A conversation with Rosalind McMorrow

Wednesday December 5, 2018 Rotary offers many opportunities to contribute.  The motto 'Service above Self' is an indic ator of the size of the opportunity that exists, for every member, every day. A teacher by training with a passion for English, literature and theology Rosalind took us through the journey of opportunities to contribute.  The … Continue reading A conversation with Rosalind McMorrow

5th December – Rotary – the opportunity for Vocational Service.

Rotary is an organisation that provides its members with extraordinary opportunities to take an idea and create a project that furthers our humanitarian ideals and involves other stakeholders. Polio Plus is one such project at a uniquely global scale. Rosalind’s story, however, shows how an individual can take her teaching skills, couple them with a … Continue reading 5th December – Rotary – the opportunity for Vocational Service.

14 November – Aquabox when water isn’t.

Rotary Aquabox is an 18 year old project of the Rotary Club of Eltham - providing filtered drinking water to people and families where such fundamentals do not exist. East Timor, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Haiti, Pakistan to name just a few locations have all been beneficiaries of the program. Jill Ramsay, President of the Rotary … Continue reading 14 November – Aquabox when water isn’t.

September, and Jamie writes…

New readers to our web site, may like to catch up on Jamie's experiences as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student - we've linked the past blogs to the end of this one. This month was pretty cool, started off with my phone deciding to die and now I’m living off an Iphone 4 (*weeps softly*), … Continue reading September, and Jamie writes…

How did you spend September 21?

It was Peace Day 2018. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution in 1981 (sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica) that created the very first International Day of Peace. Global communities increasingly embraced the UN's idea of greeting neighbors, welcoming strangers and creating a more peaceful world, annually, on September 21st, or World Peace … Continue reading How did you spend September 21?

Jamie writes

November......... the year's end is approaching quite quickly isn’t it? But I’ll let you know I am spending as much of the time I have left, doing everything I love! And really making the most of it. My month started with a visit to the autumn market in Basel that was full of roller coasters, … Continue reading Jamie writes

I like it hot….

These were the fine words of Lea early last week. We are not sure whether the efforts at the Bunnings BBQ were quite what Lea had in mind. Friday December 7, created a number of records in terms of heat, over night lows and yet Lea joined the team to prepare the BBQ - a … Continue reading I like it hot….

Honors for polio eradication

The pursuit of the goal to eradicate (only) the second disease from our globe, continues. Rotary has honored Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom with the Polio Eradication Champion Award. Rotary recognizes UK Prime Minister Theresa May with polio champion award December 4 - adding the comments from our Facebook post: A reader … Continue reading Honors for polio eradication

12th December – It is festive time!

We will bring the year to a climax as we celebrate the year, and take a moment to highlight the achievements of the first half of this financial year. Once again the Reverend Michael Goodluck of St Marks Anglican Church, in Templestowe will bring the Christmas message.  An additional guest for the evening will be … Continue reading 12th December – It is festive time!

Thinking about Rotaract….

With the outline and the details of the plans of the emerging Rotaract Club of Manningham, there is a heart warming story of Rotaract service on the Rotary International web site. New Rotaract Club is creating community    

Welcome to 2019!

Our first meeting for the year will be a home hosted event. Cost for the evening is $10.00, plus BYO drinks with a plan to order pizza. Members and friends are invited to the home of Margaret & Keith Anderson, from 7:00 p.m. onwards.  Details of the address are in the club directory. Friends who … Continue reading Welcome to 2019!

Manningham Festival – a success!

The Manningham Festival was a great success.  Early indications are that we see a net profit of almost $8,000.  These funds will be returned to our community in the projects and programs that we provide, to our community. Thank you to all who able to assist in the days leading up to the event and … Continue reading Manningham Festival – a success!

Days For Girls

November 21, 2018   One of the  presentations was Margaret Cunningham who presented a summary of recent activities the Melbourne Victoria Chapter of Days for Girls and thanked members of our Club for their great support over the years.  Margaret announced that she is stepping down as the leader of the group and passing this … Continue reading Days For Girls

Well done Gemma!

Tuesday November 20, 2018 Reporting back from the Grand Final of the Primary School Speech Competition, Gemma Angerosa from St Charles Borromeo Primary School placed 2nd. Gemma (left), placed second behind Ashton Smith (centre) and Andrew Zhang placed 3rd. We congratulate all three contestants.

Alby Chin, thank you!

Wednesday November 14, 2018 It was a great pleasure to present a Certificate of Appreciation from our Club to Alby Chin David Shrimpton outlined the assistance of Alby and his business in the supply of onions for our BBQs over a number of years. Alby was supported by his very young daughter, Willow.

You’ve got to be in it…

Quick reminder to members and friends, the current supply of raffle tickets need to be returned to Rosina by December 27, 2018.  If yours are all sold, the butts can be returned on Wednesday night, or dropped off to Rosina.   Check the club directory for contact details.

21 November – Our AGM

A key function of each year in the life of our club, is the annual general meeting.  This is a point in time where we reflect on the year past, and the achievements.  Whilst there is an element of governance in the functional nature of this event, it is also an excellent opportunity to snap … Continue reading 21 November – Our AGM

28 November – Rotaract

Our people are our future.  It is often said, and more often meant. Rotaract, a project of Rotary International and now a service partner organisation has made an impressive return to the City of Manningham.  Once blessed with two Rotaract Clubs (Doncaster & Templestowe), we now see the resurgence of this service initiative in the … Continue reading 28 November – Rotaract

We congratulate Brian Negus

October 23, 2018 Please join us in congratulating Brian Negus. ITS Australia (Intelligent Transport Systems) President Dean Zabrieszach has announced Brian Negus, Ambassador to ITS Australia, is to be recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian Transport and Intelligent Transport Systems industry as the 2018 recipient of the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award. The Max … Continue reading We congratulate Brian Negus

Doncare, please care.

One of the regular activities in our community is the restocking of the pantry that part of the Doncare support in the City of Manningham. Can you help? There are a number of items that are in short supply: cereal 1 litre long life milk tinned fruit rice penne pasta There are three ways that … Continue reading Doncare, please care.

There is more to Rotary than “just” service..

Many of our readers across the globe, will be away that we had planned a weekend away for club members.  Here's a short cover of the very full 48 hours from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Graham Kane writes: The weekend of October 19 - 21 saw members and friends enjoy a relaxed weekend away … Continue reading There is more to Rotary than “just” service..

In the swim….

As the summer season approaches, it is time to turn our minds to the swimming pool and/or spa in the back yard (or indoors if you own one that is fully enclosed). There are a number of thoughts that run through the checklist at this time: Where should the pH of the pool water be? … Continue reading In the swim….

A summary of our year to date…

Dan Hession, took a little time to reflect on the activity in the last four months: We now have our weekly newsletter with a fully digital presence, first on our website, and then through to our Facebook page.  Thank you to Brian Negus, Diane Fisher and Felix Wong. Our social media access and exposure is … Continue reading A summary of our year to date…