Emeritus Prof Peter McPhee, AM Chairman, Board of Melbourne University Publishing, speaking on "Recent Changes in French Political Landscape".
Prof Peter McPhee was appointed to a Personal Chair in History at the University of Melbourne in 1993. He specializes in research on French history and the French Revolution, having published numerous books on the subject. His academic management positions at Melbourne have included working as Deputy Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, head of the Department of History and President of the university's academic board. Read More...
11 Oct: Prof Tony Jorm, Lift the Lid on Mental Health week 18 Oct: Matt Brassington, CEO Aquasure 25 Oct: Paul Linossier, CEO Uniting (Vic Tas) Ltd. 01 Nov: Joe McGrath , VRC Racing Engagements and Cup Tour Manager 08 Nov: The Hon Ted Baillieu, Former Premier Vic., Chair, ANZAC Centenary C'tee 15 Nov: Lord Mayor's Annual Address
Mark is seen here speaking on “The Club and Venue that are Perfect Hosts for AFL Grand Final”. As Club Manager of the Melbourne Cricket Club, he gave us an exceptional glimpse into the inside of Australia’s most prestigious sporting club, as we headed towards another AFL Grand Final.
At lunch last week we celebrated the 90th Birthday of a living Club legend, George Tippett. George is seen here with his beautiful wife Naomi and President Mary.
President Mary said “On the 1st of September - Spring baby - George Tippett turned a magnificent 90 years old. Of course we have other legends that have reached this milestone - but this year we identified that between September and November, we have 3 Rotarians turning 90. George Tippett, Keith Brierley and Peter Clemenger. Unfortunately, Keith and Peter could not be here with us today. Read More...
The 2017 Footy Trivia competition was held last week with hearty humour and courage as the tables of members and guests competed ferociously to answer and score for the prize and trophy. The winning table are seen here looking very "chuffed" with themselves after accepting socks, chocolates and trophy!
James Donnelly is seen here with Peter Hanlon, James' guest at last week's meeting. The Club appreciates its members taking the opportunity to invite a family member or business colleague to enjoy a lunch and the speaker of the day. It is a great way to potentially increase our membership whilst showcasing our Club and Rotary International.
Rotary International President, Ian Riseley (Sandringham Club) has set all Australian Rotarians a goal for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year. He wants every Australian Rotarian to plant at least one tree to better our environment. We invite all fit and able Melbourne Rotarians to join us in "Tree Planting at Westgate Park" on Sunday, 15 October 15 at 9.30am.
The Club's R100 Committee led by Hugh Bucknall was asked to look at how our Club could celebrate the Centenary of Rotary in Australia. Chris Wang described how the idea of an International Project was developed in a most unique way via the question - Why not seek support from the other three Clubs chartered in 1921 - Sydney, Wellington & Auckland to create a truly Australasian International Project?
All Clubs enthusiastically embraced the idea, a selection process was established and so we have the project: "Give every Child a Future"Read More...
It is very exciting that the Rotary Club of Melbourne has joined forces with the Rotary Club of Brighton North to administer and host the Women in Rotary’s signature event, theInternational Women’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday, 7 March 2018.
Kitty Chiller, Australia's Chef de Mission at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil and former modern pentathlete is seen here delivering a riveting keynote address to the 1,100 guests at the 2017 Breakfast. Read More...
"One of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. Whether you're heading into a breakout session, exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you'll meet people from everycorner of the world, in all kinds of national attire, speaking just about every language.
One of the Club's Annual Awards is the Seniors' Award made to a person over the age of 60 years whose outstanding service in a voluntary capacity is judged to have made a positive difference to the lives of older people. 2017 Recipient Nancy Hogan is seen here with PP Quin Scalzo and Robin Syme. Read More...
Bob Glindemann is passionate about Donations in Kind. Every word is effused with his energy, enthusiasm and passion for a multi district project which is the epitome of service and encompasses recycling as its heart. Bob, together with Laurie Fisher, David Dippie and a team of stalwart volunteers has been "embedded" in the Somerville Road site since 2007. They have constant challenges finding the "money, arms and legs" and were thrilled recently with a most marvellous but anonymous donation. This substantial sum has enabled them to purchase a new van and a pallet wrapper; it has also allowed for servicing and updating of the old van. Both vans enable collection of bigger loads in fewer trips. Read More...
Members of the Balwyn and Hawthorn-Kew Groups are pictured here prior to taking part in their annual snooker evening at The Athenaeum Club.
President Mary seen lining up yet another ball with players waiting. I didn't hear who had won but President Mary sure looks like a winner!!!
LAST WEEK'S GUESTS & GREETINGS
Alan Trumble is recovering and should be home by the time you read this having badly gashed his shin.
Peter Washusen also home and feeling pretty good after having a couple of stents in a coronary artery.
Get well quickly you two, the lunch setup team is very much missing you both!
Happy Birthday this week to: Robin Syme, Phil Watson, Bob Cowan.
Guests of the Club: Susan Alberti (Speaker), John (Inductee) & Jill Brady, Ana Medel.
Visiting International Rotarians: John Morelock (Dallas,USA).
Guests of Members: Ann Hollingworth, Julie Gleeson (Peter Hollingworth), Peter Hanlon (James Donnelly), Peter Nicholls, Goran Stankovic (Ian Evans),Brett Stone (Garry Fowler), Paul Bilston (Garry Fowler), Clark Skinner (Ricahrd Skinner).
On Duty: SH, TG, RS, RS, CH, Norman Taralrud-Bay (Wine), Bill Pickett (Photos)