2nd Aug 2022
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Meeting Responsibilities

JOHN, Neville
Greeter/Zoom Host
JACKSON, Maureen
Bulletin Editor
LIM, Daniel
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LIM, Daniel
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This meeting will be a face-to-face meeting at the RACV Club in the CBD.

The meeting will commence at 7:40am and conclude no later than 8:45.

Members can use this Humanitix link for all future face to face meetings. This link will be published in the bulletin every week going forward.
Online meetings are scheduled on the last Tuesday of each month. Members can use the following Zoom link to attend these meetings. For security reasons, the password for the Zoom meetings will be circulated in a separate email closer to the date of the next online meeting

Gueat speaker Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

This is a face-to-face meeting at the RACV Club.

If you would like to visit our meeting, please book directly through Humanitix by close of business on Thursday, 28 July 2022. If you would like a more general discussion about attending a Rotary meeting, phone 0455-858-996.

The meeting will commence at 7:40am and conclude no later than 8:45.

President Rohan Williams: Club Forum

For this meeting, President Rohan will lead a discussion on the club’s planned activities for the year.

The directors of the Avenues of Service will provide a 5-minute presentation on their committees’ plans for the current year and how these achievements will contribute to our four strategic pillars - Progressive, Networked, Connected and a Catalyst for getting things done.

Reporter notes 26th July 2022
President Rohan Williams – Welcome to country. Welcome guests.
Chair – Frank O’brien proposed a toast to Rotary International.
Member Announcements:
  • Kevin Love: Informed the club that the tree planting weekend at Phillip Island was a success and 2000 trees were funded. Thanked members who joined the effort. Frank thanked Kevin for feeding the hungry masses on the day.
  • Kevin informed that land care was grateful for the caravan RCM had donated a few years back. Kevin proposed to make the tree planting weekend a tradition at the club.
Frank introduced Amritpal Singh, Past Assistant District Governor, Past President and now Youth Service Chair for Rotary Brighton North.
Amrit joined us from Malaysia where he is visiting family. It was a very early start for him, but he presented on the important topic of Regionalisation of Zone 8 (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands). This September, Clubs are required to vote on whether to proceed along the path of exploring this process. In essence this will, over time, mean that the 21 Districts in Australia are re-organised into more functional regions. Importantly Rotary in Australia will be able to speak with one voice to Governments and potential supporters. Amritpal Singh will introduce us to the concept and the way forward.
Below are a number of resources that provide background:
Factsheet: Rotary_Creating_Tomorrow.pdf
1) Approx 7 minutes -
2) Webinar (1hr 20 minutes)
Members had lots of questions around why we are undertaking this process and wanted to better understand how the process is going to resolve the challenges Rotary is facing around engagement, membership, etc.
Members were also interested in how Rotary clusters were going to function going forward.
Amrit responded by saying that most of the details are still being worked through and members were encouraged to send through questions and suggestions through the club and district leadership teams.
Rohan gave an update on the last Board Meeting and the club budgeting process. Encouraged members to donate and volunteer at the Rimon warehouse.
Announced that the next meeting on 2nd Aug was going to be a face to face meeting at RACV, which would be a club forum where club service directors are going to present their plans for the upcoming Rotary year.
Members’ Birthdays
  • Ignacio INCHAUSTI, 02 Aug
  • Malcolm FIELDEN, 08 Aug

Partner Birthdays
  • [Nil]

Wedding Anniversaries
  • Ignacio INCHAUSTI, Maria Fragomeni, 02 Aug 2002, 19 years 11 months

Date Joined Rotary
  • Maureen JACKSON, 11 months, 03 Aug 2021

Garden DesignFest 2022 Sponsors

The Rotary Club of Kew, the Rotary Club of Brighton North and Rotary Central Melbourne sincerely thank our generous sponsors who have made the 2022 Garden DesignFest possible.
All proceeds from the Garden DesignFest go to community projects run by the participating Rotary Clubs.
Click here for further information on metropolitan and regional gardens open during the festival.

Garden DesignFest 2022


On the 27th July 2022, all the 3 Japanese Global Scholars have finally met at Rotary North Melbourne. Tomoya Iizuka is in the middle. To his left, Ayase Ishizka and to his right, Atsuya Tazoe. Coincidentally, all 3 are studying the same course, Development Studies from University of Melbourne. Tomoya would like to say that he is grateful for the opportunity and great to meet other scholars. He is keen to experience various aspect of Australian culture and looking forward to meeting more Rotarians. 
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Group Photos
President Rohan
Chair Frank O'Brien
Guest Speaker Amritpal Singh
Suvam Ganguli
Kevin Love
Allan Driver