Posted by Teresa Liu
According to the Foodbank Hunger Report 2022 report more than 2 million Australian households have run out of food, caused by the rising cost of living. 2022 saw a rapid increase in food prices and shortages of food supplies. The United Nations food agency warns about the double-digit food inflation that is still happening in dozens of countries. Compounding issues, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the global energy crisis and the effect of climate change, has caused the worsening of the food crises. Global trends are needed to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Rotary District 9800 will run a big event, on Saturday, 27th May, at Federation Square. The District is partnering with FORaMEAL (an initiative of Canterbury Rotary) to deliver 100,000 much-needed emergency relief meals. These meals will go to people in Ukraine, Turkey and Syria, while connecting with 1,000+ new volunteers in a high-profile, meaningful, hands-on, convenient community event. Now the District is asking for help from Rotarians in two ways.
1. Distribute this event to your community partners, community members and sponsors, and encourage them to volunteer on the day by registering at
2. Help run the event on the day, supervising crews of 12 volunteers or bumping in and out, by registering at
Please join in to participate in this project, FORaMEAL, to make a big, world-changing difference.

A D9800 Assembly will be held for Rotarians on 7 May at Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.
All incoming club officers, new members and potential leaders are invited and encouraged to join us for this face-to-face District Assembly, being held in Melbourne. 
The session will start at 9.30 am and finish by 2 pm, with lunch provided as an optional extra. This event is a training session to prepare all of us for the year ahead.
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 who are attending the Rotary International Convention 2023 in Melbourne. This extra special combined club meeting will celebrate Melbourne’s rich cultural and sporting heritage. It will be held against the background of the Kooyong story, whilst sharing with our guests our Rotary experience, and learning a little of theirs.
President Teresa