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INTER CLUB VISIT - SEPTEMBER

The Rotary Club of Box Hill Central has issued an invitation to RCM Members to hear Marga Hewko from Rotary Club of Chicago at a special breakfast on Wednesday, 19 September 2018.


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AROUND THE BAY 2018 RIDERS

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.

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'HUSH' CONCERT AND DR CATH CROCK

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".

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SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY CENTENARY COMMEMORATION

All Members, family and friends are invited to attend a special Centenary Commemoration function on Sunday, 11 November at Scotch College Memorial Hall.  11_Nov_Centenary_Event_Flyer_Scotch_College.pdf

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PROFESSOR FIONA WOOD, AM

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. 

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ANTON LESCHEN, GENERAL MANAGER, SMITH FAMILY

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.

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VALE - TED BILLSON

President Robert Fisher conveyed the sad news of the death of a loyal Member Ted Billson who died on 17 August, 2018. 

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PARTNERS DAY: THOMAS BAKER ORATION

Final Reminder to Book Your Guests

Professor Fiona Wood AM,  Speaking on ‘Striving for Excellence in Health Care’ 

Chairperson: Trevor Nink 

Venue:  Windsor Hotel Grand Ballroom

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AROUND THE BAY RAFFLE

Thank you to all the members and friends that participated in the Around the Bay Raffle and subsequent auction.  Funds in excess of $5000 were raised with special thanks to Auctioneer Extraordinaire Paul Caine who provided the revelry and fun whilst grabbing the bids!

The Avanti Bike $2000 Prize was drawn by Tim Halliburton of the Smith Family and the winner Richard Parker accepted the prize.

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ROTARY and VICTORIA POLICE MENTORING PROGRAM 2018/19

Vocation Committee is very pleased that we have had 8 Members apply to be the 2018/19 Victoria Police Mentors.  Unfortunately, we are only able to nominate 3 candidates for this fantastic year working with Victoria Police.  The three Mentors from this year's Program:  Maryla Juchnowski, Graham O'Donnell and Dorothy Gilmour will be attending the Closing Event late September. 

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CLUB'S NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The President's Nominating Committee in advance of the 14 November RCM Inc AGM has now been formed with the following members forming the Committee:

President - Robert Fisher, Past Presidents Mary Barry and Quin Scalzo, Board appointed Barbara Yerondais and Trevor Nink and Elected members John Allen, Gladys Liu and Alistair Urquhart.

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The "LUCK of the IRISH"

We are very fortunate to have PP Mary and Philip returned to us safely.  They survived not just one but TWO earthquakes while holidaying in Bali recently. The first was bad enough apparently but the second was while they were at the airport waiting to come home. It apparently lasted for half a minute which President Robert said, from experiencing many earth tremors in South Africa, would feel like a lifetime!

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SIR JOHN MONASH COMMEMORATION DINNER

The dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens was held in the ballroom of the Hotel Windsor on Friday 10 August 2018. Photo shows our esteemed Member,  Prof. David de Kretser AC, former State Governor. 

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CHAIR of OUR LUNCHEON TEAM

Peter Washusen has kindly provided the "behind the scenes" work that occurs each week to ensure the smooth sailing of our luncheon meetings.  Please note,  this Team needs some new Volunteers on board.  Are you able to help Peter and the Luncheon Team please?

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VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD 2018/19

Our Vocational Services Committee is excited to announce this year's Rotary Club of Melbourne Vocational Service Award 2018/19.  Edward Tudor was chosen unanimously by the Committee.   He is Executive Director of the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School.  Edward epitomises the prerequisites for this Award recognising achievement of professional excellence (in the Awardees chosen profession), and outstanding contribution to the community through their vocation.  

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SIR JOHN REID COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD 2018

Our Club wishes to pay tribute again this year to more than 1.5 million volunteers across Victoria who are building our communities, services and connections.  Nominations are needed by 14 September so that we canpay tribute to those dedicated achiever and encourage others through the Sir John Reid Community Service Award.

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VALE - TED BILLSON

It is with sadness that Members are advised of the death of our Member Ted Billson.  A Memorial Service will  be held Thursday, 23 August at 11am at Toorak Uniting Church (to which Ted was a regular visitor).  Ted was a great sketcher and artist and President Robert recalls that he was drawing a TV personality's portrait when Robert last visited him 2 weeks ago. Picture by Ted of PP Barry Watts.

 

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AROUND THE BAY AUCTION & RAFFLE

This week is the annual Around the Bay Auction at lunch. If you can’t be there and would like to bid - please contact Trevor Nink or Jo Mavros. 

Also Note RAFFLE TICKETS NEED TO BE RETUNED:  $2000 Prize will be drawn at the lunch on 22 August.  If you missed out and would like to be in the draw, give Jo a call and you can purchase on the phone.

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TRIPLE SAPPHIRE PAUL HARRIS FELLOW

Our Members were delighted to witness James Pullar being named a Paul Harris Triple Sapphire Awardee at last week's meeting.  Photo:  President Robert and James. 

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VIRGINIA LOVETT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

Virginia provided a fascinating view of the Melbourne Theatre Company with a summary of Melbourne Theatre Company’s 64 year history and the exciting path ahead.  Apologies to Members as our microphone faded towards the end of last week's meeting.  Virginia's full presentation may be found on Website Front Page - "Meetings Events" - "Podcasts".

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AROUND THE BAY 2018 - VOLUNTEERS PLEASE!

Around the Bay 2018 is approaching and we need Volunteers.  This is an annual event for our Club and we need to "put in" to continue and improve on our previous years success in raising money for the Smith Familiy in their support of our disadvantaged children.  Just a few hours of your time will make such a difference to a child.

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IT & COMMUNICATION TEAM THANK YOU!

Thank you for your understanding and patience whilst we remedied the security issue with our website and Google issues.  Hopefully, this Bulletin will make for simple reading again for you but with additional Member privacy.  Not a simple task to take on the "World of Google"!  

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ANTON LESCHEN, GENERAL MANAGER, SMITH FAMILY

Topic:  "Breaking the Poverty Cycle through Education"

Chairperson:  Jim Orchard

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