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Rotary Hawthorn

When: 12.30 pm Tuesdays (except second Tuesday of the month)

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

Cost:$37 including lunch

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Rotary Hawthorn

June 2021

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Upcoming Speakers

Rotary Hawthorn

Sri Lanka, *Members and Speaker VIA ZOOM*
Sri Lanka, *Members and Speaker VIA ZOOM*
Jun 22, 2021
(Changeover On Saturday 26th June)
Jun 29, 2021
VACRO: Victorian Association For The Care & Resettlement Of Offenders
Jul 06, 2021
(Second Tuesday Of The Month)
Jul 13, 2021
Gathering Of Kindness, Hush Foundation
Jul 20, 2021
CEO of Ambulance Victoria
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Second Tuesday Of The Month
Aug 10, 2021
And When You Smile, Funny Tales from the Life of a Humorist
Aug 17, 2021

Rotary Hawthorn


For many years, a highlight of the Rotary year for Rotary Hawthorn was the presentation of the Ron Carr Award, named in honour of Ron Carr who was President in 1981-82, having joined the club in 1965.
It was always easy to find Ron’s office, which was originally at 444 Burwood Road – just above the mower shop where a papier-mache Sir Robert Menzies pushing a mower was a well-known local oddity!
Hawthorn Rotarians have for some time supported indigenous health programs in the Kimberley in association with the not-for-profit Boab Health Services based in Broome.
 In 2018 our members arranged for foot care packs and urgently needed podiatry equipment to be used at the front line in the remote communities in north western Australia.
From this we learnt of a chronic situation developing with regard to diabetes related conditions.
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
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.

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.