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Hello friend Next Meeting: Tuesday; 16th October, 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: David Southwick
David Southwick has been our state member in the Victorian Parliament for the seat of Caulfield since 2010. He is also Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources; Innovation; and Renewables in the Victorian Parliament. David has lived all
his life in Caulfield and chooses to bring up his family in the area.
David has always believed that it’s important to make a difference to the community and not to take for granted the way of life we enjoy. He believes in hard work, determination to succeed, giving back to the community and helping others help themselves.
He also thinks that there are no safe seats left in any electorate. The next election in November will be like a Grand Final Game - you won't know who wins until the whistle blows. Political parties cannot expect the loyalty of the past when whole suburbs followed one party. Nowdays every body has different priorities and expectations so they make decisions based on the information available that what satisfies their ideals.
Tuesday - 10th October. Another opportunity for our members to serve the community. Today we will be at Caulfield Train Station from 4pm - 8pm collecting funds as part of the Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Friday - 12th October. From 10:30 on Friday we have volunteered to help out that the Sacred Heart Op Shop, 83 Chapel Street, Prahran. If you have a couple of hours to spare please come and join us. Its another great way to give back to our community and you may find a treasure.
Lili's Corner - Nourish Program
Just a little bit more about the Nourish Program…..
In speaking with Ellen Frajman this week she explained how she wanted to increase the program to provide lunch on Tuesdays for people experiencing homelessness, as well as the current Monday nights and Wednesday lunches.
What she is looking for is this…
A core group of 6 volunteers from our club to assist with the Tuesday lunch in Chapel Street.
Timing is 11.00am to 1.30pm. Volunteers would meet at TBI (and can park there) assist in the prep then go with the food, in the TBI van to the location in Chapel Street.
They would come back to TBI by 1.00pm and clean up by 1.30pm
It would be wonderful if we could get a core group of volunteers together to help build the Nourish Program. It would be a great Rotary community project for us, to continue and consolidate with our current involvement, and increase our visibility within the community.
Please have a think about this – if you can donate 2.5hrs a fortnight to assisting in feeding people experiencing homelessness what a wonderful act of kindness this would be, not only for you, but for the recipients and a service above self for Rotary.
Please let me know in the next few days if you can and want to be part of this.
Basket Brigade Food Collection;
Basket Buddies are “Changing lives one basket at a time”. We are happy to help this great organisation. Donate any of the following items and feed a family this Christmas.
1kg Weet Bix 420g tin Peas & Corn 100-200g Coffee 500g Pasta & Sauce
1 litre Long Life Milk 400-500g Tuna 1kg Rice 825g Tin Beetroot
825g Tin Fruit 1 Litre Cordial 1 Litre Long Life Custard 700g Fruit Cake / Plum Pudding
Advent Calendars Biscuits/ Crackers Tea Bags Corn Chips
Lollies/ Candy Canes Baked Beans/Mix Beans
Drop off all or any of the above items to our regular Tuesday Meetings.
Last day for collection Tuesday 20 November.
Rotary - People of Action...
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.
We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.
Australian Rotary Health is a project of the Rotary Districts of Australia and is supported by Rotary Clubs. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
A word from Martin:-
Why Australia is in Trouble
The popluation of this country is 23 million.
10 Million are retired... that leaves 13 million to do the work.
There are 8 million in school..... leaving 5 million to do the work.
Of these, 2.7 million are ëmployed by the federal government...... so there're only 2.3 million to do the work.
400,000 are in the armed forces...... which leaves 1.9 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 1.5 million people who "work"for state and city governments.... Just 0.4 million left to do the work.
At any given time there are 18,800 people in hospital... leaving 381,200 to do the work.
Currently we have 380,198 people in prisions... that leaves just two people to do the work - You and Me
Ant there you are sitting on your ass at the computer, reading jokes. Nice.......Real Nice.
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.
Thanks to our Sponsors:-
Archer Technolog Group
Blake Street Bridge Club
Caulfield Park Sports Club
Leske Cohen & Sandor Real Estate