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Bulletin March 30th 2020

Tonight’s Meeting: CANCELLED

Club Celebrations:
Birthdays: Lois Peeler 31st March
Induction Anniversaries:

Trevor Pang 1st April 1990

On April Fools’ Day 1990 Trevor Pang was inducted into the Rotary Club of Richmond. With hindsight who knows who enjoyed the greater joke. Trevor was nominated by our longest serving charter member Geoff Clarke. (You may recall that Geoff died in February 2019 at 100 years of age and retained his interest in Trevor and the club until his death.) Trevor’s contribution to the club has been inestimable. He has brought fun and laughter, business acumen, a sense of fairness and above all ‘service above self’. Some indication of this is indicated in the Paul Harris awards: 2001-2002, 2994-2005(sapphire), 2009-2010(2nd sapphire) 2010-2011(ruby), 2012-2013 (2nd ruby). In 1998-1999 my first year as Bulletin editor Trevor designed the Bulletin cover as psychedelic dream as he figured I was from the hippie generation that made love, not war. In those years around Easter the Club conducted epic horse-rides for hundreds of riders. We will never forget Trevor’s bar, set up each night to provide drinks and snacks after a hard day’s work. 2001-2002 saw Trevor take on his biggest responsibility – to be District Secretary for the year Judy Nettleton was the District Governor. This culminated in a fabulous district conference in Hobart.

He served as President in 2008-2009 and introduced the hug to all – the embrace of Richmond fellowship. The theme that year was ‘Make Dreams Real’ and Trevor did that in spades. He launched the club logo ‘Connecting the Community’. In conjunction with FORR Trevor launched OXYgen to encourage our X and Y gens to provide community service after the Black Saturday fires. Trevor organised our first Lunar Dinner.

After the death of President Michael O’Sullivan Trevor stepped into the breach and once again took on the Presidency.

2014-2015 was the year to Light up Rotary Trevor certainly knows how to light up Rotary! Throughout his tome with us Trevor has always had the support of his wonderful wife Maureen. They have been an incredible pair.

Dinner at Government House 2010

Trevor has been a tireless worker for Rotary: fun, diligent, friendly ,kind and sometimes naughty. Everyone loves Trevor

Hi Trevor
I would like to congratulate you on your outstanding service to the Rotary Club of Richmond over the past 30 years You have played many roles for both the club and the district over this period. In particular, your year as Club President was outstanding, as was your role as District Secretary in Judy Nettleton’s year as District Governor. Your other roles that stand out include International Chair and in particular your pivotal role in getting our Youth Exchange program up and running again. You have also been our go to person to chair important meetings and functions which you have carried out in a light hearted and friendly manner. The list goes on including the Motto involvement and the benefits it has brought to the club. From a personal note you have given great assistance to me with the Ainger Peck Award producing the final program and banners over many years You have indeed been fortunate in having wonderful support from Maureen who also is an integral part of our club. In particular she was an outstanding Chair of the Friends of the Rotary Club of Richmond for several years. Overall you have been an outstanding Rotarian but above all a good bloke who it has been a privilege to serve with .
Kind regards
Ben Hosking

I can’t find any but any mention of TP probably includes what he has facilitated via his Motto link and this is a photo of John and Faye.
Regards John

Farewell to Constanze

Another consequence of the corona virus is the cutting short of our exchange students’ stays. Constanze has been a delight and we will miss her. We wish her an uneventful return to Austria and hopes that she will stay in touch with us

On Thursday I said my good bye to Constanze. Constanze wanted to say goodbye to you all and thank you for everything. She is hoping to return to Australia later in the year to say a real goodbye. Constanze will fly home in Tuesday on a flight which has been arranged by the Austrian Government. This flight will have many Austrians who are stranded in Australia and this is a huge relief to Constanze’s family and also to us. I would like to acknowledge Constanze’s host family who have been incredibly supportive and engaged in all communications - thank you Michael, Bec and Imi.
Bon Voyage Constanze xxxx (Jo Cowling)


Dear Jo, thank you for your message. Who would have thought that the world will turn upside down in such a short period of time? I know that Constanze is ok. I am in regular contact with her and Michael. However, I also know that she 6 is a bit worried about the uncertainty being created by this unprecedented situation. And since we are all navigating unchartered territory we will have to evaluate the situation day by day and take appropriate decisions. My son and I have been in lockdown for a week now. We can only leave the house to buy groceries and walk the dog (which somehow sadly has become the highlight of the day). Schools, most shops, restaurants, etc. are all closed. When outside we must only be alone or with another member of the same household and we have to maintain a distance of at least one metre to other people we may meet. Police and nowadays the military is enforcing these rules very vigorously. These are measures which have not been in seen since at least WWII. They will last at least for another 3 weeks, although general consensus is that measures will be prolongated into late spring, maybe the summer. So it will get tougher before it gets better. But the government is desperately trying to avoid a situation like it develops in Italy which is an absolute catastrophe with no end in sight. First indications are that it may be working, but the price in terms of economic and social costs and human lives will still be high. It will be a different country to which Constanze will return. I expect your government to have to take similar measures. In addition there is the constant worry that anyone close to you catches the desease (which thankfully is cured without any problems in over 90% of cases) and the question whether the system will then have enough intensive care capacity if needed. So we will have to monitor closely what strain that will put on Constanze and her guest family in the medium term and find an appropriate solution if and when needed, in particular if Constanze or any member of her guest family fell ill. For the moment I still think that it is the best and safest option for her to stay in Melbourne. In fact currently it would probably not even be possible for her to come back as most airlines have stopped services and travel restrictions are in place. In any case I hope that you and your family stay healthy and safe. I really appreciate your support in this extraordinary situation. Please stay in touch. Kind regards, Hartwig


Good afternoon
I have just received a call from Constanze’s father. The Austrian embassy has arranged a flight out of Sydney on Monday with a priority for minors. Constanze is booked on the flight to Austria but they have not yet confirmed a time. I believe she will be booked on a flight to Sydney however this is also not yet confirmed. This is a huge relief however her Tuesday flight will be kept for a back up just in case. I will confirm Sydney ASAP and hopefully we can get her there. Her host family have been amazing and very supportive. Constanze now has her bags packed ready to go. This is such a difficult time but I think we will all be so relieved once she is on her way home.
Jo

Jade is home from Brazil

Hello fellow Richmond Rotarians, I have had a busy few days organising some shopping and with my daughters we were able to clean out our house from top to toe. I have been doing some gardening and collecting our delicious figs from the fig tree. Today I made some eggplant pickles cannot wait to eat them in winter. Also I made some fresh ricotta and spinach cannoli. I just felt like cooking today it was a good way to keep my mind occupied. Late this afternoon, I went into my garage and I decided to select a variety of books to read whilst on lock down. Tomorrow I will go to work and wonder how many of my primary school students will attend school?. I am very concern for my dear Year 2 students ( 7 years old) I am sure they a very worried. I promised them on Monday that we will do lots of singing using my Hand Puppets. Singing is the best remedy! I have been playing my CD's listening to the 70's, 80's and 90's music what a great way to keep our family occupied. Stay safe! Kind Regards Anna


thanks Sue for this live news from down under rotarian friends. from burgundy, france, my le creusot birth town. i am confined to my brother’s home, meaning staying at home, going out only if needed and with a committing form that may be checked by patrols (200A$ fine if commitment is not met or fake…) this is not as bad as it is for my sister in law: while at dijon 90km away at their eldest son’s home while attending teeth treatment, dentist was infected so she and all at son’s home are in a 14antine mode which exclude going out for any other reason than medical! i am supposed to fly back down under this coming thursday 26… should cathay pacific flights still exist (they still are today), should I can join paris airport in time, should HK stopover be OK, etc. then, i’ll commit at Tullamarine for 2 weeks self isolation, aussie way after french one! of course you may guess that i couldn’t meet my trip biz objectives as the form system has no “tick” for the meeting i needed! all is by phone or mail… which i could have done from carlton. with regard to federico and parents in italy, they are ok in a very infected area… no school, no sport, no girls… poor boy! as @mails are not spreading covir19, safe kisses from france cheers jeanmarc berthier


Somaliland shipment on hold Dear Annette and Jo,
I am sure that you are both well aware of the many issues and obligations surrounding the community requirements associated with COVID19. We at DIK have the same obligations to the community and particularly to our many volunteers. As a consequence we regret to advise that the DIK Store will close from next Tuesday after we complete several containers that we have a shipping booking for. 9 This means that we will not be able to complete your planned container until the situation has hopefully returned to some normality and the current restrictions are eased. Any goods that you have delivered to the store or specifically earmarked for your container will still be there when we are able to get back to “ normal” operations. We are sorry that this will y disrupt your project plans but we know that you will understand why we have to do this.
Stay safe.
Cheers
Bob

Dear Edna,
Unfortunately more bad news. The Rotary Donations in Kind Warehouse has closed down for now due to the Covid-19 situation. We have no idea how long it will take before it re opens. We had packed 1 pallet of medical supplies and were awaiting advice from the Shipping Agent prior to packing the container. We also had a fundraising Chinese Banquet organised for 105 people to raise money for training a Midwife at your University in this, the year of the Nurse and Midwife. The Dinner also was cancelled. All restaurants, cafes and bars are closed. Only takeaway food available. I read about Dr Hamlin's passing. What a wonderful woman she was and a great legacy she left for women in Ethiopia. I know you had so much respect and love for her as a friend and colleague and would be feeling sad. I have been in touch with Shainaz who is on lock down in India. I will contact you whenever this situation resolves. Stay safe Edna,
Kind regards,
Annette


Dear Annette,
In these days of 'only bad news', I am happy to know that at least, you are well. We just do not know when and how things will return to normal but pray that this 'ill wind' will pass without too much heartbreak for us all. First cases have been diagnosed in neighbouring Somalia and do not know what life holds for us. Catherine Hamlin was my hero, inspiration and my 'big' sister who would treat difficult cases for us. Please take good care of yourself and pass on our best wishes to the other Rotarians. Stay blessed and stay well my friends. Edna 10

For Grandparents

Innovative approaches in the time of the virus.Birthday celbrations for Nick Cowling and Jack electronically. Pip joined in the fun. Jo has told me she hides one of Pip’s toys everyday and in facetime Pip looks through Grandy;s house until she spots it. Telphone conferencing? Another friend’s daughter has moved to Cnada. Mother and grandmother both have copies of the same book and read it during facetimeto Cody aged 14 months.

VALE Yvonne Moon

It is with great sadness that the President and members of the Rotary Club of Williamstown mourn the passing of long serving fellow Rotarian Yvonne Moon OAM - past president, Paul Harris Fellow, community worker, national honour awardee and founder of ROCAN (Rotarians against ovarian cancer). Yvonne will be missed greatly.

RoCan (Ovarian Cancer Research)

Founded by Yvonne Moon OAM, RoCan began 19 years ago when her friend passed away with ovarian cancer. Back then there was very little known about this disease, labelled the Silent Killer, women did not and still do not have an early detection test for ovarian cancer. Yvonne decided enough was enough and set up the charity to fund research efforts towards the disease. So in memory of those that have passed, and to support those who are currently suffering, supporters of RoCan Rare taking to the roads, riding from Campbelltown in Sydney to Williamstown in western Melbourne to raise funds for ovarian cancer The aim of the program is to raise awareness and funds for research to help find an early detection screening test for all women.

  • RoCan is raising funds to build a new planned Cancer Wellness Centre for Men and Women diagnosed with all forms of cancer
  • Supported by many Rotary Clubs and the Annual Bike Ride to Conference
  • To date, the impact RoCan has had has been immense with the charity raising over one million dollars. Yvonne details "I am mindful of where the funds we raise go to, I meet with all organisations to discuss so that I am satisfied the funds raised are used wisely and not put into a pool of funds." Examples of the funds in use include the purchase a block of land where Yvonne is planning to build a Cancer Wellness Centre in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
  • The Cancer Wellness Centre will accommodate up to 8 families, whilst their loved ones are receiving treatment. It is envisaged that patients will mainly come from Regional areas. The facility is also scheduled to provide services such as yoga, relaxation, legal and financial advice, music health and nutrition. Funds raised during the "Ride for Life" event are expected to go towards the new centre, which is expected to complete in 2021.
  • This year more than 1,800 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 900 will die from this disease

  • It is the most lethal of all women’s cancers.
  • One woman dies every 10 hours from Ovarian Cancer
  • Community Action on Covid-19

    If you are open for business, we bet it won’t be business as usual. But your community needs your help. The Inner North Community Covid-19 Fund is doing something about it – and so can you! The fund set up by the Inner North Community Foundation enables you to do something to support your community through these tough times.

    Giving will soften the impacts of Covid-19 already hitting many in our community. Your donation will enable:

  • Emergency relief vouchers for families to buy essentials from local traders.
  • Rapid Response grants for charities to respond in flexible and creative ways.
  • Pathways to Employment projects that support people in our community impacted by Covid-19.
  • We're exploring other ways to fund projects designed to lift our spirits and show what we can do together. The people in need are our neighbours and we can help them. Let’s all act NOW and do something about the impacts of Covid-19. f you're not in a position to make financial contribution please consider:

  • Forward this email with your networks
  • Share on social media via Facebook and Twitter
  • Pick up the phone and let people know
  • Thanks for being with us, and each other.
    Ben Rodgers
    Executive Officer, Inner North Community Foundation
    Phone (03) 8689 1967
    Mobile 0415 731 134
    Email brodgers@innernorthfoundation.org.au 192 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070
    ABN 59 127 058 682
    www.innernorthfoundation.org.au

    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


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    Bulletin March 23rd 2020

    Tonight’s Meeting: CANCELLED

    Dear Members and Friends,
    As a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 please be advised that Rotary meetings for the next 4 weeks will be cancelled. As always, I will be in touch to keep you up to date with RC Richmond situation. I have emailed Amora and reluctantly let them know. Our thoughts are with them as they face the inevitable downturn in their business. We were expecting several guests (listed below) whose email addresses I do not have. Jo, could you please let John, Caroline and Dino know of the cancellation? I understand that Anna has already sent an apology? Our speaker, John Wysham is also included in this message. Obviously, there will be no Board Meeting either. How we address this is yet to be determined, but as the COVID-19 situation unfolds we will know more of what is possible. Please all stay safe and look after each other, as I know you will be doing.

    Regards,
    Nia


    I attach a photo of Scarlett on her fifth birthday last Sunday, 15th March. A bit of sunshine to lighten our mood.
    Nia


    Secretary Nia wrote

    Dear Members,
    Like most of you (I guess) you are restricting your activities and staying close to home. Can you share with each other what you are doing? Ian and I are spending time in the sun, reading and relaxing. I started a big cleaning binge (following Jo's lead) but that didn't last very long. We are planning to take the caravan to Cobram next week to get some bush fresh air, all going to plan. I am going to download lots of books onto my ipad and immerse myself in reading. We are boring, but others might have some great ideas as to what they are doing?? It is good to stay in touch with each other, strengthening the rotary bond. Many members responded and I have included then all


    I was forced into staying at home anyway after the operation on my femur so i am making the most of this time stuck at home to work on my web site and have delegated all my manual work to a young guy i use. Also watching the share market and wondering if i am ever going to retire.
    Adam

    Great idea Nia, I am coming out of 14 days isolation and my cleaning frenzy!!! I did not develop any symptoms so that is great news. Tomorrow I can go for a walk - I will enjoy that and more appreciate the simple things in life. Best wishes to all and yes let’s keep in touch
    Warm regards
    Jo


    Myplace is soooo clean and tidy you could eat off the floor!! But now what?

    Thank goodness the shop I use most is OK for product Rylands retirement village have been draconian. Justified as it older age group. Daily temperature checks, no tradesmen without authority, visitors OK in room but must not visit common areas, no visitors in restaurant but there is the full A La Carte menu for room service. But all clear for residents to use gym and pool.
    Regards John

    Short Story of the day

    It was a quiet Monday morning in September 2053, when Darryl awoke with a need to go to the bathroom. To Darryl this wasn’t just any ordinary day, this was the day he would open the last package of toilet paper his parents bought in 2020
    I'm limiting my office time atm (the events industry is in total lockdown). Been gardening and cleaning the swimming pool which nobody uses or looks at. The last person was YE Student Giulia who stayed with us when she was 16, she's now in her 20's! See last week's Bulletin. So come over for dip! Trevor


    My swimming lessons were cancelled yesterday which was very disappointing as I was just really getting into them. However, maintaining physical fitness is still a priority, as attested by the attached photo. I am now lifting weights to stay strong. You will note my ability to multi-task. Nia


    Kris and I came down to Point Lonsdale yesterday to hide away for a period We have suspended our gym membership at Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre for eight weeks . One of our sons Simon is back from Vietnam and staying at home in Ivanhoe. His business has plants in both Saigon and in Thomastown. Our other son Tim lives and works in Darwin and is working from his apartment servicing his clients Kris went shopping this morning and found most things she required at new shopping complex at Wellington near Ocean Grove . We will keep busy with gardening , walks reading and tv watching.( also some wine drinking like Nia and John and others) Best wishes to everyone and keep safe ! Cheers
    Ben


    I am at home and am organizing for a new carpet in my house. Like everyone i am having a bit of a tidy around the house. the new carpet made that necessary. Someone has donated 5 boxes of things for the market, just when I thought I had everything under control. Some larger items are going on Facebook Marketplace. That keeps me busy because people want to know all sorts of things. The gym is closed so might have to find some friends who want to play golf. My flight to Nepal has been cancelled so i might get a full refund. Plenty to do, so am enjoying the 'rest' We could use our pensioner free train ticket to go to Bendigo or Geelong. I usually forget to use mine and it is a fun way to travel with friends. Have to wait until all this is over.
    Isabel

    Sue and I have practically empty diaries and that is completely unheard of for decades. What a shame that virtually all theatres are closed. Of course we do still have [ so far ] the usual doctors and dentists appointments to add a bit of spice to life. My Friday golfing group is still meeting but I wonder how long that will continue. Sue’s Friday water painting Group has gone into hibernation. We are trying to show our support for a couple of our favourite restaurants where there is good separation. Only 3 members of our Monthly LUNGE [ not a spelling error ] Group , consisting of 15 has-been Richmond Rotarians turned up on Tuesday . Shame John , Trevor , Ben et al . At least Michael had a good excuse!

    The Monash Men’s Shed where I volunteer is still functioning but no regular Wednesday lunches or Health Talks. That reduces my work load . I’ve also decided I now have time to have some golf lessons so that will break the day up a bit. Then there is cleaning up my study , sorting old photos , finally making a start on the Family Tree and doing last year’s tax returns. I can probably spin that lot out for at least 6 months.

    Our upcoming planned overseas trips will definitely not happen , and we are not so keen on baby sitting at this time. An observation for you , the Railway Car Park opposite us is now only half full during the day and the rate of use is falling day by day. I wonder what our society will look like when this period is behind us ? We wish you all good health and many Blessings

    Sue and Barry

    Currently it is business as usual for me, 2 offices I work at are spacious and have the mandatory 1.5m social distancing and strict hygiene rules. As from next week staff at both offices will be able to work from home, thankfully neither will need to lay off staff.

    With all the craziness I am looking forward to working and having some extra downtime at home. My university student daughter, Annie, has had her shifts reduced at the Old England Hotel and no doubt will close for a period of time, it also appears she will be unable to go on teaching rounds next term which unfortunately will extend her degree by 6 months. I have suggested she go down to the local Woolies to see if she can get a job packing shelves! I hope to give the house and garden and good clean and the plan is to start painting the inside of our house, with Annie's help, so plenty to do.

    Take care
    Melinda


    I have been busy cancelling travel and foraging for food! A few brisk brief walks to supermarkets with mixed results.\ Was visiting my sister and family in Tasmania for Easter but didn't fancy 2 weeks in isolation so cancelled.
    Cancelling London and beyond for April. The Passion Play in Oberammagau - will have to wait another 10 years! Maybe. So will the puffins in Wales, The Chelsea Flower Show, The Florence Nightingale commemorative service at Westminster Abbey, Brighton Festival, Armenia, Malta and Turkey.
    My son has gone back to Hong Kong just missing the cut off period and didn't get to Melbourne prior to leaving unfortunately.
    Things could be worse folks!My young French friends are in touch with their friends and family. They require written documentation on a special form if they go to the Supermarket, Doctor, Pharmacy or for a short walk. The walk must be done solo. Police are checking these forms. Fines are issued if the rules are not followed.
    I guess I should sort the old photos too - no excuse now!
    Kind regards to all, Annette


    Hi All,
    It has been so long since I have seen you all it is really nice to read your updates.
    I've been a slacker in attending meetings in part due to moving to St Kilda East where I am still unable to barely move with the balance of the contents of my previous house squeezed into one bedroom within a shared unit. The chaos has built slowly as I have pulled things out to go to work each day with no room to properly put them away. Can you imagine then when Roxanne comes to stay, as she did last night with our pug and frenchie cross, just how we managed to fit us all in? It was quite funny.
    The office is still open so we are still all at work although colleagues were overdosing on hand sanitizer and a friend even wore a face mask and gloves as she attended to a client which was quite amusing.
    I am hoping to do a lot of reading and organising and will go up to stay with Roxanne in Kilsyth if it becomes the apocalypse. Hope to see you all soon happy and healthy.
    Kind Regards, Jmaes


    It’s been chaotic out there in supermarket world, last Sunday I was down to my toilet roll and it should last two weeks, so I went hunting 10 supermarkets later I found a 6 pack which will last me a long time. What’ve I have witnessed is absolutely abhorrent the way people have attacked the shelves, the extras like honey, toothpaste tinned food and the list goes on, also watched women fighting women. Anyway I’ve been calling on clients and suppliers keeping my head above water and also working from home attempting to generating an income, you see I’m a commission based sales agent, so no orders no payment it’s been tough, a lot of my product comes out of Asia and China. I see this going on for at least another six months. Today I took a huge gamble and went to Brisbane for the day up early and just got home, at 6.00am the Virgin Lounge just 6 people in it normally it would be 100++, got on my flight, 50% full, with two spare seats besides me, called on customers on my return flight 46 people on a 180 seat aircraft, the flight after mine was cancelled. I spoke to my son from Germany last night and they have just gone into lock down, closed schools for three weeks, events are cancelled, but no panic food buying as yet. I have decided to get out and do my walks and just be mindful of my social responsibility about being around people distance wise and support my local coffee shops. Looking forward to my weekend, the weathers looking good weather wise
    Ciao, Les


    Dear Rotarians
    At this challenging time and the ever–evolving restrictions, I thought you might enjoy having a look at a Video of Worawa Aboriginal College. We thank the Richmond Rotary Club for the support to our unique College and hope that the vimeo gives a sense of what, with your help, we have been doing at Worawa which is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Open the hyperlink at https://vimeo.com/398672273 and use the password WAC1.

    Enjoy
    Dr Lois Peeler AM
    Executive Director
    Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2017

    A Blast from the Past

    Trawling through my files I found this photo from 16/6/15 showing us after a visit to Worawa, enjoying afternoon tea at Coombe in the Yarra Valley. N ia

    Jo’s first day of freedom after 2 weeks inisolation!

    Do not forget Constance. The Youth Exchange Safari has been canceeled. So very disappointing for our visitors

    The Melbourne Girls ‘College Interact Club


    Hi everyone!

    The Interact Club is working with Donations in Kind to collect stationery which will be given to overseas students who do not have access to these supplies. This will help those trying to get an education, both locally and overseas!
    If you have any stationary that is in a working condition please email any of these four students or come to 106 on Wednesday Lunchtime to drop off the stationery:
    - Sabriah (PET0021@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    - Rachel (CHI0028@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    -Tiffany (LI-0100@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    -Ruby (RPF0001@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    Thank you in advance!

    At this stage, Libraries are closed to the public. Official wording is: As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, our priority is to maintain a high standard of service to our customers without compromising the safety of our staff and community. All Yarra Libraries branches will be closing to the public as of advertised close of business Tuesday 17 March, 2020 until further notice. All Yarra Leisure Services will also be closing. At this stage we have been advised to cancel all events that have been booked until May. So at this stage, the April market would have to be cancelled also. The situation is fluid, and we are getting updates regularly which are changing situations. I think I speak for us all that we hope this passes quickly, but in the absence of any other advice this is how we are having to proceed at this point in time. Will be in touch, but main thing for now is please stay safe and well.
    Kylie Carlson (she/her)
    Senior Coordinator Library Services and Partnerships
    Yarra Libraries


    Thanks Nia – we’re in uncharted waters, and good that people are being sensible about responding to emerging events. While I was excited to tell you about the Foundation’s plans, our plans are shifting as well as everyone’s elses. We will be in touch in the time ahead as things become clearer. People will continue to do what Rotary is always been so good at – come together and think about making sure everyone in the community is safe, healthy and living with dignity. The tools to meet might change, and how we interact will be on hold, but we will need to be in touch even more in the time ahead. It just might be online! Thank you for all that you do, and speak soon no doubt,
    Ben Rodgers
    Executive Officer, Inner North Community Foundation

    Statement of support from the Inner North Community Foundation to local charities

    There are many in the region that are responding directly to the emerging events. We don’t know how long disruption will happen for, and what the full extent of issues will be.
    We do know that vulnerable people in our community will be impacted more than others.
    Local charities in particular will be key to responding. Across the North, community groups will live up to their mission and vision and will continue to give people hope, dignity and encouragement to connect to their better selves. The Foundation is committed to standing with local charities, and bringing all assets to bear. The Foundation is open and responsive to:

  • Being flexible for funded activities – we recognise it might be difficult to achieve some of the outputs or outcomes in existing grants during the outbreak, so please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;
  • Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us wherever possible;
  • Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings to ensure your work can continue; and
  • Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, or how you’d like to support others in our community.
  • We also recognise that there may be further shocks to the system caused by covid-19 that may impact on your other income streams, or require a more urgent response from funders. In terms of the Foundation, our plan is that:

  • Operations will continue uninterrupted: effective Friday, March 20, we have shifted the Foundation’s operations to remote work. We have done this in order to support social distancing. For now, we have also cancelled all events through at least June 2020. In spite of this, and with thanks to the talented IT team at our founder and key supporter IntoWork, we are able to continue to support our grantee partners in their work.
  • We will continue to give to charities. While our finances are undoubtedly under pressure, we are committed to giving money to charities in 2020-2021. Obviously, specific plans for the use of those resources may evolve in view of covid-19 and the implications for our partners.
  • We are engaging in collective efforts: We are staying closely connected to emerging efforts to support and to explore ways that philanthropic activity can more efficiently and quickly direct resources to the vulnerable people.
  • The events will unfold over the coming days and weeks. How we provide dignity and support to each other will be critical. It is as critical that the values that our community is known for – respect for diversity, creativity for overcoming adversity, and the collective response for the greater good – are reaffirmed and promoted.
    Thank you for being with us, and each other.
    Staff and Board of the Inner North Community Foundation







    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference
    April – Maternal and Child Health Month
    18th Saturday Trivia Night MGC
    May – Youth Service Month
    2nd Saturday Rochester Pie and Port Night
    25th Monday Ainger-Peck Awards night
    June – Rotary Fellowships Month
    8th Monday No meeting Queen’s Birthday holiday

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    Bulletin March 16th 2020

    Tonight’s Meeting: CANCELLED, not a rat but a virus

    LUNAR NEW YEAR DEGUSTATION

    Celebrate the Year of the Rat

    Due to the virus pandemic and community concerns the Rotary Club of Richmond Board of Directors have decided to postpone the dinner scheduled for next Monday, 16th March. The event will be rescheduled to another date which will be advised.



    Due to Coronavirus concerns the Fundraising Committee has decided to cancel next market planned for Saturday 21 March


    In response to concerns that have been raised in regard to COVID19 the Rotary Club of Richmond wish to advise our members and friends that at this point in time we still plan to hold our regular Monday evening meetings. This is because our number of attendees is within the 15-22 range, not the higher numbers that can cause concern. However, as a caution we will be looking at going directly to the allocated room at Amora, rather than meeting at the bar/foyer area.

    From DG 9800 Grant Hocking.

    As expected and anticipated the PM just stated--to contain and slow the rate of transmission of the Corona virus in Australia---- ban and cancel all organised and non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more from Monday. This means the D9800 Conference in Bendigo is cancelled. This is extremely disappointing considering all the effort that has been put into the planning and organising. I am so proud of the committee members for all the months and years of planning and organising for a wonderful experience we had developed. This is unprecedented and unfortunate that it has happened this year. The committee is meeting on Sunday and the District Board on Monday. We will discuss the ramifications of this disappointing decision and will let everyone know about the response as soon as possible. It is also disappointing for the 600 registrants and presenters who have prepared and planned to attend and ENJOY this wonderful annual event. Ultimately the health and well-being of Rotarians, their families and community are the main focus. Some will not agree with the decision and I accept there are other opinions. I am very sorry if you're disappointed and I very much wanted to share this conference with you. Thank you for your support. Please stay healthy and I look forward to seeing you around the District. Our sympathy to Trevor and his team, Melinda and the Fundraising team and to DG Grant Hocking and his conference team in these disappointing but necessary cancellations. Our hearts go out to all those who will suffer financially. We only have to worry about catching this virus; some people’s livelihoods have been utterly disrupted.


    Club Celebrations:
    Induction Anniversaries: Andrew Michaelides 22/03/2004


    Get well cheerio to President Adam

    He has had a bone graft and nail taken out of his femur which is giving him a lot of pain. The surgeon has told Adam no manual work and no driving for 4 weeks.


    News from Judy

    A new record for the BBQ team!

    150 halal sausages in two hours is a PB for the RCR BBQ. The City of Yarra undertakes various surveys. One clever method is to go out into the areas being surveyed to do on site reviews. Sometimes they commission the RCR BBQ to run a free sausage sizzle to encourage participants. This one was done at school finish time to capture the input from the “mums”.

    The latest survey was surveyed the local residents related to the long term development plans in the Atherton Road area. A high percentage of Muslims residents resulted in the new record of halal sausages cooked in a two hour period. Well done to the team and especially to Melinda Dunkley for the organisation. Also a special note of appreciate to Mark Dwyer who transports the BBQ, ensures all the sundries are clean and ready to use plus has the expertise and strength to erect the marquis. John Benger


    Community BBQ - Wednesday 4 March 2020

    Dik Working Bee March 12th


    Malcolm Baird from Rotary N Brighton, Gaynor McFarlane, (friend) Myself and Bob Glyndemann. A long and rewarding day packing a palette for Sonaliland. "Team Edna”



    News forom Isabel Armer

    hi everyone,
    a bit of an update of news in Nepal. I doubt if i will be visiting nepal this April. Mahalaxmi and her new husband are in Australia. Netra thinks they are in Sydney. Isabel’s newsletter is attached.



    MGC at the International Women’s' Day Breakfast


    The Melbourne Girls ‘College Interact Club

    Hi everyone!
    The Interact Club is working with Donations in Kind to collect stationery which will be given to overseas students who do not have access to these supplies. This will help those trying to get an education, both locally and overseas!
    If you have any stationary that is in a working condition please email any of these four students or come to 106 on Wednesday Lunchtime to drop off the stationery:
    - Sabriah (PET0021@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    - Rachel (CHI0028@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    - Tiffany (LI-0100@mgc.vic.edu.au)
    - Ruby (RPF0001@mgc.vic.edu.au)

    Thank you in advance!

    Dear Sue and Richmond Rotary,

    I hope you're all well and that this year’s NYSFers had an amazing time (even though the smoke in Canberra became a bit of an issue). I thought that I'd let you know how I finished up with school and uni offers. I was pleased with my results as they just got me into the advanced science degree at ANU and also science at Melbourne, hopefully this time next year I'll be up in Canberra! I owe many thanks to RR as ANU highly considers extracurricular activities. As for the rest of this year, I'm currently just working but my gap year's not quite going to plan... I was hoping to get to Europe around July and catch up with some friends I met in London (we're all still in touch!), but with Corona I'm not sure it's still going to be possible. Hopefully you haven't been too badly affected and stay safe everyone.



    Kind regards,
    Molly


    Youth Exchange 2012-2013 Giulia Apicelo from Brazil

    As seen on Facebook March 4

    I managed to combine in life everything I love to do: Management, dance and teaching. Who said work needs to be a burden? Who said the weekend has to be the best part? We deify a lot of "working with purpose". have bad days, has the boring part, has the financial part (or do you think I wouldn't be making much more following the classic path? ), has the wear of the body and emotional wear with championships, videos, classes... Don't look away and say: her life is very good. Look at you and ask yourself: what do I have to give up to work with what I love?

    The Rotary Club of Richmond’s

    Pre-Conference Tour 2020 - Melbourne to Bendigo

    25-27 March 2020

    Day 1

    • Depart Melbourne at 10 am - enroute to Bright
    • 12.30 lunch at Benalla Gallery Café
    • 1.45 pm depart Benalla
    • 3.15 pm arrive Bright
    • Tour of town (walking or driving)
    • Overnight Accommodation Bright overlooking the Ovens River – Riverbank Park Motel $120 per room
    • 7.00pm BBQ Dinner – self-cater (weather permitting)
    Attendees for TOUR
    • Constanze and Jo
    • Jenny and Annette
    • Sue and Kevin
    • Les
    • Joan

    Day 2

  • 9am Breakfast at Riverdeck Café
  • 10am Depart Bright via Beechworth to Rutherglen
  • 12.30 pm Lunch at Jones Winery – Rutherglen
  • We are real people with real vineyards making real wines and serving real food in our restaurant.

    We are lucky to own one of the most beautiful little cellar doors and restaurants in Victoria, dating back to the 1860s. I'm Mandy Jones, a 5th generation winemaker, a modernist in my approach to handcrafting wines from grapes grown by my brother, Arthur. Our wines have power and brightness of fruit that could only be made from our very own patch of Rutherglen dirt.

  • Depart Rutherglen at 1.45pm
  • 2pm arrive Corowa – visit to All Saints Winery – visit to the cellar door 315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah
  • All Saints Estate Winery is a family owned wine company based in Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia. All Saints was built in 1864 by Scotsmen, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle building was based on one of the Queen's castles

  • Depart Corowa (All Saints) at 3pm
  • Arrive Cobram at 4pm
  • Overnight accommodation Cobram (pool) - Colonial Motor Inn $130 per night
  • 7.15pm Dinner – Jacks Restaurant Cobram
  • Day 3

  • 9am Breakfast – Orchard Café Cobram
  • 10am Depart Cobram
  • Enroute to Bendigo via Murray Valley Highway (2hrs 15 mins)
  • 1pm Arrive Bendigo
  • Light Lunch – to be advised
  • Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Lakeside (see below)
  • 3-4pm Conference Registration
  • 7pm Conference Opening and Club Dinner at the Quality Hotel Restaurant
  • Day 4

  • Conference
  • Conference Dinner
  • Day 5

  • Conference Concludes at Lunchtime
  • Own way home!





  • The corona virus situation remains fluid:

    Dear Fellow Rotarian,

    The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together.

    We are also leaders in our communities, and these times call for leadership. In many ways, this also is our time. We have proven abilities to reach out and collaborate to offer immediate help to people in need at a rapid pace. These are precisely the skills needed all over the world today. The global effort against COVID-19 depends on actions taken in every country. Rotary has the unique ability to help improve those efforts in every community and every country.

    Using all the technology we have at our disposal, we as Rotarians can continue to reach out and collaborate on big projects with Rotary clubs, Rotaractors, and Interactors. There are a number of examples where Rotary clubs are helping health authorities communicate best practices or provide needed equipment or support that have been shared with our leaders around the world.

    As Rotary’s president and president-elect, we have been thinking of these issues very seriously in regard to upcoming Rotary events. As you may be aware, we have made the difficult decision to cancel two Rotary Presidential Conferences honoring our relationship with the United Nations- one in Paris, another in Rome. In the near term, we recommend that Rotary districts and clubs cancel or postpone meetings or events following the advice of national and local health officials.

    We know that clubs and districts are seizing the opportunity to become leaders in their communities and are making better use of technology in this time of need. For example, a Rotary e-club in Italy held a live online session about COVID-19 awareness, a Taiwan club worked with companies and a pharmacy association to donate 1,600 bottles of hand sanitizer to the city of Ji-Long, and Rotary clubs in Sri Lanka helped upgrade software and hardware for the health promotion bureau to assist its social messaging

    We cannot know quite yet what path this virus will take. We know we can play a role to help “flatten the curve,” reducing the number of cases in the short term to allow our 10 health systems to address this issue. If the collective global effort helps bring the situation under control, then we hope to re-embrace our core values at the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu. Our time together will have greater meaning and purpose than ever.

    Please know that we are taking a close, continuing look at our plans for the convention in June to make sure all attendees’ safety will be protected. We are following the lead of the world’s most trusted sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for their guidance. We want you to be able to make decisions about what is best for you and your families in terms of attending this year’s event.

    In the meantime, this is an opportunity for us to demonstrate that Rotary Connects the World in innovative ways. We should be closely following the advice of the WHO and local health authorities. Again, this includes canceling Rotary club events and meetings in the short term to reduce unnecessary interactions that could cause infections. We can put a greater emphasis on the work we do in our communities by helping our less fortunate neighbors cope with the effects of isolation and fear, or by supporting our health authorities to address this situation.

    We are dealing with this situation in real time. Please visit the rotary.org COVID-19 response page for ongoing updates.

    This is an unprecedented challenge for nearly all of us. But it is also an opportunity for Rotarians to find new, meaningful ways to lead individuals and communities to connect and do good in the world.

    We have never been prouder to be part of an organization that does so much to protect and strengthen our communities, at home and across the globe.


    Kindest regards,

    Mark Daniel Maloney
    2019-2020, President, Rotary International

    Holger Knaack
    2020-21, President, Rotary International



    Future Events

    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference
    April – Maternal and Child Health Month
    18th Saturday Trivia Night MGC
    May – Youth Service Month
    2nd Saturday Rochester Pie and Port Night
    25th Monday Ainger-Peck Awards night
    June – Rotary Fellowships Month
    8th Monday No meeting Queen’s Birthday holiday

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    Bulletin March 2nd 2020

    Tonight's Meeting

    Sally O’Sullivan, President of the Friendsof Richmond Rotary (FORR) will be collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Salvation Army for distribution to the needy in Richmond


    ****************



    We will also be hearing from committee chairs with updates on their projects and progress.

    • Maria - Youth Services
    • John - Maluk
    • Constanze - Youth Exchange
    • Jo - Vocational
    • Ben - Ainger/Peck
    • Nia - Mock Job Interviews
    • Sally - FoRR update


    ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND & RICHMOND RETIREMENT LIVING

    A CELEBRATION OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

    What a triumph this was for the club. Visiting Rotarian John from Bentleigh East commented on the fabulous mix of attendees: age, sex, and ethnicity. PP Jo Cowling is to be congratulated on her remarkable organisation. She never leaves anything to chance, and always dots the is and crosses the ts. Well done Jo. The evening got underway with the MCG College Captains Lucy, Veronique and Ophelia dealing with the housekeeping


    Karen Money (MGC Principal) to welcomed guest

    Facilitator Stewart Gibson outlined the part Lendlease and Richmond had played in this event

    Jo Cowling and Anna Lewenhagen - Rotary Next Step Program:
    Jo provided a brief overview of the Next Step Project ,whilst acknowledging the grant funders - Yarra City Council, Bendigo Bank Clifton Hill Branch and Inner North Community Foundation


    Anna Lewenhagens the RCR Next Step Project Youth Manage

    Our amazing and inspiring guest speakers


    Mia Timpano

    Colleen Peterson

    President Adam thanks the Guest Speakers and presents gifts. He also thanked the Melbourne Girls College and school Principal Karen Money, The Amora Hotel General Manager Tim Bilston and Lendlease for their sponsorship of the event and in particular Emily Worthington who is the Lendlease Community Engagement Manager who has worked with the RCR Committee to bring the event to fruition.

    Youth Exchange

    Constanze ‘eat your heart out”
    Guest speaker, at the Inspiring Women event, Colleen Peterson, showing off her Youth Exchange blazer to Constanze



    Visit to the RC Glenferrie to celebrate Youth Exchange and Youth Programs. Three generations of Youth Exchange Grandmother, mother Marita (host Mum to Constanze) and her daughter Bianca Shepherd. Grandmother’s exchange was to the Philippines, Marita went to Japan and Bianca has recently returned from Austria. They were greeted by RC Glenferrie Youth Chair Theresa


    Constanze and Maëlle at the Cuckoo







    CHINESE LUNAR DEGUSTATION

    CHOI’s
    Monday 16 March 2020
    Crab Meat Puff

    Freshly made pastry stuffed with fresh crab meat, subtle amount of Coriander, Spring onion, ginger, bean shoots and mushrooms. Deep fried, served with a bed of seaweed salad and dressed with sesame sauce

    Fresh Prawn

    Fresh prawn meat wrapped with blue cheese and parmesan cheese in soya bean sheet. Deep fried to brown and drizzled with house-made thousand island dressing

    Lamb Pocket

    Spicy minced lamb and sautéed onion filling served in a hot steamed bun

    Peking Duck

    Crispy, tender duck pieces wrapped in a steamed pancake and served with spring onion, cucumber, pickles and house-made plum sauce

    Grilled Salmon

    Tender fresh Salmon fillet grilled to its perfection, drizzled with a special sauce serve with a: Bowl of steamed rice

    Fillet Steak

    Aromatic pan-fried diced fillet steak paired with tasty black peppercorn sauce, accompanied with a: Bowl of Singapore Noodles

    Banana Fritter

    Our famous Lightly battered banana fritter comes with a generous size of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with golden syrup or

    Fried Ice cream

    Vanilla Ice cream crumbed with lots of peanuts, slightly fried, covered with delicious caramel sauce and Oreo crumbs

  • Chinese Tea



  • The Rotary Club of Richmond’s

    Pre-Conference Tour 2020 - Melbourne to Bendigo

    25-27 March 2020

    Day 1

    • Depart Melbourne at 10 am - enroute to Bright
    • 12.30 lunch at Benalla Gallery Café
    • 1.45 pm depart Benalla
    • 3.15 pm arrive Bright
    • Tour of town (walking or driving)
    • Overnight Accommodation Bright overlooking the Ovens River – Riverbank Park Motel $120 per room
    • 7.00pm BBQ Dinner – self-cater (weather permitting)
    Attendees for TOUR
    • Constanze and Jo
    • Jenny and Annette
    • Sue and Kevin
    • Les
    • Joan

    Day 2

  • 9am Breakfast at Wild Time Cafe
  • 10am Depart Bright enroute to Milawa
  • 11am arrive Milawa visit to Browns Brothers cellar door, Cheese Factory and Mustard Shop
  • 12 md depart Milawa enroute to Rutherglen
  • 12.30 pm Lunch at Jones Winery – Rutherglen
  • We are real people with real vineyards making real wines and serving real food in our restaurant.

    We are lucky to own one of the most beautiful little cellar doors and restaurants in Victoria, dating back to the 1860s. I'm Mandy Jones, a 5th generation winemaker, a modernist in my approach to handcrafting wines from grapes grown by my brother, Arthur. Our wines have power and brightness of fruit that could only be made from our very own patch of Rutherglen dirt.

  • Depart Rutherglen at 1.45pm
  • 2pm arrive Corowa – visit to All Saints Winery – visit to the cellar door 315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah
  • All Saints Estate Winery is a family owned wine company based in Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia. All Saints was built in 1864 by Scotsmen, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle building was based on one of the Queen's castles

  • Depart Corowa (All Saints) at 3pm
  • Arrive Cobram at 4pm
  • Overnight accommodation Cobram (pool) - Colonial Motor Inn $130 per night
  • 7.15pm Dinner – Jacks Restaurant Cobram
  • Day 3

  • 9am Breakfast – Orchard Café Cobram
  • 10am Depart Cobram
  • Enroute to Bendigo via Murray Valley Highway (2hrs 15 mins)
  • 1pm Arrive Bendigo
  • Light Lunch – to be advised
  • Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Lakeside (see below)
  • 3-4pm Conference Registration
  • 7pm Conference Opening and Club Dinner at the Quality Hotel Restaurant
  • Day 4

  • Conference
  • Conference Dinner
  • Day 5

  • Conference Concludes at Lunchtime
  • Own way home!






  • The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference
    April – Maternal and Child Health Month
    18th Saturday Trivia Night MGC
    May – Youth Service Month
    2nd Saturday Rochester Pie and Port Night
    25th Monday Ainger-Peck Awards night
    June – Rotary Fellowships Month
    8th Monday No meeting Queen’s Birthday holiday

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    Bulletin February 24th 2020

    ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND & RICHMOND RETIREMENT LIVING INVITE YOU TO

    A CELEBRATION OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

    Wednesday 26th February 2020 | 6pm - 8pm The Gillard Centre | Melbourne Girls’ College Yarra Boulevard, Richmond

    JOIN US FOR DRINKS & CANAPES

    Come along and enjoy a special evening where you’ll hear from incredible women who are committed to transforming our community & leading by example.

    SPECIAL PRESENTING GUESTS
    Mia Timpano Assistant Editor of Frankie Magazine, broadcaster at Triple R FM and all round creative content producer.
    Colleen Peterson Urban Planner and CEO of Ratio Consulting, a change maker in the social and economic impacts of urbanism.

    ENJOY DELICIOUS GRAZING PLATES & DRINKS BY MERCHANT RD.


    This is a free event with all donated proceeds going to Rotary Club of Richmond’s Next Step Program Supporting youth in their transition from school to employment in the nurturing of their skills, talents and confidence.

    SECURE YOUR FREE TICKET TODAY | Visit trybooking.com/BHGWW






    Working Bee DIK 12th March 10.00am

    Annette Pepper advises that there will be a Working Bee on Thursday 12th March at DIK to pack consumables in preparation for Somaliland shipment (to be arranged).

    ****************

    Sally O’Sullivan from the Friends of Richmond Rotary will be collecting non-perishable food items to take to the Richmond Salvos for distribution on March 2nd.

    ****************

    Next market will be in Saturday 21st March We have received interest from over 10 potential stall holders for our next and upcoming Markets.

    ****************

    Bit Coin

    After John Benger’s talk on the use of Bit Coin by governments, to get around sanctions and to avoid tractability, it was interesting to see in the media this week that North Korea has major involvement in the crypto currency area. By using Bit Coin, or one of the alternates, there is no money trail that can link a seller to the breaking of a sanction nor link the buyer to the payment. To do the transaction via a bank would be difficult as there is a tractability of the source of the money. The bank facilitating any deal would be contravening sanctions and liable to prosecution.

    Last week’s speaker: Isobel Armer

    Isobel gave a fascinatong talk on Nepal, half the size of Vctoria bu has a population of 29 million! Her projects there are varied and widespread her knowledge is extensive and any one planniung a trip there would do well to get her advice.

    Induction of new member- Mark Miller

    President Adam Sherwell welcomed our newesat member to the C lub last Monday. Mark( as was Isobel) formerly members of the now disbanded club Yarra Bend. Mark has been a Rotarian for 16years and will be a wlcome addition to the Vocational committee.

    Youth Exchange

    Nelufa Hamid , the mother of outward bound exchange student Jade to Brazil visited us to give an update of Jade’s progress. Jade seems to have settled in very well and is making great progress with the language.

    On Saturday, Kevin and Sue accompanied Constanze and another Youth Exchange student Maëlle to the Cuckoo restaurant in the Dandenongs. Maëlle is from Lucerne in Switzerland. So both girls giggled at the size of Mt. Dandenong ! Bavaria is midway between Austria and Switzerland so the girls found enough of their favourites – schnitzels, goulashes, dumplings sausage, sauerkraut and strudels to make them quite nostalgic for their native lands. They were especially taken with the continental cakes and managed to try all of them It was a lovely afternoon. The weather was perfect, the scenery sensational and the girls were such good company. Quite the best Youth Exchange ambassadors.

    Maëlle was thrilled to learn that we had spent much time in Switzerland. She was thrilled that we had visited Lucerne a couple of times and spoke of how moving we had found the Lion Monument The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers (the Swiss Guards) from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution. It moves you to tears.

    President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)

    President Elect Anna Walpole spent the weekend at Creswick with the future District personnel and club presidents in preparation for her year as President, More next week.







    CHINESE LUNAR DEGUSTATION

    CHOI’s
    Monday 16 March 2020
    Crab Meat Puff

    Freshly made pastry stuffed with fresh crab meat, subtle amount of Coriander, Spring onion, ginger, bean shoots and mushrooms. Deep fried, served with a bed of seaweed salad and dressed with sesame sauce

    Fresh Prawn

    Fresh prawn meat wrapped with blue cheese and parmesan cheese in soya bean sheet. Deep fried to brown and drizzled with house-made thousand island dressing

    Lamb Pocket

    Spicy minced lamb and sautéed onion filling served in a hot steamed bun

    Peking Duck

    Crispy, tender duck pieces wrapped in a steamed pancake and served with spring onion, cucumber, pickles and house-made plum sauce

    Grilled Salmon

    Tender fresh Salmon fillet grilled to its perfection, drizzled with a special sauce serve with a: Bowl of steamed rice

    Fillet Steak

    Aromatic pan-fried diced fillet steak paired with tasty black peppercorn sauce, accompanied with a: Bowl of Singapore Noodles

    Banana Fritter

    Our famous Lightly battered banana fritter comes with a generous size of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with golden syrup or

    Fried Ice cream

    Vanilla Ice cream crumbed with lots of peanuts, slightly fried, covered with delicious caramel sauce and Oreo crumbs

  • Chinese Tea



  • The Rotary Club of Richmond’s

    Pre-Conference Tour 2020 - Melbourne to Bendigo

    25-27 March 2020

    Day 1

    • Depart Melbourne at 10 am - enroute to Bright
    • 12.30 lunch at Benalla Gallery Café
    • 1.45 pm depart Benalla
    • 3.15 pm arrive Bright
    • Tour of town (walking or driving)
    • Overnight Accommodation Bright overlooking the Ovens River – Riverbank Park Motel $120 per room
    • 7.00pm BBQ Dinner – self-cater (weather permitting)
    Attendees for TOUR
    • Constanze and Jo
    • Jenny and Annette
    • Sue and Kevin
    • Les
    • Joan

    Day 2

  • 9am Breakfast at Wild Time Cafe
  • 10am Depart Bright enroute to Milawa
  • 11am arrive Milawa visit to Browns Brothers cellar door, Cheese Factory and Mustard Shop
  • 12 md depart Milawa enroute to Rutherglen
  • 12.30 pm Lunch at Jones Winery – Rutherglen
  • We are real people with real vineyards making real wines and serving real food in our restaurant.

    We are lucky to own one of the most beautiful little cellar doors and restaurants in Victoria, dating back to the 1860s. I'm Mandy Jones, a 5th generation winemaker, a modernist in my approach to handcrafting wines from grapes grown by my brother, Arthur. Our wines have power and brightness of fruit that could only be made from our very own patch of Rutherglen dirt.

  • Depart Rutherglen at 1.45pm
  • 2pm arrive Corowa – visit to All Saints Winery – visit to the cellar door 315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah
  • All Saints Estate Winery is a family owned wine company based in Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia. All Saints was built in 1864 by Scotsmen, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle building was based on one of the Queen's castles

  • Depart Corowa (All Saints) at 3pm
  • Arrive Cobram at 4pm
  • Overnight accommodation Cobram (pool) - Colonial Motor Inn $130 per night
  • 7.15pm Dinner – Jacks Restaurant Cobram
  • Day 3

  • 9am Breakfast – Orchard Café Cobram
  • 10am Depart Cobram
  • Enroute to Bendigo via Murray Valley Highway (2hrs 15 mins)
  • 1pm Arrive Bendigo
  • Light Lunch – to be advised
  • Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Lakeside (see below)
  • 3-4pm Conference Registration
  • 7pm Conference Opening and Club Dinner at the Quality Hotel Restaurant
  • Day 4

  • Conference
  • Conference Dinner
  • Day 5

  • Conference Concludes at Lunchtime
  • Own way home!



  • From PDG Bronwyn Stephens World of Difference” is a District Managed program which was started by Rotary Melbourne South back in 2009. Since then over 20 humanitarian trips, over 10 district and global grants have achieved safe water, agriculture, health, education and economic opportunities that Cambodian people desperately requested. We monitor and build on these trip after trip. Attached are two versions (word and pdf) of an article I would be so grateful if you would promote to Rotary Club of Richmond. It could be inserted in the Club Bulletin readily and I hope it would be of interest to your members. Our committee members and passionate team would be most grateful for the opportunity also to visit your Club to speak further about the upcoming trips, the project they envelop and what possibly the research and future project development is being explored at this moment. If a speaker opportunity is available our Chair Rob Hines would love to hear from your speaker Chair. His email address is rob.hines@live.com.au.


    Bronwyn Stephens District 9800 project “World of Difference





    SKILLS TRANSFER TOUR

    Local teachers in two remote communities have identified that without professional development they struggle to maintain enthusiasm and contemporary knowledge. We will gently assist in classroom mentoring, dental hygiene lessons, hand and toilet hygiene and safe water assessments. Contact tour leader Bronwyn Stephens 0410 324 537 or bronstephens@gmail.com

    WORKING TOGETHER (HANDS ON) TOUR

    Rotary Chadstone East Malvern is leading a World of Difference to the village of La’ak about 3 hours out of Siem Reap. The tour will involve focused project work in one village with a mix of intense hands on work and relaxation back in Siem Reap. Project activities in La’ak will be selected from the four-year village transformation plan managed by Build Your Future Today (Cambodian NGO led by Cambodians). You will be immersed in village life in very remote Cambodia where the standard of facilities is so low that we need to stay in the nearest regional centre.

    Contact tour leader Paul Rake 0409 937 080 or paul.rake@bigpond.com

    HUMANITARIAN AND CULTURAL IMMERSION TOUR

    Rotary Hawthorn will explore several volunteering opportunities as well as historical and cultural unique aspects of Cambodia for 14 days. Participants will journey from Phnom Penh to Kampong Speu then fly to Siem Reap where Kulen Phnom an ancient wonder of the world in Angor Wat awaits. Contrasts from day to day on this trip range from volunteering in remote schools, developing safe water programs, building toilets and exploring a possible global grant orthopaedic medical facility. Places are very limited on this tour

    Contact tour leader Katrina Flinn 0417 475 415 or katrinaflinn@gmail.com

    As with all World of Difference trips every dollar is used in Cambodia direct to fund project endeavours. This Rotary District 9800 Managed Project news can be found at www.org.au or https://www.facebook.com/WODHT




    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    2nd Monday
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference
    April – Maternal and Child Health Month
    18th Saturday Trivia Night MGC
    May – Youth Service Month
    2nd Saturday Rochester Pie and Port Night
    25th Monday Ainger-Peck Awards night
    June – Rotary Fellowships Month
    8th Monday No meeting Queen’s Birthday holiday

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    Bulletin February 17th 2020

    Tonight’s Meeting: Isobel Amer

    Isobel, our newest member, will give us a glmpse of the Rotarian behind the badge, her projects in Nepal, trekking in Nepal and life as a storeholder at the Camberwell market.

    Club Celebrations:
    Partner Birthdays: Beryl Golding 22nd February
    Anniversaries: Mark Dwyer & Kirsty Shepherd 23/02/1991 Induction Anniversaries: Simon Marriott 1st March 1994

    HAPPY 115th BIRTHDAY ROTARY
    23 rd FEBRUARY

    Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world. “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves. “

    Annette Pepper speaks at Rotary Club of Brighton North

    This club meets at the Brighton Yacht Club, a delightful setting. Annette was invited to present the Somaliland Project to the Club, and she did a wonderful job. Jo and Melinda were also made very welcome. Annette was once again offered wonderful support for this project from those in attendance. Congratulations Annette

    Last week’s speaker:

    After John Benger’s talk on the use of Bit Coin by governments, to get around sanctions and to avoid tractability, it was interesting to see in the media this week that North Korea has major involvement in the crypto currency area. By using Bit Coin, or one of the alternates, there is no money trail that can link a seller to the breaking of a sanction nor link the buyer to the payment. To do the transaction via a bank would be difficult as there is a tractability of the source of the money. The bank facilitating any deal would be contravening sanctions and liable to prosecution.





    Our first monthly market - a great community partnership between Richmond Rotary and Yarra Libraries Message from Yarra Libraries Kylie Carlson Thank you so much for a wonderful day. We are just going to build and strengthen each month. So proud of what we are achieving together- community ❤ ky

    Congratulations to Melinda and her team for a well organised and successful day.

    ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND & RICHMOND RETIREMENT LIVING INVITE YOU TO

    A CELEBRATION OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

    Wednesday 26th February 2020 | 6pm - 8pm The Gillard Centre | Melbourne Girls’ College Yarra Boulevard, Richmond

    JOIN US FOR DRINKS & CANAPES

    Come along and enjoy a special evening where you’ll hear from incredible women who are committed to transforming our community & leading by example.

    SPECIAL PRESENTING GUESTS
    Mia Timpano Assistant Editor of Frankie Magazine, broadcaster at Triple R FM and all round creative content producer.
    Colleen Peterson Urban Planner and CEO of Ratio Consulting, a change maker in the social and economic impacts of urbanism.

    ENJOY DELICIOUS GRAZING PLATES & DRINKS BY MERCHANT RD.


    This is a free event with all donated proceeds going to Rotary Club of Richmond’s Next Step Program Supporting youth in their transition from school to employment in the nurturing of their skills, talents and confidence.

    SECURE YOUR FREE TICKET TODAY | Visit trybooking.com/BHGWW*


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    CHINESE LUNAR DEGUSTATION

    CHOI’s
    Monday 16 March 2020
    Crab Meat Puff

    Freshly made pastry stuffed with fresh crab meat, subtle amount of Coriander, Spring onion, ginger, bean shoots and mushrooms. Deep fried, served with a bed of seaweed salad and dressed with sesame sauce

    Fresh Prawn

    Fresh prawn meat wrapped with blue cheese and parmesan cheese in soya bean sheet. Deep fried to brown and drizzled with house-made thousand island dressing

    Lamb Pocket

    Spicy minced lamb and sautéed onion filling served in a hot steamed bun

    Peking Duck

    Crispy, tender duck pieces wrapped in a steamed pancake and served with spring onion, cucumber, pickles and house-made plum sauce

    Grilled Salmon

    Tender fresh Salmon fillet grilled to its perfection, drizzled with a special sauce serve with a: Bowl of steamed rice

    Fillet Steak

    Aromatic pan-fried diced fillet steak paired with tasty black peppercorn sauce, accompanied with a: Bowl of Singapore Noodles

    Banana Fritter

    Our famous Lightly battered banana fritter comes with a generous size of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with golden syrup or

    Fried Ice cream

    Vanilla Ice cream crumbed with lots of peanuts, slightly fried, covered with delicious caramel sauce and Oreo crumbs

  • Chinese Tea
  • The Rotary Club of Richmond’s

    Pre-Conference Tour 2020 - Melbourne to Bendigo

    25-27 March 2020

    Day 1

    • Depart Melbourne at 10 am - enroute to Bright
    • 12.30 lunch at Benalla Gallery Café
    • 1.45 pm depart Benalla
    • 3.15 pm arrive Bright
    • Tour of town (walking or driving)
    • Overnight Accommodation Bright overlooking the Ovens River – Riverbank Park Motel $120 per room
    • 7.00pm BBQ Dinner – self-cater (weather permitting)
    Attendees for TOUR
    • Constanze and Jo
    • Jenny and Annette
    • Sue and Kevin
    • Les
    • Joan

    Day 2

  • 9am Breakfast at Wild Time Cafe
  • 10am Depart Bright enroute to Milawa
  • 11am arrive Milawa visit to Browns Brothers cellar door, Cheese Factory and Mustard Shop
  • 12 md depart Milawa enroute to Rutherglen
  • 12.30 pm Lunch at Jones Winery – Rutherglen
  • We are real people with real vineyards making real wines and serving real food in our restaurant.

    We are lucky to own one of the most beautiful little cellar doors and restaurants in Victoria, dating back to the 1860s. I'm Mandy Jones, a 5th generation winemaker, a modernist in my approach to handcrafting wines from grapes grown by my brother, Arthur. Our wines have power and brightness of fruit that could only be made from our very own patch of Rutherglen dirt.

  • Depart Rutherglen at 1.45pm
  • 2pm arrive Corowa – visit to All Saints Winery – visit to the cellar door 315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah
  • All Saints Estate Winery is a family owned wine company based in Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia. All Saints was built in 1864 by Scotsmen, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle building was based on one of the Queen's castles

  • Depart Corowa (All Saints) at 3pm
  • Arrive Cobram at 4pm
  • Overnight accommodation Cobram (pool) - Colonial Motor Inn $130 per night
  • 7.15pm Dinner – Jacks Restaurant Cobram
  • Day 3

  • 9am Breakfast – Orchard Café Cobram
  • 10am Depart Cobram
  • Enroute to Bendigo via Murray Valley Highway (2hrs 15 mins)
  • 1pm Arrive Bendigo
  • Light Lunch – to be advised
  • Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Lakeside (see below)
  • 3-4pm Conference Registration
  • 7pm Conference Opening and Club Dinner at the Quality Hotel Restaurant
  • Day 4

  • Conference
  • Conference Dinner
  • Day 5

  • Conference Concludes at Lunchtime
  • Own way home!
  • Please note we have booked our accommodation in Bendigo. If you would like to join us please advise Sue or Jo by Friday 21 February.

    D9800 Conference Speakers

    Professor Mary Galea AM, BAppSc (Physio), BA, PhD, is a physiotherapist and neuroscientist whose research program includes both laboratory-based and clinical projects with the overall theme of control of voluntary movement by the brain, and factors that promote recovery following nervous system damage. Tony Walker, CEO Ambulance Victoria
    Tim Cope, Adventurer, Author, & Filmmaker
    Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Commissioner,
    Emergency Management Victoria
    Ro Allen, Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality
    Gihan Perera, Futurist
    Zoe Daniel, ABC Washington Bureau Chief
    Michelle Scott Tucker, Author & Motivator


    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    10th Monday John Benger, Crypto Currency
    15th Saturday 1st Richmond Rotary market
    23rd Sunday Rotary’s birthday
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    2nd Monday
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference
    April – Maternal and Child Health Month
    18th Saturday Trivia Night MGC
    May – Youth Service Month
    2nd Saturday Rochester Pie and Port Night
    25th Monday Ainger-Peck Awards night
    June – Rotary Fellowships Month
    8th Monday No meeting Queen’s Birthday holiday

    I visited Judy today and she is recovering well from her recent health hiccup, she continues to enjoy phone calls and cards from members and friends. Judy would like to thank you to all members and friends for their kind wishes and she sent a thank you card to the Club to say "Thank You". Continue to keep in touch with Judy and she hopes that it may not be too long before she can visit us at a Club Meeting.
    Jo Cowling

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    Bulletin February 10th 2020

    Tonight’s Meeting: John Benger, Crypto currencies. John may be a dyslexic, but he sure is a wiz with numbers. Come and hear this topic demystified.

    Pasta Night at Anna’s

    Great food, fine wine, wonderful company, comfy surroundings and sparkling conversation all lead to a fun filled night. Thank you Anna

    There is always a raffle! President Adam thanks Anna for her hospitality

    Official opening of the new Amora




    ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND & RICHMOND RETIREMENT LIVING INVITE YOU TO

    A CELEBRATION OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

    Wednesday 26th February 2020 | 6pm - 8pm The Gillard Centre | Melbourne Girls’ College Yarra Boulevard, Richmond

    JOIN US FOR DRINKS & CANAPES

    Come along and enjoy a special evening where you’ll hear from incredible women who are committed to transforming our community & leading by example.

    SPECIAL PRESENTING GUESTS
    Mia Timpano Assistant Editor of Frankie Magazine, broadcaster at Triple R FM and all round creative content producer.
    Colleen Peterson Urban Planner and CEO of Ratio Consulting, a change maker in the social and economic impacts of urbanism.

    ENJOY DELICIOUS GRAZING PLATES & DRINKS BY MERCHANT RD.


    This is a free event with all donated proceeds going to Rotary Club of Richmond’s Next Step Program Supporting youth in their transition from school to employment in the nurturing of their skills, talents and confidence.

    SECURE YOUR FREE TICKET TODAY | Visit trybooking.com/BHGWW*


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    New Member Isobel Amer

    The club was indeed lucky to welcome Isobel to our club last week. Isobel is an inspiration to us all. Her charity work for Nepal is amazing. Her energy is extraordinary. She attends the Campbell Market every Sunday to raise funds for her projects Welocme Isobel




    Rotary 9800 District Conference Registrations for the 2020 District 9800 Conference are now open!!
    27-29 March 2020

    Conference Location

    Ulumbarra Theatre
    10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

    Tickets are priced as follows – Early-bird Price available until 30/11/19
    (The price of conference includes both the Conference Dinner & the Welcome Event)
    Rotarians and Partners = $300
    First Time Attendees = $250

    From the Conference organisers -- We've got some amazing entertainment, guest speakers and activities planned for the weekend We've drawn inspiration from the 19/20 motto Rotary Connects the World, and can't wait to share the weekend with you. As you will see there are some options within your booking - you can book for the Conference and then separately for the Foundation Breakfast and the Sunday lunch. If you initially book the Conference you can go back later and add in the breakfast and / or the lunch.

    From Sue and Jo – Onto Conference Chairs 2019-2020
    Sue and I have investigated accommodation for the conference and have made a booking at the Quality Lakehouse Hotel overlooking the lake and a short drive to the conference centre.

    Tour commencing on Wednesday 25 and arriving in Bendigo on the 27 March – see next pages

    Quality Lakeside Hotel Restaurant - Club dinner on the Friday night 27 March

    Come along and enjoy an inspiring conference with loads of fun and fellowship

    Jo: jocowling@optusnet.com.au
    Sue: sbolton@globaldial.com

    The Rotary Club of Richmond’s

    Pre-Conference Tour 2020 - Melbourne to Bendigo

    25-27 March 2020

    Day 1

    • Depart Melbourne at 10 am - enroute to Bright
    • 12.30 lunch at Benalla Gallery Café
    • 1.45 pm depart Benalla
    • 3.15 pm arrive Bright
    • Tour of town (walking or driving)
    • Overnight Accommodation Bright overlooking the Ovens River – Riverbank Park Motel $120 per room
    • 7.00pm BBQ Dinner – self-cater (weather permitting)
    Attendees for TOUR
    • Constanze and Jo
    • Jenny and Annette
    • Sue and Kevin
    • Les
    • Joan

    Day 2

  • 9am Breakfast at Wild Time Cafe
  • 10am Depart Bright enroute to Milawa
  • 11am arrive Milawa visit to Browns Brothers cellar door, Cheese Factory and Mustard Shop
  • 12 md depart Milawa enroute to Rutherglen
  • 12.30 pm Lunch at Jones Winery – Rutherglen
  • We are real people with real vineyards making real wines and serving real food in our restaurant.

    We are lucky to own one of the most beautiful little cellar doors and restaurants in Victoria, dating back to the 1860s. I'm Mandy Jones, a 5th generation winemaker, a modernist in my approach to handcrafting wines from grapes grown by my brother, Arthur. Our wines have power and brightness of fruit that could only be made from our very own patch of Rutherglen dirt.

  • Depart Rutherglen at 1.45pm
  • 2pm arrive Corowa – visit to All Saints Winery – visit to the cellar door 315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah
  • All Saints Estate Winery is a family owned wine company based in Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia. All Saints was built in 1864 by Scotsmen, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle building was based on one of the Queen's castles

  • Depart Corowa (All Saints) at 3pm
  • Arrive Cobram at 4pm
  • Overnight accommodation Cobram (pool) - Colonial Motor Inn $130 per night
  • 7.15pm Dinner – Jacks Restaurant Cobram
  • Day 3

  • 9am Breakfast – Orchard Café Cobram
  • 10am Depart Cobram
  • Enroute to Bendigo via Murray Valley Highway (2hrs 15 mins)
  • 1pm Arrive Bendigo
  • Light Lunch – to be advised
  • Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Lakeside (see below)
  • 3-4pm Conference Registration
  • 7pm Conference Opening and Club Dinner at the Quality Hotel Restaurant
  • Day 4

  • Conference
  • Conference Dinner
  • Day 5

  • Conference Concludes at Lunchtime
  • Own way home!
  • Please note we have booked our accommodation in Bendigo. If you would like to join us please advise Sue or Jo by Friday 21 February.

    Last week Kev and I spent a glorious week at Tidal River on Wilson’s Promontory. One of the highlights was a Wilson Prom cruise run by the Pennicott family. Do you remember when Rob Pennicott was the face of Rotary and presented at Denis Shore’s D9800 conference in Albury 2013? Robert Pennicott and his family have always been passionate about giving back to the communities in which they work and live since they started Bruny Island Cruises in 1999. The business employs and trains local staff, and purchases goods and services from local suppliers wherever possible. Sustainability is at the heart of the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys’ business with the range of experiences developed designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and provide financial support for conservation. Robert started the Tasmania Coast Conservation Fund in 2007/2008 under the umbrella of Wildcare. It was established to contribute towards the protection, conservation and management of marine and coastal reserves, marine mammals and seabirds. The fund is ongoing and supports projects dealing with one or more of the following themes:
  • coastal reserve and marine reserve management
  • marine mammal and seabird conservation
  • community awareness of and participation in coastal and marine conservation
  • A key project supported under the Tasmanian Coast Conservation Fund was eradicating cats from Tasman Island which were killing over 50,000 seabirds annually. In 2011, Robert established the Pennicott Foundation which provided a broader remit of support to include environmental, community and global initiatives. The first project under the Foundation was Follow the Yellow Boat Road which saw Robert and two others circumnavigate Australia in a 5.4 metre inflatable dinghy, raising $300,000 for conservation and to assist Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio from the world. Since then the Foundation has financially supported numerous coastal conservation projects, community and educational programs. “I am very proud of what the Foundation has achieved to date. Every cent donated to the Foundation goes towards outcomes that make a real difference. My hope is that the Foundation can grow and deliver greater benefits to the community and environment each year,” Robert Pennicott. 10 . The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors

    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    10th Monday John Benger, Crypto Currency
    15th Saturday 1st Richmond Rotary market
    23rd Sunday Rotary’s birthday
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    2nd Monday
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    February 3rd 2020

    Tonight’s Meeting: Constanze Schuen – Youth Exchange Constanze will give her half year report to the Club and visitors from the Rotary Clubs of Melbourne and Altona.

    VALE John Griffith 15/05/1929- 24/01/2020 John joined the Club in June 1988 and became Club president 1994-1995. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in1994-1995, and PHF with sapphire in 2012-2013. John was a regular attendee at both the D9800 conferences and club tours. This photo was taken on the way to the 2008 D9800 Conference at Shepparton. It was here that John seriously damaged his hip replacement and had to be sent to hospital. Since then I have always been terrified of falling on either of my titanium knees! John was Principal of Richmond Girls’ Secondary College and was tickled pink when we were joined at Richmond Rotary by Maria Makris a colleague from those days. He was a talented musician and was a church organist for many years and sometimes surprised us at meetings by belting out Happy Birthday etc. I have always admired John for the courage he showed when his health failed. One by one he admitted himself to care homes as a respite patient. He then chose which residence he felt he would be happy in and duly took up full time residence
    Long-time friend Ben Hosking wrote:
    ‘John Griffith was the Secretary of the Ainger Public Speaking Award for 22 years and was a member of the inaugural Committee which was set up in 1990. Other members were Frank Bartlett (Chair) Ben Hosking, John Wysham and Colin Looker. John was involved in setting up and forwarding all correspondence to schools which included the entry forms and the briefing notes which he helped develop together with Don Kinsey . He was very computer literate and excelled in compiling and growing school contacts and forwarding his well worded invitations to schools. His background as an educator and school principal was invaluable in the early stages of establishing the Ainger Award as a worthwhile and credible competition for schools to be involved in . John attended the heats at NHP supporting Don Kinsey and myself in the administration of the nights. He also instigated the printed certificates for all participants to acknowledge their entry which became a unique feature of the Ainger Award. His program for the final was also very professionally compiled featuring the profiles of the ten finalists When he retired in 2011 the Ainger Award had developed from its origin as a competition for two Richmond schools: Richmond Girls’ Secondary College and Vaucluse College to one that invited students from a wide range of government , catholic and independent schools across the Melbourne metropolitan area . John Griffith’s work and commitment over a long period was acknowledged when he was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his service at the Ainger Award Final . John Griffith was indeed a gentleman and a scholar and made a wonderful contribution to the Ainger Award and to the Rotary Club of Richmond. He will be missed.”




    RIP JOHN



    Australia Day Honours Congratulations to D9800 Past District Governor (2015-2016) Julie Mason on becoming an OAM Julie’s award was for significant service to the community, and to education

    Club Celebrations
    Anniversaries: Simon & Elissa Marriott 8th February 2003
    Dear Nia and Sue, I have had success in contacting Chew Chan through Susanna. Chew rang me this morning and he is doing quite well although on dialysis treatment each night and awaiting a kidney transplant. Chew was in good spirits and looks forward to returning to the Club once his health improves. Due to his illness he is not able to drive for 6 months which is also impacting his life. I sent our very best wishes from the members and we all look forward to his return. Kind regards Jo PS. Nia will send Chew’s new address out to members


    Cheerios to:
  • Judy Nettleton making good progress and loves to get emails, texts and cards, but is still not up to receiving many visitors
  • Jo Cowling who spent Australia Day weekend with a very painful knee and was unable to walk.
  • Kevin – first the bad news we have to do an emergency appendectomy , (on Australia Day) the good news this probably saved your life as the CT scan picked up a pulmonary aneurism that left untreated would have killed you!


  • Best wished to all our ‘sickies’.

    Daddy’s choice of outfit today. Another toothless Collingwood supporter joins the magpie army From PP Chris as seen on Facebook

    Hi Sue
    Maybe some of this would be good for the next Bulletin - highlighting the importance of work experience which is part of the Rotary Next Step Program Cheers. Jo I just thought I would share with you this article that was published in the age on Thursday. I thought it was really relevant and highlights the importance of work experience at Collingwood College. Anna Lewenhagen-Allvin Rotary Next Step Program VCE high-flyer Malaz gets her chance to make a noise
    By Michael Fowler ‘The Age”
    December 12, 2019
    Please see the above article sent by Anna as an additional attachment.

    "Save the Date" for the Rotary Club of Richmond's "Celebrate Inspiring Women" event - 26th Feb 2020 6-8 pm. The event will support and promote the RCR's Next Step Project - Supporting young students on their pathway to employment. Venue - Melbourne Girls College Julia Gillard Room with more details to follow.

    Rotary and the United Nations

    From the early 1940’s a number of nations and Rotary were involved in planning for an international body post WW11. In 1945 Rotary representatives served on the body that drew up the United Nations Charter. Rotary have representatives on a number of UN committees but it is not a members of the UN. Only countries can be members. Each year the UN holds a Rotary Day. Partly related to the early involvement of Rotary plus in celebration of the shared vision for world peace and global undertakings. 2020 makes the 75 anniversary of the formation of the UN and special recognition of Rotary will be made by the UN and the work of the UN will feature prominently in such events as the International Conferences.

    “RICHMOND ROTARY ON CHURCH MARKET” - PROJECT LAUNCH THIS WEEK The Rotary Club of Richmond in partnership with the City of Yarra and Richmond Library. The fundraising committee has been working over many months to establish an ongoing fundraiser for the Club. With the support of the City of Yarra and in particular the Richmond Library we are pl3eased to advise our members and friends of Rotary that our first market will commence on Saturday the 15 February. The market will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm in the theaterette of the Richmond Library. Motto Fashions has also come on board with new stock for the market. There will be entry points to the Market (Library) off Charlotte and Church Streets, Richmond The market will be located indoors at the Richmond Library on Church Street Richmond, near the corner of Swan Street. New member Claire Davison committee member has been assisting us with the launch of the market on social media platforms and we are indeed grateful for Claire’s expertise. Stall holders will book through a designated market website which is being established by Claire and we will be able to control stall holder types to ensure we don’t have too many of the same stalls. Staff from the Richmond Library Kylie Carlson and Natasha Koch have provided much needed logistic support to us. The market will encourage sustainability and recycling and markets will be selected to best reflect this. The Club hope to have approximately 20 stall holders and will include the Motto Pop Up shop. The Market will take us a little time to build but we are confident that we will be able to achieve this and in return provide the Club with an ongoing fundraising activity. We will have a Richmond Rotary Stall where members can donate items for sale, this will include a Rotary information stand. Money raised from the Rotary stall will support the Clubs Fundraising. Other areas of the Market will include the Richmond Rotary BBQ “sausage sizzle” situated near the Charlotte Street entrance and a “Devonshire Tea” – there is a great kitchenette and a foyer for attendees to sit and enjoy a cuppa. The Board has approved new promotional materials with Market Pull-up Banners, Flyers and other signage. Jellis Craig local real estate agents will supply a Billboard for advertising of the market, the City of Yarra will provide us with a suitable site. The City of Yarra and Yarra Libraries has supported us in finding a suitable location for the market, compliance, graphics, promotion and supply of equipment. Claire and I will attend an OHS induction this week. The Library will promote the Markey through their data base, relevant websites and other social media platforms. Volunteering – Yes, we need your help. Melinda Dunkley will draw up a market roster for distribution and we will encourage our members to participate and bring along family and friends. The roster model will encourage us to think outside of our membership and FORR and ask our friends and family to assist us when they are available, We expect that with the management of the BBQ, Devonshire Tea and Motto Pop Up we will need about 8 volunteers for each market, The fundraising committee members will be available for most markets. We will be provided with parking permits for our volunteers. This is a very exciting opportunity for our Club and we need the support of many to ensure the success of this fundraising initiative. Please get behind us and help us to make this an ongoing and sustainable activity for the Rotary Club of Richmond. The new promotional flyer has been included in this addition of the Bulletin is we are happy for you to make copies and distribute in the community. From the RCR Fundraisings Committee – Melinda Dunkley Chair, Claire Davison, Jo Cowling, Joan Kennedy and Les Frampton

    To be the Bulletin editor it is best not to have a thin skin or become complacent! Mistakes are often pointed out! thanks Sue, a mistake in your bulletin…? it is not the year of the rat…

    Last Meeting:

    Our newest member Clare Davison on her talk “the Rotarian Behind the Badge” outlined her long time association with Rotary and why she was so pleased to join Richmond. Clare’s career has meant that she has had many work opportunities in many parts of the world. She is now grounded as she bringing up her late sister’s two daughters. She has had along involvement in the IT industry and now teaches uni students. I am sure her IT skills will be well used by the club.

    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    20th Monday Welcome to Rotary 2020
    27th Monday No meeting Public Holiday
    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    1st Saturday Pasta Night – Anna Walpole’s place
    3rd Monday Interclub visit with RC of Melbourne Constanze delivers her half year report
    15th Saturday 1st Richmond Rotary market
    23rd Sunday Rotary’s birthday
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    2nd Monday
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference

    Meeting Information


    Monday 6.30 for 7.00 pm

    Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121



    Contact Us

    Website: www.rotaryrichmond.org.au



    Like us on Facebook



    January 20th 2020

    Bushfires devastate Australia

    2020 has got off to a pretty glum start. Most of us aren’t feeling refreshed after the holiday period with the underlying anxiety about the fires. The effect on so many has been profound – loss of lives, loss of homes, loss of businesses, loss of infrastructure , the loss of favourite holiday destinations and the untold suffering of our wildlife, our livestock, birds and fishes, Almost everyone knows of family and friends whose lives have been severely impacted by weeks of out of control bushfires. What can Rotary do to help? Here is a message from DG Grant Hacking. Over the last week District 9800 has established a Bushfire Response Committee which has met every day to coordinate our District response to the bushfires. The committee is chaired by Sue Foley (RC South Melbourne), with Marion Macleod (Melbourne), PDG Jim Studebaker (North Balwyn) and Rhys Maggs (Essendon North) supported by DGE Philip Archer and myself. We have been moved by the outpouring of support Rotarians and our community has shown to what will be a long and complex bushfire season. In the last few days I have also spoken directly with Governors in both the Gippsland and Hume areas of Victoria and we will be working together in our response. We will be coordinating our efforts (financial and logistical) with these Districts to ensure that all communities are supported. As well as this the 21 Governors across Australia are in constant communication and coordinating the National relief efforts. The aim is to ensure we coordinate and maximise our response to those communities in need as base it on the identified needs from those communities.
    Immediate response
    Emergency and Disaster response agencies in Victoria do a marvellous job in the immediate care and safety of the affected communities. Relief and Recovery centres are set up with support from Government, Red Cross, and many others. Support is provided in the form of food, accommodation, counselling services and funding for necessities. I know you join me in sending our sincere thanks to the firefighters, charities and volunteers who are tirelessly working to assist in our country’s recovery. I am proud that we have many Rotarians volunteering for front line agencies and responding to requests for support from agencies working in the relief centres and elsewhere including animal welfare. Generous offers are being received from many Rotarians, and there have been many individuals and clubs working in many areas to provide materials and food to affected agencies and communities. This includes the provision of 500,000 P2 facemasks which are being distributed through RC Melbourne and DIK. Experience tells us that donation of money is more effective and provides more flexibility as in can be used to meet targeted and specific requests for support. District 9800 is providing two separate ways for Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and members of the public to provide donations to our Bushfire Recovery efforts. The first fund will provide Rotary Clubs and individuals not seeking a tax deduction and allow us more flexibility to take immediate action. Account: Rotary International District 9800 - Australian Bushfire Appeal
    BSB: 633000
    Account Number: 171227895
    The second fund through Bendigo Banks Community Enterprise Foundation allows tax deductibility to individual donors or businesses who require this option. Bendigo Bank has waived their administration fees.

    For tax deductible donations please use this link:

    https://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/make-a-donation/rotaryd9800bushfireappeal

    Carlton United Breweries are also making a substantial cash donation and conducting a program to raise funds through pubs around Australia. A huge thanks to our partners at Bendigo Bank and CUB. In the coming weeks and months we will be doing all we can to coordinate an effective and coordinated response to the Rotary Districts and communities affected by the bushfires. The ongoing support of Rotarians will be invaluable over the coming months and as always it is valued and appreciated. If you need to discuss anything related to the bushfire efforts please contact D9800 Bushfire Response Committee chair Sue Foley Sue.Foley@bendigoadelaide.com.au or myself. Thank you again for all you are doing to support the bushfire affected communities.

    Regards
    Grant Hocking ASM (Melissa)

    Our Christmas Party

     
    The welcoming committee!

    Our brilliant MC, Trevor, working under difficulty and making the whole night enjoyable for everyone.



    Jenny List surveying the magic!
    The venue was certainly a change from the Amora! When she arrived at 4.30pm the room was a shambles with people drinking and eating, tables all over the place and food on the floor. However it all came together wonderfully.


    Wonderful music from the Salvation Army musos,Santa’s helpers certainly had fun with all the gear provided by Trevor. Juddie thought his beard was great, and the helpers did an excellent job collecting the gifts under Sally’s guidance. Trevor bought the beard with Juddie in mind as he thought he would look like a Kevin Bolton clone!
    Sue presented with a Paul Harris Fellow. Thank you President Adam. It was a lovely surprise and I felt quite churlish on the night that I did not make a little speech of thanks. Blame it on the shock and not bad manners.
    President Adam thanks everyone and presents Rotarian Warren Golding with a cheque for the Salvation Army. It was very nice that the First Prize winner of the Raffle, Michelle Benstead, decided to donate that huge hamper to the Salvation Army for distribution, and the other two winners did the same. We will have helped to bring some extra happiness to a few families, and with all the toys, to a larger number of families.

    Club Celebrations

    Birthdays: Sue Bolton 31st January
    Partner Birthdays: Helen Jackson 31st January
    Anniversaries: Maria &Chris Makris 21 /01/1990, Kris & Ben Hosking 31/01/1978




    Hi Jo, I hope you are having a relaxing Christmas eve!
    I just wanted to thank you so much for your support this year and for welcoming me into the program. It has been a great experience that I am looking forward to getting back into in the New Year!
    I received a call from a student on the weekend who had an interview on the weekend which was very exciting!
    Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year!

    Warm regards,
    Anna Lewenhagen-Allvin
    Rotary Next Step Program

    Youth Exchange

    Jo is with Constanze’s Dad Hartwig on Boxing Day. They were on their way to a shopping spree at Chadstone. Hartwig flew out to spend Christmas with his daughter and her host family Marita, Brett and Luke Shepherd and their extended family. Marita and Brett’s daughter Bianca has been on a Rotary exchange to Vienna and returns to her family on the 12 January. Constanze will move to her new host family (MGC family) in late January. Michael and I will host Constanze for a couple of weeks in mid-January. Constanze is enjoying her exchange experience very much. In March she will attend the District Conference and then join the multi district youth exchange students for the Safari outback adventure.

    Constanze’s host parents Marita and Brett

    Bushfires disrupt National Youth Science Forum

    It is with great sadness that the National Youth Science Forum announces the cancellation of Session C of the 2020 NYSF Year 12 Program. This cancellation is unavoidable due to the impact of the current Australian Bushfires; NYSF must protect participant and volunteer safety above all else. This difficult decision has involved close consultation with our host university in Canberra, the Australian National University (ANU). 8 Canberra is still experiencing hazardous air quality with smoke from the Australian Bushfire Crisis continuing to be a health risk. A significant number of bushfires surrounding Canberra are still burning, and as such the potential for smoke and the threat of a fire reaching Canberra during the program cannot be ruled out. We are deeply saddened to cancel the program, however safety and wellbeing of our NYSF participants, volunteers, providers and staff always comes first. We would like to thank participants, parents and volunteers for their ongoing support and understanding during this difficult time. We would also like to thank our Partner Organisations for their tremendous support, understanding and assistance over this difficult period.

    RYLA Dinner 5th December 2019

    Our Rotary Club of Richmond awarded Thirumagal Arunachlan-Elathendral with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award for the 2019 – 2020 because of her work as a committed individual to bring about change in all levels of government and non-government organizations. RYLA is a week-long residential program conducted annually and is aimed at encouraging and developing leadership, personal development and social skills for such aspiring individuals as Thirumagal. Thirumagal is a Sustainability Activist and an Engineering Student. Thirumagal aspires to be working on projects that improve the sustainability of our world, evolving our current systems so they have zero negative impact on Earth and Society. She has been very involved in her secondary school at the local level, state and national level in a variety of organizations to achieve her goals. Thirumagal has been a speaker both in Australia and internationally where in January 2016 she travelled with the Principal Karen Money to Abu Dhabi to present the Melbourne Girls’ College (MGC) Implementation Strategies for the Prize they won for the Innovation and Implementation of Renewable Energies Technologies from the government of UAE. Thirumagal was a student at MGC from 2012 to 2017. She was the College Captain in 2017. Maria Makris our Youth Services Chair was her past Social World teacher in 2012, together with her spouse Chris Makris a FORR attended the RYLA dinner at the Oasis Camp at Mt Evelyn to support her. In Thirumagal’s own words she wrote, ‘whilst on the day I was feeling very conscious as I was blown away that you took the time out for me out of your life. I felt very valued and appreciated, it’s giving me the driving force to do better and give more contributions to society.’ She thanked the Club for our sponsorship. I like to point out that this is why our club is so close to our amazing youth and is working well with them to build their leadership potential and in return to serve humanity. We are very proud as a club to be so closely connecting with our youth because together we become stronger and are able to be of service to our people in the world. We are looking forward to Thirumagal’s presentation in the near future.

    "Save the Date" for the Rotary Club of Richmond's "Celebrate Inspiring Women" event - 26th Feb 2020 6-8 pm. The event will support and promote the RCR's Next Step Project - Supporting young students on their pathway to employment. Venue - Melbourne Girls College Julia Gillard Room with more details to follow.

    The Rotary Club of Richmond Pasta Night



    6.30 for 7.00pm
    Saturday 1 February 2020



    Enjoy Anna Walpole’s delicious pasta and warm hospitality
    32 Gellibrand Crescent, Reservoir
    Cost $40.00 per head
    Includes antipasto, pasta and dessert
    BYO Drinks



    RSVP: melindadunkley@gmail.com

    23 January 2020

    Welcome from the General Manager

    Happy Christmas to all.
    We hope that you get some well-deserved time off with your loved
    ones to celebrate the festive season.
    Wow what a year!
    Our long awaited refurbishment is 95% complete. We look forward to showing you the 'new' Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne in 2020. Our new Restaurant (The Reserve Dining Room) & Bar have been received well. Our new Summer menu is proving to be very popular with our guests as well as the Richmond & Hawthorn locals. The new Reception area & Lobby areas are a huge improvement & look great.
    The new purpose built Events Pavilion has just opened & we have hosted several large events. The hotels courtyards are ready & open with some small touch ups to follow. Have a very happy Christmas & New Year. We look forward to seeing you soon.
    Kind Regards
    Tim Bilston
    General Manager

    The Rotary Club of Richmond thanks our Community Partners and Sponsors


    Future Events

    20th Monday Welcome to Rotary 2020
    27th Monday No meeting Public Holiday
    February – Peace and Prevention/Resolution Month
    1st Saturday Pasta Night – Anna Walpole’s place
    3rd Monday Interclub visit with RC of Melbourne Constanze delivers her half year report
    15th Saturday 1st Richmond Rotary market
    23rd Sunday Rotary’s birthday
    26th Wednesday Celebrate Inspiring Women – MGC
    March – Water and Sanitation Month
    2nd Monday
    9th Monday No meeting Labour Day holiday
    25th Wednesday Preconference tour
    26th Thursday Pre-conference tour
    27th Friday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    29th Saturday D9800 Conference Bendigo
    30th Sunday End D9800 Conference





    Happy Chinese New Year
    The year of the Rat