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 Dear friend

                                                                               Next Meeting: Tuesday; 12h June, 2018

 

This Week's Guests:          Vicki Hayes - OC Connections

Chairman: Max Sherlock

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:        Our guest speaker cancelled last week, so we had a pleasant social evening.

Changeover …..book now

Club Changeover
June 26, 2018, 6:15 pm to June 26, 2018, 8:00 pm

Today we welcome our new Club President,  Alan Samuel OAM JP.

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Visit by Japanese Students

The Ogaki International Exchange Association has arrange for a small group of students to visit Glen Eira from 16th – 21st August, 2018. Nine students between the ages of 11 and 14, have been selected to travel to Melbourne with 3 Adults Supervisors. In order to experience our culture, the group would like to visit a local school and spend time with Australian Families. We are looking for local families who would like to host a student during their visit. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other (especially if you have a child learning Japanese).

Please contact us for more information if you are interested in hosting a student. A working with Children Card is essential.


Rotary - People of Action...

Every minute 5 children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition.

We empower people to understand the nutritional value of local food plants through our educational materials and support services. They can then make informed choices on what plants to grow and eat that will nutritiously feed their family.

Malnutrition robs children of their futures................This can be prevented

The Food Plant Solutions project was designed to address malnutrition through the use of readily available and local food sources. We create educational publications that help people understand the connection between plant selection and nutrition, and empower them to grow a range of highly nutritious plants with differing seasonal requirements and maturities. We identity food plants that are potentially important for a country or region because they are suited to the environment, they are high in nutrients and they grow with minimal inputs. This is a self-sustainable solution that empowers people in need, not just for now, but into the future.

Deliberately Food Plant Solutions does not send people in-country, but forms partnerships with existing aid providers who use the FPS publications to educate communities, and particularly women and children, on the nutrient value of their local foods. Not only does this sustainably address malnutrition and food security, it also empowers women. In many cases this will increase incomes, particularly for women, which benefits the family unit as a whole, and it safeguards and strengthens the capacity of women to provide food security, health and nutrition for their family. Most projects (whether they be housing, water, schools, maternal health, etc.), would be further enhanced by adding a Food Plant Solutions component to them. Most people who are in dire situations require a sustainable way to grow and access nutritious food.

With program partners, FPS encourages the establishment of demonstration food gardens in schools and communities, as these provide ongoing education and improve the health and nutrition of participants, who are provided with nutritious food prepared from these gardens.

With some of our programs achieving a reduction in malnutrition by as much as 95%, this approach is proven, cost-effective and sustainable.

 If you would like to find our more about this Rotary Action Group contact info@foodplantsolutions.org and get involved.

 

 


 

Don't forget to bring in the stamps received on your mail. This will be an ongoing project with proceeds going to Rotary Multi District Trachoma Project. We will have a collection box at the meetings.


 

 

That's about it for this week.

 See you on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

                                      

 

Thanks to our Sponsors:-

     Archer Technolog Group

     Blake Street Bridge Club

     Caulfield Park Sports Club

     Leske Cohen & Sandor Real Estate

     Nelson Brothers Funeral Services

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