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Service Above Self

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Club News
The war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 5 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 7 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.
 
Because of our generous donors, The Rotary Foundation has received more than $13.1 million in contributions that will be prioritized for disaster response grants.
 For more information click on the link or go to the next page.

The club's signature event for 2022, the Lift the Lid Charity Golf Day on May 24th, is completely sold out. Prospective players who would like to have an opportunity to play this event at world famous Kingston Heath Golf Course may join a waitlist, which has now gone live, and will be offered a spot if cancellations are received by the cut-off date. 
 
However Glenferrie Rotarians who would like to attend the club meeting on May 24th, which will be held at Kingston Heath Golf Course following the golf day, may still register for the meeting.  Bookings are essential, as numbers are strictly limited. So don't wait any longer. Guest speakers will be Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes, who will be interviewed by TV star and MC Extraordinaire Gregory Ross, and Prof. Eoin Killackey of Melbourne University, speaking on the topic of Youth Mental Health.
 
Members may register themselves by clicking on this link: CLICK HERE. Member's guests may be registered by clicking on this link, CLICK HERE and purchasing a ticket for the Gala BBQ Dinner.
The 2022 Rotary District 9800 Conference in Albury got off to a stirring start this weekend, with a rousing bracket of bagpipe music, thanks to the Scots Albury Pipe Band. Prior to that, an Elder of the Wiradjeri people, traditional custodians of the land upon which the conference is being held, welcomed delegates to Albury with a traditional smoking ceremony. 
 
Glenferrie Rotarians PP Cheryl Pisterman and PP Charles Tran  both received significant recognition at the Conference. Cheryl Pisterman was presented with a Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service for her many years of dedicated service to The Rotary Foundation. PP Charles Tran received a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin in recognition of his generous financial commitment to the Foundation. For more photos of conference click on 'Read more' below.
 
 
Much loved Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes has been named as the celebrity golfer for our Lift the Lid Charity Golf Day at the famous Kingston Heath Golf Course on May 24th 2022. A native of Euroa, Merv started his career playing district cricket with Footscray in 1978–79. Footscray has subsequently named their main home ground after him; it is now known as the Mervyn G. Hughes Oval.
 
A right-arm fast bowler, he represented Australia in 53 Test Matches, taking 212 wickets. He played 33 One Day Internationals, taking 38 wickets. Not just a great bowler but also a useful batsman scoring two half-centuries in Tests and over 1,000 runs in all. Merv replaced Allan Border as an Australian selector from 2005 to 2010.
The truth can be unpalatable, but if we are truly to reconcile with those among us who have been wronged, we must firstly acknowledge the reality of the injustice and the cause of their suffering. Take a few minutes to listen carefully to this TEDx address by Aboriginal Australian Sheila Humphries. It will move your soul.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - for all Rotarians
“As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
Elvis may have left the room, but everyone else stayed until quite late at the clubs exceptional, annual BBQ on the Terrace at Kooyong on Tuesday night. The catering crew at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club excelled themselves with a scrumptious offering of BBQ delights that was so popular it will go into the club's 50 year history book, currently on the drawing board.
A big thank you to head chef Babu, originally from Nepal but now a long term Melburnian, and everyone at Kooyong LTC for a fabulous evening. And a big thank you to Lynette Spencer, who organises this event every year, and every year it gets better and better. Thank you Lynette. Thank you Babu. Thank you umpires. Thank you ball kids. As Elvis would have said: " Oh, what a night oo-oo what a night. It was it really was such a night."
 
For more photos of a great night out for Glenferrie Rotarians, click on 'Read more' below.
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB!
 
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
 
Please join us!
 
Our Vision
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
 
Our Motto
Service Above Self
 
 
Would you like to join Rotary?
If you share Rotary's values 
and are interested in joining Rotary, email us Prospective new members normally start by attending some of our meetings, so we get to know each other.
 
Why join Rotary?
This is why. 
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ROTARIANS LIVE BY THE FOUR WAY TEST
Is it the Truth?
 
Is it Fair to all concerned?
 
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
 
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
President`s Message

Mark Ellis AM
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

Staff Corner: John Hewko

Learn more about the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, John Hewko.

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Speakers
Graham Ross & Dr Gary Presland
May 17, 2022 6:30 PM
History of the Gardiners Creek Catchment
History of the Gardiners Creek Catchment

Graham Ross (Kooyongkoot Alliance) & historian Dr Gary Presland will speak on the history of the Gardiners Ck catchment and current efforts to establish a strategic plan for this precious local waterway

Prof Eoin Killackey, University of Melbourne
May 24, 2022 5:45 PM
Youth Mental Health
Upcoming Events
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