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Club News
 
The Annual Report of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie will be tabled at the Annual General Meeting of the club on Tuesday evening, November 24th 2020. The Report describes a year of considerable achievement for the club under the leadership of Past President Thelma Hutchison and a highly active Board of Directors, in a challenging year.
On November 11th 1918 the Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the first global war, a war that made devastating use of new, deadly technology, the Great War. In his book Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War, historian Roland Perry writes that it was the decisive victory at Amiens by the combined British, Canadian and General Sir John Monash's Australian Imperial Force, that turned back the momentous German offensive that had threatened to overrun the Allies. Monash himself described the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux on 25th April 1918 after the Germans had overrun the 8th British Division as the turning point of the war.
 
A local man, a resident of  Camberwell, was a huge contributor to the success of the AIF's campaigns on the Western Front in 1918.  Major General Harold Edward Elliott, CBCMGDSODCMVD. known to his men as 'Pompey' Elliott. Elliott's leadership of the 15th Brigade, AIF, transformed a near-defeat  at Villers-Bretonneux into a victory, changing the course of the war and hastening its end.
With many consumers asking where their food is sourced in a quest to buy fresh, sustainably produced goods, the Farmers’ Market movement has been readily accepted in meeting this need.
 
When the City of Boroondara sought expressions of interest from Rotary in 2003 to manage a Farmers’ Market, the Rotary Club of Glenferrie rose to the challenge.  Under the leadership of now Honorary Member, Geoff Wood, the club established the Boroondara Farmers’ Market held on the third and fifth Saturday morning each month at Patterson Reserve in East Hawthorn.
 
In its 17 years of operation, the market has contributed to the community in a variety of ways.  The suppliers have a ready market for a huge range of fresh produce straight from the grower, as well as many valued added products such as wine, chocolate and liquorice.
What a great night thanks to the hard work of Elizabeth Dumonic and President Mark. Money raised was $4,590.00 (a great effort). Not to mention the informative and relevant talk on mental health by Mithzay Pomenta.  Up to 100 selfies of people wearing all types of hats were sent to President Mark.  These were shown on Tuesday night to the club members and invited guests.  To the songs of Priscilla Queen of the Desert we were shown hats of all sizes, with attachments such as foliage and other materials.  Winners of all the different categories can be seen on the next page.
 
Mithzay headed her talk with a primary message: Don’t Wait.  With the current crisis of COVID-19 I am sure that many people could relate in some way to the information that was covered.
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has celebrated its 45th anniversary on October 22nd, having been chartered on that date in 1975. There were other things going on at the time! The Whitlam Federal Government was struggling to get Supply through the Senate, an action that ended in the famous "Dismissal". The Premier of Victoria was the widely respected Sir Rupert Hamer, and the Governor of Victoria was Sir Henry Winneke. The Tasman Bridge in Hobart had collapsed earlier in the year. Medibank had just been introduced and Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia. North Melbourne had defeated Hawthorn by 9 goals 1 behind in the VFL Grand Final, in front of 110,551 spectators. The Balibo Five had tragically fallen victim to Indonesian troops invading East Timor, and it was the wettest month since at least 1900, when records began.
 
And while all that was going on a group of eight Hawthorn Rotarians and nineteen prospective new Rotarians gathered at the home of Bib Stillwell, Hawthorn Rotary Past President, to discuss the establishment of a new club, The Rotary Club of Glenferrie. And what happened next? Read on by clicking on "Read more..."
The Rotary interactive play sculpture at Yarra Bank Reserve, Hawthorn will capture the spirit of place, defining the new playground to be constructed there in early 2021.  Situated in Glenferrie Ward in the City of Boroondara, and on the banks of the lazy ol' Yarra River, the playground will be a gift to the community from the Rotary Clubs of Glenferrie, Camberwell, Hawthorn and Canterbury with a grant from The Rotary Foundation, marking a fruitful community partnership that has existed for 100 years.
The key message of the all-abilities play feature will mark the theme: "When people work together they can create something magnificent"
 
To see what the playground will look like when opened in 2021, Rotary ANZ's Centenary Year, click on "Read more..."
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Club meetings
Glenferrie Rotary is a friendly club that meets every Tuesday, except the first Tuesday of the month, at:
 
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. 
6:30pm for 7:00pm
 
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Our motto
Service Above Self
 
 
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Speakers
Hon. Bronwyn Pike, CEO Uniting Vic Tas
Dec 08, 2020 7:15 PM
Uniting Vic Tas
Uniting Vic Tas

Bronwyn Pike is a former minister in the Victorian Government. She has held a variety of Ministerial roles in the Victorian Government, including as Minister for Health in the Bracks Government from 2002 to 2007 and Minister for Eduaction from 2007 to 2010 in the Brumby Governement. Born in Tanunda, South Australia in May 2007 she became the longest serving female minister in Victoria's history. Bronwyn is a lifelong member of the Uniting Church. She has chaired the Boards of Western Heath, the South Australian Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA) and UnitingCare Australia and has been a Board member of Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Leap In! and Uniting NSW.ACT. Bronwyn Pike was appointed CEO of Uniting Vic Tas in October 2019/

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