Shraddha's speech:  
 I want to start by saying ' Thank you' to all that were present at the changeover and to those who weren't able to make it but nevertheless, cheering on 'for we get another year to show up and serve the community'.
Coming together with members, friends, family and community leaders last week made me realise the importance of the changeover culture. The experience is surreal, keeping traditions like this reinforces the connectedness that we as humans thrive on. The celebration last week allowed us to experience what it means to be a Rotarian by celebrating the accomplishments, acknowledging our contributions in services, sharing in fellowship and looking ahead to continuing to come together for a greater cause. 
It's a blessing that  our club has established projects in the community that we grow strength to strength and continue to serve on; drawing on the unique knowledge of a dedicated board and members of the club and community, I am hopeful that we will be able to start new initiatives under various Rotary pillars of service, focusing primarily on 'hands on project.
My goal as President this year will be to continue to assist our existing charities and community. The needs in our community are greater than in past years. With our clubs position in the community and our direct connection and experience with the most vulnerable groups, I  am hopeful that together we will be able to come up with a project that serves this urgent need  in the community as we recover from the pandemic impact.  Many in the community may be wondering whether they will have food in the table, many may be facing homelessness, some needing support due to separation,  some wondering where their next paycheck will come from, many worried about their own or their loved ones mental health.  We must identify and meet these needs of our community.  Our members are ears and eyes in the community, working with our many local charities throughout this upcoming year, I am certain we will be able to continue to identify where the need is and contribute where it matters.
With this in mind, you will find attached to this newsletter a 'project template'. I'd like to urge each of our members and or community who have an idea or know of a need in the community💡to please take time to complete and submit  a project proposal by 31st July 2022. We will be looking to review and support you in the Implementation of these ideas over the next quarter.
For international, we are pursuing the option to apply for District international  grant for 'Back to school' program in Nepal and aiming to register our intention by July 31st, 2022. If there are any other international project, that members are keen to bring forth, this will be good opportunity for us to register for grant together.  Please fill out the template and mark it as international on your submission.
I am super excited that we are  going to be able to host our awesome fundraisers again, there have been discussion about restarting our BBQ  and initiating a book club.
We hope to continue on our Mental health awareness drive, looking to provide 'Mental health first aid' training to our customer facing staff and volunteers at the Opshop starting July.
Coming back to meeting face to face,  we will continue with keeping our meetings to service both breakfast on first Wednesday of the month and  evening dinner fellowship will remain exciting trying out new spots in the local community every 3rd Wednesday.
If you would like to have any topics covered or have guest speakers on mind, do let me know. We will look to have speakers from other initiatives come and give us insight from time to time- planning underway for breakfast in August to have Rhys Williams come and give us an overview on 'Mentor Match' program.
I would like to thank the wonderful members of the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington and our fantastic volunteers at the Op shops for their participation during the past year. You have been instrumental in keeping the spirit of service.
To the general members of the community who have been wondering if they should get involved with Rotary or any volunteering work, feel free to give me a call to chat. I'd be delighted to be connected with you and see if we can help you in your wish.
Keep an eye out for these upcoming events and support the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington with its various initiatives.
Our club President's changeover was a evening filled with joy, chatter and catching up with friends again.  We also welcomed family, friends and guests to share the amazing work which Rotary achieves.
Congratulations Josie Magri on 30years of Rotary membership.
Anne Heyes - PHF 2 sapphires
Rebecca Smith - Vance Hilton Community Leaderhip Award
Melanie Del Monaco and Mary Keating - Community Service awards
Karolina Sevcikova - Jim Hosie Trophy
District 9800 Governor's Changeover:

Shraddha and Lesley attended this event at the Hyatt in Essendon joining 100s of Rotarians from across the district.  This was another joyous event where a number of Rotarians and clubs were acknowledged for their efforts and achievements in the year.
District Governor Dale Hoy reflected on his year and then handed over the chain of office to incoming District Governor Amanda Wendt.  Amanda spoke of her thoughts for the coming year and the excitement of hosting the International convention in May 2023. 
She also spoke of the Trepeat of RI President Jennifer Jones, Zone Director Jessie Harman and District Governor Amanda Wendt - and for some clubs a Quadpeat with a female President: Shraddha Sharma.
Flemington Kensington Rotary was awarded the Public Image recognition for our efforts in sharing stories in the local newspapers.  We also received a membership commendation for inducting 3 new members in the year:  Karolina Sevcikova, Yvonne Farquharson and Rebecca Smith.
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Breakfast at Mama Bear this Wednesday 6 July          
Join us for the first meeting of the new Rotary year.   730am for a 745 start.Smashed Avocado Toast with Egg
Project template
Regionalisation Pilot
Garage working bee
Tree Planting preparations
Our club has nominated the 4th Thursday of each month as our scheduled day to volunteer.  Edith, Karolina and Lesley will be there between 11am-3.00pm and would love to have you join us and see what great work RIMERN are doing in our local community.
RIMERN are currently short of cutlery, blankets, doonas and bedding.
32-34 Lincoln Street East Brunswick - on the corner Moreland Road just East of Nicholson Street.
Anne, Edith Shraddha and Lesley joined Melina and the Op Shop volunteers for lunch last week.  It was an opportunity to present them with their Volunteering Victoria certificates and recognise their dedication and support.
We also thanked Mel for her work and presented her with flowers.
FIT4 Use Store Werribee
On 30 June I formally handed over the keys to Graeme Roper, President of Werribee Rotary.
Thank you Minnie and Patricia for all your efforts over the last 5 weeks.

The Fit4 Use store is in good hands - Graeme and Michael Redding are able to visit on a regular basis and support the managers and volunteers in their work to promote the store into the community.
Meet Rotary’s first female president 
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones is ready to hit the ground running as she takes office on 1st July as the first female president in Rotary history.   

She is a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland, Ontario, Canada, and founder and president of Media Street Productions, an award-winning media company in Windsor.
Having previously served Rotary in a variety of roles including vice president, director, and Rotary Foundation trustee, her talents have strengthened Rotary’s reach and impact.
 Learn more about Jones in a profile in the July issue of Rotary magazine.   Watch the presidential changeover ceremony on Facebook.
Rotary Regionalisation Pilot
The Pilot aims to:
Support clubs to engage members, volunteers, and communities
- Create new attractive leadership roles and development opportunities
- Build a stronger unified Rotary brand - Encourage partnerships
- Improve efficiencies and reduce duplication. T
• Allow clubs sharing geography, culture, and language to organise in ways that suit them. • Eliminate duplication and remove layers of hierarchy to make Rotary more responsive and cost effective
• Bring together the best resources from across the region and make them easily accessible to every club.
• Improve communication effectiveness to enhance club and member engagement.
• Grow membership through new club types, flexibility, and partnership options reflecting our diversity.
• Attract more community, corporate, and government sector support by communicating with one voice.
• Enhance leadership and personal development activities to better suit our modern world. • Foster more diverse perspectives in decision making.
• Reduce the burden of administrative responsibilities placed upon leaders.
The overarching aim of this project is to provide better and more direct support to Rotary and Rotaract clubs through a less layered and more devolved contemporary approach.
Find out more here                     Fact sheet
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Rotary Zone 8 Conference Early Bird Tickets Now Available - 28-30 October
Early bird tickets are now available for all Rotaractors and Rotarians in Australia, New Zealand and across the Pacific to attend the Zone 8 Better Together Conference in Canberra from October 28-30.

The conference will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra and the Saturday night dinner at Old Parliament House.
The conference is set to be the first in-person zone event since the COVID-19 pandemic and is shaping up to be a celebration of all the best our Rotary family has to offer. This includes a range of excellent speakers and sessions across the weekend.
Metro. Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula 12-13 Nov 2022 
Regional Victoria 19-20 Nov 2022

Garden DesignFest is organised and managed by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne


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