THE HOPE SOAP BULLETIN OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HOPE ISLAND 14 APRIL 2014 OUR MEMBERS ARE LIKE FINELY TUNED ATHLETES - WELL, SORT OF …… Early on Sunday morning whilst many of our club members were still sleeping, a dedicated team was out and about raising valuable funds for our service projects. Around 2,000 competitors were taking part in the Gold Coast Triathlon (Luke Harrop Memorial Event) at the Broadwater Parklands in Southport Whilst most of those who helped would not have considered competing (though we do have some triathletes amongst our members) we did participate in our own multi-stage event just like the finely tuned athletes and their families and supporters we were catering to. From ordering, to set up, cooking, serving, cleaning and packup our members certainly put in a herculean effort on the day that the pictures above only do small justice to. More importantly, our takings were over $2,800 and whilst this still needs to be finalised, and expenses taken out, it is definitely a big boost to our coffers to assist in delivering our service goals ! www.hopeislandrotary.org.au INSIDE THIS WEEK …… President Sam’s Soap Box Black Tie Dinner Shen Yun Meeting Rosters Weekly Quiz Dates for your Diary Around the District The World of Rotary Club News PRESIDENT’S SOAP BOX What an end to a great week! After prepping and provisioning for the Triathlon BBQ we were up and away at 3.00am this morning (Sunday) with Tony and Donna hauling the Club Trailer and our team was punctual arriving at the Southport site at 4.00am to set up and start cooking at 5.00am The team all pulled together and did the Club proud working thru till almost midday. Sandy and I are exhausted but so delighted with today's effort from our team including Benji who watched over the proceedings. Amy and Clint just back after 24 hours of travel from South Africa were there from 4.00 am and gave us enormous support. See you on Wednesday morning Yours in Rotary Sam BLACK TIE DINNER Our Black Tie Dinner on the 10th of May will be a fundraiser for the Human Brain Research Programme and the work of Professor Peter Silburn in the area of Parkinsons Disease and related mental illness. There will be plenty of prizes and auction items on the night as well as entertainment provided by harpist, Mary Doumany. A flyer was sent to all members this week so please support this great cause by passing this on to family and friends and, of course, coming along yourself . Bookings can be made online at www.trybooking.com/EROK SHEN YUN At last week's meeting heard from Natalie Durkovic, a Public Relations Manager at New Land Magazine, the largest independent Chinese-English Magazine in Australia and hear her talk about the revival of Traditional Chinese Culture and Art Appreciation - Shen Yun Performing Arts. The program centers on Shen Yun Performing Arts whose mission is to revive and showcase the values that shaped Chinese culture through 5000 years of civilization - a heritage that has almost been lost in China today. This revival has global significance which Shen Yun’s world tours have shown to resonate with people throughout the world, regardless of nationality, age or social status. Club News BUDDY LIST (FEB-APR) POLIO PIG-O-METER Our current buddy list is below. Please give your buddy a call outside of the weekly meeting to see how they are travelling. The perfect excuse for a coffee or a glass of wine .. Rochelle Carter Ashlee Teakle Keith Jones Tony Mahony Donna Mahony Graham Wright Amanda Wright Malcolm Frost Prue Berry Ray Bishop Tony Brinsdon Wanda Tereba Sandy Doumany Jim Elmslie Phil Fairweather Sue Marshman Neil Heriot Jenni Heenan Stewart Morland Christianne Vee Julie Calvert Gareth Hunt David Bagnall David Irvine Graeme Sowter Keith Wilson Mark Carter Bryan Fulcher Michael Hughes Leigh Watson Adam Skinner Max Williams Linda Sullivan Abby Hedges Sam Doumany Karin Kolenko Neil Moxey Sandy Doumany Sandy Doumany Sam Doumany Sam Doumany Clint Ford Amy Ford Sandy Doumany POLIO $2,166.15 Remember to donate what you can to Polio Pig at each meeting so we can see this already great number get even higher ! MEETING DUTY ROSTERS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS SUNS WATCH If you cannot fulfil your designated role please email Gareth ([email protected]) ASAP. CHAIRPERSON INTERNATIONAL TOAST FOUR WAY TEST SERGEANT MEETING DATE 16 April 2014 23 April 2014 Adam SKINNER Graham WRIGHT Neil MOXEY David IRVINE Wanda TEREBA David BAGNALL David IRVINE David IRVINE Being Chairperson requires reading through the pre-arranged agenda and calling up speakers as necessary. The International Toast requires a quick bit of research on another Rotary Club globally and for you to speak for a minute or so at the meeting about them. The Four Way Test requires you to lead us in reciting the test at the beginning of the meeting. THIS WEEK LOST vs Hawthorn 49-148 NEXT WEEK Sunday 20 April, 3:20pm Melbourne v SUNS MCG WEEKLY QUIZ Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 ($10 each) to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the guests. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each guest. Each guest who checked in paid $10 and got back $1 for a total of $27 ($9 x 3). The bellboy has $2, making a total of $29. So, where is the missing $1 ? Have your answer ready at this weeks meeting or face a fine from the sergeant ! Dates for your Diary CLUB EVENTS 16 APR Club Meeting : Assembly Guest Speaker TBA 23 APR Club Meeting : Guest Speaker Mark Anderson, Rotary Foundation 30 APR Club Meeting : Guest Speaker Cr Cameron Caldwell What is happening in the local area ? 10 MAY 22-25 MAY DISTRICT & ROTARY EVENTS 25 APR 26 APR ANZAC Day Event Mt Tamborine Rd, Upper Coomera RC of Coomera Valley The New Horizons Ball Jupiters Casino, Broadbeach Flyer on Next Page 27 APR District Assembly (Option 1) Warwick State High School Flyer Attached 03 MAY Fundraiser : International Boat Show Sanctuary Cove Marine Village Our busiest BBQ of the Year ! Opera in the Vineyard Ballandean Estate, Stanthorpe www.ballandeanestate.com 16 MAY ROMAC Trivia Night Gold Coast Arts Centre, Bundall Fundraiser : Black Tie Dinner Sanctuary Cove Golf Club 28 JUN Club Changeover Dinner Details TBA 16 JUL Fundraiser : Charity Golf Day Links Hope Island 17 MAY Pyjama Trivia Night Rotaract Club of Southport Flyer on Next Page 18 MAY District Assembly (Option 2) Mullumbimby State High School 1-4 JUN Rotary International Convention Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney 29 JUN District Changeover Event Tweed Heads ANZAC DAY EVENT A community event co-ordinated by the Rotary Club of Coomera Valley CHARITY GOLF DAY 16 JULY 2014 25 APRIL 2014 Around the District DISTRICT NEWSLETTER OUT NOW ! Get your copy by visiting the District Website – www.rotary9640.org.au JOIN THE JUMP FOR POLIO Whilst not a member of a club in our District, Ken Hutt from the Rotary Club of Berry is undertaking a venture designed to gain worldwide publicity for the End Polio Now campaign. Ken is travelling to the Cho Oyu in Tibet, the world’s sixth highest mountain (8,201m), He is then planning to paraglide back to the base camp on the Tibetan Plateau some 3km below. The paraglider will be red and emblazoned with the Rotary wheel and the End Polio Now logo.. If successful this will be a rare feat (having only been attempted once before) and images and footage of the jump will be broadcast globally. Ken is asking every Australian Rotarian to commit $2 to this venture . Every dollar donated will go the Rotary funding efforts to end this disease forever and will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To read more about Ken’s plans and to find our how to donate, visit our District website – http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50205/Stories/join-thejump-for-polio www.rotary9640.org.au The World of Rotary WRITER AND WAR WIDOW ARTIS HENDERSON FINDS PEACE THROUGH ROTARY In the first month of my stay in Dakar, Senegal, as a Rotary Scholar, a friend gave me a piece of helpful advice. “Buy a wedding ring,” she said. I had already learned that as a young American woman in a Muslim country, I attracted a certain kind of attention. But a ring? My friend nodded. “That way everyone will leave you alone.”. With my thumb I felt for the empty space on my left ring finger -- a place that, even now, I sometimes touch and worry where my ring has gone. I removed my wedding band on the one-year anniversary of my marriage, eight months after my husband, Miles, was killed in Iraq on 6 November 2006. I was 26 years old. As a Rotary Scholar in Senegal, Artis Henderson enjoyed writing her memoir sitting under a red hibiscus tree, where she could hear the sound of women singing. llustration by Michael Byers I spent the first year after Miles’ death just trying to breathe. Making it through the day felt like a challenge enough. But by the second year, I’d begun to realize that my life was continuing. For the first time since Miles died, I asked myself what I should do with this new life. The answer? Become a writer. I never imagined that Rotary would provide the key to achieving that dream. Rotary first took me from my home in southern Florida to Brittany, France, on a month-long exchange with a team of young professionals. That experience gave me the courage to make my next move -- to New York, where I earned a master’s in journalism at Columbia University. Next, the Rotarians I had met urged me to apply for a Rotary Scholarship. I wanted to travel somewhere challenging, as far away from home as possible -- away from the constant reminders of how my life had changed. In 2010, I flew to Senegal to study West African literature at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop. My time in Dakar was a gift. For the first month of my stay, I lived with a host family whose warmth helped with my transition to life in Africa. Moussa, the oldest son of the house, was my age, also a journalist. I counted him as my first real friend in Dakar. But in the second month of my stay, Moussa fell ill and died the following week. The family held a funeral, and I wept with the women of the house while the imam gave the eulogy. A month after the funeral, the family invited me to dinner. After we ate, I sat outside with Moussa’s mother, in silence, through the long, hot hours of the afternoon. At one point she reached over and held my hand. I do not know what it is like to lose a child, but I understand the depths of great loss. In that moment, I realized that this is how goodwill is built: simply and gently, a shared touch between two people. Read more about this story on the Rotary International website by following the link below – https://www.rotary.org/en/writer-and-war-widow-artis-henderson-finds-peace-through-rotary Club Information ABOUT OUR CLUB CLUB BOARD The Rotary Club of Hope Island is a dynamic and progressive Breakfast Club. Our membership boasts a fantastic cross-section of the community … young and not so young; male and female; and includes a great range of vocations. PRESIDENT Sam Doumany Having our meetings in the morning allows everyone to participate while ensuring members and guests can still attend to their other commitments throughout the day and into the evening. TREASURER Phil Fairweather 0408 715 281 SECRETARY Adam Skinner 0427 357 517 MEETING WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – ROTARY FOUNDATION Amy Ford 0403 982 708 6:45am – 7:00am Fellowship 7:00am – 8:15am Meeting YOUTH SERVICES Wanda Tereba 0413 587 717 LOCATION - MEMBERSHIP Sandra Doumany 0418 150 240 ADMINISTRATION Gareth Hunt 0414 408 299 PUBLIC RELATIONS Keith Wilson 0408 808 268 DIRECTOR Karin Kolenko 0410 676 221 DIRECTOR Neil Moxey 0410 205 791 Sanctuary Cove Country Club Gleneagles Drive Sanctuary Cove QLD 4212 ONLINE RESOURCES CLUB WEBSITE www.hopeislandrotary.org.au DISTRICT WEBSITE www. rotary9640.org.au ZONE WEBSITE www. rotary.org.au RI WEBSITE www.rotary.org • • • • ROTARY CLUB HOPE ISLAND ROTARY DISTRICT 9640 ROTARY DOWN UNDER ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 0428 716 203 VICE PRESIDENT & SERVICE PROJECTS Jim Elmslie 0408 833 707 ADVISING ATTENDANCE NUMBERS It is imperative, that members take just a few minutes to text Sandy on 0418 150 240 or email [email protected] a Yes / No and name of any guest attending. MONDAY LUNCH TIME IS THE DEADLINE. Remember fellowship and breakfast are available from 6.45am to enjoy before the meeting starts. PLEASE send content to Gareth as soon as possible each week. This includes all diary dates, stories, pictures etc. Anything you want shared across the club!
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