District Conference this year features outstanding speakers,
and this year it's online and it's free!
Saturday May 1st 11am-1pm  and Sunday May 2nd 11am-1pm
  Volume 49  Number 41                                                                 April 26th 2020
Presidential Musings for the Week
I attended the PET training for the new Presidents for 2021-2 at Woodend on last Sunday.  It is so uplifting to sit with like minded people – Rotarians.  Some a bit apprehensive of their upcoming roles.  I did outline that if you are lucky to have a club like mine, where everyone wants to be involved, your job is so much easier.  
As American writer, Margaret Wheatley states “The things we fear most in organizations--fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances--are the primary sources of creativity.”  This past year has had all these elements, yet we are now shining back in face to face meetings.  Now celebrating 100 years last week, we show our resilience to survive and do good in the world.
Multi District Conference - May 2021
Five Rotary Districts in Victoria are being brought together for an inspiring Multi District Conference to be held over two days, Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd May (11am till 1pm). The Conference will celebrate Rotary's achievements over the last 100 years, as well as act as a forum for new ideas and opportunities.
Rotary District 9800 will host a special in-person Breakout and Rotary Showcase session on Sunday May 2nd at the Hyatt Place Convention Centre, Essendon Fields. All members are encouraged to attend this event in-person, that spotlights the many significant and inspiring programs run through Rotary District 9800 clubs. The Breakout will end with the presentation of the District Recognition Awards. 

ANZAC Day: Remembering a Local Hero
On ANZAC Day 2021 we pause to remember those who have served in armed conflict on behalf of our nation, and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. During the Great War 1914-1918, one Camberwell resident made a decisive contribution to the Allied war effort. We take time to honour him as one eminent, amongst many.
On November 11th 1918 the Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the first global war, a war that made devastating use of new, deadly technology, the Great War. In his book Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War, historian Roland Perry writes that it was the decisive victory at Amiens by the combined British, Canadian and General Sir John Monash's Australian Imperial Force, that turned back the momentous German offensive that had threatened to overrun the Allies. Monash himself described the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux on 25th April 1918 after the Germans had overrun the 8th British Division as the turning point of the war.
A local man, a resident of Camberwell, was a huge contributor to the success of the AIF's campaigns on the Western Front in 1918. Major General Harold Edward Elliott, known to his men as 'Pompey' Elliott.
Elliott's leadership of the 15th Brigade, AIF, transformed a near-defeat  at Villers-Bretonneux into a victory, changing the course of the war and hastening its end.
Club Meeting 20th April - Toby Lawrence
Last Tuesday evening our club was fortunate to have the CEO of Arrow Health, Toby Lawrence, as guest speaker. Arrow Health was set up by Toby and his family seven years ago to deal with all aspects of drug and alcohol addiction. While studying for his degree in Behavioural Neuroscience at Monash University, he became aware of various addictions and the different treatments for them. However, his interest in these fields of study became greatly heightened by his own family’s protracted challenges with Toby’s older brother, Sam.
Rotary Peace Symposium A Triumph
The Rotary Peace Symposium, held online over two days April 21-22, was an outstanding event, highlighting the work Rotary does globally to promote Peace and the key influence that Rotary, as an independent volunteer based global organisation, has in world forums. The final session, chaired by the ABC's Ali Moore, and featuring an outstanding panel comprising Pro. The Hon. Gareth Evans AC, Dr Emma Leslie AM, Stephen Killelea AM and Past RI President Ian Riseley OAM conducted an engaging and thought provoking discussion addressing the significant global issues threatening Peace today, but ended on an optimistic note for the future. The Rotary Peace Symposium was one of a number of special events planned throughout 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand.
Rotary Centenary Featured in the Burwood Bulletin
The latest edition of the Burwood Bulletin has featured a full page article on activities in the City of Whitehorse and the City of Boroondara commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand.
Free Community Concert 02 May 2021
Presented by the Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc, with the generous support of the Victorian State Government and the City of Boroondara, originally planned for the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, the event will now be held on 02 May 2021, the Sunday nearest to the Anniversary of the Treaty of San Francisco, which formally ended the War. A FREE concert will be supplemented by presentations from those who participated in the War, or who made their home in Victoria as a result of the War. There will be music from Cathedral Brass, the Melbourne Chamber Choir and the magnificent Fincham Organ will be played by Anthony Halliday as part of the programme.  Bookings essential on: 
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:
Lest We Forget
World Immunization Week April 24th-30th, 2021
Apr 27, 2021 6:30 PM
Member Behind the Badge
Member Behind the Badge

Simon Messenger is new to Rotary but has already had an impact in his short time with the club. The Member Behind the Badge addresses are among the most enjoyable and interesting of all our club meeting topics. The First Object of Rotary is: "The Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service".

The first Object of Rotary aims to provided Rotarians with the opportunity to create relationships with many business, professional, and community leaders.  The Member Behind the Badge address is an important step forward in that direction.

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May 11, 2021 6:30 PM
Sikh Volunteers
May 18, 2021 12:30 PM
Let’s talk Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Rotary & The Fathering Project
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting April 27th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Apr 27, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve East, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
May 01, 2021
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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
No evening meeting May 18th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 18, 2021
Joint Lunchtime Meeting with Rotary Hawthorn
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 18, 2021
12:30 PM – 2:00 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
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Communications & Public Image Chair
Environmental Sustainability Chair
Farmers Market Administrator
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