THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
"After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead."
REMINDERS AND LINKS TO STORIES
CHANGEOVER MEETING - for your diary: Friday 28 June @ the Pagoda. "A Taste of Asia". Formal invitations next month.
YELLOW BRICK ROAD. - and how to register.
FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE, CANADA - Feb 2014. Opportunity for return visit to Canada June/July 2014. Read all about it. Expressions of Interest to Host. Club Hosting Form.
INVITATION TO RC KENT TOWN 10th CHANGEOVER - 7 July
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE - 25 July to 2 August.
PERSONALISED ROTARY BUSINESS CARDS - get ready for the new Rotary year.
MOCK INTERVIEWS, CONCORDIA COLLEGE - 2-3 July (Contact Bernie Boxer)
HELP NEEDED IN PNG - Read details on the club's home page.
THE REEL EVENT - 29 May, Capri Theatre. Film programme just added to Download Files.
Gordon White has been confined at Flinders Medical Centre for the past three weeks which has been most frustrating for him. He was interviewed last Thursday morning for a possible transfer to Hampstead Rehabiliation Centre where he would be able to enjoy similar facilities as he had at the Repatriation Rehabiliation Centre. The decision will not be known before this Monday 20/5, at the earliest and Joylene will advise us of the outcome. We wish him well. (Alan Bartram)
Update from PE Sandy: Poland Sunday 19 May, (In response to advice to 'rest up' as there's lots of Rotary stuff to do on return) "Yes resting today and will head out late afternoon to wander Krakow some more. Off to Prague tomorrow and back in Adelaide late Thursday night." (Gordon Wilkinson)
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BOOST SERVICE CLUB MEMBERSHIP
A new campaign has been launched to boost membership at 5,000 service clubs around Australia.
Service Clubs like Rotary, Lions, Men's Sheds, VIEW, CWA, APEX, Legacy and Zonta make a positive difference in every Australian Community. New research by DoSomething! shows these major service clubs now have 180,000 members in nearly 5,000 local clubs around Australia. In an effort to generate more members for Australia’s service clubs, the DoSomething! charity has launched a national campaign called 'Join The Club'.
Throughout May, the campaign will be encouraging Australians to join a local service club. "When disaster strikes, service clubs can always be relied on to lend a helping hand," says Jon Dee, the Founder of DoSomething! "Week in and week out, service club members are also volunteering and making our communities a better place for us all."
Finding a local club is now far easier. Thanks to sponsorship from ALDI, DoSomething! have created the JoinTheClub.org.au website. It contains the contact details for the 5,000 service clubs around Australia.
"If you want to do something near you, all you have to do is type in your postcode at JoinTheClub.org.au,” says Rob Oerlemans, the head of Lions Clubs who are backing the initiative.
“Members of Australia’s main service clubs have been the backbone of many community activities and initiatives and we need more members to continue our work."
Research shows that many people who join a service club feel good as a result of giving back and helping others. In addition to benefiting the community, joining a service club also encourages networking and the building of new friendships.
ALDI Australia is proud to support the DoSomethingNearYou community volunteering initiative, ‘Join the Club’.
“At ALDI we believe the communities we operate in are central to our success and continually look for ways to ensure our products and services make a positive contribution to the lives of our customers and their communities.”
“Service clubs play a key role in our local communities and they deserve our support. If you want to do something to support your local community, please get involved and Join The Club. Together we can make a very positive difference,” said an ALDI Australia Spokesperson.
To find your local service clubs, visit JoinTheClub.org.au. Jon Dee and spokespeople from Rotary, Lions and VIEW clubs are available for interview via 0447 071 007 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a special event from your committee that you'd like to advertise? Then, you can enter the details directly into ClubRunner yourself. (Avoids double handling and lessens the load on the webmaster)
Having mastered sending emails via ClubRunner, you should find entering Event Information child's play.
Starting on the club's website homepage (www.rchp.org), as always, the first step is to Login. This takes you to the Administration screen.
Scroll down to Website Manager and click on Events 2.0 (New). Avoid the temptation to click on the bold Edit Events option. (It'll work, but not in the way I'm going to describe)
Click on Create New Event if that's what you want to do. It's here where you can also edit existing Event Information. Fill in the various boxes, &c. You add what you want - only some minimal information is essential. You can edit later as more info comes to hand.
When done, scroll down and click on Save. This is essential! Then further down you can click on Go Back to return to the Administration page. Don't forget to Logout when finished.
Congratulations to Peter Roma for winning the auction of Bernie's surplus Yellow Hyde Park Jacket. The Hi-Vis jacket will make Peter a prominent figure at our BBQs.
Ian Stewart is the club's current representative on the new Men's Shed Steering Committee being created in the Highgate Park, Disability Services Workshop in conjunction with Rosefield Church and Disability Services SA. Rotarians are invited to attend the Official Opening at the workshop, 11 o'c, Tue 25th June.
RED SHIELD APPEAL
Maryann Kohlberger reminded us that the next Red Shield Door Knock will be held on last w/e in May & 1st in June. If you can help, let Maryann know ASAP.
President Rob and Secretary Alan are gradually working through the Club's 30 years of accumulated documents and other paraprenalia. Scanning those that need archiving and disposing of un-needed 'junk'. If you like to delve into the club's past and help clear out the present shed, see Robert Handley or Alan Moss.
REPORT of THE HUTT STREET CENTRE HA! HA! - COMEDY NIGHT:
RC Kent Town is pleased to announce that over $4000 was raised to give the Hutt Street Centre 2013 Angel for a Day fund raiser a flying start!
SPECIALIST TRAINING SEMINAR - 2 June
As many would be aware, Specialist Training and discussion is being held on 2 June 2013. These sessions are targeted towards club officers and club members with an interest in the following topics:
- Public Relations;
- Social Media (Facebook);
- Risk Management and Insurance; and
- Youth Protection.
In many of these cases there have been changes or enhancements of our processes with district (or internationally),
so if you are responsible for any of these areas in your club please attempt to attend.
It is being held at St Francis of Assisi School, Newton Road, Newton. We have extended the registration date to 26
May 2013. Registration.
DONATIONS FOR SANGLUAIA PEACE FELLOW VISIT NEEDED THIS MONTH
Because of the special airfare price we have obtained from Malaysia Airlines we have to pay for Sangluaia’s air ticket by 31 May. The Foundation Celebration dinner to which all Rotarians will be invited, will be held at Morphettville Junction on August 10. So far we have raised $750 and need another $504 to reach the target. It would be appreciated if the clubs considering the matter could arrange for their donations to be made to the District Treasurer by that date. (Euan Miller - Foundation Chair