Welcome to a new Rotary year!
Greetings everyone
I do hope you are all well and managed to get through another lockdown.  I am delighted to report that I have now had my second AstraZenica injection and feel so grateful.
Our last meeting via ZOOM in an evening timeslot allowed us to hear from Susie Cole from Rotary Prahran about RIMERN - the Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network.  Susie's enthusiasm and dedication is infectious as is her energy and drive - read more.  I am delighted to report that the Board has agreed to support RIMERN.
I am sad to report that John Heyes is unwell.  He and Anne face a tough few months with treatment and will unfortunately be missing from the Op Shop and our activities.  We wish him all the very best!
Next week's meeting will again be via ZOOM due to COVID limits on numbers, starting at 8am.  See below for the link.
Membership fees are now due and Tax Invoices are in the email/mail.  As always, fees are those charged by RI, District 9800 and RDU only.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 21st July at 7PM.
Next Meeting Wednesday 4 August at 8AM - 7.45 for pre meeting chat!
Next Meeting Wednesday 4 August at 8AM Guest Speaker Catherine Johnston
Catherine is a researcher at the University of Melbourne investigating education and parenting sectors around the mental health of children and adolescents.

Meeting ID: 858 198 0266     Passcode: 675123     
RIMERN - Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network
We welcomed PP Susie Cole from Rotary Prahran to tell us about RIMERN.
Modelled on the Eastern Emergency Relief Network in Eltham and Western Emergency Relief Network in Melton, RIMERN is supported by a group of clubs including Prahran, Albert Park, Central Melbourne, Carlton, North Melbourne, Balwyn, Camberwell and Canterbury.
It has ACNC and DGR registration and has located commercial premises at 32-34 Lincoln Street, East Brunswick.  Canards are supporting with co-location and rental as well as providing resources.
As with EERN and WERN, referrals must come from accredited agencies download the form here.
Working bees will happen regularly on Saturdays COVID permitting and all members are invited to support these.
Introducing RIMERN - please share with colleagues, friends, family and neighbours who may be looking to donate surplus household goods.
Tommy Quick - the 4 Points Australia Ride
Members will remember Tommy speaking to us at a meeting in June.  Tommy, a neighbour of Len Seddon's suffered a stroke when he was 12 years of age.  He has overcome numerous challenges and has learnt to speak, walk and function again, achieving some amazing milestones along the way.
Tommy has started his ride to the 4points, commencing in Steep Point Western Australia this week.
You can donate to Tommy's ride here or make a donation to the Stroke Foundation.
Our club has support Tommy and the Stroke Foundation.
Shradd is currently in India visiting her parents in law but is delighted to hear that the 2 containers of playground equipment have departed.  The ETA at Haldia, the nearest port is August 17th.  We look forward to seeing images of the new installations.
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Recently, Mel and volunteers at the Flemington Op Shop were able to assist a young couple with wedding attire.  They returned to thank them and show off their magnificent clothing.
Polio Update
In 1980, that is 40 years ago, there were 56230 cases of Polio worldwide.
The the last case of poliomyelitis caused by a locally acquired wild poliovirus in Australia was reported in 1972.
Today, just 2 countries are endemic; Afghanistan and Pakistan.and there have been just 2 cases notified.
Why - because of the Polio Vaccine and Rotary's role in the fight to end polio.
 Posted by Tim Moore on Jun 11, 2021
To celebrate our Centenary, this year’s Zone 8 conference is all about sharing the wonderful impact of Rotary.  It will take place on 11 & 12 September.
There are some great reasons to attend this year’s event:
  • Be inspired by Rotary projects in communities around our Zone
  • Meet some of our Rotary heroes – dedicating their lives to making a positive difference
  • Learn new ways to deepen engagement and impact from Rotary’s senior leaders
  • Connect with Rotary friends old and new
  • Share the ‘big picture’ of Rotary impact with your newer members
  • Be inspired to deepen your engagement and make an even greater difference through Rotary
The 2021 event is virtual with a flexible two-day program designed to inspire and energise you.  The event will have all the best elements of the face to face conference  – you can listen to great speakers, ask questions, network with Rotarians friends (old and new) and choose the sessions you want to attend – all from the comfort of your home or in a shared space with other Rotarians and friends.
This event will bring together the best of Rotary in one place over one weekend, running on both days from 11.30 – 1.00 pm AEST.
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Help Build a Better Rotary

The workshops are for Rotary Club Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champions or Rotarians who have an interest in creating change and ensuring their Rotary club is more inclusive and supportive of the community.

The FREE workshops led by 'Courage to Care’ will explore:

  • • Creating awareness of the dangers of prejudice, racism and discrimination
  • • Educating to challenge attitudes and behaviours
  • • Demonstrating that every individual can make a difference
  • • Transforming “bystander” behaviour to “upstander”

Each Workshop is funded by D9800 and will conclude with a light lunch.

Retiree Wellbeing study opportunity – retirees needed!  
This is Anna Lawton and she completing her Master of Applied Positive Psychology research project.
Anna is investigating the impact that COVID-19 has had on retirement goals, plans, and dreams and how this has influenced the wellbeing of our retiree community in Victoria. Participation is through an online survey. If you are a retiree who lives in Victoria and are interested in participating, please click on the URL which will take you to the Project Information Sheet and, if you would like to participate, the survey.
Participation will take up to 20 minutes.
We have booked a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle for Sunday 26 September at Maribyrnong.  Please diarise this and advise if you can do either a morning or afternoon shift please.
Lesley is BBQ Captain {oh no you say!!}
Aug 04, 2021 7:30 AM
How parents and teachers can support children's mental health
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Upcoming Events
District Governor's visit
Quest Conference Centre
Sep 01, 2021
7:15 AM - 9:45 AM
District Governor's visit
Quest Conference Centre
Sep 01, 2021
7:15 AM – 9:30 AM
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The Rotarian
Rotary On The Move
Moonee Valley Council Green Action Plan
Rotary Leader
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