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Subject Rotary Club of Hornsby District Bulletin Volume 67 Number 22


President's Message


This week’s program was very full. Visitors included Alice Wong discussing the Shen Yun Cultural presentation and ex Swedish exchange student Bella and her friend who are staying with the Bryans.
Our guest speaker, Catriona Morehouse from Mount Wilga spoke about Post Polio Syndrome. This was an enlightening presentation and Mt Wilga are at the forefront of treatment for this debilitating disease.
Stephen Bruce represented us at the Glycomics Malaria Vaccine Project launch by the Governor General at the Institute of Glycomics at Griffith University – more about this when Stephen returns from Queensland. This is a very exciting project and we are pleased to be involved in it.
At the board meeting an important proposal was discussed. A decision was required by the board as to whether we are to be involved with Youth Exchange for next year. Bobby stated that any decision on this would be the prerogative of the incoming board.
I was asked prior to the meeting about an exchange and my first question was whether we have host families – this appears to be no problem. At the meeting, a robust discussion was held and the matter of funding arose. $4000 seemed to be the required amount for the inbound student. In the past this was funded by the Waitara Club from the Christmas trees, however the amount raised last Christmas from this project was insufficient to meet this target and BBQs in the mall may raise only $600 to $800. Now that the club is larger, the prospects of running Saturday and Sunday BBQs was suggested, with 8 to 10 people required for each day. Final decision on this will be subject to endorsement by the new board in July.
Next week’s meeting will welcome Interact members from Abbotsleigh. We will present details of our sorting and disbursement of foreign money, and hope to have Interact involved in the process of sorting and repatriation. This is an important meeting and we hope to have a large attendance, including partners.
Remember the River Cruise on Sunday 9th April – please confirm your attendance with Gail.

Place of Honour

Our Foreign Coin Repatriation Program is supported all over the globe.


Here is our own Maddie Holder, standing with Dave Cattanach, Manager of the Irish Villiage in Dubai, UAE, which is part of the Tennis Stadium where Maddie has been directing the television coverage of the Dubai Open since it started.  (The Irish Village has been voted the Best Irish Pub outside Ireland, in the world!)

Dave has been a supporting of the "Coin Program" for many years.  If you look carefully, you can see he proudly displays one of our certificates next to one presented to him for the 25 year anniversary of the Dubai Open Tennis Tournament.

 More on things are happening all over.  Please see this report from Stephen Bruce.

An update from Stephen

The opening was a media event and was on national television extensively (more orientated to QLD) and was officially opened by the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at 10:30 am Monday.


Obviously lots of dignitaries attended and as a Rotary event many DG's Past DG's club presidents and RAM representatives were present.

The main thrust of the speeches delivered centred around the development of a malaria vaccine through The Institute For Glycomics Griffith University. PlasProtecTr is a novel malaria vaccine and consists of whole malaria parasites that are grown in the laboratory under strictly controlled conditions. The parasites are treated so that they can no longer replicate or cause infection.These treated parasites and then administered as a vaccine which promotes an immune response without causing the malaria disease.

Professor Michael Good delivered an understandable briefing of the history and process development.At the dinner on Monday night held at Southport Golf Club Professor Good was firstly made an Honorary Member of The Rotary Club of Southport and then awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his and his team's ground breaking achievement.

Refer:https://malariavaccine project.com/ and https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2017/03/27/griffith-ramps-up-world-first-malaria

There is a huge support network through The Rotary Clubs of Southport and Broadbeach as past and present members have a strong historical tie to The Griffith University.The Rotary Malaria Vaccine Project is headed by: PDG Graham Jones AM -graham.a.g.jones @gmail.com

Graham was himself heavily involved at Griffith University and a champion for this cause and project.Their committee has a wealth of experience with retired liberal politician the Hon Sam Doumany providing great options to secure support and media exposure.

It was a great pleasure for us as a club to be so warmly welcomed to this event and acknowledged as the original donors of $10,000 to commence this fund raising target of $500,000 necessary to complete their pilot program.

We have a very real opportunity to expand our coin program into The Gold Coast through these two clubs Broadbeach Southport and their satellite club established in The Griffith University which boasts a membership of over 25 in their first year of operation.It would certainly be appropriate for further discussion and face to face attendance of their meetings to further strengthen our ties in this area through the President of our club.

-Stephen Bruce



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 This Month

22.01.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary meeting
24.01.2018 18:00 - 20:00
Board meeting
29.01.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary meeting
05.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
12.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
13.02.2018 17:30 - 19:00
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19.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
26.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
05.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
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10.03.2018 - 11.03.2018
2018 District Conference Leura
12.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
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Rotary Meeting
26.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
02.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
09.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
16.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting




Service Above Self



Thank you to all our members, and their companies, who underwrite our Club's activities and this publication.

The 4-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

The Object Of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Attendee’s Reminder

Please let us know if you are not going to attend or attending but not eating.
Fellows, remember that you may invite wives, partners, children, family, friends and other Rotarians to all our meetings - just remember to let us know.  Apologies and advice of guests can be submitted online at www.hornsbydistrictrotary.org



Who We Are in 2017—2018


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Club Service
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Greg Timewell

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