Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 2  Dec 2019

From the President
Last night’s speaker Tom was as I said in my closings comments very engaging. We have many speakers that are interesting but don’t grab you the way Tom did.
Getting us to get off our bums and mover around and think about which group we should be in and how we should evaluate the questions he was asking gave us all a new way to look at ourselves. I hope you all enjoyed and found it as stimulating as I did. John thank for bringing Tom to us.
As you all will remember we have one week left to book and PAY for our Christmas function. For the members that don’t know, the club has to book a number of people, this is based on your booking numbers and the club has to pay for the numbers we book. If a member books and doesn’t turn up or PAY we will invoice you for the number you booked. It is unfair to expect the other members to pick up the cost of your booking and failure to make the payment prior to the event.
Frank Landells and Bryan Goodwin are able to take your booking . The flyer in last week’s bulletin give Banking Details some you can PAY from your favourite chair at home. Please help this process run smoothly.
Take care stay safe.
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!
Find out more
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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.
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:   
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The Rotary International Convention is something all members should experience. This year’s convention in Honolulu promises you the chance to make connections, find inspiration, and experience fun in paradise.

Whether you’re looking for a new Rotary adventure, innovative ideas from our global speakers, or just time to connect with old — and new — friends, our convention offers something for everyone. Experience the unique Hawaiian culture at the host committee’s Hawaiian concert, let engaging presentations inspire you to create change in your community, and explore fresh opportunities for making a positive difference in the House of Friendship.

Register today and use our promotional materials to encourage more people of action to attend.


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A Special Announcement from the District Governor, Grant Hocking
Hello Rotarians
Here’s cheers to a great “Let it Pour” campaign to help our drought stricken country cousins with this year’s National Rotary Drought Appeal. 
This link takes you to ”The Rotary Clubs of Australia 2019 National Drought Appeal” GNBC Let It Pour Fundraiser website - now LIVE! 
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!!!
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