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President Stuart's Changeover Speech

Changeover night is a special occasion.  It is a night of celebration, a night of renewal and a night of hope for the future.  It is an opportunity for recognising the contribution that individuals make within the club, and to help celebrate the achievements that the club undertakes in the community.

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President's Message - 26 July 2015

2015-16 - Be a gift to the world

With nearly a month past since our year has started, it is an opportune time to reflect on what has been achieved so far and what we can look forward to in the future.

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Rotary Returns to Southbank

18th April 2015

This weeks' Rotary meeting will provide an opportunity for members and visitors to learn more about and engage with service opportunities in our community.

Upcoming projects this year, which include an education Program in Nepal, a medical project in Bali and hosting of a Grand Final Week Lunch all require volunteers to help run succesfully and if you are looking to making a difference in your community, then we invite you to join the conversation.

Please note a change of Venue:

Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant M10, Mid-Level Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank VIC 3006

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Rotary beyond the Club

President's Message - 2 August 2015

One of the joys of Rotary is that despite all that is going on in the club, there are many opportunities to develop your friendships, grow your leadership potential and connect with service projects within the district and throughout the world as part of the broader Rotary Network.

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From Rotary to Technological Vision - The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Meeting 783 - 25 August 2015

Our Guest Speaker this week is Troy Gay.  Troy spent the early part of his career in technical engineering and manufacturing roles before moving into business development, sales and general management roles. He has spent many years managing large teams of professionals in high technology environments during periods of significant change and growth.

Change of Venue: Arabasque Room, Level 1, Mantra Hotel, 31 City Road Southbank VIC 3006

 

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Rotary Caroline Springs Charter - 28 August 2015

The newest Rotary Club in Rotary District 9800, Rotary Caroline Springs, was chartered on Friday 28 August 2015.

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Club Projects Workshop - 1 September 2015

This week's meeting is a workshop on our club projects.  This is a great opportunity to find out the sort of projects the Rotary Club of Southbank is involved in.

VENUE: Swan Lake Room, Level 18, Mantra Hotel, 31 City Road, Southbank

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Message from RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran (September)

There was once a strong young man who was offered a job as a woodcutter. He set about his task with energy: The first week, he turned 18 trees into firewood. The second week, he worked just as hard, but was surprised to find he had chopped only 11 trees.

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Congratulations to Past President Philip Archer

At the Australian Rotary Success Conference in Canberra this weekend, our Past President Philip Archer was recognised for his work for Rotary Australia and presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.

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Congratulations to our newest member - Andrew MacLeod

Congratulations to the newest member of the Rotary Club of Southbank, Andrew MacLeod.

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Southbank Village - Our Community - Meeting 785

7 September 2015

This week we welcome guest speaker Campbell Lee, General Manager of Mantra Southbank who will be talking to us about the community in Southbank  (our South Village), his Rotary experience and how this has helped his career.

VENUE: Level 1, Mantra Hotel, 31 City Road, Southbank

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Make your Membership Count!

It’s all for the clubs! We’re for the fans

As I sit here in the member’s area of the MCG, writing this week's President's Message and waiting for the start of the first elimination final between Richmond and North Melbourne, it makes me wonder what does membership really mean and how each of us can make the most of our membership of our Rotary Club.

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Share your Ideas and Create Social change

Presidents Message, 7th September, 2015

The last few weeks in Rotary have showcased for us a whole range of opportunities and projects, while challenging us to move forward with Passion, Focus and Ownership.. (Thanks to former member Troy Gay for his recent inspirational talk on Fundraising at our meeting on 25 August).

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Focus, Passion & Ownership

Presidents' Message, 31st August, 2015

With 2 months under our belt in the current Rotary year, 6 new members and a change of venue, our year continues to be as exciting as it a journey into the unknown.

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Foundation Grants Seminar - Monday 21 September

Members are encouraged to attend the District Foundation Grants Seminar on Monday 21 September 2015 at Graduate House Carlton.

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Nepal - From Rescue to Recovery

16th June, 2015

Feddish Cafe / Bar & Restuarant, Federation Square

This week, we will hear from visiting lecturer Mr. Ratna Paudyal, who will speak to us on Nepal, its needs and how micro-finance can and does assist to break the cycle of poverty and the current situation following the recent devastating earthquakes.

Topics: international service,  developing the people of nepal

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Meeting 5 May 2015 - Update on Nepal Earthquake

Join Rotary Club of Southbank on Tuesday 5th May for a conversation with Rishi Kandel and Kabir Rajbhandari.

Rishi will give us an update on the earthquake tragedy in Nepal and share with us ideas about how Rotary can work with the local Nepalese community in Australia to assist in the long term recovery and rebuilding of Nepal. Kabir will also share with us photos and stories from his recent visit to Nepal, with first hand insights into Nepal, it's society and culture.

Topics: developing the people of nepal

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Days for Girls - Sew'athon

10th October, 2015

Wirringga Scout Hall, Oakleigh South

Join Rotary, Sunday Assembly and Scouts to help transform girls and women across the developing world with Days for Girls.

We are running a volunteer global "Sew-a-thon" to produce sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing communities around the world. This event also celebrates the United Nations Day of the Girl Child on 11th October.

Topics: developing the people of nepal

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Local ‘n Vocal - Rotary Club of St. Kilda

13th October, 2015

Mantra Hotel, Southbank

Guest Speaker: Julia Topliss – Rotary Club of St. Kilda

Inspired by the challenges of Youth Homelessness in St. Kilda and with the vision of giving young people something to ‘make music’ about, Rotary Club of St. Kilda have teamed up with over 40 young musicians to launch the 2015 ‘Local n’ Vocal CD all in the support of integrating young people into society.

Topics: developing the potential of our youth

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Embrace Rotary – It’s all about the Clubs

District Governor Julie Mason's annual visit to the club.

29th September 2015, Mantra Hotel - 6.30pm.

As our District Governor, for 2015-16, Julie Mason from the Rotary Club of Wyndham has really set out to make a difference and showcase what each and every Rotary Club has to Offer.

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Seven Women

6th October, 2015

Mantra Hotel, Southbank

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Woollard - Founder of Seven Women

Seven Women began in 2007 as a grass roots development project to create change for seven women who were found operating out of a tin shed and enduring harsh discrimination as a result of being disabled. Seven Women founder Stephanie Woollard first met these women and invested in training in the hope that gaining a skill would give them a means to earn an income. Steph now designs what is sold herself and funds the project through the sale of the women's hand-made products. Through a dedicated and passionate team we have been able to establish four centres in Nepal (two in Kathmandu and two village projects) which have trained and employed over 900 women.

Topics: developing the people of nepal

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President Stuart's Message - 4 October 2015

At this week’s meeting of the club, we welcome Stephanie Wollard from Seven Women who will speak to the club on her experiences in Nepal in teaching women coming from a position of disadvantage to take control of their lives and produce a living.

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Message from RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran (October)

Last month, after confirming a full year without a single case of wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of the world's polio-endemic countries. It was the last polio-endemic country in Africa. Today, only two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan – harbor the world's final reservoir of endemic poliovirus. As this issue of The Rotarian goes to press, global cases of polio in 2015 number only a few dozen.

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President Stuart's Message - 12 October 2015

Last Weekend, several of our members participated in the Days for Girls Sew-athon along with approximately 40 other volunteers from 6 Rotary Clubs, Days for Girls, Wirringa Scouts and Sunday Assembly, successfully producing 180 feminine hygiene kits in 6 hours which Steven Aquilina And Steven Kidziak will be taking with them when they visit Nepal in November 2015 along with about 16 other volunteers from all across Australia. 

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Oktober for Projects!

October has been another big month for the Rotary Club of Southbank with the induction of another new member and presentations at the club on the success of the Seven Women organisation in Nepal and the Rotary Club of St. Kilda’s Local ‘n Vocal project.

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