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 Hello friend    

                                                                                                       Next Meeting: Tuesday; 24th July, 2018


This Week's Guests:     Janet Hay - Social Business and the Charity Model; Calling in the Generosity in Economics”.


Chairman: Geoff Asher

Toast: Club - Joan Luscak                   Australia - Mark Preston

Attendance/Menu: Jack Dimond          Set Up and Clean Up: Martin Verhoeven


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 Asher - Behind the Badge    

Geoff told us a little about his family history.  Geoff also spoke of  his employment at  the Prices Surveillance Authority and the Trade Practices Commission which were amalgamated in 1995 to form Australian Competition and Consumer Commission  including his travels to Nauru,  South Africa and Singapore reporting on petrol pricing. 



 Nine secondary students from Ogaki will visit Glen Eira, arriving on Thursday 16th August and departing on Tuesday 21st August.

Our Club is involved in 3 aspects of the visit.

1. Welcome Reception.

    The Council is arranging a WELCOME RECEPTION at the Town Hall at 1.00 pm. on Thursday 16th at which the visitors will present some entertainment. Rotarians are invited to attend and meet the students and Council reps. Please advise Martin if you will attend.

 2. Home Stay accommodation.

    The group are seeking for each student to stay with a local family for 5 nights in order to experience a typical Australian lifestyle.

    While the students will attend Glen Eira Secondary College on 2 days, they will spend the weekend with the host families.

    As the College has only 3 families nominated so far, we need to obtain possibly 6 more hosts. 4 Rotary families have offered to host, and we hope to confirm the final numbers this week.

 3. Rotary Barbeque.

     Our Club will provide a Farewell Barbeque on Sunday 19th August at 6 pm.   Location is yet to be decided, but all Rotarians and host families are invited to attend. Catering will be arranged by Lily and Joan. 

     Again, please let us know of your attendance to help catering.

 I hope to  finalize home stay details and member involvement to be decided by end of this week.


Spring is Coming……. An invitation to come along to


 Dutch Weekend Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd Sept.

We would arrange a club social outing, If you would like to join us as please contact Alan or Joan.  It should be a lovely day to tip toe among the tulips.  

For more information  see

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This is your opportunity to be one of the first to join...   F.R.A.C.H. – THE FELLOWSHIP OF ROTARIANS WHO APPRECIATE CULTURAL HERITAGE 


Cultural Heritage stands for all the testimonies, both material and intangible, bearing a value of civilisation and tradition.

*   Material goods shall mean all those bearing a stable, defined shape, such as:

paintings;   sculptures;  architectural monuments and urban structure;  archaeological findings;  musical instruments;

fashion and habits;  utensils and artefacts;  natural and urban landscape

*  Intangible goods shall mean all those not bearing a stable, defined shape, but only exist when they take place, such as:

celebrations and religious event;  folkloreand popular representation;  Historic sport and competitive competitions (eg. the Palio di Siena)


To promote friendship and the service of Rotarians the world over, who share an interest in Cultural Heritage.

So as to allow a more thorough development of a communication project which fosters the knowledge and enhancement of cultural heritage, the Fellowship puts forward the following activities:

  • To grow the awareness that cultural heritage is a common good/asset;
  • To share the knowledge of local artistic and cultural resources through ad-hoc visits and detailed studies;
  • To engage the public, institutions and authorities with the ventures referring to the territory;
  • To promote the fruition of cultural heritage with people needing support;
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Wellness in Winter

Autumn is upon us and winter is just around the corner. We’ve compiled a few top tips to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout the cooler months!

1. Don’t let your motivation go cold

We know how hard it is to maintain motivation in winter. It’s dark and cold, whether your workout is before or after work. Start to think of exercise as a way to get your body warm. Try a new type of workout, something you’ll enjoy and something that will get you warm… quick! Boxing and hot yoga are perfect examples. Making plans to go with a friend will make sure you can’t snooze your alarm and miss the class!

2. Boost your immune system

With cold weather comes runny noses and raspy throats. Keep your immune system strong so you don’t get sick. It can take weeks to get back to your normal routine if you become a victim of the flu, so ensure you take steps to avoid it. Get enough Vitamin D, C and Zinc into you. Take supplement tablets or better yet, make sure they are prominent in your diet.

3. Adapt your diet, don’t change it

In winter, a salad for lunch doesn’t cut it. We know you’d prefer the fried chicken burger with a side of fries and we would too. Resist the temptation and stick to your healthy eating habits by adapting your healthy summer meals to healthy winter meals. Why not use your usual vegetables to make a soup? Or replace half your leafy greens with some hot quinoa or brown rice to make a warmer, more wholesome meal. There are endless options and zero excuses!

4. Care for your skin

Dry skin is a common problem for many people in winter. It is prime time for dry, dehydrated skin and we encourage you to take action against it! If there’s a time to be a brand snob, it’s now. Stock up on some quality moisturiser, you will thank us later. Use a moisturising primer, dewy foundation and less or no powder when applying makeup. Change up your skin routine by injecting it with moisture where you can!

5. Quit Smoking

It’s always a good time to quit smoking, but winter is one of the best. Smokers are more susceptible to respiratory tract infections which become more of a problem in winter time. Smokers will experience more severe symptoms, making it harder to recover and go about your normal routine. You might need substantial time off from work and home duties, which not many of us can afford to do!

15 – 17 February, 2019 Melbourne Convention centre



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.





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     Archer Technolog Group

     Blake Street Bridge Club

     Caulfield Park Sports Club

     Leske Cohen & Sandor Real Estate

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