7 April 2021
President's Remarks
Wednesday evening our guest speaker Ian Toohill, RC Eltham, Graeme Kent OAM, CEO of NGO Aussie Action Abroad (AAA). with RCD  Bruce Parker OAM. Notes on the excellent presentation will appear in a later Bulletin.
It was with sadness that our past President (2004-05) Bob Pitts PHF Passed away on the 19TH March 2021 He was instrumental in the set and advising Frank Evans and the team of the East Timor Roofing Company.
Discussions with Grant Purdy from MICH also Stephanie and Roshie from Rotaract around the Twilight Disco are progressing with a committee of 3 Rotarians and 3 Rotaractors we hope to have the next disco in June this year, Covid willing!!!
Unfortunately I will not be able to participate in this weekends Doncaster Hill Market I hope that it will be a great success and I look forward to hearing all about it.
As it is Easter I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Easter brake and look forward to seeing you all next week.

Barry Halpern, President

Message from Liz Olie

the next three Working Bees at Schramm's Cottage are: April - 10th; May - 8th; and June-12th.This is greatly appreciated by the Historical Society and what we are able to give back to the Community. If you wih to volunteer please contact Liz.

Medical experts in London today were asked if it is time to ease the COVID lockdowns.

Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but Neurologists thought the government had a lot of nerve.

Obstetricians felt certain everyone was labouring under a misconception, while Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

Many Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while Paediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!"

Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while Radiologists could see right through it.

Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and pharmacists claimed it would be a bitter pill to swallow.

Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter."

Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but Urologists were pissed off by the whole idea.

Anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, and Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the nut cases in politics.

Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of US pharmaceuticals company Pfizer, shared the story of his parents, Jews from Thessaloniki, and how they managed to be among the 2,000 survivors from a community of 50,000 nearly eradicated by the Holocaust.

Bourla made his online remarks to the Sephardic Heritage International on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He posted both the video and a transcript of his remarks to his LinkedIn account.

Bourla's remarks follow:

“Remembrance. It’s this word, perhaps more than any other, that inspired me to share my parents’ story. That’s because I recognize how fortunate I am that my parents shared their stories with me and the rest of our family.

Many Holocaust survivors never spoke to their children of the horrors they endured because it was too painful. But we talked about it a great deal in my family. Growing up in Thessaloniki, Greece, we would get together with our cousins on the weekends, and my parents, aunts and uncles would often share their stories.

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We’re also thinking of our long-term absent Members whom we don’t see often enough.
I’m sure all of us know an absent or ex Member who would love to have a call from any one of us as Members of the Rotary Club of Doncaster.
If you do know anyone who is unwell, or is going through challenging times, or even if you’re up against it yourself, contact our Welfare Officer, PP Frank Evans on 9337 8493, or email frank.evans1@bigpond.com.
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