Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 6 May 2019
President's Notes
Hi Everyone,

Our guest speaker was Dr Steve Carbone from Prevention United – a mental health charity, focusing on preventing mental health conditions with a balance between protective and (reducing) risk factors.

We welcomed Charlie M back from his holiday in Sri Lanka and India and I thank Charlie for sharing his experiences with us all as we waited for our meals to come out. We look forward to part 2 in due course.

We all had a lovely time with our social cruise to Portarlington. I’m sure you’ll all join me in thanking Jan for organising a great day for us.

PE Ray reminded us of District Assembly at Tabcorp Park on Sunday, the 26th of May

Our club Change Over is Friday 14th of June – we are investigating having the Barking Dogs from Werribee RC as entertainment on the night. I’ve heard them a few times and it will be a fun night, if we can get enough people along.

The Board meeting with be on the 13th for all incoming and outgoing board members. – please forward any agenda items or reports to Bryan.

Yours in Rotary,

P Bronnie

Mental Health Prevention- Dr Steve Carbone
L-R: Program Chair Bob Rawson with Dr Steve Carbone.
Steve has worked as a GP, but is now more involved with Health Policy, as the current Chair of "Prevention United", a new organisation with an exclusive focus on mental health awareness and advocacy. Steve has previously worked for Head Space and Beyond Blue. He discussed how common mental health conditions are, covering a wide range including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar, behavioural disorders. One in two people will experience a mental health condition during their lifetime. While spending on mental health has doubled in real terms during the past 25 years, the proportion of people with mental health conditions is not dropping. Current thinking is that prevention and treatment are complementary, not competing endeavours, and more emphasis on prevention is required. Steve was knowledgeable and complimentary about the work of Australian Rotary Health in the Mental Health Field.
ACRC Sets Sail... Courtesy of Jan Douglas
On Sunday, 28 April, 24 members, partners and friends gathered at Port Phillip Ferries dock to board the magnificent "Bellarine Express" to Portarlington for lunch at the Portarlington Golf Club.
The lovely Genna drove us to the Golf Club to enjoy a delicious lunch- just ask connoisseur Charlie M. Genna then transported those interested in the local shops, while others continued to enjoy the hospitality and Barry H's jokes and stories. "Onya Bazz." Then another smooth return trip to Docklands. Unanimous vote- a delightful day- and we need more regular "Social Days!"
Rotary Samples Port...(Arlington...)
Enjoying the Sun at Portarlington, on the back deck of the Bellarine Express- President Bronnie and Immediate Past President Maureen. 
Thanks to Past President Jan Douglas for organising such a wonderful social outing for Altona City Rotary.
Bay Running on the Bellarine Express...
From low gear leaving Docklands at 5 knots, the Port Phillip Bay crossing at an effortless 32 knots (into a howling headwind) was exhilarating for those who wanted some sea air... Melbourne is just visible in the distance.
A Sunday lunch with a difference...
Portarlington Golf Club excelled at catering Sunday Lunch for Charter Members Barry Hanson and Lavinia, Peter McDermott and Jeanette, and the rest of our group.
Foundation Film Club: Rocketman- The Elton John Story
Rotary Leadership Institute- 5th and 19 May

Rotary Leadership Institute

An opportunity awaits for you to learn more about Rotary with like-minded people.

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a four part program where you will learn a little more about Rotary, the early history, traditions, the Rotary Foundation, and its relevance in the world today. You will make new friends in an enjoyable environment.

This program is perfect for members who have joined Rotary in the last 12 months and indeed people who may be interested in becoming involved in Rotary activities. We have two programs awaiting your involvement. You may wish to attend a Program to be held on Sunday the 5th and 19th of May at Montague School in South Melbourne or you may wish to attend a program to be held in Bendigo on Sunday the 28th of July.  Please check the District 9800 Web page for more details.

 We love our wine... Courtesy of Charlie...
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