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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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WASH sanitation project in Agkawayan, Philippines

Rotary Melbourne has partnered with our longstanding friends of the Rotary Club of Lubang Island on an important WASH sanitation project in Agkawayan, Philippines.

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Rotary Melbourne YouTube Channel

Have you watched our Rotary Melbourne YouTube Channel lately? It features our People of Action, including volunteering projects. Our Speaker Series is updated regularly, showcasing our amazing weekly guest speakers. Plus major events including our 2021 Future of Peace Leadership Symposium and last year’s Rotary International Convention here in Melbourne. Be inspired and watch the channel here.

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Neos Kosmos reviews our Angus Mitchell Oration

Australian Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos attended our Angus Mitchell Oration with Arthur Sinodinos and published this article.

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Gallery 2024 Angus Mitchell Oration

Photos and Video highlights from the 54th annual Angus Mitchell Oration delivered by former Australian Ambassador to the USA, the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, at the Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne.

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Lord Somers Camp history with Rotary Melbourne

Rotary Melbourne is proud of its history in the establishment of Lord Somers Camp in 1928 in conjunction with the Governor of Victoria, Lord Somers, and the subsequent support for young people at the camp over the next century.

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Second Bite Prahran Market Sunday 14 January 24

Robert, Sue & Reg, had a good Second Bite 🍎🥦🥖 collection on Sunday 14 January 2024, both in terms of quantity and quality. We had boxes of fruit and vegetables, flowers, deli items, sweet treats and lots of bread. It filled up Reg's station wagon. We then dropped the collection at the Salvation Army the following day due to key staff being on annual leave.

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Rotary International 2024-25 presidential theme announced

Rotary International president-elect Stephanie Urchick announced her 2024-25 presidential theme "The Magic of Rotary" at the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida.

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Catering for Change

Giving a hand up, not just a hand out, is a vital way to renew the fight against poverty and homelessness.
Rotary Melbourne has successfully provided seed funding to For Change Co towards its Catering for Change Pilot.

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Black Rhinos Football

Rotary Melbourne works in conjunction with AfriAus Care to help the Black Rhinos team, helping young migrants from African backgrounds to integrate, engage and develop relationships, preventing crime through participation in sport. Watch this video to learn more.

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This Week Wednesday 13 December 23 ‘Partners Day’– In person only

Join our annual Festive lunch at No35 filled with friendship, food music and songs. 

Time 12.30 for 12.50 – 2.00pm

Venue No 35 Sofitel 

Price $60 (2 course lunch @ No35)  + BF

The final meeting for 2023 is one of good cheer and festivities.

Bookings: https://events.humanitix.com/rotary-melb-lunch13dec

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Make A House A Home for Christmas

Our Rotary Melbourne Elves are out in force this December supporting Launch Housing by helping to deliver over 2000 toys in time for Christmas for children impacted by homelessness.

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Congratulations Emma Soloai - 2023 Sir John Reid Award

Emma Soloai is a humble and worthy recipient of the 2023 Sir John Reid Community Service Award, as a mentor, coach, chef, hugger and aunty, particularly in her Pacifica community. 

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Update from ESRAG December 2023

This month the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) newsletter ESRAG November 2023 Volume 8 Issue 6 features an article titled 'Rotary springs into action at COP 28'For the first time, Rotary’s President, Foundation Chair, and CEO are all attending the UN Climate Conference. Rotary International is hosting eleven days of presentations at Rotary’s Blue Zone pavilion.

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Rotary and the 16 Days of Activism

Rotary Melbourne supports Rotary SAFE Families during the United Nations 16 Days of Activism and Gender-Based Violence which alerts communities around the globe in the prevention of violence against women and children.      

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A Recipe for Peace - on Tania Miletic

Tania Miletic was a recipient of a Rotary Melbourne Paul Harris Fellow (Sapphire) in 2021 and also a 2002-04 Rotary Peace Fellow. Read this article from the December 2023 issue of Rotary Magazine.

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Pepper's Reflection

At our recent lunch and AGM with Sally Capp on Wednesday 22 November 23, our visiting humanoid robot Pepper was stage-struck and unable to deliver the reflection. Fear not, you can watch Pepper's reflection right here!

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Seniors Lunch 2023

This November, our Health & Ageing committee hosted 30 elderly residents from inner Melbourne at our annual Seniors Launch at Max's Restaurant in Red Hill. Our club has been hosting this lunch for over 20 years via our Health & Ageing Committee and it is funded by our annual Footy Tipping Competition. The guests, many of whom live in public housing, loved being out in nature and with friends.      

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Seniors Lunch

This November, our Health & Ageing committee hosted 30 elderly residents from inner Melbourne at our annual Seniors Launch at Max's Restaurant in Red Hill. Our club has been hosting this lunch for over 20 years via our Health & Ageing Committee and it is funded by our annual Footy Tipping Competition. The guests, many of whom live in public housing, loved being out in nature and with friends.      

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Speaker Lord Mayor Sally Capp AO, Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Topic 'State of the City'

Time/Date Wednesday 22 November 23 @ 12.30pm-2.00pm

Venue No35 Sofitel Melbourne on Collins also Online via Zoom

Price Lunch $60 via Zoom $10

Bookings https://events.humanitix.com/rotary-melb-22-nov   

Join us for lunch, bring a friend or partner, be informed and form connections.        

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