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BULLETIN – October 9, 2020

Last week our meeting was opened on time by President Barry Hancock. There were apologies from Brian (Jeanette is back home after hospital visit), John A (too busy !!!), John W (back at home but still not recovered), and Margaret (in rehab after knee replacement).
Last week’s guest speaker was Blake Miller, son of our newest member, Garry Miller. Blake came in to give us a bit of a talk on the benefits of social media and how he thinks Rotary could be using the platform in a more constructive way to encourage new members to clubs. Blake is in discussions with members of the Club and will report back with the benefits of how it could improve our Club’s social media presence. If you do have a Facebook page, look for ‘Liverpool Rotary Club’ and give us a like.
After the usual brief reports, Bill gave the 3 minutes in his usual manner. An excellent fines session was conducted by a Past President which would have raised a large amount! Barry also gave a report to all members about the ongoing discussion on a possible merger of the three Liverpool Rotary Clubs.
Bunnings have advised that we can resume our sausage sizzles! See below for a list of BBQ dates and contact Noel if you can help out.
COMING WEEKS
Mon 21st Sept
– World Peace Day
Sat 10th Oct
– Bunnings BBQ
Sun 11th Oct
– Bunnings BBQ
Sat 17th Oct
– Bunnings BBQ
Sun 18th Oc
– Bunnings BBQ
Sat 24th Oct
– World Polio Day & Bunnings BBQ
Sun 25th Oct
– Bunnings BBQ
Sat 31st Oct
– Bunnings BBQ
Sun 1 Nov
– Bunnings BBQ
BRIAN’S HISTORY CORNER
Bob Ingham passed away on 22nd September. Bob and brother Jack were both members of the Rotary Club of Liverpool. Their Dad, Wally Ingham, had a farm in Kurrajong Road, Casula where he largely raised and sold day-old chickens. Each afternoon he would take boxes of chickens to Liverpool Railway Station for them to be distributed all over the State.
Jack, Bob and their sister were brought up in a world of chickens and incubators. The boys went to local schools at Prestons and then Hurlstone at Glenfield.
3 generous volunteers helping Harry
Hunt prepare over 700 meals for the
needy in the local area. Well done!
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Jack predeceased Bob and was living at Hunters Hill. Bob lived in the house at the corner of Kurrajong Road and the Hume Highway. Bob married Norma, a Chipping Norton girl who also predeceased him. Over a beer after a Rotary meeting at Liverpool Bowling Club, Jack and Bob related details of a trip to the USA to look at the chicken business. They said they were going to make chicken “more popular than beef” and they did! With PP Dick Bell at the helm they built their first processing plant at Hoxton Park, and over the years they became known as ‘The Chicken Kings”. When Bob sold the business (but not the real estate) it was reported to have returned more than $900million.
Much of the money was put into the establishment of “The Ingham Institute for Medical Research” which is adjacent to Liverpool Hospital. The Ingham boys built the Institute in recognition of their mum, Dorothy Ingham.
Bob had a great interest in ‘’trotting” and at one time was reported to have an interest in every trotter west of the Blue Mountains. Jack was a member of the committee of the Australian Jockey Club. The boys were said to own the Whiddon Stud in the Hunter region and had their own stables, trainer etc at Warwick Farm.
Bob also made an ongoing and substantial financial contribution to the Brien Holden Vision Institute.
Vale Bob Ingham.
See attached photo of 3 generous volunteers helping Harry
Hunt prepare over 700 meals for the needy in the local area. Well done!

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