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Appeal to support Helen Bertocci & Daughters Trust Fund

As shown on A Current Affair

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Roger Bertocci was a loving husband, father and a good Samaritan.  But tragically Roger paid the ultimate price for one act of bravery when he allegedly stepped in to break up a domestic dispute between neighbours.

To raise funds for Helen Bertocci and her daughters, Ashley aged 14, and Brylee aged 18 months, Rotary is supporting this cause setting up a trust fund for Helen Bertocci and her daughters to help them with their on-going expenses.

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The Wings for Life World Run

3rd May, 2015

RUNNING FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T

The Wings for Life World Run will take place in Melbourne for the very first time on 3 May 2015.  This event supports research for a cure for spinal injuries.

It’s a great run for anyone! No matter what your fitness level set your goal for 5km or 50km it’s up to you how far you run before getting caught by the Catcher Car.

The race will start at Elwood Park in Melbourne's south with the track winding it's way down the Mornington Peninsula to Portsea.

Sign up to run now and help to make spinal cord injury curable.

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30 Year Anniversary Concert - Steps Outreach Service

7pm - 8 May 2015 - 75 on Reid, North Fitzroy Community Church

Steps Outreach Service, have for the past 30 years, been taking the time to talk with homeless people on the Steps of Finders Station while offering support, resources and hope for the future.

Featuring: The Choir of Hope and Inspiration (formerly the Choir of Hard Knocks).

Listen to stories of former homeless people about their experiences and join the Rotary Club of Southbank in congratulating Steps on their acheivements.

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Community Conversation

Community Conversations

21st April, 2015

About 70 members of the community gathered at the Boyd Community Hub for a discussion on what Community is all about and how it relates to the unique challenges of a developing Southbank Community.

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Mums and bubs dance classes

Are you a mum with a bub who wants to get fit and have fun? Dance 4 Life is a mums and bubs dance class which blends salsa, samba, merengue, cha cha (and even the Wiggles) in a fun session for you and your child. Classes run weekly at 10am in the Assembly Hall, starting Wednesday 13 May.

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High Life Expo - better strata living in Melbourne

Presented by Smart Blocks and City of Melbourne. Supported by cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington and by Positive Charge.

 

This is your chance to network with other apartment owners and find out what’s going on in apartment buildings across the city.

Hear from owners corporations who are cutting energy bills and making their building a premium, sustainable place to live.

 

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National Reconciliation Week at Boyd

Join us for workshops on traditional Aboriginal games, aimed at young children as part of Reconciliation Week. This is a fun way for kids aged three to five to learn about first Australian culture. Workshops at Boyd will run from 10.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday 27 May in the Assembly Hall.

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Annual arts grants program 2016

Have you got an arts project in mind, but need some funding to get it off the ground? The City of Melbourne invites artists and arts organisations to apply for an arts grant.  Funding of up to $20,000 is available for arts projects and Indigenous arts projects that take place in the City of Melbourne in 2016. There are also additional opportunities for artists through new arts residencies.

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Melbourne Conversations

Developed by the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Conversations is a series of city discussions on current and challenging issues to influence Melbourne's intellectual culture, creativity, liveability and sustainability. Public discussion led by knowledgable guest speakers is followed by audience questions.

Melbourne Conversation events usually take place at Deakin Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne Town Hall or at other city-based venues. All events are free, but sometimes bookings are required for smaller venues.

Topics: building community in southbank



Wanted: Volunteers at Hanover

Rotary Club of Southbank has for many years provided volunteers to assist the residents of Hanover Welfare Services at their South Melbourne Centre by cooking up a BBQ every Friday night on a rotating roster basis.  If you are enthusiastic about helping out your local community, this is a great way to meet and talk to people challenged to improve their life situation.  More volunteers makes the work much more enjoyable and means and we can all share the work around.  For further information, please contact us or learn more about Hanover.

Topics: volunteering opportunities,  research in homelessness

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Riverside Quay Place Renewal

The City of Melbourne and Mirvac are working in partnership to renew the Riverside Quay area. Over the coming months they will be talking with the people who live, work and visit the Riverside Quay area to find out more about their values and what is important to them in the area's renewal.

Topics: building community in southbank,  leadership planning and development,  southbank community news

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Bold New Vision for Sandridge Bridge

Southbank Local News:

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has backed a proposal to transform Southbank’s historic Sandridge Bridge into an “aerial park”.

The City of Melbourne created the design concept for a tree-lined park on the 178 metre pedestrian bridge that connects Flinders St Station to Queensbridge Square in Southbank.

Topics: southbank heritage,  southbank community news

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Southbank pedestrian bridge closed for repair works

The City of Melbourne is undertaking major works to replace decking on the Southbank pedestrian bridge, linking Flinders Street Station and Southbank Promenade. From Monday 1 June until Monday 15 June the bridge will be closed to pedestrians. Further information is available from Jonathon Harris Citywide on jonhar@citywide.com.au or 9267 5113.

Topics: whats new in southbank,  southbank community news

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Rotary International Expo Queen Vic Market Sunday July 12th

The 2015 Rotary International Expo will be held in Shed A of the Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 12th July. Clubs from Rotary International District 9800 and others in then Southern Region of Victoria have pulled together to present this Expo of high impact, sustainable projects to showcase to the public and to share with District International Directors, incoming Directors and interested new members.

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Vocational Carpentry Training in Afghanistan

The Rotary Club of Southbank is a proud supporter of the Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO), a charitable organisation providing education and training in Afghanistan for those with minimal opportunities, particularly women and girls, to foster sustainable livelihoods and develop professional skills.

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City Road draft Master Plan released for feedback

The City of Melbourne has developed a draft master plan to transform City Road into a safe and welcoming place for everyone.

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Nepal - Rebuilding the Road to Recovery

In response to the catastrophic earthquakes that ravaged Nepal in April and May 2015, Southbank Rotary has partnerted with the Rotary Club of Huon Valley and other Rotarians across Australia to assess the humanitarian needs of communities in Nepal.  Our club is committed to making a difference in Nepal through the first of our rebuilding projects scheduled for November 2015.

Topics: developing the people of nepal

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Afghan Australian Development Organisation - Trivia Night

The Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO) is once again organising a FUN FILLED TRIVIA NIGHT on 14th October 2015 to raise urgently needed funds to continue to support the Carpentry Program in Afghanistan.

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Western Health Fundraising Dinner

Thursday 19 November 2015 - Atrium and Auditorium, Western Centre for Health Research and Education

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeremy Oats, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health - Supporrted by Rotary Clubs of Melbourne, Footscray and Southbank

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Learn Tai Chi at Boyd

Every Friday - 10/01/2014 to 27/06/2014 (8am-9am)

Learn how to do Tai Chi, a tranquil and graceful way of keeping fit, improving your health and preventing the stresses and strains of modern living.

These classes include Qigong breathing and meditation techniques, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination exercises, and martial applications and forms. They work to provide the perfect mind-body exercise program suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

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Martians and Venusions in the Workplace

Celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March 2012, with a dynamic breakfast Q&A that will tackle challenging issues facing men & women working together.

Proceeds will be directed to ‘Violence Free Families’, a Rotary initiative that educates Australian families challenged by aggressive and violent behaviour.

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Travel Opportunity for Young Professionals!

The Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange (GSE) program, provides a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young career oriented, business and professional men and women between the ages of 23 and 43 in the early years of their professional lives.
The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas. This year's GSE team is visiting Cambridge, UK

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Synergy@Southbank: Networking by Rotary

Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Synergy is a new type of networking program for people of all occupations, designed to help build high quality connections and connecting skills for long term mutual benefit and service.

The following dates have been scheduled for 2014 so please mark these in your calendar:

Next Event: 6 February 2014

Where: Boyd Community Hub, 207-227 City Road Southbank

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A Taste of Kensington @ Boyd

The Kensington Neighbourhood House is visiting Boyd to provide a taster of courses run at the House.

Venue: Boyd Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank 3006

Date: Saturday 30 November 2013, 2:00-5:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm English conversation (Principal's office)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Intro to Ukulele (Assembly Hall) - BYO Ukulele
3:30pm - 5:00pm Introduction to iPads (Principal's office)

Cost by donation to our Asylum Seeker fundraiser

To book your place, or for more information, call Kensington Neighbourhood House on 9376 6366.

Learn more about Kensington Neighbourbood House -

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Social Inclusion Week

23 November – 1 December 2013. Nationwide

Social Inclusion Week aims to help ensure all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. It’s about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends in order to build and strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help themselves.

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