ROTARY CLUB of CLAYTON Inc Weekly Bulletin – 8th October 2007 Vol

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					ROTARY CLUB of CLAYTON Inc. Weekly Bulletin – 8th October 2007 Vol 42 No 15
District 9810 Victoria, Australia
P.O. Box 5078, Clayton 3168
Chartered 17th April, 1965

Meets every Monday 6:15 for 6:30pm at Clayton RSL 163 Carinish Road, Clayton (Melways 79D3) (No meeting on public holidays)

Office Bearers 2007-08 President: Jim Cochrane President Elect & Club Service: Michael Ellinger Vice President: Neil Rickard Imm. Past President: Glenda Rose Secretary: Bill Sides Treasurer: John Goldspink Asst. Treasurer: Neil Rickard Community: Warren Fricke Youth: Bob Millen International: Tom Portelli Vocational: Lesley Zuccaro Program: Jon Breisch Bulletin Editor: Michael Ellinger Website & IT Coordinator: Michael Ellinger Rotary Foundation: Jean Cochrane Health Awareness & Australian Rotary Health Research Fund: Richard Simmons Fellowship, Fundraising: Service Chairs Golf Days: Warren Fricke Sergeant at Arms: Ralph Zuccaro Publicity: All Club Members Historian: Bill Sides On-to-Conference: Ed Allchin Used Stamps: Jon Breisch Membership: All Club Members Attendance: Michael Ellinger District Governor 2007-08: Dick Garner Assistant Governor: Jeff Gouldson

October is Vocational Service Month

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM Date: 8 October Speaker: Jon Breisch Subject: “European Adventures” Chairman: Warren Fricke Duty Desk: Bob Millen Fellowship: Tom Portelli Bulletin Notes: Lesley Zuccaro

Presidents Thoughts I wonder how I ever managed to work, be a functional member of Rotary and also attend to the duties that a family of four boys and darling wife require. But I will always remember how rewarding it was helping others in need. From personal experience I believe “You only get out of life what you put in.” Fundraising is going quite well. We have received a cheque for $4900 from our clubs work with the Synchrotron. Tom Portelli is holding the fundraising dinner at his th home in Brighton on the 17 of November. I feel that all within the club is going to plan with the exception of membership. We are desperately desperate for new members. My plan was 5 new members this year. For my plan to work we need to induct 4 more members by Christmas. I would like if you could all keep your eyes open for prospective new members. President Jim Cochrane

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LAST MEETING –1st October Attendance: 88% Apologies: John Goldspink, Richard Simmons, Warren Fricke & Glenda Rose Visitors: Dianne Sides & Margot Allchin Make-ups: John Barnes, Warren Fricke & Lesley Zuccaro Sickness: Travellers: Director and Member Announcements: Sergeant-at-Arms: Ralph Zuccaro will donate a bottle of wine for the Raffle once a week for the new Presidents Collar. Lucky prize winner for this week was Jim Cochrane. Guest Speaker: Bill Sides (Holiday Adventures)

the Thai connection, they were able to avoid a lot of delays and were able to board the Flying Scotsman to travel to Scotland. They arrived in Edinburgh which is a city having a population of approximately 400,000, however at the time of arrival it was the time of the Fringe Festival and the population increased to 2,000,000. Bill purchased a kilt which he wore on the night, which added to the theme of the talk. Bill and Dianne had booked a trip on the "Royal Scotsman" for a tour of Scotland. Bill showed some slides of the train in its regal splendour 8 star plus. The numbers on the train were limited to a total of 32 and a bus followed the train to allow for excursions in the surrounding area. Bill made mention of the great scenery and they had some time to visit some castles and a distillery and tasted some fine scotch. Because of the time factor he was not able to extend the talk to his travel to Ireland and Belgium but that can wait for another day. Additional commentary was provided by Dianne Sides and a vote of thanks was given by the Chairman. PS: Club Project - To book a trip on the Flying Scotsman.

The Sergeant opened the meeting with the Toast of loyalty and Rotary Grace President Jim welcomed members and Guests and acknowledged the apologies. Chairman Jon Breisch introduced our guest speaker, club member PP Bill Sides (pictured below)

Birthdays in October: See Bill Sides if you require a Rotary International Directory. Last weekend was our Garage Sale at Safety Beach. Total money raised was $2,215. The money will be divided up with $1,000 going towards Interplast who th are having a walk up the Eureka Tower on the 14 October. The money will go towards the sponsorship of one of the floors. Also the clubs name and the Rotary Wheel will go on a Tee Shirt. A cheque for $1,000 was accepted by John Barnes on the behalf of Interplast. The remainder of the money ($1,215) will go towards a project which will be chosen by Gaye Barnes during John Barnes time as District Governor. Big special thanks goes to Jim & Jean Cochrane for the big effort they put in with organising the event and lending out their home. Also a big thanks goes to the following people as well – John & Gaye Barnes, Neil Rickard, Zoe Rickard, Bob Millen, Bill & Dianne Sides and Ralph & Lesley Zuccaro. I hope I have not left anyone out. The Monash Mayors Charity Golf Day is on again on th the 9 October at Riversdale Golf Club. If anyone can lend support on the day please see Warren Fricke. The proceeds on the day will be divided into two. Half will go to the Mayor nominated charity which is the best chance Child & Family Care Network. The other half will be divided up between the 8 Rotary Clubs. You can also attend the dinner on the night which

Bill's talk was an overview of his and Dianne's recent trip to Scotland, Ireland and Belgium. Bill and Dianne enjoyed travelling business class on Thai Airways and upon arrival in London, because of

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starts at 6:00pm. Please contact Warren Fricke for further details. President Jim informed the members that membership starts with them and everyone should be on the lookout for new members. Remember our targets – 5 before Christmas with a total of 10 before 30/06/08. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the th 26 November. The nominating Committee was chosen as follows: - Jim Cochrane, Michael Ellinger, Bill Sides, Glenda Rose & Bob Millen.

Roger Short (Information Technology in a supervisory role with Commander) Kira Olney (Police Sergeant-Supervisor of Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Unit) Team Leader Merv Ericson of the Rotary Club of Monash Suhanya Ponniah (Lawyer with Moores Legal of Box Hill) and Mike Hodge Chair of GSE Committee District 1130 London. You can follow the exploits of this GSE Team in London on the web through their Blog

Why “pass” on Free Advertising!!!
If your club has a project they would like to share with the District, why not drop me a line and it can be reported in Grapevine. Diary Dates is another option for advertising your forthcoming events. Just email your details and I will be happy to place your information in Diary Dates.


Albury Conference 2008 Launch

They have arrived safely in London
• The GSE Team left from Tullamarine at 3pm Thursday 20th September and were due to arrive at 6-30 am Friday London time after a 9 hr flight, a stop-over at Kuala Lumpur for 3 hrs, and then a 1213 hr flight on to London. • •

Wantirna Club 350 Stud Road, Wantirna 3152 Melway Ref 63 J11 Friday October 12, 2008 7:00 for 7:30 pm
Great Launch Venue Fabulous Finger Food and Drinks Exciting Entertainment

Pease confirm your attendance with PP Alan Jenkins (03) 9720 0450 or 0419 573 217.

Christmas Mince Pies
A project of the Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills. $15 per pack of 12 pies, of which $3 per dozen is donated to The Rotary Foundation in your Club’s name. Orders by November 23, 2007. For more information, please contact: Jenny Coburn: 9830 7711 Fax: 9836 7458 L-R: Brett Speed (Primary School Teacher) An order Form for the pies has been circulated to all Club Secretaries.

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Where are you now Celebrate 40 years of Rotaract in 2008. Melbourne, Australia is celebrating with an International Reunion! Where you once a Rotaractor? Do you know someone who was? Help us make this HUGE If you are interested in attending an International Rotaract reunion.

ROTARACT Relay for Life 17/18th November A Team Event to Fight Cancer
As in previous years, Rotaract clubs in District 9810 are participating in the 'Relay for Life' - Whitehorse' Event at the Bill Sewart Athletics Track in East Burwood (near Springvale/Burwood Hwy) - 12pm 12pm It's all about working together and forming a team of people who are ready, willing and able to attend, you have 24hrs - so it's your choice - you can come along and walk/run/talk for as little or as long as you choose. The aim is to keep the team baton moving around the track for the entire 24hr period. Last year at Whitehorse they had 34 teams, and this number is set to increase. Team’s setup "camp" in the middle of the track and people camp overnight in tents, to ensure the baton keeps moving and people have a chance to rest up. To find out more: check out You can register online - It costs $15- and this donation includes a long sleeve t/shirt - you will be issued with a receipt book - as it's about fundraising and working together in the fight to rid this world of the menace of cancer. Every little bit counts, and any time you can attend is greatly appreciated. The more people who register and get involved the more opportunities we have to keep our team on track! If you have any questions please let me know via email or 0419106520

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The Four-Way Test From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. It was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages. "Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

A Rotarian can attend the weekly meeting of any Rotary club around the world. This is a “make-up” and counts as attendance credit when you are not able to attend a meeting of your own club. Meeting details of some local clubs are: BAYSIDE: Wednesday 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Café Cibo, 400 Hampton Street, Hampton. BEAUMARIS: Thursday 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Victoria Golf Club, Park Road, Cheltenham Club does not meet at this venue on 1st Thursday of month. Contact President Roy Seager for details of meeting on this night BENTLEIGH MOORABBIN CENTRAL: Wednesday 7.00 am for 7.10 am (breakfast) Hemisphere Centre, 488 South Road, Moorabbin BRAESIDE: Monday 6.00 pm for 6.15 pm at Melbourne Golf Academy, 385 Centre Dandenong Road, Heatherton. CHELTENHAM: Wednesday 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm Buckingham Motel, 1130 Nepean Highway, Highett. DINGLEY VILLAGE: Wednesday 6.30 pm for 6.45 pm Dingley International Hotel, Boundary Road, Dingley Village. HAMPTON: Tuesday 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm Classic Residences, 5 Brewer Road, Bentleigh HUNTINGDALE: Thursday 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Huntingdale Golf Club, Windsor Avenue, Huntingdale MONASH: Wednesday 7.00 am for 7.15 am Victoria Police Academy, Viewmount Road, Glen Waverley MOORLEIGH-MOORABBIN: Monday 6.30 pm for 7.00pm – South Oakleigh Club, 1 Victor Road, East Bentleigh. Note recent name change. MORDIALLOC: Tuesday 6:00 p.m. for 6:30 p.m. Mentone Motor Hub Motor Inn 200 Nepean Highway (cnr Warrigal Road) , Mentone NOBLE PARK: Thursday 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm. Sandown Regency Motor Inn, 477 Princes Hwy, Noble Park OAKLEIGH: Thursday 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm. Leighoak Tabaret, 1555 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh (Cnr Atkinson St) SPRINGVALE CITY: Thursdays: 6.15 for 6.30pm at Board Room, Sandown Greyhounds Tabaret, View Road, Springvale. WHEELERS HILL: Tuesday 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Mulgrave Country Club, Cnr Wellington & Jells Road, Wheelers Hill Details for all District 9810 clubs can be obtained in the district directory or website. Details for clubs around the world are available in the RI Directory (held by the club secretary) and on the RI website (

Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

SUMMARY OF COMING EVENTS: October: • Tuesday 9th - The Monash Mayors Charity Golf Day. November: • Saturday 17th International night at Tom Portelli’s Home. $50 all inclusive (money raised going

towards the prevention of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya and East Africa). • Monday 26th AGM. December: January: • Monday 21st - Golf Day Spring Valley. February: • Tom Portelli’s property. March: April: May: June:
Members on Leave:
Please ensure that the club is aware if you will be missing a club meeting. Contact John Barnes on 95442866 by 4 pm on the day of the meeting if you are not going to be present.

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FORTHCOMING ROSTERS This WEEK Date: 8 Oct Speaker: John Breisch Subject: “European Adventures” Chairman: Warren Fricke Duty Desk: Bob Millen Fellowship: Tom Portelli Bulletin Notes: Lesley Zuccaro ……..AND THE NEXT Date: 15 Oct Speaker: TBA Subject: “” Chairman: Bob Millen Duty Desk: Tom Portelli Fellowship: Neil Rickard Bulletin Notes: Bill Sides ……..AND THE NEXT Date: 22nd Oct Speaker: Jenny Coburn Subject: “Membership & Club Health Plan” Chairman: Tom Portelli Duty Desk: Neil Rickard Fellowship: Bill Sides Bulletin Notes: Glenda Rose LOYAL TOAST Please charge your glasses and assist me in toasting: Rotary International and our country, Australia. ROTARY GRACE For good food, for good fellowship, and the opportunity for Service through Rotary, We Thank You O Lord, Amen REMINDER Your contributions to the Bulletin should be passed to by Friday evening of each week.
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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has cheated him for $10 million. This bookkeeper had lost his sense of hearing. It was considered an occupational benefit and why he got the job, since it was assumed that he would not be able to hear anything he'd ever have to testify about in court. When the Godfather goes to confront the bookkeeper about his missing $10 million he takes along another gangster who knows sign language. The Godfather asks the bookkeeper: "Where is the 10 million bucks you embezzled from me?" The other gangster, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the $10 million is hidden. The bookkeeper signs back: ‘‘I don't know what you are talking about." The Godfather is told: ‘‘He says he doesn't know what you're talking about." The Godfather then pulls out a large pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper's temple, cocks it and says: "Ask him again!" The other gangster signs to the underling: "He'll kill you for sure if you don't tell him!" The bookkeeper signs back: "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase buried behind the shed in my cousin’s backyard!" The Godfather asks his cohort: "Well, what'd he say?" The second gangster replies: "He says you don't have the nerve to pull the trigger."

An umpire at a cricket match was heckled constantly about his decisions. Weary of this, he walked to the boundary, stepped over the fence and sat next to the chief critic. “What are you doing?” asked the loudmouthed spectator. “Well,” said the umpire, “it seems you get a better view from here.”

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