Volume 50  Number 41                                                         May 9th, 2022
Book and pay now for the club meeting on Tuesday May 10th 2022
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
 
Members and guests are also required to register upon arrival at the venue, preferably using the Victoria Safe app, providing proof that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19
Presidential Musings

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.”  John F. Kennedy

Having attended another Citizenship Ceremony representing our club, I was again fascinated by the pure joy of these people (100 people from 33 countries) to become Australians. A fact that we are so lucky to be already accepted here as Australians.

I read that quote the other day thinking how appropriate for our club with our increasing diversity of members. Our little community has many people of diverse ideas, but we seem to all be able to volunteer our services to the community together.

Sadly, this week, we note the passing of one of our stalwart Rotarians - Terry Rolleston.  

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Farewell Terry
It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of PP Terry Rolleston on Wednesday May 4th, after a long illness.
 
Terry joined Rotary in July 1993 and was President of the club in 1999-2000. A Paul Harris Fellow, Terry was instrumental in the club's adoption of the annual Parkinson's Walk Charity BBQ at Federation Square, in support of Parkinson's Victoria. He was active on behalf of the club in helping to establish Rotary Camp Getaway in Axedale, Victoria in 1999. As a member of the inaugural Farmers Market Committee, along with Newton Langford, Peter Harvest and Geoff Wood, Terry helped set up the Boroondara Farmers Market in 2002. The Market has since raised more than $1.5m for Rotary projects and charitable causes. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the community through Rotary, Terry was made an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie in 2016.
 
Terry's bright smiling face and warm friendly personality made coming to Rotary a sheer delight for everyone. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences go to Helen and the Rolleston family. 
Book now for Lift the Lid Club Meeting on May 24th. It's selling fast!
The club's signature event for 2022, the Lift the Lid Charity Golf Day on May 24th, is completely sold out. Prospective players who would like to have an opportunity to play this event at world famous Kingston Heath Golf Course may join a waitlist, which has now gone live, and will be offered a spot if cancellations are received by the cut-off date. 
 
However Glenferrie Rotarians who would like to attend the club meeting on May 24th, which will be held at Kingston Heath Golf Course following the golf day, may still register for the meeting.  Bookings are essential, as numbers are strictly limited. So don't wait any longer. Guest speakers will be Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes, who will be interviewed by TV star and MC Extraordinaire Gregory Ross, and Prof. Eoin Killackey of Melbourne University, speaking on the topic of Youth Mental Health.
 
Members may register themselves by clicking on this link: CLICK HERE. Member's guests may be registered by clicking on this link, CLICK HERE and purchasing a ticket for the Gala BBQ Dinner.
RORP - Playground Richmond Harvesting - 28/4/2022

On Thursday 28th April, The Rotary Clubs of Glenferrie, Canterbury and Camberwell gathered to harvest and transport the PG from the Richmond Estate.

After working through the morning to dismantle the playground, it became apparent that there were significant difficulties in dismantling all the playground equipment given the advanced state of connection corrosion and the potential to seriously impact on the integrity of a large proportion of the equipment pieces, if we proceeded to the end. To this stage significant hard work had occurred by all that attended and the day before in marking up the equipment.

Therefore, a Rotary Club Cluster decision was made on site to abandon the final dismantling of the PG. It was the right decision but we all felt a level of disappointment at not completing the task.

It was great to see the new faces at the PG Harvesting - Teresa Liu at the “Mark-Up” the day before; Joanne Shentu and Garfield Lee at the PG dismantling . Mark Howlett, Jerzy Ordega and Alex Marshall were there too as well as Bob Lambert and Jeff Speake from Canterbury Rotary.

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Rotary's Networks give Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine
The war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 5 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 7 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.
 
Because of our generous donors, The Rotary Foundation has received more than $13.1 million in contributions that will be prioritized for disaster response grants.
 For more information click on the link or go to the next page.

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May is Youth Month
Sumba - Charity Online Auction
Camberwell Art Show
LOL
LEXOPHILES...
 
1. Acupuncture is a jab well done. "that's the point of it.
     2. I didn't like my beard at first. it grew on me.
3. Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?
4. When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
5. When chemists die, they barium.
6. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.
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Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
 
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
 
OUR VISION
 
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
 
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Speakers
May 10, 2022 6:30 PM
How we can best support Afghan evacuees in Melbourne
How we can best support Afghan evacuees in Melbourne

Bookings Essential

May 17, 2022 6:30 PM
History of the Gardiners Creek Catchment
May 24, 2022 5:45 PM
Youth Mental Health
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 10, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
 
Club Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
May 17, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
 
RIMERN Volunteers
32-34 Lincoln Street, East Brunswick
May 19, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Boroondara Farmers Market May 21st 2022
Patterson Reserve East, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
May 21, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 
District 9800 Assembly
via ZOOM
May 21, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Lift the Lid Charity Golf Day at Kingston Heath
Kingston Heath Golf Club
May 24, 2022
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
 
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Secretary
 
President Elect
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