Newsletter 2022/08                                                                 18 June 2022
President's Message
It is with sadness that our Club reports on the passing of Andrew Daniels after his long fight with illness.  He leaves behind his beloved wife, Georgina, two sons, Mark and Michael, and four grandchildren.  Andrew has been a Rotarian since 1988 and was instrumental in creating air shows for Rotary Clubs.  He was a builder by trade and was a court expert witness in building matters. 
Our last meeting welcomed a couple of new guests, Carly and Shelby and some well known friends and members.  Due to Covid I was very disappointed that I was unable to listen to Natasha’s talk on the decorative scenes on Egyptian tombs and their relevance in actual events which occurred during the life of the tomb owner.   Her talk encouraged many questions from the audience – which is always a great indicator of the interest. 
At our meeting on 22 July we will again hear from Luciano Valentim da Conceicao, who fought for his country - East Timor.  East Timor lost one-third of its population to the brutal massacre by Indonesian military forces.  Luciano survived and then worked for an underground movement trying to inform the world on his countries genocide.  He is currently trying to publish his story in his own language so his country is able to read about their history. 
All welcome. 
Jun 22, 2022 6:30 PM
Consul General, Timor Leste
Jul 27, 2022 6:30 PM
Peacebuilding in Rotary Then and Now
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Jun 22, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
District 9675 Changeover
Strathfield Golf Course
Jun 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Jul 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Jul 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Jul 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Club Information
Botany Randwick
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Graphic Arts Club
182 Coward Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
0417 297 632
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Graphic Arts Club, 182 Coward Street, Mascot. 6pm for pre-meeting drinks and chat. The meeting, with dinner, starts at 6:30pm and normally concludes by 8:30pm.
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We appreciate the support of the Graphic Arts Club for providing us with a great meeting venue.
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Our last meeting
Our meeting on 8 June was again very well attended with 19 members and guests in attendance, despite the cold night, conflict with the first State of Origin game and President Christine being in COVID isolation.  In Christine's absence, Ken Patteson did a great job controlling the meeting to enable an early finish so as all could rush downstairs, or to home, to watch the big game.
Our guest speaker was Natasha Baramilis.  Natasha has been studying ancient Egypt at Macquarie University since 2012. What began with the undertaking of a Bachelor's degree as a part-time hobby, turned into the completion of a Masters Degree in 2020.  She has recently commenced her PhD studies to her specialist research into tomb paintings from the Old and Middle Kingdom.   
Natasha's main area of focus is on challenging the common misconception that tomb scenes are typical, with little to no variation from one another.  She has found that individuality is often expressed through the representation of personalised features which depict specific people who take part in specific events. Her talk will share a number of examples and assess whether these tomb scenes may commemorate actual events which occurred during the life of the tomb owner.   
Natasha amazed us all with her ability to read and interpret the markings and hieroglyphics on the walls of the tombs.  All those present were enthralled and the questions would have gone late into the night if Chair Ken didn't call a halt just before kick-off time in the big game.
It was great to have Aya Murakami, our Rotary Foundation Scholar from Japan, back after her expedition to central and northern Northern Australia where she visited Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Uluru and Darwin, and all places in between.
News Items
District Changeover 2022
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Maroubra Mental Health Unit Refurbishment
The refurbishment of the Maroubra Center, part of the Prince of Wales Hospital, has now been completed, with significant funding support from the former Rotary Club of Randwick, just prior to its merger with the Rotary Club of Botany, to form the new Botany Randwick Club.
The Maroubra Centre ‘Inspiring Recovery’ refurbishment project was created by lived experienced mental health Peer Support Worker - Cheryl Wittingslow. The vision was to transform The Maroubra Centre, a community mental health centre which is part of Prince of Wales Hospital, into a trauma informed, calming, safe and empowering space for the clients of the service, staff and all who visit the centre
Rotary Information 
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a non-profit organisation that runs several residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science. It is Australia’s longest running and most well-known science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach program.
Rotary is the Founding Partner of the NYSF, and every year Rotarians continue to support the NYSF Year 12 Program by promoting the opportunity in local communities, managing applications and selections of students and assisting with funding or fund-raising for student fees to attend. Rotarians also volunteer during the NYSF Year 12 Program in January. 
Nominations are now being sought for the 2023 Program, when the NYSF will deliver a 12-day program from 10-24 January.  Participants will experience everything the NYSF is famous for, including keynote speakers, lectures, hands-on workshops, debates, expos and enriching social activities. In-person STEM visit days and events will be held over a week of the program at major city hubs across the country, enabling students to meet each other and network with like-minded peers. A continuous program of digital events will run alongside the in-person events meaning the program is accessible to all.
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The Four Way Test
The Four-Way Test The Four-Way Test is a non-partisan and non-sectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.  
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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