District Governors Weekly Message:
When The Rotary Foundation rewrote its objectives after the Second World War, the first of its three objectives was "the promotion of Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study". And so was born the idea that for more than sixty years has been a hallmark of The Rotary Foundation - Ambassadorial Scholarships. When Paul Harris passed away in 1947 money poured in from all over the world in response to a request for Rotarians to donate $10 in his honour to The Foundation. In the first year after Paul Harris died, 18 Rotary Foundation Fellowships were granted for study for one year at a university abroad. These were the precursors to Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Over last weekend, a dedicated band of Rotary volunteers commenced the preparation for the concrete floor for the storage shed which is the first stage of the kitchen replacement project at Camp Getaway. (see photo)
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Saturday 10th November 2012 Kooyong Tennis Centre, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong $85 per person
Pre-Dinner Drinks at 6pm for 6.30pm 3 course buffet
Lots of fun, music and entertainment, together with old memories, and a reunion with past members, and members from our friendship club in Japan, the Rotary of Ogaki-West.
For more information, call Geoff Asher 9571-3833 or John Strong 9836-9165 Visit our website rotarygleneira.org.au
The Rotary Foundation as we know it today was born out of war and conflict. The Foundation operated as an entity with its own Trustees from 1928 but it was World War II that cemented the potential of The Foundation as an instrument for peacemaking.
For a man best known as the father of The Rotary Foundation, Arch C. Klumph was modest about his role in its creation.
In 1928, he listed three accomplishments that gave him "more satisfaction than any other contributions to Rotary" and launching the Foundation wasn't among them.
From the time I came aboard as general secretary of Rotary International in July 2011, one of my top priorities has been to help ensure that Rotary receives the credit it deserves for its leadership role in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as we move ever closer to a polio-free world.
The Future Vision Pilot Program offers clubs and Districts more control over fund allocation and provides greater flexibility in decision making. It allow clubs and Districts to respond more quickly to urgent needs, both globally and locally, while providing great efficiencies and impact on the programs and projects undertaken by clubs and Districts supported by The Rotary Foundation.
Most Rotarians know something of the story of how The Rotary Foundation came into being. Sadly its architect, Arch Klumph who was RI president in 1916-17 is less well known, although his name is enshrined in The Arch Klumph Society, which recognises those who donate more than $250,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
It feels like Hat Day has been the consumption of our conversations at Australian Rotary Health for the past few months. This has been in planning our own events in Sydney and Melbourne while also speaking with a great number of Rotary Clubs and Districts hosting their own events in various places around Australia. We continue to receive Hat Day donations; thank you for your involvement and generosity.
Rotarian Nik Tsardakis has been recognised for his outstanding contributions as a member of the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing and also in the wider community with the presentation of an electorate of Lalor Above and Beyond Award. Nik was one of a number of residents in the electorate of Lalor to receive his award from Prime Minister and Federal Member for Lalor, the Hon Julia Gillard MP at the Italian Social Club on 25 October 2012.
The doyen of Masters of Ceremonies, Tony Charlton, selected and introduced a stellar cast of performers to entertain a sell-out crowd at Genazzano College. Once again Tony and his friends gave up their time to entertain us, and to support those who are facing personal hardship or difficult life circumstances.
Despite all of the planning for the collection of the beds from St Vincent’s Hospital, we have been advised that the delivery has been delayed due to the boat being a little slower that advised. It must be one of those slow boats from China! (sorry).
Hi Clarice, There has been a move to have surnames removed from publications recently. Ross Butterworth is a friend of mine but I would be surprised if 50% knew who you were talking about without a surname. Some time ago we received a note from Jim I think from South West Pacific. Who the hell is Jim. Not one person in our club knew.
Sooty and Bill accompanied John and Judy Turner to the Rotary Club of Alexandra on Wednesday 24th October where John was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Alexandra. John and Judy have a small property just outside Alexandra and John has been a regular attendee at Rotary over the past 30 years or so.
It gives me pleasure to report our Rotary Foundation Vocational Training Team (VTT) September visit, to the Baucau Hospital, Timor Leste; was extremely successful. This team was lead by Professor Jeremy Oats, Rotary Club of Melbourne. Team members were Professor Susan McDonald, Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Doctor Fiona Cullinane and Doctor Ingrid Bucens.
The Grand Camcare Concert will be held on 28th October this year at Gennazano. It promises to be an outstanding concert once again. Tony Charlton has arranged a talented and diverse group of musicians and entertainers for the event.