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PRESIDENTS NOTE

Hawthorn Rotary Club welcomed 47 to its weekly meeting for the first week of August.
 
Two new members being inducted next week, with Doug McLean and Peter England. No doubt they will be assets to the club with Peter already working quietly in the background for years.
 
We encourage new membership and welcome families, friends, and corporates to our weekly meetings.
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TEN ROGUES

David Rush introduced today’s speaker Peter Grose, who began his working life as a journalist for the Sydney Daily Mirror before becoming the first London correspondent of The Australian. He switched from journalism to literary agency, setting up Curtis Brown Australia, then the first literary agency in Australia and now the biggest.
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A New Year provides many Opportunities

In keeping with our new International Theme: "Rotary Opens Opportunities", the start of a new Rotary year is always an opportune time for all of us to re-assess how we do the things we do in Rotary.
 
Covid-19 means that many of us are staying home more, have more time available and can tackle all those issues that have been shelved in the ‘when I’ve got time’ basket! 
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FACEBOOK MARKETING SUCCESS

When Rotary Central Melbourne launched Bearbrass Probus for active retirees in February, it thought it could walk away and let the group thrive. But nothing went to plan. Within weeks the virus locked down Melbourne and the 18 foundation members were left like a shag on a rock – no meetings, no activities.
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Rotary Foundation Update

Rotary Foundation Chairman David Pisterman spoke about the Foundation’s new area of focus, the Environment, and how members might be willing to support new projects, especially as the centenary of Rotary in Australasia is next calendar year.

 

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August is Membership  Month

August is membership and club development month, a time to focus on and appreciate your members, celebrate their devotion to the club and the impact they have made. It's also a time to think about developing strategies around growing your membership. The reason why Rotary is such a successful organisation is because it is full of members that have one trait in common - the passion to make a difference in the world. All of us share this passion and it's what drives us to work together.
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THE SHADOW KNOWS

If you don’t have any shadows you're not in the light - Lady Gaga

(The Shadow already knew that!)

So what else is new?

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

This week’s jokes come from our most productive subscriber, Jane Drury:
 
Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they all go?
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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 has Jill teed up, ready to surprise us?
 
 
 
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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

 

       11th August

         18th August

          25th August

         1st September

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