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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.
Monday - It was a pleasant spring evening and a small community of disadvantaged people gathered in Alma Park to take advantage of the free services provided by some amazing charities. For the first time our club members turned out to join forces with Nourish in providing delicious vegetarian meals and the members of the Orange Sky mobile shower and laundry service.
Tuesday - Unfortunately the weather turned against us on Tuesday. However hardworking members of our Club spent several miserable hours rattling tins and collecting donations at Caulfield Train Station for the Aust. Rotary Health Lift the Lid program. Despite the cold and miserable day, they did a great job and made us proud.
Lili's Pages Hello everyone!
Rotary Club of Glen Eira Foodbank report:
Well, I have to say we have a truly wonderful club! It inspires me when I experience how helpful our wonderful members are when assistance is required.
This week, Bentleigh Progressive Synagogue – Etz Chayim came on board with our Rotary Club of Glen Eira Foodbank Project, and we collected around 40 bags and 7 boxes of food staples from the synagogue! It was SO much that I had to call for assistance from Alan and Martin because it couldn’t all fit in my car!
We also donated, thanks to Alan, at least half a dozen cartons of bags (that’s many 100’s of bags!) to our Foodbank (located at the Community Support Centre in Glen Eira) so they could pack the food in them for their clients.
Also this week, we delivered 2 large bags of staples donated by St Johns Church in Malvern, with whom we share a reciprocal project of assisting with their Friday lunches for people experiencing homelessness.
And, of course, not to forget, the Evangelical Church of Caulfield who generously donate at least 2 bags every week to our Foodbank.!
An update on the 10th Caulfield Scouts – their donations are so generous we have now provided them with 2 huge Foodbank labeled black tubs to hold their staples for us to collect!
Thank you so much to Alan Samuel, Martin Verhoeven and John Lord for assisting in collecting and delivering to our Foodbank.
Nourish Project report: It was an amazing night on Monday 8 October when 12 of us rolled up our sleeves and were the Rotary volunteers for the Nourish dinner in Alma Park. Thank you everyone who donated their time and energy to helping people in need, experiencing homelessness and so grateful for a hot meal. It was an amazing night, with about 40 people attending and receiving dinner served and prepared by our members. This project is also in place now with our club being the volunteer team once every two months. The next evening is on Monday 10 December 2018.
Sacred Heart Mission Op Shoppe: Thank you Secretary Joan for volunteering this week at the Sacred Heart Mission Op Shoppe in Windsor. If any of our members are able to assist Joan, once a month for a short shift that would be so helpful and appreciated. Our shifts are scheduled on the second Friday of each month at their location in Windsor. Ask Joany for the low downy!!
Level Crossing Tree Planting: Thank you to Max Sherlock for representing our club in the tree-planting event at Carnegie with the Level Crossing Removal Authority. It’s great that we had a presence there, along with other community and school groups. I’m not sure how many trees Max planted, although he did say there were about 100 tube stock plants that were being planted! Thank you Max for representing the club.
We are a club of Rotary members who are truly ‘Rotarians’, being involved and sharing in making our projects come to life.
Until next time, keep safe and keep helping others!!
Since I made an initial approach to our club to consider involving ourselves in the subject of waste, and it's role in the environment, I have spent some time looking at who does what in the community. The City of Glen Eira is very involved, from the obvious role of regular domestic kerbside bin collections and hard rubbish collections. Both these collections are subject to contracts with the Council.
The Council is also involved in several other areas, and encourages groups to join in to help. Some of the council's interests are reported in the "Glen Eira News". There is a local Melbourne-wide group called "Love our Street" which conducts a monthly local walk-around in local postcode sites, collecting street litter. This is actually quite a significant group. The Council has a Sustainability section, which offers advice.
A lot of community interest has been generated by the TV Series "War on Waste", and this will be ongoing. The subject of plastic bags is complex, as there are many types of bag, and each has specific uses (and failings), and waste recycling is a very complex area, due to cost, politics, and "Blame Shifting" the role of business in creating the problem, and also trying to make money out of solving the problem. Some issue !!
FORUM: Glen Eira City Council is holding a Sustainability Forum at the Caulfield Park Pavilion Social Room, Balaclava Road, Caulfield on Wednesday 17th October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. I have booked a place for one of our members, and Martin Verhoeven is hoping to join this. Any of our members is also welcome.
I have obtained a copy of the book "Waste Not" by Erin Rhoads, a popular crusader for waste and the environment, and it is loaded with information. The President of R.C. Prahran, Sue Vincent, has expressed interest in this topic, and we may yet be able to work jointly with other Rotary Clubs. More info as it happens...… Max Sherlock
10 vacancies left for the Rotary Friendship Exchange to District 5550 Central Canada
There are 10 vacancies left for the Rotary Friendship Exchange to District 5550 Central Canada, from the 6th – 21st Aug 2019.
Rotary Friendship Exchange is for Rotarians and their partners or single Rotarians.
They will be hosted by Rotarians at 5 different clubs for 3 nights at each.
See the District website for locations and other details. Rotary5550.org
To be part of this wonderful Rotary program, please contact PP Jeanette Lynch D9800
Rotary FriendshipExchange Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in the Pride March
On Sunday 3 February at 11am 2019, Rotarians will have an opportunity to express our inclusivity of all community by walking in Pride March for only the second time in Australia. Experience a 1 minute video of Rotary’s participation from last year here https://vimeo.com/253103697 Grant Godino Strathmore Rotary, Jason Ball Prahran Rotary: Pride Cup Founder; Young Victorian Of the Year 2016-2017, Steven Aquilina Southbank and I are members of the LGBTI Fellowship.
Shine On Awards
Does you club know of somebody with a disability?
Do they provide outstanding support to others with disability? Are they a community leader or involved in a community group?
Do you have a relationship with a local organisation that supports people with disability who may want to nominate somebody for Shine On? Well it is time to get to it and reach out to your local community and identify people with a disability, who are worthy of Shine On recognition. Let’s make this year better than ever for the selection panel and give them many outstanding nominees to consider.
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...
Rotarian Action Groups help Rotary clubs and districts plan and carry out community development and humanitarian service projects in their area of expertise.
Viral hepatitis is a threat to all and needs to be given top priority.
Hepatitis is so dangerous because it is a silent killer. Many people do not show clear, discernible symptoms, and as a result are not diagnosed and may continue to spread the virus to others. Only about 9% of people with hepatitis B and 20% of people with hepatitis C have been diagnosed. Then, far too few people who are diagnosed receive the treatment they need. Without treatment, the virus can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and other deadly complications. Find out more ragforhepatitiseradication.org
Early Bird registrations closing soon.
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.
This Week's Guests: Roberto Ortiz
Chairman: Lili Teichman
Toast: Club - Mark Preston Australia – Marion Lau
Set Up and Clean Up:
Thanks to our Sponsors:-
Archer Technolog Group
Blake Street Bridge Club
Caulfield Park Sports Club
Leske Cohen & Sandor Real Estate