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PRESIDENTS NOTE

Today's speaker, Mike Dorahy, gave us a most fascinating expose on Australian and American adventurers in the mid to late 19th Century.  For many, I am sure, the account of Burke and Wills would have been a more comprehensive view on these intrepid explorers. Those who came to Australia as adults will have walked away with a much greater understanding of the extraordinary exploration, the hardship and the risk that Burke and Wills took.  Mike's fascinating account of Lewis and Clark's trek across the American Continent was an eye opener too and total absorbing.  Thank you Mike.
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TWO EPIC JOURNEYS

Mike Dorahy contrasted and compared Two Epic Journeys - Cross-Continental Expeditions in Australia and the USA.

Where  the Lewis and Clark Expedition was a success, the Burke and Wills Expedition was largely a failure. 

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SCHOOL SANITATION BLOCK

Cecily Neil of Melbourne Central Rotary Club presented photos of the second school sanitation block Hawthorn Rotary contributed to in Pasil, a rural area of the Philippines. 

The toilets and washing areas were built with community administration and labour.

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Don’t Mention the Pandemic

The Woke Health Organisation – sorry, the World Health Organisation – continues to provide non-stop entertainment as the Coronavirus spreads. I don’t know if laughter is the best medicine but the WHO head honcho appears firmly convinced:   

The World Health Organisation director-general has announced a new name for the fast-spreading coronavirus, as a senior WHO team visits Beijing on a crucial fact-finding mission.

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Eco-Warriors with ‘Sustainable’ $1,790 Prada Bags

Former working royals Harry and Meghan have jetted into the United States, apparently on business, despite reports that they had vowed to remain in their Canadian mansion as long as Donald Trump is President.

The couple were pictured landing in Florida in shots obtained by DailyMail.com.

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THE SHADOW KNOWS

What has The Shadow got to report this week?

A Working Bee at DIK, Noel Halford’s Wednesday Group, and an update from District 9800 about the speakers at the District Conference in March.

No Tears from Tony Thomas on the death of former IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri and an extract from the Royal Soap Opera:  see below!

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Laugh, and your day will be brighter,

laugh, and your burden will be lighter.

Laugh, and make it contagious,

laugh, and become courageous.

Laugh, and the pain becomes bearable,

laugh, and anything is wearable.

Miranda van den Heuvel 

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Feb 25, 2020    New Rotary Program: End Hepatitis Now
 
Mar 03, 2020  -  No Meeting
 
Mar 10, 2020    Gabe Hau   A Peace Builder Club
 
Mar 17, 2020   -   Daniel Bull  -  UnstoppaBULL, World Record Holder, Explorer, Adventurer
 
March 24th  - No meeting
 
Mar 31st, 2020   -   Gerry Cantwell  -  Life On The High Seas: My Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Peace Fellowship Nominations
 
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.
 
Donations-in-Kind      Open Day  -   Saturday 29th February
 
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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