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Service Above Self

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Club News
Past President Michael Berry (2007-08) has been made an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie after almost 24 years of outstanding service to Rotary, and to the community through Rotary. Michael joined the Rotary Club of Glenferrie in October 1998 with the Vocational Classification "Packaging Distribution". In the ensuing years he has been a central and respected figure in many innovative club projects, including 'Sewing Machines for East Timor', the 'Parkinson's Walk' annual fundraising BBQ at Federation Square, the 'Police Mentoring' program, the 'Rochester Secondary Students Work Experience' program, and much much more.
President Teresa, in awarding Honorary Membership to Michael at the club meeting on August 9th, thanked him for  his wonderful and generous contribution over his many years as an Active Member of the club. Much liked and respected, we look forward to continued association with both Michael and his wife, Trish Ritman, in the years to come (but without those early morning Farmers Market shifts Michael! Duty excused!)

To read Michaels' address to the meeting at which he recounts his Rotary story, click on
PP Michael Berry (centre) with Trish Ritman was presented with Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie August 9th. Seen here with PP Ian Salek (left of picture), President Teresa Liu and PP Robert Winspear (right of picture).
The club welcomed new Glenferrie Rotarian Catherine Eagleson to the club on July 26th at a club meeting at which she was also the guest speaker. Catherine is new to Glenferrie, but she has been a Rotarian since 2006 when she joined the Rotary Club of Bellarine North. Catherine is a Past President of Rotary Bellarine North (2017-2018), is a Paul Harris Fellow and is a recipient of a Royce Abbey Award from her club. She has also been a Past District Chair for Australian Rotary Health.
Catherine Eagleson (centre), Past President of the Rotary Club of Bellarine North (2017-2018) was welcomed as a new member of Rotary Glenferrie at the club meeting on July 26th. Pictured here with President Teresa Liu (right) and Rotary mentor Lynette Spencer

The results of this year's club membership survey were presented at the Club Forum on July 19th 2022, and revealed a high level of satisfaction with all aspects of the club among survey respondents. The survey results and analysis will be tabled at the August board meeting and provide the basis for the 2022-23 club operating plan. The level of participation in this year's survey was much greater than the previous survey, in 2017. With 65% of Active members submitting a response, the club received a rating of 100% on the top three indicators: Overall satisfaction, pride in the club and feeling welcome at The Rotary Club of Glenferrie.
To access the full survey results click on the image below (members only). To leave a comment about the survey, click on this link.
On Friday 1st of July, the Rotary Community Service Radio Team broadcast on 94.1 FM 3WBC a special interview with the new District Governor 9800 Amanda Wendt. For those who were not able to attend the District Changeover, our listeners had the opportunity to hear Amanda's plans for the upcoming year, and also the Rotary International Convention that is being held in Melbourne in 2023.
Also, that night, Past President Charles Tran hosted his first show as presenter in the studio. Charles Tran and Ian Salek have some great ideas to get the Rotary Community Radio listeners involved, and to expand the Radio’s presence in the wider community. Stay tuned for more updates in the future.
PP Charles Tran (front) with PP Ian Salek
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.
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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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.
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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

Teresa Liu
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Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.

August 2022
David Whiting
Aug 16, 2022 6:30 PM
“Its not all about fences and trees. The questions people ask.”
“Its not all about fences and trees. The questions people ask.”

David Whiting is well known to Melburnians as the affable lawyer with the dulcet tones who appears regularly on the Virginia Trioli program on 774 Radio Melbourne. His no-nonsense approach to giving sound sensible advice has been both an entertainment and an education for listeners. David insists that law is 'Not all about fences and trees'. Then what is it about? Come along to the club meeting this Tuesday and get the answer directly from the master himself. 

David is a Rotarian widely respected for his considerable contribution to the work of Rotary over many years. He is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Keilor, and a Past District Director of Governance for Rotary District 9800.

Dr Jean Ker Walsh
Aug 23, 2022 6:30 PM
Grandmothers for Refugees
PDG Peter Frueh
Aug 30, 2022 6:30 PM
Rotary Regionalisation Project: What is it and how is our club involved?
Larissa Reinboth
Sep 20, 2022 6:30 PM
Children First Foundation
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