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PRESIDENT'S POST

 Forty-five members and guests, many sporting AFL team colours, joined this week’s Grand Final themed meeting to hear Don McLardy speak about his time as President of Melbourne Football Club and his close friendships with Jim Stynes and Neale Daniher AO, two remarkable people who achieved great things despite serious illness.  A report on Don’s talk is elsewhere in the Bulletin.
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Keep your eye on the red and the blue!

Two Victorian AFL clubs will play in the 2021 Grand Final in Perth, WA., at the end of the week – Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs. Victorian fans can only watch from afar, again this year.
 
So, it was no surprise that a bumper number of members and visitors wearing scarves and beanies and a footy poster or two, joined our guest speaker, Don McLardy today.
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Your Vocational Service Committee at work

I am taking the opportunity to update you on the activities that your committee discussed at its last monthly committee meeting.
 
Members will appreciate that many of the plans in place were altered due to the everchanging Covid situation.
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ZONE DONOR RECOGNITION FUNCTION

Rotarians give of their time, their talent and their treasure depending on their personal circumstances.
 
Many Rotarians give generously to The Rotary Foundation as their charity of choice because they know, that through their giving, more good can be done in the world.
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Origins of Australian Rules Football

There have been a wide range of books and articles written on the origins and history of Australian Rules football.  
 
It is generally accepted that the first games of Australian Rules football (although at that stage devoid of rules) took place in 1858.
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DIK & TRF assist Timor Leste to fight COVID

Donations in Kind (DIK) was recently advised of a large supply of hand sanitiser available in Melbourne at no cost.
DIK, never an organisation to refuse such an opportunity, claimed 40 pallets of sanitiser which were quickly earmarked for despatch to the Department of Health in Timor Leste.
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Basic Education and Literacy

 We are still in September, Rotary’s Basic Education and Literacy Month.

Rotary supports activities and training to improve education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

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Five Ingredients of a Successful Rotary Club

If you’re a baker, you know that a great cake is made up of individual ingredients that come together to produce something special.

A great Rotary club is like that, in that it is made up of a unique mix of ingredients.

Here are the five that I have found in most, if not all, successful Rotary clubs.

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AROUND THE TRAPS

Footy Finals Fever is here: forty-four viewers joined in to watch and hear Don McLardy’s reminiscences on his football commitments and friends.

And didn’t we look lovely in our footy gear!

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Q: What is an aphorism?      

A: A short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth.      

This week's Jesters Ginia Reddaway presents some thoughts for us, and Jane Drury has some irreverent cartoons by Whyatt.

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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

Concert for Peace

Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre - Postponed

Rotary 100 Playground - 21st November

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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