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?
This year, our Club and Rotary Brighton North sponsored the highly successful 7th International Women's Day Breakfast for the first time. The March, 2019 could easily raise more than this year's $30,000 but we need more Members support right now to be able to attract 1,200 men and women to attend this showcasing of Rotary and increase donations.
Chairperson of RCM Community Foundation, Sue McDonald provided our "Lift the Lid" luncheon meeting with the new flexibility of how we can all be Special Friends of Rotary. Please contact Sue if you would like to discuss how to support our many RCM Projects. See the attached Flyer. Foundation_Flyer_Final_5.10.18_1.pdf
As you are aware, four of Victoria’s Rotary Districts have combined to stage the Multi-District Conference between 15 and 17 February, 2019 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. This is a full month earlier than this year’s Conference and is less than 5 months away so the Early Bird Offer is a great option.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.