The Raven

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Board Directors


Jeff Ibbotson


Mike Rodd

Immediate Past President: John Robson

President Elect:

Jeff Ibbotson


Bruce Wyatt

Club Service & Administration John Widdup


Shukry Sahhar

International & Foundation: Neale Emanuel

New Generations:

Debbie Whitfield

Membership & PR:

Songfa Liu

Contact Information

PO Box 637 Woden ACT 2606

Secretary: mrodd@bigpond.net.au


Other officers

Attendance: Lyn Svanosio, DJ Camangan

Program: Gary Scott, Mike Rodd

Sergeants: Neale Emanuel,

Shukry Sahhar

Public Officer: Mike Rodd

Member Data: Ken Goard

Bulletins: Debbie Whitfield, John Gray,

Bruce Wyatt, Alec Phillip

Facebook: Lyn Svanosio & Bruce Wyatt

Webmaster: John Widdup

Previous Issues of the Raven


The Club’s crest & bulletin name reflect ‘Odin’ (Anglo-Saxon ‘Woden’), the ancient Nordic God of Wisdom.

Odin had two ravens called Hugin and Munin (Thought and Memory) who flew forth every day

and returned at night to tell him what they had seen, so contributing to his wisdom.


Number 23 Volume 46: 4 December 2013

The Raven

The Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Woden

Meetings: 6.00 for 6.15 pm Wednesdays, Statesman Hotel, 14 Thoedore Street, Curtin, ACT.

Rotary International theme for 2013/2013

“Engage Rotary, Change Lives”

NYSF is unique in Australia.

“Woden Rotary”

Students during year 11 are selected to attend the NYSF the following year. They learn

how to make informed decisions about courses and careers in the sciences and gain a

Attendance last week

Visiting Rotarians: Nil


Members attending: 16

Percentage: 66.66%



Lyn Svanosio 0431 028 241


To assist with catering


please advise Lyn of apologies

professional skill set to help them realise their potential.

The NYSF program consists of a mix of scientific, formal, personal development,

and social activities. These range from laboratory visits to sports evenings

and from a bush dance to group dynamics.

The program is run by students from the previous year’s NYSF, who have

been planning and improving the forum over the course of the previous year.

These are the NYSF staff and will either have just finished year 12, or first year

university. These people will never tell a student what to do, but may make

hints in that direction.


THIS WEEK - 4th December NEXT WEEK - 11th December


Mick Kinley

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Christmas Party

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Fellowoship

Introduction George Pratt Jeff Ibbotson

Appreciation Des Henderson-Kelly Jeff Ibbotson

Fellowship Norma Donaldson John Gray

Bruce Wyatt

George Pratt

Raven Recorder Gary Scott

Debbie Whitfield


Anniversaries nil


Dates for your diary

7 December—Vinnies BBQ 11.30 onwards

11 December—Club Christmas party

12 & 26 January—Home Hosting NYSF

23 January—NYSF Dinner

December is Family of Rotary Month


Mick Kinley

Deputy Chief

Executive Officer

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Things you should know about

Meeting Venues

Please note that we are now meeting at the

Statesman in Curtin

lynettesvanosio@outlook.com or 0431 028 214.

XMAS PARTY: 11th December 2013

2 Course meal for $40.00 per person

RSVP no later than 14 December

Merry Bishmas raffle: Our continuing tradition of the past couple of

years we will be having a “Merry Bishmas Raffle” any donations towards

the prize can be given to Lynette Svanosio by 4th December

Vinnies Christmas children’s BBQ 7 December: Members that

can give some of there time 11.30 am to 3.00 pm please contact Songfa

National Youth Science Forum Home Hosting 12 & 26 January

2014: Members are needed to pick up give somewhere for students to do

some washing and hang out, then return them to the ANU at the end of

the day.

National Youth Science Forum Dinner 23 January: At the Ainslie

Football Club

Members Items

Phil Ibbotson attended the Bush Dance as a representative of the

Woden Rotary Club. The band “Paverty” led by his son-in-law Bob

Buckley entertained those who attended. The night was about raising

money and support for people living with a disability. The music and

dancing was enjoyed by many including those living with a disability. Luke

who has Cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. Molly who as a result of an

operation for a tumour in her brain when she was 15 is unable to use

anything on her right side. Lee, Ronny and Kieran who have varying

degrees of Autism, and Judy who has the onset of dementia.

As Rotarians we all encourage and support the work organization’s like

the Frewin Centre do to endure a high quality of life for those with special

needs. It was great to hear from Phil that so many enjoyed a wonderful


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Debbie Whitfield


Debbie Whitfield

Last Week

The Rotary Meeting was opened enthusiastically

by Sergeant Shukry Sahhar then welcome our

President Jeff Ibbotson who was wearing his refinery.

President Jeff opened the AGM with the

following all position being declared vacant. Then

announced that as there were only one nomination for

each position he declared the meeting close in a time

of 6.53.77 mins.

Discussion was held by all about the Christmas

Party on the11th December over a couple of venues, with the final

decision being left to the board members.

John Widdup gave a update saying the work involved for the renal

health project at Kiwirrkurra is substantially completed, and Sarah update


Furnishing the Kiwirrkurra Purple House (old Clinic) with donated

stuff and new stuff bought with some donations.

Acquiring the dialysis equipment.

Has arranged for WA Health to give her a ticket to operate—

requires on-site inspection.

Expecting to start dialysis early next year.

Sarah is looking for assistance with some other items required to get

Kiwirrkurra operational, She would like.

Computer for nurse use in the dialysis centre

Car = big 4WD

Dialysis chairs x 2 at $4,500 each

It was noted that John Gray had his dinner as

well as pudding, which he commented was the

stickiest sticky date pudding he has ever had.

Then Sergeant Shukry session was held with a

few jokes and a game of Heads and Tails which was

won buy Mike.

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