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MAKE A HOUSE A HOME

Read the latest on Rotary's "Make a House a Home" kits and the inspirational feedback we have received.

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STORY of ANJ BARKER - VIDEO 2

Kerry Kornhauser and Phil Cornish have provided this fantastic report on a joint initiative between Welfare of the Young and the Family Violence Working Group.

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Team Rotary Around the Bay 2019 - Call for Volunteers

Ride for a child in need. This year's around the Bay will be on October the 6th.

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THOMAS BAKER ORATION 2019

Don’t miss this year’s Thomas Baker Oration.  The 2019 Thomas Baker Oration is to be given by David Thodey AO, Chairman CSIRO in the Fitzroy Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sofitel Hotel, 25 Collins St Melbourne on Wednesday, 4 September.  Guest bookings to be made via Jo Mavros by 30 August. 

Ph: 03 9654 7242 or E: office@rotaryclubofmelbourne.org.au

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0808, MONASH MEDAL AND MORE

This year marks the 101st year since the Battle of Amiens, and there are several events our Club is supporting. The Club's 0808 Committee encourages you to join in the following events over page.

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'LONELINESS' NEXT EVENING MEETING - August 26th

Associate Professor Simon Stafrace has kindly accepted an invitation by our Evening Meeting Chair, to present at the next meeting on Monday, 26 August.  Topic:  "Loneliness and its Impact in our Community".

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PROCLAMATION OF ROTARY 100 YEARS

What a highlight of the Special Changeover Dinner was the reading of the "Proclamation" by Hugh Bucknall as he officially launched our Melbourne Rotary 100 Year Celebrations!  He has obviously been a "Town Cryer" in another life!

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SENIORS AWARD - NOMINATIONS PLEASE

Photo shows our 2018-2019 Seniors Awardee John Hood after receiving his Award from PP Mary Barry.

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SUCCESS AT DISTRICT 9800

Two District 9800 Recognitions:  "Club Service Membership" Award and Recognition Award for our "End Trachoma Water Trailer".  Two District Governor Recognitions: President Robert "End Polio Now" and Bob Glindemann - Royce Abbey District Award!        

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ROTARY 100 DOWNUNDER VIDEO

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xgfrul1vkb6m57i/Rotary%20R100%20Video.mp4?dl=0

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END TRACHOMA BY 2020

Trachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of irreversible blindness. The disease disappeared from Australian cities and towns over 100 years ago. But we remain the last developed country in the world where this disease is still considered endemic.  It persists in some of our outback Indigenous communities. It does so in communities where living standards are inadequate, where there is a lack of functional, maintained washing facilities, and where homes are chronically overcrowded. Current personal and community hygiene practices allow the frequent spreading of infected secretions from one child to another, and although trachoma is easily treated with antibiotics, it is the frequent recurrent infections that damage the eyelids and cause blindness.

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End Trachoma by 2020

Led by the Rotary Club of Melbourne, the “EndTrachoma by 2020” project unites Rotary clubs across Australia, to work towards eliminating trachoma by preventing the spread of infection that causes this avoidable blindness.  This project is endorsed by 2017-18 Rotary International President, Australian Ian Riseley, and Zone Director Noel Trevaskis, and has been endorsed as a project to commemorate Rotary Australia’s centenary year in 2021.  

 

 

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Ending Homelessness

In Australia today, on any one night, 105,000 people are homeless. Of these 46,000 are women and 63,000 are 34 years of age or less with 18,000 children under 12. Get involved in projects to end homelessness and support the homeless in Melbourne particularly among young people, working with other like-minded organisations.

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Second Bite

RCM members volunteer weekly to collect surplus fresh food at the Queen Victoria and Prahran Markets. Second Bite then redistributes donated food to community food programs for the disadvantaged. Volunteers donate 2 hours of their time to collect donations, and are rostered up to 6 times a year. 

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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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WATER SANITATION in PHILIPPINES PROJECT UPDATE

Bulletin Editor received the following email from our fantastic Member Ruth Carlos-Martinez who is presently returning from yet another mission to the Philippines.  Ruth was checking out a Global Grant and her amazing story follows.

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Rotary International End Polio Now

Polio eradication would be one of history's greatest public health achievements, with polio following smallpox to become only the second human disease eliminated from the world.

To read more about the RI End Polio Now programme, click on the link  https://www.endpolio.org/news-stories.

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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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ROTARY R100 Centenary Project with UNICEF

Immunise 100,000 children across 9 Pacific Island countries. 

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JOHN MITCHELL INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP

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. 

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