Volume 51 Number 33                                                        May 22nd, 2023
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Rotary International Convention Melbourne 2023 is Here
President's Message

There is an adage: ‘where society goes, organisations must follow to stay relevant’. Society has undergone many transformations, in particular, digital transformation. What does this mean for Rotary, and how should our club adapt to stay relevant?

The CSIRO and Data61 predict that  Australia could have an incredible productivity boost to increase its economy by $315 billion by 2028 from digital technologies, which will improve our living standards over time. RC Glenferrie is one of 5,000 Rotary clubs globally that has applied ClubRunner, a digital technology platform, to assist our digital transformation.

Free -Day House of Friendship Passes for RICON
Enjoy a 3-day pass free of charge to the House of Friendship, where you’ll be able to connect with thousands of fellow Rotary members from around the world; and have access to hundreds of Rotary project booths, vendors, food, and entertainment, at the 2023 Rotary Interantional Convention in Melbourne. 
That’s right! A complimentary pass valid Monday-Wednesday, 29-31 May, for the House of Friendship. No additional purchase is required.  
Member Behind the Badge - Joanne Shentu
At the meeting this week we enjoyed another Member Behind the Badge talk from Joanne Shentu. Joanne opened her talk by explaining what a wonderful vibrant city Shanghai was to grow up in. A city of 26 million people, the same population as Australia. Joanne obtained her first degree at Shanghai University majoring in International Trade.
Her family decided that they would all emigrate to Australia, and Joanne reluctantly decided to join then. In Melbourne she earned a master's degree of Practicing Accounting from Monash University.
President Teresa Liu, Joanne Shentu,
Ling Shentu & Robert Hogan
FORaMEAL Packing Day - Federation Square - Saturday 27th May
District Governor Amanda Wendt would like Rotarians to take part in this wonderful project in helping humanity at the Rotary International Convention in May. This project is open to all Rotarians not strictly to Rotarians who are going to the Convention.   
There will be 4 tables on the stage and 11 located in the Atrium. We hope to attract over 1,000 members of the public to attend in one hour blocks to pack the meals.
District Governor Amanda has a goal to have 100,000 meals packed by the end of the day. All the meals will be going to people affected by the disaster in Ukraine, Turkey and Syria.
Are you a Coles Customer? You could help RIMERN or WERN
Are you a Coles Customer? You could help RIMERN or WERN  
Posted by David Dippie on May 03, 2023

RIMERN and WERN are multi club Rotary projects operating Inner and Western Melbourne, providing furniture, appliances & homewares to welfare agency clients who have experienced homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, refugee displacement and other crises. 

Customers of Coles have an opportunity to contribute. 
ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) is a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation run entirely with volunteers. Established more than 35 years ago in District 9800, it is now a project of Rotary Districts in Australia and New Zealand.
Rotary Club of Glenferrie has run this program before. Maybe something to consider in the future.
ROMAC brings children from developing countries in our Pacific region to Australia and New Zealand to receive surgery in our first-world hospitals that is not accessible in their home countries, giving them life and/or dignity.   
Photo of the ROMAC student we
sponsored a few years ago
May 23, 2023 6:30 PM
Beyond Water
Beyond Water
Peter and Sharon Crean started BeyondWater in 2007 while they were living in Sydney. They are passionate about alleviating poverty across East Africa through the provision of safe, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. They have spent the last 11 years based in Nairobi, Kenya, raising a team of nationals to facilitate the growing work in schools, medical clinics and remote communities. Married for 34 years they have two grown daughters (Liz is with them in Kenya), a son-in-law and 4 grandchildren, who are based in Airlie Beach. This is their first trip in 4 years to Australia to exhibit at the Rotary Convention and share with fellow Rotarians about their work.
May 29, 2023 6:00 PM
RICON 2023 Club Hosting Evening - Melbourne's Sporting and Cultural Heritage
Jun 13, 2023 6:30 PM
Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network - RIMERN
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Upcoming Events
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
Rotary Convention Club Hosting at Kooyong
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 29, 2023
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
Jun 01, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Jun 03, 2023
7:00 AM – 1:15 PM
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“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
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President Elect
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