Welcome to our first issue of EndTrachoma by 2020. In this issue, you’ll find out why this project is worthwhile supporting, and what you can do to end this blinding eye disease from infecting our remote Indigenous children. Special thanks to our supporters thus far: the RC Melbourne, the RC Townsville Central, the RC Brighton, and a number of anonymous benefactors who are turning this vision into a reality.
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On Monday 6 March 2017 a happy band of 35 Senior Citizens who live in supported accommodation in high rises in Kensington and Flemington were picked up by a coach and taken to the Red Hill Estate where Max’s Restaurant had prepared a sumptuous lunch of salmon with salad followed by sticky date pudding and ice cream.
It was the 14th annual lunch which followed a decision by the Rotary Club of Melbourne (RCM) in 2003 to offer a day outing for these elderly folk who are often socially isolated and who would benefit from a day in the country by the sea.
As they got off the coach they were confronted by the magnificent view across Western Port to Phillip Island and as usual the weather was kind on the 1st Monday in March.
Coffee was served as they got off the coach and they were met by 6 representatives of the RCM
Under the leadership of Keith Callinan, the Chair of the Health and Ageing Committee including his wife Trudi and Ian and Margaret Ross and Gillian and Warren Johnson.
Max Paganini the proprietor has worked with the RCM to make this an extraordinarily successful annual event and in 2014 was presented with a certificate of appreciation to recognise his invaluable contribution in partnership with The RCM.
A highlight of the day was the exchange of friendship between the group and those representing the RCM, leading to lots of goodwill and beneficial to all.
They waved merrily as the coach pulled out from the vineyard on its way to a scenic route home via a stop at Arthur’s Seat.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne Young Achievers awards recognise and honour three outstanding young Victorians with an award and a cheque for $1,500. Awardees are invited to a luncheon meeting where a cheque and a Certificate of Achievement are presented.
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – for District 9800 was held this year over the week of 27 November to 3 December. The Club, through the Welfare of the Young Committee, sponsored three participants, Emily Dao, Mona Chandra and Jennifer Mitchell RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – for District 9800 was held this year over the week of 27 November to 3 December.
Stephanie Wollard received the Rotary Responsible Business Award at the United Nations on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Following the award, Stephanie was interviewed by Devin Thorpe. View the interview.
We have some exciting news to share with members. The RC Melbourne has now been officially invited to bid to host the Rotary International Convention in the period 2023-25. This is a big deal.
The Around the Bay bike ride was certainly a challenge for the riders with extremely strong and gusty winds. However, the spirit of the riders and support staff was fabulous and Rotary will be passing on funds raised to the children from disadvantaged families who are recipients of the Learning for Life program of The Smith Family.
Stephanie Woollard, has been recognised on the global stage with a prestigious Rotary Responsible Business Award. Stephanie is one of only six recipients worldwide, applauded for her ground breaking work establishing the Seven Women project, which supports disabled women in Nepal. The presentation of the awards will form the centrepiece of Rotary Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 12th November.http://riunday.org/
The 2016-17 Rotary Club of Melbourne Vocational Service Award recognises the distinguished vocational service of Dr. Catherine Crock AM. Catherine is widely respected in Australia and overseas as a pioneer for patient and family centered care. She has practiced in the Haematology Department at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital since 1994, and during that time has contributed to the well-being of her young patients, their families and staff who work with them.
A Fundraising Project for the Charitable works of the Rotary Club of Melbourne. Season Opener, Thursday March 24th, Richmond vs Carlton at the MCG. Round 1 Tips to be in by 7.10pm (local time) on Thursday March 24th A Fundraising Project for the Charitable works of the Rotary Club of Melbourne. Season Opener, Thursday March 24th, Richmond vs Carlton at the MCG. Round 1 Tips to be in by 7.10pm (local time) on Thursday March 24th
Seniors' Lunch at Max's restaurant at Red Hill Estates winery - Monday 7 March 2016 starting at midday Rotarians are welcome to join us for the lunch. Rotarians are welcome to join us for the lunch.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne invites you to join us for the launch of Peter Fitzsimons latest book