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PE REG SMITH OAM - OUR CONGRATULATIONS

Our Hon Member, Her Excellency the Governor invested PE Reg Smith with his Order of Australia in a fine ceremony at Government House last week. The opportunity to converse directly with the Governor was a highlight as she talked of Reg’s long-standing service with the AFS and enquired how we were managing our Rotary projects during these challenging times.

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ROTARY MELBOURNE ASKS OUR MEMBERS

What topics would our Members like to be covered from our Evening Meetings?  Simply send your suggestions to:  Renata Bernarde (Chair of Evening Meetings) renata@pantala.com.au or Kerry Kornhauser: kerry.kornhauser@gmail.com 

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LIBBY CLARKE - SIR JOHN REID AWARDEE

Delightful to receive the following note of appreciation of being a Sir John Reid Awardee 2019-20 from Libby Clarke (VSK).  Libby (centre) is seen here with Margaret Ross and Jean Hadges, daughters of Sir John Reid.

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R I FOUNDATION MONTH THANK YOU

President Marion has forward the following letter of appreciation from RI President Holger Knaack (pic.) and KR  Ravindran, Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2020-21.

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HAPPY as LARRY LUNCH was TERRIFIC

From hygiene to humour, the Happy as Larry lunch event was terrific.  Mark Balla was a passionate adviser of healthy hygienic routines who took us where 'angels fear to tread!'  Shane Jacobsen described how much impact his father has had on who he is and what he respects in life.  There was much humour and sincerity from Shane.  Pic shows: David Carruther, Kerry kornhauser, Suresh Marcandan and President Marion - actually meeting face to face again!

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99th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Congratulations to our President Nominee for 2022-23 Chris Sotiropoulos.  This announcement was made at our 99th Annual General Meeting last week.

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COLOUR YOUR WORLD EVENT

Over the past few weeks we have been encouraging members with families and friends to join in an environmental project this spring and summer by growing flowering plants whether it be in front and back gardens, patios, balconies or pots in the Colour your World project. Now check out this terrific upcoming event information featuring Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

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LOOK AT WHAT'S AHEAD!

02 Dec Lunch Meeting:  Dr. Simon Longstaff, AO, Executive Director, The Ethic Centre, Sydney 

09 Dec Evening Meeting:  Prof. Dr. Christoph Schommer, co-Director Robolab, University Luxembourg

  Meeting Registration https://www.trybooking.com/BNEDV

16 Dec Lunch Meeting: Christmas Celebration Meeting & Partners Day – Final meeting for 2020

Meeting Registration https://www.trybooking.com/BMYUW

13 Jan Lunch Meeting: Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consulate-General of Japan in Victoria

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MURRAY CAMPBELL

Sadly, we were advised by Ann Campbell of the passing of PP Murray Campbell in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  Murray is seen here with PP Clive Weeks and Hon Members Peter McCall enjoying the moment. Members please note funeral arrangements over page.

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LOOK AT WHAT'S AHEAD!

25 Nov Lunch Meeting: Members Lunch

02 Dec Lunch Meeting:  Dr. Simon Longstaff, AO, Executive Director, The Ethic Centre, Sydney – note change in speaker

09 Dec Evening Meeting

16 Dec Lunch Meeting: Christmas Celebration Meeting & Partners Day – Final meeting for 2020

13 Jan Lunch Meeting: Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consulate-General of Japan in Victoria

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DID YOU KNOW ...?

Sir Aaron Danks, (Pic.) in the 1920's, son of the founder of John Danks & Co., represented the hardware industry in Rotary Melbourne. The bathrooms of almost every home in Melbourne had fittings manufactured by Danks. 

Thomas Luxton, later to be Lord Mayor of Melbourne, represented retail hardware through his family’s firm of McEwans.

Later, Past President John Edmonds, Chairman of Rogerseller, represented the industry with the classification BATHROOM FIXTURES - DISTRIBUTION.

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COLOUR YOUR WORLD PROJECT PROFILE

Peter Berg showcased our delightful newly created project:  Colour your World which sits in the Environmental Sustainability Fifth Focus of Rotary International.  Incidentally, we need to thank Peter Washusen and Nina Hunter for their great work in showcasing our projects.

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PROFESSOR SALVATORE BABONES

Wednesday, 18 NovemberLunch Meeting inc. Annual General Meeting

Meeting Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/BMXMQ 

Time:  1 pm - 2 pm

Guest Speaker: Professor Salvatore Babones, Associate Professor, Globalisation, University of Sydney

Topic: ‘Victoria's Belt & Road agreement with China. Is it detrimental to Australia's strategic national interests?’

Chairman: Richard Parker

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LORD MAYOR SALLY CAPP

Lively, energetic and focussed on bringing our City of Melbourne back to life!  Our Lord Mayor Sally Capp motivated us at last week's meeting to be part of Council's plans to restart our Melbourne economy, life and soul. Check out our YouTube link in Meetings/Events/YouTube: https://youtu.be/u-Q1zuZHPi8

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REFLECTION CHERYL LACEY

Last week's Reflection was an appropriate contribution to our Meeting online Remembrance Day 2020

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2020 REMEMBRANCE DAY

Every year at 11 am on 11 November - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.  This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  We were unable to mark this year's Remembrance Day by gathering together at the Shrine but thanks to Peter Davis and Major General Jim Barry, we were taken there at last week's meeting.

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SUPPORTING THE ENVIRONMENT

There is much activity and success for our newly created Fifth Focus of Rotary:  Environment Sustainability.  A small very efficient and focused team of Melbourne Rotarians are working hard to get our attention to supporting our environment. Gary Fowler pictured here, presented the project to our Members last week.

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POSITIVE ENERGY for a BETTER WORLD

Three Rotarians harnessing positive energy to shape community, invite you to join them on a bold mission: To Create a Better World for All.

Date:  Monday 16 November 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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ROSS SCHOLES-ROBERTSON

A delightful Reflection was delivered by Ross Scholes-Robertson at our last meeting.  Thank you Ross.

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LOOK AT WHAT'S AHEAD!

18 Nov Lunch Meeting - Professor Salvatore Babones, Associate Professor, Globalisation, University of Sydney

25 Nov Lunch Meeting - Members Lunch

02 Dec Lunch Meeting - Greg Moriarty, Secretary of Defence, Department of Defence Australia, Australia's former Ambassador to the Republics of Indonesia and Iran

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WHAT A DEBATE!

Last week's first of the Great Debates was a "bobby-dazzler"!  The effort and behind-the-scenes preparation by the Debaters and the Rotary Melbourne team of organisers,  did Rotary Melbourne proud!  The Stilwell Family Trans Tasman Challenge Cup is waiting here to be engraved.  Just a couple more Debates in the new year before engraving (we hope!). I have been assured alcoholic beverages were taken after the Debate!

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AWARDING OF SIR JOHN REID AWARD 2020

Congratulations to Rosie Creswell our 2020 Sir John Reid Award recipient.  Rosie was truly a delightful guest and Members respected and were touched by Rosie's sincerity and the wonderful life work she has contributed to community service.  Bravo Rosie!  Thanks to Cynthia Edgell and our Vocational Services Team and to Chris Stillwell for his emapthic, sensitive hosting of the Award to Rosie.

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GUESTS AT SIR JOHN REID AWARD 2020

It was really lovely to see some of our previous Sir John Reid Awardees at last week's meeting.  Libby Clarke (2020) and Kevin and Rhonda Butler (2019).  Kevin (pictured) and Rhonda provided some fascinating details about BlazeAid and their recent successes.  Sensational way some of our international backpackers,  caught here in Australia during lockdown, working tirelessly around the bushfire areas with BlazeAid. Online we were honoured to have family of our esteemed Past President: Daughters, Jean Hadges & Margaret Ross: AND Grand-daughter and Chairman of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Belinda Lawson.

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DID YOU KNOW ...?

Another snapshot of Rotary Melbourne's 100 Years:  Scott’s Hotel (pictured 1921) was the initial venue for luncheons, but, on 15 June 1921, a move was made to the supper room at the Melbourne Town Hall. This was more private than Scott’s Hotel where the meeting was disturbed by noise from the adjoining land.  Catering at the supper room was done by the Mutual Store, courtesy of Rotarian Fred Ryall, the General Manager.

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NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH

This month we celebrate and promote each week the activities of the Rotary International Foundation. Last week, Bob Fels explained the Rotary Foundation Global Scholarships – after which Bob will introduced our Guest Speaker and scholar Ida Whiteman.

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