The Pinion - Rotary Club of Woy Woy

The Pinion
Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.
3rd February 2015
We welcome Guest Speaker
Jane Taylor
Tonight we welcome Professor Jane Taylor from the Department of Oral
Health, Newcastle University.
Pr. Taylor’s extensive Career Summary includes the following Qualifications;
PhD (Oral Health), University of Newcastle, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours), University of Adelaide, 1984
Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 2007
Bachelor of Science (Dentistry), University of Adelaide, 1988
Master of Science in Dentistry, University of Adelaide, 1992
Pr. Taylor has Research expertise in Forensic Odontology including identification
techniques, disaster victim identification and age assessment.
Grace: Fiona Hunt Toast: Marie Armstrong
Director of FUN: Arthur Pearce
President’s Report
Dear Members,
I wish to clarify any misunderstanding
regarding membership fees, as some
members at last Tuesdays meeting felt
they had not been properly advised.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!
Dues are due on 1st January and 1st July annually.
Dues are $130 per 6 months, we know many of you have
already paid (thank you) some of you are paying this off at
the rate of $25 a time (we also appreciate this).
Some of you are yet to pay.
Your Club has already paid dues for 40 members to District
at a cost of $1240. The ones for Rotary International have
to be paid early next month at a cost of $1788.58.
The Administration Account needs to recoup all of this as
soon as possible. Money cannot by law be taken from the
Service account to prop up the Administration account, so
it is vital to keep this account in the black. The recent rise
in dinner fees, which has stayed the same for many years,
was also done to help ensure this.
While both accounts look healthy on the surface we have
some large sums to pay out of both accounts in the next
Your help and attention to this will be appreciated, thank
Yours in Rotary, President and Treasurer Peter
New Rotary Theme
See page 5
Thank you to members for their contributions to the Pinion;
President Peter Mote
Sue Tee
Fiona Hunt
Jayne Mote
Annette Karton
Graham Taylor
Editor - Sue O’Neill
Please email any items for the Pinion to EDITORS Sue O’Neill and Annette Karton
[email protected] & [email protected]
by Friday
Rotary Grace
O Lord, Thou giver of all Good, We thank
Thee for our daily food,
May Rotary friends & Rotary ways,
Help us to serve Thee all our days.
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.
3rd February 2015
Notice of functions from District 9685 Rotary Clubs
Gosford North Rotary -
The Entrance and Wyong Tuggerah Rotary Clubs Fundraising Movie 2ND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL”
SOKS Benefactors & Beneficiaries Dinner
Rotarians are invited to attend a special night to be
held at Gosford RSL Club on Monday 16th February
2015 at 5.45pm for 6.30pm start.
The evening will honour the
people and organisations
who have financially supported SOKS “Save our Kidsyouth suicide prevention”.
$40 per head.
Date 26th February 2015. Avoca Beach Theatre.
$20 - 6.30 for nibbles – movie 7.30.
The Entrance Rotary Club TRIVIA NIGHT
Shelly Beach Golf Club - tickets $15
Lots of prizes, extra games and fun activities
Rotary Club of St Ives Food & Wine Festival
Bookings essential Phone Peter 0414 321 773
The Rotary Club of St Ives will be
hosting the St Ives Food and
Wine Festival on Sunday 1 March
at the St Ives Village Green. It
will be a fun day for all the family. There will be 84 stalls; 32 offering a wide range of international food, 20 leading wineries
from the Hunter, Mudgee and Orange and 32 lifestyle boutiques with jewellery, clothing, toys, cosmetics etc.
There will be 5 rides and face painting for children, several
school bands, jazz and rock bands and a choir. District Governor Ian Scott and Jennifer Scott have kindly agreed to be
among the special guests.
The Club would like to invite all Rotarians and their families
and friends to come to this festival.
Kyle Pryor (right) is six years old. He has been diagnosed as autistic and is nonverbal.
Kyle has been assessed by Smart Pups Autism Assistance Dogs for Special Needs Children Inc as being
eligible to be provided with a
Smart Pup.
The next hurdle for Kyle and
his family
is to raise
the money.
Rotary International’s Annual Report is available on
Birthdays for this week are:
Cec Paul 4th February
follow this link
2013-14 Rotary International and Rotary Foundation Annual Report
Several members were presented with
cerƟficates from Discobility in recogniƟon of their parƟcipaƟon in the
“Discobility Day”
Victor Chang Cardiac Institute
Tour Thursday 12th March a great Rotary and friends outing.
Take part in a tour of the Victor Chang
Cardiac Institute at Darlinghurst. Tours
are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am and take 1 1/2 hours.
There is no cost involved in the tour.
Please give it some thought, discuss it with friends & family. Let Jayne
Mote know if you are interested.
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.
3rd February 2015
Last Meeting…..
Xylia Ingham and Fiona Taylor from the Central Coast Community Women's Health Centre (CCCWHC) spoke to us.
They explained a little about CCCWHC including the Commitment of CCCWHC which is: “To work alongside and support women of all
ages, backgrounds and cultures in a respectful, friendly and effective way.
We also value women's own knowledge and skills in addressing their challenges and concerns”.
Xylia is the Manager of CCCWHC and has been in that position since June
2014. Previous to this Xylia was the Coordinator of the Northern Women's
Health Centre, the northern branch of the CCCWHC since February 2010.
From 2001 to 2009 Xylia worked internationally in the United Nations system.
Xylia is passionate about women's health, domestic violence, feminism, gender discrimination and leadership on these is-sues.
Above: Xylia Ingham and Fiona Taylor.
Fiona is a counsellor and group worker at the CCCWHC. Fiona has been in
this position since August 2011. Fiona is passionate about empowering women through therapy to take control of their lives and make positive change.
“On Sunday January 25th, our Club member Fiona attended Celebrations for the
life of Scotland’s National Poet, Robbie (Rabbie) Burns. Events included highland
dancing accompanied by bagpipes and a selection of his poems were recited. Kilts
denoting the family’s clans (with their sporrans) were proudly worn. The event culminated with the serving of Scotland’s national delicacy – The Haggis!
The festivities were enjoyed by all and it is hoped that this will become a regular
annual event.
Poetry can be liked, or intensely disliked. For some of us, it can regurgitate doleful
memories from our schoolrooms attempting to master the works of certain poets.
But if written well, good poetry should be like reading a story containing the Poet’s reflections and appreciation of life. During his short life (1759 – 1796) Robbie Burns wrote many poems
which displayed his ‘Joie de Vivre’. His poem ‘My Bonie Bell’ displayed his love and observations of nature, including the changes which occur in the four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
For those of you who might like to be reminded of this poem, here is ‘My Bonie Bell’.
My Bonie Bell.
The smiling Spring comes in rejoicing,
And surly Winter grimly flies;
Now crystal clear are the falling waters,
And bonie blue are the sunny skies.
Fresh oér the mountain breaks forth the morning,
The ev’ning gilds the ocean’s swell;
All creatures joy in the sun’s returning,
And I rejoice in my bonie Bell.
The flowery Spring leads sunny Summer,
The yellow Autumn presses near;
Then in his turn comes gloomy Winter,
Till smiling Spring again appear:
Thus seasons dancing, life advancing,
Old Time and Nature their changes tell;
But never ranging, still unchanging,
I adore my bonie Bell.
And so, to you All. . . . . Dig out those old school books!
Fiona H.
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.
3rd February 2015
Central Coast – International Women’s Day Expo 2015
Celebrating Women on the Coast
Date: 10am Ɵll 3 pm, Saturday 7th March 2015. No entry fee.
Venue: Ourimbah University Campus, ChiƩaway Road, Ourimbah
Event Co-ordinators: This event is a unique collaboraƟon of Central Coast service groups including Rotary, Lions, SoropƟmists, WOW Girls and Zonta, along with Central Coast community representaƟves.
Event Overview: CelebraƟng InternaƟonal Women’s Day, this event will be a family friendly event celebraƟng the
achievements of women on the Coast. It will highlight their parƟcipaƟon in all areas of our community including local,
naƟonal and internaƟonal women’s issues. The event will also provide opportuniƟes to learn about our community
groups and opportuniƟes to get involved.
Run along the style of a market, there will be stalls showcasing various organisaƟons and businesses. EG:
Volunteer groups
EducaƟon insƟtutes
The Arts – visual arts, music, dance and craŌ acƟviƟes
Can you help?
Commercial Businesses and networking groups
Support Services for women and families
Children’s acƟviƟes – reading corner, interacƟve art
It will be a happy and interesƟng day with lots of entertainment and family fun.
Volunteers: Central Coast Rotary Clubs are also requested to recommend SEMINAR speakers and assist with Food outlets,
parking and also volunteering as ushers etc. in the support team on the day. Or come along and enjoy the day!!
Can you help?
· hold a booth to share your program/project
· hold an interactive activity
· give a seminar
· provide entertainment
· sponsor this special event
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc presents…
Opera in the Arboretum
Be sure to book your tickets early - last year was a sell out.
Adult: $64.00 / Senior: $60.00 / Student: $30.00 / Primary Student: FREE /
Group of 10 or more: $56.00 each.
For Credit Card bookings (Visa and Mastercard only) please phone:
(02) 4342 8183; (02) 4342 3593; (02) 4341 6004
We hope to see you there.
John Greenway
Save the Date
Opera in the Arboretum
28th March 2015
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.
3rd February 2015
Preview Restaurant at Ourimbah
Tuesday 19th May
partners and friends WELCOME!
Marie has just confirmed that a visit has been
arranged for us to aƩend the Preview restaurant at Ourimbah.
As the Restaurant requires a $10 p p deposit
we will need to have an indicaƟon from members next week if they can parƟcipate.
Next RAWCS Eastern Region meeting
linking Eastern Region Clubs in Districts; 9650,
9670, 9675, 9685, 9700, 9710 will be held in Tamworth Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th February
Saturday afternoon - from 2pm featuring several speakers
Saturday evening 6:30pm
Venue: Frog & Toad function centre, Tamworth
x Pink Umbrella Foundation Grants Presentation
our Key Note Speaker from Democratic Republic of CONGO
will be: Dr. Luc Mulimbalimba Masururu
Sunday 9:00 am - Eastern Region General meeting
Vice Chairman Graham Taylor presiding
RSVP - If you wish to attend Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and/or Sunday morning please RSVP to RAWCS Eastern Region Secretary Ted Lewis: [email protected]
New Rotary Theme announced!!
RI President-elect urges Rotary members to...
'Be a Gift to the World'
Rotary International President-elect
K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran asked Rotary
members to use their talents, expertise
and leadership to transform the lives of
others when he announced his theme
for the 2015-16 year,
WOY WOY Rotary Club
2014-15 Board
President: Peter Mote
Immediate Past President:
Amanda Bickerstaff
Vice President: Don Tee
Secretary: Susan Tee
Be a Gift to the World, during the
Treasurer: Peter Mote
International Assembly in San Diego,
California, USA.
President Elect:
Marie Armstrong
World RI President 2015-16 K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran is from the Rotary
Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
RI-PE Ravi is CEO and founder of a publicly listed company
with a worldwide clientele in
the tea packaging industry. His
company, Printcare Plc, is the
winner of national and international awards of excellence.
He also serves on the board of
several other companies and
charitable trusts. He is the
founding president of the Sri
Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association.
A Rotarian since 1974, Ravindran has served RI as treasurer; director;
Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force
member; RI training leader; and District Governor.
As his country's national PolioPlus chair, Ravindran headed a task force
consisting of the government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with
UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days. He also chaired the Schools Reawakening
project, sponsored by Rotary clubs and districts in Sri Lanka, to rebuild 25
tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 15,000 children.
Special Projects Director:
John Greenway
Youth Service Director:
Annette Karton
International Service Director:
John Regan
Vocational Service Directors:
Di Schwarzl & Marie Armstrong
Community Service Director:
Don Tee
Club Admin Director: Alan Ford
Membership Director:
Sue O’Neill
Public Relations Director:
Graham Taylor
Foundation Director:
Mark Ellis
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy MEETING and EVENTS CALENDAR
Director of FUN
February 2015 - World Understanding Month
3rd February
Professor Jane Taylor - Dept of Oral Health, Newcastle Uni
Arthur Pearce
10th February
chit-chat night and Chantelle our RYLA participant
Sue O’Neill
17th February
Russell Grove
3rd March
Chris Holstein - road construction at West Gosford with a video.
Bill Cook
17th March
John Davis, CEO Central Coast Community College
Trevor Walker
20th-22nd March
District Conference - Hunter Valley
24th March
Karen Adler Photographer and Art Therapist
28th March
Sue O’Neill
31st March
Russell Grove
Wednesday 8th April
meeƟng transferred to join with Umina RC for a partners social evening.
21st April
Graham Harrison - donating body parts
Arthur Pearce
28th April 2015 Wendy and Warren Travers. Wendy rode a 50cc motorcycle 3,200Klms from Port Augusta to Perth
to raise money for mental health. She raised over $40 thousand before leaving and ended up with over $70,000.
12th May -
Chit Chat evening.
Bill Cook
19th May
Preview restaurant at Ourimbah - partners and friends welcome.
Taking numbers now
Harold Sharp - Membership and membership retention
5th May
Pride of workmanship awards. Members requested to start thinking about
nominations for this event
2nd June -
Bob Ward, The working life of a Councillor.
Blue Mountains Weekend
Bill Cook
We’ll be sad if we don’t see
you at the next meeting.
We are looking at a weekend away in the
blue mountains - possibly Blackheath area
with some nice dirt roads to get us there
and a BBQ hosted by a local bushfire brigade in the evening. We are looking at
May - possibly 2nd/3rd or 16/17th. Can
you let Don or Sue Tee know if you are:
If you need to give an apology
for non-attendance please
contact Don or Sue Tee before
9.00am each Monday Tel:
0428 438 535 or 4369 7496 or
email: [email protected]
1 - interested in coming
A non apology may result in a
charge to you for your meal.
2 - in a caravan park, do you prefer cabin or bring a tent?
3. - are you happy to share accom and if so with whom.
look forward to some fun, Sue n Don
Meetings 6:00 for 6.30pm each Tuesday at Everglades Club,
Dunban Road, WOY WOY, NSW
Website: Mail: Rotary Club of WOY
Enquiries: President: Peter Mote (02) 4342 8183 Secretary: Sue
Tee (M) 0419 983 998
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