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DISASTER AID AUSTRALIA SPRING NEWSLETTER

The attached update from Disaster Aid Australia identifies the many Projects Rotary International and our Club are supporting around the world. Read on as to how you can "Make a Difference" by supporting Rotary International.   Disaster_Aid_Australia_News_Updates_Spring_2017.pdf

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JIM MARKOVSKI : SIR JOHN REID COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Jim Markovski,  the Les Twentyman Foundation, was awarded the Sir John Reid Community Service Award 2017.  Photo shows Jim with a fellow volunteer Arec Athium and Chris Stilwell.   Jim is admirably qualified to be a worthwhile recipient for this year's Award as the following will attest.

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INAUGURAL ROTARIAN JOHN MITCHELL INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP

The inaugural John Mitchell Indigenous Service Award was presented by Pres. Mary to Rick and Edward Tudor, Directors of the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School.   The photograph shows L-R:  Edward Tudor,  Rick Tudor, Aileen Mitchell (John Mitchell's wife) and Rob McGuirk (Donydji Committee Member).   

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DISTRICT FOUNDATION SUCCESS

On behalf of the District Foundation Committee, Rob Helme is delighted to announce that District 9800, and particularly the Rotary Club of Melbourne, were again successful this year in supporting applications to the Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowship program. 

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INTERNATIONAL POLIO PLUS FACTS & FIGURES

In September 2017, the International PolioPlus Committee provided this latest update on the eradication of Polio:
1. The goal of the PolioPlus program:
The goal of the PolioPlus program is the global certification of polio eradication. By eradication, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Commission on Certification and Rotary mean the interruption of the transmission of all polioviruses.

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BILL GATES: ENDGAME FOR POLIO

 

Rotary International's fifth annual World Polio Day was co-hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Bill says there is much cause for celebration:  "It is very possible that 2017 may see the end of the wild polio virus."

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JOHN MITCHELL INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP

As most of you will know, our Club has supported the indigenous homeland, Donydji or, as it is now known, Gurrumala, for over 15 years, both financially and in kind. Until his sudden death last Christmas, John Mitchell was a key member of the Rotary Subcommittee providing this support and was its Chairman from its inception. 

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Call for 2018 Senior's Award Nominations

Call for 2018 Senior's Award Nominations. Closing date 6th November 2017. 

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2017 Young Achievers Award

The 2017 Young Achievers Award winners Larrissa Miller, Kate Clements and Jasmin Isobel with the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC.

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Responsible Business Award - Stephanie Woollard

Stephanie Woollard, Rotary Peace Fellow and fellow Club Member has won a global award from Rotary International for "Responsible Business," presented at the UN Headquarters, on 12 November 2016. 

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RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – for District 9800 was held over the week of 27 November to 3 December 2016. The Club, through the Welfare of the Young Committee, sponsored three participants, Emily Dao, Mona Chandra and Jennifer Mitchell.

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2016-2017 Vocational Service Award

The 2016-17 Rotary Club of Melbourne Vocational Service Award recognises the distinguished vocational service of Dr. Catherine Crock AM.

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Seniors Lunch 2017

As part of our Club's on-going committment to offer an outing for elderly folk who are often socially isolated, the Health and Ageing Committee arranged for 35 Senior Citizens who live in supported accommodation to have lunch at Max's Restaurant, Red Hill Estate.

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