Immediate Past President: John Robson
Club Service & Administration John Widdup
International & Foundation: Neale Emanuel
Membership & PR:
PO Box 637 Woden ACT 2606
OF WODEN INC.
Attendance: Lyn Svanosio, DJ Camangan
Program: Gary Scott, Mike Rodd
Sergeants: Neale Emanuel,
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 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.
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
APOLOGIES & GUESTS
BY 10 AM TUESDAY
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
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Fellowoship
Introduction George Pratt Jeff Ibbotson
Appreciation Des Henderson-Kelly Jeff Ibbotson
Fellowship Norma Donaldson John Gray
Raven Recorder Gary Scott
PARKING AT THOROUGHBRED PARK - to be advised
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
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Things you should know about
Please note that we are now meeting at the
Statesman in Curtin
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
National Youth Science Forum Dinner 23 January: At the Ainslie
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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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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