Members, please note that your sold Raffle tickets and money need to be returned by 12.00 pm 22 August in time for the drawing of the $2,000 Prize at the lunch meeting. If you missed out and want some tickets give Jo a call and you can purchase on the phone.
DG Bronwyn created an inspirational presentation to Members and Guests last week. Not only did she provide her perspective on Rotary District's goals for her year but invited our Members to describe the Rotary Club of Melbourne's work in fulfilling these goals.
Libby Murphy with 28 years work with Victoria Police, provided a sobering insight into "Elder Abuse as Family Violence". Elder Abuse is one of the topics to be addressed in our "Rotary Safe Families" initiative which is planned for later this year and Libby and Victoria Police believe that we all need to understand and be able to identify this too common, complex form of violence.
Detective Senior Sergeant Anthony Mercer reported on his activities in the US when he revisited our Club last week. Anthony attended a Meeting in May this year before he departed for New Orleans, USA on a Rotary (D9800/D6840) Vocational Exchange on Family Violence.
Photo shows President Robert awarding the Double Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow to our Kerry Kornhauser. Kerry's history both professionally and as a valuable Rotarian is reinforced in this year's Rotary theme: "Be the Inspiration".
Our new President Robert Fisher has sent a message to all Members highlighting the plans and goals for this Rotary year which certainly mirror the Rotary 2018-19 logo: "Be An Inspiration"! Robert's Bio and recent President Address can be found in the new Directory and Website.
Members are invited to the Annual Spirit of Australia Foundation’s 2018 Monash Commemorative Service on Friday 3 August followed by Lunch. Please see attached Invitations for details: 2018_SOAF_Service_Invite_.pdf
Topic: "Elder Abuse as Family Violence"
Chairperson: Dorothy Gilmour
Note: If you would like to invite a family member or young person to this meeting, they will be more than welcome.
Rotary Club of Melbourne, Engineers Australia and Spirit of Australia Foundation invite all Members and Partners to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Amiens. This will be a grand night to honour the 100th Anniversary of this pivotal battle and Sir John Monash.
Last week, we were fascinated to hear the progress of End Trachoma 2020 Centenary Project which was provided by Lien Tranh, End Trachoma 2020 Project Co-Ordinator and PP Peter Rogers describing the prototype Face Washing Trailer supporting the Project. Incidentally, this Trailer will be on display in the Driveway of the Sofitel Hotel on Wednesday, 30 May. Thank you Peter! Both Peter and Lien's presentations are available in Podcasts on our website.
Katharine Brown, our third Global Postgraduate Scholar successfully nominated by RC of Melbourne.
Chris Wang and his team are continuing to raise interest and support from our Club for the "Give Every Child a Future" project which will initially immunise 100,000 children in 9 Pacific Countries whilst also being a sustainable ongoing immunisation into the future.
Our RCM members, Rob McGuirk and Kerry Kornhauser were joined by PDG Murray Verso recently in producing a Live Series of interviews with President Ian Riseley, RI; our Hon. Member Prof Hugh Taylor AC, Harold Mitchel Chair Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne; Dr Anthony Solomon, WHO; Prof Kerry Arabena, Indigenous Health Equity Unit; Gwen Troutman-Weir, Aust. Trachoma Alliance.
Members will be pleased to hear that Melbourne has been asked to resubmit our bid to host the 2023 Rotary International Convention. This is great news for our Club and District. It is a really big deal!! More updates will be provided as they happen so you can commence planning for possibly THE biggest event in numbers of visitors to Melbourne.
“With end to polio in sight, vaccination gets creative”. Could the world be about to eradicate polio? Only 17 cases were diagnosed in 2016 and they were all in two countries with the last hard-to-reach corners: Afghanistan and Pakistan. The public health groups trying to put the squeeze on polio have started to get more creative in their last push. The latest: Turning Vaccination into a Circus.