December 10 2018

This week's meeting: Social Night

Don't forget to bring along groceries for the Salvation Army in Richmond.

Last week Sally (president of FORR) attended the Variety Children's Christmas Party and was the longest serving volunteer - 20 years!! This is the largest children's Christmas party in Australia with 4000 attendees.

City of Yarra BBQ

Thank you Jo,

You and your team did a fantastic job, and I think the event was really successful.

We look forward to partnering with you on future events, and hope you have a great Christmas break. Regards,

Simon Osborne

President's Weekly Message
Community Connections

City of Yarra BBQ

On Wednesday Mark, Judy, Les, Sue, Melinda and I manned the BBQ for the City of Yarra. We all commented on what a wonderful opportunity this provided and we now have a tentative booking for 4 vmore Community BBQ's in the first half of 2019. This was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in Rotary providing a free sausage sizzle for those who are less fortunate and many impacted by addiction and homelessness. They were so grateful of the free sausage sizzle and the attention that they all received from Rotary and the City of Yarra. Many expressed this with a "thanks", "will you be back next week", "we really appreciate you being here" and "can we help you to pack up". I would like to thank the City of Yarra and Simon Osborne; Economic Development Manager for providing the Club this opportunity to connect with those in real need in our local community.

New Mayor

Cr Danae Bosler has been elected the new Mayor of the City of Yarra. On behalf our members I wish Danae great success in her new role. I have invited Mayor Bosler to become an honorary member of the Club and she has accepted this honour, I hope to induct Danae in early 2019.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cr Daniel Nguyen for the support he has provided the Club. Daniel, I know recognises the amazing work of Tim Baker and the Projects that Tim manages. The Rotary Youth Arts and the Next Step Projects remain very important projects for our club, benefiting young people who need our help and commitment to make a difference.

Lendlease

In 2019 we will hold a "100 Women of Influence" event in partnership with Lendlease, this is in the early stages of planning and I will provide the Club with more details as we progress. I have invited Adam Sherwell, Les Frampton and Melinda Dunkley to provide support to this new partnership.

The "100 Women of Influence" event will be held in late February and will be an opportunity to recognise International Women's Day and to thank a woman or women who have inspired you to make a difference.

Melbourne Girls College Presentation Evening

We are very pleased to have such a wonderful partnership with the Melbourne Girls College.

On behalf of the members I would like to thank Karen Money; Principal, Brooke O'Callaghan; MGC & Rotary Liaison teacher and Glen Holland Facilities Manager for the support they provide to ensure we can provide wonderful opportunities to the students at Melbourne Girls College. Glen assists us with the logistics of events and pop up shops that we hold at the College each year.

I would also like to acknowledge the commitment of Nia Holdenson and Maria Makris who work with the school and the Youth Services Committee to ensure we offer worthy projects that make a difference to the student participants. I would like to congratulate Nia for her role with Melbourne University and look forward to hearing more about her new role with Melbourne Girls College in 2019.

Yarra Primary School

Maria Makris met with Saraid Doherty; Principal of Yarra Primary last week to explore opportunities for the Rotary Club of Richmond and Yarra Primary to form a partnership. Maria reported that this was a very exciting meeting and that there is real opportunity for the Club to explore relevant projects and to re-establish the fantastic relationship we enjoyed with the school in the past.

Richmond High School

The New Year will provide the school with much excitement as they transition to their new facilities. The Club is committed to supporting the establishment of their school library and Nia and Maria are liaising with the school to achieve this.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

On Thursday evening Sue Bolton and I attended the RYLA Dinner at the Oasis Camp in Mount Evelyn. This was a great opportunity for the RYLA participants to tell us about the rewarding opportunities they have been provided. We were delighted to meet our RYLA participant Samantha Thomson, who was sponsored by our Club. Samantha has just completed her Year 12 at Melbourne Girls College and hopes to study at University next year.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a residential camp unlike any other. Over seven days, participants are immersed in a program centred around four key themes: Challenge by choice, diversity, community, and time out. We challenge young people - providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.

RYLA is run entirely by young people, who have all been participants in the program. Our team are passionate about providing this year's participants with the same enriching experience.

Worawa Aboriginal College

Around 70 aboriginal girls from disadvantaged backgrounds undertake a life changing experience via their attendance at Worawa.

On Wednesday 11 December John Benger, Janice Peeler, Dawn Giltinan, Sue Bolton and I will attend the school's presentation event. I am very much looking forward to my first visit to the school. John Benger has advised that he will coordinate an opportunity for members to visit the School in early 2019.

Friend of the Rotary Club of Richmond

We have been very fortunate to welcome Suzanne Benson as a FORR and look forward to the year ahead. The Club is very grateful to the support provided by the FORR, Sally O'Sullivan has been an outstanding leader of the FORR group.

Please check the Bulletin for upcoming FORR Events.

Membership

We need to continue our commitment to growing our membership and we will be inducting new members in the New Year - this is great news.

Fundraising Motto

Pop Up Shop

The next big fundraising event will be the Motto Pop Up Sale on Saturday 15 December - lets hope for a very successful fundraising day!

Christmas Party

The Club Christmas Party is being coordinated by Jenny List and her team and they are planning a great end of year celebration for our Club.

We have 60 registered for the Party - it will be a very Christmas happy party.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo


 

DG Bronwyn Stephens Rotary District 9800 Discussion Group on Facebook People ask about the outbreak of vaccine derived polio in Papua New Guinea....what is the difference between it and wild polio. This graphic from the latest very interesting Nov-Dec issue of the Rotary International South and Philippine Region's Newsletter explains it simply and well.


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Future Events

December
10th Monday Club meeting-Social night
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
21st Monday Return to Rotary
23rd Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
24th Thursday Board meeting Amora 6.00pm
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday

February
2nd Saturday Pasta Night, Anna Walpole's
4th Monday Ben Hosking, 30years of the Aingers
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference, Club Dinner
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference
18th ``Monday` Board meeting
25th Monday Katrina, Addo & Tim, Next Step. Michelle Benstead, ARH

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum & RYLA participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
18th Monday Board meeting
25th Monday Gordon Bennett
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover

 


December 3 2018

This week's meeting: Warwick Cavell "From Good Intentions to Great Results: Developing mutually beneficial corporate partnerships

Warwick Cavell is a business strategist, facilitator and coach/mentor. He has had some interesting assignments, including the business plan of the Melbourne Football Club leading up to the attempted merger with Hawthorn back in 1996.

Warwick is a relatively recent Rotarian having joined Central Melbourne almost four years ago, when Neville John was DGE. Due to his background in leadership and change management and the fact that he worked with Neville John in a past life, he has been developing and delivering PETS (now PELD) since joining Rotary. He is also involved as part of the district club support team, with Neville John. He is a Royce Abbey award winner and has also been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for his work at district.

Warwick is President Elect for Rotary Central Melbourne.

Welcome to our newest member Goldit Mathiang

President Jo inducted Goldit last Monday and he is already heavily involved in the International Committee.

Goldit is a keen sportsman and has lots of ideas to involve us in sporting projects as well. He is already planning to spend time surfing with his mentor, Past President Chris Kemp

Goldit is another member who will lower the average age of members.

Yarra Community Awards - Tuesday 27th November

Tim, Mark & Trevor attended the event, around 300 were in attendance.

On behalf of the President, the Members & Friends of the Rotary Club of Richmond, Trevor accepted the award for the Community Initiative of the Year, and thanked the City of Yarra for the Award & support/partnerships of our community projects over 50 years & that we looked forward to working together far into the future.

Deputy Mayor Misha Coleman gave a detailed summary of our current Youth Projects.

Past Mayor Daniel indicated that he will visit us in 2 weeks & a number of guests indicated their interest in our Projects.

The $500 prize we were presented with a framed plague (Tim has it) & a Potted Plant (to Trevor). He will bring it on Monday for a raffle for Next Step!

Former Mayor Daniel with Tim and Trevor and Award certificate

CONGRATULATIONS TO YARRA COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS

President's Weekly Message

Club Bulletin

I encourage you all to read the weekly Club Bulletin produced by Sue Bolton our Bulletin Chair. This is the Club's communication tool and also where we often say our thank you to members and friends. The articles in the Bulletin save you from having long updates at Club Meetings as information is included in the Bulletin on projects and activities around the Club.

I know the Bulletin takes a lot of time and commitment each week to produce, so let's get behind Sue and make sure we have this as our favorite bed time reading!

Community Connections

Inner North Community Foundation Network

Across Melbourne's inner north, lots of fantastic people and organisations create opportunities for others and support the greater good.

This was a great opportunity to meet with other Community Groups including representatives of the Lions, Rotary, the Bendigo Bank, other community banks, Council, Private Ancillary Funds, and others and this meeting was facilitated by the Inner North Community Foundation Executive Director Ben Rogers. It was another example of community groups and willing supporters to come together to discuss how we can improve the outcomes of recipients of so many worthy community groups.

It was proposed by the group to meet again in 2019 for a ½ day forum and therefore continuing the conversations.

Ben Rogers has agreed to be a guest speaker at the Club on 11 February 2019

Melbourne Girls College Presentation Evening

On Tuesday 27 November, Nia Holdenson, Maria Makris, Brooke O'Callaghan and I attended the presentation evening - Community Awards to the following students

  • Senior Community Service Award - Sabriah Peterson
  • Middle Community Service Award - Jessica Bell
  • STEAM Award - Astrid MacFarlane

We are very pleased to have such a wonderful partnership with the Melbourne Girls College.

City of Yarra

Community Initiative Awards Event

The Rotary Club of Richmond received this award for their youth services and community and vocational projects that support young people in Yarra. With 37 volunteers, the Rotary Club coordinates over 18 youth projects to support high school students in Yarra across Melbourne Girls College, Fitzroy High School, Richmond High School and Collingwood Secondary College. Some of these enrichment programs focus on the arts, leadership, public speaking, and English as a second language.

The Club also runs the Next Step program - to support and guide socially and economically disadvantaged young people through the transition from school to a first career job. Participants gain insight into their strengths and through work experience opportunities to develop a career focus and achieve their goals. 74% of students find employment or pursue further education.

Tim Baker, Mark Dwyer and Trevor Pang attended the event. Trevor as the Vice President received the award on behalf of the Rotary Club of Richmond. I would like to congratulate our Youth Service, Community and Vocational Services Chairs for their commitment and for coordinating our Clubs projects which directly improve the outcomes for so many young people. Maria Makris and Tim Baker along with their committee members ensure that the Rotary Club of Richmond make a difference and inspire others through their actions.

Our Club Projects
The Cluster Clubs (Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Melbourne Park)

Lifesaving Victoria - Multi Cultural Program

On Friday 23 November, I volunteered at the cluster event, it was freezing so the children had a mix of indoor and some outdoor experiences.

The LSV Program

Life Saving Victoria's Multicultural Department's continued commitment to projects plays a needy and vital role in improving opportunities for all Victorians to receive fundamental water safety messages and education.

Since 2007 over 80,000 multicultural participants have been involved in activities.

On the day

LSV had to significantly modify the program as the conditions were not suitable for beach activities, The kids were able to go learn DRSABCD as well as learn some safety rules about going to the beach. They got to practice on each other and on the CPR dummy's as well as seeing how the defibrillators work. they also had a tour of the clubhouse and equipment. The kids still wanted to go on the sand and put their feet in the water, so after lunch they were taken onto the beach in small groups to have a little splash around (in the rain, wind and very cold weather).

For most of the kids, it was the first time they had ever been to the beach so it was a real thrill for them and they had an absolute blast.

Next year we could look at a local Richmond school to be included in the Cluster Project. The RCR donated $50 to the Cluster activity; I would also like to congratulate President Melissa McIntosh for making this project come to life for 30 Primary School children from Carlton Primary

Board Meeting and AGM

On Monday 26 November we held our AGM and audited Financial Reports were presented.

On Thursday 29 November the Board met for its final meeting for 2018 - where is the year racing too???

I would like to thank the Board for their commitment to the governance of our Club and to the Committee Chairs who ensure that our planned projects are actioned. The Rotary Club of Richmond should be very proud of what we achieve and we get many comments from visitors to the Club about our energy and friendliness - thank you to all the members and Friends of Richmond Rotary

Membership

In 2019 we will welcome Emily Miller as our MGC liaison member and I am very pleased that Brooke has agreed to stay on as a Member of the Club - this is great news Brooke. I will discuss with Emily a suitable date for her to be inducted as a member of the Club.

We need to continue our commitment to growing our membership

Fundraising
Motto Pop Up Shop

The next big fundraising event will be the Motto Pop Up Sale on Saturday 15 December - we will need a number of volunteers as we are expecting a busy day with all stock being sold at between $5 and $10's.

City of Yarra - BBQ 5th December - more next week

The economic development unit has engaged Fareshare to provide donated salads and meat for the BBQ, Richmond Rotary to cook and serve the BBQ, fresh fruit from selected traders along Victoria Street.

Our Club will provide the BBQ, volunteers and compliance requirements for the event. Following this BBQ the City of Yarra will conduct a review and they have tentatively booked the Club for another 4 BBQ's in 2019 - fingers crossed that this one is a success so that we can continue our involvement.

Christmas Party

The Club Christmas Party is being coordinated by Jenny List and her team and they are planning a great end of year celebration for our Club. We are receiving responses - it will be a very Christmas happy party.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

Club Celebrations:

Member Birthdays: Trevor Pang 9th December

Partner Birthdays:
Michael Cowling 9th December

Club Jottings:

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Chew who has been hospitalized to stabilise his diabetes and blood pressure. Also to Michael Cowling who has a nasty bout of pneumonia.

  • Congratulations to Sally O'Sullivan for her 20th year as a volunteer at the Variety Club's Children's Christmas Party. This is hard work, but Sally does it 'for the children'.
  • Sally will also be there to collect food items for the Salvation Army on December 10th.
  • Sally also received a thank you note form Richmond High School thanking the Friends for their donation to the School's Library fund.
  • Sally also alerted us to Salvo Gift Giving Dates - 18/19/20 December at Lennox Street. Parents come and choose a gift for their child and we wrap them for them.
  • From Dot Brown - news of Janice
    "I went down to Sorrento last Thursday and took Janice to The Baths for lunch. She seems to have lost more weight and only eats like a sparrow but it was a lovely day and we had a waterside table."

Barry Roberts. Just to let you know that I phoned Geoff Clarke this afternoon for a bit of a chat and I learned that while he is doing OK , with some minor health issues he says, Joan is going into St John of God Hospital tomorrow for a series of tests as she has a lot of pain in the abdomen / stomach. Geoff is of course, quite worried about the situation. I'm sure he would welcome contact from his old Rotary friends in the coming weeks.

Worawa Presentation Day 2018

The 2018 school year is coming to its conclusion and we are preparing to celebrate the achievements of our students throughout the year. We invite you to join with us in this celebration on our Presentation Day with our Guest of Honour, her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria.

Following the Awards Ceremony guests may adjourn to the Sandra Bardas Gallery to view an exciting exhibition of Aboriginal fine art by our students and communities they come from. This event is not suitable for your young children.

When: 12 December 2018
Time: 11.00am
Where: 60-80 Barak Lane, Healesville RSVP By 5 December 2018
Phone: 03 5962 4344
Email: registrar@worawa.vic.edu.au
RSVP is essential. Guests must be seated by 10.50am

Last week's speaker: David Spitteler

Asylum Seeker Assistance Project was formed to provide material aid, settlement support and also friendship and community to asylum seekers living in the Springvale, Noble Park and Dandenong areas.

ASAP volunteers currently:

  • Develop friendships with asylum seeker families and individuals
  • Drive asylum seekers to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in West Melbourne to access help for medical, legal, food and other needs
  • Advocate through letter writing and accompanying to meetings with lawyers and migration agents
  • Run fundraisers to build up emergency relief funds
  • Facilitate free family day outings
  • Offer English support through the ASRC.

I have attached the brochure that David forgot to bring to last week's meeting

Future Events

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
5th Wednesday BBQ Butler Park, Lennox Street
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
21st Monday Return to Rotary
23rd Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
24th Thursday Board meeting Amora 6.00pm
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday

February
2nd Saturday Pasta Night, Anna Walpole's
4th Monday Ben Hosking, 30years of the Aingers
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference, Club Dinner
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference
18th ``Monday` Board meeting
25th Monday Katrina, Addo & Tim, Next Step. Michelle Benstead, ARH

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum & RYLA participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
18th Monday Board meeting
25th Monday Gordon Bennett
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover


November 26 2018

This week's meeting: Annual General Meeting
Confirm and ratify officers for 2019-2020, approve financial report.

RI World President recognises President Chris with a citation.

On behalf of Ian Risely RI President 2017-2018, Past District Governor presented Chris Kemp with a certificate of citation last Monday. The purpose of the Presidential Citation is to increase Rotary club involvement in service activities, whilst at the same time encouraging Rotarians' personal involvement in serving others and promoting a high standard of Rotary service in the community. Chris certainly epitomises "Making the Difference".

 

Worawa

 

From John Benger

Janice and I ran the BBQ there yesterday (Dawn was tied up). Was "sold to us" to as "lunch for a working party of 24 from Deloittes " but it was such a great day they added the girls and 150 sausages, vegeburgers and hamburgers later we staggered back to the car!!!

 

We had such fun making dumplings!

Club Celebrations:

Induction Anniversaries: Barry Roberts 1/12/1980

President's Weekly Message

Community Connections

City of Yarra Community Awards Success - Very exciting news we have been successful!

I submitted an application for the City of Yarra Community Awards nominating our Youth Services, Community and Vocational Services Projects and I am very pleased to advise you all that we have been successful.

The presentation evening will be held on Tuesday 27th November and Trevor Pang will represent the Club as the Vice President as I will be attending the Melbourne Girls College Presentation evening.

We have been asked to provide a City of Yarra BBQ on the 5 December with another proposed 5 BBQ's in 2019 if the first one is a success - fingers crossed. This provides another opportunity to connect with our local community and to raise necessary funds for the Club's Projects. Our relationship with the City of Yarra continues to be very strong and we appreciate that relationship and what it offers our community.

I attended the Inner North Community Foundation Network meeting on Thursday 22 Nov.

Inner North Community Foundation Network

Across Melbourne's inner north, lots of fantastic people and organisations create opportunities for others and support the greater good.

Our communities are enriched for their work. From Neighbourhood Houses to the Salvos; from sports clubs to senior citizens groups - these organisations rely on funding from a variety of sources.

As an organisation that provides funding for civil society groups active in Darebin, Moreland and Yarra, we'd like to invite you to an informal gathering with other funders.

We're keen to provide a space for all of us to better understand the wide range of organisations that provide critical community funding, including representatives of the Lions, Rotary, the Bendigo Bank and other community banks, Council, Private Ancillary Funds, and others.

I will provide an update next week

"We want to continue this conversation with the Community that we support"

Our Club Projects
President Citation Presentation

The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support each of our strategic priorities by completing certain activities. Clubs have the entire Rotary year to achieve the citation's goals.

PDG Peter Frueh presented the Rotary President Citation to our Club's Immediate Past President Chris Kemp.

Well done to all, as Chris said it is a team effort.

Membership

This week it will be my great pleasure to induct Goldit Mathiang as a member of the Rotary Club of Richmond.

Goldit Mathiang

"Born in Sudan in 1990.

Sudan has been at war within itself (between Muslims and Christians) for 20 decades, leaving thousands of dead and misplaced.

Growing up in such environment, it becomes part of you, seeing people die, having love ones constantly taken away from you, waking up and not expecting what tomorrow brings, (to some extent, this shape me to become who I am today).

My family and I migrated to Australia in 2006, to start off our new lives in this completely different world. It was hard to fit in as we didn't really understand the language, the culture but eventually as the time went by, we not only got used to everything that screams AUSTRALIA, we became citizens.

July of 2011, Sudan was separated into two countries (South Sudan and Sudan). I was born in Sudan but my family is originally from the South. This was an opportunity for us (young people) to come together and build our nation, unfortunately there were a lot of challenges that held us back.

2016, I started a nonprofit organization called Medical Supplies Arise (MSA), with an aim to provide hospital equipment that improved hospitals in South Sudan.

Last year (2017) I got a two-way ticket to South Sudan.

When I decided to take a trip to South Sudan with a plan of providing for Hospital materials (mosquito nets) as well as clothes for orphans, nothing I had in mind was guaranteed, it was nothing but me being incredibly optimistic about the whole situation/vision of turning everything into a reality.

Unfortunately providing for hospitals (which is what MSA is all about) could not happened, as the MSA team was not able to provide for both hospitals and orphans, it is incredibly important to help the orphans, as we wanted to give them hope of a better Nation, better future. Humanitarian work is extremely hard, but I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such amazing young people whom are filled with as much desire to make a difference as I am.

Education
Advance Diploma of Business
Diploma of accounting
Diploma of Music
Currently studying International trade (Economic)

Hobbies
Writing singer/songwriter
Dancing"

We need to continue our commitment to growing our membership

Fundraising

The Dumpling workshop was a great success raising funds for our projects. it was fabulous to have so many guests join us for this event. Angie Chong and her assistant Rawan did a great job and I think we are all to be congratulated on producing very tasty dumplings - although some in various shapes!!

It was also a treat to welcome Elizabeth Chong a surprise for us all - Elizabeth is a legend of Melbourne's food culture.

PDG Peter Frueh, Anne Frueh and past AG Anne King all commented on the success of the evening.

Motto Pop Up Shop

The next big fundraising event will be the Motto Pop Up Sale on Saturday 15 December - we will need a number of volunteers as we are expecting a busy day with all stock being sold at between $5 and $10's.

Melinda will be in touch with you all re assistance on the day.

Christmas Party

The Club Christmas Party is being coordinated by Jenny List and her team and they are planning a great end of year celebration for our Club.

Invitations have been sent this week and we are already receiving responses - it will be a very Christmas happy party.

AGM - will be held at tonight's meeting and the Board Meeting Thursday 29 November

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

2019 Multi District Conference

Early Bird Registration closes November 30th Save $50 per person by booking before that date

Learn how your Club can share Projects across the District and Victoria

Past Member Jennie Purdie Smith

See attachment

Ben's 80th

We had a great party at the Ernie Cropley Pavilion at Melbourne University on Saturday 10 November to celebrate my 80th birthday. Thanks to Kris Simon and Tim for organising it and thank you to my family and friends who attended. There was a lot of reminiscing and stories about our shared memories. It was a great venue for me as I spent many happy hours in the " pavy " watching and talking cricket with my MUCC involvement over many years. Enjoyed the company of MUCC stalwarts Malcolm Gray, Tony Steele and Kevan Carroll among others . — with Tim Hosking, Kris Hosking and Simon Hosking (from Facebook)

Giulia 2013 Exchange Student from Brazil.

Giulia is currently living and working in Egypt .She is a qualified pole dancer instructor and has won many international competitions.

Pole-dancing now stands on its own as a provisionally recognized sport.

"Pole Sports is a performance sport combining dance and acrobatics on a vertical pole," "Pole Sports requires great physical and mental exertion, strength and endurance are required to lift, hold and spin the body. A high degree of flexibility is needed to contort, pose, demonstrate lines and execute techniques."

It will soon be an official Olympic sport.

Here she is using trick photography.

Future Events

November
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast
29th November Board Meeting

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
14th Monday Social meeting - informal catch-up
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
21st Monday Board Meeting
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday

February
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover


November 19 2018

This week's meeting: Dumpling Workshop Melbourne Girls' College.
Don't forget earlier start time - 6.00pm

President's Weekly Message (Enjoying Noosa)

Community Connections

I have been invited to join a City of Yarra volunteer Network Group and I will attend the first meeting on Thursday 29 November, this provides the Club with another opportunity to be more visible in our Community. I have also been approached by the City of Yarra to provide a monthly BBQ - I will discuss this further with our fundraising Chair Melinda Dunkley and will meet with the Senior Project Officer - Retail, Tourism and Marketing to discuss further and hopefully Melinda maybe available to join me. Leandlease - I met with Melinda, Adam and Les last week to look at some of the opportunities that this connection may provide the Club and continue the conversation….

  • Profiling in the newsletter – an article to be prepared
  • Lendlease to speak at a Monday evening meeting of Rotary - 2019
  • Lendlease to host a 100 Women of Influence event with the Rotary Club of Richmond – Feb 2019, celebrating International Women's Day with a focus on thanking women who have inspired us
  • Rotary to potentially participate in health months with Stroke Health – September 2019
  • Rotary Business Breakfast – May 2019 initial discussions

"We want to continue this conversation with the Community that we support"

Our Club Projects
International Committee

Last week's Bulletin highlighted the positive outcomes of the Sumba Wheelchair Project, a wonderful example of how Rotary can really make a difference in the world. I would like to thank and congratulate Chris Kemp for his efforts supported by the International Committee.

This project was begun in President Chris' year 2017-2018. Funding was raised to distribute 100 specially fitted wheelchairs to handicapped children in Sumba. Most of the recipients of the wheelchairs were afflicted with cerebral palsy.

Donations in Kind (DIK) Working Bee

This week a number of Rotarians and friends attended the Donations in Kind Warehouse in Footscray. I would like to thank all attendees for their assistance and in particular Anna Walpole for providing the catering for this day. It was great to hear that Anna's son Stephen joined in to help - I know this was a very positive experience for all involved and we can look to another working bee in 2019.

Membership

This week it was my great pleasure to induct Eiman as a new member of our Club, Eiman will be a wonderful contributor to the Club and has already demonstrated her commitment to the Club as a member of the International Committee. I was thrilled that Brooke O'Callaghan agreed to be Eiman's mentor as I also know that Eiman has a passion for providing better education opportunities for young people in South Sudan.

Eiman words

"Here's a little bit about myself; I was born in South Sudan in 1994 and was raised by a single mother. I have 3 siblings and I'm the second youngest in my family. My family was granted humanitarian visa by UN in 2003 to Finland. I went to school in Finland and after 10 years I finished high school and moved to Australia 4 years ago to be reunited with my mother after we were separated for 14 years. Now I live and work here in Melbourne as a disability support worker for Yooralla. Since I was a teenager, I've had a passion to make a difference in the world and I made myself a promise that one day I will help to change the world. And because of this promise I was keen to join Rotary Club of Richmond."

Fundraising

The Dumpling workshop will be held this Monday and I am looking forward to a fun evening, Melinda has coordinated the event and it has been a sell-out - a great result.

Motto Pop Up Shop

The next big fundraising event will be the Motto Pop Up Sale on Saturday 15 December - we will need a number of volunteers as we are expecting a busy day with all stock being sold at between $5 and $10's.

Melinda will be in touch with you all re assistance on the day.

Christmas Party

The Club Christmas Party is being coordinated by Jenny List and her team and they are planning a great end of year celebration for our Club.

Put Monday 17 December in your diary and please look to the Bulletin for details. A personal invitation will be sent shortly which will include a TryBooking details.

Updates

I spoke with Chew Chan this week and he is still requiring some health visits to hospital; however, he is improving and hopes to return to Rotary before the year ends. I conveyed our best wishes to Chew and I asked if he required any support, at this stage he is well supported by friends and family.

Maureen Pang is to have cataract surgery - we send her our love and best wishes for a successful operation and a speedy recovery

AGM - 26 November and Board Meeting Thursday 29 November

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

Induction of New Member Eiman Ashak

Past President Chris just keeps on keeping on 'making a difference'

Team Richmond spent Saturday packing goods for Tanzania. This is a R.C. of Camberwell project. In a few weeks' time hospital equipment will be ready to send to two hospitals in South Sudan. New member, Eiman and Goldit(inducted next week) have worked with PP Chris and the International Committee to bring this about. Earlier in the year Eiman and Goldit made a presentation to the club highlighting the ghastly hospital conditions in South Sudan. Rotary has made it possible for them to help out in no mean way, with a container of hospital equipment heading to the Sudan from Donations in Kind.

Club Celebrations:

Induction Anniversaries: Nia Holdenson 23rd November 2001

ROMAC
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.

A fun picture from Kim who was brought to Melbourne when Dr Janice Peeler was the Medical Consultant and I was the Regional Director for ROMAC. Kim was one of 50 patients we handled in our term.

Assoc Prof Tony Holmes undertook extensive surgery including taking bone from a rib to reconstruct her nose and skin from the hip to recreate her face. Other pictures show Kim at school and with friends. Without Rotary Kim, and possibly her family, would have been condemned to a horror existence.

John Benger

Richmond High School Award Ceremony

The Award ceremony at RHS was very heartfelt, and Annette Pepper and I (Maria Makris) were privileged to be there and we were made very welcomed.

Alex Griffin was chosen to receive our Community Service Award for 2018, because she brought together a team of students to address the issue of homelessness in Richmond by working with the Lighthouse Foundation. Alex was excited for the Award and recognition and for the fact Annette Pepper is going to be her mentor for 2019. Alex has already accepted the invitation to speak to our club next year about her work in the community.

Alex Griffin is a worthy recipient of the first Community Service Award for Richmond High School.

 

Only a few weeks until the finish of the Early Bird saving for the multi District Conference

See President Jo if you are interested in joining some of us staying at the Amora throughout the conference

Future Events

November
26th Monday AGM
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast
29th November Board Meeting

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
14th Monday Social meeting - informal catch-up
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
21st Monday Board Meeting
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday

February
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover


November 12 2018

This week's meeting: Ted and Rosemary Waghorne, Hamburg RIC

Presidents Weekly Message

Michael; and I enjoyed a short break visiting the Barossa Valley and enjoying the beautiful food and wine this region has to offer.

Pictured enjoying the VIP tour of Henschke and a taste of Hill of Grace

Community Connections

I have had a second meeting with Leadlease and will provide a report to the Board for consideration as we are continue our conversations with the local community. Adam Sherwell and Les Frampton and I will discuss ways in which we can continue to develop this relationship.

"We want to continue this conversation with the Community that we support"

Our Club Projects

Raising Funds to support our projects is always a challenge and much of this is done through our Club fundraising activities. The Board throughout the Rotary year will review the status of our projects against budget and may be required to alter accordingly.

Board Meeting November - I will ask all Committee Chairs and Board Members to prepare their reports with the report to include a focus on "where we are at" with our Rotary commitment to our agreed activities and projects. At the start of the Rotary year the Board agreed to review the Club's Project status at regular intervals. The Club has an opportunity to amend and/or revise if a need was identified to modify projects against income. The Board agreed to realise some of our Club funds to support our 2018-2019 projects and this would be based on an identified need with Board approval. The Fundraising Committee has a role to play in raising funds but it is a collective approach that will provide us with success. It is important the Committee Chairs assist the Fundraising Committee by providing suggestions and ideas for funding the projects which sit within their portfolio.

The Club does need your support not to put your hand in your pocket but to look to your local community to support us - this maybe done through a monetary contribution and or a donation in kind. Take a copy of our Project Plans if you think a local business may be willing to support a project and we also have business cards both are available at the Meeting Desk.

We do need our members to be involved in fundraising activities - think about who you maybe able to invite - the Club does try to look at ways to fund our projects but unfortunately it becomes harder for us to get sponsorship, grants and funds

We are very grateful to the Inner North Community Foundation who have provided a grant for the Next Step Project and the City of Yarra for their grant funding of the Rotary Youth Arts Project. We are building relationships in the Community which may in time lead to funding assistance. We will be seeking goods/services for our Trivia Night from local businesses.

The Rotary Club of Richmond's Youth Arts Project and Next Step Project

These are signature projects for our Club. The projects provide an opportunity for disadvantaged young people to have an opportunity that has the potential to change their lives and their direction in life.

Tim recently received confirmation of a $10,000 grant from the City of Yarra for the Rotary Youth Arts Project; this is a wonderful outcome for such a worthy project.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of Tim and his committee - Judy Nettleton, Trevor Pang. Ben Hosking James Hamilton and FoRR Dot Brown. I would like to thank Katrina Dwyer for the work and support she provides as a social worker to ensure that the Next Step Program is offered to students and the students are supported through this process.

I would like to congratulate Tim Baker on his dedication and commitment to these projects over many years, Tim you are truly making a difference to young people's lives.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

Richmond Salvos Say Thanks

On delivering our grocery contributions, Sally O'Sullivan was greeted with "You are an angel. You must know when we are in trouble, we cannot thank you enough."

PROJECT HOPE - SUMBA

This project was begun in President Chris' year 2017-2018.Funding was raised to distribute 100 specially fitted wheelchairs to handicapped children in Sumba. Most were afflicted with cerebral palsy. There was some delay as there was trouble in getting the proper permissions to bring in the wheelchairs duty-free. After many months languishing on the wharves there was good news! "All of the 70 wheelchairs allocated for YHS in Sumba have arrived safely and were originally stored in a warehouse very close to us. These chairs are going to all four districts in Sumba, and will be assembled and fitted to each individual child. This won't all be done by YHS - there is a wonderful organisation in West Sumba called Alma, which runs a home for disabled children and is also out every day visiting disabled children living with their families in the villages."

Congratulations PP Chris and the International team for 'making a difference' to so many, and for 'being the inspiration' to us all.

 

Club Celebrations:

Partner Birthdays: Ian Thompson 18th November

See President Jo if you are interested in joining some of us staying at the Amora throughout the conference

 

Future Events

November
17th Saturday Working Bee DIK warehouse
19th Monday Dumpling workshop, Melbourne Girls' College
26th Monday AGM
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast
29th November Board Meeting

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
14th Monday Social meeting - informal catch-up
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
21st Monday Board Meeting
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday

February
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover


October 29 2018

Tonight, President Sally O'Sullivan from FoRR will be collecting non-perishable, "healthy" food items for donation to and distribution by the Salvation Army. These could include canned and packaged items e.g. tinned fish, baked beans, instant noodles, Up and Go breakfast drink, etc.

This week's meeting: Ken Linnett

Ken will speak about one of the most notable horses in Australian racing history was a colt named Tulloch. Tulloch was named after the Scottish town where the mother of owner E.J. Haley was born. Foaled in 1954, Tulloch was a hero to the nation renowned for its love of punting. He broke many records, and established a legacy that only a few thoroughbred horses have equalled or surpassed.

Tulloch was trained by the legendary Tommy Smith; he compiled a career racing record of 36 wins, 12 seconds, and 4 third place finishes. Only once in his fifty-three starts did he fail to place. The most remarkable aspect of this record is that Tulloch did this despite almost dying from an undiagnosed digestive disorder that caused severe weight loss

and constant recurring infections. This illness caused him to miss two years during what could reasonably be considered prime racing age.

He is regarded as one of the three finest racehorses in Australian racing history.

He won at distances from 5 furlongs to 2 miles, established Australian records at 10 furlongs and 12 furlongs, and took 2 seconds off Phar Lap's 28-year-old record for the AJC Derby. Wikipedia

World Polio Day October 24th One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio

ROTARY POLIO ERADICATION - The Pioneer Who Created Heroes It's stealthy, silent and cruel, and still out there - even today Polio can paralyse and take the lives of children. However since 1979, armies of volunteers from Rotary have reduced the number of polio cases each year from 350,000 in 1985 to just 18 so far in 2018. They have done so administering vaccinations, by reaching children across the world.

Thanks to a robust vaccination program, children in Australia live polio-free and Rotary International's #1 project is to make this happen in all countries. The heroes behind this work are volunteers, spurred on with a common goal to eradicate polio. It began with a humble accountant from Queensland, Australia, Sir Clement Renouf whose drive to expand Rotary's vaccination program has seen communities mobilised with millions of volunteers around the world. He became a pioneer that created heroes across the many people delivering vaccinations and raising funds.

In recognition of World Polio Day 24/10 on 24 October and to celebrate the heroes who continue the mission to eradicate this horrible disease, World Made Good tells the story through the words of Rotary International Presidents Sir Clement Renouf (1978-79), M.A.T. Caparas (1986-87) and past president Ian Risely (2017-2018). We also hear from another hero, the Australian Susanne Rea who started the World's Greatest Meal campaign to raise funds to continue the fight in ending polio.

Rotary for me allows a person to take an idea to help another person, a community or the whole world… and for like-minded people to join them to make it happen.

District Governor Bronwyn Stephens

District 9800 goal for 2018

To achieve a contribution to the End Polio campaign from every club, suggested as $26.50 for each club member, to finish the job we started and our promise to the children of the world.

Presidents Weekly Message

Community Connections

This week I meet with Elly Murrell; Projects and Administration Officer Community Partnerships, City of Yarra, I will report in my next President s Message.

I met with Saraid Doherty Principal of the Yarra Primary School, this was another opportunity to build our community connection with the School. I had met Saraid at the 100 People of Influence event and we agreed then that we would catch up for a chat. Unfortunately, Maria Makris Youth Services Chair was unable to join me - "Jury Duty" got in the way!! However, I will arrange a meeting in next few weeks with Maria to meet Saraid and continue our conversation. I was a guest of the Amora Hotel at their Film Night - A Star is Born - a chance to chat with Amora customers and staff. This was a great night and I would like to thank the Amora Hotel for the invitation Inner North Community Foundation - Ben Rodgers Executive Officer has agreed to be a guest speaker at a Club Meeting next year. The Inner North Community Foundation have provided grants to the Next Step Project. I will attend a Community Forum they are holding in November, if anyone would like to join me please advise.

Thursday 22nd November

  • IntoWork Australia offices (across from Northcote Town Hall)
  • 192 High St Northcote
  • 8.30 - 9.30am

Lendlease - I will meet up with Lendlease Community Engagement Manager, Kirsten Steedman in next couple of weeks to continue our conversations and explore community engagement opportunities.

"We want to continue the conversation with the Community that we support"

Treasurer and Secretary

In this week's message I would like to acknowledge the work of our Club Treasurer Judy Nettleton and our Club Secretary Nia Holdenson. These are administrative roles within the club structure and are very important to how we operate. The Rotary Club of Richmond is a great example of how a club should be run and managed also acknowledge that we are all volunteers.

How can we help - we can pay our dues which are now offered quarterly, half yearly or in full. We can respond to secretary's requests - particularly re attendance, understanding that there can be reasons why a member or friend cannot attend.

Nia also shares information that is relevant to our members and friends and keeps us in the Rotary Club of Richmond's communication loop. Thank you, Nia and Judy we are, all very grateful for the work you do as volunteers to keep our club running efficiently.

International Projects

Thank you to Chris Kemp and his committee for progressing the Clubs International Projects. I would like to thank John Benger for his efforts in applying for funding through the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade. John has advised that the Maluk project meets the criteria for this funding and he should be advised in November. We know that this funding would help to support a number of health and medical programs in Timor Leste, let's keep our fingers crossed for a positive outcome.

Australian Rotary Health

Australian Rotary Health is a national, not-for-profit organisation which funds health research and provides community education about health in Australia. The organisation supports work on a broad range of health problems, but specialises in mental health. It is supported by Australian Rotary Clubs On Wednesday October 10, it was World Mental Health Day, the day ARH encouraged all to put on a hat and help #LiftTheLid on Mental Illness by supporting research. Our Club recognised this at our Hat Day meeting on 29 October. Thank you for your support at the Rotary Club of Richmond's Hat Day Meeting

Youth Exchange

The Club has an opportunity to host a Brazilian Youth Exchange student arriving in January 2019, Melbourne Girls College will support our request for host families and a placement for the student at the school. Maria Makris will report further on this if it progresses, it is dependent on finding host families from the MGC.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

 

Club Celebrations:

Birthdays: Jill McIntyre 2nd November, Annette Pepper 3rd November
Partner Birthdays: Joan Clarke 7th November
Anniversaries: Geoff & Joan Clarke 9th November
Induction Anniversaries: Janice Kesterton 1/11/90, Mark Dwyer 1/11/92, Tony Webb 1/11/98

Connecting Members



Ben Becomes an OBE

Chris' New Home

Janice

Hi Jo

Thanx for your enquiry on mum. She is doing well. Sorrento is a lovely place for her to be. Fran said that a few Rotarians may be visiting again soon. Mum will enjoy that.

Cheers
Annie

Adam

President Elect Adam Sherwell attended the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) last weekend. Adam has been overseas last week, but we can expect an update soon.

Lunch with the 'Dames'.

President Jo, Secretary Nia, Treasure Judy, and yours truly were guests of LendLease at Cinema Nova for a special viewing of 'Tea With the Dames'. The Dames were Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright.

Together, they're 342 years old. They're in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever, caustic, cool, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent, iconic, old, and unbelievably young. Special friends, special women and special dames: all, at the same table, at the same time, sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of archive.

Our dames followed with a delightful lunch at Brunettis. Emulating the British Dames we indulged in coffee, water, Prosecco, savouries , cake, and lots of talk Funny, smart, sharp, hilarious, clever, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent. A lovely day thanks to the generosity of LendLease.

26th ROTARY FOUNDATION PAUL HARRIS BREAKFAST

We look forward to welcoming you to hear

G U E S T S P E A K E R

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

On Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 7:15am

VENUE

RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

COST

$65 per person
$600 for a table of 10


or if you would like to help us END POLIO NOW pay an extra $5 and with donations from other sources including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation your donation becomes $37.50

$70 per person
$650 for a table of 10

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/410919
RSVP: 13th November 2018

 

 

See President Jo if you are interested in joining some of us staying at the Amora throughout the conference

Don't forget your hat tonight!

Future Events

November
5th Monday No meeting - Cup eve
12th Monday Ted and Rosemary Waghorne, International Convention.
17th Saturday Working Bee DIK warehouse
19th Monday Dumpling workshop, Melbourne Girls' College
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
14th Monday Social meeting - informal catch-up
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
21st Monday Board Meeting
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday

February
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover


October 15 2018

This week's meeting:

John Hendry OAM
Australian Sports Medal (Cricket)
Life Member of Australian Careers Development Association.

Taught at Secondary and Tertiary levels in country and city. 36 years on staff at Geelong Grammar School in positions of teacher, Careers Master, Head of Boarding House, Director of Student (and staff) Welfare, Acting Principal, Superannuation Trustee, initiator of Positive Education (brought Positive Psychology to Australia and all subsequent developments), co-established the Positive Institute at Geelong Grammar School, works in Education, Industry and Sport to "change cultures", works with UNESCO in the area of culture change and "bullying and school violence", Consultant to Resilient Youth, Radio National presenter (2017/8).

Coach of Cricket at elite level and under age school cricket (boys and girls) for over 40 years.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on Bondi beach. Meghan is wearing MARTIN GRANT RESORT SS19 Maxi Striped Dress.

Do you remember when Martin's mum, Bev, spoke at our club?

Presidents Weekly Message

Community Connectionsu>

This week I met with the Leadlease Community Engagement Manager. Kirsten Steedman. Kirsten and I had a great conversation about how we could partner to build our relationship and engage community. Leadlease are developing on the old Channel 9 site in Bendigo Street Richmond. for intergenerational housing, retirement village, community housing and aged care.

Lendlease are committed to local community through:
Pathways

  • Lendlease - work collaboratively to engage communities and increase participation that builds respect and understanding, creating vibrant places where people thrive and prosper.
  • Build the capacity of communities, and enhance employee development, through skilled volunteering initiatives.

Targets

  • 100% of Lendlease operations to have a Stakeholder and Community Engagement Plan.
  • Report the value of sponsorship and community investment.
  • Report the percentage of employees' volunteering.

Rotary Club of Richmond

As an ongoing commitment the Club wants to build stronger relationships with business, council and other community groups. The 100 People of Influence event was the first step in this process and one on which we can continue to build these relationships.

Nest week I am meeting Elly Murrell; Projects and Administration Officer Community Partnerships, City of Yarra and Saraid Doherty Principal of Yarra Primary School.

"We want to continue this conversation with the Community that we support"

Donations in Kind (DIK) Working Bee

Chris Kemp and Anna Walpole are coordinating a visit to the DIK site in West Footscray on Saturday 17 November. This will be an opportunity for us to assist DIK and to enjoy fellowship. Anna has offered to provide lunch with some help.

DIK is a major recycling operation, run by volunteers, that gives suitable goods to people in need, for free. The West Footscray Store is part of the National Rotary Donations in Kind Store network, which is Rotary Australia's largest ongoing project and the West Footscray Store is the largest in Victoria. A Donations in Kind (DIK) project is often the most practical and cost-effective way to help people in developing countries and it also provides excellent opportunities to help local communities.

It provides Rotarians, the public and corporate sector with the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who need our help. There is an opportunity for everyone no matter where they are located or the time available, to get involved and make a difference.

Christmas is fast approaching - oh dear!

You may consider your Christmas Purchases from SisterWorks

393 Swan St, Richmond or 1/101 Toorak Road, South Yarra - 10am to 4pm SisterWorks is a not-for-profit that exists to help women migrants, asylum seekers and refugees become financially independent and happily settled in Australia.

This Christmas you may consider when you a buying your Christmas present to:

  • Buy from local
  • Buy handmade
  • Buy from people you know
  • Buy from self employed

And join in our Club Christmas Celebrations at our Christmas Dinner on the 17 December - Jenny List and her committee will ensure it is a great Christmas celebration for us all.

News from our Youth Exchange Student Philippine Marabita

Philippine is currently studying Business having successfully completed her senior schooling. Philippine sends her love and misses us all! Michael and I keep in regular touch with Philippine and hope to visit Philippine and her family next year.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

Fundraising Committee Request

We are looking to have a backup of raffle items for the club for future fundraising events. To do this we would like each member/friend to ask a local business, who they have an association with, for donations of items suitable to be included in club raffles to be held throughout the year. Local businesses that could be asked are: Chemist, gift shop, bottle shop, newsagent, cafe, hairdresser, etc. Items do not need to be of a high monetary value.

It is not our intention for members to donate but to ask those we have connections with to provide suitable items.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Melinda Dunkley

News from our former exchange student Giulia Apicelo from Brazil.

Club Celebrations:
Induction Anniversaries: Ross Telfer 22/10/2008, Jill McIntyre 26/10/2016

Maluk - Update.

The RCR supports the Maluk Clinic in Timor Leste. We have allocated $10.000 to nurse training.

Together with Maluk we are trying to use this to leverage a contribution of $5 for $1 from the Department of Foreign Affairs making a total of $60.000.

The grants are very competitive but we "tick all the boxes". Decisions due mid November. (thanks to John Benger)

World Polio Day October 24th

District 9800 goal for 2018

To achieve a contribution to the End Polio campaign from every club, suggested as $26.50 for each club member, to finish the job we started and our promise to the children of the world.

Correspondence received from Geoff and Joan Clarke.

Dear Rotarians, Geoffrey would like to thank President Jo Cowling, Sue Bolton and Barry Roberts for their visit on the 18th of September to give him his 100th birthday cake. Geoff was sorry that he was unable to attend the special day with fellow Rotarians on the 17th of September due to the death of my brother.

Geoffrey was thrilled and honoured to receive a Paul Harris Fellow with two sapphires from the Richmond Rotary Club. Thank you very much.

I would also like to express my gratitude for the flowers and card you gave me in sympathy for my brother's death.

I am enclosing a photo taken by one of our carers of Geoff cutting his cake. Geoff would like to thank you for sending him news of the club. He enjoys reading of the work you are doing to gain new members, remembering being part of the initial Richmond Rotary 50 years ago.

Geoff is also interested to read of the club becoming more involved with the Richmond community.

One of the first Richmond contacts the club made 50 years ago was with the Richmond Day Nursery where I worked on staff. Richmond Rotary inspired and helped the Day Nursery not to close but to continue to help the mothers and children of Richmond.

Geoff wishes to be remembered to his fellow Rotarians and encourages each one to be an inspiration to each other and to the Richmond Rotary Club. Yours sincerely, Joan Clarke

 

 

26th ROTARY FOUNDATION PAUL HARRIS BREAKFAST

We look forward to welcoming you to hear

G U E S T S P E A K E R

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

On Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 7:15am

VENUE

RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

COST

$65 per person
$600 for a table of 10


or if you would like to help us END POLIO NOW pay an extra $5 and with donations from other sources including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation your donation becomes $37.50

$70 per person
$650 for a table of 10

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/410919
RSVP: 13th November 2018

 

Future Events

October
24th Wednesday World Polio Day
29th Monday Ken Linnett - Hat Day

November
17th Saturday Working Bee DIK warehouse
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
14th Monday Social meeting - informal catch-up
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea
21st Monday Board Meeting
28th Monday No meeting - Australia Day holiday
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea

February
11th Monday Ben Rodgers - Inner North Community Foundation
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum participants.
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
11th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Baker

May
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop

June
24th Monday Changeover


October 8 2018

This week's meeting: Associate Professor Andrew Weickhardt

Andrew is a medical oncologist with a major interest in genitourinary cancers including those of the bladder, prostate, kidney and testes.

He works at The Austin hospital in the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness centre and in the Olivia Newton-John Research Institute

He is interested in drug development both in laboratory research and in human clinical trials.

Did you remember to put your clocks forward yesterday for the start of Daylight Saving?

Presidents Weekly Message

Community Connections

In recent weeks I have had the opportunity to meet with a number of representatives of the City of Yarra and Community Groups - this has provided an opportunity to promote the Rotary Club of Richmond and to explore ways in which we can grow partnerships within the local community. Our club is fortunate to have established positive relationships with local schools, community groups, the City of Yarra and with Rotary District 9800. Maria Makris and I look forward to meeting Syraid Doherty Principle of the Yarra Primary School and discuss how we can reconnect with the school - in the past we have had a strong relationship with the primary school. Our partnership with Motto Fashions is a wonderful example of how business can support service groups such as Rotary. Motto sponsor an Australian Rotary Health (ARH) Indigenous scholarship, provide stock for our fundraising activities - Motto Pop Up Shop and the monies raised support our Club Projects.

New Honorary Member

It was my great pleasure to induct and welcome Daniel Nguyen as an honorary member of our Club; I know Daniel is impressed by what we do to support the local community. The Rotary Club of Richmond values the relationship we have fostered with the City of Yarra over many years.

It is our Projects that are the key to linking with community and we must be very proud of what we plan for each year to improve and assist people in our local and international communities.

"We want to continue the conversation with the Community that we support"

 

Cr Nguyen was elected in October 2016 and is a representative of the Melba ward. He was elected as Mayor for 2017/18.

Cr Nguyen is of Vietnamese background, previously lived in Richmond public housing, and at 29 is Yarra's youngest current councillor. One of his key aims is to ensure Council decisions reflect the diversity of Yarra's community.

Professionally, he is the Executive Officer of Tarwirri, a membership body for Indigenous law students and lawyers, working towards contributing to the awareness of legal and policy issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Victoria.

He also volunteers in a number of other legal capacities, including working with victims of sex abuse/violence to ensure they are justly compensated.

A keen Tigers supporter, Cr Nguyen says, "I don't think anything will top seeing the Richmond Tigers win a premiership but having the chance to take on Mayorship is pretty close!"

PROFRESIONAL EXPERIENCE

The City of Yarra is an inner metropolitan municipality which is home to a diverse community of about 94,000 people. Yarra's 19.5 square kilometres include the suburbs of Abbotsford, Burnley, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fitzroy, North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Princes Hill and Richmond

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversight and strategic direction for an organisation with annual expenditure of $173 million and $2 billion in assets
  • Chair of Yarra Youth Advisory Committee, Business Advisory Group, Disability Advisory Committee and Health and Wellbeing Forum
  • Active membership on external committees comprising of Inner South Metropolitan's Mayor Forum and Inner Melbourne Action Plan

Executive Officer 2014-Present
Tarwirri-Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association

Tarwirri is a membership body comprising of Indigenous lawyers and law students funded by the Victorian Department of Justice. It has primary aims of representing its members and contributing to the awareness of legal and policy issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engagement with government stakeholders such as Department of Justice and Corrections Victoria
  • Community advocacy and partnerships with Victorian Aboriginal organisations such VALS, FVPLS and MAYSAR
  • Policy and Law Reform work with organisations such as Victorian Law Foundation, Law Institute of Victoria and Courts Victoria
  • Community education through the hosting of the annual National Indigenous Legal Conference

Executive Director 2011-Present
PLEA Project

The PLEA Project is Victoria's largest community legal education program which aims to assist community members proactively handle their legal cases. PLEA recognises the structural, psychological and cultural barriers that can prevent access to and participation in the justice system. PLEA seeks to overcome these barriers by empowerment through practical legal education.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operational management of an organisation which delivers programs to 10,000 participants annually
  • Supervision of a volunteer base comprising of 80 law students
  • Strategic collaborations with youth based programs such as Youth Projects, Youth Law and Launch Housing
  • Collaboration with Corrections Victoria working in eleven Victorian correction facilities

COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Current Chair and active membership on a range of boards with a focus on Youth, Indigenous and Community legal programs

Dual Identity Leadership Program (DILP) 2016-Present

The Dual Identity Leadership Program is an initiative of the Vietnamese Community Australia - Victorian Chapter (VCA VIC) and forms part of a number of initiatives taken by VCA VIC to preserve Vietnamese heritage across generations, support young Vietnamese-Australians in reaching their potential, and encourage our youth to give back to the community.

Legal Profession Reconciliation Network (LPRN) 2014-Present

The LPRN is a coalition of legal organisations across Australia spanning a cross-section of Commercial, Not for Profit and Government agencies. It has the aim of collaborating to more effectively provide needed legal services to our Indigenous Communities

Victoria Law Foundation Education Network 2014-Present

Oversight of the foundation's schools program which offers a range of opportunities for VCE Legal Studies teachers and students. The foundation runs Law Talks Intensive in regional Victoria twice a year. It also offers the opportunity for rural students to attend court for a Law Talk with a judge on circuit, or for a judge or barrister to come and talk at their school.

Victorian Law Assistance Forum Indigenous Working group 2014-Present

The Victorian Legal Assistance Forum promotes collaboration and co-ordination in the delivery of legal services for socially and economically disadvantaged people in Victoria. The purpose of the Working Group is to increase the availability of and access to civil and family law services for Indigenous people in Victoria.

Law Institute of Victoria Reconciliation Action Committee 2014-Present

The Law Institute of Victoria Reconciliation Action Committee provides representation to Victoria's legal profession in law reform and policy decisions regarding Indigenous legal issues.

Mental Health Foundation Australia 2018-Present

Participation as a Multicultural Ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation of Australia to work with CALD communities in increasing participation in the sector.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTMENTS

Current volunteering commitments across a number of community based legal organisations

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault Legal Clinic 2011-Present

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) provides sexual assault and family violence services in Victoria within the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Bayside, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira and Kingston local government areas.

White Lion Youth Mentor Program 2015-Present

The aim of the Whitelion mentoring program is to promote purposeful voluntary relationships whereby mentors assist at-risk young people to develop a positive sense of self and build useful connections with their community.

Springvale Monash Legal Service 2011-Present

SMLS works with vulnerable and disadvantaged community members to contribute to a fair and just society by advising on legal rights and responsibilities, advocating for systemic change, collaborating with stakeholders and educating law students as future advocates.

How lucky are we?

Board Report

The Board meet on Monday 1 October, Board Reports were received and approved

International - Chris Kemp

Foundation - Sue Bolton

Club Services (which include the following) - Barry Roberts

  • Fundraising
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Membership
  • Friends of Rotary
  • On to Conference
  • Event Coordination

Community and Vocation - Tim Baker

Youth Services - Maria Makris

Special Projects - Janice Peeler, John Benger, Dawn Giltinan and Chris Kemp

Membership

Goldit Mathiang and Eiman Ashak have met with the membership committee to discuss membership of the Rotary Club of Richmond.

The Membership Chair Adam Sherwell presented this to the Board and their application for membership was approved.

Our new application form requires that all members have Working With Children Check and meet the new legislation for Volunteers in Victoria with reference checks to be provided and followed up by the membership committee. We hope that we may be the inspiration for others to join our Club and we do this by the way we present the Club but most importantly by what we achieve through our Projects.

Board Report

The Board meet on Monday 1 October; Board Reports were received and approved

International - Chris Kemp

Foundation - Sue Bolton

Community Services and Vocation - Tim Baker

Youth Services - Maria Makris Club Services (which include the following)

  • Fundraising - Melinda Dunkley
  • Program - Janice Peeler
  • Membership - Adam Sherwell
  • Friends of Rotary - Sally O'Sullivan
  • On to Conference - Barry Roberts
  • Event Coordination - Jenny List

Marketing and Communication - Adam Sherwell

  • Bulletin, Website and Social Media - Sue Bolton, Trevor Pang and Adam Sherwell

Special Projects - Janice Peeler, John Benger, Dawn Giltinan and Chris Kemp

  • Worawa and 100 People of Influence

I addition to the above we receive a Financial Report from Judy Nettleton, Treasurer

International - DIK Visit has been confirmed - a working bee will be held on Saturday 17 November

In October the Board Meeting we will review our current Project Status and make any necessary adjustments if indicated.

Having the Board Meeting following a Club Meeting is working well - with the aim of reducing meetings and costs.

Cluster Meeting

Our Club is part of the Heritage Cluster of Rotary Clubs and includes the following Clubs; Richmond, Collingwood, Carlton, Fitzroy and Melbourne Park. The Heritage Cluster has an appointed Assistant Governor Joan Robison who supports the Clubs and Presidents throughout their year. The assistant governor is the connection between the clubs and the district. The relationships we build with club leaders makes Rotary stronger.

On Wednesday 3rd October Adam Sherwell; Membership Chair and I attended the Cluster Meeting as membership was a focus for the agenda.

We discussed the potential for a Cluster Project and event. This year the Cluster has taken on the Lifesaving Victoria Project which provides primary school children from culturally diverse backgrounds an opportunity to learn safe water skills. This project was presented to the Cluster by the RC Carlton. The event will take place in November and will involve over 40 primary school students and will be managed by LSV. We will seek volunteers to assist the children and I will confirm the date.

Lots of discussion took place about how Rotary promotes itself and we agreed that there was room for improvement. The use of Rotary acronyms is not helpful when promoting Rotary and an example was providing - recent donations to the Drought Relief Campaign asking for donations to be made to RAWC's - it was suggested that this would have had a better Rotary connect if the donation request was to Rotary and then Rotary Australia World Community Service - a great example. We also discussed the importance of building partnerships within the Community.

Adam and I provided a brief overview of our recent 100 People of Influence event - could this become a Cluster event?

We discussed cluster involvement for a Tree Planting event and possibly Clean Up Australia Day, more to follow

We also had lots of chatter about # tags - some of us less experienced with the use of a # tag!!!

I invited the Cluster Clubs to attend our Hat Day Meeting on 29 October.

It was agreed that the incoming Presidents for 2019-2020 will be invited to attend at least 2 of the Cluster Meetings next year.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo



Club Celebrations:

Wedding Anniversaries: Lorel & Tony Webb 14th October 1967



Early bird registrations end October 31st.

 

Do you remember when? February 26th 2018

Our guest speaker Ludovic Grosjean, highlighted the need to keep our oceans clean, as plastic pollution threatens to overwhelm. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish. The throwaway society has gone global, and the Plastic Vortex, the swirling mass of garbage bobbing in the north Pacific Ocean is already twice the size of Texas. Doctors are warning that plastic toxins, now finding the way into our bodies, will have serious impact on human health. Already birds and fish are dying from this pollution when they see plastic as food.

Past President Chris commented that question time for Ludovic had been the longest ever. He is certainly 'making a difference'.

It was a fascinating session and over all too soon.

Congratulations Ludovic

Ludovic Grosjean aged 29, of the Melbourne City Rotaract Club, is one of only six young innovators worldwide to win the 2018 "Rotary's People of Action" award. This award is for humanitarian work involving cutting-edge technology and community collaboration.

Rotary International President Barry Rassin picked the winners personally. Ludovic receives the honour at the United Nation's Rotary Day in Nairobi on November 9th. Ludovic - you are an inspiration. We will hear his inspiring story at our conference in February 16-17th.

What can you do to help?

See the District Bulletin Page 9, And Feed the Farmer

 

Future Events

October
15th Monday Meeting followed by Board Meeting
22nd Monday Speaker TBC
18th Thursday Cloud Hill
24th Wednesday World Polio Day
29th Monday Ken Linnett - Hat Day

November
17th Saturday Working Bee DIK warehouse
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

May
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop


October 1 2018

This week's meeting:

PDG Neville John Neville joined the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne in 1995 and has served in many capacities, including Club President in 2002-2003. His involvement at District level has included Group Study Exchange Team Leader to District 1160 in Ireland in 2003, GSE Committee Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator, Assistant Governor - Riverside Cluster, Youth Service Chair and District Governor 2016-2017. Here Neville is pictures with his wife Rebecca.

We continue to look at ways to attract new members and this week we hear from District 9800 Membership Director and PDG Neville who will discuss different ways for us to connect to potential members.

Magpies are always winners at our place!

Presidents Weekly Message

100 People of Influence

We strongly believe that the best way to effect positive change in the community is to bring together its best and brightest minds and servants of our community to unite them on some common, achievable goals.

We would like to continue our contact with business and community groups and will seek commitment to continuing this conversation."

Program

Janice Peeler very kindly put up her hand to support the Club with Program for the first 6 months of our Rotary year and we have been very fortunate to have had some great guest speakers. We know the challenge is getting interesting speakers but also to have an audience for them. I would encourage you to think about inviting family, friends or colleagues to come along and hear some great speakers. Janice has advised the Board that she will complete this role at the end of the year - I am asking if there is a Rotarian who would be willing to take on this role for the remainder of the Rotary year. Please let me know if you are able to assist and I am sure Janice would be happy to discuss the role with you.

Thank you, Janice, for your commitment to this role and for providing such interesting speakers.

Motto Pop Up Shop - Major Fundraiser

On Saturday a number of members supported the Motto Pop Up Shop - we had excellent results and look forward to a Bumper Sale on Saturday 15 December. Thank you to all who were able to support us on this day and in particular to Fundraising Chair Melinda Dunkley. Melinda has taken on this role with commitment and enthusiasm and I ask that we all get behind supporting our Club fundraising efforts.

Thank you to Motto Fashions and in particular Faye and John Browne.

A raffle was held to raise funds for the Australia Rotary Health - Lift the Lid on Mental Illness and we raised $233 for this campaign.

Roz Wilson was the lucky winner of the Raffle.

Rotary International - Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the world and 100 percent of funds received are used for humanitarian programs to improve the quality of life, provide health care, clean water, food and other essential needs primarily in the developing world.

The Foundation also funds a large number of education programs, Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution and the very successful PolioPlus program that aims to eradicate polio from the world. There are some important upcoming events that support the Foundation and a message from Rotary International President Barry Rassin.

"This year, on 24 October, Rotary will again mark World Polio Day. I am writing to ask all of you to join me on that day in raising global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now.

I have been a Rotarian since long before Rotary committed to eradicate polio. When I was inducted as a member in April of 1980, the idea of taking on polio eradication as a corporate project had not yet been seriously raised; polio still ravaged the lives of some 350,000 people, nearly all of them children, every year.

Today, the world is a very different place. Thanks to the vision of Rotary's leaders then, and the commitment of the generations of Rotarians who have followed, we now have fewer cases of polio than at any time in history. As I write this message, only 14 children have been paralysed by the wild poliovirus in all of 2018. Only three countries are still polio-endemic; wild virus still circulates in only one remaining reservoir, on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The success of this work has come as the result of decades of concerted and sustained effort by Rotary and all of our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary's involvement has been wide-ranging: we have raised over 1.9 billion dollars to date, and have contributed countless volunteer and staff hours to the practical work of eradication, including immunization, fundraising, and advocacy. Our success has been tremendous, and we are confident that our work will soon be complete.

Yet significant challenges remain, and the need for continued funding is acute. Until eradication is certified-at least three years from the time the last poliovirus is found anywhere in the world-every single child must be immunized, at a continuing cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. If any of that work is slowed or stopped, if any of our momentum is lost, we risk losing everything we have worked for, for so many years."

The Paul Harris Breakfast will be held on Wednesday 28 November

This annual breakfast has been held since 1992 and regularly attracts more than 270 Rotarians and guests with all proceeds going to The Rotary Foundation programs. Rotarians are able to join fellow Rotarians in a District-wide event and be able to support the Rotary Foundation programs. It is also an excellent opportunity to bring along partners and other guests who might either be considering joining Rotary or just being interested in listening to eminent Guest Speaker Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)

Please advise Jenny List if you will be attending

Australia Rotary Health - Hat Day

The Club will celebrate Australia Rotary Health at our Meeting on Monday 29 October - I invite all attendees to don a Hat and we will have prizes for hat categories - please join in the fun and at the same time recognise the amazing research undertaken by ARH. Janice Peeler as Program Chair and Jenny List will coordinate this event.

The Club through its project plan will support ARH who in turn award PhD and Indigenous nursing scholarships. We thank Motto Fashions for their continued support of an indigenous nursing scholarship.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

Club Celebrations:

Partner Birthdays: Beryl Golding 6th October.

 

VALE Past District Governor Vance Hilton, OAM.

Vance, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Flemington, passed away earlier today at the Royal Freemasons home in Bacchus Marsh where he had been in palliative care. His wife Olga and her daughter Tracy were with him and he was at peace.

Vance was District Governor 1999-2000 (Max Wilson President at Richmond) and was chairman of Rotary Down Under. He was awarded an O.A.M. in 2006 and an Honorary Life Member of the RC of Flemington in July this year. Vance was a gentleman and will be missed by the whole of the Rotary community. The funeral is at 1.00pm on October 8th at Overnewton

Reported on Facebook's D9800 Discussion Group today

 

 

RI President Barry Rassin's October Message

Every Thursday morning, I receive an email from the World Health Organization with an update on the status of polio eradication. It contains a wealth of information, country by country: where and how immunization campaigns are being conducted, how many millions of children are being vaccinated, and where environmental surveillance has found evidence of circulating virus.

But every week, when that email appears in my inbox, my heart seems to stop for just a moment until I read the first few lines - and learn whether a child was paralyzed by wild poliovirus that week.

That, my friends, is where we are today in the work of polio eradication. The question on my mind as I open that message isn't how many thousands of cases we might see in a year, as we did not too long ago, or even how many hundreds. Instead, when that WHO email arrives every Thursday, the single, binary question it answers is:

Was there a new case this week, or wasn't there?

Thirty years ago, 1,000 children were paralyzed by polio every single day. Since then, we've marked our progress, year by year, week by week. We've celebrated as country after country, region after region has been declared poliofree. As we've come closer and closer to our goal, and the number of cases has dropped further and further, the children those numbers reflect have become less and less of an abstraction. When I open that Thursday email, I don't wonder what number I'll see. I wonder, was a child paralyzed this week or not?

We are so close to eradication - but there is so much work left to do.

This month, I ask every Rotary club to help End Polio Now by marking World Polio Day on 24 October. Last year, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world held events to raise awareness and funds for polio eradication. This year, we want to see more World Polio Day events registered than ever. If you have an event planned, be sure to register and promote it at endpolio.org so that more people can take part. If you haven't planned one yet, it's not too late - visit endpolio.org to find ideas, information on this year's livestream, and resources to help your club organize a successful event.

World Polio Day is a tremendous opportunity for clubs to highlight Rotary, and our historic work to eradicate polio, in their own communities. It is also a great way to take advantage of the challenge from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: For every dollar that Rotary raises for polio eradication, the Gates Foundation will give two more. Join me, and Rotarians everywhere, on 24 October for World Polio Day - and Be the Inspiration for a polio-free world.

 

Future Events

October
1st        Monday      PDG Neville John
8th        Monday      A/Professor Andrew Weickhardt
18th      Thursday     Cloud Hill

November
17th       Saturday     Working Bee DIK warehouse
28th       Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd        Monday        Warwick Cavell
15th      Saturday       Motto Pop Up shop
17th      Monday        Christmas Party

January
19th      Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea

February
15th      Friday          District Conference
16th      Saturday      District Conference
17th      Sunday        District Conference

March
7th         Thursday    Women in Rotary Breakfast
16th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
30th      Saturday      Trivia Night

May
25th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop


September 24 2018

This week's meeting

It is Grand Final week and what better presenter than Gordon Bennett to speak of all things sporting. Be sure to come dressed in your team colours.

Presidents Weekly Message

COMMUNITY & VOCATIONAL
RYAP - 19 September 6pm Fitzroy Town Hall

The Rotary Richmond celebrated it's Arts Project on Wednesday night - I would like to commend Tim Baker an Trevor Pang for their commitment to this project over the last 17 years. The Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) provides an opportunity to engage young disadvantaged youth through the arts and in particular Dance and Photography. The evening was a celebration of young people and it was great to see family, friends and supporters joining us to celebrate the achievements of the participants of this program.

I would like to acknowledge and thank a number of people and organisation who support this Project.

Naomi Cass has been instrumental in the success of this program. As a past director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography Naomi recognized the advantage of helping disadvantaged young people through their connection with the Arts and in particular photography.

The RCR is grateful for Naomi's contribution to the RYAP over the years and wish her all the best for the future. I would also like to thank the Centre for Contemporary Photography General Manager Eric Nash and to welcome the new CCP CEO Adam Harding, the RCR will look forward to continuing the very positive relationship we have developed with CCP through this Project.

Angela Conquet was appointed new artistic director of Dancehouse in July 2011. Angela came to Dancehouse and Australia from her work as Artistic Director for Dance at Mains d'Oeuvres Paris - a major multi-arts cultural centre and a pioneer amongst independent art spaces in France - where she presented and commissioned over 100 works by mainly emerging dance artists. The RCR would like to acknowledge Angela for supporting the RYAP and the participants of this program through dance.

"Dancehouse is Australia's premier centre for independent dance. We are a site for developing challenging, invigorating and socially engaged moving art. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the art form itself. Our programs generate a kaleidoscope of opportunities and sit at a confluence of circulations: of makers, ideas, spaces, contexts, publics, disciplines and territories."

My highlights of the evening were of course the students who participated in the dance presentation and the beautiful and engaging photographic works that were on display. Hearing first hand stories from Collingwood President Dan Tang whose family bravely fled war-torn Vietnam to seek a better life here in Australia. The journey of Addo Abdullahai who inspired the young participants and shared his story on how he was provided opportunity through RYAP and Next Step to change his life journey - this is why Tim Baker and all the team that support these two amazing projects continue to be so committed. Hearing directly from the students about the opportunity to participate in RYAP and what this opportunity provided. I enjoyed being asked to join the dance group although I think I lacked a bit of coordination! I would also like to thank FORR Chair Sally O'Sullivan for coordinating the volunteers who provided the catering and assisted with the serving and the clean-up. Sally I am so grateful to you for your support - wishing Sally a well-earned break as she sails off for a short holiday.

Addo Abdullahai & Tim Baker The Club is grateful and I would like to recognize and thank those who support this project through commitment, grant funding and financial contributions. The City of Yarra and Mayor Daniel Nguyen, Rotary Club of Collingwood President Dan Tang and the Rotary Club of Collingwood The Inner North Community Foundation and Executive Officer Ben Rogers - Next Step Funding Collingwood College Principle Judy Cleland and Youth Worker Katrina O' Dwyer Simon and Elissa Marriott

Others who need to be thanked are the teachers and support staff from Dancehouse, Collingwood College and the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

The production team Georgie Rann and Ashley Dyer who ensured that the evening ran smoothly.

Our great MC Trevor Pang who is always able to inject some humour into this role!

We know there is a wealth of research that illustrates the positive impact of the Arts and the benefits of learning through creative engagement for young people and we can celebrate the achievements of a number of young people and congratulations to all who have participated - a job well done!

My heart felt congratulations and thanks to all who have contributed to making last night another memorable event for our club and a big thank you to all the volunteers who assisted.

MEMBERSHIP - Please prepare your responses for next week and email to Adam Sherwell
Preparation for our next meeting on Monday 1 October - please participate
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We want to grow our Club but most importantly we want to have the capacity to make a difference and to inspire others to join us.

  • I would like our members and friends of Rotary to consider the following - could you make a list of responses and we can discuss with PDG and current District Membership Chair Neville John when he visits our Club as the guest speaker on Monday 1 October. This will also provide a focus and an agenda for our Membership Committee.
  • What does our Club do well?
  • Who may be a potential member?
  • What are our strengths?
  • What is our goal

Membership is a priority for our Club How do we achieve the following?

  • How do we appeal to local volunteers and community groups?
  • How do we achieve diversity (gender, age, cultural)?
  • How do we remain vibrant?

We need to celebrate and acknowledge our members commitment and contribution

If you could forward your responses to Adam Sherwell our Membership Chair - Adam Sherwell adam.sherwell@gmail.com and copy to jocowling@optusnet.com.au

FUNDRAISING

Community BBQ's

We provided the BBQ on Friday night for "Cubbie Kids" a local community group providing support to young children.

'The Cubbies program has been running since 1974. It started as a response to the needs of families living in public housing around Fitzroy. Today, Cubbies continues to provide a much-needed safe space for local children.

Cubbies is a magical place where children can play together in a safe environment. It's a place where they can learn to cook, play the drums, dance, create and build cubby houses. It's a place where they can interact with children their own age, under the supervision and with the support of youth workers."

Motto Pop Up Shop - 22nd September

Once again, we had a successful Pop Up Shop held at the Melbourne Girls College and I would like to thank MGC, the volunteers and our supporters - Motto Fashions - Faye and John Browne, Andrew Michaelidis and his family We also held a raffle to raise funds for Australia Rotary Health - Lift the Lid on Mental Illness

The Pop Up Shop is a major fundraiser for our Club and we thanks our supporters - friends, colleagues and family who are able to purchase fabulous fashion at bargain prices.



Short of wardrobe space? Why not hang your clothes up in Bridge Road?

Each week I would like to thank and acknowledge our volunteers who so willingly put up their hand to assist with many of our Club events and activities.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo


 

Club Celebrations:

Birthdays: Chew Chan 25thSeptember, Neale Jackson and Jenny List 28th September.
Partner Birthdays: Kevin Bolton 27th September
Anniversaries: Brooke & Nick O'Callaghan24th September
Induction Anniversaries: Adam Sherwell 28-09-16

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President Jo, Barry Roberts and Sue Bolton called on Geoff and Joan Clarke at BUPA in Narre Warren on Tuesday. This was a poor substitute for our planned lunch to celebrate Geoff's 100 birthday. However, after the death and funeral of Joan's brother it was the best everyone could manage.
President Jo presented Joan with flowers and a condolence from the club and, on a lighter note, A Paul Harris Fellow with two sapphires.

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I bumped into Chris Embury last week. She was looking very well and takes a keen interest in the Bulletin. She had news of Doreen Schofield who is now in care.

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I also had a very pleasant chat with Beryl Golding (our first woman member). She was also disappointed that our lunch for Geoff was not going ahead.

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Sandy Day popped by to say hello to Team Richmond barbecuing on Friday night. Sandy's daughter Ange was responsible for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival Mini launched that evening in Atherton Gardens, along with the Cubbie Festival.

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President Jo was very excited to announce that she and Michael were going to become grandparents again.

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Condolences to Jean Marc Berthier and family on the death of his ex-wife. She has been stricken with throat cancer and Jean Marc had nursed her for several months. He will stay in France to comfort their 3 children, Lionel, Marin and Peggy, and will be back here later in the year.

Wheelchairs for Sumba

Congratulations to PP Chris Kemp and Anna Walpole of the International Committee. There is great news from Sumba, 70 wheelchairs have arrived safely at their destination. There was a long wait at the wharf before clearance to land was organised. This was done by the Rotary Club of Sumba. These chairs are going to all four districts in Sumba, and will be assembled and fitted to each individual child. There is a wonderful organisation in West Sumba called Alma, which runs a home for disabled children and is also out every day visiting disabled children living with their families in the villages. They requested some which have been delivered and will be handled by them.

Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is Australian Rotary Health's National annual fundraising day for mental health research. The campaign, founded by ARH Vice Chairman Greg Ross, started in 2016 in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Victoria. The event was such a success that it has now been extended to all Rotary Clubs across Australia. Each year approximately 1-in-5 Australians will experience a mental illness and in order to help future generations of young Australians, we need to look ahead through research and find out how we can prevent this type of illness occurring. The club has a raffle organised and we will celebrate Hat Day on Monday 29th October during the Spring Racing Carnival. you are invited to wear your most eye-catching hat.

Other clubs.

Congratulations to Carlton on their successful movie night. "Ladies in Black" was a sweet and gentle film that evoked memories of our younger selves, and had everyone talking. Although set in Sydney it could have just as well been Melbourne The cinema was very slow to empty out as we all discussed these memories.

The Rotary Club of Melbourne Central held a very successful breakfast meeting with Lord Mayor Sally Capp as guest speaker. The Lord Mayor was an engaging and fascinating speaker and we will have the opportunity to catch up with her again at the Multi District Conference next February.

Sally Capp, the first female Lord Mayor of Melbourne has accepted the invitation to open the Multi District Conference and talk on the plight of the homeless in this City

 

 

Future Events

October
1st        Monday      PDG Neville John
8th        Monday      A/Professor Andrew Weickhardt
18th      Thursday     Cloud Hill

November
17th       Saturday     Working Bee DIK warehouse
28th       Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd        Monday        Warwick Cavell
15th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
17th      Monday        Christmas Party

January
19th      Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea

February
15th      Friday          District Conference
16th      Saturday      District Conference
17th      Sunday        District Conference

March
7th         Thursday     Women in Rotary Breakfast
16th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
30th      Saturday      Trivia Night

May
25th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop


September 17 2018

This week's meeting: Rotary Youth Arts Projec


Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) Celebrations...
Wednesday 19 September 2018 - 6.00pm - Fitzroy Town Hall. Celebrating our Dance and Photography participants...

Sally O'Sullivan has requested assistance with the RYAP Catering and help on the night.

If you are able to assist with finger food/sandwiches, when catering if you can avoid pork as this may be an issue for some attendees.

We will need some, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Presidents Weekly Message

COMMUNITY & VOCATIONAL
RYAP - 19 September 6pm Fitzroy Town Hall

The Rotary Youth Arts Project Celebration will be held on Wednesday 19 September - please come along and support this amazing Rotary Project and to acknowledge the work Tim Baker puts into ensuring the success and continuation of this Club project. The Rotary Youth Arts Project provides an opportunity to engage young disadvantaged youth through the arts and in particular Dance and Photography. There will be a dance performance and a photographic exhibition. The students along with their families, teachers and supporters will be there to join in this celebration.

Next Step and Inner North Community Foundation
The Inner North Community Foundation supports local people in their journey to work

The RCR Next Step Project provides an opportunity to develop a trusting relationship with the participants. The aim is to give them insight into their strengths and through work experience, develop a career focus, provides a mentoring support for students from Fitzroy High School and Collingwood Secondary College.

On Tuesday 11 September Tim Baker and I attended the Inner North Community Foundation Grant Presentation event. Tim Baker applied for a grant and we were very pleased to receive a 2-year grant for the Next Step Project., This is a fantastic result for this Club Project and thank you Tim for all that you do to support and inspire young disadvantaged in our community through the RYAP and Next Step.

Meeting with City of Yarra CEO; Vijaya Vaidyanath

Vijaya Vaidyanath is Yarra City Council's Chief Executive Officer. Yarra's CEO is responsible for: implementation of policies and providing strategic advice to Council.

Ben Hosking and I will be meeting with Vijaya to discuss how we can enhance our connections in the City of Yarra. This will be an opportunity for Ben and I to represent the Club and highlight our commitment to the local community for over 54 years.

Yarra Primary School

Youth Services Chair Maria Makris and I will meet the principle Saraid Doherty to discuss how we can reconnect with the Yarra Primary and explore possibility of an EarlyAct Club and a Community Recognition Program Saraid is the newly appointed Principal of Yarra Primary School.
Saraid's message…

'At 'Yarra' we collaborate to sustain a positive learning experience for all children within a safe and healthy school environment. We provide a vibrant and purposeful curriculum and foster an engaged and supportive community. Our children thrive with the guidance and support of staff, families and local
community organisations.

We are particularly proud of our integrated environmental program where we recycle, save water, grow, harvest and eat our own garden produce. Learning is active and fun.'

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Worawa Aboriginal College Debutante Dreaming Ball and Club Visit

On Saturday 8 September I was fortunate and delighted to attend the Worawa Debutante Dreaming Ball. This was an opportunity to celebrate young women and to acknowledge their pathway to womanhood On Monday 10th September the Club was delighted to have as our Guest
Speaker Montana Ahwon, Montana was asked by Worawa College Principal Lois Peeler to be the ambassador for the Debutante Ball and for the Worawa Aboriginal College Pathway to Womanhood program.

Montana is a proud Miriwoong Gajeroong woman from Kununurra who won the NAIDOC national apprentice of the year in 2016 and in 2017. She recently visited the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Affairs in New York. She works as a youth worker for Save the Children in Kununurra.
Montana had an amazing story to tell one of courage and resilience and she is an inspiration

100 People of Influence

We are following up with the attendees and interested people and will highlight how the Club can facilitate ongoing conversations and connections.
"After the meeting our members pooled their notes of the many discussions that took place and compiled a list of the areas where one or more of the agencies flagged that they could use help in delivering their services. We summarize those action items below:

  • Sisterworks is very keen to increase the sales outlets for their handcrafts.
  • Yarra Council and the Salvation Army could use assistance in placing young people in employment, finding trainee jobs, providing skills development. Also, in assistance with organised youth activities, mentoring and in job interview training
  • Victoria Police highlighted the need for establishment of an open community hub in the Victoria St Precinct to improve community safety and the amenity of the area.

As we bring together the opportunities to assist we ask if you would consider the support that you may be able to offer. This support maybe in different ways, volunteering, donating, providing opportunities as highlighted in our notes.

There are many ways in which the Rotary Club of Richmond could assist you to facilitate your support. Some of those ways are:

  • Providing Introductions to local businesses and Community Groups
  • Co-ordination of and provision of volunteers
  • Advocating for funding and Grants from Governments, local Authorities, businesses and through The Rotary Foundation
  • Establishing and facilitating ongoing connections/communication between the organisations active in delivering community and volunteer services in the area

We strongly believe that the best way to effect positive change in the community is to bring together its best and brightest minds and servants of our community to unite them on some common, achievable goals.

We would like to continue our contact with you and will seek your commitment to continuing this conversation."

MEMBERSHIP

We want to grow our Club but most importantly we want to have the capacity to make a difference and to inspire others to join us.

I would like our members and friends of Rotary to consider the following - could you make a list of responses and we can discuss with PDG and current District Membership Chair Neville John when he visits our Club as the guest speaker on Monday 1 October. This will also provide a focus and an agenda for our Membership Committee.

  • What does our Club do well?
  • Who may be a potential member?
  • What are our strengths?
  • What is our goal

Membership is a priority for our Club
How do we achieve the following?

  • How do we appeal to local volunteers and community groups?
  • How do we achieve diversity (gender, age, cultural)?
  • How do we remain vibrant?

We need to celebrate and acknowledge our members commitment and contribution

If you could forward your responses to Adam Sherwell our Membership Chair - Adam Sherwell  adam.sherwell@gmail.comand copy to jocowling@optusnet.com.au

FUNDRAISING
Community BBQ's

We have booked BBQ's for the 15 and 21 September and I have received an enquiry from the MS Society for a BBQ to be held on the 30 September post the Grand Final we are yet to confirm this BBQ as it does raise a number of logistic issues for the Club.

(Note from Ed.) A great team on Saturday braved the dire weather forecast to help the City of Yarra in a promotional BBQ. Judy was
amazing backing the trailer into an unbelievably small space, whilst Melinda, Anna, Sally Sue and Kevin plied the sausages, after they had been expertly cooked by John.

Motto Pop Up Shop - 22nd September

A major fundraiser for our Club and we welcomes your friends, colleagues and family to purchase fabulous fashion at bargain prices.

I would like to thank all our volunteers who so willingly put up their hand to assist with many of our Club events and activities

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President J

 

Ladies Designer Fashion Sale

Be early to purchase Motto Fashions samples of dresses, jackets, shirts, pants, tops, cardigans. All to be cleared from $5.00 to $20.00. Share the news with your friends, family and colleagues.

Saturday 22 September 2018, 9.30am - 3.00pm
Melbourne Girls' College
Lyceum Hall Gate 2 Yarra Boulevard Richmond

Club Celebrations

Next Week's Meeting:

 

 

Typhoon Mangkhut has wreaked terribledestruction on Luzon in the Philippines. Shelterbox is on the ground with 2000 shelter boxes. This is not enough as Shelterbox is already stretched covering many other disaster areas. Shelterbox is seeking donations. See attached newsletter.

 

 

Future Events

September
19th      Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
21st       Friday         Barbecue Atherton Gardens Fitzroy
22nd     Saturday      Motto Pop-up Shop
24th      Monday       Gordon Bennett

October
1st        Monday      PDG Neville John
8th        Monday      A/Professor Andrew Weickhardt
18th      Thursday     Cloud Hill

November
28th      Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd        Monday        Warwick Cavell
15th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
17th      Monday        Christmas Party

January
19th      Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea

February
15th      Friday          District Conference
16th      Saturday      District Conference
17th      Sunday        District Conference

March
7th         Thursday     Women in Rotary Breakfast
16th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
30th      Saturday      Trivia Night

May
25th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop


September 10 2018

This week's meeting: Montana Ahwon

Montana is a young woman from Kununurra who won the NAIDOC national apprentice of the year in 2016 and in 2017. She has recently visited the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Affairs in New York.

She works as a youth worker for Save the Children in Kununurra. She was a guest speaker at the Worawa School's 'Debutante Dreaming' event.

Lois Peeler (Principal) and some Worawa girls will also be at the meeting.

 

Presidents Weekly Message

Slade Literary Awards

I would like to thank the Slade Committee, judges and facilitators for their contribution to ensuring that the Slade Award evening was once again a great success.

I know it doesn't just happen and the behind the scenes work is huge.

I thought the finalist entries were excellent and the winners very worthy of the recognition they received There was a great atmosphere in the room and the evening went very well, I would also like to acknowledge the support we received from District 9800 Youth Services Chair Maria Silber and DG Nominee Philip Archer, they were both very impressed.

Nia and Maria, you both do so much for our Youth Service programs and we are indeed fortunate to have such dedication to young people in our community. I agree with Philip Archer that a positive exposure to a community group such as Rotary offers wonderful opportunity for all, students, families, friends and of course Rotarians.

I would like to thank John and Glenys Liddell for their continued support and wish them both a very happy and safe holiday Thank you all for your efforts - it was a wonderful evening.

Paul Harris Recognition awarded to Maria Makris Youth Services Chair. Congratulations to Maria on receiving this recognition for her outstanding contribution to our Club and in particular to Youth Services. Our club has a

focus on youth and this connection is vital to connecting young people to Rotary and the promotion of the Rotary message - Service above self.

Here it is: my dearest Rotary Club of Richmond, thank you for the great honour of that you have bestowed upon me with your Award of the Paul Harris Fellow on Monday the 3rd of September and at the Slade Literary Awards Presentation evening. It had a great touch to it. I am very appreciative and humbled. Yours in service Maria Makris.

Bulletin

I would like to acknowledge the work that Sue Bolton puts into providing us with an informative and interesting Club Bulletin each week. The bulletin has a focus on the Club and is our main communication tool providing us with dates and event information which we can include in our Diaries. Thank you, Sue, for providing us with a weekly Club Bulletin of this quality.

BBQ's

The City of Yarra invited the Rotary Club of Richmond to provide a BBQ for a community information morning. This was held in the Gahan Reserve on the 1st September, thank you to Judy, Adam, Barry, Melinda and Sally for your assistance. This was a great opportunity for us to raise funds for our projects, to enjoy fellowship and provide an opportunity to connect with the community.

We are booked for another BBQ on the 15th September.

100 People of Influence - Post event meeting

The committee for the 100 People of Influence met on Monday 3 September. A letter of response will be drafted for all attendees and others who were listed on our database. The data base will be revised and updated with any other contact information. The total cost for the event was $867.44. All agreed that this was a very successful evening and has great potential to grow into the future. I received an invitation post the event to attend a community group meeting and the referral came from Police Commander Rebecca Draper- Schultheiss. The MGC have also expressed an interest in following up with Sisterworks.

The focus for the future will be based on the needs that were identified and the opportunities that this provided

Ø Work Experience
Ø Low level employment
Ø Mentoring

Rotary Youth Arts Project 19th September at the Fitzroy Town Hall

This is an opportunity to celebrate the success of young people who have participated in this program. The event will be opened by the City of Yarra Mayor Daniel Nguyen.

Police Honour Board

I am currently liaising with the Richmond Police to arrange the recognition of an outstanding Police Officer - this recognition is determined by their colleagues, I hope we can finalise this for a date to be confirmed in November -

World Polio Day - 24 October

Message from Rotary International President Barry Rassin - "I am writing to ask all of you to join me on that day in raising global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now. I look forward to coming together with all of you on World Polio Day—when we can all Be the Inspiration to End Polio Now."

Our Club will acknowledge the World Polio Day - more to come

Something new!


The Club Christmas Party will be held on 17th December and we will be relocating to the Julia Gillard Room overlooking the Yarra River at the Melbourne Girls College. We will continue our traditional fare, collection of toys and celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army Band. Jenny List will coordinate this event for the Club.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President J

 



Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) Celebrations... Wednesday 19 September 2018 - 6.00pm - Fitzroy Town Hall. Celebrating our Dance and Photography participants...

Please notify Tim Baker at bakert@ozemail.com.au to let him know of your attendance

Sally O'Sullivan has requested assistance with the RYAP Catering and help on the night. If you are able to assist with finger food/sandwiches, when catering if you can avoid pork as this may be an issue for some attendees. We will need some, vegetarian and gluten free options.

 

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Chris Kemp 4th September
Partner Birthdays: Kirsty Shepard 6th September
Anniversaries: Mark and Kirsty Dwyer 6th September
Induction Anniversaries: Anna Walpole, 11th September, 2017




D
ebutante Dreaming Saturday 8th September

Eleven very exceed young women were presented to Elders at a wonderful event at Pullman on the Park last Saturday.

 

Orientation Day National Youth Science Forum - Swinburne University Sunday 9th September

Mary Sharrock, (mother of Molly), Molly Sharrock, Andrew Vance (Science Teacher MGC), Hannah Ross and her mother, Jane Ross.

 

Ladies Designer Fashion Sale

Be early to purchase Motto Fashions samples of dresses, jackets, shirts, pants, tops, cardigans. All to be cleared from $5.00 to $20.00. Share the news with your friends, family and colleagues.

Saturday 22 September 2018, 9.30am - 3.00pm
Melbourne Girls' College
Lyceum Hall Gate 2 Yarra Boulevard Richmond

Film Night Invite (see attached flyer)

Don't forget to book for 'Ladies in Drinks at the bar from 7pm film. Movie start time approximately 7:30pm Watch the trailer: https://www.ladiesinblackmovie.com.au/

Buy tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/XVOF

Melissa McIntosh, President 2018-2019, Rotary Club of Carlton
www.carltonrotary.org.au melissa_mc@bigpond.com m: 0438 849 665


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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

September
15th      Sunday        BBQ, Studley Street Reserve, Abbotsford 9.30-12.30
17th      Monday       Geoff Clarke's 100th birthday, Amora 12.30
19th      Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
22nd     Saturday      Motto Pop-up Shop
24th      Monday       Gordon Bennett

October
1st          Monday       PDG Neville John
8th         Monday       A/Professor Andrew Weickhardt
18th      Thursday     Cloud Hill

November
28th      Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd         Monday       Warwick Cavell
15th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
17th      Monday       Christmas Party

January
19th      Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea

February
15th      Friday          District Conference
16th      Saturday      District Conference
17th      Sunday        District Conference

March
7th         Thursday     Women in Rotary Breakfast
16th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop
30th      Saturday      Trivia Night

May
25th      Saturday      Motto Pop Up shop


 

September 3 2018

This week's meeting: Slade Literary Award

This is the 25th Slade Literary Awards Presentation. This competition aims to encourage literary skills and to showcase the creative talents of secondary school students. Participants are required to submit a piece of original prose or poetry up to 1000 words. This year there were a bumper number of entries split into 2 categories, junior and senior - a first.

The 15 successful applicants will be present tonight and the winning entries will be read.

This is one of Richmond's prestigious occasions and not to be missed.

Presidents Weekly Message

Strengthening your Club Forum

On Sunday 26 August I attended the District's 'Strengthening your Club' Forum. The forum focused on membership and was attended by a representative/s from 28 clubs in our district. It provided a Rotary network opportunity and we were able to share our challenges, ideas and plans.

As a result of this forum I have suggested to the Heritage Cluster Presidents and our AG Joan to invite Committee Chairs to a Cluster meeting where we can look at issues, share ideas and possibly commence a plan - together!

Key Messages I captured from the forum:

Membership - identify what are our clubs key messages

People may join Rotary because:

  1. They want to make a bigger difference
  2. They will enjoy the friendship and fellowship
  3. They would like to Network - business and community
  4. They would like the mentoring and learning opportunities - leadership

A 3-step process to meet and overcome challenges.

Where do we want to be?

Example:
We want to continue to be a vibrant club with 50 + members we want to attract members from other cultural groups/different age groups/ from business or from community groups

Where are we now?

Example:
We currently have 37 members
We have men and women
We don't have a culturally diverse membership
We don't have many local businesses of community leaders as members

How do we want to get there?

Example:
Create a plan
Develop an action plan to achieve our objectives.
We can incorporate this model into our future project planning
It may be a tool for our committees to provide focus for a project and for further planning
Use the District 9800 support and resources
Develop our marketing and communication plans

Key messages for Public Image

Target our Rotary Club message and link it to our projects.
We are currently looking at the development and purchase of targeted banners.
Our project plan booklets provide us with a tool to market and demonstrate what the Club does.
We need to tell the Story whether it be at a Pop-Up Shop, sausage sizzle or other club event. We need to start the conversations.

Monday 27 August

Our Club's History and celebration of our Charter on 24 August 1964.
I would like to thank Program Chair Janice Peeler for providing an opportunity for us to hear from members who have been witness to many changes not just in Rotary but also in our Club
For many members it was the first time they had heard the stories and for others it was a trip down memory lane.

Committee Meetings

From the August Board Meeting
I would like to request that all committee chairs prepare a meeting plan for the year. This provides your committee members with a planning document. The meetings can be scheduled as you see the need and like many meetings may need to be fluid at times. Holding your committee meeting pre or post a meeting may be useful and frequency will be based on your committee needs
The completed Committee Meeting Schedule can then be sent to Sue and she can incorporate this into the Club Bulletin Calendar. This provides a framework and plan for the Clubs meeting schedule and assists committee members to diarise dates.
I would like to acknowledge the support we receive from our Friends of Rotary who are willing to assist with events and fundraising initiatives.
Thank you to the members and friends who managed the BBQ on Saturday 1st - another opportunity to connect with our local Community.

What can we look forward?

Rotary Youth Arts Project - Wednesday 19 September
There is a wealth of research that illustrates the positive impact of the Arts and the benefits of learning through creative engagement especially for disadvantaged youth.
A working bee at Donations in Kind, Chris Kemp and Anna Walpole are coordinating this and they will advise a date.
Motto Pop Up Shop - 22 September A major fundraiser for the Club and I would like to acknowledge the support we receive from Motto Fashions, Andrew Michaelidis and his family and the Melbourne Girls College.
Fundraising Chair Melinda Dunkley has submitted a calendar of fundraising activity scheduled for our club in 2918-2019. To ensure we can provide the outcomes we want achieve we must find the funds and we do this through our fundraising activities. We will call upon community groups and those who benefit from our projects to support us in 2018-2019 members.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

 



Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) Celebrations... Wednesday 19 September 2018 - 6.00pm - Fitzroy Town Hall. Celebrating our Dance and Photography participants...

Please notify Tim Baker at bakert@ozemail.com.au to let him know of your attendance

Sally O'Sullivan has requested assistance with the RYAP Catering and help on the night. If you are able to assist with finger food/sandwiches, when catering if you can avoid pork as this may be an issue for some attendees. We will need some, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Last week's Meeting

Photos by Ivan Kemp

 

Maluk -DFAT Grant Update.

The latest news is that he Department Of Foreign Affairs grant application has been submitted and the results will be known in November 2018. DFAT have allocated $AU10 million as competitive grants to Australian organisations to support projects in our region, on a $5 for $1 basis.

The Rotary Club of Richmond has allocated $10.000 to the project and has committed to raise another $2000 making Maluk eligible for the maximum of $60.000.

The grant relates to nurse training. This is a very attractive caused related to the grant preferences but it will be very competitive. Dr Beckett CEO, Maluk Timor-Leste We've chosen to stand in solidarity with the Timorese people, and to walk alongside them on this journey of hope. My prayer is not simply for physical health, nor even economic prosperity, but for the restoration and healing of a wounded people and their land."

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Chris Kemp 4th September
Partner Birthdays: Kirsty Shepard 6th September
Anniversaries: Mark and Kirsty Dwyer 6th September

Geoff and Joan Clark


Get Well wishes to Chew Chan who has had another spell in hospital. Speedy recovery Chew. We miss you.

Film Night Invite

"Join us on opening night for this fantastic Australian Movie: From Academy Award® nominated director Bruce Beresford comes the comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John's best-selling novel, The Women in Black.

Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women's liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode's. There she meets the "ladies in black", when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay.

Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.

Join us for a drink at the bar from 7pm prior to the screening of this fantastic Australian film. Movie start time approximately 7:30pm to be confirmed the Tuesday prior. Funds raised go towards our "Caring for Carlton" projects"

Watch the trailer: https://www.ladiesinblackmovie.com.au/
Buy tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/XVOF
Melissa McIntosh, President 2018-2019, Rotary Club of Carlton
www.carltonrotary.org.au e: melissa_mc@bigpond.com m: 0438 849 665

 

The Moon Lantern Festival,
Pagoda across Bahn
9 Belgium Avenue,
Richmond
4pm, 8th September


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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*8 September - Worawa Debutant Ball
*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

September
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
15th Sunday BBQ, Studley Street Reserve, Abbotsford 9.30-12.30
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
22nd Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
1st Monday PDG Neville John
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrew Weickhardt
18th Thursday Cloud Hill

November
28th Wednesday Paul Harris Breakfast

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
15th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
17th Monday Christmas Party

January
19th Wednesday Parliament House tour and High Tea February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

March
7th Thursday Women in Rotary Breakfast
16th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
30th Saturday Trivia Night

May
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop


August 27 2018

This week's meeting: Club History & Charter Anniversary Celebration

The Rotary Club of Richmond was chartered in 1964. The Club, has to its credit a number of outstanding achievements, and has weathered many changes.

Tonight we have long standing members, Barry Roberts, Trevor Pang, Mark Dwyer, Ben Hosking and John Benger in a Q&A type reflection on some of those years.

Janice Peeler will act as chair.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about our past and the building blocks that have made Richmond the club it is today. (Pictured water/sewerage works in Timor Leste).

 

 

 

Last Weeks' Meeting:

Our meeting of influential people from businesses, council, charities, schools and government gathered together to identify important needs within our community.

It was a huge success. This great idea started with Past President Chris in his presidential year, and finally came together last Monday. There was excitement in the air from the very beginning.

The guest speakers were admirable and caught everyone's attention. Their responsiveness was evident when the groups broke for discussion. The buzz in the room was palpable.

When President Jo closed the meeting (half an hour later than expected) people stayed on to continue their discussions.

It was clear that there is a need for a communication portal of some description where we could all share information to the wider community.

hey all wanted help in getting their message out to the wider community to meet their needs, i.e. mentors, business opportunities guidance etc. and allow them to get involved in opportunities that suited them.

To continue the momentum of this evening the Committee will meet on September 3rd.

"Hi Sue,

Luz was hoping to present these slides on the evening. It wasn't set up for that on the evening but perhaps you can include one of the photos in the Bulletin.

Thanks,
Chris"
(Kemp)

It is not just lack of English... it is lack of identity - Mothers and family carers

Have little-to-no work experience - Domestic and social violence - Unfamiliar with western culture - Social isolation- Illiterate in own language - Depression

Products and Services

Crafts and packaged foods

Entrepreneurs' own products

Crafts and cultural workshops

Speaking engagements

Slade Literary Award.

This is a signature event of the club and will be held on September 3rd at the Amora Hotel. Bookings via Trybooking. Cost $37.30/pp. Access via the links below: All family and friends welcome.

https://www.trybooking.com/XNOM
or
https://www.trybooking.com/413412

 

 

Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) Celebrations...

Wednesday 19 September 2018 - 6.00pm - Fitzroy Town Hall.

Celebrating our Dance and Photography participants...

 

 

 

Please notify Tim Baker at bakert@ozemail.com.au to let him know of your attendance?

 

 

 

 

Ainger Public Speaking

"I went to Mentone Grammar School today to present the Ainger Award Trophy and Medallion to this year's winner Harrison Huber. The presentation was at the school's year 9 Assembly which was conducted by the students. As well as making the presentation to Harrison it also gave me the opportunity to thank the school for their support as well as encouraging the students in the audience to enter in future years. Harrison is the second winner from the school with the first being Joel Doutch in 2005. He is a very talented young student who has a bright future. I am hoping we may get a photo of the presentation for the Bulletin.

Kind regards
Ben Hosking
Chair
Ainger Award"

Club Celebrations

Partner Birthdays: Maureen Pang - 3rd September
Anniversaries: Maureen and Trevor Pang 1st September
Induction Anniversaries: Aivars Lode 1st September 1983 Tim Baker 1st September, 1992

Geoff Clarke celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends, and the most amazing cake. Geoff received congratulations from the Queen, the Governor General, the Governor, the Prime Minister, the Premier and the Scouting movement, However, the award he was most proud of was from Barry Rassin , World President Rotary International. Don't forget we will celebrate this milestone with Geoff at a lunchtime meeting on September 17th.

Donations: https:/donations.rawcs.com.au/17-2018-19

President Jo Cowling and the Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond would like to invite you to celebrate our charter member Geoff Clarke's 100th Birthday

Monday 17 September

Amora Hotel Riverwalk, 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond

12.00 for 12.30pm

Complimentary on-site parking. Two course meal

$30pp

Additional drinks at bar prices

RSVP by 13 September

(please advise any dietary requirements)

secretary@rotaryrichmond.org.au

The theme for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year

"Be the Inspiration"

Geoff will certainly be our inspiration

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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*3rd September -Slade Literary Awards
*8 September - Worawa Debutant Ball
*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

August
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
1st Saturday BBQ Gahan Reserve, Abbotsford between 9.30-12.30
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
15th Sunday BBQ, Studley Street Reserve, Abbotsford 9.30-12.30
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
22nd Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
1st Monday PDG Neville John
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrew Weickhardt

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

Meeting Information
Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

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20 August 2018

This week's meeting:

Tonight we host people of influence from businesses, councillors, charities, schools and government officials that are most able to both identify important needs within our community and those with the ability to make a make a difference by addressing them.

We are holding this event as we enjoy living, working and socialising in the Richmond community. We recognise the opportunities that we have been given in life and would like to use our networks and influence to help provide assistance for those within our community and abroad that thus far have not had the same chances.

We believe that the best way to effect positive change in the community is to bring together its finest and brightest minds with servants of our community to unite them on some common achievable goals. We hope that participants come with ideas to assist members of our community or ready to listen and support other ideas with their experience, contacts, knowledge and finance on how to make the Richmond community stronger.

Last Weeks' Meeting:

President Jo welcomed District Governor Bronwyn Stephens, Conference Director Mark Stephens and Assistant Governor Joan Robison to our Club meeting. Previously Bronwyn had met with the Board and discussed our project plans for the year 2019-2019. Bronwyn made some welcome observations including another source of funding for the Next Step program and perhaps a local District Foundation Grant to help fund new books for the Richmond High School Library. She was also impressed with the presentation of the Project Plans and said no other club has such a good record. Trevor Pang gave permission for the template to be used and I have since noticed the Bronwyn has made this available to all clubs in the District. Well done Trevor.

Bronwyn address to the club contained a captivating film about the scourge of Polio. One Rotarian's dream, the Australian World President believed that we could rid the world of this terrible disease. Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality.

Bronwyn was disappointed that D9800 were falling behind in fundraising for this, so has undertaken to increase the District funds with the project below.

Bronwyn went onto emphasize that the strength of Rotary is that our Clubs are autonomous and unique. "Be the Inspiration" extends to our community in a wider sense. Clubs must ensure that we are representative of the community that we serve in 2018, not just the Rotary we joined some years ago. Do we represent all ethnicities, gender balance, sexualities and age groups?

Mark Stephens then outlined the innovations to this year's conference. Instead of a standalone we will gather with the other Victorian Districts and hold a multi-district function.

This expected to raise the profile or Rotary within the community with over 2000 Rotarians being a visual presence in the heart of Melbourne.

Young people are invited through the Earlyact, Interact and Rotaract. A fabulous opportunity for our Interacters at Melbourne Girls' College.

Mark has met with Amora and organised a special deal for those wishing to stay there during the Conference. Amora is just a tram ride away.

See Conference details below.


Slade Literary Award.

This is a signature event of the club and will be held on September 3rd at the Amora Hotel. We have had a bumper number of entries and the judges have been busy appraising the essays.

Congratulations to Glenys Liddell for her sterling efforts in the administration of the program. Also to Maria and the rest of her team who have had to deal with far greater numbers of entries this year, in a very much reduced timeline.

Thanks also Niche on Bridge for their support of the judging panel.

Kiva Loans

The program introduced by Past President Chris Kemp last year has continued this year.

Kiva is non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is "to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

There is a focus on 4 main areas:

  • Female-owned businesses
  • Green loans
  • Support for higher education
  • Support for refugees.

Every time we have a guest speaker a loan of US$25 is made. So far we have provided 20 loans totalling over US$500 to recipients in 15 countries.

Food for the Salvos

Sally O'Sullivan reports that Catherine Spencer from the Richmond Salvation Army was thrilled with the groceries supplied by Richmond Rotarians. As always the quality and quantity was admired.

Catherine also reported that things were improving in Richmond and she believed that this was due to the opening of the safe injecting room.

 

Club Celebrations

Induction Anniversaries:
RC of Richmond 24th August 1964
Geoff Clarke 24th August 1964, Warren Golding, 23rd August, 1999, Jenny List 22nd August, 2011, Dawn Giltinan 22nd August 2014

Birthdays:
Geoff Clarke 24th August 1918
Judy Nettleton 23rd August

Anniversaries:
Aivars and Nelly Lode 20th August 1960
We wish the Pang family a joyous day on the
marriage of Courtenay and Tony on 24th August

Donations: https:/donations.rawcs.com.au/17-2018-19

Debutante Dreaming 2018

Join John Benger, Janice Garland, Dawn Giltinan, Lois Peeler, Jo Cowling and Sue Bolton when:

Worawa Remembers 69 Years On… Worawa celebrates and honours the participants of the first Aboriginal Debutante Ball held in 1949.

When: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Where: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Dress: Formal Black and White Ball
Ticketing: $125 per person , Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP: Friday, 24 August 2018
Book now at TryBookings

 

From Jane Pennington District Secretary

Celebrate Past International President Ian Riseley's year in office

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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*20 August - 100 People of Influence
*3rd September -Slade Literary Awards
*8 September - Worawa Debutant Ball
*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

August
23rd Thursday Board meeting
27th Monday Club History
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
1st Monday PDG Neville John
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrew Weickhardt

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

 


13 August 2018

This week's meeting: D9800 District Governor 2018-2019 Bronwyn Stephens

For Bronwyn, Rotary allows a person to take an idea to help another person, a community or the whole world ... and for like-minded people to join them to make it happen. This is especially exciting in the role of District Governor with its connectivity potential. Bronwyn joined her club Melbourne South in 2008 and served as President in 2009-2010. Her father Trevor Harris was President of the Club 2008-2009 and both inducted her into Rotary and passed the Presidential chain of office to her - perhaps a first in Rotary! She has served as Assistant Governor, Stonnington Cluster 2013-2016 and Community Service Chair 2016-2017. She has chaired District managed project "World of Difference" for 6 years and led the Vocational Training Team Leader for two teams to Cambodia in 2016 and 2017, where they provided training workshops for teachers.

Bronwyn is a Royce Abbey Awardee, a Paul Harris Fellow recipient and a member of the Paul Harris Society.

Bronwyn loves everything about Rotary. Her favourite day of the week is Tuesdays when she sorts books at the "Donations in Kind" warehouse. (From D9800 District Handbook 2018-2019)

 

Tonight, President Sally O'Sullivan from FoRR will be collecting nonperishable, "healthy" food items for donation to and distribution by the Salvation Army. These could include canned and packaged items e.g. tinned fish, baked beans, instant noodles, Up and Go breakfast drink, etc.

Bring your purchases to our meeting tonight.

 

 

In 1999 Carlo Ravizza of the Rotary Club of Milano Sud-Ovest, Italy, wrote of Rotary vision: To ensure Rotary's success in the 21st century through the message Rotary 2000: Act with Consistency, Credibility, and Continuity.

"Clearly, we are moving toward a future that will be characterized at once by desperate needs and vast potential. We Rotarians are especially well-positioned to serve as a bridge between the problems and the possibilities. We have a strong presence in nations that are technology-rich as well as in countries that can barely meet even the most basic human needs. Let us use that presence — and the unique perspective it affords us — to create the vibrant spirit of Rotary…and extend it to every part of the globe."
— Rotary 2000, THE ROTARIAN, July 1999

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Rochester for reminding us of this.

 


Get Well wishes to Chew Chan who has had an operation and will spend the next two weeks convalescing at his daughter Suzanne's home.

Best wishes also to Nia as her father has been unwell.

We wish them both 'sickies' speedy recovery.

 

The Rotary Club of Fitzroy celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Charter at a most enjoyable party held last Thursday night - 8th August.

District was well represented by DG Bronwyn Stephens and Mark along with AG Joan Robison. Bronwyn read at a congratulatory message from the World President Barry Rassin. There was a large cross-section of Community Organisations present as well as Rotarians form Richmond and Collingwood. The President Steve Earle was incommoded with knee reconstructions but his lack of mobility did not hamper the success of the night. An impressive venue, great food and drink, fabulous company and a very fine band the Sammy Owen band made for an excellent celebration.

Congratulations Fitzroy

100 Most Influential

From President Jo

Our Club Meeting on Monday 20 August will be the 100 People of Influence event to be held in the Julia Gillard Room at the Melbourne Girls College (entry Gate 2) at 6 pm for a 6.30 pm start.

For our members I encourage you to support this inaugural event for the Club as this will an opportunity for us to connect with our community. We will need assistance with the following:

  • welcoming our guests
  • members represented at each table and taking notes
  • serving of food and drinks
  • registration desk
  • Club representative at the gate to direct guests

We are expecting the event to conclude by 8 pm. If you have any queries please contact me or discuss with Chris at this Monday's Meeting.

I would like to thank Chris for his efforts in bringing this event to fruition; it takes a lot of planning and commitment to the concept.

 

 

Maluk - Update (John Benger)

Maluk is an organisation in Timor Leste providing training and infrastructure in a range of medical areas (pictured training rural mid wives in resuscitation of babies where this normally results in death).

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has allocated $AU10 million as competitive grants to Australian organisations to support projects in our region, $5 for $1 basis.

The Rotary Club of Richmond has allocated $10.000 to the project and has committed to raise another $2000 making Maluk eligible for the maximum of $60.000.

In working on the grant Dr Holt in TL has provided the following information regarding the use of the money.

Other uses for the $10.000 have been agreed but will be put on hold pending the outcome of the DFAT Application.

For Richmond Rotary Dr Bethany Holt

  • The Friendship Grant will support the expansion of Maluk's Nurse Triage Training (NTT) program, which is being piloted in two health clinics in Dili this year.
  • The NTT aims to empower and education nurses in the outpatient departments of clinics in Dili District Health service to implement a patient triage system, and identify patients at risk of malnutrition and TB. This will help to provide timely, holistic, and excellent quality patient care to the local people by reducing the risk of deterioration of ill patients waiting to be seen and enhancing screening.
  • There is a great need for this, given that currently there is no triage system in the outpatient clinics of Dili District Health (unlike in the National Hospital). This recently contributed to the death of a child at one of the clinics, who waited many hours to be seen.
  • The Grant will support the NTT's implementation in three clinics, each over 16 weeks, from January to December 2019. This will ensure coverage of 5/6 clinics within the Dili District Health catchment.
  • Maluk will be working in direct partnership with the leadership of Dili District Health (who originally requested this program) and staff of the clinics, primarily through a lead coordinator (Lauren currently) and three Timorese nurse educators.

See Barry Roberts, our On-to- Conference chair for more details.

 

Debutante Dreaming 2018

Join John Benger, Janice Garland, Dawn Giltinan, Lois Peeler, Jo Cowling and Sue Bolton when:

Worawa Remembers 69 Years On… Worawa celebrates and honours the participants of the first Aboriginal Debutante Ball held in 1949.
When: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Where: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Dress: Formal Black and White Ball
Ticketing: $125 per person , Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP: Friday, 24 August 2018
Book now at TryBookings

 

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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*20 August - 100 People of Influence
*3rd September -Slade Literary Awards
*8 September - Worawa Debutant Ball
*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

August
20th Monday 100 most influential MGC
27th Monday Club History
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
1st Monday PDG Neville John
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrew Weickhardt

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

 


6 August 2018

This week's meeting: Peter Allen

Peter has had a long and distinguished career in advertising, publishing and newspapers. He became an owner of Armstrong's Newsagency in Queen Street, Melbourne in 1974 and led the firm for over two decades to advertising sales of more than $63million.

He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Camberwell, and is a Paul Harris Fellow (2 Sapphires)

Peter is a Director of Boroondara Cares Foundation. This is a charitable organisation created by the eight Rotary clubs that meet within the borders of the City of Boroondara together with community partners - City of Boroondara, Swinburne University and others - to focus upon the social challenges within the Boroondara community

The Foundation's mission is '...to raise community awareness of the charitable needs that exist in Boroondara and provide funding support for Rotary programs and projects that address those challenges.

Boroondara Cares is focused upon "the Five Pillars of Challenge" in Boroondara - Homelessness, Family Violence, Educational Disadvantage, Drugs Abuse and Social Isolation.

100 Most Influential

Below are excerpts prepared by the committee to send to influential people in our community. We will all meet on Monday 20th at Melbourne Girls' College. This will replace our usual meeting.

"You are hereby invited to take part in the Richmond 100 people of influence event on Monday 20th August 2018. We have spent days analysing the businesses, councillors, charities, schools and government officials that are most able to both identify important needs within our community and those with the ability to make a make a difference by addressing them.

So why are we holding this event? Like you we are an active group of citizens that enjoy living, working and socialising in the Richmond community. We recognise the opportunities that we have been afforded in life and would like to use our networks and influence to help provide assistance for those within our community and abroad that thus far have not had the same chances.

We strongly believe that the best way to effect positive change in the community is to bring together its best and brightest minds and servants of our community unite them on some common, achievable goals.

We have organised for Mayor of the city of Yarra Daniel Nguyen and the leaders of four community organisations operating in Richmond to present on the night talking about the work they do and greatest challenge they currently face:

  • Sisterworks, Luz Restrepo, Refugee women entrepreneurs
  • Salvation Army Richmond, Crossroads program
  • Richmond Police, Station commander Ciaran Boyle
  • City of Yarra Programs and Engagement, Chris Cogger

After the presentations we will run short, facilitated workshops and ask that you come prepared to listen and support these leaders' ideas with your experience, contacts and knowledge if you are in a position to assist. We will also provide you with the opportunity to list any projects or ideas you may have to make a positive difference in Richmond.

Our members look forward to welcoming you and hearing your ideas on how to make the Richmond community stronger."

Condolences

The club sends it condolences to Patricia Peck on the g death of her son Timothy. For Patricia the sorrow of losing another child must be a pain to terrible to bare. Deepest sympathy from all at the Rotary Cl ub of Richmond.

 

 

Heritage Cluster Meeting Notes from President Jo
Assistant Governor - Joan Robison

  • District implementation of Club Runner disappointed that printed versions of the handbook are not available. Previously copy given to new members - explanation of acronyms. All - many members are still not using a computer regularly and this excludes them from some information
  • Meeting structure allows for a meeting per month dedicated to Rotary
  • Western Emergency Relief Network and Donations in Kind Amora Hotel will undergo a renovation early next year and there may be some furniture available
  • Tree Planting agreed good way to engage members in Cluster Projects
  • 100 People of Influence Potential to connect with local business and engage them in their community.
  • Rotary Youth Arts Project This provides opportunity for disadvantaged young people form Collingwood College to connect through Dance and Photography. Event to be held at Fitzroy Town Hall on Wed 19 September
  • District - Big Picture
    All discussed how it would be helpful if the District Governor represented Rotary at all levels of Government and Business. The Rotary message needs to go beyond Rotary Clubs and members. Potential for D9800 - International Projects. Clubs could select from any D9800 International Project. This is rather than small clubs trying to manage international projects and often create a financial burden. Clubs could contribute to D9800 in a similar way to Foundation Contribution and select where they want the money spent e.g. Maternal and Child Health, Education etc. This would allow clubs to be more Community focused. Clubs struggle to get a voice. Rotary needs to be heard.

 

Last Week's Meeting:

Assistant Governor Joan Robison made her official visit to the Club.

Joan will be back with us on the 13th August when District Governor Bronwyn Stephens makes her official Club visit.

 

Ben Covelli reported on the progress of the Chaughada school in Nepal. There had been excellent progress with the grant organised through the International Committee and Rotary Australia World Community Service Committee. (RAWCS). There are plenty of challenges but Ben remains optimistic that may changes will occur with education filtering through the community.

 

 

Worawa Project.

Hello all - thought you might like to see some of the latest images of the results of the extension of the Dreaming Trail that the Richmond Rotary supported. This support enabled the extension of the trail around the billabong which enables greater interpretation of the landscape. The children's memorial situated on the island in the billabong will have a soundscape that will tell the story of life on an Aboriginal Reserve.
Dr Lois Peeler AM

Note. The Dreaming Trail is both a place for the girls to contempate or meditate and incorporates the memorial to the Aboriginal children of the area. Boarding away from home can be quite traumatic and this Trail forms a vital part of the Worawa community.

 

Debutante Dreaming 2018

Join John Benger, Janice Garland, Dawn Giltinan, Lois Peeler, Jo Cowling and Sue Bolton when:

Worawa Remembers 69 Years On… Worawa celebrates and honours the participants of the first Aboriginal Debutante Ball held in 1949.
When: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Where: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Dress: Formal Black and White Ball
Ticketing: $125 per person , Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP: Friday, 24 August 2018
Book now at TryBookings

Rotary District 9800 Governor

Bronwyn Stephens on Facebook August 3

In Australia, Farmers are the lifeblood of our country, and as you will have read in the news - - they are in crisis, suffering through record breaking heat and minimal rainfall. Families on the land are suffering and they need our help to keep cattle, sheep and crops alive.

We in Rotary have been working with Channel Nine and in partnership with the National Farmers' Federation to set up an emergency relief fund. 100% of donations are given to the NFF - the peak body for farmers in Australia, all donations are made via Rotary so they are tax deductible.

We launched the public appeal on the Today show and this is where you come in. This crisis is bigger than anything we have seen in many years and without immediate financial assistance, farmers are being forced to slaughter their own animals and walk off their properties. We cannot let this happen. We need your help to spread the word and a donation would be much appreciated. Every dollar counts, please click on the link below to donate and feel free to forward this email to your networks.

https://donations.rawcs.com.au/17-2018-19

Congratulations to Past President Chris Kemp and his partner Mel in the purchase of their new house at Jan Juc.

From Jane Pennington District Secretary

Join with us in acknowledging and celebrating Past International President Ian Riseley's year in office at a VERY SPECIAL BREAKFAST to be held on Friday
August 31st in the Members' Dining Room at the MCG. This is a great opportunity to hear from Ian first-hand, and to enjoy the company of Rotarians
and their guests from District 9800 and beyond."

 

Breaking News.

Sally O'Sullivan for the Friends will be collecting food items for the Salvation Army next Monday night (13th August)

 

Join me on the ShelterBox Australia Larapinta Trek 2019!

This is your chance to trek the legendary Larapinta Trail and experience the beauty of Central Australia like never before. Over 5 days, you will explore the mountains, valleys, rivers and desert landscapes of the Red Centre. Ascend Mount Sonder, one of the Northern Territory's highest peaks as you trek one of Australia's most magnificent trails. To top it off, you will help raise vital funds to ensure no family goes without shelter after a disaster
19 - 25 August 2019

By taking on this incredible adventure, you will not only tick one of Australia's premier walking tracks off your list, you will help us rebuild communities after disaster strikes.

Throughout the trek you will have the opportunity to learn about how ShelterBox operates in the field and the impact the aid you provide has on those affected by disaster.

Mike Greenslade
CEO ShelterBox Australia mike.greenslade@shelterbox.org.au 0459 959 501
Contact Inspired Adventures for more information
info@inspiredadventures.com.au 1300 905 188

 

 

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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*18 August - Motto Pop Up Shop
*20 August - 100 People of Influence
*3rd September -Slade Literary Awards
*8 September - Worawa Debutant Ball
*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

August
8th Wednesday RC of Fitzroy 50th birthday
13th Monday District Governor's visit
18th Saturday Motto pop-up store MGC
20th Monday 100 most influential MGC
27th Monday Club History
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
1st Monday PDG Neville John
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrew Weickhardt

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

 



30 July 2018

This week's meeting: Assistant Governor Heritage Cluster Joan Robinson - official visit.

Ben Covelli, - Chaughada Education and Training

Ben and Lyn went to Nepal for the first time in 1981. They fell in love with a beautiful country and its people and have travelled back there on numerous occasions. Nepal was hit by some devastating Earthquakes In April and May of 2015. Very soon after the earthquake struck, Ben went back to see how he could assist. Hundreds of schools had been destroyed Lyn and Ben decided they would like to assist longer term by providing education to primary school children. Their plan is to provide primary school education for about 170 children and teacher training for nine local teachers. They also hope to provide skills development in building earthquake resistant structures so that the damaged school buildings can be restored. Tonight Ben will update this project now that he has help form the Rotary Club of Richmond through an International grant.

 

Last Meeting: Dr Rod Westhorpe.

Rod's talk on anaesthesia was enthralling. What a clever man! Over 6 years he had written a 1,000 page volume on the History of Anaesthetics. For the club he had reduced this to one page of notes and a 30 minute talk! It was engrossing. How lucky are we to live in an era of pain free surgery? And such well qualified administrators?

Rod donated a copy of his book. This was auctioned and the luck recipient Ross Telfer offered to share with John Benger when he had finished it.

 

Hello from John Griffith.

John has been a member of Richmond Rotary Club for 30 years. He is a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow. Alongside Ben Hosking he was an integral part of the Ainger Public Speaking Competition. John also the chaired many club committees. In addition he was great fun and especially with his late wife, Val, on Conference trips.

John lives at Highgrove in Kew which is fully supported living and he is enjoying the wonderful care plus the community life.

Sue Bolton, Jo Cowling and John Benger visited John and presented him with a certificate of appreciation for his 30 years of association and congratulating him on his honorary membership. This was admired by the staff at Highgrove.

Incidentally John is at No.79 not 19 as in the new member handbook.

(Thanks John Benger)

Debutante Dreaming 2018

Join John Benger, Janice Garland, Dawn Giltinan, Lois Peeler, Jo Cowling and Sue Bolton when:

Worawa Remembers 69 Years On… Worawa celebrates and honours the participants of the first Aboriginal Debutante Ball held in 1949.
When: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Where: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Dress: Formal Black and White Ball
Ticketing: $125 per person , Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP: Friday, 24 August 2018
Book now at TryBookings

 

Club Celebrations:

Congratulations to Jo and Michael who will celebrate their Ruby Anniversary on August 5th

And to Helen and Neale Jackson who celebrate their anniversary on August 1st.

 

Peter Allen
Peter has had a long and distinguished career in advertising, publishing and newspapers. He became an owner of Armstrong's Newsagency in Queen Street, Melbourne in 1974 and led the firm for over two decades to advertising sales of more than $63million.
He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Camberwell, and is a Paul Harris Fellow (2 Sapphires)
A Past Member of the Council of La Trobe University
Founding Fellow of the Institute of Directors in Australia
In 2008 he was the City of Boroondara Citizen of the Year
Adjunct Professor of Business Development at LaTrobe University
Former Chair - Finance and Resources, La Trobe University
Former Chair of an events company Expo Hire (Aust) Pty Ltd
Former Chairman of Ventura Motors. Australia's largest private bus line,
Former Deputy Chairman of The Leukaemia Foundation of Victoria
Peter is a Director of Boroondara Cares Foundation. This is a charitable organisation created by the eight Rotary clubs that meet within the borders of the City of Boroondara together with community partners - City of Boroondara, Swinburne University and others - to focus upon the social challenges within the Boroondara community
The Foundation's mission is '...to raise community awareness of the charitable needs that exist in Boroondara and provide funding support for Rotary programs and projects that address those challenges.
Boroondara Cares is focused upon "the Five Pillars of Challenge" in Boroondara - Homelessness, Family Violence, Educational Disadvantage, Drugs Abuse and Social Isolation.
Please note the details of next week's speaker and invite friends, colleagues and family to hear this fabulous speaker.

 

From Jane Pennington District Secretary
Join with us in acknowledging and celebrating Past International President Ian Riseley's year in office at a VERY SPECIAL BREAKFAST to be held on Friday August 31st in the Members' Dining Room at the MCG. This is a great opportunity to hear from Ian first-hand, and to enjoy the company of Rotarians and their guests from District 9800 and beyond."
See next page for more details.


How to Be the Inspiration

PDG Keith Ryall noticed an interesting article in "The Financial Review" related to Leadership. One quote stood out for him....The past was Leadership by observation. Today it's Leadership by Inspiration.

He and PDG Julie Mason have co-authoured a Leadership by Inspiration for "Rotary on the Move" exploring more of these concepts. Watch for the next edition.

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"Save the Date":

Please add these important Club Calendar dates to your diaries and support the Club in its various activities

*18 August - Motto Pop Up Shop
*20 August - 100 People of Influence
*3rd September -Slade Literary Awards
*8 September - Worawa Debutant Ball
*19 September - RYAP

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Future Events

August
6th Monday Peter Allen - Boorondara Cares
8th Wednesday RC of Fitzroy 50th birthday
13th Monday District Governor's visit
18th Saturday Motto pop-up store MGC
20th Monday 100 most influential MGC
27th Monday Club History
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
1st Monday PDG Neville John
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrew Weickhardt

December
3rd Monday Warwick Cavell
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

 


23 July 2018

Tonight's meeting: Dr Rod Westhorpe, OAM, FANZCA

Dr Rod Westhorpe has given 25 years of dedicated service as the honorary curator to the Geoffrey Kaye Museum. It is now one of the best anaesthetic equipment museums in the world.

Rod is a retired paediatric anaesthetist, Past President of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. He worked as a consultant anaesthetist at the RCH for 31 years.

Rod has had a passion for safety in Anaesthesia and Crisis Management, and has contributed to the College of Anaesthetists, as a Councillor and member of the executive, and a member of the Standards Committees

He has been the author or co-author of nearly 200 articles and publications, and has written books on anaesthesia. One of these is 'All About Anaesthesia', a book written to help patients understand the nature of Anaesthesia and to answer some of the commonly asked questions

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012 for 'services to medicine as an anaesthetist'.

 

Last Meeting:

President Jo's innovation of holding our Board meeting as part of the Club's normal meeting night was a great success. The Project Plans for 2018-2019 were discussed and approved. Funding the plans illustrated how important fundraising is to the continuation of the Club projects and how much easier this would be with an increase in members. It was good to share the work of the Club with so many interested members and to have their valuable input at times.

 

 

FROM Steve Earl PE RC Fitzroy Fitzroy

Rotary is not only holding a late change-over dinner but its our Club's 50th Anniversary.
Where: Latrobe Golf Club, Farm Rd, Alphington
When: 8th August 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $88 inclusive of a 3 course meal, musical entertainment and only a few of the traditional Rotary customs to keep speeches to a minimum and festivity to a maximum.
To Book: https://www.trybooking.com/WCGG Or www.trybooking.com/388186

 

Debutante Dreaming 2018

Worawa Remembers 69 Years On… Worawa celebrates and honours the participants of the first Aboriginal Debutante Ball held in 1949.
When: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Where: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Dress: Formal Black and White Ball
Ticketing: $125 per person , Drinks at bar prices.
RSVP: Friday, 24 August 2018
For information contact Nicki on 03 5962 4344 or email admin@worawa.vic.edu.au. Book now at TryBookings

 

Multi-Cultural Arts Vic Community BBQ Sunday 22nd


Club Celebrations

Member birthdays: Maria Makris July 24th
Partner Birthdays:
Elissa Marriott July 25th



 

Future Events

July - Start New Officers
23rd Monday Dr Rod Westhorpe OAM FRANZCA
30th Monday Cluster AG Joan Robinson visit Ben Covelli,
update Chaughada Education and Training

August
6th Monday Peter Allen - Boorondara Cares
8th Wednesday RC of Fitzroy 50th birthday
13th Monday District Governor's visit
20th Monday 100 most influential MGC
27th Monday Club History
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
8th Saturday Worawa Debutante Ball - Pullman on the Park
10th Monday Montana Ahwon Kununurra, WA
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation
24th Monday Gordon Bennett

October
8th Monday A/Prof. Andrea Weickhardt

December
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

May
26th Sunday District Assembly

June
1st Saturday RI Convention Hamburg
2nd Sunday RI Convention Hamburg
3rd Monday RI Convention Hamburg
4th Tuesday RI Convention Hamburg
5th Wednesday RI Convention Hamburg
24th Monday Club Changeover
30th Sunday District Governors' Changeover

 


16 July 2018

Tonight's meeting: Social Meeting followed by Board Meeting

Tonight's Board meeting is open to all members and the Project Plans for the coming year will be analysed and decided upon.

Last Meeting:

Stephen Marantelli gave a fascinating comparison of the First Nation's people of the USA and Indigenous people of Australia and their treatment in in their respective constitutions. His knowledge of history was amazing and his delivery was entertaining. We were all enthralled. His novel "The Three Brothers - when George Washington and Edmund Barton sat down to dinner", a historical novel about a chance meeting between the first president of the United States and the first prime minister of Australia in a London restaurant at the time of the First World War, was available to attendees and Stephen very generously donated $5.00 per copy to the club. There was a very big buzz in the room as people found his talk so interesting.

Ruth Martinez - Humanitarian of the year

Congratulations Ruth Carlos-Martinez on being the inaugural recipient of the Zone 8 (Aus/NZ) Humanitarian Award being nominated by District 9800 for her tireless work in the Philippines on a multiple of Water and Sanitation Projects.

The nominations went to a panel of six who selected the recipient of the award and the Award will be presented at the upcoming Australia and New Zealand Conference.

This Regional Award recognises Ruth as a person who has dedicated her life to helping others in need, truly embodying the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". (From DG's Facebook post)

FROM Steve Earl PE RC Fitzroy Fitzroy

Rotary is not only holding a late change-over dinner but its our Club's 50th Anniversary.
Where: Latrobe Golf Club, Farm Rd, Alphington
When: 8th August 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $88 inclusive of a 3 course meal, musical entertainment and only a few of the traditional Rotary customs to keep speeches to a minimum and festivity to a maximum.
To Book: https://www.trybooking.com/WCGG Or www.trybooking.com/388186

 

 

 

Vale Jacob Taurins

Jacob Taurins was a well-known and well-loved identity through Rotary District 9800. He was President of the Rotary Club of Essendon North 2003-2004.

At the age of 20, Jacob was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In contrast to some people, Jacob knew what MS was. He found it confronting to personally discover the condition at an age when people are usually making career choices and connecting with new friends. Jacob played the piano and studied music at university. He also enjoyed jazz and African drumming. He used a computer with a mouse designed to assist people with a physical disability.

Jacob was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989. His parents Martin and Diana Taurins wanted to help find a cure for this disease.

Inspired by Rotary's achievements in its project to eradicate Poliomyelitis (Polio Plus), they wanted Rotary to become involved in a search for a cure for MS.

As members of the Rotary Club of Gisborne they initiated a project to promote MS Awareness in Australia and the world.

They organised events to raise funds for MS research, started a Rotary fellowship for MS Awareness (RFMSA) and attended Rotary district conferences and Rotary International Conventions all over the world, to seek support and enlist new members of their group to help promote MS research.

The group grew and now has many Rotarian members around the world and is also supported by Friends of Rotary.

In recent times the group became the Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA), in accordance with Rotary International policy. RAGMSA has, in partnership with the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, successfully supported postgraduate scholarships for research on MS.

Very recently, with help of funds raised by RAGMSA, an application for a Rotary Global Grant to support a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University's Florey Institute was successful.

DG Bronwyn Stephens posted on Facebook, "It is with great sadness I share that Jacob Taurins passed peacefully this morning. Martin, Diana and their family are in our hearts. Martin reminded me of Jacobs's mantra "Concentrate on what you can do and forget what you can't". His wavering research of and dedication to finding a cure for MS will endure through Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis. RIP Jacob. A hero."

So many Rotarians wish to express their love of Jacob Taurins and sadness at his passing. Diana and Martin Taurins have suggested donations to RAGMSA as a tribute for research for a cure to MS. Perhaps also joining the Action group would be another gesture in support of the Taurins family


Future Events

July - Start New Officers
22nd Sunday City of Yarra BBQ
23rd Monday Dr Rod Westhorpe OAM FRACA

August
8th Wednesday RC of Fitzroy 50th birthday
13th Monday District Governor's visit
20th Monday 100 most influential MGC
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation

December
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

May
26th Sunday District Assembly

June
1st Saturday RI Convention Hamburg
2nd Sunday RI Convention Hamburg
3rd Monday RI Convention Hamburg
4th Tuesday RI Convention Hamburg
5th Wednesday RI Convention Hamburg
24th Monday Club Changeover
30th Sunday District Governors' Changeover



9 July 2018

Tonight's meeting:

Stephen completed his Articles in 1982 and was called to the Bar that year. After appearing for about ten years in the civil and criminal jurisdictions of the Magistrates' Court and in the Family Court, he concentrated on commercial and professional negligence litigation in the Supreme and County Courts.

In 2017, he completed writing "The Three Brothers - when George Washington and Edmund Barton sat down to dinner", a historical novel about a chance meeting between the first president of the United States and the first prime minister of Australia in a London restaurant at the time of the First World War. It is his fourth book. Between 1974 and 1978 he taught at Strathmore High, principally Legal Studies. During his teaching career and after being called to the Bar, he co-authored what became the standard Legal Studies textbook for Year 12 students. The book was published in eight editions over seventeen years. He also co-authored a Legal Studies textbook for Year 11 Students as well as the first Australian Legal Dictionary for secondary and tertiary students. In an earlier life, he was a bookmaker's clerk and operated a small fencing staining business.

Tonight is Stephen will speak on "Indians and Slaves and America's Constitution, and Aboriginal Natives and Australia's Constitution".

 


President Jo's First Meeting

President Jo commenced by thanking Past President Chris for his fabulous year and contribution he had made to the Club. She then went onto to discuss business relating to the latest Board meeting.

President Jo Cowling outlined some of the areas of focus and areas of change for the year. The meeting arrangements have been changed and will be Mondays at 6.30 for 7 as follows:-

Monday 1 in the month; Rotary focus; including reports from committees, district reports, presentations by students who have received support and such things as short talks by members.

Monday 2. Speaker organised by Janice Peeler.

Monday 3. Part one with be social and then followed by the board meeting. Members welcome to stay. Jo said this will reduce the cost and time commitment of people.

Monday 4. Speaker organised by Janice Peeler.

Monday 5.  These occur a few times a year and will be a "different" meeting such as a cluster meeting or special event.

Jo also said a significant emphasis was to create awareness in the community of Rotary and how people can be involved.

100 People of Influence Update:

Guest Speakers: Mayor Daniel Nguyen, Murray Verso PDG

Presenters Confirmed: Sisterworks, Richmond Police, Salvation Army- Richmond, City of Yarra

Other projects were discussed and will be covered in more detail later.

Jo also announced that Honorary Memberships had been approved for the following. Janice Kesterton. John Griffith. Warren Golding. Geoff Clark. Lois Peeler. The Mayor for their term of office.

President Jo passed on an email received from the mayor in response to his invitation.

"Dear Jo,

Thank you very much for this honour I have had the opportunity to speak with one of your members Tim regarding the projects you are working on and it blew my mind how much was happening.

I look forward to being part of some of the forums that you are conducting in the next few months.

Regards

Daniel.
Daniel Nguyen Mayor City of Yarra

Club Dues will increase to $320 as we had a shot fall this year - this is a fairer way as all members are included

Quarterly payments will be accepted = $80

Thank you very much for this honour I have had the opportunity to speak with one of your members Tim regarding the projects you are working on and it blew my mind how much was happening.

I look forward to being part of some of the forums that you are conducting in the next few months.

Regards
Daniel.
Daniel Nguyen Mayor City of Yarra

President Jo then outlined future plans for promoting the club within Richmond and engaging the community.

She suggested revision of our promotional material

  • Business cards
  • Bill Boards
  • Webpage
  • Facebook
  • We could have a RCR T/Shirt for Club Events - BBQ's/Motto

Project Plans and Budget Preparation for 2018- 2019 is in progress and will be finalized at the Board meeting on 16th July.

 

Capture the Moment in Hamburg

In 2019, the Rotary International Convention will travel to Hamburg, Germany, and you won't want to miss the excitement. The convention is where Rotary members become insiders — the first to discover the latest news and the ideas and strategies that drive Rotary.

15 December 2018: Last day for early-registration discount

31 March 2019: Last day for preregistration discount

30 April 2019: Last day to request to cancel registrations or tickets

5 June 2019: Last day for online registration

 

 

Our Rotary Structure. (John Benger)

Rotary has three main areas:-

  1. Clubs.
  2. otary International.
  3. Rotary Foundation.

Clubs.

Rotary is very much focused around the grass root clubs.

There are three main club types:-

  1. Rotary clubs - 1.2 million members in 33.000 clubs.
  2. Rotaract clubs 18-30 years -250.000 members in 10.000 clubs.
  3. nteract clubs for 12 - 18 years  -500.000 members in 20.000 clubs.

These are often based in a school.

Rotary International.

There are a number of international projects (see RI web site for list) such as international exchange programs, international scholarships. partnerships with The Gates Foundation and Mercy Ships  plus RI runs the international conference, global marketing, RI magazine and global administration.

Rotary Foundation.

This is RI's global charity.  It is one of the largest charities in the world and for a number of years has rated as the best or equal best, charity in the world. This is based on many factors, including the effective use of funds, accountability and value. This rating is significantly influenced by the volunteer aspect of projects.

The iconic Polio Plus project is funded by Foundation.

The hierarchy:-

The formal reporting is from Clubs to District to RI. But there are other entities.

  • Rotary clubs are the core of Rotary and are legal entities.
  • Clusters are an informal group of clubs in a geographic area. Each has an Assistant Governor to coordinate cluster events and activities.
  • Districts are a geographically based group of clubs (six in Victoria) and each has a District Governor.  A number of activities are district based (e.g. DIK) plus there are the Conference and local promotional activities.
  • Zones. Zone 8 covers Australia and NZ.  This year the Australian Zone 7 and NZ Zone 8 have combined.  A major function of the Zone is to manage national issues such as the Rotary Insurance Policy.
    Another key role is to annually authorise national entities to operate under the Rotary umbrella e.g. ROMAC,  Australian Rotary Health, Interplast, etc.
    It is more administration based rather than project or operationally based.
  • Rotary International. This is the "head office" entity.




Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Evonne Grosso 12th July
Induction Anniversaries:  Janice Peeler 55th July, 2005



Future Events

July - Start New Officers
22nd Sunday City of Yarra BBQ

August
13th Monday District Governor's visit
31st Friday President's Breakfast MCG

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation

December
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

May
26th Sunday District Assembly

June
1st Saturday RI Convention Hamburg
2nd Sunday RI Convention Hamburg
3rd Monday RI Convention Hamburg
4th Tuesday RI Convention Hamburg
5th Wednesday RI Convention Hamburg
24th Monday Club Changeover
30th Sunday District Governors' Changeover


2 July 2018

Tonight's meeting: Welcome to the new Rotary year

Changeover was a most successful evening. Trevor Pang as MC got the ball rolling with his entertaining and waggish introductions including DGE Grant Hocking and Melissa and AG Anne King. President Chris made a wonderful speech - Why Rotary?

Everyone was made to feel included and important as to why the valued Rotary.

Along with all the thankyous President Chris presented Stephen Yolland with a Paul Harris Fellow

Stephen was both surprised and delighted to be honoured such. And thanked the Club for honouring him in this way.

AG Anne mentioned how delighted she was to meet with our scholarship recipient in Bali and how much the program was going to benefit not only the recipient but her entire family.

President Chris then inducted Jo Cowling as our new President and the chain of office is handed on.

Gifts were exchanged.

 

President Jo presented her new team

 

Below is President Jo's acceptance speech

'Firstly, I would like to thank Chris, the Board and Committees for their contribution to the Club in 2017-2018

It is through their commitment and participation that they have made a difference to our community here in Richmond and the broader International
Community. Thank you

Tonight, I will highlight what Rotary means and what our Club wants to achieve in the next Rotary year to ensure we continue to be a vibrant and meaningful \ club.

I would like to start with a little bit about the history of Rotary -

Rotary is an organisation that was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris a Chicago businessman who saw a need in his local community, Paul gathered a diverse group of like-minded people to make a difference in that community. A ommunity that needed their help.

Indeed in 1935 Paul Harris said, 'The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship; on no less foundation could it have stood.' We are all better people through the opportunity to serve in Rotary."

So where are we today -

We are indeed fortunate to have Rotarians committed to provide the 21st century leadership in Rotary that is needed in our fast-paced world. It is
interesting to note that in 1910 Paul Harris said…. 'This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.'

Rotary International is a collective of Rotary clubs with a membership of over 1.2 million women and men throughout the world.

Rotary continues to work for peace, is committed to end Polio, provide a means to a better life in cities and remote villages in every continent. Mothers and babies survive childbirth, Children learn to read and write, Families receive lifesaving medical supplies,Small businesses are supported to provide dignity and income to families and still we build toilets and water tanks in remote locations.

We are surrounded by people who have taken ideas and turned them into actions, initiated projects that have life changing impact on people that we will never meet.

And today the 25 June 2018 -
Our Club has been supporting the Richmond community for over 50 years. As the Clubs President I am proud to be a member of this great organisation that continues to do amazing things in the world

There is a privilege in this role and with that brings responsibility but also an excitement in bringing to fruition our dreams of making our world a better place

We now say good bye to the Rotary theme of 2017-2018 "To Make Difference"and we welcome the 2018-2019 Theme "To Be an Inspiration"

I can see a clear synergy between the 2 themes -
It is what we do to make a difference that inspires others to join us in supporting the amazing work of Rotary.

We have all been inspired by great leaders, many of those leaders have been ordinary people who decided that the world needed to be a better place.

For Rotary the founder Paul Harris was one such leader who through his ideas and actions founded one of the world's most successful service organisations. The Rotary Club of Richmond and its members will Be the Inspiration

  • Through our ideas and actions
  • By doing something to better humanity
  • By being respectful and willing
  • By being authentic and honest
  • And Through our talents and resources

And most importantly by acting and showing that our actions are true to the spirit of what is Rotary.

My vision for the 2018 and 2019 is to inspire a desire, a confidence and an enthusiasm to achieve positive outcomes for the community both locally and internationally.

  • We will be achieving this through a wide range of community and youth services programs bringing the Rotary experience to many young people.
  • We want to ensure that our community hears our message and work with us to help us achieve our goals.
  • We will be developing a marketing and communication strategy which will provide us further opportunities to connect with our community.
  • We will continue to support Rotary through our International, Community & Vocational Services, and the Rotary Foundation and in
    particular the End Polio Now CampaignThe worldwide eradication of Polio is so close and Rotary remains committed to seeing a world that is free of this disabling and life impacting disease.
  • We will administer our club successfully
  • And raise the funds to support our projects
  • We remain committed to supporting the work of Rotary Donations in Kind, a major recycling operation providing suitable goods to people in
    need throughout the world.

Over the next few weeks we will finalise our Club Project Plans, providing us with an opportunity to have identified the needs of the community, know how we can action the plans, how we can fund the plans and what difference will we make to our local and international community.

The Rotary Club of Richmond provides us with an opportunity to help others through our membership, through our friendships, through our generosity and through our commitment.

We do face challenges in achieving our goals, however it is these challenges that make our life interesting and overcoming the challenges is what makes our life meaningful.

Tonight's vision for the year ahead is not only my vision but that of the Club, I am very fortunate to be supported by the members, the board and the committees including the Friends of Rotary

On closing I would like to present the Clubs Reflection for 2018-2019

The world needs more people like you and me, lets us be the inspiration through Rotary to make a difference'


Vale Rob Dunne

Condolences to the Rotary Club of Melbourne South on the death of Past President Rob Dunne, District Governor 1993-1994 and Paul Harris Fellow. Our new District Governor Bronwyn Stephens noted on Facebook that he was her first Rotary mentor.



Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Janice Peeler 4th July
Induction Anniversaries: John Benger 1st July 1987, Chris Kemp 1st July 2013, Jo Cowling 3rd July



Future Events

July - Start New Officers
22nd Sunday City of Yarra BBQ

August
13th Monday District Governor's visit

September
3rd Monday Slade Literary Award
19th Wednesday Rotary Youth Arts Program presentation

December
17th Monday Christmas Party

February
15th Friday District Conference
16th Saturday District Conference
17th Sunday District Conference

May
26th Sunday District Assembly

June
1st Saturday RI Convention Hamburg
2nd Sunday RI Convention Hamburg
3rd Monday RI Convention Hamburg
4th Tuesday RI Convention Hamburg
5th Wednesday RI Convention Hamburg
24th Monday Club Changeover
30th Sunday District Governors' Changeover


25 June 2018

Tonight's meeting: Changeover 2018

Farewell to President Chris Kemp and the year of making a difference.

Philippine's last meeting July 10th

BBQ Burnley Gardens August 5th

DG Peter Frueh - Official Visit September 11th

And the induction of Anna Walpole

Christmas Party December 11th

President Chris celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles' win at the Super Bowl and Anna presented a banner form Japan.

New members Joan and Melinda

DIK Meeting

 

Club Celebrations

Congratulations to the Pang family on the arrival 'Bubs',
born 16th June at 11.45pm, weighing 1.9kg at 32 weeks

Partner Birthdays: Nellya Lode, 30th June,
Induction Anniversaries: John Benger, 1st July 1987, Chris Kemp 1st July 2013

Delay Dementia?

A benefit of being involved with Rotary.

Research is showing social interaction is joining exercise and diet as a health and wellbeing issues indicating the value of organisations such as Rotary the delaying of dementia, this includes Alzheimer's.

Based on the latest fMRI scanning of brain activity the research shows that social contact results in a positive response in the brain. This has been shown to help combat the build-up of the causes of dementia.

The "use it or lose it" phrase is well known and the recently research has added social interaction as a key to successful aging.

The research shows puzzles, people based games (bridge etc.) have a positive impact whereas TV and electronic games have no impact on wellbeing and health.

Recognising the issue the Federal Government has just allocated $200 million to research and The Gates Foundation has given $150 million in the USA. Good news is research, and new facilities such as the Synchrotron, are pointing the way to solutions.

Social interaction includes formal events or meetings.

So for your health's sake join in plus be part of one of the many activities Rotary offer.

(Google social interaction and dementia for the research papers. Or go to the Florey Research Institute web site). Thanks John Benger.

Congratulations to President Elect Jo Cowling and her new team for 2018-2109 and the new theme- be the inspiration

 


04 June 2018

Tonight's meeting: Di Gillies, Interplast

Interplast ...Repairing Bodies...Rebuilding Lives in the Asia Pacific Region


Above, a typical welcoming group with a banner that tells it all.

Di Gillies has an outstanding record of community participation. She is the current Rotarian Coordinator for Interplast. In 1983, a joint project between then District Rotary District 980 and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Interplast Australia, was established to provide voluntary medical teams to carry out plastic and reconstructive surgery in developing countries. Since 1983, Rotarians have raised significant funds to support Interplast in repairing bodies and rebuilding lives. Over 70 Rotarians have accompanied teams as observers and have returned to act as ambassadors of Interplast by spreading the word.

Continuing to this day volunteer surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals work in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific. They are plastic surgery focussed, but aim to restore functionality to patients rather than provide cosmetic surgery and by so doing they have changed lives by performing reconstructive surgery to repair acquired or congenital conditions. Common issues which they encounter are serious deformities involving cleft palates and burn contractions being the aftermath of serious burns, where the tissue heals but in a way that deforms limbs.

The volunteer teams (last year there were 58 excursions) provide the medical work but more; promote a mentor/training aspect too for local health workers. Funding from various sources including Rotary, Government and corporate donations is utilised to provide equipment, travel and accommodation costs. There is no shortage of medical workers willing to provide free service and typically one team heads off every week.

A visit is planned some months in advance and locals have identified patients for treatment but still on that first day there are long queues of people awaiting evaluation for treatment.

The scope of Interplast is highlighted by the following statistics. It has worked in 25 countries and implemented over 600 surgical and allied health medical program activities across the Asia Pacific region performing over 21,000 lifechanging operations.

Last week's meeting:

"Catherine Spencer was the guest speaker from the Salvation Army

There is a big increase in violence against women Plus a lot of homelessness if you have a car you live in you are not homeless

Catherine told us of the joy the toy's we gave at Christmas that parents could wrap up a Present to give to their child.

The food that we give is such great quality and how much the people appreciate it.

The Friends of Richmond Rotary gave Catherine a cheque for 500 dollar's to help families in distress

There are a lot of problems in Richmond we hope to help out where we can.

Thanks to all the Rotarian's and Friends of Rotary for their generosity.

The food as usual was of great quality and will help a lot of people who are on the street

And in need of help the club is very generous.

Thank you all for your support of this project." Sally O'Sullivan chair FORR

Club Celebrations

Anna Walpole 10th June, Kris Hosking 11th June

Naomi Cass - such a wonderful support of Rotary Youth Arts Program. Paul Harris Fellow 2013

Message from Naomi Cass: On my departure from CCP

"It has been my pleasure to work with the artists, the CCP team and the board to create the significant organisation that it is today. During my 14 years as Director, CCP has established itself as a leading organisation in the development and advocacy for lens-based arts in Australia.

CCP's reputation for supporting early, mid-career and international artists, and advancing curatorial practice and public engagement with a broad interpretation of photography and video has been exemplary.

Through enhancing genuine collaboration between artists and the broader community, we have created an organisation which makes an important contribution to cultural debate, and that's something I'm particularly proud of.

CCP's embrace of the democracy of photography from elite practice through to community engagement is renowned and our impact can also be seen in the education sector through our youth programs.

During my time as Director, one of my biggest achievements has been to rehouse CCP in its acclaimed premises in Fitzroy designed by Sean Godsell Architects, which has served to host exhibitions and audiences to great effect.

I have also witnessed many CCP team members progress through the organisation to take positions in major arts and educational organisations across the country.

I acknowledge Creative Victoria and the Australia Council as well as sponsors and donors who have provided not just critical financial support but valuable encouragement for CCP.

I leave CCP in a strong position-with an excellent team and an active Board-to forge ahead with an exciting period of growth and development.

Thank you
Naomi"

District Changeover

Sunday 3rd June saw DG Peter Frueh hand over the chains of office to the 2018 - 2019 District Governor, Bronwyn Stephens. Peter and Anne leave for the World Conference on the 7th so the ceremony was a little earlier than. Bronwyn won't officially take over until July 1st .

The afternoon commenced with a choir singing in the garden, bathed in sunshine. The MC Ian Salek got proceedings underway. PDG Julie Mason was called upon to propose the toast to Rotary International. "This organisation founded by a humble man who saw a need to in his local community, gathered a diverse group of like-minded people and made a difference in that local community. They built a toilet! Now our organisation has responded to significant events worldwide for 113 years. We are actually part of a movement that works for peace, will end Polio, provides a means to a better life in cities and remote villages in every continent.

Mothers and babies survive childbirth, children learn to read and write, families receive lifesaving medical supplies, small businesses are supported to provide dignity and income to families and still we build toilets.

Right here and now we are surrounded by people who like Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, have taken ideas and turned them into actions, initiated projects that have life changing impact on people we will never meet.

Our district, Rotary District 9800, one of 535 international districts, and highly respected as a Peace Builder District. It is the home of the first Rotary Club in Australia, the Rotary Club of Melbourne.

So we know that Rotary International is a collective of all Rotary clubs with a membership over 1.2 million women and men.

We are so fortunate to have Rotarians committed to provide the 21st century leadership in Rotary that is needed in our fast paced world. It is interesting to note that in 1910 Paul Harris said.... 'This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to written again and again.'

Indeed in 1935 Paul Harris said, 'The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship; on no less foundation could it have stood.'

We are all beater people through the opportunity to serve in Rotary."

Changeover is the opportunity to thank many people.

DG Peter summed up his year and outlined many highlights, but at the same time faced many challenges. He thanked Anne and his family for their help and forbearance in what was a very busy and demanding year. He then thanked his support team, his club, the District officers and PDGs as mentors.

He made 3 prestigious awards:

PDG Denis Shore - Citation for Meritorious Service to Foundation

PDG Ian Knight - PolioPlus Pioneer as DG in 1987-1988 raised over $670,000 to get the Polio campaign underway.

Kerry Kornhauser was presented with Royce Abbey Champion of Change for her work promoting Women in Rotary.

The District Recognitions were then presented to clubs demonstrating excellence, innovation, best practice and inspiration (More on this next Bulletin.)

DGE Bronwyn Stephens was sworn in and her team introduced. Bronwyn spoke of her vision and inspiration. This had special impact as it was backed with video and photos that delivered a very powerful message.

All in all it was a very happy and uplifting day. Congratulations to Peter and Anne for a great Rotary year and we wish much success to Bronwyn and Mark in the coming year as DG and 'first' man.

You are invited to the gala event of the Rotary Year

President Chris Kemp will handover to President Elect

Jo Cowling

The theme for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year

"Be the Inspiration"

Monday 25th June

Amora Hotel Riverwalk, 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond 6:30 for 7:00pm

Complimentary on-site parking, drinks on arrival. Two course meal with table wines.

$50pp

Additional drinks at bar prices

Dress: After 5pm

RSVP by June 18
(please advise any dietary requirements)

jocowling@optusnet.com.au

Future Events

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

Meeting Information
Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

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28 May 2018

Tonight's meeting: Catherine Spence Salvation Army

Tonight, President Sally O'Sullivan from FoRR will be collecting nonperishable, "healthy" food items for donation to and distribution by the Salvation Army. These could include canned and packaged items e.g. tinned fish, baked beans, instant noodles, Up and Go breakfast drink, etc. Bring your purchases to our meeting tonight. Catherine Spence from the Salvation Army will be our guest speaker and hopefully we can send her back with wonderful supplies.

          

District Assembly

Maria Makris, Nia Holdenson, Joan Kennedy and Barry Roberts represented the club at the District Assembly held on May 20th.

Ainger Public Speaking Award.

Congratulations to Ben Hosking and his hard working team on another brilliant evening.

Hi Jo

Thanks Jo for your kind words. It was a team effort by the Ainger Committee and everyone played their part. In particular RCMP President Jacinta Walker did an outstanding job as Chair for the night. She engaged well with both the audience and the student finalists. As you were aware she was reluctant to do it however she showed her true colours in taking up the challenge. We are also fortunate to have a dedicated adjudication panel ably lead by Stephen Yolland. Of course however the stars of the night were our ten finalists. It was a strong field with a outstanding presentation from our winner Harrison Huber a 14 year old in year 9 at Mentone Grammar School. It now back to back year 9 winners as last year's trophy winner was Marietta Stents in year 9 at Genazzano FCJ College - Youth is certainly on the march ! Don Kinsey's legacy was on show last night and he would have enjoyed it. Margot had a great night and was delighted to be part of the Ainger Award Final again.

Kind regards
Ben

This year's contestants were evenly matched and kept us thoroughly entertained.

1st prize was awarded to Harrison Gruber from Mentone Grammar School for his very funny thoughts 'Parents on Facebook". Harrison was also the youngest contestant, so we expect to see him back on future occasions. Gemma Taylor from Melbourne Girl's College was placed second with a very moving speech concerning her dead brother - no second chances. Third place getter Samuel Roach from St. Kevin's College was deprecating re his value as a super hero. Conor Barnes from Westbourne Grammar has us all speculating as to the value of selling off Queensland.

This year many of the speeches took a light-hearted look at life and made the evening especially entertaining.

It was lovely to see Patricia Peck representing NHP and John Ainger representing the Ainger family. In the audience was Margo Kinsey who had been an adjudicator for many years, Valerie Claire (formerly of NHP who had hosted the heats at NHP over many years, and our special district representatives DGE Bronwyn Stephens and Mark, DGN Grant Hocking and Melissa and AG Anne King.

The turnout by parents, teachers Rotarians and guests made for a very satisfying evening.

James Hamilton has loaded photos from this evening on the website. However, I was unable to copy any for this.

Worawa Aboriginal College host local and linked schools at an annual sports day. Rock and roll music, face painting and fun are part of the day which is based on keen competition for wide range of sporting trophies.

 

 

 

 

50 kg, yes 50 kg, of sausages plus veggie burgers were cooked by John Benger and served by Janice Peeler and Dawn Giltinan.

 

Worawa girls have been asked to design the uniform the umpires will wear on the AFL Indigenous round and shown here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sue Bolton will arrange collection and delivery of stamps brought to meetings.

Fitzroy Rotary has secured one of Australia's best comedians in Dave O'Neill as our guest speaker at our annual footy lunch on Saturday June 2nd.

Details:
Community Rooms at Brunswick Street Oval in Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy
11.30 am for 12.00 noon sit down with lunch concluding at 2.00 pm
Dress code is casual
2 Course meal and entertainment cost is $40
Cheques made out to Rotary Club of Fitzroy and sent to PO Box 1135, North
Fitzroy 3068

Internet deposit:
Bendigo Bank
BSB 633-000
Acc No 110009255
Acc Rotary Club of Fitzroy Tag Lunch

Let me know your plans including any guests you might have coming along.
Peter Hille, M 0407 177 457, E phille@iprimus.com.au

Club Celebrations

Today is our hardworking Secretary Jo Cowling's birthday.

As we have not had a normal club meeting since the 7th May I have backdated all celebrations.

Birthdays: John Griffith 11th May, Andrew Michaelides 22nd May, Jo Cowling 28th May.

Partner Birthdays: Chris Makris 2nd June.

Induction Anniversaries: Yvonne Grosso & Lois Peeler 15th May 2017, Neale Jackson 19th May 1986, John Griffith 1st June 1988, Chew Chan 1st June 1992, Judy Nettleton 1st June 1995.

 

 

More news of Janice

Hi Jo,

Janice is very well except for periods of confusion (normally starts late afternoon and into the evening). Her grandson has moved in to look after her place in Kew and Janice has now permanently relocated to Sorrento although her family haven’t exactly explained her new 'residence' arrangement. I just remind her and reinforce the idea that living in Sorrento means we get to see more of the family which is true in fact and Janice agrees.

I have also noticed that the surroundings here seem to improve her quality of life. I make sure Janice gets out every day for a little exercise and socialisation, even if it's just for a cup of coffee in a quaint little cafe.

Please extend an invite to any of her fellow Rotarians who wish to visit her at Sorrento as everyone is most welcome anytime.

Kind regards,
Fran.

Future Events

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

Meeting Information
Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

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21 May 2018

Tonight's meeting: RCR Ainger Public Speaking Award.

The ten finalists have been chosen, over 120 guests are expected, the adjudicators and officials are ready, the hard working committee is confident that tonight's event will an outstanding showcase of young people's abilities, and the audience will be treated to a night of exceptional entertainment. All made possible by the generosity of the Ainger family and the late Nigel Peck OAM., and continued by his wife, Patricia.

We look forward to seeing you at this exhilarating evening.

Municipal of Yarra Aboriginal Memorial

In the Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy, volunteers planted trees which are part of a garden area dedicated as an aboriginal memorial. The City paid RCR to provide a BBQ for the workers. Helpers Janice Peeler and John Benger worked with organiser Mark Dwyer on the day.

 

Our compliments to Mark for all he does without fuss with these BBQ's. He arrives with everything necessary and follows up with taking items home to clean.

It results in a significant contribution to our funds. Much appreciated Mark.

 

 

The formal opening is on Saturday May 26th and again we have been asked to supply a BBQ. Please see Mark or Janice if you can help.

Worawa Aboringinal College provides a holistic education and boarding expereice for young Aboringinal women in the middle years of schooling (years 7-12) who come from Aboringinal communities in urban regional and remote Australia. Worawa College is having their annual Reconciliation Sports Day next Tuesday May 22nd and schools from Melbourne and Healesville take part in events such as Football and Netball.

It is a fun day, and an opportunity to visit the school and meet some of the students, to see their Art Gallery and Dreaming Trail. There is also the opportunity to serve sausages to hundreds of hungry young women.

Dawn Giltinan, John Benger and I will be going as we have done for some years, and we still have room for another person in the car.

Debutante Dreaming 2018

Worawa Remembers 69 Years On... Worawa celebrates and honours the participants of the first Aboriginal Debutante Ball held in 1949.

When: Saturday, 8 September 2018

Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm

Where: Pullman on the Park,
192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne

Dress: Formal Black and White Ball

Ticketing: $125 per person or a table of 10 for $1,250
Drinks at bar prices.

For information contact Nicki on 03 5962 4344 or email admin@worawa.vic.edu.au.

Friends of Richmond Rotary

On Monday28th May, President Sally O'Sullivan from FoRR will be collecting non-perishable, "healthy" food items for donation to and distribution by the Salvation Army. These could include canned and packaged items e.g. tinned fish, baked beans, instant noodles, Up and Go breakfast drink, etc.

It is such fun shopping for these items and made a big difference to the lives of many who are not doing so well in Richmond.

So get out and shop. shop, shop and bring your purchases to the next meeting May 28th. Catherine Spence from the Salvation Army will be our guest speaker that night, and hopefully we can send her back with a huge number of supplies

Future Events

May - Youth Services Month

22nd Tuesday Sports day - Worawa
26th Saturday BBQ - Atherton Gardens
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

Meeting Information
Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

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14 May 2018

Tonight's meeting: Due to an administrative error there will be no meeting tonight.

One week to the Rotary Club of Richmond Ainger Public Speaking Competition!

A successful week of heats has been held Melbourne Girls' College and the 10 finalists have been selected. The heats are generously sponsored by NHP, owned by the late Rotarian Nigel Peck O.A.M. and continued by his wife, Patricia.

Now is our time to support this 'jewel in Richmond's crown' by booking at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ainger-award-final-2018-tickets-44206870941

 

District Changeover

District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne will hand the reigns of office over to District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark at "The International" in Brighton on Saturday 3rd June.

Bookings need to be through www.trybooking.com/367423. The booking form allows you to mention that you would like to be seated with the Rotary Club of Richmond. There will be a table of Richmond Rotarians. Jo, Sue and Jenny have already booked.


The Club changeover will be at the Amora Hotel on Monday June 25th. President Chris will hand the reigns over to PE Jo and her new team for 2018-2019. Make sure you have the date saved for this special night.

 

SHELTERBOX NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

ShelterBox has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of our humanitarian efforts in areas of extreme conflict. ShelterBox is honored to receive this nomination, which is a great acknowledgment that ShelterBox provides much more than material aid - we provide the foundation for recovery and the stability needed for peace, one family at a time.

As one of Rotary International's longest established partnerships, this nomination is an example of supporting Rotary's Area of Focus on promoting peace. In his recommendation letter in support of the Nobel Peace Prize Nomination, Rotary International President, Ian Riseley, provided a testimonial for ShelterBox, saying, "ShelterBox is our preferred source of emergency relief of its kind, and we greatly value our partnership. Rotary and ShelterBox have worked together for more than 15 years, providing emergency shelter after disasters in all parts of the world."

The goal of ShelterBox is to keep families and communities together in crisis situations, providing emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to people forcibly displaced from their homes. In 2017 alone, ShelterBox provided aid to families affected by conflict in Syria, Iraq, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

While many think of ShelterBox after natural disasters, our longest response has been in Syria, since 2012, providing critically needed shelter and emergency supplies in what is described as the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation.

Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator

For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, the Foundation earned the maximum of 100 points for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator notes that "only 1 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Rotary Foundation outperforms other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The Rotary Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness. (Thanks to John Benger for both the above)

Student Leadership Conference - Nia Holdenson

On Wednesday 9th May RC Richmond hosted a Student Leadership Conference at Melbourne Girls' College for student leaders from a range of local schools. Those schools attending included Richmond HS, Collingwood College, Mentone Girls' SC, Eltham HS, MGC, MGC Interact group.

Students were inspired by Guest Speakers Georgia Retallick (Y-House) and Mandi Wendt (RC Melbourne) before settling down to planning how they could initiate their own 'passion' projects. Their projects centred on Cancer Resource, Feminism, Environmental Issues, Youth Leadership and eradication of Palm Oil. There was a buzz in the air and much discussion and debate with older students mentoring the younger leaders attending. Time passed all too quickly and at 5.30 we reluctantly closed the working groups and posed for a group photo as a reminder of an exciting and fruitful event.

Thanks to our Guest Speakers, Jo Cowling, Bronwyn Stephens, Maria Makris, Brooke O'Callaghan and Ella McDonald for all their help.

Future Events

May - Youth Services Month

17th Thursday Board Meeting
20th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
21st Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto


7 May 2018

Tonight's meeting: Anne Holland- Defibrillator Education

A defibrillator is a machine that administers a controlled electric shock to the chest or heart to correct a critically irregular heartbeat that cannot drive the circulation.

When Brighton resident Anne Holland's husband Paul died of cardiac arrest in 2008, Anne and their five children were devastated - especially since his death could have been prevented with the use of an automated external defibrillator.

It was then that Anne looked around and realised how frighteningly scarce defibrillators are in the community, despite 33,000 Australians dying of cardiac arrest each year. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, that's more than the number of deaths caused by road accidents, fires, breast cancer, bowel cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer combined.

"They are out there, but there are too few of them," Anne says of external defibrillators. "The other major problems are that people don't know what they are, where to find them, that it's time-critical that they use them, or what to do with them."

Turning her pain into action, Anne, an experienced nurse, became an author, speaker, first-aid trainer and then founded non-profit Urban Lifesavers last year. "I'm doing this firstly in memory of my husband, and secondly as a critical-care nurse," she says.

Urban Lifesavers has two main goals: firstly, to educate the community about defibrillators. For example, that a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival go from less than five per cent to about 80 per cent if a defibrillator is used within the first five minutes, and that they can't be used incorrectly because the machine will only administer a shock if a fatal heart rhythm is detected.

Secondly, to see defibrillators included in first-aid kits in businesses and public places. It's now compulsory to conduct defibrillator training as part of first-aid courses but this is pointless if the public doesn't have access to the machines.

"We want them to be as common as fire extinguisher".

The Rotary Club of Richmond Ainger Public Speaking Competition is coming soon!

This week heats are being held at Melbourne Girls' College tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please contact Ben Hosking if you can help out at any of the heats.

The award night will be held at the Amora Hotel on Monday May 21st. Booking s must be made through: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ainger-award-final-2018-tickets44206870941

The Rotary Foundation

The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is OUR charity and is use like a bank. We put money in and then take it out as grants for approved projects.

Make a contribution to the Foundation now by bringing back your money boxes filled with $2.00 coins.

****Treasurer Judy would like all boxes returned regardless by mid-May so that the donations to Foundation can be included in our audited end of year reports. ****

Yarra River Blitz

Reed beds provide a natural and effective litter trap, however if they are not cleaned out on a regular basis they become litter hotspots. In April 2018, The Yarra Riverkeeper Association partnered with Ocean Crusaders and Cleanwater Group for a week long intensive clean-up of reed beds in the lower Yarra. In a world first, a massive vacuum system was mounted on a seven ft barge vessel. The vacuum system provided the perfect means to remove light weight, polystyrene beads that would have otherwise been nearly impossible to remove due to their small size. Between the 16th and 20th of April over 5,000 kg of litter, particularly polystyrene were removed from the Yarra River. Additionally, 79 Obikes were removed; over five thousand plastic bottles collected and hundreds of syringes were carefully pulled out of the Yarra. The week culminated in the Yarra River Blitz Paddle Against Plastic, a community event that invited attendees to remove litter from their kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. The event attracted over 200 attendees, including the film crew from War on Waste. Collectively, the community removed 477 kg of litter from around Herring Island while enjoying a splendid Melbourne autumn day on the river. Who says litter removal needs to be a chore?!

           

Hundreds of balls were removed from the river and the 'Salter' vessel loaded with litter during the Yarra River Blitz.

Thanks to President Chris, Adam Sherwell and Janice Peeler for keeping the workers fuelled with a Rotary BBQ.

Changeovers

Each year on 1st July, Rotary begins a new year with a new set of officials. The functions that accompany these are the highlights of the year.

At the District changeover the new District Governor is inducted and the outgoing DG thanks those who have served throughout that time. This year the District Changeover is a little earlier to enable some of these officials to attend the World Conference

Join District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne, District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark for this year's District Changeover at "The International" in Brighton.

Bookings need to be through www.trybooking.com/367423. The booking form allows you to mention that you would like to be seated with the Rotary Club of Richmond.

Sue will ask for interest on Monday night.

This year's world Conference is in Toronto form June 10th - 14th, where RI World President Ian Risely of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria Australia will hand over to Samuel F. Owari from the Rotary Club of Kampala. For those of us not fortunate to be in Toronto for the first time there will be live streaming of all sessions. See accompanying attachment.

The Club changeover will be at the Amora Hotel on Monday June 25th. President Chris will hand the reigns over to PE Jo and her new team for 2018 - 2019.This event welcomes the new and thanks the old. Make sure you have the date saved for this special night.

1st Malaria World Congress -1-5 July 2018

Please see email from Trevor Pang and the attached brochure.

Further to our conversation last night, I attach the conference flyer. It's estimated that +1,000 international delegates will attend. Rotary (RAWCS + RAM) have been donated an Exhibition Stand & Rotary is a sponsor.

It's a great opportunity to view current trends & perhaps lead our Club to a new International Project.

Meanwhile I've lobbied the convenors to look favourably at a reduced registration fee for Richmond!!!!!

More details can be viewed via the link below:

www.malariaworldcongress.org

Future Events

May - Youth Services Month

14th Monday
17th Thursday Board Meeting
20th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
21st Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

Meeting Information
Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

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30 April 2018

Tonight's meeting: Visit to Donations in Kind (DIK) warehouse

DIK is one of the most outstanding Rotary projects and recycles goods to needy countries. This includes anything from surplus items of school equipment to XRay machines. All goods are donated and labour is volunteers. Last year the 500th container was shipped.

DIK have just moved to a larger warehouse and added new racking. This was essential as in the prior location goods were poorly stored, resulting in inefficiencies and waste.

The new racking cost is a major issue for DIK and this donation will add a complete set of racks.

The 2017 - 2018 Project Plans include a $500 donation to DIK. The cost of sponsoring a complete racking set is $1500. Dr Janice Peeler and Dr Dawn Giltinan have agreed to donate an additional $500 each making $1500. A permanent display will indicate the racking set is funded via the RCR.

Some recent statistics about DIK''S work and value

West Footscray Shipping Activity Results 2014 -15 Results 2000 - 01/07/2015
Running Cost $72,000 is fully funded by Rotary Clubs
Hours Worked Hours 11,000
Value - $330,000
Hours 102,342
Value - $3.830,000
Freight cost $252,000
Container shipped 76 * 20" container units to 15 countries 455 containers shipped to 23 countries
Value of goods shipped $5,460,000 $43,500,000
Total Value of Overseas Aid $6,114,000 $50,030,000

Are you ready for the Aingers?

The Ainger Public Speaking award will be held at the Amora Hotel on Monday May 21st. Booking s must be made through: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ainger-award-final-2018-tickets44206870941

This year is the 29th award, and has become a highlight of Richmond Rotary's year, with an excellent reputation throughout the Melbourne school community. 90 students will participate in heats to be held at Melbourne Girls' College in the week 7th -10th May. From the heats 10 contestants will be chosen to take part in the final on the 21st.

The students present admirable speeches, and this night is not to be missed. Book now at the above link.

Tasmania - the place to be?

Recently several club members spent time in Tassie.

Jo & Michael Cowling spent a leisurely two weeks touring the Apple Isle. On the other hand, Jean Marc Berthier spent time at the Targa Car Rally.

Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event about to enter its 27th Event. This is a tarmac rally that travels over 2000kms with almost 40 competitive stages on closed roads for the true motoring enthusiast, catering for up to 300 selected cars approved by invitation.

And, most energetically of all, The Marriott family spent Easter in Derby where they spent time on the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails that encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state.

Maybe New Zealand?

This reminds me of a recent visitor to the, club Ray Toms. Ray was from Lake Taupo in New Zealand. Ray presented President Chris with a book of photographs he had taken around Lake Taupo. He mentioned that there had been 5 struggling clubs in the Lake Taupo area. They had eventually amalgamated into a strong club that now runs a 6 day bike ride around Lake Taupo and raises over $100,000.

What an idea! Brings back memories of our 5 day Horse Rides.

Mock Job Interviews' Success Story.

Received from a parent at MGC

"Wanted to share a great news with you. ... ...got selected as a volunteer Assistant Vet Nurse at RSPCA in Burwood!! She will be starting from 21st April. She will be going every Saturday afternoon. It's her dream job - to be around animals!

She is also very excited to do her work experience at Lost Dogs Home in December!

Thanks for giving her the opportunity in mock job interview. She got to learn a lot from it!"

District 9800 Foundation Goals 2017-2018

Highlighted red goals already achieved. How are we doing?

  • To achieve a club contribution equivalent to A$150 for every club member.
  • To promote and encourage personal giving through membership of the Centurion Club with a yearly contribution of at least A$100. Target membership is 600 members.
  • To promote and encourage Rotarians for whom Centurion membership is challenging to be sustaining members of the Every Rotarian Every Year program (EREY).
  • To achieve 135 Paul Harris Society members.
  • To achieve a minimum contribution of at least A$1500 to PolioPlus from every club to finish the job we started.
  • Every Club to include a Foundation speaker in their annual Club program, particularly in November, the month when Rotary highlights the work of
  • The Rotary Foundation (TRF).
  • Every Club to support the Annual Giving program, by contribution of a cheque or pledge at the Warrnambool Conference.
  • Every Club to send a representative to at least one Foundation Seminar during the year, (District Assembly Foundation session, District Foundation
  • Seminar or a specific District Humanitarian Grants Seminar). NB: This is a mandatory requirement for Clubs wishing to apply for a grant from (TRF).
  • To sponsor a Post Graduate Global Grant Scholar and at least one Rotary World Peace Fellow.
  • Encourage Paul Harris Fellows and Foundation Benefactors to support the annual Central Melbourne Foundation Breakfast and Goldfields Cluster's
  • Foundation Dinner in November 2017.
  • To promote and encourage Rotarians to become Benefactors or Bequest Society members.
  • Encourage and assist all clubs to complete their Foundation Goals at MyRotary on www.rotary.org

****Now is the time to start bringing back your money boxes filled with $2.00 coins. Treasurer Judy would like all boxes returned regardless by mid-May so that the donations to Foundation can be included in our audited end of year reports. ****

Jottings from the Board

From the Board meeting held Thursday 26th April at the Amora Hotel

-Judy Nettleton warned of the potential danger of SCAM emails particularly related to funds transfers - if in doubt check first. She reported a scam email last week - which was very personal and could have easily been actioned, if she hadn't checked with Chris Kemp.

- All our accounts are now with Bank of Bendigo
An Eftpos machine has been provided used for last Pop Up Shop and Club Meetings.

-Complimentary Guests
Amora provides the Guest Speaker as a complimentary Students will continue to be paid for however all other guests will pay for dinner/meals

-KIVA loans
This has been very well received by Guest Speakers and PE Jo Cowling would like this to continue in 2018-2019

-Trevor Pang received a request from D9800 Youth Exchange re sponsorship of an incoming YE Student from Austria to in arrive July 2018.
The concern of the Board was the commitment of members to host a YE Student, it was agreed that Jo Cowling will approach the Melbourne Girls College Principle Karen Money to seek support from the school for 3- 4 Host Families. If this is possible we would approve the YE Student for 2018-2019 A request will also be made to Members for hosting the student.

-D9800 Water Bottles for MGC
70 Water Bottles are available for students to be distributed to a Student Leadership Conference at MGC on May 9th.

-Interact
Nia Holdenson and Maria Makris are supporting Genevieve in the development of the Interact Club at MGC and potentially with Richmond High School.

-It was with regret that the Board acknowledged Kristen Widdop's recent resignation (for personal reasons) and hope that she may return to the Club in the future.

District Changeover

Join District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne, District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark for this year's District Changeover at "The International" in Brighton.

Entertainment by the "Barking Dogs" with Sue Foley.

Dress to impress but don't feel you need to be uncomfortable, AND bring your dancing shoes.

Bookings need to be through www.trybooking.com/367423. The booking form allows you to mention that you would like to be seated with the Rotary Club of Richmond.

Club Celebrations
Induction Anniversaries: Ben Hosking 1st May 1980

Future Events

April - Maternal & Child Health Month

30th Monday Meeting at DIK 6.00pm

May - Youth Services Month

7th Monday Anne Holland- Defibrillator Education
14th Monday
21st Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award
17th Thursday Board Meeting
20th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

Meeting Information
Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

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23 April 2018

Tonight's meeting: Gareth Ward, President Richmond RSL

Richmond RSL is a small traditional Sub Branch which opened in 1920. They have an approximate membership of 40. In preparation for Anzac Day Gareth will be our guest speaker tonight.

 

 

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Ross Telfer 29th April
Partner Birthdays: Sue Roberts 23rd April (apologies incorrect date last week)
Induction Anniversaries: Sue Bolton 28th April 1997
Welcome Home Secretary Jo

 

Message from Joan & Geoff Clarke

"I would like to express my gratitude to Barry Roberts and the Rotarians who visited last Wednesday afternoon, and presented me with a framed history of my time spent with Richmond Rotary club from 1964-1988. Also for the gift of roses, wine and chocolates. (Geoff remains an honorary member)
I miss Rotary and have many happy memories of those early days.

It was great to share with Barry and the others some of these memories..

Please express my gratitude to those friends who travelled to Narre Warren North to share their afternoon with me. It was much appreciated. I shall look forward to the photos in the Bulletin.

Thank you Sue for sending me the weekly news of Richmond Rotary.

I remain, ours truly,

Geoff Clarke.

 

News from Janice

Hi Sue

Mum is now requiring full-time supervision and care. She cannot be left unattended.

Mum can no longer think of anything that is not immediately in front of her and gets extremely confused if she is confronted with anything more than a few minutes ahead of her. Her independent will won't allow her to just follow our lead and trust that we have everything under control for her. She also lacks understanding of days and times now.

Mum does not ask about anyone including Cath and me when we are not on the phone or in front of her. She has not asked about Rotary. I appreciate that all her Rotarian friends respect and look after her well whilst she is at the meetings and miss her presence. It is the anticipation and confusion before and after that is our concern.

A few weeks ago on a Wednesday evening, mum told Fran she was late for Rotary and wouldn't accept that it wasn't Monday and Rotary was not on. After calling many people who also wouldn't confirm what she had in her head, she walked to the neighbours whilst Fran was in the loo and asked the neighbour to drive her to Rotary. Fran ended up driving her to the Amora as the only way mum would believe that Rotary wasn't on. It is this stress and anxiety we are trying to minimise. She has had a few other worrying incidents like this that confirm that if we did not have Fran full-time, mum would have to go into residential care which would be awful for her whilst she is still active.

We are finding mum's state of mind much better at Sorrento and Fran is happy there with mum. It is unlikely that mum will continue to live at Kew much at all now. Many of mum's friends have been visiting her in Sorrento and you are all most welcome to come and stay.

Please make all arrangements through Fran and feel free to contact myself or Cath anytime.

We are very grateful for your support and friendship.

Annie

 

Last week's speaker Ann Baker gave an exceptional discourse on the New Galleries at the Shrine. She brilliantly brought the galleries to light and told fascinating stories for each of them. The Galleries of Remembrance are set in a cathedral-like underground chamber beneath the Shrine, with permanent and special exhibition spaces integrated between the memorial's original red brick foundation columns. The vaulted ceiling and handlaid columns create avenues and intimate display spaces, no two of which are the same. Over 800 objects, photographs, uniforms and works of art illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from the 1850s to the present day.

Although I had seen the Nottingham Lace Panel on numerous occasions when at the Victorian Jazz Club meetings held at the RAAF Club in South Yarra, Ann gave it new meaning explaining the meaning of every symbol.

Everyone was captivated by Ann's talk and wanted to rush off and immediately visit these new galleries and their exhibits.

 

District Changeover

Join District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne, District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark for this year's District Changeover at "The International" in Brighton.

Entertainment by the "Barking Dogs" with Sue Foley.

Dress to impress but don't feel you need to be uncomfortable, AND bring your dancing shoes.

BOOK AT www.trybooking.com/367423

 

Future Events

April - Maternal & Child Health Month

25th Wednesday Anzac Day
26th Thursday Board meeting
27th Friday Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
28th Saturday RYPEN
29th Sunday RYPEN
30th Monday Meeting at DIK 6.00pm

May - Youth Services Month

7th Monday Anne Holland- Defibrillator Education
14th Monday 100 most influential people (MGC)
21st Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award
17th Thursday Board Meeting
20th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

 


16 April 2018

Tonight's meeting: Ann Baker, New Galleries at the Shrine.

How lucky are we to have such a talented and knowledgeable speaker in Ann Baker? Ann is a volunteer for the National Trust and her talks on the Melbourne Cemetery, Government House and the Shrine of Remembrance have been exceptional.

We are in for a treat tonight with husband Tim as projectionist; Ann explores the new galleries at the Shrine

 

100 most influential

President Chris explained at last week's meeting the rationale behind this function. It is hoped that NGOs and community leaders will be able to meet and plan for needed improvements in the delivery of much needed services to the community. The function will be held at Melbourne Girls' College on May 14th, and club members will be asked to assist on the night with catering etc. President Chris will keep us posted on progress and requirements.

President Chris then went onto present certificates of membership to Joan Kennedy and Melinda Dunkley.

 

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Mark Dwyer 19th April
Partner Birthdays: Andréa Michaelides 22nd April, Sue Roberts 22nd
Bon Voyage to Annette Pepper and Chew Chan.

 

Rotary Foundation Celebration: 22 April 2018

 

District Changeover

Join District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne, District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark for this year's District Changeover at "The International" in Brighton.

Entertainment by the "Barking Dogs" with Sue Foley.

Dress to impress but don't feel you need to be uncomfortable, AND bring your dancing shoes.

BOOK AT www.trybooking.com/367423

 

 

Future Events

April - Maternal & Child Health Month

22nd Sunday Star Carnivale
23rd Monday Gareth Ward, President Richmond RSL
25th Wednesday Anzac Day
27th Friday Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
28th Saturday RYPEN
29th Sunday RYPEN
30th Monday Meeting at DIK 6.00pm

May - Youth Services Month

7th Monday Anne Holland- Defibrillator Educartaion
10th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
14th Monday 100 most influential people (MGC)
17th Thursday Board Meeting
21st Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
18th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

 


9 April 2018

Tonight's meeting: We will meet in the restaurant at Amora.

 

Welcome to our new members

Due to illness President Chris deputed Vice President Jo to induct Joan Kennedy and Melinda Dunkley into our club on March 26th

 

 

Caching up with charter and honorary member Geoff Clarke (Trevor Pang)

On Wednesday 28 March 2018 a group of 6 Richmond & Melbourne Rotarians visited Charter Member GEOFF CLARKE & JOAN at Bupa Aged Care Berwick.
We spent our allocated time over afternoon Coffee/Tea & Hot Cross Buns & reminisced with our Rotary adventures, the changing face of Richmond & many personal memories over more than 50 years.

Geoff & Joan are beacons of lives being well-lived & deeply treasure the lasting friendships they have made through our Club.

Both Geoff & Joan are in good health although Geoff is restricted mostly to a wheelchair however his mind is still sharp (quickly calculating the maximum loadibility of "White Crow" tomato sauce on a pallet) with the ever-present twinkle in his eyes!

The Rotary Club of Richmond presented Geoff with a Certificate of Appreciation for his service to our Club, his dinner badge confirming his current membership & a bouquet of roses for Joan.


Geoff will celebrate his 100th Birthday on the 24 August; the same date our Club was chartered in1964.

Bravo - Geoff & Joan!

Thank you to Barry Roberts for organising this get-together.

Geoff &Joan









L-R: With John Wysham,
Warren Golding, Chris
Wang Barry Roberts,
Aivars Lode, Trevor Pang

 

FORR

Hi Sue, The Salvation Army were thrilled with all the food. It was the best food, full of nutrition. The people on the street were very happy ROTARY SUPPLYSTHE BEST QUALITY ,I WANT TO THANK EVERY ONE FOR THERE GENEROUISTY.THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP Love Sally, can't thank you enough

 

District Changeover

Please join District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne, District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark as we whoop it up at "The International" in Brighton.

This year the District Changeover is celebrating our District and all we have achieved together - Rotarians and Clubs, with assistance and support from the District Leadership Team.

There will be fun, special projects and Rotarians honoured.

Entertainment by our own sensational "Barking Dogs" with Sue Foley.

Dress to impress but don't feel you need to be uncomfortable, AND bring your dancing shoes.

In true Rotary style, there will be funding opportunities for two projects of $1,000 each. Submit a short, informal project plan, register a table of 10 before May 18th. Be ready to claim the prize and announce the project to all our District Rotary friends. Maybe you will gain support from other Clubs and possibly receive a Foundation District Grant☺

BOOK AT www.trybooking.com/367423

 

RIPR Merv

PP& PDG Merv Ericson with Jo Cowling, Judy Nettleton and Sue Bolton at Government House to welcome World RI President Ian Risely. The Governor, Linda Dessau, invited representatives from all Victorian clubs to meet with the World President at afternoon tea held on March 13th.

Merv was a ripper President at Richmond 2000-2001, then transferred to Monash where he was President again, a ripper District Governor for D9810in 2014-2015, and now a ripper Rotary International President's Representative (RIPR) currently in the Philippines.

 

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Dawn Giltinan 28th March, Lois Peeler 31st March

Induction Anniversaries: Trevor Pang 1st April, 2000, Maria Makris 7th April 2014

The club wishes a happy holiday to our hard working secretary, Jo, and Michael, currently touring Tasmania.

 

Rotary Foundation Celebration: 22 April 2018

 

D9800 Conference Warrnambool

Congratulations to DG Peter Frueh and Anne, along with the organising committee for a fabulous, friendly, inspiring and educational experience, where 'the Power to Make a Difference' was the key.

Warrnambool was a lovely choice for the conference. The facilities were first class and the surrounding scenery sensational.

8 Richmond attendees also enjoyed an excellent pre-conference tour. We enjoyed a delightful lunch at The Swing Bridge Café, Lorne where we were joined by past member Sandy Day. More fun was had that night at the Brew House in Apollo Bay followed by breakfast at Chris' Beacon Point Restaurant where the views were magnificent. We got some exercise climbing the Otway Fly, followed by sightseeing at the Bay of Martyrs.

We arrived in Warrnambool and our accommodation at the Quest Apartments could not have been better as it was right beside the conference centre. That night we were treated to an exceptional dinner at the Pickled Pig, walking distance from our digs.

Friday started with a magnificent breakfast at the Pavilion Café overlooking the bay and the ocean. Barry headed to Golf, and Jo, Judy and President Chris shopped for our club dinner that night.

Later that afternoon many of went to Meet the Maremmas ( the dogs that saved the penguins on Middle Island and made famous in the film 'Oddball'.

The Welcome function was held at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum. The highlight was the firing of the 1880 cannon. Then it was back to the apartment where President Chris had prepared a sensational Club Dinner. President Chris really surprised us with his professional catering. We were treated to perfectly cooked lamb and beef, roast potatoes and two salads. A delicious chocolate cake and berries provided by Maureen Pang was the icing.

It was lovely way to spend an evening and to welcome those who had driven from town that afternoon. President Chris asked everyone to speak for 90 seconds about themselves and this was a very interesting and instructive session, enjoyed by all.

The conference began in earnest at 9.00am on Saturday. We were welcomed by the MC Amanda Drury after she was 'dragged' on stage by the Little Nippers Life savers.

This year the 'In Memoria' was especially poignant as we remembered those called to higher duty John Nairn, Nigel Peck and John Birch.

All the speakers were outstanding. Who would ever have thought that estuaries were so interesting as told to us by John Sherwood. The RIPR PDG Brian Hall form Louisiana was most entertaining and made me wish I could speak as well as him. When Sheree Maris regaled us with her underwater photography in Port Phillip Bay and the sexual antics of many of the creatures she photographed the RIPR was delighted to be part of her jokes.

Our own Michelle Benstead was delightful. Everyone loved the local singer Cooper Lowland, and Michael Crossland's life seemed to be unbelievable.

A pleasant St. Patrick's eve was spent at the Gala Dinner. President Chris and PP Mark added a touch of green by squashing a VB can into their jacked pockets!
Sunday sessions continued with the same high quality speakers including Chris Herman who took a senior gap year and changed his life. Amanda Wendt PP Melbourne Park pointed out the similarities between the Baby Boomers and Millennials and how they are a perfect fit for Rotary.

Time for the changeover. Next year's conference group took to the stage and DGE Bronwyn Stephens urged us to attend the multi district conference in Melbourne in 2019.

Farewells said and a great conference was over.

Some lucky Richmond attendees then travelled onto Port Fairy for a short post conference tour.

 

Motto Pop-up Shop

Our 21st Motto Pop-up shop was held on Saturday 7th March. Once again it was a tremendous success. $2700 was made from the sale of fashion items and our tea and coffee stall made $49. And the volunteers had an enjoyable day. Chew Chan even brought his Tai Chi team to shop and we even had visitors from NSW and Tasmania. The power of social media!

Thanks once again to Fay and John Browne of Motto for their wonderful sponsorship. What a wonderful gift to Richmond Rotary.

Thanks to Melbourne Girls' College for providing the venue and for Andrew Michaelides for providing the storage space

Thanks also to Jo and Maureen for their organizing skills in pulling the shop together



Future Events

April - Maternal & Child Health Month

10th Tuesday End Trachoma 2020
13th Friday Tamil Feast
16th Monday Ann Baker, New Galleries at the Shrine
19th Thursday Board Meeting
22nd Sunday Star Carnivale
23rd Monday Gareth Ward, President Richmond RSL
25th Wednesday Anzac Day
27th Friday Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
28th Saturday RYPEN
29th Sunday RYPEN
30th Monday Meeting at DIK 6.00pm

May - Youth Services Month

7th Monday Anne Holland- Defibrillator Educartaion
10th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
14th Monday 100 most influential people (MGC)
17th Thursday Board Meeting
21st Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway
28th Monday Catherine Spence, Salvation Army

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
4th Monday Interplast
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

 


5 March 2018

Tonight's meeting: Michelle Benstead & Stephen Ngo Australian Rotary Health Scholarship recipients

 

Don't forget FORR

Tonight FoRR will be collecting non-perishable, "healthy" food items for donation to and distribution by the Salvation Army. These could include canned and packaged items e.g. tin fish, baked beans, instant noodles, Up and Go breakfast drink, etc

AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH

Supported by Rotarians Australian wide, Australian Rotary Health was soon in a position to sponsor health research in areas that did not readily attract funding. Today Australian Rotary Health is Australia's largest non-government funding body of mental illness research and provides funding for research in much health related areas as well as scholarships to support aspiring students in areas such as indigenous health.

ARH was founded by Ian Scott, a member of the Rotary Club of Mornington, Victoria. In 1981, Scott was so moved by the impact of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) on families that he resolved to set up a fund to support research on this and other family health problems. This resulted in the establishment of the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund (later called ARH) with Royce Abbey as the inaugural chair of the board. The Fund offered its first research grants in 1985. The Fund initially supported research on sudden infant death syndrome, including a project which showed that prone sleeping position of the infant was a major risk factor. An information campaign following this research led to a rapid fall in the deaths from SIDS in Australia. Subsequently, the Fund supported a number of areas of research, including environmental health problems of the aged, adolescent health and family health. From 2000, it began to specialise in support for mental illness research in recognition of the adverse effects that mental illness had on the health and wellbeing of children, youth and adults in Australia.[3] ARH is currently the largest non-government funder of research in this area in Australia. In 2009, the name was changed from the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund to Australian Rotary Health because the organisation had broadened its scope to include community mental health awareness and education activities, in addition to support for research.

Rotary Foundation Celebration: 22 April 2018

 

Combined Cluster Foundation Event hosted by RC Essendon

Lien Trinh
Manager of End Trachoma 2020

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally. Australia remains the world's last developed country where it still persists. Blindness from recurrent trachoma infections is irreversible. But trachoma is an entirely preventable disease, and infections can be treated quickly and effectively.

PDG Dr. Murray Verso.

Murray is a retired medical practitioner. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Williamstown since 1981. He was Governor of Rotary International District 9800. He is now a Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and is also a member of the End Trachoma Core Team.

David Abbey

Son of Royce and Jean Abbey, David will speak about the Royce and Jean Vocational Scholarship and the Royce Abbey Award. 2018 marks 30 years since Rotary Club of Essendon member, PP Royce Abbey, was Rotary International World President.

WHEN: Tues 10 April 2018 6:30pm for 7pm start
WHERE: Waterloo Cup Hotel, 252 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds
COST: $45 pp 3 Course meal, Drinks at bar prices
BOOK: https://www.trybooking.com/TXPB
RSVP: Monday 26 March
For further information:
Roger Leask 0412 706 566 or Jane Carbone 0417329 005

 

Last Week's Meeting:

Our guest speaker Ludovic Grosjean, highlighted the need to keep our oceans clean, as plastic pollution threatens to overwhelm. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish. The throwaway society has gone global, and the Plastic Vortex, the swirling mass of garbage bobbing in the north Pacific Ocean is already twice the size of Texas. Doctors are warning that plastic toxins, now finding the way into our bodies, will have serious impact on human health. Already birds and fish are dying from this pollution when they see plastic as food.

One solution Ludovic proposes, is to use drones to gather refuse from the sea. He is now experimenting with drones so that they have the capacity to do this: by extending the battery life, the manner and weight of collection, and the ability to work on all conditions.

President Chris commented that question time for Ludovic had been the longest ever. He is certainly 'making a difference'.

It was a fascinating session and over all too soon.

 

Richmond will be there. President Chris, Jo, Sue, Jenny Judy, Barry & Sue, Annette, Nia, Maria, Anna, Mark, Trevor & Maureen

 





It's the best way there is to celebrate a year of successful service, and renew our energies for the year to come." 2017- 18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

Future Events

March - Water & Sanitation Month

7th Wednesday Women in Rotary breakfast7.00am City of Yarra BBQ 5.30pm
12th Monday Labour Day holiday
16th Friday District Conference Warrnambool
17th Saturday District Conference Warrnambool
18th Sunday District Conference Warrnambool
23rd Friday Multi District President Elect Training
24th Saturday MDPETS
25th` Sunday MDPETS - Ballarat
19th Monday No meeting - post conference
22nd Thursday Mock Job Interviews MGC
26th Monday MGC Students

April - Maternal & Child Health Month

2nd Monday No meeting Easter Monday
7th Saturday Motto Popup shop
9th Monday James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
10th Tuesday End Trachoma 2020
16th Monday Social Meeting
19th Thursday Board Meeting
22nd Sunday Star Carniv-ale
23rd Monday Hugh Dolan - Gallipoli from Above
25th Wednesday Anzac Day
27th Friday Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
28th Saturday RYPEN
29th Sunday RYPEN
30th Monday 100 most influential people

May - Youth Services Month

10th Sunday District Assembly, Tabcorp Park
17th Thursday Board Meeting
25th Friday Model United Nations Assembly
26th Saturday MUNA, Camp Getaway
27th Sunday MUNA, Camp Getaway

June - Rotary Fellowship Month

3rd Sunday District Governor Changeover
11th Monday Queen's Birthday holiday
21st Thursday Joint Board Meeting
23rd Saturday Start World Conference Toronto
25th Monday Club Changeover
27th Wednesday End World Conference Toronto

 


26 February 2018

Tonight's meeting: Ludovic Grosjean, President Melbourne City Rotaract, Ocean X

Ludovic is Principal Consultant at OceanX Group, with 11 years of Ocean expertise over a large pipeline of worldwide projects. He is passionate about technologies, and designs innovative solutions to protect our Oceans. Worldwide Unmanned Vehicle expert for Robotics in the water environment, he brings sharp expertise to the Transport, Maritime, Telecommunication, Defence, Fisheries and Oil & Gas Industries working in pair with Industry leaders, Universities, Victorian Government bodies & startups.

With a large portfolio of Ocean Projects (including ROVs, AUVs, USVs, Gliders, Drones, underwater instrumentation & sensors) he brings his Consulting expertise through OceanX Groupfor IoT, AI and VR technologies applied to Unmanned Platforms.








Rotaract

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive change in their local communities and around the world. Rotaract provides unique opportunities that assist its members in becoming the business and professional leaders of tomorrow. Sponsored by Rotary International, Rotaract Clubs across Australia are part of a worldwide organisation of 210,000 individuals in 9,100 clubs covering 170 countries.

More information: Page 85, District 9800 Information Directory

Pearl Day Lunch
Congratulations to PP Rob Mactier and his daughters, Lucy, Annabelle and Clemmie, for another wonderful day at Allandale. This was the 10th anniversary of Pearl Day held in memory of Rob's wife Kate, who died too soon of cancer. Kate loved pearls and we wear pearls in her honour. All proceeds go to Australian Rotary Health where Pearl Day funds have funded a research scholar. The weather forecast was dire but the day was perfect. Guests enjoyed the picture perfect setting, a sumptuous buffet and plentiful drinks. All in all, a delightful day.

Jo, Jenny, Joan, Annette, Sue and Kevin thank the Mactiers for their generous hospitality.







We have two PhD students and they are both speaking at the club on 5th March. I noticed Michelle is also speaking at the 9800 Conference and the Rotary Club of Richmond gets a mention as her sponsor.

Michelle Benstead

Michelle is currently completing her PhD at Deakin University School of Psychology. She was awarded a Youth Mental Health PhD Scholarship through Australian Rotary Health/Motto Fashions/Rotary Club of Richmond. Michelle's research interests centre on child and adolescent mental health, parenting, and family functioning. Michelle has presented her research both locally and internationally. She is currently writing up papers associated with her research, and has co-authored papers.(Thanks John Benger)










 

Club Celebrations

Partner Birthdays: Beryl Golding 27th February

Anniversaries: Evonne & Tony Grosso 26th February

Induction Anniversaries: Simon Marriott 1st March 1994

 

 

 

Rotary Foundation Celebration: 22 April 2018

Last Week's Meeting:

Blooper!

Of course Judy Newgreen just popped by

Einman Ashak and her friends alerted us tome of the problems facing South Sudan and their determination to help with aid for education and health. 3 very inspiring people. The Club looks forward to helping them in their quest. Janice Peeler, Dawn Giltinan and John Benger offered to take them out to DIK (Donations in Kind) last Saturday. We look forward to their report.

 

 

 

 

Rotary World Conference Toronto

It's the best way there is to celebrate a year of successful service, and renew our energies for the year to come." 2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Future Events

March - Water & Sanitation Month

5th   Monday        ARH recipients
7th   Wednesday   Women in Rotary breakfast 7.00am
                                  City of Yarra BBQ 5.30pm
12th Monday        Labour Day holiday
16th Friday           District Conference Warrnambool
17th Saturday       District Conference Warrnambool
18th Sunday         District Conference Warrnambool
19th Monday       Social meeting - Conference report
22nd Thursday     Mock Job Interviews MGC
26th Monday        MGC Students


April - Maternal & Child Health Month

2nd   Monday        No meeting Easter Monday
9th   Monday        James Nicholas - Mystery of Fairyland
16th Monday        Social Meeting
22nd Sunday         Star Carnivale
23rd Monday        Hugh Dolan - Gallipoli from Above
25th Wednesday  Anzac Day
30th Monday       100 most influential people

Meeting Information Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121
Contact Us
P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

Like us on Facebook


19 February 2018

Tonight's meeting: Eiman Ashak - Experiences at the RYLA camp

Eiman has been a regular visitor to the Club and recently attended the RYLA camp at Mt. Evelyn. Tonight she will share with us her experiences there.

MOTTO Fashions

Motto has been a wonderful supporter of the Club and its projects. Recently they promoted Rotary on their website.

Motto - Proudly Supporting the Community

At Motto, our ethos is all about family, and caring for those around us, our community. With this outlook in mind the brand's owners Faye, John & Lauren Browne are also passionate about giving back to the Australian community as a whole, from company profit donations to large charity groups like the National Breast Cancer Foundation & Rotary Victoria, and through to auction item prizes and gift vouchers donated to local schools and fundraisers. Most of Motto's donation commitments are run though Rotary, because of their strong affiliation with a multitude of charitable groups. Rotary ensures that 100% of the donation goes directly to the charity in need.

It's through the close relationship with Rotary that we are able to offer support to Australians, from providing university sponsorships to young adults, to donating funds/supplies to hospitals/health care facilities in rural and indigenous communities.

Motto also donates 100% of their seconds and samples to Rotary who sell them to raise money for their charities.

Below is a small snapshot of our donations and how we are impacting our local community.

This is just a small example of how Motto gives back, and they are committed to supporting the Australian Community, with a particular interest in women's services. A big THANK YOU to our customers who make giving back a possibility for Motto.

MOTTO FASHION NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations Laura Alsop from Deakin University!

Thank you Motto from all of us at the Rotary Club of Richmond

Trevor Pang has sent an update on another scholarship holder -Samara Rae





She got married you all know and she is expecting a baby in the next month or so (I think she has only just finished work on Weipa- as she has had a baby shower last weekend.)





Rotary District 9800 Discussion Group

    This is a Facebook group.
  • Mark Stephens posted a video of Amanda Wendt (Past President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne Park) presenting to the incoming District Governors 2018-2019 at San Diego. This was a thought provoking session outlining how Rotary was in the perfect position to attract millennials to our organisation and be mentored by the baby boomers before they have all retired!
  • Marjorie Gerlinger alerted us to the death of John Meehan. John was a long time member of Melbourne Central and a tireless worker on District. He was a wonderful support to the Police Mentoring Program. VALE
  • PDG Murray Verso posted The End Trachoma Facebook Live information sessions will commence on Monday 19th February and be held every evening at 5.00 pm for the following week. Each session lasts only 10 minutes and will be available for later viewing on the EndTrachoma 2020 Facebook page and website.
  • Meet our project directors, Rob McGuirk, Kerry Kornhauser OAM and Dr. Murray Verso. They are Rotarians, who have generously dedicated their time, resources and experiences to EndTrachoma by 2020. They are passionate about supporting our own Australians. They are passionate about building healthy communities. And they are passionate about uniting Rotary in Australia.

    **Star Carnivale**

    Rotary Foundation Celebration: 22 April 2018

    Having reached the centenary of our extraordinary Rotary Foundation we want to mark this occasion in Melbourne by organising an evening of fun and celebration on the large Ferris Wheel the Melbourne Star at Docklands. 'Star Carnivale' will commence at 5.30 pm on 22 April and we ask for your support for this unique event.

    Seats on the Melbourne Star are $35 per person and if a club buys a whole 'pod', $400 will be donated to our Foundation in that club's name. A pod holds 20 people. Hampers are available, should attendees wish to pre order online. Drinks are at $6 per glass for wine, beer and cider and $3 for soft drinks on the night. The 'light' takes around 35 minutes and the event will start from 5.30 pm. (Hampers and drinks can be taken on board the 'flight').

    The Star will be lit up in Rotary colours for the evening and we will add to the event by having International Speaker Astro Physicist Rachel Livermore update us on the 'Galaxy' - we are planning on having music and a few Star Wars characters for photo opportunities. These are provided at no extra cost.

    We are also hoping to attract media attention for our Rotary Foundation.

    Click on the invitation for full details. Further details are also available on www.rotaryalbertparkevents.org.au. Bookings can be made on the website.

    This event will not be a success without your kind support and we ask that you make a special effort to encourage your club members to be there. Let's show Melbourne our (Rotary) colours and show the wonderful work carried out by our organisation.

    Please give me a call on 0418 390 334 or email me on info@rotaryalbertparkevents.org.au should you have any questions.

    Loryn Clark
    Rotary Albert Park





    Club Celebrations
    Anniversaries: Mark Dwyer & Kirsty, 23rd February




    Rob Mactier & Family
    invite you to
    Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:30pm
    Pearl Day
    to be held
    at
    'Allendale'
    120 Allendale Road
    Elphinstone, Victoria,
    3448 RSVP Saturday 17th February 2018
    T: 03 5473 3214
    M: 0412 471 023

    E: robmactier@bigpond.com
    Donation
    $75/Head

    Australian Rotary Health

    Last Week's Meeting:

              

                                                                    Chair Jo Cowling                                President Chris
                                                                                                                         The smiles say it all!!!





    Another great speaker Dr Anthony Cuson
    emphasized that for a longer and more
    satisfying life exercise, posture and diet
    should not be neglected.










    Judy Newgreen IPP of Chadstone -East Malvern popped
    by to encourage all to attend the Women In Rotary
    Breakfast






     

    Future Events

    February - Peace & Conflict Prevention/ Resolution month

    23rd  Friday          Rotary's birthday
    25th  Saturday     Pearl Day luncheon, Allendale, Elphinstone
    26th Monday      Ludvic Grosjean, President Melbourne Rotaract, Ocean X

    March - Water & Sanitation Month

    5th   Monday        ARH recipients
    7th   Wednesday   Women in Rotary breakfast
    12th Monday        Labour Day holiday
    16th Friday           District Conference Warrnambool
    17th Saturday       District Conference Warrnambool
    18th Sunday         District Conference Warrnambool
    19th Monday       Social meeting - Conference report
    26th Monday        MGC Students

    "It's the best way there is to celebrate a year of successful service, and renew our energies for the year to come." 2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia"

    Meeting Information Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm
    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121
    Contact Us
    P.O. Box 138, Richmond, 3121
    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

    Like us on Facebook


    12 February 2018

    What a week it will be!!

    Shrove Tuesday 13th February

    Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word 'Shriven' meaning to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you've done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confessions on the day before. This became known as Shriven Tuesday and then Shrove Tuesday.

    The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk.


    Valentine's Day 14th February

    Originating as a Western Christian Valentine's Day is now recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver's heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy.

     

    Lunar New Year Friday 16th February

    The 2018 Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16.

    The celebrations are tipped to last for over two weeks -

    The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound, involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances.

    Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day.

    Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with 'lucky money' and positive wishes on New Year's Day. 2018 will be the Year of the Dog.

    Oh what a week it was!!!

     

     

    Last week's chair was new member, Annette Pepper


     

     

    President Chris celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles' win at the Super Bowl


    Anna Walpole presented President Chris with a banner from the Rotary Club of Narita, Japan. Anna had the club on her recent visit to Japan.

     

    Club Banners

    A long held tradition amongst Rotary Clubs has been the exchange of club banners. The designs are expected to be distinctive, appropriate and express the community of which the Club is apart.

    Richmond's banner features the following:

    PRINTED CIRCUIT - Green & Gold
    Represents technology, manufacturing & humanity's scientific endeavours on which Richmond's industries were founded.

    ABORIGINAL ART - Black, White & Red
    This acknowledges that Aborigines are the traditional owners of our land. It represents the culture, the arts, and spirituality of indigenous Australians & the acceptance that we are ALL new Australians.

    NUMBERS - Gold & Black
    Represents business, wealth & accountability.

    GUM LEAVES - Green, Black & Red
    Represent Australia's unique environment. It symbolizes life & growth.

     

    Last week's speaker, Georgie Retallick was an inspiration to us all. Her dedication in helping younger people not suited to be housed in aged care facilities is extraordinary. Her perseverance over her 8 year journey has been truly inspiring. We look forward to the day her Y care house is completed


    Club Celebrations Inductions:

    James Hamilton, Brooke Sandilands 15-02-2016

    ShelterBox

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and lifesaving supplies to displaced families.

    Each ShelterBox typically contains a tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, water purification kit, blankets, tools, and other necessities to help a family survive after a disaster.[1] The contents of a ShelterBox are tailored to the nature and location of the disaster.

    ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide. ShelterBox was founded in 2000 in the town of Helston, Cornwall, UK. ShelterBox has tracking systems to monitor weather systems around the globe and anticipate the likely scale of hurricanes and cyclones. In addition, an earthquake alert system gives immediate notice of any seismic activity that could result in a humanitarian disaster. ShelterBox works with international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide who also relay information when they become aware of an urgent need for shelter.

    ShelterBox aims to get the first shipment of boxes dispatched to a disaster area within 2-3 days where a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) meets it.

    helterBox tries to get to the disaster as quickly as possible and aims to be one of the first organizations on the ground.

    Rotary International

    Rotary International renewed their three-year Project Partner agreement with ShelterBox in 2016 which increases their joint capacity to help families around the world displaced by disaster.

    The agreement formalizes the sixteen-year bond between the two organizations and cements the place of Rotarians around the world at the heart of ShelterBox activities. ShelterBox was the first officially recognized 'Project Partner' of Rotary International and remains the only Project Partner focused on disaster relief.

    Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland raise around £1.5 million each year for the charity and some Rotarians are ShelterBox Response Team members who go out to disaster areas and provide hands-on help during times of need. These disasters can be anything from dealing with the aftermath of tsunamis to helping refugees from war-torn countries who have fled conflict.

    It has since become one of the world's leading humanitarian aid charities providing emergency shelter and supplies to over 107,000 families worldwide following disaster.

    Rob Mactier & Family
    invite you to
    Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:30pm
    Pearl Day
    to be held
    at
    'Allendale'
    120 Allendale Road
    Elphinstone, Victoria,
    3448 RSVP Saturday 17th February 2018
    T: 03 5473 3214
    M: 0412 471 023

    E: robmactier@bigpond.com
    Donation
    $75/Head

    Australian Rotary Health

     

    Future Events

    February - Peace & Conflict Prevention/ Resolution month

    15th Thursday      Board meeting
    23rd  Friday          Rotary's birthday
    25th  Saturday     Pearl Day luncheon, Allendale, Elphinstone

    March - Water & Sanitation Month

    5th   Monday        ARH recipients
    7th   Wednesday   Women in Rotary breakfast
    12th Monday        Labour Day holiday
    16th Friday           District Conference Warrnambool
    17th Saturday       District Conference Warrnambool
    18th Sunday         District Conference Warrnambool

     

    "It's the best way there is to celebrate a year of successful service, and renew our energies for the year to come." 2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia"


    6 February 2018

    Tonight's Meeting: Georgia Retallick – Victorian Young Achiever 2015

    At age 18, Georgia Retallick started The Y-House Foundation in 2010 after seeing a TV interview with a young girl named Angela Barker. At 16 Angela was the victim of a violent attack from an ex-boyfriend that left her with an acquired brain injury. Due to a lack of care and rehabilitation options Angela was forced to live in aged care.

    The most concerning idea of young people being in nursing homes is the rate of deterioration that they face in such an unstimulating environment. After initial research it became clear to Georgia that there was a gap in the system. It appeared that young people suffering from traumatic brain and spinal injuries as well as early-onset degenerative diseases were not only unsupported in their rehabilitation and recovery, but forced to live in aged care facilities and nursing homes due to a lack of age appropriate care options.

    There are a number of fantastic organisations offering supported accommodation and care to young people in these situations. However, without facilities to deal with the initial stages of care and rehabilitation after injury or diagnosis these opportunities aren't able to be utilised further down the track. When it was noted that there was insufficient government funding in this area and not only a lack of options but also support, Georgia decided to start her own organisation.

    The Y-House Foundation is committed to providing accommodation, care and rehabilitation options for young people with serious brain and spinal injuries and degenerative diseases. Our focus is on providing appropriate and stimulating environments for these young people to live and recover in.

    Club Celebrations

    Anniversaries
    Anniversaries: Simon & Elissa Marriott, 8th February
    Best wishes to John Griffith who has pneumonia.
    Everyone sends their best wishes John, and get well soon.

     

    Do you know anyone who could be a Peace Scholar?

    100 fellowships for fully funded university training in peace and conflict resolution are now available

    Through application of their training, study, networking, and practice Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution.

    Many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, peace education, media, international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank, and grass roots organisations working in communities.

    Rotary International is committed to this program. Since 2002 more than 1,100 graduates have been trained.

    THE ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES:

    • Tuition and fees
    • Room and board
    • Round-trip transportation
    • Internship/field study expenses
    • Bursary for living expenses

    TWO YEAR MASTERS DEGREE

    Up to two years of fully funded graduate study at an internationally recognised program in England (University of Bradford), Japan (International Christian University), Sweden (Uppsala University), or United States (Duke and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

    THREE MONTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

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

    ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

    Applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships must have the following:

    • A strong commitment to peacebuilding demonstrated through professional and academic achievements
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Proficiency in English
    • For the master's program, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus three years of full-time relevant work experience
    • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of full-time relevant work experience

    HOW TO APPLY

    Rotary Peace Fellows are selected through a competitive worldwide process.
    REVIEW: The entire application online at www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

    SPEAK TO: A Rotarian that you know
    CONTACTS: Rob Helme at rhelme@bigpond.net.au or 0402 299 492
    Charles Allen (Peace Fellow alumni 2010) at Illoura.peace@gmail.com or 0457 504 495
    Bob Fels at robertmfels@gmail.com or (03) 5989 2455
    DISTRICT 9800
    District 9800 has recruited and mentored more successful Rotary Peace Fellow applicants than any other district, worldwide. On-line applications for study require District endorsement and close on 15th May 2018.

     

    Rob Mactier & Family
    invite you to
    Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:30pm
    Pearl Day
    to be held
    at
    'Allendale'
    120 Allendale Road
    Elphinstone, Victoria,
    3448 RSVP Saturday 17th February 2018
    T: 03 5473 3214
    M: 0412 471 023

    E: robmactier@bigpond.com
    Donation
    $75/Head

    Australian Rotary Health

     

    News from Charter member Geoff Clarke

    Geoff was a charter member when the Club began in 1964and has remained a member ever since. He was President 1968-1969

    Geoff will celebrate his 100th birthday in August. As you would expect he no longer attends meetings but I post him the Bulletin every week.

    I only received this mail last week but I thought I would pass it onto you.

    Geoff writes, "Dear Rotarian Sue, Thank you for your kindness during the year. Unless you send the weekly news it is my only touch with the Rotary Club or Rotary in general. My efforts to write are tedious. The wrath of Parkinson's! I find it very interesting to follow the doings of the Club and members and it is very satisfying to hear how you continue to progress. I have asked Joan to say a few words as my efforts are running out."

    Joan writes, "Thank you for keeping in touch with Geoff - it means a great deal to him.
    He often chats about the happy times with the Richmond Rotary Club, and the close friendships he made with other Rotarians. Sadly many have passed away, but there are still a few he remembers in the club. Geoff is unable to move around very well, but takes an active interest in keeping up with your news and activities. We wish the club and its members a very happy and active New Year. From Rotarian Geoff Clarke and Rotarianne Joan Clarke."

    The Club will always be indebted to Geoff as he brought along to us, Trevor Pang.

     

    Exchange Student Genevieve Cox Returns to Club

    Genevieve made a surprise visit to the Club last week. Here she shows off her blazer that was worn on all official functions whilst an exchange student.

    Gen spoke briefly about her time away and will return to give us a more thorough presentation.

    Meanwhile Gen will be resurrecting Interact at Melbourne Girls' College. We wish her well in this as we have a great relationship with MGC and an Interact club will be the icing on the cake. Her experiences as an Exchange Student will be inspirational to her fellow students.

    Welcome Home Genevieve

    Future Events

    February - Peace & Conflict Prevention/ Resolution month

    5th   Monday       Georgie Retallick - Youth in Aged Care
    11th  Sunday       Early bird discount for Women in Rotary breakfast ends
    15th Thursday      Board meeting
    23rd  Friday          Rotary's birthday
    25th  Saturday     Pearl Day luncheon, Allendale, Elphinstone

    March - Water & Sanitation Month

    7th   Wednesday   Women in Rotary breakfast
    16th Friday           District Conference Warrnambool
    17th Saturday       District Conference Warrnambool
    18th Sunday         District Conference Warrnambool

    Breaking News

    There are 3 Vacancies for the D9800 exchange to Scotland, 11th - 25th August 2018, commencing and finishing at Edinburgh. See attachment.

    Barbara Woodberry's son Martin asked for information regarding the photo I used last week. I took it on our pre-conference tour to the Canberra conference in 2007. We were having a lovely boat trip near Paynesville. Here is the unedited version.


     

    29 January 2018

    Tonight's Meeting: Nick Peardon - Tree Incarnation

    Nick's idea is to turn timber that would normally be turned into mulch, or firewood, into beautiful pieces of furniture. As an arborist (tree surgeon), Nick was used to reducing gigantic trees down to stumps.

    However one thing he could never get used to was the constant waste of perfectly good timber as a by-product. "So many home owners become attached to the trees on their property and it's heart breaking for them when we have to remover them," Nick said. "By turning these trees into furniture, we're giving the owners a way to keep these trees in the household".

     

    Congratulations to Chris Wang from the Rotary Club of Melbourne on receiving an Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List for services to the community through a range of organisations. Chris is well known to Richmond as he was our Assistant Governor in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.Once again congratulations Chris.

    (A little bit of skiting as a former pupil of mine at Elwood High School, Michelle Garnaut, was also named as an (AO) for distinguished service to Australia-China relations as a restaurateur and entrepreneur, to the promotion of Australian food, film and design, as a supporter of literary and cultural programs, and as a role model.)

     

    Congratulations to Giulia Apicelo

    Our exchange student from Brazil in 2012.

    She has graduated from university as a Bachelor of Business Management. Well done Giulia we are proud of you.

     

    Welcome Home Genevieve Cox

    Genevieve has returned from a year's exchange in Germany. Gen will be at the club soon to tell us of her adventures.

     

    Vale Barbara Woodberry

    It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Barbara Woodberry on the 22 December 2017. Barbara was a member at Richmond from 2006- 2011 and many will recall her dedication to disadvantaged children in East Timor through her key role in our project with Boroondara Kindergarten and the KindyBox & Timor Kindergarten Projects.

    Kindy Boxes comprised 4 different resource kits made available to Kindy teachers: A. consumables folders, pens, chalk etc., B. wooden resources such as dominoes, attribute shapes etc., C. Fine motor coordination - stencils etc., D. resources for teaching handwritin., as well as supplying children's books translated into Tetum.

    Barbara then went onto to develop a teacher training program and spoke to the participants on a daily basis through Skype.

    Barbara's humanitarian work was acknowledged by our Club with a Royce Abbey Award (2007-2008) that Royce presented in person. Barbara was also presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition (2011-2012). Her legacy will live-on via her commitment to the future of East Timor through education.

     

    ClubAre you ready for Christmas In July?
    Stock up and support the Rotary Foundation

    1kg Traditional Steam Pudding $16.50
    1 remaining

    Traditional Baked Puddings $7.00
    5 remaining

    Rob Mactier & Family
    invite you to
    Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:30pm
    Pearl Day
    to be held
    at
    'Allendale'
    120 Allendale Road
    Elphinstone, Victoria,
    3448 RSVP Saturday 17th February 2018
    T: 03 5473 3214
    M: 0412 471 023

    E: robmactier@bigpond.com
    Donation
    $75/Head

    Australian Rotary Health

    Club Celebrations

    Birthdays
    Sue Bolton 31st

    Partner Birthdays
    Helen Jackson 29th

    Anniversaries
    Ben & Kris Hosking 31st

     

    Birthday wishes to Philippine (exchange for France 2016-2017) who turned 19 on the 26th.

    Best wishes to Janice Peeler who has a hamstring injury. Hope you are back with us soon.

    Future Events

    January - Vocational Service Month
    29th  Monday       Nick Peardon - Tree Incarnation

    February - Peace & Conflict Prevention/ Resolution month

    5th   Monday       Georgie Retallick - Youth in Aged Care
    15th Thursday      Board meeting
    23rd  Friday          Rotary's birthday
    25th  Saturday     Pearl Day luncheon, Allendale, Elphinstone

    March - Water & Sanitation Month

    7th   Wednesday   Women in Rotary breakfast
    16th Friday           District Conference Warrnambool
    17th Saturday       District Conference Warrnambool
    18th Sunday         District Conference Warrnambool


    22 January 2018

    VALE - JOHN NAIRN (1928-2018)

     John was well known and loved throughout District 9800 but it is as a club man and a generous, genial, gracious and kindly friend that we remember him best.

    After attending meetings with his wife Judy, (President 1998-1999) she inducted John into the club at our Christmas breakup on 22nd December 1998. Until then John had gallantly been chairing the Ladies Group, later the Partners, and eventually the Friends of Richmond Rotary.

    John threw himself into club affairs and agreed to be On to Conference chair for the 2003 D9800 conference in Bendigo. I was President and Des Hosking was the DG. John organised an outstanding pre- conference tour which was inventive as Bendigo is only 2 hours from Melbourne. For this reason I was eternally grateful. It was a very busy Rotary time for John as Judy was Assistant Governor 2001-2003 for the Hobson's Bay cluster. John never missed a cluster club meeting and showed genuine enthusiasm, never forgetting names and significant details about all he met. This continued throughout the year (2004-2005) when Judy was D9800 District Governor. John visited all 74 clubs with Judy and all the other occasions required of a DG and was a marvel at setting everyone at ease during these important visits.

    Judy described her life with John as a forty year adventure.

    In 2004 just before Judy and John were to leave for San Diego for District Governors' training it became clear that Rotary International was not keeping up with modern mores. They required that only married couples be accommodated at San Diego. A quiet wedding took place and it was not long before the club became aware of this. Not to miss out, the club planned, with a great deal of secrecy, a "wedding reception". This took place at the lovely home of David & Traude Bibby at Kyneton. The "ceremony" was conducted by the "Rev" Doug Wysham and the ladies prepared a wonderful wedding breakfast. John revelled in the occasion and as always lots of wine, song and stories made for a beautiful day.

    John was an eager conference attender. His hospitality at all D9800 conferences was legendary as many a drink and a nibble took place in John and Judy's rooms. My first experience of this was at the Canberra Conference in 2001. John and I had a passion for martinis!

    John also organised a post conference tour following the Perth Conference in 2010. He was so proud that we were visiting the state of his birth.

    The pre and post conference tours organised by the club gave us a chance to spend more time with John. I never tired of his fascinating stories. Douglas Mawson, as a lecturer at the University of S.A., his part in the rebuilding of Darwin after Cyclone Tracey, his 4 year visit to Tanzania, chief engineer for the ACT, his underground visit in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, his explanation as to why it was more difficult to tunnel under the Yarra than the English Channel. His knowledge was prodigious and his interests more so. Every activity was attacked with gusto.

    Some of us were lucky enough to travel through some of the outback with John. He was always enlightening about the engineering marvels that we came upon: the Old Ghan track, the copper mines at Moonta, the first stage of the Black Arrow rocket at William Creek, the huge trestle bridge outside of Coward Springs.

    He was lovely to be with. It did not matter where or when, John was always impeccably dressed whether it be for dinner at Government House, or an outback picnic. John's devotion to Rotary was highlighted by the fact that he travelled the not insignificant journey from his farm at Romsey to Richmond on a weekly basis. As Sergeant, the meetings he ran were always well organised and productive. His fine collecting was based on good humour, unfailing politeness and fun.

    John was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2005 and this was followed with a sapphire in 2013. John's passing will be mourned by all who knew him. The members and friends of Richmond Rotary express their deepest sympathy to his wife Judy.

    ********************

    John's funeral was a fitting tribute to such a fine man. The chapel was filled to overflowing. Rotary was very well represented with many Richmond Rotarians and friends present, as were an impressive number of Past District Governors and district representatives.

    It was very clear that this was in honour of a life well lived and continued "Service above Self". RIP John

    Past President Merv Ericson will be a RIPPER RIPPR

    (Sally O'Sullivan, Barry Roberts, Sue Roberts, Michael O'Sullivan, Trevor Pang, Merv & Kay, John Benger, Sue Bolton, Maureen Pang) At an informal lunch last Tuesday, Richmond Past President Merv Ericson (2000-2001) announced that he had been selected by Rotary International as the ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE (RIPPR) at a District Conference in the Philippines in April 2018.

    Merv (Kay) is now a member of the Rotary Club of Monash & he served as the D9810 District Governor 2013-2014. Merv admitted it was only due to his Richmond Presidency that he qualified to serve as District Governor. Currently he is the President Nominee at R C Monash.

    Merv mentioned that during his time at Richmond, he developed his Rotary ideals & commitment to community which put him in good stead on his successful Rotary journey. He is grateful for everyone at Richmond & is still a fond follower of our Projects. We wished Merv & Kay all the very best wishes in his international duties as the RIPPR. Trevor Pang

     

    Motto Pop Up Shop Saturday December 16th was once again a huge success. Hundreds of items of clothing were sold and a profit of over $3000 was achieved. The efforts and support of so many assists the Rotary Club of Richmond to fund their wonderful projects and therefore benefiting those less fortunate in both the local and international community.

     

    THE RICHMOND ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY

    What a fabulous way to finish the year. First we were welcomed by MC Trevor Pang and President Chris.

    Sally O'Sullivan and her helpers collected the donated presents for distribution by Richmond Salvos to needy children.

    Then there were CAROLS supported by the Salvation Army Brass Band and Rotarian Warren Golding

    The Club presented Warren and the band members with a cheque towards the work of the Salvation Army.

    And everyone had lots of fun.

     

    ClubAre you ready for Christmas In July?
    Stock up and support the Rotary Foundation
    Traditional Rum & Brandy Fruit Cake $16.50
    1kg Traditional Steam Pudding $16.50
    Traditional Baked Puddings $7.00

     

    Rob Mactier & Family
    invite you to
    Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:30pm
    Pearl Day
    to be held
    at
    'Allendale'
    120 Allendale Road
    Elphinstone, Victoria,
    3448 RSVP Saturday 17th February 2018
    T: 03 5473 3214
    M: 0412 471 023
    E: robmactier@bigpond.com
    Donation
    $75/Head
    Australian Rotary Health

    http://rotaryiwdbreakfast.org.au

    Club Celebrations

    Birthdays
    Aivars Lode 18th January, Kristen Widdop 18th January
    Wedding Anniversaries
    Andrea & Andrew Michaelides, 7th January
    Maria & Chris Makris, 21st January
    Stephen & Kristen Widdop, 22nd January

    Future Events

    January - Vocational Service Month
    22nd  Monday      Club remembers John Nairn
    29th  Monday       Nick Peardon - Tree Incarnation

    February - Peace & Conflict Prevention/ Resolution month

    5th   Monday       Georgie Retallick - Youth in Aged Care
    15th Thursday      Board meeting
    23rd  Friday          Rotary's birthday
    25th  Saturday     Pearl Day luncheon, Allendale, Elphinstone

    March - Water & Sanitation Month

    7th   Wednesday   Women in Rotary breakfast
    16th Friday           District Conference Warrnambool
    17th Saturday       District Conference Warrnambool
    18th Sunday         District Conference Warrnambool


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