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Hi  friend                                                                                     Next Meeting: Tuesday; 19h June, 2018


This Week's Guests:      Geoff Sussman


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:      Vicki Hayes & Justin Bruce - OC Connections.

OC Connections has a history of over 50 years supporting people with a disability and their families across 3 main areas.

* Accommodation Support – operating 15 group homes and in home support services

* Further Education and independence training in the community

* Pathways to supported and open employment.

Based in Oakleigh their vision is to support young people to achieve their goals and create a more independent future for themselves. Work experience provides a valuable stepping stone for skill development and confidence building as well as providing a network for future employment opportunities.

OC Enterprises Business Services provide a number of pathways to support people to gain employment. With over 100 supported employees they provide a variety of packing services with an emphasis on quality and cost effectiveness; a broad range of admin support services and even an environmentally friendly car wash servicing fleets across local and state governments and private companies.

             Interested in finding out about OC Connection at or contact 03 9569 0603


 Not long to go......Have you booked yet. 

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.

 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. We are looking for local families who would like to host a student during their visit.

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

ShelterBox -    Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

You may have already heard the news via social media or via the more traditional grapevine, but if not, I'm thrilled to announce that ShelterBox has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize! It is a great honour to be nominated and that honour is shared with all our supporters and volunteers around the world; for we are all part of the same global movement, building peace one family at a time.

With an estimated 85 million people currently made homeless by conflict and disaster, we can't afford to rest on our laurels. As the financial year draws to an end, now is an ideal time to make a tax-deductible donation to help disaster-affected families in places like Guatemala and Kenya or those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq or the Lake Chad Basin.

Mike Greenslade
CEO ShelterBox Australia


                                             Strengthen Our Clubs Workshop

The District Support Team is conducting facilitated workshops in August 2018, involving Warwick Cavell (Facilitator), Kerry Kornhauser OAM (Public Image/Communications), Yvonne Flynn (Club Service) and PDG Neville John (Membership Director).

These workshops will be hands-­on interactive sessions that will include:

Leading change in your Club
Identifying the elements of a strong, vibrant club
Project identification and selection
Member and Community engagement
Promoting your club projects and activities
Your One-Page plan on membership recruitment and retention

Two members from each club are invited to attend, preferably President and/or Membership rep. The workshop is general in nature and not club specific and will provide an understanding of the process that can be used and ideas around how other things, if done properly can improve member
recruitment prospects and retention.

If the attendees feel that their club could use some help thereafter in implementing what they want to try, the membership support team will meet with their Board to explain the process and set up a club forum.

There is NO COST to the Club and members can attend any of the sessions that suit them best.

Details for our local workshop  26 August 2018
Montague Street Continuing Education Centre, 100 Montague St, South Melbourne 3205

All sessions are 8.30 am for 9 am start and finish at 1.00 pm with a light lunch.

RSVP is essential by 6th August, detailing session you will attend and any dietary requirements to:
Marjorie Gerlinger,, 0419 302 109 

Vibrant Clubs provide opportunities for its members and other community stakeholders to engage in a range of interesting humanitarian projects that promote what Rotary does to make a difference to the lives of others. 

Rotary - People of Action...

What is LitRAG?

The word “LitRAG” stands for “Literacy Rotarian Action Group”, we are a network of Rotarians throughout the world who have a special interest in acting upon the mission and goals of Rotary International related to  Alleviate illiteracy;  Enhancing literacy teaching and learning globally, and Helping to provide materials and equipment for literacy education at different levels.

LitRAG’s Goal

LitRAG’s goals are several. Among them are the following:

+    To continue to support and extend Lighthouse Literacy Projects in economically developing countries using the Concentrated Language Encounter (CLE) immersion approach to teaching and learning literacy in formal and informal settings for children and adults alike.

+    To cooperate with organizations such as the International Reading Association and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in supporting a range of literacy projects at local, regional and international levels.

+    To provide instructional procedures, demonstrations and resources to support the implementation of Concentrated Language Encounter (CLE) and other large-scale literacy projects.

+    To provide essential materials and equipment to schools and other educational institutions to enable the use of best teaching practices.

What Strategies will LitRAG use to achieve its Goals?

The following strategies are among those that will be used to achieve LitRAG’s goals.

-    Publicise the extent and consequences of illiteracy in terms of human experience and welfare using a website, newsletters, pamphlets, diverse other publications, displays, and conferences

-    Attract and involve Rotarians, their partners and Rotaractors as LitRAG members;

-    Develop support systems for Rotary literacy activities, including the nomination of project advisers, and

-    Develop productive relationships with appropriate non-Rotary organizations and agencies, e.g. International Reading Association.

        To find out how you can help …  


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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