22 December 2016

Merry Christmas, best wishes for 2017 and thank you

Richmond Rotary has a history dating back over 50 years and I have only been a part of that history for the last 20 years, but what this club has achieved over that time is amazing. Rotary is supposed to enrich lives and help people less fortunate than ourselves.

Richmond Rotary has touched many lives that I can remember and here are a few:

  • Thousands of kindergarten students in East Timor that have books to read in their native language and have trained teachers.
  • 1500 Villagers from Pangoe in the Solomon Islands that we built a building to house a nurse to help with the malaria problem
  • The staff and patients, present and future, of Bairo Pita Clinic in East Timor that now have proper sewerage and electricity
  • A village in Bangladesh that has a tractor to double rice growing so they can feed themselves.
  • People that now have access to cheap prosthetic legs in Vietnam.
  • The  hundreds  of  students  that  have  been  though  the  Rotary  Youth  Arts Program here in the City of Yarra.

The thousands of students that have been involved with The Slade Awards, Ern Ainger Awards, Youth Exchange, MUNA, RYPEN, RYLA etc.

So, on behalf of thousands, or should I tens of thousands, or possibly hundreds of thousands of people that Richmond Rotary has helped, I would like to say A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all the members, past and present of Richmond Rotary and all the other people that has helped Richmond Rotary make the world a better place and serving humanity.

Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy 2017.

Mark Dwyer
President

A bit of humour for Christmas

I wish they would change the date we celebrate Jesus’s birthday as it does not receive enough recognition because it clashes with Christmas.

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

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Date Topic Comment
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s 749 0rrong Road Toorak
23 Fairshare Marcus Godhinho CEO
30 Free night  
February
6 Business Branding Russell Pearson
13 Vic State Rose Garden Veronica O’Brien Pres.
20 Joint meeting Canterbury  
27 PhD Researchers 2 PhD researchers sponsored by RCR
March
13 NO MEETING Labor Day
30 District Conference Mar 30 – April 1  
April
8 -9 CLASSIC GARDEN OPEN WEEKEND  
17 NO MEETING Easter Monday
25 NO MEETING ANZAC Day
June
12 NO MEETING Queen’s Birthday
26 Change Over Night  

 

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


5 December 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
December
5 Royalty, Romance and Medicine Dr Tony Atkinson
12 RCR Christmas Party  
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s  
23 Fairshare Marcus Godhinho CEO
30 Free night  
February
6 Business Branding Russell Pearson
13 Vic State Rose Garden Veronica O’Brien Pres.
20 Joint meeting Canterbury  
27 PhD Researchers 2 PhD researchers sponsored by RCR
March
13 NO MEETING Labor Day
30 District Conference Mar 30 – April 1  
April
9 CLASSIC GARDEN OPEN WEEKEND  
17 NO MEETING Easter Monday
25 NO MEETING ANZAC Day
June
12 NO MEETING Queen’s Birthday
26 Change Over Night  

 

Bring a Book, CD or DVD and buy one.5th Dec

The first meeting of the month we have a book stall.   Bring a quality not needed book, CD or DVD and buy a bargain.

Some special dates for 2017- yep it is that close?

Jan 16th Start of year BBQ at Janice Peeler’s

Feb 20th Joint meeting with Canterbury. Prof Clive May of Flory Institute talking on research related to the exciting area of bionics and specifically the bionic spine.

Help Needed

Neil and Alison have been able to arrange two more fund raisers where we run the BBQ’s.  We need people to help serve the sausages.  If you have not done it before it is great fun.

Saturday Dec 10 and Sunday Dec 11.

For a couple of hours would be great.  No skills necessary. Please contact Neil Elliot or Alison Pasznyk.

CHRISTMAS MEETING

Our traditional Christmas Meeting is a highlight of the year and please invite family and friends to 12th December. We hope to again have the Salvation Army musicians. We will follow the practice of asking people to bring unwrapped toys which the Salvos can distribute to those not able to afford presents. If you can assist please bring them on the night. We will also conduct a hamper auction and Nia would like to get items she can make up into a hamper. Bring to any meeting.



President’s Message

Last Sunday I have the pleasure to watch ten outbound exchange students get their green jackets, but more importantly, I had the privilege of helping present a green jacket to our outbound exchange student, Gen Cox. Gen’s last meeting with us will be at the Christmas meeting because she flies to Germany in the New Year and she will be gone for a whole year

Hearing all these students introduce themselves in the language of the country that they are going to and then repeat it in English, or should I say Aussie, was amazing and showed the talent of the young people that will represent us overseas. As we constantly say, if this is the calibre of the youth of today, the future looks very good indeed.

Just a reminder that we have the two B.B.Q. days, being Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December. We need help on both of these days. Please contact Allison about the Saturday 10th and Mark about Sunday 11th. Saturday we need people from 8.00am to 1.00pm. Sunday we need people from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Please let Nia know numbers for the Christmas function on the 12th December.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer


Numbers You May Like to Load to your Phone to have Handy.

Life Line 13 11 74
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Kids Help Line 1800 551 800

Having them handy may save a life.

End or year graduation at Worawa 11.00 AM, Healesville.

Please see Janice Peeler if interested.

Amanda Wendt - President 2016-17 - Rotary Club of Melbourne Park

RCR sponsored the formation of this young people‘s club.

Hello all.

I’m travelling to Cambodia in January on a humanitarian trip with World of Difference, a Rotary initiative.

I’m seeking sponsorship so I can help install water pumps, teach English, hand out food and much more.

I’ve started a 200 club – will you be part of it?

I’m looking for 200 people to donate $25 each in order to reach my sponsorship goal of $5,000. I need the equivalent of 178 more sponsors in the next 41 days! More information about the awesome work World of Difference do in Cambodia can be found on my dedicated fundraising page. You can also read in more detail the impact I’ll be making on this trip and why your valued sponsorship would make the world of difference’ to me!

My fundraising page: https://fundly.com/world-of-difference-in-cambodia
Your sponsorship can be made through the campaign page or by direct deposit. BSB: 923-100
A/C: 79780953
Reference: Your Name (so I know who to thank!)

I’ll be documenting my trip on facebook – Amanda M Wendt - and would love for you to follow my travels live from the 5th January.

Thank you.
Amanda.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.


28 November 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
November
25 Lunch Meeting
28 Richmond Police Crime prevention
December
5 Dr Tony Atkinson Royalty and Romance
12 RCR Christmas Party
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s
23 TBA
30 Free Night
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Friday 25th Lunch Meeting

To enable people not free on Monday nights to meet a monthly lunch meeting is being held as a trail.
Romulus and Remus Restaurant. (Opposite Amora Hotel) - 12.30 Friday 25th Nov.
RSVP Janice Peeler but OK to just turn up.
No Friday lunch meeting in December.

Bring a Book, CD or DVD and buy one. 5th December

The first meeting of the month we have a book stall. Bring a quality not needed book, CD or DVD and buy a bargain. Help Needed.

Neil and Alison have been able to arrange two more fund raisers where we run the BBQ’s. We need people to help serve the sausages. If you have not done it before it is great fun. Sat Dec 10 and Sunday Dec 11.

For a couple of hours would be great. No skills necessary. Please contact Neil Elliot or Alison Pasznyk.

CHRISTMAS MEETING

Our traditional Christmas Meeting is a highlight of the year and please invite family and friends to 12th December.

We hope to again have the Salvation Army musicians. We will follow the practice of asking people to bring unwrapped toys which the Salvos can distribute to those not able to afford presents. If you can assist please bring them on the night.

We will also conduct a hamper auction and Nia would like to get items she can make up into a hamper. Bring to any meeting.



Men’s Health Seminar Run by RC Fitzroy

2PM – 5PM 27th November - $68 including wine and finger food.
RSVP: 0419 912 455. Cohen Cellars, 412 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.
Speakers on men’s health including specialist - Dr Paul Arduca from Epworth.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

A supposed email from Rotary is a scam

It is pretty easy to find out the name of a Rotary International executive and copy the Rotary logo and then mock up an email supposedly from that executive. One recent scam has the RI Secretary as the author and asks you to confirm your address and email details. It is a scam to get your details.

One way to quickly detect a scam is to check the email address of the sender. If Rotary it will be @rotary.org.au If the sender has something added e.g. an x or a name such as @xrotray.org.au the “x” is a trick to make it appear a valid Rotary email. Same if it is from say @gmail.com.

If it is from just @rotary.org.au it is possibly valid but do not provide person details in response to any email unless you are 100% certain it is valid.

EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS CLOSE 30 NOVEMBER

Please see Adam for details of our club plans for the conference and for early bird special rates.

For details of speakers and events - http://rotary9800conference.org.au

Worawa Aboriginal Girls College

Worawa is a boarding college for girls and mainly girls that are significantly disadvantaged. Part of the schools direction is to maintain the culture and aboriginal traditions. And the Rotary Club of Richmond adopted a contribution to The Dreaming Trail as a club project. The contribution has enabled the completion of the Trail. This is a walk, or trail, where the girls can “get away” and wander the trail and/or stop and meditate.

The path leads by water, through ceremonial poles and includes things like bark huts that are symbolic of their history.


Whilst the academic opportunity presented to the girls is incredible there is considerable trauma when any 12 YO girl leaves home to live away from family and friends, plus at Worawa girls face quite different level of expectation and achievement. The Dreaming Trail is an area that helps bridge the gap between modern society and past ways and is an important addition to the experiences available to the girls to assist in their journey.

Our contribution was in addition to a donation by John and Faye Browne of Motto Fashions.

A visit by the club is planned plus the Principal Lois Peeler (just selected as Senior Victorian of the Year) will talk to the club in 2017.

 

 

President’s Message

With 2016 coming to an end I thought it would be good to recall the great projects that Richmond Rotary has undertaken in 2016.

  • Rotary Youth Arts Program – helping disadvantaged youth
  • Ainger Public Speaking Award – year 10,11 and 12 students
  • Slade Literacy Award – year 10 and 11 students from the state school system
  • Worawa College – Indigenous School refer report in the bulletin.
  • Sending students to RYPEN, RYLA and MUNA – all Rotary youth development and leadership projects
  • Award to student for STEM at MGC - science, technology, engineering and maths
  • Bairo Pite Clinic in Timor Leste – new sewerage system and electrical works
  • Award for Police Honour Board at Richmond Police Station
  • Mock Job Interviews at Melbourne Girls’ College
  • New Interact Club at Melbourne Girls’ College

We are looking forward to doing further work in our community and adding to this list in 2017.

Our fundraising efforts go towards all the above projects as well as other projects that we wish to help.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


21 November 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
November
21 Social Night
28 Richmond Police Crime prevention
December
5 Dr Tony Atkinson Royalty and Romance
12 RCR Christmas Party
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s
23 TBA
30 Free Night
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Christmas Meeting

Our traditional Christmas Meeting is a highlight of the year and please invite family and friends to 12th December. We hope to again have the Salvation Army musicians. We will follow the practice of asking people to bring unwrapped toys which the Salvos can distribute to those not able to afford presents. If you can assist please bring them on the night.

We will also conduct a hamper auction and Nia would like to get items she can make up into a hamper. Bring to any meeting.


Help Needed

Neil and Allison have been able to arrange two more fund raisers where we run the BBQ’s. We need people to help serve the sausages. If you have not done it before it is great fun.

Sat Dec 10 and Sunday Dec 11.
For a couple of hours would be great. No skills necessary. Please contact Neil Elliot or Allison Pasznyk.

Stop Press

Lois Peeler from Worawa College has been named as “Senior Victorian of the Year”. Related to her projects concerning the education of aboriginal children.

Our recent agreement to fund part of the Worawa Dreaming Trail is progressing well and we will have an update soon. The work has benefitted from a company having 20 of their staff volunteer for gardening duties. More later...

Photo - Janice Peeler, Lois, Dawn Giltinan and Janice Kesterton at a Worawa event.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

Rotary is now accepting applications for the world competitive Rotary Peace Fellowships program. The application deadline for submissions through local rotary clubs in District 9800 is to the District Chair, Rob Helme, by May 15,
2017.

Download flyer: Peace Scholars Flyer 2017

Never has there been such an obvious need for well trained committed personnel to foster the cause of world peace. Rotary International has been committed to this program for 15 years and has trained over 1,000 graduates who work in the fields of peace, conflict resolution, human rights, international relations, public administration, sustainable development, public health or a related field. Up to 100 fellowships are awarded annually (fifty master's degree fellowships and fifty professional development fellowships) at Rotary Peace Centres in 6 prestigious universities around the world. Australia has an outstanding track record in supporting and mentoring successful applicants.

Two year Master degree
Up to two years of fully funded graduate study at an internationally recognised program in the US, Sweden, UK, or Japan. Australian applicants are unable to apply to the Rotary supported Centre in Australia. The program includes a 3 month Applied Field Experience. Funding also covers travel, tuition, fees and board. Approximate costs covered are US$80,000.
This course requires a bachelor's degree in a related field, and 3 years relevant experience.

Three month professional development course
Designed for mid-career professionals already working in the field of peace and conflict resolution. This fully funded course offers a mix of theory and practical skills in both a classroom environment at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and in the field.

This course requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field and 5 years of related work experience.

For further details visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships
Speak: to a Rotarian you know
Contact: Rob Helme at rhelme@bigpond.net.au or 0402 299 492
Bob Fels at rfels@satlink.com.au or (03) 5989 2455

District 9800 is the leading district worldwide in attracting and mentoring applicants to this, the premier international education program of Rotary International.

Buy Australian

Criticism is levelled at Coles and Woolworths stocking policies, and in some cases justified, but by far the largest motivator of what they put on a shelf, and the position they allocate, is based on sales.

The more items they can move through an area of shelf space the more they make. Coke, pet food and chocolate do not get all that space because the stores want to promote a range but they get the space because they sell more premier, end of aisle positions, do not go to a product unless the supplier will assure the big two they will run advertising and specials that will result in extra turnover from the prime space.

So if you want Aussie companies like SPC to win contacts with the big retailers you need to buy their products. Buy Australian if you can.

Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year

This year’s word of the year is “post-truth”.
Denoting when emotion, or personally held beliefs, is more influential in influencing public opinion than are facts. The growth of the use of the concept is concerning when combined with the current media trends and the impact of social media? Last year’s word was “vape” meaning to inhale from artificial cigarettes. Runner up this year was Brexiteer or a person that favoured Brexit.

District Conference Early Bird bookings – Closes 30 November

Please see Adam for details of our club plans for the conference and for early bird special rates.

For details of speakers and events - http://rotary9800conference.org.au

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

 

President’s Message

The year is coming quickly to the end and Christmas is just around the corner. Just a reminder of the upcoming events in December. The weekend of the 10th and 11th we have two events happening with our B.B.Q. Saturday 10th the Rotary B.B.Q. will be at the Gleadell Street Market in the morning and on Sunday 11th the B.B.Q. will be at Victoria Park to help feed all the people coming to the Father Bob Toy Run. It would be great to have as many Rotarians helping at these events as it gets us out to meet the local public and chat to people about what we do.

On Monday 12th of December we have our Christmas meeting, so bring presents for donating to the Salvo’s and please donate some items to the hampers that Nia is putting together for the raffle on the night.

Rotarians are members of an organization that runs a Rotary Peace and Conflict Study Program for Professional Development, funded by Rotary Foundation, which is a three month course in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building.

I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer


14 November 2016

Clever comment on USA elections? - Don Smallgoods logo.

Next Week - Not to be missed

11th minute of 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month is when one minutes silence is held in respects of those that died in the wars.

Our speaker next week will cover one aspect of soldiers dying overseas and the war graves aspect.

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
November
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
21 Free Night
28 Richmond Police Crime prevention
December
5 Dr Tony Atkinson Royalty and Romance
12 RCR Christmas Party
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s
23 TBA
30 Free Night
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Exchange Student - Guilia

Remember our exchange student Giulia and how one of her ambitions was to sing with a band.

She has made the first step and here is a picture of her at a Gig.


Last Week’s Meeting

CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Scott Chapman, gave an excellent presentation to our club and to a number of visitors from the RC Rotorua.

Rev John Flynn started a campaign for remote health via The Australian Inland Mission (AIM) in 1907 but inaction and WW1 meant it took ten years before he received support. Support came mainly because the newspapers picked up the story of a person in a remote area having “an operation” by a local farmer who operated using Morse code messages from a doctor. This and the 30 day time to get medical support generated tremendous public interest. At the same time a number of things happened. Pedal radio came into use. Planes became viable and H V McKay (of tractor fame) gave 2,500 pounds to buy a plane. AIM was founded and was the seed of the RFDS.

Now RFDS have 67 plans and 93 road ambulances treating near 300,000 patients PA.

Only 14% of their work is the “swoop and scoop” pick up of ill patients and the other 86% is providing dental care, optometry, and advice on issue such as diabetes, maternity checks and community education. Plus mental health care which is a growing problem.

A clever innovation is medical chest where there is a picture of a human and areas are numbered. In the chest are a wide range of pharmaceuticals and equipment. Communication between a non medical person and the remote doctor can use numbers rather than have the person try and explain or read labels. Funding is $60 million from the Federal Government, $220 million from state governments and $50million from charitable contributions. The RFDS has been voted the number one charity for public respect.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

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EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS CLOSE 30 NOVEMBER

Please see Adam for details of our club plans for the conference and for early bird special rates.

For details of speakers and events - http://rotary9800conference.org.au

Security Warning

The financial industry has warned that leading up to Christmas there is a significant ramp up in scams. Especially a growth in phone scams. Many scams are targeted at older person, or less IT literate group, who tend to also be more sympathetic to causes.

Assume any call/email/ text that offers you a benefit is a hoax. Even request to take part in a survey.

The Rotary Showcase Programme 2016-17 – A New Initiative

DG Neville John has initiated a Rotary Showcase Programme. Its aims are:-

  1. To exhibit the wide breadth of Rotary District 9800 contributions to the Local Community and Internationally.
  2. To select the most appropriate Venues and/or Events within the District where Rotary activity can be showcased to achieve optimum understanding and recognition.
  3. To fully utilise the operation of the Rotary Showcases to recruit new Members to District 9800 Clubs

On that basis your District Rotary Showcase Committee has selected 3 excellent venues and dates to provide maximum exposure.

  • Bendigo – Around Lake Weeroona on Australia Day, Thursday 26th January, 2017.
  • Melbourne – In the Atrium alongside Fed Square on Saturday 25th February, 2017.
  • Echuca – At the Steam Rally on Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June, 2017.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

We have all had a couple of weeks off and I had a great time with Neil, Philippine, Judy, Rick and Roe traveling the Flinders Ranges, up to Innamincka (pictured), and then back down via Cameron’s Corner, Tibooburra, Milparinka, White Cliffs, Mutawintji N.P., Mungo N.P. and home to Melbourne.

We all had a great time except for the flies and mozzies, but that is what you get when you head to the great outdoors. No major breakdowns except for me having a flat tyre on the bitumen on the way back to Melbourne.

Next time you see Philippine, ask her to show you the item she bought at White Cliffs as well as the item that she was given by the owner of the shop as well. Just goes to show what can be organised within a Rotary Club.

Rotarians are members of an organization that allows me to have two weeks away with some interesting people, having simulating conversation and visiting places that had allowed me to see geology that is millions of years old, visit the location where two white men died – but would have lived if they had taken notice of the indigenous people rather than thinking they knew better, had dinner in a cave, looked at some rare gems and talked to the person that dug them up, saw lots of native and not so native animals. This was only done because I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer


Photo: Mark and Philippine at Wilpina Pound


7 November 2016

A special meeting on 7th November - Royal Flying Doctor Service.
A not to be missed talk on an Aussie icon.
We are very privileged to have the CEO speaking so a big turn up would be appreciated.

Rotary Image?

You are off to a BBQ and don’t know anyone there. But you know there is person from Apple, a politician, an actor and a Rotarian. Before you meet them describe what sort of person you expect they will be.

How do you think the image of a Rotarian would appeal to a prospective member?

President’s Message

Is he alive or is he dead? That is the question?

Last heard of heading north on a crazy 4WD trip through the droughts and flooding rains.

Fingers crossed and hopefully our suburban bred exchange student has not had too much pulling and pushing of the 4WD in getting through sand patches and mud.

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
21 Free Night
28 Richmond Police Crime prevention
December
5 Dr Tony Atkinson Royalty and Romance
12 RCR Christmas Party
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s
23 TBA
30 Free Night
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS CLOSE 30 NOVEMBER

Please see Adam for details of our club plans for the conference and for early bird special rates.

For details of Conference speakers and events - http://rotary9800conference.org.au

Slade Literary Award School Promotion...

You never know when the work of Rotary will be seen.

Last week when visiting a school in the course of my work I saw the above in the Reception area of Auburn Secondary College

Every facet of the student’s involvement was covered: the theme, their essays, their awards. It was thrilling to see such a fabulous display and recognition of the value of the work we do.

Nia Holdenson


Allison - "Trick or Treat?"

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


24 October 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings


NOTE: No meetings 24 and 31 October. But a very special meeting on 7th Nov.
Not to be missed talk on an Aussie icon.
We are very privileged to get the CEO so a big turn up would be appreciated.

Date Topic Comment
October
24 No meeting Film cancelled-see note.
28 Lunch Meeting See note above.
31 No Meeting Cup Eve
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
21 Free Night
28 Richmond Police Crime prevention
December
5 Dr Tony Atkinson Royalty and Romance
12 RCR Christmas Party
January
16 BBQ Dr Janice Peeler’s
23 TBA
30 Free Night
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Film Monday 24th October CANCELLED

Unfortunately the film based on the polio campaign has been cancelled.

It was to be an advanced screening organised by RC Prahran but last minute complications meant the film could not be made available.

It has been decided not to reschedule the club meeting so no meeting on 24th and 31st (Cup Eve).

Lunch Meeting 28th Feb. Noon

Romulus and Remus opposite Amora in Bridge Road
RSVP Janice Peeler (jgarland@tpg.com.au)

The lunch meetings are not to replace the traditional Monday night meetings but are an experiment to cater for people that cannot make an evening meeting or prefer a daytime meeting.

Rotary has realises the concept of rigid rules regarding meeting attendance are not applicable to today’s society and RCR are trying a few ideas. Anyone welcome and as we do not have meetings for a couple of weeks maybe drop in on Friday.

Bad News - Good News

Our club and RC Braeside completely replaced the water and sewerage system at Bairo Pite Hospital in East Timor. The second largest health facility in the country.

We were assisted by a grant from District 9800.

Bad News - we have been selected for a random audit by 9800 and we to have obtain, from a third world country, all the invoices and receipts. (*&*&^*).

Good News – this shows that donating via Rotary gives assurance that ethical practices and good accounting standards ensure the effectiveness of donations

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

President’s Message

As you probably know we are about to have a couple of weeks off from our normal Monday meetings. I would like to thank Jenny List for all the work she has done in moving guest speakers around to accommodate the changes we have made to the meeting schedule over next couple of weeks. As well, I would like to thank Nia Holdenson and John Benger for all the work that they have done in the background to keep everyone informed of the changes that have been happening, sometimes on a daily basis.

I will be getting away on a little holiday while we are having a break and hope everyone has a nice rest from the meetings and if you are a betting person, back a winner in The Melbourne Cup. Just have a thought on the 24th of October as it is World Polio Day and remember we are VERY close to eradicating Polio from this world.

See you on the 7th November.

Rotarians are members of an organization that has Polio Plus, with support of US$350M from The Gates Foundation, has raised in excess of US$1.5 Billion to vaccinated 2.5 Billion Children worldwide since 1985 to try to eradicate Polio from our world.

I am a member of Richmond Rotary

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Planned 2016 Trip and a number of RCR members are braving the adventure with Mark. Including our incoming Exchange Student.

October
Saturday 22 Melbourne to Mildura 550km
Sunday 23 Mildura to Wipena Pound 500km
Monday 24 Wilpena Pound
Tuesday 25 Wilpena Pound
Wednesday 26 Wilpena Pound to Arkaroola 150km
Thursday 27 Arkaroola
Friday 28 Arkaroola
Saturday 29 Arkaroola to Innamincka via Strzeleccki Track 450km
Sunday 30 Innamincka
Monday 31 Innamincka to Cameron’s Corner 300km.
November
Tuesday 1 Melb Cup. Cameron’s Corner to White Cliffs 300km
Wednesday 2 White Cliffs to Mutawintyi 100km
Thursday 3 Mutawintyi
Friday 4 Mutawintyi to Mungo via Broken Hill 350km
Saturday 5 Mungo
Sunday 6 Mungo to Melbourne 600km


17 October 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings
NOTE: No meetings 24 and 31 October

Date Topic Comment
October
17 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
24 No meeting –see note re film night
31 No Meeting Cup Eve
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Film Monday 24th October - Jam Factory and Rivoli
Replaces normal meeting.

“Every Last Child” is the dramatic story of five people caught up in the current polio crisis in Pakistan. It tells of their sorrow, sacrifice and fearless determination in the face of mistrust, cynicism and violence.

$30 for movie & glass of wine on arrival - licensed cinema, take your wine in & enjoy it with the film!

The club is not organising group booking.

Please invite your friends, spread the word! Every $1 raised will be matched by $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in their support of Polio Plus!

Australian Rotary Health

Congratulations on Australian Rotary Health getting the “Lift The Lid” campaign going plus getting a double page spread in the Herald Sun. “Lift The Lid” is for lift the lid on mental problems and is a main focus of the ARHRF PhD scholarships offered.

RCR are closely involved with ARHRF and sponsor two PhD researchers and two Indigenous nursing scholarships. Motto Fashions is the sponsor of our Australian Rotary Health postgraduate PHD Scholar Michelle Benstead on Childhood Depression & Anxiety at Deakin University. The Mactier family plus a significant donation from Dawn Giltinan supports Steven Ngo (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia).

A scholarship is for 3.5 years and involves a contribution from the club of around $40,000, $40,000 from the institution and $20,000 from ARHRF. ARHRF does all the administration including calling for applicants and assessing submissions. Plus monitoring on going compliance and research.

Both of the researchers sponsored by us will be addressing our club on their research on Monday 27 February 2017.

Wanted Jam and Preserve Jars

A major fund raiser in March next year will be the opening of a classic garden for people to visit. On sale will be homemade jams. A major connoisseur of marmalade and Beverley Sutherland Smith have agreed to have a “cook in” to have fun in preparing more later.

We are asking for jars. Empty jam, preserve, pickle or other jars.

Can you please save suitable jars and contact Janice Peeler re collection.

Vale –Max Walker

Max Walker was a Patron of ROMAC. Max was a renowned speaker and commanded high fees for speaking at functions. On many occasions he spoke at no cost at fund raising function for ROMAC. He was instrumental in raising a considerable amount of money over a number of years. Apart from being a draw card Max was full of fun and enthusiasm and a wonderful supporter of ROMAC and actually also Rotary. He will be missed and we pass our condolences to his family and friends.

Member Andrew Cochrane and BPC

Screening 1,000 school children for heart disease in five days is no mean feat, but a team in Dili is conducting a landmark prevalence study of rheumatic heart disease. Once the extent of this insidious, preventable disease is known work to beat it! East Timor Hearts Fund has financed the study, as part of a commitment to tackling the root causes of poor heart health in Timor-Leste. Project partners include RhEACH, Bairo Pite Clinic and St John of God Timor-Leste, with medication generously donated by Pfizer. Part of the team is RCR member Assoc Prof

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

October is turning into a short month as far as usual meetings go. We will only have three meetings in October because we are not having a meeting on the 24th because of World Polio Day. We are all going to the movie on that night at Camberwell or Toorak. The meeting before the Melbourne Cup, ( 31st October ) is a usual meeting we cancel as most people take a long weekend and go away for a short holiday. Therefore, we would have had five meetings in October, but instead are having only three and will have a three week break between meetings.

This has actually worked out quite well for me as I am going on a holiday from the 22nd October to 6th November. I will be taking Philippine and Neil away for two weeks to show them The Flinders Ranges, Innamincka and back through western New South Wales. The meetings that I would have missed are the two meetings that have been cancelled. Sometimes things do come together nicely, so I will not miss a usual meeting.

Rotarians are members of an organization that has some of the greatest people in the world involved in it.

I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer


10 October 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings
NOTE No meetings 24 and 31 October

Date Topic Comment
October
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
24 No meeting –see note re film night
31 No Meeting
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Film Monday 24th October - Jam Factory and Rivoli. Replaces normal meeting

“Every Last Child” is the dramatic story of five people caught up in the current polio crisis in Pakistan. It tells of their sorrow, sacrifice and fearless determination in the face of mistrust, cynicism and violence.

$30 for movie & glass of wine on arrival - licensed cinema, take your wine in & enjoy it with the film!

Please invite your friends, spread the word! Every $1 raised will be matched by $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in their support of Polio Plus!

Wanted Jam and Preserve Jars

A major fund raiser in March next year will be the opening of a classic garden for people to visit. On sale will be homemade jams. A major connoisseur of marmalade and Beverley Sutherland Smith have agreed to have a “cook in” to have fun in preparing more later.

We are asking for jars. Empty jam, preserve, pickle or other jars. Can you please save suitable jars and contact Janice Peeler re collection?

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

The Bunnings sausage sizzle raised near $1,000

An incredible achievement on top of the $10.000 from the Motto Pop Up Stall and Trivia Night. Overall - $11,000 in a few weeks.

Many were involved in each event but special congratulations to Maureen (and Trevor), Neil and Allison who were the driving forces of the events.

Thanks to BBQ chefs and servers -Jean-Mark, Philippine, Genevieve, Laure, Mark, Judy, Janice P, Nia, Joan, Aviars, Nellya, Joan, Neil and Allison. Great to see outbound exchange student Genevieve and inbound students Philippine and Laure joining in the fun plus helping.

Also our compliments to Bunnings on the initiative of providing the facilities to charitable organisations.

Photo post operation at Monash and right a just received photo of Abigail at school a few weeks ago.

Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children - ROMAC

Some years ago Abigail was brought to Melbourne from Fiji with a relatively short life expectance due to a “growth” in her head. At Monash Hospital Prof Andrew Danks found “one of the largest cysts I have seen”. A complex and lengthy operation was completely successful.

Kim is another rather miraculous Rotary story and was operated on at Royal Children’s by Prof Holmes. Bone from a hip, skin from the thigh and bits and pieces from elsewhere resulted in a reconstructed face. A difficulty with growing children is the operation must allow for the child to grow and the “new” features to grow so there is no later distortion. A pretty incredible job by Tony Holmes. Again a recent photo.

District 9800 Conference

Shepparton – Victoria
30th March – 1st April

Please contact Adam Sherwell with expressions of interest in attending, to start booking the accommodation.

Accommodation places are fill ing fast, so email adam.sherwell@gmail.com.

Before and after conference itinerary to come, including River Cruise to wineries

One of the speakers.
Azmeena Hussain is a Director of Intouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence and the Islamic Museum of Australia. She is an External Advisor to Victoria Police, Chief Commissioner's Human Rights Strategic Advisory Committee and an AFL Multicultural Ambassador. She is a judging panel member on the Australia Day Awards – New Australian of the Year.

She is the Chair of Maurice Blackburn’s National Community Engagement Committee and is an Advisor to The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club and Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.

She was the Co - Chair of the Office for Women at the Islamic Council of Victoria and former board member of the Southern Migrant Resource Centre.

Most recently she was awarded a Victorian Women’s Governance scholarship by the Victorian Government. Frequently the top speaker at events covering racial integration.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

This week I am not going to say much at all. I am going to re-print the email our outgoing Exchange student sent to me about our Bunning sausage sizzle that Richmond Rotary did last Saturday.

Hello All,

Today I had the pleasure helping Neil and Allison at the Bunning’s sausage sizzle. Before I commence to the point of the email, I just want to thank and congratulate them for their dedication to Richmond Rotary fundraising, it is thoroughly impressive all that they have done alone in the month of September by organising the Trivia Night and helping assist the Motto Clothing among other things.

The Bunning’s sausage sizzle raised a total of $947.63 after deducting the float values and cost of ingredients.

Allison and Neil have asked me to thank all who helped out, or just dropped by to say hi. Thank you Jean-Marc, Philippine, Laure, Mark, Judy, Nia, Joan, Aivars and Joan, Neil and Allison for manning the BBQ and Cash

Warm Regards
Genevieve Cox

I could not have said it any better than this.

Rotarians are members of an organization that has RAWCS – Rotary Australia World Community Services which is to encourage district clubs to develop and implement international service projects. Helping our international community around the world.

I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer


3 October 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melb Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

President’s Message

As September comes to an end what a September Richmond Rotary it was.

I would like to thank all the people involved in running the Trivia night, especially Allison and Neil, Friends of Rotary and Melbourne Girl’s College. Then thank you to all involved with the Motto Pop Up Shop. Especially Maureen and John and Faye Browne from Motto Fashions. These two events have raised over $10,000.00.

Whilst we talk dollars the real value in how this is used by RCR in community projects. Disadvantaged youth, aboriginal education, international support of third world health, zero polio campaign, challenging more talented students and other local and international humanitarian work.

The fundraising has finished for September, but not by much, because Richmond Rotary will be at the Bunning store in Hawthorn on the 1st October, running the sausage sizzle and hopefully raising more funds for future projects. The other thing that this fundraising does, is get the Richmond Rotary banner out in our local community and people start to know we exist. Proof to that fact, was at the last meeting, two people turned up at our meeting to see what we are about. They have been on the Pop Up Shop mailing list and they stated that they will be at our next meeting.

As I keep saying, if people know we exist and then know what we do, they will want to be a part of this great organisation.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

BOOK SALE

Starting 3rd Oct on the first Monday meeting of each month we are asking you to bring along any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you think will sell for say $5.

Quality items that are gathering dust may help generate a few dollars for our causes. Plus you may pick up a bargain buying one of the items on sale

District 9800 Conference

Shepparton – Victoria 30th March – 1st April
Please contact Adam Sherwell with expressions of interest in attending, to start booking the accommodation.
Accommodation places are filling fast, so email adam.sherwell@gmail.m. Before and after conference itinerary to come, including River Cruise to wineries Thursday 30th March 12.00PM Golf Day 5.00PM
Registrations open 6.30PM Welcome function
Friday 31st March 8.00AM Registrations open 9.30AM General sessions start 7PM Club dinners
Saturday 1st April 9.00AM General sessions start 7.00PM Gala Dinner
Sunday 2nd April Free day

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


26 September 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
September
26 Mystery of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melb Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner
March
30 District Conference Mar 30 – Apr 1

Sale Sale Sale
SPECIAL MOVING PREMISES AND END OF LINE SALE

FASHION DESIGNER CLOTHES - This Saturday.

In addition to the normal end of line items the Motto Pop Up Stall for Rotary will be clearing items Motto does not want to take to their new premises. A one off opportunity to buy a fashion item from this iconic Aussie brand at a fraction of retail price. 534 Bridge Road Richmond 9.30 AM -3 PM 24th Sept 2016

Youth Exchange

Good to see our outgoing Genevieve Cox for 2016/2017 (going to Germany) at a couple of meetings. She has been attending to familiarise herself with our Rotary Club and also attended the Trivia Night

This week’s quiz. Which one is our exchange student?

To Rotary Club of Richmond

We begun school holidays on Friday.

We had lots of fun in our holidays this week with Allison and Neil. Wow we have done so much. Trivia night, Melbourne show, we went to Canterbury Rotary.

On Tuesday we visited the Mornington peninsula and caught the ferry to Queenscliff. On Wednesday we travelled to the Otways National Park and camped. I saw many koalas. Thursday we went to the 12 Apostles it was so beautiful and the weather was perfect.

Philippine

President’s Message

We are having one busy September. Since I last put pen to paper, or should I say, typed on the computer, we had the Trivia night which was a great night with lots of fun and laughs. Again, thank you to Neil and Allison, Friends of Rotary and to all who helped with the night and who made it such a great success.

I was not at the meeting on Monday as I had a cataract in my right eye done that morning and was home with a patch over that eye. I could have come as a pirate, but dressing up as a character was for the Trivia night was enough for one week. I hope everyone had a relaxed and enjoyable meeting and I will see you, and yes I can see you a lot better now, at our next meeting. One of the highlights was seeing John Nairn at the night and looking very debonair in his themed outfit.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Trivia Night

A well-attended night saw many exotic outfits as groups joined in with having a theme for their table. A well-chosen series of questions tested our general knowledge. Enhanced by bonus points for a Karaoke rendition of some of the answers to the music questions. Plus points for individual performances.

Fund raising ideas were nearest to the bottle coin toss, heads and tails competition, raffle of hampers full of goodies supplied by RCR members and the auction of the floral table centre pieces. Floral pieces again donated by Jill from Bridge Road Florist. The incredible job by Neil and Allison in canvassing the local traders for donations meant the silent auction was a great success plus the local traders were so generous there are vouchers left for other occasions.

The RC Fitzroy returned our visit to their night and had a table. Funds are dedicated the Melbourne Girls College and they had a number there. With then involvement of the traders, school and visitors it is great to see the work of RCR having a wider audience and more contributors. An incredible result was the raising of over $6.300 on the evening.

An outstanding event and congratulations to the Trivia Team, Neil, Allison, Trevor and Maureen.

Interact

Interact are the school age clubs based around Rotary. We have an Interact club at Melbourne Girls’ College. Maria Makris continues to mentor them. A number have attended our meetings. They are using the connection with Richmond Rotary and MGC’s Interact Club fruitfully. The President Laura Taylor attended the Slade Literary Awards Night together with Alex Garland, Nia Holdenson has now received the paperwork and the club has now been officially inaugurated by Rotary International.

District 9800 Conference

Shepparton – Victoria
30th March – 1st April
Please contact Adam Sherwell with expressions of interest in attending, to start booking the accommodation.
Accommodation places are filling fast, so email adam.sherwell@gmail.com. Before and after conference itinerary to come, including River Cruise to wineries. Thursday 30th March 12PM

Golf Day 5PM Registrations open 6.30PM Welcome function.
Friday 31st March 8.00AM Registrations open - 9.30AM General sessions start 6PM Club dinners
Saturday 1st April 9AM General sessions start - 7PM Gala dinner
Sunday 2nd April - Free day

BOOK SALE

Starting 3rd Oct on the first Monday meeting of each month we are asking you to bring along any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you think will sell for say $5. Quality items that are gathering dust may help generate a few dollars for our causes.

Plus you may pick up a bargain buying one of the items on sale

Women in Nepal - Support Program

The “Bringing the Light” film will be shown 11October, Como Cinema, 5.45,PM - $39 inc supper. Proceeds to support 9800 Assistant Governor Kate Strain who is trekking Nepal as part of a fund raising project to support the women in poverty in Nepal through training.

For a brochure refer to Sue Bolton or booking go to Trybooking.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing funds and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


19 September 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
September
Sat 17 Trivia Night MGC
19 Free Night
26 Mystery of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free Night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melb Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner

Polio Eradication Update

The eradication of polio is now a joint venture of many organisations including Rotary, the UN and the Gates Foundation and was a Rotary initiative.

Sadly two cases of polio have been reported in Nigeria. After two years of no cases being reported. BUT the Polio Plus strategy was ready and they have set up an emergency campaign to vaccinate 25 million children. As at this date millions have been treated,

The major problem in Nigeria is the Islamic Radical group Boko Haran. They are totally against anything western and were the group
that kidnapped the 300 young girls to use as servants and brides.

You may also recall they shot nine aid workers who were doing vaccinations in their country. Currently their influence is diminishing but in some areas the people distributing the aid must travel in armoured cars or with large military escorts. There are also helicopter drops of the vaccine to remote locations where people have been trained to administer it. Vaccination is just a couple of drops.

Lunch Meeting - A trial

Please note date as it was wrong in prior notice.
A few are unable to attend Monday evenings and the Board have approved a trial of a lunch time meeting. Fourth Friday of each Month at a local restaurant
This is not to replace the Monday Meeting.
Next Meeting: 23th September - Romulus and Remus Restaurant
648 Bridge Road, Richmond - Opposite Amora @ 12.30PM.
The venue of meetings will be discussed and could vary each month?
Please advise Janice Peeler if attending Janice Peeler (jgarland@tpg.com.au)

District 9800 Conference

Shepparton – Victoria
30th March – 1st April
Please contact Adam Sherwell with expressions of interest in attending, to start booking the accommodation.
Accommodation places are filling fast, so email adam.sherwell@gmail.com. Before and after conference itinerary to come, including River Cruise to wineries.

A busy month for Interplast programs

Interplast is a joint operation of Rotary and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Throughout August and into September we have supported our volunteers to deliver programs in Vietnam, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.

Also our programs team have been putting the finishing touches on numerous programs to be delivered in September - including to the Philippines, Vanuatu, Samoa, PNG and Fiji. In Mongolia, we delivered a “first of its kind” program for Interplast - a two-week program that included one week of paediatric burns surgery in the remote town of Murun, as well as a week of burns training delivered in Ulaanbaatar.

We’ve got lots of exciting projects happening between now and Christmas.

BOOK SALE

Starting 3rd Oct on the first Monday meeting of each month we are asking you to bring along any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you think will sell for say $5.

Quality items that are gathering dust may help generate a few dollars for our causes. Plus you may pick up a bargain buying one of the items on sale.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

Introducing Assistant Governor Anne King

Our Rotary District, 9800, is divided into a number of smaller groups, called clusters, and RCR is in the Heritage Cluster. Anne King is the Assistant Governor for our cluster. Anne has been a Rotarian for 18 years and has had many Rotary roles including being a club president.

Anne was in banking and finance has been in the Not for Profit sector since 2005. She is currently the General Manager, Corporate Services for the Lost Dogs’ Home where she manages Finance, HR and IT.

Anne has a keen interest in bushwalking and wine tasting and has trekked on the Kakoda Track, up to Everest Base Camp and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. She is about to start training for the Oxfam Challenge, which is a 100 km walk over 30 hours

Commonwealth GC Father –Son Trophy

Congratulations to Ben and Simon Hosking for winning Father and Son Trophy at Commonwealth Golf Club. These are prestigious events and at Commonwealth it has been running for 60 years.

Ben’s most memorable hole. A fair drive backed by a reasonable second shot was followed up with a poor third. Then an erratic fourth put Ben in a greenside bunker which was on the high side of the sloping green. Hitting too long and the ball would take off down the slope and leave two or more putts and a lost hole. Ben gently lobbed the ball out of the bunker to land just beyond the lip and then it started rolling, and rolling and rolling and went into the hole. Playing Par, Ben and Simon went from a probable loss of the hole to winning it and going one more up overall. Ben claims it was skill !!!!!!!

Congratulations to Ben and Simon.

No truth in the rumour Philippine is being sent home because of disparaging remarks about Vegemite. Seem here at the Costco Vegemite pallet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

We had the District Governor, Neville John, at our last meeting and he had some interesting things to say. He commented that the Rotary Foundation was celebrating its centenary and one charity rating group ranked the fifth best in the world and another equal first.

I wish to bring up the comments made by John and Trevor at the question time at the end of Neville’s presentation, about the awareness of Rotary to the general public.

We, in Rotary, know what a great organisation Rotary is and all the magnificent projects that all the Rotary Clubs around the world do.

Unfortunately, Rotary does a lot of preaching to the converted, us Rotarians. John and Trevor was asking Neville, what was District doing to get the Rotary word out into the public using T.V. and Social Media. I believe that if the public knew more about what we do, we would have people wanting to be involved with Rotary, as members and as sponsors.

Rotary has to look at the way it presents itself to the public and reach out to the public to say – HERE WE ARE, THIS IS WHAT WE DO, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO FOR YOUR COMMUNITY WITH ROTARY. If we could get this basic message out there, I believe Rotary membership would double, sponsorship would be easier to get and then think of all the Great Projects Rotary could do to SERVE HUMANITY.

Do not forget -
Rotarians are members of an organization that has a Foundation that is One Hundred Years Old, has just been ranked Equal First in the World, and one of its major projects for the last 20 years is to eradicate Polio from the world.

I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

One pleasant task the DG performed was to present our Past President, Nia Holdenson, with a District Citation for achieving 2015-2106 goals. Including strengthen of Rotary and our club. Covering such activities as growing membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community.

Congratulations Nia.


12 September 2016

Trivia Night Sat 17th September

Plenty of fun and bargains. See Below

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
September
12 DG's Visit
Sat 17 Trivia Night MGC
19 Free night
26 Mystery of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melbourne Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Meeting

SLADE LITERARY AWARD

Our guest speaker, author Ellie Marney, outlined the difficulties of getting work published and how she started as a teenager but it took 20 years before she had her first book published. She added that high powered marketing can result in an “instant success’ but generally it was hard work.

She emphasised the need to gain experience by entering competitions like the Slade Literary Awards.

Congratulations to Chairman Maria Makris, and to her team of organisers and judges. On the night our compliments to Maria for her chairing and to James Hamilton’s judges summary and especially to John Liddell for bringing to life the winning work with his reading.


RYAP PRESENTATION AND GRADUATION

Rotary Youth Arts Program is for disadvantaged youth and works on the proven concept that activities like dance, music, photography, sport and other non- academic courses influence the direction the participants take in life.

RYAP builds self-confidence and creates teams. The participant, often from non English speaking backgrounds, do not receive these important aspects from the academic stream. RYAP participants are selected by the Collingwood School and, in addition to their school subjects, do a RYAP course in dance or photography.

Following this they become eligible to enter the NEXT Step Program which coaches them on job applications, work issues, handling money and prepares them for further education or the work force. This is the 15th year RCR has managed and financially supported the program. It involved a large team including Rotarians and Friends of Richmond Rotary plus Trevor Pang as an excellent MC. But the driving force has been Tim Baker and we congratulate and admire his commitment and expertise. Whilst Tim receives acknowledgment I am sure his greatest accolade is from the satisfaction in seeing a significant number of young people who are now leading a meaningful life whereas without Tim’s input they could have gone in a very different direction.



PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

This week I will keep it short as our editor has told me there will be separate articles about the exceptional evenings for the Slade Literacy Awards and the Rotary Youth Arts Program. So I will not have to write about them, other than stating that Richmond Rotary excels at doing these events.

When you see the work that Richmond Rotary does, it makes you proud to say, I AM A MEMBER OF RICHMOND ROTARY and makes me honoured to say that I have the privilege to be the President.

Next meeting we have the District Governor, Neville John, as our guest speaker. Do not forget The Trivia Night on the 17th September. See you at the next meeting and the Trivia Night.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

10 BEST CHARITIES IN THE WORLD
Congratulations to Rotary Foundation and other charities.

There is a rating organisation in the USA which rates charity on issues like the percentage of money raised that actually goes to the cause, the financial governance and effectiveness of programs (which is influenced by size of the charity).

Congratulations to the Rotary Foundation as it came in 5th. There was only a few points separating the top 10 and the top four were UN Foundation, Catholic Missions, MAP Foundation and Direct Relief (the latter two are USA based and where there are huge personal philanthropic donations).

With all the adverse publicity about the Christian Church it was incredible, and impressive, to see fWhy don’t we see more of this good news?our of the top ten charities were Christian based.

Barry Roberts is our Foundation representative and if you would like to contribute, or learn more, please see Barry. An aim for the centenary of the Foundation is to raise $US 300 million.

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
Hello Richmond Rotary!

Here is my monthly report!

Host family: I am hosted by Neil and Allison, they are very nice and they have one son who is 20, who is also very nice.

Host Rotary Club/Counsellor: Richmond is my host club. My counsellor is Nia and I met her every Monday night, she also works at my school.

School: I am enrolled at Melbourne girl's college in year 10. My friends are very kind and welcoming.

Social activities and friends: I keep up my fitness and my friends took me to a football match, it was very entertaining.

Travel: My host family took me to Ocean Grove because they have a beach house. They also took me to the Dandenong Mountains for walk and saw the beautiful view.

Contact with Family: I have only had two Skype calls with my family; one for my family to met my host family and and other to say good bye to my older brother because he was going away for 7 months to China with his girlfriend.

Highlights: Going to Ocean groove. I saw the beach and I caught a fish for the first time.

Language: At the start it was difficult to understand because the people spoke very fast but now I can understand more but it is still a little bit difficult to keep up with the pace.

Feelings: I love being here! I rarely feel homesick because I'm always doing something.

And here is my week report!

This week we cooked home-made pizza, we went to Costco, we visited Mountains Dandenong where we did the 1,000 steps walk and we had a barbecue after the efforts and then visited to the sanctuary of William RICKETS.

We also went for a drive to Ocean Grove in the car with no roof on a sunny day. Sunday morning we go for see the grand children who playing soccer and then i went to Trevor's and Maureen for a barbecue and see their granddaughter!

On Tuesday nights I went with Neil and Allison in Soup Van for volunteer. I enjoy this helping.

Wednesday night I have for the first time « fish and chips » and i enjoy that so much!

Bisous Bisous
Philippine MARABITA

Lunch Meeting - A trial

A few are unable to attend Monday evenings and the Board have approved a trial of a lunch time meeting. Fourth Friday of each Month at a local restaurant
This is not to replace the Monday Meeting.
Next Meeting: 28th September - Romulus and Remus Restaurant
648 Bridge Road (Opposite Amora) @ 12.30PM.
The venue of meetings will be discussed and could vary each month?
Please advise Janice Peeler if attending Janice Peeler (jgarland@tpg.com.au)

BOOK SALE

Starting 3rd Oct on the first Monday meeting of each month we are asking you to bring along any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you think will sell for say $5.

Quality items that are gathering dust may help generate a few dollars for our causes.
Plus you may pick up a bargain buying one of the items on sale.

Meeting Sept 12th - District Governor visit to RCR

Good attendance please for the DG visit.

DG 2016-2016, Neville John, joined Rotary in 1995 and has had many roles within Rotary plus non Rotary board and executive positions including Children’s Protection Society and Kids Help Line.

He is married to Rebecca and they have two children.


Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

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Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


5 September 2016

URGENT PLEASE
Trivia Night - Have you booked yet?

Google www.trybooking.com/MKVB and have your credit card handy. It is simple to do. If any difficulty please contact via email: Trevor Pang (tpang@premiertrading.com.au) or send query to me at from address on this email.

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
September
5 Slade Award
Tuesday 6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
Sat 17 Trivia Night MGC
19 Free night
26 Mistry of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melb Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner

Meeting Sept 12th - District Governor visit to RCR

Rotary is divided Districts, three cover Melbourne and surrounds. A District Governor is appointed for a one year role and, together with their club, manages the district functions and administration for a year. Including organising the Conference.

DG 2016-2016, Neville John, joined Rotary in 1995 and has had many roles within Rotary plus non Rotary board and executive positions including Children’s Protection Society and Kids Help Line.

He is married to Rebecca and they have two children.

In his business life Neville was Chartered Accountant hip and managing partner role with a major accounting firm. including partners The role of the visit is three fold. Firstly for the DG to check on the functioning of the club and the adherence to Rotary aims. The second is to tell the club about the wider work of the District. Thirdly, by visiting all clubs, to learn the needs and successes our District, which is 9800.

President’s Message

I have had an interesting week. Last Tuesday I opened the Richmond Rotary mail that is given to the president and got a letter from NYSF ( National Youth Science Forum ) that Thirumagal Elanthendral was unsuccessful in getting into the program. I was very disappointed to get this letter as I know firsthand what an amazing program this is because my daughter, Stephanie had the privilege to go to NYSF in Perth and that started her on her way to do Science at Melbourne University. She has made some great friends through NYSF which still communicates with today. I then opened my emails and one from R.I. ( Rotary International ) that the Global Grant we had applied for The Friends of Hudad project was refused.** As you can tell I was not having a Good Rotary day. Since that email, a few emails followed and the project is still going ahead and I organised to get together with The Friends of Hudad to see what we (Richmond Rotary) can do to help the project along.

The week finished on a great note with, AGAIN, a great speaker telling us that the future is going to be very interesting, with our frig talking to our toilet talking to our doctor and telling us we do not need icecream this week. But sometimes you do “Need” ice-cream, as I did at the start of the week. As well as that our children and grandchildren will not require driver’s licences because of driverless cars. What a future we have to look forward to.

LOOKING FORWARD. Next Monday is the Slade Award night at Amora, followed on Tuesday by the RYAP Graduation at Fitzroy Town Hall. I look forward to seeing all of you at these functions

Do not forget -
Rotarians are members of an organization that has RAM (Rotarians Against Malaria) which is dedicated to fight against malaria, one of the major health threats in the world today.- I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

**Many projects Rotary support are incredible competitive e.g. these two grants, youth exchange and others. It is sad when our submissions are not successful but they are not easy to obtain.

Lunch Meeting - A trial

A few are unable to attend Monday evenings and the Board have approved a trial of a lunch time meeting. Fourth Friday of each Month at a local restaurant This is not to replace the Monday Meeting.

Next Meeting - 28th September, Romulus and Remus Restaurant 648 Bridge Road, Opposite Amora @ 12.30PM.

The venue of meetings will be discussed and could vary each month?

Please advise Janice Peeler if attending Janice Peeler (jgarland@tpg.com.au)

BOOK SALE

Starting 3rd Oct on the first Monday meeting of each month we are asking you to bring along any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you think will sell for say $5. Quality items that are gathering dust may help generate a few dollars for our causes. Plus you may pick up a bargain buying one of the items on sale.

Exchange Student Philippine

Participating in more Australian culture we see Philippine at the MCG watch a football game. Footy probably easy for host parents Neil and Allison to explain but I hesitate to think how they are going to explain a Test Cricket match that can go for five days and still be a draw!

Rotary International President 2018-19

RI are proud to advise the 2018- 2109 international president will come from Uganda. Airport security is tough in Uganda and since the announcement over 3,000 male Rotarians have volunteered to help out with airport security and surprisingly over 5,000 female Rotarians have applied for isas to visit our new RI President.

Welcome new arrivals

All horses have a common birthday. 1st August. Breeders time their horses to have foals in Aug / Sept so the horses can have a full year’s growth before they are classified as a certain age.

Important for age based races.

Race horse owner, Dawn Giltinan, pictures with a day old foal and one of three this month.

The RCR Treasurer is recommending we pool all our funds and bet it on a win in 2019???

Shelter Box - Italian Earthquake

This Rotary initiative supplies a “box” with a tent, food and essentials and they are shipped to disaster occurrences and within days. But only after an evaluation group has flown in to check there is a need and that the logistics are there to distribute them’

With the Italian earthquake a Rotary evaluation team were on the spot almost immediately and were advised by government officials that the government and local facilities had the needs well in hand and there was no need to ship Shelter Boxes. Communication has expressed the thanks to Rotary for their offer of involvement.

I mention this as Rotary is doing a lot to ensure their support is of value, and is sustainable, rather than doing things which are a waste e.g. shipping tents to Italy when they were not needed or installing a water pump somewhere when there is no way it can be maintained. This is a commendable way to ensure the most effective use of hard earned Rotary dollars.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


29 August 2016

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meeting

Date Topic Comment
August
29 Tech Revolution in Business Steve Sammartino
September
5 Slade Award
Tuesday 6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
Sat 17 Trivia Night MGC
19 Free night
26 Mistry of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melb Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner


President’s Message

To get to the heart of the matter, is a saying that is used to get to the core of a problem, but at our last meeting it had a slightly different message. We had Christine from the Heart Foundation come and talk to us about the symptoms to look for before a heart attack and the life style you should look at to help avoid having a heart attack. Christine stated that if you have any thought that you might be have heart problems - RING 000 – and get help, the ambos and hospital staff would love to say you have indigestion and then send you home, rather than waiting and having the other alterative.

September is a big month for our club with the following activities – Slade Award 5th, RYAP 6th, D.G. visit 12th and Trivia Night on the 17th. It would be great if all members could support all of our activities.

A little down on numbers this week, because a few people are away and a few of us are note as well as we could be. Still a great speaker and still a great buzz around the room – even with the smaller numbers.

Do not forget -
Rotarians are members of an organization that I believe has the best humanitarian Projects in the world. I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Mark Dwyer President 2016 - 2017

Richmond Rotary Youth Arts Program 2016

Tuesday 6th September 6.00pm No charge. Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy 36 Year 9 Collingwood College disadvantaged students are attending either Dancehouse or the Centre for Contemporary Photography throughout Term 3 each week and will present their Dance and display their Photography from 6.30pm to 8pm. Opened by the District Governor Elect Peter Frueh.

It has been shown such programs have significant results in the development of self- confidence and the choice of positive directions by youths facing considerable challenges. Come and support them in their endeavours. Refreshments provided thanks to the Friends of Richmond Rotary.

Contact Tim Baker 0412 568 531

Next Week’s Meeting

The “Tech Revolution in Business” has been incredible over recent years. Would you believe we have just celebrated only the 25th anniversary of the Internet and now it is an integral part of our lives. Then from the local shop to on line shopping. The mobile phone. Communication via electronic avenues.

Should be a “not to be missed” meeting.

Last week’s speaker. Heart Issues

What an incredible pump. 60 -80 beats per minute every hour every day of the year and every year of your life.

“There is no guarantee for good health but you can change the chances of having a health heart” said our speaker Christine. If you have a sedentary life style you need to compensate with other activities. Eat a healthy diet. Don’t smoke and have no more than two glasses of wine a day and at least two alcohol free days a week.

Vanessa stressed 000 would rather have a false call than have someone die. She outlined the signs of a heart attack and these are available on the
web site of The Heart Foundation.

Lunch Meeting - A trial

A few are unable to attend Monday evenings and the Board have approved a trial of a lunch time meeting.
Last Friday of each Month at a local restaurant
This is not to replace the Monday Meeting.
Next Meeting: 28th September, Romulus and Remus Restaurant
648 Bridge Road, Opposite Amora. - 12.30PM.
The venue of meetings will be discussed and could vary each month? Let Janice Peeler know if you are interested

BOOK SALE

On the first Monday meeting of each month we are asking you to bring along any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you think will sell for say $5. Quality items that are gathering dust may help generate a few dollars for our causes. Plus you may pick up a bargain buying one of the items on sale.

Worawa Aboriginal Girls College

Girls at Worawa come from very difficult backgrounds and usually where there is little exposure to events like restaurants, theatre, formal events.

As part of their overall “progress to womanhood” the College has a debutant ball.

Boys from local, and Melbourne, schools volunteer to act as partners including the attendance to the rehearsal days. As well as supporting the College, RCR and friends had over a table at the ball, held at Pullman on the Park (old Hilton).

An exceptional evening and incredibly touching.

Exchange Student

Photo: Philippine, our Exchange Student from France seen her getting to know the locals.

She can keep fit as, via the work of host mum Alison, the Mayor of Yarra has agreed to provide a complimentary Gymnasium Membership.

Rotary Exchange started in 1929 and currently there are over 8000 exchanges per year. Over 150.000 in the last 20 years (when records started) and well over 250,000 since inception. That is an incredible experience for the student plus it leaves a legacy of inter country association that goes well beyond just the year’s exchange.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


22 August 2016

President’s Message

Last Monday’s meeting showed that you do not have to look outside our club for an interesting speaker. Jill McIntyre talked to us about her past and showed that taking some chances and making some instant decisions about life and work can be fun and work to your advantage in the end. I would love to sit down with Jill and hear more about the life she has lived so far, because mine is a bit boring to date compared to hers.

Talking about doing something a little different, a reminder of the trip that Judy Nettleton and myself are putting together. We are looking at leaving Melbourne on Saturday 22nd October and arriving back in Melbourne on Sunday 6th November. The basic route is Melbourne – Mildura – Wilpena Pound – Arkaroola ( Flinders Rangers ) - Innaminka ( Burke and Wills, Cooper Creek ) – Cameron’s Corner ( three states intersection ) – White Cliffs ( Opals ) -Mutawintj National Park – Mungo National Park – Melbourne.

If anyone is interested in coming with us, please contact me and will see if we can find you a seat in a car or if you have a 4WD please came and see an amazing part of Australia.

Again, another great turnout, with another great member speaker with a great buzz around the room during and after the meeting. I know we can keep up this GREAT standard. WHAT A GREAT RICHMOND ROTARY WE HAVE.

Do not forget -
Rotarians are members of an organization that has Rotary Friendship Exchange, this reciprocal program advances international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing Inter-District and Inter-Club relationships that lead to fellowship and service projects.

I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

Trivia Night Auction Items - Opportunity to bid for bargains

An incredible list of contributors from our local community and our compliments to Neil and Allison for the work in accumulating this impressive list.

Category Supplier Description
Personal Care
Body Active Voucher
Zigbi Hairdressing Voucher
The Glam House Hair & Beauty Voucher
KJ and Hair Voucher
Food and Wine
Niche on Bridge Vouchers
The Royal Oak Voucher
The Vine
Mt View Hotel
10 Vouchers
Voucher
Roosters on Bridge Voucher
Grafalis Café and Coffee Voucher
Roasters
Gypsey & Musquito Voucher
Bier Keller Voucher
Boheme Voucher
The Spread Eagle Hotel Voucher
Bouzy Rouge Voucher
Mr Jennings Voucher
Romulus & Remus Voucher
The Sporting Globe Voucher
The Bridge Hotel Voucher
Rising Sun Hotel Voucher
The Swan Hotel Vouchers
Agapi Voucher
The Grand Voucher
Vaucluse Voucher
Pg.2 Voucher
The Meatball and Wine Bar Voucher
Salona Restaurant Voucher
Vaucluse Voucher
Duncans Wine
Richmond Hill and Larder Voucher
Dan Murphy Voucher
The Amora Hotel Voucher
Home
Home Direct Product
Dare Gallery Product
Harvey Norman Product
Swan Street Auction Product
Koko Lane Product
General
Bridge Road Florist Product
Hocking Stuart Signage

Book Now at: www.trybooking.com/MKVB

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
August
22 Heart Foundation Vanessa Slow
29 Tech Revolution in Business Steve Sammartino
September
5 Slade Award
Tuesday 6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
Sat 17 Trivia Night Melbourne Girls’ College
19 Free night
26 Mystery of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
10 Managing Stress and Insomnia
17 Free Night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melbourne Cup Theme
November
7 Royal Flying Doctor Scott Chapman CEO
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.Mark Twain

Paul Harris Recognition to Jill McIntyre

Nia Holdenson was proud to present Jill with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.

Jill has been involved with RCR for over 18 years including prior club membership and recently re- joining.

Jill has given generous floral contributions for RCR for events, illnesses, member celebrations, funerals plus recently organised one of our “best events ever”, the flower arranging class (and now an annual event).

Jill’s 2AM starts, to buy flowers for her iconic business in Bridge Road, means her attendance is limited but Jill has been a major contributor to the club. Bridge Road Florists is the largest retailer of flowers in Melbourne and never close. 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.

Congratulations Jill and many thanks from RCR.


Volunteers Needed

At our last meeting we had a number of members from the RC Canterbury. A speaker mentioned they are seeking volunteers to help with one of their projects.

BUSY FEET is dance and movement for children with physical and/or mental disability and via dance and movement develop self-confidence.

RC Canterbury are seeking volunteers to give one on one help to the children Hawthorn CC are involved and supporting.

Time: Wednesday 4.40 to 5.30.
Location: Area in the Hawthorn Town Hall.
More info: Jenni 0407 334 107 busyfeet@canterburyrotary.org


Trivia - How they judge wines.

Wines are set out in categories and a panel blind taste them. The way points are allocated is around 15% for appearance, 30% – 35% for nose (smell) and 55% to 50% for taste.

The gold, silver and bronze are not for first second and third but indicate the points received. So all wines between 90 and 94 points receive a silver medal. The value of the medal varies by show and medals at Melbourne, Sydney or the International Show have higher standing than medals from lesser shows.

A Trophy is usually for the best in a category and there is only one of these per category.
86 - 89 points gets a bronze medal.
90 - 94 points gets a silver medal.
95 + points gets a gold medal.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


WOW - What a great group of people representing Australia

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Topic Comment
August
15 Jill Mc Intyre Jill tells us of the person behind the badge.
Sat 20 Worawa Deb Ball
22 Heart Foundation Vanessa Slow
29 Tech Revolution in Business Steve Sammartino
September
5 Slade Literary Award
Tuesday 6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
Sat 17 Trivia Night MGC
19 Free night
26 Mystery of Migrating Birds Ken Gosbell
October
3 Puffing Billy History Rob Dawson
17 Free Night
24 Shen Performing Art Natalie Durkovic
31 Melbourne Cup Theme
November
14 War Graves at Fromelles Lambis Englezos
December
12 Christmas Dinner

Worawa Debutante Ball

Girls from often difficult backgrounds emerge as beautiful young ladies at the Debutant Ball. They are presented to Elders as part of the event.

We have over one table and would love a few more to complete a second table. RSVP Janice Peeler or myself at above email. 20th August. 6.30 for 7.00pm Pullman on the Park (previously the Hilton) $130.

When you know the background to many of these girls this becomes one of the most touching and meaningful event you will ever attend.

Supporting projects at Worawa is a RCR endeavour.

Trivia Night

Melbourne Girls' College
Sat 17th September $30 Please keep date free for this major RCR event
More next week.

Book Now at:
www.trybooking.com/MKVB

Epigenetics

Monday’s speaker was A/Prof. Craig, a researcher into epigenetics.

Our DNA and genes are hard wired. However in addition to what our DNA and genes dictate we are, our past and present environment also impacts what we have become.

Epigenetics is researching how our environment impacts us and how the environmental aspects from prior generations are passed on to future generations. Investigating how someone brought up suffering trauma, or someone brought up in a loving home, not personally influenced plus they pass characteristics to future generations. If a male or female parent has suffered, say, PSD some influence of the occurrence will be passed to future generations. As an example of epigenetics is that, clinical trials show offspring of obese parents will probably be obese even separated from the parents and put on a healthy diet. But it is not locked in, as are DNA and genes, and we can positively improve our wellbeing and pass that benefit to future generations.

One benefit of the research is to track what physically changes in the body. What attaches to genes, or influences the way genes work. Once done it will be possible to develop targeted treatments for things like obesity, PSD and other problems related to environmental events. With epigenetics and gene manipulation it is incredible where research is going.

Exchange Students

Madi's has cut short her exchange as her father has transferred to Great Briton for two years. Madi has RELUCTANTLY had to cut short her exchange to Spain to be able to enter the UK education system preparing for the vital year 12 level.

Madi has been a great ambassador for Richmond, Rotary, youth exchange and Australia. This was expressed at the District 9800 Exchange Committee meeting last night. Madie spoke on some of her experiences.

International Chair, Trevor Pang, does an incredible job in handling the overall issues plus the day to day issues of the host families and students in the program

Our incoming student, Philippine, reports she is having a ball with host parents Neil and Allison and we acknowledge the wonderful support Neil and Alison provide to the club in this area.

Sam Owori has been selected to be 2018-19 Rotary President

The 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International has unanimously nominated Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

Owori says he sees in Rotary "an incredible passion to make a difference". As president, he plans to "harness that enthusiasm and pride so that every project becomes the engine of peace and prosperity."

Olympics

President’s Message

Last week we had a very international flavour, with three Rotary Exchange Students at the meeting. All exchange students being connected to Richmond Rotary. Philippine Marabita is our exchange incoming student from France. Madi Hannan- Jones is our outgoing student to Spain and Genevieve (Jen ) Cox is our outgoing student to Germany and she leaves at the end of the year. Just goes to show the connection Rotary has around this world.

The guest speaker, Jeff Graig told us about the research he is doing and how behaviour makes for a better life style sooner and will make things better for future generations. For some of the older members of the club, it might be a bit late, but I am sure we will be passing on this information to our children, and our grandchildren.

Another great turnout, with another great speaker, with a great buzz around the room during and after the meeting. What a great night. Did I say Great too many times?

Never.

WHAT A GREAT RICHMOND ROTARY WE HAVE.
Do not forget –

Rotarians are members of an organization that has ROMAC – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children, that bring children from underdeveloped countries to Australia for life changing medical procedures.
I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Special Meeting

What makes you unique? A 90’s discovery proved that the "nature V nurture" debate is influenced by an additional physical aspect. The discovery that our DNA does not change but there are attachments to our DNA resulting from experiences and environment. Come and hear why you are you.

8th August 2016 at 6.30 for 7 00PM

Amora Hotel Riverwalk - 649 Bridge Road Richmond. $30pp

Two course meal. Drinks at bar prices.

RSVP Mark Dwyer mark@shepparddwyer.com.au

Assoc. Prof Jeffrey Craig and what makes you individual?

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Speaker Subject
August
8 Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig Murdoch Children's Research Inst.
15 FREE NIGHT
Sat 20 Worawa Deb Ball More later
22
29
September
5 Slade Award Digital Marketing
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
Sat 17 Trivia Night Melbourne Girls' College
19 FREE NIGHT

RCR Involvement with $100.000 medical aid to third world countries

A shipment of 5000 endotracheal tubes on their way to Adopt A Clinic. These tubes that are placed in the throat during operations so the patient can breathe.

Adopt A Clinic is an Australian organisation that supports third world country hospitals with supplies.

The tubes were donated to RCR and RC Braeside and are valued at around $20 each. This is a significant use of 8 August 2016 medical equipment which, without Rotary, may have gone to a tip. They are high quality units but the local distributor changed the brand they distribute and needed to quit excess stock of the old brand.

It has been an interesting exercise to distribute the tubes as many countries do not have the facilities to use them. We see headlines here about ambulance response times being in excess of 15 minutes but many places in the world have no access to medical treatment of any sort. We are so lucky. Rotary experience has shown that just sending equipment without checking it can be used is a waste of money.

The next load going to PNG.

We thank Janice Peeler who has stored the tubes whist we sought a source for them

President’s Message

What a FANTASTIC* meeting we had on Monday night. The guest speaker, Winston Marsh, had us looking at things differently and realising, that we should be waking up in the morning and stating what a “fantastic” day we are about to have.

It was “fantastic” to hear from a speaker that has such optimism, and expressed in such a way that we should all look forward to the world that we live in. Winston also gave us a bit of a rev up about how good Rotary is, and that if more people know about us we would have them queuing up to be a member of this great organisation.

As you know that is one of the main objectives of my year as president, to get a bigger community presence, and hopefully more local members, and better connection with the local business community. All a work in progress at the moment.

We had Genevieve Cox (Jen), our outgoing exchange student formally introduces herself to us as well as Alex Garland and Lara Taylor from Melbourne Girls’ College Interact Club introduced themselves. Again, what a privilege to see the youth in our community doing such great things. It shows again that the future is in such great hands with these young people. Do not forget

Rotarians are members of an organization that has a foundation that will distribute over $120,000,000.00 to Rotary projects this coming year.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

“Fantastic” was the word used by Winston to say how you should see each day and each issue.

Pictured Alex Garland and Alice Noonan the MGC Interact members. Interact is the Rotary arm operating with students and youth.

RCR 2016 – 2017 Executive.

Executive
President Mark Dwyer
Vice President Judy Nettleton
Past President Nia Holdenson
Treasure Judy Nettleton
Secretary Nia Holdenson
Protection Office Nia Holdenson
President Elect Chris Kemp

Board Members
1st Year Directors

Dawn Giltinan
Ross Telfer
Adam Sherwell
2nd Year Directors
Neil Elliot
Jenny List
Janice Peeler

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Special Meeting

8th August 2016 at 6.30 for 7 00PM

Amora Hotel Riverwalk - 649 Bridge Road Richmond.

$30pp Two course meal. Drinks at bar prices.


RSVP Mark Dwyer mark@shepparddwyer.com.au

Assoc. Prof Jeffrey Craig and what makes you individual?

A 90’s discovery proved that the “nature V nurture” debate is influenced by an additional physical aspect. The discovery that our DNA does not change but there are physical attachments to our DNA resulting from experiences and environment. Come and hear why you are you.

Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Speaker Subject
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8 Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig Murdoch Children's Research Inst.
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award Digital Marketing
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
17 Trivia Night Melbourne Girls’ College
19 FREE NIGHT

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

President’s Message

What a great night we had at our last meeting. Our Youth Exchange Student from France, Philippine Marabita (pictured right), had her first meeting with us and the room was overflowing with people.

The average age on the head table was the lowest it has ever been with all the young people chatting to Philippine in her native language. We also had our outgoing Youth Exchange Student, Genevieve Cox, (pictured left) with us. So the room had a youthful and international feeling, which was terrific to see and especially hear from where I sat.

I reiterate what I stated on the night about one of the cornerstones of Rotary. Rotary has “The Four Way Test”, and one of the four is – “Is it Fair to All Concerned?”

What I like about Rotary is that anyone can be a Rotarian. It does not matter what religion you follow (Christian- Islam - Klingon ), or your ethnic background (they will even let Redheads be members) or the politics you follow, as long as your agree to the ideals of Rotary which one is – “Is if Fair for ALL concerned?“.

Imagine if everyone in the world asked this question before doing anything, what a much happier and safer place the world would be.

Do not forget -

Rotarians are members of an organisation that one of its four corner stones for being a member is – “Is it FAIR to ALL concerned?”

Four Way Test
Rotary suggests all actions and decisions should pass a four way test.

Is it the truth
Is it fair to all concerned
Will it build goodwill and better fellowship
Will it be beneficial to all concerned.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

Paul Harris Recognitions

President Mark Dwyer invited last year’s President, Nia Holdenson, to present recognitions that were a carryover from her year. Two were Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) recognitions to Sue Bolton and Janice Kesterton.

Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and a PHF is given in recognition of a donation of $US1,000 ($AU1,350) to the main Rotary charity, the Rotary Foundation.

A PHF comes from a personal donation or the club donates the money and presents a PHF to an individual in recognition of their contribution to the club. In the case of RCR, we give an annual donation to Foundation and the club gives the right to choose recipients of PHF’s to the President of the year.

In the case of Sue and Janice they have both received club recognition in the past plus have contributed a sum per year and over the years this has accumulated to entitle them to a PHF Samphire i.e. an additional PHF.

The Rotary Foundation is one of the largest charities in the world. Because of volunteers it has the highest rating that can be achieved based on a USA charity rating scale. The rating is based on accountability, effectiveness and most importantly on the percentage of the money given that actually ends up in hands of the cause and not dissipated in administration etc. Because of the high level of volunteering over 95% of money given to the Foundation goes to the cause.

The main cause has been riding the world of polio and “we are so close”. If you would like to donate maybe a sum PA as part of your philanthropic work please see Barry Roberts who heads up this area.

Who is RI President John Germ?

Son of a stonemason who excavated and built his own home John did not have an easy start. His school nickname was “bacteria” (Germ) which did not help- imagine calling anyone that today? He worked as a food server to pay his own way through university. He joined the USAF as a navigator with one of his sad memories was flying soldiers bodies from Vietnam.

After his USAF service he joined an engineering company and within ten years was Chairman and CEO. He served on many of Chattanooga’s community boards. His achievements include many fund raising initiatives, he built a recycling plant rebuilt the city’s baseball arena, started school scholarships and many more activities.

In Rotary he headed up the challenge set by the Gates Foundation of a $ for $ donation if Rotary if could raise $200 million. We raised $229 million.

One of the most impressive aspects of Germ’s comments is “society has changed in many ways and we need to look at how Rotary can best work in this day and age. Changed meeting commitments, better links with business re partnerships and sponsorships, accommodating younger people with family and work commitments”.


Meetings - Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Speaker Subject
July
25 Michael Womack Enterprise Tall Ship History
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8 Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig Murdoch Children's Research Inst.
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award Digital Marketing
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
17 Trivia Night Melbourne Girls’ College
19 FREE NIGHT
26

President’s Message - Mark Dwyer

I have had an easy first couple of weeks as president, in reference to meetings, the first was cancelled, the second was the meeting at the Art Show, which I did not have to anything, other than admire the paintings. The third meeting was a relaxed meeting with no official speaker, but Brooke told us a little of her background. She stated that at only 26 years of age she did not have much to say about what she had done to date, except visiting 34 countries, a degree in archaeology, a Master’s Degree in education, international level at Irish Dancing, and some of the amazing other things. I am feeling a little underwhelmed by the things I have done so far! I look forward to hear from Brooke in about five to ten years to see what she accomplices during that time. I know it will be amazing.

Pictured PP Nia Holdenson presenting Brooke with a recognition of her achievements as a first year Rotarian.

Do not forget -

Rotarians are members of an organisation that has the highest non- governmental status with the United Nations.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Exchange student Phillipine arrives

More news later and this is just to advise Philippine has arrived and is settling in with host parents, Allison & Neil. Next week they will be meeting with Melbourne Girls’ College Vice Principal ,Linda Brown, to organise her schooling.

Allison and Phillipine at arrival at airport.

Dr Janice Peeler presented with a Royce Abbey Award

Royce Abbey was the Australian President of Rotary International in 1988-89.

“This award highlights the importance of the individual Rotarian whose enthusiasm, commitment and willingness to give of their time and expertise enables Rotary to respond to the needs of the community both locally and internationally. In receiving this Award, Rotary Club of Richmond has made a financial contribution to the Royce and Jean Endowed Fund within the Rotary Foundation in Janice’s name. The fund finances the Royce and Jean Abbey Vocational Training Team, a program which provides opportunities for community leaders, teachers
and researchers in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region to come to Australia to gain experience and skills for the benefit of their communities and country”.

PP Nia noted - “Janice, since you have joined Rotary you have engaged yourself with our projects and initiated projects of your own. You have received a donation of thousands of endotracheal tubes of all sizes that you have distributed widely, free to the receiver, both locally and to overseas recipients. You have worked with the Worawa community, hosting several dinners in your own home, offering medical expertise to the students at Worawa, initiating the Classic Gardens concept, & heading the Fundraising and Social Team and in many, many ways, supporting the club.”

“I would like to present to you the certificate and pin of the Royce Abbey Award”.

Four Way Test

Rotary established a test you can apply to any planned action. They are good questions to ask related to personal or business issues.

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better fellowship?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Monday Meeting 11 July. Not at Amora

Monday July 11 is our visit to the Camberwell Art Show, with Meeting, dinner and short talk first. Cost $25 per head including dinner.

The details are: VENUE: SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY, Burwood Road, Hawthorn Enter by front door on Burwood Road, ( no Clearway after 6.30pm.)
TIME: 6.30 for 7pm as usual
COST: $25 including dinner
RSVP by PM 9th July - Jenny List jlist@benbow.com.au

Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Speaker Subject
July
11 Camberwell Art Show Meeting & Art Tour
18 FREE NIGHT
25 Michael Womack Enterprise Tall Ship History
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8 Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig Murdoch Children's Research Inst.
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award Digital Marketing
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
19 FREE NIGHT
26

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A wonderful Rotary /ROMAC Story

Copy of a 2015 wedding invitation below for Anu Kumar an ex ROMAC* patient. Anu’s skull has stopped growing but her brain was expanding and she was facing a painful death.

An insert was put in her head and it had to be expanded each day by her father turning a screw.

Here her father explains to the TV people, who covered the case on the three prime time news services, on how he had to do this.

Wow. From a painful death to getting married.
A real Rotary and ROMAC story.

Pictured Dr Janice Kesterton a ROMAC Medical Consultant, Dad Ram, Ex RCR member and executive at Epworth where surgery was done Mellisa Carfax – Foster. Anu after main operation but pre following corrective surgery.

* ROMAC Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children and brings children to Australia for medical treatment.

Special Meeting. Dairy Note

8th August 2016, 6.30 for 7 PM
Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road Richmond. $30 Two course meal. Drinks at bar prices. RSVP Mark Dwyer mark@shepparddwyer.com.au

Assoc. Prof Jeffrey Craig and what makes you individual?
A 90’s discovery proved that the “nature V nurture” debate is influenced by an additional physical aspect. The discovery that our DNA does not change but there are physical attachments to our DNA resulting from experiences and environment

Diet, trauma, love, alcohol, stress, caring, nurturing and experiences such as the depression are more than a memory. They physically change not only us but the changes are carried forward to future generations.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Funeral - the late Dr John Garland

The funeral for our late member and friend, Rotarian Dr John Garland, is on Monday at 2.00pm July 4th at St. John's Anglican Church, 86 Clendon Road, Toorak.

Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Speaker Subject
July
4 Natalie Durkovic Shen Yun Performing Art
11 Camberwell Art Show Meeting & Art Tour
18 FREE NIGHT
25 Michael Womack Enterprise Tall Ship History
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8 Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig Murdoch Children's Research Inst.
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award Digital Marketing
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
19 FREE NIGHT
26

Jill McIntyre and Bridge Road Florists

Again the club is indebted to Jill for the generous donation of flowers for presentation bouquets and the table centre pieces. The centre pieces were sold to the highest bidder at each table and a few lucky attendees took home a very attractive arrangement.

Jill has not been 100% lately and with her 3AM starts at the flower market has not been able to attend meeting. We wish her well and we are deeply indebted to her for generously supplying flowers for many RCR events each year.

And as shown by the presentation to Nia the floral tributes certainly add to the event.

Thanks Jill.

Change Over

An exceptional night as Nia handed over the reins to Mark. The evening started with the Nia sadly acknowledging the passing of our member and friend John Garland.

A key item of RCR Hand Over's is the presentation of the year's Annual Report.

This is an incredible document outlining a wide range of activities. Including PhD research scholarships, upgrading a hospital in East Timor, training for disadvantaged youth for further education or employment, support creating a school in Ethiopia, education in Bali, indigenous nursing scholarships, support of Worawa Indigenous College and an incredible range of youth programs.

Copies available from our Secretary & http://www.rotaryrichmond.org.au/ANNUAL%20REPORTS%20JUNE%202016%20EDITED.pdf

On behalf of the Club we acknowledge the time and expertise Nia contributed during her year and as Mark noted “One of our best Presidents ever”. And he added “A hard act to follow”.

We also acknowledge the support from Ian and pass on to them both the appreciation of all club members and friends.

2016 – 2017 Theme

Each year the incoming Rotary International President selects a theme for their year. This year President John Germ has selected the following theme and logo.


2016 -2017 District Governor Neville John and Rebecca

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President’s Message

Richmond Rotary change over has taken place and may I say, I thought it was a great night. From the noise in the room, it seemed that the reason we were there was getting in the way of a great catch up with friends, which is fantastic. As I stated in my, hopefully short address, the night was a celebration of all the great work that Richmond Rotary has done in the last year to make the world we live in a better place.

Again, I wish to thank Nia for being a great President for the last year, and as I stated to a few people on the night….. A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation and the biggest single project the foundation is doing is the eradication of Polio from the world. As shown on the video we are this close. Last year there were 74 cases of polio and so far this year only 17. The hope is that during my year there will be the last case of polio in the world.

During my year as president I wish to get the message out into the local Richmond area that we exist. I believe that if people know we are here and what we do, they will help us, either by becoming members, or with financial support, or just people power.

You probably noticed that I acknowledged the traditional owners of our land. I will be doing this at every meeting from now on and I wish to give a few reasons why.

  • I think it is right thing to do
  • We are sponsoring two indigenous nursing scholarships
  • We are working to help the Worawa Indigenous Girls’ College
  • ichmond Rotary is proud to promote indigenous history and culture, that we proudly display it on 1/4 of our club banner

Do not forget my I am a Member ad.

I am a member of one of the biggest, and I believe, the best service organization in the world. I am a member of Richmond Rotary.

Your Richmond Rotary President 2016-17
Mark Dwyer

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

It is with great sadness that I advise the passing of our very esteemed, and beloved, member Dr John Garland last Wednesday. Apart from his contribution to various club activities, his sense of humour was a wonderful feature of our Monday meetings. He will sadly be missed and I will advise further details as they become available.

Well, this is the last President's report from me. Next week you will be hearing from our new President, Mark Dwyer.

Continuing from last week, I would like to acknowledge some more Rotarians from our club. Tim Baker almost needs no introduction. He is renowned for his work in our club with Mock Job Interviews, RYAP and Next Step program. This year he continues to work to ensure that these programs continue to assist youth and help them find their place in the world.

John Benger works in the background each week compiling and producing our bulletin.

Neil and Allison have taken on the task of the BBQ at Gleadell Street, ensuring that we connect with the community despite the 5.00am start to each Saturday. They also both are great supporters of our Youth Exchange program, offering a place in their home for our Youth Exchange visitors.

John Garland, with Janice, has also supported our Group Vocational Exchange Program by offering a place in their home for Glaiza during her stay with RR. John and Janice also hosted the RI Birthday in February, offering a fantastic setting for our celebrations. Janice has headed the new FAST (Fundraising and Social Team) from late last year and has organized a number of very successful events.

Dawn Giltinan has been a significant supporter in organizing many of the club functions plus generously contributed to their financial success. She has also offered to be in charge of selling/recycling books on the first Monday of every month.

Andrew Michaelides offers his premises in Bridge Road Richmond for our Motto Pop-Up stalls three/four times a year. These very successful stalls would not be possible without a venue to support them.

Chris Kemp takes charge of our Educare program, works with the Slade committee, is in charge of Meetup for our club (and takes a role in other social media support programs) and assists with many of our projects.

Janice K. is a board member and a member of the Slade committee. She brings with her years of Rotary experience and knowledge.

Trevor Pang also offers years of experience and knowledge. He heads our international Committee, is a part of the District YE team, and personally sponsors our web site www.rotaryrichmond.org.au. Barry Roberts is another RR member who has years of expertise and knowledge. His support of me has been during the presidency has been invaluable in terms of advice and knowledge.

Kristen has worked quietly in the background with our Facebook page, ensuring that all our events, supporters and special speakers are featured and that we have a voice in the community. She also is a member (and judge) of the Slade Committee and has taken on some of the tasks of Secretary after Jo left.

Other members who support our programs are Nigel Peck, Simon Marriot, John Nairn, Warren Golding, John Griffith, Neale Jackson, Aivars Lode and Tony Webb. New members this year are James, Brooke, Jill, Adam, Jean-Marc, Jill, Peter and Andrew. They have already contributed or are about to, to add their own special touch to RR.

This list could not be complete without mentioning FoRR. Headed this year by Joan Kennedy, the ‘Friends’ continue to work with us to raise money and support projects.

One of my pleasant, and last, duties was the honour of inducting two new members to the club. Both past Rotarians and now joining Richmond. We welcome them and wish them every success and a lot of fun as members of the club

Peter Bloomfield and Assoc. Prof Andrew Cochrane

In conclusion I would like to add my special thanks to Ian for his understanding and support throughout the year.

Best wishes and take care

Nia Holdenson
President
Rotary Richmond
'Be a Gift to the World'

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Next week's speaker - Sue Elison talking on Linked In

June 27 Changeover Night.

Red items not a Monday Meetings

Date Speaker Subject
July
4 Natalie Durkovic Shen Yun Performing Art
11 Camberwell Art Show Meeting & Art Tour
18 FREE NIGHT
25 Michael Womack Enterprise Tall Ship History
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8 Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig Murdoch Children's Research Inst.
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award Digital Marketing
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
19 FREE NIGHT
26

Position Vacant- Bulletin Editor

Mark is urgently chasing a bulletin editor. The format and content need not necessarily be as per the past versions and many clubs have formats that are less editorially demanding. Please see Mark if you are able to assist.

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

It is with sadness that I write one of my last Bulletin President's Reports for my Presidency.

How quickly the year has passed. There have been many highlights of the year, many fundraising functions and events, and many club meetings. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Board for the 2016-17 year. They worked tirelessly on their projects and encouraged and supported both me and each other for the year. Board members and Committee chairs take on the responsibility of leading their areas of service and by taking this they accept the huge task of organizing some of the very special events that characterize our club. Jenny List works many months in advance to organize the program. She books the speakers, taking care that they are interesting and have a message for the members. Jenny organizes the chairs of the meeting, setting up the AV equipment for the speakers, ensures that a bio is sent in advance, reminds them of the details of the meeting and then thanks them afterwards. Judy Nettleton has continued with the role of Treasurer and I would also like to thank her for this task. This is a complex and many faceted role that she handles with aplomb. We are genuinely very lucky to have someone with Judy’s skills in this position. Brooke Sandilands and Maria Makris have both worked together in Youth Services. They have initiated our very first Interact Club, have organized students to go to RYPEN (twice) and MUNA, found a candidate for the NYSF, prepared notice board at MGC for Rotary and Interact and Maria is now working on the Slade Literary Award to be held on Monday 5th September. Ben, once again, led the team that organized the Ern Ainger Public Speaking Award. Together with the RC Melbourne Park, he contacted schools, judges and venues. He organized the heats and the finals at Amora. He followed this up by thanking all of the people involved, getting the awards organized and going to a school assembly to ensure there would be a public presentation of the cup. Tim Baker heads the Community Service team and ensures the RYAP and Next Step program continue to be flagship projects for our club.

All of our members have roles and responsibilities that they take on with consideration of the part each plays in the success of the club as a whole. Every club member is valued for their contribution and participation and I would like to thank every one of you for the roles you have taken this year. Our club is strong because of you.

Finally, a last reminder to book your tickets to our Changeover event via Try Booking (details on the invitation) so that we can all join together to welcome Mark Dwyer as our next President.

Best wishes and take care.

Nia Holdenson
President
Rotary Richmond
'Be a Gift to the World'


Date Subject Speaker
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Some of the people that make the club tick

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dear Members and Friends,

As the Rotary year draws to a close it is fitting that I thank many of the members who have supported both me and the club during the past year. Many of you would not know that both Chew Chan and James Hamilton regularly take photos of both our meetings and events and post them onto Google drive for access at a later date. These photos have been invaluable at times when we need a visual record of what we do. Each week Ross and Dot sit at the 'payment' table to take the money for the dinner from Rotarians and guests. They set up the table so that the badges are available, both for members and guests, and keep the records of attendance. Both of the above jobs are essential to the smooth running of a club and are often not recognized for their importance.

Another task that is often forgotten is all the work that goes into 'On to Conference'. This year Dot did a fantastic job in securing accommodation for those of us who were lucky enough to attend the conference. She booked restaurants for club dinners, before and after tours and accommodation, and overall, ensured that we all were able to, very easily and without much personal input, attend the Bendigo conference.

I would also like to thank Sue Bolton for filling the role of Secretary until the new Rotary Year. Sue also has a very large District Role, so the additional duties of Club Secretary have meant that she has spent many hours a week doing Rotary work. I cannot thank her enough for her advice and support.

As Changeover draws near I would like to remind Committee Chairs that Annual Reports are due next week. Could please send them to Sue Bolton asap so that they can be printed and collated for distribution on Changeover. I would also like to remind members that tickets for Changeover are available on Try Booking this year. Please access the link on the invitation to secure your place.

One more meeting to go…

Best wishes and take care

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary

Next Year's Program
Red items not a Monday

Date Speaker Subject
July
4 Natalie Durkovic Shen Yun Performing Art
11 Camberwell Art Show Meeting & Art Tour
18 FREE NIGHT
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award
6 Rotary Youth Arts Night Fitzroy Town Hall
12 DG's Visit
19 FREE NIGHT
26

Position Vacant- Bulletin Editor

Mark is urgently chasing a bulletin editor. The format and content need not necessarily be as per the past versions and many clubs have formats that are less editorially demanding. Please see Mark if you are able to assist.

Flower Arranging Day

After successfully biding for the flower arrangement designed at our demonstration day the bidder donated the arrangement to Worawa.

It was placed in their Board Room for a major event there, Reconciliation Day, and the Principal has sent a photo and note thanking the donor and others involved for the kind gesture.

Poker Night

If anyone is interested in poker the RC Albert Park have an interesting night. Pre game tuition plus $50 gets you 1500 in chips. At the end of the evening prizes are given out according to the number of chips you have accumulated. Details from Jo Cowling.

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Date Subject Speaker
June
Jun 6 Jamin Heppell Game Changers
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Speaker Program

As the year draws to a close it is an appropriate time to compliment Jenny List on the speaker program she arranged for this year. There are two aspects to the Program. One is sourcing interesting speakers and the second is the logistics of arranging suitable dates, arranging their equipment needs and even catering for last minute changes. Both quite onerous re time and expertise.

This year we have had an exceptional line up.

Many thanks and congratulations Jenny.

Next Year’s Program

One of the changes is there will be more free night, or nights without a speaker. Maybe including a club, or Rotary, issue for discussion or just a social night.
It is also planned to have an occasional lunch time meeting. This will not replace the evening meeting but will be an opportunity for people not able to get to night meetings to have contact with the club.


Date Speaker Topic
July
4 Natalie Durkovic Shen Yun Performing Art
11 Camberwell Art Show Meeting & Art Tour
18 FREE NIGHT
25 Michael Womack Enterprise Tall Ship History
August
1 Russell Pearson Digital Marketing
8
15 FREE NIGHT
22
29
September
5 Slade Award
12 DG's Visit
19 FREE NIGHT
26

2017 - 2018 Office Bearers

Incoming President Mark Dwyer is putting together his team. If anyone would like to volunteer, or nominate someone, for a position please see Mark.

Position Vacant- Bulletin Editor

Mark is urgently chasing a bulletin editor. The format and content need not necessarily be as per the past versions and many clubs have formats that are less editorially demanding. Please see Mark if you are able to assist.

Passwords - Here’s a Clever Idea!

I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will say, "Your password is incorrect."

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Picture

A pilot and driver from Angel Care. Angel Care has 2,400 private pilots around Australia plus as many drivers. They provide medical transport for patients from regional areas to appointments in Melbourne. They are not air ambulances but provide a vital service to people facing long drives to access the medical care that we take for granted as “city people”. In many cases transport for repeated visits required for such situations as preparation, surgery and post-operative care related to surgery or repeated chemotherapy.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

The end of the Rotary year is nearing and with that the final ‘jobs’ that need to be done. These include the final committee reports and preparations for Changeover on Monday 27th June. A reminder has gone out to Committee Chairs regarding the final reports so that they can be formatted and printed in time for changeover. In regards to Changeover, please invite your partners and friends to share in the welcome that we will be extending to new President Mark Dwyer. Invitations will be issues this weekend. As well, we will be having our joint Board Meeting on Thursday 16th June to welcome the new board.

Last Monday we were delighted to welcome eleven members from RC Fitzroy to join our meeting, including President Bev McFarlane, with Guest Speakers from Angel Flight. We were grateful to have boosted numbers as a quick ‘whip round’ after the meeting to support Angel Flight contributed $355 to their cause.

The District Changeover this year is a luncheon at RACV Club in the city on Sunday
26th June. There will be a table of Richmond Rotarians, so if you are interested in attending and joining our table, please book via TryBooking and request seating with Richmond Rotary.

Best wishes and Take Care,

Nia Holdenson
President - Richmond Rotary
‘Be a Gift to the World’


Date Subject Speaker
May
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Pop Up Fashions Sale

With the ongoing generosity of our supporters, Motto, and more recently Claude D'alban, we achieved an excellent result on Saturday 21 May. With thanks to the hard working team Sue Bolton, Dawn Giltinan, Jo Cowling, Joan Kennedy, Sally O'Sullivan, Sue Roberts and Maureen Pang. We also thank Andrew and Chris Michaelides for kindly allowing us use of their most congenial shop where we have held ten pop up clothing sales.

In particular, Faye and John Browne, who supply us with the beautiful range of clothing. All funds raised will go to our community and international projects.

Pictured Sally OSullivan and Maureen Pang on check out duty.

Flower Arranging Demonstration – "One of the best ever meetings"

Jill McIntyre and her internationally trained Elsbeth (both from Bridge Road Florist) incorporated instruction, fun and amazement as they demonstrated floral arranging.

The incredible arrangement on the left emerging as flowers, branches, fruit and leaves were placed to build to this final result.

Jill explained how getting top quality, long lasting, flowers involved sourcing them from places such as Singapore, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and other countries. Jill matched the arrangement preparation with information, humour and tips.

A few audience members were selected to copy arrangements and Jill noted that had they not been sold she would have been happy to have sold them in her shop.

The Amora Hotel served an exceptional brunch and a comment was "Best Rotary event I have ever been too. When are you doing it again". In relation to the later Jill has agreed to do it again next year. An important aspect of this event is the ability to bring non Rotary bring friends to an exceptionally event.

Jill very generously donated all the flowers and the sale and auction of items made over $500.

BORN TO SERVE!

Anaesthetists Dr Janice Peeler and Dr Dawn Giltinan seem to have found their true skill after decades in lesser roles in the operating theatres of The Royal Childrens Hospital.

The role of Sausage Servers Left two pictures at Burnley Garden Open Day and right picture at Worawa Reconciliation Day.

As they said "decades of putting on surgical gloves is reflected in our ability to put on sausage handling gloves".

Ainger Public Speaking Award

Around 125 people came to hear the ten finalists. In the words of the judges "the highest standard ever and the first time we have had split votes". One "take away message" was that -coming along in the world is an incredible youth group. So different to the picture of youth painted by the media.

Whilst the judges tell us it is the presentation, and not the subject, it is hard not to get caught up in topics covering fashion and slave labour, declaring war on Canada, social media, domestic violence and would you believe - masturbation.

Ben Hosking must be congratulated on this event.

For his own expertise and effort and for obtaining so much support. NHP for heat prizes, judges Stephen Yolland, Jemma Richards and Michelle Maglitto, MGC, the Ainger family, Nigel Peck and the co-hosts RC Melbourne Park.

Also compliments to our President, Nia Holdenson, who so professionally presents the club at such events.

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends

You will see elsewhere in the Bulletin all of the exciting events that have been happening within Richmond Rotary. We are a vibrant and busy club and being a member of such a club ensures that you are never bored.

We are coming to a close of the current Rotary year and look forward to welcoming Mark Dwyer as our new President. He has been busy organizing his board and setting up his committees and will share all his plans for 'his' year at our Changeover event on Monday 27th June. This year we will be trialling the 'Try Booking' system for paying for Changeover, so stay tuned for further developments.

I was very pleased to attend the first Interact Meeting for 2016 at Melbourne Girls' College on Wednesday 25th May. Over 25 students attended and all worked in small groups to define the projects that they were interested in developing. The three key members of the group will be attending a meeting in the near future (depending on their exam schedule) to share the groups’ thoughts on possible projects.

Best wishes and take care,

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
'Be a Gift to the World'

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We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


THIS SUNDAY - Flower arranging demonstration

Bridge Road Florists and Rotary combine to have an internationally accredited florist explain, and demonstrate, the art of floral arranging.

Amora Hotel Riverwalk: 489 Bridge Road Richmond.
10.30 AM to 1 PM 22nd May $40 includes tutorial, substantial finger food, Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP: Janice Peeler jgarland@tpg.com.au

Date Subject Speaker
May
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Richmond Rotary Youth Programs

Youth is one of the avenues of to the community of our club. Our work in the area youth encompasses the following.

Ainger Public Speaking Award

Via heats over a week the finalists are selected to compete at a meeting.

Slade Literary Award

Local students submit short stories and the finalists attend an award presentation at a club meeting.

RYAP, Rotary Youth Arts Project

It has been shown that disadvantaged youth benefits from having involvement in non-academic areas such as dance, photography or music and sport. RYAP is a program, with other clubs and the City of Yarra, of round 30 youths being involved in photography and dance.

Next Step

Next Step is a program to prepare disadvantaged youth to obtain employment. Case workers develop career plans, teach CV preparation and interview techniques. RYAP graduates move into the Next Step program.

MUNA Model United Nations Assembly

After elimination of teams there are the finalists and they attend a simulated meeting of the UN in Canberra. We support a team. The issue to be discussed, and the country a team represents, are drawn from a hat. The youth develop a passion for their position and the education and fun are often replaced by assertive, even aggressive, argument.

AWARDS

We have formed a close link with the local high school. Melbourne Girls’ College. We provide a number of awards that recognise achievements. STEM Award (Science Technology Engineering Maths). Community Services Award. We fund two attendees to the International Women’s Day Breakfast. MGC is an incredible school with 55 postcodes and 126 nationalities amongst the students.

Worawa Indigenous College

Worawa is a residential college for Indigenous girls covering years 7 to 10. Plus providing support in gaining school positions in years 11-12. Many of the girls come from backgrounds were they have faced mental and physical hardship. Projects include assisting the school plus providing social events to equip the girls to handle events like dinners and socialising.

Mock Job Interviews

Rotarians and friends act as interviewers for around 80 girls from Melbourne Girls College. The girls apply for one of a number of positions and must prepare CV’s and folios of their work. The interviews are similar to a normal job interview and with a critique at the end.

Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

Sponsorship from Motto Fashions and organisation by Australian Rotary Health provides for two scholarships to cover the cost of training of two indigenous nurses.

National Youth Science Award

A contribution to the cost of a student attending a 12 day Rotary science seminar in Canberra. Including access to some incredible equipment in government organisation in the ACT

Rotaract

Is a school age based organisation linked to Rotary. Incredibly a club linked to us has raised near $30,000 which will be matched and a major project will be undertaken in conjunction with a Rotary club in Ethiopia.

RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Award

RYLA is an 8 day camp training 18+ is aspects of leadership. We fund two attendees.

RYPEN Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

RYPEN is a weekend event to develop skills in adolescence. We fund two attendees and on occasions run the camp.

Youth Exchange

This is an iconic Rotary program where students in year 10 spend 12 months in a foreign country and/or we host a foreign student. Students move from homesickness to loving the time. Participants receive an experience that is life changing. We have a nominee going to France in July and will be hosting a student from France.

Incoming Exchange Student

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Canterbury we are hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from France.

Philippine Marabita arrives in July and will stay for a year. Please contact our President if you have any opportunities that might help to enrich this incredible experience.

Philippine (17) has three brothers, four dogs and lives in the French countryside. She is passionate about horses and enjoys snow skiing.

Worawa Reconciliation and Sports Day

24 May 9 AM – 2PM at Worawa Healesville.
Special event Worawa v MLC Aussie Rules Football.
A range of events on the day including traditional ceremonies and musical presentations.
A group will be car pooling to go. If interested please contact Janice Peeler jgarland@tpg.com.au

Correction

In the last edition I said Dr Janice Kesterton was our first female member. In fact she was pipped on the post and Beryl Golding as the first. Beryl was the wife of member Salvation Army Major Warren Golding. Warren and a few of his “mates” still play the Carols at our Christmas Meeting.

VALE - Trish Morphet

Members and friends have been advised of the sad news that Trish passed away earlier this week. Together with her husband, Miles, they were a vital part of our club. Funeral details are as follows.
St James Anglican Church
1461 High Street (cnr Burke Rd) Glen Iris
Monday 23rd May commencing 2.00pm
(In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Australia)

Want to keep in touch with what Rotary is doing?

We produce a weekly newsletter and if you send your address to jbenger@bigpond.net.au we will add you to our mailing list. This list is not a source for personally chasing fund raising and is an information sheet.

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Once again, so much is happening in Richmond Rotary.

On Saturday we have our Motto Pop-Up stall in Bridge Road, Sunday is our fundraising Flower Arranging Brunch and on Monday evening we have the final of the Ern Ainger Public Speaking Contest.

The Ern Ainger final is always a ‘big’ event on the Richmond calendar with around one hundred members and guests attending. Be sure to let Ben know if you are coming, as well as the numbers of friends and family that will be coming with you. Let’s be entertained by the skills of our young public speakers and see which school takes the winning cup this year.

The Motto Pop-Up stall only occurs three or four times a year, so make sure that you don’t miss out. Samples and pre-loved designer clothes will be available from 9.30 – 4.00 this Saturday at 534 Bridge Rd Richmond, all at the low cost of either $10 or $20.

The Flower Arranging Brunch on Sunday 22nd May at Amora Hotel is also a ‘not-to- miss’ function. We have partnered with Bridge Road Florist to ensure that you have an informative morning of flower arranging tips and techniques, along with a scrumptious brunch. Please let Janice Peeler or myself know if you plan to attend.

I attach a photo taken at Yarra Council ‘Volunteer Week’ celebrations last week where I accepted, on behalf of Tim Baker, the award for Outstanding Commitment to youth. Although a number of people are involved in the programs that Tim takes charge of, he is the leader of them all and a most deserving volunteer for this award.

Best wishes,

Nia Holdenson
President
Rotary Richmond
‘Be a Gift to the World’

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Date Subject Speaker
May
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

District Governor Change Over

Sunday 26th June. 11.30 AM Julie Mason hands over to Neville John
RACV Club. 11th Floor 510 Bourke Street, Melbourne
$75 including lunch, drinks and entertainment.
RSVP Sue Bolton sbolton@globaldial.com

Trivia Night

The Trivia Night has been deferred until later in the year. More info to follow.

Women In Rotary - 4th May

Rotary started as males only. Not a major issue as that was the way society was structured. But society changed. However the problem with organisations where members make the rules is they tend to like the status quo. Thus society was moving towards equality but this was not happening in organisations such as golf clubs, racing clubs and even Rotary.

After being disaffiliated for admitting a female member in the USA, the RC Duarte went to the Supreme Court and on 4th May 1987, by a decision of 7 to 0, the Court upheld the right for women to join. A week later the club inducted their first female member and she went on to be a President, DG and world speaker at Conferences.- Dr Sylvia Whitlock.

In the case of our club we were male only and the board decided to hold a vote on admitting female members. Some spoke regarding the concept of male clubs, female clubs and mixed clubs. The vote was to admit women but it was not required as almost simultaneously a law was passed that banned gender based organisations.

One of the speakers advocating that Rotary have male, female and mixed clubs, and RCR be male, was the late Tom Wilding. After the vote he was the first to nominate a female for membership and that was our current member Dr Janice Kesterton.

Globally the female membership is around 25% and growing. But in countries steeped in gender difference, such as Japan, the membership of women is still low. In 2012 the first woman Treasurer was appointed to head the Rotary financials area and in 2013 the first woman was appointed as an RI Vice President.

SALE SALE SALE - Ladies Designer Clothing

21 May 9.30 AM to 3.00 PM 534 Bridge Road Richmond.
Designer items that are surplus to stock on sale for $10 - $20.
These sales are becoming famous as top designers, such as Motto, clear their surplus stock.

An Exchange Student Story

In 1983 I was lucky enough to take part in a life changing year which I owe to Rotary. I was sent on exchange to Japan at the age of 16.

At that time Japan was enthusiastically opening its doors to the world but was still reclusive.

As a foreigner running around Narita in my school uniform I remember bent over old ladies and men stopping dead in the street to watch me in complete shock as they came to terms with the new world coming.

Fast forward 34 years. I have recently had the opportunity to thank one of my wonderful host families. I was very close to one of my host sisters in Japan. Her very independent 16 year old daughter has been haggling for quite some time to do an overseas trip on her own. Her mother wisely decided the only place she was comfortable sending her at that age was off to visit me in Australia. And so 16 year Asumi battled through the Australian airport on her own with no English, (and having her luggage searched due to sniffer dogs deciding rice cookies might be a concern).

We had a ball. I had forgotten there is so much to see in Victoria. We visited the 12 Apostles, Healesville Sanctuary, the Penguin Parade and Melbourne. Who knew that Easter Eggs would be a smash hit. She took 33 of them home as souvenirs! I thought the highlight of the tour would be the Koalas but no. By far and away the most exciting thing for Asumi was the homestay with my sister’s family where she lived an Australian lifestyle for two days and meet my sisters children, who are her age. That blew her away. And my sister’s family now want to go to Japan to visit.

It's like a domino effect. And reassurance that Rotary have got the right idea about the importance of building bridges between countries.

Such a positive experience 34 years ago continues to build bridges today. Thank you so very much Rotary.

Flower arranging demonstration

Bridge Road Florists and Rotary combine to have an internationally accredited florist explain, and demonstrate, the art of floral arranging.

Amora Hotel 489 Bridge Road Richmond.
10.30 AM to 1 PM 22nd May - $40 includes tutorial, substantial finger food, Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP Janice Peeler jgarland@tpg.com.au

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends

Last Monday (9th) was our 'Social' evening, and though we didn't have many members attend, we did all enjoy each other's company. I was able to show the videos of 'Pray for Paris' created by an Australian French Exchange Student, the video created by the students at Melbourne Girls’ College for the Rotary Video Competition last year, and the Heritage Cluster Video prepared by Don Heath and Heritage Cluster Presidents for the Bendigo Conference in March this year. Don did a fabulous job of taking the photos and verse I provided and creating an interesting and detailed video of RCR activities. We were both surprised and delighted that the Amora chef decided to give us a buffet dinner. A great night of fellowship and food. I would like to remind all members that our Fundraising, Flower Arranging Brunch will be held at Amora, 489 Bridge Road Richmond at 10.30am to 1 .00pm on Sunday 22nd May. Cost is $40 and includes substantial finger food. Drinks at bar prices. Please bring family and friends to this unique event.

Yesterday I was delighted to attend the Yarra Council 'Volunteer Week' Award Presentation. Club member, Tim Baker was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Work with the Community'. The theme for this year is 'Give Happy, Live Happy', and we can all attest that if you do that you are happy.

Ben Hosking and his team from Richmond Rotary and Melbourne Park Rotary have been busy every evening this week hosting the heats of the Ern Ainger Public Speaking Award at Melbourne Girls’ College. Every evening has been a 'full house' and we thank Ben and his team for all their hard work to get to this point. Last Friday, Ben held the Melbourne Girls’ College heat in the Library for MGC students from years 7 -12. This was a very long day but Ben and his judges managed extremely well. All contestants receive a certificate and a book voucher. The FINALS will be held at Amora on Monday 23rd May, so we look forward to a wonderful night of entertainment. Please let Ben know how many guests you are bringing so that we can cater fully.

Last Friday morning, Janice K, Sue Bolton, Janice P, Jo C and I attended the 'President's Breakfast' hosted by the Rotary Club of Brighton North. Guest Speaker was Gideon Haigh who gave us an outline of his latest book. Frustratingly, he left us with a cliff-hanger. Now we will all have to go out and buy it!!

As always, lots of things happen in Rotary. Take Care,

Nia Holdenson
Richmond Rotary
'Be a Gift to the World'

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Rotary Richmond combines with Bridge Road Florist.
Sunday lunch whilst learning the intricacies of floral arrangements and decorations. Maybe give as a Gift Voucher for Mother’s Day.

Amora Hotel - 489 Bridge Road Richmond.
10.30 AM to 1 PM 22nd May
$40 includes substantial finger food. Drinks at bar prices.

Instructive and fun day and contributing to an attractive cause plus prizes and awards on the day.

More information to follow. For a Mother's Day voucher.jbenger@bigpond.net.au

Date Subject Speaker
May
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Icon Event, The Ainger Public Speaking Award Help need

bhosking@bigpond.net.au We ask if Rotarians and friends could assist us in hosting the heats on Monday May 9 , Tuesday May 10 , Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 12. No judging involved and just welcoming and providing guidance to students, parents , teachers and friends. We will be doing this along with the RC Melbourne Park members over the four nights of the heats . 7.15pm start and finishing at 10.00pm, details from Ben.

We can guarantee an entertaining evening listening to some outstanding young speakers.

Also please put in a reminder about the Ainger Award Final on Monday 23 May at Amora Hotel at 6.30pm for 7.00pm

President's Message

As Rotarians we are invited to attend many events and functions. Of course, it is impossible to attend them all, and unrealistic to expect that we would or could. Over the past week I have sent several ‘fliers’ for events, and District Assembly is also coming up in a fortnight, but the event I would really like you to prioritize is to help Ben with the Ern Ainger Heats that are being conducted in the Lyceum at M.G.C.
next Monday – Thursday. This is one of our most ‘famous’ projects but Ben cannot do it alone. Yes, he does have help from Melbourne Park, but it is a RICHMOND ROTARY project and I would hope that members are kind hearted enough to give up an evening to help Ben. It is always an interesting night, and always entertaining, and getting to know the students prior to the Final Evening is always a bonus. Please give this some consideration and thanks to those members who have offered for Mon/Tues.

Following the success of the 'Jeremy Oates' night on East Timor, the board have decided to have 'major' meetings each quarter where we can showcase our projects and achievements and invite friends and relatives to share the evening with us. Keep this in mind for the future.

The board also approved that the $6,000 allocated to East Timor could be carried over to next year with the hope it can be built to $30,000 and thus make us eligible to apply for a matching international grant. With $60,000 we can leave a major legacy to East Timor. That will give our fund raising group a challenge but they should be up to it and have modestly called themselves FAST; Fellowship And Social Team.

FAST had a very successful day on Saturday 30th April at Burnley Horticultural College. Selling sausages raised almost $1000 for fundraising. Well done to all those present on the day, both FAST members, Rotarians and FoRR.

Monday is a special night as our designated 'social' night. I have invited Kelly Sydenham to join us (Group Vocational Exchange outgoing team member hosted by RR) to briefly tell us about her experience. I also have some videos to show you, so come prepared to relax and enjoy the evening.

Also, on behalf of the whole club I wish Trevor Pang the best as he has had an eye problem and is undergoing treatment.

Best wishes,
Nia Holdenson
President
Rotary Richmond
'Be a Gift to the World'

Fund Raising and President Elect.

We have a trailer/BBQ, pictured, and we can attend functions to sell sausages or for a fee provide food at events.

Last Saturday was an open day at the Burnley Gardens and we had out BBQ and team on duty. Not being sure of numbers our procurement officer, Janice Peeler, decided not risk over ordering sausages.

Came the day and glorious sunshine brought out the crowd and at midday a panic team was sent out to source more sausages and bread. Not easy in the traffic. Panic again at around 1 and a second "sausage search" team was dispatched.

In the end around $1,000 raised.

An incidental benefit was one of the Burnley Gardens executives came up and thanked us for providing an added attraction for adults and kids that came.

President Elect. Mark Dwyer, pictured said "This pose represents my plans for my year i.e. lean and delegate". Hopefully he was joking!!!!

The world is the best it has ever been.

Child mortality in 1990 was 9%, is now 4.6% and will be half that in 2030. Africa's spend on food imports has dropped to $50 billion and with improved fertilisation ,farming techniques, crop types will feeding itself by 2030. Malnutrition is being dramatically reduced. The male/female education gap has dropped from 10% to 5%. Relative to population there are less lives being lost in conflict than anytime in history.

A vaccine will be available for malaria in 2030. Polio has been near eliminated. Then why does it appear to be so bad? The simple answer is AWARENESS.

The globalisation of media, and the fact sensationalism sells, means every disaster is dramatically presented to us and 24/7.

Take air crashes. There are 100.000 scheduled commercial flights per day, yep every day. Some for 14 hours or more. There are less than 300 deaths from air crashes in a year. Around the same number as the Victorian annual road toll. It would not seem so but air travel is safe and the most dangerous part of any flight is driving to the airport.

Awareness of disasters means it seem life is getting worse but it is getting better.

A long way to go but we are getting there. I think Rotary can be proud of our part.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Date Subject Speaker
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Exciting News - RCR PhD Scholarship Awarded

Cancer research has been enhanced by a 3.5 year PhD scholarship via RCR.

This award has been funded by $38,500 from an annual fund raising event, Pearl Day, which was initiated and is run by, Past President Rob Mactier, in memory of his wife and donations from RCR. $24,500 from ARHRF (Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation) and $38.500 from the institution. In this case Monash University.

We look forward to having Rod at the club to introduce Steven Ngo and later we will have Steven talk to us about his research. A PhD Scholarship funds a student in an area of original research and this contributes to the long term solution of problems like cancer. On satisfactory completion Steven will be awarded his Doctorate. Via RCR and the Browne's, of Motto Fashions, we have another PhD Scholar, two indigenous nursing students and two more nursing student scholarships are being considered.

Visit the ARHRF Google site for an incredible story of this Rotary entity.

Rotary Richmond combines with Bridge Road Florist.

Sunday brunch whilst learning the intricacies of floral arrangements and decorations.

Maybe give as a Gift Voucher for Mother's Day.

Amora Hotel 489 Bridge Road Richmond. 10.30 AM to 1 PM, 22nd May, $40 includes tutorial, substantial finger food. Drinks at bar prices.

This for your diary and more soon. See Janice Peeler for details for gift voucher.

Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

31/03/16

Australian Rotary Health
PO BOX 3455
Parramatta
NSW 2124
Dear Australian Rotary Health,

I would like to thank you for offering me the Rotary Club of Richmond Funding Partner Scholarship for my project Engaging differentiation of immature leukemic cells in acute myeloid leukaemia.

I confirm that I am enrolled in a PhD program on a full-time basis at Monash University and am not currently receiving additional funding. If my funding position changes throughout the course of my scholarship, I agree to notify Australian Rotary Health immediately, in which case my scholarship will be withdrawn.

I understand that my scholarship is awarded for one year, but can be extended for up to 3.5 years; assuming acceptable progress. In order to be awarded additional funding, I will send Australian Rotary Health a progress report in November each year, which will be assessed by your Research Committee.

I agree to present at Rotary Clubs, in particular the Rotary Club of Richmond, on certain occasions, at mutually agreed times, over the course of my scholarship. I also agree to give full acknowledgement of the support afforded by Australian Rotary Health (Rotary Club of Richmond) in all reports, publications, press releases, print, radio, media releases and interviews pertaining to my project. Copies of these will be sent to your office.

I understand that a final report and a bound copy of my thesis are required to be sent to your office upon completion of my thesis.

Lastly, I approve for my photograph, biography, progress reports, final report and any other material relating to my project to be used to publicise the work of Australian Rotary Health, including newsletters, social media, annual reports, advertising, public relations and other promotional material. Such content will also be published on the Australian Rotary Health website and distributed to affiliated partners, including Rotarians, Research Committee members and the Australian Rotary Health Board of Directors.

Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity.

Steven Ngo.

More Good News - Next Step

From Tim Baker

"I am pleased to advise the Rotary Next Step Program's new Youth Case Manager Katrina Dwyer has been recruited to take over from Francesca (who as a result of her car accident has sadly been told by the TAC she is not allowed to work.)"

"Katrina has previously worked in the Next Step project for 2.5 years before leaving to travel to the USA with her partner. We are most fortunate that she was available to return".

"Next Step is a program that prepares youth in the areas of undertaking study or seeking employment. Mainly youths from backgrounds that does not equip them with the knowledge and skills to follow along these paths, for example CV preparation. Potentially with an outcome of a meaningful contribution to society as against a quite different life direction due to lack of skill sets".

"Help please. Katrina has been working at Fitzroy High and is arranging work experience, and we need help in finding a young person work experience in the science/laboratory field. If you have a contact you could refer us to that would greatly appreciated".

  • Please forward back to me asap.
  • Please include, name contact details and nature of the organisation suggested.

ANZAC Day and East Timor

One reason to support East Timor is that in WW11 they lost around 10% of their population. WW II veteran Keith Hayes was part of an Australian contingent not able to escape when East Timor was over run and a these troops only survived because of the ET people risking everything to help them. Mr Hayes tracked down a person that helped him, Ms Martins after the war and the two exchanged letters.
"She wanted nothing for having saved his life" he said.

Mr Hayes said all the men in the Second-Second Corp owed their lives to the Timorese. "You could never repay them," he said.
"If it hadn't been for them none of them would have come back.
"At any moment, if they had turned, we would not have lasted a week up there.
"If they'd have really wanted to, none would have come back."

RCR supports East Timor via the Bairo Pite Clinic and it is pleasing that by support for hospitals like BPC we are doing a little to thank the people who gave so much.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST KILLERS OF HUMANS INCLUDING HUMANS KILLING EACH OTHER? (SEE END ON NEWSLETTER).

Date Subject Speaker
April
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Meeting - Timor East

Around 50 people attended the special meeting on East Timor, or in their language Timor Leste. Prof. Jeremy Oats spoke on the sad history of the country as it has been occupied by a number of nations and had internal issues. In many cases the occupying forces did as much as they could to destroy the infrastructure and slay a large percentage of the population.

There was the loss of 60,000 out of 1.2 million in WW11. 100,000 lost during Indonesian occupation. The losses linked to the Santa Cruse Massacre. 80% loss of infrastructure and many deaths as Indonesia left when independence gained in 1999. Post-independence Australia lead the Peace Keeping UN Forces. There are ongoing repercussions from this with poverty, high maternal mortality and poor health including TB. Plus administrative nightmares as all property records were destroyed so there is no evidence of ownership of any land.

Jeremy is part of one of many teams that visit ET and provides direct medical support but more importantly provides training to local people including nurses and midwives. The latter is having a dramatic impact as many mothers and children die in childbirth because of lack of simple training on how to handle more difficult birth or the value of hygienic practices.

Photo. A/ Prof Andrew Cochrane, Dr Janice Peeler (Chair and organiser of the evening) and Prof Jeremy Oats.

A/Prof Andrew Cochrane spoke briefly supporting Jeremy's story and outlined how projects by clubs such as the Richmond and Braeside's joint venture to replace the water and sewerage at Bairo Pite Clinic was having a significant impact on the health of the nation. It was decided at the board meeting following this event that we should hold these "showcase" meetings three times a year and create awareness of RCR by inviting friends and local people.

Initially it was to be a fund raiser but it was decided it was more important to maintain the normal weekly meeting arrangement and orient the meeting towards public relations and awareness. We did provide an opportunity to donate to the BPC cause and it was pleasing to see over $600 in donations.

Photo. Renowned chef, Beverley Sutherland –Smith enjoying the quality buffet

Rotary Rule Changes

"It is easier to seek forgiveness than it is to seek permission" was cited by a Past Rotary International President and this tends to govern the way Australian clubs operate i.e. do what is right for the particular circumstances of the club rather "ticks the legislative boxes". But there needs to be rules and the Council of Legislation meets each three years to consider recommendations coming from each Zone. A zone is a geographic area and in our case includes Australia, New Zealand and nearby countries.

One change relates to district sizes. A change to district boundaries can be triggered if a district has less than 33 club and 1100 members or in excess of 100 clubs. This concept was adopted by Australia some time ago and it resulted in WA being changed from three to two districts and Sydney being changed from three to two districts. This resulted in one of the new Sydney districts taking the title from our district, 9800, as being the largest in Australia.

One change rejected was the concept of introducing partner memberships where one fee covered two members of a family.

After considerable debate, on the role and method of selection, the concept of having a Vice Governor as well as a DG was approved. This is an option and not mandatory.

e-clubs have been formally recognised and changes related to electronic meetings updated.

It was decided not to be involved with the establishment of a "museum" of Rotary founder, Paul Harris's, home as this was being done by Rotarians in his home city of Chicago.

Authority was given to continue with the Rotary labelled credit card and this brings $US400.000 PA to the Rotary Foundation.

Cabin Announcement in one of the newer "fun to fly" airlines

In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favourite."

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

I am very pleased to invite you to a very special event on Sunday 22nd May at Amora. We will be having a 'Flower Arranging' Brunch in the Marquee on Sunday morning. Please save this date and invite as many friends as you can. More information to follow.

There is also a special 'President's Breakfast' hosted by the Rotary Club of Brighton North on Friday 6th May. The speaker is Gideon Haigh "Award winning sports journalist, author and cricket lover".

All proceeds go to two very worthwhile causes (Youth Suicide Awareness & Violence Free Families). Please go to their website if interested. (5 Richmond Rotary members are already attending.) northbrightonrotary.org.au Richmond Rotary has been invited to assist with the Burnley Festival. This year the Burnley Campus of the University of Melbourne is celebrating 125 years of continuous involvement in horticultural education with a series of events planned for the year. The highlight event will be the ‘Festival’ in the Burnley Gardens on Saturday April 30 10am-3pm. The Festival is very much about engaging with the public and general community and we are delighted to say that we are permitted to take our BBQ and banners and will have the chance to communicate with the local community. This event will require the support of all club members, so please be prepared to receive an email from Janice Peeler outlining ways you can help.

Anzac Day is Monday, and so there will be no meeting. Please take some time to remember those who died on our behalf.

We move forward with the Rotary year and are now in the final quarter. Mark Dwyer is preparing to take over the role of President. He has made many plans and already firmed up his committee heads and board members. We look forward to hearing all his ideas at Changeover on Monday 27th June.

Till our next meeting, Monday 9th May.

Take care,

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
'Be a Gift to the World'


Two or three times a year we have a special meeting and this Monday we would appreciate a special effort by members and friends to come along to what we hope will be an exceptional meeting. We have a number of guests and a show of strength would be appreciated.

Professor Jeremy J N Oats is speaking on East Timor.
A brilliant speaker talking on our near neighbour.

Excellent opportunity to invite friends and relatives and showcase Rotary. Chair Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

Date Subject Speaker
April
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 18 Trivia Night
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Rotary Training –PETS and Assembly

The President Elects Training Seminar was held last week and is for incoming Presidents. Unfortunately Mark Dwyer had the flu and was unable to attend but as a "recycled" president he has had the training. One of the strengths of Rotary is the training of office bearers. For example an incoming DG attends a world training course in the USA.

Later in the year there is an Assembly for the office bearers of each club. In addition to general information on Rotary there are breakout sessions where people with common interests receive information and network. For example the person in charge of Program can learn about the speaker bank or bulletin editors can learn where to source articles.

Welcome Cr. Robert Colanzi - Mayor of City of Yarra

It was an honour and privilege to induct Cr. Colanzi as a member of our club. Our club works closely with the City of Yarra on a number of projects and especially those linked to disadvantaged youth in the area.

We welcome Roberto (despite him not barracking for Hawthorn!!) and we look forward to seeing him from time to be at our meetings (not easy as Council Meetings are Monday)

President Nia Holdenson presenting Roberto with his membership certificate, dinner badge and Rotary pin.

Welcome Roberto.

Rotary International Information

The Annual Board Meeting of RI has just concluded. The RI President, K R Ravindran or Ravi, set the objective that over half the time be allocated to strategic planning and not reports and administration. Someone timed the meeting and happily reported this objective was more than met.

Along the lines of quality meetings, our President Nia Holdenson introduced a template for Board Reports by Committees. It outlines what the committee has done and if any board action is needed. These have been a brilliant success as we preread the report. This is against having maybe ten people spending time presenting their report and overall the meeting spending too much time on issues not needing discussion. Actions requiring board action are voted on.
Our meetings have near halved in time and increased in value. Well done Nia.

Here are some facts presented to the International Board to assist with discussion regarding the strategic direction of Rotary:-

  • The largest group of Rotarians are in the 50 -59 age group.
  • Overall membership has grown but there was a drop in some western areas.
  • 1,200,000 members in 35,000 clubs in 200 countries.
  • 20% are now female with major variations by country. USA 26%, 5% Japan.
  • 10% are under 40.
  • Club membership once averaged 42 members and is now 34 with most clubs having less than 20.

The Council of Legislation is now meeting. One of the outcomes of the discussions is that the more rigid membership and meeting rules have been changed and there is now far greater flexibility in line with society changes and time commitments.
Editor comment. My observation is Australian clubs are already working along the lines of the new rules. The ability to vary meeting numbers, membership qualification, attendance issues and fees are already used by clubs in Australia. But Rotary recognises many countries do not operate with the same level of irreverence to rules we do in Australia and they follow them to the letter of the law. Thus the need to formally change the legislation.

International House

For followers of Café International. 2016 theme is "A Night on Broadway".
Saturday, 7th May at International House, 241 Royal Parade, VIC 3052
Dress Code: Formal Doors will open at 6:30pm for pre-dinner drinks and refreshments. Dinner and the show begin at 7:30 sharp.
Ticket cost is $85 per person and includes all beverages for the night, a three-course meal and spectacular entertainment.
Kindly RSVP by 27th April to Lucy Cassella at ihcafe2016@gmail.com 0423278653
Or for other questions pertaining to this event.
The link to the ticketing page is https://chook.as/ih/cafe-international-16

Melbourne Girls' College - Mock Job Interview

The following has been received by Tim Baker re our organisation and conducting of the program.

To Richmond Rotary Club
The students at Melbourne Girls' College would like to express our appreciation for your participation in the 2016 Mock Job lnterview Program on Thursday 17th March. We sincerely thank you for the copious amounts of effort you have put into the interview process, and for generously donating your time so that we may gain valuable experience and knowledge.

All of the volunteers conducted interviews that made students feel comfortable, confident and as if we were in a professional work environment, and gave students useful feedback regarding their resumes, cover letters and interview answers. The participants of the program thank you for using your expertise in the workforce to provide us with a positive, rewarding experience, and for giving valuable advice and constructive feedback which will help us in our forthcoming job applications.

With sincere thanks

Claudia Marangoni
Melbourne Girls' College

Read Full report:
http://www.rotaryrichmond.org.au/Student%20evaluation%20responses.pdf

Trivia Night

18th June 2016 - 7 PM Melbourne Girls' College
BYO Food. Drinks at bar prices. Supper of tea/ coffee/ cakes included.
Please put date in your diary. Tables of ten and prizes for the tables that has the best theme. More information to follow.

Talking Trivia!

In the 80’s a blockbuster author was Irving Wallace and one of his books was The Almighty. It was the story of a media baron who decided he could improve his Almighty. It was empire by making news, and not just reporting on news. By organising riots, coups and always having his reporting team in place and thus he had "scoops".

There is no evidence that implicates a TV channel with the kidnapping of the children held by their father overseas but it is interesting what could be done and how Wallace’s book could contain elements of possible events?

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

I am very pleased to invite you to a very special 'Mother's Day' event on Sunday 1st May at Amora. We will be having a ‘Flower Arranging’ Brunch in the Marquee on Sunday morning. Please save this date. More information to follow.

Monday 18th April is also a day to look forward to as we have renowned speaker Dr Jeremy Oates at Guest Speaker. Please make a special effort to bring guests to this meeting and remember to let me know the numbers in advance.

We move forward with the Rotary year and are now in the final quarter. Mark Dwyer is preparing to take over the role of President and has done PETS training over a number of weekends. He has made many plans and already firmed up his committee heads and board members. We look forward to hearing all his ideas at Changeover on Monday 27th June.

Till next week,

Take care,

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
'Be a Gift to the World'

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Special Event - April 18.

Professor Jeremy J N Oats is speaking on East Timor. A brilliant speaker talking on our near neighbour. Excellent opportunity to invite friends and relatives and showcase Rotary.

Jeremy is Chair Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity. Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

Date Subject Speaker
April
April 11 Interplast Dr Leon Lewi
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 18 Trivia Night
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Trivia Night

18th June - 7 PM Melbourne Girls' College, Lyceum Theatre BYO Food. Drinks at bar prices. Supper of tea/ coffee/ cakes included.

Tables of ten and prizes for the tables that has the best theme. More information to follow. Please put date in your diary.

Rotary International Council of Legislation

Each three years a council of legislation meets to consider amendments to the legislation governing Rotary. Issues like the recognition of e-clubs, change from fairly rigid rules regarding meetings, membership, attendance to giving the club the flexibility to decide these issues and one to be considered is approval for RI to authorise a Rotary Credit Card.

The Council meets in April to consider changes and we will hear the outcome over coming months.

Exercise Reduces the Risk of Alziemers by 50%

A new study shows that a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%. This research, conducted by investigators at UCLA Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh.

The researchers studied a long-term cohort of patients in the 30-year study. The results showed that increasing physical activity was correlated with larger brain volumes in the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes including the hippocampus. Individuals experiencing this brain benefit from increasing their physical activity experienced a 50% reduction in their risk of Alzheimer's dementia.

Lead author Cyrus A. Raji, MD, PhD, of UCLA, said "This is the first study in which we have been able to correlate the predictive benefit of different kinds of physical activity with the reduction of Alzheimer's risk through specific relationships with better brain volume in such a large sample".

George Perry, PhD, Editor in Chief of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, added, "Currently the greatest promise in Alzheimer's disease research is lifestyle intervention including increased exercise. Raji et al present a landmark study that links exercise to increases in grey matter and opens the field of lifestyle intervention to objective biological measurement."

According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease currently affects 5.1 million Americans and is projected to increase to13.8 million over the next 30 years. Dr. Raji commented, "We have no magic bullet cure for Alzheimer's disease. Our focus needs to be on prevention".

President's Message

Last night was our first meeting for a fortnight (due to Easter Monday) and members were delighted to see each other and catch up on happenings and events of the past fortnight. Our guest speaker, Sue Gunningham retold a haunting story of how she lost her partner, Barry Johnston, in the Black Saturday fires in 2009. As she said, it quickly becomes ‘old’ news, even though the difficulties and struggles of the victims and survivors continue for many years.

Last night was our first meeting for a fortnight (due to Easter Monday) and members were delighted to see each other and catch up on happenings and events of the past fortnight. Our guest speaker, Sue Gunningham retold a haunting story of how she lost her partner, Barry Johnston, in the Black Saturday fires in 2009. As she said, it quickly becomes ‘old’ news, even though the difficulties and struggles of the victims and survivors continue for many years.

Our FoRR member, Joan, came up with a unique idea last night. She suggested that we have a 'Rotary Cocktail'. She is going to pursue this idea and come up with some parameters so that we can design our own Richmond Rotary Cocktail and present it at Changeover on Monday 27th June.

PP Trevor reminded us all to note Saturday 18th June in our planners for the Richmond Rotary Trivia Night - Theme 'Rock and Roll'. This will be a major fundraiser for the club, so please support our Youth programs by attending with friends and relatives.

Until next week,
Take care.

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
'Be a Gift to the World'

HOW FIGHTS START!

One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.

When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"

And that's how the fight started.

Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked the boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 80kph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed.
I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered,
"The weather out there is terrible."

My loving wife of many years replied,
"And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"

And that's how the fight started.

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said,
"I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds. I bought her a bathroom scale.

And then the fight started.

I rear-ended a car this morning, the start of a REALLY bad day!
The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?'

That's how the fight started.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


District Governor Nominee,District Governor in 2018-2019, is Past Club President Bronwyn Stephens.

"The D9800 District Governor Nominating Committee confirmed the nomination of PP Bronwyn Stephens from RC Melbourne as District Governor 2018-19.
On behalf of District 9800, I offer our heartiest congratulations to PP Bronwyn on her nomination for DG in 2018 -2019".

Julie Mason - DG 2015 -2016"

Special Event - April 18.

Professor Jeremy J N Oats is speaking on East Timor. A brilliant speaker talking on our near neighbour.

Excellent opportunity to invite friends and relatives and showcase Rotary. Chair Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity. Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

Plus entertainment by people from the East Timor Community.

Date Subject Speaker
April
April 4 Back Saturday and Beyond Sue Gunningham
April 11 Interplast Dr Leon Lewi
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 18 Trivia Night
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Group Vocational Exchange Team Returns

We recently farewelled the GVE Team member we hosted and on 29th March. Janice Kesterton represented RCR at a welcome home dinner for the Aussie team that went to The Philippines. We sponsored Kelly Sydenham who will speak to a club meeting in the future. Kelly is completing a Bachelor of Education Degree. Kelly reported she visited around 30 schools including schools in orphanages. She also saw the SpED program in action which is education for special children. 60 children to a class room is not the case in Australia so this was an interesting international experience.

Kelly noted that Rotary is well represented in the education system and the contribution is appreciated. More when Kelly visits the club.

Staying Socially Active - One good reason for Rotary Membership?
As it is a slow news week I thought the following may be of interest. (Ed)

Staying active socially, despite health-related challenges, appears to help lessen the decline in well-being people often experience late in life. According to research published by the American Psychological Association.

"Our results indicate that living a socially active life and prioritizing social goals are associated with higher late-life satisfaction and less severe declines toward the end of life," said study lead author Denis Gerstorf, PhD, of Humboldt University. The research was published in the journal Psychology and Aging. Gerstorf and his colleagues analyzed approximately 30,000 adult residents. Participants provided information annually on household composition, employment, occupations, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators.

In this study, the researchers compared well-being (as measured by answers on a scale of 0 to 10 to the question, "How satisfied are you with your life concurrently, all things considered?"), participation in social activities, social goals (how important they found participating in social or political activities) and family goals (how much they valued their marriage or relationships with their children) during the last few years in life.

The research team found that being socially active and having social goals were associated with higher well-being late in life, but family goals were not. This association was independent of other relevant variables including age at death, gender, education as well as key health indicators (e.g., disability, hospital stays). One particularly intriguing observation was that while low social participation and lack of social goals independently were associated with lower levels of well-being, when combined they each magnified the other's effect.

Valuing and pursuing social goals may contribute to well-being by boosting feelings of competence, concern for the next generation and belonging, said Gerstorf. Similarly, investing one's remaining physical and psychological resources into socially oriented activities can be advantageous at a number of different levels (e.g., boosting well-being directly by carrying out joyful activities or indirectly by facilitating self-esteem and a sense of control or promoting physical and cognitive functioning).

"Our results indicate that social orientation is related to maintaining well-being for as long as possible into the very last years of life."

As to why family-oriented goals did not appear to lessen the decline in well-being, Gerstorf said it may have to do with the complexity of family relationships later in life, but more research would be required to determine it.

"Family life is often a mixed bag and represents not only a source of joy, but also of worry and tensions, stress, and sorrow. For example, valuing one's partner often makes people vulnerable to declines in well-being when the partner suffers from cognitive or physical limitations," said Gerstorf. "Similarly, relationships with adult children can be ambivalent, especially when children differ in values and have not attained (in the eyes of their parents) educational and interpersonal success".

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

Youth Exchange Update - Madi Hannan-Jones

Dear Rotary Richmond, 

Long time no talk! These months seem to go quicker and quicker, and every time monthly report writing comes around, I’m increasingly more astonished at how much faster it went this time around. My month has been busy, and quite irregular.

I started off the month with a Sunday trip to Bilbao with the other girls from my district. It was specifically for a small rotary gathering where we saw some other exchange students from the cities up north. Every exchange student had to make a tortilla de patatas to take, and the rest of the food was fantastic. The girls and I also spent the morning in the Guggenheim which I have been to before and it was so nice to explore with friends this time. There is a video on my YouTube channel about it as well as a blog post if you want to read more.

For the first two weeks of March, we had some pretty cold weather, which was surprising, and we even had a few days of snow. It all melted pretty quickly because the weather didn't stay below zero for very long. I spent the next couple of weeks going through the motions of daily life, going to school, socialising and learning more and more.

I have become quite close with the two girls from the US here, we get along very well and have a lot of the same values and ideas as me, I think due to the reason they come from the same sort of background as me. At school I am becoming more and more just like 'one of the girls', through being able to understand jokes, stories and general conversation. My language is coming along steadily, and I start to notice what 'sounds right' and what doesn't, therefore being able to tweak my ability to talk with correct grammar etc.

The past two weeks I have been on Easter Break, and we went down to the beach on the Costablanca. The weather was fantastic, very warm and sunny the whole time. I was there with my host sister who studies in Madrid, my host parents, my host mum's parents, sister and niece. I loved seeing the south- it is so beautiful! And the typical Spain everyone pictures.

Wednesday was my birthday, and I can’t believe I am already 17. It brings me back to exactly a year ago when I sent in my short form application for exchange. If anything has taught me how much time flies, it’s rotary youth exchange. I spent the morning at home while my host parents were at work, and then we had a birthday lunch where my closest American friend here came over and ate with us. After lunch we went to her house and cooked a feast for dinner. I had a great day.

Monday it's back to school for me, and then only 8 weeks until Eurotour, as well as a few weekend trips to Barcelona and Toledo in between. After Eurotour I am headed down south for a couple of months. It's all very exciting.


Host Parents and I in San Sebastian!

Pamplona girls in Bilbao


No meeting this week as Easter Monday. Happy Easter.

Special Event April 18.

Professor Jeremy J N Oats is speaking on East Timor. Chair Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity.
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Date Subject Speaker
March
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
April 4 Back Saturday and Beyond Sue Gunningham
April 11 Interplast Dr Leon Lewi
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Speaking Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 18 Trivia Night
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Dinner Attendance

Could you please advise Nia Holdenson if you change your recorded dinner attendance commitment. Amora organise, and charge, based on our booking.

ROMAC - Rotary at Work

ROMAC Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. Bringing children to Australia for life saving, or life impacting, surgery. One patient during my time as a Director was Kim and she arrived as per left photo. Prof Tony Holmes at RCH operated and changed her to photo on right. I still see updates and here is a recent one. The difference involved incredible medical skills (bones and skin from other areas of the body) and a lot of logistics but imagine her Easter without the intervention of Rotary.

District Conference

A bit more about the Conference in Bendigo.

Bendigo really got behind the function and the Mayor was present and there was extensive coverage in the local media.

Bendigo has a strong link with Chinese, who came in search of gold, and Chinese dragons were a highlight of the performances.

The speakers and entertainers included an opera singer plus emotional and inspirational stories. Saroo Brieley was separated from his parents in India and was adopted by a Australia couple and he recounted his journey to find his parents. Phil Ruthven gave a talk on how we should be optimistic about the future and Margot Spalding told of her success in starting up Jimmy Possum stores. Others told of how they had changed lives and society.

Ride to conference cyclists, youth exchange, GVE and other groups were inspirational as each recounted their stories. Interspersed throughout the conference were mini presentations on the achievements of various clubs and ventures within the district.

Breakout sessions covered a variety of topics and gave attendees the opportunity to give input to Rotary programs.

A major announcement was that the new Rotary global project will be based on clean water for all.

Board Decision

It has been decided to change the role of the Fund Raising Committee and include Social activities as part of their responsibilities. The main reason is to co-ordinate when events are scheduled. With various club, social, cluster, district and other events this will reduce the conflict of dates. This does not preclude individuals organising social events but they should check with the Fund Raising And Social Committee re suitability of dates.

Face Book

There are two 9800 FB pages. One is the page of the District Governor and focuses on the activities where the DG is personally involved. The other is the District page and this covers what the district and clubs are doing.

In the past month there have been over 14,000 hits on the pages, showing that social media such as FB is an important part of promoting Rotary. If you are on FB we recommend you have both as "friends".

  1. The District Governor Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Rotaryd9800governor), and
  2. The District 9800 Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rotarydistrict9800)

The Senate Election System. - A bit of Trivia for Easter reading.

How the new Senate voting works (hopefully the facts and no political bias).

The old system. Once a candidate receives a certain number of votes (a quota) they are elected. Their excess votes go to their second preference. Similarly parties receiving very few votes are eliminated and their votes are transferred according to their preferences. This continues until, by elimination and redirection, six are the winners (12 if a DD). Below the line you vote by candidate and nominate exactly how your preferences are to be allocated so no change. Above the line has changed.

What is new? In the old system, when voting above the line, there was no option for you to direct where your preference would go. Your preference was allocated according to how your party instructed the Electoral Commission to direct it. Under the new system you can nominate how your preferences is directed. You do this by putting 1 against your preferred party and then put 2, 3 ,etc. in other parties boxes. If you just put 1 in a box, your preferences does not flow to another parties. It flows to others in the same party and is then discarded.

Impact? Some say this will reduce the number of independents, as voted will flow to the major parties, and others claim it will not.

There is obviously more to it re disenfranchising voters and such but this is roughly the issue.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Richmond Rotary has been very busy in the last week. Twelve members and friends attended the District Conference in Bendigo for the weekend of 12/3 – 14/3 and had a wonderful time full of information and fellowship. Many thanks to Dot Brown for all the time and effort put into planning the accommodation and afterconference tour.

This was followed very quickly by the culmination of the Mock Job Interview Program, the actual interviews at Melbourne Girls' College. Led by Tim Baker and Erin Edgley (Careers Officer), fourteen professionals offered their time to interview 84 year 10 students in the job of their choice. Supported by The Dean of Year 10 and her Wellbeing teachers, the students selected jobs, wrote applications and resumes and hoped for interviews. Of the 240 girls in the year level, 84 were selected to have an interview. This was not only exciting for the students; feedback has indicated that the professionals enjoyed the task immensely. Congratulations to all involved.

On Saturday 19th March our dedicated team of Allison, Neil, Sally and Trevor, assisted by Janice K were again at the Gleadell Street Market with our BBQ selling sausages, Freddo frogs and speaking about Rotary.

Mock Job Interviews were followed by our Monday (21st March) meeting featuring our 2015 MGC Award Winners of the Community Service Awards and the STEAM Award. Lisbet, Isy and Min entertained us with their presentation and stories of how/why they deserved their awards. This was a great evening with our faith restored that they were all very deserving recipients of the awards and that the world was in great hands for the future.

We have no meeting scheduled for Easter Monday but will be back on Monday 4th April with our speaker Sue Gunningham telling us of her story of the Black Saturday fires.

Best wishes and take care,
Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
'Be a Gift to the World'


Special Event - April 18

Professor Jeremy J N Oats is speaking on East Timor

Jeremy is Chair of the Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity. Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Date Subject Speaker
March
Mar 21 Melbourne Girls' College Pupils Award Winners.
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
April 4 Back Saturday and Beyond Sue Gunningham
April 11 Interplast Dr Leon Lewi
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 Aust. Wildlife Conservation Zac Lewis
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Speaking Award
May 30 Angel Flight Joint meeting with Fitzroy.
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 18 Trivia Night
Jun 20 Linked In Sue Elison
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Dinner Attendance

Could you please advise Nia Holdenson if you change your recorded dinner attendance commitment. Amora organise, and charge, based on our booking.

Rotary 2016 -2017 Theme

Rotary's founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is "the most worth while thing a person can do," RI President-elect John F. Germ said, t "being a part of Rotary is a "great opportunity" to make that happen".

Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanityat the International Assembly in January, San Diego, California, USA

Worawa Aboriginal College

“Pathways To Womanhood” is part of the Worawa curriculum and this includes development of social skills. As part of this we organised formal dinner for the girls. First time many had dressed up and certainly first time they had dined like this.

It was very evident it was the first time some had worn high heels. Principal and three teachers attended and they are very keen to repeat with other girls. It is almost impossible to believe the background to some of these girls.

Pictures. Waiters Dawn Giltinan and John Benger, dressed for the part, and chef Janice Peeler. Samantha thanking everyone (and it is the first time in her life she has spoken to a group) and two of the girls.

Pictures. Waiters Dawn Giltinan and John Benger, dressed for the part, and chef Janice Peeler. Samantha thanking everyone (and it is the first time in her life she has spoken to a group) and two of the girls.

Dear Janice Peeler and John Garland

Thank you so much for such a lovely evening for our girls on the Pathways to Womanhood Program. I have posted photos on the Worawa Facebook Page.

Warm regards
Lois
Principal Worawa College

Mock Job Interviews

A number of members and friends conducted mock job interviews with around 70 girls from Melbourne Girls’ College.

The activity, organised by Tim Baker, involves the students applying for one of a number of jobs (nursing, graphics designer, etc.) and completing an application letter and CV. They are interviewed by teams of two for around 15 minutes and then given feedback. The post interview comments by the girls indicate they gain considerably from the exercise. One of the enjoyable aspects for the interviewers is to have the interaction with an incredible bunch of students.

Picture Trevor Pang and Erin Edgley (Careers Coordinator MGC) discuss the process (no photos of girls as unfortunately the deadline precluded getting parental permission for use of photo).

Bulletin items

Could you please send me any items of interest involving members or the club. Especially if you have a photo to go with the item.

District Conference - Bendigo

Twelve representatives our club attended the Conference in Bendigo. In total around 900 people enjoyed inspiring speakers and exceptional presentations, especially by the youth.

A cocktail party on the Friday night welcomed attendees and the Gala Dinner ( a highlight of all conferences) was held Saturday night. Sunday was "club dinner" night and our team had a private area in the vault that once stored the gold bullion from the gold rush era.

Marilyn was incredible and many photos taken.

One of the highlights of the conference trip is the pre or post days. Whilst some retuned at the end of the conference others stayed at B&B’s for two nights on the way home. Including a unique experience of a mystery movie night plus tours of antique shops, steam train ride and first class dining and wine. Highly recommended you put the 2017 Conference in your diary.

Sue and Jo with Marilyn and it gives some idea of the size of this replica. The RCR Team.

Part of the responsibility of the club from which the DG comes is for them to organise the annual conference. In fact it is probably one of the largest projects any club ever undertakes. Attendance ranges from 750 to 900 and organisation includes venue selection, event organisation (speakers, presentations, meals, a major formal dinner) plus sponsorship, marketing, etc. A conferences highlight the wider work of Rotary and via presentations, workshops and displays cover activities such as the polio campaign, youth involvement, international projects and more. The social side is exceptional.

STOP PRESS. Next year’s conference is in Shepparton. March 30 to April 1.

2016 -2017 Office Bearers

The way it works is the President selects their office bearers. Mark has started the process and has indicated that anyone interested in a role please contact him to discuss.

Liz Hawthorn Trip

Letters requesting funds for needy cause are not often published as we have our own causes. But this letter from Liz Hawthorn may interest as there was considerable reaction when she gave her talk at our club.

I am preparing to leave for Africa for my usual six months I hope to be able to give many more bibles and soccer balls, to the village churches. The sewing machines action when she gave her were received with great joy, and I hope to be able to give more to village churches this year, to provide a means of income for them.

To those who have contributed financially to this year’s needs, thank you.

Elizabeth Hawthorne------Westpac Bank - BSB 033-086 - Acc. No. 35-6227

May the Lord of the Harvest guide, guard, keep and bless you, With love in Christ,

Some Trivia

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'. And thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:£ 10,120.00
Each King in a deck of playing cards represents a great King from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Q... What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A... Honey

In English pubs, Ale is ordered by pints and quarts....So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ' Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "Watch your P's and Q's"

NB: Richmond’s Trivia Night = Saturday 18 June 2016

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Special Event - April 18

Professor Jeremy Oats. Speaking on East Timor.

Prof Oats is one of the best speakers you will hear. Professionally he is Chair Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

This week’s speaker on depression is in the “not to be missed category”. The problem is huge and it is near inevitable it will impact someone near you.

Date Subject Speaker
March
Mar 7 Warning Signs of Depression Peter Mc Call
Mar 14 No Meeting Labour Day
Mar 21 Melb. Girls’ College Pupils Award winners.
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
April 4 TBA
April 11 Interplast Dr Leon Lewi
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 2 TBA
May 9 Social Night
May 16 Israel- Faith-Fate – Falafel? Trevor Jones
May 23 Ainger Speaking Award
May 30
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Dinner Attendance

Could you please advise Nia Holdenson if you change your recorded dinner attendance commitment. Amora organise, and charge, based on our booking.

Bulletin items

Could you please send me any items of interest involving members or the club. Especially if you have a photo to go with the item.

Fund Raising Message.

As Chair of the Fund Raising Committee I would like to thank all the Rotarians and friends who helped make Rotary's birthday party a success: Brook, Dot, Edelmira, Maureen, James and Allison who helped in the kitchen and other areas plus Maureen, Dawn, John Benger, Margaret Longden, and Janice K., for their substantial contribution to the food and beverages, and Jill for the flowers.

Special thanks to all those who came, especially Rotarian friends from the clubs of Braeside, Camberwell, Wandin and Kew. We also had our two GVE Filipino team members and the team leader. Further thanks to others who gave generous donations to the work of Richmond Rotary, and to President Nia for her greeting and for making everyone feel welcome as a guest of RCR. Acknowledgement should also be made to whoever was responsible for the lovely balmy night.

I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of committee members Maureen, Dawn, Joan, Allison
and FORR Sally, at the Motto stall; Michael Michaelides for giving us the venue and those who helped on the Gleadell Street stall earlier in the month

The Fundraising Committee will not feature during March, because of the District Conference in Bendigo and Easter, but we have great events planned for April, May and June.

Janice Peeler - Chair, Fund Raising Committee.

Pictures. Preparing food, Janice. Brook and Edelmira.

Editor. Special thanks must be given to Janice Peeler and John Garland for opening their home for the event, preparing the garden and for the generous donation they made towards the food and wine. Their home, garden and setting helped made it an exceptional evening and a real show case for RCR.

Fiji - Rotary and Disasters

Providing support to countries hit by disasters is extremely complex. From the practical issues of the receiving facilities (ports, airports and even banks in the country), distribution and to coping with corruption. Rotary is not a major provider of first line support e.g. rescue workers, medical personnel and emergency aid. But it is a major supplier of second level aid.

Examples are Shelter Box and Disaster Aid Australia. They “boxes” containing a multi person tent, water purification equipment, food for a period and basic health needs. These are not sent randomly and to start a first strike team is on site soon after the disaster, usually within two days. They set up things like accommodation for the team. The team arrives and organises receiving and distribution of the boxes.

All this happens within a week. Boxes are then dispatched. In many cases thousands.

Rotary’s Donations In Kind, or DIK, in Australia are equipped to accept and send equipment e.g. hospital beds, medical equipment and such. But, again, based on what has been assessed as being needed and not just the random sending of items

DIK is also set up to handle any donation needing DGR (deductible Gift Recipient) status so donations are tax deductible. As one of the oldest, and most experiences, aid donors in the world Rotary has developed concepts based around the best solution to meet the urgent human needs.

Pictured. Shelter Boxes being unloaded in Fiji very soon after the disaster hit.

For the Lunar New Year

A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the 'Chicken Surprise',

The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly And she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

'Good grief, did you see that?' she asks her husband. He hadn't, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down rather perturbed, he explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

‘Please' says the waiter, 'what you order?' The husband replies, 'Chicken Surprise.' (You're going to love this)

'Ah! So solly,' says the waiter, 'I bling you Peeking Duck!'

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome to Autumn.

As Janice Peeler said on Monday ‘we had a Fantastic Fund Raising February’, with the BBQ, The Motto Pop-up Stall, and the Birthday Party, in total raising over $9,000. Well done to all the Fundraising team for such an excellent effort.

Monday night was a fantastic evening with our Guests Cameron Mitchell and Tony Lawson from Richmond Police Station. Cameron was the recipient of the Outstanding Police Award, of which Richmond Rotary is a sponsor. They gave us a fascinating glimpse of their work and answered many questions. As well, following a suggestion by member Jill McIntyre, Chairman Trevor asked all members to share their ‘proposal’ stories, telling the club how they proposed, or were proposed to. These stories were interesting, humorous and romantic.

We also say farewell to our GVE team member, Glaiza, who spent all last week staying at members Janice and John Garland’s home. She has a number of vocational visits, attended Rotary meetings, our RI Birthday party and spent time on cultural/social visits as well. We meet up with Glaiza and the other team members at the Conference in Bendigo. Many thanks to John and Janice for their hospitality during a very busy Rotary week.

Next week we have Peter McCall from Beyond Blue speaking about the warning signs of depression. This will be another very interesting evening and we are encouraging members to bring friends and family.

Best wishes,

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
‘Be a Gift to the World’


Date Subject Speaker
February
Feb 27 Saturday Pearl Day Rob Mactier’s Farm
Feb 29 Speaker TBA
March
Mar 7 Warning Signs of Depression Peter Mc Caul
Mar 14 No Meeting Labour Day
Mar 21 Melbourne Girls’ College Students Award winners.
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
April 4 Interplast (To be confirmed) Dr Leon Lewi
April 11 Social night
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oats
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 With Fitzroy Rotary Club At Amora Hotel
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Dinner Attendance

Could you please advise Nia Holdenson if you change your recorded dinner attendance commitment. Amora organise, and charge, based on our booking.

Birthday at Tara

Brilliant weather meant the guests enjoyed the garden setting plus the company and fine food and wine.
The help from many will be covered later but we must make special note of the generous contribution of Janice Peeler and John Garland for opening their home and supplying so much of what we enjoyed.

The target was to raise $4.000 and we are pleased to say the amount raised is over $6,000. Almost
30% more people accepted than we anticipated.

More on the event later and below is a note received from the President of our neighbour club, and it is typical of comments.

Thank you for such a wonderful 111 birthday party last night Maureen and I had a very enjoyable time in most wonderful setting and fantastic hospitality. To you and indeed Janice and John thank you very much

A great and superb function.

Congratulations to you all
George Verginis. President RC Kew.

Motto Pop Up Stall

Again, more later, but another great success and over $2,500 raised from the sales of Motto items.

Bring a book/ DVD/CD to sell

Do you have a book, CD or DVD that will be of interest to others but you no longer want? We are starting to sell them at our meetings. A good way to help with club projects rather than leave a “never to be used again” item just sitting on your shelf.

Our Exchange Student In Spain

One humorous aspect of Madi’s exchange is that she a vegetarian by choice but agreed to give that up for the exchange (too much to ask of the host to comply).

She was doing fine until they took her to a festival where they slaughtered an animal and cooked it!!

She had vegetables that day.

Group Vocational Exchange

This is a 9800 project and a team from The Philippines visits us and our team visits their country.

Civil Engineer. Glaiza Diao, humorously claimed “being a waiter was not in the exchange job specification” as she was co-opted to serve
drinks at the Birthday Dinner. Receiving instructions for Janice Peeler. The team leader, Marie Liban sang at the dinner and also led us in Happy Birthday to Rotary.

Glaiza has had many cultural and vocational trips including water treatment plants and the sewerage treatment plant. She is scheduled to see the MCC Sports Museum and see the sophisticated water retention and recycling plant that is used for the MCG playing surface.

Group Vocational Exchange Team 2016 - Philippines

ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND

A survey was distributed asking for suggestions for club activities and following are some of the responses. They will be discussed and if you have any ideas please pass them to Nia Holdenson.

  1. An online calendar/booking app. That can be updated conveniently.
  2. A session with Loco Mojo (cnr. Bridge & Punt Rds. Richmond) so we can have a meeting and all learn the “Salsa”.
  3. Stronger Fellolwship activities e.g. Restaurant activities, Picnics, Return of Fellowship Committee (with Friends of Rotary).
  4. Weekend of fellowship and working bee at Camp Getaway END POLIO
  5. Working more closely with the Yarra Council to both identify projects to work on and fundraising opportunities through Rotary. Volunteers donating their time to these events
  6. That a sponsorship package be implemented for the Club to assist with fundraising efforts.
  7. Get into the Community in Richmond (Housing Commission flats) i.e. Community walks, talking to people (finding out about them). Multicultural event (evening?)
  8. Give a sick child an opportunity to drive a car
  9. I wish to attend a fundraising event on board a boat on the Maribyrnong River, with good company, food and music.
  10. Partners of Rotarians should be automatically inducted as a Member at no cost.
  11. I wish for lots new Members who wish to contribute to our projects and Meetings.
  12. Luncheon at Mission to Seamen, Powerhouse, Albert Park.
  13. Find dozens of willing garden owners who will allow us to open their gardens.
  14. For Richmond Rotary – have a “BIGGER’ public profile.
  15. Every Rotary Club should be allowed corporate sponsorship.
  16. Sweets instead of cheese. More veg. other than cauliflower and broccoli.
  17. For easier access to Rotary there should be a natural and automatic transition from INTERACT to ROTARACT to ROTARY to PROBUS and BEYOND!!
  18. A booking to a live show and dinner pre-show.

Bulletin items. Could you please send me any items of interest involving members or the club. Especially if you have a photo to go with the item.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Meetings

No meeting 22nd as we have birthday party 23rd. Meeting 29th is now reinstated.

Date Subject Speaker
February
Feb 15 Social Meeting Buffet Amora Hotel
Feb 22 No Meeting
Feb 23 Tuesday RCR Birthday Garden Party -Home of Dr’s Peeler and Garland
Feb 27 Saturday Pearl Day Rob Mactier’s Farm
Feb 29 Speaker TBA
March
Mar 7 Warning Signs of Depression Peter Mc Call
Mar 14 No Meeting Labour Day
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
April 4 Interplast To be confirmed Dr Leon Lewi
April 11 Social Night
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oates
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 With Fitzroy Rotary Club At Amora Hotel
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Dinner Attendance

Could you please advise Nia Holdenson if you change your recorded dinner attendance commitment. Amora organise, and charge, based on our booking.

Bulletin items

Could you please send me any items of interest involving members or the club. Especially if you have a photo to go with the item.

Bring a book/ DVD/CD to sell. Fund raising.

Do you have a book, CD or DVD that will be of interest to others but you no longer want? We are starting to sell them at our meetings.

A good way to help with club projects rather than leave a “never to be used again” item just sitting on your shelf.

Motto Ladies Fashion Pop Up Stall

Fashion items @ $10 to $20.
20th Feb 2016
9.30 AM to 3.00PM
534 Bridge Road Richmond.
The Motto sales offer samples and seasonal items at and incredible prices.

Rotary International Birthday – Special Event.

Tuesday 23 February at 6.30pm, 749 Orrong Road Toorak
Home of Janice Peeler and John Garland.
$100 including food, wine and soft drink. Children under 14 - $10. RSVP: Janice Peeler M: 0419 568 604 E: jgarland@tpg.com.au
D9800 Clubs have been asked to hold a meeting in celebration of RI’s birthday on the actual day. We are celebrating with a special garden party at John and Janice’s. Friends and family welcome to this celebration and fund raising event.
All proceeds to RCR community projects. No meeting on Monday 22nd.

Annual Pearl Day Lunch

The Mactier Family invite The Rotary Club of Richmond to a Pearl Day Luncheon. Saturday 27th February 2016 at 12:30pm at Allendale, 120 Allendale Rd Elphinstone

$75 including food and drink. Rob and family donate everything so the full $75 goes to the cause.

RSVP: Saturday 20th February 2016 Phone: 03 5473 3214 Mobile: 0412 471 023
Email: pearldaylunch@gmail.com
Directions: Turn off at the Castlemaine exit on the Calder Freeway and turn right over the Freeway and turn right at the Second Road on the right.

Proceeds to Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation.

Watch out for this scam

A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become.

End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address of info.endpolio@gmail.com.

Mock Job Interviews

Would you like to help 7 Year 10 Students develop their Job Interviewing Skills?

You are invited to join one of 12 teams of 2 Mock Job Interviewers at Melbourne Girls’ College on Thursday
17th March 2016. (12 – 4.30pm)

You will receive your pre work and a briefing by Erin Edgely, Careers Coordinator, on Thursday 10th March
2016 at 5pm.

If yes please contact Tim Baker before 24thFebruary
E: bakert@ozemail.com.au M: 0412 568 531

The five things people regret.by Stephen "Yolly" Yolland

#1 – They wish they hadn’t made decisions based on what other people think.
#2 – They wish they hadn’t worked so hard.
#3 – They wish they had expressed their feelings.
#4 – They wish they had stayed in touch with their friends.
#5 – They wish they had let themselves be happy.

www.wellthisiswhatithink.com

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Report

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dear Members and Friends,

Monday 15th Feb is a ‘free’ night for Richmond Rotary, which means that we have no official guest speaker and will have time to socialize with each other. These ‘free’ nights are rare and highly valuable, so I encourage all of you to make a special effort to attend. We don’t often have the opportunity to just talk and enjoy each other’s company over dinner and a drink. We will be inducting two new members as well, so we will be able to celebrate their joining the club as well. Jenny List has planned something special to engage all members, but that will be a surprise on the night. We have lots happening in the next few weeks. I hope you can all enjoy many of the very special events that are coming our way.

I haven’t mentioned the District Conference very much, but it is not too late to attend. This year, in Bendigo, the conference has one of the highest number of confirmed attendees ever. This is possibly because it is local, or that it has a great agenda. In any case, it will be a fabulous time for Rotarians to connect.

Monday 29th Feb was advertised as ‘no meeting’. This has been reversed. We will have a usual club meeting on Monday 29th Feb. As the leap year day, this date will hold special prominence. We only have leap years once every four years, and how often do they fall on a Monday? Do any of you have any ideas of how we could celebrate? Let me know.

Best wishes and take care

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
‘Be a Gift to the World’


Date Subject Speaker
February
Feb 8 Conrad Exton Friends of the Hudad
Feb 15 Social Buffet At Amora Hotel
Feb 22 No Meeting
Feb 23 Tuesday RCR Birthday Garden Party - Home of Dr’s Peeler and Garland
Feb 27 Saturday Pearl Day Rob Mactier’s Farm
Feb 29 No Meeting
March
Mar 7 Warning Signs of Depression Peter Mc Call
Mar 14 No Meeting Labour Day
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
April 4 Interplast To be confirmed Dr Leon Lewi
April 11 Social night
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oates
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 With Fitzroy RC At Amora Hotel
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 27 Change Over Night

Dinner Attendance

Could you please advise Nia Holdenson if you change your recorded dinner attendance commitment. Amora organise, and charge, based on our booking.


Rotary International Birthday – Special Event

Tuesday 23rd February 6.30PM at 749 Orrong Road Toorak. Home of Janice Peeler and John Garland.
$100 including food, wine and soft drink. Children under 14 -$10.
RSVP Janice Peeler 0419 568 604
Email jgarland@tpg.com.au

D9800 clubs have been asked to hold a meeting in celebration of RI’s birthday on the actual day. We are celebrating with a special garden party at John and Janice’s. Friends and family welcome to this celebration and fund raising event.

All proceeds to RCR community projects. No meeting on Monday 22nd.

Annual Pearl Day Lunch

The Mactier Family invite The Rotary Club of Richmond to a Pearl Day Luncheon. Saturday 27th February 2016 at 12:30pm.
Allendale 120 Allendale Road Elphinstone

$75 including food and drink.

Rob and family donate everything so the full $75 goes to the cause. RSVP Saturday 20th February 2016
Phone: 03 5473 3214 Mobile: 0412 471 023 Email: pearldaylunch@gmail.com

Directions: Turn off at the Castlemaine exit on the Calder Freeway and turn right over the Freeway and turn right at the Second Road on the right. Proceeds to Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation.

Bring a book/ DVD/CD to sell

Do you have a book, CD or DVD that will be of interest to others but you no longer want?

We are staring to sell them at our meetings.

A good way to help with club projects rather than leave a “never to be used again” item just sitting on your shelf.

Helping just one can achieve the Rotary 2015-2016 theme to be a “gift to the world”.

Ainger Participant - Message from Jo Cowling

I was talking to a teacher from Canterbury Girls’ College and the student Angharad Neal-Williams, who was a finalist in last year’s Ainger Awards was dux of the school with a score of 99.5, she will commence an Arts degree at Melbourne in March.

RC Kew

Late last year around 16 members and friends attended an event run by RC Kew to support an area in Greece impacted by the disaster.

Pictured in the DG of Athens with some of the parcels received which included tents, mattresses, water purification equipment, personal hygiene items and medical supplies.

A very grateful message was received for this support.

Bairo Pite Clinic

This clinic is one of the projects we support and it is so sad when we hear that before patients, often children, can be treated for their major problem (TB included) they must fight for life against death from malnutrition.

There are many issues facing the Timorese people at the moment - not least Global Warming. The usual rains that start in November have been patchy at best so food crops are way down. We are seeing many cases of malnutrition at the Clinic and have a great team to help educate and combat this issue.

One of our most impressive causes related to saving lives.

******

O’Reilly went to trial for armed robbery.
The jury foreman came out and announced, "Not guilty. "That's grand!" shouted Reilly. "Does that mean I can keep the money?"

******

RC Brighton -Women Members

Originally Rotary was a men’s organisation but moved with the times. Women not only joined but soon became a vital part of Rotary. The RC of Brighton continued as a men’s only club. Many objected but others believed there was a place for clubs that were men only, women only or mixed. Just as there is a place for younger member, electronic and other specifically targeted clubs.

But reacting to the continuing change, a recent vote by the club changed their policy and they have just introduced their first female member. Related is that Rotary in the UK has a country management level which is above the districts. For the first time a female has been elected to head up Rotary UK.

Women in Rotary Breakfast

Thursday 10th March 6.45 AM. Palladium South Bank
$60 early bird to 12th February then $70.
Contact Sue Bolton if you do not have on-line booking details.

Group Vocational Exchange Dinner

Tuesday 16th February. 6.30 PM.
Milano’s Restaurant 4 The Esplanade Brighton Beach @ $40 pp www.trybooking.com/176125 Sue Bolton for any further information.

Gleadell Market

Neil and Alison have managed to get the 13 Feb and 19th Mar for us to have the BBQ at the market. Helpers to assist with BBQ and promote Rotary welcome.

Bulletin items

Could you please send me any items of interest involving members or the club. Especially if you have a photo to go with the item.

TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST
YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

How quickly the Rotary year is passing. February is a very busy month for Richmond, but we could say that for every month!

On January 16th our outbound student Madi Hannan-Jones departed for Spain, where she will be on exchange for the next 12 months. Kristen Widdop, her mentor, has reported that she has settled in well and is maintaining a blog. A link to the blog can be found later in this bulletin.

Our biggest fundraising event of the year will be our Rotary International Birthday Party to be held on Tuesday 23rd February at “Tara”, the home of John Garland and Janice Peeler. The fundraising team have spent many hours planning this to be a spectacular food and wine event that won’t disappoint. Please make an effort to support the club by inviting family and friends. Numbers are limited, as it is a family home, so make sure that you are not disappointed.

We had advised that Monday 15/2 would be a computer session at Melbourne Girls’ College, but this has been cancelled and Monday 15/2 is now a ‘free’ evening at Amora with a buffet dinner. Come prepared to socialize with members!!

Take care,
Nia Holdenson
President

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au


Date Subject Speaker
February
Feb 1 Bringing Variety to Vic. Stephen Yollande
Feb 8 Friends of the Hudad Conrad Exton
Feb 15 Melb Girls’ College Rotary
Feb 22 No Meeting
Feb 23 Tuesday RCR Birthday Garden Party -Home of Dr’s Peeler and Garland
Feb 27 Saturday Pearl Day Rob Mactier’s Farm
Feb 29 No Meeting
March
Mar 7 Warning Signs of Depression Peter Mc Call
Mar 14 No Meeting Labour Day
Mar 28 No Meeting Easter
April
Apr 18 East Timor Jeremy Oates
Apr 25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
May 23 Ainger Award
May 30 With Fitzroy Rotary Club At Amora Hotel
June
Jun 13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
Jun 27 Change Over Night



Rotary International Birthday - Special Event

Tuesday 23rd Feburay 6.30PM at749 Orrong Road Toorak. Home of Janice Peeler and John Garland.
$100 including food, wine and soft drink. Children under 14 -$10.
RSVP Janice Peeler 0419 568 604 jgarland@tpg.com.au

D 9800 clubs have been asked to hold a special meeting in celebration of RI’s birthday on the actual day. We are celebrating with a special garden party at John and Janice’s. Friends and family welcome to this celebration and fund raising event.

All proceeds to RCR community projects. No meeting on Monday 22nd.

Annual Pearl Day Lunch

The Mactier Family invite The Rotary Club of Richmond to a “Pearl Day” Luncheon.
Saturday 27th February 2016 at 12:30pm
Allendale, 120 Allendale Road Elphinstone
$75 including food and drink. Rob and family donate everything so the full $75 goes to the cause.
RSVP Saturday 20th February 2016
Phone 03 5473 3214 Mobile 0412 471 023 Email pearldaylunch@gmail.com
Directions - Turn off at the Castlemaine exit on the Calder Freeway and turn right over the Freeway and turn right at the Second Road on the right. Proceeds to Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation.

Bulletin items

Could you please send me any items of interest involving members or the club. Especially if you have a photo to go with the item.

Fund Raising

At the Board Meeting on Thursday 28th Jan the area of fund raising was the priority issue. An ongoing problem for many clubs, including RCR, is not having that single event which generates a substantial percentage of the funds needed. We are very fortunate to have the generous contribution from Motto, via the Pop Up Stalls, but have lost the car par (to an automated system).

Special events such as the wine and cheese night are important but do not provid e the funds required to carry out the comprehensive humanitarian projects we plan.

The fund raising committee, and the board, are conscious of not continually asking Rotarians for more money and are organising events where you can be pleased to invite friends and relative to a fun function plus support RCR.

Please support them were you can.

Richmond Outbound Youth Exchange Student Madi Hannan Jones is farewelled. Madi is in Spain for the next 12 months.

Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends

Now that Australia Day is over we all feel really back into the routine of work and life. February is a short, but for Richmond Rotary, a very busy month. There is lots planned for both fundraising and fellowship and I encourage you all to join in the fun. The 11th Birthday Celebration for Rotary International will be our biggest fundraising venture of the year, so please make an extra special effort to attend this. The invitation will be sent in the next day or two, but mark the evening of Tuesday 23rd February on your calendars.

Our GVE team member allocated to Richmond Rotary is Glaiza Lee L. Diao, civil engineer, with experience in water and waste water. If you have any professional connections that would be happy to host a vocational visit for Glaiza in this area, please let us know as we have 4 days of vocational visits to fill. Glaiza will be hosted by Janice Peeler and John Garland, and of course, cultural/social excursions by club members are also welcomed.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday when our Guest Speaker is Stephen Yollande, known to us as our adjudicator for Ern Ainger Public Speaking Award.

Best wishes,
Nia Holdenson
President, Richmond Rotary
‘Be a Gift to the World’


Don’t worry too much about 2016 and just enjoy the journey First

First meeting is 18th January and it seems an appropriate subject “Wine and Wisdom”. Pending appointment of a new Secretary could you advise Nia of any change to your normal attendance plan.

Date
January
18 Wisdom and Wine Greg Baker
25 No Meeting Australia Day eve.
February
1 Bringing Variety to Vic. Stephen Yollande.
15 Melbourne Girls’ College Rotary
22 No Meeting
23 Tuesday RCR Birthday Garden Party - Home of Dr’s Peeler and Garland
27 Saturday Pearl Day Rob Mactier’s Farm
28 No Meeting
March
7 Warning Signs of Depression Peter Mc Call
14 No Meeting Labour Day
28 No Meeting Easter
April
18 East Timor Jeremy Oates
25 No Meeting Anzac Day
May
23 Ainger Award
30 With Fitzroy RC At Amora
June
13 No Meeting Queen’s Birthday
27 Change Over Night

Important date

Tuesday 23rd Feb is RI’s birthday and instead of our Monday meeting we are having a celebration/ fund raising event at Janice Peeler and John Garland’s home. Please put a note in your diary.

Jo Cowling

One sad aspect of 2015 was the resignation of Jo Cowling after 21 years in Rotary.

Jo will stay in touch via the Friends group but we will miss her as a member.

Jo has been a key person in the running of RCR duringher time in the club.

In formal roles but more so in being one of those keypeople that “just make things happen”.

Whenever support, advise, action or expertise wasrequired the solution was frequently to “get Jo involved”.But the real reward is not what Jo did for RCR but rather what she assisted in making happen. Water in poverty areas, polio almost beaten, exchange students, education to the underprivileged in thirdworld areas, disadvantages youth given opportunities plus higher achieving students being given help to maximise their potential. Plus many other areas of achievement.

A wonderful legacy from many years of her life.

Best wishes Jo and we look forward to continued contact.
Picture of Nia presenting flowers to Jo.

The following has been received from Jo.

To the Rotary Club of Richmond.

I would like to thank you all for my beautiful flowers and bottle of Champagne which I will keep for when our first grandchild arrives in April. I would also like to thank you for your friendship and support over many years and I will look forward to seeing you as a Friend of Rotary in the future.

As you all know I believe in the values of Rotary and all that Rotary achieves and I wish you and the Club continuing success – making a difference in a world with many challenges.

I will continue to support Rotary and the Club when I can.
I will miss you all very much!!

Merry Christmas and every happiness in the New Year.

My warmest regards
Jo

The “Tipping Point” regarding Christmas Cards?

“The tipping point” relates to where a novelty becomes normal. This year I wonder if we have reached the tipping point where it is now normal not to use

Lists just five years ago required string to be put up to display cards received and my send list was long. Then down to half, then half that again and now only the charity and political cards plus a couple of others? I wonder if we have seen the demise of the posted card just as we have seen the demise of the posted letter?

Latest Rotary Statistics

World wide 34,000 clubs and 1.225.000 members. + 1.3% on last year.
Australia 1,125 clubs 30,000 members +0.9%.
England 22,000 members.
India 124.000.
Japan 88,000.
Philippines 22,000.
USA 341.000. USA is roughly 25% of members but far higher than that re financial contribution.
Donations D 9800 donations to Rotary International are up by 50% and probably related to the major publicity in the district of the work of Foundation. Australia overall is up by 7%. Donations to the polio campaign are down from the region and the observation is that the campaign has been so successful that the problems of polio no longer resonates in areas where polio has not been seen for over 50 years. To overcome this major campaigns are being run in Rotary publications.

RI President Comment

An edited extract from an article by the RI President states

“In day to day club activities it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the big picture. You may feed one person, educate one person, protect one child from disease, and it does not seem much. But with the power of numbers the value of individual Rotarian gifts has the impact of being a significant Gift To The World”.

Board Wanted - Paid

An ex exchange student stayed with an Indonesian family and one of their daughters will be attending Melbourne Uni from mid 2016. They are seeking a host family for her. They will pay appropriate amount and it is suggested a minimum of six months and a longer period if it would suit. Location would need to have transport access to the Uni.

Please contact Nia if any interest.

Today's riddle for seniors... Here is the situation:

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed
On your right side is a sharp drop-off.
Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.
Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the kangaroo.
What must you do to get out of this highly dangerous situation?

See answer at end of newsletter.



Meetings Every Monday 6.30 for 7.00
Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Road Richmond Vic 3121
www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome to the New Year. We have so much happening this second half of the Rotary year that you will be able to enjoy Rotary fellowship in an amazing variety of ways.

Firstly, however, I would like to formally thank Jo Cowling for her years of contribution to Richmond Rotary and District 9800. She has held many roles and worked tirelessly for almost 21 years to support both district and our club. To say she will be missed is an understatement, but we are heartened by her continued involvement with Friends of Richmond Rotary.

Looking ahead for the next month or two and Richmond Rotary have exciting guest speakers, lots of special functions and are hosting one outgoing and one incoming Rotary Vocational Exchange team member. Our outgoing exchange member is Kelly Sydenham and she will be a guest of the club at the meeting on Monday 25th January. At this meeting she will have the opportunity to tell us all about herself and what she will be doing in the Philippines.

Our week with the GVE team begins on Sunday 21st Feb and Janice Peeler and John Garland are hosting incoming team member Glaiza Lee L. Diao. Glaiza is a licensed civil engineer specializing in water and wastewater with more than four years of experience in the field. She will be with our club for a week, beginning with a welcome dinner hosted by Fitzroy Rotary on Monday 22nd Feb, our Rotary Birthday celebration at Janice and John’s on Tuesday, several days of vocational visits, and Pearl Day on Saturday 27th Feb. How lucky we are to have Glaiza with us for one of the most exciting weeks of February. If you have any ideas for vocational visits for Glaiza, please let us know as we have the responsibility of filling up to four days for her. Social and cultural visit ideas are also welcome.

One other thing that I would like to share with you is that President K.R. Ravindran has written to all Presidents to let us know that His Holiness Pope Francis will officiate at a Mass to Rotarians at St. Peter’s Square, Rome, on 30 April. There will be 8,000 seats reserved for Rotarians, as well as friends and family. There is lots more information on the Jubilee of Rotarians website. Please visit this if you are interested in a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.

Very best wishes to all of you.

Nia Holdenson
President
Richmond Rotary
‘Be a Gift to the World’

Riddle. Get off the merry-go-round and go home.


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