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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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Fundraising with Mr. Electric

10th November, 2015 - 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Mantra Hotel, 31 City Road, Southbank

This week we will welcome Wayne Asher and colleague Anthony who will be in attendance as part of the Master Franchisor Team for Mr. Electric – Australia, and will outline the benefits of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme from an environmental, safety, and fundraising perspective for Rotary.

For more information, view http://www.mrelectric.com.au or https://www.veet.vic.gov.au/Public/Public.aspx



Projects Update - Leadership, International Projects and Innovavative Fundraising.

At last week's meeting, we heard an update from club members on the latest projects that our club is undertaking.  With Past President Wendy Bennett in Bali scoping out our plans for another Rotary Foundation Global Grant, Steven Aquilina updated the club with the final plans for his forthcoming trip to Nepal (now in progress) and Liam Jones update the club on the development of an fundraising raffle for the club for 2016 which will support not only the club, but other clubs and community groups that join in the operation of the raffle.

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

One sunny morning at the end of June 1991, a van drove through the busy, rush-hour streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Winding through traffic to a northern suburb, the van arrived at the Forward Command Headquarters of the Defence Ministry. Security guards stopped it for inspection. When they did, the two suicide bombers driving the van detonated their cargo: thousands of kilograms of plastic explosives.

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Sailing to healthy living

17th November, 2015 - Annual General Meeting

At this week’s meeting, Rotary Club of Southbank will host two guest speakers, both from the Rotary Club of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

Currently in Melbourne for the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships later this month we will learn about everything from healthy eating, cooking at sea and sailing with blindness.

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