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WHAT'S IN THIS BULLETIN

13th NOVEMBER

  • MULTI-DISTRICT CONFERENCE & PEACE FORUM

  • GARDEN DESIGNFEST

  • 26th ANNUAL PAUL HARRIS BREAKFAST

  • DIK WORKING BEE - 27th OCTOBER

  • LANEWAY LEARNING - 28th OCTOBER

  • MEETING REPORT - 30th OCTOBER

  • GALLERY

VICTORIAN MULTI-DISTRICT CONFERENCE & PEACE FORUM

GARDEN DESIGNFEST

RC Central Melbourne responsibility:

  • 7 gardens in the Eastern suburbs

  • Garden Captains already assigned:

    • Alan Seale, Tom Callander, Doug Robertson, Rob Hines, George Mackey, Frank O’Brien, Roger Thornton

  • Volunteers needed for all these gardens

    • 2 or 3 per garden, per shift

    • Shifts: 9:30-1:30 & 1:00-5:00 on both Saturday and Sunday

  • Book via Be Collective

    • 7 Opportunities already set up

    • If all else fails contact Roger Thornton

  • Raffle tickets

    • 1 book per RCM member: 20 tickets @$2 = $40

    • Campbell Chambers will distribute

26th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast

It is now only two weeks to the 26th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast on Wednesday 28th November. This is normally our biggest fundraiser for the year but we really do need you to support it by booking tickets for you, your business colleagues and friends. So please, support the Rotary Foundation and the End Polio Now campaign by waiting no longer and booking your ticket(s) today.

GUEST SPEAKER

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

Download flyer for full CV

Ticket Price

$65.00 per head or $600 for a table of ten (incl. GST)

OR

if you would like to help us End Polio Now pay an extra $5 and with donations from other sources including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation your donation becomes $37.50

$70.00 per head or $650 for a table of ten (incl. GST)

When: Wednesday 28th November

Time: 7.15 for 7.30 till 9.00am

Where: The RACV Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/410919

RSVP: 20th November

We look forward to welcoming all Rotarians, partners, friends and colleagues – this event is not just for Paul Harris Fellow Recognition recipients.

Please contact Frank O'Brien for further details.

DIK WORKING BEE - 27th OCTOBER

ANOTHER SATURDAY – ANOTHER DIK

Saturday 27th October 2018 marked another opportunity for members, partners and friends of Rotary Central Melbourne to travel to 401 Somerville Road, West Footscray where one of Rotary’s best kept secrets is stored (Store 39). It is from where the Donations In Kind (DIK) venture operates, relying almost entirely on volunteers like us. DIK’s Laurie Fisher was in charge, allowing Bob Glindeman to have a well earned rest.

Four of us (Neville John, Roger Thornton, Rohan Williams and Frank O’Brien) were tasked with pairing crutches and assembling hundreds of “lower and upper chairs” (for that read “big and small”) and desks in readiness for “forklifting” into 40 foot containers and headed for Zimbabwe (neighbouring village schools in Sidinda and Lumbora), courtesy of funding from RC Alfredton (a Ballarat based Club within District 9780) and Kiribati, courtesy of funding from RC Melton which is in our District 9800.

Meanwhile the remaining twelve of us (Yanpu, Herb and Leonie Greenwood, Peter and Sue Duras, Pauline O’Brien, Daniel Lim (who introduced music to work by (Productivity was possibly enhanced by this innovation!!), our latest member and first timer Lady Pastidio, first timers and potential members of Docklands Rotary, Sean Car and Mawien Ariik, and other first timers, Pam Car (Sean’s mother) and Daniel’s friend, Esythu) were busily engaged in repackaging clothing and simultaneously separating summer clothes from winter clothes. These goods will then await demand from overseas and local needs.

Of general interest regarding the DIK store is its noticeable “upgrading” over the last 15 months. Firstly, the DIK operation is housed in a much more user friendly shed thanks to many including our Club which part funds the rent, to many of our members who assisted in the transfer of goods from Shed 40 to Shed 39 some 12 months ago and to Peter and Sue Duras who assisted with the painting of the refitted office and kitchen  at that time. Secondly, DIK has a new donated second van which is used for the increasing collections from such donors as hospitals and schools. Thirdly, DIK has a third forklift, a donated  electric Nichiyu (Japanese) vehicle ($35k), which Laurie said was so much more efficient and naturally quieter than the older two.

Thanks to the 16 volunteers who made a difference during the morning (8.45am to 12.30pm) and who inspired Laurie to produce a broad smile on occasions and be ever so thankful of yet another of RCM’s productive efforts at DIK.

LANEWAY LEARNING - 28th OCTOBER

Essential Writing Workout @ Laneway Learning

We had a fantastic workout for our minds at this event for friends of Rotary Central Melbourne last Sunday.

We tried alliteration as a warm up - Sleepy Suzette and Naughty Neville were our names for the afternoon. This was followed by cardio and core workouts and other writing exercises. The teacher Eira did a wonderful job encouraging us to use pen and paper to create a positive mindset and we had plenty of laughs along the way.

The laughs continued with a post workshop debrief over beer and chips at Young and Jackson’s.

Thanks to everyone who came along and watch out for news of coming “friends” events.

MEETING REPORT - 23rd OCTOBER

Vice President Kevin Love opened the meeting by asking Chair Russell Rolls to propose a toast to Rotary International.

 

Vice President Kevin then welcomed the following visitors:

  • Annica Leijon-Bjernegaard from RC Sundbyberg

  • Melissa Barnett and son Remy, daughter and grandson of John Hinrichs

  • Tina Manolitsas

     

Vice President Kevin exchanged Rotary banners with Annica.

 

Lady Pastido shared the true story that she was asked by a previous employer to organize a beauty pageant in the Philippines, which she actually won!

 

Announcements

  • Frank O'Brien thanked the 16 members, partners and friends of our club who participated in the DIK Working Bee.

  • Peter Duras mentioned that he had obtained permission to sell surplus donated children's footwear to members to raise funds for Youth Projections. Any member with a young child or grandchild is encouraged to place an order with Peter.

  • Roger Thornton reminded members of the need for volunteers to support Garden DesignFest then successfully used a clipboard to enlist the support of many of the members present at the meeting.

  • Vice President Kevin reminded members that there would be no meeting on Tuesday 6th November due to the Melbourne Cup Holiday.

 

Member Speaker - John Henrichs

John provided an overview of his career to date, personal interests and involvement in Rotary activities. He also shared his recent operation to help a medical condition diagnosed 2 years ago. We were impressed by the advances in medical science that John described and even more so by his courage in dealing with his condition.

 

Vice President Kevin thanked our visitors for joining the meeting then closed the meeting by encouraging us to inspire others to service above self.

GALLERY

Our last meeting

Vice President Kevin with Annica Leijon-Bjernegaard

Chair Russell Rolls

Speaker John Hinrichs

Stuart Ellis with Annica Leijon-Bjernegaard

John Hinrichs with daughter Melissa & grandson Remy

Paul Fraser with visitor Tina Manolitsas

 

Meeting Responsibilities

Chair
SEALE, Alan
 
Greeter
FIELDEN, Malcolm
 
Reporter
BENJAMIN, Des
 
Photographer
THORNTON, Roger
 
Door
ELLIS AM, Stuart
 
Bulletin Editor
WILLIAMS, Rohan
 
Social Media
LIM, Daniel
 

Upcoming Events

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Nov 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
26th Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast
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7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
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5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings
Dec 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 

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