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We meet at German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Road, Windsor  at  6:3opm.    

Admission $30 inc Dinner or $10 attendance only.   Drinks are available at bar prices.

This month also includes the World Rotaract Week from the 7th until 14th of March.

The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) was formed in 2007 by a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, and focused on WASH projects. Since then it has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices. We encourage a holistic, integrated approach in which water is not the end in itself, but is rather the means to a better life and livelihood in the community. Most importantly, WASRAG links water and sanitation to improved hygiene, better health, and empowerment of the community – especially women, irrigation and agriculture, education and literacy and, ultimately, child mortality.

What's happening this month: 

3rd March - Club Business Meeting includes guests Matt Chester from Rippon Lea Estate and Shaun Ornellas who has arranged the purchase of a defibrilator and staff traning on its use.

5th March -  International Women's Day Breakfast -  7am The Palladium, Melbourne.

10th March - Guest Speaker: Sue Vincent - explains RoCan (Ovarian Cancer Research)

This year more than 1,800 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 900 will die from this disease. 

         It is the most lethal of all women’s cancers.

         One woman dies every 10 hours from Ovarian Cancer

        The aim of the program is to raise awareness and funds for research to help find an early detection screening test for all women.

 

17th March Kevin Sheehan - Rotary joins the fight to 'End Hepatitis Now'

30 January 2020 The Melbourne Rotary Club has joined forces with Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL® in a collaboration to raise awareness about the seriousness of liver disease and need to ‘End Hepatitis Now!’ 

There are 30,000 Rotarians in Australia, but more than ten times that number of people are living with viral hepatitis, so we must do everything we can to raise awareness

 

24th March - Social evening at the Tivoli.

 

27th - 29th March - Rotary District Conference in Bendigo.

 

31st March - Club Business Meeting

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Congratulations to our Champion - President Lili,
 
Our Club members know how much time and energy our President puts into arranging projects that benefit  the local community and in consulting with other Rotary Clubs so that we can assist each other to make our projects bigger and better.  
 
This week Lili  was honoured  by  Rotary District 9800  when she was  presented with a Royce Abbey Award and her very own Champion of Change banner,  in acknowledgement of  her fantastic achievements,  at the Rotary International Womens Breakfast .  Lili's Champion of Change banner will now be proudly displayed at our future functions.
 
Well done, Lili.   Congratulations and thank you from your fellow club members, partners and friends.
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Frank joins our team.
 
In February we welcomed Frank Libman as a new member of the Rotary Club of Glen Eira.
 
In the past, Frank was a member of the Camberwell Rotary Club and  he decided to join our Club as he moved into the neighbourhood.
 
We look forward to working with Frank and value his  knowledge, experience and fresh ideas.
We presented a Defibrilator to Rippon Lea Estate.

Thanks to our fund raising efforts and the generosity and assistance of Shaun Ornellas, this week we will be able to present Matt Chester of Rippon Lea Estates  a Defibrilator and training for Rippon Lea staff.

Shaun is also arrange for training sessions for  the staff at Rippon Lea.

The defibrilator will be installed at Rippon Lea House however we hope that it will never be put to use.

Thank you to our Sponsor.
President Lili also presented an Appreciation Certificate to Tony Hall from Continental Kosher Butchers for their sponsorship of our BBQs at Rippon Lea Estate. 
 
Thanks to Continental Butchers  our customers  were treated to some delicious frankfurts at our recent BBQs.

Homework Club - Thursdays  4pm - 5pm

Want to help young children with their reading, literacy and numeracy skills? Can you spare a hour once a week or month? Why not come along and participate in this fantastic program which helps children between years 1 – 7 with their bookwork and social skills. Speak to Lili about how you can help!!

Held at Horace Petty House, 259 Malvern Rd, South Yarra .      

Note: The volunteers must have their Working With Children Card with them.

 

 

ClubRunner Mobile

Rotary Australia is looking to provide support for families in need.

Donate to one or more of these RAWCS projects, please click the appropriate project via the links below. There is also an opportunity where you have a connection with a club or another District to donate directly to them.     https://donations.rawcs.com.au/22-2019-20

Queensland Bushfire Relief Appeal

NSW Bushfire Farmers in Need Appeal

Taree & Mid Coast NSW Bushfire Relief Appeal

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THINGS OF INTEREST COMING SOON

Melbourne's Celtic Festival - come along and enjoy the atmosphere.
This is a chance to restock on your winter's reading.
Save this date.  Its always a great day helping to brighten Mothers'Day for women and children in shelters .
“World of Difference” is a District Managed program which was started by Rotary Melbourne South back in 2009.  Since then over 20 humanitarian trips, over 10 district and global grants have achieved safe water, agriculture, health, education and economic opportunities that Cambodian people desperately requested.  We monitor and build on these trip after trip.
Note:    Website should read   www.wod.org
 

 

Stamp Out Trachoma

 

Collect used stamps from your work, schools, universities, hospitals, medical clinics and council offices.... and remember your neighbours. 

 

Remember every stamp helps!

Joke of the Week.............Together we laugh

It was late at night and Heidi, who was expecting her second child, was home alone with her 3-year old daughter, Katelyn.  When Heidi started going into labor, she called "911".

Due to a power outage at the time, only one paramedic responded to the call.  The house was very, very dark, so the paramedic asked Katelyn to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently, Katelyn did as she was asked.

Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while Connor was born.

The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Katelyn for

her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-year old what she thought about

what she had just witnessed.

Katelyn quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place. Smack him again!"

 

Rotary Conference Bendigo 27- 29 March 2020

Have you registered for the District Conference yet? This will be a fantastic weekend filled with interesting guest speakers and a chance to network. You can also enjoy the hospitality of Bendigo and spend time in this wonderful regional centre. So, what are you waiting for?