This year our Christmas party was at President Ian’s home with catering done by Marg and Christine and others.
We also had the happy occassion of inducting our two new members Leslie Weston and Paul Weston. So we finished the year on a high note and we wish Leslie and Paul all the best in their association with Rotary and the Coolamon Rotary Club.
BELOW SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AND LAST MEETING FOR 2010
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH AND TEA PARTY FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE OF WANDSWORTH
Do you want to have a fun Christmas but would like to do something worthwhile at the same time? Are you fed up with the meaningless commercial greed of Christmas and wish you could give some of your time as a gift to others?
If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then come to the Christmas Events Marquee in Battersea Park and help the Rotary Club of Battersea Park give a joyful Christmas Day party to elderly people who would otherwise be alone, without the company of family and friends, on Christmas Day.
We have been providing a special Christmas Day Party for elderly people for over forty years. From small beginnings, catering for only about fifty guests, the numbers have grown so much that over the years we have moved venues several times to cope with the demand. Now we are in a huge marquee in the ‘Battersea Evolution’ events arena in Battersea Park, kindly donated to us by Greg Lawson of Quantum Leap Events.
Some of you would remember Chip Ross from Canada who visited us and stayed with us. Chip is a member of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise from Courtenay British Columbia Canada. Here is one of Chip’s Rotary Club’s projects:
Last night we welcomed Leslie and Paul Weston to our club as members of the Rotary Club of Coolamon. Their induction will take place soon.
Paul, Leslie and Nicole Weston
The NSW Government has been successful in encouraging one of the world’s ‘best and brightest’ minds to relocate to inland NSW to carry out innovative research into the development of natural herbicides. Professor Leslie Weston, from Cornell University, one of the United State’s premier research universities, has relocated to the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Wagga Wagga Campus under the government’s Life Science Research Awards. The NSW Minister for Science and Medical Research, Ms Verity Firth said, “Professor Weston is a recognised leader in her field of research and her relocation to the state is a major scientific coup and will cement NSW at the leading edge of scientific research into natural herbicides.” CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), Professor Paul Burnett has welcomed Professor Weston’s move, stating it is a fantastic outcome for the University. The EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is a collaborative alliance between CSU and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Leslie was our guest speaker last Monday night. Originally from Western in New York State, USA
A special congratulations also to Nicole Weston who made her riding debut in Australia at the National show. Nicki was Reserve National Champion in Amateur Western Pleasure and Reserve Jackpot Futurity Champion in Amateur Western Pleasure aboard Time To Be Radical! Way to go Nicki!
Dr Paul Weston, BS Cornell University; MS & PhD Michigan State University. Paul also works at CSU in Wagga Wagga
Insect ecology and behaviour
Intergrated pest management
Isolation and identification of biologically active natural products
Simulation modelling of insect behaviour and population dynamics
Degree-day modelling of insect development
Invasion and establishment of exotic insect pests
Biological control of insects and weeds
Web-based information delivery.
We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding association with the Weston Family.
Annie Lennox is doing remrakable work for the AIDS orphans of Africa and here is one example of why we should all do our bit to help these, the most vulnerable children on the planet.
When Vilele and his brothers lost both their mother and father to AIDS, they became what is commonly described as a “child headed household”. There are an estimated twelve million orphaned children like them living in Sub Saharan Africa.
Since our first encounter 2007, the SING Campaign has followed their story. And with help from SING and the Treatment Action Campaign, their lives have been been supported and changed for the better.