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Living it rough in Southbank

It might be all around you, but have you ever stopped to wonder how the less fortunate survive a night in Southbank without a home? Outside the confines of all the highrises, the nightlife and all the glitter, are those without even somewhere warm and private to sleep.

Well now, thanks to Swags for Homeless, homeless people can have at least a dignified place to sleep and whats more neatly carry their belongings with them throughout the day.

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Best of British Concert - Congratulations on a job well done

The Choir was so professional, the orchestra (aka Footscray and Yarraville Band) was truly brilliant, and the Town Hall organ is a world class instrument to hear. Queen Elizabeth - complete with corgis - was hilarious thanks to Gerry Connelly's sharp sense of humour.

The appearance of the Phantom of the Opera was just great. Who WAS that masked Phantom? He'd obviously done some serious operatic work in the past!! Most enjoyable.

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The First Steps Youth Job Serach Program

The First Steps Youth Job Search Program is an interactive website developed to help young job seekers gain their first workplace opportunity. It guides them through the process of putting a résumé together when they have never worked before, conduct a job search, prepare for an interview and make sound decisions regarding a job offer. It also helps to point young job seekers in the right direction, assisting them to develop the self-awareness, goals, common sense, and confidence required to get a job and succeed in it.

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SWAGS for Homeless featured on 'The Circle'

Lisa and Tony Clark were recently featured on 'The Circle' on Channel Ten.  Learn more about how the concept of the Homeless Swag was created and how homeless people can be treated with the same dignity that you and I would expect.

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BOYD Community Hub in Southbank

Southbank residents, workers and visitors can now access a vibrant new community and cultural hub known as Boyd. Located at 207 City Road, Southbank.

Boyd is the City of Melbourne’s first integrated community service space, transformed from the heritage-listed site of the former JH Boyd Girls' High School at 207-227 City Road, Southbank. The multi-use facilty features the Southbank Library, Kere Kere cafe, family services, community meeting rooms and Creative Spaces artist studios.

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The New Hamer Hall in Southbank

Arts Centre Melbourne is proud to welcome the people of Victoria, Australia and the world to join them in celebrating and experiencing the New Hamer Hall; Australia's most exciting arts destination with state of the art acoustics and exhilarating public spaces.

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The Bayside Art Show 2012

The 2012 Bayside Art Show will take place on August 02 - August 05 2012 in the iconic Brighton Town Hall. It has grown from a local community event in 1970 to now being the second largest Art Show in Victoria with some 800 original works on display. Presented by The Rotary Club of Brighton in conjuction with The Brighton Recreation Centre.

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Australian Doctors Orchestra 2012 Charity Concert

2pm Sunday 16th September 2012

Melbourne Town Hall

Supporting Australian Rotary Health http://www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au/

 

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Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Open Day

Presented in association with the City of Port Phillip, the Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Open Day will see arts organisations in South Melbourne open their doors to the community for a celebration of local arts and culture. Don’t miss our program of free concerts, activities, tours, master-classes, exhibitions and more on Sunday 19 August 2012, 11am-4pm

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RU OK?

R U OK? Day is a national day of action on Thursday 13 September 2012, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other ‘Are you ok?'
By raising awareness about the importance of connection and providing resources throughout the year, the R U OK? Foundation aims to prevent isolation by empowering people to support each other through life's ups and downs.

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THE CHO!R - Best of British

THECHO!R - Melbourne’s largest unauditioned Choir! Conducted by Southbank Rotarian Dr Jonathan Welch

Next performance – due to popular demand, Best of British Diamond Jubilee is back! 
Join THECHO!R, Footscray-Yarraville City Band, Liane Keegan and master organist David Johnston for a celebration of all things British.

Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm at Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Supporting the African Children's Choir. Book NOW!

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Remembering the past and looking to the Future

There’s been a lot going on at Hanover since the last Hanover news, 2012 is shaping up to be a year of exciting developments and change. With the conclusion of their five year strategic plan in June, they've embarked on an ambitious new strategic plan.

Their newsletter this month will bring you uptodate with the Hanover ConnectEast Ride for Home 2012, Southbank site renovations,research into homelessness and more.

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New Primary School in South Melbourne

A NEW primary school will be built for the residents of Southbank and surrounding suburbs at 129-161 Ferrars Street South Melbourne.

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Volunteer Opportunity - Homelessness

Southbank Rotary is seeking volunteers to assist Hanover Welfare Services together with their sponsoring partner ConnectEast with the annual Ride For Home cycling event along Eastlink on Sunday 18th November 2012. Please CONTACT US if you are interested in supporting Hanover and their invaluable work addressing homelessness in Southbank and across Melbourne.

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Volunteer Opportunity - City2Sea

Southbank Rotary are seeking volunteers to assist in marshelling and other duties at the Melbourne City2Sea Fun Run on 11th November 2012. Your contribution as a volunteer will be part of a valuable fundraising opportunity to fund various Rotary community and international projects. Please CONTACT US NOW to register your interest.



Local Matters @ Grill'd Southgate

Grill'd Southgate are generously raising money for Southbank Rotary's homlessness programmes through the restaurant's Local Matters community fundraising. Last month (September) The Big Issue Street Soccer programme won 1st prize and this month SWAGS for the Homeless are in the running! Get down to Grill'd Southgate, buy a burger and support your local community!

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Fundraiser in Support of The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Peter Mac

This year is the inagural Ride to Conquer Cancer and Amanda Oliver, daughter of former Southbank Rotarian Bobbi Lehman Horn is taking on the challenge of riding 200 km through the Yarra Valley with a personal goal of raising $2500.

Your support will be appreciated by all who are impacted by Cancer.

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Bollywood Banquet for Life Support @ The Alfred

Saturday 27 October 2012 – 7pm

The Abbotsford Convent

Enjoy an evening of the fabulous food, dance and music of India

Proceeds of the evening will help purchase life saving equipment
for The Alfred Trauma and Critical Care Services.

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Southbank Rotary Congratulates the Winners of the Third Annual Community Service Awards

Southbank Rotary has announced the winners of its third annual ‘Rotary Community Service Awards’, an event which recognises the extraordinary partnerships between community groups and their corporate, philanthropic and government agency partners.

Held on Monday 15 October 2012, the Rotary Community Service Awards donated $30,000 in cash and over $100,000 in professional pro-bono services to 12 deserving community groups across six categories of Youth, Arts and Recreation, Community and Mental Health, Aged Care, Homelessness and Community Leadership.

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Social Investment Pioneer Awards

The Principles for Social Investment Secretariat is hosting the inaugural Social Investment Pioneer Awards in Melbourne, Australia on 28 November 2012.

Open to signatories of the UN Global Compact, the Awards will connect industry practitioners from across the globe and recognise the importance of private sector engagement in sustainable community development.

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Try Sailing @ Docklands

Have you ever wanted to have a go at sailing? Come and join the Rotary Club of Docklands @ Docklands Yacht Club on Sunday 9th December for a fun day on the water!

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Rotary's Role in Social Inclusion

Celebrating the spirit of community with Social Inclusion Week with our own Rotary Southbank Rotarians, Dr Jonathon Welch AM and Rotary International Regional Public Image Coordinator Philip Archer on ABC Radio.

Listen online HERE http://www.abc.net.au/sundaynights/stories/s3645693.htm



Southbank Rotary Riders for MS

Join Southbank Rotary on the 2013 MS Melbourne Cycle on Sunday 24th Februrary 2013 to raise much needed funds to show your support for people living with MS.  This is a perfect opportunity to get on your bike with your family and friends and raise much needed funds for research into a cure for MS.

The Melbourne Cycle’s 50km ride is well regarded as the best way to prepare for your transition into bunch riding and the perfect course length for a challenging yet comfortable experience. The 25km short course is aimed at families to experience a leisurely alternative. 

Join the Southbank Rotary Riders team on this FUN cycling event that even a casual rider will enjoy - A Fun Ride for a Serious Cause!

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Melbourne Conversations

Are you passionate about your city?

Ever wanted to hear more on a particular issue or have your say? Melbourne Conversations is a series of free discussions in the city exploring issues and topics that make Melbourne – and Melburnians – tick.

Developed by the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Conversations aims to engage with challenging ideas and influence Melbourne’s intellectual culture, creativity, liveability and sustainability. Public discussion led by knowledgable guest speakers is followed by audience questions.

 

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Rotary International District 9800 Inc Australian Bushfire Recovery Fund 2013

As we have seen so many times in recent years, our New Year has started with a natural disaster on a large scale.

As news of the catastrophic bushfires in the Tasman Peninsula and Bicheno areas of Tasmania has emerged, we have also seen reports of fires emerging elsewhere across Australia. With the early start to the bushfire risk period this summer and climatic projections dashing hopes of an early respite, the prognosis this summer is presently very pessimistic.

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