Volume 51 Number 32                                                       May 15th, 2023
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Rotary International Convention Melbourne 2023 is Here
President's Message
According to a report, The Scope and Scale of Rotary Volunteer, prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, the lesson is clear: volunteer service is not only a feel-good calling – it may provide one of the more powerful, and one of the more fulfilling, avenues through which to achieve the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With 563 employees, Rotary International has mobilized a volunteer workforce that translates into the equivalent of 26,500 full-time workers. Translated into economic terms, Rotary annually generates a scale of social and economic problem-solving effort worth nearly nine times more than it costs RI to produce.
Just Seven Tickets Left!
If you have been leaving it to the last minute to decide whether or not to be part of our club's hosting of 100 international visitors on May 29th, or perhaps inviting guests to meet and hear from our excellent guest speaker, Hon Josh Frydenberg Former Treasurer of Australia and Champion, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 1996, (the year before he went to Oxford) don't leave it much longer. There are only seven tickets left at time of writing before the event becomes a COMPLETE SELL-OUT. No last minute tickets will be available unfortunately, so please book now, before they are all gone, and be part of this very special occasion.
Isaiah Lahai - Interview 94.1FM 3 WBC
Glenferrie Rotarian Isaiah Lahai's story is full of courage, remarkable in its resilience and inspiring in its human kindness. Listen to Isaiah's story on this recording of presenter Charles Tran's interview with Isaiah, broadcast on 94.1FM on April 21st 2023. It will be a few moments well spent and it will warm your heart. Click on the soundwaves for more.
Speaker 9th May - Dr Suresh Marcandan

On Tuesday 9th of May, Dr Suresh Marcandan the Chair for Australia Rotary Health District 9800, came to visit the Rotary Club of Glenferrie to talk about the program and thank the club for its continual support.

Suresh gave a brief history of the ARH organisation and explained what it has achieved so far. Suresh said Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. Australian Rotary Health provides funding towards research grants, fellowships and PhD scholarships, focused on finding preventative and curative solutions for mental illness in young Australians. From 2023, our funding focus will narrow to the mental health of children aged 0-12.

Suresh Marcandan, Chair for ARH District 9800,
after his presentation awarded Charles Tran
his certificate of appreciation and named him a Companion of Rotary Health 
RIMERN Household Goods Donations
Donations to RIMERN by Glenferrie Rotarians………
What is RIMERN?
Glenferrie Rotary is a member of the RIMERN group (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network). RIMERN provides a valued service to victims of domestic violence, persons on parole, persons recovering from drug addiction and refugees.
Collection of House hold Goods
This service collects and distributes household goods (bedding, tables, kitchenware, white goods, appliances) for individuals and families in need. Donated household goods have to be suitable for use in emergency accommodation, so there is a focus to ensure it is “fit for purpose”; hence the following process….
MUNA stands for Model United Nations Assembly, which simulates the workings of the UN Assembly by having teams of two senior students from each of a number of schools represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern. It is a Rotary International program and enthusiastically supported by the United Nations. MUNA is designed for school students usually in senior classes of secondary schools.

Teams each represent a country and students dress up to represent their allocated country. Resolutions debated are pertinent to their country.
Our team is made up of 3 students from Loreto, Mandeville Hall and they are representing South Africa.
This year MUNA will be held on the weekend Saturday May 20th to Sunday 21st 2023 at the Mercure Hotel, North Melbourne. Please feel free to come and watch the debating of resolutions between students. 
End Polio Walk - Friday 26th May 2023

Join us on an easy walking tour of some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, and at the same time raise awareness of Rotary’s number one humanitarian priority – the global eradication of poliomyelitis.

RICON23 End Polio Now Walk Friday 26 May 2023 - The walk is open to non-Rotarians and Rotarians, as well as registrants and non-registrants of RICON23. It will be a great way to meet some of our overseas visitors. However, pre-registration for the walk is a requirement.

Planning your Time at RICON Melbourne 2023
There are so many activities planned for RICON 2023, but what is included in your Conference Registration Fee, and what is additional? Here is an outline of what there is to choose from.  
Latest Newsletter from Australian Rotary Health Now Available
May 16, 2023 6:30 PM
Member Behind the Badge
Member Behind the Badge

Joanne Shentu joined Rotary a little over a year ago and quickly became a key contributor to Rotary projects and to the running of our Rotary club. And all before she has even had her Member behind the Badge evening! The club is very fortunate to have Joanne as a member. She has brought enthusiasm and good humour, professional expertise, business acumen and worldliness to the club. Come along and celebrate Joanne's Rotary life and learn a little more about one of our fellow Rotarians.

May 23, 2023 6:30 PM
Beyond Water
May 29, 2023 6:00 PM
RICON 2023 Club Hosting Evening - Melbourne's Sporting and Cultural Heritage
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Places are limited, so please book early
Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 16, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
May 18, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
May 20, 2023
7:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 23, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
May 25, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rotary International Convention 2023
Rod Laver Arena
May 27, 2023 8:00 AM –
May 31, 2023 5:00 PM
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