|Sat||10Dec16||Christmas Raffle; Unley Shopping Centre|
|Sat||10Dec16||RCHP Christmas Dinner; Unley Park Sports Club|
|Sun||11Dec16||Christmas Raffle; Unley Shopping Centre|
|Mon||12Dec16||BBQ & Christmas Raffle - Unley Primary School|
|Fri||16Dec16||BBQ & Christmas Raffle - Precious Cargo; Mitcham Reserve|
|Tues||20Dec16||Combined Clubs Christmas Breakfast; Public Schools Club|
|Wed||11Jan17||Social Night Meeting; TBA|
|Mon||16Jan17||BBQ - Unley Tour Down Gourmet Gala; King William Road|
Unley PS Gym
RCHP Charitable Trust and Operation Flinders
Bakhit Dhoud - From war ravaged Sudan to RCHP RYLA representative
Bakhit Dhoud, a young 21 year old refugee from the city of Darfur in Western Sudan was guest speaker at Rotary Club of Hyde Park meeting 1731 on Wednesday 7th November 2016. Bakhit is a student at Thebarton Senior College where he is learning English. He was supported by Marie Noel Koulemoul (another TSC student and the Club's RYLA representative in 2015) and Nick Antoniades, a teacher at the College. Bernie Boxer, who has been a volunteer at the College for the past seven years, introduced Bakhit as the Club's RYLA representative for 2016 Marie.
Bakhit told us he had witnessed the war in his country, caused by poor education rights, and that his daily trip to school by donkey or walking would take 2 to 3 hours. He thanked the Club for sponsoring him to this year's RYLA and used a PowerPoint presentation to tell us what he got out of RYLA:
1 - Follow your passion and never give up on your dreams. Try different ways (illustrated by a cartoon of a helmeted mouse approaching a trap). But realise, Bakhit, that the second mouse gets the cheese.
2 - The importance and benefits of Teamwork. He said that he learnt team work skills and how to cooperate as part of a team and to respect other people's opinions (illustrated by a photo of a penguin colony with adults protectively crowded around the tightly packed chicks)
3 - Communication Skills. The ability to interact with people on a personal level and how to speak in public. He also said he had gained effective listening skills.
In conclusion he said he had leant how to give back, to donate and live for others. He has worked in the community and volunteered at Mercy House and Uniting Age Care.
Bakhit, Marie, Nic and Bernie are members of the Thebarton Senior College Rotaract Club.
For a new arrival learning English he spoke very well.
Nic Antoniades thanked the Club for it's support of TSC students into the RYLA program and indicated that the TSC Rotaract Club is keen to help out at any fundraising events.
Another visitor tonight was Geoff Hudson, who Bernie met while selling raffle tickets. Perhaps a future member??
Volunteering to feed the Volunteers
Our RYE student Olivia Barnes attends final briefing
Opening of the Rose Garden and Storage Shed at Unley Park Sports Club
RYE Student Olivia Barnes Presentation Test Run
Bernie and Barbara Boxer recently returned from volunteering at an Aboriginal school in the Northern Territory where they spent some six weeks in a quite remote Aboriginal school, living in a spare room at the school and using the school’s kitchen to feed themselves.
Their job was to hear all the children read every available day.
The weather was quite hot and they were surprised to see the children running around with bare feet.
The school had its own footy team known as the “Hawks” which Bernie & Barbara watched as children from grade 2 to grade 8, boys and girls, won their final. They were amazed that the children played ‘footy’ with out shoes and could kick the ball the length of a full size field.
In all, they drove about 6,500kms for the round trip. The wonderful experiences they had were really great and the things they will remember most of all were the children themselves, who were delightful.
Bernie and Barbara have signed up to go again next year.
Update from RCHP 2015 RYLA delegate - Marie Noel Koulemoul
At RCHP meeting 1730 on November 30th Marie Noel Koulemoul, a young lady
from Liberia, came all the way from Smithfield to tell us that after attending
R.Y.L.A. last year she has been selected as a director for next year's R.Y.P.E.N. seminar.
Some may remember her wonderful talk last year about her experiences last.
She wanted to promote the R.Y.P.E.N. seminar. which will be held next April.
If you know of any young persons between the ages of 14 and 17 who
would like to go to the next R.Y.P.E.N. seminar please let Bernie Boxer know.
By the way, Marie has just completed year 12 at Thebarton Senior College and
is waiting for the Matriculation results to come out. Then she will decide whether
to apply to go to University or do a further year at Thebarton College. Not a bad
achievement for a young lass who could not speak English very well when she
arrived from Liberia less than two and half years ago.
We look forward to keeping in touch with Marie to follow her progress.
Citizenship Ceremony November 2016 at Unley Town Hall
Andrew Sullivan representing RCHP President Mike McAuliffe addressed the assembly at the November 2016 Citizenship Ceremony held in the Unley Town Hall on Wednesday 16 November with a speech about 'What do service Clubs mean to the Community'.
A Champion effort Andrew
RCHP 2016 CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - Update
HYDE PARK RC & ADELAIDE PARKS RC share at a joint meeting
Meeting No. 1729 for the Rotary Club of Hyde Park was a joint meeting with the 1608th meeting for the Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks at their venue, The Naval & Military Club on Hutt Street. 16 RCAP and 8 RCHP members attended for friendly fellowship, good food and an enthralling talk by Irena White (accompanied by her husband) about her Russian heritage.
Irena's story covered three generations from the time of the Romanov rulers of Russia in the early 1800s through Germany and France in the early 1900s to Australia in the mid 1900s. A well known German saying to define the 3 generations of the multitude of people who experienced Tsarist and Bolshevik Russia, Nazi Germany and prosperous Australia in that era and which typified Irena's family was explained as:
Die erste hat tod - The 1st has death
Die zweite hat nichts - The 2nd has naught
Der dritte hat brod - The 3rd has bread.
The lean-to room at rear of the family home.
The newly ordained Orthodox priest.
Irena's father, Ivan (an Engineer), also attempted to flee from the Ukraine part of Russia (close to where the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down) to join his brother in France but was captured by the Germans and forced to work in a coal mine until the end of WW2 when he ended up in Berlin. The repatriation of people displaced during WW2 was shared by the three victorious nations (Russia, England, America), with each nation being responsible for zones decided by lines drawn on a map of Berlin without any thought about the ethnicity of the people. The lines split families and friends - if it passed across the middle of a table around which a family was sitting, the two sides were sent in different directions. Ivan, still wanting to join his brother in France, happened to fall in the Russian sector but was able to escape to the American zone from where he decided to get to Australia.
German prison accommodation - American Liberation
As a 40year old single displaced person Ivan's chances for getting into Australia would be improved if he was married so he set about finding a wife by randomly selecting a single Russian Orthodox woman about his own age from the area in which he was living by referring to the local "book of names" which listed all people in the region. The woman selected, Ursula, became first his pen pal with permission from her father, then his wife and eventually Irena's mother. As a newly married couple Ivan and Ursula left Berlin in 1948 to settle in Sydney where he worked for the Sydney Water Board laying pipes.
As was the case for many of the repatriated migrants, they worked very hard and saved diligently so that they could establish a new life of prosperity. Before too long they bought land on which they lived in a shed while building the family home. They struggled with the idiosyncrasies of the English language as "she is spoke" in Australia. On one occasion when asking for Arnott's NICE biscuits, Ursula was told "All of the biscuits are nice".
Irena grew up with her mother after the parents separated. Ivan retired from the Sydney Water Board in 1972 at 65 and died soon after.
Irena, thank you for sharing an amazing story of tragedy, survival and hard earned prosperity.
RCHP receives ARH Certificate of Appreciation
The Camino Way - Porto to Santiago de Composteia, Portugal
An ancient wall provides shade
With all of the eucalypts in the forests, at times we thought we could be back in the Adelaide Hills
Sometimes along highways
The soul is at peace in places like this
Views along the ever changing coast
Ruts created by passing chariots on a Roman road
Sometimes up steep hills
... and this
The Leukaemia Foundation Aussie Muscle Car Run Breakfast
The RCHP got into community service again on the morning of Saturday November 5th cooking egg & bacon sandwiches for The Leukemia Foundation's annual fundraiser. With a sense of Mt Panorama, the peace of Torrens Parade Ground was disrupted by the burble of powerful V8s ready to start off on the SA leg of The Aussie Muscle Car Run.
Rob and Andrew met at the Torrens Parade Ground at dawn to set up the BBQ trailer (surprisingly Pres Mike slept in). We were then joined by fellow cooks Jessica, Roger and Rob. Bernie went to the wrong venue, but eventually arrived to sell many Christmas raffle tickets.
The Leukaemia Foundation provided 4 volunteers to serve.
RCHP 2016 CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Dr Raj Singh-Rai updates RCHP on Prostate Awareness
The encyclopaedic credentials of Dr Raj Singh-Rai (South Terrace Urology) were summarised by Gerry Greenway to introduce an informative update on prostate awareness at the RCHP meeting on Wednesday 26Nov16.
The gathering was held spell-bound as Dr Singh-Rai simplified the statistical, diagnostic, prevention & screening mysteries of a part of men's health that is so often ignored or kept behind closed doors.
126 men in every 100,000 will experience prostate problems, a disease of aging males. The mortality rate is falling thanks to the findings of continuing studies and methods of diagnosis and treatment, with around 5% succumbing to prostate cancer, the 2nd most common malignancy in males.
There are no proven natural or dietary means of prevention and chemoprevention is inconclusive.
Studies have arrived at various opinions about the benefits of screening and at a recent gathering of field experts, the Melbourne Consensus Statement suggests screening is beneficial. Screening, generally with PSA & DRE occasionally supported with mpMRI to refine decisions relating to need for biopsy, is very important for early detection and greatly improves the chance of survival. For PSA readings below 10 the risk of having prostate cancer is generally considered to be low. When symptoms are serious it is generally too late to affect a cure.
RISK FACTORS include age, family history, race, diet.
Any decision to proceed with active intervention is based on PSA readings, Stage and Size of the prostate, personal body characteristics and life expectancy. Treatment options include active watch, watchfull waiting, surgery, radiation, cryoablation and focal ablation.
The aim of surgery is to maintain continence, maintain erectile function and prolong life. Radical prostatectomy is a 2-3hr operation requiring hospitalisation for 1-7 days with a catheter for 1-2 weeks. Full recovery takes 6-10 weeks. Regular checks are required for 5yrs. The side effects of surgery are bleeding, infection and erectile dysfunction. Any decision to proceed to surgery is generally only made after patient assessment has been done by a multidisciplinary team (urologist, GP, counsellor, physio).
In response to a question from Jim Handley in his vote of thanks about the preventative effects of frequent ejaculation, Dr Singh-Rai indicated, with tongue in cheek, that 25 times a month may help.
Thank you Raj for helping us feel more at ease with the "elephant in the room", prostate cancer.
PDG Jerry Casburn and The Rotary Foundation
Continuing the Rotary Club of Hyde Park support for The Rotary Foundation, Peter Griffiths thanked Jerry for his address and handed him our 2016 donation cheque for $1500 to be deposited in the Annual Fund of The Foundation.
A moment of levity for the evening came when Rob Handley broke ranks and had a Chocolate Sunday for dinner when all others had steak or roast or pizza or squid. (apologies for the blurry face Rob - you must have shaken your head due to brain freeze!!!)
Steak Sangers for SA Jaguar Drivers Club Annual Event
On Sunday 16th October an intrepid band of Hyde Park Rotarians led by President Mike McAuliffe braved challenging weather conditions at the Torrens Parade Ground and set up the BBQ trailer and serving tents for the Jaguar Car Club annual event. The rain and wind steadily increased throughout the morning and into the afternoon whilst the undaunted willing Rotarians did their best to deliver hot food to the hungry participants.
There was a varied and interesting display of Jaguar cars both old and new and their owners went to great lengths to protect their precious vehicles – even to the extent of trying to put them under cover whilst their owners shivered in the wet and windy conditions!
The BBQ was a success given the weather conditions and the subsequent smaller than expected number of participants. Thanks go to the efforts of President Mike, Rob and Jim Handley, Alan Moss, Jessica Arabia, Andrew Sullivan, Margaret Blake, Colleen Ragghianti and Neville Highett who worked tirelessly throughout the day.
As an added bonus Margaret and Jessica sold a good number of raffle tickets to get our Christmas fund-raising off to a good start.
RCHP In Action for the Community
- BBQ trailer for steak sandwiches at the Jaguar Car Club BBW in Elder Park on Sunday 16Oct16
- BBQ trailer for sausages at the Goodwood Patch Garden Open Day in Goodwood on Saturday 29Oct16
- BBQ trailer for sausages at the Muscle Car Run in the Torrens Parade Ground on Saturday 05Nov16
- Christmas Raffle ticket sales in Mitcham Shopping Centre on Saturday 19Nov16 and Sunday 20Nov16
- Christmas Raffle ticket sales in Mitcham Shopping Centre on Saturday 26Nov16 and Sunday 27Nov16
- Christmas Raffle ticket sales in Unley Shopping Centre on Saturday 03Dec16 and Sunday 04Dec16
- Christmas Raffle ticket sales in Unley Shopping Centre on Saturday 10Dec16 and Sunday 11Dec16
- BBQ trailer for sausages and Christmas Raffle at Unley Primary School Christmas BBQ on Monday 12Dec16
- BBQ trailer for sausages and Christmas Raffle for Precious Cargo at Mitcham Reserve on Friday 16Dec16
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