October 28, 2019

Tonight’s Meeting: David Taylor

Part owner, David Taylor will speak to us on the Melbourne Cup lead up on his exciting time with Black Caviar.

IF THE HAT FITS…

Wear your finest or funniest hat to the Rotary Club of Richmond’s Hat Day on Monday 28th October – raise awareness of Australian Rotary Health Research and Scholarship Programs. Honour Black Caviar by wearing a touch of orange and black It’s an opportunity to have fun and celebrate the upcoming Cup Day and invite your family, friends and colleagues to join us. Get hatted!

There’ll be prizes too…Bookings: https.//www.trybooking/BGBIM

NEWS from Nepal– Isobel Armer

It is just over a week since Liz, Sue and I arrived in Nepal and I think we have settled into the routine of early mornings (7am) up at Bright Future. Then we return to Netra’s home for a rather large breakfast of porridge, toast and eggs and in the evening there is a meal which always includes dhal bhat.(White rice and lentil)s We eat out on the balcony. We also visited Muna who used to run a Homestay.

It is holiday time here for the main Hindu festivals of Dashain and Tihar, so there is not much to do during the day. There is an evening class from 5 to 6 pm.

Liz has organized various lessons based around the theme of birds and the children have produced some really artistic creations. Raj Kumar & Kritika help with the morning group. I have renewed contact with a friend who has a school near Boudha and she wants volunteers to teach English and creative activities. She also wants to make links with Australian schools and teachers. The children are all primary level, but have a good understanding of English. The next letter will be longer because more children will return for the Tihar celebrations.

Vale Past President Jack Watson

It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of our honorary member Jack Watson on Sunday morning. Jack was inducted into Rotary in June 1996, Past President of Brimbank Central Rotary Club year 2004-2005 Paul Harris Fellow plus 3 Rubies Member of the District Shine On for 13 years, Member of District Computers 4 community for past 20 Years I was so sad to hear of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful Rotarian and worked tirelessly for Shine On and Computer for Kids and the Community. I was fortunate to work on both these committees with Jack and know how much effort he put into both. Dawn and Jack shared a wonderful partnership. My deepest sympathy The club hosted the multi district Shine-On Awards in May 2009. Jack spent many hours nursing us through this wonderful event

The Shine On Awards recognize the abilities and service to the community of people with a disability. To be eligible for nomination nominees must not only be a shining example to others through their individual achievements in coping with their particular condition but must also be actively involved in community service for the benefit of others. Nominees need to have demonstrated a significant level of achievement, through their actions and leadership. For example, some of the following:

  • Personal achievement in overcoming the disability within the limits of the disability, recognizing that the type and extent of the disability may, in itself, place constraints on potential for achievement.
  • Membership of and leadership in community groups.
  • Service to the community and a history of community achievement.
  • Other special awards or forms of recognition.

From David Bennett: His golf days at Brimbank Central raised well over $100,000 for many wonderful Rotary Projects. A great Rotarian.

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Annette Pepper 3rd November
Induction Anniversaries: Mark Dwyer 1st November, 1992, Tony Webb 9th November 1998. Janice Kesterton 9th November 1990

Welcome home Annette

Melinda collected Annette from the airport early Friday morning. She was then taken to meet the welcoming party at Niche. Unfortunately Nia and Joan missed the photo Annette has lots of wonderful tales to tell and we look forward to her talk at the club.

The Rotary initiative to rid the world of polio has been expanded and the WHO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and many countries now form the team that is working towards eradication.
This chart highlights the complexity and cost of such an undertaking. A one off campaign to rid an area of a disease for maybe one generation is one thing but permanent global eradication is incredibly complex. The chart shows around $US330million in the direct vaccination aspect. But there is a lot more.
$US72 million on monitoring and surveillance and this facilitates emergency action if there is a case discovery, as recently happened in PNG. Research $US 17 million. $US132million in health care specialists. $US 141 million in promoting awareness and the necessity of vaccination. All these aspects are required to assist in reaching the goal of riding the world of polio and only for the second time in history the elimination a disease (the other smallpox). (John Benger)

Rotary 9800 District Conference Registrations for the 2020 District 9800 Conference are now open!! 27-29 March 2020

Conference Location

Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Tickets are priced as follows & Early-bird Price available until 30/11/19
(The price of conference includes both the Conference Dinner & the Welcome Event)
Rotarians and Partners = $300 First Time Attendees = $250
From the Conference organisers -- We've got some amazing entertainment, guest speakers and activities planned for the weekend We've drawn inspiration from the 19/20 motto Rotary Connects the World, and can't wait to share the weekend with you.
As you will see there are some options within your booking - you can book for the Conference and then separately for the Foundation Breakfast and the Sunday lunch. If you initially book the Conference you can go back later and add in the breakfast and / or the lunch.
From Sue and Jo – Onto Conference Chairs 2019-2020

Sue and I have investigated accommodation for the conference and have made a booking at the Quality Hotel overlooking the lake and a short drive to the conference centre.

We would like to arrange a pre-conference tour for interested attendees of the conference and need to have some indication from you of your participation on the tour – let us know if you are attending the conference and would like to join us on tour.
Tour commencing on Wednesday 25 and arriving in Bendigo on the 27 March
Come along and enjoy an inspiring conference with loads of fun and fellowship
Jo: jocowling@optusnet.com.au
Sue: sbolton@globaldial.com

NEXT KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Monday 11 November 2019

David Parkin

David Parkin played 211 games for the Hawthorn Football Club won the Best and Fairest award for Hawthorn in 1965, and was captain of the club from 1969–1973, including Hawthorn's 1971 premiership winning side.
He coached Carlton in his first stint from 1981–1985, winning back to back premierships in 1981–1982. He coached Fitzroy from 1986–1988, making the preliminary final in his first season at the Lions.
Parkin is currently a media commentator who has appeared on Talking Footy on the Seven Network and is now a panellist Fox Footy's Fox League Teams and a commentator for ABC Radio.
He is a lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science at Deakin University, Melbourne campus. He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Australia.

Business Storytelling your Clubs Story

In this session, you’ll learn how to:
  • use the 6-step ‘storytelling’ structure that can turn any anecdote into a powerful moral tale
  • use props, trigger phrases, powerful openings, statistics and other clever devices to tell compelling stories that makes people hang off your every word
  • create a ‘library’ of useful stories that can be repurposed, adapted and amended to suit multiple purposes and audiences
  • deliver the stories using pace, rhythm, tone and stage craft that will emotionally impact the audience and increase your influence
  • tell a compelling story that cuts through the ‘reasoning’ brain and connects with the ‘emotional’ brain

In this presentation, Bernadette provides delegates with the templates, structures, tips and techniques that will help them become consummate storytellers. She reveals the Heroes Journey process that underpins all the top Hollywood blockbuster movies and shows how Rotarians can use the same structure to tell Rotary stories that connect.

This is just a sample - so much more to help you and your Club to make that impact

Date: Saturday 9 November
Time: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Venue: Derrimut Heath Campus
Baden Powell College
Sycamore Street
Hoppers Crossing
Bookings: Kerry Kornhauser- kornhauser.k@gmail.com

Future Events

November- Rotary Foundation Month
4th Monday No meeting – Cup Day eve
16th Saturday Creswick Fashion Parade
18th Monday Board meeting 5.30
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club
30th Saturday Preston market
December –Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
2nd Monday Murray Verso, Foundation
9th Monday Jenny McNaughton, the Berry Foundation
14th Saturday Motto Stall
18th Wednesday Christmas Party, Richmond Bowling Club
23rd Monday No Meeting
30th Monday No Meeting
14th Saturday Motto Stall
December –Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
6th Monday No meeting
13th Monday Social BBQ Richmond Bowling Club

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



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October 21, 2019

Tonight’s Meeting: Bingo and Prosecco.

Play Bingo, win Prosecco!!

The End Polio Train ride will be held on World Polio Day, Thursday 24th October. The planning is nearly completed and will include travelling in from 4 (or more) locations (Bendigo, Brighton, Werribee and Caulfield) in our district to arrive at Federation Square Melbourne at 2.30pm.

Monday 28 October 2019
David Taylor

Part owner, David Taylor will speak to us on the Melbourne Cup lead up on his exciting time with Black Caviar.



IF THE HAT FITS…

Wear your finest or funniest hat to the Rotary Club of Richmond’s Hat Day on Monday 28th October – raise awareness of Australian Rotary Health Research and Scholarship Programs.
Honour Black Caviar by wearing a touch of orange and black
It’s an opportunity to have fun and celebrate the upcoming Cup Day and invite your family, friends and colleagues to join us. Get hatted!

There’ll be prizes too…Bookings: https.//www.trybooking/BGBIM

Constanze Schuen Austria – Australia, 2nd monthly Report

The first September week started really good, I met Alisha who is an exchange student from Switzerland on Tuesday and we had Lunch at went shopping. On Wednesday I went swimming with school we learned about lifesaving which was really good. On Friday we could wear our own clothes to school and as I already wrote in the last Report, I am really happy to have a uniform, but it also felt good wearing own clothes to school.

On Sunday I went to a Dog Rescue place with Alisha and her Host sister. We walked a dog and after Alisha and I cooked a meal from Switzerland for her Host family.

In my second week of September I met Alisha on Wednesday and we went to the cinema and before that we walked around in the shops at Melbourne Central. And on Saturday I met Maéva an exchange student from France. We had a really nice Breakfast. We went to a nice Park where we saw the beautiful skyline of Melbourne. And it was the first day where it was really warm and almost felt like Summer.

On Sunday I went to Camberwell market with a friend from school and at the market we met more girls from school. On Monday in the third week of September I got my first French Essay back and I got an A what made me really happy. And on Tuesday I didn’t have school because there was a Parent-Teacher Interview, so I met Alisha after she finished school because on Tuesday we both finish school earlier.

And on Wednesday I went to a thousand steps with my Outdoor education class. It was exhausting but also really good. On Thursday after School I went to the Ballet with Hannah, Celeste (the two International Students who live with us), Marita my host mother and our Neighbor who invited us to the Ballet. We saw the Nutcracker and it was so beautiful and just amazing we had so much fun.

On Friday we ate crèpes in French and after school the holidays started even though I really enjoy school I was really excited for the holidays. On Sunday I went to Camberwell market with Hannah the international student and Maéva the girl from France. Unfortunately, my Credit card got stuck in the cash machine, so I had to deal with that. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get my card out. And after that Maéva came over to our house and we played pool and talked a lot.

My fourth week of September and first holiday week: On Monday I met Jo Cowling and we went to the bank to set up my bank account and we had a really nice coffee and cake after in a cute Café. I always enjoy spending time with her and talking to her. Later that day Alisha came over and we ate nice Pancakes and just talked. On Tuesday the Rotarians organized a Shrine tour for us but from our district only Maéva and I had time and from another district Clemence and Maëlle came, we already met them at the white night. The tour was really good and interesting, and we had an amazing view over the city. After the tour we had nice Lunch and really good ice cream. And we took a train to Brighton Beach after. We took a lot of photos at the Beach Boxes and it was just amazing, and we had so much fun and enjoyed the whole day!

On Wednesday I went to the Melbourne Zoo with Luana and Alisha we saw so many cute and also Australian animals that we have never seen before. After we came home Alisha and I walked on the Beach for about two hours and she showed me her favorite places in Williamstown. And we saw a beautiful Sunset at Williamstown beach after. And I can’t even tell you how happy I was in that moment we were sitting on the Beach looking at the amazing sunset and I just thought about how happy I am that I found so many friends in school and all the other exchange students and that I get along so well with my Host family and that I have the support from my parents in Austria and also from my amazing Rotary club (Rotary Club of Richmond). On that day I stayed at Alisha’s house overnight and we laughed and talked a lot. On Thursday in the morning we made French toast and I went home.

On Friday I took a day to relax and do nothing, I slept really long and just talked to my Parents and friends in Austria and I don’t call my parents because I am homesick I call them to tell them what I do and how happy I am to be here. On Saturday we had our neighbors over to watch the Grand Final and also to celebrate Brett’s Birthday (Brett is my host father) Luke (my host brother) and I played Pool with our neighbors. I had a lot of fun on that day.

On Sunday it was Brett’s Birthday and we went for a nice walk and also had a coffee and cake. The place where we went for walk was so beautiful, the nature was so pretty and there were so many cute dogs. So, I am really happy to be here and also, I met a lot of nice people who make my Exchange Year even better. And I went to every Rotary meeting except for the one in the holidays.

From Annette Pepper in Somaliland

Hi All,
Received this email from Bob at DIK.
Am looking forward to seeing you to discuss on my return.
It has been a rather unique experience here in Hargeisa. Right now I am craving vegetables!
The staff at the Hospital and University have been so welcoming.
Edna has gone for 5 days to a Somali Peace Conference in Djbouti. An incredible lady and very hard to keep up with her! I am leaving Thursday to spend a few days in Hong Kong and hopefully catch up with Sean.

picking fruit. Resuscitation classes with final year Nursing students. Annette is due home next Friday. We look forward to hearing of her experiences and adventures

BBQ Boosts Blind Factory Event

The Blind Factory organised for 3AW to do an outside broadcast from their Richmond factory. The day included a coffee cart and the, gaining in fame, Richmond Rotary BBQ.

Lots of celebrities lent a hand including Phillip Brady, Patti Newton and stars from The Block. John Stephenson, from the top rating AM Ross and John show, did his Saturday morning show that included chatting with the RCR people.

The sausages were given out free of charge but many made donations. Some were very generous in recognition of our contribution to the day.

It was a different crowd to the normal BBQ and was very much in the entertainment area and not the welfare area. This different group was interested in Rotary and some are being followed up re potential involvement with the club.

President Adam had a time slot and was able to “plug” Rotary to a wide audience. Adam also noted what fabulous fellowship these events are for our club.

A key to the success of our BBQ’s is the involvement (and strength) of Mark Dwyer including: his transporting of the BBQ, checking, cleaning utensils, regassing, plus storing and freezing excess sausages till next time. Many thanks from RCR Mark.

Also thanks to Melinda Dunkley’s organisation in liaising with the Blind Factory, estimating and buying food and condiments and recruiting volunteers. Much appreciated Melinda.

Article by John Benger, Thanks John

We made $213.90 from donations, we will receive $500 from The Blind Factory and my expenses for the day were $109.00 so that is a total of $604.90 profit. Melinda
As numbers are limited please RSVP to
melindadunkley@gmail.com

Rotary 9800 District Conference Registrations for the 2020 District 9800 Conference are now open!! 27-29 March 2020

Conference Location

Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Tickets are priced as follows & Early-bird Price available until 30/11/19
(The price of conference includes both the Conference Dinner & the Welcome Event)
Rotarians and Partners = $300 First Time Attendees = $250
From the Conference organisers -- We've got some amazing entertainment, guest speakers and activities planned for the weekend We've drawn inspiration from the 19/20 motto Rotary Connects the World, and can't wait to share the weekend with you.
As you will see there are some options within your booking - you can book for the Conference and then separately for the Foundation Breakfast and the Sunday lunch. If you initially book the Conference you can go back later and add in the breakfast and / or the lunch.
From Sue and Jo – Onto Conference Chairs 2019-2020

Sue and I have investigated accommodation for the conference and have made a booking at the Quality Hotel overlooking the lake and a short drive to the conference centre.

We would like to arrange a pre-conference tour for interested attendees of the conference and need to have some indication from you of your participation on the tour – let us know if you are attending the conference and would like to join us on tour.
Tour commencing on Wednesday 25 and arriving in Bendigo on the 27 March
Come along and enjoy an inspiring conference with loads of fun and fellowship
Jo: jocowling@optusnet.com.au
Sue: sbolton@globaldial.com

Get well Cheerio to Judy

Everyone at the Club is thinking of you Judy. Get back with us soon and back in the outdoors that you love so much.

Future Events

October - Economic and Community Development Month
24th Thursday End Polio trainride
28th Monday David Taylor – Black Caviar
November- Rotary Foundation Month
4th Monday No meeting – Cup Day eve
16th Saturday Creswick Fashion Parade
18th Monday Board meeting 5.30
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club
30th Saturday Preston market

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



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October 6, 2019

Tonight’s Meeting:

Molly Shamrock & International Science Forum Molly Sharrock was selected for the two week 61st International Youth Science Forum held in London. She represented our club and Australia at the forum whose underlying theme was "Science at the Interface" with; society; business; policy; government; as well as implications not only economics, but also socially and culturally.

Club Celebrations

Anniversaries: Beryl &Warren Golding 5th October 1957
Induction Anniversaries: Annette Pepper 16th October 2017


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Congratulations to Chris and Mel on the arrival of baby Mila.

Chris wrote on Facebook, "Mel O'Neill and I are thrilled to welcome Mila Harper Kemp into the world. Born at 9:02pm on the 1st October via cesarean weighing 3.61kg at St John of God hospital in Geelong. She is perfect and we couldn’t be happier."

It's great to hear that all of our sickies; Adam, Dawn, Jenny, Les and Trevor are making good progress.


Lunch at Clyde

Thanks to the generosity of The Clyde, the club made over $200 from the raffle. The Clyde donated the first two prizes of dinner vouchers.

Annette in Somaliland

Annette writes, "Taught English for 45 minutes to 40 dental students today. Going back this pm for another lesson. Tomorrow observing with Clinical instructor in mid and the next day out in another hospital. Worst part is trying to fill in time when off! Can’t go outside of hospital at present. Go onto roof in evenings to watch the action outside! Have a little exercise program I am doing in the mornings. Get the BBC world service on a little radio I bought. Internet bit dodgy sometimes. It is certainly an experience people very nice. I don’t feel at all unsafe."



Guards at hospital


Staff cooking dinner on braziers


Annette and staff members

Isobel Armer

Isobel leaves for Nepal this week. She immerses herself in good works relating to Rotary projects, especially those relating to women and children. We look forward to her return in December and to hear of her work and times there.

Jo and Constance at Healesville Sanctuary


Constanze meets some of the locals!




Bon Voyage to Joan Kennedy

Joan has set off for Vietnam and Cambodia for a well-earned holiday. Have fun

Joan Working Bee at DIK

Saturday 4th October saw an enthusiastic group from Richmond spend a very rewarding time at DIK. As always this facility never fails to amaze. The amount of equipment available to send overseas to aid in education and health is extraordinary. Once again it makes you realise how lucky we are to live in Australia and that so much equipment is updated and renewed and that what is replaced can be put to excellent use elsewhere. Thanks to Bob and Laurie at DIK. What a wonderful job these two do. We all enjoyed the lovely lunch provided by Anna and Melinda. Anna was thrilled to use the new oven provided by Richmond funds. Well done Anna in organising this way and we all look forward to the next one.

Interact Melbourne Girls’ College has a guest speaker coming to speak on Thursday 10th October at 1.10 pm until 1.45 pm. If you wish to support this and attend please contact Emily Miller on Emily.Miller@mgc.vic.edu.au

Rotary 9800 District Conference Registrations for the 2020 District 9800 Conference are now open!! 27-29 March 2020

Conference Location

Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Tickets are priced as follows & Early-bird Price available until 30/11/19
(The price of conference includes both the Conference Dinner & the Welcome Event)
Rotarians and Partners = $300 First Time Attendees = $250
From the Conference organisers -- We've got some amazing entertainment, guest speakers and activities planned for the weekend We've drawn inspiration from the 19/20 motto Rotary Connects the World, and can't wait to share the weekend with you.
As you will see there are some options within your booking - you can book for the Conference and then separately for the Foundation Breakfast and the Sunday lunch. If you initially book the Conference you can go back later and add in the breakfast and / or the lunch.
From Sue and Jo – Onto Conference Chairs 2019-2020

Sue and I have investigated accommodation for the conference and have made a booking at the Quality Hotel overlooking the lake and a short drive to the conference centre.

We would like to arrange a pre-conference tour for interested attendees of the conference and need to have some indication from you of your participation on the tour – let us know if you are attending the conference and would like to join us on tour.
Tour commencing on Wednesday 25 and arriving in Bendigo on the 27 March
Come along and enjoy an inspiring conference with loads of fun and fellowship
Jo: jocowling@optusnet.com.au
Sue: sbolton@globaldial.com

ALOHA, ROTARY!

Discover aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June. Find aloha in the House of Friendship, where you’ll learn about Rotary projects around the world. Share aloha with fellow members during the exciting opening ceremony. Experience aloha through an array of host events, including a service project at an ancient fishpond. It's your chance to connect with other people of action while giving back to the community. What could be better than introducing your family to Rotary while exploring a beautiful island paradise? We can’t think of a thing.

Register Today!

Last Meeting:

Michael Dorahy spoke of the journeys of Burke and Wills in Australia and that of Lewis and Clark in the USA. He outlined the differences in approach and the success rate of both journeys. A tragedy for Burke and Wills. A triumph for Lewis and Clarke. Altogether a fascinating evening.


Acting President Barry Roberts


Jenny in fine fettle


Chair Ben Hosking and Michael Dorahy

Future Events

October - Economic and Community Development Month
10th Thursday MGC Interact Club Guest Speaker 1.10 – 1.35
17th Thursday Miss Saigon – Scotch College
19th Saturday Walk to end Polio
24th Thursday End Polio trainride
28th Monday David Taylor – Black Caviar
November- Rotary Foundation Month
4th Monday No meeting – Cup Day eve
16th Saturday Creswick Fashion Parade
18th Monday Board meeting 5.30
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club
30th Saturday Preston market

I'm ready are you?

My salmon and black outfit for Hat Night and to honour Black Caviar on the 28th is all prepared. Time to start thinking of your outfit and the guests you will invite for this very special evening.

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



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September 23, 2019

Tonight’s Meeting:

Michael Dorahy "Epic Journeys - Cross-continental Expeditions in Australia and the USA"
Mike will talk on the epic and tragic journeys of Burke and Wills.

Don't forget no meeting Monday 30th September as we are having a casual get-together on Sunday 29th September




Join us for an afternoon of New Orleans



Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Chew Chan 25th September, Neale Jackson 28th September, Jenny List 28th September
Partner Birthdays: Kevin Bolton 27th September
Anniversaries: Brooke &Nick O'Callaghan 24th September
Induction Anniversaries: Adam Sherwell joined Richmond 28/09/2016

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President Adam's hip surgery

Get well cheerios

To President Adam, Dawn Giltinan, Les Frampton, Jenny List, and Trevor Pang

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Lunch with Janice

Past President and honorary member Janice Kesterton was in town last in week. Dot Brown was able to organise an impromptu lunch for some of us to catch up with Janice. In a very short time, Dot was able to get Nia, Sue and Jo to The Gables in East Malvern for a light lunch on Friday. Janice looked very well and we all enjoyed her visit with us that day as we reminisced about her time in Rotary. Hopefully we can do it again.





Richmond Rotary Club

Working Bee

DIK (Donations in Kind)



Saturday October 5 2019

Time: 9:30 to 1:00pm

Followed by Lunch
Address: Shed 39, 400 Somerville Road West Footscray
Enter through Gate 2, then turn right at the stop sign and come directly down to Shed 39.

Please contact Anna Walpole as she needs numbers to cater for lunch annacamillawalpole@gmail.com


Congratulations to Tim Baker on another very successful RYAP presentation.

He has invested many hours into the running of this program over 20 years with a focus on helping disadvantaged young people who live in the C of Y high rise estates and attend schools within the City of Yarra. We work with the schools, Dancehouse and CCP (Centre for Contemporary Photography). In this year we focused on a special Year 9 class of 40 young people attending Collingwood College.(CC). The program was conducted throughout Term 3 with students “bussed” from CC to CCP or Dancehouse, where they attended workshops conducted by professional artists.

The project was presented to the school, family, friends, supporters and sponsors. A unique choreographed dance was presented and an exhibition of high quality creative photographs was displayed.

The event jointly Funded by Richmond and Collingwood Rotary was attended by an estimated 120 people and was universally considered a great success. Tim has been ably supported by Trevor Pang.

This program is not continuing at Richmond so it was Tim's last. Last week’s presentation has been called the best yet, so it looks like Tim left the best to last. Well done Tim.

Feelers are out for another club to take on this project

From Sally O’Sullivan (FORR)

"I want to put in the bulletin a big thank you to all the people that helped on RYAP Thanks to the Friends of Richond Rotary that cooked food and brought food The night was a big success every one helped with food and setting up a big thank you to all love Sally"

Interact Melbourne Girls’ College has a guest speaker coming to speak on Thursday 10th October at 1.10 pm until 1.45 pm. If you wish to support this and attend please contact Emily Miller on Emily.Miller@mgc.vic.edu.au

An invitation from the Heritage Cluster

Future Events

September - Basic Education and Literacy Month
17th Tuesday Board meeting - Sue Bolton’s home 6.30
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
23rd Monday Michael Dorahy - Epic Journeys
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October - Economic and Community Development Month
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
Walk to end Polio
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa
24th Thursday End Polio trainride
28th Monday David Taylor – Black Caviar
November- Rotary Foundation Month
11th Monday David Parkin – Football Legend
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



Like us on Facebook



September 16, 2019

No meeting tonight (Monday) RYAP Wednesday



Good luck President Adam for your hip surgery on Wednesday. Here’s hoping you will be fit and well and back with us again soon

Bon Voyage to Annette Pepper as she flies out to Somaliland next week.

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Motto Pop Up Shop

Once again the Pop Up shop was a great day of fundraising and fellowship. Thanks to team Richmond: Melinda, Adam, Judy, Trevor, Mark, Sally, Anna, and Annette we raised in excess of $2000. Thanks once again to the generosity of Faye and John Brown for their wonderful stock. We had a very busy morning as the customers were waning to get in long before opening hour. Fortunately it was a perfect spring day and they enjoyed the wait in the sun. A sausage sizzle would have gone down a treat as there were basketball finals in the gym and lots of hungry punters on the plot.

Congratulations to fundraising chair Melinda on another successful day.

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Richmond Rotary Club

Working Bee

DIK (Donations in Kind)



Saturday October 5 2019

Time: 9:00 to 1:00pm

Followed by Lunch
Address: Shed 39, 400 Somerville Road West Footscray
Enter through Gate 2, then turn right at the stop sign and come directly down to Shed 39.

Please contact Anna Walpole as she needs numbers to cater for lunch annacamillawalpole@gmail.com


Last week’s speaker: Karen Money

Melbourne Girls’ College (MGC) was established in 1994 and is a leader in innovative girls’ education. Karen arrived in 2015 and continued to provide enrolment opportunities for local, wider-Melbourne and international students to study inquiry and trans-disciplinary units in Years 7-9 followed by a large number of Year 10, VCE and VET subjects in the senior years. She outlined the 4 industrial revolutions that have shaped the world and that latest technology revolution is changing our world so quickly that current work practices will have to change. Careers will alter dramatically and many familiar roles will disappear. The College is constantly evolving programs and learning schedules to ensure students are future-ready with an emphasis on persistence, team work, respect for diversity and personal best. The 1400 students are taught and nurtured by excellent staff, parents, peers and mentors. Rotarian Brooke O’Callaghan was chair for the evening and her admiration for Karen both as a mentor and boss was touching

Karen with Constanze (Youth Exchange) and Brooke and Karen Sally O’Sullivan (FORR)

Share experiences with our Youth Exchange Student Constanze.

She will have free time on weekends, public holidays and during the school holidays.

Some Suggestions:
  • Visiting Tourist destinations
  • Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinner
  • Theatre experiences
  • Ballet/s
  • Skiing – snow boarding
  • Water skiing – wake boarding
  • Movies
  • Shopping trips
  • Family inclusion

Next week’s speaker: Michael Dorahy

"Epic Journeys - Cross-continental Expeditions in Australia and the USA"

The Burke and Wills and Lewis and Clark expeditions were amazing feats of stamina and courage. Mike's talk outlines the rationale for each expedition and reviews their parallels and contrasts while highlighting some of the incredible events which occurred during these treks. Mike is from Wollongong. He came to Melbourne to undertake an MSc at Monash University.

After a few short years in Melbourne, Mike had a wife (Carol), 4 kids and a mortgage. He had a long career in the IT industry based mainly in Melbourne but with re-locations to Sydney, Perth and Boyne Island in Central Queensland. In retirement Mike and Carol play lots of golf and try to get overseas regularly much to the concern of their financial advisor. They have finally finished organizing their 9000 family photographs (Now for the videos!), Mike is on the committee of the Burke and Wills Historical Society. In 2015 he spent 3 weeks following the Burke and Wills track from Melbourne to The Gulf.

In the last few years he has undertaken volunteer assignments helping with IT projects in Bandung, Indonesia, Quezon City in Manila and Kavieng in PNG.

Richmond Rotary Social Get together on Sunday 29th September


Future Events

September - Basic Education and Literacy Month
17th Tuesday Board meeting - Sue Bolton’s home 6.30
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
23rd Monday Michael Dorahy - Epic Journeys
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October - Economic and Community Development Month
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
Walk to end Polio
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa
24th Thursday End Polio trainride
28th Monday David Taylor – Black Caviar
November- Rotary Foundation Month
11th Monday David Parkin – Football Legend
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



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September 9, 2019

Tonight's Speaker: Karen Money, Principal of Melbourne Girls’ College

Karen was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow by Past President Jo at our last changeover. Our partnership with Melbourne Girls’ has seen marvelous advantages both for the school and the club. Her topic tonight will be the Recent Changes in Education.

Club Celebrations

Induction Anniversaries: Anna Walpole 11/09/2017.

Congratulations to Brooke O’Callaghan who celebrated her 30th birthday last week.

Get well cheerios:

Les Frampton "thanks for the wonderful flowers the tissue results have indicated that the operation has been a great success and it’s the best that could be hoped for, the cancer has been contained.

Les was in hospital for a total of 41hrs 15mins after such a major life threatening procedure, absolutely amazing how advanced technology has grown.

The Epworth team l was professional at all stages of the process, everyone was so caring, everybody knew their roles and were well informed.

Thank you for your ongoing support."

Dawn Giltinan is recovering from her recent hip replacement and flowers have been sent from Club. Best wishes from all of us Dawn.

Jenny List had a lovely holiday in Noosa and warmer weather; she is now home following her surgery and being well cared for. Best wishes from all of us.

GET WELL SOON

Congratulations to John & Glenys Liddell on the birth of their grandson Sebastian born 30th August

National Youth Science Forum (Maria Makris)

Emily Miller and I, we just attended the District 9800 NYSF Orientation morning with the six successful students we have endorsed and their parents. Present were: Kimia and Steve Mehr Karoon, Anais Herbaux and Mui Kent, Alice and Emma Girschik, Margaret Xu with her auntie representing her father Bernard Xu, Ashley Monaghan and Ben Phan, Sabriah and Shaun Peterson. Sandor Kazi the Science Teacher from Melbourne Girls’ College was also present to support the students. It was a very informative morning and we were able to celebrate the successful candidates we are endorsing from Melbourne Girls’ College to attend the 2020 NYSF. They are among the best in the country and we are pleased that they they hold such a place among the 600 students in the country. What a wonderful achievement for the Melbourne Girls’ College and the Rotary Club of Richmond partnership.






Thank you – 25th Anniversary Cocktail Party

Principal Karen Money thanked magnificent past and present staff, students, Councillors, PA, parents and community supporters who helped to celebrate 25 years of public education on Thursday night. It was an amazing evening which showcased the strong school community at MGC. A special thank you was given to guest speaker Mia Timpano whose inspirational words highlighted just how important education is in helping to guide students on the path to achieving their goals.

Rotarian and staff member, Nia's, organisation of the event was spectacular and deserves many congratulations. There was lots of excited chatter as former colleagues recognised each other and caught up with their lives post MGC. Staff members who had been at MGC for the past 25 years were all acknowledged with a gift. A special mention was made of Jan the lolly pop lady who had worked at the site for 27years.

Breakfast with the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin

Wednesday 4 September, Melinda Dunkley, Annette Pepper and I attended the RC Bentleigh Moorabbin Breakfast meeting. It was an early start for us all but we did appreciate this opportunity, and it does make you experience other Clubs and how we all do the same thing but in a different way. We were warmly welcomed by the Club and in particular Rotarian John Lehner who recently visited our Club.

Mercy Ship

The Guest Speaker was Fay Veitch from Mercy Ships Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilising people and resources world-wide, serving all people without regard for race, gender or religion.

A dream that began in a young man’s heart has become reality — a big, white, state-of-the-art hospital ship that delivers hope and healing to people around the globe living in dire circumstances. Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustain-able development aid to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing ser-vices valued at more than $1.53 billion, with more than 2.71 million direct beneficiaries. Each year, more than 1,000 volunteers from over 40 nations serve with Mercy Ships. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and support staff donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time.

Fay presented a really interesting account of the work accomplished by a dedicated team of volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of expertise provide care throughout Africa. We all agreed that Fay would be a fabulous Keynote speaker for our Club. Annette has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Club following her trip to the Edna Hospital in Somaliland Club on Wednesday 4 December, Melinda and I will go along to support her and we would welcome others to come and join us.

Share experiences with our Youth Exchange Student Constanze.

Constanze is 15 years old from Austria. She has commenced school and will have free time on weekends, public holidays and during the school holidays. Constanze enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle and would welcome the opportunity to join you in fun activities on weekends and during school holidays. Weekday activities (after school) are also fine dependant on her commitments.

Some Suggestions:
  • Visiting Tourist destinations
  • Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinner
  • Theatre experiences
  • Ballet/s
  • Skiing – snow boarding
  • Water skiing – wake boarding
  • Movies
  • Shopping trips
  • Family inclusion

Invitations could be made to Constanze, please include her host family and Rotarian in all communications.

Email addresses as below.

Marita (host Mum): maritas@vsl.vic.edu.au

Constanze: (YE Student): constanze@schuen.at

Jo Cowling (Rotarian): jocowling@optusnet.com.au – if you have any queries please contact Jo.0438 305 611

News from the DG

Networker August 2019

The End Polio Now campaign commenced over 30 years ago and is an important Rotary program. In 2018 there were only 33 cases of Polio caused by the wild polio virus in 2 countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan). Unfortunately, this year in those 2 countries there are already 65 reported cases. Whilst this is not good news there was some great news this week. Nigeria passed the 3 year mark without any Polio cases, which means it will soon be declared Polio Free. I know there are non-Rotarians who are surprised by the fact that Rotary started the campaign. Whilst we have major partners in the campaign (WHO, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) we need to raise the awareness of our role and continuing efforts to rid the world of Polio.

We recently launched the District 9800 Rotary Walk to End Polio which will be held on Saturday, 19th October at two locations in our District. We need your support as we overcome the final hurdles in the fight to end the disease forever. You can support us by making a donation to the cause or joining us 10.00am at either Albert Park Lake or in Bendigo at Lake Neangar, Eaglehawk on the Walk Your Way - Rotary Walk to End Polio. Two Locations, One Focus, Ending Polio. Register or donate via this link - https://rotarywalk.raisley.com

Another event is the End Polio Train ride which will be held on World Polio Day, Thursday 24th October. The planning is nearly completed and will include travelling in from 4 (or more) locations (Bendigo, Brighton, Werribee, and Caulfield) in our district to arrive at Federation Square Melbourne at 2.30pm. Everyone is invited to join us on a train or at Federation Square or support us as we travel past your station. It would be preferred if clubs or individual could make Polio donations either on or before this day. I have invited the other 4 Victorian Rotary Districts to join us on the day and this should mean that hundreds will be at Fed Sq. where we should create enough media interest to get on the nightly news.

Both events will ensure more people gain an awareness of the important role Rotary has played in ridding the world of Polio. Rotary was there at the beginning and we will be there at the end.

Rotary was there at the beginning and we will be there at the end.

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and more. Our programs show the wide variety of engaging, rewarding and inspiring study and career options available in these fields. Our flagship program is the NYSF Year 12 Program , which runs in January each year for students about to enter year 12. Since 1984, more than 12,000 young Australians have progressed through the NYSF Year 12 Program. (This includes those run under the organisation’s previous banner, the National Science Summer School (NSSS)). Rotary is the Founding Partner of NYSF and today the 21 local Rotary districts across Australia continue to conduct participant selections for the NYSF Year 12 Program on behalf of the NYSF.

Future Events

September - Basic Education and Literacy Month
9th Wednesday Karen Monet Principal Melbourne Girls’ College
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
16th Monday No meeting
17th Tuesday Board meeting - Sue Bolton’s home 6.30
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
23rd Monday Michael Dorahy - Epic Journeys
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October - Economic and Community Development Month
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
Walk to end Polio
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa
24th Thursday End Polio trainride
28th Monday David Taylor – Black Caviar
November- Rotary Foundation Month
11th Monday David Parkin – Football Legend
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



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September 2, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Jane Pennington – My Rotary

Jane is the secretary for D9800. The District Secretary, with the help of District officers, assists the District Governor in the communications, administrative and operational functions of the District. These include keeping records of all correspondence, minutes of Board and District Support Team (DST) meetings, reports to Rotary International (RI) and Club liaison.

Jane is a member of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn.

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Kirsty Sheppard 6th September
Wedding Anniversaries: Mark Dwyer and Kirsty 6th September 1991
Maureen and Trevor Pang 3rd September, 1979


Les Frampton

Received a text from Les today (Sunday).
His surgery had gone very well and he expects to be home in the next couple of days. Great news.

From Past President Jo Cowling

Tim and I attended the Inner North Grant Foundation presentation at the Aboriginal Advancement League in Thornbury last night. The Next Step Project was successful in the grant application to Inner North Community Foundation. Pictured are INCF executive director Ben Rodgers and Aunty Esme. There is a fascinating story behind the league with connections to William Cooper, Pastor Doug Nichols and Doris Blackburn.

Tim and I accepted the certificate of acknowledgement.

We are indeed fortunate to have foundations such as INCF who provide grants to many worthy community groups. This was also another opportunity for us to network and it is great to know that the RCR is recognised in this community. I will be submitting an application grant for next year with Tim’s assistance. I hope that this program continues to receive this support for programs that provide a pathway to employment


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Congratulations to Karen Money, the staff and students at Melbourne Girl’s College on the media coverage this week about the school going rubbish free and not fazing bins out over the next 5 weeks. Melbourne Girls’ College is getting rid of all its bins and asking students to take their rubbish home in a bold bid to encourage them to move towards zero waste. Starting next Monday, the Richmond college will over five weeks phase out receptacles in classrooms and the yard, leaving 1400 students and 140 staff to find their own home for chip packets and juice boxes. The Age

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Caught up with our past Assistant Governor, Don Heath, today, Saturday as he manned the gate at the Boorondara Farmers' Market. Rotary Glenferrie presents this market on every third Saturday and if there is a 5th Saturday on that as well. Well worth a visit.

Youth Exchange



Share experiences with our Youth Exchange Student Constanze.

Constanze is 15 years old from Austria. She has commenced school and will have free time on weekends, public holidays and during the school holidays. Constanze enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle and would welcome the opportunity to join you in fun activities on weekends and during school holidays. Weekday activities (after school) are also fine dependant on her commitments.

Some Suggestions:
  • Visiting Tourist destinations
  • Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinner
  • Theatre experiences
  • Ballet/s
  • Skiing – snow boarding
  • Water skiing – wake boarding
  • Movies
  • Shopping trips
  • Family inclusion

Invitations could be made to Constanze, please include her host family and Rotarian in all communications.

Email addresses as below.

Marita (host Mum): maritas@vsl.vic.edu.au

Constanze: (YE Student): constanze@schuen.at

Jo Cowling (Rotarian): jocowling@optusnet.com.au – if you have any queries please contact Jo.0438 305 611

If you do not have the following a Working with Children Check and a completed Youth Declaration Form (Club can supply) will be required for all adults over the age of 18 years involved in the activity, these are legislated requirements for children under the age on 18 years.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


Susan Vincent –Rotary Club of Prahran a visitor to our club, spoke briefly about the role of committee and what it hopes to achieve

Last week’s speaker:

Sally O’Sullivan (Friends of Richmond Rotary)

We had such fun. Thank you Sally.

September
4th Wednesday MGC 25th Anniversary Cocktail Party 6.30-8.00
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
16th Monday No meeting
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
23rd Monday Keynote speaker
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
20th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
21st Sunday Weekend at Milawa
November
11th Monday David Parkin – Football Legend
21st Thursday Paul Harris Breakfast – RACV Club


The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 1 2019-2020) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



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August 26, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Sally O’Sullivan (Friends of Richmond Rotary)

Sally will be speaking on Tai Chi and conducting a sample class (Non-energetic, gentle exercise). Please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Les Frampton 31ST August
Partner Birthdays: Maureen Pang 1st September Induction
Anniversaries: Aivars Lode 1st September 1984, Tim Baker 1st September 1992

Get well cheerio to Ruby Marriott.


Ruby had a tumble form her horse and was unfortunately kicked. Ruby has had a few days in hospital and we wish her a speedy recovery and that it is not long before she is back in the saddle again. Hugs from everyone Ruby, Best wishes to Les Frampton on his impending surgery this Friday. All at the club will be there for you Les as you convalesce. Caught Lois Peeler on TV last weekend, as she acknowledged the latest posthumous award for her grandmother, Lady Gladys Nicholls

Lady Gladys Nicholls was a leading Aboriginal activist whose dedicated community service and commitment to advancing Aboriginal rights was an inspiration to many, particularly young women. Lois continues her good work.

Congratulations to PP Chris Kemp and Mel O’Neill

Mel said Yes!! We just got engaged.

Mel said, "Well 2019 certainly will be a year to remember. Thank you Chris for making it such a special moment! Looking forward to my ring fitting"


THE FIVE-MINUTE BELL

The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord’s Test by an international cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007.

The bell, which is located outside the Bowlers’ Bar of the Lord’s Pavilion, is rung to signify the imminent start of play, and it has become a great honour to be invited to ring it on the morning of a Test match.

MEL JONES RANGTHE BELL TO SIGNAL FIVE MINUTES UNTIL THE START OF PLAY ON DAY FOUR OF THE 2ND TEST MATCH AT LORD’S.

The former Australian international, who played for her country between 1997 and 2005, has in recent years become a familiar voice in the commentary box, thanks to her stints in Australian broadcasting, at the Indian Premier League, and at this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Jones won the women’s World Cup twice with Australia, in 1997 and 2005, and also played in two Ashes-winning sides. She played five Tests for Australia scoring 251 runs including 131 against England on debut in 1998.

The 2005 World Cup final was her final One- Day International, in which Australia defeated India by 98 runs. She retired with 61 ODIs to her name, in which she made over 1,000 runs, and as the third-highest run-scorer in Australia’s Women’s National Cricket League. Off the field, her work to promote health initiatives in Indigenous communities, combined with her service to cricket, earned her the Medal of the Order of Australia earlier this year.

Mel was a student at Elwood Secondary College and the cricket coach was teacher John Handscomb, whose son is now in the Australian cricket team.

As one of her teachers at Elwood this is just me having a bit of a skite!

Annette Pepper and Somaliland Edna Adan Hospital Volunteer Project -Harageisa

Somaliland
    Somaliland
  • Separation from the rest of Somalia in 1991
  • Highest Maternal and infant mortality rights in the world
  • 1 in 11 children die in infancy
  • Nearly 4,000 child die in childbirth every year
  • The Edna Adan Hospital
  • Not-for-profit charity hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland
  • Opened in 2002 with surgical, medical and paediatric patients
  • In recent years, a university hospital
  • www.ednahospital.org
    Who is Edna?
  • Trained as midwife in the UK
  • Former first lady of Somalia
  • Worked for UN
  • Retired and set up a hospital at age 60
  • Campaigner for abolition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • The Edna Adan Foundation first became a registered charity in 2016
  • Edna presented at the Peace Conference and Rotary District Conference in Melbourne 2019
  • How this Rotary project evolved
  • First contact with DG Bronwyn Stephens and PP Jo Cowling
  • Contacted Judith Thompson, a nurse from WA who has volunteered at the Hospital 6 times since 2013
  • Rotary insurance confirmed
  • Vaccinations and health requirements
  • Discussions with Board, other members of our International group and President Adam Sherwell
  • Departure 23/9/19 –Return to Melbourne 25/10/19
  • What am I going to do?
  • To assist Edna in the running of the hospital
  • To provide volunteer health and training support to nurses at the Edna Adan Hospital Somaliland
  • To identify sponsoring opportunities for Richmond Rotary Club as an ongoing project
  • To teach some medical English
  • My Background
  • Registered nurse, former midwife
  • Worked in a variety of settings, including Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Brunei
  • TEFL qualified to teach English
  • Why training of Midwives should be considered as an ongoing project for Richmond Rotary?
  • Sustainable project
  • Gives women an education, employment and a sense of purpose
  • Feasibility to be assessed on site

In the Big Issue of 26th August several pages were devoted to how difficult it is to eat well when homeless and living hand to mouth, below the bread line. Brian 46

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, eggs and coffee from the OKC day shelter.

Lunch: Nothing.

Dinner: Bowl of chili and water from the Salvation Army. Terry 29

Breakfast: Nothing

Lunch and Dinner: Cereal and 1 litre soft drink. Renata 52

Breakfast and Lunch: Nothing

Dinner: Hot dog and soda from 7- Eleven April 51 and Frederick 42

Breakfast: Two minute noodles with sausage slices and a handful of Cheetos.

Lunch: Two minute noodles with sausage slices and a handful of Cheetos and some gummy bears.

Dinner: A garden salad, 1.35 litre soft drink. Coffee with most meals.

No wonder how grocery items are so well received.

Youth Exchange

Conversation, Connection, Collaboration, Celebration

Rotarians and Partners (Early-bird Price available until 30/11/19) $300.00
First Time Attendees $250.00
Rotaractors and Exchange Students $200.00


Gimme 5 Campaign

The goal is to have every District 9800 Rotarian give a personal $5 donation to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) this year.



Most Rotarians don't donate to The Rotary Foundation and this needs to change

webpage https://rotarydistrict9800.org.au/page/gimme-5-campaign



From DG Grant Hocking

Our district has proudly created a new committee for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. This flyer was created and I think looks fantastic and delivers our message very well (Thanks Kerry Kornhauser District PI and Communications). I encourage everyone to get involved and take action



Last week’s speaker: Andrew Muir

Andrew was a very engaging speaker and outlined his career as a salesman of household appliances and electrical goods with the family business "The Mighty Muirs', rebranded as 'The Good Guys'

Andrew spoke of his philanthropic endeavours through The Good Guys Foundation which provides funds for up to 150 charities. He was instrumental in bringing Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food to Australia.

Andrew with chair Ben Hosking

At the same meeting Dan Trang President of Collingwood Rotary presented the club with a cheque for Youth programs.

August
28th Wednesday Film night Palace Cinema, Balwyn 6.30pm
2nd Monday JJane Pennington, Club Runner, My Rotary
September
4th Wednesday MGC 25th Anniversary Cocktail Party 6.30-8.00
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 1 2019-2020) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au




Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



Like us on Facebook




August 12, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Annette Pepper – Visit to Somaliland Last Meeting: Our Youth Exchange Constanza Schuen

Constanza introduced herself and provide photos of her family – father, brother mother and most importantly her dog Ginger. She had photos of her home in Vienna – straight from Inspector Rex- and of her school. How I envy her these beautiful classic buildings! Constanze loves to travel and had several photos featuring her wonderful trips.

Constanze is very happy to go along with what members and friends who maybe able to include her in their activities etc. We will require WWC and Youth Declaration Form to be completed for any activities. Share experiences with our Youth Exchange Student Constanze Constanze is 15 years old and is on exchange with our Club from Austria. She has commenced school and will have free time on weekends, public holidays and during the school holidays.

Constanze enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle and would welcome the opportunity to join you in fun activities on weekends and during school holidays. Weekday activities (after school) are also fine dependant on her commitments.

    Some Suggestions:
  • Visiting Tourist destinations
  • Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinner
  • Theatre experiences
  • Ballet/s
  • Skiing – snow boarding
  • Water skiing – weight boarding
  • Movies
  • Shopping trips
  • Family Inclusion

Invitations could be made to Constanze, please include her host family and Rotarian in all communications.

Email addresses as below.
Marita (host Mum): maritas@vsl.vic.edu.au
Constanze: (YE Student): constanze@schuen.at
Jo Cowling (Rotarian): jocowling@optusnet.com.au – if you have any queries please contact Jo.0438 305 611

Richmond Rotary BBQ was involved in the Perspective Block Party at Atherton Gardens last night which was part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Great night out with the community handing out free sausages😁


Salvos say thanks for last week’s grocery collection. The items were very well received and much needed



News from Molly Sharrock

You may remember Molly was selected to attend the International Youth Science Forum in London. The club was able to organise a District Youth Grant to enable Molly to attend.

Hello Nia and Richmond Rotary,

I can't wait to tell the club all about the incredible time I'm having in London! I would just like to say a massive massive thank you for all of your support in making this possible. I'm learning so much and getting less and less of an idea of what I want to do because of the boundless possibilities presented to us. I have made the best friends from all over the world so thank you and looking forward to the 7th of October.


Molly

Club Celebrations


Birthdays: President Adam 9th August,Judy Nettleton 23rd August
Wedding Anniversaries: Aivars & Nellya Lode 20/08/1960 ***

Induction Anniversaries: Dawn Giltinan 22/08/2014, Jenny List 22/08/2011 Warren Golding 23/08 1999

On to Conference Bendigo March 2020

Jo and I travelled to Bendigo last Thursday in order to firm up our accommodation for the D9800 District Conference. We previously had made a booking at a motel within walking distance of the Conference venue but they would not negotiate on the 3 night rule. It was serendipity and not being able to make a right hand turn that we pulled up outside the Quality Hotel Lakeside. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. We were shown several rooms – all of a high standard and we have booked the following:


1 three bedroom apartment, 1 two bedroom apartment, 3 doubles, 3 twins and 2 singles. All rooms have views of the lakes, are nicely presented, light and area, with plenty of options for group drinks etc. There are options for breakfasts: bring your own, in house dining room or the Boardwalk across the road. We have tentatively booked a private space in the Restaurant for the Club Dinner. No-one will have to drive that night.


Check out the rooms and facilities on Google

Conversation, Connection, Collaboration, Celebration

Tickets are priced as follows -
Rotarians and Partners (Early-bird Price available until 30/11/19) $300.00
First Time Attendees $250.00
Rotaractors and Exchange Students $200.00


Next Week's Speaker:






Fundraising Event
Movie Night
"Palm Beach"

Set in Sydney’s iconic Northern Beaches Palm Beach is a heart-warming story which sees a group of lifelong friends with a lifetime of history reunite for one very special occasion.

Featuring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Richard E Grant and Directed by Rachael Ward




Wednesday 28 August
6.30pm

Palace Balwyn Cinema

231 Whitehorse Road

Balwyn

$22


Book your Movie Tickets at:

TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BEQUT

Join the fundraising team after the movie supper/drink at

Augello’s

200 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Post movie: RSVP: Melinda Dunkley

melindadunkley@gmail.com



To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Melbourne Girls' College we are having a Cocktail Party on Wednesday 4th September, 6.30-8.00pm in the Library. The target invitations are to all ex-students, ex-staff, ex-school councilors and ex-community members. Please come and help celebrate and meet up with old friends. All information is available on the web-site and the cost is $25pp via TryBooking link. It is very difficult to contact past MGC community members so please spread the word as much as you can.

We'd love to see you.

Nia Holdenson








Richmond Rotary Club

Working Bee

DIK (Donations in Kind)



Saturday August 31 2019

Time: 9:00 to 1:00pm

Followed by Lunch
Address: Shed 39, 400 Somerville Road West Footscray
Enter through Gate 2, then turn right at the stop sign and come directly down to Shed 39.

Please contact Anna Walpole as she needs numbers to cater for lunch annacamillawalpole@gmail.com






Holger Knaack selected to be 2020-21 Rotary International president


By Ryan Hylan

Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21.The Nominating Committee’s decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to health reasons

To build a stronger membership, Knaack says Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians. Knaack believes that the People of Action campaign offers new public awarness possibilities for Rotary. "This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures,"" he says.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor. He is an endowment/major gifts adviser and co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation. Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.




Poem Of The Year (Thanks to Ben Hosking)

The computer swallowed Grandma,
Yes, honestly it’s true!
· She pressed 'control and 'enter'
· And disappeared from view.
· It devoured her completely,
· The thought just makes me squirm.
· She must have caught a virus ·Or been eaten by a worm.
I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I've even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find. In desperation,
I asked Mr. Google My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
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Please 'Copy, Scan' and 'Paste' her,
And send her back to me.




Future Events

August
5th Monday Volunteer Declaration forms completion
12th Monday Jenny McNaughton, Berry Street
19th Monday Board meeting 5.30pm
26th Monday Andrew Muir, Good Guys
September
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 1 2019-2020) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

Object of Rotary



The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Gimme 5 Campaign

The goal is to have every District 9800 Rotarian give a personal $5 donation to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) this year.



Most Rotarians don't donate to The Rotary Foundation and this needs to change

webpage https://rotarydistrict9800.org.au/page/gimme-5-campaign



Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



Like us on Facebook




August 05, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Meet our exchange student Constanza Schuen

Sally O'Sullivan from the Friends of Richmond Rotary will be collecting non-perishable food items to take to the Richmond Salvos for distribution.

Nia will be collecting Youth Volunteer Collection forms. Don't forget to print and bring them with you tonight

Last Meeting: Christmas in July at Fitzroy RC What a fun night we had! On a cold wintry night eating a traditional Christmas dinner was in keeping with the weather. The food was delicious and so much of it. Drinks flowed as did the conversation and fellowship. The guest speaker spoke of Fitzroy's connection with the local scout troop and pointed out how similar the values are between Scouts and Rotary.

A very successful raffle was run and Richmond cleaned up on the prizes. Dawn managed to pick President Adam's number out for the door prize. I believe she enjoyed the Maltesers he won. Les was very excited at winning a coffee machine. Nia was very pleased to win chocolates and Melinda was overwhelmed with the ginger bread house. Fitzroy was very gracious with all our wins and said they were pleased that the visitors had been so lucky,

Hi Adam,

We had a great night of fellowship with our Richmond friends. Please thank everyone for their generosity in supporting our fundraising and it seems Richmond did very well in the raffle prizes- well done! It was a pleasure to meet you and Dawn and thank you for presenting the Rotary Toast. 1st Fitzroy Scouts will be receiving $500 thanks to the generosity of all attendees and members who donated all prizes.


Yours in Rotary,
Beverley McFarlane

Club Celebrations:

Wedding Anniversaries:

Jo and Michael Cowling 5th August, 1978

Visit to Rotary Market Bentleigh

Les, Jo and Melinda visited the RC. Bentleigh market on Sunday, and we were warmly welcomed by members of the Club. Rotarian John Lehner was a recent visitor to our Club.

Meet the New RI World President Mark Maloney Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

President Mark has been a Rotarian since 1980. He has served as an RI director; Foundation trustee and vice chair; and aide to 2003-04 RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe. He also has participated in the Council on Legislation as chair, vice chair, parliamentarian, and trainer. He was an adviser to the 2004 Osaka Convention Committee and chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee.

Prior to serving as a district governor, he led a Group Study Exchange to Nigeria.

He also served as Future Vision Committee vice chair; Foundation training institute moderator; Foundation permanent fund national adviser; member of the Peace Centres Committee; and adviser to the Foundation's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge Committee

President Mark is asking Rotary members to connect the world by allowing talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action.

"Through Rotary, we connect to the incredible diversity of humanity on a truly unique footing, forging deep and lasting ties in pursuit of a common goal."

Rotary is built on connection. When Paul Harris came to Chicago as a young lawyer, he formed Rotary for one compelling reason: to help him connect to others in a new city. More than a century later, we have at our disposal countless ways to form friendships and networks, most of which Paul Harris never dreamed. Yet Rotary's ability to connect us remains unique - and unrivalled. Through its distinct mission and structure, Rotary International provides a way to connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting relationships. Our membership connects us to a global community through our countless projects and programs, our leadership in polio eradication, and our work with and through the United Nations. Our service connects us to people who share our values, who want to take action for a better world; it connects us to people we would never otherwise meet, who are more like us than we could have imagined; and it connects us to people who need our help, allowing us to change lives in communities around the world. As a new decade begins, we are shaping Rotary's future. In 2019-2020, Rotary will implement its new strategic plan, respond to the innovation of the Council on Legislation, and serve in our revitalized areas of focus. But the real work of shaping Rotary's future lies in our clubs, where our organization must do the most to adapt to today's changing realities. While the club remains the core of the Rotary experience, we are now far more creative and flexible in deciding what a club can be, how it can meet, and even what can be considered a Rotary meeting. We need to be organized, strategic, and innovative in how we approach membership, forging wider and deeper connections to our communities and forming new club models to attract and engage more - and more diverse - members. Rotary is indeed a family. Yet too often, the structure of membership or the demands of leadership seem to place Rotary out of reach for today's younger professionals. Rotary can and should be an experience that complements our families instead of competing with them. When our Rotary clubs are warm, welcoming places where service and family go hand in hand, we give family-oriented young professionals the opportunity to embrace Rotary service and model positive civic engagement. And when we make the expectations of Rotary offices realistic and manageable for busy professionals, we develop the skills and networks of a new generation of Rotarians - who will become Rotary leaders. In 2019-2020, it will be our challenge to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.


RI President Mark


Theme logo unveiled in Hamburg


Mark and partner Gay

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Melbourne Girls' College we are having a Cocktail Party on Wednesday 4th September, 6.30-8.00pm in the Library. The target invitations are to all ex-students, ex-staff, ex-school councilors and ex-community members. Please come and help celebrate and meet up with old friends. All information is available on the web-site and the cost is $25pp via TryBooking link. It is very difficult to contact past MGC community members so please spread the word as much as you can.

We'd love to see you.

Nia Holdenson

Time 4:30 - 6.30pm
Date Tuesday, 27th August 2019
Venue Aborigines Advancement League
Location 2 Watt St, Thornbury VIC 3071

Pathways to Employment Grants Announcement 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Pathways to Employment Grant Announcement celebration on Tuesday 27th August at the Aborigines Advancement League Hall.

This year more than $370,000 will be distributed to 22 charitable organisations in Darebin, Moreland and Yarra.

Since 2007, the Foundation has been supporting and providing opportunities to people in Melbourne's inner north through its Pathways to Employment grants program. This major granting activity strengthens local employment through funding organisations to run innovative and creative programs that unlock people's potential.

It's going to be a great evening, celebrating with people deeply committed to Melbourne's inner north. I look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely,


Ben Rodgers
Executive Officer, Inner North Community Foundation
0415731134

Future Events

August
5th Monday Volunteer Declaration forms completion
12th Monday Jenny McNaughton, Berry Street
19th Monday Board meeting 5.30pm
26th Monday Andrew Muir, Good Guys
September
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 1 2019-2020) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

See the Bulletin for articles on the following:

  1. Rotary Connects the World!
  2. District Governor Grant Hocking
  3. Rotary International President Mark D. Maloney
  4. Apply to serve on an RI Committee
  5. VALE Past District Governor Des Jones
  6. Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tarawa, Kiribati.
  7. Meet the RI President in Ballarat.
  8. Rotary Flemington Kensington's Playground Project featured in Play Australia.
  9. Brighton Rotarys scoping visit to Vietnam
  10. Essendon Rotary's provides maternity bags in India
  11. David Wittner Mentoring Award
  12. 101st Commeoration of the Battle of Amiens
  13. Melbourne Rotary's Seniors Award calls for nominations
  14. Rotarian Photo competition winners
  15. Welcome to our newest Rotarians
  16. Around the clubs
  17. VALE
  18. Coming Events

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



Like us on Facebook



July 29, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Meet our exchange student Constanza Schuen

Last Meeting: DG Grant Hocking's visit

Grant commenced his address by saying how the new slogan "Rotary Connects" resonated with him. He had used connect in much of his work and as a keyword for the next conference in Bendigo. This will give the opportunity to connect with those in our District. As will the world convention gives Rotarians a chance to connect with more than 20.000 others. His morning teas with the DG will give the opportunity to connect people with projects and not be lone voices. DG Grant went onto quote Paul Harris in 1935.

"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.

Grant then went onto outline many ways D9800 was facing change. Rotary Melbourne had added a monthly evening meeting to its program and outlined some new Clubs close to charter that dealt with the differing needs of those unable to commit to a weekly meeting but are looking for the chance tp volunteer.

Newly chartered Wyndham meets as a cocktail club, Macedon Ranges meets fortnightly and concentrates on projects, the passport club at DIK meets once a month on Saturday mornings, and starting up soon a family club that will meet for morning tea on Sundays allowing parents to bring along their children. These new clubs all enable those who cannot meet under normal circumstances to be of serve in their communities.

Three new committees have been introduced:

  • Diversity and Equity,
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Youth Alumni

Hopefully this will keep the hundreds of youth that benefit from Rotary programs in touch with Rotary DG Grant went onto talk of Rotary 100, 2021 the centenary of Melbourne Sydney and Auckland clubs. It is hoped that ll clubs will come up with a suitable project to publicize this event.

Foundation - the best charity in the world needs your help The DG recommends that 'You give him $5'.

We must not lose sight of Polio and two major event s will take place - A walk around Albert Park Lake and on World Polio Day October 24th the Polio Train Ride.

Questions followed and the issue of a woman world president was raised. John Benger kindly forwarded the following:

Election of an RI President (with comments on a female appointment). The Rotary International President (RIP) is elected by the RI board and must be a Board Member.

There are 20 board members. Three positions are the current RIP, the RIP Elect and the Secretary /Treasurer.

The other 17 are from the 34 world zones with each director representing 2 zones.

Of the 17, 13 are from outside the USA and 4 are from the USA. The USA is so large it has multiple zones*. The only other country with multiple zones is India and with 2 directors.

In selecting a RIP there is a convention that the role will alternate between the USA one year and the rest of the world the other year. The RIP is from the USA this year and their next turns will be 2021-2022 then 2023-2024. In the case of a female being appointed there are currently two female board members and both from the USA. So, if convention is followed, one of these could be RIP in the years ending 2022 or 2024. It is difficult to see any new female being appointed to the board and gaining sufficient support to be elected in a shorter time frame?

But even if eligible the female candidate will still have to show she offers an advantage over male candidates. Also in the western world we see the appointment of a female as advantageous but many zones will not see a female appointment as a priority.

Plus it is very competitive as the credentials of all board members, regardless or zone or gender, are impressive. All are leaders in their industry, major donors to Rotary and many with past roles such as Foundation Trustee and such. So in summary any person wanting to be an RIP has a complex path be they male or female.

A thought. Possibly the zones with growth in Rotary membership may not see the need for a female RIP but maybe they will see the appointment of a female as a catalyst to arrest the decline of Rotary in the western world so will accelerate the appointment?

*The USA is roughly 30% of the world membership and 60% of the world revenue to Foundation.

Rotary Around the World
Country Members Contribution to Foundation
USA 341,000 $137 Million
India 124,000 $ 15 Million
Japan 90,000 $ 15 Million
Others
Canada 25,000 $ 7 Million
Australia 32,000 $ 5 Million
Others
Total 1,200,000 $243 Million

Club Celebrations:

Wedding Anniversaries: Neale & Helen Jackson 1st August 1969

Michelle Benstead Australian Rotary Health Scholar

Hello John, Trevor and Jo, I just thought I would formally let you all know that I submitted my PhD thesis on 5 July. Jo, I think you may have already seen my enthusiastic update on Facebook.I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to everyone that supported me at Rotary. I honestly could not have completed my project without the financial assistance provide by Rotary, but also the encouragement I received by the many Rotarians I encountered. What your organisation does is simply life-changing and so very inspiring! I have loved being part of the Richmond Rotary extended community!I have included my thesis Acknowledgements as I want to share my gratitude with everyone that I named that helped me achieve my goal.

Warm regards,

Michelle

I have included part of Michelle's acknowledgements.

My research would have been impossible without the aid and financial support provided by Australian Rotary Health, the Rotary Club of Richmond, Motto Fashions and Deakin University. Thanks to John and Faye Browne from Motto Fashions for taking your idea to Rotary to fund the Youth Mental Health Scholarship which brought this research project to life. A special thanks to Chairman Gregory Ross, and Richmond Rotarians John Benger, Trevor Pang, Josephine Cowling, and all of the other Rotarians at Richmond. Meeting you and getting to know you all has been delightful, and I have loved how welcomed you have all made me feel as part of your club.

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community. Australian Rotary Health is a project of the Rotary Districts of Australia and is supported by Rotary Clubs. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into four focus areas, and promotes findings to the community:
  • Mental Health Research
  • General Health Research
  • Indigenous Health Scholarships
  • Rural Medical and Nursing Scholarships

Youth Exchange: Constanze from Austria has arrived

Constanze arrived in Australia on Friday and was met by her host family Marita and Brett Shepherd. Flying from Europe on her own through Singapore and arriving in Melbourne after a 27 hour flight. Marita and Brett Shepherd are her host parents and they have a son Luke who is currently doing his final year at school. The family live in Mont Albert and are very close to the train line running directly to Burnley Station, which is within walking distance of the Melbourne Girls College. Marita and Brett's daughter Bianca is currently on exchange in Austria and returning in January 2020. Constanze lives with her father and brother in Vienna, she is 15 years old and speaks very good English, Constanze enjoys volley ball, likes to snow board and would like to learn how to surf. Constanze visits her mother regularly and enjoys holidays with her. Nia, Mark and I enjoyed morning tea with Marita, Brett and Constanze on Sunday and this gave us an opportunity to welcome her to Melbourne. Constanze will attend our Club Meetings and her first visit will be on Monday 5 August, it would be great to give her a very warm Rotary Club of Richmond welcome. Constanze will start school at Melbourne Girls College in Year 10 on Monday 29 July and will be well supported by Brooke, Emily, Nia and Vice Principle Sefija Demirova, We will be seeking host families from MGC and Rotarians particularly for short stays if host families have other commitments. I am sure Constanze will enjoy her stay in Australia and getting to know the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Richmond. Jo Cowling

Edelweiss the flower symbol of Austria

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Melbourne Girls' College we are having a Cocktail Party on Wednesday 4th September, 6.30-8.00pm in the Library. The target invitations are to all ex-students, ex-staff, ex-school councilors and ex-community members. Please come and help celebrate and meet up with old friends. All information is available on the web-site and the cost is $25pp via TryBooking link. It is very difficult to contact past MGC community members so please spread the word as much as you can.

We'd love to see you.

Nia Holdenson

Time 4:30 - 6.30pm
Date Tuesday, 27th August 2019
Venue Aborigines Advancement League
Location 2 Watt St, Thornbury VIC 3071

Pathways to Employment Grants Announcement 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Pathways to Employment Grant Announcement celebration on Tuesday 27th August at the Aborigines Advancement League Hall.

This year more than $370,000 will be distributed to 22 charitable organisations in Darebin, Moreland and Yarra.

Since 2007, the Foundation has been supporting and providing opportunities to people in Melbourne's inner north through its Pathways to Employment grants program. This major granting activity strengthens local employment through funding organisations to run innovative and creative programs that unlock people's potential.

It's going to be a great evening, celebrating with people deeply committed to Melbourne's inner north. I look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely,


Ben Rodgers
Executive Officer, Inner North Community Foundation
0415731134

Future Events

August
5th Monday Volunteer Declaration forms completion
12th Monday Jenny McNaughton, Berry Street
19th Monday Board meeting 5.30pm
26th Monday Andrew Muir, Good Guys
September
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
14th Saturday Motto Pop-up Shop MGC
4th Wednesday Movie Night Palace Cinema
18th Wednesday RYAP performance, Collingwood Town Hall
29th Sunday Lunch Clyde Hotel, Carlton
October
19th Saturday Weekend at Milawa
20th Sunday Weekend at Milawa

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 1 2019-2020) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

See the Bulletin for articles on the following:

  1. Rotary Connects the World!
  2. District Governor Grant Hocking
  3. Rotary International President Mark D. Maloney
  4. Apply to serve on an RI Committee
  5. VALE Past District Governor Des Jones
  6. Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tarawa, Kiribati.
  7. Meet the RI President in Ballarat.
  8. Rotary Flemington Kensington's Playground Project featured in Play Australia.
  9. Brighton Rotarys scoping visit to Vietnam
  10. Essendon Rotary's provides maternity bags in India
  11. David Wittner Mentoring Award
  12. 101st Commeoration of the Battle of Amiens
  13. Melbourne Rotary's Seniors Award calls for nominations
  14. Rotarian Photo competition winners
  15. Welcome to our newest Rotarians
  16. Around the clubs
  17. VALE
  18. Coming Events

Meeting Information


Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



Contact Us

Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



Like us on Facebook




July 22, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Official Visit District Governor Grant Hocking

During the year the District Governor makes an official visit to each club. This visit provides an opportunity for the DG and their partner to meet with the President, Board, Club members and their partners. During the meeting the DG addresses the Club on Rotary, International President's theme and the emphases for the year. The DG will highlight the District goals and comment on the Club's plans and objectives.

Grant is from the RC of Woodend. Here he is pictured with his wife Melissa.

Grant is Clinical Manager for Ambulance Victoria in the Grampians Region. He has worked for Ambulance Victoria for the past 30 years. He was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the 2014 Australia Day Honours.

Grant stated, "As Rotarians we are connected and share a common goal of realising Rotary International's vision- "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." This vision is perfectly represented in the RI theme for 2019-20, "Rotary Connects the World". This connection is evident at every level of Rotary. It's in the communities we support, between Rotarians locally and around the world. It's also in Rotary clubs, and between Rotary Districts."

Join us for a visit from Rotary District D9800, 2019/20 District Governor Grant Hocking. Hear from Grant as he outlines his objectives for the Rotary year and the messages he brings from 2019/20 Rotary International World President Mark Maloney.

* NB. Payment can be made to Judy Nettleton at our meeting tonight (22nd). Bookings and money will be then forwarded to Fitzroy tomorrow.

Vale Des Jones

D9800 Rotarians mourn the passing of their friend and colleague, Past President and Past District Governor Des Jones.

Des became a member of the Rotary Club of Prahran in July 1988. He was District Governor of District 9800 in the year 2000-2001.Des transferred to the Rotary Club of Carlton in 2008. His wisdom and enthusiasm will be sorely missed. His inspiration and dedication lives on in their projects especially the book fair.

DG Des held the District Conference at Darling Harbour. It was a magical occasion.

The opening ceremony was held in the Entertainment Centre and at the conclusion we all exited and boarded ships to sail around the harbour. Beautiful moonlight, great food and drink, and lots of friendly banter made for a glorious evening.

Des's theme for the year was "Create Awareness, Take Action" and this conference did just that. It featured fabulous key note speakers including the grandson of Sherpa Tenzing. It also highlighted the fabulous work of clubs locally, nationally and internationally. This quite often meant there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

I have so many wonderful memories of that time. Elissa Jackson later Marriott looking like a princess in the prettiest ball gown I have ever seen. A fabulous club dinner at Doyle's Rose Bay. However, the overriding memories are of fun, fellowship and the wonderful work of Rotary. Des certainly made D9800 proud. Rest in Peace Des. You will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Beryl and Family.

Club Celebrations:

Birthdays: Maria Makris July 24th
Partner Birthdays: Elissa Marriott 25th July
PS. One day I might tell you about my eventful journey to Tullamarine for a flight to Des's Sydney conference .Tulla's entrance was flooded and traffic unable to enter.

Volunteer customer service recruitment
Epworth HealthCare is recruiting customer service volunteers

Located at Epworth Richmond, the role requires:

  • excellent customer services skills
  • friendly, kind and professional volunteers
  • competent with providing hospital directions
  • motivated to help others and give back to the community

Contact Alice Saunders on 03 9426 6217 or volunteering@epworth.org.au

 

 

'You never know who you will meet at a RI Convention!'

Future Events

July - Start New Officers
29th Monday Christmas in July with RC Fitzroy

August
19th Monday Board meeting 5.30pm

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 15) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au.


July 15, 2019

Tonight's Meeting:

What is a Paul Harris Recognition?

To recognise contributions to the Rotary Foundation, Rotary initiated the Paul Harris recognition program. Anyone donating $US1000 ($AU 1400) to the Rotary Foundation was made a Paul Harris Fellow. The donation can be made by an individual or in recognition of an individual. Similar schemes exist for most not for profit organisations.

In a few countries, including Australia, the concept developed of a Rotary Club making the $US1000 donation and using the entitlement to give a PHF in recognition of a the contribution of an individual.

Thus a PHF can be recognition of a donation or as an award. Either way the Foundation benefits in the incredible work they do. Year in and year out the Foundation is voted as a top, and most effective, charity in then world.

Growing out of the scheme is the Paul Harris Society. Members are individual who have committed to give $US1000 annually to the Foundation. RCR have a number of members of the Society.

Sapphires, rubies and then diamonds recognise additional contributions.

The Foundation receives around $US 200 million annually from the Paul Harris Society. These funds are used in projects like Polio Plus and Global Grants.

Possibly here should be differentiation between recognition of a PHF via a donation and via an award but the key is both aids the work of Foundation.

Youth Exchange

Giulia Apicelo, Isabella Ferrari and Maude Wehrle (Exchange students 2012- 2013) catching up in Paris seven years after their time in Oz!

Our new exchange student from Austria, Constanza arrives on July 26th.

 

Maria Makris our wonderful Youth Services Director enjoying a wellearned break in Africa

Club Celebrations:

Induction Anniversaries: Janice Peeler 15th July.

Vous fêteront

Bonne fête de la Bastille Jean Marc

Merv joins the Rotary Club of Manningham!

Past President of Richmond and then DG for D9810 was recently inducted into a new club Manningham.

Hi Merv

It was a pleasure & the welcoming atmosphere at Manningham was appreciated.

I particularly liked the idea of every member welcoming you & Kay at the lectern & the New Member Q & A Segment.

Unfortunately there was not an opportunity for questions from the floor however I was able to interject on several occasions - I would have asked "when are you nominating for World President", afterall Richmond taught you everything you know about Rotary! Welcome back to Rotary.

Best regards

Trevor.

Jennie's Farewell

Where were you on the 21st July 1969 when Neil Armstrong landed on the noon?

I was in charge of dozens of Year 8 students sitting on the floor in a darkened room watching a hired television and not best pleased to be missing out on their lunchtime.

I felt vindicated 30 years later when former member James Edmonds gave a talk, "The Rotarian behind the Badge". He too mentioned that as a young child, he had not been pleased to have been dragged from playing outside and forced to sit down in the dark to watch a very flickery and slow moving event. However these days he often boasted to his daughters that he had witnessed the moon landing!

Board Meeting:

The Board met at PP Jo's house on Sunday 14th to discuss the Project Plans for the coming year. This was a fruitful exercise and President Adam will report further in the next Bulletin.

Thanks to Jo for her excellent hospitality.

Volunteer customer service recruitment
Epworth HealthCare is recruiting customer service volunteers

Located at Epworth Richmond, the role requires:

  • excellent customer services skills
  • friendly, kind and professional volunteers
  • competent with providing hospital directions
  • motivated to help others and give back to the community

Contact Alice Saunders on 03 9426 6217 or volunteering@epworth.org.au

Future Events

July - Start New Officers
22nd Monday District Governor's visit
29th Monday Christmas in July with RC Fitzroy

August
19th Monday Board meeting 5.30pm

Yesterday after shopping in our local supermarket, I was in the queue at the Check Out, and heard when the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.

The woman apologised to the young girl & then sighed, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. You folk didn't do enough to save our environment for future generations."

The older lady said "Ahh yes you're right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day." She sighed then continued:

Back then, we returned milk bottles, lemonade bottles & beer bottles to the shops. The shops then sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized & refilled, so those same bottles were used over & over, thus REALLY were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores put our groceries into brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) were not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalise our books on their brown paper bag/covers. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.

I remember how we walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store or office building; walked to the grocery store & didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go 200 yards. . . . But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind & solar power really did dry our clothes back in our days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. . . . But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And if anyone did own a TV, it had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of a football pitch. When cooking we blended & stirred by hand coz we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send by post, we used layers of old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity., , , , But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

We drank from a tap or fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, & we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then. Back then, people took the bus & kids rode bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's expensive car or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing".. Oh and we had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest leisure park.

. . . . But it so sad this current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then? . . . I think you should forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from some smart ass young person. .. ... We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smart ass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 15) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au.


July 8, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Nia Holdenson will reflect on her visit to Hamburg for the Rotary Convention.

District Changeover:

This was held on Sunday June 30th. The district said goodbye DG Bronwyn Stephens and welcomed the DG 2019-2010 Grant Hocking.

What a year...of being the inspiration. All of the 2250 Rotarians in our 64 Clubs welcome Wyndham Harbour. Congratulations President Rosemary on being the Charter President of the newest Club in District 9800.

In 2016 Presidents Nominees and my District support team were invited to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute. That set us up excitedly for planning and preparing ourselves for 2018-2019. What inspiration we found in dreaming big, planning well and understanding some capability of harnessing Rotary's potential.

There have been lots to celebrate this year in what has been achieved through service. Thank you all for the warm welcome to Mark and I at Club visits and for so many conversations over this year.

It was an honour earlier in the year to recognize Ian Salek for his tireless work in roles support Clubs as an Assistant Governor and International Chair, and now on Rotary Radio with a District Service Award.

Lin Hughes (Rotary Chadstone East Malvern) for having the idea to start Busyfeet and spreading it to other clubs…bringing so much joy to so many children. You are our Humanitarian of the Year.

Ken Maxfield (Rotary Yea) for Camp Getaway promotion and keeping all the bookings for the Camp. For keeping the Camp always in your heart and promoting it tirelessly.

During Club visits the District Governor group are humbly recognizing Rotarians with Paul Harris Recognitions and Certificates of Appreciation to some couples and families. They are:

Stuart Cardell ,Alan Seale, David Bourke, Ian Hovey, Maria B Silber, Gabrielle Morgan Barry and Vanda Mullen, David Whiting, Elizabeth and Johnathan Shepherd, Vijay Susarla, Hugh Bucknall, Yvonne Flynn, Lynda Shore, Stuart and Yayoi Murata McArthur, Peter and Barbara Lamping, The Lapina family, Julie Mason, Bronwyn then went onto name Laurie Fisher and Bob Glinderman....Donations in Kind Champions of Change this year. You have both innovated over the years so successfully for the benefit of all of Club's projects....thank you both so very much for being our Champions of Change Heros.

 

As well our own President Jo was awarded a Club Recognition for Public Image and Communications for an event to celebrate inspirational women was designed to engage the community with a corporate partner that is actively engaging in other ways with the Club. The event was held at the Melbourne Girls' College and engaged the leadership team and school principal in the event.

We were able to connect with members of the local community to prevent an inspiring event recognising women. The event was designed for 50 attendees to invite a guest and the target was 100 attendees. The quality of the promotional material was excellent and at no cost to the Club. RCR's profile in local community was improved. It provided an opportunity to showcase the RCR and the Next Step Project. It provided an opportunity to engage other community groups.

What is so great is that you lead with all the right elements - inclusivity, clear strategy, humility, generosity of spirit and great grace. You look for long lasting useful relationships for the club and foster them with respect. The team around you has thrived. Jo, this project is an example of the success of your leadership.

Congratulations.

DG Bronwyn's last duty was to induct Grant Hocking as the new District Governor for D9800 , 2019-2020

David Hoy Nominee with Grant Hocking DG 2019-2010 and Phillip Archer DG Elect

David Hoy Nominee with Grant Hocking DG 2019-2010 and Phillip Archer DG Elect

Vale Peter Marriott

The club extends it condolences to Rotarian Simon and Elissa Marriot on the death of Simon's father, Peter. Deepest sympathy to Ruby, Patrick. Lewis and Timothy on the passing of their grandfather.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Dr Peter Frederick Marriott will be held in the Wattle Park Chalet, 1012 Riversdale Rd, Surrey Hills on Monday (July 8, 2019) at 2.00 p.m .In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Peter to Beyond Blue would be appreciated.

www.beyondblue.org.au


Last Meeting: Adam's First Meeting.

President Adam spoke about the annual fee and how the club is making it easier to pay, including monthly payments.

He then announced a competition to come up with the new reflection for the club based on the new theme, "Rotary connects the world".

This is open to all members; hopefully we get a few to choose from so the club can choose the best that reflects the theme.

Prize for the one reflection that is chosen will be a quality bottle of red wine. Playground dismantle at the Richmond primary school is progressing, photos will be taken this weekend which will then be sent to the organisers to assess if the playground is suitable for sending to a suitable destination.

He will keep the club posted on how this will progress.

He then invited introduced two visitors Marc Crehan and Nigel Dolly who both spoke a little about themselves and their work in Richmond.

Congratulations.

Au revoir Jennie Purdie Smith

JPS a former member and long-time friend of Richmond Rotary is relocating to Adelaide with her new partner Neil. Many from Richmond gathered on Saturday at Mr Minh to send Jennie on her new and exciting venture.

Jennie is full of fun and always has a great big smile that lights up a room. Who will forget her Santa impersonations dressed in a fat Santa suit at our Christmas parties? I seem to remember she jumped out of a cake once!

Jennie had her serious side and as the Community Service director organised a Mental Health Forum for the local residents. This included an impressive line-up of clinicians and dignitaries who gave their timer freely to discuss this important issue.

Under the RYTE program (a forerunner to RYAP) Jennie mentored a young girl and turned her life around. She and Jennie remain top friends to this day. At the 'Pets on Parade' fundraisers Jennie spent hours delighting children with her innovative face painting.

I remember Jennie best for two very special occasions during my time as President 2002-2003.She turned Leonda into a fairyland for my changeover. She had spent hours making crowns of lotus blossoms for the bases of the candelabra. MGC students provided creative dancers to match that year's theme. Her artistic talents are endless.

The second occasion was a 'Christmas In August' celebration. Jennie managed to turn Churchers into a winter wonderland. It was just beautiful.

We will certainly miss Jennie at our next Motto sale as she has been a great shopper at these events.

We wish Jennie all the best in her new life and hopefully we will see her soon.

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 15) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au.

Future Events

July - Start New Officers
8th Monday Hamburg Convention Nia Holdenson
14th Sunday Board meeting J2.00pm Jo Cowling's house
22nd Monday District Governor's visit
29th Monday Games Night

August
19th Monday Board meeting 5.00pm


July 2, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: President Adam's first meeting

Last Meeting: Changeover

We said goodbye to President Jo and her year of Be the Inspiration andwelcomed President Adam and Rotary Connects the World.

Jo's Farewell Speech.

Before handing over to President Adam, Jo, thanked the Members, the Board and Committees for their contribution to the Club in the past Rotary year. It is through your commitment and participation that we have made a difference to our community here in Richmond and in the broader International Community.

Jo's vision for the 2018 and 2019 year was to inspire a desire, a confidence and an enthusiasm to achieve positive outcomes for the community both locally and internationally.

As a Club we have much to be proud of and to celebrate as we end the year. Tonight, I will look back on the last year and highlight and celebrate some of our achievements. More detailed reporting will be found in our Annual Report and an electronic version will be sent to you all.

In 2018 our year began with planning meetings and the setting of our vision and goals for the year ahead.

We had a strong focus on building new community relationships and strengthening existing partnership.

Our Club focused on the established avenues of service:

Foundation, International, Community, Vocational and Youth Services

First up is Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Our club this year was able to donate through our members' contribution to the Rotary Foundation, including the End Polio Now Campaign.

We have been very successful with our Grant applications to the District Foundation Committee receiving grants for a number of our Youth Projects

The Foundation committee was led by Rotarian Sue Bolton
International
Through our International projects we promote peace and understanding.

We have been able to achieve great outcomes particularly in Timor Leste with the success of the Maluk Project. This project provides opportunity to support improved health outcomes for those most in need.

I would like to make special mention of Rotarian John Benger for his efforts in securing a DFAT Grant for $65,000 for this project which is an outstanding outcome and a big thank you John for your determination and efforts which will make a difference to the people of Timor Leste

I would also like to acknowledge Rotarian Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane who is a cardiothoracic surgeon and has been involved in many charitable cardiac teams over the last decade, with a total of over 20 trips to diverse areas including annual trips to East Timor since 2003.

Andrew regularly performs charitable operations for patients brought to Australia by ROMAC and Children First Foundation. Andrew received the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012 for his services to surgery, in particular involving overseas work and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

Andrew continues his great work in Timor Leste where he provides medical expertise to Doctors and other health workers living and working in Timor Leste.

The Club has also supported Donations in Kind (DIK)

Donations in Kind is a major recycling operation, run by volunteers, that gives suitable goods to people in need.

Rotarian Anna Walpole supported a fundraising event for DIK and encouraged members to participate in the working.

The International committee was led by Past President Chris Kemp.

Community and Vocational

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.

This year the Club was recognised by the City of Yarra being awarded the Community Award for its contribution to the local Community with a strong focus on our Youth Service Projects.

A highlight was the celebration of the Melbourne Girls College 25 Years Anniversary. Principal Karen Money recognised the contribution of the Rotary Club of Richmond. A plaque recognising our 25-year contribution was unveiled at the event and is now displayed in the foyer of the school.

Our Club has supported the Next Step Project and the Rotary Youth Arts Projects for over 14 years, these projects provide opportunity for students of the Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School to participate in programs that are designed to engage and support them as they journey through there school life and into further education or into the workforce. This year it was my great privilege to recognise Rotarian Tim Baker with a Royce Abbey Award in recognition of his dedication to the these successful Rotary Club of Richmond Projects.

This year we continued our support of the annual Mock Job Interviews held at MGC with over 80 students participating at the Melbourne Girls College the Mock Job Interview experience which was coordinated by Rotarian Nia Holdenson and supported by MGC teachers. Thank you to our members and friends who volunteered their time.

Community Connections

Community Connections This year my particular goal was to focus on existing community partnerships and to explore new opportunities in the Community.

We designed and held two inaugural Community events

  • 100 People of Influence - we were able to bring this event to fruition for IPP Chis Kemp
  • Celebrating Inspiring Women - A joint venture with Lendlease and the Rotary Club of Richmond.

I would like to acknowledge the MGC for providing us with venues to hold these events. I would also like to make special mention to Kirsten Steadman the Community Engagement Manager of Lendlease for her support of community connections between service groups and business.

The Club continued its support of Australian Rotary Health by supporting ARH research grants for 2 PHD Scholars and through the support of Motto Fashions owners Faye and John Browne we were able to offer two Indigenous Nursing scholarships.

would like to thank Faye and John for their continued support of our Club. And Rotarians John Benger and Trevor Pang provide us with the opportunities for us to continue our support of ARH.

Youth Services

"Rotarians have an opportunity to be role models and mentors for the young people of their community. One learns to serve by observing others. As our youth grow to become adult leaders, it is hoped each will achieve that same desire and spirit to serve future generations."

Our Club has a strong focus on Youth Services and provides many opportunities for students to participate in programs that grow their knowledge, skills and resilience.

The Club supported students from Melbourne Girls College, Richmond High School, Collingwood College, Fitzroy High School and we are working to establishing a project with the Yarra Primary School.

A highlight this year was to be able to finalise the Charter of Interact Club at Melbourne Girls College

The Interact Club promotes Rotary ideals, has opportunity to partnership for humanitarian projects and offers a network opportunity for with students and parents to encourage an interest in Rotary.

I would like to thank Melbourne Girls College Principal Karen Money for her acknowledgement of our contribution to the school and for liaising with the Club so that we can build and grow a respectful and rewarding partnership. Another YS highlight was the celebration of 30th years of the Ainger Awards and also the Club supporting the inclusion of the Peck name into the Awards in recognition of Past Rotarian Nigel Peck his wife Patricia and his company NHP. The awards are now named the Ainger Peck PS Awards.

I am not sure how I can express my gratitude to Rotarian Ben Hosking for his commitment and dedication to ensuring the continued success of this project other than to say a huge thank you Ben.

The Slade Awards were held in September, this competition encourages literary skills and offers the opportunity to showcase the creative talents of students in Years 7 to 11, in State Schools.

A special thank you to our FORR John and Glenys Liddell.

Richmond High School

The Club has supported the establishment of the school library and Rotarian Annette Pepper has mentored one of the students throughout the year. I would like to thank Assistant Principal James Taylor for liaising with the Club so that we can build and grow a respectful and rewarding partnership.

Rotarian Maria Makris is the Committee Chair and has been instrumental in ensuring the success of our Youth Projects.

Club Services

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Club services include our Fundraising, Program, Event Coordination, Friends of the Rotary Club of Richmond, Membership, Promotion and Marketing This year was a bumper year for our Fundraising committee chaired by Rotarian Melinda Dunkley. The Fundraising events offered an opportunity to enjoy friendship with our members and friends and at the same time raise necessary funds to ensure the success of our Projects.

I thank Motto Fashions and owners Faye and John Browne who continue to support our Motto Pop Shops.

The Club continued to offer a varied program for our meetings and the new format for the monthly meetings has been a success. Thank you to Rotarian Janice Peeler for getting us started in 2018

This year I introduced a new role of event coordinator and I was so fortunate that Rotarian Jenny List said yes to this role.

Highlights for me were the Club Christmas party which attracted a record attendance.

And a social visit to the Rotary Club of Rochester where we had the opportunity to support one of the rural clubs in our district.

We also continued our support of the Annual Paul Harris Breakfast and International Women's Day Rotary Breakfast

Thank you to FORR Chair Sally O'Sullivan, Sally has promoted food donations to the local branch of the Salvation Army and the annual Christmas Toy Collection.

We also enjoyed a social event with a visit to Vitoria's Parliament House The FORR donated funds to the Richmond High School Library and provided support to a student who would benefit from this donation.

The FORR volunteers support many of our fundraising efforts and events and I am very grateful for this support.

Membership

This year our membership has remained steady, however through our community links we have continued to raise our profile the local.

Thank you to Rotarian Barry Roberts who assisted the Club through Club Services, including the Multi District Conference held here in Melbourne.

We continue to deliver a fantastic and informative Bulletin thanks to a very dedicated Rotarian and Bulletin Editor Sue Bolton.

The web page and Facebook continue to be updated regularly and I tried to post on Facebook fortnightly and we have increased our 'likes'.

would like to acknowledge the support of Homer Bassig; Scenovia and Rotarian Trevor Pang Premier Trading for the sponsorship of our web page and Trevor for managing the Website.

Special Projects
Our special project this year continues to be the Worawa Aboriginal College

This is a remarkable school dedicated to provide young indigenous women opportunity to grow their skills to better support their community.

Rotarians John Benger, Janice Peeler and Dawn Giltinan liaise with the Club and Worawa College to ensure that we continue our connection and I would like to acknowledge the Prinicpal of the school and Honorary Rotarian Lois Peeler for her dedication to ensuring the success of this remarkable school.

Before I finish tonight, I would like to acknowledge the Amora Hotel General Manager Tim Bilston and the staff for their continued support of the Club. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful relationship with the Hotel.

I would also like to say a farewell and a big thank you to Chris Kemp who has been President of the Club and led many of our International Projects over many years, Chris joined our Club in 2013 , .It was my great privilege to award Chris a PHF this year for his contribution to Rotary and to our Club.

I wish Chris and his partner Mel a very happy year ahead and in particular for the safe and joyous arrival of their first child.

I would also like wish Ross Telfer who joined us as a member in 2008 all the very best as he has decided to retire from Rotary and I hope he will remain a FORR.

Farewell to Goldit Mathiang one of our newest members of our Club joining us in 2018, he is hoping to join another Club closer to his home and I wish Goldit all the very best.

Tonight, provides me with an opportunity to recognise a great Rotarian Geoff Clarke who was a founding member of the Club and who reached 100 years of age and we celebrated this with Geoff and his wife Joan. Sadly, Geoff passed away this year.

would also like to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of Honorary Members Janice Kesterton and John Griffith who are no longer able to join us at our Club Meetings but we continue to miss them.

I wish Chew Chan a recovery to better health and a return to our meetings. And for the Final time this year and as the President I would like to congratulate and thank the members of the Rotary Club of Richmond for their dedication to volunteering.

The efforts of our members, family, partners and friends of Rotary inspire us to build our community connections, helping us to make a difference in the World. I thank Michael, my family and friends for their love and support.

At the beginning of this year I recognised that there is a privilege in the role of Club President and with that brings responsibility but also an excitement in bringing to fruition our dreams of making our world a better place, with your help I have tried my best to make this a reality.

My final quote for tonight from the founder of Rotary Paul Harris... '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.'

President Jo then went on to make awards to the following:

The Paul Harris Fellow is named after Rotary's Founder Paul Harris who with 3 business associates established Rotary in 1905.

This recognition was established in 1957 to express appreciation through a donation of $1000 US for each recipient to programs of the Rotary Foundation. The objectives and mission of Rotary is to build world understanding and peace through its Foundation and through the membership of many Rotary Clubs throughout the world.

Karen Money -Principal Melbourne Girls' College

Karen you are being recognized tonight as a PHF in special appreciation for the ways in which your life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of Rotary.

Karen when thinking of you as a recipient of this award, efficiency and results are the attributes that came to mind. Throughout your career you have not only managed to achieve amazing student outcomes, but you have also managed with your husband Paul to bring up a large and loving close-knit family. Before landing one of the most prestigious job's in education in Victoria at Melbourne Girls' College, you were chosen to amalgamate two struggling secondary colleges and was able to improve the results in spite of a lack of funding and considerable opposition. During those turbulent years you also managed to lecture at the University of Melbourne. Your popularity grew so much that they selected you as the face of their Graduate School of Education and you appeared on most of the advertising brochures.

In more recent times you have been quoted in The Age newspaper, have appeared on TV talk back shows and have been invited to speak on the radio to discuss educational issues.

You are involved in many committees and stakeholder groups within the department of education, AEU and the University of Melbourne to name a few. Your main career aspiration has been to ensure every child is not disadvantaged or left behind in education.

Your colleagues would sum up your qualities as passionate, soft hearted, boundless energy and extremely kind.

Karen I would also to acknowledge your qualities, you are a wonderful friend of our Club and therefore of Rotary.

Our motto is Service above Self and I know that this would also fit very well with you.

It is my great pleasure to award you a Paul Harris Fellow for your contribution to education and for your warm and sincere support of our Rotary Club.

Rotarian Mark Dwyer

Tonight, provides me with an opportunity to recognize a great Rotarian And Mark is one such person,

Mark joined our Club as a member in 1992 and from the very beginning he has been determined to serve Rotary and it is through his active participation that he has made a difference to many of those in our community, In outback Australia and throughout the world who benefit from his commitment.

Mark has been a committee chair, President, a Board Member and so often the go to person for many of our Club activities.

I would also like to acknowledge Mark's families who have supported Mark in his many Rotary roles.

Mark shows us how important it is to make a difference through his generosity of time

Mark I would like to present you with a PHF in recognition of your contribution to Rotary, I believe that your life exemplifies the humanitarian objectives of The Rotary Foundation. The Club thanks you for demonstrating this through your commitment to helping people.

Rotarian Jenny List.

Jenny it is my great pleasure to award you a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of your contribution to Rotary and to our Club.

This recognition is in special appreciation for the way in which you demonstrate the ideals of Rotary.

Jenny has been a member of Rotary and our Club since 2011, although prior to this and as partner of Brian and friend of Rotary for more than 30 years.

Jenny has been a committee chair, board member and was the Club's FORR Chair.

Jenny you have coordinated a number of events this year with such style and grace and in doing this you have demonstrated a welcome and professional support to the Club in this role.

The event coordination role was a new role that was introduced this year, to ensure that we managed our events successfully.

Through our events we are able to promote Rotary to a broader audience and highlight the benefits of participating in an organization that's foundations are based on friendship.

The Club thanks you for your dedication to the objectives of Rotary service above self.

Jo went on to give the President's New Member Award to Melinda Dunkley.

Melinda has not been with our club for long but she has distinguished herself as an amazing Fundraising chair. Congratulations Melinda.

Club Celebrations:

Induction Anniversaries: John Benger 1st July 1987, Chris Kemp 1st July, 2013, Jo Cowling 3rd July 2006

2019-2020: Rotary Connects the World

RI President Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 14) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

June 24, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Changeover 2019

Farewell to Jo Cowling an inspirational president, leading an inspirational club, with inspirational members and friends and inspirational projects.

Congratulations President J on a truly inspirational year.

Dear Jo,

Just a note to thank you for your year as President of Richmond Rotary. In 10 years as a Councillor, I have been more engaged with the club with you as President than in any other year.

This has been due in no small part to your proactive engagement with all your partners, your interest in these partnerships and your warmth and welcoming manner.

I hope you feel a sense of achievement looking over the year and are looking forward to a quieter time for now.

Regards
Amanda (Stone, Councillor City of Yarra)

 

Club Celebrations:

Partner Birthdays: Nick O'Callaghan
24th June, Nellya Lode 30th June

 

Dale Hoy District Governor Nominee 2021 - 2022 will assist President Jo with our changeover celebrations

Dale has been a member of the Rotary Club of Brighton for 15 years and has served on the board as a director of Vocational Services, Fundraising, Foundation, Community Service and was President in 2016/17. He has been awarded a Paul Harris Double Sapphire, Royce Abbey Award and is a member of the Paul Harris Society. Within the District Dale has been a trainer/facilitator for the District Rotary Leadership Institute "RLI" for the past two years and is currently serving as Assistant Governor for the Batman Cluster. Dale also successfully managed the inaugural Social Impact Forum for 18-35 year old at the recent Multi District Rotary Conference. Originally from Warrnambool, Dale has worked in Melbourne and abroad. He has a Bachelor Business and Master of Business Administration and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Dale has worked in Audit and Corporate Services for Pricewaterhouse Melbourne, Taxation and Staff Training for Coopers and Lybrand, now combined as PwC and Hoare Govett Stock Brokers London and the Channel Islands. In 1989 Dale started up a financial services company in Jakarta, Indonesia where he and his wife Maureen lived for 10 years. On his return to Australia Dale built another company from scratch offering an international retirement platform based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Channel Islands for upwardly mobile high net worth senior expatriates, working with independent international tax and legal advisors. Dale has been married to Maureen for 26 years and they have a 24 year old son Alex who is following in his father's footsteps and is currently employed by the Chartered Accounting firm KPMG. Maureen an ex teacher in her early years was a member of Rotaract. She has been involved in charity work in Indonesia and as a volunteer for Family Life in Bayside. She is now involved in property development and design.

 

Congratulations to our new President Adam Sherwell for 2019-2020 and his new theme "Rotary Connects the World."

Adam grew up in Melbourne and married Dawn in 1988. They have 2 daughters, Brieanna 28 and Tegan 25.

While living in Emerald Beach near Coffs Harbour Adam joined the Coffs Harbour Rotary Club in District 9650. He was president of Coffs Harbour Rotary Club 2004 - 2005 which was the Rotary centenary and the same year Judy Nettleton was District Governor of D9800. During his time in district 9650 Adam served on the board for 3 years of Group Study Exchange. He then became an Assistant Governor looking after 7 clubs for 1.5 years until he relocated back to Melbourne.

Aloha, Rotary! Paradise, opportunity, and memories await you at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020. Attending the convention is more than just a trip to a new city or a family vacation. It's a unique experience that will allow you to discover the true spirit of aloha while connecting with people of action from all over the world.

 

 

 

Since Arch Klumph's idea for an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world" took root in 1917, we've come a long way. From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation has given more than $4.7 billion to projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies. We can proudly call ourselves one of the world's leading Foundations, because our peers consistently recognize the impact of our work. Everything The Rotary Foundation has achieved is a result of your support. Why? Because your gifts to the Foundation change lives. Without your support, Rotaractors wouldn't have been able to create new economic opportunities in a Ugandan refugee settlement. Nor would they have the funds to help destigmatize recovery from opioid addiction in the United States.

For the 2018-19 Rotary year, our Foundation set an ambitious fundraising goal of $380 million. Thanks to your hard work and continued efforts we are on target to reach that goal, and have raised $318 million through April 2019. These funds will ensure that our many programs will be fully funded and Rotarians will be completely equipped and empowered to continue making real change.

We have accomplished so much by committing to projects that impact communities near and far, none more so than our signature polio eradication initiative. At the time of writing, twenty-nine polio cases have been reported around the world in 2019. We've made fantastic progress since the day when our global partnership was launched in 1988, when polio paralyzed 1000 children every day.

But we must maintain our support, keep raising awareness and keep raising funds to get us over the finish line. We need to ensure that Rotary does nothing less than excel to achieve nothing less than total eradication of a disease from which no child should suffer. If we can do this, we will defeat polio, and it will be a landmark achievement not only for Rotary but most importantly for global public health.

So thank you for your generosity and for all you do in Rotary. And remember there's still time to help the Foundation grow before the end of the Rotary year. Visit rotary.org/donate and help define our second century as one of even greater transformative impact.

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 14) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au


If you want to know more about the Rotary Club of Richmond Vic go to our web page www.rotaryrichmond.org.au - come along to a meeting and hear more about we do in the local Richmond community and beyond



May 27, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Nathan Walpole - his mining experiences

GROCERY COLLECTION NIGHT

Sally O'Sullivan from Friends of Richmond Rotary (FORR) will be at our meeting tonight to collect ngroceries for the Salvation Army. These will be distributed amongst the needy of Richmond. Be generous and shop up big.

GROCERY COLLECTION NIGHT

Sally O'Sullivan from Friends of Richmond Rotary (FORR) will be at our meeting tonight to collect ngroceries for the Salvation Army. These will be distributed amongst the needy of Richmond. Be generous and shop up big.

Rotary Connects the world

You are invited to celebrate the Presidential year of Jo Cowling and the handover to President Elect Adam Sherwell.

Monday 24th June

6:30pm for 7pm

Bridge Room

mora Hotel Riverwalk, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond

Cost $55pp

Includes a 2 course Italian inspired menu and a glass of Prosecco on arrival.

RSVP by June 15th

https://www.trybooking.com/BCXZW

Dress: After 5pm with an Italian Flair

Complimentary on-site parking

Presidents Weekly Message - 27/5/2019

ONE WEEK IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND!
Our Members

On behalf of the RCR members and friends I would like to express condolences to Nia and her family following the passing of their beloved father Bill, members of the Club will attend Bill's funeral on Monday.

I would also like to report that Sue Bolton is recovering well from her recent stint in Cabrini Hospital and I hope to welcome Sue back to meetings on the 3rd June. Despite Sue's recent health problems, she has continued to provide us with an outstanding and informative Bulletin - thank you Sue.

Bon Voyage - Rotary International Convention - Hamburg

Rotarians Nia Holdenson, Annette Pepper and friend of RCR Coral Campbell will attend the RT Convention in early June. I wish them all safe travels and will look forward to hearing of their experiences - Melbourne will host the RI convention in 2022.

Annette is currently travelling through Europe and Nia and Coral will also enjoy a holiday following the Convention.

The Ainger Peck Public Speaking Awards Evening - Celebrating 30 Years

On Monday 20 May we celebrated 30 Years of the Ainger Awards, unfortunately I was unable to attend and PP Mark Dwyer stepped in and I would like to thank Mark. I did hear that the Award Night was an outstanding success and once again provided an opportunity to showcase young talent in our community. The David and John Ainger and Patricia Peck joined us for this milestone celebration along with Kate Lidgett from NHP.

On behalf of the members I would like to thank Patricia Peck, the Ainger Family and NHP for the support provided over so many years.

I would like to acknowledge the huge commitment of Rotarian Ben Hosking, and this is also demonstrated in the email received from David Ainger - it sums it up!

From David Ainger

"Thanks very much, Ben.

I'm sure that I can speak on behalf of John and the family to express our appreciation on how the club has initiated and supported the Award for 30 years.

We never in our wildest dreams thought the Award would last for so many years which is testament to the significant contribution made by the Club and personal efforts of yourself and others behind the scenes.

Like you, we derive great satisfaction knowing that the Awards have contributed to the development of a wide range of young people in public speaking skills. I think that we've also learnt a bit more about the nuances of public speaking with some very well-credentialed adjudicators. Thanks once again and appreciate your efforts."

RC Melbourne Park

This event is now a joint project with the RC's Melbourne Park and Richmond, I would like to acknowledge and thank the RC Melbourne Park for their support.

Thank you to the adjudicators, led by Stephen Yolland for their contribution ensuring the high standard and success of the Public Speaking Awards - we appreciate your dedicated contribution.

Community Connections and Youth Services

"Rotarians have an opportunity to be role models and mentors for the young people of their community. One learns to serve by observing others. As our youth grow to become adult leaders, it is hoped each will achieve that same desire and spirit to serve future generations."

Melbourne Girls' College
Interact Club Charter

'Interact Clubs are Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.'

On Tuesday 21 May our Club Chartered the Interact Club of Melbourne Girls College - this was very exciting for the student members of the Interact Club. Congratulations to the Interact members and to the school for their commitment to the Club - A plaque acknowledging the MGC Interact Club has been placed in the foyer of the school.

PE Adam Sherwell stepped in for me and DG Bronwyn Stephens and District Chair Chris Richardson came along to support the Charter.

Rotary Youth Exchange

I can now confirm that a Youth Exchange student will be sponsored by our Club, Constanze Schuen will be arriving from Austria in July; the student will be funded by District. The Melbourne Girls' College will support the placement of the student and Rotarian Brooke O'Callaghan has agreed to be Constanze's mentor, thank you Brooke. Brooke and I will meet the 1st Host Family on the 4th June; they are looking forward to welcoming Constanze to their family. I would also like to acknowledge the support received from MGC Assistant Principal Sefija Demirova and Rotarian Emily Miller.

If you are interested in hosting Constanze please advise me or Youth Services Chair; Maria Makris.

Melbourne Girls' College Scholarship Recipient

Jocelyn and her parents will attend the Club Meeting on Jocelyn is the recipient of the RCR Scholarship which has been funded by District and the Club though matching funding over a 2-year period allowing Jocelyn to complete her studies at the MGC.

Mock Job Interviews

On Thursday 23 May a number of Rotarians, Friends of Rotary and volunteers attended the Mock Job Interviews, where we provided over 80 students an opportunity to participate in a mock Interview experience. The feedback from the students was very positive and we appreciate the efforts that the teachers put into ensuring the success of this Project, another example of our outstanding of our Vocational Services Project.

Thank you to Nia for coordinating the interviewers.

Fundraising and Fellowship
Motto Pop Up - MGC

On Saturday 25 May we held another successful Motto Pop Up Shop. Thank you to Fundraising Chair Melinda Dunkley who coordinated the event and to all the volunteers who came along to assist, we always enjoy the fellowship that these event offer.

City of Yarra - National Sorry Day - RCR BBQ

On Sunday 26 May the Rotary Club of Richmond provided the BBQ for this event and despite the weather feeling more like winter our volunteers were there and hopefully all rugged up.

Thank you to the volunteers who gave up part of their Sunday to help the Club raise funds for our Projects - "Rotarians in Action in our Community"

District News
District Assembly

The District Assembly was held on Sunday 26 May - PE Adam Sherwell, YS Chair Maria Makris and I attended the Assembly, providing us with information to assist the Club to navigate the Rotary 2019-2020 year.

RC Malvern 60 Years

On Saturday 25 May Sue Bolton and I attended the 60 Year Celebration of the Charter of the RC Malvern, this event was held at the Gables in Malvern East. We enjoyed High Tea and a trip down the Club's Memory Lane.

Club Meetings

Monday 3 June, we will hear from MGC students who recently attended the Mock United Nations Assembly and Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment Camp and welcome scholarship recipient Jocelyn and her family to the Club, please come along and show our support.

Monday 24 June - Club Changeover Dinner - Invitations have now been sent to members and friends of the Rotary Club of Richmond and we look forward to having a great celebratory dinner, thank you to Jenny List for helping to coordinate this event.

Please book through the Try Booking link on the invitation.
Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

CLUSTER VISIT

The RC Carlton, and all cluster club members are welcome to join us on a tour of the new Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday 28th May at 2.00pm. Here is a photo of the new Ronald McDonald House which opened last November.

It's a fantastic facility housed in a turn of the century abandoned power station which was built to provide power to the old disused East West rail line. The three storey generator hall is now the dining hall, overlooked by three levels of Mezzanine floors, it's just beautiful.

This wonderful new facility provides an additional twenty five family rooms for Royal Children's hospital patients and their families.

 

 

 

Last Week's Meeting: Stephen Ngo ARH PhD Scholar


Stephen speaks about his cancer research.

President Jo receives a certificate from ARH

I am sorry I missed you at the end last night and would like to thank, and congratulate, you on the work you are doing, your success and your presentation.

You presented a very complex subject in a way we could understand and without "dumbing it down". That is a skill not may have, well done. Best wishes for the future and thank you again.

Regards John

Hi John,

Sorry that I missed you also!

It was an absolute pleasure to present to you all as always. The club's enthusiasm is very infectious and motivates me to continue to work harder during the final months of my PhD.

Once again, I'd like to thank you all for your ongoing support and belief in our work.

Best wishes,
Steve

Club Celebrations:

Birthdays: President Jo 28th May

Partner Birthdays: Chris Makris 2nd June

Induction Anniversaries: Chew Chan 1st June 1992, Judy Nettleton 1st June 1995

Sally O'Sullivan turns ??

Congratulations to our hardworking President of the Friends of the Rotary Club of Richmond (FORR) who celebrated a significant birthday on May 24th.


With Ruby & Patrick Marriot

Volunteer at Variety Club Christmas Party

Club BBQ
Parliament House tour

Condolences:

The Club extends its deepest sympathy to Nia on the death of her father, Bill Mountjouris.

The Funeral Service will be conducted by Le Pine Funerals

Crick Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park,

1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner

Monday May 27, 2019) at 2.45pm

The funeral will be followed by a burial in Northern Memorial Park, 56 Box Forest Road, Glenroy.


Rotary is full of wonderful surprises! So come along to one of our meetings to learn more about this amazing organisation!

As the end of the Rotary year draws near, you are reminded to support The Rotary Foundation.

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 13) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

Future Events

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover

Meeting Information

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

Contact Us
Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

Like us on Facebook


May 14, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Meet our Australian Rotary Health PHD Scholars Australian Rotary Health provides research grants enabling applicants to obtain their doctorate via a PhD path over a three to four year period. Funding is a third from ARH, a third from our Club and a third from the institution where they are undertaking their research.

STEPHEN NGO (Cancer Research)

Currently doing third year research into gaining a better understanding of the role of certain cell action in leukaemia. This research provides core data on which later cures can be based.

MICHELLE BENSTEAD (Youth Depression)

Currently working in the area of the impact of family conditions on children and covering areas of importance in relation to major social problems.

The presentations are very exciting in relation to ourbr> involvement, the wonderful side of young people and work of Rotary.

This is a booking only event. You MUST book on Eventbrite to be included.

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Ainger Peck Heats at Melbourne Girls' College

Presidents Weekly Message - 13/5/2019

The Ainger Peck Public Speaking Awards Evening - Celebrating 30 Years

On Monday 20 May we will be celebrating 30 Years of the Ainger Awards, in recognition and memory of the contribution made by Rotarian Nigel Peck the Club has included the Peck name into the awards which have been renamed the Ainger Peck Awards.

I would like to acknowledge the huge commitment of Rotarian Ben Hosking, Ben coordinates the event and this year we have seen a record 92 applications. Ben has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event and is committed to the outcomes for all participants. Ben congratulations on an outstanding record of success, an event that continues to grow and the rewards for the students who participate are important in their development.

Thank you to Rotarian Mark Dwyer and the RC of Melbourne Park for supporting this project.

Community Connections and Youth Services

"Rotarians have an opportunity to be role models and mentors for the young people of their community. One learns to serve by observing others. As our youth grow to become adult leaders, it is hoped each will achieve that same desire and spirit to serve future generations." Thank you to the Clubs Youth Services Committee for their commitment to the young people in our community.

Richmond High School

Richmond High School Tour, a small representative from the Rotary Club of Richmond members and friends toured this school on Friday 9 May. This was an opportunity to meet students and teachers and to see a state-of-the-art school in our community.

The new Richmond High School celebrates the return of a local comprehensive co-education secondary school to Richmond. The school joins with Melbourne Girl's College - on our former site - and Lynall Hall Community School in the provision of secondary education to our local community.

The original Richmond High School opened its doors on Tuesday 7 February 1967 and the new Richmond High School opened on Thursday 31 January 2018.

The Rotary Club of Richmond obtained a District Grant and with matching funds from the Club we have been able to support the establishment of the School Library.

I would like to thank Maria Makris and Nia Holdenson for their support of the school and the coordination of the Library Project.

Rotary Youth Exchange

The Rotary Club of Richmond has been invited to host an Austrian Exchange student in 2019- 2020, we have been fortunate to have district funding for this student. The Melbourne Girls College has agreed to support the placement of the student at the school from July 2019 to June 2020. District has also been able to assist with host families and we will also be seeking Host Families from the Melbourne Girls College and Rotary.

We have been very fortunate to support the Youth Exchange program and know that this is a wonderful opportunity for the Club.

I will provide more details as we progress this.

Melbourne Girls College

Scholarship Recipient Jocelyn and her parents will attend the Club Meeting on Monday 3 June, at this meeting we will hear from MGC students who recently attended the Mock United Nations Assembly and Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment Camp. Jocelyn is the recipient of the RCR Scholarship which has been funded by District and the Club though matching funding over a 2-year period allowing Jocelyn to complete her studies at the MGC.

MGC Rotary Interact Club Charter

Interact Clubs are Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. On Tuesday 21 May we will be chartering the MGC Interact Club, DG Governor Bronwyn Stephens will be attending, if you would like to join me for a morning tea at the school on Tuesday 21 May at 11.15 please advise me by Thursday 16 May. Rotarian Emily Miller will be the school advisor for the Interact Club at MGC.

Mock Job Interviews

Nia has the Mock Job Interviews planned and 24 volunteers have offered to assist with the interviews at Melbourne Girls College on Thursday 23 May. The briefing will be held on 16 May - see Bulletin for details

District News

The District Assembly will be held on Sunday 26 May - I welcome and encourage members to attend as this provides us with information about the Rotary 2019-2020 year. All members are welcome to attend - see Bulletin for details.

Please ask if you would like to know more about District Assembly

DIK Forum

Unfortunately, this forum was cancelled, Sally and I were looking forward to attending, we will have more DIK visits planned in 2019-2020.

Club Meetings

On Monday 6 May we visited the Burnley Brewery and everyone enjoyed a social night, the brewery provided an interesting tour of their micro-brewery and many of us enjoyed the beer tasting and Pizzas. This was an opportunity for members and friends to have fun and at the same time supporting a local business, we enjoyed each other's company in a very relaxed manner. It was great that Marc was able to join us, Marc is working in Australia and hails from Ireland.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

Rochester Pie and Port Night

I had an enjoyable weekend away with my fellow Richmond Rotarians one I will cherish. There were seven of us who attended the Rotary Club of Rochester for the Pie and Port social event. We all bonded well.

Melinda and I reflected that next time we will do our homework and use our Melway and not to guess that Rochester is in Romsey. We were certainly caught out after we finished lunch in Kyneton and we decided to go to Trentham and do some sightseeing. We couldn't believe our luck. Trentham was having their annual Spud Festival. Trentham is a picturesque place and certainly a place to revisit. Whilst we were there Melinda and I had a lovely afternoon tea. Then we decided to try some Potato Pie with some wine which the locals were selling. We sat comfortably outside next to an open fire place and listened to some music. Time got away and we didn't realise it would take one hour and a half to arrive at Rochester. We were so worried we would miss out on eating the pies. Luckily we arrived on time.

Next day we explored in Rochester and saw some amazing Silos with beautiful artistic artwork. I was in awe! Rochester is worth a visit and I highly recommend everyone to go to the Rochester Rotary Club and attend the Pie and Port social event next year. (Anna Walpole)

The 7 Richmond Rotarians who made the trip to the "Pork & Pie "Night at the Heritage Court House had a fun-filled weekend.

We met at "Little Swallow Cafe "in Kyneton for coffee & a snack, then went roaming a few interesting shops. Les gave us some handy fashion advice, taken by Sue and Jenny! Then off to the Rochester Motel, run by Rochester Rotarian, Megan.

Champers & nibbles in Jo & Sue's Spa Room, then off to the Heritage Court House for Pies & Port & socializing with the Rochester Rotarians, particularly Bryan Griffith, the President. Melinda & Anna nearly got lost in Trentham, but eventually arrived with funny tales of their adventures. We listened to the enthusiastic 19 year old RYLA participant speaking eloquently, and exceedingly fast, about her experience & development after attending the RYLA Camp. After pies, sausage rolls & slices, plus port or wine, we adjourned for a catch up in Room 1, Melinda & Anna's more spacious Family Room.

Next morning Nick, the Wine Bar Owner, opened specially for our Sunday Breakfasts by the fire, which was very relaxing, and we caught up with Bryan and District Governor Elect Grant Hocking and Melissa for a coffee.

We finished the day with a drive to Heathcote, up a windy gravel road to the "Harvest Produce Farm & Cafe", serving their own produce for lunches on Fridays & weekends. We saw pigs, sheep, chooks & vegie gardens surrounding the Cafe & Kitchen, and enjoyed Roast Pork dinners & other delicious home cooked meals at the fully booked Harvest Cafe, run by the friendly Lyndal Buth. A great Weekend! (Jenny List)

This provided an opportunity to support the Rotary Club of Rochester and the local township, staying at the local motel, supporting the event and enjoying breakfast at the local wine bar. We were able to catch up with friends from Rochester and beyond. It was great to see Bryan Griffiths Past President x 2 of the RC Rochester. Bryan has recently been impacted by a major health issue and on behalf of our members and friends we wish Bryan all the very best.

The members who joined in the weekend have all expressed how much fun we had and that this provided an opportunity to have a short break, enjoy friendship and at the same time having a lot of fun supporting our country towns impacted by drought. (President Jo)

District Assembly Sunday 26th May at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

Communication, Connection, Collaboration and Celebration

for all Rotarians.

This is an opportunity to learn more about what's happening in the District and Rotary more broadly. It will run from 8.30 am till lunch time and this year there will be a Grants Seminar in the afternoon. There will be an opportunity for new members to complete a New Members seminar and those taking up roles on club boards or committees to learn more about the programs related to their Avenue of Service. The incoming District Support Team will also be present and coordinating the activities. We want multiple Rotarians from every club to attend both the District Assembly and the Grants Seminar to ensure the opportunity for Communication, Connection, Collaboration and Celebration is experienced. It will be a day not to be missed. Information has already been sent to your President Elect and an update will be sent out next week. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 26th May in Melton.

DGE Grant Hocking

CLUB CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: John Griffith 13th May, Andrew Michaelides 22nd May
Induction Anniversaries: Lois Peeler 15/05/17, Neale Jackson 19/05/86

From globetrotting member Annette Pepper

 

Mock Job Interviews

Interviewer Briefing

Thursday 16th May
4:30 - 5:00pm
Melbourne Girls' College
Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, 3121

The interviewer briefing will take place in the main staffroom of the college.

Please enter the college via Gate 3 only (other entrances may not be available) and follow the signage to direct you to the correct location.

Parking (2 and 4 hour free parking) is available along Yarra Boulevard or it is a short walk from the tram that stops on the corner or Bridge Road/Yarra Boulevard.

What will be covered:

  • You will receive your 'Interviewer Pack'
  • Introduction to the program
  • Update on what the students have completed so far
  • Information about the day and how it will run
  • Time to ask any questions

 

 

The Rotary Foundation - Our Charity

As the end of the Rotary year draws near, you are reminded to support The Rotary Foundation.

Please find attached a copy of the contribution form and Ways to Give.

From Sandi Fulcher Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern

A request for my friends - Please save your plastic bottle tops to make prosthetic limbs!

Plastic bottle tops from milk cartons and soft drink or water bottles, will be used to make prosthetic limbs. Amazing hey!!!

Did you know that you need to remove the lids from bottles when putting them in the rubbish? If you don't, it becomes contaminated waste and cannot be recycled. Why? Because they are different plastics or materials. Ask your coffee shop to keep their milk bottle tops. It will not only help those who need prosthetic limbs, it will also improve their recycling.

I am happy to collect them from you

And please share this wonderful costless opportunity to make a difference

If you are interested in find out more, see the link for further info: https://www.starweekly.com.au/news/project-goes-cap-in-hand/

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker Edition 13) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

Future Events

May
20th Monday Ainger Peck Public Speaking Award night
23rd Thursday Mock Job Interviews
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Nathan Walpole & Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover


May 6, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Brewery Tour and Pizza Party

President's Weekly Message

The Ainger Peck Public Speaking Awards Evening - Celebrating 30 Years

Thank you to our members and friends who have volunteered to assist Ben at the Ainger Peck Heats, we will be celebrating 30 years at the Awards Night on Monday 20th May.

Community Connections
Inner North Community Foundation - Scarf Dinner

Tim Baker and I attended the SCARF dinner on Tuesday at the Rochester Hotel in Nth Fitzroy.

This was an opportunity to support our relationship with the Inner North Community Foundation and to network. Scarf is a social enterprise organisation and provided the hospitality services for this event.

There will invitations to other SCARF Dinners and I will send through to members, they apparently book out very quickly.

Mock Job Interviews

Nia has 24 interviews for MJI plus 2 emergencies and she will attend the school assembly on Monday to speak with the girls.

Rotary Club of Richmond and Lendlease

Upcoming event as advertised in the Bulletin - from Lendlease You're invited to Cocktails and Canapes with Patti Newton Join us as we unveil this one of a kind community coming to Television City and hear firsthand the stories from the GTV9 days from the one and only Patti Newton.

Spaces are limited. RSVP to reserve your spot to Stewart Gibson

City of Yarra News

In big news this week, the Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019. The ban applies to ALL retailers - including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.

The ban will apply to all lightweight plastic shopping bags which have a thickness below 36 microns, including degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags.

I will send you the email I receive from the City of Yarra Economic Development Team as there are some interesting events and have informed m.

Economic Development Team

Motto Pop Up - Saturday 25 May

The final Motto Pop Up for this Rotary year, Melinda is coordinating the volunteers for this event and still needing some extra helpers - so please let her know if you can assist.

District News

The District Assembly will be held on Sunday 26 May - I welcome members to attend as this provides us with information about the Rotary 2019-2020 year. All members are welcome to attend - see Bulletin for details.

DIK Forum

I will report on this in next edition of the Bulletin

Rotary Club of Rochester "Pie and Port" Night

I will report on this next week

Club Meetings

Thank you to Ann Baker for providing us with such an informative and interesting talk on Monday night; Ann was a great guest speaker.

Once again Ann's talk was riveting. She spoke of Australia's commitment to WW1 from August 1914 to the first Anzac Day in 1916. This was celebrated in the UK on April 25th to boost morale and enrolments.

Ann's talk was full of wonderful detail, interesting anecdotes and fascinating insights. Once again her talk was too short. (ED)

It was terrific to see Eiman and I hope she will join us again soon. This week we tried something different and the clash with the Ainger Peck Heats impacted on numbers however we did have 17 attend. This was an opportunity to say thank you to Burnley Brewing for their support of our Trivia Night and to try something a little different for our members and friends. Save the Date - Adam and I will hold the changeover on Monday 24 June - Jenny List is coordinating this event.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

  • We require Rotarians and Friends to assist at the NHP Heats at Melbourne Girls' College on
    • Monday May 6,
    • Tuesday May 7,
    • Wednesday May 8 and
    • Thursday May 9.
  • We need help with the set up and pack up of the auditorium and also with the hosting of students and their families during the nights.
  • Volunteers are required from 7.00 pm with a finish around 10.00pm.

District Assembly Sunday 26th May at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

Communication, Connection, Collaboration and Celebration for new Rotarians and all Rotarians.

This is an opportunity to learn more about what's happening in the District and Rotary more broadly. It will run from 8.30 am till lunch time and this year there will be a Grants Seminar in the afternoon. There will be an opportunity for new members to complete a New Members seminar and those taking up roles on club boards or committees to learn more about the programs related to their Avenue of Service. The incoming District Support Team will also be present and coordinating the activities. We want multiple Rotarians from every club to attend both the District Assembly and the Grants Seminar to ensure the opportunity for Communication, Connection, Collaboration and Celebration is experienced. It will be a day not to be missed. Information has already been sent to your President Elect and an update will be sent out next week. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 26th May in Melton. DGE Grant Hocking

At the recent meeting on legislation it was decided to make Rotoractors count as full members of Rotary.

Rotaract is clubs based on 18 - 35 year old and clubs are often based around organisations such as universities or other entities.

As Rotoractors do not pay the same annual fee, and RI fee, there was significant debate around them being granted full membership status. But in the end the motion passed.

This will see Rotary membership grow by around 150.000 to 1.350.000.

Regards John

Down Memory Lane.

Related to the Lend Lease Morning with Patti Newton people may like to continue down memory lane and possibly recall our Honorary Member Lois Peeler on TV.

At the age of 17 Lois became the first Aboriginal model and one of the first Aboriginal people to work in television, on Channel 9 as a hostess on a Breakfast Show with Hal Todd.

Lois went on to a career in music, as part of The Sapphires, and then into education and is now Dr Peeler AM and Principal of Worawa Aboriginal College for Girls.

Our Rotary Club is a supporter of the work Lois is doing at Worawa, especially in the Dreaming Trail which is where the girls can relate to their cultural life.

Proud grandmother Nia with Gus

Bon Voyage to Annette who has left for another overseas visit. She will meet up with Nia to attend the World Conference in Hamburg in June.

 

A history of unfortunate events.

Sam Owori from Uganda was to be the 2019 -2020 RI President but died during surgery before taking up the office.

Now Sashi Gupta the nominee for 2020-2021 has advised due to ill health he will not be able to take on the role.

Mark Maloney of the USA has been nominated for 2019 -2020 and no appointment yet made for the following year.

John Benger

Sushil Gupta resigns as RI president-nominee

My Fellow Rotarians,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as the president-nominee of Rotary International. While it was my dream to serve as your president, my health prevents me from giving my absolute best to you and the office of the president at this time. I believe Rotary deserves nothing less than that from those elected to represent this great organization of ours.

I have made this difficult decision after much soul searching and conferring with my family. This is not only a disappointment for us, but I am also keenly aware that this will be a disappointment for many Rotarians in India who were so proud to see someone from our country again named as president. I know that this is what is best for Rotary International.

I have been a Rotarian for more than 40 years and it has given me everything I could ask for. I can think of no higher honor than to have been selected by the Nominating Committee as president of Rotary for the 2020-21 Rotary year. I will continue to proudly serve as a Rotary member and pursue some major initiatives that I wanted to accomplish during my year as president, because I know that we are poised to achieve more great things in the future.

I wish nothing but the best to the candidate who succeeds me as president and thank you all for the support and encouragement you have shown me in the past year.

-Sushil Gupta
26-Apr-2019

Future Events

May
7th Tuesday Ainger Peck heats at MGC
8th Wednesday Ainger Peck heats at MGC
9th Thursday Ainger Peck heats at MGC
13th Monday Michelle Benstead & ARH Scholarship holders
20th Monday Ainger Peck Public Speaking Award night
23rd Thursday Mock Job Interviews
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Nathan Walpole & Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover


April 29, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Ann Baker

As a long-time tour-guide at the Shrine of Remembrance she will be speaking about the Shrine and share with us her stories. Ann has spoken to the club on several occasions and her talks have always memorable. These have included a tour of Government House, fabulous tales of the Melbourne Cemetery and a fascinating account of the new building renovations at the Shrine of Remembrance. This is not to be missed.

CLUB CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: Ross Telfer 29th April
Induction Anniversaries: Ben Hosking 1st May 1980

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Maria Makris has organized with James Taylor, Vice-Principal of Richmond High School, a tour of the new school and Library on Friday 10th May at 2.00pm.
If you are interested in attending, please let me or Maria know. We will meet at 1.50pm outside the school at 4 Griffiths Street, Richmond, to enter together.
Sally will be attending on behalf of the Friends. This will be a great opportunity not only to connect with the local community but to see the new facility and meet the key personnel.

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VALE Ailsa Wilson The Club was saddened to hear of the death of Ailsa Wilson. Ailsa was married to Past President Max Wilson 1999-2000 and as such, as was the custom in those days, leader of the Partners' Group, now known as FORR. During her time Ailsa was responsible for some very exciting events planned for the Ladies of the club. She had a wonderful sense of humour and was great fun to be with. I cherish the time I spent with Ailsa especially on our first horseride and our trip to then Bibby's farm. I especially recall some charming lunches at Ailsa's home. Unfortunately over recent years Ailsa has not been able to actively participate. We send our condolences to Max and his family at this time of sadness and loss.

Ailsa's Funeral is to be held next Wednesday May 1 at Wilson Chapel Springvale Botanical Cemetery commencing at 3.15 pm. Private Cremation. In lieu of flowers we are asked to donate to the Heart Foundation.

Presidents Weekly Message - 29/4/2019

Welcome back following the Easter Break and I do hope that you were able to enjoy this short but always welcome break.

Club Success
Grants and Scholarships

We have had confirmation on the successful application for a District Grant in support of Molly Sharrock, MGC student who has been invited to attend the International Youth Science Forum in London, we have also received news that the District Youth Services will provide some further funding for Molly.

We will be coordinating a fundraising event with Molly and her family to further support Molly's trip and provide Molly with this outstanding opportunity in science. Once we have details, we will promote to our members and family and ask for your support.

This year we have successfully applied for a District Grant for the Richmond High School Library and we have received a 2-year scholarship for a student at Melbourne Girls College who will benefit from this support.

Internationally John Benger made an application for funds to DFAT in support of the Maluk Project in East Timor and had great success, John will pursue a matching international grant from the Rotary Foundation.

Thank you to our Youth Services Chair Maria Makris and to John Benger for ensuring the success of these applications.

The Ainger Peck Public Speaking Awards Evening - Celebrating 30 Years

would like ask you to support the Club as a volunteer for the Heats (please see Ben Hosking for details and dates) and also ask you to come along and support 30 Years of this Club Project and to celebrate its great success.

Community Connections
Inner North Community Foundation - Scarf Dinner

Tim Baker and I will attend this dinner on Tuesday at the Rochester Hotel in Nth Fitzroy and I will report back next week.

We will be joined by Dr Christopher Baker, Foundation Chair, Hannah Coleman, Scarf CEO, and 20 other local people from all walks of life for a relaxed evening seeing how local groups like Scarf turn philanthropic money into community value

Scarf is a social enterprise organisation and in 2010 we cooked up a way to make that happen.

We knew heaps of young people hungry for hospitality jobs but facing barriers to getting them. We brought them together with mentors keen to share knowledge and networks, then mixed in sponsors and restaurants ready to create a new kind of dining experience.

We created the first Scarf Dinners season. It was a recipe for success.

Now Scarf pops up in a new Melbourne restaurant every season. Young people get hands-on experience and real confidence to get real industry jobs. They do it in a space where creativity thrives, individuality reigns and high fives are just part of the process.

Diners love seeing the training and mentoring first hand, love being part of something much bigger, and love the moveable feast that is Scarf.

Rotary Club of Richmond and Lendlease - A number of members and friends attended the Lendlease Afternoon Tea and I would like to say thank to those who were able to support this fundraising event. Thank you to Lendlease for their support of the Rotary Club of Richmond, Lendlease provided a $500 Credit Card Voucher to the Club.

City of Yarra BBQ's

Unfortunately, these BBQ's will not continue see email from Simon:

"This is l to confirm in writing, we will not be progressing with the BBQs in Butler Park until further notice. I

I'd again like to say a huge thankyou to you and your incredible team who made the whole process of running the BBQs an absolute breeze.

I'm sure we will be in touch for future events and partnerships. Enjoy your Easter!"

Simon Osborne
Economic Development Coordinator

City of Yarra
Motto Pop Up - Saturday 25 May
The final Motto Pop Up for this Rotary year, Melinda is coordinating the volunteers for this event so please let her know if you can assist.
We will hold this event at the MGC - Lyceum.

District News

The District Assembly will be held on Sunday 26 May - I welcome members to attend as this provides us with information about the Rotary 2019-2020 year. All members are welcome to attend - see Bulletin for details.

Rotary Club of Rochester "Pie and Port" Night

We have 7 members attending this event and we will be enjoying a little weekend break, thank you to Jenny List for coordinating this and for planning some interesting stopovers on the weekend, it will be fun.

International
DIK Forum Day on 11 May

Calling all Interested Rotarians: This is your invitation to a day of information sharing, learning and inspiration.

Session 1 Working Together to Address Homelessness (9.30-12.30)

LUNCH

Session 2 Corporate Membership and Raising Funds for Signature Projects (1.30-4.30)

The day will be in two parts - you may attend both sessions or just one.

Venue: DIK, Shed 39, 401 Somerville Road, West Footscray

Cost $12

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BBTFI

RSVP: 3 May

(Please advise Nia if you are attending so that we can support your visit if required - carpooling etc.)

Club Meetings

The next meeting on Monday 6 May, we will have a social meeting and we are planning on holding this at the Burnley Brewing (opposite the Amora Hotel) - a tasting and Pizza Night - I will ask Nia to promote to you all next week with all the details.

Adam and I will hold the changeover on Monday 24 June - Jenny List will assist us in ensuring this is a celebration of our Club, what we have achieved and what we hope to achieve in 2019-2020. We will provide details to you once confirmed but please pencil this date into your diaries.

Personal Message

I end my message with some sad news - the passing of our Friend of Rotary Ailsa Wilson, Ailsa was a great supporter of the FORR, unfortunately over recent years Ailsa has not been able to actively participate. Ailsa's husband Max is a past member and Past President of our Club, Max is an Honorary Member of the RC of Waverly. We send our condolences to Max and his family at this time of sadness and loss.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo


  • We require Rotarians and Friends to assist at the NHP Heats at Melbourne Girls' College on
    • Monday May 6,
    • Tuesday May 7,
    • Wednesday May 8 and
    • Thursday May 9.
  • We need help with the set up and pack up of the auditorium and also with the hosting of students and their families during the nights.
  • Volunteers are required from 7.00 pm with a finish around 10.00pm.

District Assembly Sunday 26th May at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

Communication, Connection, Collaboration and Celebration for new Rotarians and all Rotarians.

This is an opportunity to learn more about what's happening in the District and Rotary more broadly. It will run from 8.30 am till lunch time and this year there will be a Grants Seminar in the afternoon. There will be an opportunity for new members to complete a New Members seminar and those taking up roles on club boards or committees to learn more about the programs related to their Avenue of Service. The incoming District Support Team will also be present and coordinating the activities. We want multiple Rotarians from every club to attend both the District Assembly and the Grants Seminar to ensure the opportunity for Communication, Connection, Collaboration and Celebration is experienced. It will be a day not to be missed. Information has already been sent to your President Elect and an update will be sent out next week. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 26th May in Melton. DGE Grant Hocking

Movie Night - A Great Success

Thanks to Nia for organising such an interesting and unusual meeting.

The photos produced by Chew Chan and John Griffith for our 50th birthday brought back lots of lovely memories.

Members, old and new popped up and caused many sighs and gasps. The fish and chips, choc tops and Easter eggs were also very well received. Thanks to Nia for this innovative and surprising evening.

Photo Les Frampton

Introducing our new Disaster Response Fund

When disaster strikes, Rotarians around the world come together as people of action to help those in need. To support communities in their rebuilding efforts, The Rotary Foundation is proud to announce our new Disaster Response Fund. Donations to the Disaster Response Fund help Rotary clubs provide disaster recovery and support relief efforts where the need is greatest by funding and providing access to disaster response grants.

https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/disaster-response

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker ) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au.

See Edition 13 for the following:
District Governor Bronwyn Stephens inspires 2.
Chartering of the newest club in District 9800?the Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour 3.
Point Gellibrand Pirates 4.
Hawthorn Rotary and the Road to Nhill 5.
Shine on Awards 6.
Medical container for Malawi paints a picture 7.
Rotary and Donations in Kind supply a whole school 8.
Katrina Flynn on World of Difference 9.
Malaria Vaccine Project 10.
Donations in Kind help needed 11.
Australian Rotary Health Spotlight on Parkinson's Disease 12.
The Great Aussie Camping Swap Meet 13.
Welcome to our newest Rotarians 14.
Around the Clubs 15.
Sauce for our sausages 16. I heard the President of the Rotary Club of Nhill being interviewed on radio about the work they have done with the Karen, a persecuted minority from Burma. The move to Nhill has changed these refugees' lives as well as invigorating a dying town. A fabulous story. See Page 5 of the Networker.

Future Events

May
6th Monday Brewery Tour and Pizza Party
                 Ainger Peck heats at MGC
7th Tuesday Ainger Peck heats at MGC
8th Wednesday Ainger Peck heats at MGC
9th Thursday Ainger Peck heats at MGC
13th Monday Michelle Benstead & ARH Scholarship holders
20th Monday Ainger Peck Public Speaking Award night
23rd Thursday Mock Job Interviews
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Nathan Walpole & Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover




April 8, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Tristran White

Culture Is Everything
A story in the power of people

Presidents Weekly Message - 8/4/2019

Community Connections
City of Yarra

The Community BBQ was held on Wednesday 3 April at Butler Park Lennox Street, unfortunately this will be the last, the City of Yarra will be reviewing the outcomes and partnerships with other community groups. The volunteers who have given their time to assist with the BBQ's have found the experience very rewarding and an opportunity to support those who are less fortunate. Thank you to Melinda for coordinating this and to the volunteers who have supported this community activity.

Simon Osborne Economic Development Coordinator reassured me that we will be considered for other community BBQs and the Club will look forward to supporting these.

Thank you to the City of Yarra for this opportunity.

Rotary Club of Richmond and Lendlease

We need your support

Lendlease are offering to hold an afternoon tea for our members on Tuesday 16 April at 2pm and if we are able to have 10 members and friends attend, they will provide us with a donation of $500. This provides an opportunity for members and friends to enjoy some fellowship and to see the proposed development of the GTV 9 Bendigo Street development.

Please support this opportunity and the partnership that we have developed with Lendlease - we need a minimum of 10.

Youth Services

Maria and the Youth Services committee are liaising with Richmond High School to arrange a tour of the school, once we have a date and time confirmed we will advise our members and friends.

Rotarian Annette Pepper has been providing mentor support to one of the students at Richmond High School - thank you Annette.

Interact - we are hoping to charter the MGC Interact Club on Tuesday 18 May - this should be confirmed shortly.

We look forward to meeting the D9800 Scholarship recipient at a club meeting shortly, this student will receive a two-year scholarship supported by a D9800 scholarship matched by our Club.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and MGC

National Youth Science Forum participant and MGC student Molly Sharrock has been selected to attend the International National Youth Forum to be held in London in September, we hope that we will be able to provide some support to Molly for this incredible opportunity.

We are currently working with District Foundation and Youth Services to provide funds to support Molly's participation at the INYSF - we will keep you advised.

Club Meetings
Attendance

In recent months attendance has wavered at our Club Meetings and at the March Board Meeting I asked a small working group to look at how we maybe able to improve this.

The working group includes: John Benger, Nia Holdenson, Trevor Pang and Jenny List - I am sure they will appreciate your comments and suggestions for us to make a difference. (Please email one or all if you have some ideas to share with this team.) They will be able to report back at the April/May Board Meeting.

I know that in the year ahead we may see changes and input from our members and friends into how we can better meet your needs would be appreciated.

I acknowledge that there are different ways for many of us to support the Club, through our volunteering, assistance through work, and other support we receive from our members and friends.

I also acknowledge that attendance at meetings is impacted by our members and friends who are enjoying their holidays or those who may also have other commitments etc..

Member Updates

Eiman has been working very hard and covering a colleague's maternity leave - we are looking forward to seeing Eiman back at the Club soon, Eiman sends her best wishes.

Goldit informed me that there have been some difficulties in his community and has had a recent family loss, we send Goldit our condolences and best wishes and look forward to his return to meetings when the time is right, Goldit sends his greetings.

Chew has been having medical treatment in recent months which has made it difficult for him to attend meetings - we send Chew our very best wishes and hope to see him soon.

Congratulations to Nia on the safe arrival of a Grandson

We are also delighted to welcome our 2nd Grandchild, our adorable grandson Jack a brother for Pip.

Next Meeting will be Monday 15 April This will be a social meeting - Nia has arranged a DVD presentation on the history of the Club which had previously been prepared by Chew Chan and John Griffith.

The Board Meeting will follow this meeting at 8.15pm

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo



Death of Geoff Clarke's daughter.

The Club ws saddened to hear the news that Goeff Clarke's daughter Lynne has passed away. Lynne wasa twin, to Geoff's other daughter Ann, and was not well when Geoff died. Her funeral will be held in Ballarat on Tuesday 9th April. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Clarke family.

 

Congraulations Annette Pepper
Somaliland Hospital Volunteer Project

Annette has been chosen by D9800 to provide volunteer health and training support to nurses at the Edna Adan Hospital in Somaliland with a particular focus on Maternal Health from September 2019 to October 2019 Trevor Pang summed up the feelings of the club:

"BRAVO to you Annette - this is fantastic news. In a short time - we have seen you transform from a customer at our Motto PopUp Shop to a Friend of Richmond Rotary to a very active Club Member to an overseas volunteer "Championing" a Club International Project.
You are indeed an inspirational person & we are pleased to have you as a fellow Rotarian & very dear friend who encompass impeccable Rotary Ideals."

 

 

Friends of Hudad

Did you hear Dean from the Friends on radio this morning? Dean has returned to Melbourne with a broken collarbone. He was hoping there would be a
volunteer replacement to go back in May in his place.

The Friends of the Hudad are raising money and building a school in a remote mountainous area of Ethiopia. It aims to provide education and environmental,
social and economic sustainability.

This project was originally brought to our attention by students form Melbourne Girls' College and Richmond sought a matching grant that was not successful.

You can follow their journey on http://www.friendsofthehudad.org

Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI

This is an outstanding Rotary learning program held over 2 Sundays and led by PDG Julie Mason. It provides a solid introduction to Rotary basics including growing your club, Foundation, PR and marketing and knowing and leading your teams.

A component of the program is the opportunity to meet others from different clusters and clubs; to develop networks and share ideas and projects. Therefore, we must have at least 14 people for an effective program.

It is ideal for President Elects to bring along their executive team to; then you all have the same understandings prior to the new Rotary year, and have common understandings about Foundation, public image and teams.

Parts 1 & 2 Sunday May 5th Parts 3 & 4 Sunday May 19th

The Montague School, South Melbourne. 9am to 3pm with a short lunch break and lots of resources provided.

Participating doesn't mean you have to step up to a leadership role, but it will give you a huge amount of Rotary knowledge and leadership skills pertinent to a voluntary organisation should you decide to do so. If you completed RLI a number of years ago, maybe you'd like to refresh!

If the Parts 1 & 2 date works for you, but not the Parts 3 & 4 date, you could complete parts 3 & 4 later.

I hope you will take this opportunity to participate in RLI. Registration form: https://rotarydistrict9800.org.au/sitepage/learning-and-development/learning-and-development-programs

For further information or to email completed registration forms, please email the District 9800 RLI Administrator: PP Vicki Teschke vicki@teschke.id.au or
call Vicki: 0412 525 055

Kew Rotary Lunch Presentation
12.45pm for 1pm, Tuesday 2nd May 2019, Kew Golf Club

From Lemnos to Salonika - A Hellenic Link to Australia's Anzac Tradition

Join us to hear historian Jim Claven recount some lesser known aspects of the Greek connection to Australia's Anzac tradition. He will focus on lesser known yet vital role that the Greek Island of Lemnos played in the Gallipoli campaign and as the location for the negotiation and signing of the armistice which ended the First World War in the east. Jim will also make reference to the Australian soldiers and nurses who went on to serve on the Salonika Front from 1915 until the end of the war (a role recognised on Kew's War Memorial), including Ballarat's Sister Grace Munro. This connection would continue into WW2 with the arrival of thousands of Australian soldiers - as well as nurses - to take part in the defence of Greece. Finally he will outline his current work in promoting the development of Greece's Anzac Commemorative Trail.



Figure 1 Arrival of the first detachment of
Sisters on Lemnos Island. Lemnos 1915.
Albert Savage Photographer. State
Library of NSW

Jim Claven

Jim Claven is a freelance writer, historian and has been Secretary of the Melbourne-based Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee since 2011. He studied history at Melbourne's Monash University, completing a Master of Arts Degree. He has written extensively on the ANZAC connection to Greece, particularly the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign, and is researching the ANZAC trail across Greece, having led a number of commemorative tours throughout Greece. With the Committee, he has worked for the erection of Australia's first memorial dedicated to the role of Lemnos, the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial erected in Albert Park on the centenary of the arrival of the nurses on Lemnos in 1915 (at left) as well as the erection of the Australian Pier Memorial on Lemnos itself, unveiled in April 2018, the first major piece of infrastructure built by Australians on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign - and still in use (above right). His latest publication - Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed: A Pictorial History of the Anzacs in the Aegean 1915-1916 - will be released later this year.

Bookings: Tickets - $30 (including lunch). Contact George Verginis (Kew Rotary) on 0417 542 224 or via email at george_verginis@hotmail.com

Future Events

April
15th Monday Board meeting
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Bakerr

May
6th Monday Jennifer McNaughton - Berry Street
13th Monday Michelle Benstead & ARH Scholarship holders
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
23rd Thursday Mock Job Interviews
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Social night &Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover



ROTARY LIVE CONNECT!

Not able to make it to the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg? We are happy to announce that Rotary International will livestream inspiring general sessions and key breakout sessions from the 2019 convention. You can watch them live or on demand, whenever you have time, for up to three months after the convention ends.

Livestreaming is available in English, French and German for $95 (including all taxes).

Click HERE for a list of general and breakout sessions.

REGISTER NOW


April 1, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Ben Rodgers Inner North Community Foundation

Ben is the Executive Officer for the Inner North Community Foundation, a local philanthropic trust governed by local people, for Melbourne's inner north. He is also the Chair of Australian Community Philanthropy, the peak body for the 38 community foundations across Australia.

The Inner North Community Foundation has been a long-time supporter of RYAP and Next Step.

Presidents Weekly Message - 1/4/2019

Community Connections
City of Yarra

Our next Community BBQ will be held on Wednesday 3 April at Butler Park Lennox Street, following this we have a BBQ booked for the 1 May at the same location. Following the last BBQ in May the City of Yarra will review the impact of the BBQ's and will report back and hopefully book more BBQ's in the 2nd half of the year.

I met with Community Engagement Coordinator Lauren Brooker on Thursday and the City of Yarra is very committed to continuing the conversations which lead to actions.

Rotary Club of Richmond and Lendlease

Lendlease are offering to hold an afternoon tea for our members on Tuesday 16 April at 2pm and if we are able to have 10 members and friends attend, they will provide us with a donation of $500. This provides an opportunity for members and friends to enjoy some fellowship and to see the proposed development of the GTV 9 Bendigo Street development. I have discussed this with Melinda and we agree it is another opportunity to raise funds for our Projects.

This is a great opportunity for us to raise funds and I ask for your support - please advise me if you would like to join Melinda, Anna, Adam and myself - we need a minimum of 10.

Fundraising

Trivia Night - Fundraiser

We had a great night, and enjoyed loads of fun and entertainment at our Club Trivia Night on Saturday Night. Attendees joined in the fun of the Hawaiian theme and dressed up for the occasion including dressing their tables. The Pang Table was a stand-out - an amazing table setting.

Great to see a table of Melbourne Girls' College students who came along to support the Club, they were having fun!

Most importantly I would like to thank Melinda Dunkley and her team - Melinda coordinated and managed the event and the outcome is testament to her efforts. Melinda, I thank you so much for your efforts as the Fundraising Chair in my year as President and feel that I cannot express my appreciation sufficiently, please know it is with my deepest appreciation.

We will acknowledge our donors on the website and in the Bulletin and will liaise with Trevor and Sue to ensure they all get a mention - we are very grateful to local businesses and friends who provided vouchers and goods for our silent auction.

Community BBQ's

Please advise Melinda Dunkley if you are able to volunteer for the BBQ's.

We can support our fundraising efforts by sharing information, inviting friends, family and colleagues and by extending invitations beyond the Club.

Youth Services and Melbourne Girls' College
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

On Friday 29 March Mark Dwyer and Adam Sherwell transported six MGC students to the RYPEN Camp which was to be held at Camp Walkaway - Benloch and on Sunday 31 March Brooke O'Callaghan and I collected the students to return to their homes after a very successful RYPEN Camp.

What is RYPEN?

RYPEN D9800 is a Youth Leadership conference for young people who are between 15 and 17 AND are year 9, 10 and 11 students. The conference is a weekend long camp designed at developing young people's potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.

RYPEN is designed for students who are seen as upcoming leaders in their school, not those students who are already leading and achieving amazing things or those at the bottom end, but those students who just need a bit of a push and a confidence boost to start achieving at their full potential. RYPEN has as its principal aim, to communicate to young people taking part in the program a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards and allow them to broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically. Nothing is forced upon the young people - they are free to discuss and interpret what they experience and above all, the Rotarians or Leaders who are involved in running the conference do not patronise them.

Through RYPEN students will begin developing skills in:

  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Trust
  • Goal Setting
  • Forming and defining their own values
  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Taking initiative
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and Global Citizenship

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and MGC

National Youth Science Forum participant and MGC student Molly Sharrock has been selected to attend the International National Youth Forum to be held in London in September, we hope that we will be able to provide some support to Molly for this incredible opportunity - well done Molly!! Molly brought along a number of her friends and fellow students to support the Trivia Night last night.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

 

Thank you Amora Riverwalk HotelWe would like to thank the Amora Hotel for allowing the B.B.Q. trailer to be stored in the car park of the Amora Hotel. This now allows us to pick up the trailer at any time to deliver it to the function that we will be using it at. Previously, the B.B.Q. trailer was stored at a location that was only assessable on Monday to Friday, which made picking up the trailer for weekends quite difficult. You will notice the trailer as you leave the car park; it is located beside the exit ramp to the underground car park. We will be organising signage to go on the trailer that will have the Rotary logo and sponsorship of the Amora Hotel for allowing us to store the hotel. (Mark Dwyer)

Club Celebrations

Induction Anniversaries: Maria Makris 4th April 2014

Trevor Pang 1st April 1990

Now whose the April Fool?




Congratulations to President Jo and Michael on the birth of their new grandson Jack

Next Week's Speaker: Tristran White

Culture Is Everything
A story in the power of people

Tristan White is the Founder and CEO of The Physio Co, a healthcare business that has been listed as one of Australia's 50 Best Places to Work for 10 consecutive years.

His presentation will include the journey from start-up business owner to expanding across Australia and the inevitable growing pains in making that happen. Tristan will also share his learnings from hosting a podcast with interviews from guest including Paul Roos, Janine Allis, Shayne Elliott and Ben Hosking.

Tristan has a great story to tell - Ben Hosking will be the Chair, please come along and hear Tristan's remarkable story.

Gordon Bennett

Last week's speaker, Gordon Bennett, once again enthralled us with his 60 years of experience in the radio and TV business. We were especially delighted to see part of his movie Wings over America that wsa made with Paul Mc Cartney and family. Gordon also prodecued a myraid of awards and momentos that captivated everyone's attention. No-one will ne sorry to see Gordon return for a third airing of his wonderful life.

Plaque celebrating 25 years between Richmond Rotary Club and Melbourne Girls'College.

"Wonderful bulletin Sue. Congrats to all your members on such a wonderful partnership with MGC. I sent several of my best girls to MGC from Flemington PS before the strict zoning came into place, and they adored their time there."

Lesley
(Networker editor)

 

Future Events

April
3rd Wednesday City of Yarra Barbecue
8th Monday Tristan White
15th Monday Board meeting
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Bakerr

May
6th Monday Jennifer McNaughton - Berry Street
13th Monday Michelle Benstead & ARH Scholarship holders
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
23rd Thursday Mock Job Interviews
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Social night &Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover

 

The latest District Bulletin (The Networker) is on the D9800 website at www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au

Did you notice the articles in Edition 12 about our newest member, Emily Miller, and of our 25 year association with MGC?

 


March 25, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Gordon Bennett

Gordon will reprise his recent talk about the early days of television, and fill us in on his tour with Paul McCartney and Wings. Not to be missed.

GROCERY COLLECTION NIGHT

Sally O'Sullivan from Friends of Richmond Rotary (FORR) will be at our meeting tonight to collect groceries for the Salvation Army. These will be distributed amongst the needy of Richmond. Be generous and shop up big.

Monday 4th March - Melbourne Girls' College Students and Staff

Our Rotary Club of Richmond sponsors the students from Melbourne Girls' College to attend a number of District 9800 run initiatives. The following five students participated in three different programs over December 2018 and January 2019:

  1. Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) - Samantha Thomson
  2. ConocoPhillips Science Experience - Tyana Tsai and Myrah Shahid
  3. National Youth Science Experience (NYSF) - Hannah Ross and Molly Sharrock

The students that have been selected by their teachers from Melbourne Girls' to attend these programs are invited by the club to speak to our members, friends and guests at a meeting on Monday evening.

The above mentioned students spoke with gratitude of how these programs inspired them and broadened their opportunities with designing their future pathways. Some students mentioned that although they didn't know what to expect when they were offered the opportunity, the fact that they engaged in their respective projects they felt that they were empowered and gained new skills such as public speaking and the confidence to think that they have a voice and their voice mattered. They also gained awareness of global projects that they can pursue through Rotary and they are actively pursuing them at the moment and we have offered to be there for them should they need any further assistance from our club.

We are very pleased to share the recent news that Molly Sharrock has now been selected for the two week International Youth Science Forum in July/August of 2019 which will be held in London. She will be representing our club and Australia. We congratulate Molly Sharrock on being selected to attend the 61st London International Youth Science Forum with the underlying theme being "Science at the Interface" with; society; business; policy; government; as well as implications not only economics, but also socially and culturally.

Induction of Emily Miller our newest member and teacher liaison from Melbourne Girls' College

The partnership between the Rotary Club of Richmond (RCR) and Melbourne Girls' College (MGC) is a powerful and positive partnership that connects with the local community. Emily Miller, a teacher of mathematics and business management at MGC, is our sixth teacher liaison teacher to be inducted as a Rotarian and she joins past teacher liaisons, now Rotarians with our Richmond Club, Sue Bolton, Nia Holdenson, Maria Makris and Brooke O'Callaghan. Emily will be mentored by Rotarian, Maria Makris. Emily is currently supporting MGC students to attend the District's 9800 initiatives: the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) and the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN). We welcome Emily to our club and we look forward to her fellowship and participation in Youth Services.

9800 District Grant Application for providing literary resources for Richmond High School Library'

One of the requests from our new partnering school in Richmond came from the Assistant Principal, James Taylor from Richmond High School (RHS). Our Rotary Club of Richmond applied to our District 9800 for a matching grant to provide RHS with books and literary resources for their library and we are happy to announce that we have been successful. We will commence this project very shortly. The funds that have been provided between our club and the district is five thousand and we will work in partnership with the school that the resources selected meet their students' needs.

Richmond High School opened in 2018 with 76 students commencing year 7. This year it has increased to 180 students in years 7 & 8 and for each consecutive year the number will increase as the year level progresses. The community of Richmond is very diverse, socioeconomically, culturally and intellectually. The students of RHS are representative of the local community. The cohort of students is all local residents. By providing rich literary resources, equivalent to any other school, we are ensuring that the students are not disadvantaged educationally. We are ensuring that all students will have the opportunity to learn and to participate by having access to a wider number of resources that would not be possible without our support.

Purchasing books and resources for a school library is a huge and expensive task beyond the capabilities of a very small (to date) school community.

Support from external sources would make an immense difference to the opportunities that the staff and students could access.

Maria Makris

 

Presidents Weekly Message - 25/3/2019

Club Recognitions

This week the Rotary Club of Richmond was recognised for its contribution and partnership with the Melbourne Girls College. The school unveiled a commemorative Plaque which acknowledged the 25 year the partnership between the Rotary Club of Richmond and the Melbourne Girls College. A number of members were in attendance and also enjoyed the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

I will provide a more detailed report next Bulletin

Board Report

The Board and Committee Chairs had a very full Board Agenda last Monday, we were delighted to welcome Rotarian Andrew Cochrane who was able to provide an update on the International Maluk Project in Timor Leste. Andrew informed us that the direction of the project will focus on training and education for health professionals, so that they con better support their community.

A small working group has been formed to look at Meeting attendance and how we can improve this and at the same time meet the requirements of the Amora Hotel.

The Club will submit a nomination for the District Awards and I will provide more information over next few weeks.

Reports from the Committee Chairs were received and approved

District Policies are distributed to members on receipt and the Club operates under the governance of the Club By-Laws and District. We are committed to keeping our members informed.

Community Connections
City of Yarra

Our Community BBQ was held on Wednesday 3 March at Butler Park Lennox Street, following the BBQ on the 1 May the City of Yarra will review the impact of the BBQ's and will report back and hopefully these and other BBQ's will be offered to the Club.

I met with Community Engagement Coordinator Lauren Brooker on Thursday and the City of Yarra is very committed to continuing the conversations which lead to actions.

Rotary Club of Richmond and Lendlease

Annette and I attended the History Walk of the GTV 9 - Television City site on Tuesday. Leandlease supported this community connection event. David Langdon a member of the Richmond Historical Society and a Friend of Richmond Rotary facilitated the very informative presentation and the short tour of the site. Annette and I were definitely taken on a trip down Televisions Memory Lane and the presentation included some historical footage. It took us back to the early days of the site and surrounds including the Burnley Gardens, the race track and reference to the indigenous people living in this area long before development. Lendlease are committed to continuing the community connection with the Rotary Club of Richmond and other service groups. Lendlease are offering to hold a morning or afternoon tea for our members and if we are able to have 10 members and friends attend, they will provide us with a donation of $500. This provides an opportunity for members and friends to enjoy some fellowship and to see the proposed development of the GTV 9 Bendigo Street development. I have discussed this with Melinda and we agree it is another opportunity to raise funds for our Projects.

Fundraising

Through community connections we ask our members and friends to support the following fundraising events to be held at the Melbourne Girls College

  • Motto Pop Up Shop was held on 16 March a major fundraising event This was another successful fundraising event and I would like to thank Faye and John Browne - Motto Fashions for their continued support and generosity. I would also like to thank the Michaelidis family for their support ensuring our Motto stock and other items are stored and accessed as we require them.
    We raised over $2400 which will support our Youth Service Projects
  • Club Trivia Night on 30 March to be held at the MGC. - this is our major fundraiser for 2018-2019 - Please support our efforts all monies raised ensure the Club continues to have successful projects which make a difference to many living in our community and beyond our borders.
    If you haven't already booked - please come along support the Club
    We will be acknowledging the donors in the community who have supported the Club with donations - vouchers and goods for the Silent Auction
  • Community BBQ's continue …..
    Next BBQ is the Wednesday 3 April and we have another booked for 5 May, the City of Yarra has been very pleased with the effort we have made to provide these BBQ's and this also raises funds for the Club.
    Please advise Melinda Dunkley if you are able to volunteer.

We can support our fundraising efforts by sharing information, inviting friends, family and colleagues and by extending invitations beyond the Club.

Thank you, Melinda and your committee, for the work you do to ensure the success of our fundraising efforts

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

 

Celebrating 25 years of strong and successful partnership with the Local Educational Community

The partnership between the Rotary Club of Richmond (RCR) and Melbourne Girls' College (MGC) is a powerful and positive partnership that connects with the local community.

On Saturday the 24th of October of 2015, RCR celebrated MGC's 21st Birthday. On the day of the birthday celebrations the then RCR President, Nia Holdenson, felt a sense of pride when she stood next to Sue Bolton past RCR president and past MGC teacher. Sue was a teacher at the school and the first MGC staff member to join the Richmond Rotary Club in 1997, becoming Club President in 2002-2003 and 2012-13. President Nia Holdenson was another former MGC staff member and Richmond Rotarian and she was inducted in 2001. Nia had long held the position of the RCR's New Generations Chair and worked diligently to keep the communication channels open between the two organizations, to the benefit of the students in particular. The then, President Nia Holdenson inducted Maria Makris to the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2014 who was a teacher at MGC. Maria is now the chair of Youth Services (alias New Generations) and chair of the Slade Literary Award. In 2016 President Nia Holdenson inducted one of our youngest members who is also a teacher at MGC, Brooke O'Callaghan. On Monday the 4th of March 2019, Vice President Trevor Pang inducted our newest MGC teacher liaison Emily Miller who is the sixth teacher to become a Rotarian since MGC opened its doors to the education community in the City of Yarra.

Last Saturday, the 23rd of March a great honour was bestowed to the RCR and while MGC was celebrating its 25th birthday celebrations, the Principal Karen Money with the assistance of current President Jo Cowling, unveiled the plaque which commemorates the special partnership of the school with the RCR. It is a testament to both institutions that partnerships that work together serve their communities in a peaceful, supportive and helpful way. All along developing the young members of their community to grow and develop to be strong leaders of tomorrow but with a benevolent heart.

RCR supports students from MGC in attending the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA), the National Science Forum (NYSF), the ConocoPhillips Science Experience, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), the Ainger-Peck Public Speaking and Slade Literary Awards, Youth Exchange (YE) inbounds and outbound, the International Women's Breakfast (IWB) for the student leadership team, as well as running the school's annual Mock Job Interview Program for Year 10 students. Each year the Club presents the Rotary Club of Richmond Community Services Awards to two MGC students who have been active in community service and worthwhile endeavours. The Science, Technology, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Award was introduced in 2015 as a new Award that recognizes the endeavours of a high performing student in the curriculum. The highlights of our Monday club evening presentations are when the MGC students are invited to report back on their many RCR supported programs and activities. The students show such grace and gratitude in speaking with confidence about their opportunities in many areas of their personal growth and development. It is always with a sense of pride when we listen to the young people's experience that our club has been instrumental in providing them with opportunities beyond the classroom.

Sue Bolton, Nia Holdenson, Maria Makris, Brooke O'Callaghan and Emily Miller are all educationalists that have committed to this positive partnership, with the ongoing support of President Jo Cowling, their fellow Richmond Rotarians and Melbourne Girls' College Principal, Karen Money.

President Jo responded with the following speech:

The Rotary Club if Richmond is delighted that the school has recognized the Clubs 25-year contribution to the school and students of the Melbourne Girls College.

We have been so fortunate to have formed such a wonderful and worthy partnership with the school and today the unveiling of the Rotary plaque has provided a symbol of this recognition.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million members who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Rotarians are solving problems which take real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and to make a difference.

The Rotary Club of Richmond was chartered in 1964 in the City of Yarra and has been committed to this community and in particular Richmond for nearly 55 years.

This week I asked past MGC teacher Sue Bolton to look back over our records from 1994 and identify the Rotary Programs and Projects that have impacted and provided opportunity to over 1000 students Melbourne Girls College students.

The MGC and Rotary's journey began at the beginning when in 1994 the RC of Melbourne approached the MGC Principle Cavel Zangalis to nominate 2 students to attend the Mock United Nations Assembly an inaugural event which was held at Melbourne University

Not long after this the Rotary Club of Richmond approached the school to send students to the Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment Camp. This program is for 15 to 17-year-old students, who are provided an opportunity to attend a weekend camp designed to communicate a series of ideas, problems and social experiences that will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards.

And from here the journey continued with many Students participating in other programs such as the National Youth Science Forum and Rotary Programs such as Model United Nations Assembly, Youth Exchange, Community Leadership Programs, Mock Job Interviews, Ainger Public Speaking Awards, Slade Literary Awards to name but a few that have been made possible through the support and funding offered by the RCR.

These programs have provided students with opportunities to :

develop their personal and leadership skills, become more resilient and see the benefits of volunteering and the importance of connections between generations, cultures and countries across the globe.

The Rotary and MGC journey continues' today with 9 students and a teacher sponsored to attend the Women in Rotary International Women's Day breakfast in March At the end of this week 6 students will attend the ROTARY Youth Program for Enrichment camp

And this will be followed by the Mock Job Interviews Project and the Ainger Peck Public Speaking Heats and Awards to be held in May.

At our Club Meeting on the 4th March students who attended a number of Rotary supported programs presented their experience to our members and friends and thanked the Rotary Club of Richmond for providing these opportunities.

The RCR looks forward to the year ahead and we are committed to the programs that enhance and provide opportunity to young people.

I would like to acknowledge the Principles and school leaders who through their decisions and actions have ensured that the partnership between Melbourne Girls College and the Rotary Club of Richmond has not only been sustained but in fact has grown.

The Principals are: Cavil Zangalis, Jan Parke Judith Crowe and Karen Money

We also acknowledge School Council, student leaders, students and families

We salute the school's commitment to the Club through the support provided to MGC teachers to assist and engage with Rotary to ensure that students are able and supported to participate in Rotary projects and programs.

Two weeks ago, the RCR was delighted to induct MGC Liaison Teacher Emily Miller as an active member of Rotary and of our Club

I cannot finish without mentioning Rotarians and MGC Teachers past and present Jan Parkes, Sue Bolton, Nia Holdenson, Maria Makris, Brooke O'Callaghan and Emily Miller for their commitment to our Rotary Club and to the projects and programs offered to the students here at MGC.

Thank you once again for this recognition of the Rotary Club of Richmond's contribution,

On behalf of our Members I would like to congratulate the School and to thank all the leaders who have recognized the importance and impact of the partnership we have formed.

I hope that the next 25 Years will be just as rewarding for all of us!!

Thank you

Club Celebrations

Birthdays: Dawn Giltinan 28th March, Lois Peeler 21st March
Induction Anniversaries: Trevor Pang 1st April 1990

 

Future Events

March
30th Saturday Trivia Night

April
1st Monday Rotarian Behind the Badge - Sue Bolton & Nia Holdenson
3rd Wednesday City of Yarra Barbecue
8th Monday Tristan White
15th Monday Board meeting
22nd Monday No meeting - Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Bakerr

May
6th Monday Jennifer McNaughton - Berry Street
13th Monday Michelle Benstead & ARH Scholarship holders
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Social night &Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
13th Thursday Joint Board meeting
15th Saturday Creswick Fashion Show
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover


February 25, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Next Step

Katrina Dwyer employed the Rotary Next Step Program as the Youth Case Manager and tonight she will to share her experiences with you. Katrina has a unique experience firstly specialising in executive recruitment and then retraining as a Youth Worker specialising in helping disadvantaged young people develop a career direction that matches their core capabilities. Each year Katrina works with 45 disadvantaged Young People who have been nominated by the staff of Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School because they are disadvantaged and need specialised individual help. Without Katrina's support, effective education and guidance it is highly probable they would not be employed, for the City of Yarra has the highest unemployment rate of young people in the age bracket 15 to 19 years in Victoria and Australia. Our success rate is greater than 70%. Without help they are unlikely to be employed. To help understand the power of this program Addo Abdullahi, 13 years ago, who while attending Collingwood College participated in the Rotary Youth Arts Project(RYAP) and then in the Rotary Next Step Program . Addo is now 29 years old a successful businessman, married with children. Addo from the Sudan could not speak English when he arrived a couple of years before he entered the project. Addo will explain what difference it made to his life. This program costs $45,000 and each year we raise these funds.

The William Cooper Oration

President Jo asked me to represent her at The City of Yarra William Cooper Oration, held on Australia Day. It was a simple occasion attended by a small invited group and held upstairs at the Fitzroy Library. This was an ideal venue as the large outdoor space adjacent to the meeting room allowed for the Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony, and Didgeridoo playing. Apart from a short address from the Mayor of Yarra, Cr Danae Bosler (who had been inducted as an Honorary Member of the Richmond Rotary Club the previous Monday night) the event was organised by indigenous citizens who were warmly welcoming

There were two orations, both extremely moving. The first touched on the life of Simon Wonga, after whom Wonga Park was named. He was a Wurundgeri elder, a cousin of William Barack, and lived from 1835 to 1874 His goal had been to obtain land for his people on the Goulburn, where they could 'farm the land like the white man'. The site originally allotted to him was withdrawn and transferred to white settlers. Initially it was exchanged for land totally unsuitable for farming, but eventually he was given access to an area which historically had been an aboriginal campsite at Coranderrk, near Healesville. Worawa Aboriginal Girls College is now situated there.

The second speech was the Oration to honour William Cooper, 1860 - 1941, delivered with emotion and pride by Kevin Russell, a great grandson.
He told us that William was a bright student at the local mission school, a favourite of the school principal who wrote in his diary that William 'had learnt the alphabet in three days, and then taught it to other children'.

- that although working as a labourer for most of his life, William continued to educate himself and was a prodigious letter writer. After his retirement at the age of 70 when he found out he was not eligible to receive a pension he became a strong political activist on behalf of his people
- that he was a family man, one son, Daniel, joined the AIF and was killed at Ypres, Belgium, during WWI, another won the Stawell Gift.
- in 1934: as secretary of the AAL (Australian Aboriginal League), he attempted to petition George V to grant Aboriginal representation in the Australian Parliament, but this was blocked by the Lyons government.
- In 1938 he led a delegation of Aboriginal men and women to the German Consulate in Melbourne, protesting about the treatment of Jews in Germany, after the horrendous events of Krystallnacht. His petition was not accepted.
William Cooper, who had no civil rights in the country of his birth was prepared to stand up for other oppressed peoples at a time when so much of the world was turning a blind eye

He has been acknowledged by the Jewish Community in Victoria who in 2017 provided funds for his 88 year old grandson Alfred Turner, 'Uncle Boydie', to travel to Berlin and deliver to the German Government a replica of his 1938 petition. This time the petition was accepted.

Uncle Boydie also visited Israel and laid a wreath at Beersheba, commemorating the Indigenous Australian soldiers who fought there.

More recently William Cooper has been recognised in many ways. The William Cooper Justice Centre opened in Melbourne in 2010. The former electorate of Batman has been renamed Cooper. 70 Australian trees have been planted, and an Academic Chair has been established in Israel in his honour, and there is a plaque dedicated to him at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne. A large bronze statue of William Cooper has been unveiled in Shepparton to commemorate his part in the 1939 Cummeragunja walkout

Kevin Russell concluded by saying how much pain he and other indigenous people feel that 10% of the Australian population had voted Against the 1967 referendum even though it was passed by a 90% majority. He made it clear that there is a still lot of healing to be done.

Janice Peeler

 

Club Celebrations

Partner Birthdays: Beryl Golding 27th February
Induction Anniversaries: Simon Marriott 1sr March 1994

Update PhD ARH Candidate

I am excited to let all Rotarian friends and supporters at Richmond Rotary that I have been offered a position as Lecturer at Deakin. I am over the moon, and this has lit a further fire in me to get the PhD thesis DONE and DUSTED!!

Warm regards,

Michelle Benstead
Lecturer
PhD Candidate

Presidents Weekly Message - 25/2/2019

This week I am very pleased to inform you that Sue Bolton has recovered well from her recent health scare. Sue welcome back!

Next Step Project - a week to celebrate and acknowledge

The Next Step Project will be highlighted at our Club Meeting tonight and we will also be showcasing the project at our Celebrate Inspiring Woman event on Tuesday 26 February.

Rotary on the Map

On Thursday night there was about a 3-4-minute segment on the Channel 9 news highlighting Rotary, Donations in Kind and the upcoming International Convention which will be held here in Melbourne 2013. The newsreel promoted Rotary and provided an opportunity for viewers to see what Rotary does through volunteering- I hope that this exposure to Rotary continues - we are a great organisation that needs to be recognised and the more people who know what Rotary does we may indeed encourage more people to join us.

Membership

On Monday 18 February we held a Membership Focus Meeting, unfortunately we had only 15 attendees, however there was a lot of discussion. The meeting was facilitated by PE Adam Sherwell ably assisted by Rotarian James Hamilton. Adam will continue this conversation in the lead up to his year as President.

We need to continue our commitment to growing our membership

Community Connections
City of Yarra

Our next Community BBQ will be held on Wednesday 6 March at Butler Park Lennox Street.

I would like to thank our members and friends who volunteer their support for the BBQ.

On the 13 February I attended the Yarra Volunteer Leaders Network meeting which provided me with an opportunity to meet other community volunteer groups in the City of Yarra and engage in conversations that impact volunteer organisations and to share our experiences.

The next meeting will be held at 10.00am on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at the Richmond Town Hall, meeting room 1

Inner North Community Foundation

On the 14 February Tim Baker and I attended the Northern Funders gathering which was a ½ day workshop on practical aspects of grant making, to raising awareness, and engaging volunteers. Tim and I found this to be a worthwhile activity and networking opportunity. We are very grateful for the Grants we have received from Inner North Community Foundation for the Next Step Project, I hope that we can arrange for Executive Director Ben Rodgers to speak at our Club in the next few weeks.

Lendlease

Next Tuesday 26 February we look forward to hosting the Celebrating Inspiring Women event at MGC and a report will be provided in the next edition.

Lendlease have provided support and opportunity for this event and have sponsored all the marketing, brochures and catering. Kirsten Steedman has offered and provided her expertise in Community engagement and I am very grateful for this. This is a great opportunity for our Club to network, to thank someone who has inspired us and to support our partnership with the Melbourne Girls College and Lendlease.

We will have a market place where we will showcase our Club, the Next Step Project and other relevant market stalls.

A Television City Walking Tour and Morning Tea

History walk of the old Channel is offered by Lendlease, please join me (I will attend on Tuesday 19 March) or if the 26 March suits you better please enjoy! Join the Richmond and Burnley Historical Society walking tour.

Dates and Times

Tuesday 19 March from 10am
Tuesday 26 March from 10am

The walk will commence from the Richmond Sales and Information Centre on the corner of Bendigo and Khartoum Streets Richmond

I recently forwarded you the Lendlease newsletter which featured an article on the Rotary Club of Richmond's City of Yarra Community Award.

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful partnerships

Fundraising

Through community connections we ask our members and friends to support the following fundraising events to be held at the Melbourne Girls College

  • Motto Pop Up Shop on 16 March and our major fundraising event
  • Club Trivia Night on 30 March both to be held at the MGC.

On the 2 March we will be asking for donations for the Trivia Night from Bridge Street Traders, if you have any connections who maybe willing to support this fundraising effort and provide a voucher or goods, we would appreciate your assistance. The Amora Hotel have provided a night's accommodation and breakfast voucher, thank you to The Amora General Manager Tim Billson.

We can support our fundraising efforts by sharing information, inviting friends, family and colleagues and by extending invitations beyond the Club.

Thank you, Melinda, for your continued support

Multi District Conference

Last week John Benger, Les Frampton, Nia Holdenson, Mark Dwyer, Janice Peeler, Adam Sherwell,, Judy Nettleton, Barry and Sue Roberts. Maureen and Trevor Pang, Maria Makris, Dawn Giltinan, Joan Kennedy, Annette Pepper and I (Sue was unable to join us) attended the Multi District Conference held at Melbourne's Convention Centre, we are very fortunate in Melbourne to have this world class facility.

Peace Summit

Noble Peace Laureate Associate Professor Tillman Ruff AM

Club Dinner Mister Minh

Ainger Peck Public Speaking Award

Ben is requesting assistance for the upcoming heats at the Lyceum Melbourne Girls' College.

Heats and Volunteers

Monday May 6, Tuesday May 7, Wednesday May 8, Thursday May 9 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. The Final Awards Night will be held on Monday 20 May at the Amora Hotel and it will be a great celebration of 30 years of this RCR Project.

Mock Job Interviews

This will be held at the MGC and Nia is seeking volunteer interviewers on Thursday 23 May, if you are able to assist please contact Nia.

Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment

A Rotary Program for 15 to 17-year-old students, from schools across District 9800. Students attend a weekend camp designed to develop their potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning. It aims to communicate a series of ideas, problems and social experiences that will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards. Rotaractors and Rylarians act as leaders for the camp, and a Rotary club hosts a Rotary meeting on the Saturday evening while enjoying excellent fellowship with the students and leaders.

Until next week - Yours in Rotary Service, President Jo

 

A big thank you to all my Friends at Richmond.

I have been very spoilt. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for all of your phone calls, messages and texts; they were much appreciated. John Benger also very kindly offered to do the Bulletin for a couple of weeks. I feel very much a fraud as I will be back with you tonight. Thanks everyone. Hugs and kisses to all

There is also a big shout out to our wonderful medicos. How lucky are we to have such a brilliant health system at our service. In 5 days I was seen by the ambulance service, Emergency at Monash Hospital, my GP (the fantastic Barbara Bloch), equally fabulous Heart Surgeon, Bruno Martin and his surgical team at Cabrini. Everyone treated me with the utmost skill, respect and courtesy, and I constantly give thanks for the fact that we are so lucky to have such wonderful people and facilities at our disposal

I am so lucky. We are so lucky.


Vale Graeme Carson Leggo

Graeme was a member of our club for more than 25 years .He was also a member of FORR since its inception. He was Club President 1980-1981 and a Paul Harris Fellow-1996. His funeral was last Friday. Condolences to Judith and their family, along with Raymond, his brother, also a long time member of Richmond

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND TRIVIA NIGHT

Your support will provide assistance to our projects in the City of Yarra

Youth Service Projects

*Helping young people to develop and enhance their personal growth and leadership skills

*Offering opportunity through the National Youth Science Forum

*Rotary Youth Leadership Awards for 18-25 years providing them leadership skills

*Public Speaking Awards - Ainger-Peck Awards

*Literary Awards - Slade Literary Award

Resources for Richmond High School

Vocational Projects

*Mock Job Interview Program

*Rotary Youth Arts Project - connecting young disadvantaged children with the Arts

*Next Step providing disadvantaged young people with a 3-year mentoring program helping them to the path of employment and or further education

The Rotary Club of Richmond has been serving our local community for over 54 years.

We need your help to continue to make a difference

For further information: secretary@rotaryrichmond.org.au

www.rotaryrichmond.org.au

 

 

CAPTURE THE MOMENT

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Preregistration savings end 31 March. Don't wait — register today and Capture the Moment at Rotary's biggest event of the year.

Future Events

February
26th Tuesday Celebrating 100 Women MGC 6.00pm

March
4th Monday National Youth Science Forum & RYLA participants.
6th Tuesday International Women's Day MGC
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
1st Monday Rotarian Behind the Badge ?Sue Bolton & Nia Holdenson
8th Monday Tristan White
15th Monday Board meeting
22nd Monday No meeting ? Easter Monday
29th Monday Anzac Day recognition Liz Bartlett & Ann Bakerr

May
6th Monday Jennifer McNaughton - Berry Street
3th Monday ARH Scholarship holders
20th Monday Ainger Public Speaking Award night
25th Saturday Motto Pop Up shop
26th Sunday District Assembly
27th Monday Board Meeting

June
3rd Monday Model United Nations Assembly participants
10th Monday No meeting Queen's Birthday
20th Thursday Joint Board Meeting
24th Monday Changeover
30th Sunday District Changeover

 


February 11, 2019

Tonight's Meeting: Ben Rodgers Inner North Community Foundation

NORTH QUEENSLAND FLOOD RELIEF APPEAL

Disastrous flooding in North Queensland has left many families and individuals in need of assistance in their recovery. RAWCS National has established a Rotary Australia Relief Fund (RARF) Project to accept donations for those affected by the 2019 North Queensland Floods. The Flood Relief Appeal is designed to assist those families and individuals whose needs are not covered by insurance and Government assistance. Click the link below to make a donation: https://donations.rawcs.com.au/75-2018-19 Rotary Australia Relief Fund (managed by RAWCS) has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) registration and has been listed as a Charitable Fund so we can accept tax deductible donations from individuals or organisations.

VALE

Geoff Clarke, 24 /08/1918-07/02 2019.

MBE, charter club member (24/08/1964), President 1967 ? 1968, Paul Harris Fellow 1979-1980, Paul Harris and 2 Sapphires 2008.

On his 100