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Membership Month

Membership - Juliet and James

The Bells are Ringing in the New Year

Who is First!


Mission Accomplished Volunteers Ross and Virginia McMillan sign off

Mission Accomplished Volunteers Ross & Virginia McMillan sign off in Balibo The past 6 months have been among the most productive in our 8 year involvement with the Balibo Community, in Timor Leste. Rotary Volunteers, Ross and Virginia McMillan have left their mark on the towns civic buildings and in every resident's heart! Six (6) months was not ever going …

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World of Difference Offers

World of Difference Offers

World of Difference is pleased to confirm three exciting tours to Cambodia and Laos. If you or anyone you know is looking to get involved at an International level in something exciting and different then one of World of Difference’s humanitarian adventure tours to Asia could be the perfect offering. Over the next 9 months you have three exciting tours …

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Early Bird Bookings Now Open – www.rotaryconference.org.au


A Reminder that the Our space extravangaza is on


Stroke Week Reminder

Stroke Week this year is Monday 4 to Sunday 10 September

Stroke Week aims to draw attention to the common causes of stroke that is a major cause of disability for over 12,000 Victorians each year, across all ages and genders.

A predominant cause of stroke is hypertension manifested by undiagnosed/untreated high blood pressure. Identification of blood pressure irregularities can save lives and prevent unnecessary major disability.

Rotary has been invited by the Stroke Foundation to assist with random blood pressure monitoring during and around Stroke Week 4 – 10 September 2017. I have been nominated as D9800 representative as an extension of the D9800 DEP Life After Stroke program.

This accords with the Blood Pressure Awareness (BPA) program being developed by Kew Rotary.

Participation is simple, and can be conducted in conjunction with normal Rotary activities e.g., markets, BBQs, regular meetings etc., etc.

There is no cost – the Stroke Foundation will provide all you need.

Would those clubs interested please contact me ASAP and I will organise equipment and instructions. bob_slater1@outlook.com

Bob Slater
Rotary Club of Kew
D9800 Life After Stroke Coordinator



Changes to Child Welfare and Safety Act briefing session

Dear Presidents

As you are all aware this Act has changed and these changes have implications to the running of youth programs within District and Clubs.

Due to the many enquiries it has been decided to hold a briefing session by District Director Governance David Whiting and District Protection Officer Gary Goldsmith at Tabcorp Park, on Sunday 20th August, from 10am to 12.30pm to advise and provide time for questions regarding this most important matter.

Clubs are requested to send at least one representative or as many they deem appropriate, ie President, Youth Service Director, Protection Officer to attend this meeting.

There is no cost as District considers the matter urgent and of sufficient importance to conduct this briefing to ensure that all Clubs are well informed on the implications and requirements and we proceed on a common platform and with a common goal.

In the event that country clubs are unable to send a representative to the meeting we will make Zoom available. There are limitations with this technology if the bandwidth in your area is limited.

Questions will be taken and answered on the day however if you have a specific question now, feel free to forward with your registration and we will endeavour to have the answers ready for the meeting.

Registrations please by 12th August 2017 to District Secretary Marjorie - marbern@bigpond.net.au – with Club and names of members attending. (to date only eight clubs have responded).

DG Peter

Ed Note:  Working with Children

Working with Children is basically mandatory and it will be incumbent on the club to ensure we are all properly "certified", badged and recorded The next issue will have a form to get the details of your registration. You will be able to fill it in online or through the app on your phone.

An assortment of the  latest media doing the rounds for your amusement, amazement or horror as the case may be.

Definitely NOT PC

 The Lighter Side of Just about Everything!

The Blokes Can't help It Series

Just a little More Bounce

I've done this before. Watch how close I can get.

Boy that impressed

Sheer Athleticism at work

Its been a long Day. Just might do a surfy thing

Finally, there is always one bloke who just can't help himself and shames his gender by knowing nothing about the elements, tides or waves and still wears a suit to the beach!