President's Report

At this week's meeting we welcomed Salma Salaat, a student from Mount Alexander College who has ben successful in gaining a place in the National Youth Science Forum for 2021. Salma is the 4th student we have sponsored from MAC in 4 years.  She was joined by Science Coordinator Man Lam who spoke about a proposed astronomy event in 2021 with the college's 2 large telescopes.

We also welcomed a new volunteer to the op Shop, Dina.  Dina is a former councillor with Maribyrnong and works as a Business Manager for WHV.  Welcome Dina.

The Op Shop is now operating with different Rotary managers each day.  Many thanks to Betty Kitchener for stepping up and for her assistance with the COVID plan and documentation for volunteers.
Edith and I have put in numerous hours over the last month and the shop has received some very positive comments with the space and maintenance. Thanks to Angela our landlord for her support.

I am delighted to advise that we will meet face to face at Crown Street Stables for the first meeting in December, Wednesday 2nd at 7.30am.  Jan and Jonathan are keen to welcome us back.  Further information on food will be sent to everyone this week.



VRC Roses to say Thank You!
Our club was featured in a media presentation by the VRC with the distribution of roses to frontline workers after the cup carnival.  Anne, Carolina and Jess were in the forefront of this video on Twitter.

And we are mentioned in this news article too.​​​​​​​
Help needed to collect beds from the Austin Hospital
Bob Glindeman has called out for assistance on Tuesday 1st December to collect and load beds.  Contact him to advise of your availability please.
Container #5 has shipped to Sri Lanka.
Thanks to the amazing efforts of Sam Nicol, Shraddha Sharma, Peter Cribb, Lyn Borghouts and Jon Temby:  with the Peninsula RORP team led by Wayne Jenkins, Frankston and Ivanhoe Rotarians, John Arena, OmniTech and Laurie Fisher from DiK.  It is anticipated the container will be unloaded early in December.
RORP in Parliament this week!
Craig Ondarchie MLC gave a Member's Address in Parliament on RORP last week!
2021 Art Show
We have received almost 100 entries already.  Next year's event looks to be even bigger than 2019 with people keen to celebrate surviving lockdown and looking for some joy. Make sure you save the dates for a wonderful weekend.
Thanks to John Elston who has worked with Anne McMahon to have the Gallery247 webpage up and ru8nning.  Entries are now open for submissions.
We are now seeking major sponsors for the 2021 Art Show.  Thank you to the sponsors who have committed already: 
City of Melbourne.  Nelson Alexander.  Kensington Business Network.  White Gum Potters.
If you are interested or able to provide sponsorship at any level, please contact Lesley.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date
Cody Bettanin
November 8, 2016
4 years
The Op Shop refreshed!
President Anne, Treasurer Edith and member Betty have worked their magic with the help of many family, friends and volunteers to breathe new life into the cramped space.  Many thanks to our landlord Angela who has supported us with plumbing, roof repairs and hot water.
We also have some new volunteers and the shop has been decluttered.  Marie Kondo would be proud of Anne and Edith!
Sales have increased and people are considerate of our COVID safe plan and number limits.
Make sure you call in and visit - help out for a few hours or buy something special.  Anne has unearthed some treasures!
Rotary Club of Moreland features RORP
This is the playground sent to Tanzania.
Hospital beds to Sri Lanka
Thanks to Mr Nihal De Run, one of our Sri Lankan supporters, and the BEAP Foundation for their financial assistance towards costs the first container of hospital beds has been shipped via the Rotary Club of Colombo and with authority of the Ministry of Health. 
Sri Lanka are struggling to cope with the demand due to COVID so through International Chair Peter Cribb, our club has approved 2 containers, that is approximately 120 beds.  Many thanks to Laurie at Donations in Kind for his prompt response.  The second container should ship within the next fortnight.
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Evan Burrell - getting the most out of social media
Our own Past District Governor Julie Mason in her capacity as Assistant Coordinator Rotary Zone 8 Public Image Chair, has organised a seminar on Social Media.  She has invited Evan Burrell to speak on the effective use of Social Media and how it will improve the public image of your club.
Sunday 29th November starting at 11:00am.
To register, please email Jane Pennington at and Jane will send you the zoom details.
The Annual General Meeting was held on 4 November with 11 members in attendance.  Apologies were received from Peter Cribb, Anne McMahon, Jon Temby, Sam Nicol, Cody Bettanin, Lorry Rowe, Len Seddon, Geoff Cawsey and Ted Frank.
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District AGM - 23 November
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