Posted by Mark Ellis AM
The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship; on no less firm foundation could it have stood”.  Paul Harris
Changeover Date – Our Changeover is tomorrow nightWe have over 100 people attending for the big friendship event on our calendar. This is a function not to be missed. Thanks to Richard, we have a fast paced informative night of entertainment to do our club proud. Such a large number is probably the result of people going to make sure “I am really going” or Teresa our upcoming President is very popular!!  
Board Meeting decisions – 
Budget – Has been approved for next year for timing of the invoicing for the new year. The invoices will be going out next week. Luckily for our Farmers Market input, we can keep our subscriptions low compared to other clubs.  
This is a good reason to help on the rostering. This is an honour system since we are not checking what you really are up to on a Saturday morning. With “service above self” attitude of a good Rotarian, we imagine everyone if not working on a Saturday, should volunteer their services.
Camberwell Art Show – The Board has decreed that we will run our normal club meeting as a social night at the Camberwell Art Show instead of at Kooyong LTC. The Art Show is being held at the Advanced Technology Centre of Swinburne University. So, Tuesday night 28th from 6.00 pm onwards.  Entry fee is $15, and wine and cheese are provided.  
From Murray Anderson   - The Chair of the Camberwell Art Show
“To purchase tickets, please go to the website and select the Tickets Page. Then select Evening Sessions and choose the appropriate date (in your case 28 June). Can you advise your members that, although we will be able to process cash and credit card payment on the night, we encourage purchasing tickets as above, so we get an idea of numbers for catering purposes.’
The plan is then to meet for a meal afterwards. Since the Glenferrie Hotel is just down the road, I propose to book one or two tables for us to go there at about 0800 pm. I will need an idea of numbers in the week coming up so as to book enough space. Please let me know if you are intending to come to the hotel. (
District Changeover has been set for 25th June at 1200 pm. It would be nice to have a team going to represent our club. It is a good introduction for newcomers to see the Rotary Machine in action. Bookings via Humanitix: Click here. See the Bulletin for details.
Our 50th year celebrations.  In 2025, our club will be celebrating 50 years. We need to think about how we will approach the celebrations. Unofficially, Chris Tran and I are starting to think about how we should tackle it this year. We still have 2 original chartered members – Don Moore and Ian Dobson, to draw upon their experiences.
District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar – 2 sessions Thursday June 16th, 6.30 to 8.00 pm and Sunday June 19th, 3.00 to 4.30 pm. This seminar is useful for Club Presidents, Foundation Chairs, Avenues of service, or any members interested in developing a District or Global Grant founded by the Rotary Foundation
Let’s get in a celebrate the past year.  See you tomorrow.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln.

President Mark