Speaker Date Topic
Elle Giles Oct 18, 2022 6:30 PM
Regional Partnerships – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
Regional Partnerships – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Formerly the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, the new name ‘Lifeblood’ reflects the many ways Australian lives are supported— through blood, tissue typing, organ matching, donated  breast milk and more. Lifeblood is an organisation committed to providing life-giving essence to support the everyday wellbeing of all Australians. Regional Partnerships engages with the community to increase awareness and education about blood and plasma donation. 33,000 donations are required across Australia each week.  Elle Giles has been with Lifeblood for ten years. Come along and hear from Elle Giles directly how we can all help with Lifeblood's life critical mission.

PDG Grant Hocking D9800 Foundation Committee Chair Nov 08, 2022 6:30 PM
The Rotary Foundation - The Engine Room of Rotary
The Rotary Foundation - The Engine Room of Rotary

November is Rotary Foundation Month, when the focus is on the incredible service work done by Rotarians the world over, supported by funding from The Rotary Foundation. PDG Grant Hocking is the Chair of the District 9800 Foundation Committee, responsible for the oversight of the Foundation Grant program in D9800, Global Scholarships, Peace Studies funding and contributions to the global fight to End Polio. Come along and hear PDG Grant speak on how The Rotary Foundation can help us achieve our service goals, and how we can help the work of Rotary the world over through the Rotary Foundation.

Naomi Campbell Nov 15, 2022 6:30 PM
Star of the South Windfarm
Star of the South Windfarm

Star of the South is Australia's first offshore wind project. Proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland, it has the potential to supply up to 20% of Victoria's electricity needs while creating jobs and investment. 

Naomi has worked in the renewables space for over 20 years and from ‘all sides of the tablle, including as a developer, regulatory, and independent business operator. She has 12 years of unique offshore wind experience across the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.Naomi has worked in the renewables space for over 20 years and from ‘all sides of the table’, including as a developer, regulatory, and independent business operator. She has 12 years of unique offshore wind experience across the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Come along and hear fro yourself how wind will help Victoria meet it's future energy needs for a grwoing economy, while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.