Volume 51 Number 25                                                       March 13th, 2023
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President's Message
International Women’s Day – March 8th was a time to celebrate the contribution of women in the world. To cite Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “The best protection any woman can have… is courage.” With the RI Convention 2023 almost on our doorstep in Australia, some moments at RI Conventions should never be forgotten by women in Rotary. At the 1950 Rotary Convention, an enactment to delete the word “male” from the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, was proposed by a Rotary club in India for the Rotary Council on Legislation meeting. 
Boroondara Farmers Market - 20th Birthday Celebrations - March 18th 2023
The Boroondara Farmers Market, a joint venture of our Rotary Club and the City of Boroondara, has been running for 20 years in March 2023. We plan to celebrate this significant achievement at the Market on Saturday 18 March 2023.
The Farmer’s Market Committee, in conjunction with the Council have arranged some fantastic entertainment that will delight children, parents and friends. And of course, our stallholders will have an abundance of fresh local produce for sale.
A Message From Hikaru Sato to Glenferrie Rotarians
Dear Glenferrie Rotarians, I am Hikaru Sato from Mito in Japan. I am in Melbourne as a Rotary International Global Grants Scholar, doing my Master’s in Public Health at the Australian Catholic University.
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie is my sponsor while I am in Melbourne, and I am very appreciative of the support from your Club. I arrived in Melbourne a month ago and have been very busy with my studies and making new friends.
After graduation, I would like to support the health and wellbeing of people, especially social minority groups. I will do my very best with my studies and apply what I learn in practice. I am looking forward to visiting the Glenferrie Rotary Club and meeting you in person soon.
Partners and Friends Welcome to BBQ on the Terrace. But book early!
The annual Gourmet BBQ on the Terrace at Kooyong is the stuff of legends, with stories told over generations of how good the food was, what great company we were in and what a fabulous view we had. And this year we plan even more of the same, led by Master Event Organiser and Champion of Fun Lynette Spencer, who has arranged for Kooyong to cook up something extra special for us this year. So come along, bring partners and friends, but be sure to book early. Places are strictly limited. Helpings are not!
Rotary International Convention - Melbourne 2023
Club Meeting Report February 28th 2023
The club meeting on February 28th focused on Youth Service, and on two very impressive young people in particular. Guest speakers Sebastien Kreuger, of Swinburne Senior Secondary College, and Samuel Philp of Deakin University, both attended Rotary sponsored youth programs aimed at providing significant personal development opportunities, and each spoke with enthusiasm of their respective experiences, Sebastien at NYSF, and Samuel at RYLA. Both Sebastien and Samuel were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Glenferrie. Their impressive presentations underscored the considerable value of the club's support for programs such as these.
From left, PP Dr Mark Ellis AM, Michael Hills, Samuel Philp, Chris Raw, Sebastien Kreuger and PP Don Heath. Samuel and Sebastien enthralled the club meeting February 28th with descriptions of their experiences at RYLA and NYSF respectively.
Greetings from Rotary Stavanger
One of the great advantages of being a Rotarian is that you are welcome at any one of the 36,000 Rotary clubs around the world (there are even some temporary ones set up on cruise ships!). You may be a visitor, but you are part of a global network, with immediate friends and openings to a network of people who can help get things done. It was in that spirit that Geoffrey and Kay Widmer visited, recently, the Stavanger International Rotary Club, not once but twice, on a visit to Norway to see their daughter and family. Geoffrey and Kay presented Club President Teresa Liu with the greeting banner they were given during their visit - an expression of friendship between our two clubs. Well done Geoff and Kay! That's the power of Rotary!
President Teresa and Club Secretary Peter Moore accept the banner of friendship from the Stavanger International Rotary Club, Norway, presented by Geoffrey and Kay Widmer. Hands across the seas!
Rotary International Convention - Gala Dinner
You're invited to commemorate a successful Rotary International Convention Melbourne 2023 with Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne, at Rotary Gala Dinner on Thursday 1 June 2023 at the prestigious Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.
Tickets strictly limited and on sale now. 
Rotary International Convention  Sailing Trips
Sailing Trips at the Conference
Relive the grandeur of by-gone days on a Tall Ship. The ONE & ALL is the host vessel of Rotary D9510's 'Youth Sailing Challenge' project transforming the lives of teenagers seeking their direction in life. 
    Rotary At A Glance
    Mar 14, 2023 6:30 PM
    The Boroondara Farmers Market's 20th Birthday
    The Boroondara Farmers Market's 20th Birthday

    Past President Geoff Wood (2002-2003) is an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie and a Paul Harris Fellow. During his term of presidency PP Geoff was instrumental in establishing the Boroondara Farmers Market, the mainstay of the club's fundraising effort and the major funder of the Chances Scholarship Program. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Market, come along and hear the story of how it came to be established, and the dedicated Rotarians who made it happen.

    Mar 28, 2023 6:30 PM
    How I cooked the Gourmet BBQ on the Terrace at Kooyong
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    Upcoming Events
    Club Dinner Meeting
    Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
    Mar 14, 2023
    6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
    Salvation Army Bread Run
    Baker's Delight
    Mar 16, 2023
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Boroondara Farmers Market
    Patterson Reserve
    Mar 18, 2023
    7:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Club Dinner Meeting
    Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
    Mar 21, 2023
    6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
    Salvation Army Bread Run
    Baker's Delight
    Mar 23, 2023
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Parkinson's Victoria Walk in the Park
    Federation Square
    Mar 26, 2023
    7:45 AM – 2:00 PM
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