30th May 2012 Albury Hume Bulletin May is International Convention Month 1
Rotary Club of Albury Hume
District 9790 Club No 18258
Charted 26th August 1977
PO Box 852 Albury NSW 2640
Albury Hume President
Albury Hume Board
Pres .Elect., Club Ser. Peter Lee
IPP Howard Hinde
Secretary Gordon Shaw
Treasurer Rodney Bramich
Community Service Peter Lee
Membership Howard Hinde
Service Projects Roger Lescun
Foundation & Internat. Gary Woods
New Gen. Vocational Ann McNaught
Sgt. at Arms Stephen McKewen
Bulletin Editor Ian Harrison
Welfare Barry Young
The Four Way Test
For Rotary, the Four Way Test is the
cornerstone of all action. It has been for years,
and it will be in the future. 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
4. Will it be BENIFICIAL to all
O Lord, and giver of all good,
We thank Thee for our daily
May Rotary friends and
Help us to serve Thee all our
Acting President’s Report
What a great show of head gear we had last week for Hat Week.
The meeting looked very colourful. I am reasonably sure everyone who
attended was a Rotarian, but some of the “disguises” were so good that I
can’t be 100% sure.
Don’t forget to send me or Gordon your suggestions for community groups
that deserve our support.
The board will decide on recipients for funds raised by our club in coming
If you are a club director or committee chair then you should be preparing
your submission for the annual report now, so it is ready for Peter
Merkesteyn next month.
Past President Steve McKewen
Rotary Club of Albury
Hume Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday 30th May 2012
Web site http://www.rotaryclubofalburyhume.com.au/
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This week’s Meeting
Time & venue: 12.45 for 1.00pm SS&A Club Olive Street Albury.
Programme: Graeme Maddox RFE Taiwan
Chairman Greg Aplin
Hosts: Nicole Doughty, Bruce Leavitt
Sergeant: Dennis Hickey
Birthdays: Rod Bramich (30th May), Gordon Shaw (2nd June).
Induction Ann: Nil
Wedding Ann: Nil
Make-UP Can’t make this meeting, you can make up at one of the following or on
Local Clubs Monday 6.30pm for 6.30pm Albury Commercial Albury Golf Club
For makeup’s Tuesday 12.15pm for 12.30pm Lavington Nth Albury Sports Club
5.30 pm for 6.30pm Albury North SS&A Club
6.00pm for 6.30pm Wodonga German Austrian Club
6.30pm for 7.00pm Bellbridge-Lake Hume Thurgoona Golf Club
Wednesday 6.00pm for 6.30pm Albury West The Albury Club
6.00pm for 6.30pm Belvoir Wodonga Grove Café 198a High St.
Thursday 6.00pm for 6.30pm Wodonga West Grove Café 198a High St.
Apologies: to Ian Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org … 0419 285 624 … 02 6021 4551
Programme: Rotary ‘Hat Day’ Fellowship …
Club Guests: Nil
Members Guests: Nil
Visiting Rotarians Rick Woods, Mavis Page (Lavington), Phillip Page (Holbrook), Peter Isbister (Crows Nest).
Apologies: Greg Aplin, Tony Brandt, Robert Burns, Howard Hinde, Wendy Killeen, Peter Lee, Peter
Merkesteyn, Dan Sawyer, Terry Simmonds, Roger Snell, Barry Young, Rodney Bramich &
John McDonald both L/A
Make-Up’s: Terry Simmonds (B’Fast Meet) John Sarroff (Footy Gates) Barry Young (River Stories)
Tony Brandt (Red Shield – 2) Paul A, Nicole D, Graham F, Ron H, Geoff O, Roger S,
Ian H, Julie F. (Paws B’Cue).
Attendance: Present: Makeups Total at Meeting Percentage:
24 13 37/41 90.00 %
Time & venue: 12.45 pm for 1.00 pm start at SS&A Club Olive Street Albury
Programme: Graham Docksey … (to be confirmed)
Check the back page of this bulletin for all forthcoming rosters.
If you can’t perform you rostered duty please:-
1. Arrange a swap with another member,
2. Advise your team captain (marked with a “C” on the roster) of the swap,
3. Ensure your substitute fills in for you (Rosters will not be amended to reflect swaps).
If you are a Team Captain (marked on the roster with “C”)
1. Remind all team members on the roster at least one week beforehand.
2. If a member cannot attend ensure that they organise a swap.
3. Going away? Contact Paul Armstrong to find out if you are rostered during your absence and then
arrange swaps as per above.Medically or physically unable? If you are medically or physically unable
please advise Paul Armstrong as soon as possible.
Dates for your Diary
When Time What & Where
6th July 2012 6.03pm SS&A Club Our Changeover Dinner
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Club Welfare – Members and Families
Comings and Goings.
Peter and Margaret Merkesteyn on their way to England, Paris and Holland – we wish them a wonderful trip
especially meeting up with family and old friends in Holland.
We welcome back Julie Frauenfelder from Noosa.
We envy Rob and Susan Burns cruising around Northern Europe.
Terry Simmonds should also be heading back after a week on the sunny Sunshine Coast.
Regular visitors and ex member and now retired Peter Isbister and wife Helen are planning some great trips.
President John keeping up his brave fight to overcome his illness and we all wish him well.
I hope most members have or are planning to have a Flu injection as news is that it will be very catching this
So many members giving their time and effort outside of Rotary to other needy community causes.
I wish you would let me know about these to share with other club members.
Birthday greetings to Tony Brandt and Bev Young
Congratulations to Justin and Tabitha on their new arrival Seamus Joseph born on 17 May now our
youngest member. Mum and baby both well
‘Hunter’s Moon’ by Barry H Young
Members of Albury Hume Rotary Club - My latest book soon to be released
Comments from the Editor of publishers Horizon Publishing Group – World Wide
‘Hunter's Moon’ is not only a remarkable tale but a beautifully constructed story with enthralling
landscapes and vibrant characters that are sure to delight a broad range of readers. The standard of the
narration is high and creates a rich and colourful world that attracts and maintains the attention of the
reader throughout the novel
There are only a few issues with the plot, as discussed with Barry, but apart from that the story is well
conceived, well written and a joy to read. The editor – Horizon Publishing Group
I am in an exciting dilemma of my writing career as the
awards of the “Spur” the U S A prestigious writing award of
50 years is being judged in June. “The Undefeated” has
been nominated as finalist – humble - the first Australian
author to be accepted.
Club Officers Part 5
The Rotary Club of Albury-Hume is administered by a Board
of Directors comprising the President, President-elect,
Immediate Past President, six Directors, Secretary and
Treasurer. Board meetings are held each month to conduct
the business of the Club.
Committees are chaired by a Director and each committee
concentrates on its particular area of service. Support and attendance at committee meetings are essential
for the success of the Club.
The Bulletin is distributed weekly to members and sets out Club duties (on a roster basis), Club notices, a
report on the previous week’s activity. A President’s message.
Joke of the Week
A funeral service is being held for a woman who has just passed away.
At the end of the service, the pallbearers are carrying the casket out when they accidentally
bumped into the wall jarring the casket. They hear a faint moan! They open the casket and find the woman is
still alive! The pall bearers are again carrying out the casket. As they carry the casket out towards the door
the husband cries out “Watch the Wall”!
Everyone’s entitled to be stupid but some people abuse that privilege but not we Rotarians.
Club Thought for the Week
Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again
tomorrow. Welfare Officer Barry .
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Last Week’s program – Rotary Hat Day
Chair: Acting President Steve …
With a red ‘Fez’ adorning his head Steve welcomed members and visitors and commented on the
various choices of head gear … the fine session was extended to cover ‘Hat Day’ donations to Rotary
Mental Health. In addit