Volume 52 Number 8                                                        September 11th 2023
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President's Message

Over the past couple of months, the board executive has been updating the Glenferrie Rotary 3-year plan, and the plan was reviewed and approved by the board at the last meeting. At this week’s meeting, the 2023-2026 plan will be launched and shared with members.

The plan provides a guide to the board and all members on our goals, aspirations and values. It maintains a strong connection with Rotary International guidelines, while drilling down to our own targets at Glenferrie.
Club Meeting Report - August 29th Speaker Lachlan McCulloch
As has been said ‘Life is not all buttercups and roses. That was brought well home by our Guest Speaker Lachlan McCulloch, formerly an undercover cop, to our genteel group of Rotarians and Guests at our Tuesday evening Meeting on August 29th. In front of a packed room of 41 attendees Lachlan gave us an enthralling insight into a life, thankfully, of which we are not part.
In a police career spanning two decades, Lachlan McCulloch was commended for bravery, exposed police corruption, tracked heavy drug gangs and went deep undercover to infiltrate Australia's most dangerous crime family.
PP Ian Salek, Lachlan McCulloch & President Mark Howlett
The Britannia Morris Banish Winter Darkness at the First Farmers Market for Spring
No sign of Robert Winspear's Austin 7, but there was plenty of Morris at the first Boroondara Farmers Market for spring, one of the better attended first markets for the month for some time. Surely it was the burst of warm spring weather together with the jolly Morris dancing that brought out the punters. The Britannia Morris troupe, which dances the style of Morris Dancing originating in the Cotswalds, filled the air with the jolly sound of sticks clacking, accordion music and the occasional hoorah! And who wouldn't shout hoorah on the first Market day of spring!
Says Farmers Market Coordinator Wayne Worladge: "A rather chilly start to the day was more than compensated for by most pleasant sunshine later. We had an improved number of smallholders, and the best First Saturday patronage this year. Thank you to Shift Captains Carol Benson and Peter Moore, aided by Charles Tran, Helena Wimpole, Peter Harries, Kathryn Blakeman and Richard Blakeman. Thank you also to Simon Messenger and Garfield Lee who helped at pack up time."
The next Boroondara Farmers Market will be on Saturday September 17th. It is expected to be a big one, so bring plenty of bags!
The Britannia Morris entertain market goers at the Boroondara Farmers Market on September 2nd. What better way to welcome spring in the air than with a spring in your step!
For more photos of the September 2nd Farmers Market, click on 'Read more..'
The Widmers Visit Two Rotary Starvanger Clubs in Norway
Visit to Stavanger International Rotary Club (“SIRC”) and Øyane Rotary (“OR”), Norway in July 2023.
In July 2023, Kay and I had the opportunity to again visit Stavanger, Norway to see family. Although during July, our fellow Norwegian Rotarians were on well-deserved vacation enjoying the long days of summer in their cottages in the Fjords, we had the opportunity meet again with Mr Duncan Samuels, Club Secretary for 23/24 for SIRC (we participated in 2 Club SIRC meetings in November 2022) for a lunch and Mr Geir Owe, President of Øyane Rotary for 23/24, also for lunch.
Duncan Samuels - Club Secretary
23/24 SIRC & Kay Widmer & Geoff Widmer
Geoff & Kay Widmer & Geir Oye
President 23/24 Øyane Rotary
Rotary members provide modular housing to Ukraine

Natalia Perehrestenko’s life changed forever on 16 March 2022. That’s when her home in the Ukrainian village of Moshchun was demolished by a Russian attack.

“The house was destroyed as a result of a projectile hitting the room where my daughter lived with her child,” she says. “Thank God, by the time the house caught fire, we had already been evacuated.”

Today, Perehrestenko and her family are back in Moshchun. They’re even living on their own land, in a modular house donated by Rotary members.

Rotary districts around the world have used disaster response grants totaling nearly US$1 million to donate 76 of the small structures, mostly for use in Moshchun. The effort supports jobs in Ukraine and is sustainable because the structures can be repurposed. But most important, the modular homes have made a swift and significant impact on people’s lives – and are creating a sense of hope.
Devastation in Moshchun, Ukraine following an attack by the Russian military
Club to Run Bunnings Sausage Sizzle November 4th - Click Below to Join In!
September Issue of Rotary Down Under Now Out
Walk to End Polio Begins 1 - 31 October
Get your walking shoes on and gather your sponsors as we walk in October to end polio.
Encourage your club to form a team, think up that perfect name, and register the team on the website. rotarywalkwithus.org/
You will be helping us to reach our fundraising goal of $100,000 to help vaccinate all children against Polio. Imagine that!
Save the Date: Bendigo District Conference 2024
The ultimate experience in Club camaraderie: getting together with fellow members at a District Conference.
In 2021, Glenferrie members had a great time at Conference in Albury. We had a large group who enjoyed the experience, and our PP Mark Ellis is keen to share Bendigo with our members and particularly our new members.
Sep 12, 2023 6:30 PM
Rotary Camp Getaway
Rotary Camp Getaway

Camp Getaway is an ongoing project of the combined Rotary Clubs of District 9800. It caters for those of all abilities and mobility, provides a meeting place for support groups, and offers those who need it most a sanctuary away from their daily struggles.  Whilst disability and related support groups have priority for booking dates, Camp Getaway welcomes bookings from family groups, church groups, clubs, special functions, business meetings, and recreational groups.

Join us to hear Rtn. Ken Maxfield of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn speak about his involvement with Camp Getaway, as Board member, marketing manager and bookings coordinator since 2000.

Sep 19, 2023 6:30 PM
Wise Choices for Life
Sep 26, 2023 6:30 PM
End Trachoma
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Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Sep 12, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
Sep 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Sep 16, 2023
7:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Sep 19, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
Sep 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting
Auburn Hotel
Sep 21, 2023
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
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