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friend Next Meeting: Tuesday; 29th May, 2018
This Week's Guests: Seamus Carr - Colouring Clouds
Chairman: Garry Fabian
at 6:30pm at German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Road, Windsor
Admission $30 inc Dinner or $10 attendance only. Drinks are available at bar prices.
Last Week: Martin Verhoeven - Behind the Badge
Martin as born in the South of Netherlands. His family tree has been traced back to 1533.
His father who was a carpenter received an offer of employment as a foreman from a Melbourne builder and made a courageous decision to move his family to Australia. So in 1951 the Verhoeven family arrived in Port Melbourne. They could not speak the language and had no assets but they were eager to start their new life.
Martin attended Brighton Technical school and started work at Moorabbin City Council. He continued his education and with a lot of hard work was able to have a successful carreer in Local Government and Town Planning. He is fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel both in Australia and Internationally.
Although he has had many lucky breaks in his life, Martin says meeting and marrying his wife was the best of the lot. Martin met Wallis Dorothy McIntosh who is a nurse when she was appointed as Immunization Sister at Moorabbin Council. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Welcome our new President on our this important night.
Today we welcome our new Club President, Alan Samuel OAM JP.Read More...
District 9800 Change Over
Let's celebrate together with lots of fun. Featuring The Barking DogsRead More...
Here are some photos taken by our Club Members who visited Ogaki, Japan. You can see more photos on our website.
Rotarian - People of Action...
Slavery is illegal everywhere, yet ...
40.3 million are enslaved … some less than 4 years old.
There are an estimated 46 million, according to Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index. That’s four times more than those taken out of Africa during the 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Modern slaves, however, are disposable, cheap, and being hidden from plain sight have no human rights. Very young children are now in greater danger than ever before as sex traffickers exploit opportunities arising from natural disasters, deprivation, civil conflict, and mass migration.
RAGAS, working with others globally will change that by
Creating awareness: Telling Rotarians and the wider public that millions are held captive for illegal gain – MANY NEAR WHERE YOU LIVE!
Taking action: Supporting, working with and promoting global anti-slavery bodies and activities through Rotary Clubs, campaigns and projects that help protect children and adults from slavery and its consequences.
RAGAS looks to provide information about, and promote ways for you to engage and support anti-slavery and human trafficking projects, programmes and campaigns. It does this by …
Publicising the work of, and work with other anti-slavery organisations
Reminding Rotarians of their ethical responsibilities with regard to the rights of children
Encouraging Rotarians and Clubs to take action by:
a) actively supporting the work of anti-slavery organisations in their work combating slavery and human trafficking
b) directly supporting various projects e.g. Slavery Rehabilitation Centres through personal visits, participation in grant projects
c) identifying and boycotting offending products
d) supporting campaigns that highlight illegal activity and seek to bring justice for those offended
Influencing policy makers when considering the rights of children and adults held against their will.
Engaging Rotarians world-wide through Rotary’s social and other networks.
That's about it for this week.
See you on Tuesday.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Archer Technology Group
Blake Street Bridge Club
Caulfield Park Sports Club
Leske Cohen & Sandor Real Estate
Nelson Bros Funeral Services