Lynda and I have been very privileged to be able to share the pride and pleasure of clubs as they have celebrated significant anniversaries in this Rotary year.
To date we have shared in celebrations for the Rotary Clubs of Keilor (50 years), Melton (40 years), Melbourne South (a venerable 60 years) and Balwyn (40 years) – and there are many more to come through this year.
Without exception the celebrations have been memorable and a reminder of an amazing legacy of achievement, fellowship and service above self.
Topics: ethics in action
The Rotary Club of Richmond was acknowledged in an article by Vince Chadwick, The Age, September 18th, 2012, titled: ‘Smart talkers race the clock’
The Rotary Club of Richmond, in partnership with the CASS Foundation*, funds the University of Melbourne PCAST (Pressure Casting) project - an innovative technique to produce high quality artificial limbs in developing countries, where a large number of amputees are unable to access adequate services to obtain a good fitting prosthesis.
Topics: rotary connects
Hat Day is Australian Rotary Health’s community and action awareness day aimed at raising funds for mental health research and preventing Australians from keeping mental health issues ‘under their hats’.
Australian Rotary Health is hosting their official Hat Day in Melbourne and we need support from Rotarians in Victoria.
11.30am - 1.30pm Friday 12th October
Melbourne City Square
Saturday 6 October 2012 9am – 2pm 117 Murrumbeena Road (Melways 69 A5)
Celebrating yester year items with a new touch. Hand Tools, Reconstructed Fashion, Books along with Cakes, Confectionery, Cards, Gourmet Foods, Quilts, Eco-Products, Fresh Produce, Olive Oil, Honey, Jewellery, Kidswear, Bath Products and so much more. Entry - Gold Coin.
A while back, during my applied field experience in Silicon Valley as a Rotary Peace Fellow, I was having coffee with a computer scientist friend at Stanford. I had to rather embarrassingly confess to him; “I just don´t get Twitter!” Why would anyone want to follow my life and reflections 140 characters at a time?
In late 2010 and early 2011, I led a vocational training team from District 5340 in Southern California to District 9200 in Uganda, both Future Vision pilot districts. Ten years earlier, I was part of a Group Study Exchange (GSE) between the same two districts. While both trips were a great experience, I'm especially proud of what we accomplished as a VTT.
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Join us to Farewell our GSE team as they embark to the Cambridge-Norwich area in UK
The Gamekeepers Secret Inn 1555 Melton Hwy, Rockbank.
30th September, 12:30 for 1pm Cost: $25 ~ Nibbles/Finger food Drinks at Bar prices
RSVP: The Shepheards 9369 8358 by 24th September
If volunteers were a nation, they would be at least the ninth most populous country in the world.
It would be a world without at least 140 million people, the global economy would lose around 400 billion dollars, our GDP would diminish by 3-7% and millions third sector employees would lose their jobs.
From Rotary Regional Public Image Blog - promoting the good work Rotary does in the community and internationally.
Hat Day is Australian Rotary Health’s action and awareness day for mental health research in Australia. While 4 million Australians will suffer a mental illness this year, Hat Day is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental health and stopping Australians from keeping mental illness ‘under their hats'. All proceeds will go towards Australian Rotary Health’s mental health research projects aimed at finding treatments and cures for depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
The transition from a month celebrating Rotary's newest Avenue of Service to a month celebrating one of the original Avenues of Service is not the leap it might seem. Many programs that fall within the Vocational Service portfolio (the Second Avenue of Service) are directed to youth.
These programs include:
- Computers 4 Kids
- Literacy programs
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
- Students, Ethics and Leadership (SEAL)
There are many other mainstays of traditional Rotary Vocational programs that continue or in some cases could be reprised by Clubs. Included amongst these are: Career Insight programs, School Literacy programs, Student Mentoring, Mock Interviews, Spelling Bees, Résumé Writing, Interview Workshops, Reading programs, The Four-Way Test Debate/ Essay contests and so on.
The reference to the Four-Way test is a reminder that Vocational Service is very much about harnessing a member's vocational talents to promoting the highest ethical standards, not only in business
On Monday 24th September, 2012, there was a well-attended Rotary Foundation Seminar at Graduate House.
Over eighty Rotarians enjoyed an informative and interactive evening on recent changes to Rotary Foundation Grants. Past District Governor John Davis and his team clearly described the processes foe securing District Grants for local and international projects, and for Global Grants.
Article from The Age:
SO MUCH for the loneliness of the long-distance runner. The Sunday Age City2Sea in November will be full of runners doing the event as part of a family team.
Last year there were 120 families who did the 14-kilometre event. This year, so far, 67 have signed up - from just a father or mother running with a child right up to the whole family.