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November is Rotary Foundation Month                                                               11 November 2020 
 
OUR  NEXT  MEETING
 
Wednesday November 11 at 7:00 pm
The zoom room opens at 6:45pm for Fellowship 
 
PROGRAM:                       
 

Program for November 18 :             Dr Sandy Ross - CEO FCVIC
         Financial Counselling
 
To view program for the  weeks ahead, visit   SPEAKERS
OUR MEETING LAST WEEK
 

How not to be ignorant about the world - Hans and Ola Rosling

How much do you know about the world?

Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.

Watch at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5xF-UYgdg

Hans Rosling described himself as an 'infotainer' and this presentation is indeed  a most entertaining. He makes several valid points about where we ( the public) get our information and develop our pre-conceptions. He encourages us to take a more optimistic view of the world .
In many ways I agree with him and his son Ola. Our knowledge of the world is indeed, influenced by personal bias, outdated facts and news bias. I agree that most things are getting better for most of the world's population.
However, he also advocates that we should avoid ignorance by developing a 'rule of thumb' generally accepting ( among other things) only the most optimistic material material presented to us.

 I am not alone in having to admit to a few reservations about  the Rosling approach as well as his data & statistics .

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    REPORTS
     
    Club Donation to EERN Christmas Hampers
    from Gabby
    The Eastern Emergency Relief Network Inc (EERN) is doing its annual Christmas Hamper initiative this year.  EERN has already been asked by its member agencies for around 250 hampers.
     
    Recently the Rotary Club of Nunawading Board voted to support Eastern Emergency Relief Networks Christmas Hamper initiative.  This will comprise of a $1,000 donation towards the purchase of hamper items. 
    The club will also purchase 144 Rotary pudding packs (containing 4 small puddings) from the Rotary Club of Melton Valley to the value of $850 – this also supports the Rotary Foundation. The local Lions clubs have again donated some Christmas cakes so each hamper will have either a cake or puddings. 
    Due to reduced funding, the size of the hampers have been modified and will have a distinct Christmas focus. 
     
    If members would like to donate items individually,
    EERN still need the following items:
    • tinned ham
    • long life cream or custard,
    • fruit mince pies (ideally packs of 6),
    • 825 gram tins of fruit (either 2 fruits or fruit salad).
     Please keep an eye out for packing dates
    the hampers will be packed at EERN but of course will need to be done in a COVID safe way.
     Any questions please contact Ian Armstrong or Gabby.
    Farmer's Market on November 8th 
     
    The GWS/Rotary Club of Waverley Community Raffle
    from Russell

    1st Prize
    Car
    Ticket no   0057169 Sold via Eastern Lions Soccer Club
    2nd Prize
    Petrol
    Ticket no   0038242 Sold via Rotary Club of Nunawading 
    3rd Prize
    Window tint
    Ticket no 0041582 Sold via Friends of the Children's Foundation
     
    FORTHCOMING EVENTS
    NOVEMBER 9 - 16
     
    Centurion Week 
     
    As part of the R100 theme
    where Rotary in Australia and New Zealand celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021,
    D9810 has been challenged to grow our Centurions in the District by 100 members.
     
    During Centurion week please visit www.rotary.org/donate  or
    contact D9810 Centurion Coordinator Ian Donald      ikdonald@tpg.com.au to arrange your contribution.
     
    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10
     
    The Rotary Foundation- Meeting the Challenge
    SPEAKER: 
    Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and 
    a current Trustee of the Rotary Foundation (2019 - 2023).
     
    An invitation to all District 9810 Clubs~Rotarians & Guests:
    Celebrating Foundation Month (November)
    and Centurion Week – (9 – 16th November 2020).
     
    More info at           
     
    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12
     
    ‘No Time to Die’
    Presented by the Rotary Club of Wandin Inc. 
    Proceeds to help fund the
    Taveuni (Fiji) Eye Surgery project.
            Details at                           NO TIME TO DIE 
    (subject to COVID restrictions)
     
    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 @ 1:00 PM
     
    INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY
     
    Celebrate with a Virtual Lunch hosted by the
    Rotary clubs of Melbourne and Brighton.
    Speakers:             Shane Jacobson & Mark Balla
    Cost:                    $20.00
    Details at                 HAPPY AS LARRY
     
    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25 @ 7:00 PM
     
    The latest in Malaria Research
    The Rotary Club of Doncaster is hosting a Zoom meeting with  Walter and Eliza Hall scientist  Professor Ivo Mueller speaking on the latest research in Malaria .
    Eliminating P.vivax from Asia-Pacific .  The challenges, opportunities and new approaches.  
     
    CHRISTMAS
    FRUIT MINCE PIES
     
    Once again, MASH is selling its famous mince pies.
    This years proceeds will go to
    END POLIO NOW
     
    For details visit  MINCE PIES
     
    Download order form   HERE
    GIVE A GOAT OR COW FOR CHRISTMAS
    - or ask friends and family to make
    a gift of one on your behalf-

    Last month, the Milking Cows & Goats Project (RC Healesville) featured in RDU. 
    This Humanitarian project provides
    sustainable farm aid and infrastructure
    to fight poverty and hunger
    among orphans and needy villagers
     in Kariakomo Parish, Meru, Kenya, Africa.

     

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    A WORLD OF ROTARY STORIES
     
    November is Rotary Foundation Month
    WAR AND PEACE
    How Rotary's future was shaped by the Great War
    from Rotary BGI
    By David Fowler
    Published Date: December 1, 2018

    It was on November 11th, 1918, when the guns finally fell silent to end the First World War.

    The Armistice was signed at 5am, and came into effect five hours later bringing to an end four years of what was then described as ‘the war to end all wars’.........

    Read the article at 

    https://www.rotarygbi.org/magazine/december-2018-january-2019/the-war-to-end-all-wars/

    Educating in a Pandemic and beyond
    by
    Facing the challenges of COVID-19,
    Rotary clubs and partner organizations are finding
    new ways to support access to education
     
    Read the story at
     
     
    BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
     
     
     
    View our   
    NOVEMBER 
    CELEBRATIONS
     
    JUST FOR FUN FROM OUR MEMBERS
     
    FIRST MEETING OFF ZOOM
     
    View Video at
     
     
     
     
    FARMERS MARKET ROSTER
     
    Farmers Market - 8th November 2020
                    
     Gate Collection  
      7:30am to  9:00amRob McQuade
      9:00am to 11:00amRoger Wilson
     11:00am to  1:00pmJanette Etherington
     
    Volunteers for December's Market : Please contact Graeme
    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
     
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    COLLECTIONS
     
    Club members collect a wide variety of items to provide resources in cash or kind for organisations we support. 
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    RI & DISTRICT 9810 LINKS
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    MAGAZINE LINKS
     
    Rotary Districts and Rotary Special interest Groups provide a wide range of informative and engaging on-line magazines and journals. Access some of them from the links provided.
     
    New Issues this week:   ROTARY DOWN UNDER     NOVEMBER 2020
      HIGHLIGHTS                        November 2020
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    CLUB INFORMATION

     

    Meeting information at             https://www.rotarynunawading.com.au/meeting.htm   
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    Bulletin Editor
    Lesley Arnolda
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    ROTARY NOW HAS 7 AREAS OF FOCUS ,
    the 7th  being Supporting the Environment