20 January: Evening Meeting at 6.00 pm on Zoom online: Cassandra Goodman, Thrive Global Facilitator, Coach and Author. This is the meeting link: https://events.humanitix.com/
27 Janunary: Lunch Meeting at 1.00 pm Zoom online. Member's Lunch. Donations in Kind and Vocational Services Panel discussion: “How did Covid-19 affect your business and how you see the future post Covid-19?”
03 February: Lunch Meeting, Greg Moriarty, Secretary of Defence, Department of Defence Australia, Australia's Former Ambassador for Republics to Indonesia and Iran. "Australia's Strategic Defence Update"
10 February: Evening Meeting, Mark Balla, President Rotary Box Hill Central, Philanthropist, TED Speaker,Author. "The Journey to the Toilet: How Mark Balla is getting girls to school by solving a problem no one else saw."
National R100 Australia Day event at 12.30pm on 26 January 2021.
DG Philip Archer has advised that 56 “super clusters”, each with up to 15 Rotary clubs, from across Australia have been successful in obtaining approvals for a $20,000 grant each from the National Australia Day Council for our Rotarians and clubs to celebrate Australia Day under the theme "Reflect, Respect, Celebrate - We are all part of the story".
Editor met Keith Brierley in 2017 when she visited him at his retirement residence to interview him. Unfortunately, I don't have the formal citation which was read at last week's meeting. I have instead provided my interview with this wonderful Honorary Member of Rotary Melbourne who died December 4, 2020 (93 years old).
Our DG Philip wrote in this week's Networker: "I am delighted to advise that 56 “super clusters”, each with up to 15 Rotary clubs, from across Australia have been successful in obtaining approvals for a $20,000 grant each from the National Australia Day Council for our Rotarians and clubs to celebrate Australia Day under the theme "Reflect, Respect, Celebrate - We are all part of the story".
The Women in Rotary International International Women's Day 2021 event has a unique difference from the past 9 Breakfasts. Online with the ability to share with thousands of people! Wait till they advise you of their keynote International presenters! Watch this space in next year's Bulletin!
In this article we look at ways in which we can be more energy efficient in the home. This is both environmentally and economically friendly and helps to make the world we live in a healthier and safer place, not only for ourselves but for future generations. (Item: Ari Talantis)
Rotary Hawthorn have provided the following link for the Donations in Kind update:
News just at hand, former member and long time Club photographer, John Tozer, is recovering in a Bendigo hospital from earlier surgery at Royal Melbourne as a result of suffering a stroke. He is expected to remain in rehab for a few weeks.
John is doing well and asking for a glass of red.
If you enjoy sailing, or just like to read about it, the following item is for you. The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians is the oldest and largest of the Rotary Fellowships. It began in England in 1947 and has grown to 126 fleets, with about 3,685 members in 44 countries.