Last week's speaker, Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association is seen here with the Chair for the day: Mandi Wendt. Russell presented a lively synopsis of where Australia stands in the world of retail. You can hear Russell's entire report on our Website - Meetings/Events - Podcasts.
Congratulations to two of our Members who have been named Finalists in the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence for 2018. This Award is to celebrate female trailblazers across the country, from many walks of life. The 100 Women of Influence span business leaders and social activists creating change across a range of industry, innovation and local communities. For list of Women Influencers:
2018 Rotary Club of Melbourne Vocational Service Award
Awardee: Edward Tudor, Executive Director, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School
Topic: “The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School - Innovation and the story so far”
Chairman: Reg Smith
If you would like to meet fellow Rotarians and guests, be informed and included in discussion in an informal gathering of like-minded people, then RCM's Evening Meeting is ideal. The Club’s September evening meeting, on Thursday, 13 September will be co-hosted with Leadership Victoria. We meet at the historic Old Treasury Building and will be hearing from Forensic Mental Health Nurse and Addiction Specialist - Keith Bhebhe on ‘Mental Health & the Justice System’. To book https://goo.gl/rUZoJz
We are currently seeking sponsors for the Team Rotary Riders. Signup forms are available at lunch meetings or pledge your support direct to Jo in the Rotary Office. Sponsorships are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your support to the Project and the Team Rotary riders.
MELBOURNE has been officially shortlisted for 2023 RI Convention!
It has taken several years of hard work. But now the RI President and Executive have acknowledged our outstanding Bid to host the 2023 Rotary International Convention. Melbourne has been selected as a finalist. The RI Board will make their final selection at their January 2019 meeting. Shortlisted_News_Release_with_RCM_footer.pdf
The next Evening Meeting will be held on Thursday, 13 September at the Old Treasury Buildings. The topic: "Mental Health and the Justice System" will be presented by Keith Bhebhe, Forensic Mental Health Nurse and Addiction Specialist. Please note Flyer for bookings: rotary_flyer_13_September_2018.pdf
This week, this Bulletin segment relates to "Chairing" of our R100 Birthday Celebrations in 2021. Thank you to the Team and especially Hugh who has been working tirelessly to provide Rotary Australasia and us with a Birthday that will be remembered for showcasing Projects that are of great importance in this time whilst respecting the Members who have provided the past 100 years of immeasurable support and significance to our world and encouraging the future generation after us.
Topic: "The Changing Face of Retail"
Chairperson: Amanda Wendt
Around the Bay is Australia's biggest one-day bike ride and The Smith Family's largest annual fundraising event. This year, Peter Davis, Richard Parker, Peter Lake and Robin Reid are "gearing" up to represent Rotary Club of Melbourne in the challenging ride around Port Philip Bay on Sunday, 7 October.
Reg Smith has sent Editor the Invitation for interested Members to attend a very special concert to launch Hush Volume 18: Collective Wisdom, performed live by ACO Collective, Australian Chamber Orchestra's critically acclaimed regional touring and education ensemble. This event is organised by Dr Cath Crock, Founder of Hush who was our 2016 Vocational Service Award winner and Reg encourages us to attend as the music in the past has been "inspirational".
Last week, 168 Members, Visiting Rotarians and Guests were privileged to hear Professor Fiona Wood present the Thomas Baker Oration. To do justice to Fiona's inspirational and thought-provoking presentation, we recommend you listen to her dissertation on the Podcast on our Website. https://soundcloud.com/rotarymelbourne Photo: Pres. Robert, Fiona Wood, Chair Trevor Nink.
Thank you to Anton for his inspirational presentation of the Smith Family and its work with our disadvantaged children living in poverty and distress. You can hear Anton's presentation on our Podcasts which are on our website: "Meetings/Events" - Podcasts.