Bill and his wife in the gardens at Kyoto Japan
Monday 21st November 2022
Andrea Conti
There is no issues to speak to for this Bulletin apart from the need for a person to nominate for President for 2023/24.
Duty Roster  (November/ December 2022)
24th Nov
1St December
8th December
15th December
‘Welcome & Opening the Meeting:
Olek G
Stephen McMillan
Keith G
John Little
Toast to
Rotary at Work:
Russell Dew
Peter Davies
Greg G
Sally G
Thank Speaker and Write Notes
Judy Raymond
Russell Dew
Eric Carmody
Monica Garrett
If Unable To Attend On A Day You Are Rostered, Please Organise A Replacement.
Last Week's Meeting Presentation
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Excerpt from the Temora Independent newspaper 11 November 2022
Rotary – Peace Pole Ceremonies held at Temora Schools
Each year, the Temora Rotary Club is committed to continuing and supporting the Peace pole ceremonies in our three local schools St Anne’s, Temora West and Temora Primary
The ceremony is a simple one acknowledging the traditional owners of our land. and acknowledging that for world peace, peace needs to begin in our hearts and extend out to our homes, neighbours, cities and nations.
Each school has chosen four different languages which are inscribed on their peace pole with the words May Peace Prevail on Earth. Each school’s interpretation of the ceremony is unique and special.
At all ceremonies a Temora Rotary member read the message of peace from the Secretary General of the United Nations.
The Peace Poles stand as a constant reminder of the need for peace. Each year it is hoped that the school will hold this annual ceremony. In doing so they join with the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell and the Cowra Australian World Peace Bell as messengers of peace for all of Australia.
Michael Rabey
Central West Flood Relief
Our District is taking steps to provide emergency relief for the many people affected by flooding in Central West NSW.   
Our District is taking steps to provide emergency relief for the many people affected by flooding in Central West NSW.   
The most affected people are in Area 1 of District 9705 (the most northern and western parts of the District) and mainly in and around the towns of Forbes, Eugowra and Condobolin at present.
The District is moving quickly to enable:
  • The collection of donations via:
    • RAWCS Project No: 32 2022-23 Central West New South Wales Communities Flood Relief funds distribution (Rotary Australia Benevolent Society RABS)
    • To distribute donated funds to people affected by the floods in Central West New South Wales communities
    • Donations to this project are tax deductible and are for distribution specifically to the Central West New South Wales region.
    • To donate to this fund, log into on Donate to a specific project and follow the prompts
  • GIVIT Storms and Flood Appeal
    • Donations to this project are tax deductible and if you nominate where you want the funds to go to such as a town or community in Central West New South Wales, that will happen.
    • To donate to this fund, log into and follow the prompts.  Be sure to include in the comments block where you want the funds to go.
    • All funds donated go to the project nominated – there are no administration fees – unless you wish to give a donation direct to Givit.
  • Provision of emergency cash vouchers via Rotarians in Forbes and nearby towns
  • Operation of Community Hubs for donations of goods such as clothing, white goods, furniture   etc
  • Provision of other needs such as emergency accommodation 
The District 9705 Emergency Relief Coordinator is Tony MaplePlease contact Tony via the District Directory. 
The Community Hub Coordinator is the Area Governor for Area 1 Graham Parker.  He is working with Resilience NSW and the NSW SES.
Please do not contact Graham until further advice is provided.
We will soon advise you as to what is needed, where to send donated items, and where and when the Community Hubs will open.
THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO NOW IS TO DONATE FUNDS.  These will be converted to relief vouchers and issued by the Rotary Clubs of Forbes and nearby towns. 
All assistance is vital – many have lost their homes, businesses etc and will take years to recover from this devastation.
It is likely volunteers will be sought to assist with the operation of the Community Hubs.  If you can provide a day or a week’s assistance, your support will  help many people in need.   More details will follow as plans firm up and information becomes available and thank you for your support. 
#1………This brings us all down to earth--- a lesson to be learnt 
Steve Jobs was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Corporation  and died in 2011, aged 56, after losing his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He  posted the following observation just prior to his death. 
Very profound and a realization that only became obvious when he was  confronted with his certain demise. 
The World's six best doctors  
Steve Jobs died a billionaire ( $10.2b ) at age 56. This is his final essay:  "I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In some others' eyes,  my life is the epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In  the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this  moment, lying on my bed and recalling my life, I realize that all the recognition  and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled and become meaningless in  the face of my death. 
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you  but you cannot have someone bear your sickness for you. Material things lost  can be found or replaced. But there is one thing that can never be found when  it's lost - Life. Whichever stage in life you are in right now, with time, you will  face the day when the curtain comes down. 
Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.  Treat yourself well and cherish others. As we grow older, and hopefully wiser,  we realize that a $300 or a $30 watch both tell the same time. You will realize 
that your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this  world. Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down - you go  down with it. 
Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old  friends, brothers, and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have  sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, that is  true happiness! Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be  happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things and not the  price. Eat your food as your medicine, otherwise you must eat medicine as your  food. 
There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few  really understand it. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when  you die. In between, you must manage! 
The six best doctors in the world are sunlight, rest, exercise, diet, self confidence and friends. Maintain them in all stages and enjoy a healthy life. 
#2……The other day a local mosque opened its doors and invited non Muslims to visit in the spirit of their faith's willingness to be open and  welcoming. 
So I too decided to go to the local mosque at Otahuhu ,South Auckland for the  first time to see what it was all about. 
Otahuhu has a large Muslim / ethnic population, is NZs largest mosque. At the time I was limping a little. I sat down and the Imam came up to me, laid  his hands on my hand and said: "By the will of Allah and the prophet  Muhammad - you will walk today." 
I told him I wasn't paralysed; I only had a small bunion on my left foot. He came back and laid his hands on me and looking skywards, earnestly repeated his mantra: "By the will of Allah and the prophet Muhammad - you  WILL walk today." 
Once again, I told him there was nothing wrong with me. 
After prayers I stepped outside…and I could not believe it: he was right. My car was gone! 
Eric Carmody.
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