When:1pm Every Tuesday

Where:Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club - 489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong

Cost:$37 including lunch



When:7pm Third Wednesday Every Month

Where:Grace Park Hawthorn Club - 6 Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn

Cost:$15 including light supper

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Rotary Hawthorn

Jun 30, 2020 7:15 PM 8:30 PM
By Zoom
June 2020

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In a world where compassion and charity are increasingly becoming the cornerstone of modern society, Rotary Hawthorn is here to facilitate this wonderful change. Our club is the perfect choice for those wanting to make a serious, long-lasting difference. Whether you are young or old, able or feeble - our doors are open to all.

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Upcoming Speakers

Rotary Hawthorn

Forensic Archaeology, Some Case Studies
Forensic Archaeology, Some Case Studies
Jun 09, 2020
‘Rotary’s Four-Way Test: A Theoretical and Practical Critique’
Jun 16, 2020
Voting: New Constitution and By Laws
Jun 23, 2020
Care Packages For Alfred Hospital Mental Health
Jul 07, 2020
Rotary Foundation
Jul 14, 2020

Rotary Hawthorn


Support for some people doing it tough
We have agreed to assist in providing care packs and clothing for people being admitted to the Alfred Hospital Mental Health Unit. The Unit has 50 or so patients at any one time and staff say people being admitted are highly anxious and frightened and many arrive with no physical possessions or care items. The Hospital is only able to provide basic hygiene necessities. 
In a project initiated by Bronwyn Stephens, Past District Governor and member of Rotary Club Melbourne South, we will work with that Club and others to provide a store of basic care packs that can be made available to each person on admission.  Additionally, as typically 40 % of people in the Unit are homeless, a store of new clothing will be established to assist as part of the project.
The project is a collaboration of Rotary Club of  Melbourne South (lead club), RC Albert Park, RC Port Melbourne, RC Malvern, RC Hawthorn and RC Glen Eira as a. The clubs have made various financial contributions towards the project and as a multi-club project and project has been approved for a matching grant from The Rotary Foundation ( District Grant).
Rotary Hawthorn’s inaugural fundraising lunch raised money for mental health as well as Rotary Hawthorn projects, so the funds committed as our contribution to this project are already available. 
This project sits really well with our Club’s focus on support for the disadvantaged and provides a great opportunity for us to work with other clubs in doing something that will be of real practical benefit. 
More on opportunities for our involvement as the project rolls on, but at this stage, to get the maximum impact with the available funds, assistance or suggestions in linking with potential donors/suppliers of the care pack items and clothing would be very welcome. 
For more information contact.
Denbigh Richards
Community Service Director
Or Katrina Flinn
Consortium Committee member representing Rotary Hawthorn
Rotary Hawthorn’s Sky-Hydrant project will fund the purchase and installation of a Shyhydrant Max to provide clean drinking water to a community of Karen refugees from Myanmar currently situated in refugee camp in Thailand (near the border with Myanmar) 
Noel Halford, Rotary Hawthorn Club Service Director 2018-19 heard about the work of John Millington & Rotary Club of Nhill in attracting Karen refugees to Nhill and how they have successfully integrated into the Nhill community. Noel arranged initially for John to address the club and then arranged a  club visit /weekend away in April 2019 to Nhill “the road to Nhill”.. 
Whilst in Nhill we found more about the plight of the Karen, how they have had to flee their homeland and how so many are still in refugee camps . Due to overcrowding clean water is a real issue.
We also started a friendship between our club and RC of Nhill which is in a fairly remote location in Victoria close to the border with South Australia. In recognition of our friendship out Club  assisted RC Nhill in  sponsoring Mu Yeh Htoo, a Karen student to attend National Youth Science Forum. We are advised that this is the first time a student from Nhill Secondary college has applied and also been accepted to attend NYSF.
Immediate Past President Ian Bentley & Katrina Flinn met with representatives of Disaster Aid at their premises in Doveton, & the use of the Sky-hydrant pump was demonstrated to us. The key people in Disaster Aid Australia are Rotarians, one of whom is a qualified water engineer, they are well versed in their field. Disaster Aid is a project of RC of Endeavour Hills in D9810. 
By way of Background: 
The Karen are an ethnic group from Burma (Myanmar), many of whom fled Myanmar due to religious and ethnic persecution by the government. 140,000 refugees from Myanmar mostly , are living in camps in Thailand, some have been there for as long as 20 years. 
The pump will provide filter 10,000 litres of water per day. The community will assist with the installation of the stand etc under supervision. They will also be taught how to maintain the Sky-hydrant pump. The community will also be taught maintenance of the unit.
How have we funded the project?
The Club also arranged fundraising via raffle and auction prizes to assist in the funding of the sky-hydrant together with a matched grant from The Rotary Foundation.
What is the current situation? The project is been delayed due to travel restrictions and we need to be able to get the Skyhydrant unit from Melbourne to Singapore. The reduced number of commercial flights has increased the cost of air freight. In normal course the easiest way would be for someone in our network that is travelling to Singapore to take the Unit as part of their travelling allowance.
For further information contact
Katrina Flinn
International Service Director 2019-20
Rotary Hawthorn
Email: katrinaflinn@gmail.com
A youthful outlook isn’t the only key to rejuvenating Rotary, but it’s a start.
For Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack, the opportunities are endless. 
There is no doubt that over the last few weeks the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed all of our lives. In particular, self-isolation measures have increased in severity, meaning a decrease in our physical activity and exercise.
Mar 10, 2020

Rotary Public Image Coordinator PDG Gina Growden held a Rotary Public Image WEBINAR last Thursday.

This webinar was open to all Rotarians, not just the Club Public Image team members. The webinar focussed on Branding, using templates in the Brand Centre, and creating personalised logos.

The Club fundraising via Sergeants sessions has been going so well that we decided (President’s choice) to donate an amount to her favourite speaker with a cause.  

 President Charlotte decided to donate the funds towards Darrel Steer’s Cambodia Clean Water and Toilet Project.

The attached email from Darrel details what the funds have been used for.