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2016-2017 Vocational Service Award

The 2016-17 Rotary Club of Melbourne Vocational Service Award recognises the distinguished vocational service of Dr. Catherine Crock AM.

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2023 ROTARY CONVENTION: BREAKING NEWS

Members will be pleased to hear that Melbourne has been asked to resubmit our bid to host the 2023 Rotary International Convention. This is great news for our Club and District.  It is a really big deal!!  More updates will be provided as they happen so you can commence planning for possibly THE biggest event in numbers of visitors to Melbourne.

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AROUND THE BAY NEEDS YOU and YOU and YOU!

Are you preparing for "Around the Bay"... Sunday 7 October"?  Be an Inspiration and volunteer to be part of this fundraising highlight event of our Rotary year.  

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26th ROTARY FOUNDATION PAUL HARRIS BREAKFAST

Rotary Central Melbourne's annual Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast is to be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018.  Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) will be speaking at the Paul Harris Society event.  All Members and Guests are invited to this outstanding Event.   

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WHAT IS RCM'S 'THINK TANK'?

The ‘RCM Think Tank’, not to be confused with our Horizons Committee, has been created to provide an open forum for Members to explore ideas for projects.

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13 SLEEPS TILL THE BIG DAY!

As of today, Monday 24 September, when you are again with great anticipation, reading Bulletin, there are a mere 13 sleeps till 2018's Around the Bay!

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ARTS ACCESS & ROTARY CLUB OF MELBOURNE EVENT

All Members, please note this Club Event Thursday, 25 October 2018.  You and your guests are invited to an Exhibition created via our RCM Arts Committee and Arts Access Victoria (AAV).

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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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VICTORIA POLICE MENTORING PROGRAM SUCCESS

A special acknowledgement to Maryla Juchnowski (R) who was special guest of her Mentee, Snr Sgt Marilynn Ross (L) at Victoria's Multi-Cultural Awards for Excellence for 2018 held at Government House.  Marilynn was recognised for her work with the Indian community and cited Maryla for her role as "Mentor, Assist Initiative, Concepts & Questions".  Fantastic work Maryla as Mentor in 2016/17 Program!  

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HUMANITARIAN of the YEAR AWARDEE 2018

Editor has included this week,  the Citation written for RCM's Ruth Carlos Martinez on being awarded the inaugural Zone 8 "Humanitarian of the Year Award".  Congratulations Ruth.

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ZONE 8 HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The inaugural Rotary International Zone 8 "Humanitarian of the Year Award" has been announced and we are thrilled to announce that Rotary Club of Melbourne's Ruth Carlos Martinez is this year's Awardee nominated for her tireless work in the Philippines on a multiple of Water and Sanitation Projects. DG Bronwyn Stephens (L) and PDG Julie Mason (R).

 

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MONASH MEDAL 2018 - TIM FISCHER AC

Tim Fischer AC was awarded the Monash Medal for 2018 at our luncheon meeting. He is seen here with Chair Peter Davis, Michael Bennett (Great Grandson of Sir John Monash) , President Robert Fisher, (Tim Fischer AC with Citation and Medal).

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SHINE ON AWARDS 2019

Cynthia Edgell who has promoted our "Shine On" Awards 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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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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KELLY LAWSON PEACE FELLOW UPDATE

Rob Helme has provided us with the final update from our Global Peace Fellow Kelly Lawson.  Thank you to Kelly for providing us with such a depth of experience of her studies.  We look forward to her visiting us on her return to Australia.

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PROFESSOR FIONA WOOD, AM

Last week, 168 Members, Visiting Rotarians and Guests were privileged to hear Professor Fiona Wood present the Thomas Baker Oration.  To do justice to Fiona's inspirational and thought-provoking presentation, we recommend you listen to her dissertation on the Podcast on our Website. https://soundcloud.com/rotarymelbourne Photo:  Pres. Robert, Fiona Wood, Chair Trevor Nink. 

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MELBOURNE has been officially shortlisted for 2023 RI Convention! 

MELBOURNE has been officially shortlisted for 2023 RI Convention! 

It has taken several years of hard work. But now the RI President and Executive have acknowledged our outstanding Bid to host the 2023 Rotary International Convention.  Melbourne has been selected as a finalist. The RI Board will make their final selection at their January 2019 meeting.  Shortlisted_News_Release_with_RCM_footer.pdf

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KATIE WILFORD - GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLAR

It was a delight to hear from Kevin Sheehan's guest last week.  Katie Wilford described her journey from Pocahontas to Melbourne after being awarded a Rotary District & International Global Scholar Grant.

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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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SIR JOHN REID COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD 2018

In 1987, the RCM introduced the Sir John Reid Community Service Award as a permanent memorial in recognition of Sir John’s commitment to the community.  It is time for Nominations for our 2018 Award.  

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INTERNATIONAL POLIO PLUS FACTS & FIGURES

In September 2017, the International PolioPlus Committee provided this latest update on the eradication of Polio:
1. The goal of the PolioPlus program:
The goal of the PolioPlus program is the global certification of polio eradication. By eradication, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Commission on Certification and Rotary mean the interruption of the transmission of all polioviruses.

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ROTARY UNICEF 'GIVE EVERY CHILD A FUTURE'

Chris Wang and his team are continuing to raise interest and support from our Club for the "Give Every Child a Future" project which will initially immunise 100,000 children in 9 Pacific Countries whilst also being a sustainable ongoing immunisation into the future. 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAUL HARRIS

Happy 150th Birthday to Paul Harris! His spirit lives on! Grassroots Peacemaking continues to spread like rings on the water!  (Seen here planting a tree in Melbourne. Possibly handsome Angus Mitchell and Walter Drummond looking on.)

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END TRACHOMA 2020 - NOURISH OUR COMMUNITIES LTD - TRACHOMA LIVE SERIES

Our RCM members, Rob McGuirk and Kerry Kornhauser were joined by PDG Murray Verso recently in producing a Live Series of interviews with President Ian Riseley, RI; our Hon. Member Prof Hugh Taylor AC, Harold Mitchel Chair Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne;  Dr Anthony Solomon, WHO; Prof Kerry Arabena, Indigenous Health Equity Unit; Gwen Troutman-Weir,  Aust. Trachoma Alliance.

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RC MELBOURNE SUCCESSFULLY NOMINATED GLOBAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLAR

Katharine Brown, our third Global Postgraduate Scholar successfully nominated by RC of Melbourne.

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