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
Rosefield Community Shed - Update on a past RCHP project
This year the Rotary Club of Hyde Park again supported the Leukaemia Foundation Light The Night function held on October 7th in Victoria Square from 4pm until 9pm. A dedicated group of Hyde Park Rotarians arrived in Victoria Square at about 3pm in glorious sunny weather and set up the club BBQ and serving tent in preparation for what was to be a highly enjoyable and successful event. We were allocated a prime position on the grass that made us very noticeable and which attracted a high amount of foot traffic. Cooking got underway from around 4pm and very soon we were feeding our first customers. Initially we attracted office workers on their way home from work but soon the first arrivals for the main event started drifting in and the cooking pace picked up quickly from that point on. We worked steadily and at times had our work cut out keeping up with the demand for our services. In a moment of levity, money man Alan Moss checked the hand full of small change carefully taken from every pocket in in the clothing of one customer to find he only had 85 cents. Then another punter tried to buy her $2.50 sausage with a VISA card. By about 7.15pm we had sold out completely and had to turn away disappointed customers.
A great start to our fundraising season and a most enjoyable event for those who participated. Our thanks go to the incredible efforts of President Mike McAuliffe who worked tirelessly from very early on in the day organising, delivering, setting up and cooking right up to the very end of the day. He was ably assisted by Rotarians Rob Handley, Alan Moss, Sandy Matz, Colleen Ragghianti, Rodger Thomas and Gerry Greenway.
Heads down, bums up - Sandy Matz & Alan Moss getting ready.
Alan Moss & Sandy Matz ready for hungry hoards.
RCHP turns out in force for visit by District Governor Sam Camporeale
DG Sam's message to the meeting was primarily about The Rotary Foundation Centenary and the incredible achievements that have improved living standards for underprivileged people all over the globe through 100 years of unheralded service. 2017 is the Centenary Year for The Rotary Foundation and we have much to celebrate. We were shown a specially produced short centenary movie that Fox cinemas, in support of the work of the Foundation, will show in all of their cinemas on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Foundation, Feb 23rd 2017. We were tasked with the challenge of taking any opportunity we can find to promote Rotary at that time and to consider ways to use the celebration for community projects.
The Foundation has provided over $3billion in it's 100 years for projects such as the eradication of polio, which is now only presenting in Pakistan and Central Africa. The goal of a polio free world has almost been achieved with only 44 cases reported in 2015 and 26 cases in 2016.
The School of St Jude, Tanzania - an exciting International Project for RCHP
St Jude's first! 2015 class reunited
Catch up with the students before they embark on their journey to University and beyond. For our class of 2015 this day was more than just a school reunion; it was family reunion for the School of St Jude.
Adj. Prof. David Bruce - An introduction to the use of drones
RCHP continues support for ShelterBox
RCHP sponsors Outbound RYE student Olivia Barnes
Guest speaker - Unley Cultural Development Coordinator
Indigenous Scholar Reg Charles Graduation
Our Indigenous Scholar, Reg Charles, attended a Presentation Ceremony to honour Graduates and newly selected Indigenous students at SA Health.
Presentation was made to by the Honourable Jack Snelling, Minister of Health, and the Chair of joint Rotary Indigenous Scholarship Committee, David Jones. Congratulations Reg.
Reg responded with a reflection on his experiences during his years of study in obtaining a Bachelor of Physio Therapy and disclosed that without the support of the Rotary Club of Hyde Park it would have been easy to give up. He thanked the Club for the encouragement and the scholarship.
Reg is now working full time in his chosen field of physio therapy and looks forward to providing services for the indigenous community.
MARGARET BLAKE & COLLEEN RAGGHIANTI ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
BANDUNG STREET KIDS PROJECT, INDONESIA
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