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PRESIDENTS NOTE

Hawthorn Rotary Club welcomed 51 Rotarians and their guests, to its weekly meeting for the second week of August.

One of the Highlights of today’s meeting was to induct two members into our club. First family member, Mr. Peter England (who is also the husband of Past President Charlotte England) joins in the category of Information technology management. Also inducted was Mr. Doug McLean in the category of Corporate accounting management. We welcome you both into our Rotary club of Hawthorn and no doubt will contribute towards our Rotary cause.
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Stress In First Responders 

(And What The Public Really Needs To Know)

Today’s speaker, Speaker - Mick Palmer AO told us how he started in the police in the Northern Territory at the age of 18, when the main qualifications for joining were to be male, single and over 21. He fell in love with the Territory and the job, ending up as Police Commissioner. 

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Today we welcome two new members to the club:
Peter England, Classification: Information Technology - Management  and 
Doug McLean, Classification: Corporate Accounting - Management.
 
Meeting them online by Zoom will have to suffice until normal meetings resume. But we append short biographies to help you to get to know them better. 
 
 
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The Noffs Foundation

Today’s speaker, Speaker - Mick Palmer AO, mentioned the Noffs Foundation, and the work they do to assist disadvantaged young people.

 

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WHY PEOPLE SEE GHOSTS 

(AND GODS, ANGELS, DEMONS, AND ALIENS AND WHY THEY FLOAT, FLY, AND TRAVEL OUT OF THEIR BODIES

500 years ago demons haunted our world, and incubi and succubi tormented their victims as they lay asleep in their beds. 200 years ago spirits of the departed made bedside visits. More recently green and grey aliens began to molest people in their sleep. What is going on here? Are these mysterious visitors in our world or in our minds? 

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RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR CLUB
You can raise funds for your club by placing an advertisement in "Rotary Down Under".
 
Do you know anyone who needs some publicity?
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THE SHADOW KNOWS

The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.

-  Gregory Maguire

 

The Shadow is on the lookout: you can run, but you can't hide!

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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Cutting-edge humor straight out of Comedy Central is great, but people actually laugh more in conversation and through interaction.

We've unearthed a few facts on laughter including:

  • Laughter bonds people through prosocial behavior
  • It’s a contagion
  • Women laugh 126 percent more than men
  • Mating would be nowhere without it
  • Men want to generate laughter and they need women who will laugh
  • Women are commonly laughter appreciators
Charlotte England and Julie Clark sent us this week's funnies:
 
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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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FORTHCOMING  EVENTS

DG Philip Archer invites anyone you know in business to join our Zoom Business Leaders Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday 25thAugust
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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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