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SENIORS AWARD 2019 - NOMINATIONS PLEASE

Nominations are now being sought for our annual Senior's Award.  See attached Nomination form for required details.  Seniors_Award_Nomination_Form.pdf    Pic. shows last year's Awardee John Hood with PP Mary Barry.

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PRESIDENT'S DINNER with RAFFLE WINNERS

What a fantastic President's Dinner!  Full house, beautiful food (thank you Chris and Janet Wang for recommending Choi's), great conversations with our Members and partners.  Thank you Mev Connell for his creation of our "blue barrel"!  Editor overheard a Guest when leaving: "What a great night, I love Rotary dinners!"

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OUR FACEBOOK CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

For those who don't follow Rotary Melbourne's Facebook page,  the following entry was posted by our Social Media and Volunteering Chairperson,  Ari Talantis.

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YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS 2019

Awards: Presented by former Governor of Victoria Professor David De Kretser AC

Chair:  Iqbal Reata

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YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS 2019

Iqbal Reata, Chair of our Vocation Committee, is proud to announce our three successful Young Achiever Awardees for 2019. These awards will be given on Wednesday, 29 May by our Member, Professor David De Kretser at our luncheon meeting.

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ROTARY 2023 MELBOURNE CONVENTION

https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubMelbourne/videos/289141315098639/

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Rotary Peace Fellowships - Call for Applications

Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for leaders to undertake university study in peace and conflict resolution.

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ROTARY R100 Centenary Project with UNICEF

Immunise 100,000 children across 9 Pacific Island countries. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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