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WHAT'S IN THIS BULLETIN
 
17th April
  • THIS WEEKS MEETING - SPEAKER
  • WORKING BEE - ROYAL TALBOT
  • GUEST SPEAKER REPORT LAST TUESDAY
  • DISTRICT CHANGEOVER
  • MEETING REPORT 10th APRIL
  • CORRECTION
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • GALLERY
GUEST SPEAKER - NEXT MEETING

Jacqui Munro - Community Partnerships Manager, Vic

Destiny Rescue – Our Successes and New Initiatives

Destiny Rescue (DR) is an internationally-recognized non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. Their vision is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.

They currently operate various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and India. DR also has offices in three donor nations: United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Since 2011, DR has rescued nearly 2000 children enslaved around the world, helped keep hundreds more from entering the sex trade through various prevention programs, ensured justice for those who have been wronged, and raised awareness to untold numbers.

Destiny Rescue realises that human trafficking is a global problem. They’re determined to set captives free worldwide. Until no more children are sold, forced or coerced into the sex trade, Destiny Rescue is fully committed to fighting for their freedom, their restoration and their futures.

Jacqui has recently been appointed as Destiny Rescue’s Community Partnerships Manager for Victoria, having spent the majority of her career in senior roles in the education sector, primarily at Christian schools in Whyalla and Melbourne. Jacqui will present details of Destiny Rescue’s work locally and abroad, including details of community partnerships in place and the organisations plans for the future.

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ROYAL TALBOT WORKING BEE
THE MOST FUN WORKING BEE OF THE YEAR .
 
ROYAL TALBOT  REHABILITATION CENTRE,
1 Yarra Blvd, Kew.
 
Saturday  14th APRIL -morning.
 
Contact Bruce Heron
Last year shots.
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER LAST TUESDAY
Philip L Corme, C.E.O., Mosaic Advisory and Capital
“Impact Investing and Community Renewal with a Social Enterprise.”
 
Motivated by the substantial funding shortfall needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our guest speaker, Philip Cormie, has been working with the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre to develop an Impact Investing approach which can deliver comparable or better financial returns than mainstream alternatives.
 
He observed that based on current trends, most financial portfolios will be unable to continue to generate their current returns where they are already fully priced or overpriced.  Therefore, operations of social enterprises undertaken must become “investable instruments" allowing funds flow at scale from institutional investors. This was identified as the biggest growth potential to reinvigorate the economy (with the core portfolio being owned by big financial institutions).
 
In partnership with community, universities and government, he is rebuilding regional towns (increasing fund flow). His social enterprise pilot combines a series of complementary businesses around education, applied innovation and incubation to compliment the end to end production of apple cider from planting and growing to production and retail at a once abandoned school site. 
 
His approach is to analyse financial, risk, and social returns as well as value chain impacts. He demonstrated an analysis of how to invest in “chronic disease” (by measuring the preventable reductions in levels of income against beneficiaries of that surplus). He also discussed investing transition towards the individual investor nominating preferences and subject areas of interest rather than broad funds.
DISTRICT CHANGEOVER - INVITATION
Members wishing to attend are asked to coordinate their booking on a club basis - please contact Rob Soros 
 
 
For  more details - please click on 'READ MORE' at the foot of this page.
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MEETING REPORT  TUESDAY 10th APRIL

Chairperson of the day: Warwick Cavell

Acting President: Alan Seale

Announcements

  • Campbell Chambers: Garden DesignFest (November 2018) – organisers are seeking help to contact potential advertisers for the booklet. Phone list and scripting provided.
  • Rob Soros: District Changeover Lunch 3rd June 12.00pm-3.00pm to celebrate the changeover of the leadership of the District, Rob coordinating tables.
  • Bruce Heron: reminder working bee at Royal Talbot Centre, Yarra Boulevard Kew, 8.30am -1.00pm Saturday 14 April. Morning tea & lunch provided.

Project Report: Vocational

  • Mentoring program with Victoria Police: running for 11 year, more than 200 graduates. This year there are 14 mentees. Purpose is to provide mentees expose to the way Rotary provides community service
  • AVLMP (Ambulance VIC) have volunteer group in country town. This will have a similar set up to Victoria Police mentoring program with April 23rd kick off. 11 mentees all over the state of Victoria for first program.
  • Recent Vocation visit was KPMG. Prior was MCG. Next one is Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic scheduled 23rd May with 30 spaces available. Followed by dinner on St Kilda Road Melbourne 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Organised by John Ilott.
  • Future Vocational visit organised by Michael in the opera field.
  • Be Collective: the link is Https://www.becollective.com) matches your interests and allow you to find volunteers for projects your area leading for the club. Allows collaboration across other club and future non- Rotary Association.

Closing

  • Joker remains undrawn - swindle jackpots

 

CORRECTION

Last week's guest speaker report on Tony Thomas quoted him as saying, “Green/Left group think at Monash University has reached the point where the brain’s trust thought it a good idea to woo prospective students with a collage of violent social-justice film clips presented against a soundtrack of violet rap lyrics. Here is a better idea:  Don’t send your kids there.”

This was not mentioned at any point during Tony's speech. The words were actually in his Quadrant article published later that day. They were written by the editor of the Quadrant (not Tony) who puts his own summary or ‘teaser’ at the top of online articles.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please refer to column on RIGHT of this BULLETIN.
 
Click on headings for full details of each event.
 
 
 
GALLERY
Candids from Tuesday's meeting

Meeting Responsibilities

Acting President
KING, Anne
 
Chair
DRIVER, Allan
 
Greeter
DURAS, Peter
 
Reporter
DYMOND, Trevor
 
Photographer
THORNTON, Roger
 
Door
 
Project Report - Membership
JOHN, Neville
 
Bulletin Editor
SOROS, Rob
 

Upcoming Events

Royal Talbot Working Bee
ROYAL TALBOT
Apr 14, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
RACV CLUB
Apr 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Star Carnivale
Apr 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
 
Foundation Grants Seminar
Apr 30, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Camp Getaway Working Bee
Camp Getaway
May 11, 2018 6:00 PM –
May 13, 2018 2:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
RACV CLUB
May 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
District Training Assembly
May 20, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Vocational visit to ANZCA
ANZCA
May 23, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
MUNA
May 25, 2018 5:00 PM –
May 27, 2018 2:00 PM
 
District Changeover Lunch
The International of Brighton
Jun 03, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 

Speakers

Apr 17, 2018
Destiny Recue – Our Successes and New Initiatives
Apr 24, 2018
B24 Liberator Restoration Project
May 01, 2018
May 15, 2018
Ubuntu - One Women's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa
May 22, 2018
Jun 05, 2018
Disability Coordinator, Marlborough Unit, Port Phillip Prison
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