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Next Meeting: Tuesday; 10th |July, 2018
This Week's Guests: Geoff Sussman - Facts about Diabetes
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: Ludovic Grosjean - Cleaning seas and waterways
On Tuesday we has a glimpse into the future ….. Ludovic Grosjean, founder of Melbourne-based startup OceanXGroup, wants to solve the problem of polluted waterways and oceans. Grosjean's mission is to clean up the world's waterways with drone technology and, with his unique background as an engineer and oceanographer, he's well placed to tackle the problem.
"Ocean pollution is major. If you look at the data, by 2050 there would be more plastic in the ocean than fish in the ocean," says Grosjean.
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a floating collection of plastic and trash the size of the US state of Texas. Also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, this collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean has been formed by phenomenon both man-made and natural in nature.
Thanks to the massive production of plastic goods, and poor recycling efforts, tonnes of rubbish has made its way into the Pacific Ocean, where it has been picked up by the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. These wind currents push and pull the ocean into a vortex which has created this mass of garbage in the middle of the ocean which threatens marine life. Grosjean says there's so much garbage in the ocean that beads of micro-plastics are finding their way into our food and drinks.
His mission, on paper, sounds simple. A horde of drones sent out to the most polluted rivers, beaches, and oceans, tasked with cleaning it all up. Gorjean's long term goal is to develop airborne, underwater, and water level drones, powered by artificial intelligence, whose sole purpose is to clean up the world's water pollution.
Early Bird Bookings are now open:-
15 – 17 February, 2019 Melbourne Convention centre
International Presidents Breakfast 31st August, 2018
Rotary - People of Action...
Rotary Action Groups help Rotary Clubs and districts plan and carry our community development and humanitarian service projects in their area of expertise. The groups are organised by Rotarians and Rotoractors who are proficient and have a passion for service in a particular field.
The Rotarian Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associates is the living legacy of the Rotary Polio-Plus polio eradication program through humanitarian assistance to polio survivors of the world. This Action Group operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not controlled by Rotary.
PSA PROGRAMS AND OBJECTIVES
Support in any way possible, the Rotary PolioPlus program to eradicate polio throughout the world
Initiate Community Based Rehabilitation Centers (CBR) where feasible to identify and provide restorative care for polio survivors
In partnership with the Rotary Heritage and History Fellowship to advocate and promote an existing project to house the Smithsonian Exhibit, “Whatever Happened to Polio?” in Warm Springs GA, USA
To assure that the history and heritage of the personal contribution by Rotarians to the eradication of polio is understood by the public and is properly displayed, promoted and maintained
To engage Rotarians in a world-wide project to collect the personal stories of polio as it affected individuals and communities
To form associations with individuals, organizations and institutions already engaged in assisting polio survivors
Search this site for information about polio and see what we are doing to help survivors worldwide.
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 all for this week. See you Tuesday.
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