 2
Alec Brown May Tuesday 26th Vocational
EVENTS CALENDAR 2008 - 2009
Christmas Breakfast with Surprise Santa
(bring a gift for your partner if they are coming)
January 2nd BBQ at SAILS RESORT [in place of morning meeting]
NO MORNING MEETING 6:30pm FOR 7:00 START
March 1st Public Speaking district semi-finals @ Walcha
March 7th Sports Awards @ Panthers
March 20th – 22nd DISTRICT 9650 CONFERENCE @ NARRABRI
April 18th - 25th RYLA (RYLA Dinner 22nd April) Port Macquarie
May 3rd “Tour de Port”
May 30th Trivia with a Twist
June 21st - 24th RI CONVENTION in Manchester England
June 27th Sunrise Changeover Dinner – Venue TBA
NEW YEAR BBQ DINNER @ SAILS RESORT
FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY 2009
6:3Opm FOR 7:00pm START
Our first meeting of 2009 will be a BBQ dinner on the deck at
Quality Resort Sails. Peter Buckland has selected a two course
BBQ dinner for us and has kindly donated a bottle of wine for
each table. Thanks Peter.
Cost is $35 per person, partners are welcome, and bookings
(with money) should be confirmed with Pam on Friday. Don’t
miss out on a great Rotary start to the new year.
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
Sunrise Quaich Games
The Sunrise Quaich Games were begun in 2000-2001 when we were sent a Quaich by the
Rotary Club of Burntisland and Kinghorn, Scotland in recognition of the successful
collaboration between our two clubs in implementing a Women’s Literacy Project in Nepal.
We reciprocated by sending a plaque of Australia inlayed with wood representing shape of
the states and territories
This collaboration between the two clubs came about in the 1999-2000 Rotary year, soon
after Kerrie Wood returned from trekking to Base Camp of Everest and gave a talk to the
Club about her experience. Kerrie was struck by the desire of the local people to receive
an education and, being a teacher, was keen to do something to assist the Nepalese
people. Our Club was in its second year since being chartered, and we were looking for an
Doing a make-up on the morning of Kerrie’s talk, and sitting at her table, was Gordon
Ritchie, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Burntisland and Kinghorn, Scotland. Gordon’s
Club was also looking for an International Project and as he and Kerrie were both the
International Service Director’s of their Clubs, at the time, they sat and chatted about what
could be done by our two clubs to implement a Literacy Project in Nepal.
The two Clubs then corresponded with each other and a newly chartered Club in Nepal –
the Rotary Club of Damauli. We developed a project whose aim was to teach women the
necessary skills for establishing cottage industries within 14 centres, while acting as
teachers to their own children. The project was based on Rotary International’s Literacy
and Numeracy CLE How to methodology (See RI web site), which has been very
successful throughout the world.
An application was made by the three Clubs for a Rotary Matching Grant for Humanitarian
Projects with ourselves and the
Rotary Club of Burntisland and
Kinghorn, Scotland donating
US$2,931 (AUS$5,569) each
and Rotary International
donating US$5,862.00. The
Rotary Club of Damauli was
designated as being responsible
for the implementation of the
project. August, 2001 saw the
successful awarding of the grant,
and the Women’s Literacy
Project got underway on 2nd
In keeping with our Club’s
outlook, we decided to hold
Highland Games to celebrate the
Quaich, rather than keep it as a
trophy on show, and have made the Sunrise Quaich Games an annual event. The only
thing we haven’t done is fill it with single malt whiskey … watch this space!!
The 2008 Quaich Cup Challenge
Secret Santa for Christmas breakfast on the 19th December:
If you haven’t got the name of the person you are to buy a gift for yet – please
contact me ASAP.
Make sure all gifts are wrapped and named.
Dress code for the day should be something Christmassy – Red & Green.
This breakfast will be held upstairs in the conference room.
Instead of ending later, I would like this breakfast to get underway at 6.45am so that
we can conclude our festivities by 8.25am and our very special guest (Santa) can
get on with some very important work.
Andrew advised that the new Rotary Hall in Hastings River Road was under way, with
footings having been poured last week. Labour at this stage is largely being supplied by
‘work for the dole’ recipients.
Director’s reports and all information to be included in the Bulletin should be emailed to
the editor by COB Monday to allow publication by Wednesday. “This is my Life”
presentation speakers should provide a concise version of their presentation in the same