28 July 2023
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Join our meetings
Wednesdays 7:15 for 7:30-8:30am
Best Western plus Tudor
1101 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill
or online
Zoom Meeting ID: 896 8096 1265
Passcode: 391493
2 Aug:   Matthew Gibney, Co-President Whitehorse Rotaract - My journey as a Rotaractor.
9 Aug: Bob Allardice, RC Nunawading - Rotary Overseas Relocated Playgrounds
16 Aug: Charlie Alle, RC Sydney - Rotary IEP Positive Peace Academy
23 Aug: District Governor Ian Ballantyne RC Bentleigh Moorabin Central - DG 23/24 visit
30 August: Social dinner in lieu of breakfast meeting 
26 July, we welcomed into membership Bianca Lobo. Bianca joins us after more than a decades involvement with Rotaract including serving as Vice Chair Rotaract Australia. We heartily welcome Bianca and look forward to sharing fun and service together. 
From Youth Director Ashley: 
  • come to Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
  • Saturday 19 August
  • theatre Nossal High School, Sir Gustav Nossal Bvd, Berwick 
  • support our sponsored students from Our Lady of Sion College, representing Ethiopia and Pakistan
A great time at the weeding and mulching working bee on Sunday Jul 23 at Wattle Hill.   A cooperative effort from club members and community residents.
Well done to our Environment & Sustainability Committee for effecting this connection in liaison with Health Ability. 
Coffee Club @ Red Club
August 16
immediately after morning meeting
From Rotary Foundation Director Diane: 
$US1,000 was committed recently for End Polio Now, attracting $US1,000 matching from Rotary District 9810, further attracting $US500 from The Rotary Foundation World Fund and a further $US5,000 from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, conditional on Rotary International achieving $US50mil.
The power of matching to help achieve Rotary’s goal since 1985 to End Polio Now.
From Club Social Coordinator Stephen Fisher
Invitation to all members, partners, friends:
7pm Wednesday August 30
Doncaster Greek Tavern
14 Jackson Court
Doncaster East.
Confirm your attendance by Aug 23
to Stephen: sfisher9@bigpond.net.au.
From Vocational Director Wendy
Club is sponsoring two Excellence in Business Awards 2023 for Sole Trader with Whitehorse Business Group. 
Members encouraged to make nominations for any category by Aug 23. 
We congratulate Diane Fisher for achieving a Ruby Companion with Australian Rotary Health.    Since 1997, Diane has sponsored the Rotary Ride For Research 9810 and has now surpassed a cumulative $20,000 contribution.
Presented by Glenn Tippett.  Well done Diane.
ASRC Feast for Freedom
The Satellite Club has limited vacancies for RCBHC members to join us for a night of international culinary delights on Saturday 12 August at 7pm. 
We will be dining on a range of fare from the countries of origin of Australian refugee and asylum seekers, provided by the Satellite Club members, and raising funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. 
Bookings are limited to 20 people in total as it’s being held at one of our member’s home in Blackburn -special thanks to our hosts Debbie & Peter. We request $30 donation per person.
To help Satellite club support Asylum Seeker Resource Centre food bank, please bring some of these most needed grocery items to club meeting Wed 16 Aug for collection by Tess. Or bring to ASRC Feast for Freedom dinner Aug 12.
IMPACT for Women
On Saturday 22 July 5 satellite members and two friends attended a packing session at IMPACT’s warehouse in Sandringham. We packed hand knitted clothing and toys for babies and children who will spend their December including festivity times such as Christmas and Hanukkah in a shelter for women impacted by domestic violence. Well done ladies!
We look forward to welcoming members to our satellite meetings.
Please contact Tess brookstm3@gmail.com or Tracey tracey@hms.com.au for details.  
Brian Martin is offering an additional Rembrandt; True to life exhibition tour at NGV:
  • 2pm Wed Aug 23
  • $20 for senior card holders
  • confirm with Brian brian_martin@netspace.net.au
Read review by Andrew Forgas:
"Yesterday I attended the exhibition of Rembrandt’s paintings at the NGV  under the guidance of Brian Martin. It is amazing how when seeing masterpieces such these, the experience is so much enhanced when guided by an expert like Brian.
I understand he may continue these guided tours thru part of August, so if you interested contact him. You won’t be disappointed!"
From Rosters Coordinator Liz:
Meeting Chair 
2 August: Kevin Dobson
9 August: Christina Chia
16 August: Greg Cooper
23 August: Wendy Zhang 
August Welcome Desk: Olive Aumann, Liz Stinson, Brian McPhail
Aug Hybrid setup leader: Stephen Fisher
Farmers Market 13 Aug
Chair: Malcolm Chiverton
BBQ setup: John Malvesuto
7:30-915am Brian Martin
9:15-11:00 Olive Aumann
11:00-12:45pm Craig Hoath
From Treasurer David,
club membership renewals are due 31 July
Inquiries to: d.routledge4@gmail.com
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