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THIS WEEK'S SPEAKER

Martine Letts , CEO Committee For Melbourne

Speaking on Model 4.0, Shaping a Better Future for Melbourne

Event

Date From : Wed Aug 23, 2017 : 12:30
Date To : Wed Aug 23, 2017 : 14:00

LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER

 

JUDY SLATYER, CEO, AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

It was wonderful to hear the latest news from Judy Slatyer, CEO of our Australian Red Cross and its focus and challenges in this ever changing world.

PROJECT NEWS

AROUND THE BAY IN A DAY 2017 - LAUNCH

This week we launched the Premier event of our Club’s 2017 year.  Around the Bay involves the largest number of our members in Fitness, Fellowship and Fundraising activities.

RAISING FUNDS FOR 'AROUND THE BAY' 2017

 Riders & Auctioneer - thanks to suppliers of auction items - Hotel Windsor, Sofitel Hotel on Collins, Wilderness Wear, 2XU.  Riders pictured Chris Rodd, Bill Ryan, Peter Davis, Peter Lake with Trevor Nink.

Riders in Team Rotary not present Philip Endersbee, Doug Marshall, Bruce McPhate, Susan Davis, Natalie Segal, Anna Segal, Simon Rodd.

AUCTIONEER EXTRAODINAIRE!

Thanks to Auctioneer extraordinaire Kevin Sheehan who managed to sell a pair of socks for $90 at last week's Auction for "Around The Bay"!  His riveting, enjoyable auctioning skills raised over $1,500 for the kids!   Thanks to all the bidders and the "lucky" purchasers:  Peter Rogers, Ian Henry(RC Albert Park), Bill Ryan, Brian Horwood, Robert Fisher, Sandi Fulcher (RC ChadstoneEast/Malvern), Chris Rodd, and Jim Orchard.  Clearly it was a very generous response to this worthy cause!

 

 

WHAT DO STAMPS AND TRACHOMA HAVE IN COMMON?

The End Trachoma By 2020 is asking for your support by asking you for your used stamps.  Your used Stamps will be trimmed and sorted and then sold with every dollar raised going towards the prevention of this terribly infectious eye disease.   By improving health and hygiene in remote areas of Australia,  together with the World Health Organisation,  the End Trachoma by 2020 …. can achieve in the Global effort to eliminate Trachoma in our remote Aboriginal communities.

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NEW MEMBER

MARK PINOLI

Mark introduced as a new member by Austen Burleigh.  

He is the CEO and founder of Logged On Foundation Ltd, a development agency dedicated to helping children and community groups in less privileged areas of Nepal. He is a physicist and social anthropologist by training, a former Assistant Director at the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and higher education IT consultant.

 

CLUB 'CHAMPION' INTERVIEW

KEITH BRIERLEY

“Love,  strength of purpose,  spiritual integrity and cultural diversity”,  are just some of the words I would apply to Keith Brierley after interviewing one of our dearest Club Members this week.   Keith  was so happy that I took time out to visit him at his beautiful AdventCare Nursing Home and share in some of his life history.  

 

MEMBER NEWS

VALE PAM DAVIDSON

The President advised members of the sad passing of Pam Davidson, wife of or member Bruce who passed away on Sunday night 13 August. 

 

MEMBER REMINDERS

MONASH 'PEACE' CANTATA UPDATE

Saturday 9th September, 6.30pm at Hamer Hall - Premier performance of PEACE – A Cantata for John Monash.   Group bookings of 10 or more are being made which reduces the cost of a ticket in A Reserve in Hamer Hall from $65 to $55. 

CAMBODIA TOUR 2018

Melbourne Rotary Cambodia Tour January 2018 over 14 days -- A unique opportunity for members, partners and friends to visit our two projects in Cambodia; an infrastructure project on the Tonle Sap Lake and schools supporting families living in the area of Phnom Penh scheduled for demolition.

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

PARTNERS DAY

Our Program Committee would like to encourage members to invite their friends and partners to the upcoming presentation by Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith at our Rotary luncheon on 6th September.  Please diarise this date and register your guests with Jo in the Rotary office.

30 Aug:  Greig Gailey, Chairman of the Board, Caltex Australia

06 Sep:  Joanna Murray-Smith, Playwright - PARTNERS DAY

13 Sep:  Todd Harper, CEO Cancer Council Vic

20 Sep:  Susan Alberti AC, AFL Luncheon

27 Sep:  Mark Anderson, Club Manager , Melbourne Cricket Club

 

Happy Birthday this week to Clive Weeks, Warren Johnson, Tom Campton.

 

GUESTS AT LAST MEETING

Guests of the Club Judy Slatyer (Speaker), Mark Pinoli, Kerry Kornhauser (Inductees), Ian Henry, Tim Halliburton, Brett Scott.

Visiting Australian Rotarians Sandi Fulcher, Tracey Farnworth (Chadstone East Malvern), Len Marshall (Wyndham).

Guests of Members Barbara Talisman (Sue Hunt), Kenneth Barry (Satish Menon), Devarshi Desai (Reg Smith), John Brady (Ian Evans), Ari Talantis (Richard Skinner).

 

On Duty DD, DYF, CR, MMc, Philip Endersbee (Wine)  ,Bill Pickett (Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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