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PRESIDENT'S POST

Greetings to all our members and friends.
 
Member Milestones
Many happy returns to Rashi Kapoor who celebrated her birthday on 13 September.  
Two members have Club anniversaries this week.  September 16th marks Simon O’Donoghue’s 35th anniversary of joining the Club and Julie Clark’s 2nd anniversary falls on 17 September.  
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September – Basic Literacy Month

Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.
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Vocational Service – Comment of the Week

Our Vocational Service comment this week concerns business ethics.  
 
We plan a series of columns on this subject over the coming months in the lead up to the resumption of the Club’s monthly evening meetings in February 2022, which will have a Vocational Service theme.
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LINGUA FILE

President Andrew presents an occasional column for the grammatically challenged.
 
This week?
 
How to avoid trouble with gender specific pronouns.
 
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HAWKERS WALKERS – THIS IS YOU AND ME 

Join our team and raise money for Polio.
Last year we raised over $9,000.  Let's see if we together can make a difference and better this amount.   
The challenge is from the 1st to 31st October. 
IT’S A GREAT CAUSE.
 
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Safe Maternity

According to the World Population Data Sheet (2021) the world's population will grow from 7.8 billion today to an estimated 9.7 billion people in 2050.
In Africa alone, the population is expected to triple to about 3 billion by then, even with falling fertility rates and an aging population increasingly living in large urban centres with both public and private health services.
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After Covid

After the Covid Crisis ends, we will all be looking forward to our next overseas trip. Just remember to get Travel/Health Insurance, especially if you visit North America. 

Here is a warning from John Dugaw, Secretary of the Rotary Healthcare Professionals Group.

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What is a Philosophical Razor?

In philosophy, a razor is a principle or a rule of thumb, that allows for the elimination (the “shaving off”) of unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
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AROUND THE TRAPS

In Australia trappers would set out traps around the bush to catch game. During the Great Depression, rabbit and rabbit trapping was a major source of food and income for the unemployed. 

The phrase "going around the traps" entered the Australian language to mean going out to your traps to see what you can find.

 
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JEST FOR A LAUGH

“Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference”. - Anon
 
This week we have some assorted funnies, which no-one will admit sending.
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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Normal meetings at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club may be happening soon! 
 
But keep an eye on your e-mail, to be sure . . . 
 
What has Jill Weeks teed up for our information and entertainment?
 
 
 
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FORTHCOMING  EVENTS

Morning Tea with the DG

Writing Workshop with Journalist Jeanette Leigh

Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre - Postponed

Rotary 100 Playground - Postponed

President’s Drinks Party  - Postponed

Rotary Leadership Institute

DEI Workshop

Rotary International Convention in 2023.

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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

 

     7th September          14th September    21st September

     28th September

 Greeting/Badges  

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 Front Desk   

        ZoomSecond Tuesday/Month

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 Credit Cards

 

 

 

 

 Set & Clear Up  

 

 

 

 

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