4/09/17 Club Recap - 3 min read


Hi everyone,

Last Tuesday we had an exciting presentation for a pilot project for with a BeCollective platform.  This system will allow for matching volunteers to projects between different clubs, based on skills offered and needed. 

Yesterday we ran a BBQ at Bunnings Hawthorn for Father's Day. Thank you to all our members and friends who were able to help out on the day.  We were able to raise a significant amount for club projects, which is just as well as tomorrow night's meeting will be dedicated to club project planning.

Next Tuesday we are privileged to have Professor Susan Davis join us.  Professor Davis is a committee member of Australian Rotary Health, and will be talking to us about their "Lift the Lid on Mental Health" campaign in the lead up to World Mental Health Day on October 12th.  RSVP now on Meetup, it should be a fantastic and relevant presentation.

Have a great week!

Best regards,

Jacinta Walker
President - Rotary Club of Melbourne Park
05/09 Club Projects Meeting

We have a few projects in the pipelines (e.g. End Polio fundraiser, Rotary Race, various workshops) so join us to learn how you can get involved in one of our volunteering opportunities and make a difference in the community.

RSVP now on Meetup.

Upcoming Club Dates: 
  • 04/09: Create a team of 4 and sign up for Steptember
  • 05/09: Club Projects Meeting
  • 12/09: Guest speaker Prof Susan Davis, Australian Rotary Health's Lift the Lid mental health campaign
  • 16/09: Donations in Kind w/ Rotary Central Melbourne
  • 19/09: Visit from District Governor Peter Frueh
Get ready for Steptember

We are getting our speedometers ready for Steptember. It's time to get off our couches and help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy (CP) Alliance, which supports children, teenagers and adults living with CP by providing them professional development/training for employees within the disability sector and also CP research in Australia and overseas through their Research Foundation.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Brad Sleurink is running in the Melbourne Marathon this October, raising funds for Headspace, an organisation which supports people between the ages of 10-25 with mental health issues. If you have some extra coinage on you and feel generous, please donate to Brad's fundraising page.

Open Heart International

Clare Mason is travelling to Africa later this year with a team of health professionals from across Australia via Open Heart International, to help save the lives of children living with heart conditions. Over about 10 days, the team will be performing open heart surgery on children in Tanzania, working alongside the staff at the hospital to train and support them in caring for these children both before and after surgery. To support Clare in volunteering her time and skills, please click on this link.

Other things happening in wider Rotary...

Interplast Fundraiser Event: Changing futures with some help from our friends

Interplast will be holding a special one-night only event featuring some of Australia’s most-loved entertainers coming together to raise funds for Interplast’s life-changing work across the Asia Pacific.

Hosted by radio identity and comedian Richard Stubbs, the evening’s entertainment includes performances by Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris and their bands, supported by Chris Wilson.

Join them for a fantastic evening of Australian music and lots of laughs at Melbourne’s historic Athenaeum Theatre on Wednesday, 11 October from 7.30pm.

Book your tickets now on the Ticketek website. Group bookings of 10 or more will be charged at the concession price. To make a group booking call the Ticketek Groups Booking line on 1300 364 001.

All proceeds from the evening will go to Interplast. Tickets are already selling fast so don’t delay and risk missing out!

New Members Seminar

To register your members please contact: Vicki Teschke

The New Members Seminar will address members' Rotary knowledge, Rotary's goals and structures and further learning opportunities all in a friendly, facilitated training environment.

We know from Rotary research many new members leave our organisation when they are not fully informed and in sync with what Rotary stands for and what Rotary can offer Rotary club members by way of service, personal development, mentoring and rewards in assisting others. The Training Team have developed a significant opportunity for Clubs to access a central training seminar to assist in the development of their newer Rotarians.

Metropolitan ProgramSeptember 17, 2017
South Melbourne: Montague Continuing Education Centre, 100 Montague Street, South Melbourne

Head to Meetup to RSVP & confirm details for meetings. Please try to RSVP by midday Friday, as that is when The Olsen is requesting numbers from us.  

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