Volume 49  Number 20                                                                 November 15th 2020
Presidential Musings for the Week
Lockdown definition - a state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure.  Well, we all have felt the effects of this lockdown and understand the stresses it causes.  We have been prisoners within our state.  So glad the lockdown seems to be coming to an end.  I can understand a slow process of recovery since, we couldn’t go through a 3rd wave.  However, it is satisfying to witness a return to something like normal.  Also, the underemployed and financially stressed people can get back to earning a living and paying the mounting bills.
Rotary National Australia Day Initiative 2021
Glenferrie Rotary is to be part of a Rotary Network celebration of Australia Day Jan 26, 2021.  We have been given the opportunity to bring our Rotary Network together…our community partners, first responders, business and government friends, and most importantly, our community…to celebrate all that is Australian.  The theme for Australia Day this year is: Reflect, Respect, Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.  For 100 years Rotary in Australia has been bringing communities together. 
After our drought, bushfires and COVID-19, this is a wonderful opportunity to bring us together in a COVID-safe way in all our respective towns and cities, and be part of one event that will inspire.
Dean Lee - CEO Shrine of Remembrance

It was a pleasure to welcome Dean Lee CEO of the Shrine of Remembrance as Guest Speaker on the eve of Remembrance Day.  Dean was appointed CEO on 13 July 2015.

Dean explained the Shrine was established at the instigation of Sir John Monash to ensure that Victorian Service Personnel involved in World War 1 were never forgotten.

A competition was held for the design of the Shrine.  Eighty three designs were submitted and the winning design was awarded to two Melbourne returned soldiers, Architects, Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop.

The Community Service Committee is seeking member support for the 27for Parkinson’s event.  The committee of Lyn, Chris, Helena, Alex and Michael has registered with Parkinson’s Victoria under the name the “Glenferrie Walkers".  Donations can be made to the attached link. Glenferrie Walkers

The club has supported Parkinson’s Victoria for many years with the manning of the BBQ at Federation Square, this year the annual “Walk in the Park” was cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown, this major fund raiser for Parkinson's Victoria has hurt them financially, and their services that they offer to Parkinson’s sufferers.
Rotary Foundation Global Grant for Sarsfield Approved
November is Foundation Month and our Glenferrie Rotary has just received some fabulous news.  Members may recall the news way back in August of a planned project to convert an existing community hall in Sarsfield, East Gippsland, into a bushfire evacuation centre.  The news is that this Global Grant has been successful. 

The project led by District 9800 Rotarian Mark Stephens and the RC of Brighton North with co-sponsorship by Rotary clubs of Glenferrie and Traralgon has attracted international funding with the pledging of funds totalling USD16,000 from the Rotary Club of Taipai-Tund and Rotary District 3522 Taiwan. This adds to the USD10,000 awarded by the Rotary District 9800 Foundation Committee and a further AUD14,000 awarded by the District 9800 Bushfire Relief Committee. 
Rotary Foundation Cakes & Puddings

We will be selling again this year at both the 21 November and 19 December Boroondara Farmers Markets our Rotary Foundation Cakes and Puddings. They were very popular last year and we sold out.  Please get in early and place your forward orders with me now by either e-mail or Mobile.  It will be of great assistance in ordering additional stock.

E-mail:  isalek@bigpond.net.au
Mobile: 0418 176 493.

Monies raised are shared between the Rotary Foundation and the Club.

November is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is Our Charity.  As the article on the Global Grant illustrates, club and individual contributions go to Do Good In The World - including our own community.  Contributions to TRF are tax-deductible.
Paul Harris & Business Leaders Breakfast
Rotary in Harmony - Celtic
1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.  

     He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but  

    it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a  weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be  stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result

    in Linoleum Blownapart.
Nov 24, 2020 7:15 PM

The club will receive the Annual Report from the Board of Directors and elect office bearers for 2021-2021 at its 45th Annual General Meeting, to be held via Zoom. Zoom details to be emailed to attendees.

Nov 24, 2020 8:00 PM
Member Behind the Badge
Member Behind the Badge

Matt Fiiton is an entrepreneur, an innovator and a person with considerable experience in establishing and running businesses over many years, particularly in hospitality and property development.  Building upon this experience, he co-founded Nurse Next Door Australia after coming across the concept while living in Canada, where the concept originated. Nurse Next Door is a business offering vital in-home care and support to those in need.

Come along via Zoom and hear Matt's intriguing story about his business career, his life, family, pastimes, and how he came to establish a fabulous new business in the home care industry in Australia.


Dec 08, 2020 7:15 PM
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Upcoming Events
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Nov 21, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Annual General Meeting followed by Club Meeting
via ZOOM
Nov 24, 2020
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting Via Zoom
via ZOOM
Dec 08, 2020
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Boroondara Christmas Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Dec 19, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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