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Service Above Self

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Club News

With the greatest sadness, we learnt of the loss of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She was an extraordinary woman of great strength, resilience, wisdom and faith who devoted her whole life to her duty. May she rest in eternal peace with her beloved husband, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Many of us may know that Prince Phillip was an Honorary Member of five Rotary clubs including RC Windsor and Eton. Until five years before his death, the duke would attend meetings in ‘his’ club and refused to be treated differently from any other Rotarian. He showed the exemplary spirit of Rotary to all of us. As Rotarians, we have accepted the obligation and responsibilities of Rotary membership and are committed to Rotary Values, friendships and a life of Service Above Self. My dear fellow Rotarians, I wish you find ‘Inspiration in Service’ and ‘Enjoyment in the Fellowship’ of our club and the worldwide Rotary movement.

The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has been awarded a Rotary International Citation for 2021-2022, the most significant award a Rotary Club can receive, for the club's achievements through the year. To receive an award a club must set and achieve goals in thirteen of a possible twenty-five areas. RC Glenferrie met and exceeded that criterion for 2021-22. Coming on top of two District Awards for the period, this additional recognition caps an outstanding year for the club. To read the letter of citation from RI President 2021-22 Shekhar Mehta, click on 'Read More'.
Rotary International and the U.S.-based nonprofit Ukraine Friends have agreed to collaborate to provide resources, organize logistics, and distribute funds for high-impact projects that help Ukrainians affected by the war with Russia.
 
RI General Secretary and CEO John Hewko and Ukraine Friends CEO Brock D. Bierman signed a memorandum of understanding in July 2022 that calls for the organizations to work together to determine the viability of potential projects, distribute funds and in-kind donations, and prioritize joint efforts.

On Monday 29th August, the RORP Cluster lead by Camberwell Rotary, and with the participation of two Glenferrie Rotarians- Mark Howlett and Rob Winspear, dismantled the Hilda St Playground.

It was a very successful operation as we had 11 volunteer Rotarians from Camberwell, Glenferrie, Canterbury and the Hawthorn Clubs to complete this task. Again, it was done in a very collaborative spirit and the Clubs worked well together.

Mark was also prominent as he was the expert for difficult nut and bolt removal combinations.

 
 PP Robert Winspear (on right with brown hat) performing a demanding task to unbolt the slide from the ground.
At the club meeting on August 30th, members of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie voted unanimously to support the Zone 8 Regionalisation Project, recognising it as a major opportunity to make changes that will help ensure the future of Rotary. The meeting heard from Co-Chair of the Regionalisation Taskforce PDG Peter Frueh on how the project aims to better support clubs, create leadership opportunities for members, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Rotary projects and build a stronger Rotary brand.
 
The club welcomed three outstanding new Glenferrie Rotarians at the club meeting on August 16th, Anita Morkans, Colin George and Lindy Joubert. And what fine additions to the club's membership they are! Anita is a qualified HR professional who has been introduced to Rotary by former work colleague Wayne Worladge. Colin is a former freighter and bus driver who was introduced to Rotary via the Boroondara Farmers Market. "How does someone join Rotary"?, asked Colin. And the rest is history. Lindy Joubert has led a substantial career in Australia, and overseas where she served with UNESCO. Lindy is currently a senior fellow at the University of Melbourne in the field of Architecture.
 
A very warm welcome Anita, Colin and Lindy. We are delighted that you have elected to start your Rotary journey with the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, and look forward to many years working alongside you to "Do Good in the World".
 
New members Lindy Joubert (second from left), Colin George (fourth) and Anita Morkans (second from right) are pictured with President Teresa Liu and mentors PP Carol Benson, PP Richard Blakeman and Wayne Worladge. Proud to be a Rotarian!
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

Teresa Liu
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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Rotary clubs in District 6250 (Wisconsin and Minnesota, USA) have donated a mobile clinic to St. Clare Health Mission, a community organization in La Crosse, Wisconsin, that provides primary and specialty health care services at no cost for those without access to insurance.

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Elle Giles
Oct 18, 2022 6:30 PM
Regional Partnerships – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
Regional Partnerships – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Formerly the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, the new name ‘Lifeblood’ reflects the many ways Australian lives are supported— through blood, tissue typing, organ matching, donated  breast milk and more. Lifeblood is an organisation committed to providing life-giving essence to support the everyday wellbeing of all Australians. Regional Partnerships engages with the community to increase awareness and education about blood and plasma donation. 33,000 donations are required across Australia each week.  Elle Giles has been with Lifeblood for ten years. Come along and hear from Elle Giles directly how we can all help with Lifeblood's life critical mission.

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Nov 08, 2022 6:30 PM
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