Holger Knaack, of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21. The Nominating Committee's decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta. Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 May.
The introduction of the new Rotary Melbourne CODE OF CONDUCT was announced by President Robert Fisher at last week's luncheon meeting, 27 March. A copy was provided for Members attending and the following is President Robert's announcement.
If you missed this week's fantastic cover on Channel Nine News of Melbourne's successful bid for Convention 2023, it has been uploaded to our website with the link:
SHARE AND SELL! This is so important if our Club's Rotary Fundraising Raffle is to be the success we want! Please suggest to your friends and family to purchase a ticket using your book of tickets or go online for a simple purchase via: https://rotaryclubofmelbourne.auraffles.com.au/
Thank you to those of you who have already joined the Club's 2019 AFL Footy Tipping Competition. Just remember that the season begins on Thursday, March 21st . You will need to have your tips in by 7.10 that evening. Join here to be in the footy action! www.footytipping.net.au/rotarymelb.
Our Vocational Services Committee, chaired by Iqbal Reata has been busy sending invitations to industry, universities, public health sector to gather nominations for our 2019 Young Achiever Awards. Do you know someone who fits the requirements on the attached Flyer? YOUNG_ACHIEVERS_AWARDS_2019_fLYER.docx
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.
As most of you will know, our Club has supported the indigenous homeland, Donydji or, as it is now known, Gurrumala, for over 15 years, both financially and in kind. Until his sudden death, John Mitchell was a key member of the Rotary Subcommittee providing this support and was its Chairman from its inception.