Speaker Date Topic
Loretta Smith Apr 30, 2019
A Spanner In The Works
A Spanner In The Works

'A Spanner in the Works is the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and her all female garage on the corner of Cotham Road and Charles Street in Kew. Opening 100 years ago in 1919, Alice was the first woman to own and manage her own garage in Australia, employing female mechanics and drivers who also provided a chauffeur service.

Author Loretta Smith, began her journey to uncover Alice’s life when one of her aged care clients mentioned her mother worked as a driver and mechanic for Alice Anderson. So began Loretta’s amazing journey in researching and writing about Alice Anderson's exceptional legacy'.

Chair: Katrina Flinn

 

Heather Ellis May 07, 2019
Journey From Africa To The Silk Road
Journey From Africa To The Silk Road

Heather Ellis is an Australian author, journalist, public speaker and motorcycle road safety advocate who rode her Yamaha TT600 from south to north Africa, and from London where she worked as a motorcycle courier, to Vietnam via Central Asia on the 'Silk Road'.

One of Heather's books,  details Heather's epic journey over 15 months and 19 countries riding 42,000 kilometres from south to north Africa during 1993 to 1994. It has been described as Ted Simon’s Jupiter’s Travels meets James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy with a touch of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. 

Chair: TBC

Photo Credit:  Kyle Glenn

Visit To The Australian Jazz Museum May 14, 2019
Jazz!
Jazz!

 

Thanks to Noel McInnes for organising this visit.

 

 

The Australian Jazz Museum (AJM), in Wantirna, founded in 1996, is one of Melbourne’s biggest secrets and greatest treasures with world renowned musician, James Morrison, as Patron.

The AJM is the home of the largest Australian Jazz Collection and is fully staffed and operated by a dedicated band of volunteers.

It is funded primarily by donations, memberships, tours, jazz workshops and CD sales.

We have organized a Rotary visit to the Museum for Tuesday 14th May at 12:30pm. The Visit includes:-

  • An extensive tour of the Museum - 45 mins
  • Live Jazz with refreshments, tea and coffee - 45 mins

The cost is $25 per head and limited to 35 people maximum. Book early and consider bringing a guest who likes music/jazz.

This visit will open your eyes and your ears! Do not miss out.

The Museum is at Koomba Park, 15 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna VIC 3152. It is on the corner of Burwood Highway and Mountain Highway and also just off East link. Ample Car parking is available.

Route 1 - Drive straight out Toorak Road which becomes Burwood Highway, turn left at Mountain Highway and first on left is into Koomba Park. 26km and 29 minutes.

Route 2 Via Monash and East link exiting left at Burwood Highway. 30.6km and 26 minutes

Check out the AJM extensive web site on http://www.ajm.org.au

 

Photo Credit: Chris Bair

Stewart Kreltszheim, Expedition Coordinator May 21, 2019
No Roads Health
No Roads Health

 

More to come

Chair: Helen Kavnoudias

Photo Credit:  ge.com

 

Kim D'arcy May 28, 2019
Behind The Badge
Behind The Badge

Come and listen to Kim's Behind The Badge talk.

Not to Be Missed!

Chair: TBC

 

Katie Wilford, Ambassadorial Scholar Jun 11, 2019
The Power Of Rotary
The Power Of Rotary

Katie Wilford is an Iowa native in the land Down Under studying at the University of Melbourne for her Master of Education. When she is not writing assessments or doing research, you can find her cooking snags at Rotary barbies, volunteering at DIK and Missionaries of Charity, providing free mathematics tutoring at Epping Secondary, exploring Melbourne, and travelling throughout Australia (she has two states to go!). Australia has been Katie’s home for the past nine months and when asked about going “home” (back to Iowa) she often says, “I’m not done with Melbourne yet!”

As a Rotary Global Scholar, she is an investment to Rotary with the drive to fulfil three big dreams: to teach, to feed, and to help.

Chair: Geoff Wright

Rotary Hawthorn Changeover Jun 20, 2019
It's That Time Of Year Again
It's That Time Of Year Again

'Late June every year is a time of change in the Rotary world.
At that time of the year, all 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the World conduct a Changeover ceremony which brings new leadership, new ideas, a new theme and renewed vitality to each Club. This changeover of leadership occurs throughout Rotary at Club, District and International level'.

 

Photo Credit: Luca Upper

Visit Jul 02, 2019
To The Rotary Camberwell Art Show
To The Rotary Camberwell Art Show

'The Camberwell Art Show has a large winners pool with  artists competing for $37500 in prizes including a $20000 best in show. 

Our unstinting focus on quality where we showcase the country's best paintings to the highest standards provided art lovers and artists with the best gallery experience. There was high praise for the standard of the exhibition and the presentation of the art by our Curator Brenda Innes and her large team.

Swinburne University of Technology continues to generously provide the home for the Camberwell Art Show at its modern steel and glass ATC Building at 427 Burwood Road Hawthorn. The ATC Building is transformed into 4 state of art galleries to professionally showcase the paintings for the 9 day exhibition.

The show gets off to a flying start with a packed Gala Opening on Friday 28th June where over good wine and canapés patrons have the first choice of the art and witness the unveiling of the winning art. The night proves a boon for exhibiting artists as many works are eagerly snapped up by admiring patrons'. 

Photo Credit: Anna Kolosyuk

Speaker Jul 16, 2019
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), which is a scientific research organisation based at Monash University in Clayton; the organisation is doing investigative and ground-breaking research on a variety of medical fields, using regeneration of human tissue and organs to address various  illnesses and diseases.

ARMI is a medical research centre based at the Clayton Campus of Monash University. Boasting 18 research groups studying a variety of regenerative approaches, ARMI is one of the largest regenerative medicine and stem cell research hubs in the world.

Chair: TBC

 

Photo Credit: Jaron Nix

Cathy Booth, Founder & Director: Umoja Orphanage Jul 30, 2019
'The Good, The Bad & The Extraordinary'
'The Good, The Bad & The Extraordinary'

Cathy is a Rotarian and primary school teacher in Bundaberg, Queensland, still working full time in her profession and continuing to create something extraordinary in Kenya for orphaned and vulnerable children who have no future prior to coming to be part of the Umoja Tribe.

'We are a project of RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) with Bundaberg Sunrise Rotary Club being our sponsor here and in Kenya it is the Rotary Club of Diani Beach'.
 
Chair: David Rush
Club Forum Aug 06, 2019
Various Speakers
Various Speakers
Alister Boyd, Grains Group Manager Aug 13, 2019
Victorian Farmers Federation
Victorian Farmers Federation

'My talk is an overview of the major issues facing Victorian farmers at the moment, as these issues rarely get a mention in mainstream media, and addresses the 'disconnect' between rural and metro Victoria.

Alister Boyd is the Grains Group Manager at the Victorian Farmer’s Federation, which is an advocacy group for Victorian Farmers in a range of sectors including livestock, grains, intensive industries,  horticulture and dairy. Alister studied Agricultural Science at Melbourne University and prior to VFF worked at global agribusiness company Cargill in the Supply Chain division as the Operations Manager, as well as the Australian Wheat Board in regional grain accumulation.

Alister was raised in Wodonga and spent weekends at the family farm where his family farm crops and cattle, but now calls Melbourne home'.

Chair: Lawrence Reddaway

AFL Grand Final Themed Meeting Sep 24, 2019
Hat Day Fun Oct 08, 2019
What Kind Of Hat Will You Wear?
What Kind Of Hat Will You Wear?

 

 

 

Photo Credit:  Joshua Coleman