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 Hello friend 

                                                                            Next Meeting: Tuesday; 21st August, 2018


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's Guest Speaker  : Jonothan Levin

Jonathan was born in Johannesburg South Africa in the 1950’s. A time when the ‘apartheid shadow’ was well hidden (at least to him) and life looked rosy and good.  At age 17 (on completing high school), he was drafted into the South African Army.  His parents decided this was not a good idea, registered him into the University of Haifa, Israel and sent him packing on a one way ticket. This was an exciting and terrifying time.

After spending 5 years in Israel, completing the Israeli army and fighting a stint in the Lebanon war, he met his Australian wife while living on a Kibbutz. He moved to Melbourne in the early 80’s, has 3 grown children and a grandchild (one living in London, one in Denmark and one in Bali) and after 40 years with his wife, has now chosen to ‘jump back into the river’ , to seek his true journey home.


Here is a Translation of an insert from letter we have received from our friendship club on Ogaki West,  Japan.

Dear Mrs. Yoshiko Stynes & Mr. Martin Verhoeven.

I am sorry about a long silence.   I would like to thank you sincerely for organising the City of Ogaki’s junior school exchange program,

It has come to fruition because of your support in every aspect.  We would like to express our sincere thanks to you.

The group leader, Mr. Takuro Koyabu & 11 members of the delegate have left Ogaki today.  They will be away from Japan for 8 days till 22nd August.

During that time, they are attending the BBQ party, hosted by the R/C of Glen Eira, and the adults’ visit to Yoshiko's place.


It’s all new experience as we have never had that kind of program in the past that the leaders are deeply moved by your kindness. 

Though it’s under the name of the “ Friendly City “, we feel  it’s is so important to have someone like yourselves.  Please pass on our sincere thanks to the members of R/C of Glen Eira. 

Kind regards,  Mitsuo Ando,  The President R/C of Ogaki West.




Join us and our Japanese Visitors for an Aussie BBQ  at  6pm  this  Sunday  at Caulfield Park Sports Club.

We will have sausages and burgers,  coleslaw, a green salad,  potato salad and zucchini salad and more

.  Lili will be providing a selection of deserts.   If you have an Aussie speciality you would like to share please bring it along.


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A Taste of Brazil  - Not to be missed.

   Welcome to Rotary Youth Exchange Student Jade Reis Costa

Come and sample Bralian Food and Music. 

Menu will be prepared by Roberto & Carla Ortiz

Friday  31st August, 2018   7pm   $25.00 per head

Venue  at  Cilantro Function Room

rear of Holmesglen campus . South Road, Moorabbin

RSVP  27/8/18


Rotary - People of Action...

Rotarian Action Groups help Rotary clubs and districts plan and carry out community development and humanitarian service projects in their area of expertise.


Our purpose is to mobilize Rotarians and provide global awareness and focused ACTION in the continuing struggle to preserve and protect endangered species. We will be supporting and promoting new and ongoing joint projects with Rotary and Rotaract clubs located in the areas of concern.

Our efforts will start with a particular focus on the rhinos, elephants and mountain gorillas  in Africa, the Orangutans and Pygmy Elephants in Borneo, where poaching and habitat loss is a danger not only to these rare animals, but to the economic survival of the indigenous people who rely on eco-tourism for their livelihood.  

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.


This Week's Guests:        Stephen Paterson -  What your travel agent won't tell you.


Chairman: Mark Preston

Toast: Club - Max Sherlock Australia – Joan Luscak

Attendance/Menu: Gary Fabian

Set Up and Clean Up: Geoff Sussman


 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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