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Volume 49  Number 40                                                                  April 19th 2021
Presidential Musings for the Week
“Centenary of Rotary in Australia.”
World Immunization Week 24-30 April
Last week, we had the sad news of Prince Philip’s, the Duke of Edinburgh, death. Newspaper reports and just about anyone who was someone were falling over themselves to point out the sense of duty and unselfish devotion he displayed to his wife and the British Empire.

Rotarians have a sense of duty to our community and some of our members have given years of unselfish devotion to our club and community.  I have always maintained that “you get more out if you put more in” when it comes to being involved. There are benefits to being a Rotarian. Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, we
  • Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
The Future of Peace Leadership - Online Symposium April 21st and 22nd 2021
Registrations for our R100 Peace Symposium are NOW OPEN. Online over two days from 21 – 22 April 2021.
This important and thought provoking discussion will be a fitting culmination to our two day peace symposium.
It alone is worth the registration fee. Come join us. You won’t be disappointed.
Happy Birthday Rotary Down Under - April 21st 2021
Rotary celebrates 100 years in Australia and New Zealand on April 21st, 2021, the 100th anniversary of the first Rotary meeting Down Under, when the Rotary Club of Melbourne met for the first time. Commissioners Jim Davidson and James Ralston had arrived in Melbourne from Canada aboard the SS 'Ventura', where they met with noted Australian Sir John Monash and other business leaders to establish the Rotary Club of Melbourne. Rotary launched with the original motto: "He profits most who serves best".
Upton House
This activity is being delivered by the Community Services Committee. Upton House is the adult psychiatric inpatient unit located at Eastern 2 Health’s Box Hill Hospital. The unit has 25 beds, divided between an Intensive Care Area and the Low Dependence Unit.  The current exercise equipment is in very poor shape and in some cases has been removed. The staff have advised us that by having activities to do, this aids the patient’s recovery.  As a public hospital there is just not the funding for these items. The request is to provide the ward with the following recreational items. -a guitar -a table tennis table -a tread mill (commercial grade), -exercise bike (commercial grade) - a pool table (3/4 size).”  
Thanks to Rotary Hawthorn for asking us to join them in this endeavour for a grant from RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) for this project.
Club Meeting 13 April 2021 - Professor Marc Pelligrini
On Tuesday 13th of April, the Rotary Club of Glenferrie had an informative and engaging session about the Covid-19 vaccine that was presented by Professor Marc Pellegrini.
Professor Marc Pellegrini is an infectious diseases physician and Head of the Infectious Diseases and Immune Defence Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. His research focuses on improving the management of infectious diseases that threaten to become the major contributor to morbidity and mortality globally.
Ian Salek - Giving Back

Family, work and then Rotary is a mantra with which Ian Salek strongly agrees. With a background in sales and general management in the plastics and electrical industries, he has a good understanding of people and leadership. But “giving back” is where he has achieved the real personal satisfaction.

Being deeply affected by the imagery of the ‘before and after’ surgery from Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC), Ian didn’t take much convincing by his tennis mate, Ian Dobson, that he should join Rotary Glenferrie. At that time, the club had two key projects that are still important today … the Sumba Eye Program, their International focus (pun intended) and the Boroondara Farmers Market.

Almoners Report
For those wondering where in the heck is Past President Thelma Hutchison, the Club Almoner has some good news. Thelma has undergone an operation on her foot to remove unnecessary accessories therefrom, and is now recovering at home with her foot in a special boot. The matter was attended to promptly through day surgery at Masada Private Hospital in St Kilda East, just a hop, skip and a limp from Thelma's place I'm told. 
Thelma reports that the operation went well and that she is now recovering, ably attended by Andrew who's patience knows no bounds. Get well soon Thelma, we miss you! Looking forward to seeing you sprinting into a meeting at Kooyong soon.
Multi District Conference - May 2021
Five Rotary Districts in Victoria are being brought together for an inspiring Multi District Conference.
It will 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.


Rotarians Against Malaria
In April 2021 Rotarians in Australia are hosting this event that challenges you to walk, run, swim or ride 4km on Malaria Awareness Day to represent the over 400,000 lives lost to malaria each year. Please read more, sign up and donate!
An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old Doberman thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-da now!”
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the lion is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly,"Boy, that was one delicious lion! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”
Hearing this, the young lion halts his attack in mid-stride, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
Apr 20, 2021 6:30 PM
Drug Addiction and Mental Health
Drug Addiction and Mental Health

Toby Lawrence is a Management Consultant and CEO with considerable experience in the hospital, health care and emerging industry. He is the co-founder and CEO of Arrow Health Private Hospital and Addiction Treatment Program, providing a comprehensive treatment and support network for individuals and families affected by drug addiction. Come along and hear from Toby about what inspired him to become involved in this very challenging area, what issues his organisation faces, the approach they take in dealing with them and the essential ingredients for success.

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Apr 27, 2021 6:30 PM
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting April 20th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Apr 20, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Peace Symposium - The Future of Peace Leadership
Apr 21, 2021 9:00 AM –
Apr 22, 2021 4:00 PM
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
Club Meeting May 18th 2021
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District 9800 Assembly
May 22, 2021
8:30 AM – 1:00 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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