Environmental Awareness Awards
Oberon Rotary Club’s Environmental awareness awards night – latest information at https://oberonrotary.wordpress.com/2006/08/03/environment-awareness-night/
Rotary News from around Australia
Television fame for our choir
THOSE who watched ‘Stateline’ on ABC television last Friday evening would have been surprised and delighted to see the Bombala Rotary and Community Choir featured. Introducing the performance, presenter Quentin Dempster said it was an amazing achievement for a small town like Bombala to have produced a commercial standard CD for charity
Ambassador to return for Peace Day service
The annual celebration of World Peace Day will take place on Tuesday September 19, in the Civic Square in Cowra. The winners of the Peace Awards, sponsored also by the Cowra Rotary Club, will also be announced on the night.
Baby Maria to leave Sydney hospital
East Timorese baby Maria Soares leaves hospital tomorrow and will return home to Dili within weeks following successful heart surgery in Sydney, her doctors say. The Rotary program Reaching Overseas with Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) has brought 300 children to Australia for medical treatment in the past 18 years
Hugh’s helping rebuild Cambodia
Inverell’s Hugh Veersema recently returned from Cambodia where he helped to build two homes for poor families under the Habitat for Humanity charity scheme. The trip was organised by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Rotaract Club and the UNSW Co-Op Charitable Society and we received some financial support from Rotary clubs in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney
A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either Masculine or feminine.”House” for instance, is feminine: “la casa.””Pencil,” however, is masculine: “el lapiz.”A student asked, “What gender is ‘computer’?”Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether “computer” should be a masculine or a feminine noun..
Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men’s group decided that “computer” should definitely be of the feminine gender (“la computadora”), because:
- No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
- The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
- Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
(THIS GETS BETTER!)
The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine (“el computador”), because:
- In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
- They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves;
- They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and
- As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a Better model.
The women won.
I was having trouble with my computer.
So I called Dave the computer guy, to come over. Dave clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
He gave me a bill for a minimum service call.
As he was walking away, I called after him, “So, what was wrong?”
He replied, “It was an ID ten T error.”
I didn’t want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, ”
An, ID ten T error? What’s that, in case I need to fix it again?”
The computer guy grinned…. “Haven’t you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?”
“No,” I replied. ”
Write it down,” he said, “and I think you’ll figure it out.”
So I wrote out …….. I D 1 0 T
I used to like Dave