Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 9  Dec 2019

From the President
It’s always good to have one of our members as the speaker. Last night Jan and Barry Douglas told us about how their lives changed twenty years ago to the day.
For the members who didn’t know Barry prior to 1999 the story Jan and Barry told must have filled in many gaps. Jan has given so much to the new life of Barry. I don’t expect any of us to know the changes to Jan's life that Barry’s accident caused. Barry’s life has been greatly enhanced by the changes Jan was prepared to make for Barry.
Rotary has been good for both Jan and Barry and I am sure there are many more goals to achieve for both of them, thanks for telling us about your life changing event.
All members will wish you both good fortune for the future.
Next week is our Christmas function , please make the booking and pay up front. Please remember that the club has to pay for the numbers we book. If you book and don’t turn up we will send you an invoice.
Let’s Finish this part of the Rotary on a high.
Yours in Rotary,
Vale - Jack Davidson
On Thursday the 14th of November this year, club stalwart Jack Davidson passed away after an illness.  Jack was a highly respected and valuable member of the Altona City Rotary Club over his 26 years as a Rotarian,  His personal achievements are recognised through a Paul Harris Fellowship and as a Director of Community Services within the club.  
One of Jack's passions was to restore old bicycles that he collected or were donated to him and through hard work, repair them.  They would then be donated to the Salvation Army to find new owners.  In all, approximately 60 bicycles were restored by Jack and found a new life with new owners.  The club extends its deepest condolences and support to Jack's wife Jan, family and friends. 
We will miss you Jack,
Have you always wanted to take on a challenge for a worthy cause? ShelterBox’s Tasmania Trek could be your next adventure…
We’re excited to announce our latest adventure, the ShelterBox Tasmania Trek 2020. On this incredible adventure, you’ll trek through the rocky mountain peaks, buttongrass moorlands, glacial lakes, waterfalls and the dense rainforest of Cradle Mountain and its beautiful surrounds.
To top it off, you’ll also be raising funds for ShelterBox Australia to provide emergency shelter for families who have lost their homes to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.
When you sign up, you’ll join a team of other passionate ShelterBox Australia supporters who will trek with you and we’ll give you all the guidance you’ll need to start your fundraising journey!
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7-11 November 2020
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5-day adventure
5 challenge days
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Moderately challenging
Steps into lush greenery at Crater Falls
Water laughing near a waterfall
Single file bridge across jungle-like greenery
By taking on this incredible adventure you’ll experience one of the world’s greatest treks. Best of all, all funds raised will go towards helping families in crisis around the world.
Back in 2006 when I first joined ShelterBox as a volunteer I never would have dreamt I’d still be involved 13 years later. As a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member I’ve deployed 22 times to disaster zones around the world and witnessed the strength and resilience of the human spirit in response to these extreme circumstances. As a photographer I have endeavoured to capture the lived experience of those we support and those that assist us.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of ShelterBox. To celebrate this milestone, I have produced a coffee table-style photography book, featuring 200 pages of full colour images captured during my deployments. I'm excited to provide you with the opportunity to support our 2020 Vision Crowd-Funding Campaign
The book has arrived and is ready to mail out!
The crowd-funding campaign aims to raise $20,000 to cover costs of the first print run, ensuring that proceeds from all future sales go towards disaster relief.
We've already raised over $8,000, but we still need your help
The official book launch takes place at the end of January, but the '2020 Vision Campaign' gives you the chance to not only help fund the production, but also get your hands on an advance copy hot off the press and in time for Christmas!
Donate today and receive some amazing perks for supporting us:
Donate $35 and receive a set of 4 greetings cards featuring images from the book:
Donate $65 and receive a hot off the press copy of '2020 Vision - Eyes Wide Open in the Disaster Zone'
Donate $100 and receive 4 greetings cards and copy of the book
Donate $200 and receive 4 cards, the book and a limited-edition print
Sign writer, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2009                                                                                                          1/50
Donate $1,000 and receive the '6-pack': Donate $1,000 and get "The 6-Pack": receive 6 books, 6 sets of cards, six different limited-edition prints AND provide emergency shelter for 6 families! Our ShelterKits (pictured below) can be used to repair a damaged building or build an emergency shelter. The tools can be used to foster livelihoods and help communities recover.
There is also a special opportunity for corporates or businesses to secure a special training weekend for their staff ......... go to the page to find out more!
Donate today and ensure you get your perks before Christmas! If you're not interested in the perks, you can support our operations in the Philippines, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Syria and the Lake Chad basin by donating here:
Your support will help ensure that future sales of the book go to fund disaster relief and help us achive our vision of a world where no family goes without shelter follwing disaster.
Many thanks for your support
 Mike Greenslade 
ShelterBox Australia
The Longest African Dinner
Donations In Kind hosted Rotary’s Longest African Dinner on Friday November 15th It was an evening of colour, great food & music, lots of fun & many new found friends. 
What a great night to also announce the Charter of a brand new Rotary Club when District Governor Grant Hocking announced that the ‘Rotary Passport Club of Melbourne’ (RPM) has officially been accepted by Rotary International. Induction of the 39 new members will take place at 2pm on Sat, 30 November
Dear all, a reminder for the upcoming 2020 District Conference.
Have your members registered for the District Conference yet?
Please promote this in your Clubs over the next 2 weeks to ensure people take advantage of the early bird discount.  The price is only $300 which rises to $350 at the end of November.
It will be a fantastic weekend filled with interesting guest speakers and a chance to network.  You can also enjoy the hospitality of Bendigo and spend time in this wonderful regional centre.
So what are you waiting for?  IT IS TIME TO:   
Our President Ray discussed the For a Meal Project that we would be involved in.   If you follow the link below it will take you to a video and other information about this initiative. 
Regards Secretary
Danny Civitico
Three Wise Monkeys?
Some of our members at a recent information night at Bunnings.  
Clearly, they took a lot in!!!
Just for a Laugh
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