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                                                                                             Next Meeting: Tuesday; 17th July, 2018


This Week's Guests:      Geoff Asher - The intricacies of petrol pricing

 Chairman: Basil Ornellas

Toast:        Club - Garry Fabian          Australia - Lili Teichman

Attendance/Menu: Marion Lau            Set Up and Clean Up: Mark Preston

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: Geoff Sussman - Facts about Diabetes 

What is diabetes? Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system

Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it.

There are different types of diabetes; all types are complex and serious. The three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

Facts about diabetes

  • 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes
  • Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated)
  • More than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year
  • For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or carer
  • who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.4 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day
  • Total annual cost impact of diabetes in Australia estimated at $14.6 billion

We know diabetes:-

  • Is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults
  • Is a leading cause of kidney failure and dialysis
  • Increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke by up to four times
  • Is a major cause of limb amputations
  • Affects mental health as well as physical health. Depression, anxiety and distress occur in more than 30% of all people with diabetes


In type 1 diabetes, symptoms are often sudden and can be life-threatening; therefore it is usually diagnosed quite quickly. In type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, while other signs can go unnoticed being seen as part of ‘getting older’. Therefore, by the time symptoms are noticed, complications of diabetes may already be present.

Common symptoms include:

Being more thirsty than usual                 Passing more urine          Feeling tired and lethargic              Always feeling hungry

Having cuts that heal slowly                     Itching, skin infections    Blurred vision               Unexplained weight loss (type 1)

Gradually putting on weight (type 2)        Mood swings            Headaches Feeling dizzy         Leg cramps

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice or used to alter medical therapy. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

Prevention -

There are different types of diabetes; the three most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.  
Strong international evidence shows diabetes prevention programs can help prevent type 2 diabetes in up to 58 per cent of cases.
You can do a lot to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, read our tips below.

Type 1  -   Currently type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. However, researchers are looking into the autoimmune process and environmental factors that lead people to developing type 1 diabetes to help prevent type 1 diabetes in the future.

Type 2 -    Evidence shows type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58 per cent of cases by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan, managing cholesterol levels and not smoking


 Rotary - People of Action...

Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

The Antique, Classic and Historic Automobile world Fellowship of Rotarians (ACHAFR) is an international association of Rotarians dedicated to promoting the preservation and utilisation of antique, classic and historic automobiles as an opportunity for fellowship and service  

The ACHAFR embraces national chapters and has individual members ( see Membership).It has been approved for recognition by the Board of Rotary International 

The Fellowship was founded in 1988 and gradually spread its wings over continents  and now counts twelve national chapters in Europe and North America as well as contact representatives  in Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay (see National Chapters)

There are hundreds of events being organised by various Rotary Clubs throughout the world and via its national chapters  ACHAFR will provide information of those local and national events and introduce interested potential participants  from other  domestic and foreign Rotary Clubs to the respective organizing Club (see Rotary Club Events)

To find out more



      Lili’s corner    

Hello everyone and welcome to the first edition of Lili’s corner!

I wanted to reiterate the projects that we now have underway. It’s a very exciting time and I want to thank all our club members for your interest and support and know these will be a great way for our club to help others in the community. Our theme pretty much with all four projects is ‘help us to help others’. So, here we go....

Project 1: Nourish

As you all know we are volunteering on the 8/10/18 and the 10/12/18. Helping over a four hour shift, from prep work through to serving and clean up. Thank you everyone who has volunteered to assist in these nights. It is our intent to continue this through the next year, hopefully doing a rotary volunteering night once every two months.

Project 2: Charity walk

This Sunday is the first of our charity walks. We are raising funds to assist families in the farming communities who are affected by the drought situation across Australia. We will walk two laps of Caulfield Park on Sunday morning and the money raised will be sent to Aussie Helpers who are an organization who assist these families in need. As I write this, so far, we have raised $200.00 and I am hopeful we can reach $300, or MAYBE $400.00 with your support in sponsoring our walkers on Sunday. Thank you to Faye and Ian Kirkwood from Rotary Club of Caulfield for your donation. Alan, Martin and I are walking the laps. If anyone else is keen to walk, join us at Uffizi to kick off at 10.30am on Sunday. If you’re not into walking, just come along, wave us off, and have a coffee there while we walk. We’ll join you for a coffee an hour later!

Project 3: Rotary Club of Glen Eira Foodbank

This baby is off and almost running.....

Our recipient organization is the Community Information Glen Eira Inc located on Glen Huntley Road. We supply food and toiletry staples for them to give to people in need, homeless people, those unable to buy food. We are developing our network of donor organizations to provide items which will be collected on a weekly basis and delivered to the Community centre. Thank you to Martin and Alan for volunteering to collect from the donor organizations. So far, all organizations I have spoken with have been wonderful, supportive and happy to assist. If any other club members are keen to assist with this project, please, please, let me know.

A very special thank you to Alan and Impact for Women for their AMAZIMG support. Today we received a CAR LOAD full of staples at the centre via Alan and Impact. Everyone was so excited. They told me they have never received such support and I was so happy we could help. They are thrilled to be partnering with us in this project. I was there today (in my capacity as a community support worker volunteer, in training) and saw how grateful people were to receive bags of food.

Project 4: Sacred Heart Mission

I am meeting with our contacts here on Monday next week to discuss how we, as a club may be able to assist in the community, in partnership with SHM. I am researching and investigating what other needs their customer base have, apart from volunteering with meals, with the view of developing a project where our club can be involved in. I will report back to the club on this meeting next Tuesday night.

So, really, the focus is about helping those in need with these projects. It’s exciting! It really touches my heart! Seeing how grateful people are when you reach out to them and help.

Other highlights in Lili’s corner......

Last night I attended a meeting at Rotary Club of Brighton North. At the yacht club! It was great... the speaker was an ex policewoman who talked about her time in the police force. Lovely people at Brighton North, lovely venue and’s really interesting to visit another club and have the opportunity to meet with other Rotarians. Thank you so much President Meg for this opportunity!

Well, that’s it from me... I hope to see you on Sunday at Caulfield Park.

Bye for now...


President Elect 2018-2019             

Rotary Club of Glen Eira

International Presidents Breakfast 31st August, 2018   See more..

2019 Victorian Multi-District Conference
February 15, 2019, 9:00 am to February 17, 2019, 1:30 pm

Rotarians, partners and friends from 4 Victorian Districts will celebrate Rotary at the 2019 Multi District Converence.

Together we will have the  opportunity to hear inspirational world class speakers, listen to presentations from Rotarians and others about connecting and transforming communities.

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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