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Service Above Self

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Club News
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie will join with the Rotary clubs of Hawthorn and Camberwell to host 100 Rotarians from all over the world, at a special club dinner event at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on Monday May 29th 2023. The event will replace the usual Tuesday meeting that week.
 
The Rotary International Convention, to be held in Melbourne in May 2023, is a unique opportunity to experience the internationality of Rotary, to gain ideas, expand our networks and make new friends. This special Club Hosting event will make that experience even more accessible. The organising committee comprising PP Ian Salek and PP Richard Blakeman from Rotary Glenferrie, Teresa Kitchen from Rotary Hawthorn and PP Patrick Docherty is already well advanced with the plans for the event, which is expected to attract a total of 230 Rotarians for the evening. The event will feature prominent speakers and attractions that celebrate Melbourne's cultural heritage, in sport, the arts and in its rich history. Stay tuned for more information in the new year!
 
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones invites the world to Melbourne for Convention 2023
Extra large crowds were drawn to the Boroondara Farmers Market on Saturday November 19th, despite the threatening weather. And the special draw card? Why, the annual Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival of course, showcasing ways in which we can all help to ensure a sustainable future. From electric vehicles to solar panels, recycled books to sustainable gardening, there was lots to appeal to patrons of all ages. There is no doubt, however, that the biggest drawcard of all for the children was the native animal exhibit. Protecting our environment*, protecting our ecological diversity and protecting our children's future is a universal responsibility. There was no shortage of ideas as to how we can help at Saturday's Farmers Market.
 
* Protecting the Environment is one of the seven critical causes or Areas of Focus for The Rotary Foundation.
 

The host city of the 2023 Rotary International Convention is multiple cities rolled into one

Rotary International gives Melbourne the official thumbs-up with an enthusiastic feature story in the November 2022 edition of Rotary magazine. "The vibrant and stately city of Melbourne is an Australian capital city in every sense of the word", says the story. "But if you dig into Melbourne’s rich history and look closely at its many tourist attractions, you will discover that the home of the 2023 Rotary International Convention might easily claim the crown as Australia’s culinary, cultural, sports, and shopping capital, in addition to being the capital of the state of Victoria".
 
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A student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Glenferrie has been accepted to attend the 2023 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra. Sebastien Krueger, a student at Swinburne Senior Secondary College will be packing his bags this January to travel to the nation's capital for the twelve-day program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), and to encourage continued studies in these fields. 
 
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
 
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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
 
 
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Emma Watts
Nov 29, 2022 6:30 PM
SecondBite
SecondBite

SecondBite is one of Australia’s largest food rescue organisations. The organisation works with food growers, manufacturers and retailers to rescue surplus and unsold edible food that would otherwise be wasted in landfill, and distribute it to local charities and non-profits around Australia. These charities run food programs to support people in need in their communities

Emma Watts joined SecondBite as Director of Fundraising in July 2022, having held leadership roles within the NPO, government and corporate arenas, heading up fundraising, communications and stakeholder engagement in the conservation, social services, and animal welfare sectors.

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