Great to have Dame Annette attending last week and a very interesting contrast between our two recent diplomatic members.

I got away on a quick trip down to the snow on Sunday. It was one of the colder days, there was snow and ice on the road from Berridale and they weren't letting cars out of Jyndabyne without chains. Good business if you rented them.

Committees are beginning to get to work with their plans for the year. I am looking forward to hearing the upcoming plans and then participating in the events and reaping the rewards of the service and the giving we will be able to do.

We have our first Zoom meeting of the year this week. Looking forward to hearing from Maya and her peace scholarship. Grab yourself some lunch and join in, wherever you are.

President Warrick


We continue to receive requests for Peace Poles. This includes: Rotary Club of Cambridge in Perth, WA (7 poles); Rotary Club of Moora in country WA (8 poles); Rotary Club of Rylstone-Kandos NSW(13 poles); and our latest request was a pole for Casterton Rotary, Victoria making the total 187 poles requested. You can now see the full list of Peace Pole locations through our web site Just look under the Peace Pole button.

Michael Rabey



The proposed sausage sizzle at Bunnings on Sunday 8th August in aid of the Shine For Kids Not For Profit organisation who support children and families of those affected by the criminal justice system has been postponed due to the risk of Covid. The organisers didn’t want to expose their helpers to a large number of people at the moment.

Peter Davies



The New Zealand High Commissioner Dame Annette King thanked the Club for our continued support, especially in commemorating each year at the Canberra World Peace Bell the Christchurch earthquake and mosque attacks.

Robert Laine


Guest Speaker: Maya Glassman, Rotary Peace Scholar from Israel on “The Current Political Situation in Israel and Palestine”

Maya is an Israeli peace activist who works towards promoting the two-state solution. Maya worked for various peace-focused NGOs, such as "Peace Now" and "Geneva Initiative" as a project manager, and has extensive experience as a facilitator of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue groups. Maya also worked in the Israeli Parliament as a political advisor for MPs, Michal Rozin and Mossi Raz in recent years. Maya has a BSc in Politics and Government and Management. Currently, she is embarking on her last semester as a Rotary Peace Scholar at the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Queensland, studying a dual Master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations.

Monica Garrett

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E. Carmody


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Another Rotary year has begun and at the first Board meeting for the year we discussed and agreed on the Membership Budget. After careful consideration we set the cost of the annual membership dues and our weekly lunch cost.

Meal Cost

As you are aware the Commonwealth Club increased the cost of the meal by $3.00 from the beginning of this year, at that time we made a decision to defer passing the increase to our members.

We have decided that it is prudent to increase the cost of the meal by $1.00 to $36.00. This increase is to ensure that as much as possible we can cover the cost of our Guest speaker’s meal. The Increase will be effective from our meeting on the 5th August 2021.

Another way to reduce costs for the club, is to pay your meal by direct deposit (EFT) into our bank account. During the Covid pandemic our preferred method of payment is by Credit Card or EFT. For every $36.00 meal payment we process, we pay a commission of around 0.69c to Square. Several members have set up automatic EF transfers into the clubs account. I track and record these payments against each member’s attendance.

Several of these members are also paying a few dollars on top of their meal cost towards a Centurion, an easy and painless way to quickly save $100.00. For example if you paid $40.00 per week in 25 weeks you would become a centurion, if every member did this what a fantastic achievement.

If you want to set this arrangement up, let me know and I will provide you with the banking details, you can pay weekly, fortnightly or 4 weekly.

Annual Dues

This year we have increased our annual dues from $345.00 to $360.00.

This increase is primarily to allow for the costs of new badges for each member, our current badges do not comply with Rotary’s promotional guidelines.

We are in the process of coming up with some designs to meet these guidelines.

Associate Members

We have set the dues for the Associate members at $50.00.

If you have any questions you would like to ask about any of the above, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

I will endeavour to start issuing the invoices for the annual dues the week commencing 26/7/2021. Again our preferred payment preference is for you to pay by direct deposit into the Clubs account, quoting the Invoice number or your surname (saves merchant fees).

We would prefer one payment (to minimise book keeping) however if you would like to make other arrangements please email me to discuss.

Our aim this year was to keep the cost of Rotary as low as possible for our members as we know many budgets have tightened during this Covid impacted time.

Treasurer Ross


July 27 Peru Independence Day

July 28 World Hepatitis Day

July 30 Morocco (Throne Day)

August 1 Switzerland (Foundation of Confederation)



July 26 (1533) Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Inca Emperor (after he fills up room with gold and silver and refuses to convert to Christianity).

July 27 (1586) Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia.

July 28 (2005) Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to 30-year armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

July 29 (1949) USSR ends blockade of West Berlin.

July 30 (1935) 1st Penguin book published starting the paperback revolution.

July 31 (1959) Cliff Richard and the Shadows have their first British #1 single with “Living Doll”.

August 1 (1774) English chemist Joseph Priestly discovers oxygen.


As I sat, strapped in my seat waiting during the countdown , one thought kept crossing my mind....every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. - John Glenn.

When the white missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. - Desmond Tutu.

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real, but the moon landing was faked. - David Letterman.

After the game the King and the Pawn go into the same box. - Italian proverb.

Wood burns faster when you must cut and chop it yourself. - Harrison Ford.

The best cure for sea sickness is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan.

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke. - Robin Hall.

Having more money does not make you happier. I have 50 million dollars, but I am just as happy as when i had 48 million. -

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it. - Robert Benchley.

Eric Carmody.


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