Volume 49  Number 15                                                                 October 11th 2020
Presidential Musings for the Week
Hi all – Another week and another musing.  This week, I am thinking about togetherness and what a great asset it is to be part of Rotary.  I have had a whole week of patients telling me they are bored and lonely; locked up thanks to our COVID situation.  We are avidly watching the numbers go down and praying to physically meet again.
We are so lucky to have chosen to be part of the Rotary family.  There are activities to be involved with.  As I have mentioned before we are not “me” people but people for the community.  Look out for the Rotary Harmony sessions, the Breakfast with the DG and the Networker.  As a service club we want to be involved and use our skills to assist the community.
Lift the Lid - Hat Day
Rotary Glenferrie is proudly supporting Australian Rotary Health for the World Mental Health month of October.  At Rotary Glenferrie, we are asking members, our families and friends to take selfies of themselves wearing a hat.  These selfies are to be sent to Mark Ellis by Saturday 17th October where they will be added to a slideshow.  This slideshow will be shown at the "Lift the Lid" night Tuesday 20th October.  Also, we are asking for a donation of  $5 from each person who is interested in contributing to this good cause.  COVID-19’s impact on mental health is pervasive and the Lift the Lid foundation would love everyone to get together, take a fun selfie and donate for vital mental health research. 
Please send your sefie to mark.ellis744@bigpond.com and donate $5 by direct debit into the club's bank account.  This is Rotary Club of Glenferrie.  Bendigo Branch: 633-000  Account: 144713757  Ref:  LTL and Surname.
Lift the Lid Speaker - Mithzay Pomenta
Our own Mithzay Pomenta (Mitzi) will talk about Mental Health at the Lift the Lid meeting.  Mithzay is a Clinical Sociologist and Registered Counsellor with over 12 years' experience guiding, supporting and training people to find clarity and improve wellbeing.  An advocate for prevention through raising awareness, understanding and providing practical tools you can use straight away to make a difference. 
So Why Do We Hide Our Light Under a Bushel?
Rotarians contribute significantly to the wellbeing of the local community from projects that encourage young people to grow and succeed, assist families, aid the homeless, bring joy to the socially isolated, relieve the sick. They provide opportunities for friendship, engagement, the development of new skills, self-confidence, leadership and giving to our community.  They promote opportunities to work together, encourage social responsibility, promote ethical dealings in our business and personal lives.  Click on 'Read more..' below to see the list of incredible ways Rotarians interact with the community in Boroondara to improve the quality of life for so many.
But we do a terrible job of letting people know what we do. And letting people know about the impact Rotarians have in the world is key to attracting new members and empowering them to continue the good work. Read the list and see what I mean.
World Polio Day and Rotary's Glenferrie Grinners
Our club members have been invited by Sarah Meredith (a member of our Glenferrie Grinners Team) to participate in Global Citizen's World Polio Day 2020 activities. 
Along with Rotary, RESULTS Australia, UNICEF Australia and Polio Australia, World Polio Day, which occurs this year on 24 October, is an important day in Sarah's organisation (Global Citizen's) annual calendar to ensure the fight to end polio remains front and centre for key decision makers and influencers.  Typically, we host a high level reception event at Parliament House in Canberra that attracts Government Ministers, renowned health experts and always a colourful brigade of local Rotarians. 
Glenferrie Probus Club
Glenferrie Probus Club was formed by the Rotary Club of Glenferrie almost twenty-five years ago. It was originally a male only organisation but now it is a mixed active club. Our present members range in age from sixty to ninety-six years with some retirees previously joining us in their fifties.
We invite you to look at our updated Website: www.glenferrieprobus.org
Farmer's Market Roster
Thanks to all of the Rotarians who have logged onto ClubRunner and signed themselves up for a Farmers Market duty.  We have had a wonderful response and many of the vacancies have been filled, if you have not selected your shifts yet it would be best to do it soon.

There are a few matters that need to be kept in mind:
1. Each shift needs a balance of skills and abilities. There is to be a Captain and 3 others.  Please put yourself down as Captain if it is vacant and you want the job.  There is plenty of support for on the job training and it is the only way to learn.

Morning Tea with the DG
World Polio Day
Business Leaders Breakfast - Tony Landgren
Organisational Culture & Spirit

The NILE Virus (Type C)
I thought you would want to know about this virus.
Even the most advanced computer programs from Norton, McAfee, and others cannot take care of this one.

It appears to target those who were born prior to 1952.
The lockdown seems to be increasing the chances of being affected!
Virus Symptoms

1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice. (Done that)
2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail. (That too)
3. Causes you to send an e-mail to the wrong person. (Yup)
4. Causes you to send it back to the person who sent it to you. (Ah-ha)
5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment. (Done that)
6. Causes you to hit SEND before you've finished. (Oh no, not again)
7. Causes you to hit DELETE instead of SEND. (Hate that)
8. Causes you to hit SEND when you should DELETE. (Heck, now what?)

This virus is called the C-NILE virus!
A lot of us have already been inflicted with this deadly disease and unfortunately as we age it gets worse.

And if you can't admit to doing any of the above, you've obviously caught the other strain - the D-NILE virus!
Oct 13, 2020 7:15 PM
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

John Crofts used to work at BHP in Singapore where he was stainless steel materials marketing director. These days however John's talents and passions have led him on a different track. As CEO of the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre, he has a very interesting tale to tell about all those wonderful trains that plied Victorian tracks of yesteryear. Whlist still locked down, let's break the shackles for a moment or two and go on a trip down Railway memory lane with John. It's sure to rattle a few memories loose.

Oct 27, 2020 7:15 PM
The Bushfires
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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Oct 12, 2020
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Meeting Via Zoom
Oct 13, 2020
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Glenferrie Probus Club -Economic Recovery Victoria
Oct 16, 2020
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Oct 17, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Lift the Lid - Australian Rotary Health Evening
via ZOOM
Oct 20, 2020
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Club Meeting via Zoom
via Zoom
Oct 27, 2020 7:15 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Oct 31, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Meeting via Zoom
via Zoom
Nov 10, 2020 7:15 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Nov 21, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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