June is dedicated to Fellowship in the Rotary calendar.  
Fellowship is an old-fashioned word to many, but to us it means friendship, working together for a common cause, and shared participation within a community with common values.
Last month we thanked
all our volunteers for their service, commitment and time.   
Not all heroes wear capes, and there are many well deserving heroes in our club.
Nominate someone for a National Volunteer Award HERE
Several of our members continue to have health issues:
1.  Karolina continues to require support after the 2 mini strokes.
 She is now at home but it not allowed to drive.
2.  Geoff and Dulcie are recovering after recent hospital stays.
3.  Jeff tore his achilles and needed surgery. He is on crutches and will be MIA for some weeks.
Alan and Marg Bruno are enjoying a trip to Europe - currently they are in Scotland.
Friday 21 June: Club Presidents Changeover at the Mercure.  Please book via Humanitix or let Lesley/Shraddha know you are coming.  District Governor Ron Payne and Deb will be attending, also the Sri Lankan Consul General.
Sunday 23 June: Charter of the University of Melbourne Rotaract Club.  READ MORE
Sunday 30 June; District Governor Changeover lunch at Ultima, Keilor.  Join Shraddha and Lesley as we welcome Michael Lapina to the role.
Wednesday 3 July: First breakfast meeting of the new Rotary year.  Club Forum.
Sunday 28 July: National Tree Day - planting at Fairbairn Park.
Saturday 10 August: Donations in Kind Open Day 10-3.  
1.  Sri Lanka Stroke Project - the container was loaded and locked 
last Tuesday 4th at Donations in Kind.  Peter and Lesley were on hand
for the loading and found some extra items to fill gaps. Thanks to the
amazing team of Andy, Jim, Norm, Laurie et al for their "tetris" work.    
2.  Books to the Maldives - 4 pallets of books have been sorted and repacked from the donation received from Robert Akeroyd. Together with 4 pallets of children books and a pallet of student/school stationery, these will be delivered to the shipping agent, Sepia, at Tullamarine next Tuesay.
3. Jarriban Hospital - quotes have been received from 2 other shippers through Abdi.  A shipping date is being finalised.  Items have been labeled and placed in a dedicated space at DiK.    So far, 20 beds,2 dialysis machines and their chairs,
6 medication trolleys, 6 patient transfer trolleys and boxes of sanitizer and medical consumables have been collected. 
This project will receive a grant from the District Foundation towards shipping.
4. Education and teacher training Nepal -  the Global Grant application has-been lodged and we await a response.  We are very grateful to the District Foundation for their contribution, and to the Rotary Club of Balwyn whose generous Centenary Grant will allow the WASH component to proceed. Shraddha is in contact with a club in Montana who are keen to work with us on stage 2.
We are People of Action!
On Thursday Shraddha, Drew and Jo attended the forma opening of the community BBQ at the Unison Housing Park in Derby Street Kensington.
This park and BBQ was funded by a grant from the Australian Government, and with support from the Victorian Government and City of Melbourne as well as a large donation from our club.   Deb Wilson, long serving manager of the site has now retired and Laura Berto has taken on the role.
On Friday Haruka visited the Op Shop and for lunch. She is returning to Japan for mid year break and is very excited to see her nephew Saku for the very first time.  She will return on 5 July and is disappointed to miss changeover.

We gave her a koala and 
"Possum Magic" to take for Saku.
Pictured with Vinh, Rui and Muna, 3 of our dedicated volunteers
The Rotary Foundation:
The Foundation is our charity and depends on Rotarians, clubs and individuals to donate so it can continue to support our projects.
A donation is tax deductible - and it is nearly TAX TIMEREAD MORE.
For clubs to access grants, members from the club must attend the Foundation Grants Seminar.  this gives you a thorough understanding of how grants work and how to apply.
At last week's Flemington Traders Board meeting, we thanked and farewelled Simon Peterson.  Simon has been a fixture in Flemington at Pepper Cafe and on the Board of Bendigo Bank for the last 16 years.
The MV2040 Strategy outlines the City Council’s long-term vision for our municipality. This strategic plan aims to shape our city and neighbourhoods. Council seeks community input to help reset priorities.  Have your say at the Flemington Library, 20 June 10am to 12 noon.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June 2024 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Council will be hosting an event which aims to increase the capacity of older people in the community manage their financial affairs. The event will be held on Friday 14 June - 11am to 1pm, Niddrie Hub 3-15 Matthew Avenue, Niddrie. 


A number of dignitaries and special guests will be attending.  We ask all members make an effort to join in the celebrations.
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Whatever your interest there is a fellowship or action group to match.  SEE MORE
From Antique Automobiles to Bees, Coffee Lovers to Fishing, Jazz to Music, Railrods and Scuba, Tennis and Yoga.  BUT WAIT, there are RAGs too!
Education, Environment, WASH, Malaria, Mental Health, Food Pant solutions and more.
Upcoming Events
Club Changeover
The Mercure
Jun. 21, 2024
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Jun. 27, 2024
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
District Changeover
Ultima Function Centre
Jun. 30, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Jul. 25, 2024
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
National Tree Day
Fairbairn Park
Jul. 28, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC+10:00
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