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PRESIDENT'S POST

Thirty-eight members and guests attended today’s Club meeting by Zoom to hear Candace Colaco from the Yarra Riverkeepers Association talk about their work of regeneration and litter control.
 
Voluntary donations of $355 were made for today’s meeting, bringing total Zoom meeting donations since the start of August to $2,015. My thanks to our many donors for your generous contributions to the Club’s project funds.
   
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The Important Work of Rivereepers

Condace Colaco stood in as a last-minute speaker to tell us about The Important Work of Rivereepers.

The Yarra Riverkeeper Association plays a fundamental role in keeping the Yarra well-managed and full of life.  

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Vocational Service – Comment of the Week

The success of leading change whether it be organizational or in our communities is challenging but nevertheless important.
 
Change is brought about by factors many of which are unforeseen.
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Special Interest Groups

Our Special Interest Groups met by Zoom yesterday.
 
The Bookworms discussed the Number One New York Times Bestseller, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.
 
President Andrew reports on the the Fixers: "what action, if any, governments should take to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles".
 
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Lingua File

President Andrew presents an occasional column for the pathologically precise.
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Basic Education and Literacy Month

September is Basic Education and Literacy month.  

This is a cause that is absolutely vital in bridging the gaping divide for those less privileged, especially the children.  

Education is fundamental to their ability to surmount challenges in the future.

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African region one year wild polio free

On 25 August, Rotary joined our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative  in marking the first anniversary of the World Health Organisation’s African region being certified free of wild polio. 
 
The infrastructure and innovations developed continue to benefit children’s and public health across the continent and play an important role in fighting COVID-19
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Rotarian Health Care Professionals Group

Each country seems to be coping with the Covid outbreak in its own way. 

Here are a few letters from Rotarian Health Care Professionals around the world: first hand accounts from professionals with no political axes to grind.

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AROUND THE TRAPS

We don’t get much feedback, but we received a lovely note from Hans Carlborg, who enjoyed reading about the 100 Jobs in the Future.

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Political correctness is rife in Australia, just as it is in UK and USA.
 
Our Joker this week, Jane Drury has a selection for your entertainment.
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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

The Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Virtual Rotary Conference

Writing Workshop with Journalist Jeanette Leigh

Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre - Postponed

Rotary 100 Playground - Postponed

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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CLUB ROSTER

CLUB MEETING DUTIES      
If you cannot perform your duty, please find a replacement or contact Richard Logan

 

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