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School of St Jude Australian Tour

Hello to all our NSW and ACT Supporters!
 
I’m very excited to be heading your way in a week and extremely honoured to be representing Gemma and everyone at St Jude’s during our 10th Anniversary promotional tour. Gemma’s disappointment at not being able to do this trip herself is quelled by the fact she is looking forward to the arrival of her fourth child later in the year and I’m pleased to say she is looking very well and happy!
 
So, what qualifies me to step into Gemma’s shoes at this time? Well, in early 2002 I joined Gemma and Angela Bailey, the very first volunteer, in Arusha to help out for a few months painting classrooms or digging a veggie garden – whatever was needed. I’m still here. And now as Deputy Director of the school I have the great privilege of spending every day mentoring staff, solving problems and generally being involved in some way with every aspect of school life. I love my job! And I would love to share with you some of the stories of the past 10 years, explain our hopes for the future and answer any questions you may have.
 
More importantly, I would love to have the opportunity to thank as many of our supporters as possible, personally, for their loyalty and dedication to our staff and students over the last 10 years – you are the people who have made St Jude’s possible and will help us to keep it going well into the future.
 
Below is list of events that anyone may attend (with family and friends!) around the state during March and April 2012. For more information please visit our website.
 
Kim
 
St Jude’s 10th Anniversary Promotional Tour - Events around NSW and ACT
 
Multi-Club Rotary Meeting – Chatswood, St Ives, Lane Cove & Berowra
Date: Wednesday 7th March 2012
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm
Venue: Pymble Golf Club
Venue Address: Cowan Road, St Ives, Sydney
Booking Contact: Michael MacQuillan – Michael_QX@bigpond.com or 0406 926 713
Cost: $35 (Dinner)
 
Zonta Club of Sydney West celebrating International Women’s Day
Date: Thursday 8th March 2012
Time: 6:30am
Venue: Greyhound Club
Venue Address: Rookwood Road, Yagoona, Sydney
RSVP: Friday 16th February 2012
Booking Contact: Diana Humphries – 0407 886 215
Cost: Adults $30 and Students $20 (Breakfast)

 ** Payment. All payments are requested prior to the function. Payment can be made either by Cheque – made out to the ‘Zonta Club of Sydney West’ and sent to 1 Lincoln Rd, Georges Hall NSW 2198
or
Direct Deposit
Account Name: Zonta Club of Sydney West
BSB: 032-182
Account Number: 99-1357
Identify payment by adding your name and number of Adults and/or Student tickets e.g. PBrown A2 S4
 
Women on Boards - Sydney
Date: Thursday 8th March 2012
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: The Tea Room QVB, George Street, Sydney
Venue Address: Level 3, North End, Queen Victoria Building, 455
Booking Contact: Louise Krause – louise@womenonboards.org.au  
Booking Details: To register for the event please go to http://www.womenonboards.org.au/my/events/
Cost: $77 WOB subscriber/$88 non-WOB subscriber (Cocktail Function – drinks and canapés)
 
Soroptimist International of the Hawkesbury
Date: Saturday 10th March 2012
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Hawkesbury Race Course at Clarendon
Venue Address: Race Course Road, Clarendon
Booking Contact: Mrs Pam Stoneman – (02) 4572 3027 (evenings) or 0438 344 072
Cost: $30 – Full Buffet Breakfast
 
Our Lady of Fatima Peakhurst - Mass
Date: Saturday 10th March 2012
Time: 5pm Mass
Venue: Our Lady of Fatima Peakhurst
Venue Address: 825 Forest Road, Peakhurst
Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Rotary Club of Como-Jannali
Date: Tuesday 27th March 2012
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start
Venue: Como Hotel – 2nd Floor
Venue Address: 35 Creona Street, Como, Sydney
Booking Contact: Lyn Bates (0408 284 082)
Cost: $35 (Dinner)
 
Trivia Night - Wollongong
Date: Friday 30th March 2012
Time: 6.45pm for 7.15pm
Venue: Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club
Venue Address: 1 Murranar Road, Towradgi
Booking Contact: Cameron Brown (Explore Discover Act) – explorediscoveract@gmail.com
Cost: $25 per person (10 per table)
** Guests are able to bring drinks and snacks for their table. Soft drinks available to buy at the venue.
 
St Therese Catholic Church – Dover Heights Mass
Date: Saturday 31st March 2012
Time: 5pm Mass
Venue: St Therese Catholic Church – Dover Heights
Venue Address: Cnr Napier and Dover Rd, Dover Heights, Sydney
 
St Mary Magdalene – Rose Bay Mass
Date: Sunday 1st April 2012
Time: 8am Mass and 10am Mass
Venue: St Mary Magdalene
Venue Address: 835 News South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Sydney
 
Canberra – St Edmunds School
Date: Monday 2nd April 2012
Time: 8.55am
Venue: Treacy House, St Edmunds School
Venue Address: 110 Canberra Ave, Manuka
Booking Contact: Leanne Gair LGair@stedmunds.act.edu.au or Jason Moore jmoore@stedmunds.act.edu.au
Cost: Free
 
Canberra Wine & Cheese Night for St Jude’s
Date: Monday 2nd April 2012
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Secretariat
Venue Address: 63 Currong St North, Braddon, ACT
Booking Contact: Beth Doherty – RSVP essential - media@catholic.org.au or 0407 081 256
Cost: $20 suggested donation, more welcome
 
Armidale Public Presentation
Date: Wednesday 4th April 2012
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: NECOM Auditorium
Venue Address: Cnr Mossman & Faulkner Street, Armidale
Booking Contact: Lynda Lynch (0413 084 567)
Cost: Free
 
Kim Saville
Deputy Director
School of St Jude
www.schoolofstjude.co.tz

7th Annual Rotary Club of Ryde Primary School Public Speaking Competition

Dear Teachers,

Once again this year, the Rotary Club of Ryde is hosting the 7th Annual Junior School Public Speaking Competition, the finals to be held on Tuesday, 27th March, 2012, 6pm for 6:30 at our Rotary meeting held at the Next Generation Club (next to the Ryde Aquatic Centre) Victoria Road, Ryde.  In the first instance, we are calling for your expression of interest and would appreciate you registering your intent by return email to Allen.Horrell@Bluescopesteel.com 

This competition gives Junior School students from the Ryde district the opportunity to demonstrate their speaking skills in a public forum and prizes are awarded to the winning competitors.

Each registered school may nominate two of their students from Grades 5 or 6 to enter the preliminary competition which will be held 6pm, Wednesday 14th March, at the Eastwood Heights Primary School Hall.  Three finalists will be chosen from the competing schools, progressing to the final.  Parents, friends and school staff are invited to attend.

Below are the five topics from which your nominated public speaking competitor may choose. The speech should be 3 minutes in length:

  1. Our Country
  2. Reach for the Stars
  3. Living in my suburb
  4. Turn off that TV!
  5. Dear Madam Prime Minister...

The three finalists will be asked to repeat the speech given at the preliminaries to our Rotary meeting. They will then be allotted ten minutes to prepare and present a one minute impromptu speech to conclude the judging.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information.
I look forward to hearing from you.


Regards,

Allen Horrell
Public Speaking Convener, 
The Rotary Club of Ryde, Inc.
M: 0406360204

Rotarians have reason to celebrate as Rotary reaches 107 years

Rotarians have significant reasons to celebrate Rotary’s 107th anniversary on 23 February.

Major gains have been made in the fight to eradicate polio, Rotary’s top priority. In January, India reached a historic milestone by marking a full year without recording a new case of polio. The country has been an epicenter of the crippling childhood disease.

Worldwide, fewer than 650 polio cases were confirmed for 2011, less than half the 1,352 infections reported in 2010. Overall, the annual number of polio cases has plummeted by more than 99 percent since the initiative was launched in 1988, when polio infected about 350,000 children a year. More than 2 billion children have been immunized in 122 countries, preventing 5 million cases of paralysis and 250,000 deaths.

Also in January, Rotary leaders announced that Rotary clubs raised more than US$200 million in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In recognition of Rotary’s commitment, the Gates Foundation contributed an additional $50 million. All of the resulting $605 million will be spent in support of immunization activities in polio-affected countries.  

 “We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.” 

End Polio Now lightings
In what has become a Rotary anniversary tradition, Rotary clubs around the world are illuminating iconic structures with the End Polio Now message.

This year, light displays center on Pakistan, where Rotary clubs will illuminate Frere Hall in Karachi and the WAPDA House in Lahore. Other lighting sites include the Tower of London; City Government Building in Taipei, Taiwan; Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo’s fifth tallest building; Federation Square, one of southern Australia’s top tourist draws; and two famous landmarks in Brazil -- the historic Sitio Arqueológico de São Miguel das Missões in Rio Grande do Sul, and the Palácio Garibaldi, a neo-classical architectural treasure in Curitiba.

 The lightings “carry Rotary’s pledge to end polio,” says RI President Kalyan Banerjee, a native of India. “But we are not there yet. Rotary and our partners will continue to immunize children until our goal of a polio-free world is achieved. ”

Rotary news in brief from around the world...

Rotary clubs around the globe have many things in common, including a commitment to service. All year long, clubs are taking action to make a difference in their communities. Here’s a roundup of recent club activities worldwide:

Canada
Two Interactors and three Rotaractors were among 120 young Canadians who attended an invitation-only barbecue with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Ottawa in June.  David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and a former Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, hosted the event with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to celebrate service and give the attendees an opportunity to tell the royal couple, government officials, and other dignitaries about their work. 

USA 
Rotarians in District 6960 (Florida) worked with high school students and other volunteers to package more than 1.3 million meals during a one-day event in May. Over 70 percent of children in the Rotary district receive free or reduced-price meals at school, but during the summer, many don’t have enough to eat. The packaged meals –rice and bean casserole and macaroni and cheese, fortified with vitamins and minerals – went to local food banks, which distributed them over the summer months.

Mexico  
A partnership between the Rotary Club of San Diego and nurses and doctors at Scripps Mercy Hospital has brought medical care to 9,000 people in remote Mexican villages since 1988. Rotarian volunteers include medical professionals, those providing logistical support, and members of clubs in Mexico. The Mercy Outreach Surgical Team has completed more than 40 weeklong missions, performing procedures to remove congenital tumours, correct cleft lips and palates and crossed eyes, and address other 
health problems.

Austria 
The Rotary Club of Mürzzuschlag-Semmering found a sweet way to support a community project: a 365-foot-long pastry created by a local bakery and displayed on a ― pastry coaster specially designed and built by club members Gerd Tomazic and Oswald Ebner. The club sold pieces of the pastry, raising €5,000 for medical equipment for a Red Cross ambulance, which now sports the club’s logo.

Lebanon  
The Rotary clubs of Beirut Centre and Tucson Sunrise, Ariz., USA, worked together in April to install a wastewater treatment system at Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut. The project, supported by a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant, will reduce the concentration of residual pharmaceuticals in the hospital’s wastewater, which helps irrigate gardens or travels through the sewer system into the Mediterranean Sea.

Kenya 
A five-day project brought Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors to Nyumbani Village, home to more than 700 children who have lost family members to HIV/AIDS, to install two solar-powered irrigation wells. The Rotary Club of Greater Portage County (Stevens Point), Wis., USA, joined with the Rotary clubs of Karen-Nairobi and Machakos, Kenya, to carry out the effort, funded by a District Simplified Grant from District 6220 (parts of Michigan and Wisconsin). The group also helped with planting. The solar pumps will be the primary source of irrigation for the community, and will cost less to operate than the old diesel-powered pumps.

Korea
For the second year, District 3650 delivered 10,000 charcoal briquettes to low-income families in Seodaemun-gu, a subdivision of Seoul. Briquettes are a popular source of heat in Korea. Over 450 volunteers, including 120 Rotarians, 167 Interactors, and 142 Rotaractors, participated in the distribution, along with Seodaemun-gu President Suk Jin Moon and National Assembly member Sung Hun Lee.

Australia  
The Rotary Club of Wynyard (Tasmania) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Music Hall show in 2011. Originally organized as a one-time event called the Old Time Music Hall, the production has been held every year, despite setbacks including a fire in the 1990s that destroyed a shed containing all the props and costumes. The performances have raised more than A$1 million in support of local and international projects – in particular, educational programs for rural medical students.

Ryde junior schools public speaking competition is on again

Once again this year, the Rotary Club of Ryde is hosting the 7th Annual Junior School Public Speaking Competition, the finals to be held on Tuesday, 27th March, 2012, 6pm for 6:30 at our Rotary meeting held at the Next Generation Club (next to the Ryde Aquatic Centre) Victoria Road, Ryde.  In the first instance, we are calling for your expression of interest and would appreciate you registering your intent by return email.
 
This competition gives Junior School students from the Ryde district the opportunity to demonstrate their speaking skills in a public forum and prizes are awarded to the winning competitors.
 
Each registered school may nominate two of their students from Grades 5 or 6 to enter the preliminary competition which will be held 6pm, Wednesday 14th March, at the Eastwood Heights Primary School Hall.  Three finalists will be chosen from the competing schools, progressing to the final.  Parents, friends and school staff are invited to attend.
 
Below are the five topics from which your nominated public speaking competitor may choose. The speech should be 3 minutes in length:
 
1.    Our Country
2.    Reach for the Stars
3.    Living in my suburb
4.    Turn off that TV!
5.    Dear Madam Prime Minister...
 
The three finalists will be asked to repeat the speech given at the preliminaries to our Rotary meeting.  They will then be allotted ten minutes to prepare and present a one minute impromptu speech to conclude the judging.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
 
Regards,
 
Allen Horrell
Public Speaking Convenor,
Rotary Club of Ryde, Inc.
E: Allen.Horrell@bluescopesteel.com

School of St Jude Kelvin Jackson Laiser received an award

From: Julia Bartlett - Sponsorship8 at St Jude's 

Greetings from St Jude’s!   Each week at our school assemblies, teachers and other staff at The School of St Jude have an opportunity to reward students for good work and good behaviour with awards. 

This week, your sponsored student Kelvin Jackson Laiser received an award for “Co-operating with others in boarding.”   

Thank you for your continued support. 


Julia Bartlett Sponsorship Team   

Email: sponsorship8@schoolofstjude.co.tz 

Phone: +255 758 305 776  

www.schoolofstjude.org 

PO Box 11875, Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa +255 686 049 142 or +255 755 106 058


Ryde Rotary Charity Golf Day is on Friday 10 February 2012

The annual Ryde Rotary Charity Golf Day this year will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. From each registration the Rotary Club of Ryde will donate $50 and this will be tax deductible for you.

There are three levels of participation:

  1. Corporate Sponsor
  2. Hole Sponsor 
  3. Individual Player 

So gather your team of eight, four or just you and register today. This event is always popular and bookings fill fast. You can download a Registration/Entry Form, print it and send it off today. Payment can be made by direct credit (EFT) or by cheque. 

Sponsorship & Registration 

  1. Corporate Sponsor $2500 – Signage priority in the clubhouse and on course, two minute talk on your company, presentation of prizes, breakfast and lunch for 8, four golf carts and golf for 8 players. 
  2. Hole Sponsor – $700 Advertising at the hole, banner (if supplied) setup near the clubhouse, golf for 4 players, breakfast and lunch. 
  3. Individual Player – $130 Includes breakfast, lunch and 18 holes of golf

All enquiries to Ron Thomson – 0410 539 538 or email: rthomson@laserwizard.com.au

Be at North Ryde Common for Carols in the Park – Sunday 18 December!

It's on again... North Ryde and Macquarie Park Rotary are teaming up to bring us the huge annual event on the local calendar – Carols on the Common.

A huge event is planned, with a fireworks spectacular and a whole host of local talent performing, leading up to the mass carol singing by the entire community.

Our very own Ryde Rotarian, Stefan Sojka will be belting out a couple of tunes, before the special guests, Audio Vixen of X-Factor fame hit the stage.

MC Stephen Sim will command the entire event, organized by the amazing Music Director, Roseanna Gallo.  Other guest artists include Eleanor Taig, Cheryn Vlanzy, the Davin Griffin-Jones Dancers, DJ Funk Show, Nata Forte and John Smolders.

Of course, the event just wouldn't be the same without Councillor Ivan Petch on the piano and a special cameo appearance of Mr and Mrs Claus.

The fun and festivities begin at 5:30pm.  For more information, go to www.carolsonthecommon.org.au – and we will see you there, in your finest singing voice!

All proceeds will go to assist ROMAC and other Rotary projects.

NSW Attorney General announces Rotary Volunteer Graffiti Clean Up Squads

The NSW Government will team up with Rotary Clubs and Dulux Paint to establish volunteer graffiti removal squads across the state, under a plan announced today by Attorney General Greg Smith SC.

“This is an opportunity for people who have felt powerless against the scourge of graffiti to unite and restore pride in their community,” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith today met with representatives of Turramurra Rotary, who formed a volunteer graffiti squad in 2008, and Dulux, which provides free paint and materials to the squad.

“With the support of Ku-ring-gai Council and local businesses, the Turramurra Rotary squad has cleaned more than 3,000 square metres of graffiti in their area,” Mr Smith said.

“This success story can be replicated in other parts of the state with an identified graffiti problem and the NSW Government is encouraging local councils and businesses to form similar partnerships with Rotary to combat graffiti.”

With funding from the Department of Attorney General and Justice, Rotary Turramurra will help other Rotary Clubs in NSW establish volunteer graffiti removal squads in their area.  Dulux Paint will support the expansion of the program.

The team leader of the Turramurra Rotary Graffiti Removal Project, Roger Norman said there has been a groundswell of support for community-driven graffiti removal.

“Over the past three years, the Rotary Club has helped establish graffiti removal squads at eight locations in Sydney and on the Central Coast and many other Rotary Clubs have expressed interest in the program,” Mr Norman said.

“There are many more law abiding citizens than there are vandals and we can prevail over the destructive minority.”

Turramurra Hardware proprietor, Don Wormald, who has raised awareness about the local graffiti removal squad and organised sponsorship to ensure its viability, applauded the expansion of the project.

“This is a major step in the fight against graffiti,” Mr Wormald said.

Dulux Australia General Manager Patrick Jones said Dulux was proud to be supporting Rotary and local communities in restoring public spaces.

“We know that graffiti has a negative impact on how people feel about a place and it’s great to see local communities taking the initiative to clean up and improve the look of areas in which they live, work and play,” Mr Jones said.

Almost anyone can become involved in a Rotary volunteer graffiti removal program in their local area.

Media Contact:  Michael Pelly 0467 737 920

Ryde Rotary Art Appraisal Day – Sunday 20 November

Rotary Club of Ryde offers the community an Art Appraisal Day on Sunday 20 November 2011 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Addington House, 813 Victoria Road, Ryde.

Look through your house and select an item or more to be appraised by fine art experts Mr. David Hulme and Ms. Brigitte Banziger of Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants.

David and Brigitte are offering their services for the Rotary Club of Ryde to raise funds for the ongoing projects that the Club supports, such as Eradication of Polio, Tree of Joy and Borjegai School in Afghanistan, just to name a few.

The artworks to bring in for appraisal can be sculptures, paintings, watercolours, photos and prints such as lithographs, etchings and screen prints.  If the artwork is large, you can take several photos and bring those in for appraisal.  You will also receive advice on how to care for the artwork.

The cost is $5.00 per work of art.

Rotary Club of Ryde greatly appreciates Friends of Addington House for making the venue available on Sunday 20 November2011.

For any enquiries please contact Rtn. Nora Etmekdjian on nora@summitconsultants.com.au or 0417 699 955.

For more details about Ryde Rotary projects visit www.ryderotary.org.au

Hope you can join us and have fun watching some of the artworks that people will bring in for appraisal.

Light refreshments will be served by the volunteers of the Friends of Addington House.

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