Volume 51 Number 24                                                        February 27th, 2023
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President's Message
Have you ever heard about the term Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? It is defined by World Health Organisation(WHO) that all people have access to the full range of quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. Achieving UHC is a WHO strategic priority, yet working for WHO and contributing to the realisation of UHC in developing countries is an aim for our RI Global Grants Scholar, Hikaru Sato.
'cause Cleaning Up ain't Hard to Do!
Or so they say, with apologies to Neil Sedaka, but the team of happy Glenferrie Rotarians and friends sure did a good job of cleaning up at Patterson Reserve Hawthorn on Sunday. The annual Clean Up Australia Day event at Patterson Reserve doesn't just get rid of rubbish, it reminds us just how much better life is in a clean environment, and the value of the community working together to make it so.
The happy cleanerupperers finished the morning's work with a BBQ and a chat, and a big pile of old rubbish to send off for recycling or to the tip. Well done guys. Place looks absolutely spotless!
 Cleaning up at Patterson Reserve Hawthorn on Sunday were, from left, Joanne Shentu, President Teresa Liu, a friend, Amelia Anderson, and Isaiah Lahai
Glenferrie Past Presidents Pedal for Cancer Research
As a warmup for the ROCAN ride coming up, past presidents Thelma Hutchison and Dr Mark Ellis AM took part in the two-day Ballarat Cycle Classic recently, to raise funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. The 85km ride over two days was a great success, with funds raised currently standing at $243,000, exceeding by $3,000 the target set by organisers.
The big one, the RoCan Ride for a Cause will commence on March 18th 2023 and take seven days to complete, requiring much training and great perseverance. Fantastic work by two outstanding Rotarians.
To help PP Thelma raise funds for ovarian cancer research through ROCAN by clicking on this link: 
Enjoying a quiet moment during their ride to raise funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in Ballarat recently, from left Andrew Rothfield, PP Thelma Hutchison and PP Dr Mark Ellis AM
Boroondara Farmers Market - 20th Birthday Celebrations - March 18th 2023
The Boorondara 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.
To ensure the success of the celebrations we need some Rotarians to help us on the day and to volunteer some time to assist in the lead up to the event.    Specifically, we are looking for the following:
  • 2 Volunteers to run the BBQ for stallholders, Club Members and guests from 12.30 pm until 1.30 pm.
  • Volunteers to letterbox drop our flyers in the week leading up to the celebrations on 18 March 2023.
If you can assist, even for a short time, please email thelma.hutchison@gmail.com and I will coordinate the distribution of flyers to ensure we maximise our publicity of the event.
Please support this celebration through your attendance on the day and/or by volunteering some time to ensure the success of this terrific community project.
Speakers Mike Engfield, Paul Nitas - Power Assist Basketball
We were fortunate to have Mike Englefield, President of the Eltham Rotary Club and Paul Nitas, a Director of Power Assist to speak about this programme which has been running for more than 20 years. It arose as an initiative from some members of the Power House organization and hence the name, Power Assist, which does not indicate that the players have mechanical aids such as wheelchairs.
The aim of Power Assist is to enhance the well-being and self-esteem of individuals with intellectual and physical disability through involvement in sport, namely basketball.  
Mike Engfield, Alex Marshall, President Teresa Liu, Paul Nitas
Famous Rotarians: Thomas Baker
Chemist Thomas Baker founded the Austral Plate Company in Melbourne in 1884, manufacturing early dry photographic plates, four years before the formation of The Eastman Kodak Company by George Eastman in Rochester NY, USA. Befriending George Eastman, Baker and his now partner John Rouse joined with UK based Eastman Kodak subsidiary Kodak Limited in 1908 to found what later became Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, building a factory in Abbotsford. Baker was a visionary, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, founding what is now known as the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute at the Alfred Hospital. He gave most of his wealth away to medical research and charity. Thomas Baker was a Rotarian, the ninth president of The Rotary Club of Melbourne.
Thomas Baker, left, with partner John Rouse formed the Austral Plate Company, later Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Doherty Institute will deliver the annual Thomas Baker Oration at the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Sofitel on Collins, on April 19th 2023  
The Melbourne Celtic Festival Rotary Fundraiser is Back
The Melbourne Celtic Festival is back on St Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17 2023 from 12pm to 11pm at Melbourne’s iconic Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street. 
100% of ticket proceeds go to Rotary Foundation Australia and Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Support and Research Programs. 
Tickets are Live and you are the first to know so don’t walk, JIG to book your Festival Pass. BOOK NOW 
RAWCS Activities 2023 So Far

RAWCS has commenced fundraising activities to support the impacted communities resulting from the Turkey and Syria Earthquake and the New Zealand Floods. Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) will work with local and international Rotary networks to facilitate the distribution of funds raised. The fundraising campaign was launched last week to support the communities in need as these disasters continue to cause significant loss.

“The money raised from the Appeals will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support to supplement the funds that are being provided by World Governments,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward.

Feb 28, 2023
My Rotary Youth Project Experience
My Rotary Youth Project Experience

Youth Service is one of Rotary's five Avenues of Service, enthusiastically endorsed by The Rotary Club of Glenferrie. Two young people will talk to us at the club meeting February 28th about just how two important club service projects have affected them.

Samuel Philp is a third year Bachelor of Arts (advanced honours) student at Deakin University. He attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) week-long Camp for up to 21-year-olds last year. The program is aimed at focusing on personal growth, leadership development and community.

Sebastien Krueger from Swinburne Senior Secondary College attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in January this year 2023. It is a Year 12 program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Come along and hear from these two outstanding young people and be inspired.

Mar 14, 2023 6:30 PM
The Boroondara Farmers Market's 20th Birthday
Mar 21, 2023 6:30 PM
Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network
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Upcoming Events
Clean Up Australia 2023
Patterson Reserve
Feb 26, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Feb 28, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
Mar 02, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Boroondara Farmers Market
Patterson Reserve
Mar 04, 2023
7:00 AM – 1:15 PM
March Board Meeting
Auburn Hotel
Mar 07, 2023
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Salvation Army Bread Run
Baker's Delight
Mar 09, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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