Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 20 Aug 2019

President's Notes
Hi members
 
President Ray was sick this week and wisely decided to stay at home so as to not spread his lurgie among us.  He is on the mend and will be at our next meeting. 
 
On Monday we had an very interesting talk from Barry Michael, an ex world champion boxer.   Barry gave us some insights into the boxing profession, the friendships and rivalries he made  as well as sharing his life story where he became a boxing world title holder. Everyone enjoyed this presentation. 
 
I also encourage you to look at the latest Rotary District 9800 Newsletter by following the link below under local rotary links.
 
Danny Civitico - Secretary
 
Ray would like to share the following with you:
 
 
Over the last few weeks I have been talking to the President of Vietnamese Association in Hobson’s Bay, Myly Nguyen.

Some of the ladies of this group want to take up bike riding again.
They got in contact with me via the Men’s Shed and asked if we could show them how to ride safely within the Hobson’s Bay Area.

On Sunday 13 th October at the Louis Joel Art Centre car park in Altona from 2.00pm to 4.00 pm we plan to introduce these ladies to the safety equipment they would need , talk to them about the type of bike that would best suit their needs. Salter Cycles will provide much of the equipment and a flyer showing the range of products they sell.

Rotary will supply the people to run the program and I hope bring along their bikes so the ladies can ride around the car park.
I am setting up a facts sheet outlining the type of safety clothing ie helmets gloves safety glasses Hi Vis jackets. The facts sheet will
also tell them the things the need to be aware of to stay safe.
To run this program I will need the help of 4 members or friends with bikes.

I will be promoting this program over the coming weeks, I see this as a great opportunity to promote Rotary within our community, it could also a good source of volunteers for Rotary projects.

Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand are running the Jalna Pink Breakfast
Tuesday 10 th September 6.45 to 9.00am at the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club 260 Nelson Place Williamstown

$60.00 per head price includes full breakfast raffle silent auction and door prizes

The guest speaker will be from Breast West Western Health Foundation
RSVP by 4th September phone Michelle 0401 501 245

Enjoy the good weather this week,see you next Monday

Yours in Rotary

Ray
 
 
 
The Following message is provided by Mark Maloney the current President of Rotary International, and focuses on Rotary Membership.
 
Fellow Rotarians,

From the stage in Hamburg during Rotary’s International Convention in June, I told an audience of more than 26,000 women and men that our organization will thrive for another 114 years because we are not afraid of change. We are committed to growing Rotary through outreach to new prospective members, engagement of our current members, and the creation of alternatives for membership. Critical to that growth is becoming more diverse and providing more opportunities for leadership for all Rotarians.

In support of this goal, the Rotary board of directors made a commitment to increase the number of women in Rotary and in leadership positions to 30 percent by 2023. Currently, women make up 23 percent of our membership, and represent, on an average, 20 percent of leadership positions.

In some areas of the world, women already make up more than 30 percent of Rotary’s members and leaders. However, in some areas, that percentage is much less. But we all have a responsibility—men and women in every club and every district in the Rotary world— to help our organization diversify and grow so that we can remain relevant for future generations.  

I invite you to an upcoming webinar organized by Rotary International to discuss the topic of advancing women in Rotary. Information about the webinar is included below. You can register to join live and receive a recording to watch when it’s most convenient.

On that stage in Hamburg, when I announced our commitment to elevating women in Rotary, the crowd cheered. Rotary is ready for change—let us work together to make sure it happens, that we grow Rotary, and we ensure that Rotary Connects the World for generations to come.

Kindest regards,
Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-2020
 
Our Major Fundraiser for the year.  Major Raffle  25/10/19
 
Please find attached details about our major fundraising effort for the year.   The attached info is provided.   See Charlie M for tickets.
Good Luck with your ticket sales!!!!
 
Date: Friday the 25th of October 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Location: Finnish Hall, Pier Street Altona
 
100 tickets only at $50 each, provides entrants with a chance to win $1000 as well as 9 chances to get their initial investment back!
 
Each ticket entitles 2 people admission
Beer, wine, soft drink and finger food supplied
 
 
 
News
 Did You Know........
The RYLA program began in Australia in 1959, when young people throughout the state of Queensland were selected to meet with Princess Alexandra, the young cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Rotarians of Brisbane, who hosted the participants, were impressed with the quality of the young leaders.
It was decided to bring youth leaders together each year for a week of social, cultural and educational activities.
The RYLA program gradually grew throughout all the Rotary districts of Australia and New Zealand.
In 1971, the RI Board of Directors adopted RYLA as an official program of Rotary International.
 
Here is some information about our District RYLA program
 
     
 
 
    
 
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District Recognition- Public Image & Communication
District Governor Bronwyn Stephens recognised Altona City Rotary's Inaugural Teacher Awards Night with a District Recognition for "Public Image & Communications."             
 
An excellent acknowledgement for the Club, and especially for the key Organisers.  Namely Master of Ceremonies (Charlie Hommelhoff), Keynote Speaker (Bernadette Schwerdt- Essendon RC), Jan Douglas (Vocational Director), Frank Landells (Catering), PDG Julie Mason who suggested the Teacher Awards Night, Loretta Cormack, Bronwyn Fanning (photographer) and Bryan Goodwin (Project Leader).
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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
Year 9 Student Dassakorn (Dass) Saton attended a weekend RYPEN camp in Mansfield and had a wonderful experience. Dass presented a recognition certificate (shown below) to President Bronnie.
Read more...
Rotary District 9800 -  District News Bulletin
 
The latest edition of the District Communication is out.   It is an interesting read with a number of topics covered such as:
 
  • The Gimme Five Campaign: Making donations to The Rotary Foundation
  • A report from the District Learning and Development Chair
  • Australia Post Community Grants Scheme
 
Click on the Local Rotary Links at the bottom of this bulletin to access and subscribe to the latest Bulletin.
 
ACRC Changeover Dinner
On June 14th we had our changeover dinner that saw the new team for 2019 - 2020 installed.  Our District Governor Bronwyn Stephens was also there to support our club as well as visitors from other local clubs.   The Master of Ceremonies Charlie Hommelhoff made sure a good time was had by all.     
Fundraising Highlights for our Rotary Year
 
Charlie Montebello (the sausage sizzle king) has excelled in putting together a Fundraising Events list for our club over the next 12 months.  As always, I know we will all help Charlie and Rotary make a difference to the community we serve through fundraising activities.
 
31/8/19   Bunnings Sausage Sizzle (For Very Special Kids)
27/9/19   Bunnings Sausage Sizzle (Grand Final Eve)
25/10/19 Major Raffle
8/12/19   Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
19/12/19 Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
20/1/20   Cluster BBQ
28/2/20   Charity Golf Day 
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Meet on Mondays at Kooringal Golf Club, Wilga Avenue, Altona at 6.00 for 6.30 pm. Apologies: Phone 9315 0858 by 3.00 pm.
CLUB MEETING DUTIES:
If you cannot perform your duty, please find a replacement or contact the Sergeant.
 
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