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THIS WEEK'S SPEAKER
PROF TONY JORM, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Topic: "Contribution of Australian Rotary Health to Research on Mental Illness".

Prof Tony Jorm is a Professorial Fellow and an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. He leads the Population Mental Health Group within the Centre for Mental Health at the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health. His research focuses on building the community's capacity for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders.

 

UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKERS

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 of Vic., Chair, ANZAC Centenary Committee
15 Nov: Lord Mayor's Annual Address

 

LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER
SPEAKER EMERITUS PROF PETER McPHEE AM

Emeritus Prof Peter McPhee, AM Chairman, Board of Melbourne University Publishing, provided a wonderful insight into "Recent Changes in French Political Landscape".

 

MEET OUR NEW MEMBER
ELEANOR ONIBERE

Eleanor Onibere became a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne 4 October 2017,  and has already commenced a valuable membership with Melbourne by wanting to serve on several committees including International Relationships and special interest groups.  She has been inducted with the classification Enterprise Architect – IT.

 

CLUB NEWS
LIFT THE LID FOR MENTAL ILLNESS

As October is mental health month, for the remainder of the month, will be shaking a can into which donations can be made at lunch. All funds raised are for the Australian Rotary Health Foundation which supports mental health research.

Keith Callinan is seen here "lifting his lid" reminding us to wear a "lid" at next week's meeting!

PP Peter Rogers chairs the District 9800 Committee for the ARHF. At the meeting of 11th October all members are encouraged to wear a hat or “hire” one from reception for $5. Two bottles of wine will be given as prizes – one each for the gentleman with the best hat, and one for the lady with the best hat. Let’s get those fascinators out of the cupboard and all have a great time next week!

SEEKING SPONSORS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST

In 2018,  the stars will be out at the 7th Annual Women in Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast on Wednesday 7 March.  As you are already aware,  our Club and the Rotary Club of North Brighton are co-hosting this event and we are seeking some new Sponsors.   

 

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. 

  

NGV HOKUSAI EXHIBITION VISIT

PP Peter Rogers described the great honour to be invited by our new Honorary Member,  Consul-General of Japan, Mr. Kazuyoshi Matsunaga to the wonderful tour of the NGV Hokusai Exhibition last Thursday evening.  This tour was led by Curator of Asian Art, Mr. Wayne Crothers.  

 

SENIORS' AWARD 2018 NOMINATIONS NEEDED

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.
 
Most of us with local community involvements will be aware of a person whose record of voluntary service for the benefit of older people would make them a worthy recipient of the Senior's Award.

2017 Recipient Nancy Hogan is seen here with PP Quin Scalzo and Robin Syme. 

UPCOMING EVENTS & REMINDERS

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As required by the Club’s Rules, we now call for nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors and other positions for election at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for 15thNovember 2017.  Nominations may be made in any number by any member in writing, each nomination to be signed by the nominator (other than the nominee) and another member of the Club, and to carry an acceptance of nomination signed by the member nominated.  

 

 

GROUPS' VISIT TO ROYAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Kevin Sheehan, Groups' Captain has advised that Sue Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation has invited our Club Groups to an evening at the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation: Tuesday October 24.
Time:  6pm for 6.30pm – 7.30pm

 

"HORSES FOR CAUSES" INVITATION

The Tigers have won! Melbourne Storm has won!!  Now by backing the right horse you will be helping to change lives via Rotary and Violence Free Families.

You and your friends are cordially invited to "Horses For Causes" .  This is a Sculpture Exhibition of 41 uniquely painted and designed life-size horse & foal sculptures created by prominent and emerging artists provide an unprecedented blend of art, imagination and fun.

 

PAUL HARRIS BREAKFAST 21 NOVEMBER 2017

Central Melbourne looks forward to welcoming all Rotarians, partners, friends and colleagues to the Paul Harris Breakfast InterClub Visit 2 - Paul Harris Breakfast 

GUEST SPEAKER:  Daniel Flynn  "The Thankyou Journey - a Blueprint for Turning Ideas into Reality"

When:  Tuesday  21 November, 2017
Where:  The RACV Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 
Time:      7.15 am  for 7.30 till 9.00am

DANIEL FLYNN

Daniel is Guest Speaker at this year's Paul Harris Breakfast.  His topic:  The "Thankyou Journey - a Blueprint for Turning Ideas into Reality".  Driven, resourceful and determined, Daniel Flynn is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30.  He is the founder and managing director of the social enterprise Thankyou, which has given more than $5.5 million to help end global poverty.

 

TREE PLANTING AT WESTGATE PARK

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.

 

CLUB GUESTS & GREETINGS

Happy Birthday this week to:  Peter Bailey, Peter Doherty, Brian Horwood, Jacques Morin, Janet
Purves, Nick Pelham & James Pullar (TODAY)

 

GUESTS AT LAST MEETING

Guests of the Club: Peter McPhee (Speaker), Eleanor Onibere (Inductee).
Visiting International Rotarians: Rita-Marie & John Hadley (Brantford, Canada).
Visiting Australian Rotarians: Amanda Wendt (Melbourne Park).
Guests of Members: Don Garden (Robert Barnes), Peter Nicholls, Charles Allen (Ian Evans), Rolf Ryser (Brian Horwood).

On Duty: CH, CB, GL, TS, Trevor Nink (Wine), Bill Pickett (Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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