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Vale Charles
 
It was with great sadness that John Carre Riddell advised the Club about the passing of Charles Morrison on the 2nd February.  Charles was such an integral part of the Club for so very many years and we will all miss his company, friendship, guidance and his significant contribution to the running of Hawthorn. 
 
We were fortunate enough to have 33 participants at our meeting which is a fantastic start to the year, never mind the decade.  Our speaker Jesse Hogan took part in an in depth Q&A with Chairman Katrina discussing cricket and his book 'For Cap and Country',  We were honoured to have Jesse at our meeting and cricket fans were treated to some interesting facts about the cricket world.  Jesse's personal story showed us the challenges that people face when life throws a curved ball.  Jesse's road to recovery after a stroke showed us his tenacity, grit and perseverance to get life back on track and finishing the book he had originally started prior to his stroke is an extraordinary example of that. A must read. Thank you Jesse.
 
Kind regards, 
Charlotte England
President & Membership Director 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Hawthorn

For Cap And Country

PP Katrina Flinn introduced  sports journalist Jesse Hogan who spoke about his book, For Cap and Country.  

Just two weeks before the first draft was completed, tragedy struck. At the age of 33, Jesse  suffered a devastating stroke that left him unable to speak, write or even walk. Following intensive rehabilitation and with immense support, Jesse made it back and finished the book with the help of fellow journalist Andrew Faulkner.

 

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Vale Charles Morrison

Jacqi Weir has sadly informed us that PP Charles Morrison passed on at the weekend. Despite his prolonged illness, he had maintained an interest in Rotary to the end.

Several members spoke of his good humour and kindness, and his long-term dedication to the Club.

Charles joined Rotary on 21st January 1969, later moved to Hawthorn Rotary Club, and was Club President in 1989/90.

He will be sadly missed by members.  We pass our condolences to Jacqi and family. 

Donations in Kind Spearheads District 9800 Bushfire Relief 

Donations in Kind has facilitated the provision of numerous activities for bushfire relief so far.
Through their support for the DIK Store, Rotarians are making a significant contribution to assist the people affected by the current bushfires.

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Foundation News

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on 22 January that their long-term fundraising partnership, which generates up to $150 million annually for polio eradication, will continue.
 
Under the agreement, Rotary is committed to raising $50 million a year over the next three years, and each dollar will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation.
 
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Peace and Conflict Resolution

Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children.

Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

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ClubRunner Connect

At the start of a new year is when we always focus on new resolutions and goals. But why limit improvements for just the new year?
At ClubRunner, 2020 is the year of innovation! You can expect more in security, performance, features, and ease of use. But we're just getting started. Following through on our theme, how can your club be more innovative this year? 
 
 
 
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THE SHADOW KNOWS

Lots has been happening in the World of Rotary while we were all away on holiday. 

Vocational Service Month (January) came and went. When he was District Governor, Colin Muir referred to Vocational Service as “the forgotten arm of Rotary”, and of course high ethical standards and our various vocations were at the core of Paul Harris’ idea of meeting with friends of differing interests and vocations. The process of meeting at their offices “in rotation” gave Rotary its name. 


 

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

A smile for you,
Or a giggle or two.
What can we say,
To brighten your day?
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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Feb 11, 2020       Past District Governor Bronwyn Stephens...plus

Our Humanitarian Tour of Cambodia, January 2021
 
Feb 18, 2020   Mike Dorahy
Epic Journeys - Cross-Continental Expeditions in Australia and the USA
 
 
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

On Wednesday 19 February, District 9800 is holding a Business Leaders Breakfast to raise funds for our Bushfire Appeal.
 
Taverners Victoria Dinner on 20th February at Kooyong.
 
Kew RC Gala Day  -  Saturday 29th February
 
Woman's Day Breakfast  -  Thursday 5th March
 
District 9800 Conference 27-29th March, 2020
 
Mamma Mia  -  Saturday 30th May
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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

 

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M Christoffelsz

K D'Arcy

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 K Flinn 

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