Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 10 Sept. 18
President's Notes
Hi Everyone,

Our guest speaker was Debbie Reynolds of the New Leaf Café in Newport – an organisation giving skills to unemployed as well as having a charity arm which feeds the needy.

Community Director Marg, presented Debbie with a small cheque and we hope to have a social function at the café.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered for the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle this Saturday – we will be raising funds for Very Special Kids. I must add special thanks to Ray for co-ordinating and filling in for our naked chef.

Bunnings Family Fun day is the 8th of September and we will be promoting our club – let Charlie M know if you can help out.

Ray promoted the upcoming Multi-District Conference, in Melbourne in February. I hope many of you will join me (and share a birthday drink with me at the Gala dinner).

We had a quick board meeting and decided to donate a Shelterbox to assist families made homeless by the Lombok earthquake

Yours in Rotary,

P Bronnie
The Hanging which changed Australia
Dr Mike Richards spoke about the last legal execution in Australia, the hanging of Ronald Ryan, over 50 years ago, on 3 February 1967. Ryan's hanging was met with some of the largest public protests in Australia's history, and led to the end of capital punishment in Australia.
Mike discussed the long-lasting emotional impact on the people involved. E.g. the trial judge, who was personally opposed to hanging, but who had no option but to impose a mandatory sentence in response to the guilty verdict by the Jury.
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle for  Very Special Kids: Saturday 1 September
Thanks to all who helped. 
L-R: Barry Douglas, Anna Civitico, Ray Lipscombe (Master-Chef), and Maureen Le Scoul
The 18th Last Night of the Proms...
Featuring Jazz Legend James Morrison... Saturday 13 October, 7.30 pm.
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.
James Morrson is coming to Williamstown as this years special guest for the 18th last night of the Proms.  The event is modelled on the famous Last Night of the Proms held annually in England and will feature popular classics and traditional series of British patriotic pieces.
Rotary Value Proposition for Young People
Michael Walstrom (D9630) conducted a survey regarding young professionals, and learned that young professionals are looking for networking and mentorship, but have concerns about time, money and family commitments. Rotary can offer considerable value to young people, to enhance their personal and professional development E.g: 
Networking: People do business with those they know, like and trust. Rotary can help to expand networks.
Leadership: Through Rotary, young people are able to establish themselves as leaders in the community. "Come, join us, be a leader" is a strong value proposition.
Mentorship: Many young people are interested in working with community leaders and in being mentored.
Time & Money: Clubs like ours have increasing flexibility to address time and money issues...
Family Commitments: Family is important and families are welcome!
What other value propositions does ACRC have for young people? Let's fine-tune our messages to encourage younger members!
Club Brochure Workshop- Wed 3 October
Promoting Rotary Clubs is easier with a creative brochure. 
Julie Mason & Kerry Kornhauser would like to help Clubs create such a brochure displaying our strengths, projects and new member opportunities. Who would like to attend with me? Regards,
How to Build an Online Business- Save the Date
Multi-District Conference-Book Early
The next District Conference will be in Melbourne, 15 th to 17 th Feb, 2019.
Book on-line- test the link in the RH column...  
Face Book...
Courtesy of Charlie M.
How to Speak New Zulander (Part 5)
Beers: Large savage animal
Veerjun: Mythical New Zealand maiden
Brudge: structure spanning a stream
Sex: one less than sivven
Tin: one more than nine
Iggs Ecktly: precisely
Cuds: children
Pits: domestic animals
Cuttin: baby cat
Sivven Sucks Sivven: large Boeing aircraft
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