Volume 49  Number 42                                                                 May 3rd 2021
The Presidential Musings for the Week
Theme for May is Youth Service.
Our new member Simon Messenger gave a superb talk for member’s moments. His varied life experiences show why he is such a multitalented gent. We are very lucky to have him and look forward to his contributions.  As always, the best talks come from amongst the diverse nature of our club.
However, I was thinking as a result of his talk on the concept of Rotary as a family.  Our club is interested in the wellbeing of every member, and our Board strives to give a chance for every member to participate in our activities. Joining our club ensures you have people who will take an interest in you.
Simon Messenger's Message For Us All
Simon Messenger delivered his Member Behind the Badge talk at the club meeting on April 27th, thoroughly captivating his audience with a tale of overcoming early adversity to triumph in life. Simon hails from England, the historic ancient Roman city of Exeter in Devon in fact. His early family life was challenging, but Simon displayed initiative and a willingness to 'have a go' even at that young age, holding a number of jobs to earn pocket money. His first full time job was in banking with Lloyds Bank in Torquay, and from that start came a career that involved a period with the RAF as an Officer Cadet, a sales role with a Shell subsidiary and then back to the financial services sector with London & Manchester in the Pensions Department. But there was more to come. Much more.
Rotary's Core Values Guide Us in Every Aspect of our Lives
Rotary's core values represent the guiding principles of the organisation's culture, including what guides members' priorities and actions within the organization. Values are an increasingly important component in guiding organisations because they drive the intent and direction of the organisation's leadership.
Rotary's core values are expressed in Rotary's Guiding Principles, comprising the Object of Rotary, the Four Way Test and the Avenues of Service. They have been summarised in this insightful article by the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights as Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity and Leadership.
Why it's important that you 'Like Us' on Facebook!
At our recent strategic planning workshops, members made it very clear that the number one priority for the club is to publicise far and wide the good work of Rotary and the club, with an emphasis on the impact of that work. The club's Communication and Public Image Team is doing a great job with regular and informative editions of The Glenferrie Rotarian, a much revamped club website, more regular and topical postings on Facebook, and a number of articles this year in Rotary Down Under and in the District 9800 Networker. But the help of every member and friend of the club is needed to build on our PR. 
One thing you can do is to keep feeding your Rotary stories to the club's Bulletin Editor, Chris Raw.  Articles in the Bulletin can now be posted simultaneously on the website and on Facebook.  And another very important thing we all should do is to 'Like' the club's Facebook page and the articles that appear. It is important that you 'Like' the club's Facebook page, and that you 'Like' the postings (even if you don't like them!)
Rotarian Singles Fellowship International

In 2007 a female member of the Rotary club of Oakland, California, felt the need for the establishment of a Singles Rotarian Fellowship. She had been widowed and due to her experience of living alone, she believed that single Rotarians worldwide would welcome such a fellowship that was not associated with partnered Rotarians, but would allow single Rotarians to attend Rotary International Conventions on their own, and have the opportunity to network with other singles.

Volunteer Now for the Farmers Market Roster
The Farmers Market Roster for September to end of December is now up on the club website waiting for volunteers to register. Please volunteer for a shift or two and bring smiles to the faces of rosterers Robert and Miffy.
To volunteer for the September-December Markets, click here and follow the online instructions:
There are also some spots open for the May-August markets. Please volunteer here too if you can:
Did you hear about the first restaurant
to open on the moon?

It had great food but no atmosphere
Did you hear about the fire at the circus?

It was in tents
Why did the bullet end up losing
his job?
He got fired
Help Rotary Spread the Word. Vaccines Save Lives.
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
May 11, 2021 6:30 PM
Sikh Volunteers
Sikh Volunteers

Jaswinder Singh is the Secretary of Sikh Volunteers Australia. Sikh Volunteers delivers free, tasty, nutritious meals to those in need. During the Covid crisis they have delivered 142,600 free meals (18 March to 31 Dec ) 289 days - everyday.

Jaswinder has a Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management, and his work and the work of Sikh Volunteers Australia has received national media attention.

Be sure not to miss out on this opportunity to meet Jaswinder. His wonderful story is both enlightening and uplifting.

Bookings via Humanitix: 


May 18, 2021 6:30 PM
Timor Adventures
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Multi District Conference 2021
May 01, 2021 9:00 AM –
May 02, 2021 1:00 PM
Board Meeting via Zoom
May 04, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting May 11th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 11, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve East, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
May 15, 2021
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Meeting May 18th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
District 9800 Assembly
May 22, 2021
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting May 25th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve East, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
May 29, 2021
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve East, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
Jun 05, 2021
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Meeting June 8th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Jun 08, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
President Nominee
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
Foundation Director
International Service Director
Membership Development Director
Vocational Services Director
Youth Service Director
Bulletin Editor
Communications & Public Image Chair
Environmental Sustainability Chair
Farmers Market Administrator
Protection Officer
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