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Welcome New Members    

The Rotary Club of Melton Valley inducted two new members on the 2nd of August, Stephen Hobbs and Bernice Parker.

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Model United Nations Assembly    

M.U.N.A. simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country. Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved.

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Elvis Lives!    

Spotted at Hawthorn Rotary Club last week: or is it impersonator and raconteur Geoff Kennedy?

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Business Succession Planning    

“Caught in the middle - a female perspective sought”.  Family businesses make up approximately 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia and a considerable number will change hands over the next decade as baby boomers retire.

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Rotary Foundation Seminar    

On the 24th September the District Foundation Committee have arranged a Foundation seminar with an emphasis on how you may use Foundation funds to support your club humanitarian projects both locally and overseas.

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DG's Message August 17    

As I make my official visits to clubs the one key objective that I see listed for all clubs is membership. This is not just lip service because on Saturday 11 August more than 100 Rotarians representing the majority of clubs attended the excellent Membership and Marketing Seminar, which was held in the splendid facilities of Trinity Grammar School in Kew. The strong attendance we saw from our regional clubs confirmed to me that clubs were proactively searching for answers.

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Notices and Events    

Details of Further Events are in the print edition of Networker, as well as the website.

See what's coming up including advance notice of future events.

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Caught in the middle - a female perspective sought    

Family businesses make up approximately 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia and a considerable number will change hands over the next decade as baby boomers retire.

Passing on a family business, however can be a fraught process creating tensions which can linger for a lifetime.  Women, who are often perceived as the ‘managers’ of the family relationships, can find themselves caught in the middle as they try to juggle the interests of their partners with those of the next generation and the future of the business.

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Squadron Leader Hugh Dolan - Gallipoli from Above - Rotary Club of St Kilda    

Tuesday 14th August 6.30pm Melbourne Wine Room Cafe
125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

When Australian troops stormed ashore in the pre-dawn darkness of April 25th 1915, it was the culmination of one of the most complex and daunting operations in the history of warfare – the seaborne assault of a heavily fortified shore, defended by a well-prepared and forewarned enemy. Hear documentary presenter, Hugh Dolan speak about the subject matter in the documentary and his best selling book ’36 Days’

http://stkildarotary.org.au/events/club-meeting-mwr-2012-08-14/

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National Youth Science Forum Selection    

One of the great rewards of serving as District Governor is the opportunity to see first-hand and participate in the many great programs that Rotary supports.

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Reasons why People Join Rotary    

Networking... The opportunity to develop business connections was one of the two founding reasons Rotary was started in 1905 and it remains relevant today.  More than ever, networking provides vital links in our personal and professional lives. Through Rotary people come together from all walks of life and business communities to help each other and collectively help others.

Friendship… The second reason Rotary started was to provide access to friendship and fellowship.  This is one of our most basic human needs and is no less relevant in our increasingly complex and technological world.

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Federation Square Lights Up to     

25-27 February, 2012

Melbourneʼs Federation Square with its wide piazza and striking architecture is one of Australiaʼs most iconic buildings. This February 25 it will join other iconic buildings around the world to be illuminated to celebrate Rotaryʼs signature “End Polio Now” campaign. The illumination will run from 25 to 27 February. 

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