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Governor Margaret Gardner honorary membership of Rotary Melbourne

We are delighted that the 30th Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, has accepted Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Melbourne.

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Donations in Kind Open Day

The store will be open for all Rotarians and friends to visit and exclaim at the treasure trove which is available for clubs to use for their humanitarian projects. Saturday 10 August @ 10am.      

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Lighthouse Foundation's home opening in Melbourne' south-east

Key players in Victoria’s construction industry are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people by raising funds and completing the building and renovation of the first Australian safe home in Melbourne’s south-east that was officially opened by the Mayor, City of Stonnington, Cr Joe Gianfriddo and Lighthouse’s CEO and key stakeholders on Wednesday 10 July 24.      

 

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BioEYES

Rotary Melbourne has partnered with Monash University's BioEYES program supporting students with science and STEM.

BioEYES Australia is an award-winning, innovative, hands-on approach to teaching primary and secondary students about science. Over the course of a week, students nurture the development of zebrafish embryos, observing the transparent eggs change from a single-celled zygote to a free swimming larvae. 

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David Wittner Mentoring Award – Reg Smith

Congratulations to Reg Smith who received this year's David Wittner Mentoring Award for his outstanding work in Rotary Melbourne in many areas including mentoring.    

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Our Assisting Homelessness project had a big Monday

On  Monday 17 June 24, our Make A House a Home project (MAHAH) delivered 10 sets (20 tea-chest boxes) of new homewares to Launch Housing’s front line offices in Dandenong and Southbank.        

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Help us Find 2024's Best Volunteer - Now

Melbourne Rotarians, we need you to think about your networks and encourage nominations for the Sir John Reid award. You must know some volunteer who hasn't been acknowledged despite lots of great efforts.      

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Expressions of Interest for Lessons in Disaster Training

Rotary Melbourne and GADAus are delighted to provide Rotarians the opportunity to participate in Lessons in Disaster training. We warmly invite Rotarians and their families, friends and partners to submit an EOI in our Lessons in Disaster Training. Once we have your details, we will contact you to discuss potential dates to bring the training to your community.

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5000 Acts of Kindness update - June 2024

At our club’s historic 5000th Club Meeting on 30th August, at our Thomas Baker Oration with Past Prime Minister John Howard, Rotary Melbourne launched our 5000 Acts of Kindness project. How are we tracking?

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Rotary International Convention in Singapore concludes with optimism

After five days of fellowship, excitement, and cultural exchange, the Rotary International Convention in Singapore ended with a look forward.

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2024 Program of Scale Grant

Rotary International’s fourth Programs of Scale grant will support members' work with Indian farmers who have been affected by climate change. The program, Partners for Water Access and Better Harvests in India, will aim to increase groundwater tables, extend cultivation areas, and raise the incomes of about 60,000 farmers by 25% to 30%.

 

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Inaugural AI Summit at Royal Society of Victoria

The inaugural Artificial Intelligence Summit was held jointly by Rotary Melbourne and the Royal Society of Victoria at the Society's beautiful 19th century building in Latrobe Street, featuring global thought leaders. Read more about this successful event, see photos and watch the summit here.     

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The provider pipeline

When a hospital system in Colorado, USA declared an emergency on youth mental health, Rotary members stepped up.

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From the Archives: Donydji Project

The first of our "From the Archives" series: When club member Barry White brought along his brother Neville to a Rotary Melbourne meeting in 2003, who knew what would inspire a multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to build a community centre and school, train teachers, and give support to the remote indigenous homeland community of Donydji in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

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Rotary projects around the globe May 2024

Learn about some of the latest Rotary projects around the world from Mexico to the Netherlands, from Albania to the USA.

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Afri Aus Care Youth Mentoring

We are proud of the impact we are making with Afri-Aus Care Inc to provide youth mentoring to help their migrant community. Founder Selba Gondoza Luka and Simbarashe Chigwedere share their stories.

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Trachoma Interactive Water Trailer

Our interactive water trailer of the Rotary Club of Melbourne as part of Rotary’s EndTrachoma by 2020 project. We partnered with Monash University, GHD and Telstra to deliver this Rotary Melbourne Centenary project, one of many different ways Clubs are working together to solve the problem of trachoma in indigenous Australia. 

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Help us Find 2024's Best Volunteer - Now

Rotary Melbourne members, we need you to think about your networks and encourage nominations for the Sir John Reid award. You must know some volunteer who hasn't been acknowledged despite lots of great efforts.      

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Gallery 2024 On To Conference

Some images from the Rotary Melbourne On To Conference 2024 which personified Friendship, Fun, Food and Fact Finding in Victoria! Photo:  Wheelers Bridge.  

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Rotary Safe Families - now inclusive of Greek Community

The Rotary SAFE Families Inclusive Communities Initiative is focused on providing prevention of abuse information via printed translated Guides and films, to our many CALD (culturally diverse Australian communities). It now includes materials for Melbourne's Greek community.

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Rotary Four-Way Test is our guide to visionary leadership

Rotary Melbourne's Amanda Wendt (Past District Governor of District 9800) talks about The Four-Way Test at the International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA. She explains how the test, created by Herbert Taylor in 1932, should be used not to judge others but to guide a leader’s own performance and help them become more visionary.

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Our Newest Paul Harris Fellow - Bill Pickett

At the Rotary Melbourne meeting on 27 March 24 we witnessed the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Award to Bill Pickett.      

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New Books for a New Nation MOU

In 2017, Rotary Melbourne signed an MOU with the Minister for Education in Timor Leste for the publication and shipment of a series of books written by Kirsty Sword Gusmao, Timor’s first lady to enhance the opportunities for school children in Timor to have access to publications in Tetun and Portuguese for reading. Several books were written, published, and sent to Timor via Donations In Kind (DIK).

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David Carruthers Elected to Rotary Regional Council Confirmed

Congratulations to David Carruthers who has been CONFIRMED elected as Treasurer on the Zone 8 Regional Council.    

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Our Newest Paul Harris Fellow - Richard Parker

At the Rotary Melbourne meeting on 20 March 24 we witnessed the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Award to Richard Parker.     

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