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                                                                            Next Meeting: Tuesday; 28st 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  :  Stephen Paterson -  What your travel agent won't tell you.

After have his own business and living in Japan for several years, Steven was able provide us with lots of useful information and examples of how the Japanese have successfully combined of old traditions with new inovations in the daily lives.  His lively presentation with its beautiful photographs has many of the members dreaming of their next holiday.


This week President Alan and I had the pleasure of attending the Blake Street Bridge Club to accept a donation of  $1,000 for the Rotary Australia 2018 Farmers Draught Relief Appeal.   The much appreciated donation along with other donations we have received  will be forward on to Rotary Australia and put to good use.  


The Rotary Club of Glen Eira has recently coordinated a successful visit of a Student Delegation from the City of Ogaki in Japan. Ogaki and Glen Eira have a sister city relationship, as does Ogaki West Rotary with Glen Eira Rotary.

The Club’s involvement followed a request made by the Ogaki International Exchange Association, during a visit by 3 club members to Ogaki’s Anniversary celebrations and Festival in May this year.

The Association was keen to send 9 Ogaki Junior High School students for a 6-day visit to Glen Eira to share the school and home life of similar level Australian students.

We were able to interest and involve Glen Eira City Council and the Glen Eira Secondary College to host the students on school days and to select families prepared to accommodate the visitors during their stay.

Huge thanks to the Council, Glen Eira Secondary College and especially the host families for their wonderful efforts to ensure that our visitors all had memorable experiences.

The visit was so successful, the Delegation and the College Principal agreed to consider making bi annual exchange visits and thus cement the bonds between Ogaki and Glen Eira.







Enjoy A Taste of Brazil  on Friday.

   Welcome to Rotary Youth Exchange Student Jade Reis Costa

Come and sample Brazilian 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




The series of devastating earthquakes that struck the Indonesian islands of Lombok has affected nearly 400,000 people and damaged or destroyed more than 67,000 homes.

Aftershocks, some as strong as 6.9 magnitude, continue to rock the island and further traumatise the local community. 

ShelterBox, working through our Rotary partners in Indonesia, has a Response Team on the ground, and the first of our pre-positioned stock from Jakarta  has arrived in Lombok .

  Just $50 could buy a water filter to provide a family with safe drinking water.

  $100 could pay for a ShelterKit to repair a damaged home or build an emergency shelter.

  $1,000 could fund an entire ShelterBox


Will you help us provide shelter and essential items to families whose hopes and homes have been ripped apart?

Donate today and a generous donor will match your gift, dollar for dollar! (Up to a total of $50,000).



Research Assistance 

A mature-age psychology honours student named Susan Nadolny who is researching how we view ethnic minorities within our multicultural society has contacted us. She would greatly appreciate the involvement of Rotary members. The study is open to any Australian 18 years and over. It involves the completion of an online survey that will take about 15 minutes that involves questions about how individuals feel about people from other backgrounds. The results of the findings will help to contribute to a better understanding regarding what factors influence cultural diversity in Australia. This research has been granted Research Ethics Approval through Charles Sturt University. It's open until 31 August. Susan can be emailed if you have any questions

The link:


Providing books for children 3 months to 5 years from disadvantaged and refugee backgrounds in the Ascot Vale, Flemington and Kensignton area through Maternal & Child Health Nurse visits.

For many of these children, books in the home are rare and results in them starting school without the recommended 1,000 books before school or 5,000 word bocabulary identified as a necessary learning base.

Can you help with good condition used books.     Contact  Lesley  0417 532 259


Rotary - People of Action...

  Rotary Fellowships are groups whose members share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions.


The Rotarian Fellowship of Quilters and Fiber Artists is a group dedicated to promoting quilting and fiber arts as an opportunity for fellowship and service.
This fellowship is an avenue of providing help to those in need, such as: tactile quilts for the blind, warm quilts for children who are in the care of social services because of neglect or abuse, and quilts or fabric toys to comfort children in countries that have experienced war, famine or other disasters.


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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