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16th MAY 2017
 INDEX:
  • NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
  • NEXT MEETING - GUEST SPEAKER
  • NONH'S FUTURE
  • GUEST SPEAKER - PRESENTATION 9th MAY
  • FOUNDATION 100 YEARS CELEBRATION
  • WINE & SPIRITS AUCTION
  • ECHUCA STEAM RALLY - WORKING BEE
  • MEETING REPORT 9th MAY
  • DIARY DATES
  • GALLERY  
 
WELCOME  RANA 
Rana Ebrahimi
Our newest member 
 
GUEST SPEAKER  NEXT MEETING
Manny Hendricks Jnr  [Collingwood All Stars]
 
"Mentoring: Building Leaders for the Future"
 
His journey to Australia shows his determination to leave a legacy, through his work with the players and coaches at Collingwood All Stars. Manny will outline the steps needed to successfully mentor people, to create the leaders of tomorrow.
 
Manny wants to make a difference on and off the court for the All Stars. ‘’During my time in Australia I have had a lot of success on the court, but what I am most proud of is the impact I have made off the court. In 2012, I founded a reading program called ‘Reading is Fundamental’ to encourage and promote reading among primary school children, especially those about to enter high school. Many sponsors backed the program and with the support of the Big V, it was elevated to new heights.’’
 
Hendrix, who has a 201cm wingspan, made the 2015 and 2016 Division 2 Big V All Star Five and won the 2016 MVP Award.  He led Collingwood All Stars into the finals during his first season in the team’s second year.
 
Manny had tryouts with four NBA teams after graduating with a communications degree from Indiana Tech University.  He credits his father for the inspiration to pursue his basketball at the highest level.  His father, Manuel, played 89 games for the Dallas Cowboys during 1986-91, lining up at cornerback despite not playing at college. He is currently Director of Athletic Relations there.
 
Manny will be accompanied by Mark Bloodworth – “with over twenty year’s experience partnering with leaders of SME, corporate and local government organisations, I have helped these businesses secure the right people and get the best performance from their teams.” 
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GARDEN DESIGNFEST  2018
Volunteers required
 
In 2016, Garden DesignFest raised more than $130,000.  In 2018, we aim to do even better and to this end the GDF Organising Committee has already commenced the planning process. 
 
The Organising Committee comprises two members from each of the three Rotary clubs, Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne.  Roger Thornton is one of RCM’s committee members but we need another - maybe one of our newer members?  
 
In addition, numerous other roles need to be filled and they are listed in the chart below.
 
  • Does your skill set encompass any of the tasks listed and would you like to help? 
  • Are you interested but not quite sure of the level of commitment required? 
 
Volunteers, please talk to Roger who can give you more information.
 
 
ROYAL TALBOT WORKING BEE  
 
The Club will once again be involved in a morning of gardening in the magnificent sensory garden attached to the Acquired Brain Injury Unit.
This will be the club’s ‘Rotarians and Friends At Work Day’ for 2016-2017.
 
Saturday 29th April
8.30am and concluding by 1pm.
ROYAL TALBOT REHABILITATION UNIT
                         1 Yarra Blvd, Kew VIC 3101                     
[Melway 45 AI]
 
Mid-morning refreshment and a light lunch will be provided.
 
 We will be under the supervision of clinical nurse specialist and horticulturist Steven Wells - 2012 ABC Gardening Australia ‘Gardener of the Year’ and in 2015 Steven was awarded a prestigious 50th Anniversary Churchill Fellowship to research the development, use and management of therapeutic gardens in healthcare settings.
 
Members should wear appropriate clothing and if possible bring gardening implements including spades etc.  If you don't have gardening implements, don't worry Steven has a supply.
 
To assist with catering please register by Tuesday 18th April; on-line or contact Bruce Heron.
 
Fine tuning directions; Enter to Boulevard from Chandler Highway, opposite Guide Dogs. Hospital Drive is first turn on left, the entrance is signed but partially obscured. There is a boom gate at the top of the drive. Security have been alerted to raise the boom gate on request. When in grounds just follow the ABI signage and park nearby.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INVITATION - 30th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
 
FINAL OPPORTUNITY:
 

WINE AND SPIRIT AUCTION - 'BYFF'

LAST DAYS FOR BOOKING, please contact Peter
 
 
MEETING REPORT 11th APRIL 2017

Chairman for the day Neil Salvano proposed the toast to Rotary International and the meeting got underway.

Visitors:

  • Ian Hovey; Des Benjamin; John Cinnamon, Petaluma Sunrise Club and Sue Makovfin; Rana Ebrahimi; Suvam Ganguli; Michael Lapina Jnr; Briana Lapina; Alex Lapina; Connie Overton.

Announcements:

  • Club lunch to celebrate our 30th anniversary.  Sunday, 7 May at the RACV club, $75 per person, dress smart casual, bookings by 1 May. Contact Tom Callander 0418 332 019.  [More details in separate Bulletin item]
  • Wine and Spirit Auction, Saturday 20th May 8 pm at Victoria Tower, Southbank. A fund raiser for our Schools in Laos project. Contact Peter Duras 0413 599 121. [More details in separate Bulletin item]

New Member induction:

President Justine welcomed Rana Ebrahimi into the club.

Directors Report:

  • Kevin Love then gave an update and a big thank you to the club for the support in running the district conference.

The surprise of the morning was then the presentation of a sapphire Paul Harris award to Ian Hovey for his great work with our conference, and preceding district conferences over many years. District Governor Neville John also presented Ian with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Kevin showed a video of the conference closing finale by the mass choir conducted by Michael Lapina.

  • President Justine also thanked the club, each and every member, for the great work over the course of the conference and in all preceding two years.
  • A reminder to all, that if you don't want to keep your conference T-shirt or your conference shoulder bag, please bring to next meeting and Frank O’Brien will recycle through ‘DIK’ [ Donations in Kind].

Guest Speaker Presentation:

 

Michael Kilgariff,  Australian Logistics Council.

"Australias National Freight Supply Chain Strategy"

 

Michael is CEO and Managing Director of the Australian Logistics Council.  He holds a degree in Economics from the Australian National University and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. Michael has a diverse background and leadership experience in industry, industry associations and government, at the national and state/territory level.

 

Michael’s father was a Rotarian and he noted that his sister was the first female Rotarian in Australia when she joined rotary at Alice Springs club.

 

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has committed the Australian Government to developing a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy in the 2016 Annual Infrastructure Statement to Parliament. In that speech he also committed the Government to building the inland rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

 

Unlocking the agricultural and mining potential of Australia’s inland is a perennial commercial theme.  One of the modern solutions is the long-touted inland railway between Melbourne and Brisbane.  A project of this size could be equivalent to the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme that generated so much economic growth for Australia in the mid-20th Century.

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DIARY DATES

TIME TO MARK YOUR DIARY WITH NEAR FUTURE EVENTS

Please refer to right column of this BULLETIN "Upcoming Events"

GALLERY

Candids from Tuesday's meeting

Sarah and her mother Connie.
 
Ian Hovey with DG Neville.  
The club presented Ian a Sapphire PH award in recognition of his outstanding assistance with the 2017 District Conference and his assistance with many preceding conferences.
 
District Governor Neville also awarded Ian a Certificate of Appreciation from District 9800.
Visiting Rotarians Sue Makovfin and John Cinnamon with President Justine.
 
Michael with children, Michael Jnr, Alex and Briana.    Tuesday's meeting was a full house.George with visitor Suvam Ganguli.
 
 

Meeting Responsibilities

Chair
O'BRIEN, Frank
 
Greeter
SEALE, Alan
 
Reporter
SOROS, Rob
 
Photographer
THORNTON, Roger
 
Door
WILLIAMS, Rohan
 
Project Report - International
HINES, Rob
 
Bulletin Editor
JONES, David
 

Upcoming Events

Wine and Spirit Auction
Victoria Tower
May 20, 2017
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
 
District Training Assembly
May 21, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Echuca Moama Steam Rally
Rotary Park
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 11, 2017
 
Board Meeting
RACV City Club
Jun 21, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
District Changeover Lunch
RACV City Club
Jun 25, 2017
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Rotary Central Melbourne Changeover Dinner
Jun 30, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
 

Speakers

May 23, 2017
Soldier On: Helping Our Wounded Warriors
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