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PRESIDENTS NOTE

It is obvious that Zoom is really starting to work for our Club.  Katrina’s continued assistance to members has certainly provided an opportunity for more members to be included in our weekly meeting. 

Today we have had 40 participants. 32 members, our speakers Jacqueline Tonks and Claire Falkiner from Clothesline Content, Pete Spring from the Lorne Historical Society and 7 guests:  Nick Pane Assistant Governor, Edward Fanning (Probus Club of Melbourne) Charlotte’s guest, Kath Leong, Katrina’s guests Barb Milh and Stuart Stockdale ( President of Taverners Vic),  David Rush’s guest Paul Reed, and Cheryl Pisterman from the Rotary Club of Glenferrie.

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THE STORY OF THE ROAD

Melbourne based Jacqueline Tonks and Claire Falkiner’s production company, Clothesline Content produced the documentary ‘The Story of The Road’ and created all the content for the I Am 100 festival to celebrate the 100 hundred years since construction began on the iconic Great Ocean Road.
 
Jacqueline and Claire have created content for the biggest shows on Australian TV and are now creating video content online.
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CAN YOU HELP A FRIEND OF ROTARY?

Accommodation for a “Friend of Rotary”
A most valued “Friend of Rotary” is seeking longer term accommodation:
1 bedroom with private bathroom and access to cooking facilities
Our friend Jad, is a mature student at Swinburne.
He is re-skilling to become a residential builder as his overseas sociology degree does not enable him to pursue this vocation.  
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HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
President Charlotte sent us these images of former epidemics.
 
As the French say: "Plus ça change, plus la mème chose".
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Let’s All Have a Tree-some

 Melbourne University’s “Hacking the Anthropocene” was not just a Convent seminar but a series of workshops and events over months of “challenging the toxic and corrosive logics of racial and extractive capitalism.”

Our irreverent correspondent Tony Thomas reports:

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How to Spot a Phishing Scam

Sometimes it’s obvious. That message from a Nigerian prince requesting you wire $2,000?  Ok, probably not going to fall for that one.
 
If the CEO of your company asks for your credit card information via email?  Something is definitely off.
 
But often phishing is harder to spot.
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THE SHADOW KNOWS

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
 
The opening lines of the "Detective Story" program captivated listeners and are instantly recognizable even today. Originally the narrator of the series of macabre tales, the eerie voice known as The Shadow became so popular to listeners that "Detective Story" was soon renamed "The Shadow," and the narrator became the star of the old-time mystery radio series, which ran until 1954.
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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Laughter is a physical reaction in humans consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system.
It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli.
Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts.
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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Formal meetings have been suspended and Rotary Hawthorn meetings will be conducted on-line via Zoom.
 
Log-in: 12.45 to 1.45 pm every Tuesday. 
 
So what does Jill have, ready to surprise us?
 
 
 
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

Mamma Mia  -  Saturday 30th May

Unfortunately, performances have had to be cancelled, and those who pre-paid shall have their money refunded.

As they say, "The cheque is in the mail!"

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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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