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Service Above Self

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Club News
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has been awarded two District Recognitions at the District 9800 Changeover Lunch at the Hyatt Essendon Fields, June 25th. The Recognition for Community Service was awarded for the successful Yarra Bank Reserve Interactive Playground project, completed in collaboration with the Rotary clubs of Camberwell, Hawthorn and Canterbury, the City of Boroondara and with the support of a District Grant from The Rotary Foundation. The award was accepted by PP Richard Blakeman on behalf of the Rotarians from the Rotary Glenferrie led consortium of clubs. The Recognition for Membership Growth was awarded in the Large Club category, for a 21% increase over the previous year. The club will finish this year on June 30th with 51 Active and 8 Honorary members. The award was accepted on behalf of the club by President Dr Mark Ellis AM.
smileyyessmileyCongratulationssmileyyessmiley  Rotary Glenferrie and Glenferrie Rotarians! High accolades indeed amongst a field of very worthy contenders.
MUNA stands for Model United Nations Assembly, which simulates the workings of the UN Assembly by having teams of two senior students from each of a number of schools represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern. It is a Rotary International program and enthusiastically supported by the United Nations.

This year MUNA was held on June18th - June 19th. On competition days the students dressed up as the country that they represented. Debates over resolutions was fiercely conducted.

I am told by both the two teachers from Siena College & Sacre Coeur that the girls "Absolutely Loved It"
We had two teams of  Year 11 students;

Siena College
Students were Abbie Brownless and Sophia Velasquez, representing Italy.

Sacre Couer
Phoebe Burke and Polly Hara, representing China.

Siena College Students: Sophia Velaquez (red) Abbie Brownless (green)

On Tuesday evening 21st June our Guest Speaker was Dianne Sides.

Dianne spoke about the Boroondara Family Network (BFN) which Rotary Glenferrie has ardently supported since its inception. The BFN was established as a project by Rotary Glenferrie, and set up with a grant from the Rotary Foundation in 1999. It was to be a project for all Rotary Clubs in the Boroondara area. Rotary Glenferrie and other Rotary Clubs in the Boroondara area support the BFN by making annual donations.

Meeting Chair PP Ian Salek thanked guest speaker Dianne Sides, presenting the club's Certificate of Appreciation. The club will make a donation of $100 to Australian Rotary Health as an expression of thanks to Dianne for her informative presentation.
Changeover 2022 at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on June  14th will long be remembered as one of the best ever Changeover dinners at The Rotary Club of Glenferrie. In a night that celebrated the impressive achievements of the club over the past year, over one hundred Rotarians and guests, including the District Governor and three past district governors, with Mr John Kennedy MP, Member for Hawthorn, and Councillor Jane Addis, the Mayor of Boroondara, witnessed President Dr Mark Ellis AM hand over the president's chain of leadership to incoming president Teresa Liu. District Governor Dale Hoy delivered the District Report.  It was an impressive night, with much fun and friendship and a well paced, entertaining program that made full use of the new meeting rooms and facilities at Kooyong.
President Dr Mark Ellis AM, second from left, and Janet passed the leadership baton to incoming President Teresa Liu and Jack Gao at Changeover on Tuesday June 14th
The success of the clubs' Lift the Lid Golf Day at Kingston Heath Golf Course has resulted in the awarding of a Companion Award from Australian Rotary Health. The club is proud to be a strong supporter of Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest non-government funders of mental health research in Australia. Thank you to everyone who supported this major fundraiser for the club, from organising, playing, attending the Gala Dinner or buying and selling the raffle tickets. Well done Rotary Glenferrie. You really are making a difference!
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
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Domenic Saporito
Jul 12, 2022 6:30 PM
Mentor Match
Mentor Match

According to his LinkedIn profile, Domenic Saporito's professional role is: "helping students and career changers get job ready through internships, mentoring, starting their own business and technology". Importantly, Dominic is playing a key role in Mentor Match, a partnership between Outcome.Life, Rotary Districts of Victoria and Study Melbourne with a sole purpose: to build confidence in Victoria's 200,000+ international students.

Strongly supported by Rotary District 9800, Mentor Match promises to be a major new Vocational Service project for the club. Dominic's address will explain how we can help.

PP Michael Berry
Aug 09, 2022 6:30 PM
Induction and Member Behind the Badge Address
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