We are thrilled to announce that this year's Angus Mitchell Oration is to be presented by Tilman Ruff MB, BS (Hons), FRACP, AM, speaking on "The Humanitarian Imperative to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons". We are providing our Members the time to Diarise the date: Wednesday, 20 February AND organise your guests to this very special oration.
Melbourne WILL host the 2023 RI Convention!
"The District Conference was full of inspiration and inspiration on a grand scale which appeared to resonate very well with the 1500 or so Rotarians and guests. The effort put in by our Club in creating and delivering our multiple booths paid dividends given the level of discussion that R100, End Trachoma and RI Convention volunteering generated." Thanks PE Kevin.
Ruth Carlos Martinez has also provided us with her latest report for Tabuk Water Sanitation (TWS) - Global Grant 1751527. Thank you Ruth for such outstanding success again. Fascinating report! Ruth_Carlos_Martinez_reports_on_the_Tabuk_Water_Sanitation_Global_Grant.pdf
This year's Multi District Conference is the perfect place to showcase our Club's many terrific Projects. Our R100 Committee will be showcasing End Trachoma by 2020, Rotary UNICEF "Give Every Child a Future", Rotary Safe Families and Working with Child Trauma, Peace Forum 2021 and hopefully, International Conference Melbourne 2023! We are showcasing to initiate support and awareness from all Rotary Districts. Please join us in this mission.
President Robert is seen here receiving Certificate from PDG Peter Frueh at the Annual Paul Harris Breakfast, recognising our financial support of the End Polio Now Campaign. Special thanks also to Robert for creating the "red" Town Hall which has been acknowledged as a fantastic innovation.
Continuing a long time tradition in our Club, President Robert had great pleasure in conferring Honorary Membership on Lord Mayor Sally Capp for her term of office as Lord Mayor of Melbourne. The values and commitment to community and service are aligned in both Rotary and the office of the Lord Mayor.
Sandra Hills and Richard Skinner have created a fantastic first luncheon meeting for 2019. This will be the first part of a double feature program presentation. On 16 January and 30 January 2019, "The Bright Side of Life: Preparing for Our Later Years" will be presented to Members and guests to inform us all about how we can be best prepared for our later years.
Rob Helme has provided us with news from Victoria Police Inspector Andy Miles, who has replaced our Charlie Allen in District 9800 selection of Victoria Police candidates for the peace and conflict resolution program at the Rotary Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
Do you know of somebody with a disability? Do they provide outstanding support to others with disability? Are they a community leader or involved in a community group? Do you have a relationship with a local organisation that supports people
with disability who may want to nominate somebody for Shine On?
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, John Mitchell was a key member of the Rotary Subcommittee providing this support and was its Chairman from its inception.
Cynthia Edgell who has promoted our "Shine On" Recognitions for past few years, is encouraging us all to consider nominations for next year's Award. Our Club has an excellent record of identifying and honouring the abilities of those with a disability and we are seeking your consideration for nominations.
Our Vocational Service Committee is excited to announce this year's Rotary Club of Melbourne Vocational Service Award 2018/19. Edward Tudor was chosen unanimously by the Committee. He is Executive Director of the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. Edward epitomises the prerequisites for this Award recognising achievement of professional excellence (in the Awardees chosen profession), and outstanding contribution to the community through their vocation.