Welcome everyone to the third email meeting of the Rotary club of Templestowe. The Board had a zoom meeting on Monday and it was decided that we do a trial Wednesday 8th April zoom meeting for all members to get everyone used to the technology. It will also be a good chance to catch up with everyone. Regular Wednesday zoom meetings will then take place. The meeting time will be 7.30pm for all these Zoom meetings. If anyone has any problems with logging onto zoom, we can sort that out with you after the meeting. Let us know.
This year, the Rotary Club of Templestowe is pleased to be adding a new local community organisation, REAL Inc as a beneficiary of our fundraising and support activities. Based in Manningham, REAL brings together post-school aged men and women with an intellectual and/or physical disability and their families with the aim of providing a regular, on-going, cohesive support group. The organisation also advocates at all levels of government for increased awareness and organisational change to enable inclusive participation in recreational services, housing, and employment.
The Footy season has already started with AFLW off and running. We launched our famous Footy Tipping for this year at our meeting on 26 February at the Manningham Club. Former Essendon great and Captain Ken Fraser, was our guest speaker on this night. Our Footy tipping is a joint competition between our 3 clubs - Doncaster, Manningham and Templestowe, and friends of the members. Each year, we select a local charity to support with this activity.
Join us as one of our newer members, Carmen Stenta tells her remarkable story. Carmen has earned a reputation for being a dynamic, highly-skilled negotiator and is one of the most knowledgeable real estate agents in the property industry today. Recognised as a respected member of the community, Carmen is a multiple award-winning agent and is rated amongst the top 1% of real estate agents in Australia.
Have you heard about the great work that the Women's Friendship Group (WFG) do in our community? Founded in 2006 by Helen Jurcevic OAM, the group is a non-denominational, non-political, multicultural group for women from diverse cultural backgrounds in Manningham. The WFG has women from 33 diverse cultures who meet in friendship and harmony on a monthly basis, either for a morning tea or lunch.