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Back to Zoom for today’s meeting with 37 in attendance.
 
Katrina touched on the upcoming International Women’s Day, 9th March 2021, where we will be able to stream from the International Breakfast with guest speaker Jacinta Arden (New Zealand PM) and Jennifer Jones (Rotary International President Nominee).
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From Gods to Gigabytes

Our speaker today was Richard (Dick) Whitaker, a former meteorologist with more than 30 years’ experience with the Bureau of Meteorology, The Weather Channel and Sky News Weather as Chief Meteorologist for ten years.
 
Richard also worked with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) as a rapporteur for the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology, a consultant in the AusAID funded Enhance Applications of Climate Predictions in Pacific Island Countries and author, co-author or consultant editor of more than seventeen books such as The Complete Book of Australian Weather, Understanding Climate Change and Australia’s Natural Disasters and his latest, From Gods to Gigabytes, the title of today’s talk.
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News flash!

 Support for Upton House (Mental Health unit of Box Hill Hospital)  to be extended!
 
Today the Rotary Hawthorn Board approved in principle support for a new project to supply recreational equipment for use by the inpatients of Upton House the psych ward of Box Hill hospital.
This is an exciting extension of our existing project which supplies care packs to the patients of Upton House and a wonderful example of Rotary, Making a Difference.
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News from Canberra
 
Anne Scott has sent us a clip from the RC Corio Bay's Newsletter.
 
It's not often we get something from Canberra to brighten our day. 
 
(You will recall all the poppies Anne and her friends knitted.)
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THE FOURTH HORSEMAN

Commonwealth-state rivalry is as old as, well, the plague.

Epidemics and pandemics of infectious disease have been a deep-seated and inescapable part of Australian life for more than 220 years.

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Point Nepean Quarantine Station

We present a history of the Point Nepean Quarantine Station, which suggests that our politicians once had a better understanding of the concept of quarantine than they do today. 

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana.

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More Memorabilia

We present some more club memorabilia, sent to us by Jill Weeks.
 
This week: The Hawthorn Rotary Art Show,  East Timor Project and the Hawthorn Citizens Youth Club.
 
Some members may recall the Hawthorn Art Show, which was passed on to our daughter club, Camberwell, as a project to continue. 
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THE SHADOW KNOWS

“Are we there yet?” the children in the back seat ask. 

No, we’re back on Zoom after only one “real” Rotary meeting at Kooyong LTC.

It was lovely chatting informally to our dear friends in Rotary, 

But back again soon, eh?

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

When you feel stupid read this.

They walk among us ……… and they have a vote!

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Normal meetings at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club resumed on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021.
And then we were back to Zoom!
 
Meanwhile, what has Jill Weeks teed up for our information and entertainment??
 
 
 
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FORTHCOMING  EVENTS

 
Special Interest Zoom Meetings  -  11th Feb
 
Quiz Night Via Zoom   -  26th Feb
 
International Womens Day
 
The Sporting Chance Raffle

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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