District 9810 Vic Australia Date: February7th ,2007

District 9810 Vic Australia Date: February7th ,2007

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The Rotary Club of
Nunawading Inc.

District 9810 Vic Australia Date: February7th ,2007

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Meeting at Tudor at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start

Februaryis Rotary Awareness Month

Wednesday 7th Feb
Plan Australia
An Organisation for Deprived Children
Ian Wishart / Tuesday13th
Joint meeting of Clubs
Box Hill Golf Club / Wednesday 21st
Partners Night, Jumbo Chinese Restaurant (Blackburn Rd) / Wednesday 28th
The Human Face of AIDS in the Pacific Rim
Murray Couch







RECORDER / John Vickers
Russell Warmington
Sue Warmington / HOST
RECORDER / Russell Warmington
Sue Warmington
Wayne Willoughby
14 February 07
Jim Robson
Peter Schoner / 28 February 07
Andre Scibor-Kaminski
Bruce Simcox


Birthdays / Anniversaries / Inductions
02 Bev Hoskins, Keith Dimond
03 Bruce Fullard, Russell Warmington
06 Merle Watson, 07 Shirley Fisher,
08 Lindy Davis, 13 Faye Coysh
22 Sandra Symons, 29 Elisa Narayan / 09 John & Ann Lynch
12 Roger & Roslyn Wilson
24 Alan & Faye Coysh / Feb 10(1988) Graeme Moorfoot
16(2000) Bruce Fullard
21(2001) Sue Warmington
25(1998) Bob Davis
Please note there has been a change in John’s E-mail & Phone Contact Details
All apologies are to be given to the acting attendance chairman John Munro before8 am by e-mail and 10 am by phone or text on the day of the meeting.
You can register your apology (in order of preference) by:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 97294495
  • Mobile 0417 585 924
  • In writing or Deliver by hand to 7 Aringa CourtHeathmont3135
Please copy on any requests for Leave of Absence.

Last Week’s Meeting

Rotary Awareness Quiz

Last weeks meeting was a quiz on the early history of Rotary. How Paul Harris and a four friends started an organisation that by the time of Paul Harris death on January 27th, 1947 had 6,000 clubs in 75 different countries and 300,000 members.But Rotary is as vibrant today. This year’s theme is “Lead the Way” and our International president’s message for February which follows inspires us to do just that.

Dear fellow Rotarians,

Thirty-one years ago, Muhammad Yunus, then a professor of economics at ChittagongUniversity in Bangladesh, discovered a harsh reality of extreme poverty: The difference between self-sufficiency and virtual slavery is much smaller than one might think. In the village of Jobra, he found, it was just a few cents.

While talking to a bamboo-stool maker, Yunus learned that the woman purchased her supply of bamboo on credit, for roughly 25 U.S. cents, every morning. Lacking the money for even a single day’s supply of bamboo, she would never be able to repay the loan. Throughout the village, Yunus found many in similar straits. Their total debt? Twenty-seven U.S. dollars. Yunus did what was, for him, the natural thing: He paid their debts. The new entrepreneurs quickly turned a profit, his loan was repaid, and microcredit was born.

The idea of giving small loans to the very poor was a revolutionary one, and it has had revolutionary results. In 2005 alone, 100 million microcredit loans helped people in 130 countries. Today, Rotarians are involved in more than 60 microcredit projects around the world. In 1999, Yunus was honored at the RI Convention in Singapore. In October, he received the Nobel Prize.

The simple principle of microcredit is also a principle of Rotary. Small changes can become great changes, and a seemingly inconsequential act can have tremendous consequences. Just as 25 cents in that Bangladeshi village meant so much more than merely a quarter of a dollar, the prosperity of an unnoticed individual or village has international implications.

As we enter World Understanding Month, we are reminded by Yunus’ achievement that we can never know every consequence of what we do. His loan of $27, given in compassion, led to far more good than he could possibly have imagined. Our Rotary work also leads to benefits we’ll never see: new friendships, new connections, warm feelings among people who may have little in common.

Poverty, as we know too well, is a tremendous obstacle to peace and stability. So, every intelligent act of generosity, every project that helps others to lead better lives, is also an act of hope. We Rotarians share the belief that love for others does make a difference. Each small act of kindness, from one human being to another, brings us closer to each other and to the kind of world we hope to leave to our children.

We may think we are only helping to equip a school, supply a clinic, or build a well for a faraway community. But in truth, what we are doing is helping to build a better, more stable, and more peaceful future.

W.B. (Bill) Boyd
President, Rotary International

Forthcoming Events

Friday 9th February 2007 – Team Leader applications close for GSE Team to D1130- London

Tuesday 13th February 2007 - the combined Whitehorse Group meeting on at The Box Hill

Golf Club 202 Station Street, Box Hill South 6.15 for 6.30pm. Cost is $24.00 per head for two courses with drinks available at bar prices. Please indicate if attending as soon as possible

Saturday 17th February 2007 – Team Leader Selection Interviews for GSE Team to District 1130 – London.

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February 2007 – 24 hour Rotary Club Meeting

Wednesday 28th February 2007 – Information evening at SCOPE Wantirna for GSE team to District 1130 –London

Sunday 4th March 2007 – Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) – venue to be advised.

Monday 19th March to Friday 23rd March 2007 – Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians – Annual Tournament - Warrnabool and Port Fairy. Entries close 18 January 2007 Contact David Richards: (03) 5561 1840 E:

The Rotaract Club of Lilydale, “Building Leaders for Tomorrow” ABN: A002672Z

Saturday 17th March 2007, Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm start

Rotaract International Dinner Dance ‘A Brighter Future forChildren Worldwide’

All money raised will go to the Interplast, Wheelchair for Kids & East Timor Roofing Project.

RSVP: Saturday 10th February 2007Rotaract Club of Noble Park’s Vice President/ Secretary,Lee-Anne Green 0411 952 800or via email: Cheques to be made payable to:The Rotaract Club of Noble Park Inc. and be sent to PO Box 124, Noble Park Vic 3174


A lady died this past January, and ANZ bank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and thenadded late fees and interest on the monthly charge.

The balance had been $0.00, now is somewhere around $60.00.A family member placed a call to ANZ:

Family Member:"I am calling to tell you that she died in January."

ANZ:"The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply."

Family Member:"Maybe, you should turn it over to collections."

ANZ:"Since it is two months past due, it already has been."

Family Member:So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?"

ANZ:"Either report her account to the frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!"

Family Member:"Do you think God will be mad at her?"

ANZ:"Excuse me?"

Family Member:"Did you just get what I was telling you . . . the part about her being dead?"

ANZ:"Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor."

Supervisor gets on the phone:

Family Member:"I'm calling to tell you, she died in January."

ANZ:"The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply."

Family Member:"You mean you want to collect from her estate?"

ANZ:(Stammer) "Are you her lawyer?"

Family Member:"No, I'm her great nephew." (Lawyer info given)

ANZ:"Could you fax us a certificate of death?"

Family Member:"Sure." (fax number is given)

After they get the fax:

ANZ:"Our system just isn't set up for death. I don't know what more I can do to help."

Family Member:"Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. I don't think she will care."

ANZ:"Well, the late fees and charges do still apply."

Family Member:"Would you like her new billing address?"

ANZ:"That might help."

Family Member:"RookwoodMemorialCemetery,

1249 Centenary Rd, Sydney

PlotNumber 69."

ANZ:"Sir, that's a cemetery!"

Family Member:"What do you do with dead people on your planet?"

7 Reasons not to mess with children

Alittle girl was talking to her teacher aboutwhales. Theteacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a humanbecause even though it was a very large mammal its throat was verysmall.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated,the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; itwas physically impossible. The littlegirlsaid,"WhenI get to heaven I will ask Jonah". Theteacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The littlegirl replied, "Then you ask him".
A Sundayschool teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and sixyear olds.
Afterexplaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother, sheasked,
"Isthere a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
Withoutmissing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunettehead.
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?"
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said,
"Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say,
'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.' A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."
A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while theywere drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child'swork. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawingwas. The girl replied, "I'm drawingGod." Theteacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Withoutmissing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."
A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face." "Yes," the class said. "Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?" A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch.
At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
"Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want.
God is watching the apples.

Quotes about Sex from Famous People

"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy." Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy

"You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither."Steve Martin

"Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."Woody Allen

Woody Allen

"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL." Lynn Lavner

"Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist."

Matt Barry

"Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant."


"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."George Burns

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships."

Sharon Stone

"My girlfriend always laughs during sex ---no matter what she'sreading."

Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple Computers)

”Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man'sgenitalsthrough his wallet." Robin Williams

Robyn Williams

"Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as theonlytime of the month that I can be myself." Roseanne

"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."Billy Crystal

"According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, menare just grateful." Robert De Niro

"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, IKnowwhat I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked." Jerry Seinfeld