September 21
Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and learn more about our Member of the Week.
Grand Final Breakfast
We raised 5000 dollars!
SALT will receive the entire proceeds plus a further 4000 dollars from the Club funds
90 people attended
Layne Stretton, CEO of SALT
Our guest this morning is Layne Stretton, CEO of SALT, Sport and Life training. Layne lost his brother Nathan to suicide nearly 20 years ago and is now driven to support those who share his lived experience of mental health and suicide prevention. Layne has spent the past 10 years in further exploration and personal development in the areas associated with mental health and suicide prevention and is driven to use his skills to draw attention to this area. He has researched, developed and written workshop content that increases the capacity of people with a lived experience of suicide to engage actively in advocating for change across support services and to improve community responses to people that are at risk.  Layne started as a facilitator at SALT, joined the Board in 2018, became Chair in 2019 and in 2021, during COVID, took on the responsibility as the CEO of SALT. He is also a Board Advisor and Lead Facilitator for Roses in the Ocean and a Director in Yellow Box Careers. He is drawn to helping communities and clubs embrace their responsibility to be safe places for the positive development of young people.
Layne spoke passionately about the work of SALT and the journey from its early beginnings when founder Dave Burt began his early work with clubs in the eastern region, to the much broader footprint and impact that SALT has across Victoria today.  Layne also expressed his appreciation for the ongoing partnership and support of the RCBHC. 
Justin Madden AM
Justin Madden AM is a former Australian rules footballer and Victorian State politician. He grew up in Melbourne’s north and began his post studies life as a teacher.  He played for the Essendon Football Club and the Carlton Football Club in the AFL. In 1985 Justin was runner up to Brad Hardy by 1 vote in the Brownlow medal.  He served in both the Victorian Legislative Assembly and Victorian Legislative Council before retiring from office in November 2014. Justin is also a registered architect in the State of Victoria.
Justin regaled us with many amusing and at times insightful tales about his life in football, his time in politics first as President of the AFL Players Association and then as a Victorian MP holding a number of ministries during his fifteen-year career, and as proud dad of his daughter who currently plays in the Women’s Aussie Rules League. Justin thanked the RCBHC for inviting him to speak at the morning’s Grand Final breakfast and acknowledged the great work that SALT and Rotary do in local communities.  
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Special thanks to Blackburn South Community Bank for taking a table at the event, local traders including Woodards, Cooper Newman, McPhail Partners Accountants, DG Ken Miller and Secretary Judith Eadon for attending.
Rotarian Matthew Etty-leal
was recently featured in the Lord mayors Charitable Foundation newsletter. Click on the link for more information.
Thank you for your support
Shelter Box appreciates our earlier donation to support their efforts in Pakistan.  Please refer to the below link of a press release.  Your continue support can make a great difference. 
Wednesday September 28
Naomi Moraes
Melbourne Spark Engineering Camp
Spark Engineering Camp is a week-long residential camp that empowers Year 10-12 students from under-represented backgrounds in pursuing tertiary education. It is run solely by university student volunteers who mentor the high school students during the campAdd text here
Chair: Wendy Tomlinson
Reporter: Olive Aumann
Owen Jenkin
John Elrington
Malcolm Chiverton here
A ticket to paradise
Fundraising movie night for the Rotary Club of Nunawading with proceeds going to The Rotary Foundation. There is also capability for people to donate only if they so wish.
The film “A ticket to paradise” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts
When: Wednesday 28 September, 2022. At 7pm (check booking page for exact time)
Venue is Waverley Cinemas (also known as Pinewood).  There is plenty of parking nearby and restaurants/cafes.
Use this link to book
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Greetings from
RID 3181!
- International Motorcycle Ride / Drive event - Ride for Rotary, in India.
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As you might be aware, RID 3181 organizes an International Motorcycle Ride / Drive event - Ride for Rotary, in India. The aim of the event is to promote International fellowship and exchange of Rotary views. The last 6 editions of the event have been an overwhelming success. More than 100 participants from 15 different countries have attended the event and have had wonderful experiences to take back home. 

The funds raised through this event go to The Rotary Foundation. We have contributed close to $100,000 to TRF from the last 6 editions.
This year’s event will be held from 13th to 28th January, 2023. The 15 days event will start-off from Mahabalipuram (India) and can either be a motorcycle ride, or a four wheeler drive.
The ride will cover multiple Rotary Districts and many Rotary Clubs. Route map will be - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysore - Madikeri - Mangalore

Below are the Event Highlights:

  • Motorcycle participants will be provided with a motorcycle, fuel, riding jackets, gloves and knee guards.
  • Participants are required to carry their own helmets, as it ensures better fit and comfort.
  • Four wheeler participants will be provided with a Mahindra Scorpio or an equivalent car, along with fuel, on sharing basis. 
  • Stay accommodations will be in 3 Star+ Hotels / Resorts. 
  • Food will be served in clean, sanitized places. The menu will feature a combination of both continental & local delicacies. 
  • The route is well planned and will cover varied landscapes like world famous Beaches, Hill stations, World Heritage Sites, Temples, Churches, Tea Plantations, Reserve Forests, Palaces, etc. 
  • Folk music, dance and other cultural activities will be arranged to showcase Indian culture & heritage during the evening meets. 
  • Various Rotary Clubs & service projects will be involved & showcased to exchange Rotary views & vision. 
  • A Qualified Medical Assistant will be a part of the crew with 24×7 medical assistance available throughout the event. 
  • Experienced Mechanics will be a part of the crew. 

Participation Fee: 

  • For Individual: 3000 USD + 18% Tax 
  • For Couple: 5000 USD + 18% Tax 
  • Participation Fee includes: 
  • For Motorcycle: Food, Stay, Riding gears, Motorcycle with fuel 
  • For 4 Wheeler: Food, Stay, Vehicle with fuel 
We request you to register for this event and make the event a greater success. Please visit our website: for more details 
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