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August 2020 Bulletin

Dear Rotarians, 

Hope everyone is doing well and taking extra precautions. As we enter into the last two weeks of Stage 4 restrictions, I can neither hide nor put into words my excitement for us as a community to reach that finish line. While coronavirus has taken over all our time and energy, we also can't deny that it has brought us closer to our loved ones, our natural surroundings and the most important of all, ourselves. I for one have been making the most of the one hour of exercise by religiously getting out of the house and smiling at the flowers blossoming as Spring sprinkles its magic upon us. 

I have also been consciously taking breaks from watching the news and social media. An article in The Conversation made me realise that what we are experiencing is called 'news fatigue' and while there are several ways to overcome it, it is our deliberate and consistent efforts that will help us remain positive and hopeful during these tiring times. I have created my own three stages of recovery which has been lifting my spirits for when I feel overwhelmed. A simple sheet of paper now hangs by the switch in my room with three category of places I want to visit with my beautiful friends like family when we can - within Victoria, interstate and overseas. You would be surprised to know how quickly I ran out of paper as my list kept getting longer. I truly hope the Premier and the virus which has clearly overstayed its visit in the Most Livable City in the World, are listening. What is keeping you going? I would love to hear from you. 

Until next time, hang in there. We got this!



African region declared free of wild poliovirus

Rotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement, say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.

A message from Club President

This has been an extraordinary year. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, it seems that things are going from worse to worse in Victoria, however we should know that things will get better and this time will pass. We should also know that we can all do our bit and follow the mandated guidelines


August Zoom meetings

The Club organised two zoom meetings in August with special guests Mr Tung Le and Mr Andrew Jobling. Pragya Kapil was inducted as the newest member of the club and will be presenting about her life and education in the first meeting in September 2020. 

Spring into Alice.. Virtual Zone 8 Conference
September 19, 2020, 11:30 am to September 20, 2020, 1:00 pm

The event is a virtual conference.

The conference will be run on the 19th and 20th September 2020, commencing at 11:30AM AEST and finishes 1:00PM each day.

International Peace Day - Taking Action for Peace
September 21, 2020, 12:00 am

International Peace Day is on 21st September, 2020 and there is a lot that you can do. As we approach the event, Networker will be publishing a range of new information and resources, but to get you started, why not take a free Training course at the Rotary Positive Peace Academy or even turn your club into a Peacebuilder Club.


This October, #WalkWithUs for those who can't
October 1, 2020, 12:00 am to October 31, 2020, 12:00 am

Global virus pandemics are not new. Before vaccines were developed for polio in the 1950s, parents were gripped by terror: over 1,000 children were dying or being paralysed each day.

Alongside Past RI Presidents, Directors and Rotarians from across Australia and New Zealand you are invited to join a challenge this year to honour the life of Past RI President, Sir Clem Renouf, Rotary’s original Polio campaigner.

What’s the challenge?  Go for a walk!

Join the Rotarians Against Malaria Team

Rotarians Against Malaria are looking for a Supervisor for District 9800.  This key role is an essential part in maintaining communication about RAM projects throughout the world and engaging clubs in our District in projects.



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