Timor Leste - Update on the School Garden at Batugade

Continuing our story on our project in Timor Leste:
In May this year, we provided the first images of our school garden project in Batugade, Timor Leste.  
Today we have received more photos of the garden and it is hard to comprehend the amount of growth in the 3 weeks since the last update.
June 19 2024 - photo 1
Timor Leste - Update on the School Garden at Batugade Diane Fisher 2024-06-19 14:00:00Z 0
Batugarde Garden - Timor Leste Diane Fisher 2024-05-21 14:00:00Z 0 Nutrition,School garden,Spend it Well,sustainable,timor leste
RICON 23 Robyn Stokes 2023-10-03 13:00:00Z 0
REWARDS! Robyn Stokes 2023-10-03 13:00:00Z 0
Model United Nations 2023 Robyn Stokes 2023-10-03 13:00:00Z 0

Regionalisation - what will it mean?

The Project vision:
"To significantly increase the reach and impact of Rotary and Rotaract in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands". 
You may recall that in September, as a club we voted "yes" to the proposal for a pilot project to commence.  The pilot project is now underway with the next milestone, being the April Board meeting of the Board of Rotary International.  It is at that meeting that the proposed budget for the Pilot project will be assessed and approved (or not).
The pilot is planned to operate from July 2023 to June 2026 and will operate in parallel to our current operating structure which built around the concept of districts that are defined by geographical references.  The over arching goal of the project is to look at how we can make Rotary service to our communities easier, simpler and the governance and administrative detail more streamlined and less time consuming - in short, how to take us into the next 100 years of service to our communities.
Regionalisation - what will it mean? Diane Fisher 2023-02-20 13:00:00Z 0

Cr Mark Lane - Mayor - City of Whitehorse

A special moment in the life of our club, when we have as our guest speaker - Mark Lane who is the Mayor of City of Whitehorse

Mark updated us on the new representational structure of the Council, there are now 11 wards with one elected councillor for each ward. Mark represents Mahoneys Ward but was here today as Mayor to speak about current and recently completed Council projects.  Mark has previously served our City as Mayor in 2012.


Cr Mark Lane - Mayor - City of Whitehorse Liz Stinson 2023-02-14 13:00:00Z 0

Club Runner - Features for you - SPEAKERS

Introducing our first short summary on the features of Club Runner that we can use in our Club - Have you checked out our SPEAKERS section in Club Connections?
Read on to see whether you got the full experience.
Club Runner - Features for you - SPEAKERS Diane Fisher 2023-01-29 13:00:00Z 0

Our meeting January 25, 2023

Chair - John Maddock

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on the lands of the traditional custodians, the Wurundjeri-Woiwurrung People of the Kulin Nation, and paid respect to their elders, past, present and emerging. Given that the next day is the 26th of January, John pointed out that while this date is celebrated by many as Australia Day it is also recognised as a day of sorrow and mourning by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders given the tragic consequences of the colonisation of their lands for their people over the last 225 years.

John then handed the microphone on to Julian who welcomed all of those in the room (14) and on the zoom screen (8) to the meeting, and wished everyone a Happy Lunar New Year (Year of the Roabbit).

Further points to note:

Our meeting January 25, 2023 Liz Stinson 2023-01-29 13:00:00Z 0

E bikes, e scooters and the micromobility revolution

Guest Speaker  on Wednesday 25th January was our own, Professor Geoff Rose. Geoff is a professor (retired) with the Monash Institute of Transport Studies located within the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Geoff ‘s research and teaching activities cover sustainable transport, travel behaviour, advanced technology, and transport policy.
E bikes, e scooters and the micromobility revolution Liz Stinson 2023-01-29 13:00:00Z 0

As we evolve Club Connections

Club Connections is progressively using additional features we have in our investment in Club Runner.
We we evolve the use of Club Runner which will enable us to have information that can be shared across our Club Bulletin, our web site, Facebook and any other social media, there will be features that you find enjoyable, and some that will probably annoy or irritate you.
As we evolve Club Connections Diane Fisher 2023-01-29 13:00:00Z 0

Climate and Peace Forum - February 7, 2023

Join in for this quarterly webinar, starting at 6:00 p.m. AEST on February 7, 2023
Three eminent speakers:
Kerry Schott - Non Executive Director AGL, Chair of Carbon Market Institute
Kobad Bhavnagri - Energy transitions expert and Global Head of Strategy at BloombergNEF
Kylie Hargreaves, Chair Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity
Climate and Peace Forum - February 7, 2023 2023-01-23 13:00:00Z 0
Club Announcements 2023-01-23 13:00:00Z 0

Effectiveness of Assistance Dogs with PTSD

Guest Speaker – Dr Tiffani Howell, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University.

Tiffini recently completed a four year study funded by the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs, to understand the effectiveness of assistance dogs as an adjunct to treatment for veterans with PTSD.

Tiffani began by clarifying the definition of an assistance animal (usually a dog...there is one assistance cat on the books in Queensland!)

Effectiveness of Assistance Dogs with PTSD 2023-01-17 13:00:00Z 0

Mental Health - Lift the Lid Walk

Posted on Jan 16, 2023
Mont Albert and Surrey Hills Rotary Club is running one of only two Lift the Lid Walks that are being held in Victoria - so there is one right in our back yard.
Keep the day - February 26, 2023 available to participate in this health, fun fundraising event.

This will be the second year, Rotary has teamed up with none other than the St Kilda Football Club to create a fun-filled morning for all ages including four-legged friends. Join us for a “Footy walk” through Gardiners Creek Reserve, where you can practice your footy skills, have some fun and win prizes at the various “AFL Activity Stations” around the course. After the walk we invite all kids aged 8-12 years to join in on our football clinic hosted by real life St Kilda players.

This event is all about good mental health. That’s why 100% of money raised will contribute to a 3.5year scholarship for a mental health researcher at a Victorian University.

​This donation is dedicated to the late St Kilda player Danny 'Spud' Frawley who battled with mental illness and tragically lost his life in 2019. 

Mental Health - Lift the Lid Walk Diane Fisher 2023-01-15 13:00:00Z 0
Wattle Hill Communal Gardens John Elrington and Stephen Fisher 2022-08-23 14:00:00Z 0

Star of the South

Star of The South -  Bringing Offshore wind power, to Victoria -- Offshore, wind turbine power, generated off the Gippsland Coast.
Star of the South Greg Cooper 2022-07-19 14:00:00Z 0
Who We Are Don & Stephen 2022-06-22 14:00:00Z 0