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THIS WEEK'S SPEAKER

THE HON. TED BAILLIEU

Guest Speaker:  The Hon Ted Baillieu, Former Premier of Victoria, Chair, ANZAC Centenary Committee

Topic:   ‘The Life and Legacy of John Monash’

Chairperson:   Peter McCall

 

 UPCOMING SPEAKERS

15 Nov:  Lord Mayor's Annual Address ALSO RC Melbourne AGM
22 Nov:  Rick & Edward Tudor - Rotarian John Mitchell Indigenous Scholarship
29 Nov:  Sir John Reid Community Service Award
06 Dec:  Snr Sgt Marilynn Ross, Victoria Police
13 Dec:  Christmas Festive meeting (final meeting of 2017)
17 Jan:  Dr Kathleen McGuire (first meeting of 2018)

LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER

JOE McGRATH, VRC

Our special Melbourne Cup Day meeting was addressed by Joe McGrath speaking on "The First Tuesday in November".  Joe described his special role with the Victorian Racing Club as the Racing Engagements and Cup Tour Manager.  

MEET OUR NEWEST MEMBER

SERENA LOW

Serena Low was inducted on the 1st of November with the classification “Career Coaching & Mentoring”. Serena was born in Singapore and educated at Raffles Girls’ Secondary School, National Junior College, and the National University of Singapore, completing an LL.B. (Honours) in 1993 on a Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship.

 

CLUB EVENTS & REMINDERS

VERY SPECIAL MCG TOUR AND DINNER

SPECIAL ROTARY EXCHANGE EVENT - An opportunity exists for Rotarians to enjoy an evening with 110 Rotarians and partners from District 3232, Chennai, India.  Join with other Rotary Clubs and visitors to this very special Dinner and MCG Tour at the Melbourne Cricket Club on 13 November. 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the 96th Annual General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Melbourne Inc. is to be held during the regular weekly luncheon meeting at the 35th Floor Restaurant, Sofitel Hotel, on Wednesday 15 November at 1.10 pm. An Agenda is available and will be circulated to all members along with Minutes of previous meetings and the 2016-17 Annual Report and Financial Statements.

FESTIVE WINE FUND RAISER 2017

Once again outstanding wines have been secured for our Members with the help of RCM member, Trevor Hill.  These wines represent not only great value but also a generous contribution to our Club's work in helping people in the community. This year, our festive wine fund-raiser will comprise 5 premium varietal wines from the Rob Dolan Winery in the Yarra Valley. 

 

BOB NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE!

Bob needs some light muscle work from you and you and you!  The activity to transfer the DIK operation from its home at shed 40 to Shed 40 is underway but more assistance is needed to complete the task. Bob gives special thanks to Peter Lake and Austen Burleigh for their help last Saturday and there is another working bee this Saturday, 11 November to move more of the goods across. Please let Bob Glindemann know if you can assist – 0418 102 702.

PAUL HARRIS BREAKFAST 2017

It is not too late to join Rotarians, partners, colleagues and friends at the Paul Harris Breakfast.  With Guest Speaker, the inspirational Daniel Flynn sharing "The Thankyou Journey - a Blueprint for Turning Ideas into Reality".

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

NOVEMBER: OUR ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

FIRST OF FOUR - 'EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR'

November is celebrated as Rotary Foundation Month and at each meeting during November, we will feature an item about the Foundation and how it can be supported.  This first meeting focussed on “Every Rotarian Every Year” – probably the easiest way that you can support the Foundation.

OUR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST

CAN YOU ASSIST PLEASE? BILL BOARD SITES!

Our member, Kerry Kornhauser and the International Women's Day Breakfast Committee have already been donated 20 Advertising Bill Board sites scattered around Melbourne.   We are still seeking some new more prominent sites, hopefully near stop lights on a main road.  We require at least 2 more.  Any suggestions please?  

MEMBER NEWS

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. 

CLUB MENTORING PROGRAM

RCM is about to commence the RCM Mentoring Program. We will be running a series of mentoring skills workshops and are looking for established members of the Club to take part in the mentoring workshops and be trained as Club mentors. 

PETER GREANEY AND ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP REFLECTIONS

Peter Greaney reflects about his time with the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Fellowship and gives special thanks to Rob Helme and Bob Fels for their support and guidance: "I feel I have returned to Australia a better person due to the experience and I am sure my leadership skills have been enhanced. I will continue to work in the area of peace building. Exactly where the road will lead I do not know, but I do know that I will do my little bit to make the world a better place."

 

LAST WEEK'S GUESTS & GREETINGS

Happy Birthday this week to:  Bob Cook, Lawton Cooke, David Inglis (Today), Janine Mahoney, John Reynolds, Kevin Sheehan, Hugh Taylor.

 

GUESTS AT LAST MEETING

Guests of the Club: Joe McGrath (Speaker), Serena Low (Inductee).

Visiting International Rotarians:  John Ansell (Marlow, UK).

Visiting Australian Rotarians:  DGE Bronwyn Stephens (Melb. Sth.), Mandi Wendt (Melb. Park).

Guests of Members:  Olga & Peter Kelsey, Patrick Christian (Ian Evans), Peter Hanlon (Peter Bailey), Eric Wright (Peter Rogers).

On Duty:  SP, GL, CR, JM, MH, Peter Addison (Wine), Ian Ross (Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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