Volume 51  Number 3                                                         July 25th, 2022
Book and pay now for the club meeting on Tuesday July 26th 2022
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
President's Message

We are in the post-pandemic era. The world has been suffering a series of issues, food crisis, high inflation, energy crisis, etc. Everything in life seems costly. Business is cautious about capital expenditure; governments have struggled to fix their budget deficits, and charities face the challenge of raising funds and delivering better service. The Board decided to conduct an online members’ survey to understand our members’ needs to adapt to new challenges in the future. 

The survey reached out to our members on 6 July, and we got an excellent response rate, 64.7% of active members. Studies show that a survey response rate of 50% or higher is often considered excellent, and the in-person survey delivers the best average response rate at 57%, quickly followed by an online survey. In the past two decades, the average American election voter turnout has been 55.62%; and Australia, the lucky country with compulsory voting, had an average voter turnout of 93.26% for the federal election. Thank you, Glenferrie Rotarians. The club appreciates your input, passion and participation. Special thanks to Richard Blakeman, for your efforts in managing the survey. 
Club Membership Survey 2022

The results of this year's club membership survey were presented at the Club Forum on July 19th 2022, and revealed a high level of satisfaction with all aspects of the club among survey respondents. The survey results and analysis will be tabled at the August board meeting and provide the basis for the 2022-23 club operating plan. The level of participation in this year's survey was much greater than the previous survey, in 2017. With 65% of Active members submitting a response, the club received a rating of 100% on the top three indicators: Overall satisfaction, pride in the club and feeling welcome at The Rotary Club of Glenferrie.
To access the full survey results click on the image below (members only). To leave a comment about the survey, click on this link.
Getting the Most out of Your Rotary Membership

I have been speaking a lot lately with club and district leaders about the importance of member engagement. Engaged members are at the heart of who we are and what we do and they’re the key to delivering Rotary’s impact. When I speak with leaders, I talk about the important role they play in delivering a positive membership experience; about the things leaders can do to ensure members are involved, engaged and enjoying Rotary.

Yet I’m very aware that member engagement is a two-way street. There are a host of things that individual members can do to ensure they are getting value from Rotary.


Club Forum Showcases a Confident Club
The Club Meeting on July 19th dedicated time to rise up above the day to day and take a bird's eye view of how the club is performing, and the signs are good as we move into this momentous year for Rotary in Victoria. Reviewing the results of the successful Membership Survey, it is clear that the number one driver of member satisfaction is member engagement: consistent, measured and broad-based - sentiments expressed by Rotary International Director Jessie Harman, in an article published in Rotary on the Move last year, which is reproduced in this Bulletin below.
The survey review was followed by absorbing and informative presentations by representatives of each of the Avenue of Service committees, who foreshadowed a year of interesting projects ahead climaxing with the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne in May 2023
Vocational Service Presentation
Despite being the base on which Rotary was built back in 1905, Vocational Service has really lagged behind considerably at Club and District level. Somehow it just doesn't have the same sexiness as International Service for example. So, how does your Glenferrie Vocational Service Committee plan to do to make this Avenue of Service relevant and of interests to our Club Members?
Sumba Eye Program Partners with Foresight Australia
The Sumba Eye Program (SEP) has been an active eye program originally set up in 2007 and backed by Rotary clubs of Glenferrie and Kew since 2008. In that time over 1000 sight saving operations have been performed and over 10,000 spectacles supplied at low cost by the SEP optometrist. Rotary Glenferrie secured a $30,000 grant from The Rotary Foundation for eye equipment for the SEP many years ago to assist in building up the program. A change in partnership arrangements has secured the future of the program, now know as the Foresight Sumba Eye Care Program.
RORP Container Packing
Hi everyone,
What a great job done yesterday?!  We packed 11 and a bit playgrounds (just a swingset in one) - a total of 668 pieces in just over 5 hours.  A real team effort.
Whilst everyone contributed so much, some special mentions are required:
  • Our yard master - John and his magic forklift are key to our efforts. We'd still be there without him and it!
  • Our load masters - Des and Graeme, making sure it all fitted: visualising, lifting, pushing, shoving and squeezing - avoiding heart attacks I hope!
  • Our list checker - Maddy, she spotted the bits we'd missed and kept track of progress and piece codes.
  • Our one armed bandit - Wayne, organising the coffee break goodies and providing a good strong lift with just one hand available.
We have made a big dent in the stock in the yard. Particularly loading PG H, it was a very big and bulky one. 
Thank you to everyone involved and to those that couldn't make it due to distance, illnesses, operations etc. We have an incredible team across 4 Districts this side of town making RORP happen.
Hands On Volunteering Service Workshop
Inviting all Presidents, Community Service Chairs, Vocational Service Chairs, and any other interested Rotarians
  • Learn more about engaging younger volunteers through Hands-on Volunteering (HOV)
  • Hear about successful HOV projects from the ‘Experts in Action’
  • Workshop ‘How’ to get started and implement an HOV Project

Register now on Trybooking:
National Tree Planting Day

National Tree Planting Day Sunday 31 July 2022 coordinated by Rotary Melbourne

The sites are likely to be in Clayton and Kensington. Bring your gardening gloves and wear sturdy footwear! This is a great event to invite family and friends along to, so we can all make a meaningful difference, together.

Email Peter Berg, Rotary Melbourne:

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Aug 09, 2022 6:30 PM
Induction and Member Behind the Badge Address
Induction and Member Behind the Badge Address

Rotarian Michael Berry, Past President of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie (2007-2008), was inducted on October 13th 1998. In the nearly 24 years since, Michael has held a number of key club roles, been a strong contributor to the work of Rotary, and a mentor to many Rotarians. He is a Paul Harris Fellow with one sapphire. Well respected in the club and throughout the District, Michael will be inducted as an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, in recognition of his outstanding career as a Rotarian and the high esteem in which he is held. As Guest Speaker, Michael will talk to us about his life, career, and his adventures in Rotary service.

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Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve East, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
Jul 30, 2022
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Aug 06, 2022
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Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Aug 09, 2022
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32-34 Lincoln Street, East Brunswick
Aug 18, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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