Date: Saturday May 27, 2023, 12:00 am
Melbourne will be the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention.The price of tickets to the conference increase in mid- December so if you intend going to the conference it would be a good idea to book your tickets in the next few weeks. Until the 15th December it will cost $475 but if you are 30 or under it will cost $125.
We have been contacted by a Rotarian from Alabama who is coming over for the Convention and who would like to attend a Club meeting in May.
Full details on Convention website .
Members may remember Tommy speaking to us during one of our "lockdown" Zoom meetings before he embarked on his Australian 4 Points Challenge.
A stroke survivor at age 12, Tommy suffered from a car running him over while on his epic ride in SA – 12 months later Tommy has learned to walk all over again and is now amazingly ready to resume his 9000km bike ride to raise funds for Stroke awareness in Youth. He has completed one third (riding to and from Western most point of mainland Aust) and is now ready to take on the road to the Southern, Eastern and Northern most points of Australia and return. (hence Australian 4 points challenge name). His financial goal is to raise $1m and you support him here.
Jama Farah has begun developing a further project to assist medical care in the Horn of Africa. He and Maria have met with a representative from the Austin Hospital to discuss their donation of six recently superseded dialysis machines.
Footscray Art Prize
The Footscray Art Prize will be held from July 15th-Seprtember 17th. Applications are now open and the main prize has been increased to $20 000. Maribyrnong Council has an acquisitive prize for a person living the one of surrounding LGAs. The Footscray Art Prize dinner will be held on August 5th at St Augustine’s Hall in Yarraville. Our club will again sponsor the prizes for the primary and secondary students.
Club Meeting Nov 17th
At our meeting on Nov 17th we heard details of current activities and projects.
Elizabeth Drozd updated us about the Western Region Aged Care Fund.
Suzanne Zammit spoke about the Footscray Art Prize. Applications are now open and the main prize has been increased to $20 000. Our club will again sponsor the prizes for the primary and secondary students.
Jama Farah informed us of a project currently in development. He and I met with a representative from the Austin Hospital to discuss their donation of six recently superseded dialysis machines which will to be sent to Africa.
Jamie Robertson, began the Vietnam Dental Project in 1992. He visited Vietnam earlier this year to organise the visit for 2023.
Our first meeting for the month was the Cluster Meeting with the DG which was held at the Yarraville Club on November 10th. From the five clubs in the cluster we had 53 people attending with 16 bookings from our club. Our main speaker for the night was DG Amanda Wendt who spoke about attracting younger members to Rotary and the ability of clubs to change and meet their needs one way of doing this was to form Satellite Clubs.Read more...
A request for help from PDG Ross Butterworth to help WERN with flood relief. WERN is a charity changing lives every day for those marginalised in our society or suffering trauma threough emergency situations. WERN is made up from people and organisations wanting to make a difference.
Victoria has been hit by significant storms and flooding throughout the state. Our neighbours need our help, with cash, furniture and our time.
Can you help?Read more...