President's Note

 Thanks to all who turned up at Auburn last meeting.    There was a good number of regulars to enjoy a more relaxed meeting and openly reflect on some of the clubs projects and prospects and modus operandi in times to come.

Evidently the  nice simple finger food lunch was a hit with many.

The Board is always keen to take on different formats for these lunch time gatherings and suggestions  are welcome.   Remember our West Hawthorn walking tour is coming up soon.

Still back to our usual at Kooyong next week.  Looking forward to Geoff Carr's address sounds fascinating  See you there


Quo Vadis...Lunch at Auburn Bowls
Auburn Bowls club through their member and our member David Pisterman opened up their facility  for last Tuesday's meeting of Hawthorn Rotary.   Brian Reid was on the scene early collecting $10 from each who dared to attend the casual lunch.
Judging from the noise and extended pre formalities time the fellowship was strong.   Eventually President Katrina, complete with geese!,  had to take control and in a succinct delivery reminded the meeting of the need for universal contribution to share the load on projects and admin.   Hence Quo Vadis!
Katrina raised some new projects/event inviting members to become involved, a market sourcing store, the forthcoming charter anniversary, a new citizens dinner and enhanced Facebook utilization.   
Finally the lunch concluded after a few key reminders, namely the breadth of the Club Runner tool for simple things like member lists, the ongoing Trachoma 2020 Rotary project,  and Foundation contributions. 
A Bit of History

Attached is a mention in The Age of Rotary Hawthorn's Charter in 1953.

If you go to Rotary Hawthorn's Pinterest site (Google or access via the Rotary Hawthorn LHS) you can see many more 'Pins' fact there are over 770 different 'Pins'. You need to

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DIK Opening Day

Lots of visitors enjoyed the hospitality at the DIK open day on Saturday.

Some Hawthorn Rotarians were spotted among them.  Bob Glindemann and DG Peter Frueh cut the ribbon to officially open the new shed.

We have lots of sorting yet to be done: Peter Lugg has started selecting goods for his next load.

Volunteers always welcome!

The Shadow
Last weeks meeting at the Bowls club was offered finger food.    Carefully catered no doubt but overhead a couple searching for more.   Doubtless those tempting "cholesterol free?" pastries hit the spot with Richard Logan.   The Shadow was amazed at the informality of dress only one tie in sight, and all those shorts. 
Finally story goes that those two members who will share a flat at  Warrnambool have established and agreed on  their access times.   The Shadow looks forward to post conference gossip. 
Cluster Dinner ,,hosted by Essendon RC
Friends of Baguia.....Trivia Quiz Evening
David Pisterman is organizing a table for our Hawthorn Rotary members.
Rotary International Womens Day Breakfast

The Women in Rotary Annual International Women's day breakfast is on again this year on Wednesday 7th March at Crown Palladium.

Many of you have attended the Women in Rotary, International Women's Day Breakfast before and know what a fabulous event that it is.

For those that have not been. The event is for both men and women . For those male Rotarians with daughters, why not consider attending with your daughter!

You can always book your own table of friends/colleagues or customers (if you are in business).   Chris Hanson is coordinating bookings for club attendees.  We  have already nominated Rotary Hawthorn for a table






Make-ups and Apologies

Lawrence Reddaway always seeks to finalize numbers by Sunday 10pm by collating  responses to attendance at the next meeting.   So please try the electronic response (or phone) or even carrier pidgeon!    Forewarn of any guests at the same time.   This minimizes catering costs. 

Geoff Wright collates the attendance information.  He needs to know of  "make up " events.

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Lunch Speakers
Mar 06, 2018
Cosmologist, Writer, Owner Of Star Safaris, Darwin Tour Leader
Cosmologist, Writer, Owner Of Star Safaris,  Darwin Tour Leader
'Geoff is a Cartographer by profession, with a borderline obsessive interest in astronomy history.
He operates a Darwin based Stargazing tourism business to regularly unleash his passion.
A writer of over 300 weekly articles, and regular radio appearances, he describes himself as the most general generalist in his field.
Astronomy nourishes his inquisitive and insatiably curious mind and he is fascinated and in awe of the eccentrics, oddballs and geniuses in the astronomical world.
He is feels honoured to be asked speak to  Rotary'.
Chair:  Ian Gillies
Mar 13, 2018
The 2018 Commonwealth Games
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Note: Not Meeting At Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
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Club Events
Rotary District 9800 annual conference
Mar 16, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018
The Great All Aussie Trivia Night
Auburn Bowls Club
Mar 22, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Trivia Night: Friends of Baguia
Malvern Town Hall
May 04, 2018 7:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Gordon Cheyne
March 11
Ian Macfarlane
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
March 1
Lisette Bamford
March 28
Susan Wright
March 29
Club Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Club Services Director
Community Service Director
Youth & Vocational Director
International Service Director
Hawthorn Rotary P.O. Box 33, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.