September 26, 2022






International Day of Peace

On 23 Sep 2022, at 3:24 pm, Damian Cardona Onses <> wrote:

Dear Michael and dear friends of the Rotary Club,

Really, it was a very nice and emotional event, very well attended and very timely as you say.

Our gratitude to our partnership and to you for all your good work, even more complicated this year with your wife's condition. We are happy that she is recovering well. And the event was very timely indeed.

A big thanks and our warm regards and recognition,


PS and keep us posted in the Holocaust Remembrance Day preparations. Please liaise with my colleagues Julia and Cigi as I will not be in Australia during the month of January.




United Nations Information Centre for

Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific



HE Shingo Yamagami                         Alicia Payne                                       Damian Cardona Onses

Ambassador of Japan                           MP for Canberra                              Director, UNIC Ca nberra

Michael Rabey and Stephen McMillan



This Week's Meeting (September 29th) 12.15 for 12.30pm at the Commonwealth Club

General business and social interaction

Duty Roster (September 2022)


Sept 29th


Ross B.

Welcome & Opening the Meeting:

Sally G.

Toast to Rotary at Work:

Sharon G.

Thank Speaker and Write Notes

[no speaker this week]

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


Last Week's Meeting (September 22nd)

There was no meeting last week as we joined the rest of Australia in observing the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Next Week's Meeting (October 6th)

Dr. Liz Hanna from the Environmental Health Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health will speak to us on Australia's State of the Environment (SOE) Fail - Government's Duty to Protect Human and Environmental Health.


Future Events

1 Oct (to Nov 30): Walking with a Purpose

6 Oct: Dr. Liz Hanna guest speaker on the State of the Environment Report

23 Oct: Nara Peace Park Cleanup

28-30 Oct: Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Rotary Conference in Canberra

29 Oct: Candle Festival

17 Nov: AGM


How Does Your Club Use Corflute Signage at Events?


This picture is of Past District Governor Ross Carlyle at an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Longford in District 9830.

Someone with a can-do communication style prepared a whole range of Rotary service projects showing the richness and diversity of programs on offer to a member of the local Rotary club.

This is Past District Governor James Wilcox's club and one of my favourite marketing photos of recent years. Rotary marketing can be very simple and it doesn't need to cost the earth.

Add value to your events by investing in temporary, easily storable signs like this.

Article by PP Roslyn Teirney, Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator

Rotary Zone 8 "Rotary on the Move" August 2022 Newsletter



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National and International Days This Week

26 Sept: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27 Sept: Turkmenistan National Day; World Tourism Day

28 Sept: International Day for Universal Access to Information

29 Sept: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

30 Sept: Botswana National Day; World Maritime Day; International Translation Day

1 Oct: National Day of China, Nigeria, Palau; Independence Day of Cyprus, Guinea and Tuvalu; International Day of Older Persons

2 Oct: International Day of Non-violence

Anniversaries of Historical Events This Week

26 Sept (1904) Earl Grey was named Governor-General of Canada (and tea sales reportedly increased substantially)

27 Sept (1066) William the Conquerer's troops set sail from Nornmandy for conquest of England

28 Sept (1542) Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to discover California (at San Diego Bay), named it San Miguel and claimed it for Spain

29 Sept (1916) American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller became the world's first billionaire


30 Sept (1841) American inventor Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

1 Oct (331 BCE) Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela

2 Oct (1957) The movie "The Bridge On the River Kwai" was released starring William Holden and Alec Guinness




My wife was angry when I accidentally overcooked the ribeye tonight.

I told her everybody makes misteaks.

I used to be a bus driver but I had to quit.

I was fed up with people talking behind my back.


Three golf clubs walk into a bar.

The putter orders a beer and the wedge orders a whiskey.

The bartender asks the third one if he wants anything.

He replies, “No thanks, I’m the driver.”


Why did the dad who went out for pasta get locked out?

He had gnocchi.


I’m quitting my job at the chemical factory.

It’s a toxic workplace.


Some trees are committed to one romantic relationship at a time.

They practice mahogany.


There is no reason to tailgate me while I am doing 80 in a 50 zone!

And turn off those flashing blue lights on your car. They look RIDICULOUS!


My teacher always said not to worry about correct spelling, because we have autocorrect.

And for that I am infernally grapefruit.


I’m trying to convince my dad to get a new hearing aid.

But he just won’t listen.


Did you hear about the scientist whose pants kept falling down?

He won the no belt prize.


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