My fellow Rotarians and
friends of Rotary,
Remember to say "I LOVE YOU"
With great sadness, we
announce the loss of the beloved father of our secretary, Nick
Hamilton-Kane. After a short illness, Hamilton-Kane (snr) passed away at the
age of 91. On behalf of all the members of the Rotary family, our deepest
sympathy goes out to Nick and his family at this difficult time. May the
happy memories bring you and your family comfort at this sad time.
One of the special things about coming to a Rotary meeting is listening to a
variety of guest speakers who speak on various topics that bring Rotary
members up to date with the latest trends, provide insight, and enrich them
with history and knowledge. Members of the public who would like to hear
these speakers are most welcome to attend but will be required to make a
booking for catering purposes. So come along, enjoy the camaraderie, a good
meal and listen to a speaker of your interest.
Our guest speaker last week was a well renowned musician, George Ellis. Our
club was honoured to have such a brilliant and amazing Australian conductor,
composer and orchestrator. We had a wonderful Q & A session moderated by our
Club Service Director, PP Arie Pappas. Having worked in Australia's
classical music industry since 1990, George Ellis has connected with the
best orchestral musicians in the nation. Over the years, he had formed his
own orchestra which comprised of these musicians; they have performed
throughout Australia under his direction. A musical genius, George,
explained his extra-ordinary musical career, which was insightful and
remarkable. All our Rotarians and their spouses were mesmerised by George's
wonderful achievements both locally and internationally, while being so
We are also celebrating Valentine's Day this week, starting Monday, February
14th. Hoping to save their relationship, a woman dragged her husband to see
a counsellor. During their session, the counsellor asked him, "Do you tell
your wife you love her?" The man growled, "I told her when we got married
that I loved her--and that if I ever changed my mind, I'd let her know."
People know you love them by your actions and words.
When you lose a loved one, you realise that relationships are much more
important than possessions. We tend to forget that in our scramble to get to
the top of the heap and the daily busyness of life, that life is short, and
we need to radically alter our perspective. It makes you want to fill every
precious moment with important words you have left unsaid, and important
things you have neglected undone. Don't let the pace of life masquerading as
ambition and work, stop you from expressing your love to the people in your
life who need to hear it. Make that call. Send that email. Buy those
flowers. Say, 'I love you.'
Most of the time, people don't need our opinions and solutions; when we give
them our time and love, they will feel valued and loved. Yes, it is
important to fulfil your God-given assignment in life, but not at the cost
of the people who really matter. Three little words people never get tired
of hearing: "I love you." It's not complicated--it just requires thought.
we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to
become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
Yours in Rotary Service,