Posted by Teresa Liu

Last Tuesday, the PE Mark Howlett called his first meeting of the incoming Board, i.e. the Glenferrie Board for 2023-2024. In our new Rotary year, there’ll be four new Board directors, who have been Glenferrie members for less than two years. The new members bring new expertise, skills and decisions and will enhance the leadership of Glenferrie Rotary. So, while the RBA is overhauled to bring it into a new era of expertise and diversity, Glenferrie will continue to do well.

Rotary International, a service organisation of 1.3 million members, has evolved its governances. Apart from the RI Convention, which stimulates, inspires and informs Rotarians internationally and provides them with a memorable fellowship experience, Rotary’s Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation give Rotary members a VOICE in how Rotary International is governed. The Rotary Council on Legislation meets in Chicago every three years to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that regulates Rotary. And the Council on Resolutions meets every year to vote on resolutions proposed by clubs, districts, and the RI Board. More information about the COR process, including how to propose a resolution, can be found on this link: Councils | My Rotary 
At club level, we revise the Constitution, Bylaws, and Strategic Plan every three years. Next Rotary year, Glenferrie Rotarians, we need your VOICE to review our club business. You will all have a VOICE and a VOTE for changes, if any. Get yourselves ready.
D9800 FORaMEAL packing of 100,00 meals on Sunday, 27th May, at Federation Square needs Rotarian supervisors and packing volunteers, who do not have to be Rotarians. These meals will be transported Ukraine, Turkey and Syria. Please get registered at  and
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 attending the Rotary International Convention 2023 in Melbourne. This extra special combined club meeting will celebrate Melbourne’s rich cultural and sporting heritage, against the background of the Kooyong story, whilst sharing with our guests our Rotary experience and learning a little of theirs.
D9800 Assembly will be held 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.
President Teresa