Posted by Teresa Liu
Like many Rotarians, I have enjoyed the club’s annual Changeover, one of the most exciting nights in the Rotary year. Changeover is not in the club Constitutions and Bylaws. Glenferrie Rotarians dress up, bring their partners, and enjoy the Changing of the Guard, as it were. It is the time to celebrate Glenferrie’s accomplishments which all members take pride in. And it is a time to look forward to the year ahead, where the new leadership team will see new opportunities for Service above Self. On top of that, those members who stand out among us are recognized for their achievements and involvement. 
Research shows that recognition of charitable behaviour provides an opportunity to reinforce a person’s moral identity socially. In Rotary, recognition is an expression of appreciation given to our outstanding members for their consistent contributions of time, or money to the club. RC Glenferrie’s Board select the Royce Abbey Award and Paul Harris Fellow Award on the recommendation of the club president. It’s a gesture of gratitude and appreciation for member's outstanding services.
The Royce Abbey Award recognises a member who demonstrates enthusiasm and outstanding commitment to the ideals of Rotary. In RC Glenferrie, Ian Salek and Richard Blakeman have received the Royce Abbey Award. And many other Glenferrie Rotarians have received PHF recognition. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or have contributions made in their name, of USD1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Many notable figures have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including US President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. Stay Tuned for the Club Recognitions for 2022-2023.
RI Convention Hosting Night on Mon 29 May: Join Guest Speaker, Hon Josh Frydenberg, Former Treasurer of Australia and MC Hon Ted Baillieu AO, Former Premier of Victoria. The Rotary clubs of Glenferrie, Hawthorn and Camberwell will welcome Rotarians. This extra special combined club meeting will celebrate Melbourne’s rich cultural and sporting heritage against the background of the Kooyong story, sharing with our guests our Rotary experience, and learning a little of theirs.
D9800 Assembly 7 May at the Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne: The Assembly will take the form of sessions, focusing on relevant topics for Club Office Bearers with a broad range offered. Please get in touch with Mark Howlett if you will be attending.
D9800 Changeover 24 June at Hyatt Essendon Fields, Melbourne. Save the date for now; bookings will open soon.
President Teresa