Thank you all for your understanding at the hastily re-planned meeting last week. Sometimes the best laid plans go astray and we need to come up with something new.  We will look forward to having Allan Join us sometime in the future.

Cricket season is back on for the year after the first 2 games were washed out.  Felt odd standing by the boundary watching in the cold and drizzle. but Tuggeranong Green won, Jess was 1 Not out and at 3 overs 1 maiden 0 for 3 not bad on the bowling. 

I hope everyone is busy finishing up their walking with a purpose. This has been a good fundraising effort, but we all need to put in an effort to be able to finish off strong and support the programs we all want to.

I wish Monica a great trip to France over the next few months. It's great to be able to catch up with friends and Family again

Have a great week, see you Thursday.

Keep safe

President Warrick

THIS WEEK'S LUNCHEON MEETING (Nov. 25th at the Commonwealth Club)

To note your attendance please email Russell at:

Speaker: David Lindenmayer, ANU Fenner School of Environment

Topic: We will have the opportunity to see David’s book on the Great Forest which he describes as an extraordinary landscape now under severe threat. The book has photographs that reveal the mountain ash forests of central Victoria to be one of Australia's great natural treasures.  Mountain Ash is the tallest flowering plant on the planet. The forests were 20 million years in the making. They are now under severe threat from logging and wildfires, such as the catastrophic fire that struck on Black Saturday in 2009.




Nov 25th





R. Brown


L. Wilkinson


P. Davies


S. Green


J. Little

If Unable To Attend On A Day You Are Rostered, Please Organise A Replacement.

Rotary Acronym:

The acronym for last week was D.I.K. (Donated In Kind)

Toast: by Juris Jacovics to the Rotary Club of Riga in observance of the National Day of Latvia on November 18th


1. Teaching Maths In 1950s 

A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of  the price. What is his profit? 

2. Teaching Maths In 1970s 

A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of  the price, or $80. What is his profit? 

3. Teaching Maths In 1980s 

A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did  he make a profit? 

Yes or No 

4. Teaching Maths In 1990s 

A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and  his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2000s 

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate  and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our  woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of  this way of making a living? 

Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and  animals feel as the logger cut down their homes? There are no wrong answers.  Feel free to express your feelings (e.g., anger, anxiety, inadequacy, helplessness  etc.). 

Should you require debriefing at the conclusion of the exam, there are  counsellors available to assist you to adjust back into the real world.

Eric Carmody.


Nov 22 Lebanon Independence Day (from France in 1943

Nov 25 Suriname Independence Day (from Netherlands in 1975); International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 28 Albania National Day (declaration of independence in 1912 after defeat of the Ottomans); Mauritania National Day (declaration of independence from France in 1960)


Nov 22 (1956) XVI Olympiad (Summer Olympics) opened in Melbourne

Nov 23 (1963) BBC broadcast “An Unearthly Child”, the first episode of Dr. Who

Nov 24 (1642) Abel Tasman became fist European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania).

Nov 25 (1491) Siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, ends with the Treaty of Granada.

Nov 26 (1917) The Manchester Guardian published the secret 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement between the UK and France which carved up the Middle East between them.

Nov 27 (2013) “Frozen”, the highest grossing animated film of all time, was released

Nov 28 (1893) Women voted for the first time in a New Zealand general election

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