On behalf of the Board, Brian Negus has prepared a report using material from the Federal and State Government websites, and information that has been prepared and endorsed by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board (of which Brian is a Director). It is current as at 23 March 2020, and we will keep this up to date as conditions change. Click on the title above to view the report.
We have had some great speakers at our meetings during March – Helen Jurcevic (Manningham Women’s Friendship group), Carmen Stenta (member talk) and Ken Fraser at our Footy Launch night. As well as that we had a club assembly. The Footy Launch was a fantastic night of nostalgia of what football was like in the 60’s with stories from Ken Fraser about Ted Whitten, Ron Barassi and other football legends. Peter “Crackers” Keenan got a special mention.
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.
My name is Tiffany Diamond and I attended the 2020 Year 12 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Program with Templestowe Rotary Club (I'm on the right of the group photo). The NYSF is a non-for-profit organisation which runs programs to encourage young people in their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths. I heard of the NYSF program through a friend in early 2019 and as I have a great interest in science, I decided to do more research into what it is. I am so grateful to have been able to attend the NYSF 2020 program as I have learnt so much through my experience.
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.