Upcoming Events at Maryborough Rotary
Peppers RestaurantApr 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Veterans Cycling BBQ Breakfast
Near Adventure PlaygroundApr 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Guest Speaker Yvonne Greenhill - PARTNERS
Raglan HouseApr 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Training Assembly
Stawell Secondary CollegeMay 05, 2014 at 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Executives & Directors
What's Happening at Maryborough Rotary?
Engage Rotary: Change Lives.
Well after what can only be described as a shaky and damp, and yes, wet start, the first Rotary/MDHVC Car show got underway with the arrival of Neil Collicoat's orange Charger.
Can't say the same for the coffee machine, seems someone left it out in the damp the night before, but with some persistence and assistance the coffee machine got going.
Then the cars started to role in; in all we had around 44-47 cars turn up, some for the whole day, some late in the day.
The public also started to arrive and there was a fairly constant stream of car enthusiasts, all for a gold coin entry.
The BBQ was fired up and an egg and bacon sandwich was supplied to all of the car owners followed by burgers and sausages till the end.
As for our outside vendors, the Pizza man and the Gelati lady, business for them was unfortunately (very) slow, but I'm sure they will be back.
The coffee man (Kel Noonan for MFNC) was quite happy.
Where to next? Well the day was an outstanding success, we have already identified some improvements, have listened to some suggestions from car owners, mainly constructive. Soon we will look for more people to be on the CAR SHOW Committee
To all Rotarians who contributed to the day, a huge thank you.
I would also like to thank Jim Dewar for his tireless input and help.
Thanks must also go to Shire staff Matt Walker and Stewart Jones for their help at fairly short notice.
Found by Rotarian Alison Teese
More than 100 years after the first International Women’s Day, in 1911, Australian women still face serious problems. The national rates of family violence are terrifying, and gender equity in the workplace is an ongoing battle. Zoe Nikakis explores the issues.
Last year in Victoria alone, more than 61,000 incidences of family violence were reported. Professor Cathy Humphreys of the Department of Social Work researches family and domestic violence.,says there is a clear relationship between gender equity and more respectful relationships between men and women. The more unequal those relationships, the more power being held by one gender over the other, the more likely the abuse of that power.
“There have been massive strides around gender equity, but the levels of violence indicate we’re still in very problematic territory,” she says.
“We’re not going to be able to treat our way out of this social disaster.
“It’s clear when we look at the huge number of incidents of domestic and family violence that are occurring, and the number of family violence-related murders, that we need to be working on prevention fronts.”
Professor Humphreys’ team just completed an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project that looked at issues of intervention, issues around governance and the intervention system itself.
“Women with a disability are much more vulnerable to family and domestic violence, as are aboriginal women and particularly young women,” she says.
Our launch of awareness materials is very timely. We hope it really helps people to know what is a healthy relationship