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PRESIDENTS NOTE

We had an amazing audience today with over 40 members, guests, and other Rotarians.
 
Each week we encourage more members and ask for those that are unsure how to utilise the zoom facilities to reach out to other members to assist. Currently we have four new members in waiting.
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The Second Best Job In The World

The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman

Julian Mather has seen the world through many lenses: 

  • Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper
  • Through the TV lens as a globe-trotting cameraman for ABCTV, National Geographic and  BBC Discovery
  • Through smoke and mirrors as a professional magician

Julian shared some adventures from his 25 years on the job. For as long as he could remember Julian Mather wanted to be a photojournalist, then he got side-tracked. Wry humour infused his engaging talk to us from Brisbane via Zoom.

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Centenary of Rotary Begins

The celebration of 100 Years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand got off to a spectacular start with an event broadcast via YouTube from Government House on 10th July.
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NEW GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN DINOSAURS UNCOVERED

 
A series of lucky events and some quick thinking on behalf of paleontologists at Swinburne University of Technology have helped unearth Australia’s very first group of elaphrosaurs, a type of toothless dinosaur that lived around 107 to 110 million years ago.
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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

Members who saw D9800 Foundation Director Murray Verso’s  presentation on the 13th July will need no reminding of his message.
 
The “Rotary Foundation” is our charity of choice, and in the current situation we all find ourselves due to the Pandemic, there are lots of Charities that are looking for our contributions to give help during this Covid-19 outbreak.
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101 Years Ago

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans and 15,000 Australians.
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THE SHADOW KNOWS

 
Your identity is like your shadow: not always visible and yet always present.

-  Fausto Cercignani
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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Why is laughter contagious?

One person laughs and the next person does the same, even if the joke isn’t that funny. But laughter as a contagion is well-known; think of the laugh tracks used by television comedy shows that prod the enjoyment of the audience.
 
And when two people share a chuckle, they experience the relationship itself to be emotionally strong.
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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

The Rotary Foundation - invitation to donate.

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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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