President's Report 
Sorry folks, but it’s back to my boring reports – thank you Kevin for the great job in writing for me.
May I express my congratulations to all who were involved in the many events that happened while we were away, especially to Bill, Bruce & Kevin for all the prep work. Well done Bronwyn on what I hear was a great Pride of Workmanship night.
Thanks also to Frank & Paul for ensuring meetings occurred without disruption.
Our raffle sales are progressing very well thanks to Jenny’s organising of the wonderful ticket sellers and we should reach our target ensuring a total of 3 defib machines can be supplied to our community. (see below)
This Monday is our Annual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearers (The Board) for 2023 – 2024 so please make an extra effort to attend ensuring a quorum is present and business can be conducted. Remember to let Cheryl know if you are or aren’t coming (depending on which list you are).
Only a few more functions before our break, so keep up the enthusiasm and make them as successful as the past ones.
It was pleasing to be able to hand over a boot load of non perishables to AG Paul for the Western NSW Flood Appeal thanks to the generous donations from Bill & Therese and the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre.
Make sure you put our end of year Christmas Function at the Erickson’s on Monday 12th December. Invites which will then require prepayment of issued invoice will be out shortly.

The Flood Affected Food Delivery:

Gingerbread House Sales

Just a brief reminder that we still have time to order Gingerbread Houses from Norm but the cut-off date is fast approaching (Dec. 2nd)
Contact Norm to buy one(s) for your family/friends or to donate to the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre for their distribution.

The Door Prize and Pick-A-Card Results

Door Prize: Bruce W. with a Red
  • Bronwyn - 6 of Spades
  • Rachel - Ace of Clubs
  • Norm - Jack of Clubs
  • Bill - 10 of Diamonds
Upcoming Events
Annual General Meeting - Rotary Club of Springwood
Oriental Hotel
Nov 28, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Buttenshaw Park Gardening
Buttenshaw Park
Dec 03, 2022 8:30 AM
Rotary Club of Springwood Meeting
Ori Cafe
Dec 05, 2022 7:00 PM
Christmas Party - Springwood Rotary Club
Dec 12, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Springwood Late Night Shopping BBQ
Springwood CBD
Dec 15, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings - Valley Heights
Dec 17, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dec 19, 2022
Dec 26, 2022
Jan 02, 2023
Buttenshaw Park Gardening
Buttenshaw Park
Jan 07, 2023 8:30 AM
Jan 09, 2023
Rotary Club of Springwood Meeting
Ori Cafe
Jan 16, 2023 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Springwood Meeting
Ori Cafe
Jan 23, 2023 7:00 PM
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Vietnam - NOT a Boy's Own Adventure

Presented by Bruce Wood
This past Monday night we had a very interesting talk and slide show from our own Bruce Wood about his experiences during his tour of duty during the Vietnam War.
The trials and tribualtions of he and his compatriots were eloquently detailed with even some humerous incidents thrown in.
His descriptions of the living conditions (giant cockroaches and a 'safety bunker' with snakes) painted a far from idyllic scene bring to us what it would have been like to have been there in spite of the beatiful scenery.
Thank you very much for dredging up memories that I am sure were not the most pleasant ones you would wish to recall and sharing them with us.
It was educational and only reinforces the old line from the song "War What Is It Good For - Absolutely Nothing."
Thank you Bruce. 

Raffle Update – Week 4

From Jenny Kroonstuiver
Thank you to all our sellers this week: Peter Sparkes, Fred Thompson, Valda Bray, Bronwyn Berriman, Geoffrey Glassock, Helga Kaub, Cheryl Kitto, Kevin Richards and Dee Covington. It was a little quieter this week, with a total of $605.55 raised across the three days of selling, including donations and member ticket returns.
Our progressive total is $3420.15, which is amazing!
Reminder 1: Lynda Sparkes has books of 10 tickets available for taking at the Garden Centre.
Reminder 2: If you are banking monies from the sale of raffle tickets, please use the Community Account and mark the deposit Raffle.
Below is the roster for the coming week. If anyone would like to volunteer to fill the blank spots, please contact me.
Friday 25 November
Pub selling at the Ori
1. Deana Atkins
2. Rachel Pagitz
Saturday 26 November
Winmalee Shopping Centre
1. Norm Kitto
2. Cheryl Kitto
1. Peter Sparkes
2. Valda Bray
Tuesday 29 November
Winmalee Shopping Centre
1. Fred Thompson
1. Cheryl Kitto
2. Deborah Wood
Thursday 1 December
Priceline, Springwood
1. Valda Bray
2. Marilyn Kenney
1.Geoffrey Glassock

Gluten Free Christmas Hampers Food Appeal

Once again the Roary Club of Springwood has agreed to put together 8 Gluten Free Christmas Hampers for Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre. Club members who are happy to make donation towards these hampers can either donate goods or cash towards the purchase of goods. Both goods or cash can the given to Bronwyn at Club meetings or delivered to her home at 73 Buena Vista Rd, Winmalee.
Many have asked for ideas for goods to go into the hampers so here is a list of possible ideas:
* 8 Containers  to hold the goods have already been generously donated by Valda.
* GF Christmas puddings
* GF Mince Tarts
* GF Christmas Cakes.
* Packets of Individual Meringue Nests
* GF tinned hams
* Tins of Salmon or Tuna
* GF Pasta
* Rice
* GF Pasta sauces
* Christmas Bon Bons
* Christmas paper serviettes
* GF breakfast cereals
* Packets Teabags
* Instant coffee.
* GF sweet biscuits
* GF savoury biscuits
Check out GF sections in Coles / Woolworth/ Aldi / IGA etc for extra ideas.

URGENT Call To Action - Volunteer Cooks - Donations Needed 

For action by all Club Presidents
For the information of all Club Members
Replies to this email will go direct to DG Mina Howard
Good afternoon Presidents and Assistant Governors,
Pam Hudson from Pennant Hills Rotary has been coordinating our response to assist the flood-affected people from Eugowra. Many clubs have been collecting goods and cash donations. Ed Strom and Bob O’Shea have been travelling to Eugowra to see what is needed. We have joined forces with the Parkes Rotary via Robert Shore who is coordinating the effort in Eugowra. 
The are all exhausted! They have been preparing meals non-stop for almost two weeks now. Robert has asked if there are any Rotarians/friends who would be willing to go to Eugowra to assist with cooking. You would need to be self-sufficient for a place to sleep eg. Tent, trailer, van etc. He can provide meals and showers/toilets. They see the need for at least the next three weeks.
Can you please put out a call to your members ASAP and send any names to Pam Hudson who will further coordinate with Robert. Any help will be invaluable.
Regarding donations, if you have cash Pam will collect it and take it to Robert so that he can purchase items from the local hardware eg. Cleaning equipment and storage containers for people to keep there few possessions clean and dry. She will account for all money and receipt everything cent so that you have a record of where the money went. Any cash can be brought on Saturday as Pam will be there to collect - goods and money.
Regards, and thank you in anticipation, 
Mina Howard
District Governor 2022-23
Rotary District 9685
The Rotary Club of Blackheath
Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug peoples past, present and emerging as the traditional owners of the land where our Club resides and pay our respects to them.