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PRESIDENTS NOTE

 It was lovely to see over 35 in attendance today at Kooyong.
 
Today Rashi Kapoor (an accountant) attended as a guest and showed strong interest in the works undertaken by Hawthorn Rotary Club.
 
Another guest was Assistant Governor East side Mr. Casey Tan, who acknowledged the Hawthorn Rotary clubs’ contribution to the Australia day celebrations. Certificates were presented and signed by Philip Archer, District Governor 2020-21.
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Myanmar Clean Water Project

Today’s speaker and DisasterAid Australia volunteer Fleur Maidment, from Nhill Rotary Club via Zoom, gave us a report on the Myanmar Clean Water Project. 

She related how the local team did an extraordinary job to complete the project in the midst of a pandemic and despite escalating conflict in the area: there is widespread fighting in the mountains. 

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The Bookworms

After reading and discussing “The Hare with  Amber Eyes”, our Literary Special Interest Group (better known as “The Bookworms”) are reading “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt.

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More Memorabilia

Some more memories of the club's activity over the years, sent to you by Jill Weeks.
 
This week we have memories of Thailand and Timor projects, with odd bits and pieces added.
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A Role for Rotary

Continued rapid population growth presents challenges for sustainable development. The 47 least developed countries are among the world’s fastest growing – many are projected to double in population between 2019 and 2050 – putting pressure on already strained resources and challenging policies that aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Rotary Leadership Institute

An opportunity awaits for you to learn more about Rotary with like-minded people. 

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a four part program where you will learn a little more about Rotary, the early history, traditions, the Rotary Foundation, and its relevance in the world today. You will make new friends in an enjoyable environment. 

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THE SHADOW KNOWS

Happy 116th Birthday, Rotary! 

The Shadow knows you remembered the significance of the date, 23rd February.

You didn’t?  Oh dear!

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh and is usually not meant to be taken seriously.
 
It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a punch line. - Wikipedia
 
"I don't wish to know that. Kindly leave the stage!" - Harry Murray
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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Normal meetings at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club have resumed.
 
 
So what has Jill Weeks teed up for our information and entertainment??
 
 
 
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FORTHCOMING  EVENTS

Quiz Night Via Zoom   -  26th Feb
 
International Womens Day

RI Conference in Taipei

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MAKE-UPS AND APOLOGIES

Kim D'Arcy always seeks to finalize numbers by Monday 8.30am Please register your attendance, or let Kim know if you can't make it.

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CLUB ROSTER

CLUB MEETING DUTIES      
If you cannot perform your duty, please find a replacement or contact Richard Logan

 

      2nd March     9th March       16th March

     23rd March

 Greeting/Badges  

      Zoom Meeting          

 Front Desk   

   K Flinn 

I Gillies

R Logan

 Credit Cards

H Drury

 

C Hanson

I Macfarlane

 Set & Clear Up  

  

 

P Stewart

   

 MC       

    K Flinn
 
 
 

P Crockett

TBA

 

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