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July is Rotary New Officer Month

New Rooster and Old Feather Dusters are the go this month as Clubs transition to new leadership with a new theme and new people. Welcome to new President Ricardo and bye to Robyn.

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

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Five Minutes of Fame

Five Minutes of Fame

President Ricardo reports the Port Phillip Community Group celebrated Five Minutes of Fame, an initiative by which the Port Phillip Group invites residents of the city’s housing and retirement units to come and become performers or artists for a night, they can be poets, singers, actors, stand –up comedians, whatever, just so long as they enjoy their very own ...

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A DIKensian Tale

A DIKensian Tale

We were fortunate to have the ADG Visit with us and even more so to have his lovely lady wife Jo accompany him.
The evening showcased the RCPM project that saw us deliver a complete Hospital Delivery suite, over 5 tonnes of clothing and footwear and a blood dialysis unit to Southern Chile to assist in the earthquake restoration in ...

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Tree Planting Directions

Tree Planting Directions

Broadford Tree Planting Directions or How to get there!

We plan to plant 5 000+ trees at a single site


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East Timor Update

East Timor Update

RCPM is a participant in the Rotary International project in Timor Leste, where we are helping the Balibo community and the Balibo House Trust, in restoring the 350 year old, Balibo Portuguese Fort. 

The old fort will ultimately become a small, 8 room hotel, including a commercial kitchen and restaurant, seating ...

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The Week that Was. 8 July 2013

No of Members in attendance: 8 Members, and guests A.G. Tony Wells and Jo, and Suzanne K.

Apologies:Gerard, Tina, Alana, Gery, Peter, Cuneyt, Meecki

What kept us busy?

1.   Meeting of the RCPM Board members with Assistant Governor Tony Wells.

2.   A.G. Tony Wells - Presentation of Office –bearers Rotary pins to P.P. Robyn McDonald, P.S. Robyn McDonald, Int. Projects Dir. Rufus Pereira, and new Members Pam Mate.

3.   Wrap-up of Chile container project, Rufus Pereira & Leo King

4.   Christmas in July – Grant Travill – 23rd. July

5.   Five Minutes of Fame – Ricardo – 10th July

6.   Tree-Planting Day – Ricardo – 21st. July

 Guest Speaker: A.G. Tony Wells, who explained his role as Assistant Governor of the Rotary District 9800, Batman Cluster

We were also treated to an on the spot talk by Gill Soso's daughter, Jordie, who was visiting with Mum, Jordie spoke of the American eduction system where she is a teacher and of charter schools as well as the ongoing prejudices that  are still prevalent in the South. In this particular Case Memphis Tennessee.

Sergeants Session: new member Pam got to carry the box which she reports became heavy as acting Sgt Grant got Leo for the phone (paper money) David for failing to sign up among the many fines that delighted the Treasurer.

Coming Events

1.    Five Minutes of fame, Wednesday 10th July

2.    Tree Planting, Sunday 21st. July

3.   Christmas in July , 6 PM Tuesday 23rd July

Coming Speakers

Glenda Sherwin –Lane, from Interplast, Tuesday 23rd. July

Next Weeks Agenda

Agenda, Monday 15th. July 2013

 6.00 - 6.30 PM, Drinks at bar.

 6.30 PM Call to order

 6.35 PM Welcome and apologies

 6.40 PM Toast to R.I.

 6.40 PM Presentation of Rotary Pin to new RCPM Secretary – Alana Logan

 6.45 PM Web-Master Leo King will explain all about Rotary websites and ‘RCPM Weekly’ – bring your lap-tops!!

 7.05 PM Dinner & Fellowship

 7.45 PM Christmas in July – Gery & Grant

 7.50 PM Tree Planting- Meecki

 7.55 PM Sergeant’s Session

 8.00 PM Close