31/07/17 RCMP Weekly Recap - 3 min read

RECAP...25/07 Seeds of Peace: Rotary Initative

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us last Tuesday night!  It was a really insightful night. We were enlightened by our guest speaker Adrian Campbell (a member of the Rotary Club of Camberwell)  who talked to us about an amazing peace project that he coordinated for students. The project was later published as a book of pictures and essays written by the lucky students who went to Turkey for the 100th commemoration of ANZAC in 2015. Additionally, it is always a pleasure to be joined by Murray Verso, who was District Governor when this project took light. He was a strong supporter of the project and touched on the inspiring journey with the students to Turkey.

We also hand presented our club's first club-nominated Paul Harris Fellow to Dr Aron Perenyi (who was overseas at Changeover), and Brad Sleurink was presented with his PHF+2 pin for his ongoing support to the Rotary Foundation - thank you Brad! 

Yesterday, we had our first Passion Project for the year supporting National Tree Day by spending a few hours planting some trees in Kingslake West.  The event was organised by a local Landcare group and in a few hours we had planted 115 trees and shrubs. Thank you to Azu, Katherine, Thomas, Jess, Ned and Kyle for joining me for my Passion Project yesterday.

See you tomorrow night! 

Best regards,
Jacinta Walker
Club President 2017/18
Rotary Club of Melbourne Park
1/08 Speaker Meeting: Warwick Cavell, Facilitation Part II

This is a part 2 of our previous planning meeting, in which so many ideas flowed through that we ran out of time. Guest facilitator Warwick Cavell will join us once again to help us complete the next steps of an action plan that we can start putting our ideas to very good use.
RSVP now on Meetup.

5/08 Event: RYLA Reunion (Saturday, starts 7:30pm).

We are helping to host this event in support of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program. Buy your member-discounted price now on Trybooking - code below!

Upcoming Club Dates: 
  • 05/08: RYLA Reunion night @ The Swan, Richmond - starts at 7:30pm.  Event on Facebook.  Members volunteering on the night - let's grab dinner at The Swan before the event at 6pm. 
  • 08/08: No Tuesday Meeting this week due to RYLA Reunion.
  • 15/08: Presentation from the team behind the End Trachoma by 2020 campaign.
  • August: Vocational Skillsbank presentation from the Swinburne team.
Saturday 5th August: Hosted by our club and the RYLA 9800 committee, this is a reunion for past participants with all proceeds going back into the RYLA program.  Venue: The Swan Hotel, Richmond (near East Richmond station).  Event starts @ 7:30pm (dinner at The Swan @ 6pm for anyone interested).  

  • Door Greeters (Clare; Gabe)
  • Photographer/s to take photos during the event (Katherine) - can you help?
  • Music Playlist (Azu)
  • Members at Rotary Stand (Brad) - can you help?

Other things happening in wider Rotary in July...

Saturday 12th August: Our Space is a celebration for the past, present and future activities of the Rotaract Clubs of Swinburne, Gateway, Melbourne City and new provisional club Stonnington. Fitzroy Town Hall @ 7pm. Ticket price: $40-$55.  Buy tickets now on Trybooking.

Sunday 13th August: This is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and help your club stand out in the community.  Venue: Trinity Grammar School @ Kew.  Ticket price: $20.  Book your ticket now on the Rotary 9800 website.  
Friday 25th August: Trivia Night 2017, hosted by Rotary Caroline Springs. Venue: The Club, 1312-1322 Western Highway, Caroline Springs, VIC 3023. Time: 7-10:30pm.  Earlybird tickets: $25 or table of 10 for $180 (closes 4/08). Grab your tickets now
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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