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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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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

What a motivating presentation it was at last week's meeting when our Membership Director,  Mandi Wendt presented her report to the Members.  

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2018 CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL

This year's Rotary Club of Melbourne Christmas Appeal designated charity is the ‘Ignite’ program of Arts Access Victoria, supporting artists with disability.

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"MAKE a HOUSE a HOME" PROJECT

It’s official, the ‘Make a House a Home’ project has launched. The first of 40 home essentials kits arrived at Launch Housing Southbank a few days ago and Richard Parker and James Pullar are seen here being thanked by Monica.

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SEVEN WOMEN at THE WINDSOR

Stephanie Woollard, founder of Seven Women, the charity in Nepal that works to empower marginalised women through education, skills training and income generation, ran a fundraiser at The Windsor Hotel on 28 November.

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ROTARY 'HANDS ON DEVELOPMENT' TOUR to NEPAL

Stephanie Woollard and Seven Women invite all Members and Friends on a 10-day Rotary ‘Hands on Development’ Cultural Immersion to Nepal 2019. sevenwomen-group-rotary-2019.pdf

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RI FOUNDATION MONTH & GLOBAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Thank you to Rob Helme for his update on the Global Scholars Program for Rotary International Foundation Month.

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THANK YOU TO 'AROUND THE BAY' TEAM

Last week's meeting, Anton Leschen, General Manager, Smith Family was thrilled to receive a cheque for $20,455 on behalf of the Smith Family.  This was raised by the outstanding efforts of our 'Around the Bay' 2018 Team of riders and volunteers.  

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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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RHONDA and KEVIN BUTLER

Our Sir John Reid Award for 2018 was presented to Kevin and Rhonda Butler who heroically created BlazeAid out of the ashes of the 2009 Bushfires.  They are seen here receiving the Plaque from Belinda Lawson, Chairman of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts. 

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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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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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BRIAN HORWOOD - INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS CHAIR

Thanks to Brian Horwood who answered my invitation to provide Members with the latest on our International Programs.

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VICTORIA POLICE MENTORING PROGRAM

Last week was an exciting week in the Rotary Victoria Police Leaders' Mentoring Program.  Our three Mentors, Maryla Juchnowski, Graham O'Donnell and Dorothy Gilmour and their Mentees met with Victoria Police Command, Rotary District Governors, LMP Steering Committee and Rotary Club Central Melbourne to celebrate the completion of the mentoring program for 2017/18.  

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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