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FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION 2019 LAUNCH

The 2019 AFL Footy Tipping Competition is about to get underway. Thank you for your support in previous years. Together with our supporter friends outside the Club we hope to raise $3,000 for the community and charitable activities of our Club.

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ANGUS MITCHELL ORATION - SAVE THE DATE!

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.

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MULTI DISTRICT CONFERENCE 15-17 FEBRUARY

The R100 Team is busy creating a showcase of Projects, Thought Starters and Invitations for all Rotary Clubs to become involved in 100 year Celebrations in 2021.   

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ENDING HOMELESSNESS FORUM

Thank you Marion for a great summary of the Ending Homelessness forum which you facilitated at our recent Multi District Conference.  This forum was outstanding and generated much discussion and interest.

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ROTARY 100 SHOWCASE REFLECTIONS

Under the innovative guidance of Hugh Bucknall our R100 Champion,  we showcased Rotary 100 Australasia to more than 1,000 Rotarians at last week's Multi District Conference.

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MULTI DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2019

"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.

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SPECIAL FUNDRAISER

Vaccinating Pacific Island Children   Did you know that 1 in 18 children die before their 5th birthday in Kiribati.  Read on to know about how this can be a "win-win" for the children and us.

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REPORT ON TABUK WATER SANITATION

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

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RUTH REPORTS ON DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Editor received the following report from our inspirational Ruth Carlos Martinez outlining the RCM and Donations in Kind assistance we provided to the typhoon affected Philippines late last year.  

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MULTI DISTRICT CONFERENCE 15-17 FEBRUARY

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.

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MULTI DISTRICT PEACE CONFERENCE 2019

Bookings are open for the Peace Conference which is to be held as part of our Multi-District Conference in February, 2019. 

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"END POLIO NOW" CLUB RECOGNITION

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.

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SALLY CAPP, OUR NEW HONORARY MEMBER

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.    

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INTRODUCING: "THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE"

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.

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ANDY MILES, PEACE & CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM

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.

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NOMINATIONS for YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS 2019

Help us find a special individual and showcase their activities.  Vocational Service is an important mission of Rotary. Photo shows the outstanding Awardees of 2018.

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SHINE ON RECOGNITIONS 2019

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?

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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, John Mitchell was a key member of the Rotary Subcommittee providing this support and was its Chairman from its inception. 

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SHINE ON RECOGNITIONS 2019

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.

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STAMPS PLEASE!

The Club is currently collecting stamps with money collected pledged this year to our 2020 fight to End Trachoma.  

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VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD 2018/19

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.  

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